Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: GHOST CATHERINE APPEARS
You think you’re just reading a novel about some sad sack named Lockwood who’s trying to make friends? THINK AGAIN.
In chapter 3, Lockwood—who hasn’t yet realized he’s not actually the main character—starts creeping around the gothic farmhouse of Wuthering Heights at night, like some kind of idiot. There’s a tree branch tapping at the window, so Lockwood reaches out to break it off. As he does so, the ghost of a woman named Catherine GRABS HIS ARM and demands, sobbing, to be let into the house.
This entire sequence may or may not have been a nightmare, but it’s still freaky as all hell.