Have you ever seen a ghost?

Discussion in 'Parapsychology' started by Kristopher, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. LuckiestK

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    I would say its due to the fact that so many people go through those places.


    Depending on the age of the place or the land it's on, sometimes there is a history attatched. I know that in the town where we had our hostel, witchcraft has been practiced for a couple hundred years. So much so that when the Catholic Church came and converted people they ended up incorporating animal sacrifices in the mass ceremonies because the indigenous people's were unwilling to give up that practice. I guess it was a compromise!


    I currently live in Austin, Tx. Here we have The Driskill Hotel. That place has a long history and is definitely haunted. ( I have yet to go but have plans to)
     
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    It would depend on the region. Where I am none of the buildings are terribly old, so the B &B's aren't either. I have an in-law who runs a B&B out of a very modern farmhouse.
     
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    That's creepy, LuckiestK! Kind of funny too, though. The Mexican clock-thing would scare the crap out of me, but you get scared of playing children haha. No offense of course, I just thought it was funny. :laugh:


    Did you really hear them 'outside' your head, by the way? Because I always hear the voices in my head, like my own thoughts, only a different voice that sometimes interrupts me. And try interrupting your own thoughts - doesn't work! You can't say two different things at the exact same time, haha. So that's how I hear everything.. Oh I do remember one time when I was 'stealing' candy from the kitchen while being home alone, some woman yelled 'HEY!' and I jumped and fell on my butt. :')
     
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    It does seem funny but in context ...when I heard the children I was about 19. When I experienced the timer ghost I was in my 30's. I had time to toughen up! ;)


    The voices felt like it was inside my head. It had a crowded feel, especially when they yelled. It reverberated and was frightening.


    I did have one instance when my husband was at sea and I was at home with the kids. I was doing some mundane chore when loud and clear, like he was standing right next to me. I heard "_____, take care of the kids" to which, without even thinking I said very exasperated " I am!!" . I immediately realized he was at sea and I had answered an empty room. Later I found out that on that particular trip my husband had been thinking a lot about the kids and was just really hoping I could "do it" without him.
     
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    Yes, too many times .. The first when I was six and saw this woman in white cross the road. A car went straight through her and she just walked off, fading away. I asked my family what had happened to her and they said, "What happened to who?" They hadn't seen anyone. I saw a small girl dressed in white at my friend's house when I was seventeen - she walked past the kitchen and into the downstairs bathroom. My friend just laughed at me - though he wasn't laughing a few weeks later when he called me out of the blue, petrified, and told me there was a little girl in his house who wouldn't leave! Lol...


    My spiritual experiences have mainly been with demons and malevolent entities though, not ghosts. Ghosts are a lot more pleasant! Still creepy, but pleasant. If the demons aren't drilling twisted nightmares into your head, then they're manifesting as shadows in your room or they're trying to suffocate you in your sleep (among other things which I won't go into.) They fiddle with the electronics and their eyes watch you down the corridor - at one point, it got so bad I started walking backwards up the stairs because I didn't like the way their eyes bored into my back. Recently, there was a situation where I ran to attack one while asleep - I was having a lucid dream and I saw a demon crouched outside a house. On a number of occasions, I tend to fight demons in my dreams, dramatic as that sounds - though of course, their presence is frightening and you have to overcome the fear you feel in order to act. I ran towards it and it ran towards me. When we clashed, I came to consciousness in my bed and there was something gripping my wrists. When I struggled, it just gripped them tighter. The thing had no emotion. At that point, I realized I'd over-estimated myself and I was in serious trouble; it felt like my soul was being drained from my body. Fortunately, a piece of knowledge that had been given to me by my soulmate (a soul who I have no chance whatsoever of being with in this lifetime) only days earlier saved my neck. I managed to fight it off, but I have to say that was one of the most frightening experiences ever, and there had been a few.


    I had discovered something interesting though - religious artifacts make it easier for ghosts/demons/anything supernatural to get in. I don't know why this is, but if you are sleeping in a place where there are a lot of these, this gives them some kind of doorway - and if you are particularly sensitive, it's the doorway that will directly affect you.


