This morning I woke up to a note written in my exact handwriting: “Is it happening to you too?” I couldn’t remember writing it, but the words sent shivers down my spine. Had I been sleepwalking? Or was something more sinister at play?
As the day wore on, the feeling of unease only grew stronger. I couldn’t shake the sensation of being watched. Every shadow seemed to move and whisper, every noise was amplified to an unbearable level. I tried to tell myself that it was just my imagination, that I was overreacting. But deep down, I knew there was something wrong.
That night, I found myself in a dream that felt all too real. I was walking through a dark, foreboding forest, with no idea how I got there. Every step I took made the underbrush rustle and crackle, and I could hear haunting whispers in the distance. Suddenly, a figure emerged from the shadows – it was me, but different somehow. It had my face, my voice, my exact mannerisms, but it was like looking at a twisted version of myself.
As the figure got closer, I could see that its eyes were hollow, its skin was gray and mottled. It reached out a hand to touch me, and I woke up screaming.
For a moment, the room was pitch black and silent. Then, slowly, I realized that I wasn’t alone. There was someone in the corner of the room, just a shadowy silhouette. I couldn’t move, couldn’t speak, couldn’t even breathe. It was like all the air had been sucked out of the room.
The figure started to move towards me, and I squeezed my eyes shut, not wanting to see what was coming. I heard a rustling noise, and then… silence. When I opened my eyes again, the room was empty.
I don’t know how much time passed before I was able to move again. I stumbled out of bed and fumbled for the light switch, too afraid to stay in the dark. As the room filled with light, my eyes fell on the dresser across the room.
There was a note sitting there, in my exact handwriting. “Is it happening to you too?”
I knew then that this wasn’t just a dream. Something was happening to me, something I couldn’t explain or comprehend. And I was terrified.