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The Young Woman In The Blue Dress

 

I used to live in a small house in Northwest OKC. I won't say which one for privacy issues, but it was a three bedroom, one bathroom house near northwest expressway and Portland. I grew up there with my two sisters and parents. We moved out around 2006 or so. We didn't move because of this ghost, but I was exuberant when we left, because so many scary and strange things happened at this house. I'm happy I found this site so I could share this story with everyone. This event will stay with me forever.

It was a very small house, and somewhat old. My sisters (both older than me, teenagers when this particular event happened) shared a room, my parents shared a room, and I had a room to myself. I was close to eight years old or so- can't remember exactly, but grade school-aged. Something happened one night that I don't think I will ever forget, and it confirmed to me, for life, that ghosts, spirits and other supernatural entities are REAL and not made up fairy tales. It also confirmed for me that there are things we just can't explain, and that there is indeed something more after death, as this ghostly being was plain as day in front of me.

In my bedroom, my bed sat up a little high, close to my window, with the foot of my bed facing the door at somewhat of a diagonal angle and my head next to the window. I remember one night, probably around 2 or 3, waking up suddenly, freezing cold, which I thought was incredibly odd. In addition to having these chills and goosebumps, I felt WIDE AWAKE even though I had just been fast asleep. I assumed that something had awakened me, or maybe I just sensed something behind me- I'm not sure. Anyway, I turned around to face my door. At that moment, I saw a young blonde girl just standing there, in a blue, somewhat wavy dress. When I say "young", I don't mean like a child- more like a teen to young adult, 20-something. Anyway, she was just staring at me, with blank emotionless eyes/face. She looked like a normal person and all that- you could even call her pretty. However, she was colourless and almost transparent, yet still solid somehow. She looked like one of my sisters, at first glance. I said my sister's name, "Lisa?" and upon gaining my focus, I realized it wasn't my sister or anyone in my family. The girl said nothing; she just continued to stare into my eyes, unblinking. I would say she was about ten feet away, standing just a little bit inside my open doorway. I continued to stare at her, staring into her eyes as she stared into mine. Her eyes were lifeless- I can't explain it, but it was almost like staring into the eyes of a portrait. But she was there, just standing in my room.

I fell silent. I just suddenly started to shake, and got horrible chills all over my body as we were staring into each others eyes. I wanted to scream for my mother. I couldn't. I was terrified. I couldn't move, I could barely breathe I couldn't look away. Even as I type this, I'm getting awful chills up my spine. If you've ever seen a ghost, you know the feeling. After what seemed like hours, she slowly, slowly began to fade. I can't explain it exactly but she just slowly faded into nothing, until she wasn't there anymore. Shortly afterward, I began to regain control over my emotions. I could move again, but I was still too terrified to speak, or scream out my mother, even though I wanted to so badly. I turned around, threw the covers over my head, and just shook, in almost a silent cry. I eventually gained my voice, and screamed out for my mother like I never had before, by this time around daybreak. I ran into my parents' room. My dad discounted my tale immediately and went back to sleep. My mother did the usual thing you would expect- she comforted me, but of course to stop my freaking out, she told me things like "it's not real, it was just a dream, go back to sleep, you're imagining things." At first, I thought maybe she was right. I think a big part of me really WANTED her to be right, as I really didn't want it to be true- I didn't want to believe in ghosts. But if I had any doubts about it at all, my experience was confirmed to be real in the morning.

So in the morning, after not sleeping a wink after the sighting, I recounted the experience to my mother. One of the first things I told her was the description of the girl- young, teenaged to young adult, blonde, blue dress. It was then that my mother got a weird look on her face and went silent. I could tell she had begun to take my story seriously. I finished my story, and what she said next sent chills down my spine, confirming that this sighting was NOT a dream, hallucination, or the like: "your sister had a similar experience, and she gave me the exact same description of the ghost." This was big because it meant that I had not been dreaming or anything like that. I also had never heard about this story from my sister, so it's not like I was influenced by it into recreating my own version with me as the focal character (as kids will often do). My mom knew this, but since I was so young, she did her best to convince me everything was okay, and it wasn't real. But I knew what I saw.

After having time to think it over, another thing I thought was strange was exactly where she was standing. I'm Catholic, so I'd had my first Communion a couple of months prior. For my Sunday school class, I had made a tapestry as part of a project to commemorate the communion. It had hung in the church with the other kids' tapestries, but afterward I took it home and hung it up in my room, near my doorway. Thinking back, I found it strange that she was standing right in front of that as well. Perhaps she wanted to come closer, but couldn't because it was there. Perhaps she resonated with it somehow because she was actually a good spirit connected with holy spirits or something. Or, maybe I'm over-thinking it and it had no significance whatsoever. Anyway, just thought I'd throw that in there.

