to think we're all going to be mudered?

(702 Posts)
Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:27:40

I'm away for the Christmas period working for the family I Nanny for at the weekend. We are staying in a mansion/log cabin on the top of a mountain - very very secluded.

On the first night, I heard very light knocking in my room. Quite distinctive as knocking - like one of the kids wanted me. But the kids are on the opposite side of the house and there was no one around. This happened twice (early morning) but I was so tired I didn't think much of it.

The next morning it turned out that everyone in the House had heard the three light knocks at least once in the night.

I checked outside all the windows and there were recent animal prints (think Elk and Bear) and human foot prints circling the house. no one in our group had been outside at all and the prints didn't match anyone's shoes.

Second night, three light knocks again in the dead of night. Everyone heard them at different times.

Third night (last night) the knocks happened again and the four year old boy I look after starts talking about the "blood man" that only he can see being in the House shock he keeps singing songs about the Blood Man.

AIBU in thinking that we're living some crazy horror film?

mrspremise Mon 30-Dec-13 20:28:39


catgirl1976 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:28:50

Put on skis

Ski down mountain

Do not look back

erm, yes you are sorry.
Not sure what to suggest but place marking anyway. been nice knowing ya grin

scaevola Mon 30-Dec-13 20:29:14


How long is the planned stay? Just so we know when to look for the news story.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:29:31

*Murdered. sorryblush

Er yes, I think you are

Make sure to put on clothes over your underwear and not wear high heels

Or wander round alone in the dark

Or call out someone's name tremulously from your bed

MikeLitoris Mon 30-Dec-13 20:30:43

Are you kidding?

Get the fuck out of there.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:30:49

I leave on the 2nd, the family leave on 3rd

HungryHorace Mon 30-Dec-13 20:30:52

Yeah, you're doomed!

Omg! I'd be out of there!

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:32:01

Don't say you'll be right back - ever. Look all around you when walking in to rooms and whatever else you do check under the bed. All the time.
YANBU. You're doomed.

Try reading something to take your mind off it. Avoid Stephen King of course.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:32:28

I'm the only English one - that normally means I'm the first to die, right?

I'm trying to make sure everyone knows my full name. We all know the person with just a first name is the first to die

eurochick Mon 30-Dec-13 20:32:31

I agree with catgirl's approach. That is pretty terrifying!

Where are you? Canada?

softlysoftly Mon 30-Dec-13 20:32:38

I'd be sleeping with the kids.

DoItTooBabyJesus Mon 30-Dec-13 20:32:42

You quibble about spelling the word murdered? When the OP is in grave danger? hmm wink

Seriously though. Human foot prints? Call the police or visit the station and ask them if there is any to be worried about! Contact the owners of the cabin.

Weird. I'd be on edge, for sure.

HappTeeNewYear Mon 30-Dec-13 20:32:47

Nope, you'll be fine because you have contact with the outside world.

There will be a logical explanation.

I have no idea what it is, but it will be there.

frogwatcher42 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:32:50

Ohh. Scary. It doesn't sound very pleasant.

HeartShapedBox Mon 30-Dec-13 20:33:23

fuck that shock

TessTackle Mon 30-Dec-13 20:33:43

Why the hell are you still there?!

I've got goosebumps reading that, how creepy!

place marking

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Mon 30-Dec-13 20:34:08

you mean like pipes banging or something, yeah? grin

EeyoreIsh Mon 30-Dec-13 20:34:16

I would be out of there, sorry!

frogwatcher42 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:34:35

Maybe a branch is knocking on a roof. And the cabin is on route of the local mountain reindeer herder who circles your cabin on route to grass each night.

There will be a simple reason I am sure. In the meantime I would be sleeping with the kids.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:34:44

We're in Colorado. 9 feet of snow and -12 degrees outside.

drinkyourmilk Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:02

Christ. I'm also a nanny. I'm also a giant scared pants. I'd be sleeping in with the kids -with- -a- -knife- -underneath- -the- -pillow-.

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:10

Being the only English one could mean you're the killer! grin

Just make sure you don't have sex OP. A)it's not professional and b) = certain death.

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:11

you mean like pipes banging or something, yeah? grin

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:12

you mean like pipes banging or something, yeah? grin

SarahAndFuckTheResolutions Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:33

It's been nice knowing you OP.

They'll all think you've left and then find your body stuffed in the boot of the car or in the airing cupboard or something.

On the slim chance you do get away, you'll get the blame. Will they let you update MN from prison do you think?

drinkyourmilk Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:36

Bah. Please imagine the last sentence scored out.

WilsonFrickett Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:48

Fuck that, strap the wee bits of wood onto your feet and feck off down the mountain. Unless they are stored in the basement. In which case just slide down on a tea tray. Avoid basements at all costs.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:57

Trust me, I've gone through all logical explanations but they don't explain why the knocking is only ever in threes?

scarffiend Mon 30-Dec-13 20:36:43

Fuck that. I'd be out of there, pronto.

ReluctantBeing Mon 30-Dec-13 20:37:13

That is bloody scary!

roadwalker Mon 30-Dec-13 20:37:30

Sleep closer to the rest of the group
The first to go is always isolated
Seriously, later all the police about the footprints

frogwatcher42 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:37:33

Its probably just a ghost rather than a real person. They won't murder you.

WhoNickedMyName Mon 30-Dec-13 20:37:51

Shamelessly marking my place.

Where abouts are you? Just so I know whether to check BBC UK news or keep an eye on international news.

LadyFlumpalot Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:01

Holy shite on a stick... I'd have been out of there after the first night! Actual footprints circling the cabin?!?

Assuming this isn't a wind up - surely the family must be worried as well?

misdee Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:01
Crikeyblimey Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:17


Do not go into the cellar at all, ever, especially alone.

Actually, the knocking could be the cabin settling as it cools down at night. Our old house used to click.

But you are doomed.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:27

my bedroom is literally next to the door for the basement. I had never thought much of it - until now. Thanks.

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:32

Have you seen The Shining Op? If not, don't watch it now

HappTeeNewYear Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:09

That's what I was thinking Hec.

Some weird thing about the way the heat goes through the pipes so it knocks three times in various places around the house.

The footprints are actually from chunks of snow falling off eaves and trees, they can look like regular footprints sometimes. Especially if your imagination is running away with you.

The four year old is just fucking with you.

misdee Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:12

my house knocks when the heating clicks on.

Solongsucker Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:14

Can you ask to be moved other side of the house with the family? Or is it not appropriate ? If everyone has heard it, surely there would be some compassion for your feelings.
I'd be very worried about the footprints, are you definite the family was not outside. Some people think it very amusing to "scare the shit" out of people.
I sympathise.

Iamsparklyknickers Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:15

Sorry, I think it's a done deal.

Make sure you keep a set of car keys on you - the final scene as they scramble to get the car started? You want to be in that.

Don't film it otherwise the police will presume you dead when the camara finally drops to the floor and nothing more is heard.....

On a serious note, at the very least I would want the police out to check, but more likely I'd be out of there. Sabotage the boiler/fusebox so you all have to check into the nearest hotel. In the middle of the day of course!

LongTailedTit Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:18

Just make sure you don't wear a red top at any point...
(In Star Trek the one in the red top always dies first)

frogwatcher42 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:09

Maybe the dad goes outside for a wee in the night. Maybe the knocking is people having sex.

I would be sleeping nearer the main group though.

Maybe its a local whose run out of sugar.

MacaYoniandCheese Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:12

Could it be squirrels or raccoons that have hibernated in the walls/roof?

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:18

I'm being 100% serious. The family have just shrugged it off. They are braver than I am and have a less active imagination

eurochick Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:18

There's a basement? ARGH. That is where the EVIL will happen.

CuntyBunty Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:24

I'd be shitting myself.

MuttonCadet Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:32

Seriously, you've had footprints outside the cabin and haven't called the police?

RogueRebel Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:35

don't drink, don't get naked, never shout "hello" or a name. don't shower. if the dog goes missing do not look for it. and never never run up the stairs when you should be running out the front door.

DaddyPigsMistress Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:41

Do ghosts leave footprints or do they hover above the snow?.

Iamsparklyknickers Mon 30-Dec-13 20:41:05

The four year old is just fucking with you


lottieandmia Mon 30-Dec-13 20:41:22

When are you due to go home?

Who took all the shoes out to measure against the footprints? Did they do it discreetly, so as not to worry the others? Or did they run back in shrieking?

