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2008/05/17 23:16:56 (permalink)
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Spooky

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I have had many "ghostly" experiences through the years and I can honestly say that none of them were malevolent. The scariest thing about them was knowing someone else was there that you couldn't see.

Years ago my husband and I moved into an upper flat on Lucille Avenue in Elgin, Illinois. From the moment we moved in we felt like we were being watched by someone sitting in the gold chair in the livingroom (it came with the apartment). I would move the chair around the room and we still felt someone watching us from that chair!!! It was nerve wracking to say the least. I was pregnant at the time and was home during the day when my husband was working. One day I heard what sounded like an elderly woman's voice calling my name from the back bedroom in the apartment...I turned the TV up louder so I couldn't hear it. On another occasion I was talking to a friend on the phone when we heard a click, I told her someone was on her other phone listening to us...she said "I do not have another phone"...I put the phone down and walked down the hall (we had 3 phones) and checked the extra bedroom phone, it was on the hook...then I checked the phone in the master bedroom..the phone handset was laying on the bed!!!! I told my husband that the apartment was haunted and he told me I was imagining things. Two nights later he woke me up in the middle of the night and yelled for me to turn on the lights..he said someone was sitting on his side of the bed. I turned the lights on and looked, no one was there but there was an indentation on the bed. We lived on the 2nd floor and the bed was pushed up against the wall so no one could fit in that space to sit down. We started having marriage problems shortly after that, and our wedding picture would not stand upright on the TV, everytime I walked out of the room and came back in, our picture was laying face down on the TV. I checked the frame and hinge that held the stand, and it was fine. The picture would stand up til I left the room then be lying down when I returned.

On another occasion, I had gone to bed waiting for my husband to return home from work, when I heard the front door open and close, footsteps coming up the stairs, the closet opening and someone pulling on a hanger, then walking into the livingroom and plopping down on a bean bag chair (unmistakable sound!) I wondered why he hadn't come in the bedroom and I went to the livingroom to find everything dark...no car in the driveway, no coat in the closet, no one sitting in the beanbag chair..I was there alone!!!! We moved out shortly later. A little footnote: I found out later on, the same time the wedding picture started falling on the TV, my husband had started having an affair with a woman he was working with. I feel somehow that my invisible guests were trying to let me know.
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    JK2
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/17 23:22:25 (permalink)
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    Spine-chilling.

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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/17 23:23:55 (permalink)
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    It would be if it were true

    As far as I know, forgiveness is for the benefit of the person doing the forgiving, not the one being forgiven
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/17 23:26:13 (permalink)
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    how do the ghosts know he is having an affair?
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/17 23:28:46 (permalink)
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    Ha ha ha ha. Any more stories you can find from the net?
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/17 23:39:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Papa Lazarou

    Ha ha ha ha. Any more stories you can find from the net?


    Loads mate
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/17 23:41:52 (permalink)
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    Grasping Hands
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    I remember it was night-time, after me and my brothers had been put to bed but before my parents had gone upstairs, so I was awake and reading - I always used to read until one of my parents came in and made me stop! The book I was reading was an Enid Blyton 'Famous Five' (see, told you I was very young one that was sort of like a choose-your-own-adventure book, and a game as well - it came in a clear plastic packet with a dice, a pretend torch, a map, some 'food cards' and the like. I was sitting cross-legged on my bed so that I could spread all the stuff out on the covers, and I happened to be facing in the direction of the door. I was doing quite well with the game and was very engrossed in it when I suddenly thought that perhaps I should look up (that still happens now, usually when one of my gerbils is escaping or something) and I did. My door was wide open - I would never let my parents shut it at night - and my bed was along the wall that the door was in, so that I couldn't see behind the door. But what I am still adamant I did see was a pair of hands reaching from behind it, sort of flexing and grasping handfuls of air, then retreating.

    I sat there for a few seconds in complete shock, and then a part of my brain said "Go on, be scared" (I remember that clearly) and I went hot then cold all over, and after about ten minutes I decided that my parents would know what to do and I jumped out of bed and ran downstairs. They calmed me down and said it was most likely just my little brother sleepwalking. I'm prepared to accept that that's possible, but I'd only ever known him sleepwalk once before, and to get to my room he'd have had to cross the landing, and the floorboards were so creaky I'm sure I'd've heard him. Also, although it's difficult to tell, I'm sure those hands were much too big to be my brother's, they were more like adult size.
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/17 23:45:01 (permalink)
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    Jenny's an idiot.

    Reaching hands grasping handfuls of air?

    Clearly, her brother was rehearsing for his Westlife audition.

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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 06:51:23 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Spirit Guide

    how do the ghosts know he is having an affair?



