September 2004 Page 24
I just read the story "Entity in a Robe" and I nearly had a heart attack, because the exact same experience happened to me on May 23rd 1996.
It was the night before my sixth birthday, I think. I woke up in the middle of the night because I had to go to the bathroom. On my upstairs floor, there's a hallway where my room is at the end, my brother's is on the side, next to mine, and my parents' room is down the hall. Right next to their door is the staircase. Half way through, there is a window. For some reason, every time I walk by there, I have a tendency to look over at the window. Only this night, it was different.
Standing before the window was this black thing... in a black robe and a black cloak/hood thing over it. Basically, it was all black. Its face – I don't remember all that well – I think it was green. It sort of looked like an orc from Lord of the Rings or something, but it was different. Its eyes, they were evil. Just pure evil. They were black holes into nothing. And it was grinning at me. The most evil grin I have seen in all my life. It was so horrifying I can't even describe it in words. Whenever I moved, its eyes would follow me. I could just tell that it wanted me. It wanted to lure me into something.
So I ran as fast as I could into my parents' room, and I woke up my dad. I was screaming and crying and yelling... and he didn't understand what was wrong. I told him that there was a ghost – an evil ghost. I begged him to protect me. I showed him where I saw it, and just as I was expecting, it was gone. I've never seen it since. I've only seen it a couple times in my dreams.
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