Strange Happenings

My first real encounter of these happenings was when I was around 12 years old. I was on holiday in Teneriefe with my grandparents and mum.

Me and my mum had just got back from going out for dinner etc. It was around 11ish and just after we got back my grandparents came back to the apartment we were staying in. Now the in the block of apartments we were right at the top no one to the side of us either just below ( you will see why this is relevant further on ). Soon after we came back I went to bed as did my mum and grandparents. Me and my mum were sharing a double bed.

I woke around 1:30 am because I needed the toilet. The hallway light was on so I though this should be easy (I dont really like the dark). As I was walking along the hall I had a peek into my grandparents room and they were fast asleep - I dont know why I did something just urged me to.

I went to the loo and got back into bed feeling a little colder then I did before as you do and I just brushed it off thinking there must be a draft or something. I awoke again not long after to the sound of high heels on our tiled floor. I at first thought it was my imagination and tried to get back to sleep but it carried on getting louder. It was quite slow as if it was trying not to wake me or my mum.

Now at this point I began to get worried. Then I heard my mum stay stop tapping and I figured she must be able to hear it. I waited around 5 minutes under the covers wondering wether I should scream or just stay there. Eventually I flung my arm out and hit my mum in the arm and shouted at her to turn the lights on. I sat bolt upright and searched the room with my eyes looking for the source of the noise. Nothing was there but I was in tears and was shaking. I had to sleep with the light on for the rest of the night, although i didn’t get much sleep after that.

In the morning I asked my grandma if she heard it and she said no. I also asked my grandad - neither of them did and my mum didn’t even realise she heard it.

I tried to think of a reasonable explanation like it could’ve been someone tapping on the cieling but I highly doubt that as it sounded like it was on the tiles and high heels. I refuse to stay in that apartment now as it has scared me to death. I’m not sure if this is relevant but the apartment number is 666 could that have anything to do with it?

Thanks for reading as I know it was extremely long

Submitted by Ellie, Dorset, UK