Monday, July 27, 2009

This morning I went out, as usual, at 5:30 am to get the newspaper. Our house is on a corner lot, and therefore, for some reason, people think this means they can use our yard as a garbage dump. Nearly every day we have to pick up an assortment of cans, bottles, soiled diapers, fast food detritus, etc. that has magically appeared overnight. Today was no different. I noticed that in the ditch that runs along the side of our house, there was a large white object. I figured someone had just dumped an extra large garbage bag there. As I was walking back to the house, though, it occurred to me that the object looked rather like a dead body -- or how a body would look curled into a fetal position and put into a big bag. It was still dark outside, so I decided that I would get my husband to go out and look at it before I left for work.

Several times as I was getting ready, I looked out and saw it still lying there. Finally, at about 6:30, I decided to get my husband up to see if he would investigate and either clean up the trash or call the police to report a dead body (whichever scenario would be called for at that point). I glanced outside, and THE OBJECT WAS GONE!

Then I looked to the front of the house, and saw a disheveled woman, barefoot, wrapped in a white sheet or blanket, walking, zombie-like, toward the trashy apartments at the end of the road. Sorry to call the apartments trashy, but why else would the roadway leading from there to my house be strewn with new litter every day??? I calls 'em as I sees 'em.

Anyway, just like in the Princess Bride, the dead body was apparently only mostly dead. I just hope the next time an attack of the "mostly-deads" strikes this person that she will decide to pass out somewhere else. I have read enough mystery/ghost stories to be creeped out by apparent dead bodies in my yard first thing in the morning (or any time, come to think of it).


Anonymous said...

Good lord! I thought you were joking but man, that is freaky.

Lisanne624 said...

Yes, you never know what will have been thrown from a passing car the night before! :(

Jessica said...

Oh, yuck! Kind of glad she walked out before ya'll found her!

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