Hello fellow ghouls and goblins – Count Baconula here. I’ve been waiting for this day for several months now. I’m so excited. I’m so thrilled. I’m sure that won’t last long though when I watch one of my favorite shows tonight. Then, I’ll probably be scared, shaking and watching with one hoove over my eyes.
Tonight my blogville friends, starts the mid-season of Ghost Hunters. Bring on The Atlantic Paranormal Society, or TAPS – shivers. I’ve been waiting for some time to see my friends – Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Amy Bruni, Britt Griffith, Adam Berry, Michelle Tate and Maddie – their K9 ghost detector dog. (See, I think I can be the first pig detector – that would be cool!)
I’ve been watching all of the DVD’s with mom getting caught up to the mid-season. What? You don’t think this post is scary enough? Even with the ghost graphic? Okay, I’ll match you’re scary and bring you to a BOO. I’ll tell you a real scary story, something that happened to my daddy when he was a young boy. Are you ready? You might want to hold someone’s hand.
When dad was around was 10 years old, his mom’s Aunt Dorothy passed away. She had a house in Blue Ridge, West Virginia. It looked similar to this picture. Up on a hill top, had a wrap around porch and was two stories with a full basement. The house looked normal but had a little bit of an eerie factor… especially to a young child. Let me give you a little bit background on some chilling history of the home.
Aunt Dorothy had a brother named John that also lived with her. There’s two different stories that circulated about what happened to dear poor John. One was that Aunt Dorothy and John had dinner one night. Afterwards, he stood up, crossed himself and then fell over dead. They other story was they had a fight one day and Aunt Dorothy left the house. When she returned from cooling down, he was dead. No one knows which tale is how poor John really died. Only one fact did remain – John was dead. From that day forward, Aunt Dorothy locked his room and no one was ever allowed to enter his room. And although the room was locked and she had the key, she would often mention how it sounded like someone was in the room at night walking around.
Upon Aunt Dorothy’s death, daddy’s mom and dad took him to the house so they could start cleaning some things up to sale the home. They traveled out of state and got to Blue Ridge, West Virginia on a Thursday evening. They went to Aunt Dorothy’s home the next day to start the clean up. They went inside and it was cool inside, almost like goosebump kind of cool with the hair on your arms standing up. This was strange because in that time during the 1970’s in this area, there really wasn’t central heating and air. It was the middle of August and it was hot outside, in the 90’s plus. Typical summer time weather – hot and very humid. But, in the home it was cool and comfortable, almost ice cold. They commented on how it was so cold that you could almost hang meat. But they started to go through the home to see what they wanted, starting with the upstairs.
They found the key to the locked room that once belonged to Aunt Dorothy’s brother John. The room had just been locked and never touched – as if he was returning back home one day and it was just frozen in time. There was a book on the bedside table that was still marked where he had left off from reading. Clothes were still scattered about the room. The bed was still made. There was a partial letter written on the desk to an old friend that was never finished. The room had a eerie feeling like someone was still there and it was cold in this room as well. One thing that was strange about the room. There was no cob webs, no dust, nothing that looked like this room had been vacant for over 15 years. It was bizarre but they figured Aunt Dorothy had been in dusting. But why dust and not pick up the scattered clothing?
Daddy’s father wanted him to go down into the basement alone to check for any tools that they possibly might want to bring home. Daddy being all of 10 said sure. How very brave of him. Each step he took going down into the dark, cold and dank basement, he felt like he was being watched. At times, it was like someone was following him but no one else was there when he looked around. He found some things that they might possibly want and he gathered them up. Slowly, he took everything upstairs with each step still feeling like he was being watched and followed. And yes he was a child and you might be saying that he was scared because of his age. Well, was he? Let’s continue our story.
They stayed at the house on/off for the next couple of days cleaning. They would go back to the hotel each night and return in the hot August weather with the coolness inside of the home. Each day they were there cleaning and fixing things up, the house remained cool like there was an air conditioner on… but there wasn’t one.
