My husband and I moved into an apartment complex located in Newton, Kansas just a few short years ago. Upon moving in things seemed to be going okay, nothing out of the ordinary-which was strange for me. We had been living in our apartment for almost a year when I had my first encounter with George [our newest roommate/addition to the family.]
I have taken a picture of the apartment complex where the two murders occurred. Everything was boarded up so you can't get in (hence the picture from the outside), but through the windows you can see that they left everything inside whether it was affected by the fire or not.
The two of us were goofing around on the couch in our living room, when suddenly I saw the back of a young man walking down the hallway toward our spare room, laundry room, and bathroom. Immediately I sat up, wide eyed and in disbelief of what I had just seen. The man, whom we now call George, was very tall, had dark hair and was wearing a red t-shirt and jeans. My husband asked what was wrong and I told him that someone was in our apartment because of how real and solid the apparition had appeared to me. [George is not the first ghost I've seen, as many have crossed paths with me, but he was the first to appear as real as I myself am in the flesh.] I was surprised by my husband's reaction after telling him this. All he said was, "you saw him too, huh?"
At first I feared George, didn't understand his presence. After gathering bits and pieces of information on the complex, I have come to enjoy his company rather than fear it.
Many years ago in the building next to ours, there was a young man that had been shot to death while walking down the stairs unwilling to fight the shooter. He died because he walked away, his shooter got off with self defense.
Since then, there has been another murder followed by an arson fire leaving the building where George resided [while still living] condemned. He hasn't left our apartment since, and has continued to make appearances.
Both cases made headlines on local news stations-such as KWCH 12 & KAKE 10, and stories were covered in the town newspaper- The Newton Kansan. [The apartment complex is the Slate Creek Apartments, which used to be the Cherry Hills Apartments.]