I’m horrified of the paranormal. Anything that jumps or creeks or has died and come back? Yup.. I want nothing to do with it
Some people love it. Some people even WISH they had ghosts in their home. Not me! I’m a real wuss when it comes to anything like that. I can’t watch any movies that have ghosts or demons in them. I have nightmares.
In fact, when I first started reading Lords Part One, by N.L. Belardes, I had nightmares for days. I had to put the book down for a few days. I read a good chic lit, Morning Coffee, by Elizabeth Alan then picked Lords back up later. I’m glad I did! It was a great book.
When we first moved into our brand new, built-just-for-us-nobody-has-lived-in-or-died-in home the creaks and rattles of the house “settling” would freak me out. I thought for sure the house was haunted.
I became really paranoid.
I tried to convince myself it was all in my head.
Then things started happening.
Our linen closet is located in the downstairs bathroom. I know, I know.. dumb place to put a linen closet. But whatever. Well, the door kept opening by itself. At first I didn’t think anything of it but then after a while it was just plain creepy.
I would go in to use the restroom. The door would be open. I would shut it. A few minutes later it would be open again.
This happened for a few weeks and then I started to become paranoid. I started seeing shadows. I could feel a presence over me and it would wrap itself up around me until I couldn’t breathe.
Once in a while I heard a whisper tickle my ear.
Then I started having nightmares. I finally decided to ask everyone if they noticed it too. Nobody had any ghost encounters, and nobody had noticed the open door. I was really scared then!
A few hours later, my youngest son finally confessed! He’d been opening it because he was afraid of what was in there.
Me: “You DO know there are no such thing as ghosts or monsters, right?”
Him: unconvinced “ummmm? Yeaaaaah!”
Me: “Don’t you think if there WAS a ghost or monster in there you might want to keep the door CLOSED so it doesn’t escape?”
Him: “I don’t know, I guess. But it’s just creepy. And when it’s closed and I’m afraid.”
Me: “Well stop opening it because it’s messy in there and when the door is open people can see the mess.”
A few minutes later I walk by the bathroom and the linen closet door is open again. We’ve been in our home for 5 years now, and to this day, that damned door is still open. I still walk by and shut it. Minutes later he still walks by and opens it. I don’t fight it anymore. If he feels safer from ghosts or monsters by having that door open, then so be it!
**I’m happy to report no ghosts have escaped from it so far.