Welcome back to my 31 Days of Halloween series. Today is Day #17, and I have a scary story.
They Got the Definition Wrong
It’s been said that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. I understand the sentiment behind the saying, but it’s wrong.
I entered the building on a bet. Strapped for cash I didn’t buy into the old legends of the hotel, to begin with, so fifty bucks was more than enough to get me to do it. It was simple. Just reach the top floor, the 45th floor, and shine my flashlight from a window.
The hotel was old and broken, including the elevator, so that meant hiking up the stairs. So up the stairs, I went. As I reached each platform, I noted the old brass plaques displaying the floor numbers. 15, 16, 17, 18. I felt a little tired as I crept higher, but so far, no ghosts, no cannibals, no demons.
Piece of cake. I can’t tell you how happy I was as I entered that last stretch of numbers. Joyfully, I counted them aloud at each platform. 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 44. I stopped and looked back down the stairs. I must have miscounted, so I continued up. 44. One more flight. 44. And then down ten flights. 44. Fifteen flights. 44.
And so it’s been for as long as I can remember. So really, insanity isn’t doing something repeatedly and expecting different results. It’s knowing that the results will never ever change; that each door leads to the same staircase, to the same number. It’s realizing you no longer fall asleep.
It’s not knowing whether you’ve been running for days or weeks or years. It’s when the sobbing slowly turns into laughter.
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Story by Lloiu via Reddit
This one wasn’t as scary but more of a psychological, disturbing, head-scratcher. (LOL) I still have more stories to share so make sure to subscribe for more scary stories, Top 10s, and favorite list for my 31 Days of Halloween. — Boo —