Sunday, November 04, 2007
( 10:42 PM ) teahouse
From the Grave He Haunts Me
I'm not a superstitious person, but as I write this, I'm sitting alone in my apartment late at night..and I swear there's a sound coming from the apartment above me that sounds like the rattling of chains.
Is there a ghost up there?
My upstairs neighbor had a water leak in his bathroom about a year ago (I'm convinced he had a poltergeist in his apartment). It dripped through his floor and damaged the ceiling in my bathroom and bedroom.
When I asked him to pay for the damage, he got downright nasty about it. After a couple of weeks of back and forth, he agreed to pay half of my deductible for my homeowner's insurance.
He sent me a check with my name spelled wrong on it.
By the time all of it was straightened out, I was so angry at the man I would have been happy never to see him again.
A month later, I heard the news from my doorman - he had died.
So his apartment has been vacant for the last 9 months or so.
There is the rattling of chains. There are eerie footsteps. There is the sound of what seems to be something being dragged across a wood floor.
I just know I won't get any sleep.
I want to yell up at the ceiling, "Hey! Halloween was LAST WEEK!" #