October 30, 2012
You remember that scary house on the corner? The one that all your friends always said was haunted? I guess not everyone had one of those in their neighborhood, but my street had a doozy! It was the first house on the street, but just past it was a fairly large drainage ditch that was at least equal to two or three home lots before you got to the next house on the block. The street sloped down past the home, so it really was the scary house on the hill. It loomed above us – an architectural oddity compared to the other homes in the neighborhood. Arched windows, gab¬les and a sinister looking balcony on the side made it really stand out from the rest of the homes on the street. People lived there, but because their driveway was on the cross street, you never saw them come or go.
The stories we told about that house! For a half dozen 8 year olds, that home was the scariest ‘haunted house’ you could imagine. Through the power of Google Maps, I’ve even gone back to take a peek at it once again. Maybe it isn’t quite as sinister as it was in my memories, but it still gives me the shivers to look at it.