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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5 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.

  • March 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I don’t understand what the pile of salt meant?

    • March 9, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      Salt is used in Japan to ward away evil spirits, so the pile of salt at the door was to keep the ghost out (and thus it went to his place because it couldn’t get in upstairs).

  • July 21, 2018 at 2:41 am

    As a person of many cats, I had to laugh at this one. Just picture it, attempting to ward off ghosts with a squirmy cat trying to claw its way out of your arms… Or else having a really lazy cat, and in that case, what’s the cat gonna do anyway? “Sure, I’ll get rid of that ghost for you… ニャンちゃって!”


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