Following the Sunset

I am a teacher’s aide and student at college on a small island of a family of islands in the tropics. It was summer break, which meant no work and no school for some time. This was my time to do me and unwind big time. On a good day at work I needed a lot of energy to run around, play with and teach the children. On a bad day at work I needed a lot of energy to run around, play with, teach the children and calm multiple screaming tantrums or little fights. College is just papers, presentations and tests non stop, so summer break is my time for peace and tranquility. Consequently, one of the things I like to do is watch the sun rise or set over the sea. On this particular day I decided to follow the sunset on the cliffs at the most western point of the island. As always, I went alone.

The seaside cliff is a beautiful place, where the waves make continous music against the rocks, sometimes gentle, sometimes wild, but all beautiful. I breathed in the salt air and began to follow the sun as it made its retreat. I was careful, because even though this was a tranquil place it could also be dangerous. The sea constantly ate away at the rocks which created many holes that a person can fall through into the deep. Cracks were everywhere and one had to respect the fact that the ground beneath you could give way at any time. Again my confidence on walking this cliff was built up over many short walks and fishing trips I made, so this time I went further than I had ever traveled before.

I walked for as long as I can see the sun in the sky, only stopping when there was no more open cliff to walk, and I was to the edge of the thick, darkening tree line. There was only a gentle breeze, and being the whimsical person I can be in these situations, I began to sing … thinking I was alone.

As I sang I heard a branch break in the tree line, but I thought nothing of it, it is nature after all. I began to sing again letting the view take in when I heard not only a branch but some leaves crunching. I turned around. This was the first time that I realized that altough there was still some light in the sky, I could see nothing beyond the first two rows of trees in the tree line. It was really dark there. I got the sense that I should go, but it was still so beautiful, I was stupified… because I decided to finish the song I felt inside of me… I kid you not… stupified… I did finish my song when I heard the crunching of leaves again, this time closer. I turned around scanning the tree line, but I could see nothing. Sighing I turned to leaves when suddenly I heard many branches breaking and heavy hurried steps like running towards me, so I ran.

In the fading light on the errroded cliff side I ran. I ran fast and hard, jumping over the holes to the deep, staying close to the tree line in spite of my persuer because it was the only sure ground on the erroding cliffs. I cannot recall when I kicked off my slippers, but I had them in hand, running in the wind all the way to my car. Thank God I was a former high school athlete.

I wasted no time getting in my car. I didn’t fumble my keys. I got in, locked my doors and sped to the most populated, well lit, high traffic gas station in that area. It was only then, when I knew I was safe, that I sat in my car, and pulled out over ten fairly deep, and slightly painful splinters from each foot… I never went to the cliffs alone again.

My summer break cruise.

This is a story from 2017 from my cruise. My name is Zachary and this is from my vacation. While on my cruise I went with my brother mom and dad I was only ten at the time so it was necessary for me to be there with my family.

It was a nice cruise accept for one man maybe around 40 years old. He was creepy and would always stare at me when I see him. I myself would go around to the pools. The staff would let you go to any part of the ship by yourself.

While I was walking back to my room from the pool the elevators were nice, and clean. They were clear there were a few. The pool is on floor 13 and my room is on 8 I walk into the elevator when the man walks in and stares at me I press 8 and say “What floor?” He says “8 also are you here alone because maybe i could come over and we can talk.”

In a panic I say “I am here with my family.” When the elevator opens i run out to my room when i lock the door but my family is at the buffet. I don’t want to leave the room because the man might be waiting or see me so I lock the doors and watch something on the TV.

In a hour or two after that my family walks in and I tell them what had happened They don’t do anything so I just blow it off later they go to the pool and I did not want to go so i stayed in the room when there was a knock at the door and someone said room service. I open the door to see the man standing there with a gun I my dad taught me how to shoot and I can identify guns it was a m9 pistol. He pushes the door open and closes the door behind him. With both of us inside I scream and then for some reason he just leaves walks straight out. This was our last day so a few hours later we leave i never told anyone about this experience until now i don’t think he was ever caught but I hope he was.

-Zachary Grinberg

My summer Break Camping horror

Before I start, I’d like to say that This experience happened to my sister, not me.

My family enjoys camping in the summer, as many people do. It’s always so relaxing to be with nature in the peaceful silence of the mountains or forest. Unfortunately for my family, we’ve learned that you aren’t always able to trust the places you know so well.

Recently, my family and I went up to Osoyoos in BC Canada.

The campground we were headed to has been a place we’ve gone to for a number of years and my family loves it. The campground is made up of a bunch of different camp sites throughout the property the second you drive into the campground.

About a 2 minute walk from the camp site we stayed at, was the beach that sits on a small lake. As there isn’t much to do at the campground but go to the beach, that’s where everyone staying at the campground goes for the day.

Throughout the day, people from my family may go up to our trailer at our campsite to grab some food or another chair to sit in.

In this case, our camp site was closer to the entrance of the campground. This meant it was closer to the road and this campground unlike others, didn’t have any sort of security to keep creeps from wandering into the campground.

Here’s where the scary part starts, me and my parents were on the beach when my sister said she was going to the trailer to grab something. My dad said ok and off she went. From here, I’ll be telling the story off of what my sister told me she experienced.