Iamsparklyknickers Mon 30-Dec-13 20:42:19

DaddyPigsMistress Jason did (Friday 13th films).

Of course it could be a real live human - psycho of course - but human.

MacaYoniandCheese Mon 30-Dec-13 20:42:36

The footprints could have been there prior to your arrival? A caretaker/property owner checking on things?

Dawndonnaagain Mon 30-Dec-13 20:42:42

It's Sheldon Cooper, knocking in threes!

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:42:49

I'm completely trashing my privacy here but here is a link to the house [[]]

HappTeeNewYear Mon 30-Dec-13 20:43:25

Jason wasn't a ghost! Sheesh, people, learn your horror!

Ghosts do not leave footprints.

Axe murderers, however...

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:43:48

Do you think anybody has any guilty secrets OP? Like a secret affair they've concealed by murdering their lover for example?

SaltySeaBird Mon 30-Dec-13 20:44:12

Who owns the cabin? I'd be sleeping in with the kids, definitely not alone!

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:44:18

(I figure what does it matter considering I'm going to die tonight)

HoHoHopelessAtNamingBabies Mon 30-Dec-13 20:44:18

Not nice at all. But you have internet so all will be well.

LadyFlumpalot Mon 30-Dec-13 20:44:22

Family emergency that requires you to leave yesterday now? Text your mum and ask her to call you, leave the room to take the call, come in and tell them you have to go home, now?

cupofcake Mon 30-Dec-13 20:44:40

Don't look in the mirror!!!!

HappTeeNewYear Mon 30-Dec-13 20:44:50

Notice there's no snow in the pictures on the website.

That's because the murderer only operates in the winter.

I'm really not helping, am I?

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:44:52

Mining heritage!

Zombie miner ghosts?

With axes?

any of your party jokers?
Where do the footprints lead to?

Solongsucker Mon 30-Dec-13 20:45:14

Ohhhh, it's a log cabin!!! I bet it's the wood . It creaks in accordance with temperature. I remember that from staying in a wooden house myself in the mountains
However the footprints ..... That's scary. IMO anyways

softlysoftly Mon 30-Dec-13 20:45:20

Btw how pretty a nanny are you and do you sleep in:

A - a negligee (preferably white)

B - flannel cow print onsie?

This is important

LadyFlumpalot Mon 30-Dec-13 20:45:48

grin Crested Butte. You can get cream for that. Snigger.

UriGeller Mon 30-Dec-13 20:46:00

So, the footprints that go around the house, where do they originate? If the trail leads from the house, someone's is shitting with you. If the trail leads into those woods. Leave. Leave now.

HappTeeNewYear Mon 30-Dec-13 20:46:10

Fuck, it's gorgeous!

I'll come stay there and be the nanny.

IfNotNowThenWhen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:46:18

Have the phone lines been cut gone down yet?

bumbumsmummy Mon 30-Dec-13 20:46:28

I'd be running sorry big faffing cowardly custard me smile

scaevola Mon 30-Dec-13 20:46:31

Tipple House in Crested Butte grin

Perfectly named to attract MNetters

if youre going to die, that's a gorgeous place to do it

Pimpf Mon 30-Dec-13 20:46:46

I love how supportive everyone's being!!!!

Seriously though, you need to get outta there grin

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:46:46

I see nobody is booked in for next week. It will be weeks before anybody comes looking to discover what's happened...........

<<helpful is my middle name>>

Skogkatter Mon 30-Dec-13 20:46:48

Oh my.

If you are English, you either solve the murder or cause the murder.

Which will it be, OP? OP? Are you there?

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:47:08

I sleep in... not a lot (just pants normally).

Handy for running screaming through the woods...

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:47:47

I have absolutely no phone signal - does that count?

RabbitRabbit78 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:47:52

And this is why MN is brilliant!

frogwatcher42 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:48:09

That is one hell of a house. I would have a glass or two of wine, enjoy the view and the bathrooms, and forget all this. Life is too short to worry when you have a house like that!!!!!

"NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:46:46

I see nobody is booked in for next week. "

That's how it will have been planned. For the clean up.

Heidi from The Hills family live in Crested Butte.

<helpful fact>

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:48:23

Oh for heavens sake!

Start wearing pjs OP quick. What time is it in Colorado anyway?

HappTeeNewYear Mon 30-Dec-13 20:48:24

Okay. Sleep in more. With shoes, trainers preferably, handy.

matildamatilda Mon 30-Dec-13 20:48:38

Should I be laughing or calling the police on your behalf?

Four-year-olds always say spooky things. He's having bad dreams because he's in a strange bed.

The footprints could be hunters. Which in the US is a scarier thing than the Blood Man. Wear orange when you go out.

The taps could be branches, ice melting.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:48:48

I can say with certainty that it's no one in the House playing games

softlysoftly Mon 30-Dec-13 20:48:49

<<sigh>> well then, last words?

SaltySeaBird Mon 30-Dec-13 20:48:49

Wow, if you can rule out ghosts I'll come and keep you company. What an amazing place.

HoHoHopelessAtNamingBabies Mon 30-Dec-13 20:49:04

Tis the 24 hour concierge. Don't worry...

HappTeeNewYear Mon 30-Dec-13 20:49:24

Colorado is either 7 or 8 hours behind the UK. Not sure which.

Pimpf Mon 30-Dec-13 20:49:26

Dh just said he can think of worse places to die!!

catgirl1976 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:49:39

Apparently demons knock in threes as some sort of 'fuck you' to the Holy Trinity

I saw that in a horror film, so it must be true.

Not helping

Liara Mon 30-Dec-13 20:49:42

I think it's a stealth boast envy

"HoHoHopelessAtNamingBabies Mon 30-Dec-13 20:49:04

Tis the 24 hour concierge. Don't worry..."

but...but...he's been dead for 3 years since falling tragically and mysteriously in a boating accident.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:50:29

The house is stunning. During the day it is such a treat.

At night? Let's just say that the kids and I play hide and seek (daytime) and there are a lot of nooks and crannies.

IfNotNowThenWhen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:50:38

At least if your phone is dead the call won't be coming from inside the house..

DurhamDurham Mon 30-Dec-13 20:50:43

If the phone rings do not answer it. It WILL be the murderer telling you he is in the house.

Do not put on a cheerleaders outfit, they always die first.

If the murderer appears please do not run to the cellar or the loft, you will be trapped.

Good luck and "May the odds be ever in your favour"

PedantMarina Mon 30-Dec-13 20:50:57

I was going to tell you to get the fuck out. Until you mentioned you're in Colorado, not Sussex County, NJ (where all the best horror movies were made).

Still, not a bad idea to brush up on your karate moves. Your skills and knowledge are the one ting a bad guy can't take away and use against you. (unlike kitchen utensils or baseball bats - yes, sensei, I remember!).

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:51:00

It's 13.50 here

Does that mean Sheldon Cooper is a Demon, catgirl? fshock

GertyD Mon 30-Dec-13 20:51:28

Too scared to click on link in case it means that who ever looks, dies too.

Iamsparklyknickers Mon 30-Dec-13 20:51:48

Jason Voorhees status as Ghost, Zombie or alive is up for debate (apparently - I just googled to check and there are some seriously invested people out there! I think in the first films he was meant to have drowned as a child, so a ghost originally)

Objection you need to sabotage the place to get out of there - if they're not taking it seriously, go turn off the boiler and rip the knob off to freeze the buggers out.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:52:03

I'm the nanny, Liara, no stealth boasting here. I clean up sick from the marble bathroom!

HappTeeNewYear Mon 30-Dec-13 20:52:04

Well I'm heading to bed. Good luck!

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 30-Dec-13 20:52:19

You have time to escape before nightfall. Leave now, before it's too late.

catgirl1976 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:52:35

OP you are staying in America's most haunted ski resort


softlysoftly Mon 30-Dec-13 20:52:45

Is it against nanny code to get roaring drunk?

HungryHorace Mon 30-Dec-13 20:53:07

Damn...I'm too slow to be the first with a Crested Butte joke. <Sigh>

Iamsparklyknickers Mon 30-Dec-13 20:53:07

Should I post the imugr link from a guy who found a whole little bed sit from someone who'd been living in their wall cavity?

LadyFlumpalot Mon 30-Dec-13 20:53:17

Sleep in a lot more, preferably fully dressed. Put something rattly on your door handle that will fall off and wake you up if it is turned and sleep with a fuck off gurt knife in easy reach.

