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5 years ago I lived in an older Victorian style home in the South Side section of Scranton. I lived there for just 2 years and experienced a couple of strange things. It was quite common to hear voices coming from the third floor (which was a loft area I did not use). The only item located on the third floor was an older Jacuzzi (which I never used and not even sure if it worked). The Jacuzzi must have been left by a previous owner/tenant and would have been difficult to remove. Not even sure how they got it up there in the first place? Anyway more on the Jacuzzi later.
These voices were of children and usually occurred at night. I did not hear footsteps just voices. Sometimes I would be awakened by these voices. You could make out certain words but mostly it was incoherent. Most of the time the voices sounded like children fighting or not getting along while playing. I did on occasion head up there to see what was going on but as I approached the set of stairs for the third floor the voices would stop. This did not happen every night but at least a couple of times a month this would occur. I just got used to it and it didn't really bother me after awhile.
On another occasion I was lying down on the couch on the first floor watching TV when all of a sudden I hear very loud footsteps coming from the kitchen. My kitchen floor was all tile and the footsteps sounded just like a woman walking in heels. I lived alone and was quite startled to hear this as I thought someone broke in. As I got up from the couch I received a big shock when standing right in front of me was a woman. She looked to be in her thirties and was dressed in modern day clothing (Jeans and knee high boots). I yelled out by saying ''who the hell are you''. Her eyes got real wide as she seemed startled at my reaction.
She did not respond or say anything. She just turned around and started walking back to the kitchen. I yelled again and asked who she was and how she got in as I followed her into the kitchen area. As she approached the back door at the end of the kitchen she just disappeared in thin air. I checked the back door and it was locked. I thought I was going crazy or something. I was pretty shaken and I just got in my car and went to a relative’s house and stayed there for the night. I really didn't know what to think. Hearing voices on a remote third floor I didn't use was one thing but seeing someone and hearing them walk was quite another. I came back the next day and everything was normal.|
I never saw that woman or anyone else again. The voices upstairs still continued from time to time though. After 2 years I decided to leave and was moving to another place. I had to sell some of my items which I did not need and could not take with me. I placed an ad on Craigslist to sell some appliances and someone responded to the ad and came out to look. A young couple needed one of the appliances and wanted to buy it from me. As we were completing the transaction the young wife came up to me with a troubled look and asked me how long I lived here. I said about 2 years. She said that when she was a little girl she used to come over here to this house to play since one of her childhood friends used to live here.
I didn't think anything of it but then she asked me if there was ever a Jacuzzi upstairs on the top floor. I said yes and asked her why. She said her friends brother died here and she believes he died in that Jacuzzi. She knows for sure her friends brother died here but wasn't 100% confident about the him dying in the Jacuzzi as she didn't know all the details and did not stay in contact with her friend or that family who she said moved out of the area. But that was what she had heard as far as how he died and I guess she just felt I needed to know this.
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