When you go home and lock your doors at night, you should be confident that you’re safe and protected. Your home is your private space where you can be alone with your thoughts. More and more, however, we’re hearing cases of people at home who weren’t as alone as they thought…
Tracy, whose last name has been withheld, was a South Carolina resident who had been hearing some strange things in her house. The single mother of five had told her children about the noises, but they assured her it was all in her head. In an interview with ABC News, she recalled:
“The kids were saying, ‘You’re getting old. You’re hearing things. You’re crazy.'”
“I kept hearing a bumpin’, thumpin’ noise. It was either something or somebody was in the attic.”
One night, while Tracy was on the computer, she heard a noise above and saw nails popping out from the bedroom ceiling. Later, when she was awoken by more banging at 2:30 AM, she called her nephew to come and investigate.
Climbing into Tracy’s attic, her nephew was stunned to see a full-grown man standing there.
It turns out he and Tracy had dated twelve years earlier. Judging from the evidence, he had been secretly living in her attic for the past few weeks.
Stunned, the family phoned the authorities— but the man, smiling, walked off without any explanation before the police could arrive. Her nephew said the man had been able to watch Tracy in her bedroom through a crack in the air vent.
“He had packed all the old coats and jackets into the heating unit was sleeping in the heating unit,” said Tracy.
“It’s got me flabbergasted. How can you look at someone through an air vent?”
What’s even more unsettling is the family has no idea how he got into their home.
As mentioned, these terrifying stories seem to be occurring more often.
Last year, Amber Dawn’s heart froze in her chest when she realized she’d been living with a stranger for the last six months. Upon moving into the apartment, Amber immediately started hearing footsteps in the attic. Then weird things started happening.
One day, after leaving her new puppy in the bathroom while she went to work, Amber got a call that the room had flooded. Expecting to come home to a grim scene, she was puzzled to find the puppy safe in the sink.
“There’s no way she could have gotten into the sink,” Amber later told the Fraser Coast Chronicle.
“She was a little puppy; the toilet was far enough away from the sink that she wouldn’t have been able to climb.”
Later, however, Amber realized she’d been living with a stranger for the past 6 months. Authorities located food, a book, and a sleeping bag in her attic— but sensing something was off, the man had escaped before police arrived.
Not convinced? Check out this creepy surveillance footage (above) captured by Joe Cummings showing an uninvited “guest” who had been living in his New York City apartment.
The thought alone is enough to give me the heebie-jeebies.
Hear Tracy’s unsettling story below.
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