And, I will state unequivocally that it was a ghost that I saw. I never doubted that for an instant, nor will I ever. This happened back in the early 2000s, and right in the middle of a hot, summer's day, while I was bike riding.
I live in the country, on the Vermont Border, well, the Vermont Border is a hop, skip and a jump away, and I tend to always go riding along the back road first, ending the journey on route 8 and then head back home.
And, at the end of my route, just before I hit the main road, there's this steep hill route 8 briefly becomes before it levels out, and there's this other road that goes around the hill. Sometimes, if I got the energy, I'll circle around and go up the hill as I head back home. This particular day, though, I just didn't have the wherewithal to go up it, so I chose to take the road around it. Most of this area is nothing but woods and immense fields, and mountains in the distance, and as I rode towards route 8 there's a space between these two particular houses where I can get a pretty damn good look at one of those football-sized fields.
If I'm on this road, I always like to take in the view as I ride by, and you know when it's hotter than hell the heat gives you a mirage, well, that's what I took it for when I saw it. Coming out of the field, a heat mirage, and I remember thinking to myself, 'Cool, that mirage looks like a person's head.' Incidentally, that "mirage" was heading towards the road, and on my present course, it and I were bound to intersect.
As it, and I, got closer and closer, I began to realize this mirage wasn't dissipating, it remained constant and partially detailed, well, as detailed as a transparent head can be, and moving along it's predetermined course like it didn't have a care in the world. And the closer I got to it, the more I began to realize this was a goddamn ghost I was looking at!
I have never been so amazed by something in my life. I quickly pulled my sunglasses off, and was amazed that I could still see it! And, it looked just like something you'd see in a horror movie, or one of those photos of a half formed vaporous apparition. But, all it was was a fucking head! No eyes, just like someone had traced a head on tracing paper!
By the time we intersected, I lost sight of it. I remember looking back as I passed by, but couldn't make out anything. I even turned around and went back, but there wasn't a damn thing to see anymore.
The name of the road is Clough Road. A very cool and ominous name, if you ask me. I have been along that road countless times after and have never seen anything that cool again.
Okay, before I depart I'd liek to share with you two of the creepiest documentaries I have ever seen on the ghosts and the paranormal. Forgot that CGI filled flick that Hollywood put out last year, the docudrama A HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT is absolutely chilling to watch:
The next one is called, AN UNKNOWN ENCOUNTER, and SyFy ran it a few years ago. I still got in VHS and have yet to replace it with the DVD.
You can get it by going to WORLDOFTHEUNKNOWN.COM. It's a 2-disc set and it'll run ya $25 bucks, without shipping. Here's a little bit of it from YouTube. This also chilled me to the bone.
This one will run ya, $20 bucks, If you want it, go here!