It wasn't ghosts or zombies, it was mud. I had a short 2-block walk to school and when I was about 7 or 8, about 1/2 block of the road was not paved. After a heavy rain, I walked down the center of the very muddy road instead of safely walking on the sidewalk. I was wearing my little rain boots and it didn't take many steps for me to be completely stuck, unable to pull either of my feet out of the mud, which was like quicksand. I was terrified and alone and started screaming. Finally a man from one of thenearby houses came to my rescue and pulled me out, leaving my rain boots stuck in the mud.. He took me to his home, where his wife wrapped me in a blanket and called my mother at work.