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A Turkish Haunting

Emily, Virginia, USA
May 1999

Having had a father that worked for a government contractor, I ended up spending most of my adolescent years in the country of Turkey. My parents and I had just moved into a new house out near the beach shortly after my 16th birthday when it was decided that I needed to come back to the States for some school testing. Why is this information important? Because I didn't *know* the house was haunted. I hadn't really lived there.

I moved back to Turkey approximately six months after we had originally moved into the new house there. It was late October, and as it was usually cool in the evenings, I slept with my windows shut and locked. I routinely checked these every night before I would even consider going to sleep. In order for my bedroom door to stay shut, you had to lock it from the inside. Again, I slept with the door shut, so therefore, it was locked. I distinctly remember checking it before I went to bed.

Anyways, I'm laying there, in bed, sound asleep, kind of on my back but on my side too, and something wakes me up. It's cool in the room and extremely quiet. That was the first thing that tipped me off that something wasn't right. I rolled over onto my back and lifted my head up and looked down at the foot of my bed. The room was bright since there was a full moon and I could clearly see that there was *someone* sitting at the foot of my bed. I could feel the weight of them sitting there. I remember thinking to myself "Uh huh, that's fascinating." and then I rolled over and went back to sleep.

The next morning, I woke up, and looked and I could see where someone had been there, sitting at the foot of the bed. What was weird... The windows were all still locked tight, from the inside and the bedroom door was still locked.

The incident, seven years later, is still crystal clear in my mind. I still get a little freaked out about it if I sit and analyze it too much.

But I did find out that the house was built on an old Turkish cemetery. That would explain the other things that took place in that house, not only to me, but to my other family members as well.

Emily, Virginia, USA
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