TarPuppy, a Redditor, whose true identity was kept hidden, was all alone in the house for a month while his family took off on an ocean cruise. Then, things got really weird. He felt as if he was being watched, and objects around the house were being moved. He was at the brink of insanity as he came to the conclusion that there was someone else in the house besides himself and his dog, Murphy. Two weeks later, TarPuppy was practically terrified, but was determined to figure out what was going on. Then, his parents came home and found their property was a mess. But what on Earth had left TarPuppy so disturbed that he had allowed cops to rummage through and quarantine’s his family’s home?
Harrowing First Night
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The first night was pretty uneventful, and yet, TarPuppy felt very uncomfortable as the night progressed. But this wasn’t uncommon. He suffered from anxiety, but something about this night was different. He couldn’t sleep. He had binged on Netflix for hours, but his mind wouldn’t allow him to relax. Eventually, he got out of bed and walked down the stairs to the kitchen to make himself a nice cup of warm cocoa. He used the heat of the drink to keep his hands warm as he went out on the porch. He hoped the cool night air would soothe his nerves. He had no idea that he was being monitored right outside the dimly lit perimeter of the porch light. And his real-life nightmare was about to start.
Link To The Outside World
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As TarPuppy sat on the porch, he remembered he left his phone in the house. He felt isolated without it, but he knew that a connection to the outside world would bring him peace of mind. So, he put his mug down on the small ledge outside by the front door and went in to grab his cell phone. Then he put the bolt on the door and locked it. It was a force of habit, but it made him feel safe as he ran inside to find what he was looking for. Moments later he realized this was actually a great idea because a situation was about to unfold on the same porch he had been relaxing on just moments before.
In his original post, TarPuppy said that he unlocked the front door and went out to the porch to get his cup of cocoa. That’s when he realized things could have gone very bad for him if he hadn’t locked the door when he did. He was looking for the mug, but it wasn’t where he had originally left it on the ledge. That meant that someone had moved it. Someone had deliberately placed the cup about six feet away from the home’s main entrance, barely inside the porch light’s ring of illumination. The hairs on his neck stood out and his heart skipped a beat. His brain was telling him he was in danger. Was there someone watching him from the darkness? And were they trying to lure him out of the house?
Let Us In
It took him a second to run back into the house, slam the door shut, and lock it. TarPuppy could feel the adrenaline surging through every vein in his horrified body. Then, he heard what sounded like heavy running footsteps. So, he took a peek through the peephole to see who was out there. But what he saw on the porch chilled him to the bone.
A dark figure paced back bad and forth as it muttered words that he couldn’t quite make out. It suddenly dawned on TarPuppy that he was being watched the whole time. So, he searched the house frantically and found his dad’s Remington. But when he took another look, the figure had vanished.
By the time the sun rose, TarPuppy felt confident enough to go out to his front porch. He found his empty mug there, and there was a note rolled into it. He decided to read it and was shocked by the three words: “Let Us In.”