Real-Life Horror Stories: The Chilling Omen

stairsYou are standing at the top of the stairs when your heart begins to pound and your stomach drops. Suddenly the steps seem dangerously steep. But there's nothing to be afraid of ... is there?

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Throughout the month of October, the year's spookiest month, we'll be sharing real-life scary stories. These are not made-up tales told around the campfire. They are real deal, first-person accounts told in the victim's own words. Keep reading if you dare ...

"I was in college, and started to notice being uncomfortable going down stairs. I started changing my routines so I could avoid stairs -- like instead of studying on the fourth stack of the library, I studied on the main floor. Instead of eating in the cafeteria, I ate in the student center on the main level. After about a month of this, I realized I wasn't just uncomfortable -- I was scared.

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"My friends noticed and thought they would 'help me' get over this phobia I had developed. They took my books and put them on the lower level of the library. I could see them from the top of the stairs. I walked down the thirteen steps and when I hit the bottom of the stairs, I burst out crying. I thought I was going to get sick; I was sweating and shaking and sobbing.

"My friends were so sorry they had put me through it, and I grabbed my stuff and left. I ran back to my dorm, but realized I felt better, lighter, less worried about the steps.

"I got a call from my mother the next day. She said my grandmother had fallen down some steps and broken her hip, while mailing me a birthday card. She fell at 9:30 the night before, right when I hit the bottom of the stairs at the library." -- Jackie L., Tucson, Arizona

 

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