Such a nice day parked near a disused lane
decided to explore take a stroll
there was a refreshment van parked nearby
a nice cold drink on his return
several people buying food as he strolled by
as an object ahead caught his eye!
Made him sharply turn but nothing was visible
a trick of the light in the trees
yet caution began to slow his steps with concern
it was deserted so ventured
a nagging feeling made him want to head back
yet curiosity kept him on track!
Began to realise there was no sounds or movement
as up ahead saw a derelict building
again out of peripheral vision certain of a shape
hiding in the shrubbery nearby
had a strong compulsion to head for the dwelling
as that sense of foreboding was excelling!
His steps became heavy each muscle began aching
breathe laboured and rasping
soon stood at the doorless entrance in long grass
became aware somebody there
a shape in long cloak and hood hovered off the floor
petrified him to his core!
Where the face should be was just a blackness so deep
could not move heart pounded
thought it would explode out of his chest here alone
then it was gone now just the ruin
ran as fast as he could until he saw the catering van
glad to back where his walk began!
Nearing his parked car noticed a sign he had missed
small faded with arrow pointing
could only just make out the words upon it written
this way to the witches cottage
sat back then quickly left vowing never to return
images and feelings filled him with concern!
Intrigued compelled to research this haunted location
had to return for a paranormal investigation!