It was approaching midnight on a snowy and icy winter night, my friend and I were driving back to my place and as we came up on a crossroads (road intersection) less than a quarter mile ahead of us, we noticed a man in dark dirty clothes, carrying a dirty bag over his shoulder, resembling a very old man and he had a limp; he was walking along the side of the road towards the crossroads (with his back to us as we approached him). Immediately, my friend and I thought it was unordinary, as we’ve always traveled this road and never saw someone walking on it... especially during winter... at midnight. Our first thought is it could be a homeless man. But as we approached him, I looked right at his face. Nothingness. It was pitch black. Then I looked at his hands, and they were also pitch black (and not like he was wearing a ski mask and gloves). Additionally, he was not transparent, like most apparitions are, he actually completely resembled a human. My friend and I drove to the other side of the crossroad and immediately whipped the car around to get another view of him. He was gone. Then hundreds of feet back (where we just came from), we saw an entity cross the road and then vanish under a light post. So we drove down the road and back multiple times, no one to be found. When we decided to finally go back home, we had to turn around in a court and a big black dog was on the side of the road and stared at us as we drove by. Then a few minutes later, a rabbit runs out right in front of us - causing us to frantically slam on the brakes.
This experience occurred at a crossroads near a Catholic Church. A few days later, we decided to visit the church and see if they had any familiarity with such stories or sightings; no one answered the door, although several cars were there. Then we visited a second Catholic Church in the area and as we were walking through the grass toward one of the buildings, a black cat walks up beside my friend and I, stares at us, then continues walking on. Guess what? This church did not answer their door for us either.
What’s your take on this experience... what do you think it means?