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This story will start off describing my old house. It is built on a collapsed mine and before we moved in, an old woman used to live across the road called Tilly. My little sister wasn't born but my little brother was and he would often say he was playing with the 'nice old lady'. He was about two years old then.

We would often go to the shops to get our groceries and come back to find our CD player turned on playing Robbie Williams song: Angels. This CD player was old fashioned and you were unable to skip to what ever song you wanted like nowadays CD players. Every time we got home this song would be playing at full volume and the baking of either cakes or bread could be smelled.

Later, my mom spoke to my neighbor about it and she said that there used to be a woman who lived across the road who loved children and loved to bake. My mom then decided to read more into this and asked more questions. Her name was Tilly and she died of old age I think it was. I can't remember for certain. But one day my mom went up to my little brother in his room upstairs. He was supposed to be napping but she could hear him talking to someone so she went up to see who was there.

When she walked into the room, there was a woman standing over my little brother's cot and my mom said to her: "What are you doing?" The woman then looks up and disappeared into thin air. We found out that this woman was Tilly and soon got used to her 'being around'.

I never saw her but from what I experienced she seemed a nice lady. There never were any bad experiences but we would hear my brother talk to someone and the CD player would turn on at night or be on when we got back from shopping, or the smell of baking bread. Nothing scary was caused by her and we soon got used to the idea of her being there.

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ebony1997 (1 stories) (9 posts)
11 years ago (2011-05-26)
thank you for your lovely commetns:) I never got to see her but she seemed a lovley old lady- so I heard. The encounters with ghosts that we have are never scary, just weird. Tilly seemed like a woman who was strong with a heart of gold. 😊 I'm glad we were able to experience her presence
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
11 years ago (2011-04-08)
Thank you for posting this story! I absolutely loved reading it. I would very much enjoy coming home to the smell of delicious baked goods and pleasant music. It sounds like Tilly was a wonderful person in life and has chosen to carrying on watching after people even in death. If I end up sticking around after I die, I would love to be the type of spirit that makes people feel welcome rather than frightened.
xCANDY-LOVERx (2 posts)
11 years ago (2011-04-08)
Loved the story!
Tilly seems to be the perfect grandma everyone wants to have...
Thanks for sharing! (:
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
11 years ago (2011-04-06)
Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful experience with us, This one is going straight to my favorites. Don't we all wish we would come home to the smell of baking bread and songs of angels?
❤ 😊
Sylune (1 posts)
11 years ago (2011-04-06)
Aww. I have a soft spot for old people, and Tilly just makes me want to hug her. But I'll just go through, so never mind. XD
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
11 years ago (2011-04-05)
ebony1997: It's great to read stories like this, it's like a breath of fresh air! 😊 Tilly seemed like a very kind, caring lady, your mum must have felt reassured that Tilly was watching over your little brother. And who wouldn't want to come home to the smell of something baking! I think that's great! 😁

Thanks for sharing

GiiGii (3 posts)
11 years ago (2011-04-05)
I love this story! Its not like most you read its like one of them nice and relaxing storys lol xD

Thanks for sharing!

Gina 😆 ❤
chicken-nugget22 (17 posts)
11 years ago (2011-04-04)
Good Story! At least Tilly is a kind spirit. I do wish that I can come home to the smell of cooking! Lol

Best of Wishes
aya22 (guest)
11 years ago (2011-04-04)
Thank you for posting this one, it is very endearing and she sounds like she was a very sweet, caring woman. I wish we came home to the smell of baking! ❤
taz890 (12 stories) (1380 posts)
11 years ago (2011-04-04)
hi ebony1997 what a sweet post how nice of your family to accept Tilly, it is so nice to read these kind of posts (I don't like to call them storys)
Going to copy aiafaith here and ask you to add your own experiance on here I do hope it is as nice as this one
Thanks for sharing.
aiafaith1 (guest)
11 years ago (2011-04-04)
Have you moved out of that house? I'm glad you liked her, and she didn't harm you guys. You know, thy always say that youger children are able to "see" more things on the "other side." You said, "From what I experienced." Would you like to share what you did experience in the house? 😊

Best Wishes
~Aiafaith1 ❤

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