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Unexplainable Things Happened To Me Since I Was A Child


Since I was a small child, all kinds of strange things seem to have happened in my life.

As a small child, I was playing in my room in the evening. When I looked at my bedroom window, I screamed for my mom... What I saw there was a face like the ones you see today of aliens. It had huge eyes; I remember those eyes giving me nightmares for many years. When mom came to my room she looked out the window and saw nothing. At that time we lived in Kadoka, South Dakota, close to the badlands.

At around age 15-16 my friend and I were babysitting on News Years Eve. (We lived in Sioux Falls) We knew it would be boring after the kids went to bed so we took a Ouija Board along. We asked it all kinds of questions and it would spell out answers... Kind of creepy but you know how kids like that stuff! Anyway the main thing I remember from that night is that I asked it how many kids I would have, it spelled out "one dead one"! I freaked but asked more questions... I asked what it would be... It spelled out "girl"! I also asked when she would be born and it spelled out "November 9, 1969"!

Well I had TWO kids, (remember Ouija Board said "one dead one") well in 1969 I gave birth to a baby girl who passed away four hours after birth... She was born November 9, 1969! (So actually it was right) because it said "one dead one"! I remember that night after she passed away I was on third or fourth floor at McKennan Hospital and I had the eeriest feeling that someone was watching me! This was the spookiest experience of my life! I will never forget it nor will I forget the feeling that night after my baby Cathy passed away!

When I was 39 years old and married we bought a house built in the early 1900's, in Willow Lake, South Dakota. At first everything was fine... THEN STRANGE unexplainable things started happening. Cold breezes would blow across your face, my husband said he always felt something touching his feet in bed and one night he thought it was our little grand daughter, but he got up and she was sound asleep. He also said that when he got up in middle of night to go to bathroom that the hallway was really cold. He always had the heat really high and I hated that, but at night the hallway was cold! Well he kept telling me how he felt something on his feet at night... I told him he was CRAZY because I was right next to him and I felt nothing. We changed sides in bed one night and I about freaked because it felt like fingers were moving on my feet! That freaked me out!

One night I was in that same bedroom, because I didn't want to watch what he was watching on TV. All of a sudden my dog started acting really weird, and at that same time I all of a sudden felt, like a really cold hand on my hip! I ran to the living room into my husbands lap... He said I was white as a ghost and wanted to know what was wrong!

That same bedroom... One night my husband was away trucking and all of a sudden I awoke to my two dogs growling. When I opened my eyes I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me because right in front of me, about the height of a person I saw reddish orange glowing eyes, kind of like deer eyes glow at night, but these were reddish orange! I stared and closed my eyes, reopened my eyes and it was still there. I wasn't scared because I thought it was my eyes. I would turn my head and see it out of my side vision. Finally I thought hell with this and turned the light on... Nothing there and the dogs quit growling! One thing I want to say is that this house had OLD windows which were drafty so I had totally covered the windows with insulation... Nothing could have shined in the windows!

Same house: My two small grand children were staying with me. Collin was playing with cars in middle of living room and Brooke was in the kitchen... I was in my recliner about 4 feet from Collin. All of a sudden Collin turns his head "who did that"... I said "did what Collin"... He said "somebody was tapping on my shoulder"! I told him it was probably a bug flying around the house! Later he was in front porch playing and he came running into living room and told me something was tapping his face! CREEPY!

That night I put both kids upstairs in same bed to sleep. They came running down the stairs white as a ghost! "Grandma there's a ghost right by the fan on the dresser"! (They had never heard any of what went on in the house; I kept it quiet because they were small kids). I didn't know what to say! Anyway I put Collin downstairs with Grandpa and took Brooke upstairs with me. That little girl would NOT let me turn the light off, she was scared to death! Now usually little kids feel safe with an adult but she would NOT lay down with the lights on and me there with her! We went downstairs!

I had my computer room upstairs. One of my dogs always went upstairs with me. Every night around 10:30 Buddy would go into the hallway and start growling. There was nothing shining in the window so I didn't know what he was growling at!

The next night I closed the computer room door and sure enough 10:30 he started growling at the door! This kind of freaked me out! I wondered what the hell was going on in this house!

