Monday, October 27, 2008

Heads Or Tails #62 - Tell A Scary Story

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We used to do a lot of family camping and like most families we would gather around the campfire after dark for burning toasting marshmallows, making Smores, singing campfire songs, and the telling of ghost stories.

It was my job to tell the ghost stories actually. Here are two of the favorites.


Story One:


I would ask if anyone had seen the news that day. Everyone would say no. So then I would begin..

"Ten years ago some people got murdered at this very campground. There was a huge manhunt after the police found out who had done it. It was actually a group of parents who cornered him not too far away from here. They kept him cornered until the police came to arrest him.

While the parents waited for the police to arrive the man made threats that one day he would be free and when he was he would return to this campground to look for the children of those parents who had found him.

According to the newspaper, he escaped from prison today."

Then I would pause and let all I'd said sink in. After a few moments I would suddenly point towards the nearest trees to our campsite and yell out..

"There he IS!!!"

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Story Two:

There was a young man and his girlfriend who were driving home late one night. They were driving on a dark and woodsy road out in the country. The car ran out of gas.

The man told his girlfriend he was going to have to walk back a few miles to buy some gas and for her to lock the cars doors, roll up the windows and get down on the floor to hide until he returned. He said for her not to get off the floor no matter what until she heard his voice again.

As he got the empty gas can from the trunk, she did as he said and locked the doors, rolled up the windows and got down on the floor of the car. He called out that he would be back as soon as possible.

A little while after her boyfriend had left, the girl heard the sound of a car stopping nearby. Car doors opened and closed. Yet she stayed on the floor. She heard mumbled voices and the car rocked as people started climbing on it. After a few minutes, which seemed much longer to her, the other people left.

Then the rest of the night she kept hearing a scritch scritch noise on top of the car. She remained on the floor though awaiting the return of her boyfriend.

Daylight came and he still wasn't back, so with cramped muscles, she stepped out of the car. It was then she saw what had been making that noise.. that scritch scritch noise. It was then that she let out a scream that echoed through the woods.

You see, the people who had come in the night had brought her dead boyfriend and tied him upside down to a branch overhanging the road. Every time the wind had blown his fingernails scraped the top of the car.

Scritch scritch.

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Peeping Toms can be very scary!



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16 comments:

Tammy said...

You almost gave me a heart attack! I was waiting for something funny to happen like the girl would take her towel off and she would have a hairy chest like a guy. LOL

forgetfulone said...

I think I've heard that second one, or something very similar. The first one would have scared me for sure!

bundle-o-contradictions said...

BARB! THAT'S JUST WRONG & BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You scared me so badly I couldn't even type my name!
I honestly expected a different ending to your 2nd story. Yours was much creepier!

Karen said...

You got me! My dogs too!

maggie's mind said...

Gahhhhhhhhhhhh! You tell some really scary stories! Love these both.

charlotte (charmed life) said...

scary stories!

i didn't watch the video. i try to avoid scary especially those with visual stimulation. i don't want to dream about it ...

Aniqueanik said...

so sad what had happened to the couple in story two... good she didn't come out..Happy Halloween!

anthonynorth said...

I just love scary tales. Thanks for those.

Annie said...

great scary stories :) i looove scaring myself silly.

Hootin' Anni said...

First Skittles & Mr. Skittles...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

And happy HoT day.

My scary story is fiction. A LONG short story. LOL Come on over, sit a spell and enjoy the thrills and mystery!!

Tina said...

all these scary stories today have put me on edge lol

your video was creepy then phew it was funny!

Barb you are an evil story teller scaring you camp mates rofl!

Sue said...

These are great! Happy HOT day and happy anniversary!!! :)

Judy said...

Happy Anniversary! And.. I loved your scary stories.. the second one gave me the creeps.. even though I'd heard it before. And your video.. I knew it was coming. Just didn't know when and, yes, I jumped!

My HoT is at http://bookingit.today.com/2008/10/28/heads-or-tails-tails-write-a-scary-story/ Come and visit me :-)

peppylady said...

I bet you had everyone around the camp fire scared.

Coffee is on.

Brandy said...

Oh great stories!! and thanks for the comment on my blog :)

Brandy

Jean at Penny Lane said...

my my my . . . creepy stories.
LOL - Happy Anniversary!