Halloween is coming up and you know what that means! Spooky stories *cue ghost sounds*. So listen hear for the story of the Babysitter. One night, a teenage girl was hired by a young couple to babysit their two small children. So the couple leaves, and the young girl is left to tend to the kids in a big lonely house at the end of the street. When it starts to get late, she lays the children to sleep and goes to sit on the couch and watch TV. Then suddenly, the phone starts to ring. A little taken aback, the girl picks up the phone and speaks quickly “Hello?” She could only hear heavy breathing and the raspy voice of a man respond saying that he’s “coming to get her”. Scared, and somewhat wary, she hangs up simply dismissing it as a prank call.
15 minutes later the phone rings again. When she answers, she hears the mean chuckle and say he’s closer now. Truly frightened now she hangs up and calls the police. They dismiss it as a prank call to, but say they’ll try to trace the call. They also tell her to keep him on the line for as long as possible. Then she sits down on the couch, wide awake. Finally the phone rings a third time and the mans says “It’s only a matter of time” and continues breathing heavily. To scared to listen any longer, she hangs up.
She finally decides to get the kids and flee the house but soon after the police call “GET OUT OF THE HOUSE NOW! THE MAN IS INSIDE THE HOUSE AND IS CALLING FROM THE UPSTAIRS EXTENSION!” She runs from the house as the police arrive, and the madman escapes. They go back inside to find the children, dead. *Dun Dun Duhhhhhhhh*
Story retold by Trinity Barnwell-Thomas