A Spirit Dog accompanies the dark figure that began visiting the elderly resident of Haunted House No. 8 three years ago. Days after, the woman learned that this ‘visit’ occurred at the moment a cousin with whom she had shared a close, loving relationship passed to The Other Side.
The woman relayed the experience in an email received by the author this week [edited for brevity]: “The first experience occurred approximately two years ago with loud banging at [the] outside door around 3 am. The knocking was at the French doors. These knocks woke [her] out of a sound sleep and she focused on the loudness of the sounds with nothing outside the door upon looking. She was certain that the knocking was on the French door glass and was concerned with the knocking breaking the glass. The knocks were multiple. [We] later heard that a cousin had past away . . .and . . . attributed this knocking to her death.”
A more recent occurrence at Haunted House No. 8 is explained thusly: “The second occurrence [happened] again in the late night/early morning. [She] woke in a twilight state but was able to see the outside through the French doors with the drapes partially askew. Again, there were loud multiple knocks at the French doors. Facing the French doors, [she] saw a dog standing outside of the doors, looking in. The dog was leashed and the leash was held by a tall, dark male figure standing to the side of the French doors and was obscured by the side of the building. He appeared to be wearing dark robes and was the height of the French doors. [! – editor’s exclamation]
Emily Hill, known locally as ‘The Ghost Chaser’s Daughter’, began tracking haunted locations after beginning publication of her ghost stories series. Coming to the realization that the Greenwood cottage she lived in for 13 years (1986 – 1999) was surrounded by other houses where hauntings had been reported, she began her search for an explanation of the supernatural occurrences. Research led her to accounts of other Greenwood-area hauntings and prompted a series of press releases that led three Greenwood residents to her. http://www.phinneyridge.org/
This week Hill also learned of ghost sightings at Greenwood Elementary School, located at 3rd Avenue NW and NW 80th Street (Haunted Location No. 7), and was contacted by the owner of "Haunted House No. 5", located on NW 84th Street.
The prolific author has scheduled a meeting with the owner of “Haunted House No. 5”. The owner of this haunted location has lived in her 1923-era Greenwood cottage for 39 years. She reports knocking on the walls of her home and other paranormal activity – objects that move, or are displaced.
In 1907 this North Seattle neighborhood was a densely wooded bog, inhabited by vagrants and such living in shanties and cooking out in the open. At that time the area was named ‘Woodland’
The owner of "Haunted House No. 8" believes that the source of her torment is the spirits of bodies that had been buried adjacent to Woodland Cemetery.
“I am very anxious to meet with the owner of Haunted House No. 5 later today, and to ultimately meet the owner of Haunted House No. 8,” exclaims Ms. Hill. “The current occupants of the eight properties I have located so far share the common thread of history, and a proclivity of being able to connect with those who want to return from The Other Side.”
Emily Hill writes about her own experiences, and publishes the stories that she hears about ghost sightings and paranormal happenings. http://www.amazon.com/
Her books are available on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. Her blog, ‘The Ghost Chaser’s Daughter’ can be found at her website, 'Emily Hill Writer'.
Ms. Hill Invites you to contact her at info@avHarrison-