Lighting a candle to dispel the darkness, Uncle Jake sat quietly on an old chair in the cellar and began speaking. "If there is a spirit here with us, I need you to make yourself known; Uncle Levi, if you are here, please make some kind of sound so we know that it's you."
As soon as he uttered Levi's name the cellar became icy cold and a mason jar filled with preserved fruit fell off the shelf and smashed on the floor, startling Jill and Seth.
"Levi," Uncle Jake continued on calmly, "I know from what I've been told that a lot of bad things happened when you lived here. I'm sure you're sorry for all the trouble you've given our family and we forgive you, but you can't stay here any longer because you are frightening Jill; I release you and I am ordering you to leave now and go to the light."
At first Uncle Jake's statement was met with silence, then a great rush of air blew past them, extinguishing the candle and moving up the stairs, rattling the cellar door and leaving the front door of the house wide open as it departed.
(To be continued)
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