Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Ghostly Shadow

Seriously - I can't make this stuff up....

Yesterday I was taking photos of my Halloween home decor.
I do my best to make sure my reflection is not in any mirrors or glass.
However, after I upload the pics and was editing them I see this....

my reflection in the glass window.....with someone else's.
I am home alone.
I am the reflection with a white blouse on.
The dark, smaller one??

Seriously, I just can not make this stuff up!!

Speaking of haunting photos.....

I am re-posting (from the summer of 2011) this haunting tale of a beautiful portrait.


On my recent visit this past weekend to Michigan,
I came upon this lovely vintage portrait at a yard sale.

I own a heritage house and thought this picture would fit right in.  

After I bought it and showed it to my children, they both proclaimed immediately that this picture was haunted.  
Since I do not believe in ghosts, I disagreed. 
But on the other hand, I do believe that we are not alone on this planet.
 Just because we have not seen them, does not necessarily mean they do not exist. 
Who really knows what exists in this massive Universe.  

With all our art and portraits in our house, we give them names.
My son immediately suggested "Carrie" - named after the Stephen King movie.
 However, she just could not get this name.
Carrie was not even that popular a name during her time.....Caroline maybe.
But she just didn't look like a Caroline.

Both my children decided that her name was "Lizzie".
 Named after - yes you've got it - Lizzie Borden.  
Lizzie Borden back in the late 1800's murdered her parents with an know the rhyme...40 times, etc, etc.
 I remind my children that whoever this woman was,
she was alive at one time and probably would not appreciate being named after a brutal murderess.
Needless to say, the name stuck.

Then Lizzie comes home....

I hang the picture on this wall for now.
 I am working on purchasing a lovely vintage table/buffet to go with this portrait.

Then.....unexplained things start to happen....


The first morning...

The bathroom in my house is sea and nautical decor.  I have a beautiful waterscape picture hanging there.
 I enter the bathroom to find the picture on the floor....unbroken.  Strange...hmmm.
 I ask my children...why did the water scape picture come off the wall.
They both claim they did not remove it.
However, daughter explains that she did hear a bang in the middle of the night!!

I put the water scape picture back up on the wall in the bathroom.

The second morning.......

We are having breakfast....bang....something fell in the bathroom.
Once again the waterscape picture is back on the floor....again, unbroken.
 It just fell off the wall??!!  How in the world did that happen??!!


I think I will just leave the waterscape picture off the wall for now.

I have also noticed small little unusual things around the house since Lizzie arrived home.  

Could the spirit of this woman have followed her portrait?  
Why does my waterscape picture keep falling down?  Did she die in the water? 
I bought the picture in the Lake Huron area....does the lake also hold a secret?  
I bought this picture on the Memorial weekend?  Did she die during the war?  
Was I meant to have this picture? 
Wow....such heavy thoughts, but definitely something to think about.
But no problems, I like the portrait and I welcome Lizzie.  
She will grace the walls of my long as she behaves!

You tell this coincidence or is the picture haunted?


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  1. Hi my daughter and I are still creeped out by the story of when you lived in the haunted house you rented and this picture is really scary too. How weird is the photos with the other person or shape in the china cabinet! I have the willies! Lol. 😃 have a great weekend.
    Julie at

  2. Love it! Did you notice the shadow in the windowpane in your second pic of lizzie? it's almost identical to the picture! She must love your house that's why she sticks around! I know I do!

  3. Lol, each time I tried to look at the first pic the page closed, and then my ipad shut down completely, despite being charged!

  4. Woooooahhhh...that is insanely creepy! I don't like it! Luke and I are sat here trying to fathom it. Looks like a little old lady in a red cardi?!

  5. Lizzie Borden had an axe, she gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty one!! Be safe ;)

  6. I'm not sure I'd keep that portrait.

  7. Oh my scary! I definitely agree we are not alone! xoxo Jen