My name is Nikki and I am 25. This is my first horror experience that I am sharing on this site. The incident I am writing about happened when I was 20 and doing my engineering in the outskirts of a town 350km away from my home city. I couldn't afford the institute's own hostel, so I was staying in a 25-30 capacity private hostel. Let me tell you there were dozens of such private hostels across the highway passing in front of our institute. Ours was a Girls' university and hence that isolated area had gradually turned into a small village of girls. Nearly 1500 girls lived there. That place was considered haunted as many girls met with accidents and lost their lives crossing the highway while going to college in foggy winter mornings.
I had a two seater room with an attached bathroom on the second floor of the hostel. The second floor had 6 rooms; 3 on either side and a foyer between the rooms. There was a balcony surrounding all the rooms which ended outside my room's window. The bathroom inside my room had a small ventilator which too opened in the balcony. My roommate was a senior girl and hardly lived there for she was doing her internship in Delhi. Usually on weekday afternoons, most of the girls were attending their classes and hostels were empty.
It was a hot summer noon when I was sitting on the floor and packing my stuff to go to my hometown for upcoming holidays. The bathroom door was open at that time and I could see the ventilator. Suddenly somebody whispered in my left ear "what are you doing here"; and as soon as I lifted my face, I saw a pale blurred face in the ventilator. Thinking it a prank from one of my friends, I rushed to the balcony in seconds to catch her red-handed but found nobody there. I checked the rooms but all were locked. Even the first floor was empty. So I went to the ground floor and stayed there with the landlady until any of my friends came back in the evening. I didn't tell anybody about that voice fearing that they will call me psycho. But I avoided using that bathroom again, slept in my friend's room and tried to go to my room as less as possible.