THIS IS A STORY MY DAUGHTER WHO LIVES WITH ME PART TIME TOLD ME: SHE HAS THE CONNECTION WITH GHOSTS LIKE I DO TOO: I GOT IT FROM MY MOM:
SHE SWEARS IT IS TRUE: And I believe Her As I saw Something Even I cant expalin with anything that comes from the everyday things in life:
I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL 10YR OLD DAUGHTER: Her Name is Jasmine Charlotte : AND THIS IS HER STORY:
Two summers ago My daughter Jasmine then aged 8yrs old was staying with me at my Ranch in North Carolina. I dont get to see her as often as Id like to she lives in California with her Mom Bridgette-Anne (Doctor) and (My ex We never Married), Her Stepdad Brian (Lawyer) and her half siblings Sisters Amiee (6) and Crystal (5) and Brothers Leith (Twin 1:3) and Angus (Twin 2 :3) and Now New Born Brother Paul (4Mths). So yeah like me she comes from a big family. Being the eldest she has grown up fast and is very smart . She was skipped ahead a Grade this year. Im very proud of her.
Anyway when she was staying with me two summers ago . I had bought her a Pony (A Little Welsh Mountain Pony X Shetland Pony Gelding) called T-Rex (Rex). He was tiny ( About 10HH) and ancient about 25yrs old (About 70YRS HUMAN), quiet as a sheep and coal Black. She had been riding since she was about 3yrs old. And she and the pony could be trusted alone together to ride around the safe part of the ranch alone as long as she carried the mobile phone I gave her with her at all times to call me if anything happened. WHERE WE LIVE IS VERY QUIET AND SAFE: All the neighbours know each other and everybody keeps an eye on everyones kids. ANYWAY THIS ONE DAY : I had saddled up T-Rex with her and gave her the phone and she went off armed with her backpack to carry the phone and drinks and snack and a pony treat or two. This particular day she was going down to the creek that runs along part of the bottom of the top feild near the house to see if she could catch any frogs and tadpoles for her aquarium Id bought her the week previous. Alsoo she had nets and a couple of jars too in the bag. I waved her goodye and went into the barn to feed and groom the other horses. I knew she wasnt far so I wasnt worried. She knew not to go further than where she was going unless she told me. And she knew not to got outside our Ranch boundry.
SHE HAD BEEN GONE ABOUT AN HOUR AND I WAS EXPECTING HER HOME SOON WHEN I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM HER : When I answered the phone she said "Ive met a girl with a pony down here from next door can we follow the creek a bit to catch more tadpoles together. " Thinking that the girl must have been the elderly neighbours Grand-daughter Eliza and her pony Milko who were often there during the summer. I said "Yes. Just dont go to far and be back for lunch in a hour ok".
AN HOUR PASSES AND I HEAR CLIP CLOP OF HOOVES COMING UP TO THE BARN: So I go out to see Jasmine and T-Rex coming up the path to the looseboxes in the barn. Jasmine has this big grin on her face and even T-Rex looked pleased. So i came out to help her get T-Rex ready to be put in the Day Yard and turned out. Jasmine said to me " Oh this new friend I made she is so nice and her pony was cute he looked like T-Rex only a bit taller. " I said " Oh you met Eliza then she must have a new Pony (Milko had been Grey not Black so I assumed she'd been playing with Eliza and her new pony). How is she?? I know her Grandparents from next door." Then Jasmine Said "Oh it wasnt Eliza I saw her last Holidays. This was a new girl her name was Kate.And her pony as called Toffey." Thinking she must have met another neighbours child I didnt think much of it then. AND WE WENT INSIDE FOR LUNCH.
WHILE WE WERE EATING I DECIDED TO ASK HER MORE ABOUT HER NEW FRIEND? : How old was she? Did she know what Farm she lived at? What did she look like?? Was she nice to play with? You know the usual questions a Parent asks a child when they have a new friend. JASMINE SAID: That Kate was about 11-12 yrs old. A little taller than her with light colored har in a braid and a long Jacket over her riding pants and a high necked top under it.
She said her pony looked more Welshy type than T-Rex and had to be at least 12 HH. But it was almost the same color as T-Rex. She told me that they'd caught tadpoles together (That were put in the Aquarium after lunch) and they'd ridden around the creek and the other side of the trees in the paddock playing racing games and jumping the little old logs that are down there from fallen trees. I SAID TO HER: Are you going to play with her again and maybe if so she could invite her for lunch if she wanted as I would like to meet her to as I want to know the people my child is playing with. AND JASMINE AGREED.
