The Laundry Room

30 November 2018 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

While yes, this isn’t the absolutely most terrifying or horrific story, it is the strangest and scariest thing that has ever happened to me.

So, this happened when I was around 10. I’ve always taken the bus home from school, and I had gotten a home key for my 8th birthday. This was because most of the time, neither of my parents was home when by the time I arrived.

Today was a day like normal. I got home at 2:45, unlocked the back door with my home key and walked into the house. I have always felt slightly uneasy about being home by myself, mostly because of many late nights listening to creepy YouTube videos, but today I just felt terrified as I stepped into the house. I brushed off the uneasy feeling, dropping my backpack on the floor and starting on my homework.

About 30 minutes in, the longest than my parents had ever been gone, I heard small, faint footstep like sounds upstairs, coming from the laundry room and going towards my mom’s desk. My mother’s office is right by the laundry room, and you can access it through a door. I work at the kitchen table, and my mom’s office is on a bit of a balcony above. Then, I heard the sound of rustling papers. This terrified me out of my mind.

I froze up. My pencil stopped moving, and my entire body froze in fear. I couldn’t move a muscle, not even if I had wanted to. It was only 20 more minutes later, when my dad came home, that I could slightly relax again.

Once my dad started on his work I went upstairs to my mother’s office, and the sight there shocked me. My mother’s work papers, generally organized in neat stacks, was scattered across her loft. Freaked out, I quickly stacked the papers, and put them back where they belonged, or at least where I had assumed that they belonged.

That laundry room has scared me ever since. However, the mystery of who or what was up there that day will forever haunt me. for now, however, I’m just glad I don’t live in that house anymore.


Submitted to Weird Darkness and My Haunted Life Too by Anon.

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