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This Spooky Tale of a Mysterious Man Living in the Walls Will Make Your Skin Crawl


I have a painted-over attic door in my apartment. I've never been brave enough to open it and see what's inside because I'm terrified that a human has been living up there. We have a camera set up (for our dog, not specifically to catch rogue attic-dwellers), and I have absolutely no reason to believe someone's up there, but I can't help but be worried that one night I'll wake up in the middle of the night, head to the kitchen for a glass of water, and see a strange human being staring back at me.

Apparently, this fear isn't all that unfounded. Horror author Grady Hendrix recently wrote one of the spookiest Twitter threads in the history of Twitter about the man who lived in the walls of his house when he was a kid. Is it true? I'm not sure. It's definitely presented as if it is, and I wouldn't put it past someone who experienced that trauma as a kid to turn to horror stories as an adult. But it could also be the musings of a creative author trying out a new premise or a new way of storytelling. Truly, it doesn't matter. This is one of the scariest stories you will read this Halloween season.

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