"Help me....Who Are You?....Help me...."
by Donna Kincheloe
I live in a farming community in Central California; and I once lived
in a "haunted house." Some seem to think it would be fun living with ghosts, believe me, it's not! I was a first time buyer and was excited about owning my own home.
I had recently re-married, was happy to be a new bride. It seemed my life was finally on an up-swing--that is until the knocking started.... At first it was located on one
wall. My husband thought it might be the plumbing and began to try to find the problem....it wasn't our pipes: Soon after the knocking began going around
and around in a circle. There was no explanation.
It was then we realized something was terribly wrong. We began to feel a
little uneasy at this point and to further complicate matters, friends would never
stay long. It wasn't until later we found out they were never comfortable in
The hallway that led to our bedroom was especially spooky. We could
actually feel the walls closing in as we walked to our room...the knocking would
follow us around and I never felt "alone." Articles of clothing would mysteriously
appear in the middle of our living room floor; but the feeling of being "watched"
was the worst.
One evening my husband tried an experiment. We owned a small
hand-held recorder which was voice activated, and decided to see if we were
crazy or if there was indeed a ghostly visitor. That night before bed, he asked
anyone who would like to communicate to please do so on the recorder.
We went to bed and thought nothing of it.
The next morning we listened to our message. At first we heard
a sound of rushing, like wind, then a voice whispered, "Help me, who are you?
We literally ran out of the house, barefoot, and sped away to share this
with our friends, whom we felt would give honest answers to what they heard.
I felt sorry for the entity in that house; and I still hope some day he finds his
way to the "other" side.
Still, it was so spooky, knowing you are not alone in your own home.
We decided to sell and get away. We divorced three years later....
did we bring bad energy away when we left?I guess I'll never know for sure.
Is it fun or exciting to live in a "haunted house"?
No, for us it was a disaster.
Now I live in an apartment, the aura here is wonderful, and I have
no doubt that I am alone--there is no entity here. And when friends come to visit, I
have a hard time getting them to leave.... But I will always wonder, after the
house was sold, did the new owners ever experience the horrors we did?
One night I stayed at home alone while my parents went out to dinner. My parents
always told me to lock the door when I'm home alone, so I did. Later I was watching TV,
when I heard the cracking of a door; then I looked behind my shoulder.... The front door
was open and it was the one that I had already locked, so I got one of my brother's toys:
it was a long plastic ax, and then I pushed the door closed and ran back to the couch.
[My parents had already come home, so] A second later I called my Mom and she said
"Oh, Honey, it was probably just the wind. " I didn't want to argue so I didn't tell her
that I had locked it.
I have another story.
One night, my friends Emma and Dulainy spent the night. We were scaring each other
and acting all funny. When Dulainy fell asleep, Emma and I put make-up on her; then
we woke her up and told her that she did it to herself. After we had our laughs we were
going to wash it off in the bathroom across the hall [we were upstairs]. But, as we
were going to the bathroom, we passed the stairs [it was all dark]; we heard someone
coming up the stairs and the sound was getting closer and closer; so I turned on the lights.
The sounds stopped and no one was there. We were so scared.
We ended up not going to sleep.
Taylor (Age 12)
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