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He Will Suffer


A few friends and I started ghost hunting in 2001 - it wasn't until 2003 that we really started to get in to it and open ourselves up to the spirit world. This is a story from the last time we went ghost hunting as a group. I am copying it out of my journal, as written the next morning - adding to it here and there to explain things a little better for you. Our group consisted of 6 people; myself (Rylie), "Fearless" Dan, Cameron, Phillip, Irina, and Stephen.

I was always the skeptical one... I always had logical reasons for everything. We often played with a Ouija Board that we found on one of our ghost hunts a couple of years before - I never believed anything that the supposed "Spirits" told us on the Ouija Board... Until this night.

October 13, 2003 - I wish I could explain how I was feeling right now. It is 9 AM and I have yet to fall asleep. Never in the 3 years that we have been ghost hunting, have I witnessed the things that we encountered last night. We started off at Dan's house, playing with that stupid Ouija Board. As we were playing with it, the little guide thing was floating above the board, everyone touching one finger to it. At one point, it fell off of the board completely and we all immediately took our fingers off. It then picked itself up and hovered over the middle of the board, all by itself. It was then that I thought, "Okay... That was a little weird..." I opened myself up to the possibility that this board could actually communicate with ghosts. The spirit we were talking to started to tell us a story about a family called the Allred's, who lived in a house in Herriman. It had been nicknamed the Round House. The spirit named the family that had lived in the Round House; the Father, Frank, the Mother, Marianne, and their two daughters, Marie and Anna. "Fearless" Dan asked the spirit to show itself to us and it said no. Dan asked again, and again, we were told no. Dan, being the "fearless" jerk off that he is, said, "You're a coward, you're a damned coward! Show yourself or stop wasting my time." At that moment, the power in the house went out and our candles were all blown out by a strong wind that blew through my house. I got up and lit a few of the candles again and we tried to talk to the spirit. After a few minutes, the spirit gave us an address to the Round House and said that it would reveal itself to us there, on the third floor. It said it didn't like Dan, and that if he came, he would suffer.

All of us, including "Fearless" Dan, jumped into the van and made our way up to Herriman. While we were in the city, we stopped at a gas station to get gas and drinks and Dan asked the cashier if he knew anything about the Round House. The cashier's eyes opened wide and he nodded, but refused to say anything about it. This creepy old man, and I mean OLD, was standing in line behind us and said in his creepy old man voice, "I know all about the Allred's..." He then proceeded to tell us a story, about a family; the Father, Frank, the Mother, Marianne, and their two daughters, Marie and Anna... Just as the spirit had told us. As the story goes, Frank was very abusive toward his family - mentally, physically, and sexually. One night while Frank was out, Marianne, trying to save herself and her daughters from him, shot both of them and then herself. Marianne and Marie died, but the gun did not kill Anna. When Frank came home that night and found them, he went into a rage. He locked little Anna in his bedroom closet, not tending to her wounds, and hung himself in his bedroom, which, as the old man told us, is the last room at the end of the hallway on the third floor. "Anna ended up bleeding to death in the closet..." The old man finished, "They didn't find the family until a few days later." The night had just started and everyone was already creeped out.

We jumped into the van and made our way down the street to the dirt road that leads to the round house. We were about a mile from the house and a deer suddenly found its way into our path... At least I think it was a deer; it was deformed. It only had three legs, one of which appeared to be broken, and had a weird hump on its back. It was foaming at the mouth and had blood red eyes. It stood in the middle of the road, just staring at our van. Dan and Stephen got out of the van and started throwing rocks at it, hoping to get it to move. Dan nailed it in the head so hard that the rock split... The deer, however, didn't seem to notice. It eventually moved a few feet to the left, giving us just enough room to drive by. I turned around as we passed the "deer" and it turned toward the van and started following us, not being able to move very quickly because of the broken leg. We drove for about 15 minutes and pulled up in front of the Round House. It was just as its nickname suggests - round. It had a weird dome shape to it and was 3 stories high.

