This is part 1 of a story explaining my first brush with the paranormal. The beginning the introduction to the place were a lot of my experiences have happened and how I came to know the area as being haunted. But, that's not all this is so bear with me, please. There'll be a part 2 to this.
My friend, let's call him Zach, lives out at the very edge of Keller Texas, one of the fastest growing suburbs of Dallas/Fort Worth.
In such a sprawling town it's a surprise to see that there are many darkly lit back roads and undeveloped areas around. But there are many.
Anyways, he lives in a neighborhood that's rather new, built in late 2006. It's one of those out of the way communities with large, monolithic houses that are very expensive. He's an only child so he has me and some others out at his place often on Saturday nights.
So it was around mid October and me and our friends (pseudonyms are being used) Matt, Ben, and Austin are over at Zach's. We were bored because, well, gamers will know there isn't much to do with a Wii besides playing smash brothers and that gets old. So we go outside for a walk at 7 or so. The last of the sun's lights are going down by now so we take some flashlights. After about and hour Austin and Carter go back but Me, Matt, and Zach continue throughout the largely undeveloped and uninhabited neighborhood. Now keep in mind these houses are big and ominous.
We'd never heard of any ghostly activity, but then again we'd never been out this late or really out at all. We had until 10 to walk around so we figured we should explore the back parts of the neighborhood were this community merged with an older one that contained older, one story houses.
We went to the very back of the neighborhood, where there was one blue, wooden house with a separate house with a green light that illuminated the street rather than a light post. We weren't scared but the green light wasn't helping the atmosphere. We turned down a dark street, maybe two or three spaced light posts and some houses at the end.
We walked down this street feeling uneasy about the lack of light when we walked by this completely unlit street. No lights at all, just pitch black. We heard sprinklers down in the distance as we were staring down the dark street. Zach kept going but me and Matt stood staring. Zach stopped and said, "Do you hear that?" Matt answered it was just the sprinklers but Zach shook his head and listened closer. From what I could see his eyes got real big real fast. I looked at Matt who was about to say something but stopped when he heard something. Just then I heard it too... Crying. From down that dark, uninhabited street, someone was crying. It sounded like a young girl, that's the only guess I have. And why any young girl (or anybody) would be down a dark unlit street without a flashlight crying at 8:30 at night is beyond me. So, not wanting to investigate who or what might be crying, we ran like hell back to the green lit house. We didn't stop until we got there.
I still get chills thinking about that crying...