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The Ghost Named Mary Who Opened The Door For My Son

 

On the evening of December 27, 2008, my then 7-year-old son, Dalton, and I had come home and he got to the house before I did. While waiting on me, as was his habit, Dalton knocked on the door. Since he knew no one was home, I asked him why he was knocking on the door. He told me maybe somebody was there. I told him Jerrica (his sister) wasn't there, so there was no one home to let him in. Being Dalton, he continued to knock; not leaning on the door, just casually standing and knocking. I asked him what he would do if one of these days someone opened the door when he knocked. (This is something I ask him all the time because he always knocks on the door, even when Jerrica isn't home. No sooner did I get the last word out of my mouth than the door opened. I couldn't believe it! Dalton kind of glanced my way and just walked right in; apparently didn't think anything of it. My heart just about jumped out of my chest! I hurried to the door, rushing inside right behind him.

Once I got inside the house, I called Jerrica and asked her if she had been home; thinking that if she'd been there, maybe she didn't get the door completely shut when she left. Jerrica said she hadn't been home. I went back and checked the doorknob to make sure it was locked. It was still in the locked position. I know that I had shut the door completely closed when we left that morning because I pushed on the doorknob to make sure it was shut. That is something I was extremely conscious of doing every day. I asked Dalton to come outside and show me what he did that opened the door. I pulled the door closed. He told me he "didn't do nuthin', just knocked" and showed me how he knocked. I thought maybe he leaned on the door a little and I just didn't see him and it popped open, but when I leaned against it nothing happened. I even pushed hard and trust me; I used force, absolutely nothing. Later I thanked whoever let Dalton in.

This made me remember a few days earlier when Dalton was knocking on the door and I asked him, again, why he was knocking when no one was home. But this time he said he heard someone walking and thought maybe they'd let him in. Since I knew Jerrica wasn't home, I told him no one was there, so no one could let him in. I guess maybe I was wrong!

During the 10 months that we rented the house, we learned that the original homeowner, a woman named Mary, died in her home. It began as a 2 room log cabin that had, over the years, been added onto. I don't believe Mary ever left her home.

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Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
 
6 years ago (2012-01-01)
ghostsrtoreal - thanks for reading my story and commenting. The thought of knocking on the door and seeing if anything would happen didn't occur to me at the time. It's one of those "hindsight" moments. One of the "if I could go back and do it all over, I'd..." in this case, I'd have knocked on that door every day to see if she'd open it for me.

As many times as Dalton knocked, though, Mary only opened the door for him the one time. So who knows? But it was truly a great experience and one he and I talk about occasionally. I'm not sure it made an impact on him at all. But losing his Buzz Lightyear and then finding it, that one stays fresh in his memories. (This is part 2 of my Mary stories if you didn't read it.)

Again, thanks for taking the time to read my story and commenting.
ghostsrtoreal (1 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-12-31)
have you tried knocking on the door to see if anyone will let you in
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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6 years ago (2011-07-10)
Snoopy - spooked, shocked, surprised, stunned, scared, oh I was feeling lots of things 😨 😆 But Mary was a great ghost to share a home with and I'm glad we got to have the experiences with her that we did.

Thanks for reading my story and for commenting.
snoopy2010 (4 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-10)
hi miracles I loved your story. I can imagine the expression on your face when the door opened you must of been spooked for a while. Mary did not want your little boy to wait any longer than needed.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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6 years ago (2011-07-10)
bloodymaryboy - I'm usually very nice to people who leave comments on my stories, but your comment made absolutely no sense.

I don't believe you read my story at all, so please don't comment on my other Mary stories if you aren't going to read them. They have nothing to do with Bloody Mary.
bloodymaryboy (5 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-09)
I think it was Bloody Mary because usually they all people who die Bloody Mary so maybe just maybe
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1276 posts)
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7 years ago (2010-08-24)
Cheers mate... Yeah my drop bear... Use to swallow wallets whole... Coins and all, she was a little rippa... Bahahah ttyl.
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-24)
Aussie ahaha good to hear from you mate, I think I might have dated one of those aswell once in my life geez, hahaha hope all is well mate good to hear from you!
Shinigami0 (2 stories) (203 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-24)
Hmm, if we're on the subject of relationships between strange creatures, can I talk about my friendship with Slenderman? We have organ tea every Tuesday. XD
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1276 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-24)
Dan I don't like to talk about drop bears... I dated one in my early 20's and I am still trying to put that experience behind me... Sorry guys haven't been on here in a while, miracles I heard your call my friend... Not surprised at all by your story... They normally lock me out of my house, so at least they where letting Dalton in... How do you think I feel... Remember that movie amityville horror... Get out... If I here that I will be seeking a demonologist... And spraying my walls with holywater... Touch wood shouldn't even joke about such things...Lol.gyday dan my little matey...
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
Yeh Aussie where are you you mate? You will be the first to arrive to help me if the drop bear gets out the cage of course I will send up Cosmos loony signal but I have to wait for you all to come from America lol. 😆 I was thinking we could give it Fosters and BJJ's Baileys to drink and its first meal could be Frawins monkey for misbehaving, I don't think we have a chance in hell to catch it a Kangaroo oh wait I have a Boomerang! Hmmm 😆
FRAWIN (24 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
Autumn, it's a good thing you knew what to feed it- I was about to suggest cheap beer, pickled eggs and hot pickled sausage. That way if it got loose and we didn't see which way it went- we could track it by the smell. Oh well, that's the last time I'm listening to The Monkey 😆.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
WB, Ahhh yes ho-ho's and maybe we can throw in a couple of funny bones to help maintain a balanced drop bear personality. LOL! 😆

Why yes maam, I rocked the Mc Hammer's a little. Well actually I only had one pair, and when I put them on to go out my father took one look at me called me bozo and told me to go change. So Hammer Time was short lived for me. 😢 They might be floating around in my mom's closet I'll have to ask her. LOL 😊
whitebuffalo (guest)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
Uh, Guys? DUH, their main source of sustenance is Ho-Ho's. Dang. I am disappointed in the lot of you. I would have thought you would all do your research...

