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Seattle Author’s Son Reveals Childhood Memories; Playmates Whisperings, Haunted Houses
Emily Hill, Author of 'Ghost Stories' returned, with her grown son, to their Greenwood neighborhood as they pointed out the houses anointed as 'Haunted' by the neighborhood children. Cupboard doors swinging open did not unsettle grown man as a youth.
“I didn’t realize until this past week that in the 1980s even the neighborhood children – my son included – believed that several of the houses on our street were haunted,” the author of ‘Ghost Stories From Beyond The Grave’ revealed in an exclusive interview with A.V. Harrison Publishing.
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“Of course I was keenly aware of the startling, and scary incidents that I, myself, experienced, but it never occurred to me to ask my son if he felt a presence ‘from beyond the grave’ during the thirteen years we lived in our little Greenwood cottage.”
The cottage, which the author lived in from 1986 to 1999, was razed two years ago in favor of a multi-story residence, favored with a new street address. However ‘708’ – the author’s address – still tattles the existence of her former home.
“I asked my son whether he remembered any frightening, or unusual things happening in our little house while he was growing up,” the author continued in our interview. “He said, ‘the kitchen cupboards would swing open and then close while I sat at the kitchen table doing my homework’.
The author states that she was totally unaware that her son, now 36 and raising his own family, had experienced any unsettling incidents as a child growing up in Seattle’s Greenwood District.
“Weren’t you frightened? I asked him,” Emily Hill revealed. A.V. Harrison Publishing learned that the author’s son dismissed the ghostly occurrences because he never felt 'threatened' while alone in the cottage.
By contrast, the house three down, to the east, did frighten neighborhood children. “That was the house all the kids said was haunted,” Mr. Hill revealed to his mother yesterday.
“The house he pointed to sits directly across the street from the house once occupied by Kirby Wilbur, former radio personality. Mr. Wilbur had more sinister difficulties with hauntings.” He has since moved from the neighborhood and is reticent to speak of the things that occurred in his former Seattle home. Kirby Wilbur could not be reached for this interview.
Ms. Hill plans to collect more data about Seattle’s haunted Greenwood neighborhood. Visit http://www.emilyhillwriter.com/
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A.V. Harrison Publishing features ground-breaking topics from emerging authors. Its books are distributed by Ingram, available on Amazon.com and B&N Nook. Owner, Emily Hill, invites submissions and can be contacted at info@avharrison-