The Haunted Playhouse

You always have to be careful buying previously owned products.

Jerry and Kathy’s daughter and son-in-law were going abroad on a working vacation. Their two young granddaughters wanted to visit their grandparents. Kathy was delighted to have her granddaughters visit, but she wasn’t sure how to keep them busy and occupied.

Jerry was looking through the ads and saw a children’s playhouse for sale. He called about it, got the address and he and Kathy went out to take a look. The man who was selling it gave them a great deal with all custom furnishings included. He had a flatbed trailer he used to deliver it to them.

They should have realized something was wrong when the man  was so eager to load it up on his flatbed and follow them home and set it up for them. Jerry only thought about how much fun his granddaughters would have.

The men set it up under the shade of the old oak tree as Jerry instructed.

It looked lovely there. Jerry set a paving stone walkway to the playhouse from the patio. He also set up an intercom system from the playhouse into the kitchen.

The playhouse was quite large. It had furniture in it so his granddaughters could have tea parties at the table and chairs  and there was also floor space with a rug and a miniature sofa and stuffed chairs. There was a built-in window seat under one window where Kathy put some toys, books, coloring books and crayons. They also set up some chairs and planted some flowers around the little playhouse. It was a labor of love.

Jerry and Kathy were quite happy with what they had set up until . . .

The intercom was making screeching sounds. Jerry thought some animal got into the playhouse. He went out to investigate, but found nothing. When he returned to the house, settled in his easy chair to read a good book, he heard moaning coming through the intercom. Once again, he went out to investigate. Nothing.

Before their granddaughters arrived, Kathy smudged the playhouse and all the furnishings. She also invited a psychic friend to check it out.

During the day, the intercom was quiet, but at night there were noises that Kathy and Jerry couldn’t explain. There were what they thought were animal sounds, but they also heard whispering. When Kathy looked out and saw the playhouse glowing from the inside, she was ready to call the people who sold it to them and have them take it back.

After all the work they’d done and the cute playhouse she knew her granddaughters would love, Kathy called in a priest to bless it.

On the day of the blessing, she heard screams, growls and eerie music coming from the playhouse. The priest suggested they get rid of it before the grandchildren came.

Jerry and Kathy were disappointed. Jerry called the man he bought it from and asked if they would take it back. The man was reluctant to do so. Jerry asked if they would take it to the dump for him — he’d pay them.

The men came. The playhouse let out its disapproval, but the men finally got it loaded on the flatbed.

Kathy didn’t remove the toys and other items she put in the window box. She was afraid they were tainted by whatever was in the playhouse.

Jerry left the intercom he set up in the kitchen with the other unit still in the playhouse. They heard what they could only describe as sinister laughing. Now Kathy wondered if their house was haunted by whatever was in the playhouse. She called the priest.

Jerry removed the intercom from the kitchen and put it out in the trash. The priest came to bless their house.

Their daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters came to visit. They had the most frightening night anyone had ever experienced.

After dinner, while Kathy and her daughter were cleaning up, the girls went out in the backyard to play on the patio. Jerry and his son-in-law watched a ball game on television. The girls came running in screaming that something mean was out there.

Once the girls were settled down and put to bed. Jerry told his daughter and son-in-law about the playhouse they bought and the creepy sounds they heard from it.

The son-in-law was a skeptic, but after the nightmares he experienced and upon waking what he saw and heard, he was a believer. There were nonhuman and human-type entities in the bedroom. He was dragged out of bed and flung around the room. He had no idea what was happening. He just knew he was scared and beat up quite badly.

As he sat on the floor, he could feel and hear these entities sniffing him. He tried to call out to his wife, but nothing came out. There was a knock on the bedroom door and a sinister voice shouted, “Keep Out!”

Jerry couldn’t open the door. He started pounding on it waking up the whole household.

Kathy took the granddaughters into the kitchen and fixed them some hot chocolate.

The smoke alarms went off. There was a fire in the bedroom where the son-in-law and daughter were trapped. They managed to get out a window. Jerry, Kathy and the children were out in the front yard waiting for the fire truck. They were relieved when their daughter and son-in-law joined them.

They lost their house and all their possessions that night. Needless to say Jerry and Kathy didn’t get to have an extended visit with their granddaughters. They went to Europe with their parents.

Years later, the family discussed that night. The girls didn’t remember much about it other than the hot chocolate and the fire. Their father still had nightmares about that night.

All of this chaos, caused by a haunted playhouse.

