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Voice In The Dark


This happened at my fiancé's parent's house in Johannesburg, 2003. Now when they bought the house it was really dilapidated and vandalized, but it is what they love doing so slowly but surly they started fixing it up and building rooms on and so on.

Now this house to me is still very creepy even worse than when I first went in there, I don't know what it is about this house but its creepy, now I don't know how many of you have seen the movie "Rose Red" well I called this house just that because every time we went to visit there they had broken down one wall and rebuilt it in a different place so if any of you have seen the movie you will know what I mean.

That's enough history let me carry on with it. Please under stand this happened to a very close friend of mine, who never believed in ghosts and things like that... Until this happened.

Any way while waiting for my fiancé's brother to finish in the bathroom she was standing in the kitchen playing with the dog, the house was quiet, no one was around, it was a lovely summers evening so what could go wrong right? So she was playing with the dog in the kitchen when all of a sudden the dog went running to my fiancé's bed room, so my friend went after the dog scared that he needed to go out and that he would mess in the house or that my fiancé's brother was trying to scare her.

As you come around the wall near the bedroom there is just complete blackness so being a little creeped out she stood by the door and called the dog... She bent down and called "Zeus, come here boy" and with that there came a voice back from the darkness that sounded like a small child, and the voice repeated what she just said then giggled. She ran so fast to the flatlet on the other end of the house that by the time she had gotten there she was snow white and out of breath, my fiancé's brother come out of the bathroom (still soaking wet) after he herd her scream.

After a few minutes he calmed her down only for her to tell him that she didn't scream, but she did tell him about the voice in the dark. He said it was a blood curdling scream he thought some one was trying to hurt her. But still to this day she is adamant that she didn't scream.

We have told my fiancé's parents about this but they say we are talking rubbish and there is nothing to be afraid of, now I don't know if this has anything to do with what happened but a few months later the dog got spooked and jumped through a window and ran away, we have never ever found him and he was never like that, he was a lovable dog with good nature, and still we were told we are dreaming.

And he just "ran away" (know that he had never done anything like this before)

My fiancé's parents still live there and when we go visit there I still get shivers down my spine. I am also very sure that animals can feel and see things that we some times can't.

Thank you for reading my story I hope that some one can back me up on the animal part.

God bless

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Martin (602 posts) mod
12 years ago (2012-04-22)
Ok this time I'm pretty confident all the stories are fixed.
Miracles51031 (39 stories) (4999 posts) mod
12 years ago (2012-04-20)
Martin - I think you might have missed one 😉. Peter Pan is still missing most of his story LOL
rookdygin (24 stories) (4458 posts)
12 years ago (2012-04-20)
Thanks Martin...It's nice to know everything is back to 'Normal' around here... At least as 'normal' as it can get...


