Never close enough
I have a story to tell about the picture above here. And, before I even start, I know that there will be those that say "You're crazy" (which gets said alot )
Okay, on with the show...
This house is my next door neighbor. It sits around about 20 yards from my side door. As for the historical part of the house, all I have been able to find out is that it belongs to a doctor and his wife both of whom are in long-care facilities now. The children of this couple come around every few months and cut the grass and stuff like that, but will NOT sell the house, for sentimental reasons that I can understand (I fought probate for my grannies electric toaster and gree cookbook, but that's another story)
Anyhoo... I live in a Famous Historical Revolutionary War Town where a battle was fought right on the ground on which my house now sits. Our town is filled with the old homes with the "Widows Walk" houses or "Lookouts" as I have heard them called.
The sides of the buildings on mainstreet depict drawings of the war that took place here, and this town is full of old stories about what went on then, and what was left behind.
Left behind? you ask.... YES Left behind.
There have been more than a few "sightings" of those old soldiers, or their wives on the streets of what I call home.
I never used to think anything of it, until...
We got this house and on more than one occasion I have seen a light in that window in the photo above, and have even on occasion seen the curtains part open, as if someone was looking out. Thinking that I had totally lost my mind, I never mentioned it, until one day one of my children came running in the house and said "Mama, someone is in the house next door... they are standing in the window...come look." Well, obviously when I went, the "person, or spirit, or wind" was gone.
I told my husband later that night, and he laughed at me, and then a few days later... he too seen the light in the window.
I can never get a good enough look at the whatever it is that I see there so I don't know if it's a soldier hiding out, or a widow waiting or what.
It doesn't scare me though... I actually love stuff like this, and would love nothing more that to really get to see what it is that has made us all crazy like around here.
When you get into the subject of ghosts, or spirits or whatever... you get a lot of different opinions and I won't open that pandora's box here... however, I will ask this: has this ever happened to anyone else?
It's so neat I think, and I AM doing dome research on the house trying to find out all that I can about it - and maybe that will solve the mystery for me.
I may hate myself in the morning - but I'm gonna love you tonight
-Lee Ann Womack