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September 2000

It was not a dark and stormy night...quite the contrary. It was a calm and peaceful night when I decided it was time to go to bed. My roommate was already sleeping soundly. I crawled into bed and tried to no avail to fall asleep. I was dozing lightly when I heard the hall floor creak. I looked up ( I slept with the door open) and saw a silhouette of a man with a long coat on and something in his hand. He came into my bedroom and flipped me over on my stomach. I noticed he had one blue eye and one brown eye when he was close. I felt a prick as he put a long needled in my back. By this time I was screaming and thrashing around trying to get away. I could feel blood running down my back. He kept saying my name. In my mind, I kept telling myself "it's just a dream, it's just a dream, wake up!" Finally I let out a long scream and my roommate yelled my name and asked what was wrong. I told her about the dream and she said I woke her up with my screaming and crying and praying. I never told her what the man looked like. I stayed awake the rest of the night.

The next day I noticed that my back hurt. I thought back to the dream and looked in the mirror. There was a long red mark on my back with dried blood. This was months ago and my back still hurts. There is a light mark.

My roommate's boyfriend was talking to me a few days later and he told me that he often saw a man in the hall at our house but didn't want to say anything for fear he would scare us. I asked what the man looked like and he told me he was tall, liked to wear a long coat and had one blue eye and one brown eye.

After that night, I was afraid to go to sleep! I haven't seen the man, or heard anything else since that night.

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