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A Tale Of Two Houses


When I was young my best friend lived in a house in Shillington right down the road from me and he's been my best friend since we were three. Since that time his house was always creepy to me but I will tell you exactly why. Countless nights when I would sleep over he would fall asleep down stairs and at about 2 am I would start seeing what appeared to be an old lady walking back and forth in the hallway in front of the door. I would wake him up and I'd show him but it would be gone.

I remember when we were both up watching TV in the living room and the door to the second floor started to rapidly shake we'd look at it and it would stop. As soon as we would look away it would start again that would continue for about 3 minutes.

This one's almost unbelievable. When he was sleeping he woke up in a dark room. Since his room was right above the steps and there was no doors to divide it from the open steps this was very visible. He woke up and seen someone who looked almost torn apart from what he described. The thing put its arm though the railing on the steps and said "Hey kid come here".He screamed and the thing jetted down the steps. He heard a loud bang, as if someone smashed onto the table down stairs. He wasn't the only one who heard this because his brother opened the door and ran down stairs after it. When he got down there no one was there and all doors were locked.

Now the next house is the one I live in now in Exeter, Pa. I have a few things to tell you. My mom left us this one winter and it seems like the ghost are triggered by sadness because when she left countless things happened to us. Me dad and I were playing guitar in the basement and we heard a baby crying upstairs loud enough to make us stop playing and listen. My dad heard a little boy talking also when he was sleeping and woke up to it thinking it was me and my brother only to realize it was 2 am and everyone was asleep.

One day I was messing around with my drum set. I was on the floor tuning them and at the top of my eyes I seen a pair of legs walking toward me. They were very skinny and pale. I thought it was my brother coming to talk to me. I looked up and there was nothing.

Now to the most frightening. I was sleeping one night and woke up out of a deep sleep. I was wide awake and my TV was all static. All of a sudden I heard light footsteps walk over to the TV, the TV turned off and I heard them scurry back to the closet I was terrified.

Now for the best one this was a couple nights later but this time I was alone in the house. Around 2 am I woke up out of deep sleep to see a man in my doorway. He was pretty solid except for the mid torso area, it was like smudged out. It looked like I seen him. He looked like a 40 year old man, kind of wrinkled face and as soon as I looked he stepped sideways into the hallway. I grabbed my bb gun because I thought for sure someone broke into my house because you would never think you'd actually see a ghost that close to you or in person like that.

Well that's my story tell me what you think. I'd like to hear from you and talk about your experiences too. Thanks for reading.

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ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
14 years ago (2008-10-09)
Wow that was a very scary story. You sure had a lot of acticity in both of those houses. Thank you for sharring this story with us, I hope to hear from you soon and take care
bcps (2 stories) (12 posts)
14 years ago (2008-10-07)
that actually wasn't my house it was my best friends house but I spent almost my whole life there because we were best friends and I woud stay over weeks at a time there in the summer and during school id be there right after school so I had plenty of time time see and hear what I did now I live in the sceond house I talked about in exeter but I want to get a team toegther and go talk to the current owners of the house and tell them the storys and ask them if they had experienced anything and possibly do an investigation so it you liv in pottstown its posssibe for you to join us
bcps (2 stories) (12 posts)
14 years ago (2008-10-07)
if you were living in the house the "hey kid come here " thing was not to suprizing. I mean his brother had a couple time that something like that happened like the one time he was layin the couch and he heard someone open the door and walk into the house he got up to see who it was and noticed the ded bolt was still locked and no one was home he discarded it and went back to sleep about 5 to 10 minutes after the same thing happedned he got up and went to the door... Nuthing he thought someone had to be messing with him he turned on the back porch light and no one was there see he had a backdoor with a huge dead bult on it and then you were on his back porch then you had to go through another door to actually get in the house and both those doors were locked. So he ran up stairs and went into his room locking it and he heard something run up the steps and turn thw door knob and push but it had one of the latches so it did not open fully. And another case was when he was sleepign and he woke up out of no one where and tryed to get up but it was liek his arms were being held down he pushed up and it pushed down and he felt pressure on his head so he recited his prayers and it slowy eased off of him so I mean that story wouldn't be too farfetched when you actually lived there
And we know of one person who died on the property she was walking past teh house and a speeding car went up on the curb and hit her she survived up until the ambulance got there at that point she dies on the front of the house so could explain why I seen that old lady walking
resz (3 stories) (10 posts)
14 years ago (2008-10-07)
The part about the thing telling your friend to "come here" seriously creeped me out! Are you still living in the same house? If so keep us updated if anything else happens. BTW I'm from Pottstown!
FRAWIN (guest)
14 years ago (2008-10-07)
Hello bcps. To be perfectly honest with you, when I read "Hey kid come here" I almost discarded your story. After a cup of coffee and a cigarette I took a closer look and found a story that needed telling. While I still think the "Hey kid come here" episode was more than likely a nightmare your friend was having, your encounters were very interesting. There are haunted houses, haunted items and haunted people, I would explore all avenues when searching for answers.
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Take Care.

bcps (2 stories) (12 posts)
14 years ago (2008-10-06)
schism I'm not sure to be honest the thing is like a lot of the time if I'm sad there sad like my ex broke up with me so I was sad when I was on the phone with her I would hear sobbing coming from the room next to me as for when my mom left its like the man was watching over me, but none the less even of they are watching out for me its very unsettleing that they are there and I'm terrified of them but it used to be worse its better now but like I told kim about the black figure I seen coming from the ceiling and went on a diaganal path down that was out of nowhere I wasn't ad or anything so who know but as far as I know the is 2 kids and a man that all I have seen and heard which is weird becuse when my mom left that's all there was living in the house my dad me and my brother... And I feel that to be very coincidental
Schism (44 posts)
14 years ago (2008-10-06)
The only thing scarier than the footsteps going to your TV is the fact that they actually returned to your closet!

Is it trying to scare you or does it really believe it lives in your closet?

So creepy! Sorry you have had to deal with those experiences.
bcps (2 stories) (12 posts)
14 years ago (2008-10-06)
well recently I'd say about 2 or 3 nights ago I was talking to my girlfriend on the phone and the tv was off and I was in the living room I was staring at the reflection on the tv and all of a sudden I seen what looked like a black sheet coming from the ceiling on a diaganal path into the door way where it was gone I could tell it wasn't a shadow of any kind because we have white molding in the doorway and it completely covered it as it went down what kind of experiences have you had?
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
14 years ago (2008-10-06)
It certainly sounds as if you hasve had some frightening occurances.

As far as the entities manifesting when there is sadness, this very well may be true.

There is a theory that entities require much energy to maifest. Although we may not think about it at the time, sadness and depression exert a lot of energy form people, thus making it availble for the entities usage.
Again, just a theory.

What occurances have you had happen recently?

God Bless!

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