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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2370 on: August 08, 2013, 02:43:32 PM »
The most I've ever had in that regard was having the bed jiggle as if the cats have jumped up on it when they haven't. It amuses me that the ghost cat is apparently just as heavy as my 20+ lb kitty.
My ghost cat also shook the bed when he jumped up.  And again, a cat that when living weighed 15-20 pounds.
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2371 on: August 09, 2013, 04:49:29 PM »
My parents were visiting relatives and were told this story by my cousin (I was not along for the trip). Cousin worked at a hotel where several adults and children died in a horrible accident  (intentionally being vague here).  This accident happened over 20 years before Cousin or I were born. Apparently Cousin's 3 year old, unprompted, started seeing ghosts around the hotel. Sometimes he saw a little girl ghost. Other times he'd randomly look up and tell Cousin that adult ghosts had just entered whatever room they were in. The area of the hotel where many children died is where he sees large numbers of kid ghosts  :o At bed time he'd say there were dead ghost kids laying across the next bed; Cousin would tell him "Let's just let them sleep"

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2372 on: August 10, 2013, 04:12:49 AM »
This one happened to my neighbours, not to me, but they told my mother about it and showed her the picture:

My neighbours went for a weekend break at a historic house a few hours away. They were given a gorgeous room and were so thrilled with it that they took several photos, including one of the wife sitting on the ornate four poster bed.

This was before almost everyone had digital cameras, so my neighbours took their cameras film to be developed, and when they got it back, they noticed that in the photo of the wife sitting on the bed, there was a grey face floating at the top of the photo, high above the bed.

They originally thought the face had come from another photo, but when they examined all the photos, they couldn't find any that the face could have come from, so they got a friend to check the negative, and sure enough, the face was on the negative as well!
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2373 on: August 11, 2013, 05:05:57 PM »
This is not a ghost, this is the Little People.
If you tell them firmly that you need something back, and ask them to return it they will...but rarely to the location it was in.
And they will simultaneously take something else. If you're lucky, it will be something you don't need right away, and you will find it on your own later, or never realize it's missing.

Little People?  And what's the difference between them and ghosts?  I've never heard the term before so I'm curious.
The Little People are sometimes known as leprechauns, fairies, or pixies. They are non-humans, but alive, rather than spirits of the departed. They are mischievous, and from their point of view, they're only playing a little joke. When you speak to them seriously and firmly, though, they realize that you aren't amused, and they'll give the item back. Ever had a time when you found something you'd lost, in a completely illogical place, or in a place you'd already searched? It's the Little People. I'm sure they get no end of amusement, putting your car keys in the freezer, or back into your jacket pocket after you've checked for them there. :)

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2374 on: August 11, 2013, 05:11:14 PM »
The most I've ever had in that regard was having the bed jiggle as if the cats have jumped up on it when they haven't. It amuses me that the ghost cat is apparently just as heavy as my 20+ lb kitty.
My ghost cat also shook the bed when he jumped up.  And again, a cat that when living weighed 15-20 pounds.
There is a hotel in a resort area my sister likes to visit, that has long had ghosts. When she first went there, the owners had a cat who would interact with the ghosts...they'd see him stropping up against invisible ankles. The owners said that they figured if the cat liked them, the ghosts must be good spirits. Then the cat died...and now they feel him rubbing up against their ankles, and can see sits-marks in his usual favorite spots. Again, no problem- they don't mind the cat hanging around.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2375 on: August 11, 2013, 06:30:26 PM »
I've had two of my own cats come back to say goodbye after they've passed.

Max jumped up on the bed and curled up against my leg.  The other cats were already present - I could see them, but although I felt Max, I couldn't see him.  It was daylight at the time.

Dear little Milly occasionally comes into my bed too - rather than settle down though she paws at my pillow.  When this has happened, I know where the dogs and the other cats are, and it's a very distinctive feeling, as the pillow actually moves while it's happening.  I can't see her, either.

It's very comforting when the beloved furries come to visit.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2376 on: August 11, 2013, 08:10:13 PM »
Dinah Cat loved to play with a brass bell on the Christmas tree. The Christmas after she went to the Bridge, her sister Coraco was sitting on my lap, and we heard the bell ring. Coraco stared at the tree, then snapped her head back to me as if to say, 'Did you see that?' There was nothing going on that would explain the bell ringing. That happened several times over the years, the last time being after we moved to a different home. Dinah just wanted to let me know she was still keeping track of us! :)

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2377 on: September 18, 2013, 12:02:17 PM »
I thought the readers of this thread would enjoy watching this from the local public televion station: http://www.ktwu.org/plainspirits/

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« Reply #2378 on: September 18, 2013, 12:38:06 PM »
Sis and mom and I went to the Belvoir winery this past weekend. It's in an old orphanage, and on the grounds are two "retirement homes" and a hospital as well, all from the early 1900s. Mom was in one of the rooms of the orphanage part that's open to the public and someone tugged on her purse.

