I love these threads! Hopefully once I post my experience, it will get the ball rolling and more people will keep posting. Especially since it’s September now and almost spooky October
So I’m from the mountains of North Carolina and there is a small tourist town known for being very affluent. It’s super small, like 1 main road with shops and a park, but it’s right on the Blue Ridge Parkway so it’s really popular for uppity hikers. To get to the point, my friends and I found an abandoned mansion within blocks of downtown. It’s heavily fenced and you can’t see the house from the road but we were reckless teenagers so we hopped the fence and went to investigate. The reason I stressed how affluent this town is, is because this property must be worth a fortune. How can someone afford to let this large property sit vacant? The house is very large, 3 stores and large basement, on probably 10 acres of land.
Okay, sorry, enough of the backstory. The house is mostly boarded up but my friend broke a window (I just want to say that I completely do NOT condone breaking into houses, we were in high school and extremely STUPID). So anyways, the house was super freaky. There were newspapers from the early 90s and it looked like people just up and left one day. Like toothpaste and toothbrush in the bathroom, towel on the ground outside the shower. Bed’s were unmade, closets were open, etc. Walking up the main stairs we all stopped at the same time and said, “Woah, do you guys feel that?” Our hairs were all sticking up and we all felt uneasy and extremely scared. We kept going up and started checking out the bedrooms. There was a little girls room all decked out in pink and lace. It had one of those beds with a pretty canopy and lots of dolls. None of us had the balls to go into this room AT ALL. Like, we were all on the threshold and just thinking, “No way in hell am I going in there.” It also seemed to feel colder than the other rooms.
We were all sitting in an upstairs lounge/den area when all of a sudden we heard music. I shit you not, MUSIC. We went to investigate and a music box had started playing in an adjacent room, that we hadn’t even been in yet. That was, by far, the scariest thing that happened to us. Although my guy friend, B, went into the basement and could have sworn he heard breathing.
So, after leaving this house we did some research and found out that it had a very violent history. Apparently the little girl had been killed somehow and the parents blamed their landscaper/handy-man. He ended up hanging himself in the stairwell. And, the scariest places in the house were the stairs and girl’s room. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
So, my guy friend, B, got to be a little obsessed with this house. He broke in several more times and starting taking things. He took some paintings and this really weird musical instrument that I’ve never seen before. It was kinda like a guitar but only had one string and was really ornate and carved. Anyways, B ended up killing himself a couple years later. He obviously had issues and I’m not saying that the house had anything to do with him tragically ending his life. I’m just saying that it happened and that maybe his sensitivity was one reason he was attracted to the house. Sorry, I know this is a really sad ending to what was suppossed to be an entertaining ghost story. I like to think that B would enjoy being a part of the spooky story though.
Anyone else have experiences with ghosts or haunted houses?