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