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The Little House Built On An Indian Burial Ground

 

I know this may be hard to believe but I can remember some things way back to when I was 3 years old. I'm have recently turned 14 now. It all started me and my family moved into a new house in a neighborhood in Tennessee. I can't remember anything when we first moved in because I was only about 1 years old but when I turned 3 I noticed some weird things going on around the house.

I remember the feeling of always being watched when nobody else was in the room. For example, I remember my parents had just bought me a huge pack of stickers and I was sticking them everywhere (chairs, walls, the TV, windows, etc.) and I went into the kitchen to go get a snack while my parents were in their bedroom watching TV. I was alone and I got the feeling that someone was watching me. Being really little, I would always just shrug it off as nothing happened and continue what I was doing. When I was older my mom and dad told me they had that same feeling of being watched sometimes.

The next weird thing that happened to me was when I was taking a nap. I would usually take a nap (even though I hated to take naps) everyday at noon with my mom in her bedroom. We had just gotten done watching the animated movie Spirit (it's about a horse) and the bedroom was dark so we could go to sleep. Right about when I was about to fall asleep I saw something above my head in the air. It was speckles of something glowing with all different colors and it was making different shapes and moving. It was weird. I sat up and woke my mom up and pointed at them and said, "Look Mama! It's a Spirit!" I did not mean the horse from the movie we just watched, which is what she thought I was talking about. She laughed and went back to sleep while I watched it. It was strange but cool. I really meant a ghost when I said "spirit" but I had gotten my words mixed up.

I can remember even stranger things happening in that house. I remember when I would go to bed at night I would have the same dream over and over again. I remember at the end of the dream I would go through this giant water swirly thing (forgive me, I don't know how to describe things) and look down. And when I would hit bottom of it I would wake up suddenly on the floor! And I remembered I would always go to sleep IN MY BED. It was very weird because I would wake up kind of dizzy too. The dream had happened over a long period of time and I would always wake up in the floor in the same spot. So, one morning I wondered if my parents had been putting me in the floor while I was sleeping so I asked them. They thought it was a funny question and answered no. I was still confused though on why I woke up in the floor.

The scariest thing in that house that happened to me though was when it was nighttime and I was alone in my bedroom and my parents were both asleep (in separate rooms). I was still about 3 or 4 at this time. I was dancing and watching The Hulk on my little TV with the lights on. I was standing in front of the TV when I heard a noise. I turned to look at the door and watched it creak open a little bit. I was really scared but I just stood there to see what would happen. Suddenly, the TV turned off and started showing those black and white fuzzies. I took a step back and jumped on my bed while I looked at the door. I was freaking out. Although I was about to reach over to the door to open it, I SAW the light switch turn off and the TV turned off completely! I looked away because I was scared of what I was going to see. A couple seconds later I opened my eyes and slowly I looked over to the floor next to my bed. I saw those same speckles of color moving in shapes of animals. I specifically remember a crocodile... (I don't know if it was my imagination or not but they looked like they were really there). I was familiar with these things so I calmed down a bit but I was still scared of the dark. I walked over to the door, clinging to my bed post, watching where I stepped so I didn't step on the "animal-shaped speckles" and I then stood in front of the light switch. I turned it on, off, on, off, over, and over again, but the lights did not turn on! Then the door cracked open a little more and someone or something said something to me. I can't remember what it said, I just remember it had a very deep voice that reminded me of my dad's. So I thought it might've been my dad so I laughed and answered back saying, "AWW! Daddy, you scared me!" I ran out of my bedroom into the hallway but my dad wasn't out there. So I walked over to my dad's bedroom door which was across from mine. I tried to open his door but the DOOR WAS LOCKED so I put my ear up to the door and I could hear snoring! My dad was sleeping! Scared, I turned to look at the hallway which was really dark and I could hear something coming toward me so I ran into my mom's bedroom and got into her bed! I woke her up and told her I was scared. I slept with her every night until I turned 8...It was a very scary experience.

