by Daniel Chambers
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
About six years ago, I was walking home from a party at a friends house. It was about 3:30 am and I cut through a park on my way home. At the back of the park there is a cemetery that is beside a river. Now, I've walked by this cemetery hundreds of times, at all times of day but, on this day something strange happened.
I was approaching the cemetery and I saw a family of four slowly entering the cemetery via a small gate on the roadside. There was a husband, wife, boy, about 6 and a little girl about 8. I thought it was a weird time to be visiting a graveyard but, I thought that's their business. I crossed the street
and when I passed by them the little girl looked at me. I gave her a smile and continued on my way. About a half a block away I heard this very loud scream that said, "Help!"
I was spooked but ran back to see if the family needed some help. When I arrived at the cemetery, there was no family, no people
and the gate that I saw open was closed and padlocked. Suffice it to say it was a strange experience.
I've been by there many times since and have never seen the ghost family again but, when I walk by with my son he always gets scared and wants to walk on the other side of the road.
Thanks for reading.