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The creepy old house

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My sister and I are trying to take full advantage of the gorgeous weather we’re having. When my niece called us to join her for a walk on a trail where she likes to walk her dogs, off we were for a new adventure.

It was a lovely trail in the woods.

Some areas were quite muddy.

The trail ends in a large, open field. We can see Mount Orford on the horizon.

My niece asked me if I wanted to see the creepy old house she had told me about. I wasn’t sure! But I was curious.

Last year, she was walking the dogs in the field. All of a sudden, both dogs started running back towards the woods, away from the abandoned house, instead of playing in the field like they usually do.

My niece’s Spidey senses went off. She had never before walked all the way down to the abandoned house. She saw fresh blood at the entrance, and leading out into the field. She didn’t go into the house, but she called the police as soon as she got home.

The officer who was sent out to investigate happened to be one of her friends. When he stopped by to take her full statement afterwards, he told her that whatever happened in that house had occurred within one-half hour of when she happened by.

The officer told her that there was all kinds of weird stuff in that house, and that they would have the blood analysed for DNA. The police would also be keeping an eye on the place.

The house didn’t look all that creepy in the daylight, but I wouldn’t want to be there alone!

One beautiful daffodil bloomed right in front of that ugly house, a reminder of the overcoming power of life and beauty.

My curiosity satisfied, I was glad to get back on the trail. If we walk that lovely trail again, we will not be going back to that creepy old house.
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    That really was creepy. I would definitely stay away from that place! But then, it would be scary enough to make me run, and that might be a good thing. emoticon
    2190 days ago
  • ANDI571
    Sounds like a scary movie. I wonder if you will ever hear what happened. Good thing the dogs sensed something was wrong.
    2192 days ago
    That sounds like a close call for your niece. I agree with the others, that it was good that the dogs sensed danger and went in the opposite direction. The story gave me a creepy feeling.
    2192 days ago
    Dogs are really smart, aren't they? Wonder what did happen there?

    And you are out for ANOTHER walk - you are doing great! When I get past this darn test, I plan to be out walking again too. I'll be keeping you company. Well, at a distance of 3,000 km. :-)

    Irene in BC
    2192 days ago
    omg. you brave souls. if there's a coyote in the vicinity my dog will bark and chase it away. more than one, she hides in the house and remains still and quiet. I take my cues from her.

    What an adventure.
    2192 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Wow! What an adventure! So glad your niece didn't try to investigate any further. Probably a large predator got a kill of something and the dogs got a whiff of it and knew enough to scram. The house is in surprisingly good shape in spite of being derelict, no sagging roof or doors, etc. Its seems strange to have a house in the middle of nowhere..
    Its a lovely trail, its so neat when moss grows on rocks and fallen trees. But walking in numbers is a good idea if the kids are using that place as a hang out with that graffiti there.
    Enjoy your hikes, but do stay safe!
    2192 days ago
    emoticon I am Thankful that your Neice AND her Dogs ran AWAY from the house instead of toward it!! I would be curious about what the DNA shows.
    2192 days ago
    That's scary! I'm with you... I think I'd be staying clear of that place too. Yikes! Thanks for sharing your pics. It looks like a beautiful hike. Creepy houses aside... emoticon
    2192 days ago
    I had a shiver down my back reading this Rej, I think I'd stay clear too emoticon
    2192 days ago
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