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They Live In A Haunted Neighborhood. There's A Ghost In My Home.

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Drawing of Old House

Drawing of Old House

Another Old House.

Another Old House.

The Ghost In The House.

We have friends who bought an old house built in 1876. It’s a beauty and in pretty good shape. It has one big problem this house is haunted. There are ghosts. They’re not sure how many. This is a true story.

My husband and I have slept there and never noticed a thing. We didn't see anything and we didn't hear anything. They’re a nice couple with children. They don’t want the kids scared of the house. The lady of the house said her house is haunted. The ghost would be Mr. Jones the former owner and builder of the house. Mr. Jones and his wife died in the home. This is Mr. Jones in the drawing.

The Shadow In The Kitchen

At times when she was at work and the kids were in school. Her husband would hear noise in the house and go looking to see who was home but find nothing. They have pets and sometimes you just don’t know what the pets are doing and a noise could always be the pets. Old houses seem to make noises all on their own. The dog would growl at nothing.

One evening she was on the deck with a neighbor and the light was on in the kitchen shining out over the deck. They saw a large shadow go over the deck. The neighbor asks who was in her house. When she explained no one was home they decide to investigate. They went to the front door which she had locked. They checked the house and couldn't find anyone.


Daughter On The Stairs

One evening her daughter got up to go to the bathroom. When she noticed someone in the bathroom (thinking it was her mom). She went downstairs to the other bathroom. When she came back up she realized it had not been her Mom. The next day she said, “Mom I have something to tell you and I don’t want to talk about it again because it scares me.”

She proceeded to tell her about the bathroom. Her Mom let her know she had not been in the bathroom and it couldn't have been anyone else because no one else was home. Her daughter also told her about going down the stairs. She felt someone else coming up the stairs and rubbing against her shoulder. She couldn't see this person but could feel it.

Back Yard Where Ghost Crawled

Back Yard Where Ghost Crawled

Crawling Ghost

Crawling Ghost

Dorothy Doors

Dorothy Doors

The Backyard and The Dorothy Doors.

They have two doors that go into the basement and they call them Dorothy doors. The doors named after the Wizard of Oz. One night she and her husband were standing outside by the garage. She was looking over his shoulder into the backyard. He said he saw her eyes get big and saw the complete shock on her face. When he ask her what was wrong she told him she had seen a ghost. The low block wall just behind the patio table in the picture to the right, that's where the ghost came from. He crawled from behind the block fence crossed the yard and went into the closed locked Dorothy doors.

She said the ghost bent low and had a bright white shine. He was young. Her husband went in the house and checked all around and found nothing. She said until she saw this ghost she had always thought it would be the old man. Now she doesn't know what to think. They’re trying to keep this last incident a secret from the kids. They love their home and don’t want to move. If the ghost problem got bad and started to upset the kids they may have to move.

She said it seemed this ghost was trying to hide by crawling low and maybe not realizing his body let off a white glow.


All The Work In The Home

They have worked hard on this house remodeled fix anything that was wrong with it. They don't want to move.

I have done a little investigating on the house. I found the family on Ancestry. They had two children a boy and a girl. The boy was still living with them when he was 38. The man in the picture was the owner and was a telegraph operator and station worker for the railroad. If we look out the back window of the house we can see the lights flashing when the train is coming. Could this ghost be from the first family that lived in the house or from somewhere else? The house is old it has had many families live in it. It could be anyone from those families or someone who may have been killed in that area. Maybe someone died on the railroad tracks. My investigating has not come up with much information about who it could be.

I guess we will never know. Would you want to live in an old ghost house?

My worry is that the ghost in this house may get mean. I don't know about anyone else, but I would be afraid of a ghost that actually shows itself. I think something like this could be evil.

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I have to tell you how this story came out right at Halloween. We had our 50th wedding anniversary at the beginning of Oct. We went to dinner with family and a few friends. While we were all sitting around the table she told us what had happened and how scared she was. When I heard the story I thought it would be a good story for HubPages. There is more I could tell you, but they don't want anyone to know where the house is.

The old house across from our friend's house. It was once there now gone.

The old house across from our friend's house. It was once there now gone.

Unknown Old House.

They recently found out something that they never knew. There had always been a church parking lot across the street from their house. They never realized at one time there had been a house right across from their home. They tore it down to make way for the parking lot. Makes a person wonder are the ghost from the old house which was once across the street. The ghost can't find their old home and just came across the street to my friend's house. Guess we will never know. The picture is of the old house that use to be in the parking lot.

Last week she took her daughter to the doctor for a sore throat. The nurse said, “Oh you live 124 Grant the neighborhood where the active goes on. My friend asks her what she meant and she told her the neighborhood is where all the ghosts are. The whole neighborhood has had problems with ghosts for years. Her little girl right away said she had seen a ghost in their house.

My friend said if she had known about the neighborhood she would have never bought the house.

The house is now For Sale.

My friend went looking for a house. She took her daughter with her. The minute they walked into one house her daughter got a funny look on her face and wouldn't look around. When they got out of the house the little girl told her mom she didn't like the house. She had an awful feeling when they walked into it. It was an old home maybe 100 years old. It had been on the market for 4 years but after what her daughter said she marked it off their list. This little girl was the only one that had seen (other than her mother) and felt a ghost in the house. Maybe she this child is sensitive to that kind of thing.


Our Old Farm House

We live in an old farmhouse. The owner of the house and his wife died here. He died outside by the wood pile while chopping wood. She died in the kitchen from an aneurysm.

