The final dogwalk of the evening is a short one.
We amble down the lane and away from the last street light in the village to the gate of Graham's field. The field is always dark, but you can clearly see the far boundary field hedges and trees set against the sky perhaps four hundred metres away.
It always reminds me of the country set of the film " Night Of The Hunter"
Last night, my teeth were set on edge , by the eerie sound of badgers fighting somewhere over in the riding stables. Their bickering upset the dogs who pulled at their leads, so I hurried them down to the field gate so they could do what they do so we could get back to the comfort of the log burner.
As the dogs sniffed and spun, I looked over the black field at the outlines of the hedges and trees set against the sky and immediately saw the silhouette of a man, standing very still .
I don't know if it was the badgers, or the fact it is almost Halloween or the fact that man was standing very still in the middle of a black field in the middle of the night but I almost crapped myself and seconds later we galloped home like a herd of schoolgirls.
The start of this clip of Night of the Hunter is one of
the most terrifying ever made......
its Mitchum's scream that makes it
So what " supernatural " ghostly experience have happened to you my readers?
I love ghost stories....especially as it is almost Halloween !
THERE WILL BE A PRIZE FOR THE BEST ONE!
( ps this morning I realise that the ghostly silhouette was probably the figure of the guy who lives part time in an old caravan on the other side of the field...he was probably out having a wee or a
Cigarette........I had forgotten about him last night.....in all the hysteria of the dark.
Pps another village ghost story can be seen on my history blog