Home Video Experience
Hey kids. I have a bunch of spoopy encounters, and I’ll submit the rest of them when I have time.
Before I start, I still don’t have an explanation for what happened, and it still frustrates me to this day that I lost my only copy of this; so all evidence of my encounter is gone and I feel like people assume I’m lying or attention seeking when I bring things up. Despite all of this, I’m still a skeptic in regards to the paranormal, so I invite anyone reading this to give me an idea as to what you think could have happened.
With all that said, here’s my story:
This happened back in 2006 or so. I was in middle school at the time and was about to enter the seventh grade.The last few months of the school year leading up to the summer were especially hard for me. A mutual friend of mine in South Africa, who was like a sister to me, had unexpectedly passed away from some illness and my childhood dog who I had since I was diagnosed with cancer and had to be put down. It was pretty stressful for me, and I began to feel incredible alone and isolated. It was around this time I found Youtube (back when it was in its infancy before it got bought out by Google), and I found escapism in making videos and writing as a budding young writer and aspiring filmmaker.
It was around this time I started utilizing a Sony Handicam I got as a birthday present, so I was making shitty home videos whenever I could when it wasn’t being borrowed by my relatives. A day came around when my cousin just outside the major Philadelphia area came up to spend the summer with my family, and we spent a good chunk of one afternoon just dicking around with the camera and filmed what we could; basically doing what two twelve year olds would do on a major sugar high. After about an hour of messing around the house, we finalized the disk and popped it in my old DVD player to see what we got.
The whole thing was super cringeworthy. It was shaky, almost blurry at times, and totally nonsensical. Towards the last five or so minutes, things got really weird. We were getting to a part where we were going through the basement kitchen, and about to pass the bar that divided the kitchen from the living room. To help put things into perspective better. If you stood in front of the bar; there’s two stools in the front of it, a closet to the left, and another closet to the right where our water heater is. As we were about to go to the living room, the video seemed to freeze and get stuck on a single frame for about ten seconds or so. It was a partially blurry frame in front of the bar, showing a smear between the corner of the room between the bar and the water heater closet.
We looked closer and saw that the blur or smudge didn’t look like well…an ordinary blur. The more we focused on it, the more we noticed it eerily looked like a dog and that of a small kid, no more than five. The thing that made it more alarming was that the dog looked strikingly like my old german shepard, which was pretty unsettling. As for the figure that looked like a kid, I’m not sure.
Thinking about it more, it brought back memories of a twisted stories one of my cousins told me to scare me when I was like six, where a family with three kids were slaughtered. Again, a fucked up story with no merit, but still. Years later, I’d think about it on and off and for some reason, something I guess I forgot or blocked out of my memory came back and it was that my mom was pregnant again, but unfortunately miscarried sometime later.
To this day I still have no idea or explanation as to what I saw, and as I stated in the opening, I unfortunately lost the only copy of the disk I had, presumably in a flood we had some odd years later. I’m thinking about reaching out to my cousin to see if she remembers this or not, but I won’t hold my breath in the event she doesn’t. It’s still really weird looking back on all of this over ten years later, especially since I remember considering picking up a career as a paranormal investigator despite being an agnostic-atheist at the time.
So yeah, that’s my story. If anyone has any ideas or explanations for what I might have seen, let me know. I’d love to hear your input.
James: 6/10 Maybe those ghosts just wanted to be youtube stars. Thanks for sharing the scares!
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4 May, 2020
Home Video Experience
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