This past weekend, 6 and 7 October 2012, my best friend (I am not using their real names) Elaine, and her husband Tim and their kids came to visit me. Tim has been able to see and commune with the dead since he was a little boy. He says it wrings him out physically and emotionally and he feels it is more a burden than a blessing, but when they speak to him, he cannot ignore them.
Given the information I gave about The Overlook in my first story, I just had to ask him about the house. See if he knew anything about it. The moment you start telling him about a ghostly experience, he can describe the layout of the house you're talking about and tell you the events that led up to the death of whoever is haunting the house. It is incredible to experience, especially considering he has never been to the places he describes.
The moment I mentioned the woman in the tub, he said, "she was already dead when she was put in there". Then he proceeded to tell me what had happened. Apparently, this was a case of an affair gone wrong. The husband suspected his wife of having an affair, but never had real proof. On this fateful day, he arrived home to find an unknown vehicle in the driveway of his house. He pulled out of the driveway and waited down the street until the man in question left. As soon as he was gone from view, he went home, furious. He grabbed his wife the moment he entered the house and hauled her to the bathroom where the shower was located. He tied a rope around her neck and fixed it to the showerhead. Convinced he would succeed in killing his wife this way, he left the bathroom.
She, however, fought against the rope and managed to get her toes onto the little step leading into the shower. Somehow, she managed to get the rope free from the showerhead, but not from around her neck. She stumbled out of the bathroom and when she got into the passageway, she was battling to breathe, her throat constricted because of the rope. She fell forward, hitting her hand against the wall, and, trying to escape from him, crawled into the storeroom. (It just so happened to be the room I was sleeping in when we lived there). Her thought was that she could get in between the boxes and other things in the room and maybe hide from her husband. However, he found her and managed to strangle her to death right there in the room.
He then proceeded to take her body into their bedroom, where he laid her in the bathtub. He had killed their infant child as well, though Tim got emotional regarding that part and did not want to divulge too much information, saying that the father took the baby's body and wrapped it in black bags and literally threw the body into the bottom shelf of his closet. How anyone could to that to a child is beyond me. Finally, he went to the bar, sat down behind it, smoked a cigarette and then shot himself.
The wife's lover was the person to find the bodies. According to Tim, the man has been in and out of mental hospitals since then, and has tried a few times to commit suicide, but has not succeeded as yet.
As for the granny in the tub, I am now wondering if she may have died coincidentally in the same tub that the woman's body had been found in, or if something more paranormal had led to her death there.