"How Dare You?"

On Tuesday, October 11, 2005.
I am a 35 year old male and a recent transplant to Denver.  I’ve always like getting out and walking and haven’t really found a place to exercise in the 3 months that I’ve been here.  A friend of mine told me about Cheeseman Park and said it was a really good place to walk.  I went down on Tuesday and started walking the perimeter of the park on the road.  After walking all the way around the park about 5 times, I started getting tired.  I noticed a path that appeared to cross the grassy area caused by foot traffic.  I decided to use the path to cut back to my car to go home.  About half way down the path, I hit what felt like a really cold spot and I had this overwhelming sense of being sad then really angry.  I didn’t know what to think about it and just hurried on back to my car.  After getting back home, I started feeling really sick to my stomach and light headed.  I figured that I had over done it and told my roommate that I was going to lie down.  After sleeping for about an hour, I woke up very quickly and found that I couldn’t move.  I felt like something really heavy was holding me down and the only thing I could move was my fingers.  I tried calling out to my roommate but couldn’t speak either.  At that time, I heard a voice whispering into my ear saying “How dare you?”  Over and over again. I was yelling in my mind “Get the hell off of me!”  This lasted for what seemed like forever but lasted only 30 to 60 seconds.  After that, the weight just seemed to disappear and I was able to get up.
I really thought that I had lost it.  I came out into the living room and even though I thought he would think I was crazy, I told my roommate what had happened.  Growing up in the Denver area, my roommate proceeded to tell me this awful story that the park used to be a cemetery and that there was still people buried there.  So I stared reading on the internet about it but didn’t find any stories of other people having this type of experience.  I’ve always been a skeptic but after this, I really don’t think I’ll be visiting this park anymore!

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