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Kerouac Haunting

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I am trying to place an anecdote that I read in a Kerouac novel. It has been haunting me. It is possibly something like a Native American story that goes something like this:
The child is afraid of ghosts. His parents tell him not to be silly that they do not exist. His grandmother pulls him aside and tells him to that ghosts, yes, do exist, believe.
Can anyone help me in placing this?