This is a ghost story blog that I wrote on ActiveRain on October 28 2007. That is three years ago!! But I never forget a good ghost story. Unfortunately the link below no longer works but I found the story at this link. http://www.arkansasparanormal.net/History%20-%20Quitman.htm
You can be sure that because I like a ghost story I made a family friend drive me by the house when we were traveling through his home town of Quitman. I've got pictures of the house below.
We all love a good scary story at Halloween.....or any time!! In the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the state newspaper, they had a very good story about a tiny city near Searcy AR called Quitman. It has a picture of the old Victorian style house in downtown Quitman. Quitman is much older than I realized since it dates back to the Civil War. This house dates back to 1890.
The story is called "The Legend of Dog Boy" and tells about how this child named Gerald Floyd Bettis was a bad egg from birth and grew up to mistreat all the animals he collected (thus the name Dog Boy) and his aging parents. His spirit as well as spirits of others before him remain in the house. A truck driver owner now is having trouble selling it because of the "darned spooks". A repairman who is now working on the house reports seeing all sorts of strange phenomena.
Check out this story at http://standard.arkansasonline.com/news/threerivers/ and enjoy it as this Halloween approaches. Ummmmmm....wonder if I could contact this owner and list this house????
Look closely at the windows and see if you see "Dog Boy" peering out at us. My friend said there was nothing to the story and perhaps there isn't but it's more fun to think that ghosts inhabit. Come to think of it, I had a hard time uploading these pictures............ Dog Boy was watching???