This story sums up why babysitting is terrifying.
March 10, 2012 7:33 AM Subscribe
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question, can you help me find a ghost story about babysitting?
posted by pickypicky to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I heard this story on the radio several years ago, I think at Halloween time. I strongly believe that the show was Selected Shorts, but I haven't been able to find it on their website. The story was about a babysitter who, after she put the children to bed, was required to do a small ritual in which she knocked on all the doors in the hall and say a small incantation. She doesn't understand the purpose of this ritual until a stranger tries to break into the house.
I can't for the life of me remember the author or the reader. I was in the car at the time I heard it, and I can remember thinking that I really liked the story and that I should write down the name of the author before I forgot it.