Here’s a good rule of thumb. If someone tells you to not go in the basement, don’t go in the basement.
I had the pleasure just now of driving a guy from our local airport to his hotel, and we got to talking about ghosts. He told me of his grandparent’s old house, where he saw an old woman standing in one of the upstairs windows a handful of times.
He said his grandmother was always walking around outside the house praying. He never asked why, but it could’ve been because of the house she lived in.
He told me back in the early 1900s there was cult activity in the area, specifically where that house was. For a short period, some cult types lived in the house and somehow got a hold of his grandfather’s sister. They kept her captive, tortured her, and used her for cult reasons. Eventually she died because of it. She was in her 30s when it happened, and his grandfather doesn’t talk about her much.
The grandparents moved back into the house and had to deal with the activity that went on there. And the basement was a place they didn’t bother going.
I thought it might be more of a dirt floor cellar, and that’s what he said it was. One of his brothers decided one time to go down there with some others. They all claimed they saw a small black mass hanging from the bottom of the steps, and it had dull red eyes. It was instantly on his brother’s back. When they all ran from the basement, the brother had claw marks and scratches all over his back. They never went back down there.
So remember kids, when someone gives you a warning like that, listen!
He told me he could spend the night alone in the woods with no problem, but he always got chills going by that house, even now, and it’s no longer standing.
Personally, I’m glad I’ve never had anything like that happen to me, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little jealous. Great story!