My sister has an old faded suitcase. But wait till you hear what goes on with that old suitcase. Now I am not endorsing the supernatural, please understand. But strange things have happened around that old beat up suitcase.
I suppose I need to give you a little information on its origin. Well, my niece first brought this suitcase into the family in the year of 2004. She bought the old suitcase at an auction. It was full of old clothes. She was studying how to make quilts at the time, and was hoping it might contain an old quilt. Before the auction, we have not uncovered an owner. When my niece took the suitcase to her house, she tried with no success to get the thing opened. Knives, screwdrivers, and all her muscle could not pry the lock apart. Confused and frustrated, she shoved it under her bed to let her husband try later. Several weeks went by, and she forgot about the suitcase, but she was soon reminded of its presence.
My niece had two small children at the time. Her daughter was 4 and her son was 3. The children started seeing things and people in the house. They were so frightened at night by the spirits; they couldn’t sleep in their beds. My niece really didn’t believe them, and dismissed the incidents as bad dreams.. One morning around three o’clock, she was awakened by a sound of what she thought was her daughter choking. She opened her eyes, and barely caught a glimpse of a small girl holding her throat. This was the same vision her three year old had described.
My niece contacted a priest for some help. He suggested that she do some research on the matter, and a lot of praying. She had already begun the praying, so she soon after began research on the supernatural.
In her studying of the supernatural phenomenon, part of the research was to take pictures around the house. When she took photos, and had them developed. All of them contained floating lights. If either of her children was in the photo, the lights seemed to hover over her children. She took these photos to several people who knew more of supernatural spirits than she did. All of them asked her the same question. They wanted to know if she had anything unusual in the house. She thought of the suitcase, and told them of it. They suggested she open it, and then dispose of all its contents.
Back at home, she took out the suitcase, placed her hands on the locks, and it immediately opened. It contained old men’s clothing, and small girl’s dresses.
This brings us back to my sister. My niece put the suitcase into a local rummage sale, and my sister bought it.
My niece in the meantime, with the suitcase and contents gone, took more photos, duplicating the first ones, and the lights were gone. The children didn’t see any more supernatural phenomenon, and all was well again in their home.
My sister’s home, however, was a different story. Things started happening in their home. Strange lights and shadows were seen moving around the house. Things mysteriously “jumped” from the shelves to the floors. People were heard walking around in the kitchen at night. Her husband does not believe in any type of supernatural spirits whatsoever, and dismissed all the new activity. One morning she found a towel in the bathroom with some of the fibers pulled out in the shapes of J E S S.
One night, a lot of the family got together, took the suitcase into an empty shed, to “try to contact” any spirits that might live inside it. Seven people went into the shed with the suitcase, armed with a movie camera, EVP recorder, and all the professionalism they could muster. One of the people in the group is a member of paranormal activities research.
The professional lady instructed them on questions to ask, voice tone to use, and what to listen and watch for. While they were inside the shed, all they heard was the sound of their own voices. When they brought the camera and the recorder back inside, there were other strange sounds on them. We heard footsteps, some soft and some very heavy. They connected the EVP recorder to a stereo system. What we heard on that recording gave us all chills. One of the men in the building asked, “Do you want to only talk to ladies?” Just seconds after the question, we heard a small girl’s voice say “MEN GO AWAY” We also thought we heard the name Jessica.
My sister still has the suitcase, and they are still entertained in their home by breaking sounds, laughter, lights and other supernatural activity. My sister’s daughters are both grown, and they rather enjoy the company of the visiting spirits. They also still use the suitcase when they take a trip. Several people have tried to buy the suitcase, but she says it is not for sale.