Supernatural Magazine

The Music Box

As I got into my freshly made bed after a nice hot bath (one of the best feelings ever!) I could hear the howling of the wind coming from outside.

I suffer with insomnia sometimes, so when it came to 14:00 I decided to put on a film (Beetlejuice)

On my bedside table stood my Faberge music box , which in the past had played on its own ( it was one of those wind up ones , so in order for it to play you would have to physically wind it up with your hand .)

The music box had not played in years! It last played in my mother’s old house, quite a number of times actually; she was even witness to it at times. I had always thought that it playing on its own had been a sign from a loved one ....but even negative spirits can portray themselves as being good if they really want to .

So there I was all snuggled in my nice warm bed watching a film, with the wind howling occasionally and the faint patter of hailstones as they bounced off the window.

Suddenly I got the feeling of being watched, but because I’m used to feeling that (I grew up in a haunted house so the feeling of being watched didn’t faze me anymore.) I didn’t pay much attention to it.

There had always been an uneasy energy in the flat particularly in the kitchen at night-time but I was in the bedroom so I thought I wouldn’t be affected by it that night….

It was coming up to the ironic time of 3am! And I’m always very mindful of that time if I’m still up by then. After all that time had always been the time when activity would happen in my childhood house up in Newark.

I was finally starting to feel a bit tired! I was just thinking of maybe falling asleep when all of sudden the music box started to play by itself! Very clearly without hesitation (the melody was once upon a dream from Sleeping Beauty.) I stared at the box sensing all of the strange intimidating energy that was radiating off it! I ran to the other room and didn’t go back in the bedroom until my partner had come back from night shift.

So was my music box “possessed “or had it just been a mischievous spirit trying to scare me?

All across the World there are many stories of items such as Paintings (the crying boy paintings) Dolls (Annabelle the doll, Peggy the doll, Victorian dolls) Deburk boxes even second hand cars being haunted.

I can absolutely clarify that the music box is not in any way malfunctioning or had been wound up prior to the various incidents that have occurred over the years. It is also part of a set but that one was the only one that played by itself.

Another incident that happened was with a doll my parents had got for me in Jamaica when I was little. I had a shelf of Dolls in my childhood room, ranging from modern day ones to beautifully vintage dressed ones.

It was night time and I again had trouble going to sleep! I especially found it difficult going to sleep whilst growing up in that house (I have talked about other paranormal experiences in that house in my other article Haunted House)

At night time but room would be consumed in this very hostile strange energy which did used to scare me, so I would listen to the radio channel where they just talked.

One night I could see energy flashing around my room, I remember clear as day, looking at my shelf of dolls as they had been engulfed in the energy. What I was about to see happened very quickly but it was very clear. The Jamaican dolls head turned (I could also tell this as she had Rastafarian beaded hair and as her head moved her beads did also.)

I immediately swore and then hid under my covers praying for whatever it was to go away! It worked, prayer always works. I have often rebuked any negative spirit that I sensed around me in the Lords name and it’s amazing how quickly it works!

Arabella Mortimer Hendry

Arabella Mortimer Hendry

Arabella is a freelance Author/writer. She has always had a passion for writing since an early age. She has currently published one book Love Tie, but is hoping to release more in the future. Growing up in a haunted house only fuled her interest in the paranormal. Arabella has and is still investigating and documenting her experiences. She resides in Horsham Town with her family.