Later, after we moved out of the house when I was about 5, my dad and my mom shared the experiences they had at that house. My dad was alone in the house and was about to go take a shower when he heard footsteps. Very broad. Distinct. Footsteps. He thought maybe someone was in the house so went to go search the house. Nobody was in the house but him.

Every time my mom would take a picture with her camera in the house there would always be these giant, white, clear orbs. It wasn't a camera problem though. It would always show in different places too. We assumed this might've been a ghost wanted it's picture taken. And my now 11 year old Dachshund, Belle, would always bark at the walls, corners, and thin air for no given reason.

When we lived in that house, the house itself had a very negative feeling or vibe to it. My parents would always fight in that house (punches were thrown). But right after we moved out my parents stopped fighting and loved each other again.

It was later revealed that the house might've been built on an Indian burial ground. My dad said he found multiple arrowheads in the yard and the house was built near a river (which is where Indian burial grounds are usually built near). So I believe that the spirit (s) that lived on the land was an Indian and he had his burial ground disturbed and turned angry. But most of the time I don't think he was there to harm.

I still live in Tennessee but I now live in a different house and area and I live happily with my family. Sometimes I still think about that house and how the people that live there now are doing... Ask any questions and leave comments if you'd like!

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The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by yourghoststories.com. Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, Jynx49, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will read the comments and participate in the discussion.

WhiteWolf (4 stories) (147 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-02-12)
I am sorry but I do not see an experience, 3 year old's are very sensitive to electromagnetic fields which cause the feeling of being watched, touched and in high amounts hallucinations, High EMF could have also been the cause for the lights & T.V. Not working in your room by shorting out the circuit.

With the waking up on the floor when you originally fell asleep in your bed could have been you just rolling out and landing on the floor, happened to me a lot when I had night terrors but I woke up because I slept on the top bunk of a bunk bed.

Now the Indian Burial ground, I doubt it because there would a lot more problems in the house, there is a story on here about a man that messed with I believe Native American holy land who was being attacked by the spirits, Native American spirits who are not at rest can be very violent, I know I would be if someone built a house on top of my grave.

White wolf
Griff84 (5 stories) (287 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2014-02-12)
lol at zzsgranny, kick starting it there with a classic... 😁 😁
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
+2
4 years ago (2014-02-12)
*grabs Griff's hand* "Kumbaya, my lord. Kumbaya"

Crap 5050505050
Griff84 (5 stories) (287 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-12)
Now let's all join hands, and sing 😁 😁

It is interesting how much you can remember. I don't claim to remember much, just silly things like riding around on the back of our dog claiming it was a horse, and then being in floods of tears after the subsequent fall, I think I remember this because I hurt myself, and I think because this was quite traumatic for you, it has etched itself on your memory. An interesting read nonetheless. 😊
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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4 years ago (2014-02-11)
RedWolf - thank you for offering that advice. I'd like to add that both granny and my email addresses are on our profiles so if we aren't on YGS, we may be able to at least catch the email alert.
RedWolf (28 stories) (1246 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-11)
strider009
I accept your apology.
I wish to give you and the other posters a friendly piece of advice. If you don't like a comment or piece of advice unless it is abusive just ignore it. It is counter productive and doesn't help the O/P. If it is abusive the mods usually catch it but they are not on the site all day and night, so if you see an abusive comment contact the administrators and they will gladly take care of it.
Regards,
RedWolf
RedWolf (28 stories) (1246 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-11)
zzsgranny,
Thank you for stepping in and putting an end to comments that were all about how harsh they thought I was. That was very nice of you and I appreciate it greatly.
Regards
RedWolf
strider009 (13 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-11)
redwolf you are right in every regard and let me apologize for going on a tangent against you please let there be a peace between us I didn't wish to insult you and once again I'm sorry that I have
blondi (2 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-02-11)
I'm 23 now and can vividly remember things from when I was 3-4 years old as well. Not necessarily big events, but quiet moments where I was by myself and content. I can definitely understand Jynx49 remembering these many details.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
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4 years ago (2014-02-11)
Personally, I don't think RedWolf's original comment was harsh in the least. Otherwise, it would've disappeared. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and she presented it as tactfully as possible.

