Thanks to our friend John Robinson, we definitely give you a fair share of local spooky stories but now, I am convinced I experienced one firsthand.

I know there are a lot of skeptics out there who will try to tell me what I experienced was, albeit unusual, but nothing paranormal. Trust me, my boyfriend still doesn't believe me. However, I feel like there is no other explanation for what happened to me over the weekend.

It all started when I went to go to my boyfriend's aunt's house to feed her cats while she was out of town. It was dark out but nothing too eerie in the air. I was blaring my music, just vibing and getting ready to play with some cats, life was good.

Once the cats were fed, I hopped back in my car and continued to play my music (this detail is important later) and head home.

As I turn onto our road, there is a heavily wooded nature preserve so you usually have to keep your eyes peeled for deer. Well, what I saw zoom across the road was NO deer. No, no, it was the size of a deer but was up in the air about halfway up the tree line.

I can hear you now "Geez Mait it was probably just a bird" and to that I say, nay! It did not move like a bird.

My first thought was it was a ghost, a demon, a spirit of some sort...Jordan's first thought was that it was an owl when I got home, took my coat and shoes off and ran inside to tell him what I had seen.

As I'm freaking out, telling him my story, trying to convince him that it's not just because I've been watching too much "Ghost Adventures" I go to reach for my phone...and it's not in my pocket.

I check my coat, purse, car, bed, everywhere...it's not there.

I get mad because how do I lose my phone two seconds after walking in the door?

Jordan suggested I maybe left it at his aunt's house but I couldn't have as my music would not have played in my car without it.

After a lot of searching, swearing and thinking a ghost must have moved it, I check my car for a fifth time and find my phone in the side panel door pocket on my passenger side!

I immediately get the chills because I knew it was in my coat pocket the whole time I was driving. Also had my phone fell in there when I braked or turned or what-have-you, I would have heard it smack into the door.

All in all, yes, what I saw could have been something living but with the whole phone situation right after, I have to think it was paranormal.

I told the story on my Instagram story later that night and a shaman reached out and said he believed me and that he thinks I saw some sort of "animal/spirit guide" and it was trying to give me a message.

What that message would be, I'm not sure but man, something spiritual or ghostly happened and there is really no convincing me otherwise but you sure can try!

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