You know, some people simply don’t believe in ghosts.
At least not until it’s been proven to them.
This is the case of Chuck and Barbara, when Jimmy their son, reduced them to his Newfound friend. Bernard, welcome to the creepy show. The exploration of unexplained encounters is available online at creepy show. Podcast.com and now you’re
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Tonight’s story, a Little Help From a ghost.
Jimmy and his mom and dad lived in West Virginia. In a small town, little Jimmy was only 9 years old and he was struggling in the second grade.
This was his second time around because his teachers held him back last year, all of his classmates were a year younger and smarter
Last year, Jimmy, averaged all Fs. And in his second time around, he was averaging Ds.
His teacher said that Jimmy was a little slow. In fact, he had a very hard time with the first grade 2.
His main problem is that he just can’t seem to focus. He has a wild imagination. He spends most of his time in school daydreaming
His parents Barbara and Chuck were at their wit’s end. Trying to get Jimmy, to bring up his grades. They hired tutors and he made Jimmy study at home each day after school, just to try to catch up so that he could get to the third grade. Jimmy is just going to be slow. So you might as well get used to it. This trend continued for the next
Years. Jimmy’s best effort, never surpassed a D+ in school. His teacher is Alba, gave up on him and with simply pass him into the next grade just to get rid of him.
His mother and dad even stopped making him study after school each day because it didn’t seem to matter. Jimmy was just going to be slow, and that was that Jimmy had a very hard time, keeping friends, too. It seemed that his constant daydreaming was just too hard to take for most of the kids. He was friendly enough but he just couldn’t focus on anything more than a minute or two.
At the age of 13, Jimmy was pretty lonely and struggling with the sixth grade, the schools getting harder, and harder. His parents tried everything. They could think of and, including taking Jimmy to the doctor to have him checked out. The doctor said that Jimmy was just a little slow, and encouraged his parents to accept the fact that Jimmy wasn’t going to just
Chuck and Barbara came to terms with Jimmy’s education problem.
How did this happen? Barbara and Chuck? We’re both pretty smart. They both had college degrees. In fact, they met while attending the University of Pennsylvania, where they both graduated with bachelor’s degrees in business and in science. How could they have a child that was way below average
His school counselors talk to Barbara and Chuck and told him that Jimmy most likely won’t be able to complete high school. They agreed to continue. Let Jimmy pass each year just so he could get through school. They said the best thing for Jimmy to do is just get past school so that he can eventually get some kind of simple Labor job because that is the best that his parents could ever hope for.
Maybe what they need was a change. They decided to start looking for a new place to live in California, both Barbara and Chuck had talked before about moving to California, but they just never did it. Maybe a change would be good for Jimmy after getting through the sixth grade. It was now time to get ready for middle school and in the seventh grade where the math and the science,
Science starts getting much harder to do. Jimmy’s parents knew that Jimmy would never be able to pass the seventh grade, they took the counselors advice and decided to stop. Trying to force, Jimmy to keep up with the other kids. I mean, it was obvious that he just didn’t have it in him during that summer, Jimmy and his parents decided to take a vacation and go to California by car. They just wanted to take
Take some time off and enjoy seeing America. Plus they were still entertaining the idea of moving to California and wanted to look for a new home. Jimmy loved fishing. So they decided to take Jimmy to see the ocean and do some deep-sea fishing. Their trip included a drive up, the Pacific Northwest Highway 101, where they stop at small, motels to spend the night.
At one particular hotel, along the highway, Jimmy notices to appear stretching out into the ocean. He asked if they could stop and let him go fishing off the pier a month after they settled in. It was late, August, and time for Jimmy to start the seventh grade. This was going to be a fresh start for Jimmy. His parents were hoping that Jimmy would meet some new friends and maybe even do better in school.
Six weeks after Jimmy started his new school barber and took got a call from the school. Counselor, Chuck said the Barbara? Oh no. Here we go. Again, I told you that we should have talked to the school teachers before Jimmy attended class. We should have explained about Jimmy being slow to learn. They set up an appointment to talk to the counselor and where
Are dreading the meeting. They have been through this many times before, the counselor was Bob Davis and Jimmy’s parents had a meeting with him. The next Monday, morning at 10 a.m.
On Monday. They took Jimmy to school and as he went to class Chuck and Barbara met mr. Davis in his office, for the meeting before, Bob could even get a word out. Chuck said, I’m sorry, we didn’t talk to you before. We should have warned you about Jimmy being slow to learn. It’s always been this way and we have learned to accept the fact that Jimmy has a real
The serious learning disability. Bob said, what are you talking about? He’s making Straight A’s Barbara said, huh? You must have our Jimmy mixed up with another Jimmy. Bob said, No, this is your Jimmy, not only is he making Straight A’s, but I was going to recommend that you pull them out of our Middle School.
