|Old Woman in the Crawlspace|
|Theories|| · Ghost|
· Demonic presence
The Old Woman in the Crawlspace was a bizarre and horrific specter that reportedly haunted a brand new house in Ogden, Utah. The story was covered in a section of Brad Steiger's book Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places.
- A demonic figure
The background of the location or the apparition could not be found.
One day I was working with a friend in a brand new home in Ogden, Utah. We were doing the heating and air conditioning. My friend was checking the furnace and discovered it had a bad transformer, so he left to go get a new one.
While he was gone I continued installing the ductwork. I got an eerie feeling and looked over my shoulder and saw an old woman standing at the base of the stairs. I figured she was the homeowner. I said "hi" and asked her if she needed anything. She just shook her head 'no' and smiled. I went about my business.
Then I felt the same eerie feeling. I looked over my shoulder and, there she was, about five feet from me. I got off my ladder and said, "Can I help you?" She smiled and, once again, shook her head 'no'.
Just then I heard my partner pulling around the house. I turned to see where the woman was and she was already by the base of the stairs, about 50 feet away. I said "Are you sure you don't need anything?" She just looked at me and motioned with her finger for me to come with her. Of course, I said, "No way!"
Then I heard my friend enter the home on the first floor. The old woman again motioned for me to follow her. She was backing toward a crawlspace just under the stairs.
I took my eyes off her for a second to try and figure out where my friend was and when I looked back; I saw the most horrifying old woman motioning to me with a bony, leathery finger. This time she said, "Get over here!"
I watched her disappear into the crawlspace. That was it. I got out of there fast. Finally my friend joined me and I told him the story. He just laughed and told me to stay outside if it would make me feel better. And that's exactly what I did.
- The witness did some research and found that the land had once been the site of a Native American burial ground.