Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Haunted Object: A Piano

Mary’s son found an old upright piano through his salvage business. Knowing his mother had always wanted a piano, he had it delivered to her house.

Mary had the instrument placed in her breezeway. She cleaned it up, polished it, and had a man come out and tune it.

The piano quickly became one of her prized possessions. Several years passed without anything unusual occurring. Mary who was in the habit of taking a short afternoon nap started to awaken, to the sound of random notes being played on the piano.

At first, she thought it might be the wind, or maybe mice were in the instrument. But as time passed, she realized these were not the cause.

Every time she walked out onto the porch to figure out what was going on, the sounds would stop.

One afternoon as she watched her granddaughter, she heard the piano’s notes play--with each key that was struck the noise became louder.

As the weeks passed, the piano began to play songs, instead of random notes. Mary now was woken up in the middle of the night to the sounds of the piano playing. This began to occur regularly.

Mary feeling nervous and upset, was relieved when one day, her daughter heard the piano playing. This confirmed in her mind that she was not going crazy.

Other members of her family also heard the piano play. The family concluded the instrument must be haunted.

Because of her mental stress, and the fact the piano’s weight was collapsing her porch floor, Mary sadly decided she must get rid of the instrument.

She had it placed out on the curb with a “free” sign attached to it. An older couple came by and adopted it. Mary sometimes wonders if they too experience the late-night concerts.

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