I later talked it over with my older sister. She said she basically had the exact same experience, only it was in her room obviously, and the ghost was much closer to her bed. My sisters had a bunk bed, with my older sister sleeping on the top bunk and the other sister on the bottom bunk. I learned later that my other sister who slept on the bottom bunk. Apparently she saw the girl too. We always wondered why she slept wrapped up tight with the covers all around her (we jokingly called it a cocoon). She always slept facing the wall with covers wrapped around her head and keeping her eyes hidden. We later learned she was so traumatized by her own sighting of the ghost that she slept that way for the rest of the time we spent living there. Personally, every night I tried to sleep facing the wall, often turning around to look in my doorway just to make sure she wasn't there, out of fear. There were a few false alarms that arose due to paranoia on my part, but I never saw the ghost again. However, that doesn't mean other paranormal things didn't happen.

One afternoon, I came home from school. I did the usual kid thing- grabbed a snack, hit the couch, and turned on some cartoons. I put my dog up on the couch even though he wasn't allowed to be up there. But I was home alone, and I knew I wouldn't get in trouble. Just then, the rocking chair across from the couch began to rock back and forth, violently. It wasn't just a small rock either- it was exactly as if an invisible hand had grabbed the back of it and shook it back and forth a few times. It only did it a couple of times, but it was violent and very frightening. My dog noticed it too, cocking his ears up and looking at it, so it wasn't just me. I ran to my room with my dog in tow, terrified.

Several other strange occurrences happened here, but these following ones didn't happen to me, so the accuracy may not be one hundred percent. But another thing my sisters described was their radio randomly turning off and on, what they described as "creepy old music". Can't tell you how old they meant, but that's what they said. My older sister also described a time she was taking a bath at home alone, and the door suddenly slammed open, and just a few moments after, our dog walked in shaking violently, clearly terrified of... Something, but what? I would also like to note here that our dog was a yorkie, at most fifteen pounds. So there's no way he could have been responsible for the door slamming that violently. There may have been other happenings that occurred involving my sisters, but those are the only ones I can recall.

The aftermath of this is I was so happy when we moved out of that house. We had some good times there, but those paranormal things that happened completely outweighed almost all of the positives. If you've had a paranormal experience, you know how frightening it is. Now that we're older, my mom admits she also believes the house was haunted. She may have stories of her own, but I'm not sure. She doesn't like to talk about that sort of thing. My dad of course still thinks it's all our imaginations- but like I tell people, I know what I saw that night. I told a couple of my close friends about it last summer, and one of them urged me to dig deeper and see who the ghost may have been- a past owner, someone who died in the house, etc. I tried to do some digging but didn't get much. I'm sure I could get more if I REALLY wanted to, but to be honest, it frightens me so much I really don't want to. I still work nearby the house, so I drive by occasionally to reminisce. Even then I'm afraid I may see her in the window or something. I saw a couple of months ago that the house was having a garage sale, and I was very tempted to go by and ask if they had any similar experiences. But I talked myself out of it due to being too scared, STILL after all these years. I'm 21 now, and was in grade school when it happened. Still get chills when I think about it, still can picture the scene perfectly. I'm glad I could share this story with the people on this site. If you've had a similar experience, let me know in the comments! Also, if you happen to know a person who lives in that area with paranormal happenings, I'd be curious to see if it's the same house. Anyway, thanks for reading.

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theguy0612 (1 stories) (2 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-02-26)
Alright, well I was hoping there was some way to direct message you guys who had questions but I couldn't find a way to do that. So I guess I'll just answer them here.

Rozo- I don't know the people who have lived in the house, and it seems like people have been moving in and out frequently. It may be a rent house now. But I really was curious when I saw that sign for the garage sale. Oh well, maybe next time huh?

Isolde- Well one of the reasons I go by the house from time to time is proximity. While I no longer live nearby, I still work just down the street. So occasionally I will drive by. As far as digging goes I'm afraid of what I might find. Like if I know the name of the spirit or the identity it might really creep me out. But I am still very curious.

Unexplained- No, I wasn't afraid of the spirit harming me. But just the sheer sight of her frightened me as I realized... Hey, I'm looking at a ghost right now. Somehow I knew this thing staring at me was not alive, not human (not anymore at least) yet it was a still a presence, still there staring at me. And no, none of us ever tried to contact the spirit. We were all too spooked.

DARKNESS- That's an interesting take, maybe my mom and dad did have experiences. But I know my dad refuses to believe in this stuff and laughs it off. My mom though agrees with us that the house was haunted.
theguy0612 (1 stories) (2 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-02-26)
Thanks to everyone who has read and commented on my story! I've been very busy with school and whatnot since I initially wrote this story. I'll try to check back more often to answer any questions or discuss it further. I plan on answering your guys' questions here in just a little bit once I figure it out.
rockangel13 (guest)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-23)
Weird...I like your grammar 😆, but this is serious, I know. Your oldest sister is also in this website, and she too has commented a more detailed explanation.

