Guest contributor: Doreen Peck – Ghostly resident

Doreen Peck sent me this extraordinary story about a resident ghost, which I am sharing with Doreen’s permission. Whatever you believe, in this case, a very strange occurence was instrumental in saving lives…

I moved into a house in Crosby Township near Harrison almost 37 years ago My husband and I have been here together for over 26 years. We live next to a cemetery with burials from the 1700’s to current day.

I have so many stories about the spirit that lives with us. We believe that maybe she is one of the many buried there that were buried the same day as their babies, after both dying in childbirth. We think this because we saw her in the side yard one night kneeling over a bundle on the ground. We feel this also because she is most active when there are kids in the house, and she is very protective.

So one of the best stories happened about 25 years ago. My husband, Ron, was woken up by her pushing down on the edge of the bed. He got up to check on the kids. We had five teenagers between us, four of whom were still living with us. He checked to make sure they were all home and ok, and went back to bed.

It wasn’t long before our spirit began pushing on the bed again, more persistently and harder. Ron got up again, determined to find out what she was so concerned about.

We had two bedrooms downstairs with a family room and bath, so he checked all the kids again, and then went into the utility room. That’s when he discovered that the pilot light on the hot water heater was out. It was fueled by propane, and had she not been persistent, we have no doubt the kids would have died of the fumes. I swear to you this really happened. And this is just one of the stories we have about her!

If you have had a strange experience or encounter that you would like to share, please get in touch with me at (or my usual email if you already have it) and we can discuss a guest post.

I am not looking for sensationalism or fictional tales… but in light of the response to some recent posts, I think it would be both useful and reassuring to others to realise that none of us are alone in these strange encounters and experiences and perhaps we can open discussion on what they may be or may mean.

If you would like to share your story but prefer to remain anonymous, we can discuss that too. If you would like to share your beliefs and opinions on the nature of these experiences, I would be happy to talk about a guest post. Through sharing with respect we may learn to understand our world and each other a little better.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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15 Responses to Guest contributor: Doreen Peck – Ghostly resident

  1. Useful, helping ghosts. I like that.

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  2. This is such an interesting story. I am surprise that the geyser had a feature like that in this day and age.

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  3. Love this one. Gave me chills! ❤

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  4. Rosie Amber says:

    What an interesting story, looking forward to reading some more from others.

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  5. A very strange story, but had your husband not felt that presence there could have been serious consequences. It seems that someone or something was definitely looking out for the children.

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  6. Mary Smith says:

    Wow, what an amzing story. Lucky you to have such a caring, helpful spirit around the place.

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  7. Jennie says:

    Oh, my! This is a terrific story. Of course she would alert the family if children were in danger. Thank you.

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  8. dgkaye says:

    What a fascinating story! Of course you were being helped by your ghost. I have to say though, you couldn’t pay me to live beside a cemetery. I’d never be at peace with all that spirit action. 🙂
    P.S. Sue, I’m sending you another story. similar to the concept of this story where a ghost saved the day. 🙂 xx


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