Monday, August 7, 2017

ghosts in the house

The Old Farmer's house was a big old farmhouse.
The original part where the kitchen was was pre civil war.
A later huge addition was added in the late 1800s. 



 The original house was largely unrestored by the Old Farmer.
This is where his son slept. He had a big old bedroom
with low ceilings and low windows.
There was a door in the back going into a storage area
and the ladder to the attic space. (setting the mood)

 
As a child
this Old Farmer's Daughter 
often heard footsteps and creaking 
noises back there. 
When no one was home 
that should have been there. 
The back stairs were narrow 
and turned at the top.
There was an unfinished room at the top
with floorboards missing. 
And a small nook closet with no door
and an old racoon coat!

Another time when taking a bath 
someone made noises outside the bathroom window! 
I think I know the culprit altho at first 
I was a bit concerned.
That one we can chalk up to real people!



We learned to live with the noises of an old house
as nothing untoward ever happened. 

The spirits were benign...

2 comments:

Q said...

holy moly
love the ghost stories...Doesn't everyone have one????
Especially as kids!!!!
Things under the bed, and peeking out from your closet..Ohhhhh yes...
Really very hard being a kiddo....

Jens Mains said...

Thanks for stopping by Q. Oh, I do have the scary things under the bed too~ lol