Would you ever stay the night at a haunted house, according to Hubby I live in one

Is that the ghost in the garden? No its our Jessie in last winter's snow in our garden
Is that the ghost in the garden? No its our Jessie in last winter's snow in our garden | Source

Hubby and I have lived in our current home since February 1999. It is what is called in the UK a terraced property. Situated on a quiet road we have neighbours on both side. The house is an average sized small three bed roomed property.

Built in the 1930s it will have had a fair few occupants down the years. However Hubby thinks it is haunted by the last lady of the house.

However before we discuss our resident "ghost" let me tell you a little of hubby. I often wonder if he is more susceptible to "ghosts". I say this as "Pam" is not his first such encounter.

Is this a ghost I see before me?

Hubby and I have known each other since January 1972. A long time. A lifetime in fact. Before we met however, he had his first "psychic experience", or call it what you will.

It was the late sixties and, along with a group of squiffy teenagers, he attended a séance. Even then he had been reluctant to join in. He and a teenage girl were the ones affected by the events. Perhaps the two of them caused the ructions.

To this day he swears the the Ouija board spelled out her name, with no extra help from these kids.

He claims that first he, and then this girl, fell off the chair arms each were balanced on. Their shock was completed when the glass in a frame shattered and then the picture fell to the floor. Nonsense say I, but to this day they both insist that is what happened.

So a few years later Hubby and I had met. We had been going out a few months. I lived in at a Children's Home, where I worked. Now they always say that poltergeists, in particular, are attracted to children with emotional problems. Well these poor kids had more than their fair share of those.

Leaving late one night, he spoke to an old lady in the grounds.The next day he told the staff and I about her. He said how odd she had seemed, especially to be out and about at night. A long standing member of staff became ashen faced and asked what the woman looked like. Boyfriend, as he was then, described her appearance and old fashioned clothes. Turned out his description was a ringer for the ghost that haunted the children's residence next door. Supposedly!

He had further such experiences whilst I worked there. Only once did I think I might have seen a shadowy figure pass by. Again I said nonsense.

Just over twelve years ago we moved into our present home.

The previous owner was a widower, a little younger than us. He had a few kids and was moving in with his new partner and her children. He told us about his wife and how she had sadly died of cancer a few years earlier. She would have been in her early forties, I guess. She was called Pam.

She is the spirit that Hubby feels still lives in our home. If she does she rarely causes problems. When things go missing Hubby blames her. I blame our not so good memories, as we are aging.

We have seen photos of her and she looked to have been a nice woman. That being the case why would she not be in death?

If her spirit is real at least this is one "ghost" that does not trouble hubby. He has not felt scared or troubled by her. Me I still think that it is nonsense, but who really knows.

Perhaps he is more sensitive to matters of the spirit world, than I. Then again maybe he is just bonkers, in a nice way. Either way I know, I have nothing to fear from him or Pam. Live and let live is what I say, and that goes for ghosts too.


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ethel smith profile image

ethel smith 2 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Naw he won't but he should. :)


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SweetiePie 2 years ago from Southern California, USA

Maybe he can start a web series on this. It seems a lot of people are looking for this kind of stuff.


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ethel smith 2 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Me too. Hubby is either super sensitive to such things or barmy lol


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SweetiePie 2 years ago from Southern California, USA

We have a few historic buildings in our city built in the late 1890's, and people have claimed they have seen things that looked like people in places where people should not be. I have not had such an experience, but I guess I just am boring.


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Ha. Well you should not be Sweetie


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Beautifully written hub but i am not willing to live in a haunted house for anything. I am so afraid of all this.


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Thnaks Sue


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susannah42 5 years ago from Florida

Interesting read, thanks. I could not stay.


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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

Go get em :)


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Well I will get Hubby to try this. Cant myself as I never see Pam


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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

Grandmother Bardens advice in cases like this or at any time or place where you get that hair standing up on the back of your neck feeling? She said to speak clearly and distinctly "What in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ do you want?" and wait...bad will not answer and are repelled by the use of our Lords name and if someone does need help you will be told or shown... I ve done it and felt much better for doing it...perhaps its like saying the Lords prayer or the 23rd or anything even the serenity prayer that is the help but I believe "there are more things in this world Horatio, than you or I will ever know" :)


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

You'd be fine.Ih she is here she is no trouble. Not to me anyway


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katrinasui 5 years ago

I would never want to live at a place like this.....


