Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Did the Ghost follow us home?


The house I grew up in has a ghost. The house is over 100 years old, and my mom still lives there, she bought the house 32 years ago. I feel like it's a good ghost, otherwise I think we would have been out of there a loooong time ago.

I have seen the ghost, so has my sisters, and believe it or not, Luke saw it last summer. It makes it's presence known in many ways, the microwave will turn on and off by itself, windows will slowly close, and one time a chair that rotates, slowly turned one complete turn. My grandfather got bugged out once, because he heard someone walking down the upstairs hallway, and he was alone at the time.

We believe that a farming family lived in our house, we have very old photos that the previous owners passed to my Mom when she bought the house. In the photos you can see the original house, with rolling hills in the background, where houses now stands. Those of us who have seen the ghost, have seen it in the same room.

I woke up one night, and looked over at the window, and saw a man standing, looking out of it, wearing a dark suit with a white shirt. My first thought was, "oh, that's the ghost." then rolled over and went back to sleep. My sister M had a similar experience, she felt like it was being a sort of guardian angel to her.

My sister A woke up early a few months ago, in the same room, to get ready for an early flight. The light was dim, and she looked over from her bed, and saw a boy, in the same type of clothing, looking at her. He reached over to touch her face, then he disappeared. Her first thought was "oh, it's the ghost."

Luke and Mike were sleeping in this same room on a past visit. During the night, Luke woke up Mike and said that there was a boy in there.

M said "oh really? is he nice?"
L said "yeah, he was right there"
M said "really buddy?"
L said "yeah, we were talking"
M said "okay, let's go to sleep"

at that point, when Mike realized Luke was talking to the ghost, he was comfortable with it.

We've been in our house for four years, and I love it, I've been comfortable here since day one. But sometimes I get a ghost feeling. Whenever I'm in the shower, I hear someone walking around, and it's not my kids. On her last visit, my sister A said she felt like there is a ghost here too, so now we're wondering where it might have come from. So we'll have to wait and see if we get any more signs.

I'm having a terrible time with my pumpkins this year, as the photo shows. The squirrels have gotten three of them already, even though I've doused them with windex! Didn't even get a chance to carve them, back to the patch we go.

25 comments:

Mighty M said...

Spooky!! I have never lived with any ghosts. Sorry about your pumpkins - darn those squirrels!

Deb Thaxton said...

-->That's wild but at least you know you're not crazy if others are seeing the ghost too.

www.WebSavyMom.com

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi from SITS! I'm a firm believer in ghosts--it's so cool you've had such great expierences with them!

Sophia's Mom said...

very spooky! glad to hear they are friendly ghost's though...
My bloggy friend marymac also has ghosts... here is a link to her most recent ghost post

http://www.pajamasandcoffee.com/?p=893

it really scared me!

http://www.thewannabewahm.com

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Great post. The house my husband grew up in has a ghost. It touched me once, but I never saw anything. Others have though.

It's the child ghosts that always bother me. It's kind of sad. Why are they hanging around? I always want to find out their history.

I'm going to be posting a few of my ghost encounter stories over the next few days, so stop by again!

RunToTheFinish said...

wow you are like so cool with that.. I'd be like HOLY CRAP what is going on!!

RunToTheFinish said...

or maybe I'd be like dude...this is going to make for awesome blogging.

blueviolet said...

I'm not so sure I'd be comfortable with the whole ghost thing! Or the pumpkin thing. ;)

yonca said...

Oh, my..I'm scared of ghost things.BTW, I'm in trouble with squirrels too!

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Amo said...

I love hearing ghost stories and yours is very interesting! I am glad it is a good ghost and not one of those evil ones. Creepy. I am sorry for your poor pumpkins.

Susan Fobes said...

Ok, the ghost thing really creeped me out! I don't think I would have been too crazy about "sharing" the house, friendly ghosts or not, and I would have high-tailed it out of there long ago.

Janie B said...

Ooooohhhh...I have goosebumps!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I love a good ghost story this time of year. Thanks.

Xenia said...

You write this so nonchalantly! I'm not sure if I'd be so okay with ghosts around, but maybe I'm just a wimp.

P.S. Yes, I do rock. However, you do, too. :)

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

My Dad swears there is a ghost at my parents house. Spooky. I don't want to believe thye exist.

love lives in the kitchen said...

that's scary... i would be afraid of living there.
thank you for stopping by ad leaving a lovely comment!
wish you a great weekend and see you soon!
justyna

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you have a wonderful Halloween!

Tara said...

Oh your story gave me goose bumps! I absolutely love a good ghost story. I always wanted to have a ghostly experience, but have not...yet. I might have been freaked out if I were you!

chris mcpeake said...

fatten up those squirrels ... lol

One Chic Mommy said...

Thats scary.. good or bad I do not want to see any ghosts! I have often felt something strange when I know know one is there but I quickly brush it off because I am way too wimpy to handle seeing anything.

Cara and Jenn said...

Hi in from SITS...totally believe in the ghost thing...will be waiting to hear if yours appears to you in your house. We will follow you...in a friendly way not like a ghost!! lol
Cara

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is so neat! I found you on MBC and am so glad I did!

I am ok with friendly ghosts too. I wrote 2 posts about it this weekend. I think my grandma keeps an eye on us. Have a great day!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Had to come read the first Ghost story.. You crack me up...you just flip over and go back to SLEEP.. WOW lady you are spook proof..

My brother in law saw a BLUE flame ghost in their house one night but he said it was a dark Ghost that totally scared him. Made loud noises and slammed doors. SCARY man!!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I am so glad you added this post to the blog hop! I had a great time reading it... I love old houses, but I'm not sure I could live with the constant presence of something around me!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com