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Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian Crossing

The Pedestrian Crossing is a short and creepy urban legend from Japan.

Pedestrian Crossing

One evening, I was standing at the pedestrian crossing on a busy street, waiting for the light to change. I looked over at the people who were standing on the other side of the street and a chill went down my spine.

There was a woman standing opposite me who looked very strange. At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I could see her pants and jacket perfectly, but her face and hands were a complete blur.

I rubbed my eyes and looked again, but it made no difference. Her face was fuzzy and indistinct. I got the strangest impression that I could almost see through her. It was extremely unsettling.

The light turned green and people began to walk across the pedestrian crossing. The woman appeared to be walking straight towards me.

I began walking across the intersection, veering to the left, attempting to avoid her. It didn’t work. She changed direction and walked right up to me.

We passed in the middle of the street, and as she walked by me, I heard her hiss: “I know you can see me!”

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  • Emma, I have seen eerm, like 32 of them or something. Probably just 28, but still!! What was it like first time you saw one? I shall tell you the story of the old bathroom, which is all true. Then I will tell you some more happenings.

    It happened when I was about six or seven, although I remember it like it was yesterday. It was in this very house just down the road and across the road from the church and I was in bed. I woke up at exactly 00:00, I know because I look at the clock on my bedtime table every time I WAKE UP. It is just a habit. Anyways, I looked around my room and there was one thing that really caught my mind. It was a shadowy figure. She was leaned over where my radiator should have been, and when I looked more closely I noticed it was an olden day towel rack.I discovered she was holding an old and frayed towel and was hanging it up on the peculiar rack. I felt comfortable with her presence, and I lay back down. When I sat up again, she was gone and my radiator was there and there was nothing on top of it. The next day my father told me that my bedroom used to be a bathroom in the Tudor days (my house is around 700 years old).

    Once I was on holiday and I was in the pool and I felt an icy cold finger run down my back. I swam as fast as I possibly could to the side and climbed out. I looked back at the pool and saw a black blur travelling across the depths.

    I was in my bedroom when this one happened. I couldn’t go to sleep, just couldn’t. I was listening intently for any noise when suddenly something jumped me. Outside my room I heard, “Ring-a-ring a roses, a pocket full of posies, a-tissue, a-tissue, we all fall down!!”, a thud then nothing. I was shaking with fear and risked a peek outside. I just saw a bunch of kids giggling, then disappearing. But there was one girl who stayed. She looked very similar to me . . . I then found out that I had a twin sister that died.

    I was in the church a few days ago, rehearsing my school production. My best friend’s boyfriend was sitting right in front of me and she was doing her scene, as she was the Bishop. I was sitting there, watching her and waiting for her patiently. Suddenly I heard the door creak open and . . . . SLAM CLOSE! I was so scared. I looked around to see if anyone else had heard it. Nobody had. I heard an, “Emma? Emmmaaa . . .” and then my friend returned, I suddenly felt cold and heard a whush and then nothing.

    BTW my sister is buried in that church . . . lol

  • @Emma Sibley Who are you? You have soooo creeped out! You have stolen my REAL name . . . Yikes. Everything is the same, the Emma and the Sibley. Hey, we have the exact name. What is your middle name?

  • Um…that story was WEIRRRDDDDD.:D
    What was she? Like a…poltergeist or something?XD

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