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post #1 of 22
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Does anyone here believe in ghosts? Any stories?

I've never actually seen an actual person but I have gotten those "feelings" and I've heard stories.
Last night I was hanging out with some friends, one of my friends parents had just bought a new house and they are renovating it so they don't live there yet. It was like 10pm and we decided to go over there and check it out. Anyway, its like a 9 bedroom house, and its really old, it has really cool marble floors, fire places and it has false walls and things. We explored the house in the dark because we weren't suppose to be there and Josh didn't want the neighbors to call his parents and say "Josh is in your house with a bunch of friends." So we didn't turn on any lights and just walked around with our cell phone display lit up. Anyway, we were on the third floor and one of the bedrooms was REALLY cold, Josh said that that room was haunted and the lights flicker on and off a lot. I was kinda creeped out at the house (esspecially in the basement) and after we were all done we decided to leave. We left out the back door and walked around the side of the house and looked up and the light in the room was on!
The house that my uncle lives in used to belong to my grandparents. They bought it before they had kids and raised 5 children there. Ten years ago my grandma got alzhimers and moved into a smaller house, my uncle took their house and has lived there ever since. Anyway, there are a lot of stories about the house, my dad has a ton. Its not like things happen every day, my dad probably has 10 stories and my uncles all have their stories too. Nothing has happened in that house for at least 10 months but it still has that "feeling."
When they go out of town I stay in the house and watch the dogs for them, they let me have friends over and things. Last September they were out of town and I invited 3 friends over to watch movies. They came over and after about 30 minutes were asking me to leave, they said they were really scared and didn't feel safe. So we left and went to my house and camped out, the weird thing is I never told them anything about the house.
So I believe in ghosts, does anyone else, does anyone have stories? Mine aren't very good because I don't have actual sightings, but its enough for me.

Sorry if this is off topic or doesn't belong here, I think this is a board to just post whatever but I might be wrong. If I am I appologize.
post #2 of 22
There are no such thing as ghosts
post #3 of 22
i believe in ghosts
post #4 of 22
ooo I love ghost stories and have tons myself. Have you tried www.theshadowlands.net - you can submit your stories there and theres tons to read!



I believe I encountered my friend who died recently. I went to my friends house for a meeting and I was the only one there as I turned up before anyone else did and I saw the porch swing moving as if someone was sitting in it and their feet were touching the ground and they were moving their feet in circles (does that make sense??) While I was standing outside, this continued for a good 20 mins and there was no wind at all. It spooked me at first.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus

