From: "Lainie Monahan" <>
To: TrueGhostStory@comcast
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 17:19:45 PST
Subject: [GhostsChannel] Sam The spirit

Hi All,

Well I think my saga with Sam is over. It is a short story. I'll start at the beginning for those of you who haven't heard it yet.

About 2 weeks ago I visited a chapter to a organization, I belong to in another county. I have been at this chapter twice before; once during the major floods here in NY State and the second time was when the tornado touched down up there. Both times I was involved in working the disasters and my mind was not on any spirits.

When I was there 2 weeks ago, it was for a casual visit. I was relaxed and my mind was not on disaster recovery. The chapter is in a old house, it is located across the street from the county jail. I was sitting in a office on the first floor, I felt a strong urge to go upstairs to the 3rd floor. I have never been up there. Finally I couldn't fight the urge any longer and asked Susan to go up with me. As we were walking up the stairs, she asked me what I expected to find. I told her a cubby hole and a window that is boarded up.

The 3rd floor turned out to be a attic, with nothing up there. When we arrived at the top of the stairs we saw cubby holes. There were 6 all together. From the top of the stairway we walked into this large room. There were several cubby holes in there, but no boarded up window. Towards the back of the house in the corner I sensed and saw a male cowardly hiding in the corner. I got mental pictures of him being beaten to death. I also felt his murder was covered up. I told Susan what I sensed, she walked over to the area and felt the coldness. We left the spot and was looking around to see if we could find a boarded window. My back was to Susan. I then felt a strong tug on the back of my blouse. I turned around and asked Susan what she wanted. Her words to me were: "I didn't say anything." When I told her of my blouse being tugged at she paled and said it wasn't her. I already knew it wasn't her.

Because we couldn't see a boarded up window, my mind was fixed on trying to locate the window more than the spirit. I was banging on the walls trying to hear different sounds, checked all over, no window.

Susan & I gave up and went back down stairs. There, another friend asked what happened and we told her. She then informed me that this house once belongeed to the sherrif of the county. It was rumored that he had dug a tunnel underground to walk over to the prison. Susan looked at me and said maybe boarded door instead of window? So off we went down to the basement. We checked the basement out, I did not find the tunnel nor did I sense any spirits down there. There was a room which was locked we couldn't get into. For some reason I knew what I was looking for was not down there. Susan was very disapointed. We headed back up stairs then left the building.

As I was walking to my car, Susan walked to the back of the house. She started calling me, her voice all excited, I ran back to see what was up. She looked at me pointing up, yelling, "Look! Look!" I looked up. There is a 4th floor, I assume a crawl space, but there was the boarded up window. When we were on the 3rd floor, we could not see any entrance to a 4th floor. nothing on the ceilings and no visible stairway.

Yesterday I returned to that chapter. The chapter is moving next week to a new location. There was a pot luck dinner last night. I left everyone & went up to the 3rd floor, I was by myself this time. Soon as I got to the top of the stairs I felt the man again. This time I knew I was there to help him in some way. I verbally said out loud, " I know you're here, if you need help, please tell me who you are." With that I got the name Sam. I asked him if Sam was his name, I felt a swirl of wind with around me. I then said to Sam, "Sam they are moving next week, I won't be able to come back to help you. If you want me to help you, come back to my home with me. I will help you locate your family. They miss you, they love you so much. They want to see you."

I did not get a answer right then & there. So I went back downstairs where everyone was. Soon after that, everyone started to leave, I helped with the clean up. We drove Susan back to her house. As I was inside of Susan's house talking, I felt a male spirit right next to me. I didn't say anything to Susan at that time. I left shortly after that & went to another person's house where I had left my car. I didn't stay there, I had a hour drive ahead of me & I was exhausted. On my drive home, I felt the male spirit again. I asked if it was Sam, the energy level seemed to get stronger. I told Sam I was glad he was coming back with me. But that I would help him in the morning cause I was exhausted. I got home, I brought my dog in who I left tied outside. He stays downstairs in my home cause he is a heavy shedder. He refused to go downstairs. He would look in the large room down there and come back up the stairs. He whined & refused to go downstairs, but I believe he was more uncomfortable than scared. He won the fight I kept him up all night. SO I knew Sam was downstairs

Today I went down there. I sat down, I could feel Sam's energy. I told Sam that he was to look around him, his family was waiting for him, it has been such a long time, they love him so much they want him now. I told him to look for the brightest light, to go there, that's where they were. They were calling him. For him to go right away, I told him it would be ok, never to fear again. I also said a few Prayers. I would say about 15-20 min later I heard singing like a choir. The energy was gone. I said, " Good Bye Sam, you're home now." I brought the dog in tonight, he is still downstairs as I write this. No problems with the pup.

Hugs & Blessings
ps: And I said this was a short story.