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The Blood Stain


It was 1975 and my uncle had just gone through a very rough divorce, he lost his home and the custody of his children. The only thing he was able to hang on to was his truck. He needed a place to stay, so he stayed at his parent's house (my grandparents). Things seemed to have been going fine for a while, he still had his job and it seemed as though he was feeling better, at least that was what his family assumed...

One night they came home from a party, Scott's truck was in the driveway, his bedroom light was on, but the house was silent. They called out for Scott, but he did not answer. They made their way to his room and made a horrific discovery... While everyone was out at a party Scott had taken his father's shotgun, placed the barrel of the gun in his mouth, pulled the trigger and blew his brains out. It was a bloody mess in the bedroom, the bed had been stained with blood and gore had splashed up on the wall behind his corpse. It was a horrible time for the family and Scott was dearly missed... Time moves on and emotional scars tend to heal over. Scott's room was remodelled and cleaned up and turned into a guest room. That is when everyone noticed something funny about the room...

A stain in the same location of where Scott's flesh splattered on the wall had formed; it was a dull colour of dried blood and had leaked through the wall paper. Disturbed, but rationalizing it was simply a stain, they attempted to fix the stain and succeeded. A few days later the stain came back, they fixed it again... A week later the stain came back, they fixed it again... Another week passed by and the stain came back, they fixed it again...

And again...

And again...

Eventually they gave up on fixing the stain. Whatever the stain was, it was refusing to go away and the family just had to deal with it. It is still in Scott's old room, a constant reminder of what happened to my late uncle Scott.

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unknown_madness (8 stories) (36 posts)
12 years ago (2012-01-30)
that's so sad. Sorry for your loss.
I think your poor uncle scott's spirit was angry that people forget about him so maybe that was his own way of communicating and reminding your family that even though he is gone, he will never leave their hearts. Rest in
ams112700 (27 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-02)
Oh my gosh I am so sorry I can't even imagine the terrible time they were going threw but I can imagine the mess!
God Bless You All ❤
KitsuneofIkana (7 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-30)
I remember similar stories that are just like this. I can't fathom having to go through that I would just be creeped out finding that stain
Codd2712 (2 stories) (15 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-03)
JarMan: I know you said it happened shortly after but blood stains can appear after things like that. I am really very sorry for your loss: (
senshiofmars (1 stories) (4 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-02)
Gosh, that really gave me the chills...:O

Just wondering, did the recurring stain look the same every time it reappeared?

I've been reading the "about me" section about you and am thinking that you might be able to answer the following question: do and can ghosts absorb light/electricity (this has been a question in my head ever since I had a mysterious encounter with something I could not identify two years ago)?
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3329 posts) mod
13 years ago (2010-12-01)
JarMan: Well then, after all that... I wonder though if your Grandparents ever moved if the stain would remain?...Just a hypothetical question we'll probably never know the answer to...It's likely very difficult for them to even go into the room...It's been a long time, and wounds do heal... But I hope I never have to experience the loss of one of my children... Just the thought hurts my heart... My heart goes out to them... ❤
JarMan (guest)
13 years ago (2010-12-01)
zzsgranny: They tried different things. At first they just removed the wall paper, then they cut a chunk of the drywall out and put a new piece in. They went as far as plastering the spot and it never worked...
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3329 posts) mod
13 years ago (2010-11-30)
JarMan: How were all the repairs made?...Was it cleaned and bleached or was the wallpaper changed, etc?...I think if it was me, I would go as far as cutting that part out of the wall entirely, and replacing the drywall! 😊...Then, if it came back, well, I'd do as your grandparents and leave it alone...

Interesting read, thank you for posting...
Fuchsia (5 stories) (64 posts)
13 years ago (2010-11-30)
That is just so tragic... So sorry for your loss... Blessed be. ❤
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
13 years ago (2010-11-30)
This is such a horribly tragic story. I am so sorry that your grandparents had to find their son like that. My husband's cousin did the same thing because the girl he was dating broke up with him. There was more to his misery but that was the straw as they say. I am thinking that stain on the bedroom wall is your uncle's way of saying that he needs to be remembered. 😢
JarMan (guest)
13 years ago (2010-11-30)
This wasn't something that happened every year, it was something that happened shortly after you attempted to repair the damage to the wall.

On a few occasions I was able to take a trip with my family to Milwaukee, I was able to witness the room.

In all honesty it appeared to be a large, rust colored stain, it could really have been anything. It was just strange and awkward that it happened to appear in the same spot most of my uncle hit the wall when he blew his brains out.
Codd2712 (2 stories) (15 posts)
13 years ago (2010-11-30)
I remember a story like that from when I was at school.

We went on a school trip and apparantly the hotel we were staying at a young girl had fallen down the stairs and died. According to the bloke telling us the story a blood stain appears every year on the anniversary of her death

Spooky 😨

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