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Something Strange in the Crawl Space

Posted on October 18, 2009

I have no way to contact the woman who told me this story, so I will leave out the town, and the names, but it takes place in an affluent Chicago suburb… one of the towns that is now an expensive place to live, but just 75 or so years ago was still a rural farming community.

The woman was a client of mine, who arrived early for an appointment and had to wait in another room in my office, which is in a Victorian House, has some… “people”… which prompted her to ask if it was haunted, then to tell me her own story.

When she was a little girl her family moved into a new house in this town. After her dad tucked her in at night she saw some little lights floating around in the closet… she called to her dad and told him… and he assured her it was just her toys and shut the closet door. He left the room and the lights came back, this time outside the door.

She saw the lights every night, sometimes she would play with them and say “make a circle” or “go in a square” and the lights would. Sometimes she would be really scared and to avoid seeing them sleep with her lights on for months and months… and then find that when she tried to sleep with the lights off… the little closet lights were still there.

There was a bathroom next to her room, everyone that used it seemed to come out fast, and often have “the creeps” in there. She would tell her parents, and they would just avoid the subject or discount what she was saying. Weird things would happen, like all the shades in the room would open at the same time.

Later, after they no longer lived there her mother admitted that after she got the kids off to school she left because she couldn’t stand being there alone.

So at one point they needed some work done on the house, and the contractor had to go into the crawl space. He asked them about the work they had done with the newly cemented area that was just under her bedroom, go figure… they hadn’t done anything down there. The contractor assured them that whoever brought the cement down there would have had to carry it, bucket by bucket, to the corner of a very low, tight crawl space…no easy task.

When they bought the house they purchased it from a man who inherited the property, along with his wife, from an elderly woman. The man was a farm caretaker who took care of the property and some time ago his wife had left him, without a word, no one knew where she went or what happened to her. I guess at the closing a woman claiming to be her showed up to sign the paperwork, but they found out this was odd, because the man supposedly didn’t know where she was.

I imagine they wanted to maintain their property value, so did not look further into the cemented area in the crawl space, or maybe her dad really didn’t believe, or want to know what was in the crawl space?

Sent in by Eileen, Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com




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Comments

14 Responses to “Something Strange in the Crawl Space”
  1. trolldoll1681 says:

    makes you wonder doesn’t it? thanks for the story!!

  2. camille says:

    Sounds like the lady didn’t really diappear.
    Maybe someone will find her in the crawls space one day, seems like law enforecement
    should investigate the missing woman’s return.
    I hope you will share about the “people” in your office, too, one day. It sounds very
    intriguing.
    Thanks for sharing the story.

  3. Bonnie says:

    I’m thinking that maybe there was buried in the area that was cemented. Nice story. Thank you!

  4. Bonnie says:

    Hi,

    I apologize for my sloppy typing. I meant to say that maybe there was someone who had died or murdered and was buried in the area that was cemented. Anyway, thank you for the scary and nice story.

  5. Anon says:

    I dont understand

  6. Karen M. says:

    I think they should open it, was if there is a dead body or bones and it’s an unsolved murder and the guy that lived there before is going free!!

  7. Jamie5678 says:

    Interesting could of been cooler tho no offese

  8. KNOWTOMUCH says:

    if it where my house, i think i would have someone dig it up, just to know for sure… if there was a body buried there, at least it could be moved to a cemetery for peace and rest….. everyone deserves a decent burial….. ktm

  9. Andrew says:

    very interesting…… really wonder what happened…

  10. meli§a says:

    hmmm i believe the answer is underneath the cement of that house….. eeek scary!

    thanks for the story!

  11. Elephant says:

    Thanks fo the strory. I wonder what it was in the crawl space. I get the creeps in my bathroom too. Ghosts seem to be found in bathrooms a lot. I hope you e a chance to investigate.

  12. Tim says:

    Nice story. Flawed but a good story none-the-less.

  13. Camila says:

    Hey, great story. It is intrigguing though, what is it with ghosts and bathrooms? I wonder……

  14. silentmay says:

    its not the spirits that live in the bathrooms.. its actually Jinns (any of a class of spirits, lower than the angels, capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil. ) Jinns are made as demons and were never humans. These entities often like to make trouble and they live in the bathrooms because they like unclean places.

    It was a great story :)

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