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cabbagegirl28

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2580 on: August 19, 2014, 07:16:00 AM »
I was in church a couple weeks ago, and the children's sermon was about Jesus walking on water. For those who don't know, when the disciples first see Jesus, they think he's a ghost.

Keep in mind that violinp, several others in my church, and I have...experienced the presence of our former music director in church.

One little kid stoutly said, "But there's no such thing as ghosts!", as if anyone could possibly believe differently.

At that moment, I, being far from any AC vents or other possibility of cool air, got smacked with a rush of ice cold air on my back. I had to laugh that our music director was once again making himself known.

I already knew he was in there, though, because the sanctuary felt "weird". That's the way I describe a room when I feel a presence or several presences, but it just means that I get the sense that I'm not in a simple existence. So I whispered, "Director, if you're here, move the right banner." Butter me up and call me a biscuit if he didn't shake the bottom of that banner.

In news about the ghosts in violinp's and my house, one of them tried to shove me down the stairs about a month ago. I know I'm clumsy, but my mom was off somewhere else, and my dad and sister were downstairs. There was no one and nothing that I could have felt putting its hands on my back and pushing me.




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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2581 on: August 19, 2014, 03:14:49 PM »

  In news about the ghosts in violinp's and my house, one of them tried to shove me down the stairs about a month ago. I know I'm clumsy, but my mom was off somewhere else, and my dad and sister were downstairs. There was no one and nothing that I could have felt putting its hands on my back and pushing me.

Okay, if they start doing that, I'm getting someone in to get it out! Too scary and what if someone is really hurt? Nope, time to see the light and go!

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2582 on: August 19, 2014, 05:37:22 PM »

  In news about the ghosts in violinp's and my house, one of them tried to shove me down the stairs about a month ago. I know I'm clumsy, but my mom was off somewhere else, and my dad and sister were downstairs. There was no one and nothing that I could have felt putting its hands on my back and pushing me.

Okay, if they start doing that, I'm getting someone in to get it out! Too scary and what if someone is really hurt? Nope, time to see the light and go!

Yeah, that is NOT cool.  That spook needs to be shown the door.

You might try doing a full-house smudge with white sage.  That'll get rid of anything that's not making a real effort to stick around.  If that doesn't work and your ghostie keeps making with the attempted harm, it's time to call in the big guns.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2583 on: August 19, 2014, 05:50:22 PM »
Question: what happens to the spirits, after a smudge with sage?
Do they pass into another dimension? Or move into someone else's home?

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« Reply #2584 on: August 19, 2014, 05:54:21 PM »
Question: what happens to the spirits, after a smudge with sage?
Do they pass into another dimension? Or move into someone else's home?

Depends on the spirit, really.  Some of them just sort of drift off, others find somewhere to be that isn't inhabited by all those annoying alive people.  Others do make pests of themselves and find someone else to bother.

They do tend to be attracted to folks with the ability to see/hear them, though.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2585 on: August 19, 2014, 05:56:26 PM »
A local paranormal investigation society is interested in doing an investigation of my home.  I'm thinking of letting them.  I wonder, if they find anything will it weird me out?  LOL.  If I can find someplace to take all the critters when the paranormal folks want to investigate, I think I'll go for it.
One of the things I appreciate about my "new house" is how neutral it feels.  I'm never scared here.  The home itself is around 100 years old, and I don't know much about its history, but I never get that creepy feeling. 

No feeling of cats jumping on the bed when mine are soundly asleep at my feet.  No sounds of someone creakily walking out in the kitchen when the entire family is accounted for and asleep.  No sounds unaccounted for.  (Well, the sump pump is noisy and startles me sometimes, but that's not creepy!)    :D

Every other place I have lived in my adult life has had weird things happen on occasion, and occasionally given me a creepy feeling, but not here.  The house has some issues, and I got a deal on it because of this, but feeling safe and unafraid here is priceless.  I still leave a lamp on in the living room and turn on the kitchen sink light when my son is out and I'm home alone at night, but I am never really creeped out.  I agree with Eddie Murphy's take on people living in a "haunted" house.    ;D
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2586 on: August 19, 2014, 07:12:20 PM »
Question: what happens to the spirits, after a smudge with sage?
Do they pass into another dimension? Or move into someone else's home?

