The Hill That Got Up and Walked Away
This happened many years ago, when I was newly married and living in a small house just outside of Chicago. One night, I was doing laundry and I noticed a flash out of the corner of my eye. It went past the side door from the laundry room leading outside. There was a large glass window on the door and it was not uncommon to see headlights or shadows go across, especially at night. So I did not pay to much attention at the time, but I still had a weird feeling about it. Then just about 10 minutes later I was startled by someone trying the handle and pulling on the door hard. i looked and saw a man’s face in the glass behind the thin curtain. My heart jumped and I screamed for my husband to come. The man ran off into the field next to our house but couldn’t have left because I would have seen him on the street. My husband went outside and looked around, he said there was no one there and the guy must have ran off. I noticed my husband was standing about 5 or 6 feet from a small suspicious dirt hill in the field. He came back in and went back to watching TV while I finished the laundry. I kept looking at that hill, I hadn’t noticed it before. Then about 15 or 20 minutes later, I saw that very same hill slowly stand up and walk off down the street. I’m not sure my husband believed me but I felt lucky that no one was hurt. I don’t know what may have happened if my husband got just a couple more feet closer to the hill that night.