This Old House

by Mikey Adams
(ashland,KY)

Haunted House

Haunted House

Years ago,Mom,Dad and I moved in an old house.The house was bigger than needed so we used the extra room for storage.


It was late fall of the year.We had just moved in about a week before the weather turned cold and rainy.We went to bed one night and at about one a.m. I had just about fallen asleep,but then I heard a strange knocking:thump,thump,thump. My dad got up and went to the door and turned on the light, but nobody was there! HE turned off the lights and went to back to bed.

About ten minutes later,I heard it again. thump,thump,thump. This time, I went with dad to see what all the commotion was about. As we turned on the lights, the strange thumping stopped. We checked and we checked and none of us could find were it was coming from. We lied back down again andd finally went to sleep. Some time later that night I was awakened by moms cries of fear.

Finally, she told us it was coming from the wall beside her bed.Dad and I just remembered that we didnt check the extra bedroom that was used for storage. When the lights went on the thumpinng stopped. Dad opened the door to the extra room, reached for the light switch, but he couldn,t get it to turn on. Dad told me to get a flashlight. He shined it all around the room but all we could see was boxes we had stored. Mom was so terrified she insisted we stay together. Bt now it was two a.m and dad was upset because we didnt have a phone installed yet so we couldnt call for help.

Every time the lights went out the knocking would start again. So we stayed in one room together and no one got any sleep. When dad got ready for work, Mom said we were going to grandma,s house so we could get some sleep. As we walke out the door -THUD!- something had hit the window of the extra bedroom. Dad peeked through the window,the turned around and belowed with laughter. I know what kept us up all night!he exclaimed. Its not scary at all. Its about four or five chimney swifts (a type of bird) that have came up into the fireplace for warmth! boy, were we relived that the house wasnt haunted,but we sure enjoy telling the story over and over again.

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Oct 31, 2009
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by: someone

not scary.....

Oct 01, 2009
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wowserz
by: Anonymous

I can't believe you expect us to believe you didn't copy that story when we just read one EXACTLY like it...

Jul 09, 2009
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This was not copied!
by: Anonymous

My nephew wrote this story in December 2007, when he was 11!! So please keep that mind! The story is based on a real experience, and not plagiarized (copied) at all!

Any similarities between this story and another story on this web site or anywhere else for that matter are completely coincidental!

Jul 09, 2009
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What?
by: Anonymous

Hey i just read a story exactly like this! Did u copy it?

Feb 01, 2009
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copycat
by: ajay

hey i rote this first %(

Feb 01, 2009
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Cool
by: Anonymous

That was good because a lot of other stories end in there was a dagger and the rest of the family were killed or something but ur one was scary and at the end i laughed at my self for being scared of the story. by the way... i just read another story the same and the picture was the bird anyway
GR8 STORY

Dec 06, 2007
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The story
by: Anonymous

I thought it was good but it could have been better.

Dec 04, 2007
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ok
by: jamie

very good story intill the end the end is a bit dull!

Nov 28, 2007
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What the heck?
by: HaTeR

That story seems to be in the wrong section.

Nov 13, 2007
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It was great!
by: Leighann

Mikey, me and Cody just got done reading your story it was really good Sorry We're late!

Nov 04, 2007
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Funny Stuff
by: Anonymous

Thats Hilarious! I always get scared when I hear noises coming from the roof..

Nov 02, 2007
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This Awesome!!!
by: Mikaela

This is so great!! I love it! Keep up the good work (:

Nov 01, 2007
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Mikey's Story
by: Cheryl Seaton

Great story!!

Nov 01, 2007
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Great story!
by: Chelsey

You're amazin Mikey. Great job. I loved your story. Did that really happen?

Nov 01, 2007
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Scary Awsome
by: Bill T

This was a great story it kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Keep up the good writing and I look forward to your 1st book.

GREAT JOB!!!!

Nov 01, 2007
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very good
by: Pat K.

hey mike, very good.......keep up the good work!!!

Nov 01, 2007
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Great story!
by: David M.

LOL!! that is funny stuff! I would have freaked out and been at a hotel after the first knock! Lol. Well done.

Nov 01, 2007
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Really good story...
by: Jamiejo

I loved your story... Had me going right to the end...

Nov 01, 2007
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kewl story
by: Uncle V

good job mikey! But we all know where you got such good writing skills. just kidding....thump, thump, thump!

Nov 01, 2007
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good story
by: Becky Johnson

It was a very good story the supense was good and the ending funny because it was just birdswhich sound a little like bats. keepup the good work maybe you will be afamous writer someday.

Nov 01, 2007
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Very good story
by: Bev Freeman

I really enjoyed your story. You led us through the adventure right up until the ending. Keep writing, you have a future in it!

Nov 01, 2007
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Very Good Story.
by: Donna

Really enjoyed your story!!!

Thank you

Nov 01, 2007
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Very Scary Story!!
by: Anonymous

I would be scared too!! nice job on your story, I couldn't wait to find out what it was that was scaring your family!! Good thing it was just the birds..

Nov 01, 2007
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Awesome!
by: Jamie

That was really great Mikey, keep it up!

Nov 01, 2007
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Thats great!
by: Wendy

This is an awesome short story, suspenseful and funny...

Nov 01, 2007
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Scary times!
by: Nikki

wow I was really scared for a minute! ;) Great story!!! Keep up the good work....cant wait to read something else from you!!!

Nov 01, 2007
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review for Haunted House
by: Anonymous

Good job with your story, I hope to see more from you in the future.

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