Warming Walk Home

Warming Walk Home
Beards Fork, WV / Google Maps

I have lived in Beards Fork all of my life. It is the type of community where you know everyone and can pretty much trust them. A close friend of mine lives just a little way down the road, so I would often just walk to her house, even in the middle of the night.

One night late in the spring when the evenings are still a little chilly, I was making my usual trek from her house to my own. It was around 9:30pm and I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt. It was a bit chilly.

When I got in front of my neighbor’s house, a car drove passed. Behind the car, almost as though it came from the car, I saw a small puff of smoke. It looked like the type of smoke that comes off the end of a lit cigarette. It was in wavy lines. I did not really think much of it until I realized that it wasn’t moving as I walked closer to it. When I finally got to the puff of smoke, it felt like I had walked into a spider web, even though I know I didn’t because I quickly wiped the “spider web” away. I could still feel it. The strange thing though is that at the same time that I felt a spider web, I ran into a pocket of warm air, and the warmth stayed with me all the rest of the way home. I also had a peaceful feeling come over me that I am still scratching my head about. If it was an actual paranormal encounter, I don’t know. It was however weird.

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