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The Abandoned Mansion at the Edge of Town

Uncovering a Dark History and the Ghostly Mother's Revenge

By Keerthana ThirumalairajPublished about a year ago 6 min read

It was the summer of 1998 when a group of five teenagers decided to explore the abandoned house at the edge of town. The house had been vacant for years and was said to be haunted by the ghosts of its former inhabitants. But the teenagers were not afraid, they were determined to uncover the dark history of the house and find out if the rumors were true.

The group consisted of four boys and one girl. The boys were all classmates at the local high school and had known each other since they were kids. The girl, Emily, had just moved to town and was eager to make new friends. The boys were hesitant at first, but they eventually agreed to let her join their expedition.

The house was located on the outskirts of town, surrounded by dense woods and overgrown with weeds. It was a large, two-story mansion with a sprawling front porch and tall, narrow windows. The paint was chipped and faded, and the roof was caved in at several places.

The teenagers parked their bikes at the edge of the woods and approached the house cautiously. They could hear the creaking of the old wooden boards beneath their feet as they walked up the front steps. The door was unlocked, and they pushed it open slowly, revealing a dark, musty interior.

The house was filled with old furniture covered in dust and cobwebs. The walls were peeling, and the floorboards creaked underfoot. The air was thick with the smell of decay and rot.

As they explored the house, the teenagers found evidence of the dark history that surrounded it. There were old photographs and letters that revealed the family who had once lived there. They were a wealthy family who had fallen on hard times, and their misfortune had led to their downfall.

The father had become abusive, the mother had fallen ill, and the children had been forced to fend for themselves. The youngest son had died of a mysterious illness, and the eldest daughter had run away. The father had died in a drunken stupor, and the mother had taken her own life.

The teenagers were fascinated by the story and continued to explore the house, searching for more clues. They soon discovered a hidden staircase that led to the attic. The staircase was narrow and steep, and the air grew colder as they climbed.

As they reached the top of the staircase, they found themselves in a small, cramped room. It was filled with old trunks and boxes, and the walls were lined with cobwebs. In the center of the room, there was an old rocking chair that creaked back and forth on its own.

Suddenly, the air grew colder, and the rocking chair stopped moving. The teenagers felt a chill run down their spines as they heard a faint whisper. It sounded like a woman's voice, but they couldn't make out the words.

The teenagers tried to leave the attic, but the door was stuck. They pounded on it, but it wouldn't budge. They were trapped, and the temperature continued to drop.

Suddenly, they heard footsteps coming up the hidden staircase. They turned to face the door and saw a figure emerge from the shadows. It was a woman, dressed in a long, white gown. Her face was pale and gaunt, and her eyes were empty.

The teenagers screamed and huddled together as the woman approached them. She reached out a cold, bony hand and touched one of the boys on the shoulder. He felt a chill run down his spine as he saw a vision of the family that had once lived in the house.

He saw the father's abuse, the mother's illness, and the children's suffering. He saw the youngest son's death and the eldest daughter's escape. He saw the father's drunken stupor and the mother's suicide.

The boy cried out in terror as the vision ended, and the woman disappeared into thin air. The door to the attic suddenly opened, and the teenagers stumbled out, shaken and frightened.

They quickly left the house and rode their bikes back to town, not looking back at the haunted mansion. They didn't talk much about what had happened in the attic, but they knew that they had uncovered the dark history of the house and had encountered the ghostly apparition of the mother.

As the days passed, the teenagers began to experience strange occurrences. They heard whispers in their ears, saw shadows moving in their peripheral vision, and felt cold spots in their bedrooms. They tried to brush it off as their imaginations, but they couldn't ignore the feeling of being watched.

One of the boys, named Alex, became particularly affected by the haunting. He would wake up in the middle of the night, screaming and thrashing in his bed. He began to have nightmares about the ghostly mother, reliving the vision of the family's tragic past.

The other teenagers tried to comfort Alex, but they didn't know how to help him. They realized that they had made a mistake by exploring the haunted house, and they had unleashed a dark energy that they couldn't contain.

Finally, they decided to seek help from a local paranormal investigator, who had dealt with similar cases before. The investigator listened to their story and agreed to perform a cleansing ritual to rid them of the ghostly presence.

The ritual was intense and lasted for hours, but in the end, the investigator declared that the house had been cleared of all negative energy. The teenagers felt relieved and grateful, and they promised to never again venture into the world of the paranormal.

Years later, as adults, the teenagers would still talk about their haunted adventure in the abandoned house. They would laugh about their youthful curiosity and shiver at the memory of the ghostly encounter. Alex, in particular, had a newfound respect for the power of the paranormal and had taken up a keen interest in studying it.

The experience had left a lasting impression on all of them, and they had learned a valuable lesson about the dangers of meddling with the supernatural. They had also gained a deeper appreciation for the power of the human spirit and the importance of being aware of the energy around them.

From that day on, they never forgot the lessons they had learned and made sure to pass them on to future generations. The abandoned house remained empty and untouched, a silent reminder of the dark history that had once haunted its walls. But the teenagers had moved on, wiser and stronger for having faced the unknown and survived.

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About the Creator

Keerthana Thirumalairaj

An Independent Solitude girl, who recently found the interests in writings and converts Facts and imaginations into writings.

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