June 2005 Page 31
in the Ditch
I lived in a small town in Minnesota at the age of around six when this strange sighting took place. There was some sort of construction work being done in our back yard and there was a deep hole or trench dug up by a backhoe. The hole was around 10 feet deep and 30 feet long, as my memory serves.
One day around noon the workers were taking their lunch break sitting in the shade or standing around a good 50 feet away from the trench. I, being a curious kid with nothing better to do, went over to peer into the trench and that is when I saw this devil-like man looking up at me laughing, but making no sound. I turned to see if anyone was close enough to witness this and there wasn't, so I turned back and it was still there with his laughing head bobbing with laughter.
I had to show somebody, so I went to get one of the construction men. I ran up to this one worker and said: "There is a man in the hole." He ran over thinking somebody had fallen in and needed help. When we got to the spot where I had seen the devil thing, there was no one there, but the worker wasn't mad at me because I think he knew I wasnt lying.
I didn't tell him this man had red skin, round head with nublike horns and laughed without making a sound. I didn't see the rest of the body to give more detail. Who would believe a six year old describing a devil creature? I am 40 now and still remeber it well.
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