I've been in the Morley's house enough to call it a second home. It's a 2 story house that was probably built in the 1930's; it's yellow, and for the most part unremarkable. There is a ghost that anyone can hear walking the narrow hallway sometimes, usually at night. They say it's the ghost of an elderly woman who rented the upstairs from the previous property owners the Fishers. The Morley's would tell you she is a harmless ghost, and they are right, it's the ghost of "Erma". The Morley's would also tell you that Erma has never come more than half way down the staircase... And I trust that is true also, but I know beyond any doubt that she came downstairs to share some things with me.
From what I understand Erma probably lived there during the 1950's and 60's. She lived alone, and that's about the extent of what I factually know about Erma. But now I can tell there is a reason she doesn't come down the stairs, I felt it not as emotion but in my central nervous system. There is some ailment on the right side of her body,
She was meek, just manifesting as at most 5-6 footsteps at a time, and usually in the hours of the morning between Midnight and 4AM. No one has ever seen her, heard her voice, nothing like that.
I completely forgot about this ghost in their house, she only manifested as at most 5-6 footsteps at a time, and usually in the hours of the morning between Midnight and 4AM. I happened to be up watching a movie, just relaxing when I heard unmistakable footsteps and turned to the other person in the room, "Oh that's just Erma" she told me, again commonplace for her having lived her entire life in this house.
I was amazed to hear that she never thought to ask Erma why she hasn't moved on. So I asked the ghost. "Why are you still here"? "Why haven't you left this world"? I can't be sure if I evoked the ghost by asking questions no one thought to ask of her, or if the ghost new that I am enlightened now, having accepted my abilities as fact.
The chills became sensations in very specific parts of my body. There was clearly something disabling Erma from coming up or down the stairs, because my right leg would not stop tingling. She is usually described as a very meek and passive spirit, but Erma was beyond persistent with me. I went through my usual ritual of saying "Spirit do you have something you need to tell me"? Only silence. But I see in the corner what looked to me like white static must. It was kind of circular, maybe 4, 4 1/2 feet off the ground. I tried to take a photo with my camera phone but it didn't really show anything.
I'm sure everyone knows what I mean when I say "I got the chills", not because I'm afraid, but because I'm being stimulated. What use to send me running now makes me smile, and it actually feels good to me. I asked Erma to give me a sign, as I've only been living psychic for 2 months. I want to say I saw a heart shape floating in mid air, similar to fireworks. It was there and gone in the blink of an eye. I wasn't understanding her, at least not until I sat down to assemble my thoughts here.
The "creeps" feeling became specific to my right leg, between my knee and my ankle. It should be noted-and I just realized mid sentence- that I had a freak accident that I somewhat "jinxed" myself by saying I've never had a bad injury actually- TODAY (5/18/09) IS the 6 year anniversary of this accident, and I have a titanium rod from knee to ankle. Perhaps she thought I could relate to her mobility issues, in real life and as a spirit? I am writing this story before I start to research this ghost.
I'm an artist, and I feel like I could draw a picture of her face. The date that this happened also matches the address of my new house (may/14 or 514). So again the numerical significations speak to me as well-which are coming to me in real-time as I write this story draft. I am taking to task learning about the person Erma, so that I may be able to assist her move into the light. I don't get the feeling she stays because she likes walking back and forth in the same dark hallway for eternity.
I want to document what I'm calling "Project Erma". I'm going to help her move into the light.