It all started with a curiosity that would lead to a tragedy. I had been exploring an old factory that was said to be abandoned for many years. I had heard strange stories of what lurked inside and couldn’t help but be drawn in.
My heart pounded as I made my way through the dark and dusty corridors. No one else was around, and I could hear the eerie silence that filled the air. As I walked further, I started to notice something strange. Everywhere I looked, there were signs of life – footprints, pieces of cloth, and even signs of recent activity.
I could feel the hairs on my neck stand up as a chill ran through me. I knew I should turn back but something kept me going forward. I rounded a corner and saw a figure in the shadows. It was too dark to make out any features but it seemed to be watching me.
The figure stepped forward and I gasped in horror as I realized it was a dead body. Its eyes were open and lifeless, its skin pale and cold. I stumbled back in shock, my mind struggling to comprehend what I was seeing.
Suddenly, a voice echoed through the darkness. It said, “I’ve been waiting for you.” Fear paralyzed me as I looked around for the source of the voice. It was then that I noticed a large stone door at the end of the corridor. I knew that this must be where the voice had come from.
Trembling, I made my way towards the door. As I got closer, I could hear strange noises coming from the other side – banging and clanking like some kind of machinery was running inside. My heart raced as I slowly opened the door.
To my horror, I found myself inside a sort of laboratory filled with strange contraptions and devices. In the far corner, I saw a figure hunched over a table covered in papers and books. It was then that I realized who it was – the same figure that had been lying dead in the corridor outside.
He looked up at me and smiled, “Welcome,” he said in an eerie voice. “I’ve been expecting you.”