If you're not familiar with the hilarious Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess), then get ready for her storytelling skills in tweet-form! Lawson is known for both her blog and memoir-style books. She literally wrote the book on discussing mental illness in an honest yet comedic way. But Lawson is also a ghost enthusiast, and recently, she may have brought a ghost home with her!
Lawson shared her ghost story over Twitter, and readers seem to agree that it's a pretty spooky tale. Her story begins with the attic of an antique store (which already sounds creepy TBH). Even better, the story takes place over 20 years. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, there's definitely a mystery here. Plus, this paranormal thread is written by The Bloggess, so you know it's gonna make you laugh.
Check out her hilarious ghost story, and see if it's enough to give you the creeps!
Here we go!
Do you want to hear a ghost story?— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552848279.0
Lawson has tried really hard to find a ghost.
So. I’ve been all over the world looking for ghosts. I stay at haunted hotels and do ghost hunts and lurk thru ceme… https://t.co/PiXLdVx3o3— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552848400.0
Needless to say, readers were ready for a good spook.
@TheBloggess I never do not want to hear a ghost story! https://t.co/zFSCrHvstD— RealityTC🙋🏻♀️ ☕️💬 (@RealityTC🙋🏻♀️ ☕️💬)1552849283.0
Rewind 20 years:
Twenty years ago I went to the attic of an antique store in San Angelo (Texas) where I lived. In the attic was a ho… https://t.co/2dSID6Tlr8— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552848526.0
Lawson's husband wanted to leave.
Victor was like, “I don’t want to be up here” and tried to make me leave but I run at any ghost encounters so inste… https://t.co/F7toNQWNOC— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552848616.0
Okay, maybe the hearse *wasn't* haunted.
But it wasn’t the hearse. The hearse felt normal. I walked around to the other side and saw a small wooden chair in… https://t.co/AdduVupEnz— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552848763.0
And they did leave.
And as quickly as I saw her she was gone. I made a tiny scream. Victor made me leave. I thought that was the end of… https://t.co/0a5JUVRIoK— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552848846.0
That's because she's not the only person to see it.
Two years later I live in Houston along with my sister. She’s showing me these antique cabinet cards she’d bought i… https://t.co/JnbHp9YGHQ— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552848991.0
Readers were hanging on Lawson's every word.
Me waiting for @TheBloggess to finish her ghost story: https://t.co/iaejTQ4Ff9— Ang (@Ang)1552851624.0
Lawson's sister immediately knew what she was talking about.
She says, “WAS IT IN THE ATTIC BEHIND THE HEARSE?” SHE’D SEEN THE SAME LADY YEARS EARLIER. Wtf. Keep reading...— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552849116.0
Now, we get to present-day.
This weekend we were in San Angelo visiting family. Hailey, Victor, me and parents were checking out antique stores… https://t.co/dRUCab0tEH— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552849284.0
And they didn't see a ghost, but they may have heard one.
The attic is closed off but I found a cool antique shawl. I asked if I should get it and a voice came from the ceiling.— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552849387.0
Everybody present heard the voice.
Victor looked freaked out an my mom was like, “WHAT WAS THAT?” Hailey heard it too. None of us could tell what it… https://t.co/hsTIuBkd0Q— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552849477.0
Pretty cool, right?
@TheBloggess https://t.co/slj2UcAn3q— 🍍Jennifer (@🍍Jennifer)1552850171.0
Lawson decided to buy the scarf.
My dad had left to go to a saloon next door but the rest of us heard it. I took the scarf up to the front to pay fo… https://t.co/XqeSMNa7yf— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552849576.0
And the whole "ghost" thing came up at the checkout counter.
At the desk was the owner and a lady Victor told them I saw a ghost in the attic 20 years ago and the guy was lik… https://t.co/RSXturidc1— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552849706.0
Best of all, the chair never left.
I tell them the story and the owner is like, “There’s no hearse but there’s an old chair in the corner that’s been… https://t.co/ViW1K7aCE8— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552849816.0
BTW, Lawson was live-tweeting this to her followers.