I have a son and he and his girlfriend, the grand children's parents would NOT sleep upstairs. My son told me that his pillow was pulled from under his head! Have two adult step children who wouldn't sleep up there either! My sister and I were upstairs doing crafts one day. We had music playing. All of a sudden the music stopped and the TV went on. We ran downstairs screaming! Her husband told us it was nothing but why would that happen? I stayed with my mother for 4 years taking care of her at her home. She had ovarian cancer. I kept mom at home until the day she died. After she passed away I would be in the basement bedroom... Maybe this was my imagination, I don't know... We had played "amazing grace" and other music for her when she was dying... After she passed away I would hear music and sometimes footsteps upstairs... Made me have anxiety attacks really bad so my brother came and moved me to his farm.

I was up late one night at the farm and I heard faint music so I went downstairs since I thought Scott was awake. He had no music playing but he told me that he and others had heard it before too.

Well this has gotten to be kind of long and not sure if I told the entire story but most of it is written here.

I've told people about things especially that house and seem people don't believe me. Wish I could get a lie detector or hypnotized just to prove these things are true! Maybe hypnosis would even prove to myself what these unexplainable things were? PEOPLE ACT LIKE YOU'RE NUTS!

Sincerely, Linda Skrukrud-Thoreson

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gadget (1 stories) (7 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-27)
Wow, that is pretty scary stuff! I am so sorry you lost your baby, though. Don't worry, you are not nuts, especially if so many other people seemed to have experienced similar things in that house.
Cuddlethefear (1 stories) (14 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-27)
I believe your story and I know how it feels to have someone you can't see in your home. I have found that mostly, these presances are lonely or lost, They may even want your help in some way.

It is true that you should be careful and not antaganize these beings.

I wonder do you have any relitives that may be trying to contact you, that have passed, Or who lived in the house before you. Did anyone pass away in the room?

I would stay away from the Ouija Board as it seems to cause more problems than it solves.

You might be surprised how a apositive attude would help you.

I was always told that a disgruntled sprit (unhappy, angry) will not stay around if there is happiness. I would wish what ever it is well and ask it to leave.

Good luck be happy,
winwin (17 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-04)
Thank you TiaraAngelz, But I also hope can help tej1210, if the spirits or demons they was in your house or passing by. Try to keep quiet and a other thing I have to tell you. What ever you thing or you scare the ghosts and demons can hear you and feel you. Thing never happen to other people no body will believe in you.Don't worry just live normal don't think to much, life is just a book of storie how many 10 years we have? Today we live happy but we don't know what is happen tomorrow.Don't scare the ghosts, they last time also like us...

Thank you
TiaraAngelz (3 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-04)
That was a very amazing story, thank you for sharing your experiences. And about using the Ouija Board winwin was correct about it wouldn't be god answers, also most people say that the Ouija Board is a portal for spirits, and that they will come following whoever used the Ouija Board. Before you said your friend was playing it along side you. Have they had any strange experiences the have happened too you? Thank you for sharing your story with us.

God Bless

TiaraAngelz ❤
winwin (17 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-04)
I can believe you, if my mum was there I sure she can see the ghost or other's.But try don't play Ouija Board again, when you play this game the questions that you ask is not the god answers you, Is a spirts will answers you all the questions. Somemore is not 1 spirits is lot of them. When your luck is low or other thing. They will follow you or take away your life also can. When I was young my mum told me do not touch this game. The new come out before the young people are playing Ouija Board this game they dead as so call accident and some of them is the spirits go in to the body and kill him self after they play Ouija Board. So don't touch it again.Don't wait for unbelieve thing happen then regret.
tej1210 (1 stories) (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-04)
Thank you Watersprite! Was kind of hard to write from childhood on but hopefully I had it all in the correct time frame! Sometimes I see shadows or something out of the corner of my eyes, but nothing else since I have moved to this apartment. Unexplained things are so hard to deal with, makes you just wonder... "WHAST WAS THAT THAT HAPPENED"?
Watersprite (3 stories) (85 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-03)
What a fabulous story, and very well-written! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I assure you, people on this web site will believe you! 😆 Best wishes and God bless.

~ Watersprite ❤

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