In 1984 my parents sent me to RSA ahead of our emigration out of Zimbabwe, to a boarding school in the Eastern Transvaal. This would be the first year (1984) that English would be integrated into a current Afrikaans school... Grades 8 & 9. It was a agricultural orientated school set in the high mountains.
On weekends, the local boarders would go home but us newbies obviously didn't have homes to go to for the weekend, as we are +_ 1500km from home. Anyway, come 2nd term most of us made local friends and guys would go be "signed out" and spend the weekend off hostel grounds. The remaining of us would watch movies in the study hall or potter around usually.
One weekend, I was the only person on my floor... Everyone else had gone home. On a floor in the girls hostel there are 1 room at each end of the hall that sleeps 2 (usually seniors) . Then there are 2 dorms in the middle, sleeping 6 each. I shared mine with 5 other Non-local girls with my bed at the far right corner from the dorm door. So if you walk into my dorm, my bed is the last, against the far right wall (under the window). Please bear in mind, my dorm is on the 3rd floor.
I showered and went to bed, like normally - no problem, even though I was alone. We have a door that closes at the entrance of the passage leading into our floor. I closed it, to feel better I suppose. Where I come from - you secure everything. Habit I guess.:) I don't know what time it was as there is no clock in our dorm room but I had long fallen asleep when I was awoken by the passage door opening. You could hear the handle creak. Then my dorm door opened in much the same fashion. I was facing the wall (fortunately) and I could hear bare feet walking towards my bed on the linoleum flooring tiles. Then the corner of my bed dipped, like someone sitting down on my bed.
"It" sat there for what felt like hours but must have been roughly a minute. Then my bed lifted and the footsteps retreated out my dorm and faded. I didn't move a muscle or slept. I watched under the curtain above me for sunlight.
I haven't gone into the school's history but I know its been around a long time. Any thoughts? Thanks very much.