A child and a mother


Evie Cuffaro and Lia Farrell

Carmen Hintch Bustamante ‘21 and her brother believe they lived in a real haunted house.

“One night I was sleeping and I kept hearing this voice,” she said. “I didn’t know what it was at first. I realized it was saying, ‘Mommy, Mommy, where are you?’” 

It was a child’s voice. “I was frozen for a second and I tried to ignore it but I couldn’t anymore,” Hintch Bustamante said.

After hearing the voice, she went into her brother’s room to wake him up.

“He heard the same voice,” she said. “We were both freaking out and decided to sit in the living room.”

Later that night, they could still hear the voice.

“My brother even had sleep paralysis that night,” she said.

Although her parents didn’t believe their house was haunted, Hintch Bustamante and her brother still know that they heard a ghost.