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Young Orphans


About a year ago my mother, myself, my dog, and my two children moved into a historic neighborhood called Corn Hill. Our apartment used to be an old Victorian home and has since turned into a lower apartment and an upper apartment with an attic (which made me physically ill to go in).

The first night we were there I was lying in my room which was located in the kitchen area when all of a sudden I heard a drawer fly open. I paid no attention to it until I heard it again. I went into the kitchen and shut the drawer. As a test I opened it to see if maybe it was lose. The drawer was very hard to pull open so needless to say that freaked me out! The next night I heard little feet running around the kitchen (my kids were fast asleep).

The next day I asked my neighbor if they might have any idea who lived there before me... He told me that he didn't know of anything odd occurring in my apartment but he did tell me that there used to be an Orphanage right around my area that burned down in the early 1900's. 30 children died! I was a little unnerved as you may expect.

The next night I heard a baby crying from somewhere in my apartment (I couldn't pinpoint the location) and asked my mother if she heard it. She told me she's been hearing that baby for a while. My dog was the one that confirmed my fears...

One night I was sitting in the living room with no lights on watching TV... From where I was sitting I saw a dark small figure in the hallway... So did my dog. The hair on his back stood on end and he started barking. I couldn't take my eyes off this thing! I got up and started walking towards it when it kind of backed up and disappeared... Well long story short we moved a few months later only to relocate to a new haunted house across the street from a cemetery but that's a different story!

If anyone has similar experiences I would love to hear from ya!

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flamingschizoid (22 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-16)
i don't understand something. If a spirit is friendly, why move? I and my family lived in our apartment with a spirit for 20 years and the most we've heard it do is walk around the house. And I also think he's watching out for us in some way as well. All this to say, if you live in a house accommodated by a nice spirit just stay! Real estate these days is too d*a*m*n expensive for most people man!
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-15)
The hallway experience would have been rather frightning it could very well be connected to the orphanage but I would say its more then likely associated to the actual home, it would be great to find out about the history of the home and land.

Thanks for sharing.

Lanafairy81 (3 stories) (29 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-15)
Yannow when I hear stories such as this or see them on tv shows about hauntings I feel sad for some reason just something about children's spirits who are still here makes me feel sudden sadness and has triggered a tear or two. I can't wait to hear your new story. I remember being 10 and in Paris and me and my sister had our own hotel room next to my parents... The window to our room overlooked a very old cemetery in France. I was so scared to sleep that night.
Pjod (3 stories) (978 posts)
12 years ago (2010-09-15)
very interesting account. I suppose you moved because of the activity? Must have been very frightening... The encounter in your hall.

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