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House on Maple Street Everyone was familiar with the house at 34 Maple Street. It stood three stories high and was centred on a ten-acre farm. It was a very monumental and historic structure in my childhood neighbourhood, not only because of its size, but because it was suspected of being haunted. A married couple and their three young children bought the gigantic house in 1972. The man of the house was a strong, hard working farmer who earned most of the families' income through the selling of crops at a local street market. The woman of the house was an accomplished pianist, a soft-spoken wife, and a patient mother. She spent her days tending to the needs of her family and earned money through piano lessons that she taught to the children in the local town. ...read more.


One Halloween night many years ago, a few friends and I decided to take a visit up to 34 Maple Street to see just how true all of these rumours were. The night was cool and surprisingly quiet the usual cheer of children running around collecting candy treasures was no where to be heard. As we approached the massive house, the air around us seemed to stand still. There was a thick fog rising up from the ground, and we could smell the rotting leaves all around us. We all stood there, looking at each other, wondering if we should go any further or not. Terrified was how I felt, but the curiosity surged through my body, and I knew I could not turn back now. ...read more.


As we walked out and down the long sidewalk, I looked back as if I wanted to say good bye to something or someone I would never see again. It was at that moment that I looked up and saw a woman looking through a bedroom window. We stood there gazing at each other for what felt like an eternity; my eyes were frozen with fear. She then slowly let the curtain drape back to cover the window and she was gone. I could then hear a faint piano playing in the distance that became increasingly louder in my ears. As we finished our walk home, I asked everyone if they had seen her or if they had heard the music, but no one did. I knew at that point that a ghostly being inhabited the house. Until this very day, the vision of a lady in the window has haunted my soul. ...read more.

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