February 2005 Page 33
by Bea L'Roue
I have two pomeranian dogs, Muffy (tan) and Shadow (black) and my friend Ingrid has a white pomeranian called Hayley. My house is only seven years old, but some really scary things have happened there. We have a friend, Anna, who is really into séances and the paranormal.
One night on Halloween, I had all Ingrid's and my best friends over to sleep – Ingrid, Anna, Lara, May and I. My parents were away on business and my brother and sister were in staying in South Australia with my uncle, so we had free run of the huge house. We are all night owls and couldn't even begin to think about going to sleep so, Anna suggested we played with her Ouija board she brought over, and we agreed because we knew this house was full of it.
Muffy, Shadow and Hayley along with Anna's dog, Ernie and Lara's two dogs, Archie and Rosie were all in the backyard and we hadn't heard a peep out of them for about an hour. We arranged ourselves in a circle upstairs in my room and Anna placed her board in the center. We each placed two fingers on the planchette. Anna started by asking the board, "Is anybody there". We got the answer "YES." Then Ingrid asked "Who?" and the board answered "GAIL." "Who are you?" "GAIL." "More detail." "GAIL."
"What's going to happen tonight?" "DOGS." "What are you going to do to our dogs?" "YOU'LL SEE."
By now we didn't want to know in case it really did happen. I pushed the board aside and we sat there staring at each other. The silence was soon broken by a piercing whimper and the five of us immediately raced down the stairs in fear of the dogs. Discussing it later, we realized we've never heard so much distress from an animal. We flung the back door open and raced out. We soon discovered Lara's dog Archie whimpering in a corner. We didn't even take a second glance at any of them. We simply picked up our dogs (all of them were small ones) and ran them inside up to my room. Once we had them upstairs, we fussed around inspecting every inch of them. Lara screamed and we rushed over to see her holding Archie who had a burn mark on his his left side in the shape of a star in a circle (the symbol for witchcraft).
We spent the whole night with the dogs in our arms and vowed to burn the board the next morning.
you have a paranormal tale to tell?