Cedar Ridge Apartments - Auburn, Washington
by Pamala Tacza
When my family and I first moved into Cedar Ridge Apartments, everything was very quiet. after two months of living at this location we started experiencing different unexplained phenomenon. I was woke up one night hearing a women calling for a child. this went on for about 15 minutes and then there was a thump on my bedroom door. I was terrified and was afraid to check the source. we have had many sightings of black shadows and things moving without explanation. After my first year lease was expired I decided to move into another apartment on the premises hoping to find some kind of peace in our home. But after 2 weeks we started having even more phenomenon. My daughter was in bed one night and she had a boom box radio sitting on her desk across the room and it was thrown at her and hit her in the head. she came to me very scared and told me what happened. we had TVs that would turn on by themeselves, toilets flushing, dark shadows darting from room to room. In the master bedroom which was my room, always felt like there was alot of energy there and everyone was afraid to use my bathroom because when you walk into the bathroom sometimes you can see what looks like a woman lying in the bathtub. I had an experience one night that really scared me. My 2 young boys went to stay the night with their cousins and I was thinking that it would be nice to relax and maybe get some needed sleep. but as I settled into bed I felt something climbing onto my bed and walking across the pillows, then the next thing I knew something was talking to me it said : ( you dont really want your
boys to stay with those people, you want to go kill them all.) I got so scared that I ran into my daughters room and told her what happened. I didnt go back to my room that night, my daughter let me sleep in her bed and she slept on the floor. but that was just the beginning of the hauntings. 1 week later , my daughter decided to move out of her room and switch rooms with her brothers. she had so many things that happened in her room that she was not comfortable staying in the room anymore. after about 2-3 after my daughter moved out of the bedroom. which then my boys occupied. my boys started having problems in the room. they kept hearing noises in the closet and always felt like they were being watched. One night while in bed, my youngest son felt something grab his ankles and started pulling him into the closet, he yelled for his brother and at that time something from under the bed grabbed his hands and was in a tug of war with things he couldnt see except he said the thing in the closet was black with red eyes. after that incident, my boys were afraid to sleep in that room. so they slept with their older brothers in their room or on livingroom sofa. but our apartments were not the only places on the property that was haunted. after we talked to our friends and neighbors about our happenings, they all told us that they were experiencing some of the same things. we could also see apparitions walking outside from one building to another. one building is so haunted that is hard for management to keep residents living there. within 2-3 months in that building , people move out.