red running down the wall??

@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
United States
October 29, 2008 6:47pm CST
i went out in the hall about bedtime & noticed something? running down the wall in the hall right across from my bedroom. i live alone & to be honest it scared the poo out of me. it was late & i didn't want to call either of my sons to go up in the attic at that time of night. i have pull down steps but i can't climb them. well , i cleaned it off the walls & still couldn't decide what it was. i didn't know if it was blood or what. i went on to bed, locked my bedroom door & didn't figure i'd sleep a wink.the next morning i called one of my sons. he came over with his pistol & a club & wasn't too excited about going up there . i was scared for him to go. he pulled the steps down & nothing jumped out at him so he went on up. you aren't going to believe what it was. my christmas decorations are up there & a candle in a arrangement had melted from the heat & that's what was running down thw wall. my daughter-in-law said there was no way she could have gone to bed not knowing what it was. ever had an experience like that???
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I just read your story to my 10 year old daughter and 14 year old son. They both thought it was pretty creepy. You know, if it had been a green candle, you probably wouldn't have even been frightened but RED!? This close to Halloween too?! I'm not sure I could have slept either. Take care, jo!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
u are right , green would have been better. it happened a long time ago & i just thought about it today when i was reading a discussion about a girl blowing out a candle & it went allover her wall. your kids are right it was creepy when it happened. thanks, heidi. hope u rest well.
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@GardenGerty (95712)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct 08
I hope your sons are always willing to come help you out, and make sure you are safe.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
29 Oct 08
No, but I have had many weird and unexplainable things happen to me.. It was very scary to even think of it.. I am glad that it was only a Christmas decoration, and nothing else..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
thank you. i can laugh about it now but it sure wasn't funny at the time. greetings from tennessee.
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Wowzer. Scary, but kinda funny picturing someone in that situation cleaning the walls, then realizing that the "blood" smelled like cinnamon apples or something.. Haha.
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@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
hahaha gee it must have been hot, I have had candles bend a little through the heat but it took some pretty hot days to make that happen, it must have been scary, with my imagination i think I would have gone crazy...
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
it gets awfully here in the summer & of course real hot in your attic.it was very scary. i was afraid for my son to even go up there.
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@carolscash (9501)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I have never had anything like that happen and there is no way that I could have gone to sleep not knowing what that was. If I had thought that it was blood, I would have called the police before I would have gone to sleep. I can imagine how scared your son was and I don't know that I would have gone into that attic. It is a funny story now that it is over and one that he can share with others.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Oct 08
i was sleepy. lol thanks for your message.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
30 Oct 08
No, but you are a braver woman then I am. I would have been next door calling the police or in the car on the cell phone. No way I would have stayed there all night even with a locked door.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Oct 08
thank you. just glad i didn't call anybody that night after it turned out to be harmless. wasn't a good feeling. greetings from tennessee.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I don't think I could have slept without checking it out...I would have been calling someone, middle of the night or not. I'm glad it turned out to be nothing major. [b]~~IN SEARCH OF PEACE WITHIN~~ **AGAINST THE STORMS, I WILL STAND STRONG** [/b]
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
i can't climb the steps have arthritis , a bad back & gout in my feet. if i could have got up there i guess i would have. i just hated to bother my sons at that time of night. thank you, i'm glad it turned out like it did.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
30 Oct 08
I would have not slept a wink either. I know I would have had my husband up there immediately after seeing that to find out what was going on. Scary stuff Antiquelady.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
it was scary at the time.
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@salonga (28006)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Ha!ha!ha! I was not breathing while reading your post! Ha!ha!ha! I thought the story was a bloody one! Oh, I'm happy it was just your Christmas decor that bled! Ha!ha!ha! It's hard to stay calm in such a situation especially if you were alone. I hope you have someone with you always although I know you can manage.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
thank you.i don't have any choice but to manage because i am alone.
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@munhozmib (3828)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
30 Oct 08
Hello, AntiqueLady! Hmm... It seems like you have been tricked by your mind. I mean, it must have been a really scary experience, but when you get scared you start imagining the worst kind of things. Your mind starts telling you that it might be something really really bad, when in fact it may not be. As it happened to you: it wasn't something bad, right? When we fear, we should not panic. We should not allow fear to overtake us. We must be stronger than it. We must control ourselves and try to find out what is really going on. I am glad you called your sons to aid you. I would be really scared if I was alone like you were, and I wouldn't know who to call. I guess I would try to find out what was it by myself. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
31 Oct 08
i really don't think i panicked. went on to bed & called my son the next day so that doesn't sound panicked to me.i would have gone up to see for myself but am unable to climb the stairs. i really appreciated your opinion.
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@munhozmib (3828)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
1 Nov 08
lol You could sleep with that coming down from the wall? Impressive! You are really brave, because I wouldn't sleep while I didn't find out what was that.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Dec 08
my daughter-in-law said there was no way she would have stayed here & she's pretty brave. what so funny after it was all over with was the way son came prepared for whatever, happy new year!
@balasri (26554)
• India
29 Dec 08
I have jumped out my skin many times mistaking the shadows of the blind for a sneaking man or monster. Well your anecdote is worth including in any first rate horror movie in an opening seen.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Dec 08
it was pretty hairy. happy new year.
@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Dec 08
Wish you a very happy and non scary New year.
