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Figure Of The Night

Emma, NSW, Australia
October 2011

My name is Emma. I am 13 years old. My great nan recently died and that was devastating for me. I was so upset one night, and had trouble forgetting about never seeing her again.

At about 2:30 am that night, I could hear footsteps in the kitchen. I switched my lamp on but it started flickering on and off. It felt as though someone was playing with the electricity. I switched the light off thinking Mum or Dad had gotten out of bed for a drink. I tried to get back to sleep.

Then I heard more footsteps, but bigger and heavier. I looked up at my door to see if a light was on in the kitchen, and then I saw a figure outside my door holding it open. The shadowy figure had a dark hood on and was standing there looking at me! I was horrified. I pulled the covers over my head, and tried to fall back asleep-but it was simply impossible. I looked at where the figure was standing just to get a little glimpse, but it was GONE, the door was shut, and I could still hear footsteps. Everything was pitch black.

I looked at my mobile and read a text message from a blocked number, it read:


J was the initial of my great gran, the one who had just died. I laid awake for hours and hours until the morning so startled about the text message and everything else. I don't know if I was imagining things, but it was a little bit of a coincidence.

Emma, NSW, Australia
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