My old flat was cursed. In the past several years before I moved out, I kept ‘seeing’ spirits roaming in the flat, witnessed something that moved on its own which defied logic or experienced being “pressed on” by an invisible entity while drifting off to sleep.
One particular night, I was about to sleep in my dark master bedroom. My head faced the toilet in my sleeping position. The toilet sliding door was left opened slightly. Somehow, toilet was slightly brighter than my bedroom and that was perhaps due to the moonlight outside. One of my cats, as usual, slept with me with no issues. That night, however, my cat did not sleep. I noticed it was sitting attentively next to the bedroom door and that was an unusual behaviour. I chose to ignore that and closed my eyes.
Suddenly, my normally calm cat began to mewed loudly and scratch the door repeatedly. It was desperate to get out of the bedroom. At that point, I was in the process of drifting to sleep where I was half awake and half asleep. Hence, I could not get up to attend to my cat’s need but my eyes were half-opened. I could see what was going on in the bedroom but I could not move. I felt as if I was transfixed by something unseen. By then, I could hear my cat’s mewing was getting louder than before and it was desperately trying to scratch the door open.
I was helpless as I could not move a limb. My eyes, still half-opened, ‘saw’ something behind the toilet sliding door. I thought I was dreaming but I was not. Slowly, the ‘thing’ appeared slowly by moving towards the toilet door opening and I could not believe what I saw.
A tall, huge, dark silhouette slowly emerged from behind the toilet door and took form as my eyes became transfixed at that direction. I could not believe what I saw. A shadow of a huge MINOTAUR* emerged from the toilet! I saw a very clear silhouette of a pair of 2 huge horns on the head of a bull with a very muscular male body trying to inch its way out of the toilet into my bedroom! The muscles of its body was bulging!
My cat was already behaving hysterically by then. I could hear it mewing loudly in the background. I even start to panic as I found myself trying to get up and run but my body was frozen except for the alert mind. I tried to struggle by it was useless. Terrified, I persisted until I “woke up” and managed to get up and switched on the bedroom lights.
I looked around in the bedroom but found no one. My cat was back to its normal self. The “thing” that I saw – I swore it was a silhouette of a minotaur. I read about it, saw it in a Hollywood movie but thought it was just a myth.
*In Greek mythology, the Minotaur, was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man.