Then, I slowly stood up and faced the heater, and the voice spoke again, “I’m sorry for frightening you
It was a dark and frigid evening, and I was snuggled under my blankets trying to stay warm. Suddenly, I heard a noise and opened my eyes to find the portable space heater moving across the floor on its own. I rubbed my eyes and looked again. The heating unit was still moving as if someone was pushing it. I abruptly sat up and reached for the light switch, however the heater hastily stopped moving before I could turn on the lights. I was frozen with fear, wondering what could be causing this different phenomenon. I opted to investigate and approached the heater slowly. Just as I reached out to touch it, the heating unit hastily turned on and started blowing sizzling air. I jumped back in terror and stumbled over my bed, landing on the floor with a thud. I lay there for a few moments, trying to catch my breath when I heard a faint whisper in my ear. “Don’t be afraid,” the ghostly voice said. “I just want to keep you warm.” I was so stunned that I sat there frozen for a moment. Then, I slowly stood up and faced the heater, and the voice spoke again, “I’m sorry for frightening you. I used to live in this house, and I just want to make sure that you stay hot on these frigid evenings.” I was shocked to hear a ghost speaking to me, but at the same time, I felt a sense of comfort knowing that I wasn’t alone in the house. The heater continued to blow sizzling air, and I was no longer shaking. I even whispered a thank you to the ghost before I climbed back into bed and drifted off to sleep.