Real-Life Horror Stories: The Child in the Night

scary girlA child is wandering on the street at midnight, but is she an innocent or a sign of danger to come? Would you stop to help, even if your heart screamed "RUN!"?


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 ...

"My friend and I were walking back to her house from a bar, and all of a sudden I had an overwhelming feeling like we were being followed. I couldn't hear footsteps or anything. It was just a feeling. I can't even explain it.

"I looked over at her and could immediately see a look of terror on her face, and I said, 'Is someone behind us? Is someone following us?'

"She just said, 'Walk faster,' and she then proceeded to walk so fast that she was almost running. I turned around, and what I saw standing on the train tracks was a little girl in a white nightgown.

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"I was so confused! My first thought was that we need to help her (it had to be about midnight or so), but as I looked closer, I just knew that it wasn't even a real girl. It was like a shadowy figure. At this point, I started running and caught up with my friend and we ran all the way back to her house without another word spoken between us. But when I got inside I asked her if she saw what I saw and she did! That has to be the craziest thing I've ever seen!" -- Sarah L., Como Park, Minnesota


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