On the last day, dad’s mom asked him and his father to start cleaning up the living room area while she was starting in the parlor. There was an old china cabinet that had french doors on the front. When you looked through the glass panes, you could see a locked latch across the front. Dad’s mom tried the doors, but she couldn’t get them open. They were firmly locked. Inside of the china cabinet, there was some sterling silver and china that dad’s mom wanted to take back home.
She didn’t want to break the doors in hopes of selling the antique furniture. On the opposite side of the wall, there was a hutch. She asked for the boys to come over to possibly help find a key to the china cabinet. While the boys were searching the hutch, all of a sudden dad’s mom let out a chilling scream.
They turned around immediately and the french doors to the china cabinet were standing wide open as if someone had opened them both at the same time. Dad’s mom took full advantage of the opportunity and removed the pieces she wanted. Afterwards, she pushed the doors back together and the cabinet locked itself back up. You could hear the click-click sound of the latch going right back to where it was previously.
We took the items we wanted out to the car while dad’s father took the trash out. We came back into the house to lock it up to leave our final time. We noticed that the house had lost the coolness feeling that it had and had become hot just like it was outside in the August air. Three days of air conditioning, goosebump coolness, hair standing on your arms and now hot humid heat. We left that day and never returned.
10/09/2013 at 2:26 am
That was a super creepy story…very well told though! I’m such a spook though and ghost stories, etc freak me out but I can’t get enough! My aunt & uncle have an old house that belonged to my aunt’s mother. We used to stay there when we would visit family in Wisconsin and eventually learned, after having stayed several times, that a relative killed themselves in the room my husband and I used!!!! I still can’t go in that room without being spooked & thinking someone is there.
10/09/2013 at 9:12 am
Oh WOW! Your story would have fit right in with my 31 Days of Spook on my blog my friend. Shivers – XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 3:56 am
WOW! That is one scary & frightening story!
10/09/2013 at 7:27 pm
It scared me when daddy was telling me about it! XOXO – Bacon
10/10/2013 at 4:15 am
My boyfriend always tells me that his house has ghosts, but I have never seen anything.
10/10/2013 at 9:25 am
Some humans pick up on it more than others. And, animals seem to pick up on the vibes as well. We have more stories to come about the Hotel Thompson. You’ll have to share your story with me about your boyfriend’s house… shivers. XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 5:32 am
Sounds like some strange goings on in that house. Funny how houses get a feeling about them. 🙂
10/09/2013 at 7:28 pm
Yes they do! Mommy is also good about picking up weird feelings from houses too. XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 5:55 am
Creepy indeed Bacon..there is more to this world than we know that’s for sure…I bet your poor dad was trembling in his boots when he heard his mum ….arrgghhhhhh….spooky…..HUgs Fozziemum xx
10/09/2013 at 9:14 am
It was a memorable moment for daddy to say the least. He’s got another story coming out later on in the month. There are things that we can’t see that are there. We are firm believers of the unknown here at the Hotel Thompson. XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 4:25 pm
Us here to Bacon! we have had our share of strange things happen over the years..including a place I had to leave when shopping because all I could smell was blood!!! spooooky 🙂 Hugs Fozziemum xx
10/09/2013 at 5:01 pm
ooohhh – that would have made a great story on my 31 Days of Spook! XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 5:03 pm
Was so bad Bacon I went and lay down in the car in the carpark while hubby finished shopping…I felt really off…that smell of iron rich blood everywhere…ewww..very odd..and creepy! Hugs Fozziemum xx
10/09/2013 at 5:04 pm
A lot of people say they can’t ‘smell’ blood. Mom can too. It is so overwhelming! It would be so strange to smell it shopping like you did. I can only imagine how it must have felt. XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 5:12 pm
Yep it’s that iron smell…and it was odd..oh I have a lot of odd happen around me hahah..let’s see..the smell of earth at head height in one of the houses we lived in..our old cat Squash went nuts and sprayed all over the new couch when she smelled it..nasty Tsunami dreams before Tsunamis…weirdo me..a picture of a white mist next to our xmas tree the year hubbies brother died..he was buried xmas eve…my daughter waking nearly every night being annoyed by a little purple witch she said was in her room,having something grab my shoulder one night when I was in bed …scared me that much I went to my Dr cos I thought I was losing my marbles..he said there are strange things in the world don’t stress hahah,oh yes my friend it’s a spooky world 🙂 XXX Fozziemum
10/09/2013 at 6:19 pm
Oh yes ! We share so much in this spooky world. Lots of things go on that we here at the Hotel Thompson just don’t think twice anymore about them. XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 7:56 pm
Exactly…it’s a four dimensional world Bacon 🙂 hugs and luvs Fozziemum xx
10/09/2013 at 6:46 am
YIKES! A real live actual ghost story from the family…..sometimes those are the SPOOKIEST ones – because they aren’t made up – they’re REAL!!!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
10/09/2013 at 9:15 am
Yep – we thought that might intrigue all of my friends here in blogville. It was a real life ghost story situation first hand from daddy. He has never forgotten what happened in that house. Personally, I don’t think he ever will. XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 8:28 am
Oh my goodness!!! So glad I didn’t read this story at night! Sppooooookkkkky!
