Being Halloween and all, I’ll share my “ghost” story.
I live on one side of a front-to-back duplex. My landlords live in the front side, which is made up of the main floor and an upstairs. Our side is just the main floor.
Two or three times a year the fire alarms goes off in the middle of the night (a very horrible way to wake up). My landlords have cleaned and even replaced the fire alarms. We’re puzzled and frustrated.
The spooky thing is, that Thanksgiving 1993 a fire broke out in the house and a woman and her young (3 years old?) son died in the upstairs portion. The house was remodeled and that was when my landlords bought it, in the early summer of '94.
Now, I don’t REALLY think we have a ghost. There are many reasons why our fire alarms might be going off. Electrical issues, defunct fire alarms, etc. But, then again, I’ve never lived in a house where they just GO OFF, either!!
My husband’s friend, who believes she has psychic powers, came over and blessed the house for us this summer. Crystals, burning sage, etc. What the heck, we thought.
A creepy tidbit is that the psychic sensed that there was a horrible “betrayal” to the dead woman the night of the fire. We were outside in the yard and a neighbor woman, who we’ve seen maybe three times in the two years we’ve lived there, happened to be walking by. We told her we were blessing the house, mentioned nothing about the “betrayal,” and she told us that that night, as the fire was burning, the firemen asked another neighbor if there was anyone home, and that neighbor said no, since the dead (dying) woman’s car was not at home at the time. So, according to our storytelling-neighbor, the firemen made no attempt to save anyone, since they didn’t think anyone was home.
“Betrayal?” I’d say so!!!
The house being haunted is fun to think about. The story is tragic, but interesting. For the record no other weird happenings have occurred besides those damn fire alarms.