The fact is, there are so many stories where an "Indian burial ground" is cited as the reason for hauntings that, well, it just gets old. Granted there may be truth to this account, but if you research RedWolf's information you may find she speaks the truth, also.

Let's move on now.
RedWolf (28 stories) (1246 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-10)
strider009
My comment was not meant to hurt or belittle Jynx49. On the other hand posters are not supposed to hurt or belittle other posters. BUT it seems that nobody here had any problem doing exactly that to me.
If Jynx49 had posted that I hurt her feelings I would be the first to apologize. But she has not posted anything.
I am very open minded to other peoples stories. I have given praise on very good stories and helped people when I can. I also have read a lot of stories from teenagers that are clearly phony and other posters including mods have said that the story sound like they just want a story on here who are trying to get our reaction.
Like I said nobody had any problems doing their best to hurt and belittle me ten fold over my post.
Light_is_Sanctuary (1 stories) (6 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-02-10)
[at]RedWolf
I apologize if you think I was trying to belittle you but I was stating your comment was harsh because it was blunt and very straight to the point. But you have to also realize that I said not everyone believes others experiences and if you interpreted this wrong I simply meant that everyone sees things differently and that is something we are all entitled to. Once again I apologize if I offended you.
RedWolf (28 stories) (1246 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-10)
Jynx49
I'm sorry if I offended you. It was not my intention to belittle you. I just was going by what goes on where I live.
However the other posters did to me what they accuse me of doing to you ten fold. Strider009 you say say that our goal here is not to belittle or hurt people who post their stories. The same is true for posters you are not supposed to belittle or hurt other posters. Well to all of you job well done for doing the same to me as you accuse me of doing to the O.P. Ten fold I am entitled to my opinions just as you all are but I would not gang up on someone. I feel like the vultures have stripped me down to the bone. I'm not a hostile person quite the opposite. All I did was explain to the O.P. How things are done here. Nobody should have told me I was being harsh they should have just explained to me how things were done where they live.
Light_is_Sanctuary (1 stories) (6 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-08)
I agree that RedWolf is being harsh but we cannot expect everyone to believe others experiences.However, I agree with everyone else and I do believe that what Jynx49 experienced is true. What is interesting is the fact the apparitions you saw were animal forms. From what I know about Native American culture they used animals in many tales and representation of their beliefs.
[at]Jynx49 You mentioned that you remember clearly a crocodile and in Native American culture the crocodile/Alligator are referred to as protectors and keepers of great knowledge. They also represent birth and re-birth or the end of one thing and the start of something else in one's life. Now what is more significant to the situation you were in is the fact you calmed down and according to further research I found that the crocodile appears as a balancing force and are to remind us to cool down during emotional stress and practice regulating our breathing. I thought this was really interesting considering that you saw a crocodile and went from terrified to calm enough to move around.
babygoatpuller (4 stories) (358 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-02-07)
Being 14 years old, I don't see how it would be so hard for her to remember back 9 or 10 years. Especially when something as dramatic as this happened RedWolf. I'm 50 something and remember extremely well a tramatic event in my life when I was 4 years old. As for her home being built on an Indian burial ground, I'm certain there have been many, many, MANY burial places along the "Trail of Tears", especially in Jynx49's area.

Jynx49--Your story was a very good read and imho very believable. Thank you for sharing.
strider009 (13 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-06)
redwolf our goal is not to belittle or hurt those who post there story's

It is possible for someone to be as brave as jynx49 at age 3 due to the fact that our fear sensors and our brains in there entirety are not fully developed until roughly 27. We can feel fear to things that didn't scare us before because our brain developed.

