Caesalpinia Pulcherrimaa, common names are Dwarf Poinciana, Peacock flower, Red Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise. Pride of Barbados and flamboyan-de-jardin. I love the last one if I could pronounce it.
The dark and dank basement was haunted. Every time I went down to get coal for our wood burning stove, I had to walk to the back of the basement, where the funnel came through the wall to the place where they dumped our coal.
I could feel something, I felt as if there were someone there with me. I scampered quickly to fill the coal bucket and back up the stairs. We lived in a 9 room frame house, 6 downstairs and 3 up, and one coal burning stove in the corner of the living room to heat that house. Many mornings I woke up with ice on the inside of my bedroom window.
My dad always told me the feeling in the basement was in my head. But when I was in my 30's he admitted to me and my mother that he felt it to, but would never admit it.