The Modern Day Boogeyman
One time, my co-worker and I had to finish preparations for an important presentation. We decided to use my place as our workspace because he said his place was messy. My place is a small one bedroom apartment but he didn’t mind since we really needed to get work done.
We were up working pretty late, around midnight. But being a long way from his house, my co-worker asked me if he could crash on my floor tonight and just catch the first bus the next morning. I was not fully on-board with the idea of having a male co-worker sleep at my apartment but after all the work we did that night I was so ready to pass out as well.
I got into bed and he laid out a blanket for himself on the floor and we both fell asleep.
Next thing I know, my co-worker wakes me up saying “I’m really hungry. Let’s go get some food.”. I open my eyes and check the time. “Now? It’s 2 am! Go back to bed.” But he really insisted, “No. I’m so hungry, let’s go get something to eat now.” I told him he could help himself in the kitchen but that I only had cereal and simple sandwich ingredients. But he was being very persistent about getting some food. “I saw a 24-hour place just down the road, let’s go there.”, he said. Eventually, after several attempts of persuasion, my co-worker convinces me to accompany him to the restaurant so we leave my apartment and head out.
As soon as we got a couple of feet away from my apartment my co-worker says “I’m not hungry.”—and, as calm as he could, continued on to say “I woke up in the middle of the night and looked under your bed. There’s a man sleeping there.”
We immediately called the police and they discovered that a homeless man had been living in my apartment and sleeping under my bed. Apparently, for over 2 months. My co-worker only saw him because he was lying on my floor.
I had a big test coming up but I needed to babysit my niece (my brother’s baby). They said I could use their dining table as my study area and handed me a baby monitor where I could see my niece on a small monitor. Everything was fine and I was almost done studying when I heard whispering coming from the baby monitor. I thought it was just signal noise or digital static but when I looked at the monitor there was a shadow by my niece’s crib. I have never been more terrified in my life. I went up to get my niece but saw nothing. I checked the baby monitor again and the shadow was gone.
I told my brother about what had happened and he proceeded to tell me that sometimes when he’s working he would also hear the whispering. He would have the baby monitor with him as well and said he saw a shadow too. He pulled me aside and told me not to mention it to my sister-in-law because he didn’t want her to worry.
When my niece was just learning to talk she would tell her mom about her ‘friend’. They lived in that house for four more years and when they moved out my niece would ask her parents if they could go back to their old house because her ‘friend’ was waiting for her. Her mom told her to ask her friend to come to visit them so she could meet him but all she would say was that he couldn’t leave the house.
I was in the bathroom peeing when I heard the bathroom door open. Thinking it was one of my roommates, without looking behind me I said “I’m almost done close the door.” but it didn’t close.
I finished up and turned around. In front of me was a young girl with no face.
I was so scared that I shut my eyes and ran through the ghost to the door but then I just ran straight into the door, because apparently, it was closed! Frantically I tried to open the door without really opening my eyes and ran to my bed and stayed under the sheets the whole night.
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my dormmate is giggling and playing with my hair and in the morning she doesn’t remember.
Half-asleep or Half-awake
I was up very late studying for my test at our school’s library. I was getting really sleepy but I was trying to stay awake since I needed to do good on this test. I was struggling to keep my eyes open when I see a girl standing a few feet away from me. I couldn’t move or speak or do anything. I was just frozen and in shock. She started to walk towards me and she places her hand on top of my books. In her hand was a rosary and she leaves the rosary with me on my pile of books.
Then I wake up. Apparently, I fell asleep and I had to gather my things and go back to my dorm. I put all my belongings in my bag and when I was checking my area if I didn’t leave anything else, I noticed that the rosary from my dream was sitting exactly where the girl left it. So I don’t know if what I saw was a dream or not.