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
hmnnn...hahaha. I just can't understand that you were scared for your son to get up there but you were able to sleep on it. Nice story there.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
i still worry bout my grown sons just like i did when they were little. i was worried some kind of animal had gotten up there & would jump out & at him & hurt usdo u not worry about your children?? it's not just a story it was the scary truth. u act as if u don't believe it happened but i'm telling u it did & it was not a good feeling at all. hope u never experienced. i guess one reason it shook me up so bad i lived in a rental house once that had a snake in the attic. s---t happens.
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
ah. I get it now, there were previous experience you've had that made you react that way. Well that's true s***t happens really. I had a similar experience when we found a big python in the celing of our old house. Thanks for choosing me as the best response. i find your story very interesting.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Jo...I would have wet my pants. I have never had anything like that happen to me. I watch horror movies sometimes and I would have thought I was in one. Amityville horror or something. I don't know what I would have done. You are more a woman than me to have stayed there all night without knowing.lol Especially by yourself.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Jan 09
i called my oldest son the next morn. he lives here in town. it wasn't funny at the time but he came over here looking like a member of the swat team. i was more worried about him shooting himself or shooting me. it was a creepy evperience. lol
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
oh I was beginning to be afraid of your safety! good thing it was just a candle and I hope you are OK now my dear friend.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
4 Nov 08
i am o.k., thanks. it was scary at first but glsd it just turned out to be a melted candle.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
2 Nov 08
That was very scary. If I saw something red running down the wall I believe I would be leave the house and spending the night some place else and possibley calling the police. Then when I found out it was candle wax feeling foolish for calling the police.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
2 Nov 08
exactly, that's why i did't call the police. if i had gotten my sonns up that late there probably would have been blood running down the walls, mine. lol the worst scnario i could think of was that some kind of aninal had gotten in the attic. had a snake inthe attic at a rental house i lived in, that's another story, i did leave & go to a motel. i was out of town then. i have wierd things happen. hope that's the end of the varmits in the attic.lol have a good one & greetings from tennessee.
@kezza246 (83)
30 Oct 08
Things like this always happen to me. Like when i am walking home and it is late and dark. And you hear a rustling in the bushes, and your imagination goes crazy with all the possibilities, even though at the back of your mind you know it's just a bird or something :)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
well, u be careful. u probably don't need to be out walking by yourself to start with. too much meaness going on nowadays.
• United States
30 Oct 08
I personally could not have gone to bed with red going done my wall. I would have called someone to check it out or go to a nice motel for the night. The only thing that ever happened like that to me was when I was a little girl. We moved to a new house in texas. And, my sister and I slept in one room, while my mother in another. My dad was still at the old house finishing-up the sale. My mom said she had a bad dream and felt something was really wrong. Next, thing I knew my mom was in our room pulling us out of the bed. With the lights on we saw that above the bed climbing down the wall was a big tarantula spider. My uncle came over and killed it. He said that it was a grand-daddy with an inch high of white hair sticking-up on its back. It would have killed my sister and I by morning. Thanks mom!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
i knew it was comung out of the attic. there's pull down steps & i didn't think anything could het them down fron the inside w/out a whole lot of racket si i just locked my door tothe bedroon. it's all funny now when i look back, my son coming over like he was prepared for war lol. i'm glad it's over. thanks for your message. greetings from tennessee.
@hildas (3031)
30 Oct 08
I do not know how you waited until the next day. I would of been out of there. I just had a leak once that ruined my walls, but red stuff at night, near Halloween too. Well I am glad it was not blood, but candle wax can be tricky to clean off. Hope you get a better nights sleep tonight.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
thank goodness i waited wouldn't that have been a hoot if had woke up one of my sons to go over there & then find out what it was. i would have never lived that down. lol thank you.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I am like your daughter-in -law, there is no way I could have went to sleep with something RED running down my wall. Somebody somewhere would've had to come and go in my attic that night and see what was wrong, and it being Halloween too. Something horrifying would have been going on in my mind. I am happy to hear that it was just something minor.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
my sons would have come but i didn't want to bother them it was late. i really don't like asking people todo things for me& if icould have climbed those steps i porbably woldn't have ask them the, i to was glad it was something minor but i imagined everything. lol
@bunnybon7 (34984)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Oct 08
wow how creepy and right before halloween!well, when i first moved in here 7 mths ago,i heard out of total silence, a gurggling and whispering, an mummbleing sound late at night it took me 2 nights to figure it out. it was my refrigerator never knew an old frig could sound like this.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
my fridge is not a year old yet but it makes al kinds of noises. even my dog barks at it. i'm glad u figured out what your noise was. a new place is sort of hard to get use to anywy.
@kwenge (2491)
• Kenya
30 Oct 08
Gosh, that was a bit scarry dear......if it was me, i could have dashed to the neighbors house to spend the night there or atleast stand still/freeze moving coz if i moved the monster might come after me. My father almost killed his precious calf thinking it was a wild animal that has entered his bedroom. They were asleep in the middle of the night when a calf that had wandered into the house that evening found its way to the bedroom and started licking him in the face! He jumped up with loud noise and grabbed something and hit the poor calf down........remember there is no power in the countryside..............he laughed at himself in the morning after they had moved to the leaving room to spend the night there.............We had a big laugh that day..... that calf is now an old cow but the memories are still new.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 08
that would be a rude awakening for sure. lol thanks for sharing the story. got a big smile from me this morn. i needed that, thanks. have a happy thurs.