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Daily Diaries: Have You Experienced Any Of These Modern-Day Horror Anecdotes?

Daily Diaries: Have You Experienced Any Of These Modern-Day Horror Anecdotes?

As soon as the credits of your favorite horror flick begin to roll, you can breathe a sigh of relief: it’s all over. It is all just make-believe. True horror stories, however, are harder to forget and leave behind. After all, the scariest ones are those that are rooted in reality. The real world, after all, is far more terrifying than anything we can make up. If your idea of a good time involves the willingness to endure tales that make your hair stand on end, you've come to the right place. These millennials share their dark tales that is enough to convert the most skeptical of critics. Word of warning: you just might have to sleep with the lights on after these.

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"My brother and I share a room and we always played pranks on each other. One night, I woke up to someone whispering my name. Thinking it was one of my brother's jokes, I ignored it and went back to sleep. A few minutes later, another whisper woke me up. Irritated, I got out of bed and flipped on my phone torch to see my brother snoring quietly. I settled down, planning to catch him in the act when, almost immediately, I heard the whisper for a third time. I didn't sleep a wink for the rest of the night." -Kevin, 23

"When I was babysitting my six-month-old niece, I found it adorable that she would laugh and babble by herself. At one point, she started crying and before I could get to her, she calmed down and started cooing again. I chalked it up to the antics of babies until I caught a glimpse of a woman in white smiling down at my niece in the mirror. I turned to look and she was gone." -Anya, 28

"Since my parents are doctors on the nightshift rotation, my sister and I were almost always left on our own. One night, my sister started crying in the middle of the night and I rushed to her room to check on her. When I was just outside her bedroom door, there was the unmistakable sound of an old lady singing a lullabye until she calmed down. I spent the rest of the night calming myself down." -James, 20

"I had a rocking chair next to my bed filled with things that I was too lazy to pack away. One night, as I was laying in bed, it just started swaying as if someone were rocking it. My windows were closed; there wasn't any breeze. And, even if there was, there was no way that the chair could rock the way it did, since there was so much stuff on it. I scrambled out of the room immediately." -Carrie, 30

"I was alone at the office late one night, about to go home. I got into the elevator but instead of closing, the doors jammed and opened again, like there was a person who suddenly decided to get in. Given the time of night, I was a little spooked because that had never happened to me before. When I reached the ground floor, I heard a menancing male laugh behind me, even if I was all by myself in the elevator. To this day, I can never enter an elevator on my own." -Nora, 25

"I was out with my friends for some drinks when I realized that my phone wasn't in my pocket. I looked for it everywhere then borrowed my friend's phone to call it, hoping that I could trace its location. Someone answered my phone and said hello, but ended the call right away. I gave up at that moment, thinking that my phone was stolen. As soon as I got into my car, I found my phone on the passenger's seat, right where I had left it." -Anton, 31

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"When we were in high school, my friends and I decided to sneak into our school's old auditorium during our lunchbreak to play with a Ouija board. As soon as we set it up, the pointer started moving on its own and spinning really fast, even when no one was touching it! We all freaked out and rushed out of there!" -Valerie, 24

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*author's note: names have been changed

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