This story takes place seven years ago. This story is very true and it was a very scary experience for us. All of us.
My husband and I had the VHS of Nightmare On Elm Street Part One. His little sister Steph,who was eight, loved that movie. She would watch it every chance she got. Not that we ever complained, we’re horror movie freaks! That movie is my husband’s favorite!
One night we all watched the movie together and then went to bed. My mother in law, Mary Ann, is very light sleeper. This is due to her two sons sneaking off in her car at night. She heard soft faint noises that awoke her. She opened her eyes to see Steph sitting at the foot of her bed singing the famous “One, Two, Freddy’s coming for you” song. She was singing in a clear voice now. My mother in law thought Steph was trying to scare her for a second, but such things are not in her nature.
When Steph had finished the song both her and Mary Ann heard in a very clear scary Freddy Krueger voice, “Freddy’s Here!”
Then in a terrified weeping voice Steph called out “Mary Ann!”
My mother in law leapt up to grab hold of Steph and pulled her towards herself. The room got very quiet and still.
After my mother in law comforted Steph she went into the kitchen to calm her nerves and try to rationalize what had just occurred. My husband and I, being nosey, went to see why she was awake so late. She was pale and shaky when we entered the kitchen. Her eyes were huge and she just didn’t look right. I ran to her and asked what was wrong. I thought she had a nightmare.
She told us what had happened to her and Steph. She swore the voice was not Steph’s. She knew what she had heard and it scared her. We were all startled. Just hearing the tone of her voice frightened us. It was so sure. I knew better than to doubt her. She was not the type of woman to play games with this type of stuff.
Just as she was finished telling us about her experience the lights went black in the kitchen. We all jumped. My heart was racing. I didn’t know what was going on. In the darkness we all reached for each other.
I found some courage from somewhere deep down inside and said in a calm voice “I bet the breaker just jumped.” They sent me outside to see if the breaker did indeed jump. It was pitch black outside and I was all alone. I ran to breaker as fast as my legs could go. The breaker did not jump. My heart felt like it was giving out. I turned the breaker off and turned it back on and thank God the light in the kitchen turned on. I turned and ran as fast as I could towards the door. We just stayed awake all night and talked about what had happened.
The next day we asked Steph what she remembered.She remembered it all. She still does to this day. Steph swears that it was Freddy Krueger’s voice. She knows he was there. And to this day she will not watch any of his movies either.
Written by Angelica Olvera, Copyright 2008