My aunt Reyna was having a wedding in Nayarit, Mexico, during my winter break in 9th grade, so my parents, my sisters and I packed up and flew to Mexico. I wasn't the festivals type of gal so I got bored real quick during the reception, not to mention both of my sisters were young and falling asleep in their chair, bored out of there minds. My dad decided to take us to my grandmas house, he warned me that no one was going to be home because they were all attending the wedding, so if we were to get bored we couldn't ask to come back. Now I only visited my grandmas house four times and I was real little so I didn't know all the nick and knacks to the house, like were certain light switches are, or how to unlock certain doors.
So I found it easier to just stay upstairs in the room we were staying in and draw and watch TV. I found myself getting really sleepy so before I dozed off I told my sisters to stay upstairs and keep the noise to a minimum and warned them not to play on the spiral stairs right outside our door because it was old and could fall (my grandmother kept it because it was beautifully designed and she loved it, but it wasn't sturdy so we used the outside staircase.)
I must of fell asleep for a good 3 hours because when I was awaken it was dark and even more dark in the room, I woke up to my sister shaking me to wake up. I looked up at her, her young face terrified.
She said she was in her room and heard foot steps coming up the spiral staircase she went out to see if it was my dad back from the wedding but there was no one there. Of course this was odd right off the bat because no one was allowed on that staircase. In my half being asleep I told her if she heard it again to come get me, 10 minutes passed and she came running to me. Horror filled my veins I felt uneasy and felt like someone was watching us. Right away I told my sisters to put on their shoes, we were leaving, and something just felt wrong.
As I shut our room door behind me I heard it... The foot steps, I was standing right by the staircase at the time, my eyes grew wide I grabbed my sisters hand and ran out to the staircase in the backyard. My plan was to get out of the house through the gate as to not actually have to go through the house, but when we got there I realized the gate could only be opened through the other side. I started to panic and my sisters starting to cry because I was panicking I knew we had to go through the house. My grandmother always kept the back door opened so there was no problem getting in.
There was a narrow hallway before you turn right in to the kitchen so I told my sister to walk in front of me. It was completely dark the only light coming in was from the window in the kitchen, just then I felt someone grab for my hand I got a little agitated and told my sister to go in front of me, then I heard them both say they were my heart started pounding. I ran behind them grabbing their hand and leading them to the front door.
When we reached it to my horror I realized that my dad had locked the front door iron screen type thing that too needed a key to open it from the inside. I grabbed the bars and shook it with all I could and started to cry because I was so scared. Just as I turned to face the hallway because I knew that's where my grandma hung the keys, the kitchen light turns on. Then I hear the back door swing open, it's made out of iron so it made a horrible noise when it hit the wall. I turned back around and shook the bars with more force, my sisters huddled next to me crying for our parents. Just then I felt the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up more, if it was possible.
I remember waking up in my aunt's house three doors down. She started telling me that one of the neighbors walking by saw me shaking the bars and screaming and afterwards I just fell to the floor
My mom has told me that house was spooked but I never really believed it. She told me how her brother was shot at by gangsters but he managed to make it home but died shortly after, in that house. She's experienced things in that house too as a child, but she doesn't find it as a threat because it's her own brother. Lets just say when I attend another family function I'm staying put.