S: Abigail Kriebel Rocks your socks!
FC: The Intruders. E.E. Richardson
1: I dedicate this journal to my brother Joel.He helped me through the whole experience and helped solve the mystery. He believed in himself and me even though our parents didn't. Thanks. Also, In loving memory of Hawkins family. Rest in Peace.
2: Livin life to the fullest | 1: Gosh, we just moved in to this old, stupid, gross house. Against my will, of course. My mom just has to go and marry him. "I hate this house and I hate them. We don't belong here." (17) It's not fair! The worst part is having to live with them. My step family. Especially Damien, I hate him more then anything. My stepfather Gerald, (What kinda name is that anyways?!) married my mom and now he wants to replace my dad. Not happening. Ever.
3: 2: | Ugh. What a day, dinner sucked. Damien would not stop provoking me, this whole house feels wrong. Joel's flipping out, he's seeing things and dreaming them too. What a goober. He said "I woke up with a start. I started to scream but I calmed down and realized that it was only a dream." (49) Everything's so awkward, Gerald won't quit bugging me. My mom keeps on telling me to enjoy myself. She can make me live here, but not like it. I just wanna go home, it's to odd here.
4: We had a discussion about the ghost. Joel found a name carved into the cupboard. It read, "Micheal H." I don't know what it means now, but it might help later on. I don't think there is one, but how should I know? "There is no such thing as a poltergeist," said Damien, "It's illogical." (57) Damien doesn't believe my brother or his, so I have a plan way for revenge, and to prove Joel's not lying, kinda. | 3:
5: 4: | I have it all planned out now. Mom doesn't suspect anything. It'll be at midnight, and Joel better not screw it up. I have to prove to them that a ghost might be here. "They're so gullible. I can't believe they bought it." (66) Now, I'm in my room. I'm reading a book on ghosts, and I think there might be one in our house. Joel has been saying he's been seeing and feeling odd things while in the house. I hope there isn't, or this could go very badly.
6: We did a séance, originally as a prank for Damien, to prove my point. BAD IDEA. There actually was a ghost, and our parents caught us. I knew something was wrong with this old house. Something horrible happened here. "The glass exploded and I knew there was another being present with us."(70) Damien was wrong. I was right. Score one for Cassie. | 5:
7: 6: | Joel confessed more about his nightmares. He said the boy in his dreams was Micheal H. Or someone else. At least we had an idea who was here. Joel said that, "In my dream a boy is running and he can't escape from what he's running from It looks like the scene is our backyard.." (89) Running from what? The ghost cannot willingly tell us no matter how much we try to contact it. Whether it wants to, or something is preventing it, that's a good question
8: 7: | We are performing another seance today, a serious one. I'm so scared. My parents are going out shopping and to dinner. "We need a scrabble board, some tarp, and to move all the furniture aside. We have to do this right, not in the attic. The haunting is to powerful there,the living room."(109) I don't know what the results will be, but we may find out the whole story on the boy Micheal H and his brother. We found out who his mother was, Victoria Hawkins. The people that lived here were a family of the rich architect, his wife, and two kids, Mrs. Hawkins ran off, and her two boys did too. It doesn't seem that way. the rich architect killed himself, he went insane over building his dream house. It just doesn't add up. Hawkins was only married to him for a couple years, shorter then how old the kids were. Odd.
9: Wow. That's messed up. We know what happened, at least to the two boys. It's all coming together. The two boys were murdered, as well as their mother. "It's coming together now. But who is the killer?" (121) It seems like a storm is coming. Parents are going out again for crap we do not need. Something big's going to happen. "You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions.” ~Adlin Sinclair | 8:
10: 9: | Oh my gosh. There was this storm. Right? The house almost came down around us. I was like, "Was that a tree, through the roof?!" And Joels like, "C'mon! Keep going!" (137) The killer was the architect! He killed his family and buried them in the basement, and then killed himself. So wonderful. Joel set them free. “Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile..initially scared me to death.” ~Betty Bender
11: Everything's back to normal, or as close as it will ever be..I think it's all over now. The house feels like it's ours. "The family before us didn't last, but I think we will." (156) “There is no way to peace, peace is the way.” ~A. J. Muste Everythings going to be fine form now on, I hope. :) | 1o: