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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2265 on: February 28, 2013, 03:53:03 PM »
I'm starting to think we have our own inhabitants, though the evidence is kind of flimsy.

From my bed, I can see into my daughters' room a little bit.  There's a slight offset in the doorways.  There is also a nightlight on the outlet just to the right of their door as you walk into their room.

The other night, I was reading in my bed and I swear I kept seeing shadows move about their room.  At first, I thought it was the girls horsing around but when I went in to tell them they needed to get to sleep, I discovered they were already sound asleep.

So...I hope it was just my eyes playing tricks on me!  I don't know if I mentioned this on this thread yet but one day over early last fall, I was lying in bed mustering the energy to get up.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw who I thought was DD7 walk past my door.  I thought, "Well at least I won't be fighting with her to get up."  But when I got up to get my other DD up, they were both sound asleep.  I was really hoping it was my imagination.

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I see stuff out of the corners of my eyes all the time. I choose to believe it's just my mind playing tricks on me. I think there is a name for that and it's pretty common, so it could be all in your head.

I think this is one of the few times I'm happy to believe something is all in my head.   ;D

You all are seeing "shadow people."  Here are some explanations:  http://paranormal.about.com/od/trueghoststories/a/shadow-people.htm

Eesh.  Well, I have never, ever felt any extra "feelings" in our house, malevolent or otherwise so here's hoping for:

My vivid imagination
Astral travelers
Time travelers
Interdimensional beings

And in that order.   :P

It's just alien anthropologists studying human customs up close.
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2266 on: March 03, 2013, 12:13:59 AM »
Here's one:

I've always had iffy feelings about our family room (now dining room) and a part of our backyard.  The former I hate going past at night, though if I look over I swear it appears darker somehow.  It also seems to block Wifi and other radio signals to an extent (I have horrid luck using an FM broadcaster from my iPod to my shortwave sitting right next to it.)  We also report being colder there than the rest of the house.

The latter I outright refuse to go in or even look at at night.  I've gotten a little braver about it, but something gives me huge creeps and I can barely stand it.  No one else seems to, though, but I'm usually pretty good about handling the dark, so its not that either.

Mostly, I keep a nightlight because I'm a klutz.

Anyone else got an idea?

And no, the backyard and family room are in no way connected, i.e. right next to each other, though the yard does wrap around the house and to the side of the room.

I also remember my room always seemed to be cold when I was younger, but I'm convinced it's either bad luck (it never gets any sun past 10 AM or so), or bad venting.  Still, that is right outside the part of the yard I'm afraid to go into at night, and while my window looks out into it, its completely covered with curtains so I can't see out of it.  If they are even a peek open, I freak a little and have to readjust them.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2267 on: March 03, 2013, 01:55:32 AM »
About a week ago I think I had a spirit cat purr in my ear.  Scared the bejeezers out of me.  I was sitting here at my computer.  I swear I heard a purr and thought I saw a shadow out of the corner of my eye.  It wasn't my cat.  He would have had to have been hovering in the air at shoulder level in order to purr in my ear.  It was a loud purr.  Of course I wonder if it was just my imagination, but wow, it really was loud. 

I have a man hanging around...I think...maybe it's just my imagination...I think he might be a spirit guide.  He hangs out in the back seat of the car sometimes.  Imagine my startle when I thought there was a guy in the car.  I looked back and no one there.  I'm kind of used to it now, but it still gives me a start when I think I catch some guy in the car in my peripheral vision.  He hangs out sometimes in the office with me.  I only catch only a glimpse from the corner of my eye.  I do believe in spirits and spirit guides, but of course I always wonder if it's my mind playing tricks on me.   

On one hand, I wouldn't mind opening up the ability to see spirits, but on the other hand, it scares me.  I don't think my house is "haunted" per se, but I think spirits do pop in and out sometimes. 

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2268 on: March 14, 2013, 06:38:19 AM »
Wow! I've just spent the past week reading the whole thread. The experiences you guys have had are amazing.

