Ghostly Date

I’ve never really been a believer of ghostly activity or anything like that. Not until the experience I had a couple years ago, which still haunts me to this day.

It was Prom night and I was running late. My ride couldn’t come and I had to walk to my school. The school wasn’t really that far from where I lived. So I thought it wouldn’t take to long to get there. On my way I decided to take the short cut I usually take when I'm coming back home. It was a quick path through the woods, which led to the back of my school. Knowing how late I was running I took my chances and went.

As I was walking I felt a little uneasy. Like I was being watched within the trees I felt as if someone’s eyes just kept staring my every move. I thought maybe I was just being paranoid. These things tend to happen when you’re walking alone in the dark I thought. So I didn’t pay much attention to it.

As I kept walking I heard footsteps coming back from behind me. I felt this cold chill come through the back of my spine and I stood there frozen in fear. It was like my whole body was paralyzed, I couldn’t move at all. Goosebumps were all over arms and the hairs in the back of my neck stood straight up. I felt like my whole body just shut down. All I could hear were the footsteps coming form behind me, getting closer and closer. I finally had the courage to look back and see who it was. I turned my head around only to find a girl.

She had long blonde hair and looked about my age. Her skin was pale as the moonlight and her eyes seemed to be black as the night sky, as if they didn’t have any life in them whatsoever. Just one look at her sent shivers down my back.

Though i've never seen her before I didn’t really pay much attention to the stranger and kept on walking. I quickened my pace a little, for some reason my body was telling me that it wanted to stay away from her at all cost.

The school was in view now and I felt relief, I slowed down and started walking. Then I heard the footsteps again, and stopped completely. I looked back and saw the same girl again only staring back at me with her midnight dark eyes. I started to walk faster, only to hear her pace quicken too. My heart started racing now, and started to think "is she following me?!" I started jogging a bit and saw myself closer to the school. I turned back to see if she was still there and saw that the girl was jogging right behind me. I was totally scared now, and was wondering why she was following me. I thought that maybe I was being a little paranoid and that she just happened to be going my way. There was only one way to be sure… I started running as fast as I could (I was in the school track team and was the leading champion, so there was no way she could catch up to me) I knew I had lost her for sure, as I was running I turned back only to see her right behind me running at the same pace I was running at. I thought it couldn’t be possible for a girl to run at my speed. I screamed at her "leave me alone!!! Stop following me!!!" and kept running.

She only gave me a devilish smile and kept staring at me with her never ending black eyes. Sweat was pouring down my forehead now. I finally reached the school entrance and ran inside.

Everyone was in the gymnasium, dancing and having a good time. I ran inside and my date was wondering why I was so late. I explained that my suit was still at the cleaners and that’s why I didn’t make it early. I didn’t for one second wanted to tell her about the girl that was chasing me. She would have thought I was insane, I looked back and saw the girl standing in the middle of the crowd. She just stood there staring at me, I wondered if anyone else had noticed her. Apparently not because they all kept on dancing and enjoying themselves. I made my way across the gymnasium, to try & get away from her. I looked back and I saw her following me. I started to run and dodge people along the way. I decided to go to the men’s room that’s the only place I could go that she couldn’t follow. As I ran out of the gym I saw the school hallway, it was dark except for one of the lights turned on in the middle of the area. It gave the hallway and eerie feeling, I looked back to see if she was there. Of course she was, she always was. I ran towards the men’s room my heart beating faster and faster. I started to push the door but it wouldn’t budge! I felt like my heart was stabbed with a dagger. Slowly, cold sweat drops fell across my face, I slowly looked back… In a blink of an eye she moved from down the hallway straight up to my face! I’ve never seen such speed, it wasn’t even human. I tried to scream but it felt like my throat was completely dry, I couldn’t even force any type of sound out of my mouth whatsoever. I fell back and just stood there, my whole body felt paralyzed. She leaned down and started at me with her dark eyes as if stealing my soul with them. I felt my body completely shut down at that moment. Then the hallway went extremely cold, like below freezing. I could even see my own breath; she slowly reached her hand towards my face, and gently moved her hand across my cheek. I felt a slight chill go down my spine, then in a blink of an eye she was gone…

Never again did I see that girl... and I wonder if I ever will.

Submitted by Anon, MD, USA