Posted by: miss_vix
Posted: 18th Aug 2011
When i was about 20, myself & 2 other mates were living in Springhill, Brisbane, in the quaintest little workers cottage that was at least built in the late nineteenth century. We all fell in love with the place & its quirky nature, with the bathroom being on the back veranda & the unusual open wooden slats around the walls of the stairwell & the floor of the loft room.
One night while i was home alone & had gone to bed early, i awoke at what must have been early morning. I looked around my room to get my bearings right & to familiarise myself with the shadows when i noticed an outline i was not familiar with in the corner where my bookcase stood. While i tried to focus my sight, the dark shadow all off a sudden moved to side of my bed!! There was no noise & the only emotion I had at the time was fear! But the shadow was like that of a woman with long hair standing over me & crouching down to my face in the bed. I was petrified & closed my eyes & laid motionless till the morning.
When i told my housemates, no one believed me & after that, nothing ever occurred to me again. Although about a month later i had a friend from out of town come to stay & after some hours of clubbing, she went home early by herself one & apparently had the same encounter as i had after lying on the side of the bed that i had been in!
Another story i have, as i have had about 3 instances where i have seen ghostly apparitions, was when i was in grade 5, so i was about 11 at the time. Myself, my best friend & her parents had gone camping out at Penguin in Tasmania. We were staying in a secluded camping spot where we had driven down a very long dusty dirt road to get to the site near the beach.
Upon arriving, i couldn’t help but notice the only building standing in view, in the distance & alone in the middle of the paddock, alongside the road. It was an old wooden hay shed i believe, that stood by itself.
After we set up camp that afternoon, we had dinner & as my friend had 2 small dogs, we decided we would take them for a walk so they could do their business before settling in for the night. As the camp grounds were surrounded by trees & bushes, we were unable to see her parents once we walked around the corner. But in some attempt to be funny, my friend ran off playfully with one of the dogs while i trailed along the road alone. When i realized she was not ahead of me, i started to call out to her & the dogs, & i noticed in the moonlight that i had come to the entrance of the campsite & could see the road in which we had arrived on earlier that afternoon with the distant wooden shed in view. As my eyes began to focus on the road, i noticed 2 figures far off in the distance walking alongside of the road. As one person was considerably taller than the other, i just thought that it must have been my friend’s parents. But as soon as i noticed them stop & turned to the shed, they vanished!
As you can imagine, i ran screaming back to the camp, where i found my mate and her parents sitting around the campfire drinking hot chocolate, none the wiser. I told them all about the apparition etc & even though they all seemed to believe me, that night there was no way i could sleep & once morning had arrived, i was so relieved that we were leaving.
Some years later, i made the same trip with my own father down to the campsite on a day trip to the area. And once again, as we drove down the dirt road past the open paddock with the shed in the distance, i realized it had since fallen down & was no longer anything more than a flat bundle of wood. Thankfully, i never saw the figures again either & have only ever told a couple of people of the experience. Reply