Depends on the spirit, really.  Some of them just sort of drift off, others find somewhere to be that isn't inhabited by all those annoying alive people.  Others do make pests of themselves and find someone else to bother.

They do tend to be attracted to folks with the ability to see/hear them, though.


Oh lovely. That's always good news! :P
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2587 on: August 19, 2014, 08:49:08 PM »
Question: what happens to the spirits, after a smudge with sage?
Do they pass into another dimension? Or move into someone else's home?

Depends on the spirit, really.  Some of them just sort of drift off, others find somewhere to be that isn't inhabited by all those annoying alive people.  Others do make pests of themselves and find someone else to bother.

They do tend to be attracted to folks with the ability to see/hear them, though.


Oh lovely. That's always good news! :P

Well, think about it.  Wouldn't you be?  If you were stuck in between worlds and had a choice of drifting through people who had no idea you were even there and getting some actual interaction with the people who can see  you, which would you choose?  A pretty good percentage of "mischievous" behavior in spirits has its roots in attention-seeking.  Sometimes, they just go too far, and it takes a spiritual smack upside the head for them to get the message that they screwed up.

There are nasty ones, but those are the exception rather than the rule.  And while sometimes they're malevolent, it's more often that they're just so scared/lonely/lost that they lash out without really understanding what they're doing.

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« Reply #2588 on: August 19, 2014, 09:07:40 PM »
That's probably why they don't seem to bother me.  I do seem to have a "ghost cat" that I see out of the corner of my eye on occasion that's a white cat.  None of mine are even close to white - one's a predominantly black tuxedo cat and the other two are gray/black tabbies with some white markings - but it doesn't seem to bother them so it doesn't bother me. 

Now, when my sister and I were at my late aunt's house, she told me all about the things she sensed.  I sensed nothing.  My dad told me he'd always thought that house was haunted (just what you need to hear when you're all alone in a large house except for a cat) but I still sensed nothing.  Max, the cat, didn't act as though he sensed anything, either.  Maybe since he'd lived in that house since he was a kitten he thought there was nothing unusual going on.  My sister, on the other hand, said that my great-grandmother was still there (she died in 1967) and didn't like the fact that I was selling "her" house.  She told me what to say to get Great-Grandma to move along and I repeated it, and according to her Great-Grandma had indeed moved on, but I still didn't sense anything different. 

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2589 on: August 19, 2014, 10:31:00 PM »
That's probably why they don't seem to bother me.  I do seem to have a "ghost cat" that I see out of the corner of my eye on occasion that's a white cat.  None of mine are even close to white - 
There's a hotel in Eureka Springs that has both human and feline ghosts. The owners told the story of seeing their cat nuzzlepurr what appeared to them to be thin air. They concluded that there had to be a ghost that the cat could see, and figured if the cat liked it, it must be a good ghost. Then, years later, the cat died, and soon after guests started inquiring if there were a hotel cat, as they had felt a cat rubbing up against their ankles. They figured that since the cat had so enjoyed being a hotel cat, he just decided to stay with his ghostly friends and human family rather than going to the Bridge.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2590 on: August 20, 2014, 02:39:14 AM »
Question: what happens to the spirits, after a smudge with sage?
Do they pass into another dimension? Or move into someone else's home?

Depends on the spirit, really.  Some of them just sort of drift off, others find somewhere to be that isn't inhabited by all those annoying alive people.  Others do make pests of themselves and find someone else to bother.

They do tend to be attracted to folks with the ability to see/hear them, though.


Oh lovely. That's always good news! :P

Well, think about it.  Wouldn't you be?  If you were stuck in between worlds and had a choice of drifting through people who had no idea you were even there and getting some actual interaction with the people who can see  you, which would you choose?  A pretty good percentage of "mischievous" behavior in spirits has its roots in attention-seeking.  Sometimes, they just go too far, and it takes a spiritual smack upside the head for them to get the message that they screwed up.

