Warning: You may want to read this in the morning, but whatever, it's up to you, because this may be supernatural or may not be...
Have you guys heard of the urban legend "the babysitter"?
Well after reading that starting sentence, you're all going to go "oh this story is such bull."
Well believe what you believe, because this event had effected both me and my cousin.
(My hands sort of shakes when I write this)
It started Saturday (07/06/08). Instead of babysitting we were house sitting my grandma's house because everyone went off to a "Timorese Party" (its soo boring - its fun when you're a kid, cause you get to run around, but when you're older...yeah) anyways, we didn't mind. Besides, my Grandma and uncle, aunty and baby cousin would be home by 10:00pm because obviously my Grandma doesn't like to stay out late; also they had Foxtel (To you Americans - Cable T.V) which was great because we were watching a variety of shows to keep us entertained.
It was around 7:00pm when the phone rang, I went to go pick it up; No answer, saying out loud "Damn prankers." - "Who was that?" my cousin asked. "No one" I replied. So I decided to go make dinner (instant noodles YUUM!). While eating dinner the phone rang. As I placed my plate down on the table and walked towards the phone it stopped ringing. I sighed and went back to eating my dinner and watching T.V. It was around 8:00pm we started getting bored. "You should have brought your Wii!" My cousin said - "You should have brought your 360," I said back with sarcasm. After sitting on the couch with nothing to watch for like 30 minutes FINALLY something good comes on. So sitting there talking and watching T.V., the phone rings again, as I got up I stated; "I swear to God if this is another prank I'm going to freaken track down the number" - I picked up the phone "Hello?!" - No Answer, then breathing "oh my god..." I said in frustration -"What?" my cousin asked - So I started making sex noises - you know to prank back the pranker, I guess - they hung up.
As I was about to sit down the phone rang "arrrggh!" My cousin started laughing - I picked up the phone (hysterical laughter was on the other line) so I laughed back but with the Krusty the clown laugh... After a few seconds I remembered about the urban legend. I hung up the phone and walked over to my cousin "I think Yu ngin ga ho vue-kah" (I think there's someone in the house) "What?" my cousin said with laughter in his reply - Gao tung ngai" (just play along with me) I said with a serious voice and look "Nyi jing-sik heimor?" (You're serious aren't you?) replied a very worried cousin.
"Ahh damn, I got no more smokes - I'm going to drive to the shops, I'll be back later or do you want to come to?" I said, sort of loudly (I don't smoke by the way).
"Hahaha! Nah I'll come too, I want to buy some starbursts," replied my cousin, who was just eager to get out of the damn house...
As we went out and locked the door, we heard a thump from inside. We both quickly ran to my car. I sort of had trouble putting the keys in the ignition due to fear. I finally got it in, turned on the car and floored it. As we were at the shops my cousin asked me if we should call the cops and call our uncle. I replied saying that it may just be our imagination and we should just go back but not go inside the house.
So we drove back to the house. "Did you turn on the light upstairs?" I said with my heart pounding really fast like it was going to bust out.
"No... But doesn't Den (my 4 year old cousins' name but I shortened it - you know, privacy) have an auto nightlight?" my cousin replied back, but I could tell he was getting freaked out as much as I was.
"Oh yeah..." as I was about to unlock the car - "WAIT!" my cousin shouted. "Start the damn car and get of here!" Without questioning I started the car again and headed to my cousins house. While driving there I asked him what he saw. He said he saw a person's figure going pass the window. When I heard that it sent chills down my spine; I have never been so afraid.
So I stopped the car and I decided to call the operator. I asked if any outgoing calls have been made from the phone. She said "no" so I asked, has any incoming calls been made to my grandmas phone number? She asked for a timeframe - I said from 7pm-9pm. She said "no, no calls have been made to the requested number." I said, "are you sure? Because I've had a series of prank calls" - she apologised and said no again and repeated the number I told her. I said thanks and hung up.
It was around 10:10pm and I realised that my grandma was going to be home soon. I got a call from my mum. "Your grandma is going to be home at 11 so you and Kenneth (not my cousins real name) can go to his house if you want."
"Mum, I think there's someone in grandma's house."
"Don't ask, but someone keeps pranking us and when we left the house and locked the door, me and Kenneth both heard a 'thump' and we ran to the car."
"Don't be stupid. How can anyone get in the house?"
"I DON'T KNOW!"
I hear my mum talking to my uncle about what I just told her.
"Hello?" (my uncle now)
I told him what I told my mum
"Call the police, we'll be home real soon"
"But I'm not in the house!"
"Where are you?"
"Outside of Kenneth's house."
"Well stay there and after 30 minutes, drive to grandma's house."
So not waiting 15 minutes I drove to my grandma's house but I didn't park in front of her house. I parked at the second house in front of her house. Anyways, the nightlight was still on and I saw what my cousin saw before. At that point I was about to cry - (I was thinking that whoever it is, would just jump next to my car - you get the point). I called the police and they said they'll be there within 30 - 40 minutes and to keep calm and keep a good distance from the house. So waiting in the car for what seemed like hours, my uncle arrived. I beeped at him. He stopped his car in front of mine. We got out and I was so relieved. We talked. I told him that I called the operator and she said that there were no incoming calls, and that I saw a persons figure go across Den's window.
The cops finally arrived - like 5 of them. 1 was outside talking with me and my cousin and the other 4 went inside the house. After waiting they all came out.
"Did any of you leave the window opened?" asked one of the cops.
Everyone said no and my uncle said which room had the window opened. The cop described the room and it was my aunt's room, so my uncle called his little sister asking if she had left her window opened. He hung up and said that she said she doesn't know.
The cop then said that, they can't do anything about it and that it could have just been a prank, but if anything out of the ordinary happens, then immediately call the police (duh).
As they were about to go I told them to wait. I told them about the call I made to the operator, and they said it's impossible for a call not to show up. I said, well I've been getting prank calls and that when I called they said that no incoming calls have been made to my Grandma's house. The cop looked worried and suspicious and decided to call the phone company. They said exactly the same thing, and they decided to do a second search around my grandma's house, backyard - everywhere. They came out with a piece of eaten bun and I thought to myself... Wow, searching must be hard work.
They asked if I dropped this under the table. I said that we didn't even eat that. We had noodles. EVERYONE looked worried and I was so scared.
The cops decided to put my grandma's house under constant surveillance.
After a few days, nothing has happened. So what was it? A sick prank? Supernatural? Or some sick psycho decided to reinact an urban legend? - I might think it was supernatural, since if it wasn't supernatural there would be a trace of the incoming calls right?
God... After this, I have not been able to stay home alone.