Mr.and Mrs.smith just moved into their new house in Ocean city,New Jersey.For the past two weeks while they have been unpacking neighbors have helped them,brought food,and have greeted them.It has almost been a month since they moved in.
One day while Mrs.smith was taking out the trash cans,a old woman named Mrs. Greenburg comes to greet her.''Hello.''mrs.greenburg says."hi.''''l just wanted to let you know to be careful by the basement because strangely there have been two people that disappeared there.''Police went two investigate and found scratching marks near the shelves ,and they just fell down.''
Mrs.smith quickly told her husband the news.They bolted the door down hoping it would solve the problem.But,while they were sleeping Mr.smith heard scratching downstairs that sounded like sharp nails against a chalkboard.Afterwards,they both went downstairs to check it out.While they were up near the door they heard heavy breathing.
Then,quickly Mrs.smith called the police.Finally,when the police arrived and they told them their story at first the police didn't believe them one bit.Eventually,the police went down to check the basement with the couple behind them.
At first,the police didn't find anything but when they looked behind the shelves...''Put your hands in the air right now!''the officer said.This man looked like a ravenous dog ready to lash out at his prey.It turns out that the clawmarks were from the man scratching the wall with tools and the growling was from a little microphone.And he did it all just to mess with people.But, the man was quickly arrested.
''what about the two people that disappeared?''Mr.smith asks.''Oh those people left after they found out that there was ''something'' in the basement.The lesson here is to get help as fast as you can,use clues,and to not believe everything that you hear.