Your curiosity is piqued. Friends or no friends, you wanted to go and see for yourself what was going on in that house. You tell your significant other you’ll be a bit late, and after work you take the road less traveled to the manor. You hesitate for a moment, then you push the iron gates open – they come loose quickly, much to your surprise – and walk up the stony pathway to the gargoyle-flanked oak door.
You now stand in front of the door, coat wrapped tightly around you. You look around for a bit, wondering if this was a good idea, then you make up your mind and reach for the doorknob. It’s pretty rusty and you fear you might break it, but it only twists easily in your grip. You let the door swing open with a loud creak and start to tread inside. But that’s when you hear it, a loud sound akin to someone pulling their long nails across a blackboard.
Do you 4) stop, or 5) continue inside?