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Memory Lane

 

The year was coming to an end, with it being late October, 2009.

This was when I was still in my first marriage, and had just moved out from our apartment. At this time, I recently had found out that I was now pregnant, with my second son.

With us having to quickly find a new place to rent, due to our lease ending at the apartment we were staying at, as well as needing the extra room for our new coming addition, I finally found a place that seemed to meet what we wanted.

I wasn't able to be too picky with what we found, as all our other choices were pretty bad (the other places I looked at before the one we settled on, were falling apart).

Our new home was directly beside a busy road, but at the beginning of a decent neighborhood, with the street name being, Memory Lane.

Before we moved in our new place, I remember not being able to shake the weird feeling I would get, when looking at our new home. It started to make me worry as to why I felt the way I did, in fear of us having to live in another haunted house. But I tried to just push my feelings aside, and be happy with our new place.

When we finally had moved in, I could feel something off in our home. I knew that my fear had to be true, and that we were not the only ones in this home. I just hoped that whoever was there, was at least not anything bad.

Not long after living there, my oldest son (who was 4 at the time) started to wake me up at night, saying that the little boy in his room wouldn't let him sleep. I remember asking him more on the details, and him telling me that this boy keeps wanting him to play with him, and won't let him sleep. Naturally that had me freaked out, that not only do we have a child spirit in our new home, but that it's trying to play with my son, to the point that it won't let him go to sleep.

I would let my son sleep with me, whenever he came to me saying this, so he was able to sleep.

After being told about this little boy, whenever I would go into my son's room, I could sense a presence in there, that would try to hide really fast, either in my son's closet, or behind a wall that stuck further out, to where you had to go all the way into the room, to fully see that area.

There were times when I would be down stairs in the living room, watching tv, and I would keep seeing something in my peripheral vision. It looked like something was running into the living room, from the bottom of the staircase, to hide behind the couch, or recliner.

I have a male friend that would stay on our couch a lot, and he would constantly talk about seeing the same thing, and referred to it like a child playing hide and seek.

I thought it was crazy how he thought it to be a child, when my son was saying how he can see a little boy.

There was also times when my son's toys would randomly go off. One in particular toy, was a big car that had a remote to steer it with. It seemed to be the toy that went off the most. It got to the point where I was tired of it going off so much, that I just put it on top of the refrigerator. Not long afterwards, one night while sitting in our living room with my then husband, and a friend, we heard something in the kitchen. We realized that it was my son's car going off, that hasn't been touched in a few days, maybe weeks (sorry, I'm not sure on the details of how long it was). Freaked out by what we're hearing, we all slowly creep into the kitchen, and see the car on the fridge, flashing lights, going off (not actually moving or driving though, just noise). The remote to the car was still turned off, as well as the switch to the car itself. Needless to say, we all were pretty unnerved by seeing that.

There were times when we had people over, and they would ask us about my son being up stairs, when to their surprise, would see that he was down stairs. Apparently some of our friends and family would see a little boy at the top of our stairs, as they came into our house, because our front door was directly in front of our stairs, where you could clearly see to the top of the stairs as you came in.

After experiencing so much activity, I asked my friend to come and see our new place, and tell me what exactly I am dealing with here. This is the friend I mentioned being a lighthouse to spirits, and is able to see and communicate with them, in one of my previous submissions on here, called "Living with a lighthouse".

When my friend came over, as she walked through our front door, she immediately looked up to the top of our stairs, saying that she saw a little boy watching her come in. She decided to go upstairs, and sit in my son's room, since it seems to be where the little boy is at the most, and she said that she can see him trying to hide in the closet. I told her that I could feel him try to hide from me, whenever I would come in there.

I asked her about the little boy, and why does it seem wherever I go, there's always something where I live. She told me that the little boy was lonely, and what she believed was that he may not have exactly had any ties to this home, but was more so attracted to me, because I'm a mother, and pregnant.

She said that she doesn't believe that everywhere I live is haunted exactly, but that I'm somehow attracting them to me.

Which I guess makes me more sensitive to the paranormal, but I'm fine with how I feel them, as having the ability to actually see and talk to them, would scare me too much.

At one point, towards the end of my pregnancy, my son had asked me where his dad just went, and I told him that he's been gone for a few hours now. He said that he saw him walk through the living room, into the hallway, as he was about to walk into the living room. For some reason, I was curious if he had actually saw his grandfather, that had passed away before I knew his dad. My son's dad, looked just like his own dad when he was his age. So I grabbed the one photo we just recently got at that time from a family member, of my husbands dad, and showed it to my son. He said that's who he saw.

I told this later to my husband, and after what all happened in our personal life while living there, he said he couldn't help but wonder if his dad visiting was a sign to him. As far as I know, that was the only time my son ever saw his grandfather.

