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From the time I was a baby to around 11 years of age, we lived in a large, old house that was built around 1900. Generations of my family before me had lived and died in that house. I was never really afraid of that thought because I figured they were my family, so they didn't have need to harm me. We had tons of antiques that my mother had collected over the years and had furnished our house with them. Now that I think back, it really was the perfect set up for ghostly encounters! Anyway, I had never really had any experiences at all until one night.

I was 6 or 7 at the time and I had awoken during the night to quietly make my way to the bathroom. To better visualize our old house for the sake of the story, we had large, heavy, wooden doors that are often seen in old houses. My bedroom door faced the attic door ac crossed the hallway. (Which always kind of creeped me out.) Anyway, I opened my bedroom door and proceeded to tip toe down the hallway. I remember this as vividly as if it just happened last week, or last night. A strong, male voice came behind me and all around me and told me matter of factly, "I see you Katie, I hear you Katie."

I can hear it in my head now as I write this. It wasn't menacing or mean sounding, it seemed like it was just letting me know. I am an only child; my parents were both asleep in the room down the hall with their door shut, as well. The voice didn't sound like my father. Needless to say I was filled with a fear that only a child can have when you are caught out of bed, sneaking around. I darted into my room and into bed without even thinking about who's the voice was. The more I came to realize that it wasn't my father, the more terrified I became. To this day I still think back on that night. I have no explanation. It's not really a huge experience or even an impressive one, but I have always wanted someone to share it with.

Maybe you can give me an idea. Could it have been one of my old relatives coming back to let me know that I was protected?

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BatBrat (1 stories) (3 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-17)
Thanks! Yeah I think I wasn't suppose to be out of bed creeping around so I think he let me know that he knew what I was doing. It worked, I went RIGHT back to bed! I remember a few odd things happening now and again from my childhood that seem more weird now than they did then. But I am confident in my belief that it was my family proving it's protection. (:
Fireflies101 (1 stories) (2 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-17)
That's a very interesting story! I think it's impressive.:)
You mentioned in your story that your family members have lived and died in the house. I think the male voice was one of your relatives, just letting you know that he was there and that he knew you were out of bed.:) I wouldn't fear the spirit too much. <3
maneater12 (15 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-15)
I think some things up with the house did any thing else happen? I think it might just be a relitive noticing that you were up when you shouldent of been so realy no harm done 😕
GhostBeliever40 (27 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-15)
Hello Batbrat, there is nothing to be scared of it is properly one of your relatives. He/she is just saying that they will always be there for you and will protect you, thank you for sharing 😁
cometlover1324 (2 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-14)
i agree with every one else. It makes sence for it to be a relative. I hope that you can put the spirit to rest. 😆
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-14)
Thanks for sharing your experience! It sounds like an ancestor was making sure you didn't wander out for a midnight snack or to get into mischief! 😆 That would have scared the daylights out of me, too!
BatBrat (1 stories) (3 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-14)
Thanks for the comments! Yes, when I think about it nowadays I'm not afraid and I feel that it was just family letting me know that I will always be watched over. It's quite a reassuring thought. (:
Serenity (1 stories) (35 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-14)
I agree it's most likely an old relative. They were probably just teasing you. Cool story. 😊
watermoon (2 stories) (54 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-14)
Hi BatBrat
I agree with caitlynann4 and LilMissEclipse97 it most likly an old relative wanting to know you and to check up on you. 😆
caitlynann4 (1 stories) (33 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-13)
Well, my grandpa is still in my grandmas house. Me and my cousins all know hes there. Even my brother and his girlfriend know. I know I'm protected by him and that's there's nothing to worry about. If anyone broke in, it wouldn't be long until they would get hit with vases, pictures, knifes from the kitchen, etc. 😳 ❤
LilMissEclipse97 (3 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-13)
This spirit is most likely, as you said, an old relative letting you know you're not alone and protected. No harm will come out of it, so don't be afraid. Good luck! 😁 ❤

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