She was walking the long way to the trailer and there wasn’t anyone around because most people were at the beach. When she made it to the trailer, there was no one in either camp site beside us or around us, she opened the trailer and closed the
door behind her.

Before I go any further, the layout of my trailer is kind of important. There’s the main door to enter but there’s also a smaller door to the left of the trailer that can also be opened to access the back of the trailer. That door always stays locked.

So my sister had just closed the door behind her and all of a sudden she got the feeling that she should lock the main door behind her which she usually wouldn’t do in the day time.

It’s a good thing she did this because only a few seconds after she locked it, someone from outside the trailer tried to open the door. Whoever they were pulled on the handle as if trying to open the door the best they could.

My sister was frozen, at first she thought it was one of my family members but something didn’t feel right so she didn’t move, she then suddenly remembered the small door and couldn’t remember if it was locked, right as she thought this the person tried to open the smaller door and to our luck, it was locked.

My sister waited in the trailer for a while and finally got the courage to make sure the coast was clear, left the trailer, locked the door behind her and ran to the beach.

She came to us out of Breath and we asked her what was wrong, she asked if one of us came up to the campsite and tried to open the door and we all worriedly told her no we’d been here the whole time. That’s when she told us everything. Freaked out, we went to the office and reported what happened, and the campground was on high alert.

We aren’t sure what that person wanted, whether they thought since everyone was at the beach maybe they could break into some trailers and get something of value or if he or she was following my sister and was waiting for her to be cornered. They didn’t realize she’s smarter than most people think and I thank God that nothing happened to her.

I don’t even want to think about what might of happened if she hadn’t locked that door behind her.

This is a warning to anyone camping, be careful out there and don’t travel alone, you never know who might be watching.

Summer break/ biking

My name is jamal .I live in a small town at this time I was around 13. My friends who were involved were Hayden and ryan. We are a group of three that are like brother we stick together. When the incident occurred it July when we were riding to go to some mountain bike trails now let me remind you this was a walking trail that had drops into valys.

And to mention we are a group of skilled riders that like to push the limits.

As we were racing through the woods going on 8:45 I’m as we entered its a good 5p minute ride if you are going fast. At the time we were riding bmx bikes. But as we enter the trail there was a large truck and trailer older rusty but normal in this area the one thing that raised a red flag was there was no one around but with a 14 year old mindset we didt bother.

As we got half way through the trail I noticed a fire but no tent or anyone around .

This is when we got worried that we were being watched we flew through the trail to the road but it was a 12 mile ride back home. We had taken the short cut through the field and cemetery. There was a road connecting to my road at the end but we turns around looking to see the truck.

This was the fates we had ever riden down the road into my house and when we got there we were freaking out we never said anything to are parents because we wanted to be able to still ride late the flowing week 32 kids with there bikes went missing never seen again.

Summer break

I live in a rather nice area it’s a small neighborhood of only condo buildings, my building happens to be across from the pool which is open until 10pm every night in summer.

A little information about us, we are both females around 5’5 and between 120-135 pounds. Anyway My cousin decided she wanted to spend the night and like the good older cousin I went to pick her up and back home. It was around 8pm now after we had ate dinner and got ready to go swimming. Being 19 and in charge of a 16 year old I took my phone and the keys to the pool along with a medical kit just in case something happened.

Now I had the key to open the gate to the pool but it was open from the people who went in before us, it was a fun time nothing scary happened until they left around 9o’clock. We didn’t think much of if and kept swimming and messing around. Until we noticed a man walk into the pool area but didn’t have a key the gate was left open again and he sat down in a chair by the pool wearing normal everyday clothing not swimwear which my cousin immediately found creepy, I told her a lot of people come down here to relax and just to continue swimming.

He kept watching us and finally spoke to us asking us “is the water cold” which I responded “no once you get used to it it gets warmer” he kept asking us more questions about the water and the pool and then asked us ” so when does the pool close?” Which if you live around here you should know it closes at 10 which I told him it did. After that he kept smiling and looking up at us while texting on his phone and at one point looking like he was taking pictures of us. Around 945 I started to get creeped out as he started walking slowly around the pool like he was waiting for us to get out of the pool. I told my cousin to stay in the middle of the pool as it could be safer than the walls. About 5 minutes later it looked like he was about to leave but he just stood by the only exit of the pool and smiles and said “looks like you ladies will have to get out soon” I was frightened by his smile and nodded swimming around and to my cousin to tell her to act normal to make sure we don’t make it look like we know this situation is off and I grabbed my phone from the side of the pool and texted my mom “hey there is a creepy guy at the pool and you need to come here right now”

no reply as her phone was in the bedroom so I texted my moms boyfriend the same thing and she had said to him “can you check your phone something doesn’t feel right” which it wasn’t and she came out to the pool telling us it’s time to come in. The weird part she didn’t tell us is when she said that he walked out of the pool area straight to a parked car around the side and drove off into the park we lived by. To this day I have no idea what his intentions were for us or if he just enjoyed watching girls. I still wish that I would have called the police to have one less creep watching young girls, because who knows what he would have done to us.