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Babysitting Night


One Saturday night, I was babysitting this little boy. I told him it was time to go to bed and put him in his room. As soon as I placed him in the bed, he started bawling, so I said I'll stay in there until he falls asleep. He wouldn't stop talking, then he just stopped and stared at the window. He started crying, and I got this freaky feeling like someone was watching us through the window. Just as scared as he was, I told him he can sleep in the living with me (with the TV on!). We were watching full house, and someone started knocking on the kitchen door. It was like 10:00 at night, and I guessed it was the parents. I thought that this was the end of this freaky night, but then I stopped walking. I never saw the headlights coming toward the driveway, or heard a car. I looked out the peep hole and no one was there. The little boy started crying again, and I called his parents. They said they were going to be home in a half of an hour. Relieved that it was almost over, someone started tapping the window! The little boy started crying harder. Trying to be the adult, and not be scared, but it was really hard! As I soothed him down I told him mommy and daddy would be home soon. Well his parents arrived, and they paid me.

I walked outside to the car, and I noticed something moving. I'm not sure what it was, but I'm pretty sure. I looked over and I saw a man laughing at me, then he just turned around and walked away. That was one of the scariest nights of my life. One month later the family moved out, they said that they had been seeing this man. They said the man was always laughing at them.

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migelito23 (32 posts)
9 years ago (2015-06-02)
Scary story about that mysterious man laughing
And the knocks on the door, problably was a psychopath
Man who trying to scare people off, but anyways good job
On being brave and not scare about these ghosts. I'm glad
That family moved away
GABSSoldier (12 posts)
9 years ago (2014-11-14)
I wonder if I ever want to go through what you been through, can you imagine not being all there and alone in the house with that. It would make me paranoid like crazy!
LeEarlPearl (2 stories) (8 posts)
12 years ago (2012-07-31)
You could say it was a pervert. If not alive, maybe deceased. You could tell by his laugh that he wasn't looking for help, and certainly wasn't looking to be a friend. I'm glad the family moved out quickly!
JonnyBoy101 (12 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-20)
That man looks more like Bob who lived in a house but died. He doesn't look familiar to anyone except 30 of his looks.
Sassy_Lash3s (2 stories) (22 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-31)
wow, how freaky. I guess its just some loony being crazy and scary like the rest of them
paulo (7 posts)
14 years ago (2009-11-07)
maybe its history of your house 😨 😨 please barely asked the first owner
MattM (20 posts)
15 years ago (2009-03-02)
It's hard to tell whether this is a paranormal event or just some weirdo trying to scare you. You say he was laughing and that's probably because he had such a good time screwing around. It good be a ghost, though, you never know. However, in this case, 'd say it was just some weirdo.
nmg5789 (2 stories) (48 posts)
15 years ago (2009-01-07)
that story is the creepest thing ever! I have a 7 month old son and when he gets older and gets scared of something I'm going to have to act brave like you and I don't know if I can do it! I give you props for staying in that house. Id run outside and stay out there until his parents came home... Unless I saw that guy outside then id go to a neighbors or something haha 😲
Ambi (5 stories) (30 posts)
16 years ago (2008-03-16)
Wow...Thats crazy. But I have to say that while that didn't appear to be a ghost, sometimes people are scarier then ghosts just because you never know what they are capable of or what their intentions are. I didn't like the shiat about the laughing makes me think something was really wrong with that freak. But also I think some ghosts can probably appear to look very life like. Who knows.
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-08)
It doesn't sound like it was necessarily a ghost. It sounds more like some freak who had nothing better to do than to creep around the neighborhood scaring children. Very strange! Thanks for sharing your story. ~Shelby ❤
Cersed240 (2 stories) (26 posts)
16 years ago (2007-12-08)
A prankster in life... Maybe? That one is pretty high on the creepy meter. Good job being brave. With as many ghosts I've encountered only one I'm not scared of. And that one lives with my parents.
PrincessKatie (7 stories) (420 posts)
16 years ago (2007-09-28)
WOW that is creepy why was he laughing maybe he thought he was funny upsetting people. He got them out of the house though and I guess that was what he wanted. I have seen 3 ghosts and the 4th one I heard. People who don't believe in ghosts don't have a gift and they have never seen one that why. I enjoyed reading your story thanks for sharing it with us. 😊
arianne (guest)
17 years ago (2007-04-07)
maybe it was a pervert next time that happens call the cops and don't assume its a ghost it could be a pervert
TUBBY (guest)
17 years ago (2007-03-12)
Wow. I would of ran out of their as soon as I heard the tapping and knocking with no one there! Oh and I think the reason he was laughing is because you kept answering the door and he would dissapear or because he made the kid cry.
Alice (guest)
17 years ago (2007-03-12)
i don't really have a beleive in Ghosts, there fore it didn't freak me out to much. I have had thosands of encounters with Ghosts, and seriously, next time I suggest blind folding and ear plugging the kid so he doesn't give you a head ache
Ashley Marie (guest)
17 years ago (2007-03-12)
good thing you were brace for that little boy! I would have been so scared. I would have called my own parents to come pick me and the kid up. =(
Kelsey (1 posts)
17 years ago (2007-03-12)
That is creepy I would had freaked out but you did a really good job. You should find out some history about the house.
IcryTOmakeTHEpainSTOP (1 stories) (1 posts)
17 years ago (2007-03-11)
I must agree, that "IS" realy freaky. Even tho I have just turned 14 my friend has been in a situation like this.
Courtney (guest)
17 years ago (2007-03-10)
Wow, this is REALLY creepy.
I would have been so freaked, maybe even have called the police.
Mairaj (guest)
17 years ago (2007-03-10)
That's really creepy and you are very brave. God knows who that man was and why was he smiling, I guess you will never know.

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