Residential Elevator

The Residential Elevator is a short scary story about a boy who has an overpowering fear of the elevator in his apartment building.

Residential Elevator

There was a young boy named Kenneth who lived with his parents. When his father got a new job in the city, the family moved into the top floor apartment of an old residential building. Every evening, when Kenneth came home from school, he had to take a long elevator ride to the 25th floor.

After a few days, he began to get a horrible feeling whenever he stepped into the elevator. He couldn’t quite explain why, but for some reason, he had the distinct impression that he was being watched. He also thought he could hear strange whispers and mutterings as the elevator ascended to the top floor.

One evening, when he arrived home from school, he saw some other boys who lived in the same building. They were a few years older than him and he noticed that they avoided the elevator altogether. He caught up with them as they walked up the stairs.

When he asked the boys why they weren’t taking the elevator, they told him about some rumors that had been circulating among the kids who lived in the building. Apparently, all of the other children who lived there thought that the elevator was haunted. They said they heard disturbing shrieks and moans coming from the elevator shaft.

They also told him about a kid who had gone missing in the residential building only a few months before he and his parents moved in. Kenneth had a sinking feeling in his stomach as he listened to the story the older boys told him. They said the kid had mysteriously disappeared and nobody was able to find him. He was still listed as a missing person. The adults thought he must have been kidnapped and the police were still investigating, but the kids suspected that it had something to do with the old elevator. That was why they avoided using it whenever possible.

When Kenneth reached the top of the stairs, he ran into his apartment and breathlessly told his mother about the unsettling stories the older boys had shared with him. She just laughed and dismissed them as the typical rumors and legends that kids and teenagers always like to use to scare each other. His mother said that there was no such thing as a haunted elevator and it was childish to believe such outlandish tales.

Still, Kenneth couldn’t help being terrified of the old elevator. He took to using the stairs as much as possible, even though it was a very long climb and it left him tired and out of breath. The only time he would use the elevator was when his mother or father were with him. He figured that nothing would happen to him as long as one of his parents was there to protect him.

One evening, Kenneth came home late after football practice. He was deathly tired and was really dreading having to climb the stairs. He walked into the lobby of the residential building and breathed a sigh of relief when he saw his mother standing there, with her back to him, waiting for the elevator. The doors opened and she stepped inside. Kenneth jumped in after her.

The elevator doors closed and that’s when he realized that the light wasn’t working. They were in complete darkness. Kenneth broke out into a cold sweat. They started to go up. In the darkness, the frightened boy heard an eerie chuckling sound.

“Mom, did you hear that?”, he asked nervously.

As the elevator ascended, the chuckling grew louder. It sounded like evil laughter.

“That’s the sound I told you about, Mom!”, he said, shaking with fear.

A chill ran down his spine when he heard a deep voice reply “You really believed I was your mother?”

Comments

  1. Dark_Destroyer says

    Haha nice job…cool. knew it would get him right? Yeah elevators are evil…who know where they might take you….or what will happen when your in one. Elevators always remind me of the movie DEVIL…I love that movie. Its a good one…haha people get crazy….

  2. bloody_ghost says

    kenneth: ummmmm…yeah
    thing in the elevator: I have a knife!
    *lights come on*
    Kenneth: Mom…why are you holding a nailcutter and why were u saying that u werent my mother?
    Mom: Sigh

  3. FAN OF SCARY FOR KIDS says

    You really believed I was your mother?
    Kenneth- yeah … Was I wrong?
    The lady- of course you are wrong..
    Kenneth- oh then whoever you ate nice to meet you…. How about a cup of tea at my place? My mom is not at home probably…
    Lady- surprise! I am your Mommy…. Was just checking you that how do you behave with strangers.
    Kenneth- mom you are such a liar… Now do you think I am the real Kenneth?

  4. Random_Appearance says

    You really think that I am your mother?
    Answer: Nop. You really think that I will come in without protection? *salt, holly water, cross neklace and bible*

    ~~walk out of the elevator like Winchesters~~

  5. crazyredhead says

    For everyone who is wondering what happened next, let me fill in the blanks!

    Since the boy didn’t come home from football practice, his mother and father were worried. His father started going down the stairs, and his mother called the other boys in the apartment building, asking them if they had seen her son. Of course none of them had.

    When the father got back, the mother started crying. She just couldn’t think of any other place to look for their son. The father, after mixing a stiff drink for the mother, made the call to the police. Within minutes, two officers arrived, and filled out a form. Afterwards they told the grief stricken parents that they would do the best they could.

    The mother and father lived in the apartment for a little over a month longer before they just couldn’t take it anymore and moved out.

  6. cuddlym0nster says

    if it was me i would have totally freaked because my mom never leaves the house.

  7. Avian07 says

    The ghost read him a story book and sing happy camping songs… what do you think happened lol

  8. I call myself demented says

    I think that kid should have farted really loud once he found out it wasn’t his mommy. This is how I think his face ended up looking like: 😱

  9. OtiliaOglage says

    lmfao…
    no, honestly, I did’t laugh…
    This one is extremely disturbing for me because I am very afraid of elevators.

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