Didn’t enroll him in our high school. As a senior. There are the words echoed off the walls of the office took in Barbara’s. Mouths fell to the floor. Chuck said what? I don’t understand. Bob said staying in our middle school system for Jimmy is a waste of time. He’ll probably get bored. Jimmy needs to be challenged and continue to learn
Chuck and Barbara looked at each other as their eyes were glazing over. You could tell that they were both thinking the same thing. What in the hell is this guy talking about? And Bob went on to explain, we have several trick questions on our science and math tests designed to find and identify gifted children and Geniuses so we can advance them up to a higher.
These questions are so hard that just about everyone fails the test. Even our teachers wouldn’t be able to answer some of our questions, but Jimmy Ace the mall. He’s the smartest student that I’ve ever seen in my 35 plus years of being a school. Counselors, Chuck, and Barbara were stunned.
Was this some kind of cruel joke, they both looked around for a hidden camera? This must be one of those Candid Cameras or prank shows. Bob said, no I’m serious. In fact, we had Jimmy sit in a room all alone with no outside influences. It all had no books, no cell phones, just Jimmy and a pencil, and a test paper.
We gave him a test that is given to college seniors and he scored a hundred on it.
Barbara chug picked up, Jimmy after school and told him that there was going to be a family meeting when we get back home. Jimmy asks am I in trouble. His mom said no, we just need to talk the rest of the 10-minute trip. The home was totally silent. Jimmy knew something was going on. He started getting nervous.
Jimmy suspected. The conversation was going to be something about the school.
When Jimmy got home, his parents said, let’s go and sit down at the dining room table and have a talk. They would have pizza and started eating dinner, Chuck started the conversation. So, Jimmy, we had an interesting talk with your school, counselor. He said that you’re doing really good in school,
Do you want to explain that?
Jimmy said, yeah, I started studying really hard
And instead said nope wrong answer want to try again. And this time I need the truth. Jimmy’s mother, chimed in, we’re not mad at you. We just want to know what is going on. How did you get straight A’s this semester? Jimmy stumbled around for an answer. His father who is starting to lose his temper said in a loud, booming voice Jimmy.
Just tell us what the hell is going on. And Jimmy said, well you’re not gonna believe me his father interrupted him and said, Jimmy now, Jimmy knew that voice. It was time to Spill the Beans.
and Jimmy said, okay, I’ll tell you
Bernard was given me all of the answers. Jimmy’s mom asked, who is Bernard one of your schoolmates, a new friend, Jimmy said, no, but nard lives in our house,
He’s a ghost.
As soon as those words left Jimmy’s mouth, both of his parents were in shock. They stared at Jimmy like he was some kind of space alien. Finally, his dad said, Bernard who
and Jimmy replied to Bernard Dixon. He used to be a professor at Stanford University.
He lived in our house and I have his old bedroom after we moved in. I woke up one morning and found him sitting in a chair. In my room, I was really scared at first, but he seems to be really nice and he told me that he was going to start helping me with life. Jimmy’s mom asked is Bernard here now
Jimmy said, well, sort of, but actually, he lives in my head now and he talks to me whenever I have to solve a problem.
You see, we made a deal. I would allow Bernard to live in my mind in exchange for him, helping me whenever I needed it. Jimmy’s father said, This is BS and he pulled out a piece of paper and a pen. He placed it on the table in front of Jimmy.
I’m going to give you a little test.
I want you to multiply 237 times, 43, Chuck was typing in the random numbers into the calculator, on this Smartphone, before he could even hit the multiplication key. Jimmy said 10,000 191.
He didn’t even use the pen and paper. Chuck was shocked as he finished the equation on his smartphone and came up with the exact same number.
Jimmy said yeah Bernards pretty fast with numbers, Chuck stared at Jimmy and disbelief.
Chuck looked up at Barbara and said, well either he’s cheating or he’s telling the truth.
Okay, let’s try this one. What is the square root of 68?
Again before, chuck could even finish the calculation on his smartphone. Jimmy said it’s eight-point, two four six-two,
Chuck was wide-eyed. He showed the result on his phone screen to Barbara eight point two. Four, six, two now, Chuck and Barbara are True, Believers and ghosts
Chuck told Jimmy never to tell another living, Soul about this for the rest of his life. Do you understand? And Jimmy said, yes, that’s funny because Bernard told me to do the same thing. He said that I could only tell my parents, so I wouldn’t be punished for cheating or lying to them.
I took looked at Barbara and said, well at least we don’t have to worry about Jimmy anymore.
He’s going to be just fine. Thank you for listening to the creepy show. Don’t forget to tell your friends and subscribe. You can find us online at creepy show. Podcast.com