@TheBloggess Jennifer Agatha Lawson do not go up there!— Tony the Prawn (@Tony the Prawn)1552849924.0
It's kinda heartwarming, really.
@TheBloggess https://t.co/XmgeRanDCR— Carilyn Wren (@Carilyn Wren)1552851682.0
The shop's owner was into it, though.
The owner (this is him) is like, “Come on, ya big freaks. Let’s look for ghosts.” https://t.co/HloSPmF9SZ— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552849905.0
So they went upstairs...
The attic is just as dark and oppressive as before but now it’s mainly filled with old stock. Until we get to the c… https://t.co/utxgIfd5Lx— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552850027.0
And then Lawson went even further.
I’m freaking out a little bit at this point. I look at the owner and say, “CAN I PLEASE BUY THIS POSSIBLY HAUNTED C… https://t.co/wspMRYxnoW— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552850200.0
So that’s how I ended up driving back home with a broken chair that might contain the soul of a little old lady who… https://t.co/Dj8qIddkG9— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552850302.0
Jenny's fans are pretty sure she's cursed now.
@Trace___65roses @TheBloggess Me entering Jenny's house: https://t.co/pPOv2F3eHh— Chichenpizza (@Chichenpizza)1552851168.0
Think the story is over by now?
Because my dad comes in as I’m thanking the owner and I tell him the story and turns out that the hearse that was i… https://t.co/Zqk4urapgg— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552850465.0
Also, Lawson's sister agrees that she's cursed.
I called my sister and told her I bought the chair and she was like, “Oh you’re gonna die for sure” and I mean...probably. But. Worth it.— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552850558.0
People had other theories about the ghost woman.Maybe Jenny didn't bring home a ghost; maybe she's just the very inconvenient ghost enthusiast who stole the ghost's furniture!
It's a funny mental image:
@TheBloggess Little old ghost lady probably stomping around the attic muttering “Bitch stole my chair!”— 😷 A_Ford @ 🏠 (@😷 A_Ford @ 🏠)1552851187.0
However, Lawson is ready for the responsibility that comes with adopting a ghost.
I told the owner that if he suddenly gets poltergeists I’ll bring the chair back but he seemed nonplussed. Still,… https://t.co/jNmbvgbXOE— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552850650.0
Also, the owner of the antique shop wasn't done with the haunted house tour!
In the attic the owner whispers, “Wanna see something really weird?”— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552851124.0
I'm sure you can guess what Jenny's answer was.
Me: https://t.co/2B2vLKYyND— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552851151.0
And there's something else strange in the attic.
There’s a door in the attic that leads into a small room made of cinderblocks. The door is old and there’s a froste… https://t.co/IlnLqkfLc6— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552851419.0
Because the owner has never opened it.
Owner: This door is locked and we’ve never been able to open it. Victor says he can pick the lock (misspent youth… https://t.co/sYdzRSXGIe— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552851518.0
To which Lawson's readers said:
@TheBloggess https://t.co/74fMPMN07t— Tiffany Derrick (@Tiffany Derrick)1552851736.0
Padlocking it should have been impossible.
There’s a 3 inch gap under the door that they’d used to put a mirror under. The room has a window but it’s barred a… https://t.co/SVgNom81WL— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552851687.0
Here's Lawson's conclusion:
So that’s weird but not necessarily paranormal. But...I’m not done yet.— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552852057.0
So they headed down to a different shop.
We walk down to the next antique shop on the same block. These buildings are all joined together and were built ove… https://t.co/HSH1vKYj5g— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552852202.0
And this shop owner wasn't surprised, either.
He tells her about my ghost chair and she’s like, “Oh, this whole area is haunted. The ghosts in this attic rearra… https://t.co/f6H7zzaal3— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552852351.0
So Jenny looked up the article...and found it.
From that article: https://t.co/fZsUwCQNjB— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552852510.0
So here's Lawson's final thoughts on the whole thing:
Long story short...how do I buy holy water?— Jenny Lawson (@Jenny Lawson)1552852546.0