Hello.My name is Samantha and I’m 19 years old. This event took place when I was 17 years old. Me and my family were on a camping trip in the mountains. It all started when we arrived at the camping site. Me and my sister Jasmine, were eager to explore the forest and we asked our father if we can explore,but he said that it’s too dangerous besides it was about sunset. We tried to convince our father ,but all he would say was that we were not allowed. So, me and jasmine decided that we will wait until night falls and then we’ll go exploring on our own without the consent of any of our parents. My sister agreed after a lot of convincing as she was feeling a little insecure with this plan, but I was feeling absolutely fine. We waited till night came and finally, night arrived. My sister was sleeping in her tent and I went to wake her up.We both carried torches and small bags which contained some food and water,also they contained different coloured ribbons so that we can keep track of where we were going. Anyways, we set off to explore the forest. When we were about halfway through, I felt something was not right and I asked my sister “Are you keeping track of where we are going?” And she replied “Yes I am.” Suddenly I heard a noise. I ignored it once,but it came again. I asked my sister if she could hear that voice and she replied that she did. We both were terrified. We began running and suddenly, we saw a strange house. The windows were lit and we began to feel a bit better. I thought that we should go inside the house. My sister said that it was a good idea and we ran towards the house. I rang the doorbell and all of a sudden, an old woman opened the door and invited us inside her house. She led us into a strange room with a fireplace. We told the old woman everything that happened and she seemed to be quite understanding. She said that we would search for the camping site in the morning and that this was our room for the night. After saying this, she left the room and closed the door behind her. My sister saw a closet and went towards it. She opened the door and she gasped after seeing what was inside. She called out to me. I went near the closet and what I saw, stiffened my breath and my throat suddenly felt very dry. I saw the dead body of the old woman. I quickly closed the door quietly and told my sister that we had to be patient and wait until the old woman is asleep. When all the lights in the house were out, we silently began to open the door of the room and we crawled outside. We reached the main door and escaped. Me and my sister quickly ran wherever our feet were taking us. The only thing on our minds at that time was to get as far away as we could from that house. Suddenly we reached our campsite and told our parents about this. They told me to pack my stuff and that we were leaving instantly. Me and my sister were happy to hear this and we packed our things. We left the camp as soon as possible and we were relieved. This event still disturbs my thoughts whenever I think about it.
Author: Lady Diana Frances Spencer