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Ghost Whisperer
By Stephanie Nicole Schaffer
10/02/2015
OTH036 GothicLit Sec2 Sem1 I remember it like it was yesterday. I had just woke up from another one of my strange dreams. I usually dream about random people. It starts off as a nice dream but soon turns dark. I first found out that I had a gift when I turned 11. I could see things other people couldn’t. People wanted my help, and I didn’t understand most of it until now. Now that I look back I realize that those people wasn’t normal. They was dead. Now since you know my story, I’m going to tell you about the one experience that changed my life. It was Halloween. One of the nights I see the dead the most. I sat writing in my journal about the children that have went missing in Ohio. I looked outside and saw the moon. It was surprisingly big tonight. I looked at my clock. It was midnight. I decided I should go to bed now. As I got up I heard a noise in my closet.
“It’s just another one of those encounters”, I said to myself. I opened my closet door and saw a young girl. Her red hair in pigtails with two blue bows tied at the top. The bows matched her blue dress. She had frilly socks with dress shoes on and she smiled it me. It was at that moment her appearance changed. She was soaked like she had went swimming in her clothes or got caught out in the rain. Tears ran down her face. One of her pigtails was undone and a bow was missing, along with one of her shoes. She mouthed “help me” then disappeared. Maybe it was a child that drowned. I opened my laptop up and went to google. “Girl drowns in Ohio” I typed hoping that would be enough to find out more information about her. One link pops up, I click it and skim through the page.
“Local girl, Elise Calico, age 7, disappears from party in 1990. No witnesses report seeing her leave the area. Rescue crew searched a nearby lake hoping to find information. “
I scrolled down to the next update.
“Remains found in the devils creek close to where Elise Calico disappeared. The remains have yet to be tested to see if the belong to missing Elise Calico.”
I kept reading. The second to last update was dated 2014 which was last year.
“Remains found in the devils creek are conformed to be those of missing 7 year old Elise Calico. Her untimely death was ruled accidental due to there being no evidence of foul play or no witnesses leading us to believe that it was a homicide. Funeral services will be held at grotto hills funeral home on October 31st 2014” I thought that it was strange that they waited this long to release the information about her. But tonight was the anniversary of her disappearance. I went to bed and had another strange dream. But this one was of Elise. She was playing with her dolls with some other children. The dream was mute so I couldn’t hear anything. All of a sudden she looked back at the woods leading to the creek. Maybe she heard something. She stood up and wondered off into the woods. Then I saw it. I couldn’t move. I wanted to scream but I couldn’t. I could only watch as a man smashed a rock into the side of her head. She fell to the ground not moving. I felt tears fall down my face. He picked her up and threw her into the creek. I questioned myself. Why would someone do this to a child? I looked around and memorized the place. I saw where he buried the murder weapon and I thought. Fingerprints. When I awoke the next day I decided now would be the time to go to the woods where everything happened. I got on my bike and rode there. When I finally got there I set my bike down and walked into the woods. To the exact spot where my dream took place. I found the spot the rock was buried. I carefully dug it up and looked at the bottom. Blood. Her blood. I pulled out my phone and dialed 911.
“911 what is your emergency” the operator said
“I found the murder weapon that was used in Elise Calicos murder” I said clearly
“Where is the address?” she asked
“The woods by the devils creak where her remains were found” I said
I waited until the police came. They got the evidence and was able to find fingerprints and Elise’s DNA on the rock. They traced the finger prints down to a man named Roger Kent. He was soon arrested and charged for the murder of Elise Calico. And was sentenced to life in prison with no bail. The case had finally been solved. She can now rest in peace. A year later. I walked up to Elise’s grave and set the flowers down. I smiled knowing that everything was okay for her now. That she was in a better place. And now she is finally at peace.
My name is Serenity Johnson. I am 16 now. And I am the Ghost Whisperer. The End

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