Seriously, I'd be taking photos down to the police station.

DoItTooBabyJesus Mon 30-Dec-13 20:53:56

Wow, some house.

We're the footprints definitely new overnight?

I'd be worried too. Seriously, call the police, just to log your concerns.

catgirl1976 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:53:59

Sheldon is the exception

(I love him)

IfNotNowThenWhen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:54:13

I am convinced that there is someone living in my loft, but thats another thread. Obvs I am too scared to go look.

londonrach Mon 30-Dec-13 20:54:33

Sorry i couldnt stay there with those footprints. Id have borrowed everyones shoes to check prints. If no match id ask to stay in room with children. No way sleep alone or for that matter id have a family thing i need to get to. I awoke once at uni to see a man in my room. (no alcohol involved) The door was locked. He disappeared in front of me whilst i screamed very loudly but i never slept alone in that room again. It scared me silly, and still does. Trick of light, trick of light...... Imagination is terrible sometimes. Op you be okay. Knocking is the wood settling. X

Cocolepew Mon 30-Dec-13 20:55:39

It is a lovely place to die though.
I though you had spelt murdered like you did in you title so we would all say it like Taggart.

PedantMarina Mon 30-Dec-13 20:56:12

Oh, also hotel guests (it's page 16 but also the cover page). Enjoy!

BwoouuuuaaaHAHAHAHAHA (BTW, I'm originally fron New Jersey).

meeeemo Mon 30-Dec-13 20:56:26

not marking place

Iamsparklyknickers Mon 30-Dec-13 20:56:40

Too scared to click on link in case it means that who ever looks, dies too

OMG Why would you say that!!!! sad grin

Dillydollydaydream Mon 30-Dec-13 20:56:44

Woah. I'd be crapping my pants.
I'm not good with spooky things.

Do not go for a stroll in the woods stating you'll 'be right back' because you most certainly won't

HoneyDragon Mon 30-Dec-13 20:57:30

Is it part of the property management and does it have the concierge service? Perhaps one of the dcs has called them in error and they have turned up and are trying to find out who called them when you all appear to be in bed?

Or is it the same time each night and the heater melting the snow?

GlitzAndGiggles Mon 30-Dec-13 20:57:39

Wish I didn't read this I'm now shit scared to pop out for a fag. But good luck!

WilsonFrickett Mon 30-Dec-13 20:58:11

I wouldn't mind dying in that house. However, it has an observatory. Ace. (^it has a freakin observatory!^) gather up the children and set up a jolly camp night in the observatory. And, you know, observe...

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 21:00:43

I'd keep away from the hot tub OP. That's definitely going to be a blood bath. What's in the ski room? Nice pointy ski poles? Arm yourself!

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Mon 30-Dec-13 21:00:51

grin there doesnt need to be an explanation why you've so far only heard 3 at a time.

it just means the pipes have clanged 3 times. Why not 3 times? Why does there have to bd a reason?

maybe they clanged once a few times and you didnt hear. Perhaps they clanged 4 times but you missed the first one and only became aware of noise, tuning in to hear the remaining 3.

I promise you that a spirit from the great beyond is not knocking 3 times on the ceiling cos it wants you, although perhaps if you knock twice on the pipes it will know your answer is no


KittensoftPuppydog Mon 30-Dec-13 21:02:47

Isnt Colorado where the overlook hotel was?shock

Pimpf Mon 30-Dec-13 21:03:07

Ok where's the op gone?!!!!

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 21:03:10

Those lights made out of horns etc look like good weapons. I'd arm yourself with a few.

Crikeyblimey Mon 30-Dec-13 21:03:14

HEC smile

I'm singing now and ds thinks I've lost my mind smile

KIrsty7318 Mon 30-Dec-13 21:03:17

Do NOT, whatever. you do, use the hot tub. Especially at night on your own, with a drink in your hand, whilst reclining back with your eyes shut.

I have seen bad things happen too many times in this precise scenario.

peachypips Mon 30-Dec-13 21:03:53

It's a woodpecker.

wombat22 Mon 30-Dec-13 21:05:46

Get in with the kids. They always survive

LadyFlumpalot Mon 30-Dec-13 21:07:12

Oooh, maybe someone thinks it is Heidi from the hills house and is trying a bit of sleb stalking?

Lovely house.

Could think of worse places to be murdered in.

Don't look out of the window after dark and if you hear someone riding a try circle down the corridor get your trainers on.

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 21:09:40

Being nanny to the kids is not surefire route to survival as the nanny in The Omen found out...........

topknob Mon 30-Dec-13 21:10:03

Have you checked out the observatory??? bet they are hiding in there smile

youarewinning Mon 30-Dec-13 21:10:46

The knocking is in threes? Is Sheldon Cooper trying to get in? wink

Ok daft, but probably as daft as murder plot!

steff13 Mon 30-Dec-13 21:10:54

Ghosts? smile

Quoteunquote Mon 30-Dec-13 21:12:16

Set up taught trip wires at waist hight with buckets of hot water balanced on nearby surfaces, if you any use fishing wire, if not dental floss, wet people scream, and move slowly.

Rufustherednosedreindeer Mon 30-Dec-13 21:13:27

Redrum, redrum

JanetAndRoy Mon 30-Dec-13 21:14:13

Knocking in threes?
My money's on a woodpecker with a short attention-span.

desertmum Mon 30-Dec-13 21:15:17

singing here too! no nudity - the one who flashes her boobs is always killed first . . . And don't go in room 317 . . . or use the elevator . . . and if you see REDRUM in the mirror you are in deep doodoo

ExitPursuedByAChristmasGrinch Mon 30-Dec-13 21:15:30


Eebahgum Mon 30-Dec-13 21:16:18

Pmsl HEC!

Rufustherednosedreindeer Mon 30-Dec-13 21:17:17

If the cat gets into trouble....just leave it!!!!!

There is always a stupid woman in pants (no offence) saving animals!!!!

That might just be Aliens, but the basic premise must be the same

Catsmamma Mon 30-Dec-13 21:17:21

the call is coming from INSIDE the building

this is terribly exciting!!

Skogkatter Mon 30-Dec-13 21:17:35

Yes, stick with the kids. Use them as weapons if necessary. But they will protect you because, mostly, kids don't die in horror films.

Although there's always a first time...

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 21:18:51

I'm getting some serious hot tub pressure atm actually. I dislike them at the best of times...

SayMyNameSayIt Mon 30-Dec-13 21:19:16


I've just literally spat out my wine with laughter at your "knock 3 times on the ceiling if you want me" post!!!!

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 21:19:56

(pressure to use hot tub I mean)

luckily there are no pets - let's face it. they'd have gone missing on the second night...

CheeseStrawWars Mon 30-Dec-13 21:20:31
HettiePetal Mon 30-Dec-13 21:23:25

I don't think you'll die, OP - because you're British. So, you can only be a criminal genius or the slightly eccentric ditz who solves the case.

I shall assume you're not the killer and this is not an elaborately clever way to set up your alibi for the Grand Jury (......clever! Respect! wink)

So, you're probably the case solver.

Now, what's going to happen next is......once the badness starts, the police will come. There'll be an old crusty one who is one day from retirement and a young fresh faced one with new fangled ideas.

You'll fall in love with the young one & will gather clues with him. This will be lovely, but beware.....he is THE KILLER.

He'll try and kill you but Crusty will shoot him dead at the last moment before expiring himself (guaranteed since he's one day off retirement).

Happy Holidays!

dontcallmemam Mon 30-Dec-13 21:24:09

Make sure you wear full makeup at all times, hair properly blow dried.
You want to look your best when Daniel Craig comes to rescue you on his snow mobile.

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 21:24:30

Possible also that the new fresh faced one will be murdered as well. Usually really horribly.

Op - don't get in to the hot tub!

PedantMarina Mon 30-Dec-13 21:27:04

cheesestraw - you're assuming that the culprit is not the mayor (or some other person of influence) of Crested Butte. Or maybe a gerrymander situation (like, the lodge is technically just over the border in North Bumfuk, CO).

LiberalLibertine Mon 30-Dec-13 21:27:10

Is there a wood shed? Don't go near it. Even if the lights go off and you think the trip switch is in there.just don't.

And when if you do end up fleeing through woods in your pants, don't look back and don't trip.


