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Brian Utterback is my little brother, younger than me by two years. He is currently going to Utah Valley University and is a sophomore studying construction management. When he is back home in California, Brian likes to ride dirt bikes, go shooting with friends, and drive around with our cousins, getting Dutch Bros. Now he splits up his time between going to school and working full time. My brother loves to tell ghost stories. He loves anything haunted and whenever he comes up to visit us, we usually spend our time watching scary movies and going to the nunnery or summoning Witch Hekeda.
When I called him, I had just gotten back from buying food and he was sitting in his room in Provo. He usually tells this story when we talk with our cousins about all the haunted stuff that goes on at our grandparent's home which is on our property. Multiple family members have had the same experience so it is a popular subject to bring up at family dinners.
Uh I just saw a face one time. I remember I was sleeping um and I looked down at the feet of my bed I just saw like a face. It kinda looked like grandma’s face. Just staring at me. Went back to bed, nothing ever happened.
Even though this story is short, I think it is just as important as other longer stories. He told this very nonchalantly, like it was normal and wasn't that big of a deal. I don't think it is short because he didn't believe it, instead I think it was short because by his tone it sounded as if stuff like this happened all the time.
Dr. Lynne McNeill
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Utterback, Amber, "Grandma's Face" (2018). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 573.