Haunted

Awhile back I wrote about the Ghosts in the Walls that seemed to have taken up residence in Mom’s bedroom.  For a long time Bill and I poo-pooed the idea of a real ghost, that is until we heard it for ourselves coming from the baby monitor we have in Mom’s bedroom.  Spooky, right?  Well, we thought so too, and then we got really freaked when we actually saw evidence on the video playback from our Granny-cam.  The ‘something’ was some kind of spectral light zigging and zagging across the middle of the living room at 3:00 in the morning.  It was at least 5 or 6 feet above the floor.  It appeared several times in different parts of the room and traveled in a different direction and followed a different pattern each time.  And, we’ve seen it more than once over the last couple of months.

We had pretty much decided that our ghost would remain, for the most part, an occasional wispy, wiggly light and a periodic knocking inside the walls to let us know he’s still around.  That is until Mom started ‘seeing’ people who weren’t really here.  For example, our son Ryan, his wife Jamie, and our little 18-month old granddaughter, Olivia, came for a visit one Saturday in early November.  After they left, Mom wanted to know “who that guy was that came with Ryan.”  We asked if she meant Jamie, who looks doesn’t look anything like a guy, but she said no and insisted there was another man with Ryan.

Then, when the family got together for Christmas, she wanted to know who the “other little boy” was that was playing with our 7-year old grandson, Jack.  We asked if she meant his sister, Amber, and she said no and insisted there was another little boy at the house for Christmas.

And last week, she called me into the living room to ask “who was that person sitting on the couch yesterday when Bill was talking to me about the baby monitor?”  I said that no one was on the couch, not even me, but she insisted there was someone sitting there listening to the conversation Bill was having with her.

I know that mentally Mom’s fine because she was tested extensively and the doctor cleared her of any loopiness last month.  I know my hearing and Bill’s hearing is fine and so is our eyesight.  So, the only logical conclusion is… Bill and I have finally gone crazy and Mom’s perfectly normal.

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6 Comments on “Haunted”

  1. I enjoyed reading this story about your Mom. It is highly likely that she is seeing spirits…somehow she has opened the door to the Spirit World. Normally this is done through meditation or some form of energy work. On the other hand, elderly people who are close to the end of their life often walk between the worlds…they see spirits among the living.

    • Patt says:

      I’m guessing that, at 87, she’s closer to the end than the beginning. I also believe in the spirit world, but it is somewhat disconcerting to believe and than actually see something unexplainable. Mom seems to be taking it all in stride, so I’m not going to worry about it too much – just keep checking the Granny cam for on-going activity.

  2. Sonya says:

    Crazy… that’s pretty cool, but maybe your Mom is just fucking with you?!

    • Patt says:

      I wish that were the case but she really doesn’t have the imagination to mess with me. Mom is very literal, very black and white. And also, apparently, somewhat psychic!

      • Sonya says:

        That is so creepy and so cool. Tell her to take a photo. I think it’s cute she waits until everyone is gone, let’s not freak everyone else out, but there is some crazy stuff going on.


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