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The Ghost in Amy's House

Friday, March 01, 2013

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Good! This really is about some funny stuff going on in my house. *nods*

Now, I grew up in a big old Victorian. I got used to funny noises, happenings, and sights as I grew up. So if someone says a place is haunted, I don't get too worked up. Several years ago, when I worked for an auction company, we spent the night in a house that we were auctioning. It had a 'history'. Bwah ha ha. It was a few hours drive to get there, so when we got to the town, we stopped at a convenience store. When we told a couple of cops where we were going, one's eyes got big and he said, "You're not spending the night, are you? I wouldn't spend the night there." LOL

I didn't get much sleep that night. Not because I was spooked, but because my two roommates were. The bedroom door kept opening and closing, and no matter how many times I told them it was just cross breeze from all the open windows, they fretted and yelped all night.

So on to the present. We built our house in 2006 on the spot where another house had burned down (no one died in the fire or was even injured). Over the past few years I've seen a lot of movement in our hallway (out of the corner of my eye). Where I sit on the couch in the evenings, I can see the hallway in my peripheral vision and I often catch movement. Some of it can be explained away by movement in my son's room, etc., but not all of it. Does it bother me? Not in the least. I often tell myself it's our dog Marnie who passed away in 2007. She was a big dog, so you'd see her coming. LOL

A few weeks after we got the puppy, Aggie, I thought to myself, 'Hmmmm, self, I haven't seen any shadows in the hallway recently. Maybe Marnie's jealous.'

Yes... yes I do talk to myself. Often.

A few weeks ago, I brought groceries home after work. By the time I got home it was getting dark out and the lights were on in the house. I saw someone move past the living room windows as I was pulling into the driveway. When I got out of my car, however, all my peeps were already outside waiting to help with the carrying of the groceries. I did a check: Hubby, Son 1, Son 2, Nephew. "Who's in the house?" I asked, because I had only picked up enough supper for who I knew was there and figured one of the boys slipped another friend in.

Son 1: "Nobody. We're all right here."
Me: "Someone just walked through the living room"
Son 1: rolls eyes.

*shrugs*

Last night, after dark, I was playing outside with Aggie pup. We were near the kitchen door when the outside light went out. I figured we blew a light bulb and took Aggie in a few moments later. When I got in, I saw the switch was turned off. I played with it for a few seconds, seeing if I could get the light to come on if the switch was only half on - you know, to explain how it had switched off. No way could it be done. If it's pushed far enough up for the light to come on, it immediately snaps into full 'on' position.

Hubby, Son 1, Hubby's brother, and friend of Son 1 were all in the garage playing table tennis. Garage is not attached to the house and no one could have gotten by me without me seeing them. In fact, they would have had to walk through me to get from the garage into the house while I was outside. Son 2 was in the house - but you have to know son 2 the way I do to know he didn't turn off the light:
1. He doesn't have the 'practical joke' sense of humor - it just isn't him
2. He kind of lives in his room. He doesn't come out unless he needs something. Yeah, I know, not the healthiest, but then again, his mental state is not always the best, and he's most comfortable in his room. I spend time in there with him, believe me, and get him out to do things whenever I can.

So I trotted down to Son 2's room and said, "You haven't left your room since Ags and I went out, have you?

He said, "No."
I told him what happened and he laughed and said "Oooookay." LOL

Funny thing: For the very first time since we got Aggie, the snow was down enough yesterday evening so I could take her up the hill that overlooks our house to see Marnie's grave. (not that Aggie knew what she was looking at. LOL).

So that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I'm not going to say I believe in ghosts or spirits, but I like to keep my mind open to any possibility.

How about you - any ghost stories to share??

Have a great weekend, my friends!
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SCHNOOTIE 3/2/2013 11:25AM

    Oh, you are truly an entertaining writer!! I have heard many such stories, and I do believe there might be all sorts of souls visiting and coming by to check. I have not had any such experience, and trust me, I would be quite disturbed. I trust my dogs. They alert when something is off. If I hear something unusual and my dogs keep sleeping, I don't worry a bit. :)

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LGAR519 3/2/2013 8:13AM

    Our house is haunted. It is over 100 years old. My Mom has seen ghosts every since we've lived here. Sometimes she's scared of them. And sometimes she talks to them. I have never seen a ghost but one time hubby and I were sitting in the front room and a spoon flew through the air in the kitchen.

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BEXNEW 3/1/2013 4:55PM

    Spoooooky! I sometimes see our old cat out of the corner of my eye and that makes me feel really good! My mom has had a few ghosty experiences, but not me.


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POPSY190 3/1/2013 1:35PM

    I enjoyed reading this, whatever the cause of the odd things you recount it beautifully. I grew up in England so am used to the idea of haunted places.

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TERESA159 3/1/2013 1:20PM

    Did Marnie know how to turn off the porch light? THAT's the question! LOL
Great blog, made me scared and made me laugh and now i have to go down into my unfinished basement to do laundry (i had a dream recently that a police woman searching our house after a robbery returned upstairs from said basement and said, "there's a baby down there", meaning a deceased one of course. I do not know much about the history of the house, which is 105 years old.) And no one else is home! I hate that basement, I call it my "laundry dungeon".

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RACEWELLWON 3/1/2013 12:15PM

    Your scaring me - boooo ! emoticon I do believe in the spiritual world. Could be just a harmless soul passing through. I know you purchase antiques for your home , perhaps you picked - up a passenger ? Never know , cause I think if it was a threat that Aggie would be afraid to enter the room while its in the same room. Nice that you where able to take Aggie to see your loved puppy/fur baby of days gone buy. Molly is in the China cabinet , with Maxx so I talk to them both everyday, soon all of us will be ashes in that cabinet, I refuse to pay for a plot !! :) Just received a whole stack of paperwork to sign for Lawsuit this am - So off to the Notary and Kinkos to copy for my files. Looks like things are starting to roll. Yeah !! Off to shovel , again at Mom and Dads !!! Hugs Karen

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SFENNER 3/1/2013 9:37AM

    emoticon I see dead cats.

My cat visited me for years after she died. I still miss her.

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DSBRIDE 3/1/2013 9:32AM

    I understand where you are coming from for sure. When my daughter bought her first place, she had moved in with no problems and then one day after a storm, she noticed odd noises coming from the hallway and the stairs. Since she lived alone she thought she was hearing things. Went back to bed and still heard them. The next morning she got up and smelt cigar smoke in the hallway. Couldn't find anything. Every morning for the next week, the cigar smoke was there but getting fainter and fainter. At the end of the week, it was gone. In the newspaper was an article about police catching a man who had been peeking into windows in the neighborhood, he was also found to be a sex offender. It was like the cigar 'man' was protecting her during this time. She has since moved and never had another incident since. I do like to think that someone is watching over her when we are not around.

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