Paranormal Story Archives
August 2002 Page 5
of the Well
I have a ghost story to tell. It is actually my mother's story as she told it to me. When she was a little girl, she had a girl friend who told her that a ghost was in her house. My mother asked her parents if she could spend the night with her little friend and they allowed her to do so. At midnight the two girls watched as a lady appeared at the foot of the girl's bed. She appeared to be rocking a cradle. After a few minutes, the lady moved toward the bedroom door and out into the hall. My mother and her friend followed the ghost into the kitchen and out the back door. They watched her until she disappeared at the well.
When she got home the next day, my mother told her father the story of what she had seen. At first he didn't believe her, but she kept on until he told her that he would do something about it. My granddad was a well cleaner back then, so he went to the sheriff and asked his permission to clean that particular well. The sheriff was hesitant, but finally agreed. My granddad found the woman and her infant's bones at the bottom of that well. The man who had once lived in that house had been married and had a baby. He had told everyone that his wife had left him and taken the baby with her. He was still living in the town when this was found out. He had since remarried and had several other children. The authorities went to him and arrested him for the murder of his first wife. Afterward, my mother's little friend told my mother that the lady ghost was gone from her house. I think they sometimes come back until the truth is known.
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