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When I was young, my family lived in what was an old farmhouse. One day, when I was about 8 years old, I was sitting by myself in the newly remodelled living room watching TV. My mom and brother were both upstairs. All of a sudden I had this feeling of being watched. It started to get rather intense, and it made me very nervous. I had felt this before in the same room, but at this moment, it was much stronger than it had been in the past. As the feeling got stronger and stronger, I got more and more nervous. I started to sweat and shake. I hugged my knees to my chest, summoned up all of my courage and asked, "Who are you?" To my surprise, I got a reply. A man's voice said my father's name as clear as a bell. My father was away from home, travelling on business, so it could not have been him, but it sounded just like him. I was, of course, completely freaked out. I ran upstairs, and tried to pretend that everything was ok. I asked my brother if he had been talking to my dad on the phone just then. That of course was not the most logical explanation, but I was a young kid and scared out of my wits. He said that he had not been talking to my dad.

From then on, I avoided that room altogether unless someone was with me. I did learn later that my father was named after his father. My grandfather died when my dad was a teenager, so I never met him. My dad was technically a "junior," but stopped using the suffix after his dad died. He didn't discuss his father with me until I was a bit older.

One possible explanation is that it was my grandfather, but I keep coming back to the idea that it was someone else, trying to mimic my father's voice.

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Anabelle (2 stories) (5 posts)
3 years ago (2014-08-20)
Sheetal-I would sometimes tell my mother about my experiences, but she never believed me. Her usual response was, "You're dreaming!" This would be her explanation even when I was wide awake at the time. My dad travelled a lot for work, so he usually wasn't home to tell. I did talk to him about some experiences that happened later, and he was rather receptive. My sister and I experienced some things together, but even so we really haven't ever talked about it. My brother and I were never very close, so we never talked about much at all. I've talked about my experiences to some friends, but overall I just hate getting that look, the, I thought you were normal, but clearly you are a wack-job, look. I tend to keep quiet about these things now, even when it comes to my family.
sheetal (6 stories) (755 posts)
3 years ago (2014-08-20)
Hi anabelle I've read your previous story and find that you've many experience in that house. I just want to ask did you ever discussed it with your family?
Anabelle (2 stories) (5 posts)
3 years ago (2014-08-19)
This was the second story that I have submitted to this site; both stories happened in the same house. There were many strange things that happened in that house, and I plan to get them written out and submitted soon. I am not entirely sure that it was just a simple, someone died here and stuck around type of thing, though. The things that happened to me here were different than what I would experience later once we moved as a family, and once I moved out on my own. It was never just some farmer walking into a wall, or objects moving on their own. It always felt like something was screwing with me. That type of atmosphereis something that I never felt again, despite having had many other paranormal experiences throughout my life.
elnoraemily (11 stories) (1051 posts)
3 years ago (2014-08-19)
Was this the only experience in the house or have you had others?

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