Amy Patel met Graham Folger in September 2005 when they both started Criminology course at Birkbeck University, which Amy did in her spare time. Graham was a smoker, some 10 years older than Amy with a round open face and deep blue eyes and there were rumours he'd studied at Oxford. His parents, Desmond and Samantha, died in a car crash on the M1 near Sheffield on 4th August 2001, leaving him a lot of money and his flat. He could be found scribbling frantically in notebooks during lectures, even in lectures where there was little content to write.
Towards the end of the year, Amy found herself on the same bus home as Graham; he was staring out of window, wiping condensation from window immediately whilst intently scanning the street, looking nervous. They both got off at the same stop and walked home.
During the walk Amy fell, or was pushed, into the road, resulting in a concussion. She went to Graham's flat to recover and found he lived just across the street, opposite her flat.
Graham's flat was large and lined with bookcases with numerous identical notebooks on them. Seeing window box hooks on the window, she asked him what he grew in his window box but discovered he didn't have one and didn't see the hooks a second time.
She became partially hypnotised by an ornate wooden table with an intricate carving on it, with snaking lines weaving towards the centre, where a square hole was missing. Graham didn't have the missing object that went in the hole. After a short while, Amy left because the table unsettled her and the pipes were making a weird noise.
A few days later she looked into Graham's flat and started to watch him regularly, finding it weirdly compelling. He would reorder his journals randomly, write in full books and even ate a whole notepad that he'd written in. He was constantly on edge, jumping at any loud noise outside and spent a lot of time staring at the table.
Amy left the course due to work commitments and on 7th April 2006 came home at 10.30pm and went to Graham-watch. The light was on and she saw something, which at first she imagined to be a water pipe, clamber, on multi-jointed limbs, into Graham's room. She phoned the police anonymously, who arrived 10 minutes later at Graham's flat. Someone else answered the door, dressed in Graham's clothes but a different person: curly blonde hair and a square face. He and the police searched the apartment for this 'intruder' and one of the officers checked Graham's passport, seemingly agreeing it was him. After they left, not-Graham looked out of his window straight at Amy, grinning, then closed the curtain.
Over the next few days, Not-Graham threw out all the notebooks and redecorated. The only time he opened the curtains was to stare out at Amy, who had done some research and found that all pictures of Graham had been replaced with this Not-Graham.
One morning, whilst going to work, Not-Graham caught up with her and said "Isn't it funny, Amy, how you can live so close and never notice. I'll have to return the visit one day." She moved out shortly afterwards.
Post-Statement Follow-Up Edit
Tim did some research and found Amy's medical notes, which showed Amy didn't suffer from anything and didn't have any long term effects following the concussion.
All of the photos that the researchers could find of Graham were of this not-Graham, except a few Polaroids from the late 80s.
Sasha offered Amy a follow-up interview, which she declined even after being informed that one of Graham's notebooks had apparently been found, though the contents of it were the same phrase repeated over and over again: "Keep Watching"