My very own haunting... err something

Saturday, October 30, 2010
In honor of Halloween and the Halloween giveaway over at SITS, I thought I'd share a ghost story of my own. Anyone that knows me knows this story. It's a ridiculous story and slightly humorous. I still don't know what to think of it, but I do stand by it, even after all these years. LOL

My dad was out of town and my mom, bless her heart, had spent most of the night up with my three baby sisters. I was in middle school and my best friend at the time was spending the night with me. We had stayed up late doing what all junior high girls do - talk on the phone, talk about boys, etc. Finally, we had had all we could take. Mom was asleep in the living room because that's where all the girls fell asleep. My BFF and I were in my room on the other end of the house.

After fighting the yawns, we turned out the lights in my bedroom and crawled in my awesome queen size waterbed. (Yes, I had a waterbed back in the day). We were so tired that we were talking crazy. I'm not sure how it came about, but I would assume one of us misunderstood the other and somehow came up with the word.  It was a nonsense word. We both got tickled at ourselves and got the giggles. In the middle of our giggles we kept repeating the word

Then, it happened. (Cue the duh duh duuuuhhhh music).

We heard it. The word, that is. Wah-kah-kah-bah-kah. That's the word. It came from the foot of my bed. All giggles ceased. My friend grabbed my arm and said, "Did you just say that?"

My honest reply was, "No."

The next thing I knew, my friend practically jumped on top of me from fear! Of course, I was just as scared as she was. We were both curled up in a ball in the corner of my bed. After what seemed like an eternity, I got my nerve and said something to the effect of, "On the count of three, we're jumping out of this bed and running to the living room to mom."


We tried our best to get off that waterbed. You could hear the water rolling in the mattress. It was a full motion mattress after all. I'm pretty sure that's the fastest either of us have ever run. We both tripped over the step down into the living room, woke my mom up screaming and scared her to death.

You can only imagine the look of disgust on her face when we told her someone was in my room and had said wah-kah-kah-bah-kah.. HUH? OOohhh she was M.A.D.  Babies were now up and crying and we were half terrified.

Needless to say, no one was in my room, but we slept with mom anyway. I still don't know what we heard, but we both heard it. Amazingly, the older we got my friend's story changed, although mine has remained the same. J, I know you're reading this (LOL). I think you just don't want to admit we actually HEARD something. At one point, I think she flat denied it ever happened. We might have been in college. I can't remember. Of course, I don't blame her. Like I said, it is a ridiculous story and whenever I tell it I get the look. My family makes fun of me to this day. The word has since become part of our common vocabulary.

Whether or not it was just our imaginations run amok, it makes for a funny story. I'd still love to know who said it though......



  1. I think anyone who has been a teenaged girl can vividly imagine this happening! Love this story!
    Came over from SITS to say hi.

  2. Cute story! Makes me revisit some crazy sleepovers and now I'm smiling! (I'm visiting from sits, too!)

  3. maybe the creak of the waterbed?

  4. that is a great story. I totally remember something similar when I was a teenage girl. All those Halloween's playing Ghost in the Graveyard. Now that will freak a person out. :)

    Stopped by from SITS.

  5. Ooh, I love a ghost story. Sort of, maybe, not so much any more actually. But I liked this one! :)

  6. Great story and great that you still keep in touch with your friend to share it!

  7. YES! your own ghost story! see everyone has one somewhere....kuddos for sharing and i always am in love with your craft post. have a great halloween!!