Sammy Sees It
It was in 2002 or 2003, a year or two after their marriage, that Lynn and Matthew had an unsettling experience in their apartment.
It was Christmas time and Lynn was sitting on the living room floor wrapping presents. Matthew was sitting on the couch watching TV and Sammy, their dog, as always was in his favorite place under the coffee table, asleep.
Out of a dead sleep, Sammy was up and barking. Sammy was a dog that never barked.
Lynn said, “His hair on his spine was standing on end. He was barking like the dog in Cujo, growling, baring his teeth. He was staring at something in the kitchen.” Sammy was a docile dog, kind and gentle. Now all sixty five pounds of Sammy was going crazy, barking at nothing.
“Shut up Sammy!” Matthew shouted. But Sammy didn’t even acknowledge Matthew. Normally, Sammy was totally submissive to him.
Lynn stood up. There was nothing in the kitchen. She walked into the kitchen and got a chill. Something was wrong. Something bad.
“What if it’s a ghost?” she asked Matthew.
“There’s no ghost.” said Matthew.
Sammy barked on and on, it was nearly ten minutes now. Lynn called to Sammy, “Sammy come here!” But the dog didn’t budge one step towards the kitchen.
Lynn went with her hunch. “Bad ghost, get out of my kitchen, you are not welcome!”
Instantly the atmosphere changed and Sammy stopped barking. He was happy and every hair had settled back to normal. He licked Lynn (he normally never licked) and tried to sit on her lap.
Nothing paranormal happened after that, but Lynn never felt at ease in the apartment again. She felt compelled to turn the light on when she walked down the hallway or if she needed to use the restroom in the night. They moved out in February.