By M.P. Pellicer | Stranger Than Fiction Stories
In November 1873, Almon P. Sherman was a general superintendent for the American Express Company in Buffalo, New York. None would believe the well-liked man would come back as a haunting spirit.
It was a Monday and Mr. Sherman wasn't feeling well. He drove to see his physician, Dr. King. The doctor gave him a prescription and told him to go home as soon as possible. He made a stop at the drug store, and took a seat to wait for his order. Suddenly he dropped off the chair and died on the spot. It turned out a large blood vessel in his heart ruptured. He was known to suffer from angina pectoris.
He left behind a widow and three children. He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. During the Civil War he served with the 124th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company D as a hospital steward.
Normally that would have been the end of the sad affair, but it seemed Mr. Sherman missed the part about him dying.
In February 1874, it was reported that American Express allowed his widow to keep the rooms over the stables of the company. They even made sure she had coal to keep her warm during the winter months.
Then Jane Sherman started to hear her husband's footsteps on the stairs. He would walk into the room, sit upon the bed and pulled off his boots. She didn't see anything, just heard him. She fled from the apartment, but then decided it was her imagination.
The next evening the scene was repeated, and this time men in the barn plainly heard the steps. Friends were called who heard the same thing.
Mrs. Sherman fled, and decided not to return. She died in 1890, and it's unknown if Mr. Sherman ever stopped haunting the apartment over the American Express stables.
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