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Arkansas Ghost Story

by Denise R
(Rogers, AR, USA)

I have so many stories I don't know where to begin. One of the most fascinating, in my opinion, happened in Scotland, TX, when my son, Jacob, was five and my daughter Josi, was three.

They shared a room and, as with all three and five year olds, they could mess it up pretty good. I put them down for a nap in my room so I could clean theirs. First, I had to finish the dishes. I was at the kitchen sink when I heard a toy watch that we had gotten from McDonald's go off. It was Chucky, from Rugrats, saying (ironically) "You're not too brave!" over and over. Their room was pretty trashed so I figured the watch had fallen and was pressed against something. I searched and searched. Couldn't find it. I waited in the room for a minute hoping it would go off again leading me to it. Nothing.

I went back to dishes and within seconds I heard it again. "You're not too brave!", it yelled at me several times. Again, I searched and searched... nothing. This happened a couple more times. The last time I went to look I immediately found it hanging on the doorknob.

Coincidence? Maybe.

I left it since it was not jammed on something making it go off and it didn't happen again. I went back to doing the dishes and within a few seconds heard Jacob's toy laptop computer go into its introduction; something like "Welcome to (whatever brand it was)! Please choose a game!". I started thinking something else was happening.

Again, we are no strangers to the paranormal. I listened to it a few times before I went and shut it off. It could either be turned off by a button or by closing it. I used the button... I was curious.

The game introduced itself a few more times and every time I would turn it off by the button. It was almost a "game" between me and the computer. Then after the last introduction it chose a spelling game. "Please spell (whatever word-I don't remember)". The response was "G-R-N-T". "I'm sorry, that is incorrect. Please try again." "F-U-R-H". I shut down the computer by closing it and nervously walked out.

A few minutes later my daughter woke up telling my about a black shadow man tickling her from under her pillow named Grant. I thought I was going to faint. I knew that burning the computer in the burn pile was bad for the environment and wouldn't get rid of the spirit, but the burn pile is where it went.

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Nov 01, 2010
by: Alex

I don't want to sound mean or cruel or rude to you but maybe your daughter might have had a dream about the 'shadow man called grant.' No offense to you but maybe the toys were just faulty. Please do not think I am rude because I mean well. Thank you and good luck!

Feb 17, 2010
that's creepy
by: Anonymous

hello my name is Alex and I am totally creeped out by your story iv'e had similar experience's myself and one involves a cell phone maybe i'll muster up enuff corage to tell it.

Dec 13, 2009
Arkansas Ghost
by: Anonymous

I enjoyed the story very much. I was a little surprised to read about the "shadow man," Grant. I wouldn't focus on the children's toys, they are just being used to antagonize you.

I think that the appearance of one of these shadows is a definite sign that it is time to have a minister or priest come to cleanse and bless your home. I can't imagine that anyone in the house now has done anything to attract such a creature. I'd write it off as left-overs from someone who lived there before you.

You should know that I've read other people's accounts of being pushed down the stairs, resulting in a broken arm. Others have been scratched or slapped. But, many other people report waking in the middle of the night only to discover a "shadow person" standing at the end of the bed just standing there watching you.

Then again, others have woken to discover the "shadow" leaning directly over them, breathing in their face. At which time some of these beings scream something like "Get Out!"

Most of the people's accounts I've read consider these creatures as being menacing or malevolent.

If you manage to get rid of "it" you should be aware that it might try to come back, bringing along several of it's friends. I guess the point is, do it right the first time, and once done you should prepare to prevent their return. Your minister or priest should know what to do.

I might come off sounding like some kind of lunatic, or delusional idiot. In spite of how you might perceive me, I wish you and your family well.

Oct 28, 2009
by: Anonymous

Thats Really Scary

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