Sunday, February 25, 2007

Ghosts in my Belfry



A wee bit of background is necessary in this story or you might just get the idea at I am a bit whacked, which I am not. Old but not yet whackey. My wife would have something different to say about that, I think. Last year I wrote an article about our cemetery being haunted or not and you might want to revisit the posting. My wife and I are cemetery superintendents and live across the street from the cemetery. Both of us are very skeptical when it comes to ghost stories and haunting. We have our share of Wikens and Warlocks that visit our cemetery on a frequent basis and all claim the cemetery is haunted. I don't think so but...

Our house was built in 1830, or there about, and is a two story. The house is actually made up of an original house and two more houses that were added by being moved in and attached. Hardly any rooms have the same heights for floors and ceilings as a result. One of the move-in houses came from the same street as David the Ghost's house, mentioned below.

We have several people buried in the cemetery that are reportedly haunting the homes in which they died. That must mean they are not haunting our cemetery. A few years ago I was the Maintenance Supervisor for a large area company and one of my buildings was a beautiful, turn-of-the-century old mansion. It was owned by a very prominent family and we have lots of plots in the cemetery that holds them and their relations, including one that holds David who committed suicide. David was a third generation member living in the family estate and was basically alone in the home. He was also broke, as the story goes. One night David crawled into the upstairs bathtub and slit his wrists. A housekeeper found him the next day. Supposedly, David's body went to Pine Hill Cemetery but his spirit stayed at the house, roaming the halls and rooms, always looking for something. On at least 20 occasions, young women reported, to me, the difficulties that they were having with David's ghost. Lights were turned on and off, doors were left open or closed, and on occasion, David could be seen rocking in a chair in the cupola. One night we had a security problem with one of our locked rooms and I was notified of the problem. The office had been trashed, files thrown everywhere, and the desktop had been wiped clean. I found out that one of our Engineers had been in the office a few hours earlier. When I confronted him he admitted unlocking the office but when he found it trashed he simply locked it back up and returned to his office. I asked him why he didn't report it and he replied, "Because David did it". The next morning I had the young engineer, his boss David and another person in the office trying to sort it all out. I told them that this was a very serious event that had occurred and I told David that his young Engineer had implicated him and did he have anything to say. After several pregnant seconds, the young Engineer blurted out " not this David, the ghost David did it"! Foolish me. I went into a tirade and was very disrespectful to young Engineers and to ghosts.

Little did I know that David would eventually come to my house and haunt it. I'm trying to show him the way to his grave but I don't seem to know how to do that. It appears that I am the only person that sees these apparitions and when I mention to my wife that I just saw someone walk into the parlor or saw a car go by our window she always replies "Of course you did dear". The apparition never stops and visits but it is always later in the evening when I experience this phenomenon. I don’t really know if it is David or just another run-of-the-mill ghost because we never talk. May be there is something wrong with my eyes and I should go see an eye Doc. I am just assuming that the specter is David. The only way that I know how to get David to where he belongs is to hold a séance. Hmmm…

5 comments:

GG said...

I don't know Ted.....Maybe it's my Mom visiting you. You never know :)

Subvet said...

I lived in an old house in Groton, CT for several months. Supposedly a previous tenant, an old Scotsman, had died there.

The place always felt strange. Hard to describe but there was always the feeling of being watched. I'm a fairly levelheaded sort, a retired senior chief A-ganger out of the sub service. I don't go in for flights of fancy, yet that feeling was there, it never felt threatening nor was there a sense of any animosity.

I've never had a similar feeling in any other place I've lived.

Ted said...

gg, I think she would go to Colorado and haunt your brother first. Don't you agree?

Ted said...

Hi subvet. Thanks for the comment. We seem to be in the center of all the haunting in this country. At least this is where all the business's surrounding it are. Think of Salem Mass and the witches. Saw a TV show last week,about some Ghost Buster types that were Roro-rooter people by day and Ghost Busters by night??? Think they lived in Rhode Island but they are all over the place. Had a few companies visit us here in the cemetery.

GG said...

Ted...
LOLOL....You are probably right. And he would deserve it!

Georgette