Well, this actually happened to me back in 2006 as I used to live in Berlin. I´ll change the names of my friends and everyone involved since I don’t know how they would feel if I post this story online. Still if you guys are reading I´d like to know how you feel about what happened.
When I was a little kid I used to live with my mom. She was a difficult person and had some serious issues. She couldn´t stay in the same place longer than three years, so we would constantly move to another city. Needless to say I couldn´t make friends at school or whatsoever. Back in 2000 when I was ten years old we finally moved to Berlin and stayed there for six solid years. I was finally happy. I found friends and was doing well at school until October 2006 when my mom told me we are leaving everything behind again. I was sixteen and emotionally unstable. I couldn’t bear the thought I was going to leave everything behind again. I packed my things and run away to stay at a friend’s house. I knew I couldn’t hide forever but I just wanted to get away from my mom. I wanted to at least pretend to live a normal life for two weeks. She would call me to remind me of the day of our departure and ask if I needed something, but she didn’t care to search for me or calling the cops just knowing I was alive and fine was enough for her at that time.
I would skip school and stay at the friend’s home playing videogames and reading manga all day. I lived in bliss. I was a huge fan of horror stories and creepy pasta back in the days. The stories would terrify me but I would play it cool. Then a friend came by and was exited to tell us about an urban legend he heard recently. There was a forest nearby called Grunewald, just a couple km from the Westend subway station and about 30 minutes by car from the place we lived. Apparently there was an abandoned observatory building in that area which was haunted. Some people saw a weird light and a silhouette of a girl who died there, sometimes you could hear her cry or see her clothes gathered around the area.
We were excited to see the place. Altogether there were five of us. Me, Flo, his girlfriend Ally, Tom and Sam. We took some flashlights and cameras to take photos of the place and some blankets to sit and watch the stars, gathered together and took off immediately. Every forest is a bit creepy at night but there were five of us and we felt confident. Flo and Sam even called out for the ghost trying to summon it anyhow. We just went deeper and deeper into the forest until we finally saw the abandoned building. It was surrounded by a fence to keep visitors away. Also it was patrolled by a guard every once in a while so Sam stayed by the Fence on guard to warn us if someone would check on the place.
We went inside the building and took some pictures. We wanted to see all the rooms and then to climb all the way up to the roof to see the stars. The building was in a really bad shape. The basement was full of water, so we couldn’t even get inside without getting our shoes wet and the stairs were also partly destroyed, so we had to climb up and eventually support each other. Ally was freaked out by the whole atmosphere of the building and the boys tried to creep her out even more with jump scares and lame imitations of creepy sounds. I was still trying to keep my cool, but was secretly creeped out just like her.
As we got to the second floor we saw a huge gaping hole right at our feet. The floor was falling apart. The only sound we could hear was the dripping water down at the basement and the floor falling apart. The building’s windows were broken, but we didn’t hear any sound coming outside. No grasshoppers, no sounds of the birds, anything. Just then Flos phone ringed. It was Sam alarming us about the guard heading right to the observatory. Maybe he saw the lights from our flash lights? We wouldn’t know. We were glad to head back as it was a good excuse to leave the uncomfortable place. Tom told us to hurry and we run all the way back to our cars. We eventually stopped the half way through and Tom was curious about what we saw and heard back there. There wasn’t much to tell. We all stood and laughed, calling ourselves cowards. The ghost didn’t appear after all. Ally was pushing us to go home already. We chatted and walked relaxed. In about five more minutes we would see our cars.
Then we heard a sound. In the bushes we just crossed. As if someone was trying to get through the bushed to the main road. There were no footsteps though. We stood still and looked back. Tom said that it has to be the guard from the abandoned house and we could get in trouble. Why would we get in trouble if there was no proof we were in the observatory in the first place? We just stood still and watched. About 20 meters sway there was a light. Like a flashlight on a bike. It was yellow and it moved towards our group really fast. The five of us just stood still and waited for the stranger to appear. The light came closer. But there was no bike. There was no person at all. Just the light. It would come closer very fast and soon we saw it change color. It became blue and came flowing just in our direction. Ally took Flo’s hand. We all stood still, nobody said a word. I can’t really remember what happened the next minute. I just stood there alone, my hands outstretched, my eyes closed, waiting for this thing to come and take me. I dealt with depression back in the days and really thought I have nothing to lose. Then someone pulled me by the hand and I found myself sitting on the roadside, hiding with the others. The light was gone. We walked back silently to the place the cars were parked.
Nobody wanted to talk about what we witnessed, we just drove home in complete silence. Two weeks later I left Berlin with my mom. I visited my friends a couple of times after that but we never talked about that night.