When another pet blogger put out a call for spooky pet ghost stories, it reminded me of Tucker's story. Though not really scary, it certainly adds some Halloween flavor!
You may remember Tucker as the original Talking Dog. Though he lived here in Missouri, he spent most of his life with us in southside Virginia.
We spent a few years restoring a 256 year old three story plantation manor house there, then enjoyed it for quite awhile. Including visits from former residents. Very old former residents.
We had been there about a year when we realized we weren't always alone. When "they" were visiting, we'd be in the kitchen (first floor). Usually it began with the faint whiff of pipe tobacco odor. Then we could very faintly hear music (flute or recorder) and it was Colonial era music. Sometimes we could hear voices, clinking of glassware, all very soft in tone. All of this was coming from the original dining room (right above where we were.)
When these incidents began, Tucker would become quite excited and race up the stairs. He might pause on the second floor for a bit, but would then madly skitter up the next flight of stairs to the third floor. Always to the large room that was the children's bedroom in Colonial times.
We could then hear him racing around and playing. The times we followed him, we'd find him happy as can be.
There was never, ever an evil feeling or vibe about any of this. It never felt threatening in any way. I always liked to think the former residents of our home liked what we were doing to their house. They obviously liked Tucker and the feeling was mutual.
Thank you to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!
Wow - that's a bit weird. I guess as long as everyone was happy - they'd be welcome!ReplyDelete
So cool. I love hearing stories like this!ReplyDelete
great story!! I love that the dog could cross over the spirit plane.ReplyDelete
I always wonder about these stories, does the time continuim allow for different time periods to cross so that other people might be hearing us living here now? From all I read human spirits move back to the other side, where they continue on. Why would they remain in the house together having spiritual fun. Did you ever try to talk to them? I'd love to ask why they didn't go over! LeeAnna at not afraid of color
Ohhh, what a cool story! I'd love to see photos of the old house. We have discussed what we would do if we ever encountered spirits in a house. It'd depend on whether they were nice or not. ☺ReplyDelete
I'm not big on spirits. LOL but I love how it seemed like Tucker was playing with the children. That's cool.ReplyDelete
That is so cool! I got goosebumps! So funny that Tucker seemed to be playing with the kids!ReplyDelete
Interesting and definitely ghostly!ReplyDelete
Although you said it wasn't frightening, I think I would have had to move right away. You had me captivated through out this entire post. Great jobReplyDelete
So cute about Tucker playing with the ghost children. The way my dog races around sometimes, makes me wonder. I say he's playing with my Lou who crossed over 2 years ago.ReplyDelete
OMD best story ever! So cool a 200+ year old house - mom & dad's is barely 100 years old, mom used to think there was a ghost. We don't know why people think ghosts should be scary, yours seemed very nice. Love DollyReplyDelete
That's a good spooky story.ReplyDelete
I like that story! We used to live in an old church and our "backyard" was a cemetery. We did hear music very faintly at times and sometimes a choral singing, but we never noticed the dogs reacting.ReplyDelete
Great story! Really old houses have so much history, sometimes you just can't contain it. Good thing Tucker found some friendly spooks to play with!ReplyDelete
Love & Biscuits,
Cathy, Isis & Phoebe
The thought of ghosts and haunted houses freaks me out, so I'm glad to hear there might really be "friendly ghosts"!ReplyDelete
Spooky, glad you had Tucker there to protect you or to play with the ghosts.ReplyDelete
That is spooky!ReplyDelete