From time to time I like to post articles from Jason Offutt’s site, From the Shadows. Jason really picks up and posts some great stories that are submitted to him, along with publishing books such as Darkness Walks and Haunted Missouri. The following story is acutally a two part story pertaining to a family that is harrassed by disembodied voices periodically, which is pretty eerie for starters. When the voices start sounding like family members, it just gets bizarre.
Craig McFeeters sat in his home office in Lawson, Mo., on Dec. 22, 2009, when he heard a woman call from outside. The woman’s voice was clear – maybe too clear.
“I heard a woman who sounded like she was outside on the sidewalk about 15 feet from the front door and just outside of my office,” McFeeters said. “I heard a woman fairly loudly and vividly say, ‘Hello? Is anybody home?’”
McFeeters walked to the front door and opened it to an empty sidewalk.
“I fully expected to see a woman standing there,” he said. “I was wondering why wouldn’t she just ring the doorbell or knock on the door? But sometimes when the garage door is open, people will come in the garage so I thought maybe that was it, she didn’t know which place to go.”
He looked for a car in the driveway or for a woman walking toward the road, but saw nothing. The houses on either side of his were silent.
“No signs of someone from a neighbor’s house causing the event,” he said. “And it is very cold, so it’s not like someone had their windows open. But the voice wasn’t coming from far away. It was more like from the corner of the room, or just outside of the walls of the house.”
When McFeeters went back inside, he asked his son and daughter who were watching television in the living room if they’d heard “it.”