Another thing about native american burial grounds... Many homes are built on top of them and bones in those mounds are usually not found cause no one dug deep enough. Another way that a house could of been built on burial mounds is that it was like otteer said desecrated by early settlers. And who are you to say there is no way of knowing or its not possible? Did you research the area? How do you know jynx49 didn't do research? And there is no proof that the house wasn't built on a burial mound. Every place is different and just cause its one way in long island doesn't mean its the exact same in a different state. At least try to be open minded to others and there storys.
otteer (8 stories) (398 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-06)
First of all RedWolf I think you were a little harsh. In Tenn. There were lots of burial mounds destroyed by early settlers to make way for building. It is entirely possible the land could have been cleared years ago before there were strict regulations in place (before 1900). In fact, a considerable portion of the city of Nashville has been built over an extensive Indian graveyard which lay along the valley of Lick Branch. A large number of these graves have been destroyed in the the building of North Nashville. Further up, at the mouth of the Cumberland, the same thing occurred.
In the Interior PNW... Indians were buried along the Columbia on raised platforms, these were continually desecrated by pioneers and land grabbers.
My point, a home could be built on a Indian burial ground destroyed long ago and the history (village or burial ground) of the area passed down orally, like just below my home in the Puget Sound area. (local tribes in my area transported their dead to an island however, which now has homes on them, cleared by early 20's weekend cabin builders.)
Also, what really what caught my attention was your claim that 3 year old's are not fearless...omg...you should have met my twin nephews and my cousins. Fearless. They only cried when they didn't get what they wanted or were hurt. Me, I have memories of my childhood back to 4. I remember the squishing of my pet kitten (in a door by dad) and hamster (over handling, by me) by accident when I was 2. Dramatic occurrences are remembered more easily.
So, Jnyx49,,, you have been exposed to some amazing light phenomenon, I don't blame you for wanting to sleep with mom lol especially with the disembodied voice! Since no harm came to you, maybe it was someone just letting you know they were there. As for the dreams, those are hard to figure out arn't they. I have had a few that came true so who knows. Thanks for sharing!
psychicmama (1 stories) (51 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-06)
Hello, thank you for your story. I disagree with RedWolf about toddlers. I saw lots of creepy things when I was a kid but didn't get scared. I was raised on the Mississippi and nearly drowned but wasn't scared (I still remember sinking to the bottom and my brother fishing around with his hands trying to find me). I remember thinking, "My mommy will come get me." So, you cannot judge all 3 year olds responses. They are not all the same. Thank you for sharing your memories - they are very creepy! They remind me of my early childhood and the strange things that happened at my Grandmother's house!
RedWolf (28 stories) (1246 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-05)
Jynx49
First of all you remember a lot about when you were 3 but you don't mention anything from 3 or 4 until the time you moved. Secondly no 3 year old is as brave as you are trying to claim. Toddlers cry over everything and are scared easily.
I don't want to burst your bubble but there is no proof that your house is built on an ancient indian burial ground. Quite the opposite.
If the builders found any bones they would have had to call the athorities. Building would cease. They would have a palientologist from the nearest college check the bones to tell them what type of bones they are and if it was an Native American burial ground it would be excavated and studied for years. Also many tribes lived near fresh water for fishing and hunting so they would bury their dead farther away from the water. The arrow heads found would have been either discarded because they were faulty or had been used in hunting and the arrow couldn't be found and the wood just rotted away. I know this because I live on Long Island and there were many tribes living on a 20 mile wide 119 mile long island. Which is were the name came from,it's a loose translation of what the Native Americans called it. So in short no house is built ON an ancient Indian burial ground but may be built near one.
Maraudergirl1998 (1 posts)
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4 years ago (2014-02-03)
I would understand being scared hell it scared me reading it and I'm sixteen lol.

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