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Elisabunny

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2490 on: January 24, 2014, 08:27:16 PM »
I find the concept of a ghost obsessed with parsley absolutely hilarious.  Would one of our local writers please write a story about this?  ;D
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2491 on: January 27, 2014, 01:34:04 PM »
If the jar is empty, he'll move the plastic bag used at the bulk bin at the grocery store to my couch to let me know I need to buy more. I have no idea why parsley would be so compelling to a ghost, but so be it. If the scariest things I have to deal with are mobile herbs and a purring cat, I've got it good.

Not to mention, how could one fling out a hair tie?

Are you leaving the bag of parsely out on the counter or something?  If so I bet the cat is grabbing it.  Parsley can look suspiciously like catnip, lol.

The elastic on your hair tie could have just randomly snapped.  That's happened to me.

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« Reply #2492 on: January 27, 2014, 01:35:07 PM »
Almost a month ago, I wrote about our beloved cat, Mr. Baxter, dying, in the "I Need a Hug" section.  At the time, we told him that he could come back to the house and stay with us forever.

Last Tuesday, my sister told me that she saw him.  Just his face, and then it faded away.  I mentioned that I would like to see him also.

Starting that night, the TV in the spare bedroom (which I am the only one to use) started turning itself on.  Constantly.  Wednesday night, my sister turned it off 5 times before I got home.  She told me about it, and said she thought that was Baxter's way of contacting me.

Thursday night, I came out of the bathroom, and from about 15 feet away, I could see the TV was on.  I said, "Hi, honey!  Let's go to sleep now."  The TV turned itself off.

My sister has seen him about four times now (she says it is getting stronger), and the TV will turn itself on when I walk past the room.  It usually turns itself off once I greet him, although this morning, I had to physically turn it off.
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2493 on: January 27, 2014, 03:54:22 PM »
Speaking of cats...

After my father's beloved cat passed away he and my stepmom got a new cat.  Their old cat was orange and the new one is tortoiseshell.  One day my dad's co-worker couldn't reach him on the phone so he dropped by the house.  Apparently their new cat walked into the room and the man said "Where did that cat come from?"  My dad said "This is our cat" and the man said "But when I came in I saw an orange cat in your kitchen."

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« Reply #2494 on: January 27, 2014, 04:28:34 PM »
I've seen Willow several times out of the corner of my eye.  The white paws are particularly noticeable.
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2495 on: January 27, 2014, 06:12:40 PM »

Are you leaving the bag of parsely out on the counter or something?  If so I bet the cat is grabbing it.  Parsley can look suspiciously like catnip, lol.

The elastic on your hair tie could have just randomly snapped.  That's happened to me.

Nope, it's kept on a bookshelf that's closed in on three sides towards the back. There is no way for a cat to get it it without knocking everything in front of it over. However, they are quite adept at finding herbal tea that is made with even the smallest amount catnip and spreading it all over the place. The hairtie elastic wasn't broken, but maybe some draft hit it just right. My hair is terribly thin, so that could be a possibility.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2496 on: January 27, 2014, 09:47:06 PM »
Almost a month ago, I wrote about our beloved cat, Mr. Baxter, dying, in the "I Need a Hug" section.  At the time, we told him that he could come back to the house and stay with us forever.

Last Tuesday, my sister told me that she saw him.  Just his face, and then it faded away.  I mentioned that I would like to see him also.

Starting that night, the TV in the spare bedroom (which I am the only one to use) started turning itself on.  Constantly.  Wednesday night, my sister turned it off 5 times before I got home.  She told me about it, and said she thought that was Baxter's way of contacting me.

Thursday night, I came out of the bathroom, and from about 15 feet away, I could see the TV was on.  I said, "Hi, honey!  Let's go to sleep now."  The TV turned itself off.

My sister has seen him about four times now (she says it is getting stronger), and the TV will turn itself on when I walk past the room.  It usually turns itself off once I greet him, although this morning, I had to physically turn it off.

Oh, dear.  The cat has learned to turn on the TV.  Just wait'll he finds Animal Planet. :D

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2497 on: January 28, 2014, 08:05:57 AM »
Animal Planet- Porn for Kitties!
I had a friend who was watching an AP program about lions. The lion let out an amorous roar, and her cat, who was in another room, came running. He   watched intently until the lions had concluded their Scrabble game, and then he strolled nonchalantly away. The cat had never before watched TV, and hasn't since (she's not willing to deliberately turn on programs about lions mating to see if he would watch again!)

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« Reply #2498 on: January 30, 2014, 04:31:33 PM »
I'm hoping that since this thread is up to 168 pages (wow!) that the good EHell folks won't question my sanity. 

We have a house ghost.  He's been there much longer than we have, it's a 100+ year old house.  Sometimes he's helpful, sometimes he plays small tricks like hiding things.  When we did some remodeling, he was LOUD until we changed it back. 

The last few weeks, it seems like he has been attention seeking.  Loud footsteps, shadows etc He's even moved things right in front of us!  I'm not scared but DH is getting nervous.  We've lived in the house for nearly 15 years so this was pretty unusual.

