Reader Submission: Night Watcher

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“I was up in the mountains with my dad and my dog for a long weekend. We rented a tiny little scenic cabin, made almost entirely of glass. The door didn’t even lock. Right next to the house, basically the backyard, was a small river. On the other side was a cement dam. It flowed under the small road that was nearby. It was also in a ravine, where there were giant mountains all around, and we were at the bottom.

We hung out until night time then went to sleep. Around one in the morning, my dog woke me up because he needed to go outside. It was really cold, so I got all bundled up and put his leash on. I also grabbed a torch because there were absolutely no light sources outside. I went out past the deck into the grass right next to the river and turned my light on. I moved my light all along the edge of the mountain. Suddenly I saw something on the dam on the other side of the river, and I did a double take. A man was standing on the dam. I guess he was a man. He didn’t have a face and was dressed all in black. He wasn’t far away at all. We stared at each other for awhile. He didn’t react at all to my shining the light directly into his eyes. After a minute, I did the stupidest, most horror movie cliche thing ever. I called out, ‘HELLO?’. I thought he might have been ice fishing or walking his dog, but when he didn’t move or respond I realized he wasn’t doing either.

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Reader Submission: Granny’s Ghost


“When I was around 20, my closest friend moved out of his parents’ house and moved into his grandparents’ house (they had both passed away several years earlier). After living there for about a year or so, he needed a roommate to help pay bills so I decided to move in with him. Now, he always told me about strange things happening, but I never thought anything of it and didn’t really believe in ghosts.

A few days after moving in, I was up one night watching TV. I was alone in the house as my roommate worked the night shift. After watching TV for an hour or so, I got up to use the bathroom. As I stood at the toilet peeing, I heard a thump on the bathroom door. I didn’t think too much of it, but a few seconds later I felt a slight tug at my pants. I thought it was strange but still didn’t worry and went back to the couch to watch the football game.

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Reader Submission: The Haunted Bedroom

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“I rent an apartment and the apartment is located on the first floor so there’s a neighbor on the second floor and another neighbor located to the left on the first floor. The creepy part of my apartment is the bedroom.

One day when I was 5 years old and bored, my mom was in the kitchen and my dad was working outside on a friend’s car. I disliked my newborn brother for a variety of reasons, so I decided to bother him while he was sleeping.

I gently opened the bedroom door and saw heavy duty boot footprints on the carpet. Now, my dad would NEVER walk around the house with his shoes on. Neither would my mom or I. The even creepier part is that the footprints lead from the wall on the right, around my parents’ bed, to the wall on the left side of the bed and then stopped. They did not lead back out. When I was about to leave the room, the footsteps disappeared like they had never existed. I ran out the door.

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Reader Submission: I Love You


“I was stationed at Fort Stewart, GA.  I lived in an apartment with my husband off post in Hinesville.

When we moved into the apartment, the bathroom had long, dark hairs in the tub and sink and a woman’s bra behind the door. We didn’t think anything of it, we just cleaned our new bathroom and set up house.

During the night, as we slept, the house was silent and there was no disturbance except a sudden chill around two in the morning, which was a little odd since it was a good 85 – 90 degrees outside. In the morning, there were again long, black hairs all over the bathroom. This happened a few days in a row.

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