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Basketball Ghost

Ali, Ohio, USA
May 1999

Well, let me tell you something this was a real, SCARY, unexpected, maybe an incident experience!

One sunshiny day, I was playing basketball with my lucky ball (it is autographed by the Harlem Globetrotters). I was doing pretty good actually and was making most of my shots. Then my ball rolled down the hill after the easiest-shot-you-could-take was missed! (I missed the shot) I tried to chase after it, but I tripped over a rock! OUCH I yelled! I had scraped my knee. Well it wasn't bleeding so I went to go look for my ball. I couldn't find it. Then out of the corner of my eye I saw a red and blue thing, I glanced over there. My basketball! I dribbled it back up the hill. I was about ten feet away from the hoop so I decided to go in for a layup! I dribbled, got ready for the hop, hopped, and the shot the ball. I MISSED! How could I miss? I never miss layups! I got the number on layup award at basketball camp!! And it sure didn't look like it really MISSED MISSED, it actually looked like someone had pushed it out. I tried shooting again. I missed! Again it looked like someone had pushed it out! What the heck is going on?I thought. I tried shooting some more shots. I missed 7 in a row! That has NEVER happened before! Now, to make a long story short, I have always been afraid or felt uncomfortable about things like ghosts, knives, bloody Mary games, and things like that. I was home alone that day so I decided it was my imagination and tried another ball. It still missed and again, the effect that someone was pushing or tapping it out. Oh god I thought! Could it be a ghost? Maybe. I wasn't sure. I went inside of my house.

Later my mother and father came home I told them about what had happened. Of course they did not believe me. I decided not to play basketball for a long time. So I didn't. about 3weeks went by , and I wanted to play desperately. So I DID. When I shot it can you guess what happened?


I didn't know what was wrong or why it was happening. The next day I got a phone call from my friend and she asked me if I wanted to spend the night. I was allowed to so I went over. My friend had a Ouija Board and she took it out. My heart sank I had never even been close to a Ouija board before. "Let's Play" she said. She took out the board and set the pointer thing down. She told me it was called a planchette or something like that. I knew it was something like that but I wasn't sure. Well in no time we started playing. When it was my turn to ask it something I asked if there was a ghost haunting my basketball hoop. I was startled when it answered "ME". I was talking to the ghost that was making my shots miss!! I asked it "will you stop?". It answered "MAYBE". I said "please"? It answered "OK" and then it pointed to goodbye. We put the board away. The next day I went home and I took out my basketball stood directly in front of the hoop. I took a deep breath and shot the ball. SWISH! "yes" I whispered to myself.

Thanks for reading my story and I hope you enjoyed my experience.

Ali, Ohio, USA
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