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1. As you step up to the entrance to the mansion and hide from the rain, you notice a large, stained wood door blocking the way. Despite the fact that the event inside was clearly stated to be a soiree, you hear nothing.
When you walk up to the door you notice there's no doorbell; as such you decide to knock. After a brisk rapping, the door swings open on its own. It was clearly shut...
You blame the recent cold spell; the dry weather must've been the culprit. Why would this be a reasonable assumption?
2. As the door slams shut behind you, the lights suddenly go out. You're left alone in the dark foyer. You can hear the howling wind of the storm, the rain pummeling the windows...
Off in the distance you think you can faintly hear the sound of music. You have been standing with feet frozen to the foyer floor for long enough. No one has come to welcome you in so you quietly head out in search of the music; the sound must be coming from the soiree, right?
You head down a long, dark, corridor, and the eerie tune gets louder and louder. Opening a door at the end of the hall, you find the music room. In the darkness you can faintly see a piano; the music must be coming from the piano, but there's no one in sight! A chill runs down your spine...
Calm yourself; there must be a logical explanation. How could the piano be playing itself?
3. Upon hearing the floor creak, you turn around swiftly, heart pounding, not knowing who-- or WHAT-- you would find standing in the doorway.
Nothing is there! You head to the doorway and peer out into the hallway, again to find no trace of anything to have made the floor creak.
You finally decide the noise you heard was a natural occurrence. Is this a logical assumption?
4. Ghostly howls echo beneath the floor; you wonder if the soiree is haunted or if the soprano ate something which disagreed with her. You need to find out and quickly, for whatever is making that noise must be in pain.
You rip open the trap door with a mighty heave to rescue whatever poor creature is beneath ... but sadly, oh how your heart breaks, you are too late; there in the cellar are the dismembered remains of a creature beloved of Beatrix Potter and children everywhere. It's a limbless lagomorph whose feet have been taken as lucky charms. However, according to American superstition, only one rabbit's foot is supposed to be lucky - which foot is it?
5. Startled by the muffled sounds coming from the floor above, you ascend the staircase and emerge from the trap door. The noise has stopped, and an eerie silence has filled the room.
Looking around, you find no sign of anyone, save for a set of shoeprints on the dusty floorboards heading towards a closed door. Hang on a minute. They can't be yours; they're bigger. Upon closer inspection, you see the shoeprints are two different sizes; one is slightly larger than the other. They're fresh too. Someone was here just moments ago.
As you gather your wits, you wonder who might have shoes in two different sizes. If they had got the shoes in the UK, what outdated unit of measurement would have been used to differentiate between shoe sizes?
6. You've decided that you want to get out of this nightmare when you realize that you are lost in the maze of corridors and rooms. There are doors that lead nowhere and pointless flights of stairs. There are even windows in walls that do not face outside. The dank smell of mold and death fills the air. Shaking with fear and confusion, you contemplate how to escape.
Suddenly, you realized that this dank, mystifying edifice could be designed after which of these of famous places?
7. The whispering and moaning that seems to be following you begins to take on a more recognizable sound as you approach the east wing of the mansion. You suddenly realize that an ominous thumping noise has overtaken the moaning, which has itself transformed into a reverberating vocal melody. Around the edges of the door to your front you can make out flashing lights and wisps of smoke.
As you cautiously approach, the door is flung open and you witness a horror you thought long-dead. Despite trying to avert your eyes, you cannot unsee the sequins, wide lapels (complete with chest hair) and polyester.
What have you discovered?
8. Candlelight is usually considered romantic, but this lighting is just spookily dim. And the heating doesn't seem to be functioning, as it is quite chilly.
Maybe you can feel safer if you pull the curtains hanging around the edges of the bed closed. What is the name for this type of bed with enclosing drapery?
9. As the candles slowly burn outside, you are amazed at their different types. From one of the candles, the smell of rotting flesh emanates. You realize that it must be a scented candle.
Looking around you can see that wax is dripping from all of the candles, especially the pillar one. A shiny silver candelabra has four narrow candles in it, all flickering. You scratch your head trying to remember the name of those candles. Finally, it comes to you. Do you remember what the name of that candle is?
10. You return to the foyer and think to yourself that while this could be such a lovely place, there's no way you could live it up here; the soiree is obviously a bust. Flagrant disregard for general aesthetic seeps through with every passing glance-- Mirrors on the ceiling? How tacky!-- and while there's plenty of room to actually host an event, it's clearly being mismanaged in every way.
Over the murmuring of voices in the corridors behind you (though you can't make out what they say), you hear the chimings of...what is that? ...A mission bell? Ugh. This place could most certainly be Hell.
Is a mission bell an actual bell?
Source: Author kyleisalive
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