The Hill That Got Up and Walked Away

The Hill That Got Up and Walked Away

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.

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