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post #31 of 53
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Originally Posted by jcat
However, I think some "sightings" are simple clairvoyancy.
Jcat what doe you actually mean by that? It sounds very interesting, in fact the whole of your post was very interesting, albeit scary.
post #32 of 53
I wonder if there are some places that are "imprinted" with events that were very emotional, and if certain people (or animals) can read those "imprints", and thus "see" ghosts? Does that make sense? Sort of like restoring files deleted from a hard disk.
post #33 of 53
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by katl8e
OK - who's the wiseacre who vote "I AM a ghost?"
That's what I'd like to know!
post #34 of 53
Thanks JCat, yes that does make sense. What an intriguing thread.
post #35 of 53
Aquarius>>>You aren't alone. I don't believe in the supernatural, either. I just don't think we know everything about the natural world yet. And when people see things they can't explain with their limited scientific knowledge, they tend to make it supernatural. Like people used to make lightning a supernatural thing. Many cultures had all sorts of crazy explanations and detailed stories about things they didn't understand, which turned out to exist but be perfectly natural and quite a bit different from their perceptions about them Some of our "ghosts" may be the same--there might be something there, but we don't know for a fact what it is, so we call them "ghosts" and make up stories about what they really are, why they're there, and so on.
post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by katl8e
OK - who's the wiseacre who vote "I AM a ghost?"
I was wondering that, too!

I've been very skeptical my whole life about ghosts - I've been known to say "I don't believe in ghosts, I only believe in angels." But a couple years ago I had an experience that made me doubt myself - and I'm still not completely convinced.

I had just moved into my husband's family's lake house and I had moved in a few days before my husband and his mother, so I was staying there alone. DH had always said that the lake house was haunted, but I didn't believe him. He said they wouldn't come out when I was there, which I thought very convenient. But then the last night I was sleeping by myself, I was drifting to sleep when it felt like someone was tugging on the blankets from the end of the bed. I woke up with a start, and looked around. The blinds were swaying back and forth, as if a breeze was coming through the window, but the window wasn't open. At that point I got really scared and turned on the TV (for the light) and then ended up putting the lights on dim and sleeping with them on the whole night.

The next morning, I dismissed it all, thinking I had dreamed the tugging and the house is drafty and could have caused the blinds to move. I got up and opened the door - except the knob wouldn't turn. It was locked! I didn't even know that there was a lock on the door, and it wasn't one that I could have locked the night before without noticing, it didn't turn easily.

I still don't know about ghosts, but I don't sleep at the lake house by myself any more!
post #37 of 53
yes I do.......Have had a touching...years ago....oh YEA .....THERE REAL...remember its a spirit.....and I was told god is a spirit....Ummmmmmmmmmm!!!!!
post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by LilysMom
I've been very skeptical my whole life about ghosts - I've been known to say "I don't believe in ghosts, I only believe in angels
That is what I believe in - angels. Some people believe that "ghosts" are angels impersonating people who have passed on. They believe there are good angels and bad angels, hence good ghosts and bad ghosts.
post #39 of 53
When I was little maybe about 7 or so I remember going to a house where my Grandmother was sitting with two elderly woman. My parents and all of us kids(4) went to pick my Granny up to come home after she had been working there for a week as it was her day off.

All I can say is that house was the spookiest house I have ever not been in. I remember as soon as I stepped on the porch a black feeling came over me and I started to scream and didn't stop until I was off the porch. I know that Mom and Dad must have thought I was nuts. They never could convince me that it was okay to go into that house and I begged my Granny not to go back there any more to work. Never did see anything just a major feeling, scares me still to think about it
post #40 of 53
Anyone that works in a theater has met at least 1 ghost. For some reason they're drawn to the energy. These are my stories of 3 theaters I have worked in.

1) The local Community College was built on a site that was used as a Prisoner of War camp during WW1. Not many people knew at the time that POW's were shipped to the US. There is photographic evidence of the theater hauntings. I've seen a picture of an empty stage, except for the soldier with a machine gun. While we were rehearsing a show there, many years ago, the door to the prop room kept slamming shut...even when it was closed and locked.