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Dolores I wish I could lol

Yes live and let die I guess sonia :)


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

very interesting hub! Ghosts,spirits...whatever we may call them are there or not....is a debatable issue but I believe(as you have also said)we should live peacefully and let oters live peacefully too!


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

The older I get the more I believe in this sort of thing. My parents had a ghost for a brief time - she was pleasant and just liked to hang around with us. But, if I were you, I'd take Pam aside and tell her to move on...


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Thank you epi. well you said live with you so they must still be there :)


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....you have a wonderful selection of hubs and subjects to choose from - and in particular this subject has always fascinated me and you have put together a definitive overview here of this particular genre.

Ghosts, I have read are usually benign and curious, which is a good thing because my parents live with me in our family cottage (built in 1956) and they have both since passed on (years ago) to the otherworld - and quite possibly back into this one ......12:47 pm lake erie time Ontario, Canada


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Mareezy look forward to reading it and thanks for stopping by :)


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mareezy13 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

Great hub! Our house is also haunted, by an older woman who lived there before us. My son has seen her, when he was 4. Strange things happen to us all the time. My boyfriend is skeptical, but I believe. There are certain things you just can't explain. This has given me the inspiration to share my story, I think I will right a hub on it. Thank you! Voted up.


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Once again thanks for the comments. I look forward to reading your ghostly experiences. As for our dog, yes she sometimes raises those big eyes to the ceiling an stares. Spooky


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Nice hub, my friend. I had never stay at a haunted house. But there's a house near mine looks so scary and many people around me believe that this is haunted house. I believe ghost and sometime I felt their existence. Rated up!

Prasetio:)


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Brilliant hub ethel, I was gripped from beginning to end. I vote up and up.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

I think Hubby sounds most interesting, I do believe that some people are more sensitive to psychic phenomena, thus able to tune into it easier, like a willingness to interact with the spirit world. It would certainly spice things up a bit? Good write Ethel - I enjoyed this!


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi ethel, a very awesome and interesting hub, but it see that you are not a believer in spirits and such, i was not either till it happen to me . If i can find the time i may do a hub on it .


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ethel smith 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull Author

Thanks to you all for such a wide variety of comments. Hubby has had other such experiences but the hub would have continued forever :) I would have thought Pam would have been more inclined to haunt her husband's new home, if she existed, but who knows lol


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Ethel, you are hard to be convinced lol. Seriously, I had a few encounters and wouldn't dismiss it just like that. I just leave it well alone.


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albertacowpoke 5 years ago from Redwater, Alberta

I agree with you Ethel, nonesense, I say, lol. Maybe my sensitivities don't reach out to the spirit world. Good hub and certainly food for thought.


Memories1932 5 years ago

What a great story. Too bad you couldn't get Pam to help out with the expenses and the house work.


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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Glad that you have a friendly ghost Ethel. Sounds like your hubby is quite sensitive to psychic phenomena and can easily tune in to ghosts or spirits. Does you dog ever react strangely or refuse to go into any of the rooms in the house?


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

This is an interesting story and even if you have a ghost I agree with your point of live and let live. Apparently it is not bothering you in any way.


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Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago

Interesting read, I've to say. BTW I would never want to live at a place like this.


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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

Hello Ethel!!! I agree your Hubby is "sensitive" my Hubby is not...in fact he once tried to prove I was not sensitive and moved us into a huge house in Bisbee AZ and oh my what a wild ride that was!

Finally after watching what I was going through as well as what my cat Sheba was going through he and his group of friends told the whole sad story and admitted it had been unrentable due to the spirits in the house.Hubby moved us out that very day...whew!

As to Pam and the spirits in the house in Bisbee I think that very strong personalities, traumatic events, emotional occurrences cause a negative image of that event that gets played over and over again and the live souls, some of them, get to see the movie for lack of a better term, on what happenend

Now saying that I will also admit there have been times in my life that I knew it was a true spirit and not a photo image...an image of a past event is always the same, same routine,knocks and bumps in the night so to speak.

But if you have a visit from one you loved and miss and know he/she has something you need to know/that's a true prescience event so pay attention :)

aliken it to that still small voice,sometimes that is all the warning you will get!

there, if you didn't know it before yes I am a bit twitchy...in a good way! love to you barbara b


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

A very nice hub. Your home seems to have a bit of character. I would not be surprised. There are so many mysteries in our world. Your right. Why would she be anything other than pleasant. God Bless You, and your fine family.

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