    It's strange but I never look at the stuff that happens to me and think how crazy it all is or how it shouldn't happen - this feels natural to me. I fight demons. Lol - I wouldn't get away with saying that anywhere else. We've all got our inner demons that we struggle with - it's when they manifest in a physical form that, for some reason, people have trouble believing in them; or they think it's all stuff and nonsense concocted by Hollywood and tripe like that thanks to Paranormal Activity et al. I won't lie and say they don't petrify me still, because they do; but at least I know my stuff when it comes to them! It's been getting more frequent over the past 10 years - sometimes they take breaks, then they come back in waves. No warning - hence, I'm on my guard a lot.
     
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    I have had dreams where demons came to the door, and demanded "Give us the woman!" (me!) They were scary. I keep a bundle of sage at home, and my daughter finds that funny. You never know when you might need to do an emergency "space clearing"! A psychic told me to put chalk crosses above the openings to my house as protection. Do you feel that this would help, or draw them in? Perhaps, religious symbols show that we are "open" to belief, and that is why it creates opportunity for them. I used to have an iron Celtic cross over our bed, both because it was pretty, and my husband was raised Catholic. I took it down, and haven't had a "demon" dream since. Maybe it wasn't coincidence.
     
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    It could well be - the reason I am suspicious that religious symbols lure them in is because I stayed at this place for a couple of weeks recently which was cluttered with religious objects - even the pillows had pictures of Jesus on them! During those two weeks, my experiences increased a lot - usually it happens maybe once every month or few months; but during that time, it happened almost every night. My friend who has the ghost girl in his house also had plenty of religious symbols in his home - including holy water. But in my room, there are no religious artifacts whatsoever, yet they come for me all the same. I'm afraid I can't say whether chalk crosses would be helpful or not - I don't think I would do it though! You may be right in the assertion that having these objects signals that you are open to them - the good thing about ignorant people is that they're so closed, they can't find a gateway to get in! And if there aren't any demons on the attack at the moment, I wouldn't risk it. I also feel it has a lot to do with who you are as a person, as well as the objects themselves - for example, the family whose place I stayed at never experience anything. But having unusual experiences is something some members of my family have been exposed to, and yet others don't even believe in! In some circumstances, it must be something that is passed down also.
     
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    I was thinking back on how I have a different perspective on the 'sighting of a spirit' (or ghostly image.) As a child, I had many 'near-death experiences' due to a cardiac condition. Some of my relatives where finding my parents (and my) testimony hard to believe. Both of my parents claimed to have seen my 'spirit' depart the body. (As they would often state, they 'thought' they saw it - but - afterwards it was too surreal to wrap their minds around.) They would tell people their story and then say, 'they couldn't tell if it was their imagination working on them because I had talked about it so much. For many years, I would show up at various locations 3 miles to 600 miles away from where my physical body was in a bed having an 'episode' that left me without vitals and my 'ghostly spirit' free to roam around. Aunts, cousins, Uncles, Grandparents and even a few friends from school. I had learned to 'make my image' appear by accident once.


    After my initial 'near-death' experience - I had learned to leave the physical body during sleep. I was attracted to the power lines due to the vibrations it radiated and I followed it to the power plant and generators. I never 'interacted' with people prior to an incident at the power plant. I was sticking my 'spirit' hand into the generator for the 'feeling' it would give me. It was the vibrations of the electrical current that made my "ghostly" image appear. A worker at the plant saw my 'spirit' and thought I was a human child in the plant. He started chasing me around and I would disappear. I started playing hide and seek with him. (I was only 6 and had been told not to talk to strangers.) When I woke up the next morning - my Dad thought it was just a dream. I told him it was really and had happened. I told him to talk to the man and find out what he had to say. My Dad called the power plant and almost dropped the phone. A worker at the plant had talked about finding a child inside the plant and had ran around trying to catch him - but - that he would disappear.


    Years later when I had friends who had passed away - and they were making appearances to me - they confirmed that they would use the 'electrical currents' to bring their vibrations down to a worldly level again. (Which explained my high bills.) They also stated they could use the 'electrical current' found naturally in the human body. (Hence, why some people get cold chills when a spirit appears.)


