Horror logo

The Old Mansion on the Hill

Exploring the Abandoned Estate That Held Unspeakable Horrors

By Musa SalmanPublished about a year ago 3 min read
9
Curiosity can lead to unspeakable horrors
  • The Old Mansion on the Hill It was an old mansion, perched atop a hill that loomed over the small town below. The mansion had been abandoned for years, its owners long gone, leaving behind nothing but a dilapidated building that had become the subject of many local ghost stories
  • The townspeople warned each other to stay away from the mansion, claiming that it was haunted by the ghosts of the former owners. Some even claimed to have seen the ghosts wandering the halls at night.

    Despite the warnings, a group of teenagers decided to explore the mansion one Halloween night. They were curious to see if the stories were true, or if it was all just a hoax.

    As they approached the mansion, they could feel a sense of foreboding washing over them. The once grand estate was now in a state of disrepair, the windows boarded up, and the paint peeling off the walls.

    The front door was locked, but they found a way in through a broken window. Inside, the mansion was eerily quiet, with the only sound being the creaking of the floorboards under their feet.

    As they made their way through the dark and dusty rooms, they started to feel as if they were being watched. Shadows seemed to move on their own, and strange noises echoed through the halls.

    Suddenly, they heard a loud crash from upstairs. Terrified but curious, they decided to investigate.

    As they climbed the grand staircase, they could feel their hearts pounding in their chests. The air grew colder with each step, and the musty smell of decay filled their nostrils.

    When they reached the top of the stairs, they saw that a door at the end of the hallway was ajar. They cautiously approached the door, and as they pushed it open, they were greeted by a chilling sight.

    In the center of the room was a makeshift altar, surrounded by candles and strange symbols etched into the floor. At the center of the altar was a book, bound in human skin and written in an ancient language.

    As they stared at the book in horror, they heard a low growling sound coming from the shadows. Suddenly, a figure emerged from the darkness, with eyes that glowed red like burning embers.

    The figure was humanoid but covered in scales, with a tail that dragged behind it. It spoke in a language that none of them could understand, but they could feel its malevolent intentions.

    The teenagers were frozen in fear as the creature approached them, its claws glinting in the candlelight. Just as it was about to strike, they were suddenly jolted awake.

    It had all been a nightmare, a product of their overactive imaginations. But as they looked around, they realized that they were no longer in the mansion. They were in a dark and twisted version of their own town, with the mansion now looming over them like a malevolent force.

    The creatures they had seen in their dreams were now all around them, their eyes glowing in the darkness. The teenagers tried to run, but they were quickly overtaken by the creatures and dragged into the shadows.

    As the sun rose the next morning, the townspeople discovered that the teenagers were missing. The only clue to their disappearance was a single footprint, leading up to the front door of the old mansion on the hill.

    "I felt a cold breath on the back of my neck, and I knew that whatever was behind me was not of this world" "The silence was deafening, and I knew that I was not alone"

    fiction
    9

    About the Creator

    Musa Salman

    “Easy reading is damn hard writing.” I write about different things

    Reader insights

    Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

    How does it work?

    Add your insights

    Comments (4)

    Sign in to comment
    • Mark Graham11 months ago

      Great story. I am one that do believe in ghosts and some forms of demons, and your story shows some in particular forms. This is a story of trying to understand what is around you physically and mentally.

    • Laydee Babout a year ago

      This is nice, I really enjoyed this story and your writing style is Great!!!

    • Grz Colmabout a year ago

      Hi Musa, thanks is for sharing your atmospheric short story. I’ve hearted and subscribed for more. Here is my recent piece. A short poem. Many thanks. 🙏✨ https://vocal.media/poets/angelic-activation

    • Donna Reneeabout a year ago

      Oooh so creepy! 😁

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.