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Not all Skeletons are in the Closet

Posted on February 10, 2011

It was 1986, I was 5 years old and living with my mother at the time. She was heavily into Santeria and liked to call her self a white witch. She would light candles, lay out food and pray to these so-called saints and guides.

Even at my young age I knew that the things she was doing was wrong. It put fear in me. We lived in a two bedroom apartment in the Bronx. When you walk in there’s a short hallway that was leading to the living room. To the right before the living room was a long hallway to the right that lead straight to my bed room. The kitchen was off to my right and my mom’s room was off to the left.

My mom would put me to bed and turn off the lights. I was not scared of the dark until I started to see it. I was in bed, I don’t remember if I fell asleep and woke up but when I looked down the hallway there was a skeleton looking right back at me, with a big smile on his face. It was like he was on the floor and was peeking around the wall from the living room.

I would only see it’s face and it’s bony hands wrapped around the wall. He would come almost every night till the day I moved out.

I have not seen it thank God. I believe the activities my mother was into brought that thing around. The skeleton was not the last thing I’ve seen but that’s another story.

Sent in by sharayah, Copyright 2011 TrueGhostTales.com

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21 Responses to “Not all Skeletons are in the Closet”
  1. Anonymous says:

    How is your mom? What you said reminds me of the show called A Haunting. Anyway I think whatever you see is negative energy. Can’t wait for your next story.

    • sharayah says:

      aww thank you.my mother is good now! last year she was being tormented by a demon she was very sick and it wouldn’t let her sleep. she moved and things are much better now :) i seen more thing but at other places.

  2. Christina says:

    That is definitely a creepy childhood and a creepy sight to see. I am interested in other things that happened while you lived there. Does your mom still practice Santeria?

    Take care,

    • sharayah says:

      no she stop about 15 years later.she told me that she seen that the santos where not helping her or being her protectors. i feel like they are demons. i really don’t remember seeing anything more in that aparment and i moved out that same year. :)

  3. trolldoll says:

    i believe you are probably right!! or depending on the age of the building it could be from another time. ask your mom.

    • sharayah says:

      i don’t know how old the building is and i really believe my mom dose not know or even care.she just that kind of person.but i do now the building is older then 30 years old. :)

  4. Dylan says:

    Not to be rude or anything but…how do skeletons smile?

  5. Doris says:

    WOW!Great story i would’ ve been scared if i were you!!so what were r other expeirences?!?

    • sharayah says:

      awww thank you i felt my story was a little weak compare to so many story on here but it’s the truth i didn’t put more to spice it up. :) i will put another story up soon.maybe my mother’s ;)

  6. Raquel says:

    I know exactly what are you talking about! My grandmother was a santera too! I am from Dominican Republic and I remember all the things she had at her house. She had a table with a lot of candles and pictures of all the saints and she had glass bottles full of diferent kind of liquids. The candles were always lighted. I was very little, but I knew never to asks questions about the table with all the pictures.

    • sharayah says:

      LOL :) yeah my grandma was into it to but she was ten times worst then my mother she whould have a feast for the santo. lay out a hole bunch of food we couldn’t touch and told us if we ate any of it something bad would happen to us. :| not something a little kids need to hear.

  7. Raquel says:

    Before my grandmother died she used to talk about the dark tall man with the tall hat that will tell her to do things. Once, my parents and I went to her apartment and she was almost unconcious. We asked her what happen and she said the dark tall man with the hat told her to drink all the medicine in th bottle and she will get better and so she drank it….It was a bottle of rum. She was intoxicated…..

    • sharayah says:

      im so sorry for her. i found it to be crazy how people in santera just listen to these things not knowing fully what they truly are.my mother sent one of her so called santo’s too hurt me. all because we got in a fight.she told me it was going to get me cause it didn’t like the way i was talking to her :| that same night i came home with a big gash on my forehead .when she saw me she looked at me and said “i told u they where going to get you” with a smile on her face :( i can never forget that day.

  8. trolldoll says:

    poor woman! and yes, our skulls appear to smile, it’s the jaw bone and the teeth that do it.

  9. trolldoll says:

    sharaya, how could your own mother do this to her child! i hope you don’t spend alot of time with her!!

    • sharayah says:

      trolldoll :) for many years we didn’t talk and we had a really bad relationship. she was on drugs and dealing with her santera.when she change her life then i step back into her.we are friends now. i forgave her for my terrible childhood and moved on with life. what can i say she is my mother. :|

      • trolldoll says:

        that is wonderful! yes i understand about the drug thing only to well. you are a good person. holding a grudge will hurt a person in so many ways and i am so glad you are friends. i hope she appreciates you for this!

        • sharayah says:

          i try to be a good person and to do on to others as i want them to do to me.i’ll tell you this because of the way she was a mother to me. it made me the good mother i am today.i know what not to do because of her.i learn something from her even if she was not try to teach it.life is hard trolldoll and to be mad forever is just no good for us.we just need to let some things go and move on with life. :) well you what im talking about.;)

          • trolldoll says:

            that is what people need to realize! all these bad feelings and hatred towards one another spreads. but if you do good things for people that others don’t think they deserve, it may change there outlook and behaviors. i was raised to be kind and to do unto other also. i miss my dear mom, because if i had a problem with someone she would say kill em with kindness. it wasn’t always easy, but alot of the time it worked. sometimes i’m so nice and honest i do get myself into trouble,
            Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, and to be needed. keep it up and your kids will follow your lead!!

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