Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I thought I would share a ghost story with you since it's Halloween. 

My Ghost Story
 In my 20s I lived in Chicago. The apartment I shared with a friend was built in the 1800s. Almost immediately after moving in we noticed odd stuff. Like cold spots in unairconditioned rooms in the middle of August. Doors opening on their own. The kitchen sink turning on and off on it's own. 

My roommate bought a lock to put on her door b/c it kept opening on it's own. One night I watched her lock it. I got up in the middle of the night for some reason, saw the door opening and thought "great, she's up-I'm not the only one who can't sleep." Only there was one problem-when I looked in her room, she was sound asleep. 

One of our friends came to visit, and he thought we were making this crap up. Only to discover for himself that we weren't. While he was there, we were all sitting at the dinner table talking, and the sink in the kitchen turned on by itself hours after we had used it. The hair dryer turned itself on...there were also footsteps that could be heard when we were all sitting down. (Originally we thought the footsteps were heard b/c it was an old building, but after knowing our neighbors schedule, we learned it wasn't that at all.) 

We both were touched at different times, but during our stay we never felt threatened by the spirit. We felt like it was there watching over us more then anything. When we moved, we discovered that the tenant before us had died in the apartment. I haven't had an experience like that since. Has anyone else had any weird unexplained experiences?

This is a picture of the apartment building I lived in, which sadly now are condos: