Today is the day to celebrate everything that goes bump in the night; makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up while creepy shivers slip down your spine.
Ghost stories, unexplained phenomenon, and local legends continue to fascinate us, no matter how freaked out they can make us. The horror movie industry is a million dollar industry that isn’t going anywhere soon! Here’s a spooky short story, first told on Reddit to get you in the mood. Click here for more stories!
One night, when I was maybe 10-12, I had trouble falling asleep. My bedroom was the entire top floor of our house with my bed and such being on the left side and storage closets and a play area being on the right. I was lying in bed when I heard a noise from the other side of the room and see a rocking horse begin to rock. It was sitting just outside one of the storage closet doors. It proceeded to rock its way halfway across the room and stopped dead under the ceiling light. At this point I was freaking out and just buried my head under my blankets and never peeked out again until morning.
It was all confirmed to not be a dream as the rocking horse was still in the middle of my room when I woke up. Furthermore, I got a stern reprimand from my parents for being up out of bed playing with my toys well past my bedtime. Their bedroom was directly below the storage closet/play area and had heard the creaking of the rocking horse shuffling across the room.