Home Encounters The Girl Behind the Couch

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Witness: Travis Nelson
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Date of Encounter: September 12, 2011

There have been many instances in my lifetime where I’ve questioned being absolutely alone while being alone. Always insisting that my imagination running wild was just a strong mental trick. I’d never really let any type of unusual happening sway my courage to weather the storm and not let my emotions get the best of me. I will never forget the day I was assured not only was my imagination at rest, but I was not actually as alone as I thought I was. At the time I had been staying temporarily with my mother-in-law whose house was always filled people (with her own 5 children aged 12 – 26, with 2 grandchildren aged 5 months and 2 years at the time).

It had been a long day, and I was working a fast food job by night and doing every side job I could find by day. I came in around 3:00 AM and instantly fell asleep on her couch in the living room shortly after sitting down. I woke up very late into the day to conversations my in laws were having among themselves. Trying to get a grip on my surroundings as I sat up to wake up, I rubbed my eyes and thought I saw a pale skinned little girl with blonde hair in pig tails peaking up from the arm of a couch (which was occupied by 3 of my sibling in-laws) that was diagonal to where I was, staring intently at me. The girl had somewhat of a smirking smile. Thinking it was just my mind playing tricks on me I didn’t really think anything of it. I hadn’t even finished rubbing my eyes when 2 of my in-laws nervously blurt, “DID YOU SEE THAT?” I sat dormant for about 10 seconds wanting to see if it was just something moving and my mind may have just made the connection somehow. A few said, “YEAH IT WAS A LITTLE GIRL.” My fiancé said she had seen a little boy with blonde hair and pale skin. Thinking it was our niece, they looked over the arm of the couch to find no one. I had always written things off until this day. On that day I was assured that sometimes things are not fictional all the time. I have never had another experience of a full colored solid apparition before, let alone with 3 other fully functional adults. It wasn’t as scary as it was comforting. Knowing I wasn’t completely alone. To this day I’m not sure what we saw, nor do I really care to find out who or what or why it was. All I know is that it intended to be seen. I like to believe everyone that endured that experience had grown from it. I did.

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