The Convent

My girlfriend and I had gone out on a date in a city about 45 miles from where we lived. On the way home I just wanted to have some fun and scare her so I told her that I was going to show her this haunted convent that I had heard about and was supposedly haunted--that is all that I knew.

I turned off the interstate highway and was driving through this small town looking for the abandoned convent. I had seen the convent from the interstate during the day but had never actually driven into town to find it.

While driving through this small West Texas town I told her a bogus story about how all of the nuns had been killed by a deranged man back many years ago and this was why the convent was closed. I was setting the mood for a really good scare!!

I had a general idea of where it was but was having a difficult time finding it. We drove for several minutes and I was just about to give up looking when I said, ’Let’s try this street.’

I turned right and was driving slowly when I saw a ghostly figure floating across the road about a half block ahead of us. Startled I stopped the car and immediately asked her if she had seen anything and she replied with a resounding, "Yes!"

I asked her to describe what she had seen and she began describing exactly what I had seen. It looked like a woman gliding across the street in a long black robe. About halfway across the street she turned her head and looked directly at us and then turned away. You could not make out a face but you could tell it was the clothing of a nun because of the white around the face. The transparent figure continued across the street and disappeared to the left behind some trees. The entire episode lasted approximately 5 to 7 seconds. I sped up and turned left to see if I could catch another glimpse of this fog like figure. When I turned left, there it was, the convent that I had been looking for and couldn't find.

The "ghostly nun" had helped us find our destination. It seems as this little joke that I was playing on my girlfriend had backfired on me and I was probably more scared than she was. I put the car in reverse and immediately sped away. I have never believed in ghost or anything like that but I cannot explain what I saw that night. The girl that was with me that night has been my wife for 20 years now and we have told that story many many times through the years. It still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

Submitted by Anonymous, TX, USA