Little boy thought he saw a ghost in his house, but nah, it was actually way worse
Halloween is over. Yes, we know, it's grand, calm down.
It might officially be the festive season (only about 50 days to go guys, wha?), but that doesn't mean that we can't still get super hyped about all things scary.
Horror is for life, not just for, ahem, Christmas.
Anyway, even if you don't like all things spook, you'll like this because it's equal parts terrifying, harrowing, and just plain entertaining.
Anyway, a Reddit user shared the below story and it's nothing short of absolutely brilliant so please enjoy.
It kicks off like so: “My brother saw a ghost as a kid. Two decades later, I realised what he actually saw."
The story begins with the person's brother telling them that they're too afraid to use the bathroom at night because of something they're seeing in the hallway.
“[He said] ‘I’m gonna try to pee before I go to bed. The past few nights I’ve been too afraid to walk to the bathroom. I keep seeing a man wearing stripes at the end of the hallway.
“I was terrified by it. The fear of seeing a ghost like that at the end of the hallway or through the windows is the reason I started running from the stairs to my bedroom at night.”
Grand, seeing a ghost, all good.
Except, it wasn't. Fast-forward a couple years later and the user's mother tells them what the ghost actually was - a man who she used to see staring in her window.
Yeah, a real life man.
The story goes on:
“She went on to describe how turning on the lights caused him to take off running and how she grabbed my dad’s pistol before calling the cops.
“Tall white male, wearing a striped shirt and jeans, short dark hair… something like that. They said it matched the description of a man they were looking for in the area. It turns out he had escaped from jail on a murder charge."
Nah, just nah.