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Dad Are You Still Here?

Sandy Bertolozzi, Ontario, Canada
January 2004

This story of a ghost didn't happen to me personally but to a young man who works at my restaurant.

My brother and I own a Restaurant/Sports Bar in a small town. The building is over 100 years old and has quite a history.

In the late 1800's it was an Inn for travellers from far and wide. The business has been in our family for 40 years.

Our mother passed away 14 years ago and our father 3 years ago. Over the years many of my staff have said that they've sometimes felt a presence in certain areas where there were no customers, or they've seen strange shadows. I have never personally seen or felt anything myself.

About 3 weeks ago, the young man who works for us went down into the basement to get some ice from the machine. It's a very old basement with lots of rooms and low ceilings. You have to go down a long hallway to the end and into a separate room to get the ice.

As he was getting ice from the machine he saw a shadow in the other room. He was thinking that someone had come down to play a joke on him. He continued getting the ice and when he looked up he saw my father standing in the doorway looking at him (the 3rd anniversary of his death is in a few days). He swears it was my father as clear as day. He came upstairs and you could feel his heart pounding in his chest and he was (excuse the pun), as white as a ghost.

Needless to say, no one wants to go into the basement any more.

Sandy Bertolozzi, Ontario, Canada
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