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TRUE GHOST STORIES - Grandma Kept Her Promise

Updated on May 31, 2011

Did a Ghost or Spirit visit us..? as told by Sharon K

My Grandma Celine lived a few streets away and dropped by our house often. Saturday mornings were her favourite time because it was the day when everyone was home so she’d get to see me and my three younger sisters and one little brother, and my mum Marina, Grandma Celine’s only daughter. My Dad had left us years and years ago now, so Mum and Grandma Celine were our main carers. We were a tight-knit family and loved to get together to share meals, love and laughter.

One Wednesday evening as Grandma Celine was heading out the door, she turned to Mum and said, “I’ll come by and see you on Saturday morning before I go shopping.” “I’ll make a special breakfast for us,” my Mum replied.

But Grandma Celine died suddenly of a heart attack on Thursday night, so Saturday morning was a particularly sombre time and all of us felt the loss of Grandma Celine very deeply; especially Mum.

As Mum began serving us kids our breakfast, our dog Chloe started barking furiously at the front door as if someone was walking down the path. I went to find out what the ruckus was about and opened the door to see who’d arrived. But there was no one to be seen. Chloe stopped barking and instead danced and jumped in the doorway as though greeting someone she knew and loved. I thought her behaviour was a little odd as I stood watching, but the next moment I was totally flabbergasted as the door opened fully of its own accord, and Chloe trotted back inside as though happily following someone down the hallway.

I made my way back to the door and closed it behind me, feeling quite perplexed and a little spooked. Once back in the dining room, Mum looked up and asked me who’d been at the front door. “No one” I replied as nonchalantly as possible. “That’s odd,” she said, “I could have sworn someone walked in just before you did. I heard Chloe trotting up the hallway.” I didn’t know what to say or how to explain what I’d seen, particularly with my younger siblings sitting around the table with their big eyes watching and their big ears not missing a thing. I didn’t have a clue as to how to describe what I'd seen so it would make logical sense, and I didn’t want to spook them, so I just shrugged it off and sat down to eat. The others took my lead and got back to eating their breakfast, and I thought that would be the last of it.

But not for long ...

Just then Chloe trotted into the room, her nose in the air looking up at someone or something that none of us could see. We could sort of see or sense something there, but couldn’t physically see anything but air. Chloe nodded her head and wagged her tail enthusiastically, then lifted a paw for a handshake with thin air. We all watched in silence and disbelief as Chloe performed the special tricks that she’d to play with Grandma Celine every time she’d visit. It was as though Chloe had an in invisible playmate.

A few moments later Chloe looked up and watched something/someone move across the room, then she trotted out and towards the front door again, as though following someone. She went and sat at the front door for a moment waging her tail, as though seeing a guest or visitor off.

We all looked at one another in disbelief. No one said a word. We all just sat there with wide eyes and open mouths. Once over the initial shock, we all started talking over the top of each other!

Had Grandma Celine come for her Saturday morning breakfast visit as she’d promised?

I like to think so ...


TRUE STORIES - Ghosts, Angels and Spirits

A collection of True Stories gathered from clients and associates, friends and family and various others. All stories are true as told to me, as per written by their original authors and submitted to my websites.

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      9 years ago

      WOW! i think my house is haunted but that was creepy!

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      Joanne Sacred Scribes 

      9 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      WOW Andrew! Great story! Thanks so much for going to such lengths to tell us about your experiences ... it is much appreaciated.



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      9 years ago

      My family and i lived in a large villa in a former mining town in the south wales vally's back in the 1970's.Things were seemingly normal until shortly after i was born and thats when the strange phenomena began. my mam said it started off quietly in the attic then eventually occupied the main bedroom that was once my grandparents. we started hearing noises that simply defied rational explanation, things like reguler footsteps and draging sounds, when we went up to investigate we could find nothing that could that could possibly account for it! it would sometimes start in the day time but mainly more noticable in the evening when we were trying to watch tv, we would turn the tv down to hear it more clearly, and then we could hear it walking around in the bedroom but not cousing too much distress as it was only audible at that time. A family friend who would visit us on a reguler basis didnt believe us at first when we told her that the property was haunted until one day it started when she was there, the lights kept going off and on! she contacted a medium for us, when he arrived he asked a few questions then at some point challenged the spirit to perform by tapping a sweeping brush on the ceiling, sure enough the spirit knocked back, the medium also went into a trance and tried to make contact but got no name but he did confirm that there was indeed a presence in the house and it was an earthbound spirit! things continude to occur then a local vicer was called in, he blessed the place and when he left it was quiet for a few months,..but it did return! one evening we were all watching tv when my mam just happened to look towards the door way and she saw the figure of a monk! it was only there for a couple of seconds and it was gone, but it was long enough for mam to desribe the apparition as a typical form of a monk with the habit and hood completly covering the face! we didnt see it! the noises in the bedroom continude as regularly as before! but we moved out of the villa in the summer of 1978, the property was bought by two local buseness men and was eventually turned into a hotel, its now called 'redz parc hotel' and can be located in the welsh town of 'Bargoed' I had my 40th birthday there for oldtimes sake and the staff told me about the ghost before i even mentioned it! saying that there has been a sighting in room five, the room that was once my grandparents! what i'm saying really is true with out the slightest exageration and i defy those who dont believe me to stay the night there, you will certainly have your belief system challenged!


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