    My parents explained how 'hard' it was on their mind to see me without being 'covered up' by a body of flesh. Somehow, this gave me the idea of saying 'naked.' Just as it wasn't polite to run around in public without 'clothes' on - it also wasn't polite to run around in public without a 'physical body' on. When I was a teenager, the friends on my block really got the wrong impression when I asked them, "Do you want to see me naked?." It took some explaining to tell them I had learned how to send my 'ghost' out at night to various places while the world slept. I had a small group of friends who witnessed my 'spirit' sitting on the side of their bed at night - before disappearing into 'thin air.'


    My parents taught me to be polite and discreet about this - so - I didn't run around making 'moans, screams' and dragging around chains. If they hadn't of taught me this, I probably would of just to get a reaction from some people. (Especially one of my siblings.)


    So, (after my amnesia) when I had friends who had passed away and their spirits came calling on me and I found them sitting on the end of my bed at night - I asked, "why me?" They would tell me, "Don't you remember? While I was alive, your the one who taught me such things were possible. Just look at it like - me getting you back. I owed you one for it."


    It explains why I had contact and interaction with over 500 spirits of departed souls from 1978 to 1983. Even though I was under the spell of amnesia, I had a reputation in the spirit world for this sort of history.


    A little different perspective on 'ghosts.'


    Sincerely,


    DKing
     
  9. SkyeSpitfire

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    Fascinating!
     
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    It was in the 1990's that someone first noticed that areas that had reports of "ghost sightings" and other paranormal activity often had strong electrical fields close by, such as fuse boxes, etc. That led to people experimenting with electrical test meters to see if it responded to ghost sightings. It did. That's why today all ghost hunters use EMF detectors. EMF detectors were first invented in the 1980's for testing microwave ovens for leakage.
     
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    I have to admit to a deliberate scare once. I had a NDE after I turned 18 and no longer felt I lived solely under the authority of my parents. I found myself being escorted back to this world by a couple of 'divine spirits' and the more I got in tune with the 'worldly mind' I had left behind - the more I couldn't resist paying my 'sibling' a visit - as a bona fide ghost. (My sibling made the character of 'Nellie Oleson' from Little House on the Prairie look like Cinderella in comparison.) This sibling had some 'pay-backs' coming and I was looking for some chains to rattle.


    The 'head divine spirit' was reluctant to agree to it. I thought I had broke the apron strings from my parents and now I had to contend with a spiritual authority figure. I had never been able to reach the mind of this sibling about any of my testimony from the afterlife, reincarnation or the spiritual path. They were sort of 'atheist' in the mindset. She would give 'lip service' when asked by some - but behind everyone's back was the biggest skeptic and critic of spirit. I felt the only way to reach their mind was to give her something to remember. At the heart of it - was good intentions and a pure motive from my heart.


    She told the story for many years. She heard something moaning and groaning and woke up from her sleep. She couldn't believe her ears were hearing what she thought she was hearing and she stepped out of bed - only to have a cold wet hand grab her foot as the bed started shaking, rattling and rolling with the sound of chains rattling. My 'spirit' was putting on a show. She took off running and screaming for Mom....and she glanced to look back to see this 'white humaniod' shape come flying out from the bed and stand in the room 'glowing.'


    The time line got blurred due to my accident and amnesia. My Mom and her never talked about it. I didn't recall that portion of my NDE until after a month. (I couldn't even remember my Mom or sibling at first.) Then, about five weeks later, I recalled that portion of my NDE. (My sibling was a skeptic and wouldn't allow herself to believe I had actually died in a car accident.) It was the first memory I had return of this sibling and I told her, "You better be glad I did come back, cause I had it on my mind to haunt you until your dying day. Don't you remember me shaking your bed that night to wake you up. I was trying to wake you up in more ways than one. You is evil."


    The only two people who knew about that incident was her and my Mom. They said they had never spoken about it. I told them why.


    "You are just a step away from being a grown woman. That night, you had to get your Momma to help you change your diaper. You wet yourself. You was slipping and sliding all over the place trying to get away from the sight of my ghost staring you in the face like it was. Your Momma had to pull you out of your own mess and help get you cleaned up."


