True Louisiana Ghost Stories

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This happened about a month ago just outside a little town
in the bayou country of Louisiana, and while it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale,

it's real This guy was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a real
dark night
the middle of a thunder storm. Time passed slowly and no
cars went by. It was raining so hard he could hardly see his hand in
front of his face. Suddenly he saw a car moving slowly approaching and
appearing ghostlike in the rain. It slowly crept toward him and stopped. Wanting a ride real bad the guy jumped in the car and
closed the door, only then did he realize that there was nobody behind the
wheel.The car slowly started moving and the guy was terrified, too
scared to thiink of jumping out and running. The guy saw that the car was
slowlyapprozching a sharp curve, still too scared to jump out, he started to
pray and beg for his life; he was sure the ghost car would go off the road and into the bayou and he would surely drown, when just before thecurve, a hand appeared thru the driver's window and turned the steering wheel, guiding
the car safely around the bend.
Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear
every tiime they reached a curve. Finally the guy, scared to near death,
had all he could take and jumped out of the car and ran to town.
Wet and in shock, he went into a bar and voice quavering,
ordered two shots of whiskey, then told everybody about his
supernatural experience. A silence enveloped and everybody got goose bumps when
they realized the guy was telling the truth and not just some drunk. About half an hour later two guys walked into the bar to have a drink. One looked at the other and said, "Look Boudreaux, ders dat idiot what rode in
our car when we was pushin it in the rain."
Well I guess it has still been a long time since I heard a good ghost story.

But here are some funny things that REALLY happened. Well, I thought they were funny, though my wife and daughter were ready to move out of our new house before the 1st year was up.

In January 2000 we finished building our house and moved in. 2 months later dear old Grandma Jo died at the ripe old age of 108. The stories that woman used tell were great, but that's another story.

Anyway, soon after Grandma Jo passed some rather unusual things started happening around the house, mostly to our teenage daughter. The 1st things were doors opening and closing by themselves. My wife and daughter would tell each other that it must be Grandma Jo. I tried to tell them that it was just pressure differences due to the heating or AC coming on and off in combination with low friction door hinges.

Then there were the strange electrical problems in our daughter's room. Things like the fan coming on, lights flicking off etc.. Our daughter would come downstairs a little concerned and ask if we could tell Grandma Jo stop it so she could study and it was becoming less funny to her. Since my 13 yr old son helped me wire the house I knew what the problem really was and fixed the loose connections as they occurred. My wife later asked "how do think those connections got loose?" Seeing her nervous smile I tried to reassure her.

Then there was that incident with the Winnie the Pooh bear our daughter's boyfriend had given her that June. One of those talking bears with a motion sensor that would say things and move its arms a little when you got close to it. Anyway, our daughter woke us up at about 2 in the morning one night saying she wasn't going back to her room because her stuffed animals were talking to her. I went to investigate and sure enough Winnie the Pooh and a doll seemed to be having a conversation there in the corner. It seems that the motion sensor had shorted and Pooh bear would keep saying things like "will you be my friend" and " lets have some honey" and a few other things. As luck would have it, Pooh had been set right next to a doll with a motion sensor that would say something if moved. And every time Pooh would say something and move his arms he would move the doll and the doll would say "lets have some tea" and other things. I removed all the batteries in ALL the dolls and animals. None-the-less, our 17 yr old daughter got her sleeping bag and camped out in our room that night informing us that Grandma Jo was scaring the beegeezees out of her.

And finally there was the lawnmower incident. Around 8:00pm one evening my wife and daughter were in the garage cleaning out our daughter's car. I was watching TV when they both came running in the house yelling the lawnmower was after them. The next thing I know they are both sitting on top of me. "Do something!" my wife says. Ok, I said let me up and I'll check it out. "No No No stay here" my daughter says. "It may be coming in". I finally convinced them to let me up and out to the garage I went. There was the lawnmower, running and the vibration from the engine causing it to roll ever so slowly. As I walked over to it I noticed that curiosity had got the better of my wife and daughter and they were watching me from the doorway. I removed the key from the mower but it kept running. When my daughter saw this she yells "Thats it, I'm calling 911" and back into the house she ran. I asked my wife to go calm her down while I did battle with our possessed lawnmower. Well I finally got it turned off. The problem was a shorted ignition switch I had been having trouble with anyway. I explained that to them but could see their apprehension through their smiles.

Since then everything has been pretty normal around here. Well, there was one other thing that I never told my wife and daughter about. I was working in the garage late one night trying to get the 3point on the tractor fixed to do some mowing the next day and getting rather agitated with my lack of progress. I was just about fed up with it when the radio over on the shelf in the garage came on all by itself and started playing an old song I always liked.

Take it eeeasy, Take it eeeasy, don't let the ...... drive you crazy. I guess I'm too tired to remember the rest of the words.

Thanks, and goodnight Grandma Jo.
C & C Land & Catt":17tbcddh said:
La, you guys drink wayyyyyyy to much down in the Bayou! :D :D :D :D
Not near Enough. At the Casino it's Free :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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