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A Lone: horror story

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By JananiPublished 8 months ago 3 min read
A Lone: horror story
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The old, decrepit house stood alone on the outskirts of town, its windows boarded up and its yard overgrown with weeds. No one had lived there for years, not since the tragic death of the family that once called it home.

But something still lingered within those walls. Something dark and malevolent, waiting for unsuspecting visitors to come wandering by.

It was on a particularly stormy night that a young couple, seeking shelter from the rain, stumbled upon the abandoned house. They pushed open the creaky front door and stepped inside, their curiosity getting the better of them.

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As they made their way through the dusty rooms, they couldn't shake the feeling of being watched. The hair on the back of their necks stood on end, and they couldn't shake the feeling of dread that settled in the pit of their stomachs.

As they reached the top of the staircase, they heard a noise coming from one of the bedrooms. It was a soft, whispering voice, murmuring words they couldn't make out. They hesitated for a moment, but their curiosity got the better of them and they decided to investigate.

But as they opened the door, they were met with a sight that they would never forget. A ghostly figure stood at the foot of the bed, its eyes fixed on them with a cold, malevolent stare. The couple screamed and ran out of the house, never looking back.

They would never know what happened to the ghost that haunted that old house. But they knew one thing for certain: they never wanted to be alone in that house again.

The young couple couldn't shake off the feeling of fear and unease that had settled in their hearts. They knew they had to find out what had happened in that house, and why the ghost still lingered there.

They did some research and found out that the family that once lived in the house had died in a fire. The father had been a cruel and abusive man, and it was rumored that he had locked his wife and children in the house before setting it ablaze.

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The couple visited the house again, this time armed with a Ouija board in the hopes of communicating with the ghost. As they sat in the dark, abandoned living room, they asked the ghost to reveal itself.

To their surprise, the planchette on the Ouija board began to move, spelling out a name: "Lydia." The ghost of the mother, who had been wrongfully killed by her husband in the fire.

Lydia's ghost revealed the truth behind her death and the death of her children. The couple vowed to tell the truth and bring justice to Lydia and her family.

The couple's story spread through the town and the truth about the family's death was finally revealed. The ghost of Lydia finally found peace and the house was left alone once again, but this time, it was not out of fear, but out of respect for the lives that were lost.

From that day on, the couple made it their mission to seek out and help other haunted souls find peace, just as they had helped Lydia. They knew they could never be truly alone, as long as they had each other and their newfound purpose.

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In conclusion, the old, decrepit house on the outskirts of town held a dark and malevolent secret - the ghost of Lydia, the mother who had been tragically killed along with her children in a fire set by her abusive husband. The young couple stumbled upon the house on a stormy night and were confronted by the ghost, but through research and communication via a Ouija board, they were able to uncover the truth and bring justice to Lydia and her family. The couple also found a new purpose in helping other haunted souls find peace. The house was finally at rest, no longer alone and forgotten.


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