The Southside Home Haunting
This past year I inherited my mom and dad's home. My mom passed away suddenly in August of 2014 and my dad passed September of last year. I was to continue living in the home but felt it would be a constant reminder that they were both gone so I decided to sell. Before I knew it the house was sold and I was frantically looking for a new home closer to my kids and grandkids.
To my surprise I came across a beautiful 3,000 sq. Ft., 2 story home with an oversized lot that was only about 5 minutes from my kids. It's located outside the city limits and not in a subdivision. There is acreage across from me with horses. I felt that this was an ideal place to live. It was a foreclosure so I got it at a very low price.
I moved in with my daughter and her family temporarily while the renovation was being done. On about the 5th day, as my contractor and I were going over some things, he made a comment that he thought my house was haunted and laughed. I asked him what he was talking about. He told me that for the past 3 days when he came to start work on the house, he thought someone was already there but realized it was just the radio. The only thing is, at night before locking up, he explained that he always makes sure to shut off all the lights and the radio, yet when coming back to the house, he would find the lights and radio on. I told him it was not us because we all work and hadn't had time to even go over to check on the progress. We had new locks put on and other than my son-in-law, my daughter and myself, no one had a key other than him.
A few days later, as he and his helper were working at one end of the house they both heard the front door open. They both yelled out "We're back here!" My contractor assumed it was either me or my son-in-law. A man with a deep, loud voice yelled "Adam!" (my contractor's name). Neither guy recognized the voice that yelled his name. They walked toward the living room and said "hello?". They looked throughout the entire house but found no sign of anyone.
The next evening they were finishing up in the same room when they heard the front door open again, and the sound of someone walking up the stairs; they could hear what sounded like a large man with heavy boots walk the full length of the house and up to the master bedroom. They heard what sounded like 2 people having a conversation in the room directly above where they were working. Wondering who came in, they went upstairs to check. Again, no one was in the house.
There were several evenings when Adam had to come work by himself. He did most of the work at night because he had a deadline to meet on an existing job that he started previous to this one. On the nights he had to work by himself he told me that he would get an eerie feeling that someone was watching him. One night, he called and wanted to know where Robert went (my son-in-law). I asked him what he was talking about, that I was sitting in the kitchen at my daughter's house talking to Robert at that very moment. He accused me of messing with him and I told him that I was very serious and gave my son-in-law the phone to prove to Adam that we were together. Adam immediately got his things and left. He told me the next day that he heard what sounded like Robert, walk in the front door, shut the door and walk up the stairs.
One evening, the two contractors were working on the guest bathroom located underneath the stairwell. As they were putting a new toilet in, they heard the same type footsteps walking in the hall upstairs. The younger guy jumped around the edge of the stairs to see who it was and said he saw a boot at the edge of the hall upstairs. They immediately got their tools and left. I got a call that night telling me that they wouldn't be back in the home to finish until I had the home blessed.
My daughter called our pastor the next day and he came right out. We were not in the home at the time of the blessing but our pastor told us that something had happened at the time of the blessing that has never happened before. He said that every room that had a door, when he would cast out anything that was not of God, the door would slam shut.
Everything has been fine since that day until just recently. My daughter and I have been hearing footsteps again. We hear noises that don't make sense and have a feeling that someone is looking at us. I woke up the other night to the sensation of someone tickling my foot and could not go back to sleep. My 11 year old grandson has been wanting to sleep with me at night and my 3 year old grandson will no longer go to the bathroom or to his bedroom by himself. We hear unexplainable noises like things falling in the next room over or downstairs or sounds that make us think someone is in the house, yet when we go to investigate, no one is there.
There's part of this story that I left out until now. I knew the previous owner of the home. I had even been just inside the house because she used to have a daycare at one end of the house and she watched one of my grandson's who is now 8 years old. She and I had a conversation and she told me that she was afraid to stay there at night when her kids were with their dad because she felt someone staring at her and would hear unexplainable noises. I initially gave up the idea of buying this house due to her stories telling me what had gone on in the home but the house since the house was so big and nice, I decided that it must have been her imagination. I never told the contractor about this so it wasn't just his imagination getting the best of him.
Thanks for reading.