In my room there is a small door leading to where the air conditioning unit is housed, this door has no locking mechanisms what so ever so it wasn't uncommon when it opened up kwa itself when there was a draft, its impossible to close the door behind wewe once wewe get beyond it and enter the crawlspace type area it leads to. i have lived in this house for five years now and for the first 4 i never gave the door a sekunde thought,it wasn't until the fifth mwaka that the door made me feel unsettled, a few months zamani i was nyumbani alone,i'm 17 and i live in the bonus room which is connected to the crawlspace. i had been upstairs playing on my Playstation when the house phone rang,normally i would answer the one i had upstairs but i had unplugged the charger and it died, i ran downstairs in order to answer the phone, my two mbwa that were up there with me were still at my heels,i picked up the phone, 1-800 service of course. i let the mbwa out back i remember vaguely what happened,i opened the door 3 beeps from the alarm system notified me then i closed it, before going back upstairs i went to the bathroom,while i was using the bathroom i heard 3 beeps notifying me that a door has been opened, i didn't give it a sekunde thought because i assumed my parents had just got home,accept i didn't hear their footsteps,and there were no voices. i got out of the bathroom and checked all three doors, the front door was locked the karakana door was locked and the back door was unlocked but my mbwa who were 2 husky's would not have let a stranger in without attacking them, i let them both in and locked the door,maybe i just imagined it, i did have a Pretty vivid imagination,i do get a little paranoid when i am nyumbani alone it wasn't out of the swali hell maybe i didn't close the back door all the way who knows,what i do know is that all the doors were locked au guarded kwa mbwa when my parents left,it wasn't long after that when i would wake up in the morning the door would be wide open,sure it would do that once au twice over the course of living here but i was still creeped out.but recently its been opened in the morning at least once a week,so i told my parents and they got a latch for it to keep it closed,this was such a relief. for about three weeks the door was never opened then one siku i came nyumbani from school and the latch was laying on the ground inayofuata to the open door that's when i started sleeping with a kisu on my bedside table, i put the latch back on but every time i put it on and leave it for a few hours and when i came back it would fall off,i was scared and i didn't hide it from my parents, i told them time and time again that the door was still opening but they will tell me its a cheap latch and to get over it,i was almost 18 and had to give up the fear of the dark soon,accept it wasn't the darkness i was scared of.i was scared of whoever was living in that crawlspace.one siku i went down for lunch when my parents just both stared at me,i asked what was wrong and if i had something in my teeth and they just kept looking at me,as if i did something to be ashamed of. "we heard wewe last night" my father said, "heard me doing what? Snoring? i'm sorry its just that i have had trouble slee. "No not snoring we heard wewe in the jikoni last night it didn't help that wewe were slamming the fridge door waking everybody up if your hungry during the nights just eat zaidi chajio, chakula cha jioni wewe know we have plenty of chakula so wewe don't have to starve yourself" he finished, "dad i didn't get up last night i didn't i think i would remember if i had" "oh really? wewe didn't?" he alisema like i was trying to fool him but i wasn't, "yeah dad it wasn't me" "don't lie to me" "i'm not i swear" "maybe wewe were sleepwalking? it sounded just the way wewe walk when wewe go to the bathroom at night and i could of swore i heard your door open" "dad i hadn't sleepwalked in years wewe know that" that's when the realty of this hit me "well wewe like cherry koki so unless it was that damn ghost in the crawlspace,i don't know who else it could of been" and checking his phone "shit i am going to be late, i upendo wewe son stop starving yourself" and with that he left closing the door behind him, 3 beeps i didn't sleep much after that, most nights i would have the tv on and just look at the door latch locked and all i still had school so i would stay up till 4 knowing that if i had to stay up the inayofuata night i would kill myself. but even then i would sleep for 2 hours and when i woke up the door would be open latch laying on the ground beside it,then the door would be opened every morning,i decided that i had to do something about it once and for all,the night came and it was 4 am i turned of my tv and i was laying on my bed,waiting. about 30 sekunde later,the first push came,slow and strong then another and another, on the forth push the latch felled to the ground and the door opened,i waited looking at the door,a head poked out whoever was in there may have been human but i don't think so,i lights were of so i can't be sure,the door was all the way opened,it made its way out head first using his arms to drag him through the opening, when he was out i can see a thin hairless man. i can hear my moyo beating and it could hear it too, it turned its head and it was looking at me walking closer to the bed,it made its way to where i was,i dared not to open my eyes i could hear it sniffing in the air, it was beside me, i heard him open his mouth and closed it. soon he crawled on all fours back to the crawlspace making itself nyumbani in the crawlspace and it closed the door.i didn't sleep for the rest of the night and when it was salama to come out i didn't leave my bed, "ALEX get out of kitanda your going to be late for school" my dad yelled i then heard him leave, 3 beeps after that i heard a noise at the door and then..... it opened.