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What’s your most true spooky story? Have you ever seen a ghost?

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  1. Suitsme

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    Ok so I see, hear and sense spirit and I have out of body experiences so I’ve got a plethora of stories to tell. I’ve experienced bad spirits and also good ones. I’m not afraid of “ghosts” but I’m fascinated in people’s stories of whatever encounter they’ve had. Please share your stories....

    Here is one of mine which isn’t directly my story but one of a friend and her daughter....

    My friend’s mother passed away but she left her house to her granddaughter (my friend’s daughter)

    She settled into her new inherited home with her little girl, contented in the fact that she was living in her grandmother’s house. All was well until she started to hear banging sounds coming from upstairs in the main bedroom. She dismissed these noises because she couldn’t find a logical explanation for them and hoped they’d just go away.

    The next thing was that odd things like lights switching on, washing machine switching on and some of her little girl’s toys would move. Her little girl who had just started talking would mutter words to what seemed like an invisible person as she passed a toy over to nothing,

    The noises upstairs in the main bedroom got louder and louder until my friend’s daughter couldn’t cope any longer since she realised something out of the ordinary was occurring. She contacted a local vicar. He came to bless the house and for a while things went quiet.

    A few weeks later it all started up again. She spoke to her mum in tears. They couldn’t understand because her grandmother had lived in this house with no issues at all for decades.

    Someone suggested she go to a spiritualist church to ask for advice. So she and her mother went to the local one, in the hope that they could find a medium who might be able to help.

    The medium who was attending the service that evening luckily lived locally and offered to visit the house to see what she could do. So the next week, she arrived at the house to find my friend and her daughter eagerly awaiting and hoping they’d get some answers.

    They indeed got answers. The medium asked where the main problem was in the house and they directed her to the the main bedroom. As soon as the medium stepped into the room she could see the spirit! The spirit spoke to the medium. The medium said to my friend and her daughter, “Would you please pull the carpet back over there in the corner. You’ll find a loose floorboard” They did as they were asked. The medium was smiling and said “ I have your grandmother here and she says she hid all her best jewellery under the floorboard there but her sudden death meant she never got to tell anyone it was there”. The medium told them that all the noise was her grandmother trying to tell her about this jewellery.

    My friend burst into tears as they pulled out a little bag from under the floor. It did indeed contain the missing jewellery that they couldn’t find amongst this lady’s things after she’d pass away.

    The medium told them that my friend’s mother was happy now and could move on. After that, all the noise disappeared and my friend’s daughter continued to live in the house with no issues at all.

    I remember all this happening and everyone involved were truly amazed.
     
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    I have a few ghost/paranormal stories. One I heard from my Uncle (technically second cousin) that happened to his parents on their homestead.
    He told it so much better than I'm going to tell it, but I'll try.

    His parents had always heard sounds coming from the upstairs of their house and one day someone was making the beds (I think it was a daughter-in-law) and all she saw was a pair of boots standing behind the curtains. When she noticed she ran downstairs and told them there was a man behind the curtains, and they kind of just laughed it off and said, "Oh that's just Andrew!"

    They knew about this ghost living in their house, though they didn't know who it was or what his/her name was, and they wanted to give it a name and decided to call it 'Andrew'. A few years later, they discovered that there was a man who died in a fire on their property whose name was Andrew.

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    I have a few consecutive stories that I've experienced myself, and I believe they're related to my grandfather who passed away a few weeks before I started experiencing these things.

    The first experience was my dad and I were sitting on the deck across from each other sitting around the table, and how the deck is laid out my back was facing the stairs, where my dad would have had full view of them. It's not entirely spooky, but I just got the feeling that there was someone standing behind me, I'd say about 6-10 feet away standing by the stairs, and I know no one was physically standing there because my dad would have said something to them.

    The second time I was just about to fall asleep and I felt a hand (a left hand) on my shoulder. I knew it was a hand because I felt the palm and fingers. At first I thought it was just my blankets settling down and getting heavier, but it honestly felt like a hand on my shoulder. When I turned around, there was no one there and I would have heard or seen someone leave if there was.

    The third time I had to get up early for work and I had my alarm set for 5:00 AM, and before my alarm had even gone off I felt someone wake me up by putting the tips of their fingers on my back. When I checked my alarm it was 4:59 AM. When I was done work, I asked my parents if they had woke me up that morning and they both had said no.

    Not necessarily spooky, but I think it's pretty interesting.
     
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    I watch too many horror movies -if any of the above happened to me I would have an accident hahah

    Once my dad and I were caming (fairly remote) and we were by the lake at night. There was a large, bright flash of light on the other shore. It was like somebody threw a bomb but just light came out (is that what a flare is? Hmm). Its a dumb analogy, but I can't think of another way to describe how the light looked. The other shore was so close you'd spend more time getting in and out of the canoe than paddling across. Remote enough that nobody else was on the lake, didn't see anybody else the entire time, and didn't hear anybody else (and sound travels amazingly on lakes at night). Not a ghost story, but weird. I am certain it wasn't human related,and havent found any other more natural explainations.
     
