Thursday, March 20, 2008

I am having a bad day. A really really bad day.

I was certain that today was going to be kind of amusing but I surprised myself.

This is so bizarre, you just can't make this shit up. Ok, taking a trip in the WayBack machine... you know my grandfather's house? the one I had to evict the scary crazy deerkiller guy from and THEN fend off frozen squirrels in ziploc bags falling on me (really) and an entire befeathered turkey wing -btw do you know how freaking big a whole wing is??? - in the refrigerator (really really) and a nightmare-inducing pile of deer legs that will never be scrubbed from my brain...? That house.

The house my grandfather built - every bit - with his own two hands, on land HIS grandfather gave him, from the farm that has been part of generations going back and back...

There's a family renting it who have a connection, too, through his uncle, who had been my grandfather's best friend for more than 80 years.

And some months back, they approached my sisters, telling us of odd happenings in the house. Footsteps. Voices. Things moving. And they asked permission to have it checked out. And asked permission to take part in a Maury Povich episode if they were careful not to gve any identifying information. Ha-ha, we said, sure, knock yourselves out!

The show aired today. And it wasn't an entertaining story to me, although I was really expecting it to be. They had some photos, they had some EVP recordings.... and really, they covered very little on the show.

It still felt like a solid punch. My grandfather died in that house, in a horrible, stupid accident. And really, if he's still hanging around, i have no doubt its because he wants to. You have no idea how he felt about that place, and how he never, ever wanted to leave it.

This is the view from the back steps... or at least the right half of the view

We were all mildly amused about the house being featured on Maury. We figured we'd giggle like idjits at it, and really, it WAS pretty silly. All the same though, now I don't know what to think. And its really difficult to explain that you're upset because they say your house is haunted by your grandpa after all and... and... seriously!

But... listening to one of those recordings and watching the show was an enormous emotional shock I simply wasn't expecting. It feels just like it did when my mother called to tell me he'd died that Halloween a few years ago. I miss my grandfather terribly. I loved him fiercely. And apparently I'm not nearly as over it as I thought I was.

But .... I just do not know how to process this Slice O' Weird. How in the EFF does this shit keep on keepin' on?


Up the attic steps to the "haunted chest of drawers"

The day I finished cleaning out the horror from scary guy... this is what I saw.

No words necessary.


frannie said...

I'm so sorry. I know that this is really hard.

Is isn't really the same thing, but a channel did a "psychic" show on my sister's murder and it was really hard for me to watch.

I hope that you feel better. This can bring up so many horrible feelings.

Curiosity Killer said...

The feelings and attachments we have with our family will always be there - there's no such thing as "over" with it... just strength on managing it better as time goes by. Sorry your life is on national television like that.

Betsey Booms said...

Just reading that gave me that punch to the gut feeling.

I'm sorry hon.

And really? Who can say they understand what you're feeling?

Guinevere Meadow said...

Wow, that has got to be strange.

I still haven't figured out if I believe in ghosts/hauntings/etc or not. I've never personally experienced anything like that, but I know people who have.

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Shan said...

I can only imagine how difficult that would be. I'm sorry.