I must say that I'm very glad that I appear to have no sensitivity whatsoever. The house we own (we're currently renting it out while we live in another city for my husband's job) was the site of the previous owner's suicide. We didn't find that out until after we had put an offer on the house (in my home state, suicides are not required to be disclosed to potential owners, but murders are). We decided to go ahead with the house purchase and haven't had any unusual experiences (fingers crossed!)

The city we live in now, and even the building we live in, has been home to many horrific things over the past hundred years. There is a building just down the block that witnessed many, many terrible events during the time of Nazi occupation. Many visitors have said that they feel an overwhelming depression when getting close to the building and have questioned why we would live so close to it, but I haven't felt a thing. Thank goodness, because I have an overactive imagination, and it wouldn't take much to scare me away.

The only stories that I have that have hints of paranormal activity are from when I was a child - and I had that previously mentioned overactive imagination, so I can't be certain of the stories' veracity  ;)

The first is that I had a small clown doll that was handmade by a friend of my mother's and given to me when I was young (I think as a baby). I had no particular fear of clowns and I actually loved the circus, but I started trying to throw the doll away suddenly when I was about 6 or 7. My mom asked me why and I told her that it kept appearing on the foot of my bed when I awoke in the mornings, when it had been sitting on the dresser when I went to bed that evening. She said it must have been my sister moving it as a prank (which is absolutely something she would do) but she denied it, both then and to this day (we're in our thirties now).

In the same house, we had an intercom system in all of the rooms. At night, I would hear a male voice coming from the speaker in my room, but it wasn't my dad's voice and he was sound asleep when I went to my parents' room in terror! My parents had no idea what to think of this but said it was probably interference from some other electronics. This was in the 80s, though, so there wasn't an abundance of cell phone signals around :)

In that same house, I often had recurring dreams about a ghost in the hallway that looked like my sister, but when I tried to speak to it, I would see my sister standing in another room of the house.  I haven't had any dreams like that since we moved from the house when I was 10, though. So again - was it the product of an overactive imagination? I think so... since I've never experienced anything since that time... but I guess I'll never know for sure.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2269 on: March 14, 2013, 07:59:01 AM »
It's generally accepted that children are more sensitive than adults, so it's very possible those experiences were real but you've since lost whatever ability you had that let you experience them.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2270 on: March 14, 2013, 11:55:56 AM »
I always get excited when I see this thread's updated!
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2271 on: March 14, 2013, 12:44:48 PM »
I wonder if my Dad has been visiting me lately?  Since about Christmas time I have noticed my bedroom door shutting, or rather , I hear it shutting - the clicking shut sound, and when I look it is shut.  I have never seen it shutting but when I investigate, it is shut.  Initially I thought the cat was shutting it, i.e.  leaning against it but several times now I have heard it, checked it and cat was in another room entirely.  Just this morning I was standing at the bathroom sink and heard the bedroom door click shut.  I peeked out of the bathroom and it is indeed shut.  Look around for cat, open door, cat is asleep on sofa.  Since door opens in, cat would've had to be inside room to shut door.  I am not always alone when it shuts either, and it has also shut in the middle of the night.  My DS told me one morning that he heard me shut my door at about midnight.  I just told him it wasn't me.  He loves all things paranormal so he didn't seem scared by it.  And, no one has ever witnessed it in the act of shutting, you hear the noise and it's shut.
Said door never slams.  It is a gentle, click click as it shuts.  I just wonder if Dad has heard my many prayers to come for a visit and decided he would finally apease me.   ???
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2272 on: March 14, 2013, 12:52:40 PM »
Menley's stories reminded me of 2 from my own childhood (I'm pretty sure I haven't already posted these).

