Here it is: Our highest ranked story. Congrats to Pat Krueger of Port St. Lucie, FL for winning our grand prize!


Two roommates (and me) lived in the South Carolina countryside. It was a very old farmhouse. Two story wood on a large piece of property. The events started out friendly enough then over a period of 2-3 months escalated into serious physical damage. It started with objects missing for no reason. Then forks and knives and spoons appearing on the floor. Just laying there. Strange. Like, I would wake up in the morning and find knives or spoons or forks set in a circular pattern on the living-room floor. Then things started to disappear. The can opener. Gone. Looked and looked but never found it. A box of cereal would disappear from the cupboard and we would find it in a bedroom closet. And other stuff just disappeared. More than I can list. It was just plain weird. Lights would shut off by themselves. My radio on my nightstand would just turn off by itself.

One of my roomies had his bedroom on the first floor. One night he woke up and found a man standing over the bed staring down at him. He described the man as tall and bulky with a short haircut. He couldn’t see the features of his face. Then the man spoke. “You feel cold don’t you.” My roommate didn’t reply. He was scared stiff. The man repeated the question. “You feel cold don’t you.”

Two nights later my roommate woke up choking and gasping for air. There was a wool blanket covering his head and he was being smothered…by someone…by something. He fought the thing. He said it was really strong and wouldn’t stop. Finally whatever it was that had a hold of him let go and my roomie twisted out of bed and threw the blanket in the corner. He turned on the light and there was nothing there. The door was closed.

About a week later he woke up in the morning with 2nd degree burns on his arm. We asked him. You didn’t WAKE UP??? He said no. Something happened during the night. We don’t know what it was. The burns looked like when boiling water comes in contact with the skin. But all up and down his forearm. Big water filled blisters. And there were red 1st degree burns as well.

I moved out that same day.

3 comments on “Scariest Story Winner!

  • I just wanted to thank everyone who voted for my SCARY STORY. There were certainly many others that were equally scary and I enjoyed reading them. My plans for the Grand Prize? I”m going to surprise my Uncle Jimmy this Christmas with the Kindle, which will be fully-loaded with all his favorite books, and then some. Uncle Jimmy is an older fella, retired, and loves history books, especially the Napoleonic Era and pre-revolutionary France. You could say he’s an amateur historian. He has a love for books that is deep and abiding. I’m certain he will be entranced by the new technology and the delivery system the Kindle promises.

    Thank you very much for your support.

    Pat Krueger

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