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I Saw A Girl, But She Was A Ghost


I was visiting my family in Kerala, India. That is where I am originally from. I have lived there for periods of time and even gone to school there, but I grew up in California.

This is a completely true story.

So, I was in Kerala, my mom has three sisters and they each have 2 children, except for my mother who has 3 (Including me). My oldest Aunt's children are grown and out of the house, so that left bedrooms open for the rest of us.

My brothers shared one. My little cousins shared another and my aunt offered me the single room. My cousin's room. It was very nice. It had the plushest bed and was warm. I was excited I got to sleep there. I should mention That day earlier I was wondering about a little girl and boy I saw when I was 5, like I said, my family and I have been in and out of India for ages.

Once there where these two very poor children and I remember they were my age or a little younger. I was feeling bad that all we could give them was a few dollars. That's all my parents they had on hand. I was wondering what happened to the little girl because I remember I couldn't stop looking at her, even when I was 5 I was scared for her safety. I could remember that the little girl had long wavy hair and only had on a purple skirt and no shirt.

So at night, my brothers went their way and my mom and her sisters got ready to sleep in the living room on mats and little beds. I put my stuff in my cousin's room and got into the bed. I immediately felt completely uncomfortable.

I felt like... I didn't want to sleep in that room. I just couldn't. My stomach felt queasy the moment I touched the bed, so I told my Aunts and Mom I didn't want to sleep there and they set up a mat for me to sleep next to my mom. It was like a can of sardines and I was at the left end.

I woke up in the middle of the night with my stomach hurting. I thought maybe it was something I ate. I was kind of sleepy and I sat up. I rubbed my eyes and I saw in front of me, a woman sitting cross legged with her hands in her lap.

I wasn't scared but logically thought it was my mother. I rubbed my eyes and said "Mom my stomach really hurts." She wasn't saying anything and I was getting frustrated so I tapped her saying "Mom!" That's when my fingers went right through her.

I remember when my fingers went through her, and hit the floor. I was shocked. However, the girl sat unblinking. My eyes widened and I realized this was not my mother. For one she was very skinny, she was wearing a purple shirt and skirt, with long wavy hair.

And she had a creepy grin, not malicious, but not nice.

I've had dreams of Devi (which is a goddess in our religion) before and it didn't feel like that sweetness so I knew this is not a divine being, which of course I do believe in.

She looked younger than me, but very aged. (I was 15 at the time) Like she had been through a rough life. I quickly tapped my mother who I realized had been sleeping next to me. I shook her and said "Mom wake up! There's a girl in front of me! She's sitting right in front of me!"

My mom got up annoyed and said, "Meera, what is it?"

When she sat up she sat right in front of the ghost. I was so shocked all I could say was "Mom, there's a girl right there. She's sitting right there." I was pointing like crazy. She wasn't getting it, she was still sleepy and the ghost was behind her.

What happened next I still can remember like a movie being played.

The ghost tilted her head, she was still sitting cross legged, but like she tilted her head to the side and smiled at me, a full smile then to the other side and smiled at me, like she was playing a game. That's when I said loudly, "Mom look look! There's a girl!"

Then one of my Aunts got up, switched on the light and the girl was gone. First they thought I was hallucinating or something. But I knew I wasn't.

From thinking about that little girl I saw when I was 5, to sitting in my cousin's room and being uncomfortable, and then seeing her.

Not a coincidence. I'll tell you honestly though, I only made the little girl connection to this girl a few years later, just randomly.

Now I remember thinking what if I had been alone in a room with the door shut? I had always been slightly scared of these things, and alone...

After a day they believed me but my aunt was angry I'd say there was ghost in her home. My mom was scared and asked me if I was scared and I said no. I was shocked I really wasn't. That's probably because I wasn't alone.

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Angeld (2 stories) (4 posts)
11 years ago (2012-10-29)
Hi, I totally forgot I posted my story and I just remembered.

So I have no idea if it was the same girl or not, I just kind of assumed. I forgot about other things that happened that day that gave me the same stomach ache. Like I wouldn't go upstairs with my cousin because I got that stomach ache and I don't get stomach aches.

Anyway my mom ended up telling me that my Uncle's grandpa or someone used to practice black magic in that house. So I assume that's why there was a ghost there. I never went back to that house, not on purpose but it just never happened. Lol.
Sceptic-Ari (2 stories) (611 posts)
11 years ago (2012-09-19)
Jitters...brrrr...head tilt and a full creepy grin 😨 A very eerie story no doubt.
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-16)
Ahhhh Javelina you know what I actually noticed you dissapeared the other day and was going to ask granny where you had gone I was a bit upset about that, but good to see you are still here with us Deane. 😊

Ghostified (1 stories) (14 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-16)
Good story! So it seems like the girl you saw when you were five came back and wanted to tell you something maybe?
shadowspirit (4 stories) (122 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-16)
lol jav I know what's the point of it anyway, it doesn't need to be there

It would be rude just agreeing with someone without helping the owner of this story

She may be a spirit of a girl who died in your home, and has probably gone angry or psychotic while been there, research your houses history
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-16)
+Excuse me Angeld but I have a message for whoever is editing these stories of late.
[at] [at] [at] EDITING: Can whoever's doing it please take their finger off the backslash key? It's all over the place now, and it's unprofessional. 😐
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-16)
[at] Darkness...BOO! Sorry, couldn't help myself!
[at] Angeld: I have to agree with Darkness and Cosmogal, even though it didn't seem to creep YOU out, it did get to ME! That head turned sideways and grinning thing? That's an 8 on the creep-o-meter for me alright! Good story, love a good creeper. Thanks.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-16)
Yep, I am going to have to agree with Darkness on the creepy head tilting grin. Gives me the chills just thinking about it. 😨 Do you think that this was the ghost of the little girl you once gave money to? I ask because of the purple skirt. Maybe that same little girl only lived to be about 15 and when you came to visit she wanted to see you and say thanks for your kindness. Very interesting story, thanks for sharing it. 😊
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-15)
Angeld: The way you describe the girl tilting her head and smiling at you I find a bit unnerving. Why she chose to show herself to you I have no idea you mention that she did not have a nice smile this makes me think that this could have been something differant altogether perhaps. Hmmmm tricky!

Thanks for sharing your story.


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