We have never felt anything evil here, but I have heard two people talking in the middle of the night. I would get up thinking we forgot to turn off the television but would check it and find it off. Things do disappear and other items will show up in the middle of the floor when I know I put the item away.

We brought home a small kitten that has never felt at home here. When he was tiny he would sleep on my head and watch the bedroom door. He has always acted like he heard something or saw something.

He's grown now and he still acts like that. I have now moved he is a happier calmer cat.

There could be an explanation for everything we experienced in our home. I don't know how my friend could explain away a crawling ghost

Dictionary Explantion of a Ghost:

The soul of a dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, usually as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form, as wandering among or haunting living persons.


YouTube is full of videos of the paranormal. Some of the stories are just funny and some with people that have actually had experiences.

There is also talk of a haunted house in Augusta, Wisconsin. The home was featured on The Haunted Show called "The Possession of Cassie".

Orbs are also thought to be ghosts. We went out one night to our pet cemetery and I took pictures. The orbs in the cemetery can be seen in the photo below. This was a clear night, not real hot and not cold at all.

I often take photos at night and often have orbs in them even with my new camera.

Orbs In Our Pet Cemetery.


My husband and I often saw black shadows. We never felt unsafe in the house. I figured maybe we just imagined the shadows.

I recently had to move to another house. This house doesn't have black shadows and no voices during the night.

A few weeks ago I had to go back to the old house. My son-in-law came into the basement where I was packing up a few things. He said he saw a shadow behind me that shouldn't have been there. He told my daughter right away but didn't tell me until a few days ago. I never felt a thing must have been one of the old ghost I had lived with for 11 years.


Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on May 05, 2017:

This story captured my attention from the wonderful drawing in the first photo to the possibilities of the uninvited guest. Sometimes you just get a feeling that something isn't quite right about a place, whether it's a cold shiver or a strange noise. I once helped a friend move into an old converted home made into apartments. He wouldn't even stay the night as he felt really uncomfortable when night fell. Better to be safe.

moonlake (author) from America on April 12, 2016:

Dolores Monet, I guess it would be kind of rotten not to tell someone about a ghost but really what can you do. They would look at you like your crazy if you explained there was a ghost in the house. In some states, you do have disclose if there is a ghost in your house.

moonlake (author) from America on April 12, 2016:

Sunshine625, I think I have lived with two friendly ghosts for many years. They don't bother me I don't bother them.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on April 11, 2016:

Any time I watch scary movies the first thing I think is that they should move out. You mentioned one house on the market for 4 years. Maybe there was a reason for that. I guess if the house is haunted one should shut up about it and sell. But that seems kind of rotten, to dump a haunted house on someone else.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on November 13, 2015:

I prefer to think of ghosts like Casper the Friendly Ghost, not ghosts that haunt and frighten us. Chances are I would sell the house! :)

moonlake (author) from America on May 30, 2014:

Mel Carrierem, Thank you for stopping by. Maybe it is a interdimensional echo. I appreciate you stopping by.

Mel Carriere from Snowbound and down in Northern Colorado on May 27, 2014:

Very interesting article. I don't poo-pooh the idea of ghosts at all, but think it might be a natural phenomenon, like an interdimensional echo of events that actually occurred at some time. Great hub!

kerlund74 from Sweden on March 11, 2014:

This gave me goose bumps on my arms, I would not like to live in a house with ghosts. Great hub even if it scares me:)

moonlake (author) from America on October 29, 2013:

Indian Chef, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by.

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on October 26, 2013:

I understand how a small child can get afraid of such thing. Very nicely written. voted up

moonlake (author) from America on October 20, 2013:

Aunt Jimi, I guess it is a good story for Halloween. Spooky for sure. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on October 20, 2013:

I chose this story because it looked perfect for the Halloween celebration coming up. Indeed it is, and all the more scary because it is true. Sharing this with my followers and voted up and interesting.

moonlake (author) from America on October 09, 2013:

CraftytotheCore, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. It makes a good Halloween story to bad it's true. It is a beautiful home and they still have not sold it. Nothing has happened lately.

CraftytotheCore on October 09, 2013:

What I find most interesting is that you took the time to look up on ancestry for the neighbor! What a really awesome thing to do. It looked like a beautiful home.

moonlake (author) from America on August 10, 2013:

Nitin Pillai, Thanks for stopping by. They don't like living in this ghost house.

Nitin Pillai from Mumbai, Maharastra, India on August 10, 2013:

For someone like me who is afraid of the dark, I definitely wouldn't want to live in a ghost house.

moonlake (author) from America on July 09, 2013:

just helen, Very true he's just hiding I'm sure. Thanks for stopping by.

just helen from Dartmoor UK on July 09, 2013:

It knows we're on to him, hahaha

moonlake (author) from America on July 08, 2013:

CyberShelley, Thank you for stopping by. The house has been quiet lately the ghost has not shown up.

Shelley Watson on July 06, 2013:

moonlake, I love scary, ghost stories and have had creepy, hair on end feelings in some old houses. I have never seen a ghost, but tend to keep an open mind about the unexplainable. I think of Shakespeare 's quote in Hamlet "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Thank you for entertaining me.

moonlake (author) from America on June 24, 2013:

Paul Kuehn, I hope that is true that the dead can't hurt you. Thanks so much for stopping by I appreicate it. Thanks also for the pin and tweet.

Paul Richard Kuehn from Udorn City, Thailand on June 22, 2013: