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When Dreams turn to Nightmares

Posted on July 31, 2010

This is the first of many stories I shall be putting up here. This story dates back to at least 1999 – 2000. Which puts me at about nine or ten years old. It all started one night in my small home in New York.

I was getting ready for bed as I usually would. I laid down in my bed and fell asleep. I awoke in a dream that took place in my home, but the energy was negative. I crept out of my room to investigate. ( The way my house is set up is: parents’ room in the back, bathroom, hallway, my room about half way down the hallway, then living room and front door.) The second I stepped from my room, this presence overwhelmed me and forced me into my living room. I sprinted to the front door, unlocked it in what seemed like slow motion, and then looked back at the presence. A menacing little girl about my age at the time stood 20 feet away staring at me. Every ounce of color then drained from the dream and the little girl slowly moved toward me. I bolted and ran down my block. I soon woke up, terrified.

This dream soon became reoccurring but with minor changes as I grew up. A few years after this dream, I had it again but this time, as the little girl moved forward, I couldn’t unlock the door. She had done something to it so it would stay locked and she laughed when I tried to break out. This became the new reoccurring dream.

As the years went on, this dream became more vivid and terrifying. Around the year 2005, it stopped and was replaced by a new dream starring the same little girl. In this dream, I was still in my home, sitting on the couch with some people from my school. We were waiting for a “historical tour” to begin. Our tour guide pointed to the area above my computer and simply stated “Our favorite little ghost named Ashley hanged herself there.” She had mentioned other ghosts in my house too. I woke up and check the area and realized it was impossible to hang a human body from the weak ceiling. This dream carried on until about 2007 and I never said anything about it to anyone.

Around the same time this dream happened, if not earlier, I woke up with my right arm COVERED in scratches and gashes. I started crying and called for my mom. Both my parents agreed that it must have been my old cat who scratched me. In present day, I realized something. My cat was de-clawed when I first got her, back in the mid 90′s. That got me thinking about all the old dreams I’ve had.

Now that I’m older, I’m able to make sense of these things. Like Ashley for example. Last summer, I had a friend over who could see ghosts. On day two of our little get-together, we were getting ready for bed one night and I was telling her about the little ghost-girl named Ashley from my dream. She replied, “Oh… that’s who that little girl is I keep seeing. She’s always sitting by us and watches us sleep.” This friend wouldn’t lie to me, so I trusted her. Not to mention I could also feel her watching us at times, but that’s another story. When I walk down my hallway, I can still feel her presence follow me.

Sent in by Jess S., Copyright 2010 TrueGhostTales.com

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11 Responses to “When Dreams turn to Nightmares”
  1. trolldoll says:

    whoa! that’s pretty creepy! as i always say, looking up records, by way of the abstract for names is what i would do. i plan to do that sometime soon myself. first i have to get ready for a interview. your friend and you could try evp, or has she ever said anything to you. you mention the ceiling is weak, could it be one of those drop ceilings? i have them in nearly every room here. they were a popular thing to do years ago to older homes with high ceilings. check it out! thanks dear, and i hope the dreams end!

    • Jess S. says:

      Well, I live in a mobile home so I don’t think it can have drop ceilings. I recently tried an EVP and I didn’t get any results. It could have been the type of recording thing I used. I used my computer and about half way through, its fan turned on, it’s kinda loud so I couldnt tell if there was anything talking.

  2. AnNa says:

    if your friend sees ghosts she should of ask her what she wants.maybe your dreams are for a reason,shes telling you what happened maybe and do some checking on the house maybe you’ll be surprised in what you find out.if you do keep us informed.i would like to know.thanks for the story.

  3. Bigbarney says:

    Anna can’t you say anything more than, research the house and take pictures? I mean I’m not being mean, but let’s get more creative. Trolldoll will probably say that i’m being cruel. I just tell it the way it is. Most people like to be sugar coated. Sorry not me.

    • AnNa says:

      you know what im not saying this mean but i dont care what you think.you dont care when your being rude so i say what i will and you say what you will.i do my best in saying to the people that want help.if you dont like it tooo bad.sorry if me being nice or saying take pictures bug you.deal with it.

      • cherrycherryboomboom:) says:

        i agree with u anna like i said in a previous comment, Big Barney needs to stop acting rude i doubt he’s just “being himself” and even if he was he shouldnt be so rude about it all u were suggesting is researching the house and taking pictures, thats a good idea , y even put in a little camera just to record any paanormal activity but seriously “being creative”?u dont need to be creative to leave a comment well sorry for butting in its just i get a little carried away wen i see someone being rude on this comment thingy lol well take care

    • Steph says:

      I actually agree with Bigbarney. I skip reading her comments now…

  4. trolldoll says:

    big barney, i’m just saying, use a little more tact when commenting okay? they way you comment makes me think you think that some of us are to stupid for you. there are alot of comment where some of us say the same thing, that’s good, we are on the same wave length. cruel is a little stronger than i would put it. just think about what you say before you put people down.

    • GirlRacer says:

      He is after attention. I’m usually quite tactile, but always will tell you how it is.

      He’s a keyboard warrior. Can’t do much else.

      Come on you overgrown fat purple dinosaur, mice at dawn? Mousemat ready? Caps lock on? Keyboard Warrior Big Barney, come on down baby!

  5. Suzi says:

    Thats kinda creepy, I hope that dream never comes to you again and be careful!!!

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