Little Girl

There is a spirit which inhabits the house that I have lived in for the last 5 years. The house was built in 1903-04. My parents are the 5th owners of the house, with my family being only the 4th family to live there. We have only the names of the previous owners, the address of the woman that we bought the house from, and several old pictures of the residence. As far as I know, I am the only one that has had any direct experiences with our "spirit". It is a small girl, probably 9 or 10 years old. I believe that she is very quiet. She is good, as far as I know. When we moved into the house, I always got that weird "I'm not completely alone" feeling. It was never a frightening, or even bothersome feeling, just that she was there, somewhere. My first experience with her was when I was 15. It was around 9:30 in the evening. My family was all in the front of the house and I went to the kitchen, which was added on to the house in 1940. I was at the counter, getting a bedtime snack, when I felt this need to turn around. When I did, I saw her standing just beyond the doorway of the kitchen, looking at me. She has long blond hair, fair skin and is very thin. She was wearing a red sweatshirt and blue jeans. The weirdest thing was that, even though I could see every detail of her, I could see the entire stereo system which she was standing in front of. She was completely transparent. I glanced back at the counter, almost involuntarily. When I turned back, she was gone. I wasn't afraid of her, just kind of freaked about the fact that I had seen her.

I believe that she is very quiet, because she has never made any noise, or disturbed things. Stuff gets moved around occasionally, but only like she wants to see it, or maybe play with it. My sisters have never seen or felt her, but I think this is because they are too loud and they bother her. At a party once, my friends were using a Ouija board, when a friend who is very noisy was told to leave the room at once or the spirit wouldn't talk anymore. I have had only one more direct encounter with her. I had just gotten back from a long trip and fell into bed at about 6 am. I was just drifting off to sleep when a soft female voice whispered, "remember". That was all that she said. I still don't know what it means. I know I wasn't dreaming. It was very real. I never looked to see where the voice came from, just layed in bed, wide awake, with my eyes shut for a long time before I fell asleep.

I recently told my mom about everything, even that I always felt something in the attic, which is just used for storage. She has also felt our "little girl". She agreed that there is a spirit in the house, and that she isn't bad, she just lives there. I enjoy reading the stories on this page. I hope you like mine. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one with "friendly" ghosts lurking around. I'm in college now, so I'm not living there anymore, but I would love to find out more about the history of my house. I have several other stories, if anyone would like to hear them.

Submitted by Renae, Ohio, USA