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Visits from the Dead

Stepmother's House by obiwan [Reviews - 0]

from: ELAINE
date: Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 3:45 AM
subject: my true story

The Image In The Window

Hello! I just wanted to let you know how much I love your site. I've been totally intrigued, and sometimes scared, by the stories I have read on here, so I decided to submit my own. I haven't told very many people about this, and the few that know don't entirely believe me. But I promise that it's true.
First of all, I'm 26 years old and I live in Arizona. All of my life, I have believed in and studied the paranormal...I love it. In fact, 95% of my book collection are titles in this category. Throughout the years, I have had some weird stuff happen to me, but I have never actually seen anything, until a few years back in 2002 when I went to IL( I'm originally from there) and stayed with my dad for a week.
My dad and stepmom live about 10 minutes away from my stepmom's mom, who has been widowed for quite a few years. Both my dad and my stepmother have told me stories about how her father has haunted the house that her mom still lives in. His voice can still be heard throughout the house, and other weird noises can be heard, such as the radio playing in the garage when no one was out there to turn it on. I myself have been over to this house, but nothing out-of-the-ordinary happened to me in the past. Then came the day that me, my dad, and my sister all decided to go over to the house to go swimming. It was my last night in IL and a very hot day, so me and my sister decided to head over there first, and my dad agreed to meet us later. The pool was enclosed by a gate, so my sister and I went in, and hit the pool for a few minutes while we waited for our dad to get there. I then had to go to the bathroom REALLY bad, so I proceeded to walk up to the back door to see if it was open. Now keep in mind, that the only two people at the house were me and my sister. My stepmom's mother was not there, and neither were the two foster children she takes care of. But as I approached the back door, I saw a face looking back at me. The strange part was, I couldn't make out whether it was male or female, and although I was kinda far away, there was no way I was gonna come any closer! The image remained there and stared at me through the window, and it scared the crap out of me! I ran back to the pool and immediately told my sister what had happened. She didn't believe me. When my dad arrived shortly after this, I told him what had happened. He went into the house with me and we looked in every single room. We found nothing at all, which only added to my sister's theory that I was crazy.
But I KNOW I had seen something, and it had to have been a ghost. All the doors were locked at the time, and until my dad got there, neither my sister nor I had a key to get in. There was no way one of the kids, or anyone, for that matter, could have gotten in or out of the house without one of us seeing them.
Personally? I think it was the deceased husband of my stepmom's mother..watching over his house and looking out for his family, like he always did in life.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this story, I appreciate it. :)

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