One night on the chats, we were swapping ghost stories, and so I related to the group an event that happened to me a while back. This is where the Aaaallllleeeeexxxx reference comes from. On my life, I swear that the following story is 100% true. ======================================== Let me take you back to more than a decade ago... The setting is in my home, in a growing town called Homestead in southern Florida. I was a senior in highschool, and having my father recently passed away, my mother was forced to take on two jobs to support my older brother (then away at college) and my younder sister (who would stay with her at her second job) and myself, and wouldn't come home until 8PM or sometimes later. So, after having taken the bus home, I would typically be home for a good six hours all by myself. Did I spend this time doing homework and reading my notes from school? Of course not! I would play video games on my computer and chat with my girlfriend on the phone. On one particularly humid day, I was on the phone with her, talking about the normal nonsense that teens tend to talk about, and playing a role-playing game on the PC - I believe it was Pools of Radiance, or one of that series. My wall-unit A/C was humming away, dripping condensation into a plastic tub I set underneath it, and the time just ticked away... The sun slowly set... my bedroom window fogged up on the outside... the rest of the house grew dark. Eventually, our phone call came to a close, and I hung the phone down and returned to my game. I was just getting into a big battle when... I heard a hoarse whisper, calling out my name... coming from outside my bedroom window... Aaaallleeeexxx! AAAAAALLLLLEEEEEEEXXXXXXXX!!! I was a bit unnerved at the creepiness of the call, and shielding my face from the light inside my room, I tried in vain to look out the window... I could not see past the condensation on the window. But the voices stopped, so I shrugged it off to imagination, and returned to my game... Not a few minutes went by when, to my dismay, I hear... AAAAAAAALLLLLLLEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXX!!!! Thinking where was some mischief at play, I ran as fast as I could to the front door and peered outside - to find nothing and no one in sight! I thought to myself, there is NO WAY that whoever was outside my window playing tricks on me could have POSSIBLE gotten away so quickly without making some sort of noise... who could be calling me?!? But the voices stopped, so I shrugged it off to imagination, and returned to my game... When not a few minutes go by that, to my dismay, I hear... AAAAAAAALLLLLLLEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXX!!!! By this point, I was pretty scared! I grabbed a sword that I have (I used to participate in the Renaissance Historical Society, so it's not odd that I should have a sword, even if it isn't real, it IS metal, and would do some damage if swung hard enough) and ventured into every dark recess of my home - flipping on all the lights and waving my sword around as I went... My heart was pounding! But with each portion of the house becoming lit, and more importantly, EMPTY, my heart slowed down and I began to calm down. Having fully explored the house, and being satisfied that I was indeed, still alone, I returned to my game. And guess what I heard then? Aaaaaalllllleeeeeexxxxxx! AAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLEEEEEEEEXXXXXXX!!! I CLEARLY wasn't imagining it that time! I was more scared then than I was before! What should I do? What would YOU do? Was a ghost haunting me in my home? I needed to hear another living person's voice - to assure myself I wasn't going insane! So, I picked up my phone to call someone, and what do I hear coming as loud as can be from the phone??? AAAAAALLLLLLEEEEEEXXXXXX!!! It was my girlfriend screaming my name at the top of her lungs! Startled, but relieved at the same time, I said "WHAT???" She says to me: "You left the phone off the hook, I was trying to get you to pick it up!" In case you're wondering, my phone was the type that you set on a flat surface to hang it up, and it was located between me computer and the window.