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Day #31 - Halloween Night
Well, here it is. The final day of creep. And for this Halloween night, I’m going to tell you my ghost story.
When I was a kid, my best friend Jessica lived across the street from me in an old farmhouse, one of the oldest houses in our small hometown. One afternoon, while Jessica’s family was gone, we played hide and seek at her house. Jessica hid and I was up to seek. I headed through the bathroom, which lead into a back bedroom. The bedroom used to be the back of the house, so there was a glass paned door that led out onto a closed-in back porch. No Jessica. I walked back through the living room, the dining room, and on to the back porch. I glanced at the old back door and it looked like someone was leaning up against the shade from the inside. I yelled “GOT YOU!” and turned to run back through the house. Jessica popped up from behind some boxes on the porch, wondering how I could’ve seen her. When I looked back, there was nobody leaning against the shade.
For years I felt uncomfortable in the house. Jessica’s parents even admitted to hearing strange noises in the kitchen while everyone was watching TV in the living room. Eventually, her family decided to move out of state and put the house up for sale. A local man bought the house and set to work renovating. He got as far as pulling down the drywall, and then stopped working. To this day he owns the house, but the place still isn’t finished.
When it was my mom’s turn to move out of state, a neighbor came by to say goodbye. We got to talking about the neighborhood and the house across the street. She told us that once she and a neighbor were sitting on their porch and an old man walked up. He said “does anybody live in the yellow house?” They answered that someone owned it, but nobody lived there. The old man replied “… and nobody ever will. That’s the most haunted house in Mason.” Obviously, I was thrilled to hear someone corroborate my ghost story.
So that’s my tale of creep. Hope you enjoyed my love letter to October, and I’ll be back in 2012!