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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:34 AM

7. This happened several decades ago

in my home town of Erie, PA when I was a child.

My parents bought the house I grew up in from a family friend who sold it when her husband died. My mother's cousin and his wife came to our house from Buffalo, NY for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a long drive without an expressway back then. Whenever they visited they stayed overnight with other Erie relatives. Cousin Wilford (we called him Willy) would not stay in our house after dark due to his strong belief in ghosts. His fear of them seemed strange because he was a tall, broad-boned, burly guy with a deep, gruff voice.

That year, Erie had a huge freak snowstorm on Thanksgiving day. By the time Willy and his wife, Jenny, realized how bad the storm was near Erie, it was too late to turn back. Dinner was set for 1:00 pm. They arrived at 2:30. Willy was anxious to eat and leave. It gets dark early in November.

But halfway through dinner, visibility was zero and there were several feet of snow on the ground. They were stuck with us. My brothers offered their room and said they would sleep on the living room floor in their sleeping bags. But Willie would not sleep on the second floor since the previous owner, Joe, had died in his bedroom.

So Willie took the lounge chair and Jenny took the couch. After the rest of us were in our beds, Willy used the bathroom and brushed his teeth. The bathroom was next to my room. My door was open so I saw my oldest brother tiptoe to the closed bathroom door. He made a shh sign with his finger over his lips.

Then I heard a low wailing sound, " Willliiieee. Willliiieee."
"Who's there?"
"It's Joe, Willy. Come to talk with my friend."

Willie ran out of the bathroom yelling. The whole house got up. "He's here!! He SPOKE to me!!" My father said, "Mind over matter. There's no such thing as ghosts."

The truth came out over breakfast while the adults were arguing about the ghost. I tried to hide behind a cereal box because I giggled every time I looked at my brother. But my father noticed and said, "I think I found your ghost, Willy."

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