REAL GHOST STORIES
(THE SHADOW IN THE BASEMENT)
by Giovanni Gutiérrez
Do I believe in real ghost stories?
I will never forget one moment.
I was 8 years old.
I was playing with a ball in the backyard of my house, when it suddenly went down to the garage which was located in a lower part of the house. The door to the basement was open, so the ball went down right through the stairs.
By the entrance there was a little dark wine cellar. I went after the ball at the very bottom of the basement, picked it up and turned around quickly to get out of that place that gave me a creepy feeling.
There it was…
A shadow! A frightening shadow standing still at the door of the wine cellar!!
It was staring at me coldly. It was a weird sinister sensation since it had no face or any kind of emotion. Though two more things caught my attention: the apparition was wearing an old black suit and there was an horizontal thin red line at ankle height.
After having that vision, the only thing I remember is running away as fast as I could to get out of there.
I never ever saw that shadow again, but for sure I will never forget it.