2) In the ZF Theater, I directed a 1 act play about a Jewish concentration camp survivor. Every time my actor began to talk about loosing his family, the entire room would go black for about 3 seconds. The audience thought it was a lighting effect. It was Zella, who's father had survived a camp.

3) The most haunted theater I've ever worked in was definitely a small off-Broadway theater called Wilkins Theater. We nicknamed the ghost George. George loved to hide things. He took my friend's watch. She found it 3 days after the show ended in the middle of the now empty stage. I was sitting up in the catwalks during another show and watched a wrench shoot across the floor. The floor was corrogated steel for traction. There was no way anything would slide. One night we had a really late tech-rehearsal so I decided I didn't want to catch the subway to the train for a 20 minute ride to my car...well, you get the picture. I went into the prop room and fell asleep on one of the couches in there. I'm not sure of the time, but George started pounding on the door. I opened the door and naturally, noone was there. I closed the door, walked 2 steps and the pounding started again. I yanked the door open mid-pound and there was no one there. I asked George to let me sleep, and I promised I wouldn't sleep there alone again. No more pounding.

I have tons more about George and the other ghosts I've lived with

Sandy
post #41 of 53
not really sure
post #42 of 53
I'm not sure if anyone remembers the thread in the cat lounge about ghosts, but i posted a ghost picture my father in law took. He built a house for a client and went to take pictures of it for his webpage. The client had not yet moved in and noone was in the house. He actually didn't notice the ghost until later on. So okay everyone, here's the pic...
LL
post #43 of 53
I remember that thread, and that picture...it's creepy.
I was wondering if you've heard anything about the house recently. Like...did the client move in and say there was something really strange going on in the house???
post #44 of 53
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Originally Posted by Sweets
Anyone that works in a theater has met at least 1 ghost. For some reason they're drawn to the energy. These are my stories of 3 theaters I have worked in.

1) The local Community College was built on a site that was used as a Prisoner of War camp during WW1. Not many people knew at the time that POW's were shipped to the US. There is photographic evidence of the theater hauntings. I've seen a picture of an empty stage, except for the soldier with a machine gun. While we were rehearsing a show there, many years ago, the door to the prop room kept slamming shut...even when it was closed and locked.

2) In the ZF Theater, I directed a 1 act play about a Jewish concentration camp survivor. Every time my actor began to talk about loosing his family, the entire room would go black for about 3 seconds. The audience thought it was a lighting effect. It was Zella, who's father had survived a camp.

3) The most haunted theater I've ever worked in was definitely a small off-Broadway theater called Wilkins Theater. We nicknamed the ghost George. George loved to hide things. He took my friend's watch. She found it 3 days after the show ended in the middle of the now empty stage. I was sitting up in the catwalks during another show and watched a wrench shoot across the floor. The floor was corrogated steel for traction. There was no way anything would slide. One night we had a really late tech-rehearsal so I decided I didn't want to catch the subway to the train for a 20 minute ride to my car...well, you get the picture. I went into the prop room and fell asleep on one of the couches in there. I'm not sure of the time, but George started pounding on the door. I opened the door and naturally, noone was there. I closed the door, walked 2 steps and the pounding started again. I yanked the door open mid-pound and there was no one there. I asked George to let me sleep, and I promised I wouldn't sleep there alone again. No more pounding.

I have tons more about George and the other ghosts I've lived with

Sandy
that sounds so interesting...I believe....
post #45 of 53
i do believe in ghosts as i have seen one.
when i lived at home with my mum and dad, we had just moved into another house,quite an old one, we had numerous things happen there, pennies gettin thrown down the stairs when we were all in the front room, doors slamming in the room where we were all sitting. there was this one occasion when me and my mum were having this blazing row(as you do...lol) and as i stormed out the coffee table actully lifted into the air, ive never seen my mum move so quick!!!!!
and finally i had just come home one night and was locked out so i went round the back to try and wake my sister up(there is loads of wasteland round the back garden) and as i turned round there was this lady just standing in the trees just looking at me, well,,,as u can imagine i screamed and have never ran so fast in my life!!!! ive never been behind there again own my own since and was about 7 yrs ago.
post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by Sweets
Anyone that works in a theater has met at least 1 ghost. For some reason they're drawn to the energy. These are my stories of 3 theaters I have worked in.