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    That’s really interesting how they instinctively knew his name was Andrew!

    I love how you sensed the spirit on the stairs. You just knew someone was there. I get that often and it always makes me wonder who it is when I can’t see the spirit or hear it.

    I also love your stories of feeling the hand, especially when it woke you up before the alarm went off. I hate alarm clocks as they shock me! It sounds like you have a loved one in spirit there who wanted to wake you up more gently.

    There was one time my son had gone down stairs into the living room at around 3am. He came straight back up and text me to see if I was awake (which I was). He said how absolutely freezing it was just in the front part of the living room and he felt like someone was there. So I went back downstairs with him and that part of the living room was literally like a blast freezer! You could see the breath in front of your face. The rest of the room was warm! We never got to the bottom of who it was but there was definitely someone there.
     
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    That’s awesome. It could even have been some sort of UFO perhaps?

    I love these kind of mysteries.

    I remember once my mum and me were sitting in the living room facing the french doors and it was a beautiful sunny day outside. Suddenly a thick mist started to swirl in front of the doors outside. It came so thick that we couldn’t see the pond and the fountain. It lasted a couple of minutes and then just vanished. We stepped outside and there was no smoke or mist anywhere and nothing that could have caused it. We were left totally baffled!
     
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    I have not. I have been in lonely and isolated places at night, walking from one place to another, where I have been on edge. Like walking down a dirt road that's next to a big cemetery. Not a good feeling. Maybe it's from watching too many scary movies.
     
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    When I was getting past the age of trick-or-treat I decided instead I was going to spend Halloween night in the cemetery. I grew up in a rural area, this cemetery had been an extended family gravesite for farmers more than a century or two (discontinued about 50 years before this night), not too big, tucked in with the farm land. I could walk to it through the wood lot from our home. I’d hung out there in daylight before, and pulled weeds now and then, or brought over our mower. I was familiar with the layout.

    As the evening went on, my anxiety rose, and then I felt my hair raise up. I was so terrified. I’d been sitting at the back row of the gravestones, and got up, first walking then running. Something tripped me and I fell. I got up and dashed off, heart racing.

    The next day I came back to see what tripped me, but the cemetery was just smooth grass and moss, nothing there. That was creepy! What was it that tripped me and had scared me so much?

    I never hung out in the cemetery at nighttime ever again. But I’m glad I dared to do it that one night, for as long as I could.
     
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    A friend of mine owns an authentic "old west" saloon on the west coast of the USA that was built around 1880ish and has been operated the whole time as a popular bar/saloon. Apparently, he and many others in the town are 100% convinced that there are multiple ghosts from over the last 150 years that live there (there were a lot of deaths in the building, due to it being from the wild west with quickdraw duels and whatnot) and they've researched exactly who the ghosts are from police reports and other stuff from way back then.

    His favorite story:

    One of the supposed ghosts is an early 1900's police officer named Henry who was knifed to death while trying to break up a bar fight. His body fell down a staircase leading into a basement bar room during the fight, and the ghost now lives around the staircase. There was a musician just a few years ago who was waiting to get paid for a show there, had never been to the town before, and never heard anything about the ghosts before who went down into the basement bar to pack up their equipment. She was down there a really long time, and eventually when she came back she told the owner that the downstairs bartender was really cool and interesting and they talked about a bunch of stuff. The only people in the building were her and the owner, there is no downstairs bartender. She said the bartender's name was Henry and described exactly what he was wearing to prove it. The owner told her again there was nobody else in the building...her face got really pale and she just immediately left, wouldn't even take the money she was owed from the show.
     
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    It’s amazing how the mind can play tricks isn’t it? Like you say, we’ve all watched too many spooky movies. It’s a horrible feeling when you get creeped out like that. You end up walking at a very fast pace lol
     
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    You did well! For one, there’s no way would I do that alone for a start.

    In my twenties there was a cemetery that we used to cut through on the way home from a night out. There’d be about three or four of us, I’d drank that much I never got spooked lol

    But to actually stay there alone! You were very brave!!
     
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    That’s amazing. No wonder she legged it! That experience will be firmly etched in her mind forever lol.

    It’s amazing how these old buildings, like pubs, theatres, hotels etc etc can have so many ghosts. I’d love to stay overnight in a building that’s haunted. With someone else of course. If there are spirits in a place, for sure I’ll connect with them. I am not scared as long as they’re not negative entities. Then I totally freak out lol
     
    #11 Suitsme, Apr 14, 2021 at 4:40 PM
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