    Ermm don't even ask that question buddy, reading that story bought back some bad memories for me of something which happend many years ago, you might mock stories like this but when you've been down that road and things do come true stories like this open your eyes and take you back years to when it happend to you.
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 09:42:26 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Ash The Man


    ORIGINAL: Spirit Guide

    how do the ghosts know he is having an affair?



    Ermm don't even ask that question buddy, reading that story bought back some bad memories for me of something which happend many years ago, you might mock stories like this but when you've been down that road and things do come true stories like this open your eyes and take you back years to when it happened to you.



    Ok then - what a crock.

     
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 10:33:28 (permalink)
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    Hasent everybody had experiences they couldnt explain? I dont believe in ghosts as such, but i do believe there are things in existence we have no clue about. We have been on this planet the blink of an eye in relevence to its actual age, i think its fairly arrogant to say we know everything about it.
    post edited by Furyan - 2008/05/18 10:36:13

    " Do not tell me to play the hand i've been dealt. To hell with the cards and damn the dealer! Any man can achieve anything if he works hard enough, and thats the truth of it. Go at it with all that you are, and it is within your reach"
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 10:38:17 (permalink)
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    And it would be if anyone had. But they haven't. As for 'unexplained experiences' no. None.

     
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 10:42:52 (permalink)
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    I just meant, that i dont automatically discount what people say. Many people i know do, which seems to be the normal thing to do. I think its because there are so many obvious con artists out there, that have been proven to just be trying to make some money.

    Lets be honest, plenty of people have the attitude that 'we know everything, and anything we dont know, isnt worth knowing'. Even if they dont openly admit it, seems to be the way we are educated.
    post edited by Furyan - 2008/05/18 10:46:04

    " Do not tell me to play the hand i've been dealt. To hell with the cards and damn the dealer! Any man can achieve anything if he works hard enough, and thats the truth of it. Go at it with all that you are, and it is within your reach"
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 10:45:18 (permalink)
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    I don't believe everything I read about ghosts, but I believe they're real from my own few experiences.

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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 11:02:39 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Furyan

    I just meant, that i dont automatically discount what people say. Many people i know do, which seems to be the normal thing to do. I think its because there are so many obvious con artists out there, that have been proven to just be trying to make some money.

    Lets be honest, plenty of people have the attitude that 'we know everything, and anything we dont know, isnt worth knowing'. Even if they dont openly admit it, seems to be the way we are educated.


    Check out the bit I put in bold where they say 'you might Mock' so I thought - ok then ha ha. As in not to take it all so seriously.

     
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 11:04:54 (permalink)
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    Lol fairy nuff. I just read stuff like this with interest. Maybe its because i cant see why anybody would be sad enough to totally fabricate a story. I also admit that i always think 'it was probarbly theyre mind playing tricks'.

    The grasping hands story, anybody think that lady watched a bit too much Poltergeist?

    " Do not tell me to play the hand i've been dealt. To hell with the cards and damn the dealer! Any man can achieve anything if he works hard enough, and thats the truth of it. Go at it with all that you are, and it is within your reach"
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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 11:12:13 (permalink)
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    IME, ghosts don't do anything that mischievous (the married couple), but you never know until it happens to you. The worst I had was tickled feet in the middle of the night. It was in my old house, and no we didn't have pets. I figured it was my great grandad's spirit as I've seen him before. Didn't figure that at the time as I didn't remember my experience from when I was two.

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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 12:22:58 (permalink)
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    Zoiks, Scoob.

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    RE: Spooky 2008/05/18 15:28:30 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Mobster


    ORIGINAL: Ash The Man


    ORIGINAL: Spirit Guide

    how do the ghosts know he is having an affair?



    Ermm don't even ask that question buddy, reading that story bought back some bad memories for me of something which happend many years ago, you might mock stories like this but when you've been down that road and things do come true stories like this open your eyes and take you back years to when it happened to you.



    Ok then - what a crock.


    About 11 years ago when I was married to my first wife something like this was always happening to me, I was sat in the house one night and the Ex was upstairs, I was on the sofa, I must have dropped off for a few minutes when all of a sudden I woke up, something told me to go upstairs, I went upstairs and I heard the ex missus on the phone talking away to what was a male, I made myself heard then all of a sudden she put the phone down. Over the last few weeks strange things were happening around the house, one night she went out I didn't think anything about it, I was sat there watching the TV when I had a urge to go to a certain pub, I jumped into the car and off I went, I pulled up outside this pub 12 miles away from where I lived and sat outside, about an hour later my ex appeared with a guy in tow, I watched them get into the car and drive off, I didn't follow them I left them to it, I went home and went to bed, she never came home that night so think what you want to think. When she came home the next day I didn't say anything to her, all she said was aren't you going to ask me where I've been? What would I want to do that for I know you was with another man, her face dropped a mile, no I haven't, come off it I said, I know you was in the Sitwell Arms, you left there at 10pm and jumped into his car.

    You see strange things do happen.


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