A Scary Story Essay, Research Paper
The Lakeside Ghost Story
My stomach was churning as the big bold letters came into view. They read,
Camp Lakeside. The bus came to a sudden stop and a counselor at the front of the bus
stood up and yelled, Everyone off! A stampede of eager campers rushed from the bus,
into the bright sunshine of Lakeside camp.
I had been looking forward to the camp for a few months and now that I am here I
can t believe it. My friend Justin saved a bunk beside his. I arrived also to the good
news that I wouldn t need to take the swimming test. Although I m not a great swimmer,
I made some major improvements last year.
That night for dinner we had chicken with mashed potatoes and broccoli. For
dessert they served jello. I got a little suspicious when after dinner we were ordered to go
to our cabins and unpack.
After we were finished unpacking, we had some free time until 7:45, which gave
us thirty minutes to play. The time passed quickly and before we knew it, the time was
8:00! I started running to my cabin, but suddenly I spotted two counselors dressed in all
black. I had the urge to follow them, but my desire to stay out of trouble on the first day
kept me from following them.
The next day flew by as a fun filled day. My friends and I played throughout
the scorching hot day. He had also seen something that night, but thought it was nothing.
We both made a promise that we would follow the two counselors later that night. After
dinner, we were given the same rules as the day before. I played until 7:30, then hid in a
bush with my friend Tommy. At around 8:00 we saw the same two counselors walking
in the same place so we followed them at a safe distance.
The two counselors walked quite a distance until they abruptly stopped at an old
campfire hangout. We approached slowly and carefully trying not to make a sound when
both of them turned around and said hello little kiddies and vanished leaving their
lifeless clothes on the ground.
We ran as fast as we could towards what we thought was the direction of the road.
Then out of nowhere they appear in the darkness ahead moving rapidly at us. We decided
run to the left hoping someone would help us. That s when I looked back and noticed
that Tommy wasn t behind me. I kept peering back hoping to find some trace that he was
behind me, but nothing only the two fierce ghosts.
When I finally reached the main road I flagged down a police car and blurted to
the police officer Lakeside Camp is a ghost camp. The officer looked puzzled and said
Lakeside Camp burned down over 30 years ago.