    My sibling never doubted it was me. She just believed it was some sort of David Copperfield slight of hand illusion that made her 'think' she was seeing a ghost. A part of it was, they felt the incident happened several days prior to the accident. I told them, "That might be. On the other side, there is no such thing as time. When I was told I could do it, I got so excited about it - I didn't look where I was going. I may have stepped back into the time zone a little earlier than it was. I was wishing would have had the chance to have done that alot sooner than I did."


    The bottom line was - it was actually an act of love on my part. I had been warned by the 'spirits' that it wouldn't do any good to her mind. I told them, "At least, I tried."


    My sibling didn't carry a grudge for it. The last time we spoke about it - we laughed. She thought I had got her 'good' that night. She always said she wished she figured out who I had 'tricked' her into thinking she was seeing my ghost. She still thought I had some sort of 'glow in the dark' sheet and had climbed out the window with a rope. She was always trying to butter me up to share that 'secret' magic trick with her - so - she could do the same thing to someone. (As if it was slight of hand rather than a paranormal occurrence.) I told her, "When you die, you will know all about it. God have mercy on whoever you decide to haunt." She replied, "I can't believe your still trying to get me to believe that was actually your ghost. Until my dying day - I will never believe it is possible because I don't believe in ghosts." I told her, "If you come at me.... you better think twice. Because all I am going to to is laugh at your ghost and tell you -- I told you so. I will get the last laugh on you."


    A ghost story with a little twist - told from the 'ghost' who came back. :laugh:


    Sincerely,


    DKing
     
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    This is one of the things that was noticed by many people the first year after my NDE. There was a lot of paranormal activity around me. People were deaf and blind to the spirits I had sight of - but they noticed the electricity was being effected. I would walk into a room and the light bulbs would blow out. (I thought that is what happened to light bulbs when they needed to be replaced. I thought they popped to let consumers know they had to buy new ones. I thought they were manufactured that way. I had to be told it was odd and unusual and that it wasn't a part of the design of a light bulb.) Street lights would 'turn off' when I drove underneath them - and come back on after I had passed. It was so noticeable - I was pulled over several times by police and asked what I was doing to make the lights go out. I didn't know how to tell them my 'ghostly friends' were borrowing some of the electricity from the city to stay on a 'wavelength' in an effort to communicate with me. I just acted dumb and left the cops scratching their heads trying to figure it out for themselves. (I thought a city cop would arrest me for stealing city property or try and bill me for the wattage used.)


    It was so bad - that when I came to visit my Grandparents, I had to stop at the store and buy them a package of light bulbs before being allowed into their house. If I didn't bring light bulbs, I would have to visit them in the yard. (I wouldn't get any of my Grandmother's cakes or pies - so - I always brought a package of light bulbs.)


    At first - I wanted to see an 'image' of their spirit. I learned this was expensive because they would be tapping into my electrical line. I eventually forbid them to make 'appearances' of themselves and just present an 'audio' form of telepathy. To make that visual connection - it was like 'static electricity' that would make your hair stand on end - or raise up on the back of your neck. I was sitting around with a group of young friends and all at once - all of their hair shot straight up into the air. They thought it was wild and funny and wondered what had caused it. I knew my 'spirit friends' were about to make an appearance to me after my young friends left. I would say, "they is just borrowing some of your natural juice. I don't let them tap into my electrical lines to get that juice any more."


    Electrical interference was a big part of that period in my young life while paranormal activity was at it's height in my young adult life.


    Sincerely,


    DKing
     
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    I really enjoyed reading the above posts, SkySpitfire, and Dking. I would "quote" from them, but there were too many interesting parts. Skye, I read the Tarot, and the psychic told me not to do it, because it let "spirits" in. What is your opinion? I've been reading them for ten years, and haven't had anything bad happen yet. Dking, once when I was in the market for a newly constructed house, I almost bought one located right next to high tension lines. A friend talked me out of it, and after reading your post, I'm glad! Do you think the ability to have OBEs can be learned, and if so, do you think it's "dangerous"?
     
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    Hey! My opinion of Tarot is that it's perfectly fine! Not for one second do I believe that it lets spirits in - I have done the Tarot too (I'm not very good, have to keep referring to the book! But it's interesting) and all the stuff that happens to me had been going on way before I started doing that - so personally, I don't believe it's a danger at all.
     