An Ehellion gave me some excellent advice on him once and I'm hoping some one has a suggestion. 

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« Reply #2499 on: January 30, 2014, 05:50:26 PM »
Our home is almost 100 years old and we've lived here about 8 years.  When we first moved in, I would hear a static noise vaguely coming from the basement.  It sounded like a radio tuned to two different stations at the same time.  DH teased me about it until he started hearing it.  Sometimes he'll go downstairs to really make sure that nothing is on.  Of course it gets quiet when you open the basement door.

When we first moved in, I would hear the basement door open/shut and footsteps in the kitchen.  It wasn't a big deal.  However, I haven't heard it in a couple of years.  I wonder if his wife (the elderly woman we bought the house from) passed away and he's joined her.  I kinda miss him.

In the first year we lived here, DH had a lot of little things come up missing.  He'd simply ask that they be returned and they were.  Who/whatever it was never took anything of mine though.

Only once did something scare me.  I was awake at night (normal since I work the night shift and it was my night off) and I was sitting in bed.  I looked towards the door and saw a vaguely human figure but it had a lion-like head.  The outline of its body was a glowing burnt orange color.  It was just standing there looking at me.  I screamed and it vanished.  I'm really sorry that I scared it away.  Normally I would talk to something like that and ask who/what it was but instead I scared it.  The room didn't feel heavy or cold and I didn't have any particular bad vibes other than being startled.

Our house is old but it has a really good vibe to it.  As soon as we stepped in the house we knew that we wanted it.  It felt "just right" to both of us immediately.  Even the basement has a good feeling in it.

We have started to hear each other's voices when we're not home though.  That's not fun.  We aren't bothered by the idea of a ghost but it scares us to think that one of us might be hurt and calling out.  For example, multiple times DH has heard me calling for him and he gets up in the middle of the night searching the house for me even though he knows that I'm at work.  Or last month, I heard a male voice say "Hello" and I freaked out.  I went all around looking for DH even though he was supposed to be at work.  I was afraid that he had fallen somewhere and I went room to room screaming his name.  If a ghost is going to talk to me, the least he can do is make it known that he's the one talking and not DH or an intruder.

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« Reply #2500 on: February 04, 2014, 01:18:58 AM »
I had a creepy experience at Mom's house one time. When she writes down a note or counts, she'll also say it quietly under her breath. So I wasn't surprised when I heard, from the other side of a partitioned wall, her counting out loud and noting things she'd done for a particular task. I called out to ask how it was going, but there was no reply. I thought "Hah, she must be really deep in thought. I'll ask again." No answer a second time. I walked around the wall. No Mom there. And then I found out she'd been on the other side of the house taking a nap  :o

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2501 on: February 04, 2014, 12:11:40 PM »
Animal Planet- Porn for Kitties!
I had a friend who was watching an AP program about lions. The lion let out an amorous roar, and her cat, who was in another room, came running. He   watched intently until the lions had concluded their Scrabble game, and then he strolled nonchalantly away. The cat had never before watched TV, and hasn't since (she's not willing to deliberately turn on programs about lions mating to see if he would watch again!)

My former roommate's  cat, who wasn't overly fond of people, used to park himself right in front of the TV and watch intently every time someone had The Ghost and the Darkness on.

To continue the ghost theme, I once heard my guinea pig digging around in her cage a month after she died. The cage wasn't even in my room anymore--Mom had moved it outside--but there's no doubt in my mind I heard her.
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2502 on: February 04, 2014, 01:32:12 PM »
I had a creepy experience at Mom's house one time. When she writes down a note or counts, she'll also say it quietly under her breath. So I wasn't surprised when I heard, from the other side of a partitioned wall, her counting out loud and noting things she'd done for a particular task. I called out to ask how it was going, but there was no reply. I thought "Hah, she must be really deep in thought. I'll ask again." No answer a second time. I walked around the wall. No Mom there. And then I found out she'd been on the other side of the house taking a nap  :o
Perhaps she was dreaming about doing the task?  And 'broadcasting' just enough for you to hear her?
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« Reply #2503 on: February 04, 2014, 02:29:27 PM »

My former roommate's  cat, who wasn't overly fond of people, used to park himself right in front of the TV and watch intently every time someone had The Ghost and the Darkness on.


Taking notes, no doubt.   >:D

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2504 on: February 04, 2014, 05:32:44 PM »
I had a creepy experience at Mom's house one time. When she writes down a note or counts, she'll also say it quietly under her breath. So I wasn't surprised when I heard, from the other side of a partitioned wall, her counting out loud and noting things she'd done for a particular task. I called out to ask how it was going, but there was no reply. I thought "Hah, she must be really deep in thought. I'll ask again." No answer a second time. I walked around the wall. No Mom there. And then I found out she'd been on the other side of the house taking a nap  :o
Perhaps she was dreaming about doing the task?  And 'broadcasting' just enough for you to hear her?

Or you were hearing an echo...kind of like a tape recording of her previously doing the task..
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