Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Little girl ghost

It's official: A child ghost is living in my house!

This evening, I was cleaning up a food mess on Jesse's highchair. (Why, oh why, did I decide to make spaghetti for dinner tonight??) I had the highchair just outside of the dining area, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw the figure of a child going into my bedroom. I thought it was Jennifer because I saw a thin frame and small white legs. "Jennifer, you're supposed to be in bed," I muttered, still cleaning up the mess. Just earlier, the kids had had their shower/bath and the baby was asleep. I knew I'd left that room with Jennifer getting into bed.

After I cleaned up a big gob of old spaghetti off the chair, the whole time with the door to my room in view, I went to the bedroom expecting to find her in there, going through things she wasn't supposed to be going through.

But...she wasn't in there.

I froze, holding my breath. I walked out of the room and slowly walked to the other bedroom.

Sure enough, my daughter was in bed. Sleeping!

So now I think a child ghost is haunting this house. Well, maybe not "haunting" exactly. Just...living here. It would explain the many times that I've found things moved around or books on the floor that were on shelves shortly after I moved here! (In all honestly, I thought somebody broke into my house and nosed through my stuff.)

This is not the first time I saw the child ghost. I have mentioned seeing her before. And, yes, this ghost is a her. When I saw her once, I noticed long hair.

The thing of it is...I'm not surprised I'm seeing a little girl ghost. On the very day that I came to this house for the first time, something told me I HAD to rent it. THIS was the place for me to live.

And as I stood in the kitchen, talking with my future landlord, I got a very strong impression that a man and his daughter had lived here. They might as well have been in the same room as we were! I felt that impression so strongly, but I didn't say anything about it. Until now.

I do know a man lived here before me. Actually, a couple lived here. But maybe it's not them, but residents from way back when, or something. Well, it's something I can look into.

I wish I knew the child's name. I want to find that out. And hopefully, someday, I will see her better. Not just out of the corner of my eye.

Maybe next time.

4 comments:

Martha Jette said...

Hi Dawn:

An amazing story for sure. If you want to know her name - the next time you feel/see/sense her presence, run a tape recorder and ask her, her name. You just might get an answer.
I always feel a little sad when I hear of children lost this way and I wonder why their guides/angels don't come to rescue them.

Dawn Colclasure said...

Hi, Martha,

Thanks so much for the comment. I appreciate it. I will try it, though I will need someone who can hear to let me know if they hear any response on the tape. I haven't used a tape recorder since college. LOL I'll have to dig it up if I can remember what box it is in. I, too, feel sad for this girl that she did not cross over. It reminds me of that book called Don't Call Them Ghosts, about this house haunted by three ghost children. I even wrote a story about a ghost girl who was haunting what used to be her home and how she was trying to find her father. That's why she stayed behind. I hope....HOPE this ghost does not have the same name as my character. That would be eerie!

Rev. Robert E. Murchison, R.Pp. said...

Osiyo (hello) Dawn,

I agree about using a recording device to try and get the girl's name. If you already have a tape recorder that is fine, but if not you can pick up a cheap digital also. I like to use both styles and a reel-to-reel tape recorder so I can increase my chance of picking up something on one that I didn't on the others. I am not saying that you need to do that. I am saying it is alright to use whatever you have to record anything in your home. If you don't get anything on the recorder there are other methods which might work, but you'll have to do them when your children won't be in the way. One is using a piece of paper and either a crayon, pencil or pen and speaking to the girl telling her your name than ask her name. Tell her you will leave the paper and the writing utensil where she can use them even if you have to leave them overnight. You might ask her what is it she is doing and if she needs help. You might get lucky and she will tell you the answers to your questions and maybe more.
Some people block off an area where they most often see a spirit at spread flour or some sort of powder over the area. You might write questions within the powder and maybe she will answer your questions. You may also get tracks through the powder which would indicate the child has some essence to her, but only if you can keep others out of it. Just some ideas which might help. Peace and Blessings, Spiritwalker.

Dawn Colclasure said...

Hello, Reverend Murchison,

Thank you so much for your very helpful comment. I never thought it was possible for a spirit to be able to write something with a crayon. I always thought that was just the stuff of fiction. But I will try what you have suggested. I have not seen her or sensed her since this blog post but hopefully I will be able to receive that information soon. Thank you for your time. Take care. :)