The lonely widow had died there several years ago while gazing out that very same window. She had been watching the children play in the park across the street from her house, when suddenly a shot was heard and down she fell.
Rumors among the neighbors quickly spread that Bernie Witherspoon, Bernice’s crazy brother had murdered her; however, No one ever proved that he was the one who pulled the trigger.
Kid Detectives Karson and Matt have been partners and friends for as long as they can remember. Karson loves looking into mysteries and going on exciting adventures. Matt also likes adventures and he is the joker of the two.
Before they got to the mansion, Karson and Matt were playing video games in their HQ. When suddenly, the phone rang and it was Karson’s teacher, Mr. Manso. He said, “Karson can you check out the old mansion on Pecos Ave, I’ve heard rumors that there is a ghost woman, Bernice Witherspoon, who people say haunts the mansion.” “Sure Mr. Manso, Karson answered, my partner Matt and I will check it out and let you know.”
Karson and Matt arrived at the spooky old mansion about 20 minutes later. They walked up to the front door and Matt said, “Dude! Calm down, I can hear your heart beating all the way over here.” Karson replied, “I know, but I ‘m scared and I’m freaking out.” Matt said, “Don’t worry, ghosts only appear in movies and video games.” They rang the door bell and it sounded like a ghostly scream. Suddenly the door opened by itself and they could feel a rush of freezing wind. As they entered the front room, they could see bats hanging from the ceiling. Matt and Karson both knew to be quiet and not to disturb the bats to avoid being attacked by them.
They quietly searched the house and were suddenly surprised to see what looked like the ghost of Bernice Witherspoon. She appeared to be floating in the air and she looked transparent. Matt and Karson froze and the ghostly figure chased out of the house screamed,” Stay out of my house!”
Karson turned to Matt and asked, “Did you see the strings attached to the top of the ghost or was it just me?” Matt replied, “Yes I did but I was still afraid.” They decided to come back the next day when it was light.
The next day, Matt and Karson went to the old mansion and saw that there were guide rails in the ceiling that had been concealed in the darkness the night before. They also realized the bats were made of plastic but they looked real in the dark. They noticed a speaker hidden behind a chair, and followed the wires all the way to the basement, were they found a person digging a hole in the middle of the room. Matt asked the man, “What are you doing down here?” The guy was so startled that he started to run after Matt and Karson and he tripped and fell into the hole and was unable to get out. Karson called the police from his cell phone.
When the police arrived, they arrested Bernie Witherspoon. They asked Karson, “How did you boys catch him?” Karson told the police about what they witnessed and investigated. They also found the drill that was making the scary noises. After talking with Bernie, Karson discovered that he had murdered his sister and was digging for the family fortune.
While the police were taking Bernie Witherspoon to jail, Bernie shouted, “I would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for you medalling kids!”
Karson and Matt got back to their HQ and Matt said, “I told you, not everything you see is real.” Karson answered with, “Yeah, yeah, I know, I will remember that next time.”