I’m a few days late, BUT for the next month (until October 31) here at the Pittsburgh Housewife we are telling scary stories!
They can be real or fake, but email me if you have one you want to share!!!
This is a true story. It happened when I was 7. It happened to me, but I was asleep through it. This was told to me by my mother.
My mom, brother, Jimmy, and I had moved into this HUGE, OLD house in Perryopolis, Pa. (It’s still there, looks like shit now, but it’s there)
Shortly after moving in I ended up getting sick. Really sick. Mom took me to the doctors, but they couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Antibiotics, fluids, and sleep were the only answers they could give to mom.
So, she tucked me in. It was especially frustrating to her since she was an EMT at the time. So she knew how to make me feel better, except this one time.
I have a habit of tossing and turning, then kicking all the blankets off my body at night. I still do. So before mom went to bed she checked on me. Of course my blankets were half on the bed and half on the floor. Now, it was the middle of November so it was cold out. The windows in my room were shut and locked. As she walked into my room she noticed the old rocking chair that was in the corner rocking back and forth. She stood there a few minutes and watched it, unsure if she was seeing what she was seeing. My mom doesn’t scare easily, she’s very brave, and in any situation would go protect her children (and now her grandchildren). So, she went for my bed. Reaching out for the blankets to pull them up, she watched as the situated themselves. Mom stood near my bed frozen with fear. I was sleeping. Coughing, tossing and turning, but otherwise unharmed. She heard footsteps walk across my floor and looked where they stopped, at the windows that over-looked the dog houses. My dogs were going NUTS outside. Barking and howling, which was very unusual for them.
She watched as a woman in a civil war era nurses uniform appeared at the window. She turned to look at mom, smiled, and said to not worry I’d be fine.
Wouldn’t you know the next morning I was completely fine. Not a cough, sniffle, or fever to be found.