This has happened to me on two occasions; the second time was the other night, which freaked me out enough to prompt me to submit.
Sometimes at night I take a walk up my street to have a smoke break (my mom hates it that I smoke). I usually try to make it quick because I tend to get an uneasy feeling at my smoking spot, particularly at night. I had always blamed it on paranoia.
Anyway, one night I finished my cigarette, so I stubbed it out completely (I’m paranoid about fire) and got up from my spot on the curb. Something caught my eye, and I looked down to see a cigarette butt, still glowing as if someone had just finished it and flicked it onto the ground. The first time I was a little weirded out, but assumed I just hadn’t extinguished the embers, and put it out. But then it happened again. This time I realized that the cigarette was laying in a different spot than where I had crushed the last one. Both times I had only smoked one cigarette. I couldn’t get home fast enough. I can’t say I’ll be smoking after dark any time soon.
Fuck Yeah Nightmares Mod Weeper answered: Yikes, that’s really creepy. 9/10 for scares and thanks for sharing.