Did you grow up in a haunted house?

United States
April 26, 2008 11:33am CST
The house I grew up in was haunted by 3 ghosts. We actually liked the ghosts and never had a problem living there with them, and thought of them as just part of the family after awhile. we even named two of them. The only one that was creepy was there was a shadow in the ceiling that only children could see, as a kid you always felt like someone was staring at you and if you looked up at the kitchen there was a hole in the ceiling where a fan should be. In the hole you could see a face watching you, there have been other kids that came over say the same thing. As we grew up we stopped seeing it and one day when I was 17-18 I was helping my mom baby sit a 2 year old and my mom was walking around with her and she pointed at the ceiling and asked my mom if she saw the man. So we are pretty sure now it wasn't just us being kids with overactive imaginations. Although we did love the other two ghosts, heres what they did. Michael: He was a poltergeist, he would move things around. I had a paper spiral mobile on my ceiling and he would move the pieces in different directions when there was no air flow in my room (door closed and all windows closed). He also would take things and put them in weird places, like one day my mom found a perfume bottle in her bed and another my dad lost his last cigarette and found it in the hall way on top of the heater. He also would move things if you asked him too, we had clothes lines running across our garage because we didn't have a dryer and if you put a clothes hanger on it and asked him to move it, it would rock back and forth. My favorite thing about him is he didn't like people who did drugs. We used to rent out a small room and anytime someone who did drugs rented it he would mess with them. For one man the light bulb in his lamp would go out or blow up every day, and another he was constantly being bit by spiders (no one ever had a problem with it before after 10 years) and him and my dad went to get the nest and as they destroyed it he was the only one who got bitten again. The other ghost is David, he would walk down the hall way every night when I was a kid. I had a habit of staying up about 4-5 hours after my bed time. And every night I would see someone walk down the hall when no one was there and think nothing of it and then my mom would get up and I would get in trouble. So I learned every time I see someone walking down the hall when no ones there I put everything away and got in bed, about 10-15 minutes later my mom would wake up and go to the bathroom. So the ghost would warn me so I wouldn't get in trouble. We have had other ghosts in our house too, but those three are the ones that are there when we moved in. Our favorite part about our ghosts is that they liked to watch TV... when ever you would watch anything about ghosts, hauntings, etc. You could feel them in there and the room would feel colder. All the ghosts in the house would go to the area and watch the show.
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@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Oh, that is quite an experience there with the Ghost. No, I didn't grow in a haunted house. I am afraid of the ghost.. scaarrry....
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
6 May 08
Hello Miranda, I read your story and I must say that it is a very incredible story and I am so amazed at how brave you are. There is something about "poltergeist" that really intrigues people and like the story of "Exorcism of Emily Rose", it kind of made me wonder how she went through all that. Good discussion here.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
6 May 08
Perhaps you have a special gift, my friend. Thanks for highlighting that fact, I didn't know that the priest was trialled for murder. Perhaps, the late Emily Rose was indeed starved by him in order to cleanse her.
• Australia
27 Apr 08
I believe in ghost and other UNEXPLAINABLE happenings. I think that it is crazy, and i think it is a bit scary. But i believe. I remember similar story of when i was growing up there was a grave just outside the back fence and the old owner of the house was burried there. I remember odds things like all the mugs on their hooks swinging like crazy without any breeze. Doors opening and closing with loud thuds and sometimes TVs and Radios even the kettle turning on without anyone doing anything. I can't remember being scared either, i think i would be now... but i dont remember anyone else freaking out either. I suppose it wasnt ever malicious at all.
• United States
27 Apr 08
Yeah, sometimes they just want attention. If they didnt like you or want you around they would let you know.
@lkoenig07 (289)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I guess the house that we lived in when I grew up with haunted. I've experienced a thing or two, and so has the rest of my family. I guess this guy named Tim haunts the basement (the family that lived here before us said that their dog came upstairs from the basement with "TIM" carved into his fur; they've also had doors open & shut, toilets flush, etc). My brother got locked in the upstairs bathroom for awhile, even though there's no lock on it; I heard water running in the bathroom sink (and saw the light turn on & off), but everyone was in bed & I didn't hear any footsteps after the light turned off, or hear anyone go back into their bedroom; my brother heard someone walking up the basement stairs one morning and no one was there; my mom's heard her name being called while she was at the kitchen sink doing dishes (and no one else was home). I live in the basement now, and haven't heard anything, and I'm not afraid of it and never feel any sort of "presence" there.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
Well, that a nice experience. When all other kids are afraid of ghost, you yourself are enjoying having them in your house. So I think they are all good ghost. I never expereince the same thing. When I was a kid I used to hear stories about ghost, but maybe only chosen few are really had the abilitiy to see or feel them. though personally I dont wish to see any ghost around.