Saturday, October 18, 2014

Paranormal Phenomena at The Guest House

I arrived to this guest house with the resolution to stay for a long time. My belongings included a suitcase full of clothing and toiletries. I had left another guest house earlier that day, so this was the second I was visiting during the last month. However, since the very first day, strange events began to occur.

I was relaxing at the terrace; enjoying the sunshine, when a woman named Sofia, another tenant in the house, approached me. From the talk we had, I knew that nobody in the house had lasted more than three days. She told me that paranormal phenomena was occurring too often, I did not give much importance to the comment, and I headed to my room.

On my first night at the house, while reading a novel in my room, a storm of rain, thunder and lightning made its appearance, filling the atmosphere with fright. Down the drain in the shower, a great amount of water began to emerge and after some minutes, it flooded the entire room, giving it a stinky smell.

I left my room and I met Sofia in the hallway. We walked out of the house to the garden. We were far from the house, but close to an old basement, when she pointed out to something and inquired;

"What's that smell?" with surprise.

"Horrible!" I answered.

Then we walked to the water fountain in the garden. While there, I submerged my hands to play with the water. When I took them out, I realized that they were dirty with mud. Near the fountain there was a water faucet. I went there to wash my hands, but when I was about to turn on the knob I noticed that it was petrified! as if it hadn´t  been used in many years. Then we walked into the kitchen and the water knobs were petrified, there as well.

During my third night at the house, while talking to my friend, Sofia, in the courtyard, which was very large indeed, we heard a slight moan. She got a bit nervous and said;

"There she is again" she exclaimed with fear.

"Who?" I asked.

"The witch." she answered.

"That old lady, who rents the rooms, always hiding behind the windows, trying to find out what one is talking about." she explained.

After the incident, each of us went to their respective rooms.

That same night, shortly after going to bed, I fell completely asleep. When I opened my eyes, the tall figure of a human shadow was standing in front of me. I made an attempt to get out of bed, but despite the efforts, my attempts were useless. The shadow began to move away from me, until it disappeared behind the door. After leaving, it uttered out a mocking laugh.

Early at dawn, I packed my belongings, which were not many, and left the house. After walking a little over two blocks, I realized that I had forgotten to hand over the keys and picked up an empty jug of water from my room. I turned around and headed back to the guest house.

I rang the bell twice, before the old lady opened the door.

"Here are your keys I'm leaving. I´m going to the other side of town" I said nervously.

She opened the door and invited me to come in. Once inside, three Doberman dogs appeared, growling, as if they were ready to attack.

"Silence!" She ordered them.

The dogs ran to hide in the basement.

"Get your belongings and get out from my house" She yelled, while staring at me directly in the eyes.

I went to my room, took an empty water jug and returned to the door.

She was still there, at the door.

“Get out!” She said, angrily.

I couldn´t stand anymore that ferocious gaze in her eyes and I moved away from the place. Immediately after leaving, I heard a very loud bang behind me, which left an echo reverberating in my ears.

I had walked for less than three minutes down the street with my suitcase on one hand and the empty jug on the other hand, heading to the subway and grateful that the dogs did not dare to attack me, I felt less tense and more relaxed.

Suddenly! I began to feel that the empty jug was shaking and a windy whistling sound was coming out from it. When I entered the subway station, the jug was still shaking. I placed it on the floor and out of the reach of my hands, while it continued spinning, as if someone was rocking it. I did not think twice and started running, leaving the jug where it was, without looking back.

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