A few months went by and I learned to just deal with the light and door of my closet. It wasn’t too bothersome except for the occasional creepy feeling I would get from finding the door open.

To curb these strange feelings, I would turn a small light on to help me sleep. It put me a little more at ease and I always felt better when I was able to see my entire room at night.

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Then everything changed.

One night, I woke up in my bed. My vision was a little fuzzy but as I came to, I suddenly became aware of the fact that I was having a lucid dream.

Once I got my bearings, I took a look around the room. To my dismay, the closet door was open and the light from inside the closet was illuminating the room. Chills covered my body, and I felt the need to look somewhere else in my room. So I looked up.

There was an air vent above my bed, something that wasn’t there in real life. Through the grates, I could see something moving. The vent suddenly popped open, and a little girl crawled out of the vent and down onto my bed. She rolled onto the floor and then ran into my closet.

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My heart was racing and I squeezed my eyes shut. Trying to get the image of the girl out of my head.

Suddenly I felt the presence of someone standing next to the bed. My eyes opened to the sight of a young blonde girl, about eight or nine years old. She was wearing a white nightgown (Why are they always wearing a white nightgown!?). She put her hand on my bed in a protective manner and for some reason, I felt comfortable enough to speak with her.

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I took a deep breath and said, “Are - Are there ghosts here?”

She smiled, “They come and go.”

I swallowed nervously, my throat suddenly becoming dry as if my body were protesting me asking the question that had been in the back of my mind since weird things began happening in my room. “Are there demons here?”

I will never forget her answer as long as I live:

“No,” she said, “but they’re attracted to the light.”

Click!

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I woke up to the clicking sound of the small light in my bedroom being turned off.

The only light in the room was now coming from my opened closet door.

-xx Lenny