Good Day... The story I am about to tell you happened in one of South Africa's most haunted towns Kroonstad. The town is very popular for its antique buildings which dated back to 1855. During that time the Anglo Boer War was still going on. Now in this town you can experience a lot of hauntings, but the one which I would like to share with you happened on my uncle's farm in 2004.
We went to my uncle for a weekend to help him on the farm, I enjoyed it. Farming was very nice (at that time). On my uncle's farm he had Brumane Bulls, Jersey Cows and Marino Sheep. And then he had a huge corn field.
We arrived on the farm on Friday afternoon, so the following morning being Saturday I woke up early to get ready to go to the field. And as I was making myself down to the kitchen I saw from the corner of my eye a moving shadow. I thought my mind was playing tricks on me. (All this happened at 4am. That's how early you have to be up on the farm) As I was sitting to drink my coffee again I saw that same shadow but this time it moved from the doorway towards the hallway. Being totally freaked out about this I called my mother. She came in and I told her and guess what... She told me I was dreaming... And I wasn't. When my uncle arrived in the kitchen and told me that we have to go I was really scared, being the first time to have seen these things.
As we went to the barn to milk the cows I saw someone walking into the barn with a bucket. I thought to myself to keep quiet about this maybe to my uncle will tell me I'm dreaming. As we entered the barn I started looking around for this person. But couldn't find him. Then I heard the clattering of a bucket as if it was kicked over, then a faint scream followed. Being totally freaked out about this I went to my uncle and told him the story; the shadow in the house and the person in the barn.
He then told me that I'm not dreaming and that this place is haunted ever since he can remember (he was born on the farm). He told me that in 1915 a young couple had this farm during the time of the war. While the lady's husband was fighting in the Anglo Boer War she was left at the farm with the maidens and workers. Then one morning she went to milk her cow in the barn and never returned to the house. She was shot dead by a British Soldier. Her husband came back from the war only to find out from the workers that the lady of the house never returned from the barn.
So until this day the shadow in the house is the man waiting for his wife to return from the barn with the milk. When my uncle told me the story I was feeling so sad that I almost cried.
Ever since that I never went to that farm again. Even today my uncle has that farm he calls it Farm de good hope.
Thank you for reading this story I hope that you find this story interesting.