Real-Life Horror Stories: The Room With a Terrible Secret

old houseA closed room in the house is hiding a terrible family secret. Find out what happens when a child opens the door and goes inside ...


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 ...

"When I was a kid, I used to stay at my grandparents' house (which has been in our family for over 100 years) for the summer. They had a big old rambling house, and the only room that was off-limits was this weird little room on the top floor. I was always curious about it, and one day my curiosity got the best of me and I waited until my grandparents were gone and went up there.

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"The first thing that I noticed was that even though the rest of the house was overly warm, it felt cool, almost cold in there. And then I saw that there was an old crib and antique toys in the room. I started playing with some of the dolls and then heard a child's voice say, 'Are you here to play with me?'

"I got super freaked out and ran out of the room. That night I had the most vivid dream of a little girl dressed in an old-fashioned dress asking me to come play.

"YEARS later, after my grandparents had died, I was going through some family stuff and discovered the story of how my great-great-grandmother had been declared crazy and sent to live in an asylum after she killed her 2-year-old daughter.

"Where had she done it? In the closed-off room of the house, the one that used to be a nursery." -- Miranda S., Toledo, Ohio


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