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Never Staying Home Alone Again


This story happened a few years ago and I am sad to say that it is a little bit like The Ring 1.

My house is said to be haunted. Well, at least that is what I say. And we moved here when I was 14. Since then I always feel like I am not alone. Some nights I can see lights go on and off in my bathroom, or I smell horrible things when I am awake in my house. But this encounter with a ghost was the last straw.

It was a cold, rainy day and I had to let my dogs in the house before they froze to death. My mom was at work and my dad was at work, too. They both said that they will be coming home late so they gave me a list of what to do in order to be safe or just to keep the house in order. But the list was long and I was not looking forward to doing all of this stuff when I could be having fun playing around with nobody home.

When I was watching t.v I started to get the feeling like I wasn't alone after all. I felt a cold chill on my back and at the corner of my eye I started seeing shadows. I felt a little better when I saw that my dog was not barking or showing teeth at anything.

I went up to get some lemonade out of the fridge when suddenly as I walked forwards, it opened on demand. (this is where it gets to be like the movie The Ring 1.) So anyway, I walked around the counter in the middle to see if I could see anything in the fridge. Nothing was there so I just walked over there and closed it. But then I felt stupid because my lemonade was in there. After I got the lemonade I sat back down and watched more t.v.

As I started taking a sip, I could see in the reflection of the glass in my kitchen. I looked at the glass trying to see the kitchen fully now. And what I saw next made me have nightmares for a long long time. Looking at the glass I suddenly saw this black creature run straight across the kitchen counter. I gasped and right as I gasped my dog jumped up and started barking like crazy and showing warning teeth. I jumped up with all feet and arms on the couch watching my dog.

This is when it started getting freaky. All of a sudden my dog starts moving his head like he is watching something dance or run. His head is moving across the ceiling and then back down to the kitchen counter again. Then, my dog moved his head and stared straight at me. I screamed because I knew that this ghost was either right beside me or behind me. I ran to my room upstairs and locked the door. I start crying out of fear and listen to my dog bark like crazy. Then, all of a sudden, the barking stops.

My bedroom is big, but my bed is right in the corner near the window and the closet. I was sitting under the covers waiting to hear my dog bark again. It was all quiet. Then, I hear my dog scratching and barking even louder now at my door. There was only one meaning to this, the ghost was in my room.

Next thing I know I was woken up by my mother on the kitchen counter. She asked me what had happened and I told her the whole story. She then asked me why I was found on the counter. I told her that all I remember was passing out in my bed. She looked at me and smiled. Then she said, "It's ok now sweetie, everything is fine now..."

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Crestal126 (74 posts)
12 years ago (2012-10-10)
:O:0 oh my gosh I would be terrified for life if this happened to me!
colombiana98 (4 posts)
12 years ago (2012-10-10)
really scary story I knew that when the dog stopped barking that it had comed in to your room I would defitnely home alone after that
symiya96 (3 posts)
15 years ago (2009-02-07)
fizzypulp is right, shadow folk are the fastest kinds of entities you will ever meet. Though close to harmless they will scare you to death. And if your sog goes mad like that, STAY NEXT TO YOUR DOG! Nothing will hurt you if it is shadow folk, but just in case, and if you don't want to see anything keep your eyes closed, and make sure your dog stays next to you, which he would do to protect you, and then wait, that's all I can tell you. But find a red brick and put it by your bedroom door. So if you do run to your door, it can't get in but make sure your dog is with you
anne_k92 (4 stories) (31 posts)
15 years ago (2009-02-06)
Gosh! Your story really are creepy. If I were you, I panic and went hysterical for sure. You should either pray to god or hangs portrait of Jesus in your room. Perhaps you should put a jar of holy water and salt in your drawer (if you have one) in case things like this happens again. Be sure go to church to pray that nothing bad will happen again. Hope that will work. 😊
ghostlover13 (19 stories) (191 posts)
15 years ago (2008-12-20)
That is very, very scary.
I had chills running down my spine while I was reading it!

