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Priscilla Buckley, 1940-2009

Priscilla Buckley, 1940-2009

Alright so I'm not really good at telling ghost stories, but here it goes anyways!
In November of 2017, I moved into a two-family house in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA. As with most of the houses in my neighborhood, this one was built in 1900 in the old colonial style that is seen everywhere in New England. Immediately upon moving in, I got the weird nagging feeling that a spirit was haunting the house, especially in the attic, which is our bedroom. I don't consider myself to be psychic, but I often pick up on vibes and feelings, and sometimes I get feelings that allow me to know things about people that I couldn't possibly know. People tell me I may be an empath or intuitive.

Anyway.. my girlfriend, who comes from a family of sensitives, said right from the start she felt as if the house was haunted by the spirit of an elderly woman who may have died in the house. She got the feeling she was a caring and friendly spirit who loved her home and remains here to protect it. I didn't think a whole lot of it at that time. I tend to dismiss feelings and other nonphysical evidence as not being conclusive enough to consider as fact.

I'm what you'd call a skeptic, but my love and knowledge of science and physics have led me to reconsider a lot of events in my life that I'd previously dismissed as being mundane or otherwise non-paranormal. I guess you could say I've become more open-minded, but I still hesitate to consider intuition and feelings as hard, irrefutable evidence.

As time went on, we began to notice a few strange things happening around the house. The first thing was that a touch lamp that belonged to our previous roommate would often turn on and off by itself. This same light never did this in my roommate's previous apartment, but I chalked it up to the fact that the house is over 100 years old, and may just have weird wiring, or some other logical explanation.

Another thing that I noticed was hearing a lot of bumps and thuds in the night. Once again I chalked it up to the fact that I own two cats, and had a roommate at the time so I couldn't be sure if she was in the kitchen, doing things outside of my office, etc. I also have neighbors who occupy the 1st floor, and they can sometimes get rowdy. Strangely enough, though, my previous roommate moved out and the noises still happen... strange... but still not concrete evidence, in my opinion, unless I can observe where the noise appears to have originated from.

At this point, the list of strange occurrences is getting longer, and more difficult to explain away. One thing I often notice is the very strong aroma of coffee brewing at the bleary crack of dawn, almost every morning. The smell is so strong it wakes me up out of a dead sleep!! Around Christmas time we also smelled the scent of fresh pine, like from a Christmas tree. However we didn't have a tree this year, and neither did our downstairs neighbor...

All this time I'm still making excuses and trying to come up with explanations. Maybe the smell comes through the vent from the neighbor's house? Maybe it's the wind making noises?

Then this happened...

I was asleep in my bedroom, aka the attic, which is finished with a bathroom. It's very large, almost cavernous, with high ceilings. I'm not sure why I just get weird vibes from the room.

Anyway... I sleep half under the covers usually, spread eagle, probably like a total weirdo. But that night, I woke up because I felt something tugging the covers over me... almost like I was being tucked in. I rolled over to look and see who or what it was because my girlfriend was asleep on the opposite side of the bed from where it was being tugged. Nothing was there. I turned to look at my cat, who sleeps next to me usually on the middle of the bed, to see if it could have been her (she's a large Maine Coon, so who knows..). My cat, too, was staring at the empty spot next to the bed, eyes wide, mouth open. I shit you not, my cat's jaw dropped... it's a face she makes sometimes... not sure what it means.. but in this case, she seemed surprised.

It was weird, but strangely, I wasn't really freaked out or anything. I didn't feel threatened. I ended up just going back to sleep and keeping it to myself for awhile before I ended up telling Kelli, my girlfriend about it. As a skeptic, this event was really one of the only times I can say beyond any doubt that what happened could not be explained by logic.

Anyway, fast forward to a couple months later and the same incidents are happening; strange smells and aromas, weird noises at night, etc. Just out of curiosity I used the website diedinhouse.com to run a report and find out if anyone had died in my house. Come to find out, a woman matching my girlfriend's description, named Priscilla Buckley, passed away in the house in 2009. I hope to find out more information about Priscilla and see if I can confirm that the spirit is hers.

Well, that's my ghost story! Thanks for reading!!

Brian,
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Mr. Ghost Stories
Man, this is an interesting experience, and that was a good idea to get a history check done on your house by diedinhouse.com. There is a lot to explore, and this can be a great opportunity to really get some excellent paranormal evidence! The smells are definitely intriguing. But the pull of the bed sheet, this has all the notations of a classic haunting, IMO. Please keep us updated!!
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GhostQuest
03-03-18Mr Ghost Stories Wrote: Man, this is such a creepy experience, and that was a good idea to get a history check done on your house by diedinhouse.com. There is a lot to explore, and this can be a great opportunity to really get some excellent paranormal evidence! The smells are definitely intriguing. But the pull of the bed sheet, this has all the notations of a classic haunting, IMO. Please keep us updated!!

Yes, I'm interested to learn more about it! I'll keep you posted!!


Brian,
GhostQuest.net - Admin
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jonnie
03-03-18Mr. Ghost Stories Wrote: Man, this is such a creepy experience, and that was a good idea to get a history check done on your house by diedinhouse.com. There is a lot to explore, and this can be a great opportunity to really get some excellent paranormal evidence! The smells are definitely intriguing. But the pull of the bed sheet, this has all the notations of a classic haunting, IMO. Please keep us updated!!

I have to agree.
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Hillie1234
Hi, I just recently came across this story. The woman you reference is actually my grandmother. She indeed did pass away in 2009 in Haverhill at her home. Unfortunately the website you used “diedinhouse.com” is not very accurate. I am not sure the address you reside at in reference to this story. But what I can tell you is that I live in the home that she died in therefore she definitely did not pass in the home you are referencing.
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