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THE BOY ON CHAMBER'S CREEK
I've always been a firm believer in the
paranormal. Quite a bit has happened to me over
the past years, mainly when I was younger. It
has digressed a little as I grew, but I still
hear and see things.
I work at a nearby hospital, not too far from
home if I take the short-cut through the back
road (which is only a 6 minute drive compared to
the drive through the city which is 15 minutes).
I work the evening shift so I don't get off of
work until 11 or 12 at night. I always take
Chamber's Creek (the back road) to get home.
I was thinking about how I had a rough week at
work. Six people had died on my watch right after I had just walked out of
their rooms in just one week. I thought it was
very strange. Being a nurse, I felt like I
wasn't doing my job at all. I was in a very
depressed mood, listening to my iPOD which was
connected to my stereo.
Chamber's Creek consists of trees on both sides
of the two way road. As you get further down the
road, there would be a creek on the left side
and the road will take you over the creek on a
bridge. Throughout the whole 1 mile down that
road, there is no lighting fixtures. 1 mile
should be a quick ride if the road is a straight
away, but it's not. Chamber's Creek is on a
cliff and it has many sharp unexpected turns
with a strict 30 miles per hour speed. I always
get chills down that road so I'd drive as fast I
Along the creek is railroad tracks which
are next to the road. Trains pass through there
once in a while.
Back to my story:
On this night I was driving
home as usual, nothing out of the ordinary when
I got down to the creek. I was singing along to
my iPOD when it was started making a buzzing
noise. I looked at my iPOD and on the screen it
said that it was running out of batteries. The
iPOD shut down. I thought it was very
strange, especially when I FULLY charged my iPOD
before I had left work.
While I was getting
frustrated with my iPOD, I didn't notice my
dashboard light was fading out. My dashboard
light goes on when my head lights are on.
checked the side panel of my car to see if it
was on and it was. While I was checking the head
lights, an oncoming car flashed it's high beams
at me. From experience, it means that my head
lights aren't on. Sure enough, in front of me,
all I could see was darkness. I was frustrated; I
thought it couldn't be my car, it's a brand new
Toyota and I know they wouldn't give up on me
that quick. I was more terrified though. I was
driving down this road with no lights beside
the light coming from the moon and stars.
afraid that I might drive off a cliff and die.
When I crossed the bridge over Chamber's
Creek I was startled to hear my iPOD go back
on. I checked to see the battery and it wasn't
even half empty. It was still full. My dashboard
and head lights came back on. I was really
confused and frightened that I didn't go home.
Being a 20 year old girl that lives alone in a
creaky apartment, I made the right decision to
head over to my friend's apartment who only
lives two minutes away. I explained to him what
Mike (my friend) is also a firm believer in
ghosts. He told me that I might have passed
through "something" supernatural. He goes ghost
hunting and he told me they (ghost/spirits) send
off electrical signals (or something) and drain
For the next two weeks or so, I did not drive
down that road. I rather take an extra 9-10
minutes passing through the city than to go
through it again... or so I thought.
My car was in the shop not too long ago; so I had
Mike drop me off and pick me up from the hospital.
our way home, he decided to take Chamber's
Creek. I thought it would be fine since I have
someone with me.
It was raining really hard that
night, like it always does in this state of
Washington. A heavy fog came along with it. My
friend drove extra slow to be careful. We were
listening to the radio when it went static. Then
we heard it. A train was passing through. The
railroad tracks intersect at the bridge before
crossing over the creek. We were almost near the
bridge when we noticed that the rail that
usually comes down to keep cars back wasn't down
and the red light wasn't blinking or making
noise. But we could still hear the train coming.
We were still going really slow due to the
fog and as we got near the tracks, we could see
a figure. An outline of a little boy about 6 or
8 years of age. We could only see the top half
but not the bottom. He was just standing there
on the tracks, his back turned to us. We heard
the train coming closer. We could see the light
on top of it. We yelled for the boy to move and
get out of way. As he turned around to face us,
he had the worst, horrible face.
His eyes were
hollow and his mouth was open wide as if to
scream but no sound came out. What really stood
out and sent us into shock was that he had no nose.
Then the train hit him. Both he and the train
disappeared. We both looked at each other
Mike did not care about the rails
coming down or not, he drove as fast as he could
to get home.
After that, I couldn't go home and be by myself.
I decided to sleep over at Mike's. We were
terribly shaken up by it. We were in bed, still
in shock and shaking out of our minds. We
couldn't go to sleep but fell asleep eventually,
when I was awoken by Mike asking me if I had
called his name. I hadn't. I drifted back to
sleep. Then I heard a little boy's voice call
my name. I woke up Mike and asked him if he
called me, he hadn't.
We lay in bed staring up at the ceiling even
more terrified then ever. All we heard now was our
heart beats which sounded like drums. I held onto Mike and
just when all seemed to be calm and still, his bed
began to shake. It wasn't a hard shake, just a
little shake. We thought his cat had jumped on
the bed so he yelled for it to jump off. The
shaking continued. We soon realized, it wasn't
his cat but "something" else. We were about to
jump out of the bed when we heard the saddest
A child's cry and it was coming from the room. A
child was sobbing. He wasn't crying loud. It was
one of those type of cries where you want to
pick them up and cuddle them. It was like he
lost his favorite pet. It was a heart wrenching
cry. Mike and I felt it in our heart and we were
about to cry with him.
We held each other, with our heads under the
blanket. We didn't want to peek out and see
something that will scar us for the rest of our
We stayed under there until morning when
we woke up. We don't know how it happened, but
we fell asleep.
Needless to say, we never went down that road
Nothing else happened after that night.
We did some research on the place. The place
has had horrible accidents. Including a little
boy being run over by a train.
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Submitted From: Ounsrey, Washington, USA
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