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A strange thing happened to me last night.

I was in the middle of watching “Super Troopers” (don’t judge me, it was a funny film) and I popped to the loo. I was heading back from the bathroom when I saw something that completely and utterly unnerved me. Just before my living room door is a small landing and as I approached it I saw the hind quarters and tail of a jet black dog disappearing into the wall.  I stopped in my tracks and blinked a few times. I knew exactly what I had just seen but in all seriousness I found it difficult to believe my own eyes.

Now to put this in context, despite the sort of stories I write and the films I have been involved in I am highly sceptical when it comes to the supernatural and the unexplained. But the thing that really freaked me out is that my dog Theo (a big blonde Lab) has stood growling and snarling at that exact spot on the wall more than one – each time it totally freaks me out because it’s so out of character for him.

Was it a ghost? Some sort of phantom apparition? A harbinger of some kind?

I don’t have an answer. All I am certain of is that I saw what I saw, and I have no answer as to what it was.