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House On The Hill

Britney, Ontario, Canada
August 2004

Being only 17 in a small town, most people don't like take you seriously. Most adults here like to view teenagers as 'punks' and what not, but the only people that do take you seriously are your friends. Whenever I have people over to my house, some how always, our conversations go towards ghosts and UFOs, since being in a small town, we take anything for entertainment. Ever since I was younger, I always believed in ghosts and supernatural beings, but since moving into my latest house, I now know the truth.

I didn't really want to move into this house, it was old, and on top of a hill which I knew I would dread having to walk back up whenever I went downtown. The house needed a lot of work done to it, and my room was terribly decorated and small. I was kind of upset over this, and couldn't wait to change everything about this ugly 80 something year old house.

The house knew I hated it, because I would tell it every time I had the chance. I would rip off wallpaper and call it names, I really don't know why, I just didn't have a good feeling about the house. It wasn't till I was at home by myself when I started to realize strange things starting to happen. Well, that one day I was by myself, I was in the shower washing my hair when I heard a male voice say my name from out in the hallway. Not thinking, I immediately answered "Yeah??" thinking it was my mom's boyfriend.. then realizing that I was home alone. I then thought I was just being silly and went back to washing my hair. I was rinsing out the condition, and had my eyes shut tight when I felt a hand touch my back. I froze and kept my eyes shut, in case I saw something I didn't want to see. The hand went up my back and then yanked on my hair! I screamed and literally jumped out of the shower. I grabbed a towel and left the washroom to go to my room across the hall, but my door was shut.. and I knew that I hadn't closed it. I put my hand on the door knob, and as I opened the door, my radio turned on.

Ever since that day, the only time I've noticed weird things, is either when I am upstairs, or in the back room of the house. Here I see black shadow like figures out of the corner of my eye, or I hear sounds like walking, or even just feel a presence. The televisions will just turn on or off, same with the taps in the bathroom. The back room is were the computer is located, and sometimes I can see in the screen the shape of a man standing behind me. I sometimes smell the scent of a man's cologne at times as well. It's not just me that have encounters with this man that lives at my house, whom I call Garry, my mom has as well.

One day my mom was doing dishes, and was alone in the house. She told me that she had heard the back door open, and footsteps walk into the kitchen. She thought nothing of it, assuming that it was her boyfriend. The foot steps then walked right up behind her, and she said she felt an ice cold hand grab her hip. She then said "oh, hello hunny" and turned around to witness no one standing there. Even my animals have noticed Garry.

Well there's just some of the weird things that happen around here, and actually, after some redecorating, this old house isn't so bad after all, even with Garry around ;)

Britney, Ontario, Canada
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