Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday's Thirteen: My Haunted House

Look closely for the orbs

As I written in my bio, I live in a hundred year old haunted house. I’ve had a lot of questions about our house and the hauntings. So here are thirteen creepy things that happened in my home.

 1. I’ve heard a little girl crying when I washed my hands in the bathroom. Which in itself isn’t anything unusual, but we live two miles out of town in the middle of what was a grape vineyard but is now an almond orchard, and we have no close neighbors. I’ve lived here for twenty years and heard the same child sobbing. Reason would dictate that if this was a child, it would be grown up by now.

2. When my daughter was a baby and would sleep with us, I would feel the bed dip like someone was sitting on it. I’d open my eyes to see if my husband was there putting on his shoes, but the baby and I were alone.

3. I, my husband and my daughter have seen a little girl ghost at different times and places in the house. One time while my daughter was sleeping with me, she screamed in the middle of the night. I jerked awake and turned over, that’s when I saw the little girl ghost sitting on my bed on the far side of my daughter, staring at me. Then she faded away.

4. When my daughter was little about three or four, she had an invisible friend named Jenifer or Jenny, which I later realized was our ghost girl.

5. I’ve heard a scary voice saying my name.

6. I’ve been woken up by the sound of my bedroom door being opened and when I got up, it was closed.

7. We’ve seen orbs. Mostly green ones and blue ones. I saw one in the bathroom and followed it into my daughter’s room, where it landed on the foot of her bed and disappeared.

8. When my husband worked nights sometimes I would see something under the fitted sheet moving back and forth. I thought maybe a mouse got into the mattress. My husband and I flipped the mattress over and I couldn’t find any mouse holes, so I have no idea what that was.

9. I’ve been woken up by a child singing the song called the Lilac Tree.

10. I’ve been woken up by the smell of brownies and thought my daughter was baking. I got up to go into the kitchen and no one was cooking. Boy was I disappointed.

11. One time when I overslept, I heard someone walking around my bed and a voice saying, “Come on, honey, it’s time to get up.”

12. A couple of nights ago my daughter told me one of her friends that spend the night and heard the bathroom door creak open and the sound of whispering. The friend asked my daughter if her parents were up. My daughter said no, then went and checked the bathroom. No was there.

13. Last night when I just laid down to go to sleep, I felt someone tuck in the tag on my pajamas top. My bedroom door was closed and hubby was working the graveyard shift and my daughter was staying the night at a friend’s house. I was alone.

Or was I?

My hubby inhaled a ghost


Anonymous said...

LOL! I love that picture! But seriously, those things would totally freak me out. I think I'd have to move! LOL Happy Thursday!

Adelle Laudan said...

As long as she's a friendly ghost I think it would be kind of neat, except when all alone.
Happy T13!

Jennifer Leeland said...

Oh my God! Very cool! I think I'd be freaked out to. You are braver than I!
I wonder why your ghost girl cries?

Kimberly Menozzi said...

Ya know what? None of that would surprise me at all. It would make me nervous, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Happy TT! :)

Darla M Sands said...

Wow! That's creepy. Thanks for sharing.

Paige Tyler said...

ikes! We'd so be moving!


My TT is at

Janice said...

Hi Stephanie,

Well, all that stuff doesn't happen in one day. Some of it we just go Huh, what was that? But of course now we know its the ghost.

Hi Adelle,

A lot of it is friendly. My daughter BF spend the night and heard "hello" right in his ear.

Hi Jennifer,

I think she had gotten hurt.

Hi Kimberly,

Some times we get a little nervous.

Hi Darla,

I'm glad you enjoyed reading about our hauntings.

Hi Paige,

I think a lot of people would be too. :)


Xakara said...

I've lived in a series of haunted houses, so all of this sounds quite familiar. The tucking of the tag is one I haven't experienced yet, thankfully.

Happy T13,

A Way To A Dragon's Heart

Cassie Exline said...

That is so cool and scary at the same time. #5 -- someone calling my name would freak me out. Great post.

Lynda Kaye Frazier said...

I also live in a house with strange bumps and voices. I tell my family to leave me out of all details so I can sleep at night.
This is one case where ignorance is bliss. :}

Janice said...

Hi Xakara,

Could be we have a very normal (if you can call it normal) haunting. The tag being tucked in was a new one for me too.

Hi Cassie,

It happened when we first moved in and yeah, it scared me pretty good too.

Hi Lynda,

At night when you first go to the sleep is not the time to think about said ghostie. It wouldn't put a damper on any sack time.


Jacki C. said...

you need to get someone in there that can release that little girl spirit. It's time she went to the Other Side.

Janice said...

Hi Jackie,

You got someone in mind?


Jasmine Aherne said...

OMG if that was my house I would have to move.

My parents' house at home is a little haunted (I think). The kettle boils without being switched on, and the doorbell rings even if I take the batteries out. But nothing nearly as scary as in your house!!!

Janice said...

Hi Jasmine,

Wow, that sounds worse than my house. It sounds like your parents might have a poltergeist. Tell them to get some white candles and burn them.