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Why Is Our Family So Haunted?

Posted on September 6, 2008

Let me start with the first ghost experience in the first house.  It is in Columbia IL.  My father built this house from the ground up.  Nothing was recovered as far as bones or anything of that nature when the house was built.  It took a while for the activity to start happening.

The first time I experienced it, I was downstairs (the basement was fully finished) in my bedroom and I heard a voice whisper my name.  Then it told me it had a surprise for me.  I was a little girl at the time so of course I thought it was my mom whispering through the air vents.  I ran upstairs and asked my mom what my surprise was.  She had no idea what I was talking about.

Then I began to see what I used to call the Ninja Men.  They were tall black cloaked figures that would disappear into the walls.  I saw them on several occasions. There was another incident when I was taking a bath in the bathtub downstairs.  I happened to look up and see something at the doorway.  I screamed for my mom.  She came but saw nothing.  There was also a time that my mother had a babysitter come over to watch me.  We were in the basement watching TV. when the door handle on the door to the garage started to wiggle and shake.  No one was in the garage.

My mother passed it off as an overactive imagination from a five year old.  Then she began to have experiences.  My father was one who was home rarely.  She awoke one night to hear the cabinets in the kitchen opening and closing.  When she went to investigate there was no one there.

One night while cleaning she felt the hair on the back of her neck stand up and when she turned around there was a mist coming down the staircase and then proceeded to float down the hallway toward my bedroom.  She was so frightened that she called the neighbor lady to come over.

My father never did believe her until one night he was sleeping on the couch in the basement and he woke up and said he was really cold.  He sat up and the French doors were standing wide open.  He got up and closed them.  He lay back down and was almost asleep when he heard his car keys drop on the bar.  That’s the night he went upstairs and woke my mother and told her that he believed her.  My parents divorced and we moved from that house.  I’m not sure if the people living in it now have experienced things or not.

The house that my mother lives in now is in Bonne Terre MO.  I no longer live there now that I am married with my own children.  But she lives there with her husband and their two children.  I always thought that my room was colder than any other room in that house.  It is still like that till this day.  Not a major difference in temperature but you can feel it.  Again, this house was built by my step-father.  They are the only ones to have lived in it.  I never experienced anything while living there myself.  But the activity started about 5 months ago.

My younger brothers used to sleep in my old bedroom.  I had a TV I had left there in the room.  It started turning on and off by itself.  My mother unplugged it.  Nothing has happened with the TV Since its been unplugged.

One night my husband and I were sleeping over and we were sleeping in my old room.  My parent’s room is on the other side of the house.  My little brothers had chosen to sleep in my parent’s room that night since we were taking the bed in their bedroom (My old room). In the middle of the night both my husband and I awoke at the same time hearing the same thing.  We both heard a voice of a child.  There was no one in the room with us.  As soon as I heard the voice a vision popped into my head.  It was of a little girl in a long-sleeved white night gown.  She had long brown hair and was standing at the foot of the bed.  That’s what I thought of when hearing the voice.

About a week later my mother called me and said she had started to drift off to sleep in the living room and heard a voice.  Someone talking.  She never did figure out where it was coming from.  Then one night she had fallen asleep in the bed with my little brothers and she said she thought she was dreaming.  She saw a little girl with long brown hair at the foot of the bed and the little girl threw the covers over my moms head.  My mom said she woke up and the covers where all tossed about on the bed.

My husband and I were visiting about a month ago and my little brother was playing play station in my mother’s room.  I was in the kitchen washing dishes and my husband and my other little brother were in the bathroom (between my old room and my brothers real bedroom) giving our twins a bath.  I turned around to grab something from the island and noticed the gate from the kitchen to the living room was open. (She has dogs, therefore has gates)  I closed it and made sure the dogs were in the laundry room and not in the living room.  They were.  I started to do the dishes again and turned around to grab another dish from the island and the gate was open again.  Within a matter of two minutes this gate had been opened twice.  I asked my husband and both my brothers.  No one had been through that gate.  And neither had the two dogs.

This morning my mother called me and proceeded to tell me what happened to her last night.  She was up late doing some work on the computer.  She heard one of the bedroom doors open. (It would have been my old bedroom door or my brother’s bedroom door)  Then she heard the gate from the living room to the kitchen squeak and open.  One of the dogs began to growl.  She called out both of my little brothers names.  No one answered.  She then heard the gate squeak and open again.  She waited to see someone walking through the living room but never did.  She got up to investigate.  Everyone was still asleep.  She went to bed shortly there after.

So that is all the experiences we have had so far.  I am so interested in these things.  I have read up on the shadow people and how they can be different things.  I just want to know what is going on.  Why is our family so haunted?

Sent in by Brittany, Copyright 2008 TrueGhostTales.com

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18 Responses to “Why Is Our Family So Haunted?”
  1. tori says:

    thats scary and is a really good story i believe in these things aswell and iv had an experience too and its a very creepy thing 2 have! im interested in hearing more if anything else happens:D

  2. jamea says:

    that was really scary i would of hated that if that had happn to me..
    and so that has happen when you are 5 now it is happing agian it could be the house and just to answer your Q umm well i think it is just the house not your family .or your family

    my sister had ghost thinggs happen to her and my family has too..


