It was a late fall afternoon when I received a distressed phone call at my office from my oldest son Levi. It was already dark outside and he was begging, “When are you coming home Mom?!”
He was 12 at the time. I said what is wrong with you? He told me there was something in the house. I asked what was going on? “Every time I turn the TV on it shuts off, the lights are going on and off and both of the cats are hissing and snarling at something.”
One of my Siamese cats, Zambucca, was worse than any dog. Every person that came through the door got a once over, and if he started talking to you it was ok. If he did not like you, your stay would not be enjoyable — he was very vocal with the hissing and body language. So Levi witnessing both of the cats behavior and the things happening scared him half to death. I said, “As soon as I pick up your brother from day care I’ll be home.”
That night it was like being terrorized by Dennis the Menace of the spirit realm. Lights off and on, TV off and on, upset cats, kids, cabinets and closet doors opened and left open. My youngest son Sean woke up in the middle of the night screaming at the top of his lungs that there was a man in the bedroom. So now I had 2 boys in bed with me. By the way, that was the first spirit Sean saw. So when we got up in the morning, I started asking Levi what he and his friend Eddie had been doing the last few days after school. You know what happened next. Eddie had brought over his Ouija board and they were playing around asking “is anybody there?” Good lord they attracted a mischievous spirit!
I called my spiritual mentor who specializes in exorcisms and hauntings and asked her to please come over that evening to help us get our visitor out. That evening Brenda showed up armed with holy water and a rosary. Then we walked through the house going from room to room, all of us following behind her, as she chanted in Spanish and English.
After the spirit left, we all sat down and had a discussion that there is a reason that our house did not come equipped with a Ouija board and that the boys stay away from it. Eddie was told no Ouija in our house. The boys still bring that up from time to time. It was their first scary thing that happened and how else could it be explained. They want nothing to do with that Ouija even though they kid around about it. My teacher, mentor and best friend laughed like crazy over this yesterday when we had coffee talk as I told her I would be writing the story for our readers.