Living in this home for me, never really felt warm, or inviting, but honestly I consider that to be because of my personal life while living there, affecting the mood. As for that bad feeling I got whenever I would look at this home, I also believe to be because of my personal life. Unfortunately while living there, I found out that I was being cheated on, and was abused to the point of our family breaking up, and since then, was never able to fix what all went wrong in that marriage, despite how much I tried.

I believe the feeling I got when I first saw this place, was because I knew it would be where my first marriage would end. That feeling of dread, and nothing but negative energy is what I had in that home.

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Twilight1011 (7 stories) (259 posts)
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8 months ago (2019-03-05)
Thank you Jubeele for the information. I'm very interested in learning about my Japanese side, and wish my Mamaw was more opened in sharing that side with us. I've heard of the Lions you mentioned. I couldn't remember if it was Japanese or Chinese culture, but for some reason, my mom has tiny ones of those. There's 2 lions, I think different from one another, but I forgot what exactly they're supposed to mean. But either way, I doubt my mom getting them had anything to do with what they mean, and probably more so got them just because.
Jubeele (18 stories) (773 posts)
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8 months ago (2019-02-12)
Hi Twilight, I came across this article about Shisa protection statues. They are of the Ryukyuan culture, from Okinawan mythology. The female, with the mouth closed, retains good spirits, while the male has the mouth open to scare off evil.
Https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/05/07/shisa-traditional-ryukyuan-statue-which-is-used-to-ward-off-evil-spirits/

They remind me of Chinese stone lions (石獅 shíshī) or "Fu dogs" guarding the outside of buildings.
Http://chinesehoroscop-e.com/astrology/chinese-guardian-lions.php

Just something for you, as a matter of interest. Take care. 😊
Twilight1011 (7 stories) (259 posts)
 
9 months ago (2019-01-30)
Thank you all for the positive comments, they're very much appreciated ❤ to AugustaM, I hate that I never really took the time to put much thought about those visions, and what could have been causing them, up until after writing about my experience. I think your opinion sounds possible, and now wonder what type of life that little boy must of had. During that time, I had way too many other things going on in my life, to where I didn't think too much on the reasons of the paranormal happenings. I'll try my best to see if I'm at least able to dig up any kind of information, as to who the little boy may have been. I do think that I am in a much better place now, than where my mind was back then. It took a long time for me to be able to believe that things were not my fault, and that I and my boy's deserved much better. Getting through that time in my life, was one of the hardest things I ever had to go through, but I'm proud of myself for staying strong, and coming out the other side of all that pain and heartache. Which is why I want other women going through similar experiences, to hear my story, and see how far I came, despite what all I had to go through. I love to give women their power back, to where they can feel that they are amazing women, and deserve to be happy. The few women I've helped, brings me such great joy in seeing how happy they are in their new life, that before talking to me, they never thought was possible to have. I do hope that the little boy was able to find peace, and will definitely be praying for him. I like to believe he helped me see my light, and I only hope that in doing so, he was able to see and go to his.
AugustaM (5 stories) (891 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-30)
Your second response, Twighlight, really made me smile. Being able to openly talk about experiences like the one you went through with your ex is the best sign of having taken your life back and being able to take that one step further and help other women is the absolute best thing you could possibly do both for yourself and for others. Thank you for helping and may the positivity and care you send out come back to you ten fold! ❤ ❤

Tragic as it is to think of, that little boy's behavior and what you experienced in that home lead me to think that he saw parallels between your life and the one he knew on earth. I get the impression he may have been abused by the father figure in his life and likely his mother was too. Perhaps she tried to shield him as you did your children -something that would have attracted him to you for protection. Maybe he sent those images to you as a way of trying to help and to warn you of things to come. It would seem as though his mother's attempts to protect him may not have been successful - as his spirit lingered on as a child, it may be that he passed at that age and if the circumstances I am leaning towards were the case, it may have been at the hands of his father or at very least, neglect. I am very glad you and your children made it out of there and have found a good life going forward!

Maybe this interaction with you and having seen his own efforts pay off as you left for good allowed him to cross over. Just in case, maybe say a few prayers for him. I am not Catholic, but I still light candles now and then for things like this - I feel like it still works and maybe that's all that matters ❤
Melda (9 stories) (1137 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-30)
Twilight - Well done. As we say in South Africa: "Life am hard, make it soft"

Regards, Melda
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (382 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-30)
Hi Twighlight,

You are a great mother and don't you ever forget that. You believe your children because you yourself have seen and felt spirits. Despite everything that has happened to you, you have put your little ones first and protected them.

You have been through so much and only you know the pain. I feel for you.

I'm sending you big hugs.

