The Ghost Teacher

by Betty

Ok so I was about 6 or 7 years old when this encounter happened, I am now 15. I know that my house was part of an old school that got bombed in WW2. I asked my mother if I could sleep in her bed as I had been having nightmares for the past two days. I went to sleep ok no disturbances but I awoke for some reason, there was no noise and I didn't need the toilet. So I put the television on as a light source, the wall lamps bulb was broken.

There was something blocking the screen of the t.v. We had a chair from the 1800's and the shadowed figure was sitting on it. I got out of bed and walked up to the shadow. He looked about 50. He was wearing a yellow short sleeve shirt with a blue tie, blue trousers and blue braces to hold his trousers up. He had some glasses on and was reading. He told me to come closer to him and he put his book down on a desk that wasn't in the bedroom.

There was a piece of chalk on the desk, it was for a blackboard but I couldn't see that. He took off his glasses and told me to sit on his lap. I did and he asked me why I was awake. I just said that I couldn't sleep. He replied with 'ok then but as soon as you get off my knee I want you to go back to sleep'. I got off and waved to him, he smiled, but as soon as I got back into bed he was gone. I went to sleep and haven't seen him since.

I think I have heard him teaching children downstairs though. Sometimes, I hear people talking downstairs, they can be talking about anything, like politics, geography and maths. Sometimes I even see a small boy about 8 years old outside the door with a gas mask on, he takes it off, waves then disappears. I often hear footsteps going up and down the stairs. I wonder if I will ever see him again.

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