I have lived in several old houses that were frequented by
Most of the hauntings were non-malignant, thankfully, but they did have a way of leaving you feeling a but...shaken. Of course the most recent ones have been more easily explained, since the culprits haunting us are familiar to me. But my very first haunting was in a 100-year-old house across the street from a very old hospital. We often wondered if the presences we felt from time to time hadn't migrated over to see us.
When my now 47-year-old son was just eight months old, we lived in a very old house. The rent was low, and the owners were trying to sell it, and of course, we soon found out why. I was cleaning the baby's bedroom and he was bouncing up and down in his crib, jabbering away. At first I thought he was trying to get my attention, but I felt an odd presence behind me, and when I turned, he was holding his arms up as if asking to be picked up.
Well, the gooseflesh that rose on my arms wasn't natural. I asked him if he wanted me to get him out of the crib, and he shook his head no, pointing at something I couldn't see. He kept his arms up, and for some reason I can't recall, I spoke aloud to the room "Welcome. You are always welcome here, but please don't hurt the baby."
After that, I had a number of conversations with the essence that was in the house. I always knew it was there, because my son would start "talking" to it. It didn't seem to be unhappy. It just seemed to love being around the baby.
When they finally got the house sold, and asked us to move out, I asked the landlady if she had any idea who was haunting the house. She stuttered a bit until I told her what had been happening, and then she said, "My husband and I lived here for a few years, and our baby girl always drew the spirit, too. It seems to love kids. According to the folks we bought it from, that ghost had been here when they owned it, too. They just put up with it as long as they could. No one seemed to know why it was here."
Another unanswered mystery.
As the cowardly lion in the Wizard of OZ kept repeating, "I do believe in ghosts...I do...I do..."
I've "seen" a few in my day. Have you?
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