On a cold dark night, ghosts seem to come out. It’s easier to imagine that there is someone or something watching, and the hair stands on end, and goosebumps rise up much more easily. Do ghosts exist? Are they here? And if they really do exist, are they here in Kimberley?
The Daily Bulletin claims a resident ghost, as does the high school, and many other buildings. But, are there particular incidents of ghosts among us?
At Our Place, Mike tells the story of one particular interaction that left him feeling a little unsettled. One particularly normal morning, as he was working as usual, a man in a long black coat and a black hat walked in, and entered the basement.
After a little while, one of the regular customers mentioned that the man had been down in the basement for a while. Thinking he should check up on the visitor, Mike descended the stairs to see what he was up to. He checked the rooms, his office, the storage, and even the crawl place. With each place he checked, he became more and more unsettled. Where had he gone?
Exhausting all possibilities, he had to conclude that the visitor had vanished into thin air. Was it a ghost? Or perhaps someone that was able to disappear into the tunnels beneath the buildings and come up elsewhere? We may never know.
At the Bean Tree, the new owner, Chad, admitted that there is something a little peculiar about spending so much time in such an old building. Having come in the early hours of the morning, he heard ghostly voices as he worked. He admitted that he often heard voices that sounded otherworldly working there, although had concluded that it was due more to the way the voices echoed and bounced through the windows as people passed by, rather than any sort of otherworldly visitors.
The Kimberley City Bakery has captured two unexplained videos that they are at a loss to explain.
One of a strange video from their security cameras, and the other of a pan that came out from a rack and fell on the floor.
Regardless of who has been living above the bakery, things have a tendency to fall off walls, or neatly stacked boxes to fall over. The bakers have seen things, such as rack covers flying off unaided, trays moving off racks and falling to the ground, and unexplained noises and things that fall for no reason.
The bakers stubbornly refuse to talk about such incidents in the bakery, and will ignore incidents when they happen (as seen in the video). Hearing them talk about it, it’s hard to disbelieve the possibility of ghosts. Check out the videos, and decide for yourself. What do you think?
Old employees at The Dollar Store are other proponents of the veracity of ghosts in our midsts. Although no current employees claim to have seen any ghosts, the spookiness of the basement would lend itself to the mind playing tricks, or perhaps a perfect haunt for other worldly spectres.
Different people in town talk about lights and fans turning on and off in their houses when no one is in the room, and things that go bump in the night. What do you think? Faulty wiring? Strange echo-y caverns? Uneven flooring? Or will your mind move to more unearthly thoughts on this day of All Hallow’s Eve when our ancestors believed that spirits roamed wild? What do you think?
Do you have ghost stories that you would like to share? Feel free to drop them off at the Daily Bulletin for a compilation of ghost stories of Kimberley.