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Haunting In Dix Hills


I was downstairs in the basement of my old home in Dix Hills, NY playing around with a close friend of mine and I got a feeling that something was watching us. Underneath the staircase that leads down to the basement was an old wine cellar with a door that had little circles punched out in the wood all over.

I stopped playing and joking as the atmosphere got very heavy and I stared at the door just feeling like something was watching us through the little holes. I asked my friend if he saw what I saw and he described exactly what I was thinking in my head. We ran up the stairs scared for our lives shut the lights and slammed the door.

I honestly feel this house was haunted because while I would try to sleep in my room I would hear loud breathing coming from somewhere inside my room and it must've been something that was big because the inhale/exhale was very long indicating very large lungs.

Also while I was just walking around I saw clear as day what seemed to be a very dark mass floating around and I blinked a couple times to make sure it wasn't just me and the thing was still there.

I also have a cat who has lived in the house even before I was born, she would often spend a lot of time in the basement and for some reason it seems like it turned her into a paranoid schizophrenic. To this day if I try to pet her she runs away like I'm trying to hurt her even though I have never done anything to indicate that I wanted to hurt the cat.

My family moved out around the time I was 7 and have since lived in many apartments and never experienced anything like when I lived there.

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swagkid (1 stories) (8 posts)
13 years ago (2011-08-20)
[at] TryToFigureItAllOut funny that you mention going back there because I went back once with my sister and her close friend and we were told off by the people that live there now just for driving past and looking. They happened to be driving in as we were going past and they literally got out of their car and told us we were not welcome anywhere near there, this was strange to me because we don't look like people that are trying to cause harm and it was really surprising the way they reacted, even after we explained we were the previous owners and just wanted to see it for old times sake.
TryToFigureItAllOut (12 stories) (3 posts)
13 years ago (2011-08-19)
This sounds like a really interesting story and maybe when you're older you can go back to the house and investigate this further. I also live in Dix Hills!
TerriLewis123 (1 stories) (93 posts)
13 years ago (2011-08-19)
Hello Swagkid, I enjoyed your story. I feel bad for your cat though. Perhaps in time in a nice environment she will relax. My friend told me once that she had been heavily listening to really dark music & she saw or dreamed of a black mass like what you described. She sensed that this mass was evil & she stopped listening to that music. I've had similar strange experiences, like the breathing in your room. And I do pay attention to my cats behavior when I hear something strange. At the risk of your wrath, perhaps if your cat is suffering too much you might want to have her put to sleep. Thank you.
DragonStorm80 (1 stories) (440 posts)
13 years ago (2011-08-19)
It's a shame you moved from this place, you really could have got into the history of that house and possibly figured out what or who was behind the strange happening that you experienced in that house.

As for the cat, I agree with the other views that all cats can get a bit schitzy no matter the circumstance, I have a cat that lived accross the road in my neighbours tree for a month and would only come down when I put the food down in the car port for her! Let alone letting people touch her, she lies inside now, I use this as an example to show you that cats can act oddly when no paranormal events are present.

Did anything else happen to you while you were in this house?
swagkid (1 stories) (8 posts)
13 years ago (2011-08-18)
[at] Moongrim I thought that there was someone watching us through the door from inside the cellar, when I asked if he saw what I saw he said "like there's someone watching us from inside there".
Moongrim (2 stories) (871 posts)
13 years ago (2011-08-18)
So what exactly is it that you two 'imagined' it to be? Cats, also get jumpy over anything.
bacchaegrl (506 posts)
13 years ago (2011-08-18)
I don't doubt that you saw something. However, cats are weird creatures. My cats like to run around the house like they are chasing something, but I know in my heart that they aren't chasing anything, and nothing paranormal is going on. It is said that animals are more sensitive to spirits, but I wouldn't take clues from your cat. I believe, and this is just my opinion, that you should go with your own thoughts and feelings as to what is in your house.

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