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    Good. That's my feeling about the Tarot, but I like hearing what other people think. My purpose in using them is self-understanding, and occasionally I read them for other people. I recently bought Sarah Paul's book, "Samsara Tarot, Readings For the Reincarnating Soul". I haven't had much time to use it yet. There is a "Romantic Soul Mate" layout. Have you used it, Skye? I just finished reading your post on Tanguerra's "X" thread. If you should happen to buy the book, don't get the Ebook version. I tried that first, and found it impossible to flip back and forth to find answers.
     
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    Sky I have a question for you specifically. What if I believe my spiritual guide isn't exactly what I think It is,


    The entety does not scare me at all but it is a little strange to me this thing I know has been following me around for years, cause one day I was going to put my guitar back in my car, but it was exactly as you described a demon. A shadowy kind of figure that seemed to be sitting in the passengers seat, that quickly moved to the back seat once it realized I actually saw it. Again it didnt make me uncomfterble or worried, I just didnt understand its urge to hide from me when I saw it.


    Now the second real expirience I had with it is when I called for my spirit guide and this thing shows up again but not afraid to show itself to me this time. I invited it into my body to work on my aura and assist my spiritual progress and it moved pretty fast into my chest, it was a little overwhelming but it felt firmiliar and comforting the entety itself seemed like it was in a lot of emotional pain as well, so here's my question. Should I be concerned that this is some sort of demon, or has my entire life put a burden on my spiritual guild? It seems that demons don't have much emotion from what I've read! But I'm not entirely sure.


    Last peice of information that I will relinquish is after I invited him in my stomach has been bothering me quite a bit, but I do have krones desiese. And I ate the same thing that set it off last time so I'm pretty sure that wasn't the guides fault at all, I just want to here what you think at this point :)
     
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    I haven't read the book - but judging by what has happened to me with my own soulmate, it sounds like it could be helpful and answer a few of my questions! Thanks! :)

    Hi Pyro - this doesn't sound like a demon to me! The biggest clue that makes me feel this way is when you said it doesn't scare you at all - one thing I'm sure of with demons is that there presence is frightening, whether you like it or not. And unlike the fear you might feel with a human, for example, and being able to pretend you're not afraid by putting on an act, that's not possible with demons because they can sense your fear and feed off it. You also mentioned it felt familiar, comforting and in emotional pain - demons don't bring feelings of comfort - and they don't feel emotional pain. They're not akin to bad people who've been through trauma and lash out at everybody because of it; they've got one purpose and that's to destroy you. The only emotion they feel is hatred but this can be manifested in an unusually cold way. I wouldn't even go so far as to say they enjoy inflicting pain - they just simply do it because that is what they do. Or at least the 'higher' ones don't. I've been in front of several who've taken great pleasure from it ... sort of like naughty children bullying another kid, there's that same giggling and spite.


    I don't have any experience with spirit guides unfortunately - whenever I've come into contact with demons, it's always been just my soul that's faced them off - and knowledge from certain individuals, who could well have been given that knowledge by their own guides to help me out! But I am quite positive that what you're describing isn't a malevolent entity - whether it's a spirit guide, I don't know. It sounds like it could be a negative spirit - negative spirits, from what I've gathered, are people who have died, usually under bad circumstances, and can't move on; they're stuck on this plane. Some of them get really angry and lash out at others; they get mistaken for demons. But some of them are just really sad and crave company or some communication with human life. The latter sounds like what you described ... I don't think you need to worry. Definitely not about demons. With regard to negative spirits, just don't let them get too attached to you. I can't comment on spirit guides, I have no experience. I believe the best thing to do would be to focus on how it makes you feel - and if you find some kind of fear creeping up on you or some kind of detriment to your health and well-being after coming into direct contact - then that would be the time to worry. For now though - it seems to be fine. :)
     
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    a pleasant experience took place in my parents backyard. there were two irregular shaped orbs- they were orange but translucent. it looked like they were chasing each other =_) there was no fear.


    in my past college years i experienced some weird cases of sleep paralysis. usually followed by lucid dreaming and sometimes conscious hallucinations. i woke up once, scared and weighed down from my paralysis(perhaps my body was in its standby-mode for sleep) and saw a shadow figure in the corner of the room. the figure did not move but remained anchored down in the back corner. i felt him or, it, looking at me. i felt like he was challenging me. i was scared because the shadow figure did not have a human shape but was very large and bulky.


