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originally posted by: ParanoidCovKid
a reply to: skunkape23
But how do you fight something you cant see?
originally posted by: ParanoidCovKid
Hello ATS, i would like to tell you a story of what i witnessed when i was 17 and living in a hostel.
Firstly ill explain what i could get about the history of the building from the current owners at the time. The building was made in the 1920s and from when it was made until the 1980s it was a bail hostel for released prisoners. The room i was staying in was in the basement which were holding cells incase convicts got out of hand and had to be detained etc. From the 1980s to the 2000s it was just a basic hostel for all people that were homeless.
Anyway i was homeless at 17 and found myself living here for a year while social services were finding me more permanent accommodation, the building had a basement and 1 floor and totalled 11 bedrooms and each bedroom had 3-4 beds. We had people of all ages living here, and the staff told me many people had died living their and convicts most likely had committed suicide etc. I never discovered any of the history of the building until after my experience as i wasnt interested in asking or it crossing my mind. Anyway ill get to the story.
It was about 5 months in to me living their and people had said to me about the place being haunted and hearing strange noises, doors knocking and scratching etc but i paid no attention, i mean come on, i was a 17 year old kid smoking weed most days, what did i care what these people were telling me. Anyway i was in my room alone and reading a book about meditation as i was into practicing that back then. The hostel was almost empty as most residents go out during the morning to midday and only the one cleaner is usually their and a member of staff. So im engrossed in this book when all of a sudden i hear a noise to my right so my eyes look and see the door handle going down slowly. Im thinking i wonder who this is, it might be the cleaner come to clean the room.
So watch the door open while the handle is still down, the door has to open inwards and im almost opposite the door but a little to the right. The door continues to open slowly about a foot, im waiting to see who ever the hell it is pop their head in the room to say hi or something. But nope the door continues to open and its got my full attention now bcuz of the slow speed its opening it was starting to freak me out!! Anyway the door opened fully and NO ONE was on the other side of it, the door handle was still held down and ive got goosebumbs and shivers down my spine from shear terror!! I continue watching froze to the spot as in the same way it opened the door continued to close slowly until it closed fully then the handle went back up slowly.
Im sat there cold, shaking and terrified at what i just witnessed and thinking whatever just opened that door is in the room now as i could feel something watching me and i new i had to run through it to get out the room. The adrenaline is in full swing and i fly to that door, rip it open and run up the stairs to the office and told the member of staff what just happened. They believed me and said many residents have seen and heard lots of things their and thats when we went into the discussion of the buildings past etc.
Ive tried looking for any reasonable explanation but have found none. I thought the wind could of blown the door open as someone said that to me but i told them i had the windows shut as it was cold and even if i wanted to beleive it was the wind it doesnt explain how the handle was being manipulated.
What do you guys think and what would of you done in my situation??