A late night visitor...

Posted 3 years ago by Candace Manning under Ghosts & Spirits

Quick backstory: My great grandfather passed away December of 2006 from cancer in his bedroom of the house he and my great grandmother lived in since 1961. He was a quiet man who loved to relax in his favorite recliner and watch baseball.

This event took place January 11, 2010. My Aunt called me the night before to ask if I would spend the night over at my great-grandmother's house to watch after her because she was taking some new medication. I had no problem going over and had no preconceived notions about any spirits or unusual activity that may play out in the house.

The following events took place between 10:30 pm and 4:00 am.

The Shower:

I immediately took a shower in my grandfather's bathroom he built. He had strict rules about drying the shower out after anyone used it. That night I forgot to dry the shower after I got out. About 5 minutes later, a wave of nausea came over me when I went back in the bathroom to retrieve my clothes. I looked at the shower and instantly remembered to dry it. After I did, the nausea went away.

An After Dinner Visitor:

After I finished with the bathroom, I decided I would eat some leftovers my grandmother made. I heated them up and took my place on the living room couch next to my grandfather's recliner he loved so much. I slept in the living room because it was closest to my grandmother's room, so if she needed me I would hear her easily. I ate dinner and watched TV until I fell asleep. I woke up around 2:30 am to realize I fell asleep with the TV on so I turned it off and proceeded to go back to sleep. I was lying on the couch facing the cushions for about 10 minutes, when this overwhelming feeling of someone coming towards me made the hair on my arms stand straight. I turned to look in the direction of the feeling, thinking it was my grandmother walking in the living room only to see no one. Just pure blackness. I put the covers over my head and eventually fell back asleep.

3:30 am The Lights Come:

For some reason I jolted awake very hot and uncomfortable. I sat there for a little bit trying to relax and cool off for about 15 minutes. After I cooled off I was just listening to the traffic outside trying to go back to sleep, only to feel that strange feeling of someone watching me or coming towards me happen again. This time the feeling was so intense I felt a sense of panic to get away, so I punched at the air and swung my arms wildly to make the feeling go away. It went away for a few seconds and my eyes were wide examining the room. All of a sudden, I see these pinpoint brilliant blue and yellow lights about 4 inches away from my face floating around, only to disappear a few seconds later against the pitch blackness. Did I just see a ghost or some sort of spiritual energy?

I was so scared I just laid there with the covers over my head and I didn't go back to sleep. I waited until 7:00 am when my grandmother woke up and I told her about it. I also told my aunt about it and they both said my great-grandfather was just checking in on me. My grandmother said he visits her almost every night.

I will never forget that night as I never had any sort of paranormal activity happen to me ever before. I was thinking about it for days and started to really think it was him just checking in on me as the feeling was non-threatening, but just very eerie and unsettling. Seeing those lights is permanently burned into my memory. I never seen any sort of illumination like that. I never spent the night again alone.


  • Candace Manning
  • Location: United States
  • Joined Date: March 2, 2015


      Comments (5)

    E V
    If you stay again DON'T be scared talk, HE is your grandad,
    Say hi do all the things he told you to when he was alive,
    Just because his body isn't here does not mean his rules change ;-)
    Be happy his love for your gran is eternal :)
    He will be waiting for her, and watching over you all.
    Stay safe all the best.

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    Daniel Dumas
    Alright that is really creepy horror

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    Candace Manning
    I told others in my family and they said they weren't surprised he visited me because I was always viewed as the most sensitive and quiet one in the family, so he probably was concerned about me. My great grandmother passed away in her home last year Easter day. They both were sick when they passed on and both wanted to be home and not in the hospital when they died. It's strange because they both knew when they would die. My grandmother was so eager to get home the day she passed. When she got home she ate lunch and went to the restroom to pass away peacefully near the tub. We found her sitting near the tub after realizing she had been in the bathroom too long. She just had her head down as if she were napping.

    The house has been set as a memorial in their honor with everything remaining untouched red heart

      Like  3 years ago Elemental Fraction and Daniel Dumas like this.

    E V
    Sry for your loss :(
    That is a very nice gesture I'm shore she would have liked that :)
    All the best stay safe.

      Like  3 years ago 0 people like this

    Earl Taylor
    that is a cool story.

      Like  2 years ago 0 people like this

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