Creepy Former Boarding House

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JULY 30, 2013

I shouldn’t have lived in this creepy old house to begin with, it creeped me out the first time I saw it. But I was young and the price was right. The lady who rented it to me claimed that it had been in her family for a very long time and used to be a boarding house in the late 1800s. This is one of the older neighborhoods in Grand Rapids so I believed her. The outside looks normal and modern but once you enter the building it feels and looks like you stepped into a time warp.

I did not sleep well the entire year I lived there due to recurring nightmares that I didn’t experience when I slept elsewhere for a night or 2. In my nightmares a scary old man was trying to get to me and violate me in some way, a man who I had never seen before. My closets would open for no reason even though they magnetically latched. I felt like I was being watched everywhere in the apartment.

Submitted by Swamp Witch