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My Scariest Moment of Ghana Travel: It’s Not What You Think

I sat bolt upright in bed, heart thumping, breath gasping, straining to see into the darkness in the direction of the voice.

Had it just been a bad dream? It had been such a terrifying phrase! I listened again, shaking.

It was a dark and scary night in the guesthouse...
It was a dark and scary night in the guesthouse…

Silence… Heat… The whirl of the ceiling fan…

And then suddenly, there it was again: a horrid, deep, rasp right outside my window. “I AM COMING FOR YOU,” it hissed.

I would have sobbed in anguish if I hadn’t been so terrified. My mind raced through the security features of the guesthouse in Sogakope, Ghana. There were bars on the windows and my doors were locked. My friends were sleeping just a few doors away. And yet– a robber that determined might not be deterred by such things.

“I AM COMING FOR YOU,” hissed the voice again, hoarse and threatening.

What was that sound?!
What was that sound?!

I nearly jumped out of my skin. Was the voice coming from INSIDE my room? Where should I run to? What would I do? I felt dizzy with nausea.

“I AM COMING FOR YOU!” the voice rasped again: phlegmy and ghoulish like a poltergeist. I began hyperventilating.

Right as I was about to faint from terror, the beast outside gave a good cough to clear its throat, then spoke again.

“Cockadoodledoooooo!” it sang.

I let out a guffaw of relief and shooed the laryngitis-inflicted rooster away from my window. Who’d have thought that a congested bird could sound just like an evil robber?? Now you know.


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Jawahir M.

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

As I was reading this, I had chills!! Great story to share!

Emma E

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

Wow! I probably would have screamed so loud it would go away!

Nikki O.

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

Wow this seemed so scary at first, but it turns it was just a rooster. How did it sound like it was saying "I'm coming to get you"?

Brianna C.

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

That is so scary! I would have ran away!!!! You're such a good writer, I mean, that could be a bestseller! Wow, I can't believe it was a rooster! All this time it repeated itself, you would think it was a human. Cool story! I'm a boring person, so nothing ever happens to me.

Lily M.

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

I would've been SO scared! I'd wake up in the middle of the night and here that outside my door! I never would've guessed it was a rooster! It sounded like the writing in a Goosebumps book!

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