Thursday, December 30, 2010

I Was Spooked

Let me start this post by saying "I don't spook easily".
God and His goodness are my life's focus, and I steer clear of anything that would attempt to refute that. 
 I know that I know that I know...  God is Good.

The house that I grew up in is now owned by our then neighbor.  She's a good person.  She purchased the house from my mom years ago... because it is right beside her own property.  

Every Christmas they turn on their display... the most awesome Christmas display in town, I'd say.  (Mom would be so proud.)  

Growing up, I remember when they burned the house next door (on the other side) to the ground and made it into a cemetery.  Nothing unusual for us though.  It was just an extension of the cemetery above our house.  So we had a cemetery above and beside our home.  Again...  no big deal.  We were used to it.  Tombstones began to appear, and soon the cemetery beside us was very.... ahem...  un-lived in... if you know what I mean.

Okay.  I'm leading up to something here.  

My sister was in from Annapolis this week.  We had so much fun.   We were leaving my daughter's apartment last night and I said to her... "Why don't we stop and check out the home place?"  And so we did.

It was quiet on the hill.  A clear night with no one around.  We carefully walked the path that once led to our outhouse...  then around what used to be our house...

The display was even prettier from this side of the street.  A wonderland... really!!  I didn't get the pictures I wanted to get... And they did not do it justice at all...

Picture below:  The window on the left was our bedroom window growing up.  It looks eerie, don't you think?  Like someone might be looking out. I didn't think anything about it till I saw yet another one of the pictures that I took.... I don't think anyone actually lives in the house.

Walking around the house, I noticed a huge dog cage with a big white bull dog-type standing erect and staring at us.  It did not bark, just stared.  Spooky if you ask me, the way it stared, motionless.  "Angie, do you see that dog?" I asked.  She didn't see it.  I was starting to think he was not real, because he didn't move.  Just stared.   We stood there for a minute and he and I had a stare-off.  He didn't budge.  "Is that dog real?" I asked.   Careful not to slip on the ice, we made our way to our neighbors house and knocked on the door.  The dog began to bark.  There was no answer and Angie had just got a text message that our nephew and his family were meeting at my place... so we couldn't wait around.  

We began walking back up the driveway...

Stopping for a few pictures...  

So many memories in this old house...

Wonderful, fun, good memories...

OKAY >  You tell me.  What happened here?  
The night was still and clear.  No fog.  No noise.  No people.  Stars bright in the sky. What happened with this picture?
I looked at it after I took it... "hmm  I wonder why that one didn't take...." I said, thinking I must have moved...
But when I got home and loaded it onto my computer, I could see that it wasn't in how I was holding the camera... but rather something there...  ???

I know, there has to be an explanation.  But last night, I will admit.  I was spooked.


  1. Your breath? I have had some like that when it was cold.

    Nice to see your old place, I'll bet!

  2. Thank you Sharon!!! And that's what I'm going with! XXX

  3. I'm afraid I'm going to have to go with 'cosmic forces' being at work here--Since I am after all, 'the witch with the toothbrush!' :-D

  4. Oh Bobbi.. I am a firm believer that loved ones visit us here on earth from time to time after they have passed on... not trapped here... just reminding us of their love for us... just because they have passed away, their spirit lives... it does look like someone is in the window in the one shot, and for me, I believe the haziness is energy... I don't believe it is anything to be afraid of, quite the contrary... I think it was a comforting thing as you were reminiscing about your old home... xoxo Julie Marie

  5. I agree with Sharon, your breath in the air or fogging part of the camera lens.
    Christmas Blessings,

  6. You had me at the first sentence. A New Year's ghost sorry, yes!!! I was spellbound, even clicking to look through that window before I was done reading. It is hard to tell if someone was at the window or not...the dog, the lights...why were they on if no one lives should return in the day and knock on the door, see who lives there and chat with them. We need the nystery solved. No pictures of the graveyard, maybe just a bit too creeped out? And I thought that WE had goofy adventures!!

  7. That was a very good post Bobbi !!!!
    I believe spirits are around us most of the time.
    Even dog spirits. I have seen things even in the day time. It is comforting to me to believe this!!
    Thanks for your visit and kind words about my sweet G-daughter.
    Happy new Year!!
    xx, Bambi & Fern

  8. It is spooky indeed, but I am agreeing with it probably being your breath causing it. never knows for sure.

  9. ohhh, that is weird AND spooky! I will never doubt that spirits exist and who knows in what form this was meant to take. I would have been spooked as well!

  10. Probably just your breath like the others have said. The Christmas lights are very pretty there.

  11. That's really strange Bobbi! Could be your breath and then again.....not!!!! Kidding lol. Nice effect though. Good blog Bobbi!

  12. Oooooh.......kinda eerie if you ask me!

  13. Okay, I'm still going with the breath.

    Let me add> MOM and DAD are both buried right up on the hill from the house. If I were to stand at their gravesite, I could see our house easily... about 20 yards away. Just thought I'd add that bit of info.

  14. And I did find out that the house is empty. It's owned by the neighbor, who decorates it along with her house. But it is empty.

  15. A very interesting photo - that last one!

  16. Make no mistake, Bobbi, the otherworld is real, that's why we're warned against consulting with mediums and sorccers and contacting the dead, etc in the Bible. Our belief in God and the blood of Jesus Christ protects us in our daily walk. There is a spiritual warfare unseen by us and our souls are at stake. Perhaps it is breath, perhaps it is real, who really knows? It is a cool picture and enough to send shivers up one's spine for sure!

    Thanks for sharing!


  17. Great post! I also believe that some of them (spirits) are still around. There is a world of misteries in life, and it makes it all much more interesting. Agree?

  18. What a neat thing that you and your sister were able to visit the home you grew up in. I have to agree with the whole breath thing too. I tend to not believe in ghosts so much.


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