Legends from the Crypt and Back {Do you dare look behind you?~}

This book is a collection of scary stories and urban legends of the unknown and the undead. Some are legends that I’ve heard and want to tell you, but some are also stories from my own… creative… mind. I won’t tell you which ones are true and which ones are fictional, so you’ll have to figure out for yourself. Hopefully, if they're true, you won't get a visit tonight.~ |~Enjoy~|

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4. Thomas and the Piano Demon

Thomas and the Piano Demon

 

    At an old church near East Germantown, a young man named Thomas Johansen always played the piano every church service on Sundays and Wednesdays. Thomas had started playing for the church at an early age of around 8 or 9 and always played, until he mysteriously vanished at the age of 22. His body was later found inside the church’s piano with no sign of bodily harm.

 

    The kids of the church had lost a good friend and teacher, who would always made videos for them on how to play the piano correctly and how to play different songs. A week after Thomas’ death, the Pastor found a tape in the piano bench marked “Last Lesson” along with “To the children.” The Pastor did so and gave it to the kids. They watched it immediately, but soon became confused when instead of seeing their smiling teacher’s face, they saw a very frightened and pale Thomas who spoke in a low and husky voice, as if he didn't want anyone to hear him

 

    In the strange video, Thomas told the kids that they must never play the wrong keys or make a mistake when they played the church piano, or else they would end up like him. The screen suddenly started to mess up and soon went to static just as a dark voice said: “Play it right.”

 

    The kids were frightened and showed the other church members the tape. Ever since then, no one played the piano, in fear that Thomas’ words were true, until one of the older teen boys decided to prove that it was fake by going up to the piano and start playing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” before messing up the notes and just hitting random keys. When he did, the people of the church quickly left, except one little boy that hid in the pews to see what would happen.

 

    After the man finished playing the song, the piano started playing the same song, but in lower and darker notes, along with playing it backwards before it began to shake. The man and the boy ran away from the scene as fast as they could and didn't come back. A couple days later, the same man and boy were found in the piano, just as Thomas was.

 

    The church came to an agreement that they must get rid of the piano at once. They burned it in a bonfire out back next to the graveyard, but just as the last of it was burned away, a ghostly figure appeared standing on top of the burning pile. His clothes were old fashioned and tattered, his hair was gray and a little longer than usual, and his eyes were gone. All that stood there were two dark sockets that were filled with nothing, except a small blue light in both. Just as suddenly as he appeared, he was gone. The demon seemed to be gone and the members of the church hoped that Thomas and the other two victims were at peace.

 

    A couple months later, the church got a brand new piano that had Thomas’ name along with the boys and the man’s name carved into the side in memory of them. Sometimes, if you listen closely, you can still hear Thomas’ playing the piano in his own beautiful and marvellous way that will never be forgotten.

 
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