I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the day before my auntie's wedding and we were staying in my grandmother's old mansion. My cousin, who can be quite immature and silly at times said "this place is haunted!" I didn't believe her of course. Our family are strong believers of the paranormal activity in the world and I have no doubt in my mind that what I saw was a ghost.
It had been a very busy day so everyone decided to settle down and go to bed except for my grandmother who was staying up just finish off putting all the flowers together. My cousin and I were lucky enough to sleep in the biggest room of the house where we kept all the dresses. There was a French window where the bride's dress was hung up in its cover, all neat and tidy for the big day.
Anyway, I woke up in the middle of the night and saw a girl who looked like she was in her late teens. Her skin was incredibly pale, almost blue! She was wearing a short white dress and had long dark hair. My aunty had invited everyone in the village to the wedding so I assumed that it was someone trying to sneak a look at the dress beforehand. So I sat up and said "Oi! Why are you here? Did Nana let you in? You're not meant to see the dress before the wedding!" I asked her to leave but she didn't move. I suddenly felt quite nervous and didn't want to get up and usher her out of the room. So I sat there and watched her admire and stroke the bride's dress.
I fell asleep at some point and in the morning I told my cousin what had happened. The mansion was so old that they had photos and paintings of all the families that had lived there. So we went searching round the house to see if we could find anything. Eventually I found a photo of the girl in one of the lounges. It was dated in the 1800s. We were both very shocked and told our family immediately. As I said before, we all believe in ghosts, spirits, demons. So this was taken very seriously. I haven't been in that mansion since.