Take care ❤

Rockangel13
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-10-23)
theguy0612: It definitely seems as though you have had your fair share of accounts over the years in that home, I get the feeling both your parents have had some sort of experience as well but perhaps are not willing to share as yet?😕

The events you have described seem as though whatever was still residing within the home was not bad by any means, just looking for a bit of recognition I would say, and it certainly got that!😁
Shame you didn't check in at the garage sale it would have been interesting to have heard wether or not the present owners have experienced anything? Hope to hear more from you. Thanks for sharing with us.

Dan
Unexplained (2 stories) (111 posts)
+1
5 years ago (2012-10-22)
Crystalann, was there any attempt made by any of you to communicate with the spirit?
Unexplained (2 stories) (111 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-22)
An excellent and well-written account. Thanks for sharing! I understand you being scared, but was it because of the fear of injury from this ghost or the fact that you actually saw something that was beyond the physical realm?
Audrone (13 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-19)
Good story, thanks for sharing. You described your fear very well.
AUSTRIA (4 stories) (36 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-19)
Hi,thanks for sharing your story.Well, I must tell you that I have also seen a young girl sitting on a bench near my house. When I went for walks at night I saw her sitting and looking at me strangely (as if wanting to talk to me). However, whenever I neared her she vanished.

Be happy always 😊 ❤ 😊
Petersspirit (4 stories) (144 posts)
+1
5 years ago (2012-10-18)
Hi theguy0612,

It is very true that once one has seen a ghost this image will stay with that person for the rest of their lives as a very clear picture in their memory... I know. Reading your sharing plus the story which you sister told gave me chills all over! I felt sorry for your middle sister since it seemed to have given her such frights from when she was a kid. She must have seen this ghost girl many times and must always have sensed her presence hiding in her bed every night like that! It brings back a period in my life where I went to sleep scared up over a feeling in my room...

Thank you both for sharing your experiences here with us!

Peter,
Crystalann5 (1 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-10-18)
I am the author's oldest sister and my experience was similar, only I was awake when I saw the spirit. It was early evening and I was 16-ish and on the top bunk, watching tv. Probably MTV back when they played videos.:) My sister was at a friend's house and my dad and brother were gone, probably at my brother's t-ball game or something, I don't remember specifics. All I know is my mom and I were the only ones there. It had just gotten dark and I saw something out of the corner of my eye and looked over near the doorway where I saw a girl about my age in a long, old-time style blue dress with long, dark blonde hair. I specifically remember her not having feet; her face was pretty clear and she faded into nothing as you looked down her body. I remember blinking and thinking it was an image stuck in my head from the tv, but as I blinked, she was still there, just staring at me. I did not feel threatened by her, just freaked out that she was there. I wanted to scream but couldn't. We continued to stare at each other and she eventually faded away completely, at which point I jumped off the top bunk and RAN to the living room where I knew my mom was and screamed and cried hysterically. My mom told me I'd been dreaming but I knew I wasn't.

The girl looked to be from a different time period, I would guess late 1800's/early 1900's by the way she was dressed. I have done in-depth research on the house as well and came up empty handed. The house was built in 1955 but the girl looked to have been from a time well before that. All I can figure is that she died on that land a long time before it was developed.

We do have more stories about our phone playing waltz mucic and the radio coming on several times when my sister came in our room, but seeing her was the worst. The ghost really seemed to mess with our sister (the middle sibling) more than anyone else. When I told her my experience a few months after it happened, she burst into tears and cried for a while because I was describing what she had seen. She was about 14 when I saw the ghost, but she had been seeing the girl ghost since she was a child. My mom shared my brother's haunting account with me after I'd moved out of the house for college and asked me if my sister or I had ever shared with him what we had seen; I knew we hadn't since he was so much younger than us. I will always believe in spirits and that girl's imagine is forever burned in my memory.
Isolde (guest)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-18)
Thank you for this story. You wrote that you don't want to dig into the house past, because it frightens you. But on the same time you feel comfortable enough to drive by the house or consider going to a garage sale.
Why does going there frighten you less than digging in the past (I imagine looking in archives, libraries etc.)? For me it would be the other way around (cause in a way I can relate). Just wondering. Again thank you for sharing.
Rozo (3 stories) (108 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-18)
Hey bud,

Cool story, with all the accounts from sisters and mom and what you saw, you know it had to be true! The rocking chair incident, was for sure a way to get the attention out of you and confirm yet again that it is here.

If I may ask, how long have the latest people been living there? Do you know them Personally?, if so, maybe lead a conversation in that direction to see what comes up... I think it will be rather intersting to find out more... But yep, that's the curiosity in us all aint it!

Take Care The Guy!
Raftingirl (2 stories) (113 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-17)
Thanks for sharing your story.

I know exactly what you mean about being too afraid, and glad you could get it out on here. It took me over 20 years to tell my story. You did have other witnesses as well, and that counts for a lot.

Someday, maybe you can go back and ask questions or just check it out. At least she wasn't a harmful ghost:)

Peace to you. ❤
liba (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-17)
hi thank you for sharing your horror experience, Thank god that you would not get hurt... May God be with you and protect you:) God bless you
folly (7 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-17)
Hi thank you for sharing your story, yes the experience will stay with you forever. 😁

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