Ever wondered how things came to the way they are? Why some places give us this eerie feeling when we pass through it. Why we meet people who give us this uncomfortable feeling even if they are not doing anything. Ever picked up money on the street or on a side walk? Lucky huh! But did you ever wonder who it belonged to and why it was lying there in the first place? History was never my thing, for me everything and anything bad from the past should be left there and should be forgotten through time. But what if you had a thing or an object that links you to an event that has happened in the past. Would you let it go, or would you be thankful that you have it.
This story took place on my grandmother's house, where I had my summer vacation. I love spending time there because there is a lot that a person can do inside and outside of her house. She has a big pool, a big flat screen T.V., tennis and basket ball court, and all the amenities you could think of that is, or should be found in your modern home. That is why the 1980's looking cabinet she had on the living room seemed a bit off or out of place. So I asked my grandmother where she got the cabinet and if it was new. She made a joke about it and told me, "it's from the 80's dear, I doubt that is new". With a smile on her face, she told me that she just passed by an antique shop two weeks ago when the cabinet caught her eyes. She thought it was pretty so she bought it.
I was having the time of my life and everything was great. I had 2 weeks vacation time and I was only on my third day. Everything was okay except for the loud thuds that kept me awake at night. I did not pay much attention to it though, because when I asked what that was, it turned out that some men were working on some renovations to the house next door. They were on a tight schedule so some of the men work even at night. And even though the sound seemed different, I just took their word for it. I didn't want to ruin my time with thinking there were ghosts in the house.
One evening I was watching a late night movie when I heard the loud thuds again. This time it seemed as if they were coming inside the house. I was worried thinking it might be someone trying to break in, so I followed the sound to have a look. The sound seemed to be coming from the living room. The weird thing was as I got closer to the sound I could hear some screeching and scratching sounds after the thuds. What I saw next was the most horrifying thing I have ever seen. No amount of scary movies or Hollywood effects could have prepared me for what I saw that night. It was an old lady soaked with blood. I thought the loud thuds were footsteps, but it turned out those were her hands banging on the floor. The scratching sounds were from her long nails as she scratched dragged herself across the room. She was crippled and couldn't walk, it also seemed as if some of her bones were out of place because some of her body parts were deformed. She was crying out for help, had no eyes and only had a blue eerie light that seemed to be coming from the back of her head, that lit her eye sockets.
I ran to the maids quarters given the fact that it was closer than where my grandmother's room was located. I woke everyone up and told them what I saw. When we came back the floor was spotless clean and nothing was there. Next day I convinced my grandmother of returning the old cabinet to the store. Upon returning the cabinet, my grandmother asked who was the previous owner. It turned out that an old woman used to own the cabinet. One day, she just disappeared. Some say she went back to the states without anyone knowing, some say she was brutally murdered, some say she was beaten to death and was stashed somewhere. "But no one actually knows what became of her", "No evidence was located, and no body was found as well." said the vendor. Neither my grandmother nor I said a word. We were speechless and couldn't figure out what to do. We just left the cabinet there and went home.
The weird thing about the story of the old lady, was that no one even bothered to investigate on her case to know the truth. Her family just tried to make some money out of her belongings and that was it. But the weirdest part of all is the people who hear this story sometimes claim that they see the old woman every now and then, asking for help, crying out, curled up inside their own cabinets.... FREAKY!