Has anything else occured latley?
princess123 (7 stories) (186 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-13)

This is a Story that happened to my friend,

She went to the toilet in school when she was about 11, if I can remember, we were the only class in the school cause everyone was out,
So me, another friend and the main friend let's call her, Chelsea (not to give her real name)
She went into the stall, and we heard the dryer go on, we looked and no-one was there, then we were about to leave when... The door opened by it's self, like the ring 1 (not to copy I swear...) I had left because I was too afraid, so Chelsea and her friend came out back into the yard... CRYING! And she never cries at anything unless it REALLY REALLY freaks her out... Just to let you know I was there when the dryer went on itself, this is no lie! 😭 😨
Ohiowatha (11 stories) (415 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-27)
I don't know if this sounds anything like "Ringu," but it sounds equally fictional. As do a LOT of the stories popping up on here lately. I fear my time with this site is drawing to an end... 😢
TheUnknown (1 stories) (192 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-25)
Scary,do you ever find out the history of the house,Mickey?History is useful to haunted houses because it can give a list of people who have died in the house and also at what time he/she died.

Your story is a little bit like the Ring 1.
ominousnyxx (10 stories) (136 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-25)
Watching too much TV can cause an active imagination if the person wants it to.

I actually went through 2 seasons of "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" in one whole day - I didn't experience anything, except for a dream about me being a witch ROFL!

So unless he was watching a horror movie, or watched "the ring" prior to this event he could have been having a dream and slept walked to the kitchen? - Either way this is sort of unexplainable.:P

I remember (happened when I was 14 - during my infant years to 14 years I was easily able to go into a sleep walking state) I was lying down on my brothers bed and talking to my mum, she left and I was laying down. I woke up in the bathroom - sitting on the toilet. LOL

I easily had nightmares aswell. One particular stupid nightmare I had - I think there was more to it, but all I remember was vines and flowers growing around my room and I woke up screaming.
(like I would in all my nightmares - some people wake up without screaming, I wake up screaming and sweating xD if I would remember I have had around 28 nightmares - it all stopped when I was 15)
FRAWIN (guest)
16 years ago (2008-06-25)
Hmmmm... It sounds like someone either had a bad dream or they watch entirely too much TV.

ominousnyxx (10 stories) (136 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-24)
Whoa! That is freaky... *shudders* 😨 Lucky this was only a 1 time experience:P
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-24)
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sounds very much like the movie.

God Bless!
Mickey (6 stories) (13 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-24)
Here is to rhodes and fizzypulp,

I was not dreaming. I can tell when I am having a dream or if I am awake. And lately after some haunts before, I have been getting no dreams (or dreams that you don't remember and only can remember black.)
ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-24)
Well I have to say that was a scary story. I even got chills running down my spine. I liked it. Thanks for sharring. I hope to hear from you soon and take care
fizzypulp (2 stories) (35 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-24)
very scary,
in the few things I have read about shadow folk they are known to be fast movers but I may be wrong (please correct me if I am)
To get from your bedroom to the kitchen makes me think you may have been sleep walking as how else would you have been able to get there. Sounds like you fell asleep after the initial encounter and continued to dream about the entity.
Hope you are ok.
rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-24)
Like bette31, I,too, wonder. Are you sure that wasn't nothing more than a bad dream?

By the way, that was one of the freakiest descriptions I've read so far!
Rebelboy1987 (9 stories) (186 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-23)
Actually mine was published right after yours was... Sorry about the mistake.

Rebelboy1987 (9 stories) (186 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-23)
That's really weird. You should read the story I just posted RIGHT before yours. There are a good bit of similarities. Kinda creepy. If you are Christian, then you can pray for protection, as it helped me a lot when dealing with those things in my old house. I still do the same when I go to my lakehouse. I always feel spirits up there. Thanks for sharing your story.

bette31 (9 stories) (127 posts)
16 years ago (2008-06-23)
WOW! Are you certain that you were awake during all of this and you weren't dreaming? If that would have been me, I would be locked up somewhere. How long ago did this happen? Has anything else happened in this house?

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