My first encounter with a ghost was in 1968 when I was a teenager. Years later, another haunting experience I had was a in house I lived in about 25 years ago. It was located in a medium size city, and was in a neighborhood the city was considering making historic, so it was pretty old. I had rented two spare bedrooms to college students and they were always hearing footsteps above in the attic. I’m a very sound sleeper so I didn’t hear the footsteps that often – but occassionally I did too. No one was bothered too much by it, unless the footsteps started coming down the attic stairs. Usually who ever heard the footsteps on the steps would immeidately run downstairs (myself included) and some times out to the front porch until the footsteps stopped.
My sister stayed with me for awhile in one of the bedrooms in this house. One night she started yelling for me. As I said I am a sound sleeper – so it took awhile for me to get semi-conscious. I yelled back, “what? go to sleep!” She yelled louder, “NO WAY GET IN HERE NOW!” So I stumbled down the hallway and she was sitting up in bed with the lights on — and the clothes in the closet were swinging back and forth as if there was a strong breeze in room (but no window was open and there was no breeze). I wasn’t half asleep any more that is for sure. I told her to get out of bed and come with me; we sorta backed out of the bedroom and closed the door behind us and crawled under the covers in my room and sat there huddled together watching my bedroom door hoping what ever it was in the closet wasn’t going to come down the hall into my room too. (We were all such chickens back then hehehe)
Another night I was sound asleep, my bedroom door was open and small night light was on in the hallway. I rolled over, shifted a bit, and opened my eyes the tinest bit — and there was large shadow next to my bed, at first I just said “go away,” and almost fell back to sleep (I really hate being woken up) — but as I layed there it slowly dawned on me — there shouldn’t be a large human figured shaped shadow standing next to my bed. I peeked just the tiniest bit and sure enough it was still there. I closed my eyes really tight and ducked under the covers (after all covers are magical and can protect us from anything right ???? hehehe). I laid very very still figuring if it thought I was asleep it would just go away.
I’ve had a few other ghostly experiences but nothing in the last years. Another time I’ll post about some of those other personal experiences with ghosts and entities. Please feel free to share your ghost stories in comments (or if you have a blog post up about a ghost story, leave the link) – I’d love to hear about your ghostly encounters.
Happy Hauntings, Lady Rose
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