Summer, mid-day. Sky was bright white overcast. Looking up into sky, saw a ball of beautiful “sky blue” light, with a tail. Seemed to be moving up and to the right as tail was to left. Visible for only a couple of seconds.
…Sometimes I would run past him and he would be striding down the sidewalk with his coat blowing behind him. Other times he would be hidden and scare me deeply. For example I once ran up upon him (and he was so thin) hidden behind a telephone pole smoking a cigarette….
…I heard a noise behind me, when I turned around, I could clearly see the figure of a person, but it was made out of smoke. It was like somehow the smoke of cigarettes had gravitated to that one place in the air and stayed there, making a ghost visible. It didn’t have a face or anything, but it felt like that thing was staring at me and I couldn’t help but stare back. It felt like an eternity, but when it disappeared I check the time and it had been like two minutes. Pretty spooky.
This location with prime real estate in Ballard been vacant with windows boarded up or covered with cardboard for over 15 years. For much of that time it had a red awning that read THE COOKIE CONSPIRACY. I’ve asked many Ballard natives and nobody remembers a cookie shop ever actually being open for business at […]