Saturday, October 1, 2016

14 My Creepy Night at a Hotel

 I had just started school and arrived at 10pm in a place I had never been to. I checked into an affordable Hotel that night with only one guy at the Reception. He gave me the key to the room and since I was too tired from the stressful trip, I went straight into the bathroom to take a shower after dropping my luggage.
     When I had been able to regain some energy, I went to lock the door but could not find the key. I opened the door but it was not there either. I had been too weak to even remember if I locked the door or not after entering the room but the key couldn’t just go like that.
 I went up to the Reception to ask John the Receptionist if he had seen the key and he said I had gone along with it. I requested a spare to which he responded ‘there is no spare but don’t worry, nothing will happen to you. The place is secured.’


Sure I believed him. A hotel is not exactly some place something bad would happen to you, or so I thought. I went back to the room to sleep and after a while I woke up to use the bathroom when I saw John sitting on the chair at one end of the room, in a singlet and boxers. He appeared asleep and I screamed as I jumped out of the bed towards the door. He appeared surprised as I flung the door and followed after me. I demanded to know why he entered my room and how he had gotten there in the first place without me hearing a sound and he replied that he wanted to ‘protect me.’

       It was simply unbelievable. There was nobody I could call or talk to, as he was the only one on duty. I asked for a spare key again you which he said there was none and promised to not creep into the room. After standing at the corridor for a while, tiredness took the better part of me and I went back to the room, watching as he walked back to the Reception.
Sometime later I opened my eyes to take a glance at the room only to find John, this time he was kneeling beside me, shirtless, and staring at me intently. I jumped out of the bed screaming, determined to wake other guests. He pleaded with me and quickly left for the Reception, this time returning with my room key. I was stunned beyond imagination. He insisted it was a spare he had twice told me they never had. I got into my room for the third time, this time I locked it and sat on the bed with my eyes wide open. I kept thinking of all the possibilities of what could happen that night. Did he want to rape me or kill me, or both?

     In the morning when the Manager arrived, I reported him and he got fired (or so they made me believe).
As a woman, there might be some times when there are no other options but to lodge in a hotel all by yourself. To you, you are just like every other guest that deserves to be served right. The person serving you may instead want to take opportunity of you being alone to cause you harm and you should never let your guard down. I would love to learn from your experience. What are some of the creepy things that have happened to you?


HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!



14 comments

  1. This is creepy on so many levels! I wonder where this hotel is located. I would have woken up other guests for sure. No way I'd go back without someone knowing what had happened. If this hotel is on any reviewing site (it probably isn't), I think you should leave a review to warn others.

    Also, it's a good idea to invest in a door stopper of some sort.

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    1. Indeed, it is and it is located in Cross River State. They are actually up on Jumia Travel, the now defunct Jovago.com and proir to this time, I had never thought of putting up a review on their page.

      It's the first time I'm hearing about a door stopper, could you enlighten me on it?

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    2. It's like a small wedge you put at the foot of the door so that it prevents or makes it harder for someone to get into your room. Some of the more sophisticated ones come with an alarm system but a wooden or rubber one will do..

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    3. I've never heard about such a device. From the way you described it, I'm sure it's something that could come in very handy for hotels and even homes. I'll try and find it online though.

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  2. This was just ridiculous! I can't get over the fact that this actually happened! Insane. Thank God you were fine.


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    1. Thanks a lot dear. He seemed like one of those psychopaths in horror movies. If not for the fact that I had no other , I never would have remained there.

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  3. Huh?
    This really happened? I just hope they sacked that crazy guy for real and thank God you aren't like those other people who sleep like a log of wood. Who knows what could have happened.
    Nonsense!

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    1. Yes, the guy was fired the next morning. The Manager was indeed apologetic about the incident and like me, he could not comprehend what made the guy act in such a manner.

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  4. wow, that is really creepy, which town was this? Not sure I would have slept in that room, the moment the key went missing. Thank God nothing bad happened to you.

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    1. It happened in the Northern part of Cross River State. Honestly, I had no choice in the matter as there was no other option of where else to sleep. I mean, one would not think a worker would purposely hide the key. I'm glad it's a story I can retell so as to make others careful.

      It's glad to have you here also. I hope you visit frequently.

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  5. WOW. That is so so creepy. I'm so glad nothing happened to you. My mouth is literally open right now, you're so right. We should never let our guard down when we're alone. xx

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    1. Thanks Coco. Danger could certainly be lurking at the place we least expect.

      It's been a while. I hope you're doing alright. It's very cold in England right now, how are you coping?

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  6. Huh... My heart skipped it's pulse.
    Glad nothing happened.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne, so kind of you. I wish you a blessed week. Do visit regularly.

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