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Experience the dreamlike days and haunted nights 15th centur

I collected books as a kid, and my favorite genre was horror. If it had vampires, ghosts or other scary stuff, I was hooked. My aunt gave me a hardcover book for my eleventh birthday called Ghastly Ghost Stories. It’s a collected volume that encompasses two earlier books, Ghost Stories from the American Southwest and Ghost Stories from the American South. All of these stories are very short, barely even a page at most, but I remember one quite vividly. It was called “11:11” and it was about a haunted time of day. Two teenagers who were driving home from a party years ago died in a car crash at 11:11, so whenever you notice the time in your real life, you are actually supposed to be receiving a ghostly message from the two teenagers. Even 20 years later I still see this time and think of that story.

Realizing that time is stuck at 23:59 pm in P.T. is horrifying. In games we are often trying to beat the clock. Missions are timed and you fail them if you don’t come in under the limit. RPGs like Skyrim will make certain quests only available or completable at certain times of day, so the player is forced to make the clock jump forward, either by sleeping or waiting. In P.T. there is no time limit because time doesn’t progress as it logically should. The haunting is of the time of day as much as it is of the space of the house. The game plays with you, letting the clock go to 00:00 only to go back to 23:59 when you loop back through the hallway. Seeing the time 23:59 repeated is another way to let the player know that this isn’t over.

  1. As a teenager in Grimsby, England I constantly experienced a cold spot in my bedroom. The cat would not enter the room and would scream & scratch me rather than go in. At night the corner of my bed would feel like somebody was sitting on it and my covers would feel heavy like they were pinning me down. A lot of things would go missing and turn up later in obvious places and we had several incidents in the house. A cupboard just fell off the wall, my wardobe tipped over and fell on my bed. We were told that somebody had died in the house during the war. The phone would ring in the middle of the night and there would ne nobody there. I felt a presence in my room & was scared to sleep in there. I was 13 at the time & left the house when I was 16 to stay with a relative because I couldn’t tollerate the feeling of darkness.

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  2. Great post! Something I realised while playing the PT was that it really felt like a nightmare you couldn’t wake up from. Also felt like some of my own nightmares, where entering a certain door and ending up in another place feels like it could be real but when you think about it (later) is simply impossible. Also being in a space you can’t escape while something is haunting you felt somehow familiair to me, I know I had these kind of dreams, but they are but faint memories now.

    Did you write those dreams up the following morning or directly when you’d wake from them (in the middle of the night)? Because I tend to forget about them in the morning most of the time.

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  3. Man your dreams are totally different than mine. Color is never a thing at all in mine. Usually my dreams start off indistinguishable from real life in appearance.

    My bad ones usually involve something bad happening to somebody I love, usually my fault in some way. Or I relive some of the worst moments of my life. Or me being betrayed in some way. I have a reoccurring dream where I’m the leader of a Rogue Squadron-esque space fleet that’s been marooned through some wormhole, and invariably I suffer a mutiny in it and am left to die drifting in space without any fuel.

    But most of my dreams are either happy or just strange. Usually in subtle ways, I had one about a month ago where every one in it had no right arms or legs, instead they had 2 lefts although in the proper sockets.

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  4. There is some meditation its called surah bakra just search on your tube and play this surah bakra with loud voice and arabic and u will get rid of this ghost soon

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