First, one year when I was 10/11 I received a small area rug shaped like a foot.  It was cute - fuzzy sort of feeling with 5 toes.  I would guess it was a little over 3 feet long.  I put it on the floor of my bedroom.  One morning I woke up and noticed that the toes were curled up - like when you bend your toes down and the knuckles come up (not sure that makes sense but not sure it matters).  I straightened the rug and didn't think of it again, until the next morning when it looked like the rug had entirely moved from where it started.  Now, I have 3 older brothers and I figured it could be one of them playing a trick on me.  I learned early on not to say something - not to give a response - so they'd get bored and tire of whatever it was. But, this kept happening and none of them said anything so I started to get a little worried.  The foot rug was always in a different place in the morning than it was in the evening (about 7 - 10 days).  Finally one morning I woke up and looked over the edge of my bed and didn't see the rug at all.  I leaned over further and there it was, right next to my bed with the big toe propped up against the side rail!  I jumped out of bed, rolled that thing up tight and threw it in the back of my closet.  Still no one said anything and years later I asked an no one claimed to be moving it.

Second, I had a heat register next to my bed.  Not long after the foot area rug incident I started waking up (which by itself is a miracle because I have always slept like the dead) to hear voices coming from the register.  I couldn't make out words but I definitely heard voices (everyone in the house already in bed and sleeping).  One night it freaked me out so much I went to sleep on my sister's bedroom floor.  After that night I don't remember hearing the voices ever again.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2273 on: March 14, 2013, 01:43:49 PM »
My family once lived in a house where the whole family was creeped out by the hallway and stairs (this house also has a basement where it sometimes felt normal and other times felt like you are being watched).  Then we later lived in a one-story house where we were creeped out by the hallway.  Even visitors felt it. 

What's with hallways and stairs?  I've since read or seen on TV many stories about the same issue.  Thankfully my current house, which has both hallways and stairs, feel perfectly fine.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2274 on: March 14, 2013, 02:06:53 PM »
Wow! I've just spent the past week reading the whole thread. The experiences you guys have had are amazing.

I must say that I'm very glad that I appear to have no sensitivity whatsoever. The house we own (we're currently renting it out while we live in another city for my husband's job) was the site of the previous owner's suicide. We didn't find that out until after we had put an offer on the house (in my home state, suicides are not required to be disclosed to potential owners, but murders are). We decided to go ahead with the house purchase and haven't had any unusual experiences (fingers crossed!)

The city we live in now, and even the building we live in, has been home to many horrific things over the past hundred years. There is a building just down the block that witnessed many, many terrible events during the time of Nazi occupation. Many visitors have said that they feel an overwhelming depression when getting close to the building and have questioned why we would live so close to it, but I haven't felt a thing. Thank goodness, because I have an overactive imagination, and it wouldn't take much to scare me away.

The only stories that I have that have hints of paranormal activity are from when I was a child - and I had that previously mentioned overactive imagination, so I can't be certain of the stories' veracity  ;)

The first is that I had a small clown doll that was handmade by a friend of my mother's and given to me when I was young (I think as a baby). I had no particular fear of clowns and I actually loved the circus, but I started trying to throw the doll away suddenly when I was about 6 or 7. My mom asked me why and I told her that it kept appearing on the foot of my bed when I awoke in the mornings, when it had been sitting on the dresser when I went to bed that evening. She said it must have been my sister moving it as a prank (which is absolutely something she would do) but she denied it, both then and to this day (we're in our thirties now).

In the same house, we had an intercom system in all of the rooms. At night, I would hear a male voice coming from the speaker in my room, but it wasn't my dad's voice and he was sound asleep when I went to my parents' room in terror! My parents had no idea what to think of this but said it was probably interference from some other electronics. This was in the 80s, though, so there wasn't an abundance of cell phone signals around :)

In that same house, I often had recurring dreams about a ghost in the hallway that looked like my sister, but when I tried to speak to it, I would see my sister standing in another room of the house.  I haven't had any dreams like that since we moved from the house when I was 10, though. So again - was it the product of an overactive imagination? I think so... since I've never experienced anything since that time... but I guess I'll never know for sure.
Apparently sound can travel from one house to another.  In the 80's my mom was very ill and we lived in the back house from her.  We  had an intercom between the two houses and a neighbor told us she was picking up our conversations on hers, so she turned it off (I thought that was so thoughtful).

