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I moved to an apartment complex called Mi-Ree-Nae in Daegu, South Korea. It seemed pretty old, but it was spacious and my parents really liked it. (I was 16 at the time).

One night, my dad turned on the karaoke machine in the living room and began to sing. To drown out the noise, I closed the door all the way and went to sleep. (I didn't lock it)

Now, when opened slowly, my door makes a loud squeaking noise, but when opened fast, there is no noise. It took me awhile to fall asleep because my dad was doing karaoke for awhile, but I finally did. (And the door stayed closed the whole time)

In the middle of the night, the door began to squeak. I woke up and looked at the door. (I slept with a night light) The door was opened a little but the squeaking stopped. I was too tired to care, so I just went back to sleep. But as soon as I closed my eyes, the door began to squeak again.

I thought it was my sister trying to scare me, so I yelled out, "HEY! I'm tired! Go to sleep! Ugh!" But there was nothing. My sister usually freaks herself out first before she can scare anyone.

I was getting a little bit scared, but I was too lazy to get up and shut the door. I closed my eyes again, and once again- squeak. By this time, the door is opened just enough for a head to pop in. I finally got scared, so I got up, ran to the door, shut it, locked it and turned the lights on.

Afterwards, I got my cell phone and called the house. I thought it was a burglar! My mom picked up the phone and I told her there is someone in the house, but she couldn't hear me and just hung up on me! (I've never had problems with my cell or the house phone) The weird thing is, I stayed up all night, listening for any noises this "burglar" may make, but I heard nothing.

Morning came and I checked the house, but everything was the same, and nothing was missing. I was somewhat freaked out, but I honestly didn't think much of it. I was sort of skeptical.

About a month later, my dad went to the States for a business trip, so it was my mom, my brother and my sister in the house. We have 2 bathrooms, but the ones my siblings and I use don't have a tub. I usually wash my body at night and wash my hair in the morning. (I don't know, I'm weird) I'm the first one to wake up in the morning so I can wash my hair. (My brother also likes to use the tub in the morning but he got dibs on waking up the latest possible) Before I continue, I have to explain the house layout:

The bathroom with the tub is located in between my parents' bedroom and the computer room. The computer is a dead end. The tub-bathroom has a semi-clear sliding door. You can see somewhat clearly outside from the bathroom, but you can't see anything from outside in. The way I wash my hair, I put my head upside down so I can wash my hair with the hose, and I can see the door from that position.

While I was washing my hair, I saw a tall thing with a black robe slide slowly across the door towards the computer room. I knew my brother wasn't that tall, so I was curious of what it was. I waited for it to come back, since the computer room is a dead end. I never took my eyes off the door, and once I was done washing my hair, I opened the door and looked in the computer room. But there was nothing there.

It couldn't have been my mom, because she's shorter than me, and I'm pretty short (plus, I had to wake her up afterwards). My sister is even shorter than my mom (and she was showering in the other bathroom), and I had to wake up my brother after I was done with my hair. Plus, like I said, my brother wasn't that tall. I never figured out what that thing was.

Couple of days later, I was too lazy to take a shower at night, so I had to take a shower and wash my hair in my bathroom (with no tub) in the morning. It was around 5:30am (I take a long time to get ready).

While I was showering, I heard a man screaming. It was a faint, yet close scream. It's hard to explain, but it's one of those screams that sound like they're in a lot of pain. It went on the entire time I showered. As soon as I finished, the scream stopped, and I immediately went to my mom (who was in the kitchen, which is right next to my bathroom), and asked her if there was some drunk guy outside screaming. She said no, told me I was crazy, and to eat breakfast.

I have two small dogs that NEVER bark. I have no idea what their deal is, but I've had one of them for 7 years and the other for 2 yrs, and they've never barked. They've whined when we ate... But that was it.

I was home alone with my dad and the dogs. My dad was in the computer room, doing work, while I watched TV with the two dogs on either side of me. There was absolutely NO noise, but the two dogs immediately got up together at the same time, ran to the door and began barking ferociously at the door. Then they ran back half way, turned around, barked, ran towards it, barked, and just kept on doing that.

My dad walked in and asked what was going on, and I told him I had no idea. He opened the door, and nothing was there. We had to put the dogs in their rooms.

After a while, I told my sister all these stories and she told me she often saw that "black figure" walk right outside of her door. (She leaves a crack open because she's afraid of the dark)

I rode a taxi home one day, and the old taxi driver told me Mi-Ree-Nae is one of the oldest apartment complexes in Daegu, and that there was a suicide incident in one of the apartments back in the day. I didn't ask him the details, because I just didn't want to know.

We moved to a different apartment complex about 2 years later. My parents never told us why.

