one night, during our holidays in croatia (it was this month), we were all lying at the stairwairs to an old ancient chapel in a medieval village, looking at the stars above us, and the full moon, and philosophing around, when the girlfriend of my bud suddenly said how pittoresque and spooky the scenario is, and that it reminds her of an incident while she was at her friends house (which she had told him previously, but i myself didnt know the story yet)
she was sleeping in a room in the 1st storey, when, at 02:00am at night, she heard steps in the hallway before her room. the steps went from left to right, and from right to left, as if someone would repeatedly patrolling the area in front of her door. this went on for about 1,5 hours but she didnt dare to look outside her room for whats there.
for the record: knowing that no one but she and the mother of her friend was in the house (her friend was at work and the rest of the family was away) she had locked the door to her room when she went to bed.
the mother of her friend was sleeping downstairs during that night.
she described the sound of the steps as if someone was stepping on old wood which was "crunching" (dont know the exact word in english) at every step.
after (so she said) 1,5 hours the repeating steps made her finally sleepy and she finally slept away.
the day after it when she woke up (her friend was already home at that time) she tried to walk on the floor outside of her room (which is in fact of wood) but she discovered that the boards there dont make ANY sound when you walk on them.
i asked her several times if she was kidding at me or trying to make fun of me with the story, but she ensured that it was no joke. and i know her pretty good now, she wouldnt joke on me with such a story, especially if i asked her repeatedly and in a serious manner, if the story is true or not.
the house was built 1974, there was never any violent case of death in the house, though there were natural causes of death within the family (grandfather as much as i can remember).
no one of the other members of the family has ever heard these steps, except the mother of my friend. she once heard steps down the stairway in the house, although she knew that no one was in the house, except herself.
i also asked her repeatedly if she really heard steps, and not something else, and she confirmed it.
it was steps, from left, to right, much like someone patrolling, and not ending for 1,5 hours until she slept away.
spooky, isnt it? i have asked her several more questions, but cant write it all down here.
my only explanation would be that the mother of her friend was sleep-walking. but no one of the family has ever sleep-walked, and the mother of her friend is also the only person besides herself, that has ever heard wierd sounds.
and also: the boards do not make sounds when you walk over them.
this got me thinking for a while.
what do you think it could be?