Thanks to Don from New York for this story!
Don lived in the same house in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 1980 until this past June. The house is estimated to have been built no later than 1812. It has three floors, a sub-basement, and is connected to a separate brick building. Don’s landlord lived in the brick building.
Once when the landlord was away visiting family, Don heard footsteps coming up the stairs. Thinking it was someone attempting to break in, he armed himself with a bat and went to investigate. Creeping along, he finally reached the stairs only to find that no one was there. After a few more repeats of this event, Don started saying hi to the invisible spirit whenever he heard the footsteps.
Don’s girlfriend, Alyssa, had a different encounter with the ghost. Alyssa is the thirteenth generation of psychics in her family. One day, she told Don that the ghost in the house had come to her and complained about what was going on in the sub-basement. Don wasn’t aware of anything happening, but he decided to mention the incident to his landlord. The landlord was astounded. As it turned out, he had been setting off bug bombs in the basement and the ghost had not approved of it.
Three years after he had been buried, Alyssa’s uncle’s body had to be exhumed. Noting that he looked better than he had when he was alive, Alyssa asked Don for a reading to see how her uncle was doing on the Other Side. Everything went fine during the reading.
Later that night, Don was awakened by the presence of someone lying beside him. Don jumped out of bed to find the spot next to him empty, except that the blankets seemed slightly raised. Don and Alyssa mentioned the incident to Alyssa’s aunt who was then ninety-eight years old.
She laughed at them. “Don’t you know better? Doing readings about the dead draws them to you.”
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