The Red House -- Waynesboro
by Crystal Harris Wells
I was 13, stayin the night w/a friend. Their apt. is on a corner lot & the main door faces the side street facing the side of a red brick house. That main door faces Delphine Ave. also known as Rt. 340(main rd.) It was 11pm, I remember the gas station hadnt closed yet & Bobbie-Lynn & I were in her room (2nd floor) talking to a friend of ours that happened to be yelling up to her window. We talked him into going to buy us some chips. He did, & we were trying to catch them as he tried to throw 'em up to the 2nd floor window. Her parents were asleep & we HAD to be quite. So later I got a wise idea to do a seance. Bobbie-Lynn suggested going downstairs, we kept the stairs light on to see, got a deck of cards, sat in the livingrm floor @ the coffee table. There was a large wooden entertainment center/wineglass rack, the inside backing was all mirror. On top was a small tube light bulb that was behind a thin ledge, we just kept the stairs light on. She said she'd try to do a seance w/ the cards. She mixed 'em up then laid 'em out over the coffee table. We agreed to ask if anyone was w/ us & if so to flicker off & on the light. Well.... we got a flicker, but it was the light from the ent.center, we looked at each other in disbelief & again we asked & again it flickered. We freaked abit & took off runnin' up stairs on all fours, she ran over my back to get to her room. I do know the small ent.center light was out. We get in her room, jump in bed, covered our heads. I think I may have even heard her cry a little. The next morning we talked about it,
still shocked. We went down for breakfast & her mom fussed at us, we didnt turn off the small light so, it was on ALL night. She had to turn it off that mornin'. I told her that I made sure that light was off. When we got to school the following Monday we told some friends & no one really believed us. After graduating her & I went our own ways, but we were still friends. Around 3yrs or so ago the red brick house was up 4sale. So hubby, kids & I stop to look & get the information brochure on the porch @ the door. The blinds were closed & couldnt see in. They go to look in the backyard while I read the info. Comes to find out, that red brick house was/is haunted. I kept on readin' w/ chills up & down my spine. The home had been investigated by several different para.people, they all agreed it was/is haunted. It went on to say from what the para.people witnessed the spirit living there is harmless but mischeives. I dont recall if they figured out if the spirit was/is male, female, or childlike. Spirit likes to go around the home flickering on/off all the lights, opening doors & things like that. I'M STUNNED @ THAT POINT. I remember my eyes started to tear, having chills, & staring across the street to the apt. I had stayed @ 20 some yrs prior. After what seemed like along time I got my family & told 'em what
Bobbie-Lynn & I had done and witnessed, then I read those words from the pamplet off the porch of the very house we were lookin' @.
One disappointment; cant find the pamplet that has had such an impact on who I have become & my beliefs.
I am proud to have witness/felt a neat spirit...
NOT EVERYONE CAN SAY THAT.