    another experience where i *might* have seen a ghost was in a dream. the ghost was an older lady hunched by the side of my bed examining my stones with a natural curiosity(i tend to keep a couple by the bedside). i noted that night because my stones had been moved around. could i have done it in my sleep ? maybe.


    there are plenty but the last experience i'll share where i might have seen a ghost is one that leaves me curious. typically when i think of a ghost, there's no white sheet over anyone pretending to float around. well this one might seem silly because i think there was a cloak placed over the figure lol. i was spending the night at my parents sleeping in my old room. i woke up in the middle of the night and saw a figure gliding swiftly down the hallway just outside my post. as he crossed my room he stopped and looked over. the figure was black with a gold light. it was very hazy. there was a semitransparent cloak of sorts draped over its body. the being had an irregular shaped head- it was narrow or pointy. the blackness was sharp/staticky and the gold haze kind of surrounded the top portion of the figure. there were no eyes to be seen but i could feel him looking at me. as i looked back i started to hear a very high pitch metal type noise and an uncomfortable maybe grinding of sorts. the noise was internal, i don't think anything could be heard outside my head. at this point i was pretty scared and before i know it i'm waking up again. was i dreaming? that was the end of the experience. maybe i saw a ghost ?


    cloudpotato:)
     
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    Wow! That last one sounds like a clock-work figure, or something out of Dr. Who! I'm sorry you were scared, but your experiences are awesome. The old lady sounds like a ghost, and a rather pleasant one. One of my daughters sees pretty, floating orbs. Like yours, there is no fear attached to them.
     
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    To: "cloud potato"


    IMHO, you DID see a pair of ghosts, various experts believe that orbs are a part of, or a reflection of the human aura.


    IMHO, energy cannot be destroyed, just transformed into another form, much like us, from a body of flesh to a body of energy, that vibrates at a higher frequency that we usually, as adults cannot see, but animals, small children and certain older children and gifted adults can see them.


    Certain entities can sense your fear, so if you ever feel fear again, imagine a bright white circle on the ground and step into the circle and you will be protected.
     
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    I've woken up afew times to people either at the end of or side of the bed.


    One couple i didn't know, i found a picture of after my nan died. It was her father & step mother. I felt privaledged they'd come to see me but frutrasted i was too scared to talk to them.


    I never found who the man at the bottom of the bed in my house now was. I don't know if he belongs here or my mum thinks it could be her grandad again.


    I've seen others but always at night. I'm worjing on not being scared.
     
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    From all of the stories I have heard it's mostly night time when they visit you. Is it because of your mental state when going to bed or it because it's easier for them at that time of day? I wonder if anyone has researched that?
     
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    Hi argonne i do know someone who see's them at anytime of day, she tells them to leave her alone at night and they do.


    I presume you are quieter and if they want to tell you something I suppose they've got your full attention.


    I've often had feeling, knowing something is there but have only ever seen anything at night time.
     
  24. Kasiette

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    I have several ghostly experiences, starting from a week after my grandfather's death.


    I was 8 years old and we were staying with my grandmother at her house in England until the funeral. Throughout the time we spent at the house my dad and I felt that my grandfather was still there. One night I was lying awake in my dad's old room - and I would like to add that the windows and doors were firmly closed before I continue. I said "Grandad," and a plastic bag on the floor that was filled with my clothes began to shake very rapidly. It wasn't the sort of movement that a draught could produce - it was quite literally being shaken back and forth. Grandad had always said he would come back and prove it to us if he was still there after he died. LOL . I was absolutely terrified, but that proved to me quite early on that there was an afterlife.


    Our house in Yorkshire was built in the 1800s, and we felt there was a 'presence' there. Nothing major happened like things moving around, but one morning at around 7am my dad woke up and saw the figure of a woman cross the landing. There were three of us in the family, and both my mum and I were asleep. We did some investigating into some of the previous owners of the house and found a lady who once lived there and probably still occupied the place. She was a friendly spirit, and occasionally I would feel someone sat on the end of my bed (I have an old Victorian spring bed, so I could literally feel the weight lowering the mattress). Though this might have been the woman or my grandfather, it's hard to say.


