Spooky Encounters

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Bethany Whitehead '23: "If you see a black shadowy figure that, I forgot to mention, kinda looks like you, girl, run."

Sophomore Bethany Whitehead and freshmen Caitlin Fuentes describe some paranormal events they’ve witnessed and experienced for themselves.

Have you ever had a paranormal experience?

Yes, I’ve had several. They weren’t exactly fun. Bethany Whitehead ’22

Yes. Caitlin Fuentes ’23

Can you describe one of these experiences?

Whitehead: OK, so I was at my grandma’s house and this was maybe freshman year? When you walk into her house there’s a kitchen and the lights always on and to the right there’s a living room so I was sleeping in the living room. Before I go any further there is a Ouija board in the house on the top of the closet in a cabinet that is very high up and I can’t reach it, so keep that in mind. Said Ouija board is across the hall from the kitchen so that means that the closet where the Ouija board is and the kitchen are parallel from each other. So I was sleeping and I went up to get a drink of water from the kitchen and I walked by and I see this black shadowy figure. That’s when I remembered that’s where the Ouija board was. And I’m obviously a little spooked. So I go get my drink of water and when I turn back a round the figure was standing about 10 feet closer to me so I just took off and I ran back to the couch where I was sleeping and hide under the blankets waiting for my inevitable death which didn’t happen since I’m talking to you so that’s good. Now the light in the kitchen is always on day and night. I hear footsteps and I know it wouldn’t be my grandparents because my grandpas hard of hearing and my grandma can sleep thru the apocalypse. I peek over my blanket and I just saw the same shadowy figure walking down the steps. I just waited till it went away and I think it did obviously since I’m not possessed. I just turned on “Phineas and Ferb” and hopefully jamming to the theme song cured my paranormal experience or something. 

Fuentes: I was lying down in bed just right about to go to sleep, like I was in that half asleep point. So all of a sudden I felt this hand, like not a hand it was like this weird thing. I don’t even remember what it felt like. All I know is that it pulled my leg literally to almost off the bed and I was so scared and I screamed, but none of my family came to help me, so I just sat in my bed just like looking around the whole room for like half an hour just trying to figure out if it was actually real or not. 

How did this experience make you feel?

Whitehead: Terrified. From that moment forward, I believed in ghosts. 

Fuentes: I was terrified. I didn’t want to go to my room for like another week after that. I ran there, got all of my clothes that I needed for school out of my drawers and tossed it into the living room and lived in the living room for a week. Until my parents forced me to go back to my room. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, how spooky was your experience?

Whitehead: Honey, it was a straight up 15. If you see a black shadowy figure that, I forgot to mention, kinda looks like you, girl, run. 

Fuentes: I don’t really remember it much because I was like 10 or 11 so I’d say a 7 or 8. It scared me for a week so.