Miandra
😘 ❤ 😘
Twilight1011 (7 stories) (259 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-30)
Thank you SWS and Melda, that was definitely a very hard time in my life, that now I'm able to look back on, and see the lessons learned in it. After getting therapy for the trauma caused, it's made it much easier to talk about, and I actually have not only helped other women in similar situations like mine, but was asked at one point to talk for a support group of women in domestic violence relationships/marriages. I never really thought about those visions I use to get while living there, until I was telling my experience on here. It's crazy how I only got them while living there, and never afterwards. I can't help but wonder if the paranormal some how played a part in that. But when it comes to my kids and the paranormal side, I've made sure to let them know that I believe in it, and that they can talk about it with me. I didn't want to be that parent that refused to believe my child, when they're trying to tell you what they're experiencing.
Melda (9 stories) (1137 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-30)
Twilight - Thank you so much for your open and honest response. Thank heaven that you kicked that unsavory no-good man to the curb. You went through so much pain and I am truly happy for you that you have now found a good man to share your life with.

A few ghosties here and there? That's okay as long as you know how to deal with them. Your children have inherited this ability, so assist them and do your best to guide them.

Regards, Melda
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (382 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-29)
Hi Twighlight,

Hopefully all the horrible things you went through with your first husband will fade. You sound like you've been through so much. You are a very brave lady.

Stay strong.

Miandra
😘 ❤ 😘
Twilight1011 (7 stories) (259 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-29)
To Lady Glow, Melda and SWS, as for knowing anything really about the little boy, I unfortunately never learned who he was, or what happened to him. After moving from this home, I no longer felt his presence around me anymore, and my oldest son never saw him again. I do remember talking to previous occupants of that place, and heard that they noticed little things there, but I wasn't given much more details than that. As for your question Melda about if I believe the paranormal played a part in the end of my first marriage, I highly doubt it. If anything, I believe certain things tried to let me know the truth about my marriage. Like for instance, while staying in that home, I started to have visions of my then husband, being with other women. I never had these kinds of visions before, or after living at this place. They were like quick flashes of images put in my head, that happened even while I was awake, and walking around. I would also have vivid dreams as well, that later my then husband admitted to how crazy it was, on the accuracy of what I would see. I would question him after seeing the visions or dreams, which of course then he would deny, but as I said, later admitted to how it freaked him out that I saw and knew what he did. He is not a good person, and still to this day, is in and out of prison for constantly hurting other women. As for my oldest son now, he no longer sees anything anymore, which I believe stopped around the time he turned 7 or 8. He has told me that he does still remember living in this home, and seeing the little boy though. My second son I was pregnant with during this time, never really seemed to see anything where we've lived, but our youngest child has been talking about seeing ghost for the past year now, and she's about to turn 4 next month. Which if I remember correctly, it was around 2 to 3 year's old, when my oldest started to see things too. My first marriage was definitely a life lesson to me, as I still have to live in fear over him, but at least I've found an amazing best friend in my second husband, who has been there to pick up all the broken pieces. I really believe that moving to memory lane was a good move, despite the pain that happened there, as it opened my eyes to what was really happening around me.
Sleeping-with-steve (8 stories) (382 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-29)
Hello Twighlight,

I love your posts. This one brought a tear to my eye at the end. No one should be abused or mistreated. I'm sorry you had to go through that ordeal. No one can understand the pain you went through unless they've experienced the same thing. 😭

I wonder what happened to that poor little boy and how he died. It's very sad that he can't get to the next plain. Maybe he hides because adults scare him. Maybe he was hurt by adults and finds you safe and a mother figure like Lady-Glow said.

Keep us posted and thank you for sharing your memories with us.

Best wishes,
Miandra
😘 ❤ 😘
Melda (9 stories) (1137 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-29)
Twilight - It would seem that your son inherited your ability to tune into the supernatural with the added ability that he sees the spirits and you say you don't.

I'm very pleased that you can offer him help and support because you understand what he is experiencing. Not many of us had that understanding as children. I certainly did not.

After a number of paranormal experiences in your previous home you then moved in with your friend who you describe as a "lighthouse". Being so sensitive she must have attracted a number of entities, good and not so good. Obviously she knew how to deal with them on her level but it couldn't have been very comfortable for you, your ex and your son.

You also mentioned that you knew that this was where your marriage would end. I know this is personal so please ignore it if you would rather not reply to it. I know that negativity breeds negativity on all sorts of levels. It does not have to include the paranormal. Do you believe that the circumstances in which you found yourself, that is all the paranormal activity, was at least in part responsible for the breakdown of your marriage?

I don't ask this in idle curiosity but I have come across this theory on a number of occasions and even if you don't feel inclined to answer that question I would be very interested in the opinions of other readers.

Regards, Melda
lady-glow (11 stories) (2437 posts)
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9 months ago (2019-01-29)
Hello Twilight - this is quite interesting. What happened to the little boy's spirit? Did your friend help him to move on or did he stay in the house until you moved out, and/or he followed you to your next new house?

Funny the way the little boy would hide from you and show himself to other people, perhaps he was only trying to play with you.

Anyway, I hope both of you have found peace.

Thanks for sharing.

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