We all have that spooky house on the block that urban legend that won't just go away. So I thought being that we are getting close to Halloween I would share my most recent scary encounter.
My friend Casey has always had housing included in job. Because she works in the horse industry it is customary for her to accommodated housing due to her being on call 24 hours. This has lead to her living in some pretty spooky places. With terrible sometimes tragic events that took place on the properties years ago, in some cases the atrocities began over 100 years ago.
It began about two years ago when she took a new job in Bedford, NY. After her first week of work the stable manager approached Casey and told her about the “Dark Shadow Man”, who can be seen looking out the top window of the vacant farm house directly looking at her studio on the farm. Her manager told her the gruesome history of the property; how it started as a working farm and with the first family a deadly accident took the life of a little boy working. He was torn to pieces by a manure spreader. Then she was told how the farm was a slaughter house for horses sometime after the farming days were over. And even more the property is located in early colonial territory so there are things that make noise in the night.
The reason Casey’s boss was sharing the haunted history was not to scare or intimate her but to let her know that a Psychic had come early that day and found that the spirits were content with Casey and therefore would bother her. Well over the next several months as summer turned to fall and fall turned to winter Casey spent more and more days all alone on the farm. Less and less clients showed up as it got colder to check on their horses. So Casey would have hours sometimes days alone taking care of the stables and horses. This is when she began experiencing strange things while in the barn. For instance, walking out to the stable at night to give the evening meal, she would feel as though someone was watching her from across the barn. On occasion Casey’s dog’s hair would stand up and would bark at nothing looking in the direction from which Casey thought she might have seen something.
Large heavy hooks that hang from the ceiling to place saddles and other horse equipment would be swinging upon returning to the office. When they were perfectly still just a moment before. Stable doors would slam shut only to know that all the horses were out in the field and no one else was on the property. Twice while my friend lived at this apartment she woke up to feeling as thou someone forcefully grabbed her shoulder and flipped her from her side onto her back.
On Halloween 2009, after returning home from the city, Casey and I fell asleep. She was asleep in her bed and I was less than two feet away sleeping on the couch with my dog. We were only asleep for a little while when I abruptly woke up. Both my door and I were drawn to the front door. It sounded as thou someone was walking up the front steps. Then even though the door did not open it sounded as if it had. And the footsteps continued to walk in. It walked through the kitchen towards our room, my eyes and head as well as my dogs’ followed the foot steps. We followed it as it appeared to walk along the back wall, and around to behind the t.v. and then turned to the wall I was sleeping on and came around the back. Knock Knock!!!! Once it sounded and felt as thou it was right behind my head, there were two extremely loud knocks. Me and my dog both jumped. And then there was silence, I couldn’t sleep the rest of the night. I waited until 5:00am came and I got up and got my things and went home.
If you have ever had the begeesues scared out of you I would love to hear it.