HoneyDragon Mon 30-Dec-13 21:27:10

Perhaps it's a secret knock to join the orgy in the basement. The footprints are from the neighbours invited to attend.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 21:27:15

ok. I'll try not to fall in love with the fresh faced cop/killer and will keep my clothes on at all times.
Everyone knows my full name and my nationality appears to be in my favour.

Any more tips? [Sharpens antler lamp]

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Mon 30-Dec-13 21:27:25

grin at the fucking woodpecker!

MimiSunshine Mon 30-Dec-13 21:29:48

Literally laughed outloud at "the four year old is fucking with you" and "Stick with the kids. Used them as weapons".
How exactly? Throw them at the killer and then leg it or pick up the small one by the ankles and just swing wildly?

I'd have had a heart attack by now, my imagination is far too active. I've imagined serial killers outside my window when I knew it was a fox screaming barking

NonnoMum Mon 30-Dec-13 21:31:27

Oh, and don't forget...


(in your cheerleader outfit...)

LadyFlumpalot Mon 30-Dec-13 21:32:16

If Scream has taught me anything it is that you should never go near automatic garage doors. Also, you can apparently IM the police in America...

RobinSparkles Mon 30-Dec-13 21:32:46

Are you blonde with big tits, OP? If so you'll be the first to go.

If you're ugly and flat chested you'll be fine!

HOMEQCRICH Mon 30-Dec-13 21:33:25

Did your mother in law catch you shaving in the bath room perchance?

CheeseStrawWars Mon 30-Dec-13 21:33:26

PedantMarina Oh yes, could be like Vampire Diaries or something, massive cover-up operation...

OP, don't invite anyone into the house!

MamaMumra Mon 30-Dec-13 21:34:07

Sorry to be the bearer of Bad News but check out this local legend shock

LineRunner Mon 30-Dec-13 21:34:09

I'm saddened there are no pets and it isn't a Scooby Doo situation.

KateAdiesEarrings Mon 30-Dec-13 21:36:21

Try to stay away from the 'Blood Man' child and perhaps engineer an argument between him and a sibling so you're not top of his victims' list when he finally succumbs to possession. hth

DurhamDurham Mon 30-Dec-13 21:38:16

Is this likely to draw to a conclusion tonight or are you coming back tomorrow night like a BBC mini drama? I need to go to bed but would hate to miss the thrilling/blood curdling/twist at the end conclusion.

Who would you like to play you if Hollywood makes a film? Keira? Kate? Sienna?

GlitzAndGiggles Mon 30-Dec-13 21:38:21

If it makes you feel better OP I live right next to a railway station so my friend kindly mentions that my flat is probably "knees deep with ghosts". I do often hear creeks in the hallway...

LizzieVereker Mon 30-Dec-13 21:38:41

Have you seen a giant dog who loves snacks and his hippy owner? And some meddlin' kids? They might be able to help.

londonrach Mon 30-Dec-13 21:38:48

If you hear scary music grab that lamp op... Seriously sleep in the childrens room....

GlitzAndGiggles Mon 30-Dec-13 21:39:04

And if you're brave enough knock back smile

Is all well Objection

I nannied, back in the day in Kansas City.I remember being abandoned at the lake house with two small boys over night and bricking it, I was 19.

the house was creeky snd there was no tv.


NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 21:39:17

Surely tomorrow night will be the big scary occasion won't it? being New Years Eve and all!

AmberLeaf Mon 30-Dec-13 21:39:36

What a beautiful place to die in grin

RandyRudolf Mon 30-Dec-13 21:39:44

Does the four year old look like this?

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 21:41:35

I'm a brunette, robinsparkles, most likely to be described as "curvy" I guess

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 21:43:12

I'm suspicious of the four year old... has anyone seen Identity?

Think yourself into the role of 'extremely fit/hot nanny who saves everyone except the shit people girl power killer ninja extraordinaire' grin or, watch 'tucker and dale vs evil' and see it from the misunderstood psycho in remote places point of view!! keep us posted, whatever happens, you'll probs be safe until new years eve anyway......

londonrach Mon 30-Dec-13 21:44:35

Do you have access to some enid blyton books.... If so read them as their positive happy stories will make any ghost, murderer disappear....

Valdeeves Mon 30-Dec-13 21:46:09

Heard that three knocking things loads - it's classic demon infestation - have you seen The Conjuring? Best to not play with any creepy old toys or look in the mirror too long

LadyFlumpalot Mon 30-Dec-13 21:46:28

Don't read MamaMumras link. Especially don't read the part about footprints...

musicboxwoundbyakey Mon 30-Dec-13 21:47:20

LOL promotion for upcoming book?

Is there a ghost in your office too?

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Mon 30-Dec-13 21:48:34

Marks place - the babysitter is always the first to cop for it - make sure you put stuff under your bed so he/it can't hide underthere with a huge bowie knife

iggymama Mon 30-Dec-13 21:48:52


misdee Mon 30-Dec-13 21:49:33
CheeseStrawWars Mon 30-Dec-13 21:49:56

MamaMumra's link relates to a house in Rockford, Illinois... a fair hike from Crested Butte, Colorado. Chin up, OP.

pixwix Mon 30-Dec-13 21:50:16

Erm yeah... If you pass the basement, and you start to hear scary music playing and getting louder as you approach it - give it a miss, aye?

And sleep with your clothes on? just saying like...

You'll be fine! (she says cheerily)

DaddyPigsMistress Mon 30-Dec-13 21:52:19

Can you leave a note asking whoever finds your body to update this thread?

Fucking hate it when people dont come back and update. Death is not a valid excuse to leave us all hanging

iggymama Mon 30-Dec-13 21:52:28

Sorry, bastard tablet.

My tip, do not turn your back on the kids.

I watched a film recently where several families stayed together in the woods and the adults met some pretty gruesome ends. Twas the evil fecking kids....

Argghhhh laid in bed in the dark anf need a wee and daren't go! No one ever got murdered whilst in pink Primarni fleecy jim jams did they?...I will and be brave and go in a minute once I've put all the lights on

punny Mon 30-Dec-13 21:53:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jonicomelately Mon 30-Dec-13 21:53:47

How fucking terrifying OP. shock at 'blood man.'
I went away with dc once and we were in quite an isolated chalet. Somebody knocked at our door in the middle of the night. Lasted bloody ages. I got a glimpse of him and sent a text to DP with a full description. That was a shit weekend for more than one reason.

watch scary movie - I'm pretty sure they cover the whole 'surviving a horror movie' quite thoroughly. I am off now to make fried eggs on toast. I will be back to make sure you have lived in about twenty minutes. Stay strong op.

pixwix Mon 30-Dec-13 21:57:12

No - they didn't (she says comfortingly) I've never been murdered yet and I wear an old pair of M&S pants and a band T-shirt - it's like those axe murders just roll their eyes and pass right on by...

ThePollyAndTheIvy Mon 30-Dec-13 21:58:32

Shamelessly place marking. Be brave OP! wine

pixwix Mon 30-Dec-13 21:58:39

I can talk to Ds1 (16) if you are worried about zombies specifically? he has a full zombie survival action plan.

RandyRudolf Mon 30-Dec-13 21:59:22

I am totally freaked out!

I'm sure it's just the heating though.

Pigsmummy Mon 30-Dec-13 22:00:20

Shave your legs and wear nice under wear just in case someone has to identify your body? Other than that have a nice New Year x

SavoyCabbage Mon 30-Dec-13 22:00:31

Definitely leave a note about your MN friends needing to to be updated. Do you have a MN t-shirt or mug you could leave as a clue?

I really hope this thread doesn't have to be 'bagged up for evidence'. I think we would, as a group, come out badly.

LadyFlumpalot Mon 30-Dec-13 22:01:18

A lighter sellotaped to a can of deodorant or hairspray makes a handy DIY flame thrower, OP. Is there fuel in the car?

Pack an emergency bag now.

Dillydollydaydream Mon 30-Dec-13 22:02:50

If you come face-to-face with the murderer make sure to make sure the fecker is properly dead because they always, always come back!

kelper Mon 30-Dec-13 22:03:25

I think it was sparklyknickers who mentioned that link about the people who found a bead nd stuff in their cavity wall, please please DO NOT LINK TO IT!!!! It completely freaked me out.
Op, I hope you're being paid very well! Good luck!

RedToothBrush Mon 30-Dec-13 22:04:28

Well, I wouldn't be discounting the small boy...

Let me tell you a story, that I swear is true.

When I was 6, I lived in an old victorian house. I used to tell my mother stories about the figure that I saw walking through the house. My mum never thought anything of it until 20 years later when we had long since moved.

