Thanks to Ian for sharing a paranormal experience he
and some friends had while strolling around Grandview Cemetery in
Chillicothe one night. He mistakenly thought the silhouetted figure was
one of his friends. Later that night, another friend may have seen a
similar figure in another part of the cemetery.
Several of my friends and I
were exploring the cemetery at night. We were gathering around an
obelisk, and soon we were only waiting on our friend Daniel. I saw him
about 200 yards away, walking perpendicular to where I was facing. He
was silhouetted against the night sky, and was strolling slowly. I said
to the rest of my friends, "Hey, there is Daniel!" and not 10 seconds
after I said that, the real Daniel came walking up to us from a
completely different direction. He wasn't even in my peripheral vision
from where I had spotted the figure.
I immediately told everybody to
look where I had seen it, but it had walked into the shadows by then. I
knew it was not a shadow of any kind, as it wasn't flickering across the
tombstones or bending with the light. I watched it for a solid 4 or 5
seconds, so I also knew it could not have been a hallucination or my
eyes playing tricks on me. We re-enacted Daniel walking up to us to see
if perhaps it was some freak incident of a weird shadow, but it didn't
show. My friend Michael thinks he may have seen a similar shadow later
that night, but nobody ever got a clear look like I did, unfortunately.
My friends and I are up at the
cemetery at night all the time, sometimes playing capture the flag and
sometimes just exploring. It is a pretty large cemetery, and although we
saw no cars and there are few houses nearby, I do not rule out the
possibility of somebody out on a midnight stroll alone. Although I am
not sure which explanation is more unsettling.