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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2385 on: September 23, 2013, 11:58:22 AM »
So I'm kind of wondering what my friend did to the plushe she bought me at a convention.

When I moved into my apartment, I'd frequently get the feeling that an old man was still there, and he wasn't happy that someone new was in his space. I tried talking to him nicely, but that didn't work. He seemed like the type of old man that was set in his ways and didn't want anything at all changing, no sir, no how. Okay, well, there are ways to work around this without aggrivating him. I made myself scarce. (Not hard, I spend most of the time at BF's house anyway.) He still got cantankerous when I was around. As far as I can tell, he never actually did anything, just scowled loudly. But I kept having weird dreams. Borderline nightmares. Not terrifying, but definitely unsettling, and I was losing sleep because of them.

Friend came over and tried to help out, but he was gone when she showed up. He never really showed up until after 9:30 or so anyway. So she couldn't actually do much to help except try to ward the place, but I didn't want to just kick this guy out. I mean, it was his place, or so it seemed.

She went away to a convention and I gave her some cash to get me something awesome. And since she came back and gave me my new Cthulhu plushie, I haven't had any more of the weird dreams. And guy seems to have either gotten used to my presence or stopped coming back. I can't feel that she did anything to the plush, and she does a vague handwave dismissal denying that she did anything to it when I ask about it, but that and a new button for my purse that collects buttons are the only difference in my apartment since then.

The sad thing is, I kind of miss him. I mean, I know he was cranky and kind of freaked me out a few times, but he didn't actually harm me at all, and I'd feel really bad if I ended up forcing him out of what he thought was his home.



Also, Dazi, that's terrifying. Seriously. I'm getting goosebumps and a skeevy feeling just thinking about it. Not cool at all, glad you got out of there. Hope the new spirit settles down wherever he's going to go soon.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2386 on: September 23, 2013, 01:52:44 PM »
cmw, if your friend is truly talented, she could have could have set the plushie up as a ward.  I can do it with objects or what I dub mojo pouches.

My DH told me to take my gun with me if I was that uncomfortable...I could, but I'd need to get some kind of a holster for it....a taser or mace would be easier to carry, I think.  I'll probably just stick to the gym from now on though.

So, Parker did have a chat with my newest buddy.  I'm kind of impressed he followed this guy from the Congo.  From what Parker would share, he and his family were killed a little  over 15 years ago during a war and he is haunting the crap out of the guy that is responsible.  My spirits are giving him lessons in better matter manipulation to really haunt this guy good.   ::)  I'd worry, but it seems like it is a reasonable response.

Parker left me with a word of caution, not to look up what happened, just take his word that it was really, really bad and I don't need the nightmares (I was hardly more than a teenager and don't recall the specifics other than there was a civil war there, I think).
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2387 on: September 23, 2013, 02:28:30 PM »
cmw, if your friend is truly talented, she could have could have set the plushie up as a ward.  I can do it with objects or what I dub mojo pouches.

My DH told me to take my gun with me if I was that uncomfortable...I could, but I'd need to get some kind of a holster for it....a taser or mace would be easier to carry, I think.  I'll probably just stick to the gym from now on though.

So, Parker did have a chat with my newest buddy.  I'm kind of impressed he followed this guy from the Congo.  From what Parker would share, he and his family were killed a little  over 15 years ago during a war and he is haunting the crap out of the guy that is responsible.  My spirits are giving him lessons in better matter manipulation to really haunt this guy good.   ::)  I'd worry, but it seems like it is a reasonable response.

Parker left me with a word of caution, not to look up what happened, just take his word that it was really, really bad and I don't need the nightmares (I was hardly more than a teenager and don't recall the specifics other than there was a civil war there, I think).

If a murdered ghost says that you don't want to know - I'd believe him.

I'd also consider that lessons in being a better ghost might involve better manners around those who had nothing to do with the circumstances of his death and better matter manipulation around the one who did have something to do with his death from other ghosts.  Since you are an innocent - leave him to the other ghosts to deal with.

Will he need a "ride" back to his chosen haunting site from you or would you have a problem with that if it gets him out of your home?
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2388 on: September 23, 2013, 04:38:10 PM »
cmw, if your friend is truly talented, she could have could have set the plushie up as a ward.  I can do it with objects or what I dub mojo pouches.

My DH told me to take my gun with me if I was that uncomfortable...I could, but I'd need to get some kind of a holster for it....a taser or mace would be easier to carry, I think.  I'll probably just stick to the gym from now on though.

So, Parker did have a chat with my newest buddy.  I'm kind of impressed he followed this guy from the Congo.  From what Parker would share, he and his family were killed a little  over 15 years ago during a war and he is haunting the crap out of the guy that is responsible.  My spirits are giving him lessons in better matter manipulation to really haunt this guy good.   ::)  I'd worry, but it seems like it is a reasonable response.

Parker left me with a word of caution, not to look up what happened, just take his word that it was really, really bad and I don't need the nightmares (I was hardly more than a teenager and don't recall the specifics other than there was a civil war there, I think).

If a murdered ghost says that you don't want to know - I'd believe him.

I'd also consider that lessons in being a better ghost might involve better manners around those who had nothing to do with the circumstances of his death and better matter manipulation around the one who did have something to do with his death from other ghosts.  Since you are an innocent - leave him to the other ghosts to deal with.

Will he need a "ride" back to his chosen haunting site from you or would you have a problem with that if it gets him out of your home?

Really he's not bothering me at all...very polite ghosts considering he sort of hitchhiked here.  I'm sure he was just making sure I got home safely.  I'm used to visitors.

