A Dark Figure
However, one night he saw something he couldn't ignore. It was late at night and my coworker was in bed. His children and wife were out of town so the house was quiet. Something woke him from his sleep and he opened his eyes to see a dark figure standing in the corner staring at him. At first, he assumed the figure was of natural origins. Being a proper Southerner, he reached for his gun to drive the intruder from his home. Upon careful inspection, he knew the figure wasn't anything that could be driven away by a gun. He blinked and pinched himself trying to make sure he wasn't trapped in some bad dream. The figure remained. Finally, the figure left. He never told his family about the event. He didn't want to scare them, but he'll never forget the shadowy figure that lived in the old house, deep in South Alabama.