I saw something move out the corner of my eye

I live on the first floor of an apartment building that allows animals, but there’s no door for them to come in and out so I leave the back door open just a little.

One night I saw something moving out the corner of my eye. I thought it might just be the cat, but unlike my cat it was white. When I looked again, just for a moment, I saw a girl’s white face half peeking in.

“What?!” I thought and it disappeared. I can’t see ghosts and the building was (rather) new, so I just put it down to a figment of my imagination.

A little while later I went to put my clothes away and when I opened the drawer I saw that face half peeking at me again.

Shocked, I tried to close the drawer quickly and took a step back but I got caught on it so it didn’t close all the way.

I wasn’t brave enough to open it again, but having said that I wasn’t very happy leaving it slightly open either. I was scared so I grabbed my cat and fearfully approached the chest of drawers.

Doing my best not to look at it I took a ruler and pushed the stuck clothes back in and closed it. I then forced myself to go to sleep still holding the cat.

The next day I wondered if I just imagined it all, but when I went out into the garden I noticed some clothes had fallen from the second floor.

I picked them up and went to take them back upstairs when I noticed a pile of salt at the door. As soon as I saw it I shuddered.

So that’s why she came to me…
Ever since then I’ve been terrified of slightly ajar doors and drawers.


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2 thoughts on “I saw something move out the corner of my eye

  • November 29, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Kind of reminds me of the sukima onna. I think this would be pretty scary as I leave my door slightly open for my dog

    • November 29, 2017 at 7:37 am

      Yeah, that’s what I thought, too.


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