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THE HOUSE ON ANTIETAM

MY MOTHER HAD A CHAIR AND SHE KEPT HER ALARM CLOCK AND HAIRPINS
ON IT. IT WAS NEXT TO THE BED. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS IT VIBRATED
SO THAT THE HAIRPINS AND CLOCK WOULD BE THROWN INTO THE AIR.
NOTHING ELSE BUT THE CHAIR WOULD VIBRATE.
ONE DAY THE WOMAN DOWNSTAIRS CAME UP AND SAID THAT IF WE DIDN'T
STOP POUNDING ON THE FOOT OF THE BED AT NIGHT SHE WOULD MOVE.
MY MOTHER AND FATHER HEARD THE NOISE TOO AND COULDN'T FIGURE IT OUT.
ONE DAY WE ALL HEARD A BIG COMMOTION IN THE PANTRY AND A LOAF OF
BREAD WAS FLUNG THROUGH THE DINING ROOM AND INTO THE LIVING ROOM.
MY MOTHER WAS SO UPSET ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHE SAID: GOD, I
CAN'T STAND THIS ANY LONGER. IF YOU WILL TAKE THESE THINGS FROM ME
I WILL BE A CATHOLIC. THE MANIFESTATIONS STOPPED AND SHE BECAME
A CATHOLIC. NOTHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED SINCE. MAYBE SHE IS THE
KIND OF PERSON THE SPIRITS CAN WORK THROUGH.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAW AND EXPERIENCED THESE THINGS WITH HER FAMILY.
THESE THINGS HAPPENED IN DETROIT IN ABOUT 1910

Data entry tech comment: CORRECTED SOME SPELLING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): HAUNTED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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