h2>Dating : The Man In The Camera
One night I was sitting on the couch just about to head to bed.
When someone started knocking on the door.
That was strange as it had been dark for a couple hours.
I asked through the door if anyone was there but didn’t get an answer.
I asked a couple more times but still silence.
Thinking I might have just been hearing things, I turned to leave when the knocking started again.
Again, I asked “Who’s there?” but no answer.
They knocked a couple more times, but once I stopped saying anything it stopped. I figured it was some kids in the neighborhood, but I wasn’t about to open the door to find out.
I had mostly forgotten about the knocking. I told a couple people at work about it and they agreed it was probably kids.
Again right before bed there was a knock at the door.
This time I wasn’t taking the bait thinking whoever it was would get bored.
But when I tried to walk away they started pounding on the door. That’s when it got real. They were pounding so hard I thought the door was going to break.
I dialed 911 and started shouting that the police were coming.
Eventually it stopped just before the cops showed up. I talked to them and they said they’d search around he neighborhood as well as leave a squad car in front on my house.
I went to bed after that, but didn’t sleep.
It happened again.
This time earlier and pounding even harder. I started screaming to please go away but they only stopped pounding on the door to start banging on my windows.
The cops showed up and I was frantic. Luckily I was taking video with my phone so they didn’t think I was crazy.
The police took me to a friend’s house to stay the night.
I slept for the first time in a couple nights.
I stayed at my friend’s again.
I came back to my house.
This time I had 911 already dialed. I also got a baseball from the garage.
I waited, and waited.
Just before midnight someone started scratching at my door. No knocking or pounding. It sounded like they were running their fingernail against the door.
I yelled out that I had a gun and the noise stopped.
I got one of those Ring cameras. I was going to find out who was out there.
This time I waited up all night, but nothing.
Not a single sound, and nothing on the camera.
But when I walked out the door to go to work I saw a piece of paper taped to my door that read:
I freaked out.
I stayed a friend’s house again. The police said they’d drive by my house that night to see if anyone came back.
Again I watched the camera feed but nothing.
I borrowed a gun.
Nothing happened during the night but when I left there was another sign that read:
“Missed you :)”
There was more knocking.
And I could hear laughing coming from outside.
But nothing on the camera.
I couldn’t take it anymore.
I loaded a blank into the borrowed revolver and fired.
The knocking stopped. I thought about calling the police but I didn’t know how to explain the gun.
I waited all night.
This was stopping one way or another.
Just before midnight there was pounding at the door.
I was terrified and staring at the camera.
Finally and man stepped into view. He had the creepiest smile on his face and a sign that read:
“Come out and play?”
I for sure wasn’t doing that.
He waited for a while and I guess he was tired of being outside since was also holding a crow bar.
He walked and smiled into the camera before smashing it.
I could hear him jam the crowbar into the doorjamb and start trying to wedge it open.
The whole time laughing.
I couldn’t take it anymore.
I fired all six round through the door.
But when I opened it there was no one there.
The police came. I showed them all the recordings before he broke the camera.
I never went back to the house again.
And they never caught the man in the camera.