In the last 5 months I have randomly seen 3 things. They seem real here is the story.
My boyfriend and I were on the way to his cottage and we take quite a few back roads, we were driving along a road that was next to a lake and I saw a man that looked all ragged. He looked homeless. His clothing was a torn and it was the middle of winter. I yelled "stop the car." My boyfriend asked me why and I asked him" didn't you see that man?" He said no so we stopped the car and I walked back to see if the man was ok and he was no longer there.
The second time I saw a little boy playing in a flooded park as I was driving by so I pulled into the parking lot to tell him not to play there it was dangerous and yet again he was not there.
The third time happened today when I was outside playing with my dog. I have a riding lawn mower that has been in my boyfriend's family forever and out of the corner of my eye I saw a man wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jean shorts sitting on it. Then I looked directly at it and there was no body there.
When I was a child I lived in a house with my father and every time that I was sitting on my bed I would see a shadow figure that would walk by. He was tall, wore a trench coat and a top hat, and smoked a pipe. I could smell the pipe tobacco, and I just knew that it was a man. It always scared me.
Whenever I do see this type of things I always see it out of the corner of my eye. Then when I look at it directly it is gone. If I just kept looking at it out of the corner of my eye it would be there for a longer period of time.
I need to know I am I seeing ghosts is it left over energy what are these things. This has happened to me my whole life I can remember seeing shadow figures as a child. Can someone tell me what this is?
What is this called? It does scare me and it is getting more intense now that I am older? How do I control it?