A Scary Story

The Face in the Window

A teenage girl was home all alone watching TV on a cold winter night. The television was right beside a sliding glass door, and the curtains were open. Suddenly she saw a man wearing a mask staring at her through the glass! She screamed, then grabbed the phone next to the couch and pulled a blanket over her head so the man couldn't see her while she called the police. ‘You must come quickly,’ she gasped. ‘I think my life is in danger!’

She was so terrified that she remained shaking under the blanket until the police arrived in a blaze of flashing lights and howling sirens.

It had snowed a lot during the day, so the police naturally decided to look for footprints. But there were no footprints at all on the snowy ground outside the sliding door.

One of the officers glanced at his partner, raised his eyebrows and grinned sarcastically. ‘I guess she must have an overactive
imagination. No one’s been out here tonight except us.’

‘Right,’ replied the other officer. ‘We’d better tell her to stop watching horror movies and stick to the Disney Channel from now on.’

Both men laughed and made their way back inside the house – and that's when they saw the wet footprints on the floor leading up to the couch where the girl was still sitting.

The policemen looked at each other nervously.
‘Miss, you're extremely lucky,’ one of them finally said to her.

‘Why?’ she asked.

‘Because,’ he said, ‘the man wasn't outside at all. He was in here, standing right behind the couch! What you saw in the window was his reflection!’