Yesterday, I got an email from someone, the email read “What was the scariest experience you ever had?”
Here was my answer;
One of my offices is on the 20th floor.
I use a Microsoft phone for 4G data and hotspot. The name of my hotspot is “I am watching you!”
I set this name just for fun. Earlier I had the following names: dandanakka, FUBAR, Hen is here, No Wifi for you, etc.
So, “I am watching you!” was just a name. A fun name.
It was just another office day. Two devices were connected to my hotspot: my Mac and my iPhone.
When my work got over at around 10 in the night, everyone had left the office and I was the last one to leave. I packed my belongings, locked the door, and took the elevator.
When I reached the ground floor, I realized that my Microsoft phone was missing. So, I went to the 20th floor again to check if I had left it there.
It was so dark. I looked around watchfully and entered my office.
Here is the best part: there was ABSOLUTELY no way that I could have kept in any other room than the one I was sitting just minutes ago. I was so sure because it had happened just a few minutes ago.
The phone was not there. I checked the pockets of my trousers. It was not there. I checked my bag. It was not there. I started to worry.
In my mind, I was sure that there could be NO other place where it might have got misplaced to.
I was just getting worried until now. Just concerned. Not scared or anything else.
Here is when things changed. I called my phone from another phone in the office. The call got connected.
The. Call. Got. Connected.
I said “Hello.”
There was an absolute silence marred intermittently by some vague ruffling noise. I freaked out terribly. I started sweating all over.
I knew that NO one could have taken it. Everyone had left minutes before I left and I was SURE I took my phone.
In an intense hurry, I rummaged through my bag and reached out to my iPhone.
Things got real creepy here.
I checked the network on it. It read “I am watching you!” which means the Microsoft phone was somewhere there, but I could not see it.
Instantaneously, a sharp chill engulfed my spine, making me shudder.
The air around me started getting chill. I could hear a subtle, distant, faint berceuse encircling me in discordant pitches. I froze and locked myself in a corner, gasping profoundly. I turned on all the lights desperately.
Someone was near me. On the left. On the right. Just behind me. I could see the robe. The hair was just breezing by. I could feel someone monitoring me at close quarters.
I could hear the lock clicking. The lights started flickering. Distant beastly laughter ripped my pounding heart apart. The rug moved a bit, knocking the wind out of me.
I was sweating all over. I could feel the sweat dripping from my face and my hands. I could feel my thighs getting wet. I could literally hear my heartbeat.
I wanted to shout for help. But words wouldn’t come out. I was petrified. I could see my masculinity jumping out of the dark, eerie window.
I had never been so scared. I whispered a hurried prayer and took careful steps toward the door. All I wanted to do was run away.
As I walked slowly toward the door, I could feel a cold breath brushing my neck.
The hair on my neck rose abruptly and I screamed loudly. As I landed my butt on the door, I could feel something under my butt.
The Microsoft phone was in my left rear trouser-pocket. I had checked in my trousers, bag, but I had forgotten my left rear pocket. The touch-screen is so screwed up that calls get connected when I keep the phone in my pocket.
Everything I felt was a manifestation of my thoughts.
I genuinely thought I would die. I was convinced that there was a paranormal being around me that night.
When I reached the ground floor, I wholeheartedly thanked all the gods out there. The security guards looked at me suspiciously. I was drenched in sweat. And tears.
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