There are nasty ones, but those are the exception rather than the rule.  And while sometimes they're malevolent, it's more often that they're just so scared/lonely/lost that they lash out without really understanding what they're doing.

I can see why they would want someone who can see or hear them. I'm just not terribly thrilled at that idea. Attention-seeking behaviour from living humans is quite bad enough without adding in a whole other dimension.

But I think my opinion is coloured by the fact that certain things *glares meaningfully at wall* seem to want my attention mostly at three AM, like a <bleeping> toddler who wants a glass of water. ::) ;D
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2591 on: August 20, 2014, 09:22:09 AM »
I do seem to have a "ghost cat" that I see out of the corner of my eye on occasion...

I've probably told this story before about my parent's house. They have a ghost cat, likely two now. For a while they had one of those stupid bead curtains on their kitchen doorway and my stepmom thought she saw a grey cat walk into the kitchen ...... and the beads were moving.  Meanwhile their only cat - an orange one - was sound asleep in the livingroom. After the orange cat passed away at age 21 or so they got a tortoiseshell cat.  One day my dad's coworker dropped by.  When the new cat walked into the room the man said "Where did this cat come from?"  My dad said "This is our cat, <cat's name>."  The man said "But when I came in I saw an orange cat in your kitchen." 

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« Reply #2592 on: August 20, 2014, 10:26:37 AM »
Dinah Cat loved Christmas decorations. I would always hang a brass bell on the lowest, most accessible branch, for her to play with.
The first year after she died, I was sitting across the living room with Coraco on my lap, and the bell rang. Coraco looked at the tree, and her head snapped around to face me, with a look of 'Did you see THAT?' on her face. No draft in the room; we had a gravity-flow furnace, so there was no way for a breeze from the furnace to have caused the bell to move.
Several years later, we moved to a new home, and the first year there, the bell rang again. I think Dinah was just checking in to make sure that I knew that she had the power to do so. :) OTOH, I don't think that time runs the same way at the Bridge as it does here, so she's missed a few Christmases since then. But that's OK.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2593 on: August 21, 2014, 06:31:27 PM »
Dorada, welcome!! Please (please!) share more of your experiences. I know I'm not the only one pwho would be interested!

thanks, jayhawk! I was just reading the new posts. I like when this thread gets a bump  :) I will be sure to come back with some more- the one I did post wasn't a 'ghost' story so I was afraid it didn't fit in here!

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2594 on: August 22, 2014, 09:19:25 AM »
I have a few.....occurrences I would like to share. A little background - our first child  was born sleeping.  All things are related to him.

- The day after he was delivered, our house filled with butterflies.  I was in the process of shutting the world out - all door and windows were closed.
- I live on the other side of the world to where I grew up, that is,  I now live in Europe,  I grew up Down Under. My grandfather was dying of cancer, we made the trip home to say goodbye. On the day he moved to Hospice, the exact species of butterfly that filled my house was on the side of Grandad's house. I saw it, and without thinking said to my mother " oh look,  Angelbaby has come for Grandad". Grandad died within  24 hours.
- Every year, the week of Angelbaby's anniversary,  there is always one butterfly in the house. They are never here otherwise except..
- my parents came for a visit at Christmas time. Butterfly appeared. Remember it is mid winter. Butterfly stayed until my parents left.
- Remember I said there is only one butterfly?  This year, my aunt passed away after a long illness. It was Angelbaby's anniversary week, so we had our annual butterfly.  Aunty passed on Friday evening,  Saturday morning we woke up and there are 2 butterflies.  It makes me smile to think they found each other - Aunty loved babies, and I know she will keep him safe.

One not related to Angelbaby - m Grandad meet DS (7) as a baby, but died before the others were born. The night I bought DS (3)  home from the hospital, I felt someone sit on the edge of the bed. I reached out, there was no-one there. Whoever or whatever it was stayed there until I said "he's fine, isn't he beautiful? " Whoever it was then left. I am sure it was Grandad checking out the new baby. It wasn't scary at all, it felt peaceful,  and I'm pleased he saw the baby.