As I looked up, I saw the curtains in one of the third story windows move aside as if someone was looking down at us. When I pointed it out to everyone else, the curtains closed before anyone else could see it. As we got out of the van, the wind kicked up and started blowing like crazy. The closer we got to the house, the harder the wind blew and the louder the wind was. Dan was the first to reach the steps leading up to the front door and we saw that the door itself was missing. I suddenly felt as if I were in a movie; as soon as Dan's foot made contact with the first step, the wind stopped and I seemed to go deaf for a moment. I started making noise; clapping my hands, stomping my feet, etc., but I couldn't hear anything. Everyone around me was doing the same thing, looking to others for an explanation.

Dan was first to reach the door and walked inside - hundreds of bats flew out of the house at that exact moment, startling everyone. I followed down inside. This was by far the strangest house I have ever been in. Because of the dome shape, the walls were all slanted and it made me feel a little claustrophobic. There was a staircase to the right of the door that spiraled up and around the walls leading to the second and third floors. We climbed up to the second floor and then up to the third, and it was apparent that no one had lived here since the Allred's. The ceiling had caved in in a few spots and you could see pipes and such lined all over the ceiling leading to the bathroom.

Dan said, "Okay, we're here. You said you would show yourself... So, where are you?" It was then I realized we should have taken the spirit seriously when he said that if Dan came, he would suffer. A pipe fell off of the ceiling, nicking Dan's shoulder, and stuck into the ground behind him. The pipe was sharp enough that it took out a gash about an inch deep and 1/2 inch wide on his shoulder. "Fearless" Dan said, "That's it? Really. Let's see if you have anything to say to me in Mr. And Mrs. Allred's bedroom." We proceeded to the room at the end of the hallway, just as the creepy old man at the gas station had said. The room was empty of all furniture, but someone had drawn pentagrams all over the walls and the floor. There was a small closet to the left, which we all assumed was the same closet that Anna had been locked in. We walked around the room for a minute, but nothing happened. "Fearless" Dan, at it again, said that he wanted us to lock him in the closet. We all protested, but he ended up getting his way. He walked in to the closet, shut the door, and I locked it.

Dan began to talk, being a total smartass, saying things like, "What's up, little girl? Come here often?" He started another smartass sentence, but stopped talking half way through. We waited about 30 seconds, and I pounded on the door saying, "Dan? Dan! What's up? Are you okay?" When he didn't respond, I tried to unlock the door and my hand was burned on the door knob. Dan began to yell and scream like I have never heard, not only from Dan, but from anyone. It was terrifying. Every time someone tried to unlock the door, they were burned to the point where blisters formed instantly. Stephen started ramming the door with his shoulder, which didn't help anything. He started kicking the door and after the third kick, realized that it wasn't helping anything either. Everyone, including myself, stood in horror and we listened to Dan scream. The screaming and the pounding stopped and all that I could hear was Irina crying in fear. The door unlocked itself and opened up slowly.

Dan was sitting in a corner, staring straight ahead. Stephen and Irina went in and helped him to his feet, and he just continued to stare straight ahead. He wouldn't talk to anyone, he could barely walk, and he was in a weird daze and didn't seem to know what was going on. We decided it was time to leave and helped Dan down the stairs. As we walked out of the doorway, the "deer" had finally made its way up the road and was standing next to our van, staring into the house with its blood red eyes. It started gimping up to us, broken leg and all. Stephen started to pray out loud, asking for protection, and the deer stopped walking and fell over, shaking as if it were having a seizure. We ran to the van, Irina and Cameron supporting Dan, and started driving away. Looking back at the deer, I watched it stand up and walk away. No broken legs, no foam coming out of the mouth, and no blood red eyes.

I moved through the van and took Dan's face in my hands, staring him right in the eyes. He seemed to look right through me, not even realizing that I was there. I shook him, trying to get him to snap back into reality. Still ignoring me, he started scratching and rubbing his arms, still staring straight ahead, and started to rock back and forth. I smacked his cheek, softly, but it didn't help. I smacked him again, with a little more force this time, and yelled his name as loud as I could, and he came to life. Still rubbing his arms, he looked around at all of us with tears in his eyes, and said that he didn't feel very good. We were just on the outskirts of Herriman at that point and we pulled over so Dan could get a little fresh air. As he got out of the van, he threw up, all the while rubbing and scratching at his arms. I grabbed one of his arms and pulled up his long sleeve and starting crying instantly - there were deep cuts all down his arm forming the words, "he will suffer." It looked as if someone had taken a pencil shaped blade and dug the words into his arm. It was the same story on the other arm, only it bore the words, "damned coward."