She got back in touch with an old neighbour who asked her if anything weird ever happened in the house as the new neighbour was telling her stories about one of the rooms in the house, seeing a figure and things moving around.

It was my old room. My mother had NEVER told the neighbour what I had said as she thought I was just being a child making stuff up.

Like I say, true fact ^

Now, you might want to read the following story from one of the links someone else put up:

"The first famous ghost in Crested Butte appears before you even hit the town boundaries. For decades, locals have sworn that an otherworldly man can be seen hitchhiking along the road between Gunnison and Crested Butte. He seems harmless, but lock the doors just in case."

Erm, now googlemaps seems to be saying to me that you are just off the above mentioned road.

It doesn't get much better when you find that hitchhiking seems to be very popular in the area...

I quote:

How hitchhiking became part of the Gunnison Valley culture
Imagine standing on the side of the road waiting for a ride: a car pulls up, a stranger’s car. You have no idea who this person is, or even if they are really going where you need to be.
You step into this possible serial killer’s vehicle, ignoring the Hollywood idea of murdered hitchhikers found on the side of the road. It takes a lot of trust in humanity to hitch a ride.
Hitchhiking is not unique to the Gunnison-Crested Butte area, but few other places have embraced the act as much as this valley.
One of the most distinguishable elements of hitchhiking in the valley is the fact that Gunnison and Crested Butte have designated hitchhiking stations, although very few people seem to know the origins of these locations.
Estimates from police officers and city officials from both Gunnison and Crested Butte put the implementation of the hitching posts anywhere from 10 to over 50 years ago.
“The hitching posts were here way before I got here,” said Sherman Driver.
Sherman has been a bus driver for the RTA in Gunnison for the last five years, but has been living in the area over 40 years.
“There has been hitchhiking going on well before I moved here,” said Gunnison City Commissioner Phil Chamberland. “It’s been an American tradition since the 60s and 70s.”
Hitchhiking has been banned in several states across the country, including Alabama, Arizona and California, but never by Colorado. Colorado is known as one of the friendliest places to hitch a ride. Hitchhiking is also illegal on any interstate highway, but that doesn’t affect this valley.
“I think that Hwy 135 being the only route to CB made this form of transportation effective,” said Chamberland. “The Stations were probably just convenient locations to get to.”
Hitchiking was much more popular on a national scale several decades ago, however many people started to shy away from thumbing a ride after hearing horror stories of hitchhikers getting kidnapped and killed. In fact, in the late 70’s, serial killer Ted Bundy escaped from a courthouse in Aspen with the intention of coming to Crested Butte, but became disoriented and lost his way. Still, this area has never seen any of the dangers of hitchhiking first hand.

Sorry, but based on this clear evidence, its apparent that you are UTTERLY FUCKED.

The Blood man is obviously a driver who stopped to pick up a serial killing hitchhiker attracted to the area like Bundy, and he's trying to either warn you of the danger still out there or he's a ghostly apparition intent on revenge and is mistaking your house as the killers hideout.

Hope you have a good night's sleep and make it through the night OP. Enjoy your holiday!!!

GampyWabbit Mon 30-Dec-13 22:04:48

I strongly suggest you don't read any of these links -terrifying!! shockshockshock

OP good news, I bravely went for a wee with the house fully illuminated wearing my pink fluffy jim jams and I'm alive grin

So get your pink pjs on and all will be well grin grin

DaddyPigsMistress Mon 30-Dec-13 22:07:06

What if op is the killer??

Shes doing this thread to appear innocent
'See i heard funny things a few nights ago and expressed my concerns to my online friends, couldn't of been me'

RenterNomad Mon 30-Dec-13 22:08:57

Come, now, enough of these vapours. It is not a horror flick; it is an old-fashioned possibly adulterous romance. That's the local Natty Bumpo out there, trying to make things up with his lost love. smile Sweet dreams, all!

RedToothBrush Mon 30-Dec-13 22:09:19

Oh shit... and now I just read the link MamaMumra posted.

DaddyPigsMistress Mon 30-Dec-13 22:10:03

Young sexy cop will belive her but old grizzly cop will know op is guilty.

LeepyTime Mon 30-Dec-13 22:10:31

Oh God my blood ran cold when I read some of those links, but I am going to play Devil's advocate and suggest could it be part of the local Tourist Board's campaign to keep up the title of 'Most haunted town' etc ... although seems to be going a bit far ... I'm so sorry OP, I would be getting the sweet f out of there if I were you!!!

londonrach Mon 30-Dec-13 22:10:34

Daddy interesting take on op and turns this post in its head. Nicky will be investing in pink pjs tomorrow

londonrach Mon 30-Dec-13 22:11:32

What did mamma post?

LiberalLibertine Mon 30-Dec-13 22:14:02

I shit myself when I read mamas link, but someone said it's nowhere near there.

Op your not in the hot tub are you?

GlitzAndGiggles Mon 30-Dec-13 22:14:07

Nicky I hope you legged it back to bed. I'm expected to now have a shower and walk to work at 5:30 in the morn tomorrow...totally bricking it fine about it

LeepyTime Mon 30-Dec-13 22:15:00

This local legend - read it if you dare ...

LiberalLibertine Mon 30-Dec-13 22:15:48

Oh and are there snow buggies? That's how they got out in the shining?

CheeseStrawWars Mon 30-Dec-13 22:15:52

That's not local, it's Rockford, Illinois!!

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 22:16:50

completely different area. This is the Tipple house not Tibble

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Mon 30-Dec-13 22:16:55

Just don't run up the friggin stairs!

murielisterrible Mon 30-Dec-13 22:17:02

OP, you haven't answered the questions about the footprints. Where did they lead....into the house or elsewhere?

TopDonkey Mon 30-Dec-13 22:18:13

I'm too scared to sleep now

Nancy66 Mon 30-Dec-13 22:18:55

I'm going to have to watch an hour of cartoons now before I can go to bed.


<I think londonrach is the killer. I think he put london in his name to fool us into thinking he's not sitting in the basement in Colorado and reading Objections posts.........>

theaandrea Mon 30-Dec-13 22:20:27

Just markig the thread for updates. V scary and I'd be out of there!

LiberalLibertine Mon 30-Dec-13 22:20:45

Dd is lying next to me, so I'm alright. And the nightnight is on wink

SchnitzelVonKrumm Mon 30-Dec-13 22:21:59


CoffeeRevel Mon 30-Dec-13 22:22:08

Ummm, there were human prints and animal prints? Werewolf anyone? Let's hope it's the sexy alpha male type, not the eat your entrails

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 22:22:51

thankfully! there's no way I'd stay if that was the case

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 22:24:09

Don't know where the footprints led. They weren't from the house though. The first prints from the exits were mine.

CoffeeRevel Mon 30-Dec-13 22:29:59

Teleporting knocking werewolf?? wink

Howstricks Mon 30-Dec-13 22:36:20

Ah..yes daddypig..i had op pegged as the killer...dh has the whole thing neatly sewn up as overactive imagination fuelled with love of scary stories..almost certainly animals/plumbing/wood creaking or all 3. There again he has always shown no fear in the face of ghosts whereas i cower under the sheets wondering if i can hold out until daylight for a wee.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 22:37:21

I'm in the observatory at the moment - there's woods either side of the house. There is a single track of prints leading from the woods to the house but I can't see what kind they are from here.

RedToothBrush Mon 30-Dec-13 22:38:26


coffeeinbed Mon 30-Dec-13 22:40:41

what are you wearing OP?

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 22:41:22

skinny jeans, vest top and a grey jumper. no shoes and socks

LegoCaltrops Mon 30-Dec-13 22:41:24

you seem very calm, OP. I would be absolutely crapping my pants less calm than you seem to be. Those footprints are a very bad sign. <hides>

Howstricks Mon 30-Dec-13 22:43:28

I suppose there is a fair chance it was Santa..the animal prints were reindeer and the 'blood man' refers to red costume. Mystery for a cup of tea!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 30-Dec-13 22:43:41

I would have to leave.

It's the children. Yup.

Holy cow OP, you can see a set of prints coming up to the house? Is this a fresh coating of snow or same stuff as the prints were in that you found already?
I'd defiantly sleep in with the kids (kick the 4 yo out)
So many rules, no red shirt, no busty blonds, no going in the basement or attic, hold onto car keys, don't answer the phone, don't go into the woods, what else?

