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The Calling


This story is one that my dad has told me over and over since I was young. When he was about 17 years old, his dad passed away suddenly from a heart attack. My dad, being the oldest boy, began to work as many jobs as he could to help support his mom and younger siblings (there were 6 kids total). He would come home from high school around noon because of his situation and a school policy that allowed for students to work. When he would arrive home, he had the two storey old house to himself and he would plop down on the couch to take a short nap before going in to work. Just as he was about to fall asleep, he heard a female call his name in a normal tone:

Voice: Alan...

Since he was half-asleep, he immediately mumbled "What?" - thinking that his mom was home. She wasn't. A few minutes went by and the voice called his name again but this time it was sounding more irritated - like a mother would when her kid is not responding to her calls. He responds "What!" - raising his voice out of annoyance. Suddenly, as he lay on the couch, a voice that sounded like a man and a woman screaming his name at the exact same time came from the next room.

He said that he grabbed his keys, ran out the front door, and went in to work early that day. He said it yelled so loud that the sound echoed off the walls.

I will post a few more strange occurrences from my grandma's old house that have happened to both me and various family members...

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BearsEatBeets (5 stories) (17 posts)
12 years ago (2010-11-03)

I think the scariest thing is that it sounded like a male and female voice combined into one screaming his name. Could that be a demonic entity?

My grandma's house is just a very strange place and it is hard to feel 'comfortable' in it.
DCinAZ (guest)
12 years ago (2010-11-03)
I'm with Troyarn, you've got a gift for telling stories and this one's got me too. Couldn't tell you what it was but you've got my ear. Thanks and keep them coming! 😊
troyarn (5 stories) (479 posts)
12 years ago (2010-11-02)
Excellent story, BearsEatBeets! I've had my name called many times as have lots of people on this site, but this is truly one of the stranger stories concerning this. I have no idea as to what was happening, but I'm eager to read your other stories. Thanks for giving us this!

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