Most people have heard of "things that go bump in the night," but for one South Carolina lady, that "thing" was her ex-boyfriend, whom she discovered living in her attic more than 12 years after they broke up.
Tracy, a single mother of five from Rock Hill, South Carolina, claims she heard a thump from above and saw nails start poking out of her bedroom ceiling.
It was around 2:30 a.m. Tracy thought "something just ain't right" when she heard noises in the attic and saw nails popping out, and she assumed "there was some poltergeist stuff going on," she told the Charlotte Observer.
It wasn't the devil who was twirling around on the ceiling. According to WCNC, it was her ex-boyfriend, who had been living in her attic for roughly two weeks following his release from prison.
They had been separated for over a decade. Despite his claims in letters sent from jail that he had changed, she never considered getting back with him. After his most recent arrest, she assumed he had gone to Charlotte.
Her adult sons and nephew discovered him sleeping in the attic. "They found a man. He had put all of the old coats and jackets into the heating unit and was sleeping in the heating unit," Tracy said WCNC, adding that her ex-boyfriend fled the house before police arrived.
According to Local 8, they discovered several "Route 44" Sonic cups filled with feces and urine. They also discovered that Tracy's ex-boyfriend had rigged the ceiling vents so that he could gaze down on her bedroom from his attic spot.
According to Local 8, the only way to get into the attic is through a door on the interior of the house, in the hallway that joins her children's rooms.
Tracy told the Charlotte Observer, "I'm stunned." "How can you peek via an air vent at someone?"