Wednesday, August 4, 2010
A Southern Farmhouse Haunting
This nurse is young and lives in a farmhouse way out in the country. Her farmhouse is over one hundred years old and those that have lived there have kept up with it by rebuilding it and fixing it up with modern amenities as time has past. Originally the house was a log cabin and beneath the brick and modern additions, the old logs still stand strong. The old farmhouse has a layered effect that tells the story of the many generations that have lived there. Within these layers, are ghost stories.
The nurse says that she isn't convinced her house is haunted. She's seen things that aren't right, but it takes more than that to convince her. Even if it is haunted, she feels that whatever is in the house is harmless. She isn't afraid. Her husband, on the other hand, is unnerved by the presence. He feels as if something is always watching him. He feels like he is never alone and he has suggested they leave because of this.
The story that is told with the house is brilliant. Over a century ago, when the country was still new, a Native American broke into the farmhouse looking for food and money. The owner at the time was prepared for this type of event and cut the intruders head off with an axe. The intruder's head rolled down the stairs. According to the legend, you can still hear the head rolling down the stairs and it is this Native American's ghost that still haunts this farmhouse. The nurse's father says this is all made up nonsense, but even if it is, there is something in the house and that something is always watching.