No matter how many times he told them
somebody was in his apartment
the police searched and found nothing
in the end he was treated crazy
until neighbours reported a fracas there
finding his body dead on a chair!
There was the sign of disruption everywhere
items thrown around the room
the body was unmarked but looked scared
as if he had died of fright
eyes wide open the mouth to as if yelling
why for now no telling!
It was an old tenement building in the area
used by countless people
since it was constructed a century before
frequented by gangsters
inevitably a brothel of unseen degradation
for the girls a living damnation!
But in recent times converted as a residency
for the elderly of the city
there had been complaints from other tenants
but thought the first mortality
with no clues to what had happened within here
but unnatural was clear!
The rooms were cleared and then redecorated
ready for the next tenant
it was not until the lady who had just retired
had settled in she noticed
odd sounds like somebody tapping somewhere
saw someone sat in her armchair!
Unnerved by this enquired with her neighbours
told her about the deceased man
being open-minded she tried not let it linger
that was until later that night
waking to find a hunched figure sat on the bed
this really filled her with dread!
The buildings owners only wanted rent money
without any interest in problems
the stories of ghosts just a disgruntled tenant
until this corpse was found
played down the situation after all he was old
their total attitude cold!
The retired tenant a few days later pack a bag
walked out leaving everything
never said anything but was seen to leave
looking confused and frail
all her clothes and personal effects deserted
by something pressure exerted!
The strange occurrences spread to the corridors
even visitors were knocked down
and some were dragged by an unknown force
this was caught on a camera
that had been put there as a human detector
not to catch a ghostly spectre!
Residents stayed in their own space it continues
nobody talked about it much
the apartment had to be cleared once more
now no tenant stayed long
the noises screams and bangs eventually ignored
but the phenomena soured!
After a very violent occurrence action was taken
a paranormal group was contacted
it was well reported some fled in pure terror
one disappeared the other
for months had resided on a psychiatric unit
what was here so evil and illicit?
This has yet to be assessed as none would tell!
The Foureyed Poet.