This story was relayed by my father exactly once, shortly after it happened, to a roomful of adults. I was five at the time, and clearly not meant to hear it. I have asked him about it since, and he claimed to have no idea what I was talking about.
In the summer of 1992, Burger King ran a campaign offering inflatable toys with the Disney characters, Figaro and Cleo, on them. I remember that my brother and I had one, and then one day, it was just gone. I didn’t understand why until I heard my father tell his story.
He would work during the night time and come home very late. He was standing in our dark kitchen one night, making himself some dinner and a drink. According to him, our inflatable Figaro toy was sitting high up, on top of a cabinet. To this day, I have no idea why it would have been there, or how it would have gotten there, since that was a highly unusual place to find anything of ours.
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Couple of years ago I was visiting my best friend who studied in another city. I stayed at her dorms and when we got hungry and decided to go buy some groceries, it was already dark outside. The store was pretty far away but we headed out anyways.
On our way to there we saw an abandoned building and since we are both passionate horror fans, it intrigued us and we said ‘Screw it! The groceries can come later.’ We went to check it out and when we got closer to the fence that was surrounding it, we saw a sign that said that the place was abandoned ward of a hospital that is currently deteriorating and dangerous. After a brief check we found a hole in the fence that wasn’t too far away from the sign. It was enough for a person to fit through so we decided to explore the building anyway.
I opened up my phone and started taking a video when we got in. That was our only source of light in the pitch black darkness. When I shined my phone light on the floor, it was full of trash and broken glass and scattered around we saw couple of wheelchairs. On the other side there was a staircase to the second floor and we thought that would be more interesting to check out. So we did. We climbed the stairs slowly with my phone lighting the way.
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