What a great thread, after a couple days, finally finished up. When i was younger i was very much into the supernatural and horror type stuff. I used to live in the sticks back in Florida as well. Nice quiet town. So one day i decide to have an exorcist marathon. I had already watched part 3, but decided to start with that again, then i would watch part 1 and 2. It was afternoon time, and my parents were out and wouldn't be back till early evening or so. So i'm sitting alone on my fathers recliner finishing up part 3. Credits finish, and the VHS stops. I get up to switch the movies out, but halfway getting to the TV, the TV and the VHS player just power completely off....... There's no way the clicker could have been accidently pressed, because both were sitting on the side table next to the recliner......What the hell just happened. I stood there for a few moments, wondering why both the TV and VHS powered off. I decided to forego the other 2 movies and maybe i would just relax in the room till the folks came back. I come to the beginning of the hallway(my room is all the way at the end), and for some reason the hallway is pitch black. It was the afternoon, so there should have been some light coming from the kitchen to hit the hallway, but it was eeriely black, and it felt like the house was unusually silent. Now i was completely freaked, and after a few moments of being scared i decided to bolt out of the front door and run to my grandparents house which was a few blocks away.
It wasn't until i was about 22 that i had stopped watching scary/horror type movies. They just started to affect me like never before. I remember it really hit me when i was about 22. If there was a commercial for the grudge, or something, i would get this terrible sensation, and would not want to leave room, or look outside the window. Never felt scared like that since the exorcist incident.
Last thing again when i was younger, a sisters friend was staying with me while her and his older brother went out. My parents were out of town. So we're hanging out watching tv, when all of a sudden my basset hound starts howling like crazy. At first we didn't think anything of it, but when she wouldn't stop and would move from different areas of the house, we were sure then something/someone was outside. Started loading up with the knives, swords, and bats. I lived on about 2 acres of land, so if someone was out there, they had plenty of space to hide. We flashed some light from the window, but didn't see anything in the backyard, but the dog was still a bit uppity. We opened the back door, and tried searching the backyard with the flashlight, when we passed over well house, there were definitely two shining eyes from the light. After that we called the cops, then hopped into the car and drove down the street. The cops didn't find anything that night, but the next day when we checked the well house, there were shoes prints(from my dad, the officers or myself of course) which would be normal, but the thing that wasn't right were the barefoot prints. So someone was definitely walking about the house that night close enough to alert my basset.
Never had sleep paralysis, but i did have an ex that had a couple, and when she told me about them, it freaked me out a bit.
~we weep for the cry of the birds, but not the blood of the fish. blessed are those who have voice~
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