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Weird Masked Running Stranger

Saturday, November 30, 2013

This morning Hubby and I went on our morning walk. We had not walked very long when we came across a young, fit, man jogging towards us at a rapid pace. He was dressed all in black, his head included. He had a black mask covering his head except for his eyes. *()*^*&(&^*^ !!!

My dear heart was pounding.
Dear hubby didn't notice.
The man was carrying a long wooden polished sword with the tip sharpened to a point, in his hand. GASP.

I felt a bit weirded out, it was creepy.
I commented to DH about the weirdness of the situation. I was wondering if we should leave.

We turned around to walk towards the car as where we walked there are not very many people around.

On the way back towards the car we could see the young man standing on a dirt hill dashing in and out of the trees swinging the sword. It was kind of like something you would see out of a movie.

Walk done. Witnessed one Vampire hunter or some other form of weirdness.
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STELLASMYBEBE 12/3/2013 10:37AM


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    They're not all locked up

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FLMOMX2 12/1/2013 9:11PM

    Was he even aware of your presence? Sounds like he was playing around

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ROCKN2ROLLIN 12/1/2013 7:25PM

  weird but doesn't surprise me! my niece is a graphic novelist and would love to be able to run around in costumes. Luckily, she gets her chance at the yearly Comic-con in NY. seems like your mystery character needs some buddies!

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KNYAGENYA 12/1/2013 3:40PM

    That's a little scary. Please be careful on future walks.

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LJCANNON 12/1/2013 3:01PM

    emoticon This day and age, you don't know whether to be Amused or Terrified. For Sure you did the right thing by being Aware of your surroundings and by leaving his Questionable Behavior behind you!
emoticon Very Glad that you are both safe!

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CATLADY52 12/1/2013 1:48PM

    emoticon That sounds sort of creepy. As long as he doesn't come after you or your husband I'd say every thing is ok. emoticon

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BEBARB149 12/1/2013 10:55AM

    When I was a kid, my brother and I would make fencing swords out of coat hangers and can tops. We'd have sword fights like in the movies (Think Errol Flynn). And if we could have, I have no doubt that we'd have dressed the part. That said, it's still scary in this day and age to come upon someone dressed that way carrying a sword. We expect people to do their roll playing on the Web. I don't blame you for getting out of there.

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SWEETNEEY 12/1/2013 10:49AM

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MAMISHELI53 12/1/2013 9:45AM

    That IS creepy...maybe he was just in his own little fantasy world. Glad no harm was done!

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DS9KIE 12/1/2013 7:53AM

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NUTRON3 12/1/2013 6:20AM

    That is weird...

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    Every time I think I've heard it all, something like this happens. Let's see, possible scenarios:
Practicing Ninja &/or vampire hunter (minor nutter)
Psychology student checking out people's reactions
Major Nutter
Serial killer
One of those live action gamers, early for the game

In most of these cases, I'd have quickly left the area and possibly called the police.
Glad you're safe! Now you have a good "can you believe this?" story.

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PHOENIX1949 12/1/2013 1:33AM

    When I worked at a large university campus, weird incidents happened frequently, and usually proved to be psychology student experiments. They were studying bystanders' reactions (pre-Candid Camera days). The world has changed so much since then, that I think I would have been freaked out by this and not silently amused as I used to be watching the antics in the 1960's.

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GRACEOMALLEY 12/1/2013 12:43AM

    Stranger things on heaven and earth than you'll find in your philosophies.
Odd way to get you day going, but you are safe and sound. Thank goodness. I hope you reported him to authorities. That is not acceptable behavoir. emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 12/1/2013 12:39AM

    I know I would have been scared!!! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 12/1/2013 12:36AM

    Happy DECEMBER 1st. Make this a good month.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/1/2013 12:35AM

    Weird indeed!

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FLEMIDG 12/1/2013 12:35AM

    Wow! That was a pretty scarey situation. I'm glad your dh was with you and you were both safe.

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NASFKAB 11/30/2013 11:59PM


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ARTJAC 11/30/2013 11:51PM


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CRYSALLIS1 11/30/2013 11:41PM

    How do husbands not notice these type of things?

