This is not so much a story, as it is a question. Who can help us? We need answers and we need them pretty quick.
Well here goes. My in-laws moved into their house in 2006. At first there was nothing unusual, but then if you’ve read my two other stories you’d see we’re no strangers to the super natural. Well, we ended up moving in with my in-laws and their two girls. We stayed in their daughters’ room. Then it started…
Now no one noticed at first because it started with nightmares. My husband would have horrific nightmares… but you see he’s been having them for years so we didn’t think much of it. Then they got worse. He would cry out in his sleep for help and would wake up with scratches on his body. He would tell me that there was something in that house that was hurting him. It would hold him down and choke him. It would suffocate him and scratch him. It would tease him and it was evil. He wouldn’t sleep with the closet door open. He said it was a black figure, thin, strong, and it came from the closet.
Then we started to see it walking around the house. My husband’s friend saw it walk down the hallway, out of “our room”. My little sister-in-laws, 14 and 15, would see it walking from that room. My mother-in law saw it standing in her doorway. It never hurt any of us.. except for my husband and only in his sleep.
Well we moved out and my sisters-in-law got their room back. It didn’t take long for the black figure to find a new victim. One morning at about 4:30 my mother-in-law got up to use the bathroom and check on the house, as every parent does and she noticed that her daughter’s light was on. So, she opened the door and saw my younger sister-in-law, Josie, with the covers pulled over her head. My mother-in-law asked Josie if she was awake and Josie replied, “No, I must have fallen asleep with the lights on.” My mother-in-law went back to bed.
In the morning Josie told� her mom what really happened. This is what Josie said, “I was sleeping and woke up to a feeling of someone watching me. Then I felt someone holding me down and it was kind of suffocating me. I got scared so I closed my eyes. It was telling me it wanted me to help it do something. It needed my help, but it wouldn’t tell me what it needed me to do. I was so scared. It was hurting me. I started to cry and to pray. Then it let me go. I opened my eyes and saw a thin black figure float into the closet. I was so scared I turned on the lights.”
My mother-in-law is a religious woman and keeps holy water in her house. So, she took her holy water, said a prayer and threw some of the holy water on the closet wall. She threw more than she wanted and expected to see it run down the wall, but instead it sizzled as soon as the water hit the wall. She touched the wall. It was not hot, but it was dry. She couldn’t believe it. Then she threw some more and again it sizzled and dried. She said another prayer and left the room feeling confused. That night she slept in the room, but nothing happened.
On Christmas we slept over at my mother-in-laws again. We slept in the den. My husband woke me up in the middle of the night and asked if we could sleep in the living room. Sleepily I moved our blankets and pillows to the living room. We went back to sleep. In the morning I was told why. My husband had said there was a little girl about two years old running up to his face giggling and then running back down the hall.Then she would run back to his face giggling again. She never touched him or hurt him, but the experience did scare him. He couldn’t even tell if he was awake or dreaming.
He told his mom what had happened to him and she told him that the little girl doesn’t hurt anybody. My other sister-in-law, Steph (see A Real Nightmare) said that the little girl will lay down beside her when she’s sleeping. Steph will see her run through the house. She’s just a baby. They hear her giggling a lot.
So here’s my question…. What do you think or know is in that closet? What is the black figure who likes to hurt and scare people and why does it only target my husband and Josie? How can we really get rid of it? If anyone can help please do…. Thanks.
Written by Angelica Olvera, Copyright 2008