31 Terrifying Real-Life Stories That Read Like Horror Movie Plots

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1. Out of the pitch black we heard something SCREAMING.

“It’s nowhere near as creepy as a lot of these stories, but was still unsettling. A few months ago, my husband and I decided to drive out of the city to view the Perseid meteor shower. We drove way out into the middle of nowhere (this is Texas)– random turning down dirt roads for miles and miles. Finally we found a place– no lights anywhere, hadn’t passed any private driveways or homes in miles. We’re on the hood of the car and we hear, out of the pitch black, someone (or something) SCREAMING. No words, just this long, drawn-out scream, which sounded like a man. Our asses were off the hood and inside the car, doors locked, before it stopped. I’ve seen Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Fuck that shit.”

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2. Mommy, who is that old lady in the corner?

“A close coworker of mine has two daughters. She was telling me a story of one time of how her younger daughter would sleep in bed with her because she was afraid to sleep by herself. (She was about 4/5 years old at the time.) Well one night the little girl is lying in bed with her mom and starts staring at a dark corner in her room. My coworker asks her daughter, ‘Lilly what’s wrong?’ The little girl goes, ‘Mommy who is that old lady in the corner?’

Obviously this creeped my coworker out but she wanted to get to the bottom of it more. So over the weeks she showed her daughter pictures of her older ancestors both alive and deceased. Turns out, the little girl ending up identifying the woman in the room as my coworker’s great grandmother who was many years passed….creepy stuff.”

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Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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