A single mother of 5 from Rock Hill, South Carolina had the shock of her life when she discovered her ex-boyfriend – whom she had dated 12 years ago – had been living in her attic.
Tracy, who did not want her last name revealed, said she had dated the 44-year old man for a year, before deciding that she could not deal with his drug habit and his decision to rob a flower shop. She said that she never considered re-kindling their romance despite the fact that he wrote letters to her from prison claiming to have changed his ways.
A year prior to the discovery of the ex in the attic, he had helped her install new doors in her home after the majority of them had been damaged in a house-fire.
Last Saturday, Tracy, who is a nurse, spent the day with her children. She said she did not notice anything out of the ordinary when she returned to the house, however in the evening, she got an uneasy feeling that something wasn’t right.
Things got stranger, as Tracy began to hear odd noises and saw that pieces of insulation were falling from the ceiling. Her older sons went up to take a look around, but they did not notice anything untoward.
Unable to shake the uncomfortable feeling and with the weird noises persisting until 2.30 in the morning, the final straw for Tracy was seeing nails from the ceiling fall to the floor. Half convinced that she was in the midst of a haunting and there was a poltergeist playing some nasty tricks on her, she decided enough was enough and called her nephew, who rushed over to the house.
Her nephew went up to the attic and hidden behind the usual crap that people keep in their attics he found a man sleeping inside the heating unit! The nephew noticed that from his position, her ex could peek into her bedroom through a gap in air vent.
I’m not sure which is creepier – the ex in the attic watching you, or the idea of being haunted by malicious poltergeist!
After his cover was blown, Tracy’s ex climbed out of the attic, offered no explanation for how or why he was there and walked away, giving the family a wry smile as he left. By the time the police arrived on the scene – he had vanished and is still at large.
Tracy, who is often out of her house for long periods of time because of work and fetching and carrying her children, said it was disturbing and unnerving to think that her ex had been wandering in and out of her house. She said that the incident has frightened her children, who are afraid to sleep in their bedrooms, choosing instead to camp out together in the living room.
Tracy told reporters; “I want him to be charged with it…It could be somebody else he does the same thing to, but she might not be so lucky.”
I’ve found some pretty strange and disturbing things in my attic before, including a family of squirrels who stayed for about a year before moving on to greener pastures, but I sincerely hope I never find one of my ex’s up there…That’s just too wtf!!
(Via Herald Online)