I believe I encountered my friend who died recently. I went to my friends house for a meeting and I was the only one there as I turned up before anyone else did and I saw the porch swing moving as if someone was sitting in it and their feet were touching the ground and they were moving their feet in circles (does that make sense??) While I was standing outside, this continued for a good 20 mins and there was no wind at all. It spooked me at first.
thats pretty scarey, i think i would have been like
post #6 of 22
I believe in it because i have seen some with my own eyes.
And i have spoken to my sister.
This house gives me the creeps sometimes.
There is a odd feeling to it
its worse in the basement. Im terrified of going down there in the evening.
Infact i put the clothes in the washing machine down there this afternoon and i wont go there untill its morning now because i forgot and its not 1:40 am.
THis house was built in 1903 so definetely there were the nazis in this house doing house searches.
It just gives me the creeps that this house didnt go down during the war and that it was searched and that there may have been jews in here and were taken away
I am also terrified of the bathroom.
I get a really weird feeling especially as im drying my hair.
I do like this house though.
But i rather live in another one..
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by fwan
There is a odd feeling to it
its worse in the basement. Im terrified of going down there in the evening.
Infact i put the clothes in the washing machine down there this afternoon and i wont go there untill its morning now because i forgot and its not 1:40 am.
THis house was built in 1903 so definetely there were the nazis in this house doing house searches.
It just gives me the creeps that this house didnt go down during the war and that it was searched and that there may have been jews in here and were taken away
I am also terrified of the bathroom.
I get a really weird feeling especially as im drying my hair.
I do like this house though.
But i rather live in another one..
I've found that certain floors of my uncles house are worse than others, I refuse to go on third floor without a buddy, that was the floor that my dad's room was in and he saw a lot of stuff up there.
That's neat about your house and the war. I am fascinated with the Holocaust so that just seems really cool to me.
I've heard that ghosts like bathrooms, I don't know why. One time at my uncles house my mom was upstairs alone and heard the toilet flush, sink turn on, and the rough sound of a man shaving! There wasn't anyone else up on that floor.
post #8 of 22
I've never 'seen' anything, but I have sensed my grandfather around. I dont have anything solid to back it up...It's just a feeling I get.
post #9 of 22
I ghost hunt...so yeah i guess that would mean i kinda have to belive huh?...lmao
post #10 of 22
I'm a believer - I'm also a firm believer that all rational explainations for happenings have to be very carefully scrutinized first. I think after every possibility has been ruled out, THEN you can say "oh yes, something paranormal is happening here" - but I don't think you can openly say "Oh yes, there is a ghost". And of course you also have to take into consideration the tricks that your mind can play on you when you are under the stress of fear, and what preconcieved ideas can arise to set your mind racing! There are very many grey areas concerning the paranormal, ghosts, spirits, demons, angels, yadda yadda yadda and I'm one of those people to whom the wierd and wonderful is infinitely attractive and fascinating! I gravitate towards the freaky, I'm afraid! I've had very many experiences and I've been called "sensitive" on several occasions - I'll share a very recent experience with you, only because I've got no explaination for it myself. I'm a regular visitor to www.ghoststudy.com and although some of the items on that site are utterly ludicrous, there seem to be some tiny grains of truth in it - it's just a case of filtering out the rubbish first! Recently they've been running an AMC experiment (afterlife media communication) in which they ask the deceased to respond through e-mail. So, as you can imagine, everything that goes back is complete twaddle sent by idiots pulling the site administrator's leg. And he buys it. However I mailed him - not to respond - but to pose a request. That I could leave a message for someone whom I know is watching over me. I say know, but I guess it's more a feeling - something to comfort me when I am down and out. Recently I found that whenever I closed my eyes to go to sleep, I had a fleeting glimpse of blue eyes in my mind. It went on for the duration of time when my depression was at it's worst. And somehow this image was very comforting to me. So, just on a whim, I left a message, explaining what had happened to me and that I wanted to thank whoever it was.... it's posted on the board somewhere if you want to see my letter. After a while, I decided I should maybe try leaving a written note myself. I guess it was a spur of the moment thing, and I felt like a right idiot writing this letter to someone I didn't know, or indeed didn't know existed! It was just a feeling. But now I know who this person is.... when I got up in the morning, there was what I took to be a response. I'd asked just to know who they were so that I could say thankyou in person. I said my thanks as well.... and in the morning I noticed that the note had moved. I took that to have been a draught... but what I coudln't explain was the scrap of blue velvet material laying on top of it - because I don't have anything velvet in the house at all, let alone of blue velvet! That was my answer. I knew it was a dear friend of mine whom I'd lost ten years ago to suicide. His favourite song of all time.... "Blue Velvet". I go to the place where he fell every year on the 14th of November and I sing blue velvet because I know that he's listening somewhere - or at least that's what I believe. People who don't believe in it can dismiss this as they please, because it's not for me to convince anyone. I just share what I've experienced and what people think from that point on is entirely their own.

Yes, I believe there is something more to this existence than we'll ever be able to understand. Besides, who's to say there are or aren't ghosts? We're not going to know until we die - and who is going to come back from there to tell us whether we're right or wrong?
post #11 of 22
Well, they say that Savannah is one of the two most haunted cities in the south, New Orleans being the other one. I am a definite believer! I cannot even begin to tell all of my ghost stories, some cool, some not-so-cool. There is a great book about our ghosts called "Savannah Spectres." Great read.
For those that are skeptics, there is a great show on SciFi called "Ghost Hunters." They seek to prove or disprove supposed haunts. Very interesting stuff!
post #12 of 22
I do believe and I have a couple of stories.

Once when I was little (between the ages of 5-8) my mom and I were in Harrisburg, PA visiting a friend of hers (this is something we did every summer, since we always drove up to NY to see mom's family). The house she lived in was VERY old and very large. One afternoon the three of us were sitting in the living room and from the living room you have a perfect view of the stairs leading to the 2nd floor. Apparently I said, "Mom, who is that man?" "What man," my mom asked. "The man standing on the stairs," I said, and fairly impatiently according to mom. Then my mom said, "Describe him to me." So I did, and I described him in detail. I told mom and Judy (her friend) what he was wearing and his facial features. When I finished explaining Judy said, "That's my dad." I had never seen him before, not even a picture, but apparently I described him to a tee. Besides that that house ALWAYS creeped me out. It was a beautiful house and I loved it but if I went to bed before mom there I would have to run up the stairs turning every light on as I went because I was so creeped out. Sometimes (when I was older) they would leave me there alone while they shopped and there were some days when I wouldn't move from my chair in the living room because I was so nervous.

The other one I have isn't so concrete. Probably half a decade ago I was cat-sitting for my brother and would go to his apartment to take care of his little darling. Well one time I was there with my (ex)boyfriend and we had been taking care of the litter and things in my brothers bathroom. The only lights we had on were in the bathroom and my brother's room. While we were doing this we both suddenly saw a light come on from somewhere. So we very slowly walked out of the bathroom and into the living room, and sure enough the light in the hallway was turned on. The switch was up and everything. I panicked and ran out of the apartment as fast as I could (luckily we were done with our cat-sitting duties). When I told my brother he said that weird things like that happened in that apartment all the time. He told us that he would be lying in bed, trying to go to sleep and a light in the apartment would turn on and not always in the same room.