10/09/2013 at 9:16 am
That’s the best time to read my 31 Days of Spook – snorts. Glad you enjoyed it my friend. XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 9:26 am
This scaredy squirrel wouldn’t have lasted even that long in that house! I’m glad I’m reading this in the daylight!
10/09/2013 at 7:30 pm
Ooh I think you would have done just fine. You would have probably had fun in that house. I on the other hand am a straight up scaredy pig. PLOL. XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 9:59 am
Oh Count Baconula, my hair stood on end!!! That was really a scary story. A haunted china cabinet – WOW! But your dad was just like a super hero, he went alone downstairs to bring his dad some tools – I wouldn’t do that , not even for treats&trash! (maybe for ca$h lol) Have you heard something later about the house as it was sold? Thanks for a super story Bro!
10/09/2013 at 10:22 am
You liked that one huh my friend? It was dad’s first memory of the unknown. A strange occurrence that stood with him throughout his life. Once they left that day, they never went back. The house was sold shortly thereafter and has changed ownership many, many times throughout the years. Maybe there’s a reason why a lot of people don’t stay there for very long? XOXO – Bacon
10/09/2013 at 11:18 am
I’m sure that’s the reason…. but it was on a hill, right? and not “The Last House On The Left”?
10/09/2013 at 11:51 am
Snorts – yeppers. So funny! XOXO – Bacon
Miss Harper Lee
10/09/2013 at 1:20 pm
Ooooh . . . creepy and scary. Today I was smarter than yesterday and read your spooky post waaay before bedtime!
10/09/2013 at 1:44 pm
Snorts. Aww Miss Harper – I would have held your paw while you slept and stayed up to make sure you had nothing but sweet dreams! XOXO – Bacon
10/10/2013 at 9:42 am
Love Ghost Hunters. Was a really good show last night. What a creepy story. I think I would of ran out when the doors opened. Gave me goosebumps just reading it.
10/10/2013 at 9:50 am
We love Ghost Hunters as well. We saw that same story last night on another show not too long ago. It was spooky then as well. I wonder if they will be doing a Halloween special this year… especially since they didn’t do one last year. Inquiring minds you know. XOXO – Bacon
10/10/2013 at 12:39 pm
I love this days of spook you are doing
10/10/2013 at 12:57 pm
Thank you very much my friend. I’m glad to hear you say that. I’m trying really hard to make Spooktober extra Spooky for everyone. XOXO – Bacon
Three Well Beings
10/10/2013 at 5:15 pm
Oh my goodness! I would have left screaming, I think! Just the difference in air temperatures would have been enough for me. OOOH… good spooky story, Bacon. Those real ones really do raise the hairs on my arm!
10/10/2013 at 5:59 pm
I’m so glad you are enjoying these my friend. There are still some great ones coming up. Hope you like them just as much. XOXO – Bacon