RedToothBrush Mon 30-Dec-13 22:43:49

How long til it starts getting dark???

Do you have 'a plan'?

Just in case, y'know.

Whereisegg Mon 30-Dec-13 22:44:03

Don't wear matching underwear.
Or make up.
And yy to hiding behind the children grin

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 30-Dec-13 22:44:23

Are you forecast any more snow that the murderer will use as a cover to kill the phone/power lines that could cause a power cut?

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 22:44:54

Remember that it's only 15:44 here. night hasn't fallen yet. I'm a wreck once it's dark.

freaked out by some of the prints I can see out the window though!!!

TwinkleSparkleBling Mon 30-Dec-13 22:45:15

Just been talking to DH about this. We agree either:

a) OP has done lots of research and has spun us a good yarn


b) OP you're fucked. Run like mad.

coffeeinbed Mon 30-Dec-13 22:45:53

Do you have some track suit bottoms?
No one ever got murdered in those.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 22:46:04

I think the new years eve prediction is likely...

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 22:46:58

right. going outside to take some pictures of the prints (proof?) and maybe people can identify them?

RedToothBrush Mon 30-Dec-13 22:47:17

If you have to run from the house for any reason, remember not to flag down any passing cars...

coffeeinbed Mon 30-Dec-13 22:49:17

I know!!!
have some toast with Marmite!
Mosquitoes hate it, so the blood man will to.
he might sniff, but will run away in disgust.

Or vitB, same thing. [scientific]

MissBetseyTrotwood Mon 30-Dec-13 22:49:47

Unashamedly place marking.

night hasn't fallen yet

Fucking terrifying.

Come back in the morning and tell us what happened!!!!

MissBetseyTrotwood Mon 30-Dec-13 22:50:35

Yes to the Marmite. He'll either see you as one of his own or run a mile. Try a pickled onion or two as well.

Where's the kids op are they all dead in the garage?

Can't wait to see pictures.

BonaDrag Mon 30-Dec-13 22:51:48

Shameless place marking

BasicFish Mon 30-Dec-13 22:51:53

Argh op, be careful! While you're taking the photos, whatever you do, don't flick back through the photos on your phone to see the ones the ghostly murderer has taken of you while you were sleeping, that would be awful. Definitely don't do that.


BigArea Mon 30-Dec-13 22:52:49

<marks place>

stickysausages Mon 30-Dec-13 22:54:33

Wear your period pants, and no make up.

If I worked for the local tourist board, I would be writing loving this thread. Serious advertising...

coffeeinbed Mon 30-Dec-13 22:58:36

oh, and if you happen not to get murdered, make sure you have witnesses the family was alive when you left - you said you're leaving on the 2nd and they on the 3rd.
Otherwise they will get horribly murdered and you will get framed for it.

It's been 15 minutes since she said she went to get pictures. D'you think she's been eaten?

eurochick Mon 30-Dec-13 23:01:06

Mr euro tells me that Alien vs Preditor Requiem was set at Crested Butte. They're coming! Run away!

Frusso Mon 30-Dec-13 23:03:14

I'm really creeped out just reading your OP.
Think child has an over active imagination. I'd definately hide behind him.

Dillydollydaydream Mon 30-Dec-13 23:08:38

hope op is still ok. This is one time I'm hoping this is a wind up thread. Scary stuff, like a live horror movie smile

eurochick Mon 30-Dec-13 23:11:02

WTF is above the fireplace in the living room photo on the website? It looks like some kind of skull....

softlysoftly Mon 30-Dec-13 23:14:16

Phew had to charge my phone was worried I might have missed the grisly end something

I can't believe you all allowed op to wander off outside in skinny jeans to take photos of the prints though shock what were you thinking <<shakes head in disappointment>>

Frusso Mon 30-Dec-13 23:16:02

But this thread could go on until New Year's Eve... with scary knocking and trees and prints.
Am rather relieved I'm nowhere near woods, or a log cabin, and that squeaking noise I can hear is the dog with a squeaky carrot. I'm so glad I'm not the OP.

Sparrowghost Mon 30-Dec-13 23:21:32

Has no-one suggested Big foot?!

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 23:23:30

ok, so I'm trying to upload the photos but it's very slow. they're on my profile now and I'll keep trying with the rest

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Mon 30-Dec-13 23:23:32

Never mind ghosts, knocking, serial killers, bloodmen.... there are real live bear prints outside. Bears shock I'd be calling for a helicopter out of there.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Mon 30-Dec-13 23:24:24

You need to make your profile public OP.

This is the best thread I've read in a long, long time.

Ledkr Mon 30-Dec-13 23:25:09

Some tips.
Don't have sex or you will be killed first.
Don't be horrible to the heroine or you will be killed first.
When you kill the baddie make sure he is properly dead ie. beat him until his brains fall out, DO NOT lightly tap him on the head and then turn your back on him as he lays on the floor seemingly dead.

willyoulistentome Mon 30-Dec-13 23:25:18

Fuuuuck. Nooooo. Not bigfoooooot. Shut uuuuuup about bigfoot.
Bigfoot has given me the fear since I was little.
I can't believe you went and said.
She is a total gonner.

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 30-Dec-13 23:25:24

You know when you run away you are going to get lost don't you.

But don't worry you will freeze to death quicker than you would starve

AlexVause Mon 30-Dec-13 23:25:58

This thread has really creeped me out, I'm desperately trying to find something funny on NetFlix to take my mind off it will be checking back later for the footprint photos though

LeepyTime Mon 30-Dec-13 23:26:17

Do they look man-made or like animal prints?

Whereisegg Mon 30-Dec-13 23:30:16

Alex I'm watching Cabin Fever on the horror channel.
It's not helping tbh.
Def go for something funny.

Utterly Mon 30-Dec-13 23:30:34

My Aunt went to stay there. Never saw her again.

LeepyTime Mon 30-Dec-13 23:31:46

Went to stay where Utterly?

Utterly Mon 30-Dec-13 23:32:46

In the cabin she linked to.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 23:33:08

profile now public, I think? Some of the photos are there now

Utterly Mon 30-Dec-13 23:33:44

Sorry OP ... grin just being silly.

coffeeinbed Mon 30-Dec-13 23:34:12

That reminds me.
MIL wanted to rent cottage for her next birthday.
Thanks for the reccomendation, Utterly.

Utterly Mon 30-Dec-13 23:35:26

No problem coffeeinbed. Guess where my MIL's booked next week! grin.

Dillydollydaydream Mon 30-Dec-13 23:35:56

Don't know if I dare look at pics. Are they creepy, will I have nightmares?!

AlexVause Mon 30-Dec-13 23:36:06

Jack Nicholson will turn up any minute now OP.

perplexedpirate Mon 30-Dec-13 23:36:20

Place marking. This is great!
Obvs terrible for you OP. wink

CCTVmum Mon 30-Dec-13 23:37:36

eek I dont like that spooky face above the fireplace!!!

It was a coalminers house lots of history!

Think it might be haunted and mad axe man!

softlysoftly Mon 30-Dec-13 23:38:03

Erm those prints are properly around the walls looking fur a way in.

<< suddenly less funny>>

Don't Look human though or like paws. Fuck knows. flee flee

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 23:38:16

Can't upload all photos so sent them to HQ. The rest hopefully will be up soon

JaquelineHyde Mon 30-Dec-13 23:38:22

Love this thread!

Op what are you going to do when we all go off to bed and leave you to face the coming night alone?

Also can you get a close up of the prints right next to the house, the photos not clear enough and you can't enlarge it.

SpocksThirdEar Mon 30-Dec-13 23:38:53

Don't ever take your shoes off. You can't run through the snow in barefeet.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 23:39:20

most of the human prints had been scuffed out. There's a photo of what I could find coming up

CosyTeaBags Mon 30-Dec-13 23:39:24

The first ones are definitely an animal of some kind - deer or something. Can't really make out the rest though....

<Marking place grin>

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 30-Dec-13 23:40:16

They could be the footprints of a large bird.

Any nocturnal penguins in the area?

willyoulistentome Mon 30-Dec-13 23:40:25

Phew! Doesn't look like Bigfoot.
How big are these prints.? It's hard to tell.
Could you pop back out side and get dimensions?

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 23:40:26

It's getting dark now - im not going outside!!!

