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Hi everyone! I've had a few scary experiences in the past. I kind of hate talking and remembering them because then it gets my imagination working on overdrive. But I love scaring myself so anyways, here it goes. I live on Long Island and know of many scary "haunted" places. When I was younger I was always interested in ghosts, probably due to all those darn Goosebump books I read (anyone else read them?).

I've had two experiences in two homes I have lived in with my family. The first experience was when I lived in Babylon down by the water. I'm pretty sure we had a poltergeist in our home (ghosts can't move things correct?). I lived in a ranch home and the downstairs was converted into a playroom for me and my siblings. Behind the playroom was another room which was separated by a door. Back there was the boiler, a bathroom and the garage.

The door leading into the boiler room would always shake violently whenever the boiler came on. My parents said the door would shake due to the boiler running. But can the boiler make a door shake like that? I wish I was older when I lived there so I could have questioned my parents more, I was only in second grade.

My brother was very interested in ghosts as well and had me do a seance with him to bring back the spirit of John F Kennedy (ha ha!) so embarrassing I know, but he had just learned about him in school. So he and I closed all the blinds and performed what we thought was a seance which my brother ended up calling on other "spirits". I remember that the room became darker but that was about it. I think that having that seance may have "opened up" a door, because after that there were a few odd occurrences which traveled on with us to our next home.

Another embarrassing thing to have happened that I feel so silly talking about is that one night while I was sleeping, I rolled over and saw a dead animal staring at me. It looked like a dead sandy camel. So weird. I just remember freezing and slowly backing up into my wall and putting the covers over my head.

The last scary thing to happen here, my mother and I both witnessed. My mother and I were sitting on the couch and watching tv. We had one of those squeaky baby toys sitting on the tv stand. All of the sudden, something smacked the toy off of the tv stand with such force that it actually made the toy squeak. I thought that was the scariest thing that happened. And my mother told me it was the wind...

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The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, Brookie17, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will read the comments and participate in the discussion.

Brookie1205 (1 posts)
14 years ago (2008-04-15)
Hey My name is brooke too. Umm I don't think that ghosts can pick things up, if they can it probably takes a lot of energy from then, so did you have anything happen soon after that? ❤ ❤
Brookie17 (1 stories) (8 posts)
14 years ago (2008-04-11)
Hmmm little rude...I'll explain as easily as possible... I have NOT had experiences since leaving my LAST home. This story was about the FIRST home I lived in where I experienced unusual things. When I moved from the home that is referenced above into another home, things grew worse. But since I am out of the LAST home, I have not experienced anything. Soooooo, this story was about home #1 where I experienced strange things, then I moved to home #2 and things grew worse. Now I no longer live at home #2 so I have not experienced anything since. Is that clear? 😆
BCEagles25 (38 posts)
14 years ago (2008-03-13)
Yeah, the door knob shaking was definetly caused by the boiler. You can hardly argue.

The camel... I won't even comment. Problably an ridiculously weird dream... Emphasis on the ridiculous lol.

But the squeaky toy thing is a legitimate mild poltergest
Flutterofwings (13 stories) (428 posts)
14 years ago (2008-03-11)
I am a little confused about your first three sentences. Maybe it's just me
""I haven't had any experiences since leaving my last home. This story was just to tell the beginnings of the weird things in my life, once I moved they became worse""

FIrst you say I haven't had any experiences since leaving my last home, then you state, once I moved they became worse.

So when someone asked you if you have had any other experiences that was your statement.

So which was it, you did have other experiences when you moved? Or you didnt?

Can you explain that to me please?
Brookie17 (1 stories) (8 posts)
14 years ago (2008-03-10)
I haven't had any experiences since leaving my last home. This story was just to tell the beginnings of the weird things in my life, once I moved they became worse. And there was not a ouiji board used(sorry I can't spell that). I did use it later on in life. My brother and I sat there with the lights off and shades drawn and held hands. I haven't told a lot of people about these hauntings and I get really embarrassed. It's easier to do it through this site since I don't have to face anyone. So thanks for making me feel comfortable guys.
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
14 years ago (2008-03-10)
I would agree with white buffalo, although you may not have done the seance 'correctly', you may have opened yourself up to being more aware, more sensitive. What was used for this seance? I am sure if you have read a few stories on this site, you realize that using a ouijia board or preforming seances can lead to distarious consequences.

How about now? Are you having experiences recently?

Thank you for sharing your story with us!

God Bless!
FRAWIN (guest)
14 years ago (2008-03-09)
Hi Brookie17. Martin shuts down the submission in order to give himself time to catch up. He gets swamped with untelling how many stories that he has to read and evaluate. Many I am sure he has to edit for grammar and mispellings and others are probably beyond help that he discards. All this takes time, plus I am sure he has a life outside this site he has to make time for. So be patient and keep checking back. You can do what I do and write your story on wordpad and save it- that when the link is up post it.

