Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Ceiling Man

I couldn’t sleep the first night.

I was in bed and as soon as I turned onto my back, I saw him in a box of light, standing.

He looked trapped and his hands were banging against the box, he wanted out. At six years old, I couldn’t do anything but clutch my teddy bear and cry.

The next night I checked the entire room to make sure it wasn’t my brothers trying to prank me. There was no sign of them, but the man on the ceiling was still there. He wasn’t banging against the wall that time. He didn’t do anything, actually. He just stood there.

It continued, night after night. Sometimes he walked back and fourth in the box of light, sometimes he would beat against the box, and sometimes he would stand there, watching.

The last night I saw him, after weeks of enduring it, I heard laughter. It was unbelievably unnerving and I threw my teddy bear off to the side and whispered, “Go away.”

Thankfully, he did.

For years I passed it off as a dream, a reoccurring one, at least until I brought it up with my mom last year.She said that she had checked up on me one night when I was six years old and saw a man on the ceiling, in a box of light.

I try not to look at the ceiling when I go to sleep.


MorbidMariah said...

Yeeesh, that's creepy! I think I'd sleep with the covers over my head.

Rot said...

Yeah, that blog has some creepy stuff on it.

Wikkedmoon said...

Yeesh. First it was slender man slipping through the door and now I have to worry about ceiling man.

Rot said...

Slender Man.
Tall Man.
Ceiling Man.
Basement Man.
Attic Man.

It'd suck to be Sink Man or Yard Man.

Jay's Shadow said...

Now I'm glad I sleep during the day.

Shani said...

Toilet man would actually be even worse.

Wikkedmoon said...

Oh crap!I never thought about toilet man.

Shani said...

It reminds me of that X-Files episode with the snake/lizard/man thing would hide in the porta pot. That is some scary ----

Merrihel Wednesday said...

That reminds me of The Demon-Possessed Monkey That Hung From The Ceiling Until We Had To Take Him Down. True story.

Rot said...

Do tell : )