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Phantom Footsteps


On June 23, 2008 I was working at the entrance to the Nevada City Open Air Museum in Nevada City, Montana. I am a tour guide with the Montana Heritage Commission and was taking tickets and giving information that day for the museum.

It was around 5:30 in the afternoon and I was sitting in the booth reading a book. It was pretty slow, not too many people had come through, which is typical late in the day. As I was reading, I heard someone coming toward me on the boardwalk, from inside the museum.

I put my book down to greet them when they came out. No one appeared, so I leaned over the booth to see if I could see who was there, and I didn't see anyone. I was curious, so I got up and checked the first three buildings in the museum. I found no one, so I went back to the booth a little bit mystified. Just as I began reading again, the footsteps returned, and walked right past me in front of the booth I was sitting in.

The footsteps started at the entrance/exit of the museum and stopped right at the step going up into the Music Hall. There was no body associated with these steps, just disembodied footsteps. I was a bit spooked, but not scared, since I'd heard from our curator that the same incident happened to him a few years back, but only he had been followed by the footsteps, I only experienced them walking past me at the entrance to the museum.

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ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
14 years ago (2008-07-01)
Hi Melvin and welcome. I indeed liked reading. It was simple and well written. Like Frawin said that these stories are true because some like to add things but this indeed was a great story. I hope to hear from you soon and take care
Adventure_Ms_Aqua (10 stories) (71 posts)
14 years ago (2008-06-29)
Wow! Nice story! A pleasant visit from your old curator there. πŸ˜‰

Liked the story: short, sweet... (Ok, not really sweet, but spooked), and simple. Haha. 😜
FRAWIN (guest)
14 years ago (2008-06-29)
A story that borders on boredom- a typical true ghost story that I love to hear. Thank you Melvin for sharing it with us, it was like a breath of fresh air 😁.

rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
14 years ago (2008-06-27)
That is indeed a very good story-one which was a pleasure to read!

Thanks for sharing it with us melvin 😊
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
14 years ago (2008-06-27)
Hi melvin. Thanks for sharing your experience. Your story was simple, straight forward and, I believe, told with complete honesty. I thank you for that as well. I really enjoyed reading about your phantom customers - the museum must be great, (yes, I'm going to say it), people are just dying to get in😳.Sorry, it begged to be saidπŸ˜‰.Well, all silliness aside, I enjoyed your story tremendously. Not just interesting, but to top it off, it was really well written. I have to put this story into my favorites.

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