Why Did The Man In The Mist Force Me To See The Darkness In My Future?

Most of us love to go for long walks, whether it be for exercise, sightseeing or a morning/evening stroll.

For me, it was mostly to get the blood pumping or to meditate and think about whatever was troubling me.

In the early 2000’s I was afforded the opportunity to travel to Greece with my husband on a business trip.

Haunted Stories: The Man in the Mist

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Updated 2/9/2020 – For the most part, I was left to my own devices and I went on a lot of day trips and did a lot of exploring.

I never thought that I would end up adding one of my own experiences to a website about haunted stories!

On the fourth day I decided to go for a walk up in the mountains behind our hotel, where a few ruins were.

My husband worried about me going alone but there were some locals who did the same, so I was sure I’d be safe.

After a hot breakfast I wandered over to the bottom of the mountain and saw a sweet, old man with a walking stick.

As I passed him, I said hello and he stopped me, saying that I should be careful as I might meet my soul on the trail.

I didn’t know what he meant and thought he was a little crazy, so I nodded and turned around to begin the ascent.

Halfway up the mountain, a creepy mist began to form

I’d heard about the ruins at the top of the mountain – simple homes from long ago – so I was keen to see them.

The mist thickened the further I got and I began to feel like someone was up ahead on the trail – or something!

When I strained my eyes to see, I saw a man in the mist about twenty feet in front of me, walking slowly.

I wasn’t sure about him, but no matter how fast or how slow I walked, he stayed the same distance away.

Not knowing if it was the altitude or not, I began to feel like I was zooming ahead and snapping back into my body!

Every time it occurred, I tried to shake it off and the man in the mist was always the same distance away.

It happened so often that I began to get used to it, until I saw images in my mind every time I zoomed ahead.

I felt like I was getting a bird’s eye view of myself in the future and that I was entering the man’s body to see.

Even though it was a man, I soon realized that it didn’t matter, as he was merely a vessel for my soul!

It’s one of those haunted stories in reverse!

I felt like I was haunting myself – if that’s possible – as I could never catch up with him unless I left my body.

The zooming and snapping back was almost nauseating, but it was also fascinating, as the images grew intense.

When I was ahead, I could see many children gathering around me and I could hear happy music and singing.

Sometimes I saw confusing things like funerals and lost spirits, faraway places and weeping mixed with laughter.

At one stage I had to stop to catch my breath and have a sip of water, while the mist continued to thicken.

When I took off again, I suddenly zoomed into the man’s body and stayed there, looking back to see myself watching!

I panicked and tried to run back to my own body, but I felt like I was running on the spot, never getting close enough.

No matter what I did, I couldn’t get out of his body, but I was shocked to hear a voice telling me about bowel cancer.

Then I was back in my body, vomiting on the side of the road.

The old man caught up to me and calmed me down.

When I got back, I was rushed to hospital and later on discovered that I had bowel cancer, to my disbelief and shock!

Also, the other visions eventually came true, including the deaths and the many grandchildren that followed.

I can’t explain how or why the man in the mist became a harbinger of death and precognition, but I definitely did meet my soul on the road to ruins!

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