My grandparents owned a home in a small farm town in Ohio it was over 100 years old and was built and used for a funeral home. As years went on the funeral home was added onto. When it was sold it became zoned for residential. The second owners only lived there a short time and had it for sale many of years before my grandmother just had to have this house and talked my grandfather into buying it.
Many of things happened in this house every single night from voices, to whispering, hearing screams it even sounded like someone was bouncing a ball upstairs in the house. It got to the point my grandmother would be laying in her bed trying to sleep when she would feel something on her chest like as if it was trying to hold her down. After this happening a number of times she moved her bedroom downstairs. This house is so horrific I still to this day have yet to hear a story worse than it or see a movie even close to what happened in this house. Right after they purchased this home my aunt the oldest of two other sisters was asleep in the next bedroom next to my grandparents room.
My grandmother was awaken by a strange sound coming from my aunts room. In a panic my grandmother ran to her room yelling for my grandpa to get up as she was running out of the room. She flung open my aunts door to see her half way out her bedroom window. My aunt grabbed her arm and pulled her in as hard as she could. Scared to death my grandmother sat there holding her while my grandfather tried to figure out how she got the window open when it appeared before to have been painted shut and nobody could get it open no matter how hard they tried and out that window was a 15 foot drop to a concrete driveway. My aunt only being three years old was terrified. Once my aunt calmed down and my grandparents they put her in their bed for the night and ask her why she was trying to get out of her window.
The next day my grandmother went to her mothers home and told her what had happened my grandmother said my aunt told her that her aunt Mary “my grandmothers sister” who was a very religious women very involved with church and the lords work might I add. Came into her bedroom yelling and woke her up telling her to get out the house is on fire and the window was already open my aunt told my grandmother.
Terrified my great grandma and my grandmother had the home blessed and nailed that window shut.
My great grandmother refused to stay in that house when her health starting failing she went to a nursing home instead.
Fast forward years later all my grandparents children grew up and left the house and never came back. Until my grandmother was dying from cancer I moved back into the house to help care for her as well as my cousin and her children. Three months into her battle she passed away the following week after the services were over. My cousins and myself was in one of the bedroom watching funny videos online. We had their kids in one of the other bedrooms with a nightlight in the bedroom the door open and another in the hallway.
We then heard an ear shattering terrifying scream nothing I have ever heard before and we knew it was one of the children. Frantic we all went running down the hallway into the bedroom where the children were as I switched on the bedroom light two of the children were still sound asleep and one of the girls was curled up in a ball between the bed and the wall white as a ghost shaking. When I grabbed her she was as cold as ice and she was so scared she couldn’t speak. Holding her calming her down we were amazed how the other children could sleep through that. One adult stayed in that bedroom with the sleeping children we brought the scared one back to the room we were in.
After over a good hour getting her calmed down she told us she was almost asleep and she seen grandma down around the edge of the bed with children with her. Immediately panic went through us all as when my grandmother was dying she kept saying children where around her and they were scaring her sometimes.
There was no way my cousins daughter could have known that and she was only four years old at the time.
Well anyway she said grandma ask her if she wanted to color and make some pretty pictures. She said she told her no and put the blanket over her head and that she was trying to scream but she was so scared nothing was coming out.
She said as grandma came closer to her she held out her hand and ask her to go with her and when my cousins little girl would not move or say anything grandmother got closer and closer to her. She said it was like grandma was getting mad then all of a sudden her voice changed from grandmas into a low scary voice and that’s when she screamed with everything she had. She said grandma was still there until we came running in and I turned on the light. We all knew then and there my aunts and my cousins that grandma would never scare a child like this. We knew it wasn’t her my aunt was convinced it was the same spirit that came in her room years before appearing and sounding like her aunt Mary.
That did it for all of us that was the final straw with that house! I just inherited it because nobody else wanted it and I sure didn’t want it. So many other things happened in this home and on the property that I will write some more about other things that have happened here.
I lived in this home growing up my whole life after my mothers death and I have studied the possibility of what could be in this house. I know it has many spirits we have pictures we have tape recordings and the home does have a reputation around town. I been reaching out for a long time trying to find anyone out here who has witnessed things like we have in this home? If you have please share all of us myself and my family would love to hear your stories. Does this home have demons in it we don’t know. All I can share with all of you is what happened to us personally. Maybe one day we will have the answers that we been searching for.
Sent in by Shirley King and Adrianne Harlow, Copyright 2009