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I live in an apartment building in a moderately big city. I live on the top floor in a 5-story building, as most of the other ones around here are. My apartment is a one bedroom with a fairly large living room with big windows out towards the street and the opposing building.That building has a small parking lot up front, so it is not directly across from mine, which I kind of like because of the privacy.
Being a night owl, I like to sit up late with my laptop. Sometimes I peek out the window at the building across, looking for lit windows, wondering if anyone else out there is doing the graveyard shift. Last night, I wish I hadn’t.
I usually sit with my laptop facing the windows. For the last couple of nights I had, in the corner of my eye, been seeing a sparely lit window in the building across, and in it, some sort of movement. Last night, my curiousness got the best of me, so I put my computer down and went over to the window to check it out. Surely enough, you could see someone waving, but just barely. The window was dimly lit but you could definitely see some movement. I thought about it for a second and went to get a pair of binoculars. After some searching I found a pair and went back to the window and put them to my eyes.
I located the window and got a better look at what was in it. It appeared to be a person, lit up by a candle. I couldn’t make out the person’s face, but he was waving. At me apparently, because after I had locked on to him with the binoculars he stopped with waving for a second and then pointed at me. I felt a chill go down my spine.
This was fucking creepy.
He pointed at me, and then made a circling motion with his finger. He kept doing this over and over until I realized he was signaling for me to turn around. I reacted out of instinct and quickly turned around as if I really were expecting something to lurk behind me. Nothing was there but darkness, obviously, so i just chuckled to myself and turned back to the window with my binoculars only to find it empty, except for the candle slowly fading out.
I jumped back and dropped the binoculars on the floor, the loud noise of the impact spooking me even more.”What…the…fuck?”, I thought to myself as I went back to my computer. I put on some music to calm me down, surfed around a bit more until I looked at the time and realized it was about to get light out, I put my computer down and made my way through a small hallway that led to my bathroom. I didn’t have any lights on, but as I approached the bathroom I noticed a flickering light underneath the door. My body froze. Even if I did forget to turn off the bathroom light, a lightbulb could not produce that kind of lightning. I slowly walked up to the door, took a deep breath and lightly pushed the door open. I stepped inside and to my horror I found a candle sitting on the sink, revealing a message scribbled on the mirror: “NEVER TURN AROUND”.