Added March 11, 2003
Nightly Horrors at 1:15 AMRate this encounter: Kym and Dan, Brisbane, Australia, February - March 2003, email@example.com
We are seeking help for a problem we are experiencing in Brisbane, Australia. We have sought help from other sources but believe after seeing your Web site you are very genuine and would appreciate any advice you can give on our situation.
I would be grateful if you could give us advice as we are desperate at this point and very tired and run down. Below details past experience, present experience, and what's happened up until tonight at 1:13 AM, it appears to be getting worse. I am not sure how to go about explaining this so I will do my best.
Over the past few nights, myself and my fiancé have been woken up at the same time every morning (usually around 1:15 AM). During the first night -- which was about four nights ago, I woke up at 11:00 PM and had a horrible sensation go through my body. It felt like part of me had died inside, I felt nauseous, and very frightened when I woke. After a while I fell back to sleep but woke up again at 1:00 AM to go to the bathroom. I still had the nervy feeling and on my way back I looked up and in the room off our bedroom I saw the figure of a man sitting in the chair, but it was completely black -- like a shadow. When I glanced back it was gone.
The next morning I told my fiancé who said he had seen the same shadow many times but didn't speak up out of fear I might not believe him. He also said he would often hear footsteps, doors opening, cupboards opening, etc.
The next two nights I heard someone whispering in my ear and could feel the breath. The pillows from my fiancé's side of the bed ended up over on my side in a straight line behind my back. Again the time was 1:15 AM in the morning.
The next night when we arrived home from being out, there was a foul smell in our bedroom -- but only I could smell it. It smelled like a dirty, nappy smell -- I got the air freshener and sprayed the room, but it took a while before the odor disappeared. My fiancé recalls a foul stench two weeks prior to this, but that time I couldn't smell it -- again, it was around the area of our bedroom. Then the same night of the nappy smell, my fiancé was awoken at 1:15 AM by a screeching sound like a monkey or baboon, and it circled around the bed.
In the morning we started talking, I told him I slept through the night for once. He told me what he experienced, and he said it gave him cold chills when it happened. I told him when I was a kid I used to hear a strange noise at 1:00 in the morning every morning for almost a year -- and it sounded like baboons screaming in pain. After a year, it stopped and I didn't hear it again for about eight years until we moved from Melbourne to Brisbane and I heard it the first night we moved, but never again. He asked me to make the noise I heard -- when I did, the hair on his back stood up and he got instant goose bumps on his body as he said it was the same noise he heard during the night!
I am, or should I say both of us are feeling lost as to what to do, or how to handle this situation. It's not to the point where we are both petrified yet, but it's playing on our minds. Would getting our house blessed help? Or hanging up crucifixes in our bedroom and the areas of the house it happens?
This is from last night
Last night, Dan woke up at 1:17 AM and felt scratching, or nails running along the back of his body, but I was sound asleep. As he sat up and looked at me, he saw the clock read 1:17 AM. The feeling he had was that of long, sharp nails -- mine are longish, but not sharp -- they are rounded at the top. He said it had a strong feeling to it.
The arguments have ceased, and we are more in harmony together than ever before. but oddly enough, last night, both of us started to get that uneasy feeling again. As Dan locked the door -- both of us were afraid to move again!
Dan just now went and splashed holy water in the spare room, and as he did so he felt a cold spot and the hairs on his neck stood on end like the feeling we got before. The spare room is in complete darkness always and is one of the few rooms in the house we haven't painted with bright colors. The walls have been torn down there due to us renovating, and to be honest when we began renovating a few weeks back was when these strange experiences started to get really strong.
Also, Mum just came by. She is ill and has had a hard life -- since she left it's started up. I was just in the bedroom by myself and Dan went to the kitchen to clean up -- my bag handles on the door began moving, then the door, as if a monsoon storm hit, flew with all its might and shut. It didn't shut completely, because the door gets stuck on the tiles, but it flew to shut so quickly that it startled me. I glanced at the window but there was no breeze, and it is a still night tonight.
I don't think we can go thru to many more sleepless, uncomfortable nights. It takes too much out of us. Later on Thursday we are going camping on Moreton Island to get away. In the meanwhile, or when we get back what do we do? Should we get in a priest?
This is from Tonight
Its currently 2:45 AM and as usual we can't sleep due to what we have just experienced. It's getting worse!
For starters, tonight we both felt a horrible cold feeling through our bodies. Earlier, we got out of the house and went for a walk around 8:30 PM, when we returned the door nearly slammed shut and locked me in the room.
Tonight, upon arriving home we both felt shaken up and decided to watch a video as the insomnia feelings are kicking in again. Tonight it was worse because we were on edge and awake all night right up till 12:03 AM when Dan got up to turn on the fan because it was hot and there was no breeze. Before going to bed we did sprinkle the remaining holy water through the room and near our bed. Tonight I think we fell asleep or started to after 12:03 AM, then I awoke, or it felt like I was in a dream- like state, but then I was suddenly awake, looking at the clock -- it was 1:13 AM. When I awoke, I saw a cloud of blackish gray smoke erupting within itself moving in and out from the center of the room. The smoke was right near the side of my bed on the wall where I didn't sprinkle holy water. There was a face that was there and I could hear swearing, like F*** off...F*** you...F*** this and F*** that. Then these two boney looking arms came out at me with long fingers and sharp nails -- it reached across the bed, but pulled back instantly (I had sprinkled the holy water on the bed, not sure if this is coincidence). When it pulled its arms back in it cursed at me F*** you!
At this stage I was then wide awake but could still see the smoke clearly. Dan was awake too. I was almost screaming at him hysterically telling him I could see it, and it was there in the room looking at me. Dan was asking where, and I pointed but then it disappeared. I told Dan I could see it and broke down in tears. He felt a sharp, pulling numb feeling -- pain in his rib cage as if something was being pulled from him, then it disappeared. When I glanced at the clock, sure enough it was 1:13 AM.
Our house is constantly colder inside all the time, we notice when we go out for a walk at night but the cold is mainly in our bedroom, the spare room, hall, bathroom, and hallway that feels this way. At night, if you go to the kitchen, you get to a certain point and you are overwhelmed with fear and a coldness, and you want to run back to the room because you can feel something watching you -- just biding its time until that 1:15 AM where it appears to be the strongest.
We want to get the house blessed and will make calls in the morning, but are afraid of what this might do and hope you can give us direction on the matter? Do you feel its a ghost or something else because the feeling we get is that it's evil and is trying to harm us. When it was reaching out for me tonight, it was hissing at me and swearing. At first I thought maybe I was swearing at it, but Dan said I wasn't saying anything until I got upset and started saying it was near my head.
Please give us some advice. Tonight we are going to stay at my Mother's or a friend's because this is beyond a joke -- we are getting no sleep and feel worn out. What about Crucifixes in our room and around our neck, to wear constantly? I am also worried that what would have happened if it did manage to get that door locked on me tonight? Some nights it mocks me, and other nights Dan, but its getting worse and a lot stronger.
The strange thing is it's now 3:00 AM and we feel nothing in the house. It's always strong around 1:00 - 2:15 AM and then it's peaceful, but the stress of knowing that time is coming up is unbearable!