“Late night visitor”

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic


It was a Saturday night around 11 pm I had just gotten home from a date with my girlfriend we had seen a movie together and She decided to come over to my house after for a few hours. It was raining pretty hard outside even though her house was a few blocks down the road we decided it’s be a good idea for her to stay over till the rain stopped. 
I made some popcorn and gave her a blanket and we sat down on the couch in the family room and watched an older 80’s horror movie in the family room. My mom got home around 12:20 from her job,she is a nurse at the local hospital. She asked us if we new anything about the scratches on our front door? I told her I had no clue and I walked over towards the front door and opened it up and sure enough there were scratches. 
It looked as if maybe a dog or an animal scratches it but we didn’t have a dog and as far as I had known nobody on our street had a dog so we weren’t sure what happened. I glanced one more time I had a thought if it wasn’t an animal could somebody have came over and attempted to break in? I decided to keep that thought to myself as I shut the door and locked it behind me. 
My girlfriend thought it would be a good idea for her to leave but I told her she should spend the night. 
She finally agreed and I made sure the door was locked and we went to bed. We had a security camera outside near the door. But it didn’t start to film until night time every night. As far as I new I didn’t hear any weird noises outside so I figured whatever did that was an animal and it was gone. 
That next morning I wanted to check just to verify. Everything was fine up until 3:33 I saw a man start to walk over towards the house from the woods in our backyard. He had a knife in his hand and was dressed in black I saw on the video he had attempted to twist the door knob but the door was locked. 
He started to slash at the wood with his knife for a few seconds until he saw the light from the security camera. 
He stared at it for several seconds he left and then came back a second time at 4:30 with a notebook he approached the camera and put up a piece of paper with a haunting message 
 
“I will get in you will slip up I will break in and Murder you all...I will come back each night.” 
 
With that he took the knife and cut his arm and started to bleed he took the tip of the bloody knife and put it in his mouth. 
He smiled at the camera and started to slowly back up watching the camera the entire time till he got to the backyard near the woods and he took off running. I showed my mom the camera footage and she called the police. Fortunately the camera had caught a good glimpse of his face and police were able to figure out his identity. 
It turned out his name was “Stanly Martin” he lived deep in the woods he isolated himself from the public it turns out he was a serial killer police arrested him and he confessed to killing over a dozen humans for sport he found it fun breaking into people’s houses and watching them sleep. 
He really liked to drink the blood of his victims police found out as he was offered a water during his interrogation but he asked for human blood instead. 
The man was given the maximum sentence and he would die in prison after an altercation in 2016 with an inmate that he shived during a shower he tried to drink his blood but he slipped on a bar of soap that was on the ground and the inmate was able to beat him down and by the time police got around to stopping the fight it was already too late “Stanly Martin” was dead on the ground in the shower. 
Some say he wanted so badly to be a vampire others thought he was a vampire but nobody ever really knew only guessed but he was a convicted serial killer and James and his family were going to be his next victims.


Submitted: May 23, 2021

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