The Red House -- Waynesboro

by Crystal Harris Wells
(Waynesboro, VA)

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.

~CrystalH.Wells ~10/8/2012



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Jan 22, 2017
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whats the address NEW
by: Anonymous

The way the house is described sounds like my grandmothers old house but it has siding on it now I was just wondering what the address was.

Feb 06, 2013
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I leased the brick home on delphine ave NEW
by: Fahren

The red brick house was 4 sale on delphine ave.A DREAM home 4 me n my fiance jim.house is huge-beautiful. est. 18oos-huge,cheap,&rent to own-2 good to be true.Only flaw was we had a dog & the house was so close to the street,yard not fenced in.inside gorgeous_3 bedrooms hottub dining room AUTHENTIC wood floors huge livin room w\ french doors fireplace big front porch pillars etc.I had only seen the house durin the day the woman sellin nvr showed at night.she told us there were claims its haunted but previous owners hadnt had any trouble.movers were scheduled to move us the next day.we gave the deposit & signed the lease.After paperwork was finished the owner-who was a christian woman just as the sun was goin down rushed off.J & I decided to look over our new home.soon as night fell the whole vibe of the home changed Completely.I told J I felt like there was someone watchin me.J went.upstairs trying to turn the hottub on & askin me if I wanna get in?I wanted to check out the rooms.I turned on the lights in room 1,theyre special lights that have to go past a click to be turned on or off its not easy.I go out turn light off & make sure the door was shut.I go to room 2 turn light on & notice room 1 lights on door cracked open?I go back down the hall, and turn it BACK off shut door & enter master bedroom.Jim comes in and jumps on bed so excited. Then in hall I see room #1's light BACK on.I tell jim n he turns it off, shuts door. I go look at the hottub with him, go back into the hall n say OMG jim its back on door open.J says we mustve not turned it off or maybe its the ghost paranormal teams have caught on evp supposidly named chester.Jim takes a heater in room 1 & put it in the middle of the doorway_turns light off.He says chester is that you messin around? I told him I felt too uneasy to get in tub.Then we heard a bang.room 1 light was back on heater moved back & door slammed shut.jim started yellin chester get out this is our house now & goes back to see if the tub was warm.I go with him scared,felt like I was bein followed.we then heard a door slam shut by master bedroom & the master door flung shut on its own, & room 1s light was back on dimly. J turned off the tub-I told him turn everything off n let's get the hell out.we scurry turnin off all lights & I'll never forget goin down the stairs almost runnin in the DARK,heard another door slam.We turn off lights downstairs lockup & get to our car. As J pulls off the whole house is dark then we both saw a light upstairs thru the window turn on with no one in it.even tho we paid\signed lease I couldnt be there. the house was highly active.

Feb 06, 2013
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I leased the brick home on delphine ave NEW
by: Fahren

The red brick house was 4 sale on delphine ave.A DREAM home 4 me n my fiance jim.house is huge-beautiful. est. 18oos-huge,cheap,&rent to own-2 good to be true.Only flaw was we had a dog & the house was so close to the street,yard not fenced in.inside gorgeous_3 bedrooms hottub dining room AUTHENTIC wood floors huge livin room w\ french doors fireplace big front porch pillars etc.I had only seen the house durin the day the woman sellin nvr showed at night.she told us there were claims its haunted but previous owners hadnt had any trouble.movers were scheduled to move us the next day.we gave the deposit & signed the lease.After paperwork was finished the owner-who was a christian woman just as the sun was goin down rushed off.J & I decided to look over our new home.soon as night fell the whole vibe of the home changed Completely.I told J I felt like there was someone watchin me.J went.upstairs trying to turn the hottub on & askin me if I wanna get in?I wanted to check out the rooms.I turned on the lights in room 1,theyre special lights that have to go past a click to be turned on or off its not easy.I go out turn light off & make sure the door was shut.I go to room 2 turn light on & notice room 1 lights on door cracked open?I go back down the hall, and turn it BACK off shut door & enter master bedroom.Jim comes in and jumps on bed so excited. Then in hall I see room #1's light BACK on.I tell jim n he turns it off, shuts door. I go look at the hottub with him, go back into the hall n say OMG jim its back on door open.J says we mustve not turned it off or maybe its the ghost paranormal teams have caught on evp supposidly named chester.Jim takes a heater in room 1 & put it in the middle of the doorway_turns light off.He says chester is that you messin around? I told him I felt too uneasy to get in tub.Then we heard a bang.room 1 light was back on heater moved back & door slammed shut.jim started yellin chester get out this is our house now & goes back to see if the tub was warm.I go with him scared,felt like I was bein followed.we then heard a door slam shut by master bedroom & the master door flung shut on its own, & room 1s light was back on dimly. J turned off the tub-I told him turn everything off n let's get the hell out.we scurry turnin off all lights & I'll never forget goin down the stairs almost runnin in the DARK,heard another door slam.We turn off lights downstairs lockup & get to our car. As J pulls off the whole house is dark then we both saw a light upstairs thru the window turn on with no one in it.even tho we paid\signed lease I couldnt be there. the house was highly active.

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