This actually happened to me about a few years back. I was working at my job at a grocery store in Ontario Canada. It was a hot summers day and my job had just removed the garbage compactor that sits outside the back of the store and everytime they do this someone has to go out and clean all the remaining mess that is left there.
So that day I was asked to clean up the mess so of course I did what I was asked. (No one likes doing it) So I get outside and the smell was dreadful and I started to pick up the mess when I saw oddly shaped garbage bags so I picked them up and most bags weren't closed enough so I peeked in and saw artwork, so I removed them because there was nothing else in the bag that was soiled, it was just artwork. So I pulled the bags in the store and I opened more and these pieces were weird. Someone was into drawing dark and weird things. One was a monster just staring at you which was creepy and others were monster limbs and arms and just plain odd things I can't describe.
So I see this one piece that I thought was actually pretty cool, it was a doll sitting on a wooden chair in the corner of a room. Not knowing whether it would be wrong to take these home I asked my Manager and he said go right ahead because they were discarded but not to post them online because if someone saw their art being posted without permission I could get in trouble.
So that night after work I took the piece home and showed my parents and they looked at it and kind of frowned at it, they didn't really like the piece at all. I was thinking that they were just too picky so I took it up to my room and set it down on the floor in front of my bed. I continue the night just playing video games and watching television and set off to bed and see the artwork I took and smiled and went to sleep.
The next night things started getting weird and as I looked at the artpiece I didn't find it so appealing anymore. At first I didn't realize that the doll had drawn cracks on it and it looked sad and the corner itself was painted dark to look creepy and at first I paid no mind to it but now I did. I had this eerie feeling that something there in my room and go figure right? The name of the artist was actually scratched out and I didn't notice that at first either.
So everynight as the artpiece sat there I rolled around in bed and I felt like I was being looked at from the front of my bed. This happened everynight and sometimes when I wanted to go to the washroom I'd run to my door without looking at the piece and just feeling like something was there. So finally when I got sick and tired of this feeling, I have no clue why I just felt I wanted to do it, but I took a picture of the artwork so I could get rid of it and keep it as a memory and looked at the photo and there was this orb at the top right corner of the artpiece. So I took another picture and the orb moved each time and this creeped me out because I know about spirits and such.
So that night I tried to go to sleep and I couldn't because I felt again like I was being watched from the front of my bed. The next day after a full days work, I went back home and when it was time to go to sleep I took the artpiece and put it outside my room into the hall and slept great that night.
I got rid of the piece after telling my parents I ended up not liking it and ever since I got rid of it I never felt that presence in my room of something or someone looking at me. I believe that those pieces were probably thrown out for a reason and that the name was scatched out was because the artist died and their family didn't want to keep them anymore and scratched out their name so no one could find them and return them. But something happened when I took one and I know maybe something awful occurred I do not know to this day. Hope you enjoyed my real story it will be one I will always remember