THE NEXT 3 DAYS : Jasmine and T-Rex went down to the Creek and Played with their new friends. Often I could hear giggling coming from the creek area and once or twice caught glimpses if the two girls and the ponies playing games in the paddock between the trees. AFTER THE THIRD AFTERNOON TOGETHER : I asked Jasmine if she had asked Kate to lunch yet. AND JASMINE SAID: That Kate told her she wasnt allowed to come up to the house only to play near the creek. I WASNT WORRIED: So I asked my daughter that when she went down there the next day If I could ride one of my horses down there with her just to meet the girl and and take a lunch we could share then Id leavethem to play. JASMINE THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA.
THE NEXT DAY AT LUNCH TIME : I saddled my Mare "GOLDWING" and T-Rex and Rode down with Jasmine. THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED THAT MADE ME START..........It seemed out of no-where Out of the trees I noticed a shadow moving then suddenly through the gap in the trees and throught the gate came Kate and her Pony Toffey. But even then Straight away I could tell something wasnt quite normal about my daughters new friends. For one thing I could say way....... At first glance it looked like I could see the trees through them shaking my head I realised that I wasnt seeing things. SADLY THOUGH: When Kate saw me she suddenly looked frightened and stopped her pony and said "Im sorry I cant stay and play anymore.........." AND NO KIDDIN I SWEAR ON MY LIFE; KATE AND THE PONY DISSAPERED RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES ........It was like they were solid and suddenly it was like they bluured into a mist and dissapered.......:eek:
JASMINE SAID TO ME: " DADDY YOU SCARED KATE AND TOFFEY AWAY......."
TO shocked to say much I said to her quietly "Jasmine........Did you know that Kate was a ghost and that Toffey was a ghost."
SUPRISINGLY SHE SAID: "Of course I knew all along that why she couldnt come to lunch........She cant leave here this is where she lives now. Toffe lives in the field too. He used to live here a long time ago. Long before I was born....................:eek:......." ...............My daughter like me has the gifts I do she can see the Spirits and Ghosts of the after life world too. Funny thing was I was about 8yrs old when I had my first Ghost friend too.........Maybe it runs in the family.........:confused:
IVE SINCE RESEARCHED THE EXPLAINATION FOR THE GHOSTS: AND HAVE FOUND WHY THEY ARE THERE:
KATE AND PONY TOFFEY'S STORY: SHORTENED: :(
As told by a Retired and Very elderly Local Policeman Who was there when This Story Got Its Beginning: And was a Witness to Wy Kate Hunts my Creek with her Pony Toffey: STORY TOLD TO ME BY: NORTON WENDELL:
Back in the Late 1960's a Family called the LINDEN Family owned my Ranch. They were very rich. Both the parents Worked .The Father ALBERT was a Owner of some Big Import/Export Buisness . The Mother LISBETH was a Proffesional Photographer with her own studio and Buisness. They had alot of money and were one of the richest families around the area at the time. They all had new cars. A boat, A Plane. The whole Nine yards. The also had 11 CHILDREN!!: 6 SONS: Albert Jr (AJ), Geoffery (Geoff) , David and Daniel (TWINS), Sampson (Sam) and James (Jimmy) 5 DAUGHTERS: KATE (Of Course) -Whom this story is about, and SISTERS: Claire , Tabitha , Marie and Gillian. KATE WAS THE SECOND YOUNDEST AND DADDY"S LITTLE GIRL. They were a Strict Mormon Family. Involved in Church and Prayer Meetings ETC. LISBETH'S FATHER Had been a LAY-PREACHER.
Anyway the Family had lived in the House since ALBERT and LISBETH had been married about 22YRS by the time KATE came along. Unlike the other children KATE was more special in her DADDY'S EYES..........She was the only one who was blonde haired and Blue eyed like him all the other children were dark haired and Brown-Hazel Eyed like their MOMMA. She also was seemingly alot more gifted and smarter than the others. She could play piano brilliantly, played it in the church, at parties etc. EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS TREATED LIKE SHE WAS MADE OF PORCELIN SHE WAS A REAL TOM-BOY TYPE: Nothing she liked better than getting out in the dirt and mud with her brothers especially her twin Brothers DAVID and DANIEL whom she was the closest too. She hated wearing dresses , only would wear one to church if made too never anywhere else. PREFERED JEANS (Like my Daughter). And of course like her siblings she loved HORSERIDING..........And she was well known for being good at Mounted Games on her Pony TOFFEY............