Brookie17 (1 stories) (8 posts)
14 years ago (2008-03-09)
Hey guys! Thanks for commenting. I guess the boiler room incident can be explained. When I saw the animal I had just gone to bed, so I was laying down for about 15 minute trying to sleep and then turned over and saw it, My eyes could have been playing tricks on me but I had a night light on. And the squeaky toy was def. Hit off the t.v. Stand by something. It squeaked as it got smacked off the stand. And my t.v. Was actually on a long table and the toy wasn't on the edge so it didn't fall off. There are other incidents that have happened that I am in the process of posting, anyone know why it takes so long for a story to post? I think I waited almost a week for this to post. Thanks again.
whitebuffalo (guest)
14 years ago (2008-03-09)
Hello, Brookie17.
I would have to agree that the boiler room door shaking is an absolutely natural occurrence. I work in a school that happened in and I lived in a home that the door would actually shake enough to crack the door open.
The first spirit I ever tried to communicate with was also JFK. That may be embarrassing for you, but many of us "old timers" tried to say hello to him, Marylin Monroe, James Dean, and Elvis just to name a few.
I do think though, that when your brother and you both decided to play at the seance (I thank the Great Spirit you did not know how to START the session properly, or you may have been in a bit of trouble there.) you put a pin hole in your atmosphere, so to speak.
You opened YOURSELVES up, and in that brought a couple of lucky stragglers along for the ride. Are you still experiencing anything?
I am very interested in the answering of the questions posted by JPing. Especially about the squeaky toy. I would also be interested in whether it squeaked at the first point, where it was shoved off the telly stand, or when it smacked onto the floor.
Thank you.
JPing (guest)
14 years ago (2008-03-09)
If the door only shook when the boiler ran then, like FRAWIN said, it must have been caused by the boiler vibrating. Keep in mind that if you were only in grade two then, it would have seemed far more dramatic then it really was.

As for the dead camel you saw, is it possible that you mistook the shape of some inanimate object in the dark? I know I've done that plenty of times. It used to scare the bejesus out of me when I was younger.

When the toy was knocked off the tv stand, did it squeak as it left the stand, or when it hit the ground? This is very important. If the latter, then I would attribute it to the wind or the possibility that the doll might have been unbalanced. If the former, then I would say that it was very interesting.

I myself have had a similar experience. While watching tv late one night, a toy remote control car in a neighbouring room sprang to life and zoomed off its' shelf. I was the only one home at the time so no one could have caused it to do so. Thinking nothing of it, I returned it to the shelf and continued to watch tv. Some time later the exact same thing happened. This time I took the batteries out before putting it back, which seemed to work.

My point is that although strange, I would not in a thousand years give this a supernatural explanation. While I don't have the gadgetabobery knowledge of how such gizzmos work, my ability to come up with simple (and complex) explanations knows no bounds. In this case, I would say that the car or the remote were simply broken and that they were sending/recieving signals to each other or from some other external electrical source which caused the car to move when it shouldn't have.

Whether likely or unlikely is irrelevant. Before one can say that an encounter with the 'unusual' is a supernatural experience, they MUST first rule out ALL other possible real world explanations.

Neither I nor anyone else here can prove conclusively that your experiences have real world explanations. Only you can. Only you were there at the time. What we can do is provide you with possible explanations, which I recommend you consider.

As for your seance, I don't think you let anything out. I say so because nothing actually happened during the seance other than the room getting darker (clouds blocking the sun?). You only had two scary encounters afterwards (both of which can possibly be explained) and because I seriously doubt two persons as young as you and your brother were at the time could possibly have conducted a proper seance.

Thanks for sharing.
FRAWIN (guest)
14 years ago (2008-03-08)
Well I agree with Flutter about the seance, you could have cracked the door abit. As for the door shaking it could have been the boiler-it would depend on how hard the boiler vibrated when running. The dead camel was more than likely a bad/silly dream and the sqeaky toy-it would depend on how far it "traveled" when it fell/smacked off the TV. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Take Care.

Flutterofwings (13 stories) (428 posts)
14 years ago (2008-03-08)
Well you may have open a portal when doing the Seance, not sure what you used for this, if an ouija board or talking board. If you don't protect yourself, when doing a seance anything can and often do come out of portals.
Perhaps the entity that may be in your home, got upset or you may have an evil spirit in there, from the seance you did. They (the entities can follow you around, from place to place.)
Did the squeekie toy only do that once? Or has it been repeated many times?

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