Friday, October 30, 2009

My ghost story......


When my mom was young my Grandma and Grandpa moved into a house in Manzanita Oregon. They lived there the rest of their lives and I spent many hours in the house...it is a big house with a main floor, and unfinished basement and then the upstairs with two bedrooms, a tiny little bathroom and a sitting area at the top of the landing..my mom slept on the bedroom on the right and she told me she never liked it because she saw ghosts come from the cubbyhole in the room and up the stairs. She also told me that there were a few times where she wet the bed because she was too afraid to get up and go to the bathroom. As a kid, when I went to stay with my grandparents, I would stay in the other bedroom. After my grandparents passed away, my parents remodeled the house and moved in it. I went down for a weekend and that was the only bedroom available so I slept in it...It felt strange but I wasnt too worried...after all, I was about 35 at the time. I went to sleep thinking about my grandma and how much I missed her..I had the best dream that night..she was sitting on the bed and stroking my head and talking...Great dream, I didnt want to wake up. When I woke up, I noticed the whole room smelled like flowers..I hadnt noticed it the night before which was weird..It was so strong and pretty that I actually looked for a glade plug in or some kind of room freshener. I went down and asked my mom about it and she gave me a strange look...We went up together and the fragrance was still there. She got a weird look on her face and said it smelled just like a perfume that my grandma wore when she was a kid and then the smell just went away...We both just smiled all day...that night I went to bed feeling pretty good and I went to sleep. I woke up about three in the morning freezing cold...I felt someone in the room with me and thought, "grandma?' All of a sudden, I felt the hair stand up on my arms and I felt choked for air...I could hear breathing and felt something bad, real bad was in the room...I felt frozen and terrified..I finally got up and raced down the stairs and got in bed with my mom...."mom can I sleep with you? I'm scared......My dad scoffed and laughed but later on after my mom had died, he moved for a short time into that room and then he moved out and into the other room...the ghost would turn the wall heater on high in the middle of the night...a fire also started in that room...he wont say much else about it....creepy and true!

11 comments:

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

OMG, girl, that is too weird. Don't tell me stuff like that. I saw a ghost once and it chased me. Long story, but I can tell you I was with my aunt and cousin. I was not a fast runner. That evening I got to my grandma's house way before anyone did. My cousin lost her shoe running. My aunt stop and went back for her. Man, not me...lol, I high tailed it outta there. LOL! Now I am going to take a shower...oh crap...maybe I will wait for daylight. LOL! Have an absolutely spooky Halloween! Hugs, Karen

Laurie said...

Wow!!! Okay, your ghost story takes the cake, Melinda! The first part, about your grandmother, is SO sweet, but the rest is just SPOOKY! I really believe there are haunted houses!

Patty said...

Creepy and sweet all at the same time. Did anyvody ever research ther history of thr house to see if or who lived there and what their story was?

searchfamilies said...

What that saying there is more in Heaven & Earth than we know
I would love for your dad to tell you the rest so we know but am so glad that he is safe has anyone ever done any research on the house that could provide the answers
Hugs Janice

Utah Grammie said...

Whoa..that's some room ! And your Grandmother stroking you hair? Precious memory ..but the other stuff..ewwww!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What a great story Melinda ~ you put the spook in me. Something else you do wonderfully beside create wonderful art and that is weaving a good tale! Blessings!

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Jenny said...

OK, that was awesome! Although I hate to be scared even a tiny bit....but I enjoyed it anyway! Happy November!

Margaret said...

Loved your post! I believe some houses really do hold onto the past. Mxo

quiltcrazygal said...

Hi Melinda, wow I had to catch up on your happenings. Congrats on your ring...good for you:) I love all your unfinished projects they are great! I think houses hold onto the past also...
I just love your blog, it is wonderful! I'm still here, lots of things happening...so much to be thankful for. Blessings to you,
Jenna Louise

curegirl0421 said...

Great stories!!