One night while playing cards with my family, I saw a reflection in a mirror of a woman approaching our front door. she passed slowly in front of our large front windows and came to the corner of the house near the door. She would have been about 2-3 metres behind me, outside the house. I was sitting with my back to her but saw her clearly and for half a minute in the mirror. I went to meet her at the door, but when i got there, there was no one there .
Our house sat on a hill side in farm land and i could see in all directions for many kilometres. No one was about.
Any way when describing the woamn and the strange incident to other people i was told by sevral that her descriptions resembled a well known ghost from a haunted house nearby.
There is a long story and many witnesses to this ghost. In brief the woman was in her forties or so. She wore a long white gown (which turned out ot be a night dress) and a white night cap which held her hair in place She had floated up to our door about a metre fromthe ground by my measurements afterwards (Unless she was 3 metres tall) The house she had haunted for over 100 years burned to the ground in the 1970s.
She stayed in our house for several years and then disappeared.
I found out from research that she had lost about 12 young children over two winters in a diptheria epidemic in the mid 1800s and had hung herself in depression while wearing her night wear. She haunted her house so badly that, for more than100 years, grown men would not go near it at night, and no one would approach it alone, even during the day.
She called out a lot. Her main words were "where are you" and "shut the door" She also cried and sobbed a lot.
I surmise she was looking for her dead children. She never worried me and i felt sorry for her. My wife heard her too but denied this for many years, because her beliefs mean she does not accept the existence of ghosts. Eventually she admitted to me that she heard the ghost, but would not tell anyone else this.