I was very pleased when I found out that my previous story was published. It helps to know that there are other people that have experienced the same thing that I have. I have often wondered over the years why Eliese appeared to me, what was her purpose? I have also found out that she hasn't only made her presence known to me, but to my great grand mother, my grandmother, my mother and my brother as well.
My great grand mother gives this accounting. She was about nine years old when she saw Eliese. It was a cool, fall evening, the leaves were rustling above her head as she sat beneath a old, red, maple tree and was playing with her marbles. Suddenly she heard laughing and looked up to see the figure of a little blond girl running down the dirt road toward the old tobacco barn which was out in the woods. Great grandma said that she was lonely and hoped that the little girl would play with her, so she took off running after her and when she approached the edge of the woods, the girl disappeared. Great grandma told nobody about what she had seen.
My grand mother said that Eliese has been haunting the home place and the grounds surrounding it for as long as she can remember. She said that she feels her presence the strongest on the third floor of the house which is where the children's rooms were located. My grand mother also said that they found the field hand that murdered Eliese and hung him from a oak tree, down the road from the home place. She said that he haunts the property as well. I asked her how she knew this and she said that she was taking a load of laundry down the stairs when something pushed her from behind, she said that the presence was that of a man and that he was very angry.
My brother also said that he saw the figure of a man walking down the hallway and vanishing just before it got to the back door of the house. He was so shaken up about it that he mentioned it to know one, until I told him about my seeing the girl. He also said that to him, it seems that the little girl is lost, and that it sounds to him like she is crying, instead of laughing.
My mother had a encounter with her as well, when she was about seven or eight. It gets very cold in the winter time, up on the third floor it's hard for the heat to reach that high. My mother said that she was sleeping and suddenly she woke up. She saw the girl standing by the bed and she appeared to be warning my mother to cover herself back up with the quilts, my mother did it and then the girl disappeared.
Eliese is not at rest, she had her life snuffed out at such a young age by a terrible man who is not at rest either, and both of them still haunt the home place to this day.