From predators under the bed to creepy exes,
we look at 8 terrifying accounts of intruders hiding in people’s homes.
8. Guard Cat • Five year old, Sam, was staying at his
mum’s place and decided to sleep in her bed rather than his own.
• The mother’s first floor apartment had just two bedrooms, directly across the hall
from one another. In the middle of the night, Sam wakes up to see his cat on high alert.
He watches as the cat turns into his bedroom and starts meowing.
• Just as Sam is elbowing his mom to wake her up, they see a large figure standing by
the open door. He quickly slinked away from the bedroom down the hall. Sam’s mom throws
her son out the open window, then leaps out behind him like a goddamn ninja. When the
cops arrive, the shadowy figure is long gone but in the water heater closet was a notebook
with names and drawings, as well as a pair of gloves and gum wrappers. The intruder had
broken in earlier in the day and had waited for them to fall asleep.
7. Don’t go in the basement • A 16 year old girl is house sitting for
a family friend. Late one night, home alone she hears a weird clanging noise coming from
the basement. • She decides not to go down in the basement
and instead calls 911. She explains what’s happened but tells them not to rush, it’s
probably nothing. Within two minutes several cops are at the door. Four cops make their
way down into the basement and one stays with the girl.
• She hears yelling and a struggle. The cops bring out a wild, deranged looking man.
He’d been sitting on the washing machine, banging a machete to lure her down. She asked
why they’d come so quickly and the cop explained that when she’d hung up the phone the operator
heard a second click of somebody else on the line. He was listening. People in horror films
should take note of this girl’s example; the po-po ain’t always a no-no. 6. The Monster under the bed
• One woman entered her apartment after a 12 hour shift and is looking forward to
a date with her bed. • She turns straight to her bedroom, when
she walks into the bedroom she noticed movement under her bed, she stops and says to herself
out loud, “Damn, I forgot to lock my bike.” She exits her apartment and calls the cops.
• The cops arrive and find a man that’d broken in hours earlier and was waiting for
her. Turns out the guy has a rap sheet a mile long; he’s a convicted rapist no less. This
girl was just lucky she didn’t nod off on the couch instead of going in her bedroom.
I shudder to think. 5. Attic Ghost
• In 1941, Theodore Coneys was homeless and broke, so he went to an old friend to
try and get some cash. • But Phillip Peters wasn’t home so he
let himself in and decided “I’m gonna live in this guy’s attic, he won’t mind”.
Coneys lived secretly in the house, stealing food while Peters was out. He was finally
busted and in a panic he bludgeoned the 73 year old Peters to death before going back
to his hidey-hole. Police were confused; all the windows and doors were locked from the
inside. The attic trapdoor looked too small for anyone to fit through.
• So Peters’ murder went unsolved and Coneys lived in the attic for another 9 months
but police eventually found him. He spent the rest of his life in prison, which he didn’t
mind since there was more space in his cell than that tiny attic.
4. Carlo the creep • Back in 2005, one woman and her friend
were hanging out on their day off from a busy hospital.
• The friend saw something move underneath her bed and took a gander to see what it was.
There he found Carlo Castellanos-Feria, the 32 year old valet from their work. The friend
restrained Carlo while they waited for police. It turned out he’d been hiding in the apartment
for two days. • Cops found Carlo’s bag containing latex
gloves, condoms and a power cord. I’m not sure what he had planned, but I’m betting
he wasn’t making balloon animals. He’d also hidden a camera in the room. The creep
got into the house by making a copy of her keys. At least he went all out with his stalking.
3. Drugs are bad • A couple came home to see that their house
had been broken into. • The place was a wreck but nothing appeared
to be missing. Whoever broken in had left chunks of hair sprinkled them around the house
like some kind of psycho’s pixie dust. The cops searched the property and left with their
reports in tow. When the long day was finally over the pair went to bed, ready to forget
about the whole ordeal. • Just as they’re drifting off, they hear
the guttural growling of an animal from under their bed. So they fuck out of there and call
the cops back. The cops find a small, ragged woman beneath their bed clutching a knife.
Turns out the growling woman was on a meth rampage and couldn’t remember where she
was. So remember kids, if you think there are monsters under your bed, it might just
be meth-heads. 2. Tender Bartender
• A bartender came home earlier than usual one night to find his apartment not quite
as he’d left it. • As his van approached the duplex, he was
surprised that his cats came to the window as they normally do. He was shrugging this
off he saw that his kitchen light was on when it wasn’t before and saw movement inside.
Very freaked out, he called the cops. • 5 minutes later the cops told him to wait
in his car and went in. He could hear yelling and after what felt like forever they emerged
with a woman in handcuffs. It was a woman that he’d kicked out of his bar recently
for being drunk and disorderly. She’d been waiting for him in his bedroom closet with
a large knife and a length of rope. This lady sounds like one hell of a vengeful drunk.
Bartenders beware, you’re in for a scare. 1.
• Single mother, Tracy, was having a hard enough time lately raising 5 kids on her own.
• In 2012, she started hearing some odd noises from her attic. She and of her two
sons went to check out and couldn’t find anything up there. They thought, “Mom’s
just being paranoid”, even when nails from the roof started to fall out.
• A few days later a small piece of plaster fell on to her head from the ceiling. Then
after hearing a loud noise, Tracy sent her nephew to check it out. There in a corner
he found Tracy’s ex-boyfriend from more than a decade ago. He’d obviously been living
in her attic for a few weeks and left behind cups of urine and feces. What a charmer. He’d
also cut a small hole in the plaster above Tracy’s bedroom. This creepy Romeo had only
been out of prison for 3 months. Unfortunately he managed to get away and there are no reports
of him being found since. So check your attics and check for meth-heads under the bed. Oh
and always call the po-po.