In the house where I lived there used to be a family that lived there and they moved to the city while we were still there because their oldest daughter was still in high school and there were two brothers. One was a senior in high school and the other was a sophomore in college and they were at a party one night and they were drunk and they had an argument because one of the brothers was going to join the army and the other one was like, “That’s really stupid, don’t do that.”, and so it got so heated that the younger one was like, “Fine. I’ll just walk home. Don’t give me a ride.” So, he decided he was going to walk across the freeway and he didn’t make it home and he got hit by a car. So like in my house.. so his bedroom was right next to my bedroom and we’ve had people come over to our house who don’t like believe in ghosts and spirits and they’ve sworn that when they are coming up the stairs that they’ll like see something at the top of it or they feel a presence there and we assume that it’s the ghost of the boy.
This story was the first story told in a ghost story telling session. She was perfectly calm and was eager to tell the story and while she told the story a friend made sounds effects such as screaming during the car crash and a ghostly moan with the mention of seeing the ghost at the top of the stairs. She truly believes that her house is haunted by the boy who wanted to join the army, but they find that he isn’t a bad ghost, but rather just haunts the house. The boy’s death was a bad death, because he died young and after a heated argument, which is probably the reason why he became a ghost and haunts this house. The popular stair motif is exhibited in this story, since at the the top of the stairs is usually the location in which people see the ghost of the boy. I believe her when she says that her house is haunted by the ghost of the son of the family that previously lived there.