Ghost Story Of The Kingsville Haunted House

1441 words - 6 pages

Kingsville Haunted House

The teller is 24 years old, and works for the state department of education. Originally, he was from the Baltimore area where he attended an elementary Catholic school. He moved to Bell Air in second grade and grew up there. After his parents separated, he moved back to Baltimore to live with his grandparents, and has remained in Baltimore ever since. The sister he mentions in the story moved away to China years ago. A weekend or two ago, he, I, and a few other friends spent the evening in one of our favorite hang-out spots in Columbia, Pub Dog. It was there, sitting in our dimly lit booth, over some beers that I heard him tell this story from his childhood. He spoke in a strangely matter-of-fact tone, considering the weirdness of the story he was telling, and in a smooth, comfortable manner that seemed to indicate he had told the story many times before. Here is the story he told:

Ok. One night my sister and I were at my father’s house. He lives in Kingsville on 10 maybe 9 acres of land in this [small pause, looks at ceiling] I wouldn’t really call it a farmhouse, just a kind of small house out there. The previous person who lived in the house was supposedly shipped to an asylum, for, you know, normal stuff [pause] schizophrenic or something. My sister and I were at the house one night and we were cleaning up the house while my dad was on some sort of job out of the state and my step mom was at work in the hospital. We were doing our stuff, and then the power flickered, and came back on. We didn’t think anything of it. Then, outside of the door, we heard a noise, kinda like a dog barking, but like, just enough not so that we knew it wasn’t. So, we hear this noise, and start to get freaked out, but we just go back to doing our thing. Then the power goes OUT [quickly jerks hand horizontally]. Then we hear the sound over and over. So I go down to the basement to check the fuse box, cause the power everywhere else nearby looked like it was on and my sister was scared. So I’m walking down, and my dad has this rack of paint cans against the wall across from the stairs, so when you walk down the stairs it’s right in front of you. And the cans start just dominoing off the rack [waves hands around]. I only had to see that once before I went running back up the steps shouting to my sister, and we barricaded the door. The sound kept repeating outside and it sounded like it was getting closer. At that point, we noticed that the wind was howling really hard, and that scared us even more, so we just sort of smashed ourselves into a corner with whatever we could find as a weapon. So there was wind, and noise, and things kept falling downstairs. Then we hear this huge bang on the door, and then the lights came back on, and my dad walked in. He wasn’t supposed to be back for a week. We told him all about it. And when my step-mom comes back the next morning, we tell her about it. She’s not like, a super...

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