08/07/2003: Thanks to Steven Rosenthal for submitting this first-hand experience at the Roberts Road Farmhouse in Franklin County. Steven tells a story of hearing ghostly footsteps and seeing a dull glowing light near the tree line. Both of these things were experienced by Steven and his friend as they were investigating the rumored hauntings of the area.
This past spring, a friend of mine thought it would be fun to check out some of the ghost legends we had heard about in the area where we live. One such legend was that of Roberts Road farmhouse, where an ax murderer was said to have killed his family. We had also heard that someone hanged himself from a tree near the home. Well we got to the house around 11 PM and man it was eerie. After looking around the house for a few minutes, we finally found our way inside. It was just as creepy inside as it was outside. I haven’t been to many abandoned buildings, so I’m not sure if all are like this one, but I was beginning to be freaked out.
My friend John, as brave as he is, decides to call the ghost out. Nothing happened for a couple of minutes and I was thinking all of the stories we had heard was just a bunch of bullsh*t. Then all the sudden I heard footsteps start walking above us on the second floor. I looked over at John and he looked like he was going to piss himself. We decided to get the hell out of Dodge. As we were running from the house to the car, we both saw a dull blue ball of light floating along the trees to the side of the house. My first thought is that it may be someone with a flashlight, but as it was gliding along the trees, it went into a tree and disappeared. We finally reached the car and got out of there. It was the craziest thing I’ve ever experience. Needless to say, we haven’t checked out any ghost legends since.