Gordon, Wisconsin was a logging town 20 years ago. I visited it as a child. Gordon is about 50 miles south of Duluth, Minnesota. It is near the Canadian border.
In 2000 my step dad Richard was dying of heart failure. He went back to see his mother Sally Konkel’s grave in the Gordon Cemetery. My dad got out of the car along with my sister and me. On the grave it said Sally Konkel in bold letters. This was the first time he saw her grave.
Sally was an evil woman, she was mentally ill, but Richard still had love for her even though he had not talked to her in 20 years. He only heard of her death through his cousin who lived at White Bear lake and he called him and told him his mother died. Richard never went to Sally’s funeral or even visited her grave for over 20 years. Richard’ cousin was mad at him for not going to Sally Konkel’s funeral. But Richard’s cousin never knew the real truth about Sally. Richard only made the trip when he himself was deathly ill. But regardless, he had some kind of bonding, like all abused children feel their captivity. Richard missed the only mother he had knew and he started crying. It was a sad to see my step dad cry. it was a poignant moment.
Sally had been a cook for a living. But I knew her and she was cruel and evil. She had blue eyes and black hair that was kept tightly in a bun. I also knew Sally hated me because I was Hellen’s child. Me and my mom had taken her son Richard the genius away from Sally. Richard was a NASA engineer and Sally knew as a kid he had something special, Richard was the valedictorian of Duluth Minnesota. I know Sally had hoped Richard would get her out of Duluth because as a restaurant cook she could not move she was deeply impoverished.
As we drove up to the Gordon, Wisconsin Graveyard, I felt sorrow for Sally who had such a hard life. But as soon as we looked at Sally’s grave in a small row with other former Gordon Wisconsin residents I sensed the presence of pure evil in the graveyard. All of the sudden these bee like mosquitoes stared to attack us. Millions of them swarmed around us and started to bite us. Gina my sister and my daughter Auti started to scream. The bugs came at us like some supernatural force. The bugs were buzzing as we all got in the car and slammed the door. I could sense the presence of evil even though the sun was shinning brightly. The bugs seemed to block out the light.
We abruptly drove away. Richard was still crying, he did not even seem to notice. Richard drove us to the main highway that goes through the center of Gordon and toward Duluth. There were hundreds of houses standing silent, and abandoned. The old restaurant where Sally worked was standing old and still. The town was empty with houses standing, but no one was in them. I wanted to stop Richard from driving and peer into the empty house’s windows but something stopped me from doing it. There was a paved street but no cars on it.
We stopped and went into the dark dense forest. In the forest I saw three witches watching us. They started to chase us. We ran to safety. We raced into the car and drove away. We drove for a little ways, even though it had been 20 years Richard knew the forest like he had never left it. We stopped and drank from a stream. The water was ice cold and tasted fresh and good.
Richard told me of the black figure that roamed the forest. The black entity had once chased him up a tree. Wolves were howling. His grandpa started the entire swamp on fire. Richard asked, “Grandpa why are you lighting the swamp on fire?” Grandpa replied, “We need to get that black beast out of the forest.”
We finally drove to Richard’s great grandmother’s home, it was a 1930′s type of old cabin. He said her ghost haunted the property. The cabin was green with grey wood around it, it appeared to be a hunter’s cabin. Richard was supposed to inherit his great grandmother’s house, but investors took the property. We were happy in a way because Richard told us a ghost haunted the property. But as we looked at the cabin we did not dare get out of the car because the bee like mosquitoes were swarming around the car. I saw a light emanating from the house it was a ghost like eerie light. An apparition was flying around the house. I yelled “Lets get out of here.”
We drove quickly away then we finally ended the town of Gordon and ended up by the St. Croix River. The river swarmed in rapids and whirlpools. My boyfriend Lorin jumped in and was swimming in the enormous river. He yelled, “Carri get in.” Lorin could swim through the whirl pools and rapids but I just stayed close to shore because the river was real big.
Richard came out of the car and watched us swim and told us of the times he had seen ghost, and things from the clouds. He said in the black forest there were beasts that have not been discovered. Objects appeared from the heavens. There were UFO activities and no one would tell this secret because there was no one around to tell. Lorin finally got out of the river and we drove away in the car.
I said, “Dad, lets get the hell out of here, because it’s getting dark and the sun is barely still out. I do not want to be here when it is dark.” I wondered how the sun could be brightly shining and yet the huge trees in the forest blocked out the light. We finally drove away, with the sun quickly sinking into the horizon, Richard desperately drove fast trying to get us back to the cabin. But I thought the cabin was hundreds of miles south, I thought silently. Then we drove on and we raced against the impending darkness and the setting sun. Something made me look back and I could feel a chill go down my spine. I simply had this eerie feeling like, something, or someone was watching us, leave the forest.
Sent in by Carri, Copyright 2008 TrueGhostTales.com