Bay Window

The Bay Window is a scary tale about a young girl who sees something spooky when she’s left home alone one snowy winter’s eve.

Bay Window

One cold winter night, a sixteen year old girl named Brittany Snow, was home alone, watching TV. Her parents had gone out to a dinner party at a friend’s house. It had been snowing heavily all afternoon, but Brittany felt nice and snug as she sat on the sofa in the lounge, tucked up under a warm, fuzzy blanket.

By midnight, Brittany’s parents were still not home, and she began to feel uneasy. She didn’t want to call them, in case they thought that she couldn’t take care of herself.

The television was in the corner of the room, right next to the big bay window. She was watching one of her favorite movies, a horror film named Prom Night, when suddenly, out of the corner of her eye, she noticed something moving in the bay window.

Through the darkness and the falling snow, she could make out the figure of a man, walking towards the window. As he got closer, she was able to make out his face and it filled her with horror.

The man’s face was hideously scarred, his eyes were wild and crazy and he seemed to be grinning maliciously at her. Frightened, Brittany pulled the fuzzy blanket over her head and tried to hide. She hardly dared to move.

Slowly, she pulled the blanket aside just enough to peer out with one eye. The man was still there. He was just standing there, staring directly at her as the snow fell behind him. Then, he reached into his coat and pulled something out. It was a long knife.

Terrified, Brittany pulled the blanket back over her head and hoped that the madman would think it was just a pile of blankets sitting on the sofa. She managed to move her hand slowly over to her pocket and took out her mobile phone. Pressing the buttons in a panic, she dialled 911 and held her breath as she waited for an answer.

When the operator asked “What is your emergency?”, Brittany put the phone close to her face and whispered “There’s a man outside my window. He’s got a knife. Please come quickly.”

She sat motionless under the blanket as the minutes ticked by. Eventually, she heard sirens outside and the police started banging on her front door.

Brittany pulled off the blanket and rushed to the front door, letting the two police officers inside. They said they had seen no trace of anyone outside her house.

“He was right there”, said Brittany, pointing out the bay window to her snow-covered front lawn.

“That’s not possible”, said the female officer. “There couldn’t have been anyone standing out there. The snow is completely undisturbed. If there was someone out there, they would have left footprints.”

“But he was standing right there, staring straight at me”, said Brittany. “I saw him with my own two eyes.”

“You know, your eyes can play tricks on you”, said the male officer. “Maybe you’ve been watching too many scary movies”.

The officers turned to leave when. all of a sudden, the female officer stopped dead in her tracks. She pulled back the sofa that Brittany had been sitting on. Her jaw dropped and her eyes widened in shock. Brittany and the male police officer gasped.

On the carpet behind the sofa, there was a trail of wet footprints and a discarded knife.

“You weren’t looking at the man outside the window”, said the female officer. “You were looking at his reflection. He was standing right behind you all along.”


  1. Sister227 says

    This is why you always have your phone on you.
    One of my all-time faves…and so possible too!

  2. SweetBlood says


  3. godsangle2010 says

    So glad I waited to read this story until today thank goodness and this is realy creepy

  4. Shadow_of_Darkness says

    I was reading this on a couch. :O
    And also, if THAT happened to ME, I’d just ask if I can stay with the police for the night. O_o

  5. koolkid says

    I agree with DinoGurlGoneWrong! he is a total dumbass! I mean, why didn’t he kill her just then instead of just grinning and standing there??? retarded. derp.

  6. Nini Noggin Head says

    This is really scary. I remember reading a similar one where a girl with a knife was standing outside a window but the window turned out to be a mirror.

  7. AlisionTskay says

    Scary .. … Gr8 that he didnt kill her though ! !
    But Why ??? .. Still ! SCARYY !!

  8. I call myself demented says

    I think he wanted the movie to finish before he killed her. Maybe it was his favorite too.

  9. werewolfgirl says

    Really awesome story.If I was the girl and found out he was behind me the whole time,I think I literally probably would have had a heart attack.I’m with everyone else though,why didn’t he kill her?

  10. scary story lover x31 says

    lol, this scared the hell outta me. Creepy. if i was instead of that girl i would’ve fainted lol btw nice story.

  11. ICONiac says

    I am totally maybe… He was scared he’d get caught cuz when Brits parents came home and found her on da couch they’d sure call the police or he was threating her.

  12. katie4894 says

    tht sent a chill down my spine. but if he was standing right behind her how wud it be possible for his reflection from the window to be staring right at her, also if he was so close surely she wud have seen her own reflection too and realised.

  13. pinkKaygana says

    woah… im glad that the only thing behind me right now is my brother playing the Xbox.

  14. DarkAngel123 says

    O.O CrEEpy

    I love stories like this, you know, when everything seems almost normal until the last few lines…
    Creeped out noww

  15. melinna says

    thats kinda scary butt sumtin so funny is dat she was da sme girl in prom night cause shes famous and stuff so she was in dat movie so i guess shes watchin herself being stalkdd lmao

  16. lucy500 says

    that’s creepy it would so creep me out if it was me if i would see that on my window i would of know if its inside my house cause if he was in my house the back scene would show on the window and i will run to the kitchen and get a knife and start throwing them at the guy and stab him until he is dead

  17. feliciamichele says

    Omg i was reading this to a friend cuz it was kinda scary and i was imagining the whole thing like him beingbehind her my stomach started hirting so badly

  18. hahalolz429 says

    Haha that’s funny cause Brittany Snow is an actress and she is in the movie Prom Night lol

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