Whoa — Creepy enough for you? I was saving this Real Ghost Story for predicted Thunder Showers that did not materialize. I guess there’s no predicting the weather. So, I’m letting this be a lesson not to schedule my ghost stories around the weather … yet I thought that would be a lovely background …

Anyway, this isn’t about me … but that creepy playhouse. I remember when I was looking for a house to purchase, there was a children’s playhouse in the backyard. It was cute and the upkeep on it was beautiful … but I noticed the little girls who lived in the house with their parents did not once go inside of it … I then remembered this story about Kathy and Jerry …

I didn’t ask the realtor about it nor inquire with the homeowners … I just left without looking through the entire house … they may have thought it rude of me, but I didn’t feel comfortable and didn’t want to purchase a paranormal nightmare.

We do need to be careful when purchasing previously owned furniture, toys, etc. as well as homes — just saying …

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Who’s There?

I’m absolutely thrilled by the increase in the number of visitors who have been visiting with my Real Ghost Stories. Thank you so very much!!

I have had some strange paranormal activity in my current home. At times I wonder why I’m still here . . . and then again, I realize it is not so much where I live . . . there are always spirits around and I have to learn to get along with them.

I’m fortunate to not have really creepy stuff happen that makes me run out of my home screaming!! But, this has happened to Sandra and her daughter, Mary.

I was at my local coffee house having a normal coffee with my blueberry muffin when I was approached by Sandra. She learned of my interest in the paranormal and how I love hearing the true paranormal experiences of others. And she said she had a great story to share with me . . . and I’m sharing with you.

Sandra and her husband Dan moved into their new home with their daughter Mary in the spring of 2016. It started out as their dream home . . .

There was a lot of work that needed to be done around the house and Dan wanted to do most of it himself. He was between jobs and Sandra was working as an elementary school teacher. Financially they were doing well so they didn’t have any concerns in that area, but Dan started to change . . . little things at first . . . short tempered . . . and he couldn’t get warm. He always complained about the cold.

For many of you alert readers, you’re picking up on the possibility of possession . . . due to the change in personality and the feeling of being cold and not able to get warm.

Sandra suggested that they hire a crew to repair the house and then flip it and find another one. But Dan went off the deep end said some unforgivable things to her. This scared her, she was tempted to leave with Mary, but wanted to help her husband through this.

After work one day, Sandra found Dan on the ground with a deep cut on his leg. She immediately called 9-1-1 and got medical help for her husband. He lost a lot of blood and was near death, but he did survive his injury . . . but his mental state concerned the doctors.

While Dan was in the hospital, Sandra followed through with her plan to hire repair men and get the house ready to sell.

One thing after another happened to the workers . . . tools were always being moved . . . they heard strange sounds along with footsteps . . . but they never saw anything . . . But when the men started getting hurt, the crew refused to continue working and quit.

It is true that spirits don’t like construction . . . but these were merely repairs not any major changes to the house.

There was another crew that agreed to work . . . but things started happening in their homes. The spirits not only were making their lives miserable at work, but also in their own homes.

So, needless to say . . .

That house started to get a reputation of being haunted, but more than haunted — something sinister was in that house and it was out to destroy everyone who worked there . . . including their family.

Dan was taken to a mental institution instead of being released from the hospital to come home. Sandra was embarrassed to say she felt relieved . . .

One night during dinner, the house took on a life of its own — doors were opening and slamming closed, cupboards were opening and banging closed. One would think a massive earthquake was happening . . . but it was the house and the spirits in the house that were causing the chaos.

Sandra and Mary ran out of the house to stay with Sandra’s parents.

She did contact a psychic who wouldn’t step foot on the property. She felt something sinister about the place and suggested Sandra put it up for sale as soon as possible.

Sandra and her father went to the house to collect they clothing and some personal items. Also do some minor cleaning when suddenly her father received chest pains and shortness of breath. The paramedics were immediately called.

He wasn’t having a heart attack, but felt hands around his neck and a knee pressed into his chest. He said it was the strangest thing, but it was real . . . something was attacking him, but he couldn’t see who or what it was.

Sandra felt awful about putting her parents in danger and promptly found an apartment. She and Mary seemed to be doing fine until Mary started getting scratches on her back — scratches like claw marks. She also had bruises that couldn’t be explained.

They consulted another psychic for an explanation and help.

Other specialists were called in. Sandra, Mary, Sandra’s parents and to a degree Dan were interviewed and given suggestions and assistance in getting rid of the demonic entities that were attacking them.

It took time and consistency, but they were eventually free from those entities.

The strange thing was that when things were getting back to normal for Sandra and her family, Dan died and the dream house burned to the ground!!

We can only hope this freed the repairmen and their families as well.

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