This one is another hum-dinger of a story and raised the hair on the back of my neck...
'In February 1983, a young single mum living in a bedsit in Lodge Lane with her eight-month-old baby had the feeling that she was being watched. She was not the superstitious or paranoid type, but from the day she moved into the bedsit, she had the horrible sensation of being observed by someone or something next door, especially at night. In the end, the edgy electric atmosphere in the bedsit became so intense that the woman went to Wavertree Road police station and told a bemused constable about the interminable feeling about being watched in the spooky flat. The policeman said there was nothing he could do, but the girl began to sob, and she hysterically begged him to send an officer to the flat adjacent to her bedsit, for she felt as if the place was 'radiating evilness'. To calm her down the police officer promised he'd send someone around to look into the matter.
That night at 10 p.m., the young woman was watching News At Ten to take her mind off the eerie predicament, when she was startled to hear loud thumps coming from the flat next door. She looked out the window and saw a police car down below in the street. Then she realised that the police had responded to her plea, and were inspecting the next-door flat. They had been the source of the banging noises. She put her ear to the wall and was relieved to hear the strains of a policeman's radio blurting out.
The police later revealed to her what they had found in the flat next door, and the revelation resulted in the girl packing her bags. After they had broken into the flat, the two policemen saw that the previous occupier had painted all of the walls black. These walls were dotted with mysterious pentagrams and other occult symbols. In the middle of the floor there was a coffin, that looked over a hundred years old. It had probably been stolen from a tomb in a local graveyard, but it was empty and there were no traces of the corpse it had contained. The nameplate was too rusted to be identifiable. Next to the coffin was a mysterious book entitled The Book of Shadows and next to this book was an empty milk bottle - which contained a small amount of human clotted blood.
No one in the street could remember who the occupier of that flat was, and he or she never returned, but even the hard-boiled streetwise policemen said they experienced an icy chill in the flat. The young mum left that night and went to stay with her auntie on the Wirral.
According to ongoing reports, there is a vampire-like being still at large in the Lodge Lane area of Liverpool. In June 1997, a man whose bedsit is directly under the black-walled flat where the coffin was found, awoke at 2 am one morning to see a bloodshot eye looking down at him from a hole in the ceiling. The man shouted out and the eye moved away from the hole. At first light, the man went upstairs to the flat and hammered on the door to have words with the peeping tom, but the flat was empty. An elderly neighbour told the man that for as long as she could remember, the unnocupied flat had had a spooky atmosphere and no one had lived in it for fifteen years. The last person to live in the flat had been a strange, reclusive sullen-skinned man of 'foreign appearance', who had died in the flat in March 1982 of 'natural causes'.
A couple of days later, the sinister voyeur was spotted spying on the man in the bedsit again - this time through his kitchen ceiling. The man's nerves were naturally shattered by the menacing red eye, and he left that same day.
That same week, children playing in nearby Toxteth Park Cemetery were chased by a tall eerie man in a long black overcoat. The figure was completely bald, and the children who fled from his clutches said he had dark rings around his eyes, which were bloodshot. Days later, the same bizarre-looking figure was seen chasing a stray dog - in the very road off Lodge Lane where the black room is.
In early May 2001, there was another eerie incident reported in the Lodge Lane area which made people wonder whether the vampire or another ghoul was at large. A student was awakened at 3.30 a.m. by someone frantically pressing the buzzer of her door intercom. The door intercom unit is equipped with a small TV camera, and when the student switched on her door security monitor she jumped with fright. Gazing into the camera on her doorstep was someone - or something - with a ghastly, grotesque face. The student was so terrified, she called the police, but when they turned up, there was no sign of the unearthly caller. The student's seemingly incredible story was subsequently vindicated by the 24 hour security TV cameras, which actually videotaped the weird-looking prowler.. The student later left the apartment to stay with a friend. Of course, a hoax can never be ruled out, but if it wasn't a prank, who was the sinister late-night caller?'
pass the garlic..........
the piccy is of a supposed Vampire skeleton ~ complete with stake through it's heart....
Hammy x x x