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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The One Where I Either Creep Everyone Out or Convince Them I'm Insane

I never used to believe in ghosts.

All that changed one summer when I was in high school.

I won't get into the story right now because it gets me all spookified and nervous, and I don't like to talk about it in my home, especially at night.

But the point is, I have no doubt that ghosts are real.

As the years have passed, I've come to accept it as just a fact, and can recognize that not all ghosts are bad. I think a lot of them just (for one reason or another) enjoy being around the living.

So when we bought our 107 year old house last summer, I didn't bat an eye when the previous owners told us about our ghost. She's non-threatening and doesn't bother me in the least. Surfer Pirate has the ability to see things like that, and has communicated with her from time to time. There was even an interesting detail about our neighbors that she told us last summer that my neighbor unknowingly verified for me recently. It was actually quite entertaining.

But I've had to accept over the last few weeks that she's not the only extra "being" in our house. There is at least one more, and I seem to be the only one who it wants to know about it being here. I've seen it twice out of the corner of my eye. And I've been hearing strange things.

Voices. Lots of times. More times that I can keep track of, I've been walking up the stairs, convinced that Surfer Pirate has the TV on in the bedroom. But when I get to the top of the stairs, it's obvious he's sound asleep and everything is silent. And again today, I came in the back door after letting the dogs out and thought I heard the TV on in the living room. But when I walked from the kitchen to the dining room, I noticed the living room was silent and Pirate Munchkin was upstairs playing in her room.

So, someone is definitely talking in my house. It's creepy and interesting and kind of entertaining at the same time.

Stinky feet couches, stained carpets, and now ghosts. Don't everyone come rush to visit me all at once, ya hear?


B. said...

EEEK! That is just plain creepy, and honestly, one of the reasons I made sure we bought a newer house.

I don't think our old house in M.C. was haunted, I never got that feeling from it, but sometimes I got a little creeped out in it, so who knows.

My parents' house is another story. Totally haunted, SO many stories I could share. Hearing the TV when it was not on was common in that house too... Hearing little children giggling when nobody else was home was also common... I can't go on.

MTGrace said...

We REALLY need to talk about your parents' house some day. I'm kinda bummed that I didn't experience anything weird there. (Well, aside from time with your family! LOL)

B. said...

LOL! Yes, you experienced something weird every time you came over to play! LOL!

Seriously though, nobody ever mentioned noticing anything, except for the 5 of us living there.

I take that back! I just remembered, the younger sister of Blaine's friend, Guy, saw something in our house once. They were up in the attic (I have NO idea why) and she told Blaine and Guy that she could see a little old, wrinkled man sitting in a corner muttering to himself...

If anyone else experienced something, they never mentioned it to us.

MTGrace said...

Probably muttering to himself about how weird the family in his house was! LOL