I have a feeling that yesterday was definitely the end of "Fearless" Dan. He stayed the night at my house as he didn't want to be alone, but he is as wide awake as I am right now. He doesn't want to talk to us about what happened to him in the closet. Not yet, anyways.

Today is October 25, 2010. Dan and I were married in January of 2005. He still has not opened up and told anyone about what happened to him that night, but he still has scars on his arm from bearing the words, "Suffer" and "Coward." Every year on October 13, something bad has happened to Dan. His mother committed suicide on October 13, 2004, exactly a year after the Round House incident. No one is quite sure why - she was a very, very happy person and loved life (or so everyone thought, I guess.) He was hospitalized after a bad car accident in which his brother was paralyzed from the neck down in 2006. It was until last year that he was haunted and tortured by this spirit. We reached out to a demonologist for help and he did more for us than he will ever know. This has been the first October that Dan has been able to rest easy. We still have the Ouija Board, but have not played it since the Round House experience... If we ever choose to, "Fearless" Dan will not be calling any spirits, "Coward."

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alb15 (12 posts)
8 years ago (2014-03-30)
Oh my god... That is the most scariest experiance that I've read so far... I wonder what happened to "fearless" Dan in the closet... To be honest... I don't really want to know. Keep us all informed if anything else happens or if you have any more experiances. Take care 😊
ZMJ01 (4 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-04)
this has got to be the most scary story I have ever read on here... I had chills going down my neck from reading this 😨 😆
ybarue (2 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-24)
I read your story and I am freaked out since I'm living in Utah right now! 😕 😲 But I loved how you wrote it. I made me want to read more and more until I came to the end. Your a good writer! 😁
Nicolee (9 posts)
11 years ago (2011-03-24)
This is the best story I read on this site so far absolutely the scariest. And wow that deer... That's like really really weird. I don't even want to think about it. Is there anyway you can take pictures of the scars that say the words? Just curious:D
luna17 (2 stories) (23 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-20)
I've been in that house too! It was the weirdest house, I went there 3 times, 1st time I couldn't walk inside, in fact I couldn't even look at the house cause I was so scared. The 2nd & 3rd time I did go inside but didn't experience anything paranormal.

When I was given directions on how to get to the house my friend told me the house would be on the left (the houses in that part of Herriman were hard to see cause there was no lights on the street, plus late at night most of the houses had their lights off). I didn't know where to find the house, then he told I would not be able to see his car cause it had a private driveway & was not visible from the street, then he said the house would 'glow' & that would be the round house. The glow is hard to explain, but the other houses around it was very hard to see unless they had the lights on, but this house didn't have any lights & yet I could see it clearly.

My friend who had been there an hr before me (who was giving me directions) said he heard voices and felt rocks being thrown inside the house, then he said he thought he saw 2 kids outside & a man wearing something white, he said he wasn't too sure about it because it was really dark, they checked outside to see if it was the neighbors trying to scare them, but there was nobody. Everybody said they heard children, I was with them but I couldn't hear anything, only my heart beat 😆.

The house is not there anymore, but out of all the scary places that I've been to that house was hard to look at, the design, the 3rd floor had a hole in the middle of the room, there was ropes which were said that the father used to hung himself and blood stain on the walls and floor, which could of been from the animals sacrificed, the rope could have been part of a ritual, some groups went up there to worship the devil, all the writings about death on the walls plus the dead birds inside made it more frightening to me.

Maybe I didn't hear anything cause I wasn't focusing on the ghosts, everybody else felt or heard something. I was more concerned about someone else going into the house while we were in there because I felt my heart not beating normal, like 2 beats way too fast then pause then it would beat normal for about 10 sec. & again. I was worried that a noise was going to be the end for me, I was that terrified. The other thing that I was worried about was the many evil writings, also that a cult could go in there to perform a sacrifice & to their benefit humans (us) to sacrifice 😨.

