Miami Ghost Chronicles
What would you do, if after moving into a house you discover that it's haunted by children who sing, throw books and want to make you their mom?
A Launceston woman has claimed that she is being haunted by two children who wander around her house singing in the middle of the night.
Merryn Tuner said she started noticing that there was a supernatural presence in her Lanstephen home near Launceston shortly after moving into the house in March.
The mother-of-three said: "Things started happening within a week after we moved in.
"We initially thought it was because it was new to us and we were just getting settled in – we didn’t have carpets at that point as well so things had more of an echo."
Ms Turner said to begin with the family could only hear mumbling and people talking upstairs.
She added: "Then my partner started hearing singing and thought it was my daughter but he checked and she was fast asleep.
"He’s not usually particularly aware of supernatural things so it seemed strange. Then we had lights flickering which we just blamed on faulty wiring.
"A couple nights ago, quite late at night, we were in bed when we heard something crash downstairs. There was a book on the table. It hadn’t been hanging over the edge at all and someone pushed it off the table.
"We have cats but they were shut in the utility room. There is no other way to explain it. That did quite worry me so I've started looking into the history of the house."
"Another time I thought I heard my daughter getting out of bed. I expected her to knock at my bedroom door. There was a knock at my door and I opened it but she wasn’t there. I went to check on her in her room and she was out cold asleep.
"Then I heard someone call ‘mummy’.
"It’s not horrible it just makes me jump. Going up the stairs I keep getting shivers down my spine."
Ms Turner said she used to work at Launceston's Jamaica Inn and regularly felt a supernatural presence.
She added: "I thought it was a wind-up to begin with at the Jamaica Inn. In my first week I was working and put the hose for the coke and lemonade back and it came out, flew down and smashed a load of glasses.
"Another time a shelf on the wall with chocolate bars fell down for no reason. It seemed quite stable before.
"I was also stocking up bottles in the back room when I thought I heard someone say hello. There was no-one around me so after that I made the manager come and check.
"Other than that we heard talking and mumbling."
She said she was attempting to get in touch with former occupants of her house and hoped to discover more about the history of the land.
"As far as I can tell it was built in the Fifties. I've seen some photos of the area before it was built and it was just a field.
"It's fine in the house at the moment but if it carries on I will think about asking someone professional to come over to see what they can do."
source - Cornwall live
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.