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Joliet, Illinois


Joliet, Illinois


Joliet, Illinois


Joliet, Illinois


Joliet, Illinois


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Comment by Emily: Hello I am doing a project for my English class and it has to be on some sort of history of my hometown Joliet. I am able to do haunted places as well and I'm wondering if you can tell me the exact address of the house on Buell? One of my friends lived on Buell and claimed the house was haunted as well so I'm trying to find out if this is the same one so I could maybe do my project on it.
Eeryan2 @ilstu .edu.




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Ever since I could remember I have always been able to sense the unexplainable. I was born in the south in the mid 1980s. When I was about six or seven years old my parents moved us up to Illinois settling in Spring Grove for a year and eventually moving to Joliet. We lived on Center Street on Jolietís west side. This home was definitely old. At that time the house was over a hundred years, and it used to give me bad vibes even the very first day we moved in. I remember two particular instances here. I was eleven years old, and it was a hot summer day. At the time the only people home were my mother, baby niece, and I. We were outside enjoying the wonderful weather, and I had to go to the restroom. I held it as long as possible but I just could not anymore, and I had to go! I was afraid. I begged my mom to come with me, but as we all know, I being a mother myself you just do not have time to hold your eleven-year old's hand on a potty break. There were two bathrooms in the house, one upstairs and one in the basement. The one in the basement was just a toilet out in the open, and it was in the basement so that was a definite no. So I had to push myself to get to the one upstairs.

As I walked up the stairs I sensed someone staring at me, and I tried my best to ignore it. I ran into the bathroom and closed the door. As I sat on the toilet the curtain to the shower was extended, so I could not see inside the tub. Suddenly, I felt a light breeze by my feet, and the curtain began to move slowly. As I followed the wave of the curtain I looked up and before I knew it I was standing about a foot away from a fist indentation in the curtain punching out at me. I then yelled and thought my sister was home without me knowing and yelled at her that I was going to tell mom. When I pulled the shower curtain open to confirm what I thought I knew there was nobody there. I turned around and pulled the door open, and it would not. The door did have a lock on; it was clearly unlocked. Someone was holding the doorknob from the outside, when I would yank it open a bit someone would yank it back. I panicked and began to cry. At that point. I was pretty much in the fetal position on the bathroom floor when the door just opened on its own. I got up and ran as fast as my legs would take me, skipping and jumping stairs ran outside and cried to my mother. As I was telling her what had happened to me my brother and sister where pulling up to the drive way. I never knew what happened that day, but it wasnít the last time something scared me or my siblings.

In this house the summers were like an oven, very hot and the winters were like a freezer. The house had poor insulation, and I remember we would use very heavy blankets in the summer and close off the living room to keep it cool with a window A/C. My brothers and I would all camp out in the living room on summer nights to stay cool. One night my brother and I stayed up watching TV while everyone else was fast asleep. When it was time to go to bed, my brother kept tossing and turning and could not seem to get comfortable, and he got fed up and decided he would take his chances in his room and face the scorching heat. He gathered his blankets and marched upstairs. As I was beginning to doze off after about ten minutes I heard my brother practically falling down the very same stairs. He ran through the heavy blankets we had put up and laid next to the rest of us. He was out of breath and shaking. I asked him what had happened, and he explained to me that when he finally settled in his bed all was quiet, and he could hear footsteps in his room. He said they had come from the closet and walked all the way over to his bed and stopped right where he laid his head. He said he could hear heavy breathing, and then someone whispered his name right in his ear.

Since then we had moved on and out of that crazy house. We moved a few blocks up to Oakland Avenue and have had no issues since. As I got older we all eventually grew our wings and moved away. I briefly moved out of state for a few years and returned back in 2006. After a few years my husband and I moved to a house on Briggs and Rosalind on the east side. One day I was having a bible study with two other women, at the time my son and husband had left fishing, so it was just us three studying and discussing the good word. I remember we were sitting at the table reading softly when out of nowhere there was a loud lip curling demonic growl coming from my bedroom. I swear I felt the house shake. The two women sat patiently and looked over to me and told me to have no fear. They gripped my hand and said that the demons were only trying to break the relationship I was trying to build with god. I was so terrified and did not want them to go, but I got the courage to walk into my room and check things out while they were still around. Of course there was no sign of what had just happened, but we knew what we had heard was real and frightening. Eventually they left and I was left home alone. I did not think I had ever prayed so hard in my life, but after that things have been pretty calm.
 

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