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Monday, October 31, 2005

Get Closer to Your Ancestors, But Not Too Close

From The (Twin Falls, Idaho) Times-News of Oct. 31, 2005:

Haunted homesite?
Reporter delves firsthand into mystery


By Joshua Palmer
Times-News writer

KIMBERLY -- Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and sometimes that truth sends chills up your spine.

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I was skeptical of the stories I heard about the Stricker Homesite. Either I hadn't seen enough horror movies, or I just wasn't in tune with, well, whatever it is that ghosts do. So I decided to find out for myself if the stories were true by staying the night alone in the Stricker mansion, and this is where my story begins.

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It was about this time when I heard a loud scraping noise like somebody dragging something on the floor above me. It broke the silence and sent me into a thought crazed frenzy to come up with logical reasons for the sound. I wasn't searching for holy water and a crucifix -- although I did have a bottle of Dasani and a Maglight -- but I was searching for anything to explain something I didn't know, so I wondered if this was how ghost stories were created.

I heard that people feel closer to their ancestors when they do genealogy or visit ancestral sites, and I wondered if maybe we sometimes confused that feeling with, say, the sensation you get when total silence is broken by a loud scraping sound.

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