The Hand in the Dark

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Jan 292004
 
My Home town of Narromine, NSW Australia
1984 -85
This story takes place in the same house as in the story of the Blackout. In fact, the incident took place in the same hallway. My mother awoke late, late one night, and got up to go to the toilet (as mums often do). She walked across the bedroom in the dark and out into the hallway. She reached blindly for the hallway lightswitch and found it, but as she flicked the switch, the light didn’t turn on.
This little annoyance hardly had time to register….for no sooner had she run her hand over the switch, than another hand grabbed her wrist roughly and shook her arm. There was a small but deep sound like a man’s grunt.
My mother screamed the house down, and my father leapt from bed and ran to meet her in the hallway. He turned the light on (!) She was terrified and hysterical, and as the hallway was illuminated, she screamed louder at the sight of my poor father, half naked, hair up and bleary eyed.
She calmed eventually and a search of the house revealed nothing unusual. All the doors were locked and the windows shut.
It took some time for the neighbourhood dogs to stop barking and my mother didn’t sleep well that night.
This story still scares the hell out of me, especially when I’m reaching for a lightswitch in the dark.

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  1. I live in sweden/ostersund, and its a house on a place named borgavattnet that used to be a place where priests used to live, not only that it was also buildt opon a child graveyard and its high ghost activity there and its popular for turists… But one time it was a tenage girl that was murderd in the forrest near the house and her corpse was plased on a chair outside the door…

  2. not a scary story. But I think its more scary when you’re the one who experienced that kind of thing.. Guys, can you help me find some scary sites like this? I want to see more stories.. tHanks..

  3. normal story not scary not boaring

  4. WTF? you call that scary?! I wasted my time!!

  5. Sooo you’re an idiot learn to read.

  6. Your right about mums going to the bathroom.my mum woke up to find a 1 metre long centipede.dad had it diced and flushed down

  7. When I was a kid, I always used to run out of the hallway after going to the toilet because
    it’s the only part of the house that isn’t lit.

  8. yeeeeeaaaa right. that WASN’t scary at all. duh!!! maybe you’re just making that up! it was FUNNY not SCARY. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. HELL WE CARE?

  9. oh god was it possily a family member? scary

  10. Its Scary!!! 🙂

  11. ooooooooooooooo thats scary

  12. Sorry that was me, I was also tring to find the toilet.

  13. OMG!!!! thats so scary….thinking about if it happened to me………But……. lol wen your mom saw your father that part was funny : )

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