Sunday, May 31, 2009

One of the reasons why I like Scary Things

Many years ago, my friend invited me over to his house for a sleepover. He lived on the opposite side of town where most of the homes had spacious yards and very nice doghouses.

If I remember, my friend didn't like his house and was scared to be there alone. Usually, his sister was around and always had a friend over on the weekends. That particular night, his parents were out and she spent most of her time in her room.

After a few hours of videos and stuffing pizza down our throats, my friend and I went to bed. However, I couldn't sleep because his sheets were prickly and it was a little hot in his room. So I went over to the window to crack it open for some air.

And that's when I noticed a man staring at the neighbor's house. I only saw the back of him, I couldn't tell if he was bald or if he just had a round head. I stood there watching him until he finally moved. He walked up to the house and start writing on the window. Then, he backed up and turned around. I hid so he couldn't see me, but it was too late, he saw me. I was caught, but I kept watching. He was bald, and very skinny almost like a skeleton. He stood for several minutes and then, he waved.

I waved back and just like that, he walked away.

The next day I told my friend about what I saw. We went over to the neighbor's house to see what was written on the was a face with a frown on it. My friend told his neighbors and they quickly called the cops.

Till this day, no one ever found out who did it. I never told the cops or my friend about the stranger waving at me. I thought if I said a word, it wouldn't be real anymore; that moment would cease to exist. But it was more than that. I realized I liked the fear and terror I felt. It was a rush, an weird but refreshing rush. For that moment, I interacted with some crazy person and that was very exciting to me.

In fact, that little event help started my love affair with horror and scary things. Actually, it's one of the reasons why I like scary things, I just like that story because there is no real ending.

As far as I know...He's still out there.


Sasha (Malchik Gai) said...

This is particularly awesome. I've not got any similar experiences and I envy you it. Thanks for sharing it.

thegayte-keeper said...

I was just telling my room-mate how you LOVE horror movies and I couldn't help but wonder I know.

Allan S. said...

Wow, that was creepy! I was actually breathing faster, and my heart was cringing.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Even more frighteningly he now draws smiley faces!!!!

Joy said...

This freaks me out! I'm a horror wimp!

Ian a.k.a. Darktomahawk said...

That's just too creepy for me V. I think I woulda pee'd my pants, passed out, dropped over dead, or all the above.

I like suspense, but not all out scare-me-so-I-can't-sleep at night horror. Uh-un. I'm with Joy, I'm a horror wimp. Gimme something funny and feel good any day!

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