This is the true story of how a woman survived quite an ordeal with a haunting while residing in Brooklyn, New York.
After almost a two year search, Elaine Mercado and her husband found a house within their budget which would give them the room they needed with two young daughters. Elaine was not open to the idea that the house gave off a bad vibe but she was aware that her brother had picked up a bad feeling about the place.
The laundry room in the basement had strange looking doors in it which were five feet off of the dirt floor. Elaine always felt that there was something lurking behind the doors and that “something” was watching her. Elaine’s daughters went into this area one time and claimed that there was an odor of decay in the ground. One daughter had actually crawled into the dirt space and, because they both became so frightened by their experience, their parents banned them from that area of the house.
One day while Elaine was in the kitchen, she heard footsteps going upstairs. She was alone in the house and investigated but saw nothing. The sound of footsteps again disturbed her and the footsteps ran down into the basement. Another incident occurred when Elaine heard her daughter Christine calling her and at the same time Christine heard her mother calling out to her. In the middle of the confusion, they heard a mocking laughter and it was at this point in time, the house started to become very uncomfortable. It should be noted that Elaine’s husband was skeptical about all of the paranormal activity and their marriage dissolved and ended in divorce.
Elaine and her daughters began to have escalated experiences such as:
- Suffocating dreams
- Feeling as if someone were weighing one down while attempting to sleep and at the same time being unable to scream
- Quilts being pulled off of the bed and onto the floor in a perfect square
- Loud banging in the attic
- Apparition of a woman
- The discovery of an old soiled and tattered wedding dress in a small box dated 1952.
- Cloudy figure hovering over sleeping family members
- Voices calling out to family members
- A sighting one Halloween by a family friend who saw an ill looking little lady at the top of the stairs
Elaine eventually spoke to a neighbor who had lived on the same street for many years. She asked him if he had ever heard any rumors about the house being haunted. He told her that a young couple have lived in the attic level of the home and that the young, petite wife and taken a fall, hit her head, and died in the home. She was the owner of the wedding gown that had been found. There were other odd folks who had resided in the home who are discussed in detail in the book that Elaine Mercado published.
In 1995, Elaine called a medium who immediately went to the doors in the dirt room in the basement and crossed over several spirits into the light. The heaviness disappeared and the house has been peaceful ever since.
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