Witness: Ruby Henderson
Location: Old Town, Maine
Date of Encounter: April 1963
When I was 6 or 7 years old, I had a frightening encounter with something I cannot explain. It happened at my Gram’s house and was one of many episodes.
I had gone into the bathroom to do my business and opened the door to leave when I was done. Suddenly I felt something pulling me back into the room… I could not leave. I tried and tried to walk out, but this unseen force kept pulling me back in. This happened over 43 years ago, but I still remember it as if it were yesterday. I think about it often and still talk about it with my twin brother who also had the same experience. I didn’t tell anyone about it when it happened for fear of being laughed at or called crazy.
When I finally did tell my brother about my experience, he went white and finally told me that he had experienced the same thing. We both had many more strange experiences in Gram’s house, but it would take a lot of paper to write them all down. Could this have been a poltergeist?