Chris Allen Tells His Story Of “The Ghost Painting”
I had this really strange dream. It felt so real that I couldn't shake it and had it on my mind all day long. So, when my sister asked me for an idea for a story, that she had to have, in order to paint a project for her college art class, I was ready to tell her this one.
First I have to tell you this story in order to set up the rest. I watched a movie called "The Rapture" starring Mimi Rogers. In the movie, when a person has "the dream of the pearl", it means they have been saved. Also, my Mom had been telling me she visits quite regularly with a friend of hers that speaks on a Ouija board with her husband.
Ok, having told you that, here is the story. I had this dream with a large pink pearl, like the one in "The Rapture" and it appears in the corner of the bedroom of the house I grew up in, and it appears glowing in the corner and moves to the hallway, Then, a silhouette of a police officer appears in the pearl and I can hear him say, "Chris, there are people in this house trying to talk to you and YOU aren't listening. Then the figure disappeared, and the pearl went back into the corner.
I told my sister the story, and she painted it. Her teacher loved the story and her painting of my dream got framed. She got a show at UMD's Tweed Museum. My Mom was walking around and saw the painting and said, what is this? My sister Stacy said, I don't know, ask Chris. When I told my Mom the story, about a police officer visiting me, she said, my friend's husband was a cop. He said he has been visiting you.
A few weeks later I had a dream of people that used to live on the land that the house was standing on, and they said a business deal I was a part of would go bad. It did, and I didn't listen to them.