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Osa (1 stories) (70 posts)
14 years ago (2009-12-31)
Aw, c'mon guys. WB is an investigator, just trying to jog some memories loose.
whitebuffalo (guest)
14 years ago (2009-12-30)
Not sure why you should choose to point to my questions as "skeptical", there, Gary. I was asking a few questions. They were asked, as I did not KNOW what the answers were. I was merely working through a few of the details not mentioned, in the hopes of discovering a different view, or offering a suggestion as to what MAY have occurred. The author DID choose the slide out, "...participate in the discussion", meaning that she does not mind the questions.
That's OK, though. Many people on here right now view anyone who asks a question as being rude, calling a person a liar, or the questioner is purely skeptical. That would be the reason I hardly ever comment anymore. There is rarely a "discussion" going on.
Gary (4 posts)
14 years ago (2009-12-30)

Man,White buffalo has many skeptical questions. Taegu or Daegu like they call it now a days had many deaths from the Korean War not to mention the Japanese occupation. Mi-Ree-Nae has a history of ghostly stories. I use to live down in Daegu several years ago. As far as pipes making a bunch of weird noises, Korea doesn't have the ancient house building skills that the US has. I am American and I'm from Wisconsin, but Korean home building is much different. All buildings in Korea use 220v and they almost never ground the electricity. In most apartments even the newer ones, you will still get a static charge by touching anything metal. In most Korean homes (apartments) they are built with concrete and this does carry an echo. I will be going down to Daegu this up coming Friday, HAPPY NEW YEARS! And I'll be sure to stop on by the apartment if it is still there. Do you remember what apartment you guys were in? Bldg/floor/home? Please shoot me an email at impk9002 at yahoo dot com.
chloe14 (2 stories) (3 posts)
15 years ago (2008-11-30)

Hmmm, I don't see shadows when my head is inverted. That is the only time I've ever seen such an image.
It could've been the pipes, but that was the only time it's ever happened. And my sister (who also uses that bathroom) never heard any noises. But that is a possibility. It could've been just a one-time thing with the pipes.
We don't have caller ID.

Thanks! I hope this answered your questions. Please feel free to ask more! 😁
whitebuffalo (guest)
15 years ago (2008-11-20)
Thank you chloe14,
Do you often see shadows when your head is inverted (such as in washing your hair in the manner that you did at this time)? The reason I ask is that at times there may be a direct connection between our SIGHT, and malformation of the vision. In other words, With the head being upside down, it MAY have "played havoc" with your vision, causing what could have looked like what you described.
A not so simple eye test could show whether this is a medical condition.
Was it a guttural yelling, or just a kind of surprised sort of yell? Pipes make the strangest sounds. In fact, my son will not take a shower in his own bathroom as the sounds coming through the pipes sound rather eerie, BUT he WILL take a shower (and bath, for that matter) in the Master Bath. He heard no strange sounds through the pipes in there.
The calling of your Mom that did not quite go through...
Do you have caller I.D.? If so, what showed up on the house phone when your Mother picked it up?
Thanks again.
chloe14 (2 stories) (3 posts)
15 years ago (2008-11-19)

The figure didn't have any light around him. I thought maybe it was a shadow or perhaps my brother was being silly and tried to scare me. I tried to find reasons to prove that it wasn't anything supernatural, but I couldn't find any legit reasons. It couldn't have been a shadow, because the only light in the vicinity was the bathroom light, which was behind me. My brother is a lot shorter than the figure, plus he values sleep. He wouldn't waste his sleep time just to scare me. Weird huh?

White buffalo,

I called my mom in the house. I used my cell phone to call the house phone. Haha- I couldn't think of any other way to warn her. I was afraid to go out there, in case the burglar had a knife. I pretty much stayed up all night listening for any other sounds. I played games on my phone... Did some homework... I was very tired the next day and I paid for it by sleeping in class and getting in trouble.

I put my head upside down so my hair would fall to the front, so I can wash it that way. As soon as I saw this figure, I quickly rinsed my hair and stood up straight looking straight towards the door as I put a towel around my hair. The whole time, I waited for this figure to come back, but it never did. I opened the door and I looked into the computer room, and nothing. Hmm, I think after I saw the figure go into the computer room, it took me about a minute to rinse my hair and put a towel over it.

The scream I heard was not continuous. My showers lasts for about 15 minutes, so the entire time, this man was just screaming and screaming. I guess more like yelling, since he didn't have a very high pitched 'scream'. He would yell, then stop, then yell, then stop, it was on and off.

No problem with the questions. Sorry I took so long to reply! Jeez, I thought I would get a notification to my email when I receive a comment, but I don't! Haha.
whitebuffalo (guest)
16 years ago (2008-11-10)
You CALLED your Mom, IN the house, could not get through to her (so that she could hear you), so stayed up all night listening for more sounds from the burglar?
Your head was UPSIDE DOWN as you watched for this tall black robed thing to retrace steps and walk through your line of vision again? For how long?
The scream that you heard was continuous? No breaks, no time to take a breath? How long is the duration of a shower for you normally?
Sorry for all the questions. That is how I generally get a feel for a story. I question to get a clearer picture.
Thank you.
deltanova (1 stories) (10 posts)
16 years ago (2008-11-10)
cool story, chloe! Pretty scary, though! Did the figure ever have light around him?

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