Joseph Shelton is a freelance writer who graduated from Montana State University with a degree in English Literature. He lives in Bozeman, where he enjoys hiking, reading, and being a misunderstood artist-type.
The following is an unedited (except for the writer’s name) letter sent to me in response to my call, in my ghost article, for some of the Montana’s interesting stories of the unknown. This one in particular speaks to just how much more there may be to heaven and earth than is dreamt of in our philosophy. Happy Halloween, folks.
“Sir, I saw your information in the magazine "Distinctly Montana.
Regarding your interest in paranormal stories my story is based on a true event.
In September of 1996. I was living in an apartment in Sea Tac, Washington. It was a Saturday around 1:00 p.m. I was watching television. My television was on a stand in front of a patio with
glass sliding doors. Next to the patio area of the 2nd story apartment to the right of the patio and living room was the dining room which connected into the kitchen. The kitchen and living room were separated by a wall.
As I was watching television, I noticed a 1 inch tall man come running out of the area of the dining room. He must have been in the kitchen. I noticed that the man was about late 40's in human years with short dark brown hair. No mustache or beard. He had dark brown eyes.
When the man came out of the kitchen he was running next to the wall between the kitchen and living room. He was running as fast as he could. He never once looked at me because I looked right at him as soon as he came around the corner of the living room and dining room area. I tried to look as carefully at him as possible so I could be sure of what I was seeing and because he was running as fast as he could so I knew I would only be able to see him for a few seconds before he was gone.
The man was no taller than 1 inch. He had a look on his face like he was slighty scared that I would see him. He never tried to check. He just looked straight ahead as he ran.
The little man's features of his face were exactly like human features.He had ears and hair, etc.
The body was the same as a human's body. He had on a white short sleeved dress shirt with black slacks.
I never seen the little man again after that day. I had only lived in the apartment for about 3 weeks when this happened.
The only thing that I can say is that I did see the man. He was 1 inch tall and I was able to look as closely as possible at him as he ran along the wall of the living room which I did because it was all happening very quickly since he was running.
It might sound impossible. I can only say what I saw was not a mistake. I have since read stories of fairies or little people living in Oregon and Alaska along with other parts of the world.
I never expected to see a little person in my life. I am glad I did."