The purpose of this page is an attempt to describe several strange and unusual events that occurred in the house where my parents resided until October of 2001. Each and every occurrence listed on this page is true and nothing described herein has been exaggerated for the purpose of making a good ghost story. Do these strange events mean that there is some type of ghostly spirit inhabiting this residence, or can each and every one of these events be logically explained? Please read on and decide for yourself!

This house is located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, approximately 100 miles East of Pittsburgh. Records indicate that this house was built in the early 1900's. This house is typical of other houses built during that particular time era and in that geographical region. It has a basement, a first floor, a second floor, and an attic on the top which doubles as an additional bedroom.

My parents moved into this house in 1983. Soon after moving into the house, several strange and unusual events began to occur. My mother decided to start documenting these events in her diary in an effort to keep some type of written record as to what was happening. The first few occurrences inside this house were not all that dramatic or strange, but as time went on these events seemed to intensify and become more bizarre with each occurrence. Listed below are those events as written in my mother's diary:


In the summer of 1997, my wife and I were visiting my parent's house. My wife normally sleeps very soundly and moves very little (if at all) during her sleeping hours. The next morning when my wife awoke, she found herself turned completely around in bed and facing the opposite direction. This had never happened to her before and has never happened again since that evening.

During that same visit in the summer of 1997, my son (11 years old at the time) decided to sleep downstairs in the living room. My father manually turned the downstairs air conditioner off because the temperature that evening was fairly cool (this was a window unit). The next morning when we awoke, the air conditioner had somehow mysteriously been turned back on and was running full blast. My son advised that he never touched the air conditioner and had no idea who or what may have turned it back on in the middle of the night.

In July of 2001, I stayed at my parent's house for approximately two (2) weeks while on vacation. I had personally never experienced anything strange or unusual during my entire stay (or any previous stays) until my very last night in the house. At approximately 12:45AM, I had gotten up to use the restroom down the hallway from the bedroom where I was staying on the second floor. I returned to my bed and shut the bedroom door behind me. As soon as I laid back down in bed, I was startled by a very loud groaning noise which immediately caused the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up. It was like a noise that I had never heard before. This eerie groaning noise seemed to be coming from the hallway, on the other side of the bedroom door that I had just shut. The total duration of this evil sounding noise lasted approximately 3-5 seconds in length. Needless to say, I found it very difficult to fall back asleep again. There is absolutely nothing on the second floor of that house to logically explain what it was I had heard. I left that house later that same morning and I have never been back since.

In October of 2001, my parents sold this house and have since moved out-of-state to be closer to their grandkids. They still talk about the strange and unusual events that occurred at their previous residence and they wonder if "Casper" has made it's presence known to the new occupants of that house. Your thoughts and comments regarding these events are always welcome.

Ron (The Supernatural Zone)

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