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Mischievous Imp

November 2007

During my spring vacation in 2005, my parents and my aunt and uncle took a trip to Jamaica for one week for their second honeymoon. While they were away, I stayed over at my grandparent's house. My grandma noticed that once again, I was very bored and asked if I would like to play a game of Yahtzee with her and my grandpa. So I said sure, why not.

Something about that particular night made me feel nervous and edgy, I really didn't know why either, so I just decided it was because my parents have been away for a while now.

I was beginning to get very tired; we were probably into our third game, when suddenly the lights started flickering in the next room over, while our room remained lit. It was very unusual, so my grandma wanted my grandpa and I to go check it out.

The lights suddenly stopped flickering when we went inside, as I stepped into the room, I felt almost as if I was swaying or if the room was tilting, like vertigo. My grandpa said it was probably just a lose circuit, nothing to worry about. But that's when the lights started to flicker again, and out of the corner of my eye, on top of the desk behind a stack of envelopes was what looked like a very small child. It had curly red hair and rosy cheeks, peeking out from behind the envelopes. The little child seemed to be laughing and pointing at us, and just as fast as it got there it disappeared. I've never seen anything like it before in my life, I'm still not sure to this day if it was just my imagination or if it really was a spirit pulling a prank on us. But I can tell you; once it was gone the lights never flickered again after that.

It reminded me of the time when my dad's Aunt Winnie was over at my grandparents house long ago. She was on a very strong medicine since she was very sick and just got out of surgery, and she always mentioned seeing little people walking through the house. He remembers being next to her while she was pointing at the TV (which was in the same room I saw the imp) saying "That little elf with the red stockings, he's laughing at me!" My dad checked behind the TV, but nothing was there. Perhaps there really is a mischievous being within that house, or just a strange coincidence.

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