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The Man Down The Back Stairs


When I was young I lived in Providence Rhode Island in an old colonial house that was built around the late 1800's. I and my family lived on the second floor of the 2 story building and my cousins lived on the first floor of the building. There were these stairs in the back that connected to my cousins porch.

So one night I bothered my sisters and my parents were furious cause I woke up my cousins, sisters, and my parents so they made me stay in the back were the stairs were right next to the upstairs porch. I fell asleep crying but I was woken up in the middle of the night with this figure looking at me while I was still lying there. The figure was shaped as a middle aged man and just stood on the 3rd step going down and the 27th step going up

And after I told one of my sisters about the figure, so we slept near the stairs one night and I woke up and looking for my sister I see her crying in the corner. When I asked her what's wrong, she pointed at the stairs and then when I looked I saw the figure. It was on the 1st step going down 30th step going up. After that we were frightened and ran screaming to our rooms hiding under our blankets.

I and my sister tried to tell my sister but she wouldn't believe us but when I told my Mom and Dad they told me that it's all a nightmare and I'm seeing things. But the stories from that house still haunt me until this very day. The house could have been built on war grounds or multiple people could have died in that very home I once lived in.

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Justin_9493 (11 posts)
11 years ago (2012-01-15)
Thanks for sharing your experinces. I don't have anything more to add than what's already been said. Thanks again.
Moongrim (2 stories) (871 posts)
11 years ago (2011-11-03)
What is the address for this place? After all, it could still be haunted, and tangible enough for a ghost investigation team to check out.
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
11 years ago (2011-11-03)
randyrang: This man could perhaps have fallen down the stairs and passed away perhaps, and finds you curious as to why you are in his home. This is just a theory as Devious has mentioned try to find out some history on the home and land you never know it may be documented! 😊

Thanks for sharing.

ngute80 (220 posts)
11 years ago (2011-11-02)
Just because you saw a ghost it doesn't necessarily mean that your house was built on a war ground or that people died in it. There are many reasons why people see spirits. Interesting story. Thanks for sharing
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
11 years ago (2011-11-02)
Older houses have a lot of history. I am in the process of trying to get info on a few myself. There might be something of interest in city/town hall property records if you get a chance to visit there. Thanks for sharing!

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