The other fools are in the hot tub though (I'm lurking inside with towels)

Howstricks Mon 30-Dec-13 23:41:20

Well..if it's cold and snowy and isolated the would be murderer can't be camping outside returning nightly just to knock politely and scarper...sooooo...must be in the house. Suggest you check out the basement.....

wonderingsoul Mon 30-Dec-13 23:41:23

they dont look human or animal like..

but they do look like theve been done purposely...

ohh i dunno..

i think iwould have to phone th epolice...

FortyMerryFuckers Mon 30-Dec-13 23:43:35

This has gave me the absolute fear, never sleeping again tonight, seriously op I would be out of there.

AcrossthePond55 Mon 30-Dec-13 23:43:54

Simples, OP. You're in Colorado. Just go buy a gun. There, feel safer? And yes, I'm ONLY KIDDING!

InsanityandBeyond Mon 30-Dec-13 23:43:56

I am pissed off I looked at the 'local legend' link. Really got me on a downer that that actually happened, it is not a 'legend'. I was expecting a tale of a headless horseman or something. Really affected me even though it was so long ago. Those poor DC and that man is still alive (fucker). Really not a good thing to link to.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 30-Dec-13 23:44:50

Hows noooo not the basement!

I'm home alone and now can't stop thinking about the basement in the flat.

Or the fact that the house we're moving to has little doors in the walls of the attic.

I really must stop watching horror film.

It's ok op I shan't be going to bed anytime soon, between your thread and my own over active imagination I am thoroughly freaked out.

InsanityandBeyond Mon 30-Dec-13 23:44:50

I hope this thread is not a pisstake on that story. Really in bad taste IMO.

willyoulistentome Mon 30-Dec-13 23:44:59

Ah yes, bird prints. BIRDS? So they are Hitchcock woodpeckers then?

RedToothBrush Mon 30-Dec-13 23:45:00

They look like deer footprints.

Uh Oh... Serial Killer Santa. Explains the blood man too... red suit, 4 year old talking about him...

Lj8893 Mon 30-Dec-13 23:46:47

Just read this whole thread. Please keep updating us OP!!

place marking

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 23:46:47

holy shit there's a fucking hand print on my window. A hand print!!! on the outside!!!! you can only just see it because of the way the sun is setting. I'm not sleeping in that fucking room tonight!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 30-Dec-13 23:47:12

Please tell me you're having us on?!

Lj8893 Mon 30-Dec-13 23:47:19

Fuck OP, fuck!!!!

GoingGoingGoth Mon 30-Dec-13 23:47:31

Marking place, hope you're still here in the morning OP grin

It's better it's knocking than scratching at the window <no not traumatised by Salem's lot as a teenager! oh no>

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 23:48:40

Really, Insanity? Do you think we're that tasteless? that link had nothing to do with this house anyway... It was somewhere in illinois

willyoulistentome Mon 30-Dec-13 23:48:46

Photo of handprint please?

coffeeinbed Mon 30-Dec-13 23:48:52

Look, basements are safe.
All of you, just stop it.
I keep my wine in the basement - no space in tiny fridge- so please stop it!!!
Or I'll have to make some mint tea on a Friday evening.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 23:49:52

I really wish this was a joke. but I'm trapped in a log cabin and the funniness is inversely proportional to the amount of light outside right now.

Frusso Mon 30-Dec-13 23:49:58

First one is deer/elk/moose depends on the actual size.
Could the ones around the outside of the house be water dripping off the roof.

beginning to wonder if the family are the murderers teasing you?

coffeeinbed Mon 30-Dec-13 23:50:08

Is it bloody?

goinggreyagain Mon 30-Dec-13 23:51:03

op rest easy the footprints are animal prints (when the snow is that deep it sort of drags the print to look much bigger ) and the ones closest to the house are from snow melting from the roof line. ... But make sure the house alarm is on before you go to bed anyway

The noises could be squirrels

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 30-Dec-13 23:51:36

I was only hoping you were having us on because it is now not sounding funny at all.

I'd be off, pronto. Might not even bother packing clothes.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 23:51:55

Not my family and they don't have that kind of humour I wish they did.

LadyMetroland Mon 30-Dec-13 23:53:14

Um, I would be talking to the other adults in the house about locking up securely tonight. Are there bolts on the doors? I would be bricking myself! Sorry.

nonmifairidere Mon 30-Dec-13 23:53:24

Have you been murdered yet ? And have you worked out whether you are staying in a mansion or a log cabin, or maybe it's a log mansion?

ISawStrattersKissingSantaClaus Mon 30-Dec-13 23:53:44

Daniel Craig isn't hoping to come to the rescue. He's safely tucked up in his bed, just down the road from me. Mu theory is he moved here because nobody will notice his boyfriend to and fro-ing

That towery bit looks an awful lot like a gallows sad

Frusso Mon 30-Dec-13 23:55:08

She can't be off now, it's starting to get dark, she'll be a gonner for sure.

Maybe the elk antlers were knocking the house when it was licking the walls?

BlameItOnTheBogey Mon 30-Dec-13 23:55:18

Oh Oh! I know the answer. Hasn't Colorado just legalized sales of pot? Are you all stoned? (Or is that tomorrow?)

CCTVmum Mon 30-Dec-13 23:55:41

where is eeryone seeing these foot and hand prints?

BlameItOnTheBogey Mon 30-Dec-13 23:56:38

(PS on a serious note, i thought those prints looked like fairly normal animal type prints that we usually get around the log cabins we rent in that area.)

Frusso Mon 30-Dec-13 23:56:53

What's in the window on the 2nd picture?

Skiingmaniac Mon 30-Dec-13 23:58:55

Oaks like a reflection of snow

LadyMetroland Mon 30-Dec-13 23:59:01

Just looked at photos - definitely doesn't look like human footprints so I wouldn't worry. The knocking could easily be a nocturnal animal too. We have weird squirrel-like animals (glis) that live in the eaves and cavity walls of our house and they make a hell of a racket including random tapping. It's probably that.


Skiingmaniac Mon 30-Dec-13 23:59:06

Looks even

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 30-Dec-13 23:59:15

Maybe the elk antlers were knocking the house when it was licking the walls

grin wall licking elks, of course! It all makes sense.

manicinsomniac Tue 31-Dec-13 00:01:27

If you're genuinely freaked out, you should probably stop reading this and watch something light online, this really won't be helping.

The pictures in your profile look to me like what happens when bits of snow melt/things from trees fall into snow or where it melts slightly in random places or has things of different textures/densities underneath the snow. Animal prints at a push but definitely not human.

The noises, in a log cabin in the mountains, could be literally anything. But almost certainly harmless.

The handprint could have come from any member of the family. You said they've been outside in the hot tub. Warm hand on cold window pane. Or it could have been there all day and is showing up because it's now dark outside and bright inside.

Statistically, the chances that there's a murderer up there in the mountains with you is infinitesimally small. And, imo anyway, the chances of a ghost is about as small (and even if there are ghosts it can't actually hurt you).

I can understand why you're scared but a) the tone of this thread is both hysterical and jokey and will make you feel worse and b) the other adults don't seem to be worried and their own children are at stake so I would try to take comfort from that.

ISawStrattersKissingSantaClaus Tue 31-Dec-13 00:03:14

They look like big cat prints to me. Although, I'm not sure just how comforting that is, being stalked by a mountain lion...

BillyBanter Tue 31-Dec-13 00:03:19

How deep is the snow? Footprints of any animal larger than a ferret would not leave such a shallow imprint.

The knocking is probably pipes.

BillyBanter Tue 31-Dec-13 00:05:11

cont'd unless there was hard packed snow with a fresh fall on top, I suppose.

I like the melted bits falling idea.

BillyBanter Tue 31-Dec-13 00:07:17

Raccoon prints with fresh snow on top?

If you imagine these prints have then been lightly snowed over then that would not be a bad match for your photo.

Objection Tue 31-Dec-13 00:07:38

I haven't been able to upload the human ones yet. and trust me; there are both animal and human prints by the window (dotted with the roof drips/snow)

BillyBanter Tue 31-Dec-13 00:07:40


lisad123everybodydancenow Tue 31-Dec-13 00:08:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HoHoHopasholic Tue 31-Dec-13 00:09:20





Are you ok op?

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Tue 31-Dec-13 00:09:56

No idea what the footprints are but that's a pretty scary looking ghosty face reflection of the snow in the window grin

Objection Tue 31-Dec-13 00:10:12

thanks, manic. The logical part of me gets this and anyway, if it was something sinister surely something would have happened by now? MN makes me feel better because of the hysteria - I don't feel like such a lemon for being a bit nervous grin

Frusso Tue 31-Dec-13 00:11:08

So it's raccoons licking the house walls not the elks. But why would the raccoons knock?

