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Thursday, April 30, 2015

After Watching A Show

about the happenings that led to the book and the movie called The Exorcist, I have decided to repeat I was reminded of a local tale from years ago.  I will not take sides nor state my beliefs only what happened as I know it.

A family lived on the north side of town that consisted of Grandma, Uncle, Father and Daughter.  A family that was a little different from the norm of wife, husband and 1,5 children but a family nonetheless.

The family had lived and worked in this area for years. They was not in the uppity social circles but Daughter attended school, Grandmother was the mother figure and the men worked as they could to support their family.

When Daughter was a young teen, trouble began.  I did not see it but know of people who did. Things moved with out reason, the bed daughter slept in bounced and levitated,  The family was terrified and uncomfortable with the attention this brought.  A television crew came and investigated.  It was quite the media event.  A reclusive family was now in the lime light and they were not happy.

Whether the family left by choice or the trouble ran them off will never be known.  They moved. Within a month of their leaving the house burned to the ground. Arson was the reason.

Today nothing stands where the house once stood except an empty lot with spring flowers and weeds.

14 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

How sad....yet life never leaves...:)JP

Delores said...

Horrific story...hope the family found peace.

Vandana Sharma said...

We never know when life will take a U turn :(...but the spring flowers do shine a ray of hope among the weeds.

Country Gal said...

One never really knows if there is good and bad in the after life and if it will come to the living with good or bad intent ! Hope the family found piece after all !

Sandra said...

this sounds like the movie, The Exorcist, a lot like it. i saw that way back when they made it and thought just how silly the whole thing was. still feel that way. it did not scare me, but the movie wait until Dark frightened me and i still remember it. it is not the things that go bump in the night that frigheten me, it is the HUMANS that do others harm that makes a scary store to me... i bet some body burned the house down and that it wasn't the family.

Lowcarb team member said...

Quite a sad story / tale .. but pleased to see the Spring flowers give life

All the best Jan

Karen S. said...

I do hope they bloomed where they lived next!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Hope that family found peace somewhere else. We just never know what is "really" happening inside someone else's life.

Linda Kay said...

Sounds like an intriguing story, and I know of an author who could really make a fabulous story from this. Love the way you ended the post.

TexWisGirl said...

very sad. i cannot imagine... well, i can but don't want to.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Scary. I'm a big chicken about spooky movies- I remember my very first one- and I have searched and searched for this movie to this day so that I can put a name to the one that scarred me for life.

Gwen said...

Wow...what an intriguing story! I hope both the the family, and the ghosts, found their peace. By the flowers, I assume the ghosts did. ;)

Yes, I believe. I believe in ghosts, UFO's....I just think we'd have to be highly egotistical to think that we are the only life in the universe. And to me that takes nothing away from my Christianity; it might even enhance upon it, depending upon your point of view. ;)

C-ingspots said...

I don't doubt that these things happen sometimes...truth is stranger than fiction most times. I saw that horrid movie, The Exorcist when I was probably late teens, early 20's with my niece. Good grief, it scared the bejeebers out of us!!! I don't mess with stuff like that, don't want it at all. When I was a child, I routinely had "devil" dreams - nightmares that traumatized me, and they were always involving the devil. They've gone away now that I'm an adult, but I pray routinely where I didn't back then. I don't believe in ghosts. I do believe in the devil and his evil cohorts. God says there's a devil and he has a third of the angels with him. They do a lot of evil deeds here all the time. I hope this family started afresh and have found peace. Spooky story Gail.

Lynne said...

Makes me wonder . . .

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