Sandy
We named our theater ghost Oscar. I was involved w/ our community theater when I was in HS/college. It was an old movie theater that we'd converted to a small stage and 99-seat theater. Oscar used to make all kinds of mischief backstage and upstairs - especially in the office upstairs, which had been the projection room, and the adjacent closet, which were sometimes used as dressing rooms in a pinch. The manager said she frequently saw him walk past the landing while she was sitting at her desk. He used to move stuff all the time.

Yes, I believe. I've not seen any apparitions, but my father has and I've experienced too much to discount their existence.
post #47 of 53
I've never seen a ghost (at least I don't think I have) but I do believe in them.
post #48 of 53
I believe in them.

A few weeks ago the boys and I were getting out of the car around dusk and my oldest gasped really loud. When I turned to look at him he was totally white and covered in goosebumps and it was still around 70 degrees out. So I asked him what was the matter (of course I'm all creeped out as well) and he whispered there was someone looking out the upstairs window. This window is to the attic of the house and the only way to get to it is thru the little bitty trap door in the ceiling above the basement stairs. I have never been up there and neither has the landlord. A few days ago, he brought home a book he made at school for mothers day for me and in it was a picture of our house and he drew a face in the window up there. There is always alot of creaking and crackling up there at different times during the day, but as long as they stay there and I stay down here, I won't have to wet my pants anytime soon. My kids are always asking me if I will go up there and look around for some abandoned treasure, but I don't think I could make it back down a ladder fast enough if I saw anything.

We also had a ghost we affectionately named George (seems to be a popular ghost name) when I was growing up. I wonder though, does anyone know how to research the house I live in? I would love to know more about the house if I could but have no idea where to start.
post #49 of 53
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Originally posted by Abby7625
does anyone know how to research the house I live in? I would love to know more about the house if I could but have no idea where to start.
I have a couple of ideas for you.
If the house is really old, you can check with your local historical society to see if they have any information about it. You could also go to the library to research local historical information.

Elderly people who have lived in your community all their lives might be able to tell you some things about the house, (like the names of people who lived there in the past and whether or not anyone died in the house.)

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my oldest gasped really loud. When I turned to look at him he was totally white and covered in goosebumps and it was still around 70 degrees out.So I asked him what was the matter (of course I'm all creeped out as well) and he whispered there was someone looking out the upstairs window. This window is to the attic of the house and the only way to get to it is thru the little bitty trap door in the ceiling above the basement stairs.
That really does sounds scary, and it totally creeped me out when I read that!
post #50 of 53
The other night Pipsqueek was making his usual racket in the corner of the living room. He sits in front of of the window, looks up above the window and meows. Sometimes he'll chase something as if playing catch. Sometimes he has a conversation. At the top of the window I have some ivy that is draped like a valance. Well, last night, I went over to the window and asked him, what are you looking at?? There is nothing there! The center of the ivy lifted, as if someone put a finger under it and lifted, twice. My heart raced, I went pure white, but had the sense to say Oh, he's playing with you. Have fun! The next day, the ivy was coiled on top of the desk I have in front of the window. I keep asking him to put it back up on the window but no help.

I've never been frightened by the ghosts in my house. Startled, yes, frightened, no.

Sandy
post #51 of 53
How cool!! I have a ghost here as well. A few of my cats will sit and look at the wall or ceiling and chat too. There is nothing there that I can see, but my wife and I have both heard things. The other day I was getting ready to feed Amber when something knocked her serving fork off the counter onto the floor. There were no cats on the counter and the fork was sitting well away from the edge. One night, my wife called me while I was at work. She said there was someone in the house, she can hear them walking on the floor. Well, it turned out there was no physical human being in the house, it was our resident ghost. This was before we were married and I had not told her about my friend that lives here.
post #52 of 53
Sweets, I have merged your thread with this ghost thread.
post #53 of 53
I've seen too many pictures and evidence to be able to deny that ghosts don't exist. I believe they are everywhere and are a very powerful thing.
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