When I'm scared everything goes through my mind that's why I had all those crazy thoughts of what could happen. Though I want to know what Dan saw, sometimes its better to leave it as it is like it could bring worse things if he tells what he saw kind of like 'if you tell what you saw, something worse will happen' kind of a threat, but if it's okay to tell what happen keep us posted 😆. Take care
Sariel (7 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-20)
Holy crap! That was such an interesting experience! It put chills through me just reading it! I hope one day he opens up and tells you what happened, because I would go crazy out of curiousity. Thanks for your cool story.
lizzgurl21 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-12-20)
😭 this story is the scariest.
I would be super scared if I was you. You all were so brave.
BiTe (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-11-25)
This story freaked me out
This has been the best one I have read on this site so far o.o
Lol I made this acc just so I can comment XD
Thanks for the scare
Moongrim (2 stories) (871 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-29)
Nice little story, and that's all that is, a story.

I've read better fiction.

Everyone in the house dies, yet somehow everyone 'knows' how every one gets killed.

And not one person thought to document any of this with a cam corder or a photo?

bluesman87 (14 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-29)
going around throwing rocks at wounded deer. Wow what a hero.
Kiewstyn (1 stories) (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-28)
zzsgranny: Woops - That was a typo! I wrote this in my Journal on 10/14, not 10/13! Thanks for catching that!:)

ZiShu: We haven't had any "experiences" since Dan was blessed and the demonologist helped us get rid of the spirit. If we do have any problems I'll let you know, though! Thank you!

I know it's a pretty hard story to believe... There are times when I don't even believe it myself! It's really weird now when I try and think back to that night - it seems like a really, really bad dream. I'll see if Dan will let me take some pictures of his scars tonight. We had pictures from the night it happened, but no one can seem to find any of our pictures or videos from that night! Thank you for everyones input!
Pjod (3 stories) (978 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-28)
hm. I thought I was going to catch you with the closet door. You were saying someone was trying to first shoulder, and then kick it in. You were smart to say that was unsuccessful, as these type doors always open out. Anyway... Your story was good, in the sense of having all the horror/drama that keeps young fans interested. However, we all know that truth is stranger than fiction. By that, I mean...true, real life horror stories don't need the added, dramatic hype. Example: the scratched/scar writing on the arms...
Also reaction towards events. Ex: When the Board planchette started floating in mid air, above and in the middle of the board... Your reaction was like "huh. Must be something to this thing" When really, you and/or I would have been speachless. I could go on, but you get my drift.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3327 posts) mod
12 years ago (2010-10-28)
Very good story!...I have only one question: Your entry in your journal is dated Oct. 13th at 9am, so that means these events actually happened on the 12th?...
LouSlips (10 stories) (979 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-28)
...and hanging there on the car doorhandle... A bloody hook!...
BadJuuJuu (guest)
12 years ago (2010-10-28)
Bravo. Absolutely the best creative writing project I have read on this site in quite some time. You get an A+.
ZiShu (281 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-28)
Wow... For once I am a bit freaked by a story. It's been a long time. After all the things I've been through dealing with demons and other horrors that don't really scare me much. That deer thing creep me, I assumed it was possessed. I seriously was waiting for the words this is a fiction. Dan was really stubborn. It shows regardless how tough you are, evil spirits will get you in the end, they are above humans. I personally thought it was a wierd twist that you married Dan. If Dan still needs any help, I can help with that. This sounds like a very powerful devil doing this. Contact me if you want.
moravian (1 stories) (171 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-27)
Dude this story reads like a horror film script. Either way - great story.
TerriLewis123 (1 stories) (93 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-27)
Yes, this is a really good story! I posted a ghost story and so far the two I've read are way more disturbing. I hope that doesn't hurt you. And perhaps we're linked in some way because the baby I aborted at 18 weeks was due October 13, 1998. I believe that was a Friday. So imagine what horrors may await me. Please pray for me if you can forgive me and at the risk of being arrogant, I will do the same for you.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-27)
Wow this is a great story! It was Very well written and had me at the edge of my seat the whole time. I can't say that I believe it to be true, but please don't get me wrong I really did enjoy it. If Dan actually experienced all of that, then I do hope your husband is doing well and has no further troubles. Thanks and take care 😊

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