Objection Tue 31-Dec-13 00:12:05

Just to kill everyone's imagination, that's my reflection in the window. its the back of my jacket.the white is the fluff in my hood

Frusso Tue 31-Dec-13 00:12:12

sabrina thank fook you can see it too.

AlexVause Tue 31-Dec-13 00:13:19

I think I would call the police just to let them know something weird is going on, but I'm a wimp!

Frusso Tue 31-Dec-13 00:13:53

OP it looks like a spooky face.

See now i'm spooked out.

HettiePetal Tue 31-Dec-13 00:14:24

OP - just in case you're genuinely scared, let's deconstruct this.

There simply are no such things as ghosts. There are not. They are a physical impossibility.

There are obviously murderers, but they are not only exceptionally rare, they tend to murder their families, not holiday makers in isolated mansions.

If there was someone out there with murderous intent, there's zero chance they'd be knocking on windows and doors like that, a few nights running. Zero.

Re: the photos....the first lot look like animal prints.

The second lot are not footprints. A person walking round a building doesn't leave prints that press up against the building - unless they are shimmying round. And who does that? Even standing looking in through a window would leave prints with a gap between them and the wall. It looks like drips from the roof.

The knocking is probably something to do with the central heating & the handprint could have been there for ages. It's cold outside, a sweaty palm print would be frozen on & will stay until someone cleans it off.

Blood man? Children have wild imaginations.

I can see why you're spooked, but the chances that there's anything really sinister going on is vanishingly small.

JuanPotatoTwo Tue 31-Dec-13 00:17:08

Daniel Craig def not coming to the rescue, he's been busy on't tv tonight.

Op, you'll be fine. Tell the adults of the family if you are properly scared and have a nice sensible chat about all the rational reasons for what's happening.

But make sure your torch has fully charged batteries, and your glasses are within reach

AnUnearthlyChild Tue 31-Dec-13 00:17:42

Dh says, leave a trail of sausages from outside into one of the kids rooms?

The rest of you can leg it whilst IT is scoffing the sausages

InsanityandBeyond Tue 31-Dec-13 00:19:35

Sorry Objection just checking.

If there is an electric furnace for heating that could explain the knocking. We used to live in Canada and our pipes did this at night, air in the pipes and the dropping temperatures or something.

The 'footprints' close around the house are probably snow falling off the roof, we used to have this when it slid off and animal prints will stretch out as the snow is moved.

The handprint could have been on window for ages from previous residents and you probably only noticed it because you are on high alert now from fear!

Can you call the local sheriff out telling them why you are worried?

InsanityandBeyond Tue 31-Dec-13 00:30:27

Horror films have a lot to answer for IMO. Really can't see the attraction in people scaring themselves shitless and then the old imagination playing up at times like this spoiling something which should be a lovely experience. Can you get 'It's A Wonderful Life' to watch on your laptop grin?

Its0kToBeMe Tue 31-Dec-13 00:34:06

I stayed in a similar cabin in Montana, every morning around 5ish the owner walked in uninvited and started all the log fires.

They also would check the area regularly for bears am and pm. As a man walking through the woods outside yellowstone had been mauled and killed by a bear that week.

Maybe it's something like that?

<preys for op on bended knee> grin

InsanityandBeyond Tue 31-Dec-13 00:35:50

I should imagine whoever owns a house like that has some kind of caretaker, odd job man whatever. Maybe someone patrolling if it's in a national park like area? Cleaner? Owner checking all is well? Maybe something needed fixing outside? Possibilities are endless.

InsanityandBeyond Tue 31-Dec-13 00:36:48

Cross posts ItsOkToBeME!

CheckedPjs Tue 31-Dec-13 00:39:14

AnunearthlyChild that made me laugh!

A person walking round a building doesn't leave prints that press up against the building - unless they are shimmying round. And who does that?

Maybe it's Louie Spence he likes to shimmy wink

Objection Tue 31-Dec-13 00:45:14

The family are the owners winksmile

Are you at the overlook hotel?

All work and no play...

Preciousbane Tue 31-Dec-13 00:46:05

Top photo looks like hoof prints to me and animals may have come right up to the building so they could have a nice big bum scratch against the walls.

I would still lock the doors and sleep in with the dc though.

ISawStrattersKissingSantaClaus Tue 31-Dec-13 00:46:22

Or John Inman, possibly.

Maybe that's more of a mince, though.

ISawStrattersKissingSantaClaus Tue 31-Dec-13 00:48:16

Hoofprints you say?

Nombrechanger Tue 31-Dec-13 00:51:17

If the family are the owners, then maybe you could ask them about the hand print on the window?

Is this an advertising opportunity?

SayMyNameSayIt Tue 31-Dec-13 00:57:24

Keep us updated OP.
(Have never place marked before but I'm so going to!)

readyforno2 Tue 31-Dec-13 00:58:25

Good luck op..

SongYee Tue 31-Dec-13 01:03:14

Make sure you don't lose your virginity on this trip, everyone knows that recently deflowered virgins end up casualties in these kinds of scenarios.

Good luck, OP.

Kneedeepinshittynappies Tue 31-Dec-13 01:03:31

I need to go to bed, am not shitting it! hmm hope you're ok!

Handprint could have been there a long time and you only just noticed it now. Footprints near the house could be snow falling off in the night maybe and it impacted on the floor? Or they are footprints and were made by someone maintaining or nosying at the house and you've only noticed them the day after the noise because that was when you happened to look.

I mean footprints made prior to you all even getting there?

Objection Tue 31-Dec-13 01:18:47

Why would I advertise the death cabin? hmm grin

Woofers Tue 31-Dec-13 01:19:12

Wonderful bedtime reading.
Two things tho
1 do ghost hover or leave foot prints?
2 is Daniel Craig gay?

Also it's fairly clear that Louis spence is infact the murderer

Could you pop out with a ruler to put against the foot prints so we can get an idea on size? Tia

Nombrechanger Tue 31-Dec-13 01:25:17

Would the owners appreciate you potentially putting people off renting their property? I smell a rat.

lisianthus Tue 31-Dec-13 01:29:44

I don't think it is a serial killer- sounds more like vampires to me. Make sure you are wearing flannelette pjyamas or a cartoon-character onesie to bed. Under no circumstances sleep in a negligee. If you have long hair, cut it.

And buy a shotgun.

IneedAsockamnesty Tue 31-Dec-13 01:37:43

On the upside if you do get murdered you could use your dying breath to say "I told you so"

RoseRedder Tue 31-Dec-13 01:46:28

thats too cold for a ghost

Objection Tue 31-Dec-13 01:48:33

I'd love to be making it up. But I'm not, sorry sad

TwllBach Tue 31-Dec-13 01:50:13

I shouldn't have read this in bed with the lights off <sigh>

OP are you still there?


Objection Tue 31-Dec-13 01:51:25

Still here. I'm going to listen closely if the knocking happens again - keep in mind all the explanations here smile

MamaMumra Tue 31-Dec-13 01:59:06

Really sorry - posted the link without reading it all through first - feel terrible as it isn't a haunting legend at all sad

I'm with you op! have you got a record function on your phone? If for no other reason than to ensure by sods law it won't happen again tonight grin

K8Middleton Tue 31-Dec-13 02:31:47

I proper lol'd at the North Bumfuk gerrymandering comment up the thread. I have flu and my baby has flu so I wasn't sleeping but now I definitely can't sleep because I'm scared.

Don't melting icicles go gently thump in the night? like serial killers

AmandaCooper Tue 31-Dec-13 06:11:34

How's it going OP? Any more bumps in the night?

KeatsiePie Tue 31-Dec-13 06:48:47

Objection I am still up (in the Midwestern US) and thanks to you I am afraid to take the dog out. She hates me now. Are you all right? I am genuinely freaked out on your behalf, and I think you should sleep with one of the other children (not the four year old. I really don't like the sound of him).

DameDeepRedBetty Tue 31-Dec-13 07:16:59

Right, the morning crowd are here to hand-hold with you now. The bin men have already crashed past and there's the delicate clanging of a delivery of extra beer for the pub up the road, so I'm not going to get back to sleep.

Frusso Tue 31-Dec-13 07:50:33

OP are you still alive?