Odd Feeling and the Sound of Footsteps

Posted on January 20, 2012

Okay, so I live in an apartment which has been around since about 1975 or somewhere around that year. I’ve lived here for 3 years now. So, I guess the story begins around the second year of living here.

I was going down the stairs to go get a soda from the pop machine on the first floor. As I reached the second floor, which was a clearing with a window, and made my way to the stairs down to the second floor with apartments, I felt an odd, tingly feeling down my spine. Like somebody watching me. I turned, and nobody was there.

Now, I usually get my sodas at night, since that’s when my caffeine craving kicks in. I shrugged, and went down the stairs. I swear I heard the door opening and footsteps coming down the flight of stairs from the third floor hallway. I nearly had a panic attack. I shook off the thought, and continued on my way down the last flight of stairs. That’s when I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I whipped my head around. Nothing was there! That’s when I knew there was something going on in my building. I got my soda and ran back upstairs.

That night, I lay in bed reading. I heard the door open. The door from the hallway. My dog and parents did nothing. I slid under my covers, and peered out to the kitchen. I knew what I saw. I just thought nothing of the black figure which stood in the threshold of the kitchen entrance. I thought I was seeing things. I mean, it was dark. The rest of the night, I felt like I was being watched form the hallway outside of my room.

Now every night I close my bedroom door, but I tell my parents that it’s because I don’t like the cats coming in my room. They’d call me crazy if I told them what I had saw that night. Even though they believe in those paranormal oddities like I do, I don’t think they would believe my tale. I just can’t tell anybody.

Sent in by Celest, Copyright 2012 TrueGhostTales.com




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2 Responses to “Odd Feeling and the Sound of Footsteps”
  1. jeffb1 says:

    Celest,

    I can only present my experience with the power of suggestion, and the power of visualization. I had been reading a book titled “GHOSTS.” That book has hundreds of stories in it. There is a common denominator in most of the stories. You guessed it. In a word “footsteps.” It is just my opinion, but I believe that the sound of footsteps is just a scare tactic. Your fear jumps a couple of notches, and next thing you know, there are a number of other factors that you have to deal with.

    One day I was still reading this book, and right about noon time, I could hear someone walking on the roof, and I mean for nearly twenty minutes. I suspected the power of suggestion was working on me. I decided to put my imagination to work. I visualized a badly dressed pirate was up on the roof, and the footsteps stopped in less than a couple of minutes.

    Your situation could be a whole lot different than my own. I still believe our imagination sometimes does not serve us well. That is a good time to make my imagination work for me.

    Let us know how you are doing. I’ll be watching for your next post.

  2. Jasmine says:

    Well, what i can say is that we all sometimes ave those feelings of supposely feel being watched at night. I live in an 200 year old house, sounds crazy huh? But from what i can tell you is tht i sometimes DO feel like im being watched and so, but like ive NEVER ever experienced anything close to paranormal or nothing like weird like sounds at night. Im happy that the person tht rented our house actually told a pope to bless our house and we always have like some onions in the front door, i think they are called that lol, but please take care if you still live in that house. :)

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