This story is more of a creepy one as opposed to a good
old fashioned ghost story, but I feel the need to tell it none
When I was about nine, I was in school one day while my Mom
was doing Motherly things at home. She was babysitting one
of our next door neighbours children at the time. Someone
from across the street called her and asked her for some
help with some chores. She left the toddler sleeping and
left to go across the street.
About halfway across the road, she had this feeling that
she should go back and get her. (Call it women's
intuition). She immediately turned back around, woke up the
sleeping girl and took her across. Now, the neighbourhood
that I lived in, was at the time a neighbourhood that you
didn't have to lock your doors. In fact, my Mom didn't even
have a key for it.
About half an hour later, my Mother returns and upon
looking across the street, she can see that the front
picture window is now black and she can hear loud bangs
from inside. She ran to the front door, telling the little
girl to wait for her, and tried the knob. The door was
locked. Not only was it locked, but it had been latched
from the inside.
When the fire department arrived, they said that had she
opened that door there would have been a backdraft and she
wouldn't be alive right now.
Another "guardian angel" kind of story that I have is
related to the same house.
We had a pool in the backyard that had a fence around it.
The gate was always locked. My mother asked my brother one
day to go and look in the backyard for the dog.
The next time she looked out the window, Austin (my
brother) was being chased by Ace ACROSS THE POOL.
Allow me to explain: It was then December in Vancouver, so
the pool cover was on. However, winter in Vancouver doesn't
produce ice on top of the pool, it's not cold enough. So my
brother and Ace were lucky to have made it to the other
side alive. If they were to have fallen through, they both
would have drowned trying to get out from underneath the
My mother, furious at the time of course, went to check the
cover. There was no ice underneath, and when she threw a
medium sized rock on the cover (and my brother was a lot
heavier than that little rock) it sunk the cover.
Just makes you think that there's someone looking out for
Thank you for letting me share my story.