One day, the old woman fell ill and her husband spent every day by her bedside, trying to nurse her back to health. Unfortunately, the old woman passed away and her husband was devastated by the loss. She was his one true love.
Soon afterwards, the doctor arrived and pronounced her dead. Because it was the middle of the summer, they had a small funeral service and buried her the next day. The old man was so grief-stricken that, as his wife's coffin was being lowered into the grave, he tried to jump in after her. The people at the funeral had to hold him back until the grave was filled in.
Lonely and miserable, the old man returned to his empty house. That night, he was awakened by a strange scratching sound. It grew louder and louder but he couldn't figure out where it was coming from. When he turned over in bed, he was met with a terrifying sight.
He saw a figure of a woman standing outside his bedroom window. With horror, he realized it was his wife. Her eyes were sunken and hollow. Her mouth was open wide in a silent scream and her fingers were clawing at the window pane. When he ran to the window and opened it, the figure vanished into thin air.
He phoned the doctor immediately and begged to have his wife's body exhumed from the grave. The doctor refused to allow the coffin to be dug up, telling the old man that he was just suffering from stress after his wife's death. But the old man continued to see the same ghostly apparition outside his window every night.
Finally, the old man couldn't stand it anymore. He got out of bed, got dressed, grabbed a shovel and headed for the graveyard. He came to his wife's grave and began digging and digging. When he eventually unearthed his wife's coffin and pried open the lid, he recoiled in horror. His wife's mouth was wide open, frozen in a silent scream, there were scratch marks all over the inside of the coffin lid and her fingers were worn down to the bone.
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Urban LegendsShort Story
The best stories of urban legends & myths that I've found on the Internet. I'm also including legends & myths from different countries that are not much known in the USA.