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Singing Girl

 

One night, my friend Carla and I decided to spend the night at our friend Rennae's house, which was located in Union City, California. That night we were just hanging out in Rae's upstairs den - playing video games, chatting, watching movies, and other things. That's also where we spent the night and we were near the railing of the stairs.

Around midnight to 1 am when we all began getting tired, Rennae decided to share some secrets about her house, which she has never shared with anyone before. She told us that she always had strange feelings about living there, whether she'd be alone during the day/night, or with her family. There was something in that house that seemed to make her feel very uneasy.

She told us that she suspected that her house was haunted, because it belonged to someone who might have passed away a long time ago. During the past few years, (she lived about 4 or 5 years in that house) - she's heard many strange noises, especially at night. Noises that included consecutive scratching on the walls, objects being moved from a distance, and even footsteps. However, there was one noise in particular that seemed to disturb her the most. She described the noise to be what sounded like a little girl singing.

Carla and I joked about her lying for a while but at the same time, we did somewhat believe her--because she wasn't the type of person who would lie/joke about these things. After talking about it we all dozed off around 1:30 am.

About an hour later, I heard something strange coming from downstairs. Since we were sleeping near the railing, it seemed like it was coming right from the bottom of it. I would describe the sound as the shuffling of footsteps/distant whispering of a person. I covered my head with my blanket, started getting cold sweat on the palms of my hands, and stayed quiet. (I thought to myself, maybe if I just ignore it, it'll stop.) The noise went on and it seemed like the more I ignored it the louder it became.

I couldn't take it anymore so I woke up Carla and asked her if she could hear the footsteps or whispering too--or if I was just going crazy. We listened quietly and the noise continued. Carla and I just looked at each other shocked at what we were hearing. We both decided to wake up Rennae and we tell her about the noises we heard. It scared us even more because the noises we were hearing were the exact noises Rennae has been hearing for the last few years. Although, it seemed like Rennae had become used to it because she wasn't as shocked as we were. We all sat up and listened for a few minutes, and immediately afterwards everything just became quiet. We looked towards the stairs and nothing but pitch black was at the bottom.

Then, after a couple of minutes... That's when we heard the sound of a little girl singing. We couldn't really hear the words she was singing but what we do know was that she was singing parts of a song--like a singer who only remembers some words of a song. During those minutes of listening to her sing, we were all frozen solid just glaring at each other with our jaws completely dropped. I was honestly about to cry because I hadn't felt so terrified in my life.

The little girl had eventually stopped singing and after that there was nothing but silence once again. From that moment on until morning came, we ended up sleeping together on the same couch, which was away from the stairs so we wouldn't have to see the downstairs from where we were sleeping.

The next morning, Rennae decided to move out and stay with one of us for a while until she found another place to live. We never knew who or if anyone decided to move in at that house next. For all we know now it could be abandoned due to the number of hauntings that might have taken place.

From that day on, the only thing that remained in our minds was that creepy song that little girl sung. Sharing this with you gives me shivers all over because all I could think of is that creepy song...

Thanks for reading and I hope none of you have to ever encounter a thing like this.

