They may not have been near you when theyshe was hunched over...I and maybe you pick up others when there is a momentary emotional outburst....I get that wrenched gut feeling if someone on the freeway near me realizes they are about to miss an off ramp and make a rapid lane change near me....scares the shit out of me.
Where do they come from and where do they go? They pop in and out of existence... Same with UFOs and cryptids. It seems like we interact briefly at spots where our dimension and others touch and then move apart again.
It's so fascinating! Do you recollect what she was wearing? That might be a clue to time period. Since it was on the road, maybe she was an accident victim. Maybe there are places where strong emotions create an imprint on the environment and events happen over and over - tape loop theory. If that's the case, then others have probably seen her along that stretch of road too. Also she would be more like a video image playing over and over with no consciousness attached.
Many years ago, when I used to deliver the paper, I had a similar experience. I was pulling up to a driveway to put a paper in the tube and there was an elderly woman walking slowly down the driveway foward me. I figured she was waiting for the paper as a lot of elderly people did (it was like 4 AM). I looked away briefly as I rolled the paper up in my right hand so I could hand it to her. When I looked up, she was gone! She had only been a couple of feet from my car and there was absolutely no where should could have gone that quickly.
As I thought about it, I began to realize she was only wearing a thin housecoat and this was winter and cold. She also had a blank expression on her face and I couldn't recall her looking in my direction at all. I realized I had seen a ghost...
These stories are so fascinating - especially the phantom bus riders! There is so much we don't know about how reality actually works. Once in a while we get a little tantalizing peek that reminds us that there is more...
The ancients saw this time of year as the time when the veil is thinnest. Maybe that's why you're having these experiences now. I believe that prayer is the highest good we can do for these souls. Don't forget that we used to think thunder was the anger of the gods. Just because we don't understand something doesn't mean it's bad or scary... It's just our first reaction ( thank you Hollywood) to things we don't understand - but we don't have to "go" with it, right?
Some people that I interact with on a regular basis have mentioned that the energy is increasing into our frequency. This is also mentioned in many of Dolores Cannon's books as a time when the earth is entering a new phase and those who are like us will notice an increase in our abilities. I have had others from the EC tell me of similar incidents like yours as they are experiencing this increase in energy. You can help the spirits of these people by asking for angelic light energy to help them cross over into the higher realms. The Archangel Azrael will help you with this. If you feel the need for protection you can call on the Archangels Michael and/ or Uriel to help you. Here is a link that will provide you with more information on angels and how they can help you in your daily life.
Throw some love into the wind.