Ghosts are spooky, but sometimes the most unnerving experiences are far from supernatural. Strangers (and downright criminals) can cross our paths when we least expect it and these chance enocunters leave us keeping our guards permanently up.
Good luck falling asleep tonight after reading these 17 nightmarish incidents.
On a family vacation when I was a kid, renting a beach condo. [The family living next door] were leaving at the end of the week for their own trip, but the daughter had to work one more overnight shift as a nurse. The dad and the younger kids left that day and the mother and daughter were going to leave the next morning...
That morning, as we were packing up our own stuff to go home, we started hearing sirens out on the road in front of the condos. There were several emergency vehicles outside... The daughter had come home from her shift and found the mother beaten to death with a hammer or something similar. We hadn't heard or seen anything, even though we shared a wall.
The creepiest part was that the officers found that the killer had accessed the house by the back porch door, facing the beach. The bedroom me and my brothers were sleeping in was down on the ground floor, with the same porch door leading out to the beach, only a few feet away from that same door and only separated by a waist-high rail. Talking about it later, we weren't even sure we had locked the door that night.