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darkassassin92 (119 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-06-10)
Even though I am an atheist now I think that is a demon not a ghost demons scratch walls ghost don't I believe ghost are usually deceased people not demons like people say.
elle9o (1 stories) (7 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-25)
at mysterPOO, honestly, none of us were brave enough to go downstairs that night...hehe... We never went back to visit after rae moved out
mysterPOO (63 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-25)
elle90,did you get to see the
'girl' who was singging? Or did she show herself to you?
Im really interested in your story. Have you and your friends pay a visit again to the house? Hope to hear from you soon. 😊
elle9o (1 stories) (7 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-25)
at DARKNESS, carla and I urged her to move out the next day. As for the singing girl, her voice was really faint when we heard her but by the tone/pitch it sounded sad
elle9o (1 stories) (7 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-24)
also at moongrim and Watchful, the sounds of her voice were really faint so we couldn't make out the words, but listening to the tone/pitch it sounded sad
elle9o (1 stories) (7 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-24)
[at] moongrim, sorry but I have to reword "objects being moved from a distance" -- when I asked rennae, what she meant was hearing more of objects falling on the floor from downstairs at random times
mysterPOO (63 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-24)
well,i really liked your story. But there are certain parts that I don't understand. Does your friend live with her family?...
Anyways,thnks for sharing this story of your...
Looking forward for your comments... 😊
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-23)
elle9o: In agreement with most of what has been mentioned here, although I do not understand why she moved out, was it out of fear? I am assuming it was. Everything points to a Residual haunting everything but the moving of objects. Do you recognise what song the girl was singing by anychance? Look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for sharing.

Dan
Moongrim (2 stories) (871 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-23)
So how exactly is 'objects being moved from a distance' constitute a haunting?

I don't suppose you remember that creepy song enough to be able to write down the lyrics?
Watchful (2 stories) (17 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2012-01-23)
If objects move, I'm not sure it's residual. It's definitely not harmful, though, so no one has any reason to be afraid.

I once had a little girl who would hum Brahm's lullaby back when I lived with my parents. It really is creepy at first, but it got to the point I would sometimes hum with her.

I wouldn't suggest singing along with the ghost (though if its residual, it wouldn't have an effect anyways), but I will say not to be scared. Once you learn to relax around it, it's almost a good thing. Even when you're trying to sleep. 😉
sunset_savage (17 posts)
+2
6 years ago (2012-01-21)
Yes residual haunts are harmless. Unnerving without a doubt, but they can't hurt anyone.
Residual haunts are just a leftover imprint of past events, there is no interaction with the living involved. Whatever intelligence and awareness belonged to the person who caused the residual has already moved on, leaving just a memory behind. To interact or potentially harm a living person, a haunt requires awareness of its surroundings and intelligence to establish contact.
This is a cheesy example and I apologize for it lol, but think of Harry Potter falling into the Pensieve. He got to observe memories, but none of the people in those memories were aware Harry was there. Residuals are pretty similar to that.
I really am sorry for the painfully cheesy example. 😭
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
 
6 years ago (2012-01-21)
elle9o: That's what I was wondering, if she was finally convinced that something was REALLY there, and it wasn't just her own imagination 😆...Yes, I agree that it was probably residual... Nothing to fear, but that doesn't take away from the creepiness... Thank you for posting!
elle9o (1 stories) (7 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-21)
[at] sunset_savage, yes, it was our first time staying over. We all heard the singing at the same time. When you say residual haunts, these ghosts can't harm anyone right?
elle9o (1 stories) (7 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-01-21)
[at] zzsgranny, my friend did live there alone but she said she invited her family over from time to time to visit. We urged her to move out after it was all 3 of us that experienced it and not just her alone.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
+3
6 years ago (2012-01-21)
elle9o: I don't understand why your friend moved out the very next day after your experience if she'd already had these experiences?...Also, earlier in your account you mentioned her family... Did she live here with her family or alone, and if she lived with her family, did they move out, too, and if not why would the house possibly be abandoned?...Shew 😊
sunset_savage (17 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2012-01-21)
Creepy experience. Was this the first time staying over at this house? Also, did you all hear the singing begin at the same time, or did someone point out the sound to the others, then the others heard it? I'm asking to try to take power of suggestion off of the list of possibilities.
Since you said the noises you heard were the exact same as your friend who lived there heard, maybe a residual type haunt? The theory behind residual haunts is that they are events recorded, that rerun themselves afterwards, like a tape. These events always happen the same way, in the same place, whether someone is there or not. These haunts do not interact in any way with the living, because they are not aware, no more than a videotape is aware its being watched. If the activity was always the same, it was very probably residual.

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