It was approximately 4:28 pm some time in March of 2015. I drove my 4×4 north on Baby Doll Rd. hoping to get “out of town” for an hour so to clear my head. I brought my camera and had planned on using my 4 wheel drive on the trail into the woods and taking some pictures of the sunset.
At the end of the road (where Baby Doll turns into dirt), I parked my car for and sat there fiddling with my camera, for less than five minutes. i knew i had to hurry before it became too dark to take any photos. I put my truck into four wheel drive and looked up into the rearview mirror to back up and there in the mirror, plain as day, was a young girl with dark brown hair and even darker marble-like eyes, staring expressionlessly back at me from the back seat. I stared at her without blinking for several seconds, afraid to actually turn my head around to look behind me. I turned of the motor, yanked the keys out of the ignition and jumped out of the truck. All I could say was, “OMG, OMG.! Are you serious?” Proceeded by what was me responding to myself with, “No way, no way, nope!”
I looked all around me and the truck and neither saw nor heard anything or anyone. I slowly slipped back into the driver’s seat, nervously lit up a cigarette and mustered up the courage (upon rationalizing that I hadn’t just seen what I had) to look directly behind me. I spun my head around fast enough to cause whiplash, eyes bugging out of my head and saw nothing. Then, almost slightly disappointed, I looked back up into the rearview and again, and again and then a final glance into my mirror…nothing. I swayed back and forth in my seat to see if there was a glare from the setting sun or a smudge on the mirror or ANYTHING on or near the backseat which could even cast a shadow resembling a person or child. NOTHING!
It was still light enough outside to take some pictures, which I did. I got back into the vehicle, hesitated for a moment to pray and cast out any possible unwanted demons that may have intended on hitching a ride home with me then, looked up into the rear view, saw nothing, and headed home still shaken by the experience.
This is not the first time I have had an encounter with the “unknown”, I had a brief experience, also in Port Orchard, not far from Baby Doll Rd., where the voice of an elderly woman clearly asked me “What was I doing?” while I stood, alone, in a tiny shed in a backyard of an old farmhouse that was for sale. I was reading aloud from a dusty stack of faded Greeting cards written to “Grandma”. I set the cards down and apologized for going through her things and promptly excused my self, never turning around, because there was no way anyone else could have come into the small space. I had been almost 40 years though, when it began. I was a child whern I witnessed three separate “hauntings” all within the same neighborhood. Fortunately, the first was with my mother (the sobbing woman hovering a foot above the ground, with her arms stretched outward beckoning my mother, wearing a flowing black dress. Her head and face covered by a black lace shawl as if dressed for a funeral). The 2nd, I was with my Grandma (an elderly woman in her nightdress and night cap carrying a brass candle holder with a lit candle, as she hovered up the staircase in an old Colonial home and earlier that day in the same house, as I looked peeked into the abandoned home through a window pane of the French door off the kitchen. On the counter, I saw a Dixie cup rise three feet up into the air, levitate and then fall to the floor. It was later that day I had begged my Grandmother to accompany me back to the home. This happened on Long Island, NY.
To have these experiences…is it a curse or a gift, I am not sure, though, I am much less leery of sharing these stories with others nowadays where the Paranormal World is much more accepted by the worlds many skeptics, which, I would surely be, if this stuff hadn’t happened to me. I do, some day plan on returning to Baby Doll Rd. to look for that young girl with the straight dark brown hair and eerie blank stare. Perhaps, she had some message for me. Perhaps, she just wanted to go for a drive. I just don’t know…
(Submitted by Kristen H)
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- Baby Doll Rd
Port Orchard, WA
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- 47.55187159798518, -122.58869773140759
- Kitsap County, Washington
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