About your other experiences...yikes!
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2275 on: March 14, 2013, 02:09:30 PM »
I always get excited when I see this thread's updated!

me too

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« Reply #2276 on: March 14, 2013, 02:26:07 PM »
Re: older intercoms

One of my CW's also has a mid 80's one.  She picks up her neighbors baby monitors, cordless phone calls and CB chatter from the highway (she lives about a mile or so from it).
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2277 on: March 14, 2013, 03:54:52 PM »
Re: older intercoms

One of my CW's also has a mid 80's one.  She picks up her neighbors baby monitors, cordless phone calls and CB chatter from the highway (she lives about a mile or so from it).

That makes me feel much better! :)

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2278 on: March 14, 2013, 08:19:03 PM »
Wow! I've just spent the past week reading the whole thread. The experiences you guys have had are amazing.

I must say that I'm very glad that I appear to have no sensitivity whatsoever. The house we own (we're currently renting it out while we live in another city for my husband's job) was the site of the previous owner's suicide. We didn't find that out until after we had put an offer on the house (in my home state, suicides are not required to be disclosed to potential owners, but murders are). We decided to go ahead with the house purchase and haven't had any unusual experiences (fingers crossed!)

The city we live in now, and even the building we live in, has been home to many horrific things over the past hundred years. There is a building just down the block that witnessed many, many terrible events during the time of Nazi occupation. Many visitors have said that they feel an overwhelming depression when getting close to the building and have questioned why we would live so close to it, but I haven't felt a thing. Thank goodness, because I have an overactive imagination, and it wouldn't take much to scare me away.

The only stories that I have that have hints of paranormal activity are from when I was a child - and I had that previously mentioned overactive imagination, so I can't be certain of the stories' veracity  ;)

The first is that I had a small clown doll that was handmade by a friend of my mother's and given to me when I was young (I think as a baby). I had no particular fear of clowns and I actually loved the circus, but I started trying to throw the doll away suddenly when I was about 6 or 7. My mom asked me why and I told her that it kept appearing on the foot of my bed when I awoke in the mornings, when it had been sitting on the dresser when I went to bed that evening. She said it must have been my sister moving it as a prank (which is absolutely something she would do) but she denied it, both then and to this day (we're in our thirties now).

In the same house, we had an intercom system in all of the rooms. At night, I would hear a male voice coming from the speaker in my room, but it wasn't my dad's voice and he was sound asleep when I went to my parents' room in terror! My parents had no idea what to think of this but said it was probably interference from some other electronics. This was in the 80s, though, so there wasn't an abundance of cell phone signals around :)

In that same house, I often had recurring dreams about a ghost in the hallway that looked like my sister, but when I tried to speak to it, I would see my sister standing in another room of the house.  I haven't had any dreams like that since we moved from the house when I was 10, though. So again - was it the product of an overactive imagination? I think so... since I've never experienced anything since that time... but I guess I'll never know for sure.

The intercom could have picked up a CB radio frequency.  The speaker system at my church growing up would.  We'd be praying or the pastor would be leading the sermon and suddenly we'd hear someone on the highway several blocks away asking for directions, or worse as in one case, describing his Saturday night date in details young ears didn't need to hear.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2279 on: March 17, 2013, 06:25:11 AM »
I finally have a story for this thread!

My mother died almost eight years ago, and Dad and I have started attributing all sorts of things to her - finding lost objects, remembering things we don't want to forget, etc.

At the moment Dad and I are cleaning up the house in preparation for putting it on the market. Dad got married five years ago and moved in with his now-wife, while I stayed in what had been the family home, which is the one that will soon be sold. Last night I was cleaning things off shelves in the walk-through wardrobe that are the last couple of bags of stuff Dad never took with him when he moved out. I went to bed with it half-done.

As I was about to fall asleep, I heard Mum's voice saying "the Lourdes water." I said something like "Yes, Mum, I won't forget to pack it."

The Lourdes water is a bottle of water Mum brought back from a trip she and my late Grandmother took to Lourdes forty years ago or so. It's a big plastic bottle that is about half-full.

When I continued cleaning up this morning, I found the bottle (which I am sure was standing up when I went to bed) lying on its side, slowly leaking. Only a small amount of water had escaped, but clearly Mum wasn't happy at it happening and felt she had to tell me.