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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2685 on: March 10, 2015, 02:16:57 PM »
I don't remember if I told this one.

My mother died ten years before I met Mr. Sirius, so she never got to meet him.  On our wedding day, though, I could sense her presence.  It was as though she wasn't far away, but wanted to be there for my wedding.  It was a good sensation; she must have approved of my choice of husband.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2686 on: March 11, 2015, 11:54:55 AM »
4 policeman heard "help me" coming from a flipped over car. The 18 month old baby inside was alive, but the voice was not her's. Her mother had already died, so they don't know the source of the voice  :o

http://www.newser.com/story/203760/cops-heard-mysterious-voice-coming-from-flipped-car.html

Goodness.  That gave me chills.  I might have mentioned it before in this thread but I was involved in a potentially serious car accident (I was unhurt but it could have been very bad.  Fatal even.)  I swear I heard a voice screaming at me to duck.  I did and it probably saved me, as I rolled the car and caved the roof in.  It was so loud.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2687 on: March 11, 2015, 12:42:57 PM »
I will always believe that her mother was not leaving until her baby was safe.

This was my thought ever since the story hit the local news media over the weekend.

DH drove by the accident site today.  He said there was an absolutely small space the car had to fit through in order to go off the road and into the river.  DH said a foot one way or the other and the car would have hit the bridge or a big pole, and would not have gone in the river at all.  He figures the mom turned to check on the baby and turned the wheel exactly right.  We will never know.  From all I hear, baby Lily is healty and whole.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2688 on: April 02, 2015, 09:47:25 PM »
My grandfather passed away a little over a week ago, on a Wednesday.  I flew out to my HomeState to be with my family and help with funeral planning that Friday.  His funeral was this past Monday.  As part of the planning, the church asked us to provide a couple of 8x10's and a couple of 5x7's in frames of my grandfather, to put up at the altar and by the guestbook.  We decided to make copies/enlargments of two pictures - one of my grandfather in the Air Force during his training (a black and white photo) and one of him at my wedding (in color).  The photos were scanned and saved on a jump drive, then printed out at one of the Target photo kiosks.  My mom made several extra copies of each, in case people wanted them.  The color photo turned out perfectly normal.  Every single copy of the black and white photo has a small red dot above my grandfather's shoulder.  The original has no such dot.  There were no imperfections in the scanner, and no issues with the printer at Target, since the color photos are all normal.  We really don't know how it showed up.  The two competing theories in my family are that a) my grandfather was taking the time to announce that he liked the older photo better, or b) that it's a residual effect of the UFO he always said he saw while at that training.  ;)  Whatever the actual cause, it's a fun way to remember him and the stories he told us!

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2689 on: April 03, 2015, 01:25:07 PM »
Lady Snowden, please accept my sympathies for the loss of your grandfather. But, could you elaborate on the UFO stories?

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2690 on: April 03, 2015, 05:52:22 PM »
Lady Snowden, please accept my sympathies for the loss of your grandfather. But, could you elaborate on the UFO stories?

Sure!  Grampy swore there were two incidents in his time with the Air Force that he saw a UFO.  The first was during his training in New Mexico.  He was up in a jet that the mechanics had asked him to check out (he had a neat ability to diagnose issues with mechanical things based on the noises that he heard or didn't hear).  While up in the air, he saw an orange light (I think) headed towards him, extremely fast.  Faster than he would have been able to acheive in the jet he was in.  It turned out to be a long, cylinder shaped craft (think a cigar shape).  It blew past him, almost at his wingtip, turned around behind him, blew past him again on the other side of the jet, then disappeared.  Not "dwindled into the distance", but just...stopped being there.  Grampy and the radar guy both saw it, but the radar guy refused to believe what he'd seen, so nothing happened.  No reports or anything. 

Second time was in Miami, FL.  UFO showed up on the radar, and didn't respond to any hails.  Grampy and two other airmen were assigned to go up there, see what it was, and escort it to land if necessary.  They had no trouble finding it, since it was just a giant metal ball hanging in the air, not moving.  They moved to surround it, and then it accelerated straight up into the sky.  They tried to follow it for a bit, but weren't able to.  It was moving too fast, and going too high.  When they got back to base, they were asked to report on what they'd seen.  When they'd done so, Grampy's commanding officer informed them that they were obviously mistaken, they had not seen anything, and the radar report was a mechanical issue with the radar itself, do you understand gentlemen?  They all agreed with the commanding officer that clearly nothing had actually happened, and naturally the story was all over the base in about two minutes.  :D  That UFO appeared several more times over the course of a few weeks, but Grampy was never called again to go investigate, so he didn't know much more than that. 

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2691 on: April 03, 2015, 08:03:06 PM »
Inspired by the UFO stories, but not actually one of them - I'm fairly sure what I saw, it was just weird. I was flying alone from San Jose to Denver; at this point, I think we were somewhere over Nevada. I had a window seat to the front of and over the wing, and I'd spent the entire flight staring out the window. Suddenly I heard a set of engines that weren't on our plane. I looked up to see a fighter jet outside the window, going the opposite direction from us, maybe a hundred feet past the end of the wing. I remember how close it was quite clearly, because standard separation is two miles. It was clearly a fighter jet in US Air Force colors, although I don't remember what exactly it was - might have been an F-22. I never heard anything about it, but it's the single weirdest experience I've ever had on a plane.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2692 on: April 03, 2015, 09:32:14 PM »
One of my coworkers swears he saw his Aunt at our store today. Dressed the outfit they buried her in one year ago today.

He had come around the corner of a set of selves as she walked by, but by the time he turned back around to take a second look, she was gone.


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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2693 on: April 04, 2015, 05:41:53 AM »
My DH is a plane and flight buff. He has told me tthat it pilots don't officially report UFOs because that looks negative. Even if flight control agrees it was there they all pretend not to have seen it. I can get behind that but wonder if any incident(s) are officially recorded.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2694 on: April 11, 2015, 09:27:43 AM »
My theater has a serious ghost infestation. At this point, ghosts stories are pretty routine, and I don't freak out seeing weird stuff.

That is, until last night. I saw something move up in projections while I was in a back hallway. I yelled, "I'm not afraid of you!" Right after the words were out of my mouth, I heard three bangs on the wall. I'm still not afraid, but I know when I've ticked someone off, and booked it out of the hallway posthaste.
"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends" - Harry Potter


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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2695 on: April 13, 2015, 11:50:29 AM »
Not a ghost story, but the other day I went to visit my grandmother at the nursing home.  For some reason I thought I'd heard that the sweet little 90+ year-old lady in the next room had passed.......until I saw her sitting in the dining room.  I nearly had a heart attack.  ;D