Cosmo. You said you... YOU have... ME TOO! What hue you got 'em in? That is so... Hey, HEY! Who has a pair of Beach Boy Flairs? Hate to admit it, but I myself have (mumbling under breath to self) three!

BJJ. And the BAILEY'S. DON'T forget the Baileys!

Hmmm. MY first order for the drop bear is going to be to seek out the rare wild eyed thistle deinonychosaurs. Muawawaw. The pure EVILNESS of my plan!
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
Loonies - y'all know I'm going to have to read these comments again! Aussie, where the heck are you?!
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
Hmmm now what would a drop bear diet consist of? I like the poptarts and pizza rolls and maybe some fruit roll ups too. 😊
BadJuuJuu (guest)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
LOL! Yeah if anyone handed it a Snickers the results wouldn't be pretty. I don't share. 😆
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
BadJuuJuu: Yea, I'm afraid if we tried to feed it Snickers, there may be a war! ❤
BadJuuJuu (guest)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
We feed it the blood of our enemies! Bwahahaha! No really, PopTarts and Pizza Rolls oughtta be fine.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
Sorry, I guess my last question should have been: "WHO do we feed it?" 😆 😆 😆
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
WB: LOL I like your plan, it sounds more like a military operation... Knew we could count on you ❤... (Chucky and Lucky: 😆 😆)

Now, once our mission has been accomplished, and we have procured said prize: what do we feed it?
BadJuuJuu (guest)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
I like WB's plan. It feels like a proper tactical assault on the zombie koala.
And Darkness, I'm taking my medications... And everyone else's...and washing 'em all down with a screwdriver...
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
Granny, great idea with the helicopter and sending in Chucky and the Leprechaun in to nab the bear while he is stunned. 😉

Darkness, I like the way you think. Making the drop bear do our bidding is perfect! He can be our little spy, and let us know if the wearer of robes society is planning a hit on us. 😜

WB, I don't have parachute pants, but I might be able to dig up a pair of MC Hammer pants. Will those do? 😆
whitebuffalo (guest)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
HEY!
I resemble that remark, Darkness! How DARE you! Oh wait, no need to be offended. Spoken only in truth.
Dang.
How about this guys? I am sure that in the bottom of my hope chest I have at LEAST five pair of parachute pants (oh, c'mon! YOU guys never wore them back in the day?!?), that we could fashion into makeshift parachutes.
I have a friend who is a jumper who may be able to procure a piper plane to get us up and OVER the drop bear (by the way, Marjie. I was thinking of OFFERING the screwdriver TO the mutant. Who doesn't like a fruity beverage while hiding up in trees? AND if prepared in the right way, maybe we could luck out and he will fall all on his OWN, and in his disorientation Chucky and "Lucky" can rope 'em, wrap 'em and pack 'em).
As I casually walk in with the "peace offering", BJJ can hang out the side door and get the initial shot in, while the rest of ya'll (as per Granny, there) rush in whoopin' and hollerin' to confuse the munchies right out of him.
DECOYS, my friends! DECOYS!
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-19)
Hahahaha I love it guys, I think that it is 100 percent certain that it would be chuckie and the leprechaun who will rush the drop bear when it is eventually on the ground, I don't think any of us will want to go near it.
Then we can cage it and tame it making it our friend and eventually it will do our bidding just like chuckie and the leprechaun!
Geez I just re read this we are absolutely nuts lol 😆 😆
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
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7 years ago (2010-08-18)
DARKNESS: I think you'll need a helicopter!...OOOOO here's an idea... We put BJJ in her combat gear (with all of us huddled behind her LOL), let her give the drop bear a cosmic blast of koala repellant (just enough to stun, of course), and when he drops from the branch, we all rush in with our supersoakers and blast the daylights out him... No wait, that would wake him up huh?...okay, we make Chuckie and the leprechaun rush in with a cage and grab him, then we'll blast him... Sounds like a good plan...It's so crazy, it just might work 😆 😆 😆
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
 
7 years ago (2010-08-18)
Darkness, the only think I can think of is to get the "drop" on them! Get it, huh? 😆 I'm sorry! I'm tired, sleepy and should probably be in bed.

Night all!
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-18)
Yep thought as much all of you misbehaving refusing to take your medications etc 😆 My plan is to somehow be above the drop bear in the first place how I can achieve this is yet to be discovered what are your thoughts on this?

I like the idea of the loony signal Cosmo a very handy backup indeed lol. 😁

Dan
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-08-18)
Exactly Miracles, who is Darkness kidding? Us behaving ourselves Pffffft! Not in our loony nest. LOL 😆
Yes Darkness do be very careful on your drop bear mission. If you need back up just send up the loony signal and we'll be there in a gif.

Yes, I can see BJJ in her Rambo gear with a pair of giant goggles to protect her eyes from the cosmic flash. LOL 😜
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
 
7 years ago (2010-08-18)
Cosmogal - I can just see BJJ in combat gear, can't you, holding zombie koala repellant? 😆

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