Ghost Stories

From under the sacred and mysterious Matapalo Tree in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, psychic medium Sally Rice shares one of her many personal experiences with Ghosts and Spirits from across the veil. In this video, Sally tells us about the ghost that haunted her apartment in Florence, Italy, back in the early 1980’s.


Matapalo tree behind us, one of the most famous trees of Costa Rica and full of folk lore. The story has it that there’s a witch that lives inside the Matapalo and she comes out at night, and if you don’t have a pure heart, or an authentic soul, she might take your spirit.

And since, here we are at Agape, Costa Rica, and I wanted to share with you one of my ghost stories, because they’re fun.

Back in the ’80s, that was a long time ago, so while I was living in Italy I rented this house. Actually, it wasn’t a house. It was a castle from the 9th century, and I lived there some roommates. And one night, one night about 11 o’clock at night my roommates and I heard this piano playing. We’re like, “Oh my goodness gracious. What is that piano.” And ignored it, carried on, did our homework, went to bed. Next night, same thing. This piano always coming at night.

So it was all right for a few days, but after a while I thought, “Well, this is kind of annoying. I probably wanna tell the land lady, whoever’s playing could they just keep it down and maybe just not play at midnight?”

So I went over to talk to the land lady who lived next door. Now, this castle that we lived in had three bedrooms on the lower level, but there was a staircase that lead up to this tower and that was where the music was coming from. And we didn’t have access to that tower, because it wasn’t part of our rental. It was actually just adjacent to us, but still in the same castle. And I went to tell the land lady about it. I said, “You know, I’m so sorry but there’s somebody who keeps playing the piano and it just is keeping us from sleeping, and do you think you could just ask them to just keep it down?”

And as soon I said that, her face turned white. She was, “Oh, my goodness gracious.” And she told us that the, well, it was an attic actually where the sound was coming from, had belonged to her mother when her mother was alive, and she was a concert pianist and she had her piano up there, but it had been locked for decades and no one had been up there.

So, clearly, the spirit of this woman came back and once we had identified it, we just enjoyed the music. It was her mother. She had passed away many, many years before. Her piano was up there and that was what we were hearing. So we weren’t afraid, because how can you be afraid of a piano playing?

But anyway, that was a definite wonderful haunting experience with witnesses, one of many. And that’s just a little bit of background for you guys to experience here at Agape, Costa Rica.

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