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Nana's Always Watching


Last year my nana passed away in her sleep. Knowing my nana is now in a safe place gives me some kind of comfort, knowing she is always there watching me and protecting me is another. I think she's my guardian angel...

When my nana passed, we moved closer to my granddad as we lived so far away. In the new house strange things happened like voices, breezes and banging's, most not worth mentioning compared to what I like to call my "near death experience."

My bathroom was fairly big. Big enough for a teenage girl anyway. In the shower there was rather large mirror. We didn't know why someone would want a mirror in their bath tub so we had intentions to remove it. After a week in the house, I still wasn't used to the creepy bathroom. I don't know whether it was the dusty airing cupboard or the (what seemed to me) un-safe mirror. I hated going in there.

What I remember about the night it happened was my parents were at my granddads and I was home alone. In the bath room. In the shower. After about five minutes the bathroom door opened and in wafted a familiar smell. My nana's perfume. I peeked around the shower curtain, no-one was there. Before I carry on I will say that the window was open but the bathroom door opens inwards and it possibly couldn't have been a breeze as it soon shut. Well after I matched the smell to the name the hand towel rail above the toilet smashed and the airing cupboard door was repeatedly opened and slammed shut. This was too much for me. I stepped out the shower and wrapped my-self in the towel, behind me there was huge smash.

The mirror on the wall had fell and smashed in the tub leaving chips all over it. I couldn't move, paralyzed by shock at how close I could have been to death. Looking at the long shards of glass I know if I had stayed in the shower any longer than I did, I would be seriously injured or maybe not even around to tell the story. Anyway, after calling my parents, I was took to the hospital as there was little fragments of glass in my legs, ones so small that only the doctor could remove.

When ever I think about that night I can't help but think that was my nana, when I smelt her perfume I felt like the little kid again. The little kid that would sit on my nana's knee and breathe in her perfume. I'm so sure it was her. Some people reading this might think that it may have been an evil spirit that wanted us out the house, a part of me believes it could have been, however the other part of me still believes that there was a possibility my nana was watching over me and protecting me.

Call me stupid, immature or unaware, but I know what happened that night, and I have my reasons to think it was nana.

All comments, opinions and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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FrozenDream (4 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-21)
Hey fox, your story is different but if I were you id take those rusty nails out because if a spiritwas tryna harm you. It mihht make you slip and hit it, and we won't want that;D
ghostfox96 (1 stories) (25 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-14)
thanks for the comment:D
And I feel totally comfortable in the bathroom now but the fist week and a few weeks after the incident I totally hated the bathroom and generally tried to avoid it but obviously I put the feeing down to me being silly. 😉
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-14)
Hi Ghostfox69,
I totally agree with the conclusion that your nana helped and saved you from injury. The scent of her perfume during this event says it all. But a mirror that big in a shower, strange for some of us though. I'm curious to know after this whole scary scenario, how does it feel in the bathroom now? It's a very interesting story. Thanks for sharing.
ghostfox96 (1 stories) (25 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-13)
thank you for you're comment KatieChan, and the comments on this have made me think again about what I thought happened. When I think back I wonder if something bad was trying to harm me. Thank you everybody for the comments 😆
KatieChan (3 stories) (63 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-13)
I agree everybody. It's the first time that I have been here for like a long time but I do know that something was trying to get you but your friend Nana saved you from it. Plus that bathroom is weird! Who would place a mirror in the shower? I'm glad you didn't get that injurded! It could have been worse. 😨
ghostfox96 (1 stories) (25 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-13)
thank you everybody, I never really thought of it that way, it's definitely something to think about 😁.
And zzsgranny thanks for the comment and the mirror was also sercured by some kind of "U" shaped screw, one in each corner, the screws are still in the wall but very rusty. ❤
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3327 posts) mod
12 years ago (2010-08-13)
ghostfox: Wow! That was close, HUH?...I think you should ditch the "almost" thought that this was something trying to hurt you... Your Nana was there in my opinion, to keep you from getting hurt, even if it meant scaring the heck out of you to get you out of the shower...

Can I ask, how was the mirror attached to the wall?...Seems like the glue (if it was glued) they used had just lost it potentcy because of all the moisture and heat, and was ready to fall off at any time... What a crazy place to put a mirror!...I don't like to look at myself that much, thank you!... 😆

Good story, thanks for posting! ❤
matt10 (1 stories) (3 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-13)
i agree with lilady I believe that perhaps something else meant to harm you and your nana did what she could to get you out of there.
Lilady4 (7 stories) (427 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-12)
Yes, ghostfox96, it could've been your nana protecting you from something else. Maybe there was another spirit there who wanted to harm you, and your nana helped you to get out of the shower before the mirror smashed and hurt you
Love & Light, Rachel 😁
ghostfox96 (1 stories) (25 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-12)
I know, I couldn't think why someone would put it there, but either way we didn't have to take down the mirror in the end, it came down by it's self, haha;D
& thanks for letting me know what you think.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-12)
I agree with you ghostfox96 and believe it was your nana who came to protect you that night. That really was an odd place to hang a mirror. 😕 Thanks for sharing your story. Take Care 😊

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