Monday, February 8, 2010

Old House From Black Diamond Mines - by Anonymous

The house I grew up in was moved from the Black Diamond Mines. The house stands alone amongst track homes which were built in the early 1950's. If you were to see, you would know that it is different from all of the others.

Myself and other family members have had some "odd" and "strange" experiences, there have been some recently as well. Due to the religion I was raised in, these "experiences" were rarely discussed and were frowned upon.

I do recall one experience that haunts me until this day. I was about 8 years old and my sister was 13. We shared a bedroom and one huge waterbed. Our bed faced a small closet, on the closet door was a poster of Shawn Cassidy (for those of you who don't know who he is, trust me, you want to keep it that way). I remember it was late, but my sister and I would stay up talking. This night while we were talking, my sister paused and then looked at me and asked, "Are you seeing this?" Scared out of my mind, I replied, "Yes, his eyes are moving...right?" She said, "Yes, they are!" We immediately went under the covers in fear. The eyes on the poster were moving, back and forth. It was strange because we had both seen it together. Needless to say the next morning the poster came down.

Just recently there was an experience in the garage. Now, mind you the garage was built after the house was moved from the mines, and it is NOT adjacent to the house, it stands alone and sits within the backyard. This is my father's "get away, man-cave (so to speak)." Myself, my father and my niece were in the garage, I was watching my father and niece play pool. It was down to the 8 ball, my niece said, "8 ball, corner pocket." She makes the shot, sinks the 8 ball; then the door to the garage slams, and a push broom falls. It startled all of us, there was no wind, and no one was in the backyard. We all look at the pool table and there sits the 8 ball in middle of the table, after we three had all seen the 8 ball go into the pocket.

I could go on and on. I will say, I do find these experiences rather fascinating.