logo
Amomama
Amomama

Boy Thought He Saw a Ghost & Realized He Was Wrong Years Later

Rita Kumar
Nov 09, 2021
01:40 A.M.

A boy’s older brother confessed to him that he’d seen a ghost in their hallway at night. Years later, he discovered that the shadowy figure that lurked in their house wasn’t a ghost but something even more sinister.

Advertisement

Redditor florianizer’s father worked in construction and stayed away from home for long periods. He lived with his elder brother and mother. Both of them had separate bedrooms along the hallway. There were windowed doors on it’s either end that remained closed for unknown reasons.

The mother slept in her room, assuming her boys would be safe. However, one such night turned into a nightmare for one of the boys after encountering a shadowy figure in the hallway.

OP's brother is horrified on seeing a shadowy figure in the hallway | Photo: Amomama

OP's brother is horrified on seeing a shadowy figure in the hallway | Photo: Amomama

Advertisement

The Original Poster (OP) was seven, and his brother was ten at the time. He claimed his mom and brother had the habit of using the washroom late at night. However, he witnessed his brother behave strangely one night. The OP explained:

“This night, however, my brother stopped on his way to his room and came back towards the bathroom.”

His brother told him that he wanted to use the bathroom before bedtime as he was “scared” to walk in there. The OP was confused and listened further.

OP's brother is startled | Photo: Pixabay

OP's brother is startled | Photo: Pixabay

Advertisement

His brother’s behavior unsettled him, particularly after he mentioned seeing a strange figure every night. His brother said:

“The past few nights, I’ve been too afraid to walk to the bathroom. I keep seeing a man wearing stripes at the end of the hallway.”

The OP thought his brother was trying to scare him. He looked at his mother, but she was already half asleep. The OP was horrified. He started going to bed early to avoid seeing what his brother had encountered.

The shadowy figure lurks at night | Photo: Unsplash

The shadowy figure lurks at night | Photo: Unsplash

Advertisement

Years passed, and the OP turned 18. He was having a casual conversation with his mother in her car. They talked about their dog Max who stayed with them when the OP was minor. He explained:

“My mom blurted out: “Do you remember that time I opened the front door for the cops and Max ran inside to the kitchen and started tearing open that big bag of dog food we had?”

His mom’s statement startled him because he couldn’t understand what she was talking about. He claimed that they’d never called the cops even once. He pressed her for more details.

OP presses his mother for further details | Photo: Pixabay

OP presses his mother for further details | Photo: Pixabay

Advertisement

She looked at him surprisingly and wondered if she’d confessed something by mistake. She exclaimed and told him about something that didn’t make sense at first. She said:

“I never told you because you were too young at the time. One night, I woke up hearing noises outside my window, and when I looked, I saw a man staring into my bedroom.”

She explained how the stalker fled when she turned on the lights. She grabbed his dad’s pistol and called the cops. She said she couldn’t recall all the details she’d given the cops, except for the tall man wearing a striped shirt and jeans.

OP's mother tells him about a creepy man | Photo: Pexels

OP's mother tells him about a creepy man | Photo: Pexels

Advertisement

The cops had informed her that the guy was a prison escapee on a murder charge. The details shook the OP. He reminisced the stories in his mid-20s. Eventually, he realized that his brother had unknowingly warned them about a murderer who spent several nights hiding in their house.

Several users commented after reading his story, wondering if the guy was mistaken for a prison escapee. Redditor princesspoohs responded with a similar comment that read:

“Why would this guy stick around for multiple days in the same location and still be wearing his prison uniform, though? That’s the first thing you do when you escape prison- put on regular clothes to disguise yourself.”

Advertisement
OP pieces both his mother and brother's separate encounters with the stalker | Photo: Unsplash

OP pieces both his mother and brother's separate encounters with the stalker | Photo: Unsplash

The OP later spoke with his mom and brother separately to piece the mystery. His mom clarified the cops had told her that the guy in the striped shirt wasn’t an escapee but just a suspect in an ongoing investigation.

Users like jm74221 said that the guy wouldn’t have been the convict just because he wore a striped shirt. The OP claimed he never got more details about the investigation, and there were no such incidents reported in his house again.

If you enjoyed reading this story, then you’d like this one about a daring woman who stepped foot in a haunted house.

info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Boy Wakes up at Night Hearing Mother’s Voice, Sees a Hooded Stranger in Their Room

March 05, 2022

Woman Returns Home from Bachelorette Party and Finds Fiancé Missing, He Lies to Her the Next Day

April 29, 2022

Seeing the Back Door of the House Wide Open and Her Toddler Missing, Mother Calls 911

February 11, 2022

Couple Sees Unknown Baby in Bedroom at Night – Years Later Recognizes Him as Their Then-Unborn Son

April 01, 2022

Man Positions Car to Ram It into Neighbor’s House, Earlier Claimed House Was Stolen from Him

March 04, 2022

Quiet Taxi Driver Says 'You're a Very Pretty Girl' to Scared Woman Who Tries to Escape His Car

January 29, 2022

Stranger Claims to Be the School Bus Driver to Mother, Regular Driver Arrives Later

March 04, 2022

Boy Overhears Parents' Conversation, Records It, Posts It Online and Leaves the House

March 20, 2022

While Deep Cleaning, Woman Finds Hidden Cameras She Had Never Seen before Pointed at Bed

April 12, 2022

Man Suspects Girlfriend of Infidelity & Sets up Hidden Camera, Sees Movement at Night

April 08, 2022

Woman Suspects Son’s Wife of Hiding Her Past and Secretly Does a DNA Test on Her Grandkid

April 30, 2022

Man Suspects Wife of Lying to Him after Chat with His Son, Later Checks Security Cameras

April 01, 2022

Man Came Home Early, Heard Noises from the Bedroom & Opened the Door

April 13, 2022

2 Years After Baby's Birth Husband Suspects Wife of Infidelity and Checks Her Laptop

May 04, 2022