In 1986 I was divorced with two small children under the age of 4. We stayed with my sister for a year until I could afford our own place. Finally I found our dream home. It was a pretty three bedroom green and 14x70 feet with three bedrooms in it. Just right I thought for us so I bought it. This trailer was in Ypsilanti, Michigan. USA.
My children and I moved in around the end of November 1987. All seemed okay for a period of time. One weekend near the spring time of 1988 my children went to their dad's house for the weekend visit and I was there by myself I was awaken in the middle of the night with the water running full blast in the bathroom which was the room next to mine. I got up looked to see the water on and when I went to turn it off I noticed then it was on as far as it could be on. I could not figure out what made it do that. So thought nothing of the matter and went back to bed.
My sons came back home on Sunday. A few days later my oldest son Jimmy comes into the bedroom in the middle of the night telling me the water faucet was on did I forget to turn it off. I told him I did not have it on, and that I found it one night while they were gone. Which I should not of said as it frighten my son.
A week or so went by all calmed down my children were sleeping in their own rooms again when I heard my oldest son running down the hallway with his brother in tow, "mama mama we are frighten can we sleep in here". I asked them what was the matter and my oldest son Jimmy said "the water was on mama again I went to turn it off and it just turned off while I watched it" he said. After that happen my sons would not sleep in their own rooms until they were much older.
In early summer of 1988 I went to go into my son Jimmy's room and he told me to stop I would step on his friend. I looked around I didn't see anyone. I said where is your friend? He said by the door. I stepped back peered into the room I didn't see anything or feel anything. I told him okay I would not come in when his friend left let me know.
From 1988 until we moved in 1996 things that were unexplained kept happening in the trailer One night my son Jimmy was sitting in the kitchen behind me with a toy car that had a wire on it and was remote control. I took out the batteries and told him I have to get more before he could use it again. Suddenly the car started up right by my sons feet and went around and around in circles for a few times then settled down and was dead again. My son and I just looked in amazement but were not frighten.
My mom and her sister came over to watch a movie with us this was in the early 1990s. We were in the living room and all of a sudden the can opener came on it sounded as if a can was being opened only their was no one near it and we all turned around to see what was happening. My aunt asked if this happen often I told her not that, it was a first but other things have happen since the children and I were here. No one seemed frighten and we just continued watching the movie.
In late summer of 1993 my Mother passed away and I could not sleep for days after she died. I was laying in my bed wishing I could sleep, I then smelled lilacs like the perfume she use to buy from Avon for years when I was a child. I said "Mom I love you and miss you thanks for coming" after that I slept for hours. After my Mom died things in the trailer seemed to act up more often. People would walk half way down the hallway and the lights would come on when we got close to my bedroom they would go off. Some people never came back to my house after that. Sometimes I would nearly be to my bedroom and the hall lights go off and the bedroom lights would come on. I said "Ok Mom you have frighten me stop that" and the light would go back off and I felt fine.
Early in the fall of 1993 I could hear voices in the hallway, my children were in school I was the only one there in my bedroom. I stepped out into the hallway expecting to see someone there and yet seen no one. The water faucet came on full blast, I went into the bathroom and yelled "ok stop this right now I am tired of this dam water coming on all the time stop it" the water went off. And it never did come on again.
In July of 1992 this guy Camerlo came to live with my children and I. One day he came to where I worked and asked me "Why didn't you tell me your place is haunted?" I said what you talking about and he told me this: I was getting ready to take a shower. I turned off the stereo and tv I was walking down the hallway to the bathroom and I heard the stereo on so I went back to see why it was on, when I got to the living room the knob that said off was off but the stereo was on. He left the room went took his shower on his way back out of the bathroom he heard the tv on. When he got to the living room the knob was off, and the tv was on with a picture of a movie. He said he got frighten and left the house to come and tell me about it where I worked. I just laughed told him that happens and other stuff too.
In June 1996 my children and I were packing up to leave we were relocating elsewhere. I was coming up the hallway and my son Jimmy who was in the kitchen said "STOP MOM" I did and asked why, he said to me: "as I came into the kitchen to get ready to eat breakfast I seen a little old lady from the waist up floating across the living room and going down the hallway towards you and I didn't want you to walk over her". I didn't feel anything and my son said she just floated right through me. I asked him if he knew who it was he said: "I don't know how I know this actually, Mom, but I know it was grandma and she looked like she was sad we are not going to live here no more."
We had cats and when I be home alone with them, they would rare up at the end of the hallway slap at something I could not see their hair was on end, their eyes were big black saucers. This would last about a minute and then the cats would come down the hallway as if nothing had happen. I would often find my cats coward behind chairs in the morning when I got up and never could figure out what had frighten them.
The final good bye. The next morning my children and I would be moved out of the trailer and on our way to our new home far away from Ypsilanti, Michigan. That night I washed up went to stand in front of my door length mirror on the closet door. I stood their looking around thinking how much I loved living here with what ever was here living with us. What it was I had no idea yet I was only frighten a few times and what ever was in our trailer didn't ever hurt us at all. I kind of hated to leave the trailer as I knew what ever it was here would not travel with us would stay behind perhaps bother others who did live here next.
So as I was thinking of all this running through my mind and looking into my mirror, I thought I seen something from the corner of my eye, I looked to the right of me out the bedroom door which I could see easily the hallway I could not see anything, but felt there was something out there looking at me. I looked back into the mirror, looked down and when I looked back into the mirror over my left shoulder the reflection I could see was my Mom's face as if she were standing over my shoulder behind me looking into the mirror. I just kept looking it seemed like a long time I wanted to be held by her, she looked sad in the mirror I smiled she just looked the same. I turned around and there was not anyone there behind me. I looked around the room no one could the naked eye see. I looked back into the mirror she was gone forever.
We left the next day June 29, 1996. I went back for years by that trailer and always wonder if what ever was there when my children and I lived their was still lurking around doing their own thing. My son Jimmy went by last year where we lived in that trailer court. It's still there the trailer court, the trailer we lived in is no longer their however. And still I think of that haunted trailer with the memories etched into my mind where I raised my babies until teens and all that went on in there and yet we were never hurt, surprised and sometimes scared but not hurt.