he was back where we originally started.

May 31, 2011

When I was 21, I was on vacation with a then-boyfriend and his family. We were staying in a rented house and he and I had the basement. I woke up in the middle of the night and saw a small child wearing blue pants, a red shirt and a baseball cap — I couldn’t see his face. It wasn’t that his face wasn’t there, it was more like it was in complete shadow. There was some exercise equipment in the basement, including a rowing machine and an exercise ball. The child started walking around the rowing machine toward the exercise ball resting near the back of the machine.

Thinking it was my boyfriend’s little cousin, I woke up him up to bring the kid back to his parents’ room. But he didn’t see anything and told me to go back to sleep. When I looked back toward where I saw the figure, he was back where we originally started. The child — with the same, shadowy face — again started walking around the rowing machine in the exact same pattern he did the first time.

Now I was flipping out. My first instinct was to turn on the TV to get some light in there — we were on an air mattress, so no table lamp or wall switch was nearby. I’d fallen asleep to a VHS movie, so when I turned on the TV, it was all static. “Poltergeist”-style. Of course, that scared me even more. But when I looked back, the kid was gone.

To this day, I have no idea what it was I saw. Was I in some gray space between waking and dreaming? Maybe. Was I totally imagining things? Possibly. But I like to think it was a ghost.

– Posted by Erin Scottberg; Lemondrop


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