  3. Krystal says:

    how intruiging.
    I was totally intranced by your story.
    you put up and deal with the paranormal well. ^_^

  4. brenda says:

    Actually, its not the house, they were built in the mother and daughter’s lifetime. Its the land. Go to wherever they keep the records of the town and look up what was there before. Ask neighbors about the history of the neighborhood. You will be surprized. My boyfriend’s abstract on his house stated that back in the 1880s his house went to a woman who won an abuse and neglect case by her husband, he had to move. That was unheard of back then. We have both seen her residule ghost walking in the same part of the house. Have fun!

  5. Warrior Priestess says:

    The story was a little hard for me to follow but it was good. I also think that its not your family thats haunted, its that house. And of all the rooms for you to sleep your room was the basement. Basements are usually always haunted for some reason, probably due to them being under the ground and under the ground is where the dead “rest” Also the minerals in the soil that surrounds the basement walls can give off energy, causing ghostly manifestations…

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  6. Sue says:

    Actually, the haunting sound like it’s either haunted land, as stated earlier, or haunted people. Some ghosts have been said to attach themselves to certain people, so that could be the case, possibly. This sounds like maybe something you should contact a professional for, but there may be someone here who can give you the answers you seek.

  7. GhostSweetie says:

    i didn’t follow that to good.But that was a real good story! I’ll have agree with Warrior Prietess, it probaly is the house thats hanted not your family.Because I watch A Hunting on Discorvey Channel and there was this family they moved about 3 times because ghost kept following them.But that was a real good story!!!! : )

  8. saakshi says:

    Dear frnd, I m quit interested in paranormal stuff and therefore found ur story rather incidents very intriguing .I could be wrong but someow I have this thought that maybe this entity is following u and ur family ‘coz ,u might be related to it and probably it is there 2 gaurd u,why dont u organise an investigation by experts .

    I must say u r very patient in dealing wd this,do ur children see or exprience its existance as well? u can reply .nice 2 read it…….

  9. eliane says:

    hi, you have to work on it, go and do some search, it is true, and i totaly believe it, they choosed you to tell their stories, i guess you have been chosen, so keep on details and work on it, i beleive when they come they always have things to say… they always have mitions to complete!!!
    good luck for you and the ghosts…

    take good care and be wise…

  10. vicky says:

    Thanks for your story, I completely believe you. In my opinion the ghost is following your family since you had experienced such things in your previous house too. Maybe it will be wise to try and find out what has happened to that girl. She doesn’t seem like she intends to harm you and your family.

    Regards, take care

  11. willz says:

    I was very interested with your tale. I believe some people can give of an energy that is attractive to ghosts. Your mother and you both saw the ghost of the little girl. Maybe she was attracted by your motherly nature. I understand from your story that you both heard the little girl talking but could not discern what she was saying. I believe that maybe she has come to your family for help and that she became frustrated that she was talking but your mother couldn’t hear it so she threw the blankets about. I hope you find out some information about this little girl and help to put her to rest.

  12. Carly says:

    thats really unusual..and interesting..it deffinately sounds like there are ghosts or shadow people in the house. They might be trying to tell ya’ll something..i don really know..but that is sorta freaky..

  13. brittany says:

    thanks for all of the responses…I often wondered if we attracted these ghosts. My mother has told me recently that her grandmother was i guess what you would call a bit physic. she used to know when things were going to happen. I sometimes get the feeling that my stomach is turning in knots and then i will find out something bad happened. (used to happen to me in high school alot, i knew when i got that feeling i was in trouble for something, even before i knew what it was) i still have that happen to me…

  14. Tawonna says:

    I have often wondered if we cause these things to follow us.When I was 3 and I lot of people wonder how is it that I can remember this. I do as if it was yesterday. My parents and I lived alone in a 2 bedroom apartment. Our bedroom were across the hall from one another . I could look into their room form mine. One night I woke up and there was a black fighure standing in the bedroom door space apart in X shape and I could see the T.V. glaring behind it. I threw the covers over my head and went to bed. Then I also remember being about 7 and we ;ived in a pretty large house. My parent had a rug picture of the dogd playing pool on the hall wall. I have never had a reason to be afraid of this picture. But then one day I went up the hasll and they were moving playing pool and talking to one another and looking at me. I had never given that picture a thought before that. Then i started havign dreams of walking threw the house and seeign white figures threw out the house. i could really go on with experience. What is this. And why out of my three childrem 2 has the blessing and curse.

  15. katelynn says:


    that is really scary. i myself have had a ghostly things happen to me. and i am only 12!!! going to be 13 soon.

  16. ghyrhyjh says:

    if you think this is scary read warrior priestess’ stories. brane the demon in my head to her most recent brane the demon in my head:the shadow

  17. Linda says:

    I know how this writter feels, because everywhere that my family and I have lived have all been haunted. Not to sound conseted or anything, but they have all mostly happened to me. They are always in my bedrooms and they are always touching me. My mother even told me a about something that happened to me that I didn’t even realise. She said that when I was hugging her, I fell asleep and that she felt me move, so she looked down at me and saw that it wasn’t me. It was another girl who was all gray and hair above her shoulders(my hair is longer). She said that she freaked out and she didn’t tell me until the next morning because she was afraid that I would get scared.

  18. Tan says:

    great story

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