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TRUE GHOST STORIES - The Strangler in the Night

Updated on May 11, 2011

Haunted Youth Hostel ...

* As told by Katrina

I thought my dreams were finally coming true when I landed a job at the day spa on a resort in Queensland. “This is such a beautiful spot,” I said to my new colleague Tina. “Yes its’ like paradise isn’t it,” she replied. Tina and I would be sharing a room in the staff quarters so we made our way to the dorms to unpack and settle ourselves.

After a tour of the resort by the staff manager Terry, and enjoying a sumptuous meal in the bistro, Tina and I decided to turn in as the next day would be our first full day on the job and we needed our rest.

Later, I lay in my bed thinking to myself that I couldn’t be happier and that life couldn’t possibly get any better. I soon drifted off into a blissful sleep.

But an hour or so later I felt a hand around my throat, squeezing hard and slowly cutting off my air supply. I tried to scream but no sound came out. I focused my eyes to see a man leaning over me, dressed in dark clothing. I feared for my life right then and there.

Suddenly Tina let out an ear-piercing scream and sat up in bed, grabbing at her throat and grasping for breath. The man clutching my throat immediately vanished into thin air.

“Tina ...” I rasped. “Are you ok?”

“I had the most dreadful nightmare Kat,” she replied, looking absolutely terrified. “Someone was standing over me, and he had a knife ... I can still feel his hands on my throat.” she continued.

“Same with me,” I told her, rubbing my own throat to ease the residual pain. “I saw a man in dark clothing standing over me while he squeezed my throat almost closed. I thought I was going to die. It just felt so real ...”

“Oh my God,” Tina gasped. “I had a man standing over me too, but he was holding a knife to my throat. I thought I was going to die too ...”

We were both so shaken that neither of us could get back to sleep that night, and the following morning Tina and I asked the other staff members if anything bad had ever happened in our particular room.

Jack, an older man in charge of maintenance at the resort, told us that a few years back a young guy had worked there for a time and he’d stayed in our room. He’d gone missing a few months after arriving, and was found dead four days later on one of the back beaches with a large gash on his head. He went on to tell us that the police could never discern whether he’d been pushed or had fallen. They knew he was going through a hard time after a break-up with his girlfriend and had become depressed and morose. He’d become very disillusioned about women in general, and blamed them all for his pain.

Tina and I stared at each other in alarm, then spontaneously spun on our heels and took off straight to the human resource manager’s office to request a room transfer. Once there, he didn’t even blink when we said we wanted a new room. “So I take it you don’t like that room very much,” he said with resignation. “Not many women do actually”.

Tina and I were relieved to be out of that room and thankfully never experienced anything like it ever again.

* As told by Katrina

TRUE STORIES - Ghosts, Angels and Spirits

A collection of True Stories gathered from clients and associates, friends and family and various others. All stories are true as told to me, as per written by their original authors and submitted to my websites.

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      Soumilya Das 5 years ago

      That was SCARY.... I like this Story!!! It really Spooked me out....