I Am Sam

Being a nurse working in a terminal ward, the thought of ghosts and spirits never bothered me. It truly was part of my job.

I lived in this apartment for about one month with no strange occurrences. One night I woke up to see a figure of an older man standing at the foot of my bed. I thought it was just a dream, so I rubbed my eyes and looked again. He was still there. I just dismissed it in my mind and laid back down. As I did this someone whispered in my ear "I am Sam." I was completely alone. Still not alarmed or worried about this, I just went back to sleep.

One night I had a friend over quite late and after he left I got a knock on the door. It was a neighbor man that said someone had just hit my car and I needed to come out and look at it. I did not have a good feeling about this and I refused, saying it could wait until morning (I did not live in the best neighborhood). The neighbor tried over and over to get me to open my door, with things like he wanted to borrow a cigarette and various things like that. After arguing through the door for a few minutes with the neighbor, I decided to call the police. As I was dialing I remembered that I had not locked my door when my friend had left and rushed to the door to lock it. Just as I did this, the neighbor tried to open the door. To my surprise the bolt on the door was locked (I know that I never locked it). Right then I heard someone whisper into my ear "I am Sam."

The next night when I was coming home from work at 11 pm, the police were at my neighbor's apartment. When I finally asked around I found out that the neighbor who had come to my door that night was arrested for breaking an entering and attacking another woman in the complex. I was very distraught over this and after I got home I began thinking and wondering if I had been the intended victim. After thinking over and over about it and looking through patient records, I believe Sam had been one of my patients and was returning the kindness I had shown him. I think he saved me from something horrible that night. I just wish I could have done the same for him.

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