I have always been interested in the paranormal — the offbeat. The house that I grew up in was haunted by the spirit of a young baby. I know, because my mother and I heard the sound of a baby crying and followed little shoe prints in the snow to the back gate before they disappeared. into thin air. There were also poltergeist phenomenon — like lights going on and off and doors opening and closing. Once a plate fell to the floor without breaking, after sliding across the kitchen table.