Living in a Haunted House for 14 Years
(Shamokin, PA , U. S.)
I live in Shamokin, PA, in an apartment now, but I used to live a couple of blocks away from where I do now. My mother owns the house and is renting it out now. I'm not sure if the lady and her children know it is haunted yet. They have only been living there 3 mos. now. But the last guy that lived there (family friend)had asked about it, so I told him. I remember I was always afraid to go upstairs by myself for some odd reason unknown. When I got older and started hearing stories about ghost's and hauntings I started to put it together. My sister who is 4 yrs. older than I am knew for a long time. Of course she never explained it to me because she didn't want to scare me. My grandmother was very spiritual and studied for a long time about spirits. She would never go upstairs by herself. She usually only came over on holidays for parties and stuff. Just about everyone that was ever in the upstairs had said they felt uncomfortable up there. My mom was never really bothered by it. We were never hurt by a spirit there so she wasn't worried. My mom is the only person who has really ever saw anything that I know of. She told me one experience her and her ex-boyfriend had awhile back(about 6 yrs. ago). It is too long of a story though. The house had all hardwood floors so you could hear the ghosts walking around at night. The weird thing was the stairway and the upstairs seemed to be the only place haunted. My cat would sit on the back of the couch and start hissing for no reason, hair standing up and all. Every now and then others and also myself had sworn we saw a shadow figure by the corner of our eye. Walking in the hallways you can feel the vibe. The feeling of coldness,(breeze sometimes). Feelings of someone watching you or standing around you. Hair standing up. Not anxiety at all. Sometimes I would tell myself that to stop being scared. It never worked. Lots of people have ran down that stairway scared sometimes pale and screaming. My grandmother tried to talk to the ghosts to try to get rid of them but it didn't seem to work. It is such a beautiful house but anyone that had spent enough time in there wouldn't even think of moving in. When my mom wanted to rent it out, I asked around. But too many people knew about that house and said " hell no!" My uncle tried to talk my grandmother into them renting the house. She was terrified just coming to visit. After a while I got so uncomfortable I wouldn't take a shower sometimes until my mom got home from work or one of my friends was there with me. I'm out of there now. My mom owns the house next door too. She is renting it to my other uncle so when I go there I sometimes stop and see the lady living in my old home. I still get the same vibes as always. I am glad I am out of there, but also sad because I grew up there. I just wonder if she figured it out yet. I hope the spirits are as nice to her and her children as they always were to my family.