Dancing Dolls

A few years ago,when I was about 9 or 10 my parents sent my older brother and I to my grandparents house to stay for the weekend.They had an old 2 storey,3 bedroom house.The main bedroom was downstairs and the other 2 were upstairs. I stayed in my mothers old bedroom which was full of dolls she had collected when she was younger.

I went to bed early because I was tired of the 3 hour trip. I drifted off to sleep but awoke hours later restless.My brother was snoring loudly so I got up and closed the door. That was scary for me because I was afraid of the dark so I usually slept with the door open. I decided to draw back the curtains so I could let a bit of light come into the room.

I eventually fell asleep again but woke to what sounded like classical music softly playing downstairs.I didn't think much of it but out of the corner of my eye I could see moving shadows. Dancing shadows. I looked over at the shadows only to find 4 couples of formally dressed dolls lying on the floor.

By now I was scared to death so I pulled the covers over my head and I drifted back to sleep. When I woke in the morning the dolls had moved even further and were now about half a metre from my bed. I put them back and didn't tell anyone about what had happened.

A few months ago my parents sent my brother and I to sleep there again. This time(just to be sure) I insisted to sleep in the other bedroom upstairs which was filled with various ornaments. I felt safer there and I fell asleep only to wake up to the sounds of soft classical music...

Submitted by Western Australia