Ok, I still get chills when I think about this but here goes.
It was a weekend night, a Saturday I think. I was home alone that night since my wife was out of town. So, I had the whole house to myself. I was cleaning up after a quick dinner I made and something outside the window above the sink caught my attention. I saw what appeared to be movement out of the corner of my eye. It startled me and I immediately stopped what I was doing and looked out the window, scanning for anything in the pitch-black backyard.
After a minute or two of trying to see anything through the dirty window, I cautiously went back to cleaning up. I honestly thought it might have been a big bird or something that flew past the window.
No more than a minute or two later, the motion-sensor light about my back patio turned on. Now this will only turn on if a large object passes in front of it. A bird will not trigger the light. I instantly grab the closest, largest knife I see and move slowly to the back door. I could still see the light from the motion-sensor floodlight bleeding through the closed patio door curtains. I remember thinking at this point about whether I should quickly jerk the curtains completely open or try and peek through a slit. I chose the latter.
So, without moving too fast or making a lot of noise I peeked outside and initially I didn’t see anything. However, after a moment I noticed something just out of reach of the floodlight. I couldn’t completely make it out but the color was gray-ish and had a curved shape. It was also moving slightly. The movement was almost like a rocking motion. I remember struggling to make sense of what it was. I was going through everything I could think of trying to explain it. I just couldn’t make it out, I had never seen anything like it.
As I’m standing there, peeking through the curtain at this thing, it stands up! What I was looking at the whole time appeared to have been it’s back as it was hunched over and squatting down on the ground.
Ok, so at this point I’m ready to defend myself. I thought for sure this was some freak in my back yard and he’s going to try and break in. Right then, with it’s back still to me, it slowly turns it’s head to look back in my direction. When I saw its face, I jumped back from the door in fear while making a not-so-manly sound.
I couldn’t believe what I had just seen. The split-second I saw it’s face felt like 10 minutes. It had huge, dark-reddish eyes. I mean huge. The eyes were way too big for it’s face, which was pretty much featureless and expressionless.
As I backed away from the door trembling with the knife in my hand, I could now see a shadow through the curtains. This thing had come up to the door and was standing there! This thing was tall! It had to be at least as tall as me (6’4”) and it was still rocking back and forth which very much unnerved me.\ At this point my heart was beating so hard that I actually thought a heart attack was imminent. I clutched the knife and yelled at the figure. I don’t remember exactly what I said but I know it involved some threats and some cussing.
Right then, the floodlight cut off. This in itself startled me for a second. I was still holding the knife but had stopped yelling. Everything was silent, except for my heart beating in my ears. However, it couldn’t have been more than 10 seconds later when the floodlight turned back on. Which made me jump again.
When I looked at the door, the shadow was no longer there so I knew whatever it was had moved. I had a feeling it was still out there though. So, I crept up to the door again completely expecting this thing to jump out of the shadows. I peeked through the curtains and into the backyard. I saw nothing in the light and couldn’t make out anything beyond that. I remember staring for what seemed like hours, but was only a few minutes until the floodlight timer made the light turn off.
After a little while of just standing in my kitchen holding a knife I mustered a little courage and went outside with a flashlight to make sure it was gone. A few sweeps of the flashlight was all I could do before I slammed the door shut and locked it.
I still don’t know what I saw and honestly don’t like thinking about it too much as it just freaks me out. I suppose some would say it was a gray alien, but who knows. All I know is that I don’t ever want to see it again - especially in my backyard.