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My haunted home

May 1, 2020 | Comment icon 15 comments
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This story was submitted to the site by GothWarrior84 from Rainham, Essex, UK.
I met my wife in the year 2005. At the time she still lived with her mum in her family home in Rainham. She didn't waste any time in inviting me to stay with her and her mum to live. One night I had to get up and visit the toilet and as I left her room I was frozen with the presence of a dark shadow being at the top or the stairs next to the window, I had to hastily go passed it to get to the bathroom.

This being was there many nights causing fear every time, one night I rushed by to come back to our bedroom when my wife asked if I was ok. I then told her all about it and the fact that sometimes the being would be at the bottom of the stairs slowly making its way up. She then breathed a sigh of relief and told me all about her experience of the same being and that from the earliest memory she had, that being was there in her house.
Now years passed we moved out got married had two children when suddenly her mother passed away leaving the house to my wife in her will. We moved back in decorated and all was fine for about 6 months until my son (4 at the time) came running into our bedroom crying about the bad man in his dream that stood at the top of the staircase. His description of the being was exactly the same as what my wife and I had seen out the corner of our eyes when we used to pass it, tall dark being wearing black no face.

What was even more disturbing was the fact that my wife had an imaginary friend whilst growing up (not uncommon) and last night whilst watching one of our favourite paranormal programmes I asked my son if he remembered his dream when he was 4 and he recalled it word by word as if it happened yesterday then he went on to tell us about his imaginary friend he had in the same home. My wife turned pale and when my son went to bed she then spoke to me about it. The exact same description of his imaginary friend was her imaginary friend too. A little girl with dark hair in an old white dress (like a christening gown) only ever used to pop by at night.

Needless to say this was our catalyst to move homes but even in this home there is a presence but a much nicer presence which doesn't bother us. We happily co exist.

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Comment icon #6 Posted by freetoroam 4 years ago
You give them far too much credit! . The stories are so flawed and missing crucial details, it makes them somewhat laughable. If they had thought about the possibilities, they should have put them forward, like I did.....and I was not even there!!   
Comment icon #7 Posted by papageorge1 4 years ago
As I said, most people are not good writers but are intelligent in judging normal from abnormal and may not explain themselves professionally.
Comment icon #8 Posted by freetoroam 4 years ago
It is not a matter of not explaining themselves properly, it is a matter of not having a valid story in the first place.  You do not have to be a professional writing or even investigator to go to the obvious points first.  When stories have flaws like these, it is generally because they have been made from the writers own memory and beliefs, which do not equate to an actual haunting, it is a story sbout what they think and want it to be. Which is so different from what it actually really was.  
Comment icon #9 Posted by papageorge1 4 years ago
I'm going to disagree. You have to be more interactive with the experiencer before you can make those judgments. I assume most people to be basically normal and intelligent but they are not going to make a project out of writing a story. Obviously you prefer a combative approach to experiencers when their experience suggests the possibility of the paranormal. I am just looking for my honest judgment of the overall situation.
Comment icon #10 Posted by freetoroam 4 years ago
I guess we can agree to disagree. You do not have to be a good writer to write a story.  In this case it is not their writing skills which are poor, it is their whole story.  You really are grasping at straws on this one PapaG. 
Comment icon #11 Posted by papageorge1 4 years ago
Obviously you prefer a combative approach to experiencers when their experience suggests the possibility of the paranormal. I am just looking for my honest judgment of the overall situation.
Comment icon #12 Posted by freetoroam 4 years ago
Rubbish. Questioning points because the story is flawed is not being combative.  I am only reading their story and am finding it does not indicate a haunting of the house,  of their minds yes, but not their house. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by papageorge1 4 years ago
We’re different. You call a story ‘flawed’ where I would call it ‘incomplete’
Comment icon #14 Posted by preacherman76 4 years ago
Story seemed perfectly complete to me. The criticisms are a reach. Not to say this story is true or not, but I see no problem with someone seeing white in a dark room. They didn’t say it was pitch black in the room. 
Comment icon #15 Posted by jbondo 4 years ago
This is all I had to read. There's a dark shadow at the top of the stairs. Scream? Turn and run back in bedroom? Run to someone else's room? No, walk right past it to the original destination. The rest I see is pretty well covered by other posters above.

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