I’ve been trying to write Halloween themed blog posts because I’ve never really bothered celebrating any holidays on this blog but this year I’m all about new things so yeah, this blog is celebrating Halloween this year! Now I’ve written experience posts, reviews and recently a ton of lists but I’ve never really posted any stories which I had intended to do back when I started this blog. Anyway, after asking my friends permission they have agreed I can write stories about the real things that have happened to us. I thought I’d kick it off with a Halloween story so here is the story of the Halloween prank.
I can’t remember which year this was, I have a feeling it was either 2013 or 2014 but I can’t remember. Me and my three best friends all love Halloween so we decided to go to my friend Becca’s house to chill out and watch horror films. Her parents and younger brother were out at a Halloween party so we had the house to ourselves. We were in the kitchen having dinner before we got started on the films when there was a knock at the front door.
I love trick or treaters so me and Hirst went to answer the door even though Becca wanted to ignore it. We took our time getting there because we couldn’t find the bowl and Becca’s front door is confusing but eventually we got it open… To find there was no one there. We didn’t think too much of it, we assumed the trick or treaters had gotten bored and walked away but we couldn’t see them anywhere. We both assumed they’d gone round the corner and shut the front door.
We all sat down to carry on eating when Becca’s house phone started ringing. Now I’m scared pretty easily so I did wonder if there was a connection between the phone and the front door. We weren’t sure though because Becca said there was no point in answering her phone as it didn’t work anyway. So we carried on eating as it rang out. Then there was another knock at the door.
Now at this point we know they’re all connected and we reacted in different ways. Jess was having none of it and marched straight to the front door to open it, Becca grabbed a knife, Hirst grabbed a saucepan and I also grabbed a saucepan but only because they were doing it. It was kind of funny until I went into the hallway and heard Jess yell “They’re in the back garden!” She didn’t waste any time, she rushed to the back door while I stood in the hallway and accepted death.
I didn’t think it was anything supernatural but I was under the impression it was a group of teenage lads who were looking to scare people because it was Halloween. Naturally, my mind also automatically went to a cult who were looking to do some kind of Halloween ritual and they were going to break in and kill us. My concerns only heightened when Jess yelled “Come on out you pussies!” They were definitely going to kill us.
Jess was stood by the back door but you can’t really see through the windows of Becca’s back door so she didn’t know who was out there, how many people were out there etc. Becca was stood in the hallway with me until I shoved her in and she went to stand by Jess because she had a weapon and could protect her. I was in the hallway praying I didn’t die. And Hirst decided to actually be smart and go look out the window and see what was out there. I was watching Becca and Jess so I didn’t even notice until she screamed and leaped backwards onto the sofa.
My mind went into a panic, what had she seen, what was out there, did they have weapons, did we have to call the police? Until Becca said “For God’s sake, it’s just my Dad.”
Her Dad had come home from the party, I can’t even remember why and had decided to play a prank on us. He’d even parked the car up the road so we wouldn’t see it and know it was him. Well, it definitely worked. I’m so glad Becca’s house phone didn’t work properly, if we’d answered it and heard him do some heavy breathing or something I’d have been gone. You’d never have seen me again.
To be fair I imagine this prank was pretty mild compared to some played on Halloween, apparently the power went off in my cousin’s house once and my uncle put a sack on his head and scared the life out of all of them.
If you’ve ever had a prank played on you or been the asshole that played the prank on Halloween let me know in the comments, I love hearing funny Halloween stories!