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The White Lady That Haunted My Childhood


Before I start I figured I should give you a little background, the house that I've had these experiences in was newly built for our family when I was born in 1994, so no one has died in the house. Although I was told our house was built on old farm land along with 3 other houses. The farm house still stands 4 houses down from us, now renovated and has a family living in it. So maybe some of the activity stems from the land itself, but I'm not sure. All I'm sure of is the experiences I've had that have gone unexplained since I was a child.

I can't remember the specific order of the occurrences, but I'll start with the one that startled me the most. I was about 5 I think, and my neighbor was 7, we were best friends and hung out almost every day. It was probably about 5 p.m., still light out, and we always played this lame game where we would sit in my room on my bed and pull the shade down over the window so it was dark and we would try to get scared. But all we really ended up doing was talking, we were getting pretty bored so we decided we'd go downstairs and get a quick snack. Little did we know the game was about to get real, and we were going to be scared out of our wits!

We came back upstairs and I reentered my room first, I immediately felt like something was wrong and stopped dead in my tracks in the middle of my room. My friend stopped behind me, confused, "What?" she asked. Something told me to look in the corner of my room and as I did, I saw an older lady standing in the corner of my room staring straight at me. I remember she had big glasses and a long matron-like looking dress on with an apron. She was all white, and transparent. She didn't say anything or move but my friend and I sure did! We ran out of there screaming our heads off and tried to explain to my mother what we saw and of course she didn't believe us. We were still scared but extremely curious so we slowly and reluctantly came back to my room... And no one was there. No trace of her whatsoever. Also I'll add, there was absolutely nothing in the corner at that time that we could have mistook for the shape of a lady, it was an empty area of my room. I asked my friend if she saw the same thing and we both explained the same details to each other, we both still swear we saw her and I am now 18 and she is 20.

I've saw her one more time after that, it was about a year later (so I was 6ish) and I was staying up late and watching TV with my mom. I forgot I left my blankie on the landing of the stairs so I got up off the couch and walked through the hallway to the stairs and proceeded to grab my blankie off the landing. I suddenly felt like someone was watching me so I looked up to the top of my stairs, and the same lady was staring back at me. She was leaning over the railing peering at me, still white and transparent like the first time.

By this time I had a lot of smaller paranormal things happen to me through out that year, so although seeing her again startled me... I just grabbed my blankie and shook it off and came back to my mom to watch TV, without saying a word to her about it.

I got frustrated after awhile because I was constantly frightened to sleep in my room alone, I always felt she would show up out of nowhere and scare me to death. So finally one night after the feeling of being watched again, I sat up and said to the air, "I don't know what you're trying to do, or why you're here, and I'm sure you're a really nice lady and maybe you're just looking out for me... But I'm scared of you so can you try to leave me be? I'm sorry." After that, there was never a sign of her again.

I still wonder who she was and why she was there, it never made sense to me. I can never find any history on the property, so I think she was just an old farm lady who passed away from old age and felt connected to me because I was a little girl. But who knows...

I'll publish the smaller occurrences I've had in "The White Lady that Haunted My Childhood II." I was trying not to make this too lengthy!

Thanks for reading!


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akanxasingh (1 posts)
10 years ago (2013-01-31)
dunno wt 2 say about this bcause dese stuff creep me totaly... I luv redin ol this is but at nyt m nthng mre dan a coward!
I live in india wer ol dese things are vry common
I ve heard much about witchs but hardly nething about ghosts
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
10 years ago (2013-01-31)
HoneyEyedGirl: Well done for talking to the lady spirit, it is so under estimated the effects of just talking out loud as to what your feelings and intentions are.
I am assuming that this lady was connected to the land or an object as you mentioned the home itself was newly built, shame you can't find any information regarding the land etc would have been quite interesting. Thanks for sharing.

psychicmama (1 stories) (51 posts)
10 years ago (2013-01-30)
Very nice story and thank you for sharing! I always wonder why a "nice" ghost would show itself to a child and scare them! Obviously you remember it well, as does your friend! Tell us more about the white lady and if your friend was willing to spend the night with you again?

Kind regards,

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