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The Burning House

A Tale of Fear, Vengeance, and Unleashed Darkness

By Yusril Harsya HasanPublished 3 months ago 9 min read
The Burning House
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There was something unsettling about the ceiling in the old, abandoned house. It was as if it was alive, pulsating and breathing in the darkness.

For years, the house had been left untouched, its walls covered in layers of dust and cobwebs. But one day, a family moved in, unaware of the horrors that lay hidden in the shadows.

At first, they didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. The ceiling appeared to be nothing more than a normal, plastered surface. But as the days went by, strange things started to happen.

At night, they could hear faint whispers coming from above. It sounded like a conversation, but the words were muffled and indecipherable. They tried to ignore it, but the noises only grew louder.

Then, one evening, they saw it. A dark, writhing mass appeared on the ceiling, moving in sync with the whispers. It seemed to be alive, pulsating and growing, stretching out like a living organism.

The family was terrified, but they couldn't leave. It was as if the house had a hold on them, trapping them inside. Every time they tried to escape, something would prevent them from leaving.

As days turned into weeks, the family began to lose their minds. They were haunted by the whispers, the shadows, and the growing mass on the ceiling. They knew they had to leave, but they were trapped, unable to escape the house's grip.

In the end, the ceiling consumed them, swallowing them up into its writhing mass. The house remained empty, its ceiling alive and pulsating, waiting for its next victims.

The first death was a tragedy that shook the small town to its core. No one knew how it happened, or why, but the whispers and rumors spread like wildfire, igniting a sense of fear and unease that lingered long after the event had passed.

The victim was a young girl, no more than eight years old. She was found lying in a pool of blood, her body twisted and broken, her eyes wide open in a frozen expression of terror. It was as if she had seen something so horrifying that it had killed her on the spot.

At first, the police thought it was a tragic accident, a fall from a high place or a freak accident. But as they investigated further, they discovered that the girl had been in a locked room with no windows, no signs of forced entry, and no apparent cause of death.

The townspeople were terrified, locking their doors and windows at night, and keeping their children close. No one knew what had happened, but everyone had a theory. Some said it was a curse, others believed it was the work of a malevolent spirit, and still, others suspected foul play from one of their own.

But as time went on, the fear only grew. More deaths followed, each one more horrific than the last. The bodies were always found in locked rooms with no apparent cause of death, and the townspeople were at a loss to explain it.

Eventually, the town became a ghost town, with everyone fleeing for fear of becoming the next victim. The houses stood empty, the streets deserted, and the whispers of the dead echoed through the abandoned buildings.

To this day, no one knows what caused the first death, or the subsequent deaths that followed. But the legend lives on, a terrifying reminder of the horrors that can lurk in the shadows, waiting to claim their next victim.The second death was just as mysterious and gruesome as the first, and it only added to the growing sense of fear and curiosity that had consumed the town.

This time, it was a middle-aged man who was found dead in his home. Again, the room was locked from the inside, and there was no sign of forced entry or struggle. The man's body was found contorted in an impossible position, as if he had been twisted and pulled apart.

Rumors and whispers spread like wildfire through the town once again, as people tried to make sense of what was happening. Some believed it was the work of a vengeful spirit, while others suspected that there was a serial killer on the loose.

But one thing was certain - everyone was curious about the house where the deaths had occurred. It had been abandoned for years before the first death, and now it stood as a dark, foreboding reminder of the tragedy that had struck the town.

People started to gather outside the house, peering through the windows and whispering to each other in hushed tones. Some even ventured inside, determined to uncover the truth behind the mysterious deaths.

But as more people entered the house, strange things began to happen. Doors would slam shut on their own, strange whispers could be heard coming from empty rooms, and some even claimed to have seen shadowy figures moving through the darkness.

Despite the dangers, people continued to be drawn to the house, unable to resist the temptation to uncover the truth. But as the body count continued to rise, it became clear that there was something truly evil lurking within its walls.

The house became a symbol of fear and curiosity, and to this day, it remains a dark and foreboding reminder of the horrors that can be found in the most unexpected places.

The third death was the most shocking of all, and it finally revealed the true killer behind the mysterious deaths that had plagued the town.

This time, it was a young couple who had been found dead in their home. Again, the room was locked from the inside, but this time, there was a clue that led the authorities to the killer - a message scrawled in blood on the wall that read "I am the house."

As the investigation continued, the truth slowly began to emerge. The house itself was the killer, possessed by a malevolent spirit that had been trapped within its walls for years. It had claimed the lives of the young girl, the middle-aged man, and now the young couple, feeding off their fear and terror.

The townspeople were shocked and horrified by the revelation, but also relieved to finally have an answer. They had suspected curses and spirits, but the truth was far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.

The authorities quickly moved to seal off the house, but the damage had already been done. The town had been forever scarred by the tragedy, and the house remained a symbol of fear and death.

Years later, the house still stood, abandoned and forgotten, its walls stained with the blood of its victims. It was a constant reminder of the horrors that could lurk in even the most innocuous places, and a warning to all who dared to venture inside its walls.

With the truth finally revealed about the killer, the townspeople were consumed with a deep sense of fear and rage. They had suffered too much loss, and the house that had caused so much pain had to be destroyed.

Word quickly spread throughout the town, and soon a large crowd had gathered outside the abandoned house. Some brought torches, others brought gasoline, and still, others brought whatever tools they could find.

As the crowd grew larger, their anger and frustration boiled over, and they began to chant and scream for the destruction of the house. The authorities tried to intervene, but they were quickly overpowered by the mob's fervor.

The house itself seemed to sense the danger, and strange things began to happen. The wind picked up, howling through the empty windows and doors. The walls creaked and groaned as if under great pressure, and some claimed to hear the disembodied voices of the victims echoing through the air.

But the townspeople were undeterred, and soon they began to throw their torches and gasoline onto the house, igniting it in a blaze of fury and vengeance.

The flames spread quickly, consuming the house in a raging inferno. The crowd cheered and jeered as they watched the house burn to the ground, the flames reflecting in their eyes like a symbol of victory.

As the ashes cooled and the smoke cleared, the town was left with a deep sense of relief. The house that had caused so much pain and suffering was gone, and they could finally begin to heal.

But as time went on, some began to wonder if they had done the right thing. The burning of the house had unleashed something dark and malevolent, something that could never truly be destroyed. And as the years passed, the memory of the house and its victims continued to haunt the town, a constant reminder of the horrors that could lurk just beneath the surface.

Years have passed since the destruction of the house, and the town has slowly started to heal from the trauma it had suffered. The memory of the house and its victims has faded, and a new generation of residents has grown up without ever knowing the fear and horror that had once consumed the town.

But for some, the memory of the house and its tragic history will never fade. They remember the fear and anger that had consumed them, and the sense of relief that had followed the house's destruction.

And yet, even as they try to move on, they know that the darkness that had once been trapped within the house has not been fully vanquished. They sense it in the shadows that linger just out of sight, in the whispers that can be heard on the wind, and in the unexplainable events that still occur from time to time.

The town may never truly escape the horrors that had once been unleashed by the house, but it has learned to live with them. And as they go about their daily lives, they know that they must always be vigilant, for the darkness that had once consumed them could return at any moment.


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Yusril Harsya Hasan

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