Yeah, I'm totally taking their word on it that I really don't want to know how bad it was...it was a dingdangity war after all.  I didn't get the impression he was harmful or even angry at other people, but trying to protect others from a living monster.  All his anger is directed at one solitary person and it's totally not my problem. I'm all for helping out a spirit that wants to move on, but he obviously wants to dish out what this guy is due (and I can't say I particularly blame him for wanting some kind of revenge). He couldn't have got through my wards if he intended me or my family harm.

I'm not worried about him finding his way "home".  It's close enough that Parker or Titus could take him home if needed. Besides, when a spirit attaches itself to someone like this, it can find them where ever they are (I mean, seriously, he followed him from another continent).  This type of attachment is dingdangity near impossible to break unless the guy dies or the spirit moves on it's own.  He's not attached to an object or a home, but to a person that wronged him.  I'm not entirely sure warding his house would keep this spirit out as righteously vengeful ghosts don't always have the same rules apply to them (well it could keep him out, but the moment the guy left the confines of the warded area he'd be SOL).
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2389 on: September 24, 2013, 08:39:37 AM »
Dazi, I think an anonymous phone call to the authorities that "there is a war criminal living at 123 Elm Street" would not be out of order.

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« Reply #2390 on: September 24, 2013, 03:06:05 PM »
Dazi, I think an anonymous phone call to the authorities that "there is a war criminal living at 123 Elm Street" would not be out of order.

And potentially ruin the life of an innocent man if the info is mistaken? That's assuming the police can be convinced, of course.

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« Reply #2391 on: September 24, 2013, 03:14:15 PM »
Dazi, I think an anonymous phone call to the authorities that "there is a war criminal living at 123 Elm Street" would not be out of order.

And potentially ruin the life of an innocent man if the info is mistaken? That's assuming the police can be convinced, of course.

Exactly. violinp and I have suspicions about the ghosts in our house (about stuff they did when they were alive), but we don't dare tell anyone, because police can't act on a person's tale of "ghosts". Not to mention if you say voices have told you things or you've seen XYZ, the police will generally call for the people in white coats.




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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2392 on: September 24, 2013, 03:16:18 PM »
Dazi, I think an anonymous phone call to the authorities that "there is a war criminal living at 123 Elm Street" would not be out of order.

And potentially ruin the life of an innocent man if the info is mistaken? That's assuming the police can be convinced, of course.

ica171, you meant that to be a joke, right? Because that's startlingly bad advice. Listen to your instincts/guardians/spirits all you want, but accusations shouldn't be made lightly.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2393 on: September 24, 2013, 03:18:26 PM »
Dazi, I think an anonymous phone call to the authorities that "there is a war criminal living at 123 Elm Street" would not be out of order.

And potentially ruin the life of an innocent man if the info is mistaken? That's assuming the police can be convinced, of course.

Yeah, the "evidence" here is extremely flimsy at best, and I really doubt anybody at the police station is going to take "Hello, I'd like to report a war criminal living at 123 Elm Street- a ghost hijacked my workout app and told me; also, his house gives me the hinkies" very seriously.
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« Reply #2394 on: September 24, 2013, 03:30:58 PM »
And if he does murder someone else? And if he is a war criminal? I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I knew and didn't say anything and someone else's life was ruined/ended. The police would investigate. If they didn't find any supporting evidence, they're not going to arrest him because of one anonymous call.

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« Reply #2395 on: September 24, 2013, 03:38:47 PM »
And if he does murder someone else? And if he is a war criminal? I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I knew and didn't say anything and someone else's life was ruined/ended. The police would investigate. If they didn't find any supporting evidence, they're not going to arrest him because of one anonymous call.

And if he's just some guy, and someone gets overzealous and sends in a SWAT team with guns blazing...?

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« Reply #2396 on: September 24, 2013, 03:41:36 PM »
And if he does murder someone else? And if he is a war criminal? I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I knew and didn't say anything and someone else's life was ruined/ended. The police would investigate. If they didn't find any supporting evidence, they're not going to arrest him because of one anonymous call.

And if he's just some guy, and someone gets overzealous and sends in a SWAT team with guns blazing...?

I think the odds that the police would use the resources (and risk the lawsuit) to send in a SWAT team based on one anonymous phone call, without doing any more verification, are very, very slim. But this is getting off topic now, so I'll leave it alone.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2397 on: September 24, 2013, 03:50:55 PM »
And if he does murder someone else? And if he is a war criminal? I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I knew and didn't say anything and someone else's life was ruined/ended. The police would investigate. If they didn't find any supporting evidence, they're not going to arrest him because of one anonymous call.

The police aren't going to investigate very seriously. He isn't a war criminal in the US. If he isn't officially wanted in his country of origin, they won't do diddly squat. He may be unofficially wanted, he may have moved here to avoid repercussions, but the police can't arrest him for that.
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« Reply #2398 on: September 24, 2013, 03:52:31 PM »
I have to ask, ica171, have you ever been accused of a serious crime? Because someone dear to me has, also on a flimsy accusation, and it led to a whole mess of trouble until they determined that the accusation was entirely baseless. There's no arrest without concrete evidence, but there can sure be questioning. You do not accuse people of crimes without the slightest shred of evidence. You just don't. Even anonymously.

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« Reply #2399 on: September 24, 2013, 03:57:12 PM »
Edited to say - pod to SlitherHiss. Baseless accusations is serious business, specially of things like murder and war crimes.