AS THE STORY GOES: Kate and Toffey used to go riding down to the creek most days like my daughter does to look for frogs etc. ANYWAY APPARENTLY: One winter KATE Got very sick. And the Family took her to doctors. Who then sent her to Charlotte to see Specialists. Who didnt know what was wrong with her, she just got sicker and sicker. They thought only later she probably had CANCER......But then It was harder to know. And they didnt think she could have that as she had been so fit and Healthy. ANYWAY AFTER SUFFERING THE MOST PART OF 7MTHS KATE DIED FROM HER MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS.........STRANGER STILL 4 WEEKS AFTER SHE PASSED TOFFEY WHO WAS ONLY 9yRS OLD WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS STALL FROM LSO UNKNOWN CAUSES (Her parents Siad that he pined for KATE after she died that he wouldnt hardly eat and refused to let anyone else ride him or be turned out in the feild with the other horses.)..........THE YSAY ANIMALS PINED AND I BELIEVE TOFFEY PINED FOR KATE.......It hurt him to much to go on without her.......
A YEAR AFTER KATE AND TOFFEY DIED........THE LINDEN FAMILY SOLD THE HOUSE AND THEIR HORSES AND MOVED TO ENGLAND.........
BUT AS THE STORY IM TOLD GOES..........KATE AND TOFFEY APPEAR SO MAKE FRIENDS WITH ANY CHILD THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE SINCE THEN........Maybe Kate and Toffey miss the big family they were part of.....
I HAVENT SEEN KATE AND TOFFEY IN FULL CLOSE UP SINCE.........But sometimes on a Warm sunny Day when my Daughter isnt home or out riding. (She now has a Engligh Riding Pony CHESTNUT Mare Called CANYCANE.) I STILL SOMETIMES SEE OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYES...........Throught the trees a Young Blonde Girl with braids ...........Riding a Black Pony near the creek.............
THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED THE OTHER NIGHT TO ME ON MY WAY HOME FROM MY SISTERS HOME IN CHARLOTTE:
Ive been living in the House I currently have for a few years now and i have posted a couple of other stories about spirits around the area Ive had the pleasure of sharing my life and or home with. But last night for the fist time I saw a new Spirit I had never seen before . Along the same road I drive along everyday to get home or go out. Im usually not worried when I see spirits (ghosts).. Ive been seeing them since I was young. But for the First time I didnt feel at all comfortable about this one. Something made my stomach go into knots and suddenly make me feel like being sick.
THE LADY IN THE ROAD:
It was about 9.30 - 10pm last Friday night , I had been at my sister Jacqueline's place for Dinner for her Birthday . No I hadnt been drinking... I dont drink alcohol even over the Christmas -New Year Break due to my work . Even off racing season I still dont drink. We had a great night eating Sushi and other Japanese foods (My Sisters and I's Favourite) and Talking about what we wanted out of the New Year. And had had plenty of laughs as we usually did when we got together.
I was wide awake still and alert (so It wasnt due to being tired) when I drove home but it was Pitch Black. It was better on the Main Public roads that are well lit. But once I got closer to home , Some of the smaller country roads have little to NO Lighting so to speak of. Maybe a Light here and there if your lucky. I was just greatful it wasnt raining or snowing.
As I turned on to the road I live on , I had a bit of a drive to get to my Gate being a clear night I was relaxed and listening to some music. When in Front of my I thought I noticed what looked like a Person walking long the Verge on the shoulder of the road on the left hand side facing away from me. Thinking that Why on earth would anyone want to be out this late at night by themselves walking in a Dark Road in clothes that were dark colored. It seemed to be asking for trouble. Especially going against the traffic. Even if our road is quiet we still once and a while get the odd speeder racing along it because its a good stretch of straight almost flat road.
I slowed up and pulled over to the right and wound down the window to ask if the person would like a lift somewhere as it was late and getting cold..... Straight away I had this feeling of illness and wanting to be sick. THe sence of dread was so strong I thought what the hell is going on here ? Instead of saying something this person turned her head around to face me. At first I thought I must be crazy.
BUT WHEN SHE /HE / IT FACED ME .....THE FACE WAS PALE AND LINED AND WHERE THE EYES WERE MENT TO BE THERE WERE JUST HOLES.......
Needless to say I wound up the window fast pulled back out on the road and High Tailed it home. I have been out on that road many of times before at that time , earlier and later in the night and have never seen anything like that before .....And Ive been back along that road over the past few nights and I havent seen that thing again......I dont know why I saw it that night either but the very thought of it still chills me to the bone.