Ghost Stories

You Can't Get Out

A Oklahoma Ghost Story 

retold by

S. E. Schlosser

One dark, windy night, the town drunk was meandering his way home after the bar closed. Somehow he got turned around and ended up walking through the churchyard instead of taking the road home.

The wind picked up and he thought he could hear a voice calling his name. Suddenly, the ground opened up in front of him, and he fell down, down into an open grave! He could hear the voice clearer now, calling to him. He knew it was the devil, coming for him just like the preacher said, on account of him being the town drunk.

The hole was very deep and inside it was pitch black. His eyes adjusted to the darkness after a few moments, and he made out a form sitting in the darkness with him. It called his name, and he scrambled away in fear, trying to climb out of that terrible grave. Then the figure spoke. "You can't get out," it said.

The drunk gave a shout of pure terror and leapt straight up more than six feet. He caught the edge of the hole in his hands, scrambled out, and ran for home as fast as he could go.

Inside the open grave, his neighbor Charlie sighed in resignation. He'd fallen into the hole a few minutes before his friend and had thought that together they might help each other climb out. Now he was going to have to wait until morning and get the mortician to bring him a ladder.



This is creepy


wow that was funny

HAHA thats a good story. poor

good story

wownthat was soooooo FUNNY


haha that had me scared 4 a second but it was good

i feel realy bad for him if he ever gets out then hopefuly it will be alive

my friend didnt get it, lol

tat waz good

Poor charlie.tryin to get out and has no dinner

im 10 and that story was making me crack up lol hahahahahahahahahah

LOL. Poor Charlie.

im 9 and i got a stitch in my side laughing


That's creepy. I lived in Oklahoma before but I never heard that story before. Creepy.

Oh, that was so funny! I guess next time I fall in a grave, I'll check to make sure it's not MY friend hidin in there!

lol omg

Haha this was a cute story. I sent it to my dad, he'll laugh when he reads it.

really funny i actually laughed

thats relly crazy. hahahahahaha

this was funny lol

to funny! lol

That sucks for him

i love this

how did his friend get in there?

i dont get it

this was so funny but none of my friends got it 0_o


thats weird

stupid town drunk! ha ha ha

hhahahahha poor neighbor at least he learned his lesson the town drunk so i hope tat he actually changed after tat ncounter with the so called devil ;) hahahahaah

that is way too much funny for an urban legend.

poor guy

poor guy

Haha sooo funny. you try being stuck in a hole ALL NIGHT LONG!!! Not fun...-_-

that is so funny

aghhhhhh lol scary1!!1




hahaha! At first I was like, omg.. and scared, then i read on and started cracking up.. good one!

wow good story

LOL I'll tell this one on our weekly booze. True that you can experience weird things on the way home from the bar, even things like missing time and teleportation! :)


holy! wow thats kinda funny. and the demon lied. even the town drunk could escape that!

ahahahahhahahaa that is so something i would do xD

hahahahah pooor guy man bear pig we4ll i guess watever floats ur boat. lol hes stuck in the grave!!

I lve that story it is cool and funny it makes me want to lol very much

Omg!!! best one yet.

ahahahaahahhhhahaahahahah I did that last week!

that is fantanstick sick

HaHa! Crazy drunks. That was good.

Too funny!

lol! tha was so funny! I hope the drunk learned his lesson!=)

now that was funny

now that was funny

LOL, but six feet? how can he jump six feet? probably cuz of the alchahol. heed my words kids, alchahol makes you strong and jumpyness

that story was sick LOL

it is a pretty story

oh my gosh i dont get it hahahaha stupid town drunk any way next time i full down a grave hopfully not my brothers i will hope it is not my friend doin a joke any way how could that man get in there.

That is one scary story!


is funny

cool but it serves the man right for getting so drunk!!!! LOL

LOL nice:)

hahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha..... It caught me for a second.... Poor Charlie.....

ha wow...strange things happen when your drunk

hahaha that was so unexpected!


I dontget it..did the drunk person die in the hole or something???

that was creepy but not as creepy as the axe story when the girl or boy did not lock the car door.

that is so funny!!!

Soooooo hilarious! I love this story! It cracks meup every single time! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

that's so good !! i like it.

that is a good story!!!!lol

LOL that was so funny

that was funny

fricken awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and funny

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha LOL that was hilarious. It's a funny story :'D

lol i couldn't stop laughing

lol this is funny as hell lol

hahahahahahaha that was funny:)

No dinner or breakfast when they try to find them and they do he will probually be dead


omg to funny


i like the drunk guy

that was funny i could not stop laughing!!! hilarious - kyle

this is another story i know.. but it still funny




this was ok

This story is part of a song........a really funny song.

creepy but very funny, hahahaha lolololol

IT was funny




i thought it was going to be scary but hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stupid town drunk

thaat was the most funniest and scariest thing on earth i swear woul d that anyday

what are you all talking about that was not funny at all

ITs OK and funny


I once fell into my friends pool.... maybe I should elaborate my friends drained pool:p

lol so funny!!!!!! At first I was like... Where's this getting to then BAM lol. My brother laughed his dang head off and he's 7!! Im 11 and found this so frieking hilariass!!!!!!!

I liked them all but I didn't like The red dwarf of detriot and the story we picked was awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was scared for a sec but then i laughed. :0)

that was a great story

this is hilarious

wow lol thats funny poor neighbor though
no dinner and mabey breckfest

that was strange

I thought it was very funny and the ending was such a surprise.

Hehe that's hilarious

it was an ok story but i think you should have made the story a bit longer wich would have made it a bit more exiting

omg i was expecting something less scary!!!! this was hilarious

this is hilarious!!

that was a very funny story

Lol immediately reminded me of Charlie Sheen haha!

supper ghoststory

ahahahaha that was funny poor man...haha lmao

good ghost story

haha very funny !!!!

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Schlosser, author of the Spooky Series

About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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