Orie, a Ghost Story

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is a true story. It happened at my family reunion at a church that has a cemetery with it. My ancestors since the Revolutionary War are buried there. I don't know if I talked to a ghost or not.

This happened back in October of 1995. I went to a family reunion at a church with a cemetery. It has some of my ancestors buried in it. When I got there I didn't see anyone but an elderly lady walking through the tombstones toward the church. Her hair was up in a bun like old ladies used to wear and she had on a light-colored dress.

I asked her if she were here for the reunion and she said yes. I asked her name and she said Orie. I began to cry because I had seen her name on the family tree somewhere and I had heard my mother talk about Aunt Orie. So it was very touching.

She sat down on a tombstone. I asked her if she knew my mother and aunt. She said she did. I cried some more out of sentimentality. Then she rattled off  other names I didn't recognize. I tried to film her with the camcorder (this was  1995) but it didn't work. It worked perfectly at home. I was so mad.

I asked Orie where everybody else was and she said in the church. I went in the church and saw a bunch of relatives but only knew 2 of them. I tried the camcorder again and it worked perfectly! I told my cousin that it didn't work outside when I tried to film Orie. I asked him if he knew Orie and he had to stop and think. Then he said Orie was long-since dead. I said but I just talked to her in the cemetery!

I took my cousin back outside to see for himself but she was gone. I was only in the church for a couple of minutes and an old lady like that could not have walked off that fast! It's a wide-open cemetery, like a golf course. But she was nowhere in sight.

When I got home I looked on the family tree and Orie had died in 1942.


Here's the church and cemetery where it took place:



Here is Orie's tombstone:






Submitted: November 19, 2018

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r futrell

Oh wow, and there was no other Orie in the family. Believe me, I believe you. I have a ghost story and it's been 30 years and nobody could tell me it didn't happen.

Mon, November 19th, 2018 2:59am

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