Reader Submission: The Little Girl

“Hello, I would like to share with you a real incident that my mother experienced many years ago.

My mother is from Greece, but she lived in Nigeria for three years with her ex-husband. They had A LOT of money because of her husband Stelio’s job, and as a result they had MANY enemies there.

It is said that Juju or black magic used to be very potent in Nigeria, and my mother herself saw many places where magic was performed. One day, my mother went to her husband’s car and found some hairs of his hidden inside a piece of silver foil under his seat. At that time, she didn’t give any attention to it.

After a short period of time, her brother Theodosis died after an accident he had with his motorcycle. The strange thing about it is that he died on Stelios’ name day!!!

My mother went back to Greece to see her brother for the last time. The next day (a day before his funeral, I think ), the doorbell of our apartment rang and it was a little girl, about 5-6 years old with long blonde hair, saying that she was lost and needed help. My mother agreed to help so she drove the girl back to her house (the girl told her the address).

The really creepy coincidence was that the little girl’s house was right across from the house of Theodosis’ best friend! The girl’s house was inside a big plot full of trees, and it was hard distinguish. My mother wanted to go with her to the door to make sure she got in okay, but the girl wouldn’t let her. She kept finding excuses like ‘we have dogs’ or ‘my mother will get angry’ in order not to let my mother go with her. After a few months, my mother learned that the house had been abandoned for many years.

Another strange think I forgot to mention is that we live in a flat on the third floor of a block so why did the little girl come up there and not ring anyone else’s doorbell first? There are five more apartments below us, so it’s unlikely that no one else was there. In addition to that, as with any other block of flats, our building has a main door that is always locked and cannot be opened unless a person has the key or someone else opens it for them.

I really need your ideas on what this thing could be. Could it be caused by voodoo? Was the girl a ghost? A demon? My uncle’s soul? Since then, my mother has experienced many creepy things like strange dreams about her brother, butterflies in the house appearing from nowhere, and the feeling that someone is with her wherever she goes. Not only that, but my grandmother feels someone touching her on the back when no one else is home and MANY other things! All these things have weakened over the last few years, but I feel that something is still there! Any ideas?”

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