A single mother with five children was alarmed when she heard strange noises in her attic. Then she began noticing nails in the ceiling above her head falling out and she began to think she was being haunted by a poltergeist. She soon sent her two oldest boys and a nephew into the attic to see what was causing all the noise. It might have been worse than a poltergeist. A boyfriend she had broken up with 12 years earlier had evidently taken living in her attic.
The woman, identified only as Tracy, said she knew something was wrong when she first started hearing banging and other noises coming from her attic.
“Then all the nails just popped out of the ceiling over my bed. Like ‘bing, bing, bing,'” she told the Charlotte Observer, Daily Mail reported. “I thought there was some poltergeist stuff going on.”
Tracy sent her older sons and nephew up to the attic to check, and it was then that they discovered a man she’d broken up with 12 years earlier.
“They found a man. He had packed all the old coats and jackets into the heating unit and was sleeping in the heating unit,” she said. The man ran out of the house and fled before the police could arrive.
Tracy, a nurse, said that officers who searched the attic found several cups filled with feces and urine. The man, she said, was someone she broke up with 12 years earlier after he got into trouble with drugs and was arrested for robbery – including theft of her own truck.
The last time she saw her ex was one year earlier when he did some odd jobs for her at her family’s home. He had just gotten out of jail two weeks before he was found in the attic and reportedly sent her letters while he was imprisoned, though she made it clear to him that she was done with him for good.