Presented for your consideration is the story of Bela.
This is one from a good 20 years ago but it's a creepy classic.
Bela was an interesting character. He was a Hungarian living in South Africa. He was an Assyrioligist serving a year-long stint as a visiting scholar at a University in our city and doing his own research at the museum.
It turned out that delightful Bela was stalking the graduate student who was his research assistant. One night, she woke up to hear noise outside her apartment door. Groggy with sleep, she thought her cat might have gotten out and opened the door to let it back in. Standing there was Bela...at three in the morning.
This is completely OT, but it reminded me of a lovely story about Christopher Lee, back in his youth when he had just become famous for his Hammer Horror portrayals of Dracula. Apparently he was driving through rural Italy on holiday late one night, when his car broke down and he had to walk to the nearest house to get help.
Picture it, you live in a very small and isolated farmhouse, it's past midnight, you and your family are all in bed, when there's a knock at the door. Half-asleep, you stumble downstairs and open the door, to find standing in front of you...
Apparently, the poor farmer fainted dead away on the spot.
(I can't remember where I heard this, but if it isn't true, then I can only say it should be.