Martin (602 posts) mod
12 years ago (2012-04-20)
OK all stories should be fixed now (one can only hope)... The problem affected about 1% of all stories on this site, if you make the calculation, that's about 100.
Martin (602 posts) mod
12 years ago (2012-04-19)
Sorry to Casper4 for taking up space on his story for this issue. So yeah... I got more than a few stories with this problem, and I found the source of it, it is indeed something that happened when we moved to another host. I won't bore you with the details but I still have quite a bit of work ahead of me before it's fixed site wide. This is why I was trying to postpone the inevitable for so long, moving and upgrading to a new server can be a hassle. As they say... Fuuuuuuuuuuu. 😢
teneki (10 stories) (140 posts)
12 years ago (2012-04-18)
When I posted my latest, it had a lot of html code like "\n" in it. It didn't show up in the actual posting unless you mods cut them out for me, but that's another thing you might want to look into.
Martin (602 posts) mod
12 years ago (2012-04-18)
I found a common thing with problematic stories but I only got to fix about 6-7 total and I'm wondering if there were others I miss. Feel free to use the contact form if you spot others.
Fergie (40 stories) (1159 posts)
12 years ago (2012-04-18)
Hi Martin, Thank you for your reply. If you have moved to another server, that could explain quite a lot.
Casper, sorry to have used your post space, but your narrative seemed like the worst one affected, there-fore the best example to draw attention to.
I hope you can fix the situation soon Martin. Also thanks for noticing a 'gripe' from lil ol' me. 😐
Martin (602 posts) mod
12 years ago (2012-04-18)
Hi Fergie, thanks, I'll look into it. We have recently moved to another server and there are still issues apparently.
Fergie (40 stories) (1159 posts)
12 years ago (2012-04-17)
Hi Martin ~ Mods, What is happening? This is the 3rd narative that I have come across, that seems to have been cut short! Is there a GHOST IN THE MACHINE?
With all due respect, could someone let us know what is going on? I am sure other posters are getting p***ed off with their stories disappearing too!
Thanking you in anticipation. 😕
melbell (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-10-24)
ive visited my aunt many times in the year and a half and when I clean her house I hear the walls scratch. So I shrugged it off. Then one night I staid the night with my 2 month old. And I was reading in the room. And the scratching noises got louder, but I kept on reading and then I heard a disembodied voice it was a womans and it was a cackle laugh! I was scared but I rolled over and made myself fall asleep. Didn't want to show her I was scared. A few weeks later I cleaned her house. I heard unexplained noises of things being knocked over. And then my dog and I were upstairs changing the sheets on the bed when breezy ran under the bed. I heard a hiss and my dog was trying to squeeze out from underneath it. Her eyes poping out of her head she was scared! And I was too! Now everytime I go over there it targets me when I'm alone I think she is evil. Adn all this activity started happening after the owner staid over teh summer for a month. He has a very evil energy and he won't talk about his first wife... The way he treats women its like he thinks he is above them. And he is unpredictable with angry outbursts like a psycho. I think he has a secret... Like I think he murdered or tortures women in that house. The energy is so heavy and sad. Especially in the room I was in. The only wierd thing is its always hot up there never cold. But anyways ever since he showed up the activity is crazy... My aunt shruggs it off and takes sleeping pills so she doesn't care about the ghost. She doesn't like to talk about it either since she lives ther its like she is in denial. Shes convinced her brain to shut it out. I'm really sensitive to presenses since I was little since this witch haunted me she stoped when I was 5. But I will never forget her nails running up and down my back at night and I would have scratches the next morning up and down my back... Scary stuff. I would also wake up in different parts of teh house. And once down the street I was sleep walking I was only 5 years old two blocks away from my house! In the early morning hours. Once I woke up under my moms bed.
ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
15 years ago (2008-08-27)
Thank you for sharring this story with us. I realy enjoyed reading it. Animals have that special ability to sence many things. Ghost are one of them. I hope to hear from you soon and take care
Casper4 (3 stories) (11 posts)
15 years ago (2008-08-26)
Hey everyone
Thank you so much for your imput, I really appriciate all the good responce I get from you all.

The dog has never come back, we have searched everywere. I do believe that animals are more sensitive to these things, even my own dogs.

Thank you again
God Bless
whitebuffalo (guest)
15 years ago (2008-08-25)
Animals (and young children, for that matter) are highly susceptible to sight. It may be just that they are innocent, and they accept things at face value. I end to think that young children can just still remember.
If there had been something there that MAY have been Otherworldly (It did not have to be a malicious being, it COULD have been extremely benign) it very well COULD have spooked the dog into finding somewhere else to live. Many PEOPLE move out of haunted houses, why not animals too?
Thank you.
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
15 years ago (2008-08-25)
Hello Casper. Something must have truly scared your friends dog for it to run away like that. That is so sad the poor thing. My dog does sense things here and she does get my attention when she does so. I had a recent experience and if it wasn't for me noticing her expressions and daily routine, I wouldn't have acted on it. Thank you for sharing another story and take care of yourself ❤
rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
15 years ago (2008-08-24)
It's believed that changes to the structure of the house may provoke negative energy or energy in general to manifest. Although the voice you heard was that of a child, it is still possible that the renovations are what had actually caused 'the disturbance'.

Animals are sometimes more sensitive than people in capturing or sensing paranormal energy. I'm still wondering about one thing though: did the dog got spooked because it sensed or saw something more than what's familiar in the house or did it vanish because it sensed that there's some sort or 'negativity' in that presence?

If your friend has been having more experiences, she might be able to tell you the nature of them-you might be able to know exactly why the dog left.

My dogs have sensed 'something' in the air at my bar-restaurant Anima but they charged against it and did not leave my side even once. The same at my house. Whenever I go to bed, they run after me and sniff the whole place. If I try to leave them outside the door, they would scratch their way back in, so I have to wonder WHAT your friend's dog sensed.
Brownie09 (6 stories) (293 posts)
15 years ago (2008-08-22)
Hi Casper. If the girlfriend said she didn't scream than she probably didn't, but as for the dog, animals can sense what us humans can't, to me the dog seemed to stay with the child sounding ghost, but it must have been something else, especially if it caused the dog to jump through the window. Which I hope one day he'll come back. 😢
Thanks for sharing your story. 😊
FRAWIN (guest)
15 years ago (2008-08-22)
Hello Casper. The scream your fiance's brother heard could have been the girlfriend screamed and he picked it up telepathically. I know that when two people are close, it can happen. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Take Care.

Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
15 years ago (2008-08-22)
Hi Casper4. I enjoyed your story, thanks for sharing it. I really think animals are more sensitive, I'll bet Zeus saw or sensed something he didn't like and so he ran away. The spirit might have done something to him that really scared him.I'm sorry he ran away, maybe one day you'll find him. I hope so.

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