Well! They say school and college life should be enjoyed the most because they never come back. The carefree attitude, the best of friends around, the pranks, the classes you bunk, the canteen food, every single thing creates a memory for a lifetime. I keep telling my college stories to everyone and feel nostalgic every time and also feel like it was just yesterday. I was a little unlucky, as I studied in an all-girls college, but nevertheless life with friends was awesome.
So, while in school itself, our teachers used to tell us that, after school college is your last chance to enjoy your life, post which you will not get time for all the fun and they used to tell us about their college stories. So, our first day of college was all about new environment and we were awestruck with everything in there. People were so carefree and sitting and chatting, laughing and enjoying. I thought is this what they do in college? And Man! I was super excited to live a new life after the disciplined and strict school life. First few days went by observing and adapting this new change. Most of my friends from school were in the same college, so our friendship continued.
In our first year, we never used to go to class at all. Bunking classes and going around the town in our bikes, trying some street foods, or just loitering around some of the posh areas, or sitting under a tree and talking about ghosts and sharing some spooky stories, we tried all the crazy stuff.
So, it was a usual day and as usual, we met at the campus and decided to try something different today. And so, we decided to visit a haunted house just near our campus. I was the weak hearted person of the lot and I was dead against doing such stuff. I mean, c’mon talking about ghosts and all is still fine but going to a haunted house which is really considered to be haunted is a very risky affair. Nevertheless, after lot of convincing and my friends telling we all will be together all the time, I thought let’s get it over and done. So, we all went near the gate and I was not feeling right. The road outside is quite a busy road and our college was just a block away. So, a group of 5 crazy girls, who decided to do the craziest thing and here we were in pursuit of adventure. Everyone was scared but still gave confidence to others. Just like shown in a horror movie, we opened the gate and the squeaky sound welcomed us inside. Holding hands, we headed further. I was in the verge of peeing in my pants. Going further, the house was almost dilapidated, with no doors and windows were half broken, walls were falling apart, the ceiling was also in the verge of falling and looking up, you can feel that the ceiling will fall on you. We entered inside, just like movies, there were spider webs all over. Some weird sounds could be heard. And then the unexpected happened. Watching carefully, we heard footsteps from the other side of the room and it was real. We saw each other and fear was written all over our face in bold letters. The sound started coming closer. I wanted to run away but Still holding up to our lives, we stayed put. Then as the sound was getting closer, we could hold no longer and we ran out with all our might screaming on top of our lungs. And while running we could hear the sound of a man calling us to come back. But not even looking back, we ran and stopped only inside our college campus.
We still don’t know what that man was doing inside that haunted house and can’t imagine what would have happened if we stayed there any longer. But thinking about it still brings Goosebumps. Coming back home, I was down with high fever and was even scared to go to college. Those days we didn’t had mobile phones to check on my friends but, later I found out that even they didn’t come to college for a week because of fever. After this incident, we never ever tried adventures however other crazy stuffs were still on, but thinking about that day, we still laugh on how things turned up. Of course, it was quite a memorable incident which still scares me. Thinking about What if that man was a real ghost? He would have eaten us raw and no one would know where our bodies have vanished. Nevertheless, we learned our lesson.