There’s an earthen mound in Athens County, Ohio which sits in sparse woods beside what used to be a narrow gravel road atop a steep ridge. In those days no one lived near this place for some distance.
My aunt, uncle and cousin used to run the church in Carbondale since it didn’t often have a minister to preach in it. They would come from Conant to the north east to do this and went twice on Sundays, very early and then in the evening which kept them late.
One particular night they were coming along that lonesome road towards home when they saw the shape of a man walking through the woods up ahead. At first they thought he was wearing light clothes and holding some sort of bright light in front of him. It became clear after some time that “he” was glowing a very bright silver color and walking directly from that earthen mound. Whoever was driving hit the gas and sped towards home to safety. Though the sight of this scared them it hadn’t exactly sought to harm them.
One night my cousin, then a young adult and her boyfriend decided to go stake the place out to see if they could catch a glimpse of him again. They didn’t see it that night but thinking it might happen on the same day of the week they’d seen in before under the same type moonlight he went out there by himself. He lay there for some time until at last he saw a very bright light coming towards him from the area of that mound. It was glowing silver and in time he could see that it was in the shape of a man. At some point he began running towards my cousin’s house miles away and never looked back until he got to her house. He was too scared to leave the house until daylight. Even then he said anyone who wanted his camping gear was welcome to it, he wasn’t going back for any of it.
Our oldest brother told my cousin he’d go with her to get his stuff. They saw nothing of the glowing man but the mound was a matter of about 12 yards from her boyfriend’s camping gear. Nothing in the area between them had been disturbed to suggest that any living person had pulled a prank to scare the daylights out of him.
Subsequent attempts by our oldest brother to camp there and see this for himself failed to produce anything. Today one can go to Carbondale and proceed to the western most end of it which leads up a steep hill. It’s in the straight stretch up above where the mound is located. My aunt, uncle and cousin did see this glowing man who walked from that mound on more than a few occasions and so did those living near there.
Sent in by Patty, Copyright 2010 TrueGhostTales.com