I just got home from a week long resident camp. During my stay at Camp Molly Laumen, I was the only girl in my entire unit who DIDN’T have anything creepy or scary happen to her. I’m super protective of everyone that I care about, and I’m normally protective of those I DON’T know also. Someone even started the rumor in my unit that if something happens, if you scream I’d be there in about three seconds with my killer flashlight (“killer” being the nickname they gave my Maglite).
It all started on Monday morning when my tent mate asked me if I saw anyone or heard anyone outside of our tent the night before. I told her the truth, I didn’t. She saw a man’s shadow out in the woods. I got off of my cot and went out to where she was pointing, no signs that anyone had been standing there. The ground was muddy and there wasn’t any footprints anywhere around the tree.
On Monday night we slept in Bear Creek Lodge(the mess hall) watching a movie. Naomi told me on Tuesday morning that there was a man standing outside of the window at about four in the morning. I assumed that it was her imagination, until Krystal told me that she saw the same thing about fifteen minutes after Naomi told me about what she saw. Krystal hadn’t talked to Naomi yet that morning.
On Tuesday night I told Naomi to tell me right away should she see anyone standing in the woods. The back flaps of the tent were open to the woods, it made her feel even more terrified so Becca (the last tent mate) and I went out and shut them and tied them shut.
We asked our counselors if we could push our beds together(without telling them the reason), they told us no. When we were about asleep I heard Naomi whisper my name. She had just heard a man right outside of the tent. This was an all-girl camp, only four male counselors who work with the kitchen, the pool, or the nature teacher. I ran over to were she was and she said that the voice was gone. I grabbed my Maglite to go and look outside, but Naomi grabbed my hand and made me stay in the tent. That’s when I convinced her to tell our counselors about the man. I walked with Naomi to their tent, and stayed with her when she was telling them everything. They later let me push my bed up to Naomi’s so she wouldn’t be as scared during the night because she could wake me up, and I would beat the shit out of anyone trying to get in to our tent.
On Tuesday night we also had a counselor hunt. Most of the counselors went out into the woods and the different units to hide, and the group of girls who get the most signatures win. Krystal told me that ever since the hunt, she’d been seeing things out of the corner of her eyes.
On Wednesday night I was the only one in my tent who wasn’t terrified to fall asleep. I sat up for about two hours waiting for Naomi, Krystal, and Becca to fall asleep. I wasn’t woken up, but they told me in the morning that they all saw a man standing by the unit kitchen(a shelter house with picnic tables in it). They didn’t tell the counselors.
That day I found out that some of the girls from the other tents were also hearing/seeing/feeling odd things at night. No one got homesick. All of us there had been to a resident camp before, we all knew of the noises that you hear outside during the night, and no one but the girls in tent four knew of what Naomi was telling us. I was the only one who didn’t have anything strange happen to them, I’m also the only one who wasn’t scared.
On Thursday night we slept in the unit kitchen. Sadie asked me to sleep next to her in case something happened she could have someone there who she knew would protect her(I still don’t know how anyone besides my tent mates knew about that).
It was about sixty degrees outside at this point, and Naomi was trying to tell me that it was freezing. She was shivering and covered in goose bumps. Where I was, a single, thin blanket was more then enough. I was less then three feet away from her. I put my arm over her, it was freezing. I know that we were outside, but lower down. I checked for a breeze or a draft or something that would of explained the coldness just around her. I couldn’t find anything at all. When it was about four in the morning it got freezing, like to about twenty degrees. Twenty degrees. Talk about Christmas in July!
At about two or three in the morning I heard Sadie whisper my name trying to wake me up. She asked me if I just heard anything. I hadn’t. She told me to go back to bed and she’d tell me about it when we woke up.
Three girls, Sadie, Taylor, and Becca all heard a banging under the unit kitchen that night. I’m willing to believe that it was just a raccoon or some sort of animal. They then heard footsteps walk along the shelter, less then five feet from them. They all looked over at the first table, a man was sitting there. They told me that they hear him/her say something, and that the voice was a deep women’s voice, or a higher male’s voice. There wasn’t anyone in our unit who fit the description given of that man. Only one counselor fit. She was on the other side of the camp, no reason for her to be over in Dogwood. We asked her also, she said that she was in her tent all night.
That’s all of the creepy things that I’m aware of that happened while I was at Camp Molly Laumen this year. What I’m a bit confused about is why I was the only girl who didn’t get any personal experience, I didn’t even see or hear or feel anything while everyone else did. I was the girl in charge of protecting everyone else, God knows that I’m not brave enough for the job of protecting people against what I can’t even see or hear. I still want to protect these girls, but half of them leave so far from me. The closest one lives about fifteen minutes away, the furthest lives two and a half hours away from me. I want to protect them, because in this week they have become my sisters. I have all of their phone numbers and email address, and I’m friends with most of them on Facebook, but I’m only able to talk to them that way.
I have a few questions: 1) Why did nothing happen to me? 2) How can I protect them if I am only talking to them? 3) I’m not strong, I’m not brave, I just wasn’t afraid. Could that of been a reason that I didn’t have anything?
Thanks for reading.
Sent in by Ghost Girl, Copyright 2011 TrueGhostTales.com
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