Jessica in Austin, Texas called in to tell of her encounter with a strange woman:
“I'm from Victoria, British Columbia and my story is from there. A couple of years ago I was going to art school and I had a part time job at a grocery store. Part of our art lessons was to go out into various parts of Victoria and draw buildings and such, things like that. So one field trip we had we went to a grave site and we started drawing tombstones and stuff.
I remember I sat down and I started drawing this tombstone and there was a lady's name on there. Anyway, I started drawing it. A couple weeks later I'm working at the grocery store and I'm pretty much the only one there. It's a really small grocery store and I'm sitting there with another cashier and in walks this lady and I can't see her because I have my back to the door but the other cashier that I was working with... we were talking 'blah blah blah' and she looks at me like she was so freaked out. So I turn around and I look and I see this weird-looking lady with this long black dress on. I'm totally not lying. She was wearing this long black dress, long scraggly hair, gross looking skin, like grey, greyish-tone and I'm northern so I can tell people's skin tones. Anyway, she freaked me out so much. Like that was not what regular people look like so I screamed and ran away. That was like my first instinct – to just scream and run away. I couldn't believe it.
Once I realized that I had screamed and ran away from this lady, I just realized I'm supposed to help. I went back, composed myself and I said, can I help you? She said, I don't know where I am - like in this really creepy voice. So I was so freaked out by this lady. I looked at her. I was really close and her eyes just looked like they were held up with toothpicks, like it was just bugging out of her face. So I said, you don't know where you are, let me call you a cab? So I said, what's your name? She said it's Elizabeth. And just a couple weeks earlier, when I was drawing this tombstone, I remember what the name of that lady was... and this fresh pile of dirt over there and it looked like a fairly fresh grave, and the name was Elizabeth.
I was so freaked out by this lady, I mean she did not look like she was walking. It looked like she as floating. She had no footsteps at all. It shook me up so much. It's been like 5 years and I still get creeped out when I think about her. I don't know if I had just seen that parallel between the living and the dead but that person that I saw, that hovered at me, was not human.”
Source: Coast to Coast – October 31, 2007
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