    My mum and I shared an experience when we took a holiday with some friends in Dorset. We were staying in a converted barn next to a very old estate, built in possibly the 1500s-1600s. I didn't like the place at all. It's hard to describe the feeling, but I felt a very negative energy in the old barn, like a kind of malaise that follows you around. Mum and I were sharing a room in the back of the house, and my dog - who usually followed mum around like a ghost herself - absolutely refused to be in there for more than a minute. There was what appeared to be blood stains on the dishwasher and our room was quite mouldy with a very old bed. Over the next day or so our dog began to act very strangely. There was a space under a chest of drawers that she hid under, but she wasn't a timid dog at all. She'd usually be pretty happy lying around on the floor, just chilling.


    The morning after that, mum was acting very strangely and requested that we go on a long walk. By that time I was very 'infected' by the malaise and was feeling very negative for no apparent reason. That night mum decided she wanted to sleep in the room next door to us, where her friend and her daughter had been sleeping. She didn't want to sleep and kept asking me if I wanted to sleep in the car. Eventually she told me why: she had gotten up earlier that morning at dawn to get a glass of water and got back into bed to sleep. After a few minutes she felt a weight spread from her feet and gradually up her body, as if a fully-grown man was lying on top of her. Then she sat up out of her own control and began spewing 'demonic' words in a language she couldn't understand. The voice was angry and not very human - very guttural. Then it just left her and she fell back down onto the bed. So understandably we spent the night in the car, and just left the next day. She was absolutely terrified for the next few weeks and cried a lot. As it happens the friend who was staying with us was a GP, and she explained about Sleep Paralysis, which is often induced by the presence of mould. Since then, however, I've read a lot more about it and generally the experience only tends to involve seeing a figure in the room with you while being too paralysed to move. I have a friend now who experiences Sleep Paralysis quite regularly, to the point where he can feel this old 'hag' breathing on the back of his neck. So I'm not sure where the rest of the experience came from. She may have sat up, but perhaps she was hearing the voice internally, I don't know. I was in the room with her and didn't wake up, so I'm inclined to think that. :confused:
     
  25. Kasiette

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    That's definitely the scariest experience anyone in our family has had. Both my mum and dad have had encounters with mischievous ghosts. My mum's sister used to live in a very old country estate in Lincolnshire (I was convinced it was a castle when I was very young) and had a few spirits there. One of them was a girl who used to live in the 'play room' or my cousin's bedroom waiting for someone to arrive, looking out the window. They did a whole paranormal investigation on this, but I can't remember exactly who she turned out to be - I'll report back on this if anyone is interested. They used to hear noises coming from the play room as if someone up there was playing with the toys, but the room was always empty upon inspection.


    When I was a baby on the night before we were about to travel to France, mum said she had left my favourite giraffe toy in their kitchen squarely on the island in the middle. The next morning after she put me in the car, she realised she hadn't found my toy. She looked everywhere for the toy, but it wasn't on the countertop she had left it - and didn't want to leave without it, because it was my favourite. LOL Eventually they found it, sat in a gap on the other side of the kitchen where two of the kitchen counters didn't quite meet. My aunt swore blind she hadn't touched it, haha.


    My dad also worked for a well-known supermarket chain in the UK, and was doing stock one night. He found that one of the crates of chocolate had been opened and it was all over the floor. His colleagues informed him they had a female ghost who really liked chocolate :laugh: . He often saw orbs while he was working there and perhaps a few shadows - but that's about it.
     
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    Thought I would bring up an interesting thing that happened yesterday in my house.


    Lots of family have gathered for New Years and my two-year old niece (who is amazingly able to hold full-blown conversations with people, something I've never come across before) turned round to me and said, "Aunty, do you see that man over there?" and she was pointing towards the hallway. No one was there. I started asking her what man, and she just kept pointing to this nothingness.


    Anyway, a couple hours later she did it again; she kept saying 'hello!' to the air, the same spot, and then pointed and said it was the man again. When we asked her who he was, she said it was a specific relative's 'man'. A few jokes cracked here and there and, on the whole, it was forgotten, but I kept thinking how interesting it was. There was no malevolent or nasty emotion I could feel, and I suspect it may have been this particular aunt's son, my cousin, who died in 2013. So I told my sister and she was rather creeped out and said it only happened when we were at our house.


