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Active Childhood House, Still Going Strong


I grew up in an active house (I'm not a fan of the term haunted, probably because of the negative feedback after sharing with others). Many times the experiences happened to my mother and father. I've heard plenty from my parents, but also conversations where they didn't know I was eavesdropping. I remember a few times waking up for no reason in the middle of the night and hearing my parents talk about the strange phenomenons.

One night, I woke up (I was about 7-8 years old) and after a few minutes of silence, heard my mother say to my father "Are you breathing on me?" After a few beats, my father said "I'm facing the other way". I could hear the trepidation in my father's voice. After a few beats, my mother responded "Oh." It was awhile before I fell asleep. I knew what they were talking about. My mother had nicknamed our spirit "George" (I have no idea why).

Another night, same circumstances; My mother said "John, did you hear that?" My father, "Yea, what the hell was that?" My mother said "It sounded like it said Jesus." My father said it sounded like it came from across the room. My mother agreed, saying it "It started from across the room and got louder as it got closer, then died out as it went past." Nothing after that. Total silence. Not much sleep after that either.

I must add, it was common to hear footsteps emanating from my parents' bedroom. Night or day, it didn't matter. I remember coming home from school as a teenager and being the only one home before my younger brothers arrived. I would be watching TV, enjoying my freedom for a short time, and would hear those heavy footsteps crossing back and forth above the living room. I would mute the TV thinking it was the show, only to have the footsteps continue. Many times, I would run outside and sit on the porch, waiting for my brothers. It seemed more tolerable when you weren't alone.

A few times, I became aggravated and would shout "Cut it out! Stop doing that!" and the steps would immediately stop. I have many more experiences to share, but thought I'd start somewhere. As a side note, my mother passed away 17 years ago, my father and brothers still live there. The activity still continues to this day. "George" is still going strong.

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CrimsonTopaz (1 stories) (239 posts)
3 years ago (2021-04-22)
Heya Curious Dee,
I used to eavesdrop on my parents too. They used to get the OB out often and do seances. Those were great times to eavesdrop.
Hopefully George isn't bothering you any more.
Faye 👵
CuriousDee (8 stories) (631 posts)
6 years ago (2018-02-23)
Anno - My youngest brother hates talking about it. He tries to ignore it and will walk away if something is brought up. My other brother seems to be especially sensitive; He has had the most experiences since my mother passed away. It's almost as if he's a target. He has had a water bottle thrown across the room at him, scratched once, hears several different voices, etc.

My father is hard of hearing so he only notices if something loud happens; Pictures come off the wall, faucets turn on full blast, TV turns on at full volume, etc.

All three have seen what we call George as a shadow figure. That's the worst.
Anno_Domini (3 stories) (167 posts)
6 years ago (2018-02-23)
Hi CuriousDee, what do your father and brothers say about their experiences?
CuriousDee (8 stories) (631 posts)
6 years ago (2018-02-22)
Sorry, forgot to mention; Yes, my brother have had experiences (and still do). We all have. Even family and friends visiting have experienced "George", which is strangely validating.

Jubeele; A cemetery? Yikes! That's crazy!
CuriousDee (8 stories) (631 posts)
6 years ago (2018-02-22)
I have lots of stories, but not much history of the house. We know it was used as a sort of gathering place for people in the mid to late 1800's. People would come in horse drawn wagons to share food, gossip and prayers. In about 1920, it burned down and was rebuilt. After that, 2 owners passed away; one at the end of the driveway, hit by a car, one at the corner in a car accident. The house is in the country, no close neighbors. The driveway is 800 feet long. It's definitely in the boonies Lol

Around 1970, it was rented to a large family and was quite run down. They moved out and my parents bought it in 1984. It had been abandoned for quite some time; no windows, basement filled with solid ice, walls and floors torn up, etc. Needless to say, they got it cheap. We lived their while renovating, moving from room to room as they were finished. We had to use an outhouse at the time too, even in the middle of winter.

Obviously, this kicked up the activity. Going through this post I realize how crazy it all sounds. No wonder that house is "active"! It sounds like a TV episode on one of those haunted shows. I will try to post another story soon!
AugustaM (7 stories) (996 posts)
6 years ago (2018-02-22)
I agree with Jubeele - it would be very interesting to learn of the history of the house and the land it sits on. Seems as though something must have gone on.

Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to what more you have to share!
Jubeele (26 stories) (898 posts)
6 years ago (2018-02-22)
Hi CuriousDee, "active" is certainly an apt description. Your childhood home sounds interesting. Did you ever learn anything about its history? Only recently I found out that mine was built over a cemetery - and Mum still lives there! 😨

Did your brothers have any experiences as well? I was the only one in the family to 'sense' strange things, but thankfully my parents believed me and burnt frankincense to cleanse the place.

Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences. Thanks for sharing. 😊

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