This is a real incident that me and my friend 'X' encountered. The story begins as...
My friend 'X' had a night stay at my house as exams were near and we needed to study. It was dark outside, the time would have been probably around 12:30 am. Everybody at my home was asleep except for me and my friend.
We were bored studying, so I started narrating a horror story to her. I talked about various haunted locations and the story behind them. She was scared to her wits. She asked me to stop, I giggled. The next morning she left for her home and was supposed to come to my place by evening. She came.
We ate and it was night again. We started studying. Everybody was asleep. Just after a while we heard knocking sound on my room's door from outside. (one door from my room opens outside towards the veranda which is further connected to the main gate of the house.)
We wondered as to who could be at this hour to knock my door from outside. Puzzled I opened the door. I saw a girl standing, she looked familiar but I wasn't able to recognize her. I asked her the reason for her appearance at my place at this time, she answered - please let me in.
We were surprised. On further interrogation she said that she had been to her boyfriend's place and told her parents that she was going to her friend's. She had a serious fight with her boyfriend and she walked out of his place. And now she cannot go back to her home for now as her lie would be exposed.
I just thought to myself that why doesn't she goes back to her boyfriend's place instead of crawling into mine? And why out of all the other houses she chose my house to barge in?
I was still wondering about her and on the other hand my friend let her in. I whispered to my friend saying that I don't even know her. My friend convinced me to let her stay. I still was wondering whether I know her or not. But then I thought that may be she has genuine reason and maybe we could help. So I somehow convinced myself to let her stay.
She told that her name was 'Swati' and she lived nearby. I thought that this is why I might be feeling that I know her. But anyhow she looked strange. She didn't talked much but kept on staring at us. That made us feel weird. The atmosphere was kind of strange and tensed. Both of us didn't tried to talk to her much and pretended to bury ourselves into books while the reality was that we were not able to concentrate for a single second and kept feeling uneasy.
It was 2:30 am, me and my friend were damn sleepy. We asked her if we could switch off the lights and sleep. She just nodded her head. We were lying on bed and she was sitting on the chair in front of us. I asked her if she needed something, to which she replied very strangely by saying that 'at some point you have no requirements of any sorts and you have to leave everything behind. And I guess I won't be needing anything now.'
I felt disgusted and turned my back and tried to sleep, all this while blaming my friend for letting her in. My friend also now had the same thoughts about that girl. After a while I got up to drink water; my friend had fallen asleep, it was dark and I just saw a shadow on the chair. At first I got scared, but then I realized that she was Swati. I just spoke to her while drinking water. I asked her that why isn't she lying down as she must be tired sitting but there was no response.
I thought she might have fallen asleep while sitting on chair itself. So I turned on the lights and what I saw was unbelievable. Nobody was on the chair. I was so numb and I woke up my friend after few seconds and told her what had happened.
She wasn't able to believe, but I was damn sure that I had seen her shadow on the chair. Scared and puzzled I checked the door of my room and to our surprise it was locked from inside, so there was no way that she would have left. I still opened the door and looked outside. There was no one.
We both were surprised and confused. Just then I looked at the main gate and this gave me shock of lifetime. The gate was locked from inside. How could have I forgotten that every night before going to sleep my parents used to lock the main gate from inside.
We sensed that something horribly went wrong with us. Forget about her leaving the room, how could she had even entered the house at the first placed because it was locked from inside.
We got back to my room and were unable to sleep for the rest of the night. Next day my friend left. I asked my parents if they knew any Swati from our neighborhood. But they refused to recognize any such girl.
Shocked and amused I kept on thinking that who that girl was and why she came to my house. But one thing was for sure, whoever she was, but she was definitely not a human being.