There's another building on the grounds, looks like it could have been part of a barn or storage, but it burned down. I went in to get some pictures and there some truly horriffic vibes being given off. I got a few shots then got out of there, didn't even want to go back near it. The retirement homes were a little better, but not much. I couldn't get too close to them because they're old and crumbling and full of asbestos.

I know they offer ghost investigations throughout the year, and next year mom and sis want to go back as a family to participate in one of those. It would be fun, I'm not going to lie, and I'd love to see more of the main building, but after all the oogy feelings I got, I'll have to see when it gets closer to decision time.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2379 on: September 18, 2013, 01:29:02 PM »
About 3 1/2 years ago, we had to say good-bye to our beloved dog, Gracie.  We grieved her loss and since she's been gone, we've discussed whether or not we wanted to get another dog.  I went back and forth on the subject.  On Saturday, we went to an adoption event and a 5 month old Shepard/Viszla mix looked at me with his big brown eyes and what can I say, I was hooked.  So we brought him home and now Rudy is becoming part of the family. 

Early this morning, about 5 a.m., I woke up as usual.  As my eyes began to open, I could see Gracie sitting on my bed looking at me.  Rudy resembles Gracie very much and I thought it might be him, but I "knew" it wasn't.  And he was lying on the floor next to my bed.  As my eyes began to focus, Gracie's form faded very slowly.

I can't help but feel she came to tell us she was glad we had another dog.

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« Reply #2380 on: September 18, 2013, 01:43:15 PM »
About 3 1/2 years ago, we had to say good-bye to our beloved dog, Gracie.  We grieved her loss and since she's been gone, we've discussed whether or not we wanted to get another dog.  I went back and forth on the subject.  On Saturday, we went to an adoption event and a 5 month old Shepard/Viszla mix looked at me with his big brown eyes and what can I say, I was hooked.  So we brought him home and now Rudy is becoming part of the family. 

Early this morning, about 5 a.m., I woke up as usual.  As my eyes began to open, I could see Gracie sitting on my bed looking at me.  Rudy resembles Gracie very much and I thought it might be him, but I "knew" it wasn't.  And he was lying on the floor next to my bed.  As my eyes began to focus, Gracie's form faded very slowly.

I can't help but feel she came to tell us she was glad we had another dog.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2382 on: September 19, 2013, 08:23:11 AM »
This is an interesting twist on "we might have a ghost in our house"

http://www.newser.com/story/174452/students-find-guy-secretly-living-in-their-basement.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=inbox&utm_campaign=newser

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/17/osu-students-discover-some-random-guy-squatting-behind-locked-door-in-basement/

There was a similar occurence in Japan a few years back I think. A man noticed that things is his house were being moved or disappearing altogether, so he set up a set of hidden cameras to find out what was going on. He discovered that a woman was living in the crawl spaces of his house! To make matters worse, the crawlspace that she was last seen entering on the tape was mere feet from where the man was sitting!

It's no 6 on here (WARNING! NOT for anyone who gets spooked easily)

http://www.cracked.com/article_19503_7-creepy-urban-legends-that-happen-to-be-true-part-521.html
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2383 on: September 19, 2013, 02:45:44 PM »
Something ghostly that turned out to be fine - But holy spit did it scare me!!!

I was sitting at the computer, and felt something hit me. I turned around and saw out of the corner of my eye what appeared to be a softball that had hit me in the shoulder and dropped behind me. Much like it was flung by a dog or something/someone that wanted to play.

Slight problem. I don't own a softball. Or a dog. Or a roommate. ??? ??? ??? Cue me shrieking madly and spinning around like I'm going to be murdered. Aaaand scaring the cat half to death, because she had just jumped up behind me. Turns out the ball was a rolled up sock that had been on the floor. She must have caught a claw in it as she jumped and then tried to get rid of it and flung it at me.

Now that my heart has been jumpstarted adequately, I think I should do laundry. :-[
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2384 on: September 19, 2013, 04:21:49 PM »
Something ghostly that turned out to be fine - But holy spit did it scare me!!!

I was sitting at the computer, and felt something hit me. I turned around and saw out of the corner of my eye what appeared to be a softball that had hit me in the shoulder and dropped behind me. Much like it was flung by a dog or something/someone that wanted to play.

Slight problem. I don't own a softball. Or a dog. Or a roommate. ??? ??? ??? Cue me shrieking madly and spinning around like I'm going to be murdered. Aaaand scaring the cat half to death, because she had just jumped up behind me. Turns out the ball was a rolled up sock that had been on the floor. She must have caught a claw in it as she jumped and then tried to get rid of it and flung it at me.

Now that my heart has been jumpstarted adequately, I think I should do laundry. :-[

My youngest cat does that all the time. She was raised with a dog before I adopted her, so she thinks its totally normally to go "HERE, MOMMY, CATCH *THACK* OKAY, NOW THROW IT BACK! I'LL BE OVER HERE ACROSS THE ROOM *WHINES LIKE A DOG*"