The Top of the Stairs is a scary real ghost story about a young boy who hears a voice talking to him at the top of the stairs.
When I was a kid, I would race up to the top of the stairs as fast as I could. It was sort of a silly game I played with myself. Well, I must have been five or six at the time. I’m not sure, but I know I was very little.
Somewhere along the way, a voice at the top of the stairs started to whisper to me. It sounded like a man’s voice and it would make bets with me.
“I bet you a penny you can’t make it to the top of the stairs,” it would whisper.
I don’t really think there was a certain amount of time or anything. As I said, I was very little so I probably didn’t have any counting abilities anyway. I recall just sitting at the top of the stairs, having conversations with this voice.
Eventually the voice started to raise the stakes. Instead of pennies, it began to say, “I bet you your life you can’t make it to the top of the stairs.”
As I got older it stopped. I never really thought about it at all. I never mentioned it to anyone, until one night I was sleeping over at my brother’s place.
We were telling spooky stories and, out of nowhere, I brought up the voice at the top of the stairs.
My brother suddenly got all quiet. Before I could tell him anything more about it, he said “Did it make bets with you?”
We both looked at eachother, horrified.