St. John’s Ghosts: Great-Grandma Knits

Location: St.Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

The following report was sent into our website by Lionel on May 24, 2013:

“My own personal story from St.Johns Newfoundland, on McNaughten Drive. I used to wake up in the middle of the night to go downstairs and use the bathroom between the ages of 3-5years old. Every night I would get up to use the bathroom, I would look right, down the hall, to always see the same old lady sitting in her rocking chair. By my living room window, on the left side if you were facing it, rocking back and forth, knitting the same thing over and over again. I used to try and talk to the ghost some nights. She had a warm feeling about her, and she would only reply with “be a good boy” “listen” and “go back to bed”, and in the morning her and her rocking chair would be gone. No sign of her being there until the next night!!

I used to tell my dad about the lady in our house, he thought it wasn’t true, until I turned 13. When I have enlightened my mother about the ghost, she asked :what did she look like?”. I said “she had grey hair, done up in a bun style, with black glasses on, and wore a blue denim button down dress, sitting on a old wooden rocking chair every night knitting.” My mom’s face dropped and said that sounds like your great-grandmother Mitchell. Then I replied with “I only told you a few details. How could you know who she is?”. So she called my grandfather and got a picture emailed over to our house, so I could see if it was her. With little hope, and doubt, on it being the same lady I saw, the picture came through and my mom printed it and handed it to me. And my face dropped, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The same lady in that photo was the same exact lady I saw over and over again. And my great-grandmother Mitchell, had passed away before I was born. And on top of that, she had never moved out of Alberta!!!!”

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