I SAW THE GHOST OF MY GREAT GRAND MOTHER - ANNIE DOUGHTY
Back in the 1980's I decided to trace my family tree. A second cousin of mine, Beryl Adamson gave me some old photographs. Amongst them was an old picture of my great grandmother Annie Doughty taken in about 1924. I hung it in my hallway. From that day on strange things began to happen. I would hear my name being called when I was the only one at home. I would feel a chill in the air every time I walked past the picture. One night I saw saw the see through figure of a woman in black walk in front of me in the hallway. She came out of one wall and walked into the other wall right where her picture hung on the wall. I was shocked. I had the urge to find her grave. After some investigation I found that she was buried at Brighton Cemetery with her son Jack. Her grave had been neglected for many years. No body had visited the site since 1932. A week later I spent a whole day cleaning up and repairing the old grave. I repainted all the lead lettering on the headstone and I sealed all the cracks in the stone work. After that day I was never haunted again. Annie's old picture still hangs in the same spot . Annie obviously wanted attention after all those many years.
David Doughty 2009