English is not my first language and I'm sorry for any mistakes!
When I was around 10 or 11, we moved into our first restaurant. It was on a hill, with only one neighbor (we only saw him like once a month). We had a huge garden, the forest was right behind our house. With a little lake just only a ten minutes walk away I thought it was beautiful. It kinda was but... I hated it there so much. Not because of the forest at night and all the wild boars we had there, but more of what I saw/heard there.
My room was right under the roof. It was nice and cozy, had a separate room. The stairs were small and it was impossible for my last dog to go up there. Even my parents had problems. It would start out really slow. I heard a creak there, a muffled sound here... Everything you could blame on an old house being old. But things started to get worse from there on. From my bed, I could look right to the door of the other room. Nothing bad, but then I heard something... scratching or fumbling with the door handle. I blamed it on the wind coming trough the old window (I have no idea why but yeah) and brushed it off. A few minutes later I heard a small "bang" on the door. Like someone was knocking. I was now freaking out. But being the little kid I was, I hid under the covers. The small knocking stopped and I fell asleep. Every night I would wake up, just for the sake of a glass of water. The room was pitch black, which unsettled me but nothing too bad. Took a big gulp, and tried to sleep again. When I heard the damn stairs creek. But not normal "old stairs do that" creak. No, someone was coming up my room. In the dark. My parents were both asleep, my dog wasn't able to go up. I was nearly crying.
Right before "it" was in my room, all the noises would stop. I would hide underneath my covers again and forced myself to fall asleep. I thought it was just my imagination playing tricks or whatever. I didn't make a big fuss about it. But... it continued. Every single night I heard these footsteps. And they were coming closer every night. Luckily, I convinced my parents to get the small two rooms on the same floor as them. I was so happy and got a TV, on which I would watch everything until I fall asleep. But of course, the footsteps didn't stop.
This time it sounded like someone was coming DOWN the stairs! The stairs were right in front of my door, which made it worse. I was terrified. Sleepless because of all that, which resulted in me having to listen to it. When the footsteps would be right at my door, I would pretend I was asleep. Was too scared to look what it was.
This continued over the span of... I guess four years. I had nightmares of a shadow slamming my door open. taking me and stabbing me in the guts. The worst part about these dreams was, that I wouldn't wake up. I would wake up when I've lost too much blood in my dreams. I started to see this damn shadow of some kind of man everywhere! I went for a walk, saw this damn shadow walking trough these woods. I would be alone at home, I saw this damn shadow in a mirror behind me.
One night, in summer break, I would lock the door. Of course, I hid the keys in my room, right underneath the TV. I had another nightmare, but woke up before I died. I was glad but my blood froze when I looked up. The door was open. And the keys were laying on the floor right beside my bed.
I'm glad we moved away after 4 years of utter terror. I visited our old house a few months back. To my surprise, I found it calming but I had the feeling something was staring at me all the time.
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