We were on our way to the local pub after the School and Service meeting; if we got there by 10:30 we would get a pint in before closing time (11:00) and walk home.
It was a dark night, with fog and mist illuminated by the full moon. As we got nearer to the pub, down the country lane at the side of the Kingdom Hall, we squinted as a bright light nearly blinded us! It stopped about 500 yards into the distance, and we could make out the silhouette of a dark figure. It appeared to move away from the bright light, towards the thick hedgerows. Then, we heard a sharp sound like the hiss of a snake! We could make out what looked like a yellow-green translucent laser emitting from the creature into the hedgerow. Some kind of steamy smokey effect rose from the hedgerow into the foggy night.
After observing this scary phenomenon for about 2 minutes, the laser stopped, the creature manoeuvred back towards the light, and then we heard a high-pitched electrical whir sound and the bright light headed towards us!
We dived into the hedgerows and the light headed straight for us! When we scrambled back onto the road we all ran towards the pub screaming.
As we walked in, the barman advised us that the toilets were closed for maintenance. "Did you see Mike the Milkman on your way in?", he asked. "He's just knocked back 8 pints but had to leave early in his electric milk float"
Our fear subsided as we began to rationalise our experience that evening...