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GENRE009 11/30/2013 11:00PM

    That's scary! I hear so many terrible things about people, and wooded areas! Thank god, it was just someone playing. eva.

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DJ4HEALTH 11/30/2013 10:59PM

    With all this craziness happening I too would of called the police. Glad that you both are safe.

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RAINA413 11/30/2013 10:54PM

    That is so super strange. Glad you weren't alone!

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WALLAHALLA 11/30/2013 10:44PM

    what a hoot...wonder if he'll end up on youtube

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SEATTLE58 11/30/2013 10:39PM

    Oh wow, I would've scared me too, with my heart pounding. He could've had mental illness even and who know what he was acting out. I would've gotten back in my car and called the police. I'm so glad that you and DH are ok, safe and sound. Let us know if anyone else had trouble, ok? Interesting to know if it was all fake or something really to be scared of?

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RICKI157 11/30/2013 10:00PM

    Sounds kind of scary to me!!!! Hope he was having fun with his sword in the trees!!!! Glad you are both okay!!!!!!

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MJ7DM33 11/30/2013 9:46PM

  Kinda scary situation! Glad that you both are OK!

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SYDLETZIII 11/30/2013 9:25PM

    It is at least weird at worst dangerous as he might mistake a person as being what he seeks, did you notify the police so they may be on the lookout for him?

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MOTHEPRO 11/30/2013 8:23PM


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KMVBBAM 11/30/2013 8:14PM

    I would have done exactly as you did and high tailed it out of there. How creepy and glad you have a keen sense of what is around you.

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BOLEBRON 11/30/2013 7:55PM

    I will be scared too. Weird!

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BARCLE 11/30/2013 7:43PM

    Well that's certainly something you don't see every day!

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LAURANCE 11/30/2013 7:32PM

  Me again. A Vampire Hunter?

He should see my ol' Sweetie. My ol' Sweetie has this thing for Dark Shadows. He has a Barnabas Collins coat with the cape over the shoulders, and he has the cane with the wolf/dog head. Even if it's a little bit over the top I have to say he looks neat in it, and he goes out dressed that way. I take this old geezer to his doctor appointments all doodled up in his coat and cane.

I wonder what the fellow with the face covering and sword would have done.

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/30/2013 7:31PM

    OMG! That is really weird! I'm glad you are okay!

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LAURANCE 11/30/2013 7:28PM

  I don't have a wooden sword, but I do have one of those ski masks or whatever they are, knitted that cover the entire head except for eyes and mouth. It's black. I used to have a high visibility orange blaze one which I wore a few times on my farmette in NY State while I was shoveling snow along the road. I don't think I have that one any more.

All I have is this black one. It was COLD today, and I had a notion to walk to Curves and wear the thing. But I thought I might scare people, so I drove to Curves instead.

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4RASCALS 11/30/2013 7:25PM

    Glad your okay. That must have been scary. Maybe they are making a movie.
Be careful, you never know

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MERRYMARY42 11/30/2013 6:54PM

    that would scare me too, but I think I would sit in the car, windows up, doors locked, cell phone in hand, and watch what happened next emoticon

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TOKIEMOON 11/30/2013 6:52PM

    It does sound bizarre creepy. I would have been fearful too, especially as he didn't pause and let you know what the heck he was up to, to set your mind at ease.

You certainly have interesting walks!

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JUDYAMK 11/30/2013 6:25PM

    I would have peed my pants!!!!

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PHATPAT18 11/30/2013 6:06PM

    I'm glad you are safe. Whew! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 11/30/2013 5:24PM

    Sounds like someone LARPing! LOL.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/30/2013 5:23PM

    O M G! That would have frightened me. Not the costume so much, but carrying a wooden sword?!? Okee dokee then!

HUGS and glad you got a walk in.

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DRUIDPRINCESS 11/30/2013 5:13PM

    Sounds like the start of a movie... let me know when it comes to the silver screen as I'd love to see how it ends!!

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BLUEROSE73 11/30/2013 5:04PM

  lol. I guess that's one way to add excitement to your day.

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