    I do think my house is a portal for both negative and positive spirits.
     
  27. dking777

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    When I had my 'NDE' in 1978 - I walked around for many weeks, months and a few years to cope with a 'gift of sight' that involved seeing, hearing and talking to the 'spirits' of the departed.


    A few years ago, I watched a movie truly captures the spirit of what I went through during that stage in my life.


    The movie is about a dentist who has a NDE and awakens with the same ablity I had. There is one scene in the movie that had me rolling on the floor laughing. His awaken in the middle of the night and surrounded by 'ghosts' - all out to get him to pass on messages to a loved one due to unfinished business. I felt who ever wrote this movie knew what they were writing about - because this very scene happened to me many times.


    It would come and go and I didn't know that I was controlling it on a mental level. It would just happen and 'shock' me silly. (You see this alot in the movie as well.)


    During the first 6 months - it was overload. I could be driving down the street and the 'lights' would come on in my mind and it would light up the 'hidden spirits' and there were times I felt there were more spirits roaming the streets - than living human beings.


    I had a few 'spirit guides' at the time - and they made the reference several times,


    "They are in transition."


    There were several different stages, phases - or degrees to the transition. Some where in the process of being close to loved ones, some had unfinished business - and some where lost.


    I recall one incident where I was 'guided' to a night club. I was only 18 and I raised up to avoid such 'sleazy' dives at this one was. The incident that stands out in my mind was a 'lost spirit' who hadn't fully accepted his 'death' or demise yet and was what I called 'latching on.' I was told that the spirit (or ghost) had died an alcoholic and the craving for liquor was still attached to his 'thinking process' as a spirit. I guess it was one alcoholic to another - because when the living person got 'tipsy' and intoxicated - that is when the 'latching' accrued. I was told a 'normal person' (not under the influence) wouldn't have allowed the 'latching on' process - but it was due to a weakness in their own craving (and intoxication) that led to the 'latching' on.


    Some where good, some where bad and some where just lost in transition.


    One thing the movie depicts is the dentist getting caught talking to 'mid-air' or an 'invisible entity.' This never happened to me - because they don't speak in verbal sense. It is a form of 'physic' communication. You don't have to move your lips or utter a verbal sound for them to 'hear' your thoughts toward them. I could be standing next to several humans and several spirits. The humans would never hear anything I was communicating with the 'spirits of the departed.' People would see me 'lost in a daze' sort of look and I would put my finger up to 'shush' them while the 'spirit' next to me finished what it was 'talking' to me about. I finally put my foot down and forbid 'spirits' from trying to speak to me while I was engage in 'human conversation' with other people. This worked with 'strangers' but the 'spirits' of my departed friends - would interrupt me a great deal. I would just ignore them for being rude about it.


    Sincerely,


    DKing
     
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    Your niece is obviously "gifted". She needs to be encouraged. This ability is often inherited. Maybe someone can have her draw what she is seeing? Start keeping a journal. Here is another forum you and/or her mother can check out and get more info.
     
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    Dking, I was wondering how long it was after your NDE that you started to have these experiences?


    Argonne, thank you for your input - it hadn't crossed my mind that my niece may be 'gifted' as I thought all toddlers were able to do this? At least, that's what I read somewhere. But what you say would make sense - it seems to affect the females in my family as my mum, my sister and myself all have odd experiences one way or another.
     
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    It was 1978 and hard to remember the exact time line - but it was just a matter of a few days. My NDE was in March and a co-worked (17 y/o) had died in January. His spirit was the first one I had contact with. It was like an avalanche after that. I would wake up in the middle of the night to find his spirit sitting in a chair by my bed. The scene in the movie where the spirit says to the dentist, "Did we catch you at a bad time" - reminds me of my friends spirits. I didn't blame the contacts on my NDE. I blamed them on him. I thought he was scrounging the neighborhood bringing all these 'new friends' (spirits) to my place to ask me to do the same thing for them that I had done for my co-worker. To pass messages to the loved ones left behind.


    Sincerely,


    DKing
     

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