Are you sitting somewhere dark? Yes, that’s
right, it’s time for another ghost story! This is a ghost story that I told on the radio
when was 15 years old for a tell us your scariest ghost story contest. And I totally won. The
prize was a night in a haunted house with 13 people along with beer and pizza. Weird
stuff went on there! Which I’ll tell you in another video in this series. But anyway,
here’s the story that got me to win the radio contest. It must have happened a year or two
before that, I can’t remember which year precisely, but I suppose I must have been 13 or 14.
My Grandparents lived in this very old house, I think one of the oldest in the city, on
their farm. And they believed that their house was haunted. By a nice ghost. They called
him “Old Dunc” because his name was Duncan. They said he was the man who had lived there
before they did. Sometimes you would hear footsteps in the attic. They said he lived
in the attic. And the lights would flick on and off. I had that happen once while I was
there one day, sitting in the kitchen on my own. I heard *clonk clonk clonk clonk* above
me, and the lights went on and off a couple of times!
They said that happened all the time. They’d be like, “Oh hey. Hey Old Dunc”. So this one
night… I didn’t spend many nights there… but one night, my two cousins and I… I’ll
call them Cousin 1 and Cousin 2. My cousins from Australia. They thought it would be fun
if we had a bit of a slumber party. So the three of us were to spend the night in Grandma’s
living room on the floor. I was sleeping on the floor by the fireplace, with my head closest
to the fireplace. Cousin 1 was sleeping on the couch next to me, and Cousin 2 was on
the adjacent angle to me down by my feet. While we were lying down trying to fall asleep,
the fire was going, and it was very hot. Especially as I was right beside it, I was very hot.
I had a hard time falling asleep. After a while, I felt very clearly, a presence
next to my head. Like you can feel when there’s someone beside
you, right, you can kinda feel… that there’s someone there. If that makes sense. You probably
know what I mean. But I felt like, so strongly, that there was
someone’s legs standing next to my head, like a man standing in front of the fire getting
warm. The feeling was so strong that I was like
oh… I moved out of the way. I felt I had to shift because I was in somebody’s way.
Eventually I fell asleep, and passing this off as something I had imagined, I said nothing
to my cousins in the morning. But, Cousin 1, who’d been on the couch next to me, said,
“Gosh it was so weird, last night I could have sworn I felt like there was someone standing
by the fire!” And Cousin 2 said, “Oh my God, I thought so as well!”
I was like, “No way! Yeah I thought that too.” We were so excited by what had happened, so
giddy that we’d had this shared paranormal experience, that we decided to do it again.
So a few days later, we were granted permission to spend another night there. We did so. We
slept in all the same positions; me by the fire, Cousin 1 on the couch, Cousin 2 down
by my feet. This time the fire was out, but we were too excited to fall asleep, waiting
for something spooky to happen. But nothing did. It wasn’t so hot this time, so I did
fall asleep. BUT. And this is the part that truly sounds insane. This part I don’t expect
anyone to believe, but I cannot deny what I saw. I woke up in the middle of the night,
I don’t know what time it was, but it was dark.
I woke up… and I shit you not… I saw a man walking across the living room towards
the fireplace. I watched him walk, and then watched him walk back. I remember what he
looked like. I could see what we was wearing. An old gentleman. He had on a hat, a checked
shirt like a Swandri, a pair of old trousers, braces. Neither of the other two saw this,
but I saw it clear as crystal, and I can’t deny it. I saw it, can’t deny it. I told my
Grandmother about this, and like I said, my Grandparents did believe their house was haunted,
and they were fine with that. My Grandma was a believer in ESP and things like that. I
told her this story, I described the man to her, she said, “Yes, that does sound like
him, that is what he looked like.” Maybe every night, Old Dunc just walks up
to the fireplace and gets himself warm habitually. I dunno.
At the time, I was very into spiritual stuff like that, more than I am now, I was quite
active with that whole kind of thing. I had done a lot of reading. I had read somewhere
that spirits can enter the home through mirrors. I dunno how much truth there is in this, or
if you’ve heard anything similar, I dunno. But I remember reading that spirits enter
the home through a mirror, if it is placed adjacent to the most commonly used door in
the house. In the case of this living room… that was the case! The most commonly used
door in the house was the living room door, it was access to the rest of the house, and
there was a huge mirror right next to it, adjacent to it on that wall.
I mentioned this to my Grandma as well, and she thought it sounded legit. She was like,
“Sure, why not. Maybe!” That is the story that I told on the radio
as a 15 year old where I got to spend a night in a haunted house as a prize.
I will, in one of my next ghost story videos, tell you what weird stuff went down at that
haunted house. With the people there. It was cool. Heh. So, I think that’s a cool story,
obviously this ghost wasn’t a mean ghost, but if you’re going to have experiences with
ghosts, wouldn’t you rather they were with nice ghosts? Who were just like, nice people,
and not… bad people, bad spirits? I dunno. In my last ghost video, I said please share
with me your own personal ghost stories or ones you’ve heard, things that have happened
to people you know, whatever… I have been really enjoying reading them, so please keep
them coming! If you’ve got anything, please by all means, comment below. I love reading
them, I love stuff that can’t be explained. Thank you very very much or watching, if you
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week. Take care of yourselves, I will see you next time! Byyeee!