Originally posted on 12/27/2010
Another true ghostly experience submitted to Miami Ghost Chronicles
History of Richmond Heights - Naval Air Station Richmond, a blimp base hastily constructed in the early months of World War II was home to 25 K-series blimps, three hangars, and 3,000 men. The hangars were 16 stories tall, built of Douglas fir brought in by train. The blimps protected ship convoys in the Florida Straits, and Richmond Naval Station was the headquarters for the fight against Nazi U-boats operating in the Caribbean.
The homes at Richmond Heights were built on part of the original parcel of land where the base was situated.
Hi this happened when I was 18, I had picked up my niece's coloring book, I'd walked maybe five steps and it slipped from my hands, and while I saw it fall it disappeared into nothing, this happened in Richmond Heights.
Another instance was when me and my family were sitting in the living room watching television when the power failed and we saw at least five mist-like entities swirling around in a circle (this was at another home in the same area).
There was a story about the house in which a wife killed her husband, and there were bullet holes still in the ceiling.
In another house where my parents lived, one night my parents argued and my mother went to sleep on the living room couch. In the middle of the night she heard someone going through the drawers in the kitchen. When she went to look she saw a transparent old man going riffling through the utensils. She went back to bed with my dad after this. Later on she found that an old man who was paralyzed had lived there before, and was found dead. It wasn't clear what he had died from, whether it was starvation or if he was just sick.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance paranormal investigator and writer.
Over the years I have had several ghost stories sent anonymously to me, and it's these quaint and subtle stories of hauntings that I find so fascinating, because you realize that ghosts make their prescence known in the most mundane of settings, and sometimes it's only in hindsight that we realize exactly what we were experiencing. I have excluded surnames and exact addresses in order to protect the privacy of families.