I have a couple of other more concrete ones but I'll just leave it at that. I don't mind though when people say they don't believe in ghosts. As long as they respect my right to believe, I'll respect theirs not too.
post #13 of 22
i saw a man also but i used to sit on the stairs and he always used to stand outside the door. this was about when i was 2 - 5 years old.
For some reason england and scotland have loads of ghosts compared to the world.
I dont mind people who dont believe in ghosts.
My bf doesnt so i reserve it for people who believe in it
just before my grandmothers funeral i saw her in my dreams,
Not sure if i was awake. But she was on the other side of the fence.
young with brown hair, her favourite pink jumper and black skirt.
with black shoes.
she looked angry at me. she wouldnt talk to me she was running her hands along the fence and then she was gone.
post #14 of 22
My husband swears that the day after our poor old cat Gizmo died, he saw him in the doorway of the dining room, his white fur was snowy bright, he meowed and turned and walked away.

And the day after my mum died, I'd made tea, the kettle was off and we sat down. A couple of mins later we hear the kettle coming to the boil. I always felt it was her saying "Hey! where's my cuppa?"
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
Yes, I believe there is something more to this existence than we'll ever be able to understand. Besides, who's to say there are or aren't ghosts? We're not going to know until we die - and who is going to come back from there to tell us whether we're right or wrong?
Emma, You´re not a beliver, you laughthing like a ghost!!!!! ...
Just kidding you know me!
post #16 of 22
I absolutely believe because I've experienced it first-hand. In my much younger years I worked at a King Henry VIII feast in Niagara on the Lake. The building was always rumoured to be haunted by a woman who had died there -- in the same room where the feast was held. One night myself and another person were cleaning up after the show and he suddenly started shaking was said he was extremely cold. I thought he was pulling my leg until we saw plates falling off a table (looked like they were being pushed off the table) when no one else was in the room, and then a glass which was half full of liquid suddenly was empty. Scary weird, that's all I can say. To this day, I won't go back to that place.
post #17 of 22
I guess you could call me a skeptical believer. I want to believe in them but I have not seen any evidence that makes me think without they exist. One of the things I really don't believe in is orbs. There are so many natural reasons for why people see them and why they see "faces" and such in them.
post #18 of 22
Spookiness goin' on here.

Well I've never experienced anything but my dad tells the story of when he was a young boy, living along the bank of the canal that runs by our home. It was said that years before a little boy had drowned in that canal and the ghost of his mom would roam up and down the banks wailing for him. Being that the community there was very hispanic, she was called ''La Llorona'' ('The Crying Woman')One night, my dad was out on the canal fishing I guess. He swears to this very day that he saw her...la llorona...on the banks. She was all dressed in white and wailing. He got so scared he took off running...she took off after him! She had the face of a skull...he was terrified...she kept after him, gaining on him! When he ran away from the canal bank, she stopped chasing him...I guess her ghost would only stay around the canal...crying & searching for her dead son.

Creeepy.
Hilda >^..^<
post #19 of 22
Yeah, I believe also.

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About a year ago, I was at my cousin's house. Lois had recently been widowed, so she lives alone. She's in her mid seventies and she has lived in her house all of her life. The house is in the country, very secluded by a long driveway and pine trees, and has wonderful antique furniture and nicknacks. We were sitting down for some tea and dessert when I happened to look into the kitchen.

I saw a smokey grey figure, it was fleeting but very much there. I knew that it was her husband, who had died some years back. He was a very kind man, and always gave us children candies and was just a very nice man, especially to me. The figure seemed to walk across the kitchen and faded into the wall. I know it was Gordon, something just told me it was him. He wanted to visit everyone there. That's my most recent encounter.

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Another true story. I was staying at my sister's house in Washington State. Her house was VERY discomforting. I was sleeping in my nieces bed room and she told me that before they moved in a little boy had fallen down the stairs and that she had seen his ghost many times just sitting there crying, and those stairs were COLD, there was a draft, but only on the fourth step where apparently he had fallen. Those particular stairs led up to her room, and this is where the paranormal activity really took a hold.

One night, we were getting ready for bed, and we hear this whistle coming from outside, as if someone is calling their dog, short and sharp. There are only two windows in the room, and where the whistle came from was the one nearest to our beds. Under the window is a stone pathway that goes from the back of the house to the front. The whistles came and went, but sometimes they would seem to come from the other end of the block, sometimes they seemed to be right at our window pane, sometimes RIGHT IN THE ROOM, and the room became icy if they were in the room. Let me just say, it totally freaked us out but we couldn't go anywhere else, and we dared not tell anyone. These whistles happened frequently and steadily, about three nights. Finally, on the last day I was there, the whistles came in broad daylight. We had just come back from a walk downtown and were settling nicely when one very faint whistle made us jerk, and we heard a dog barking somewhere outside. I guess "The Whistler", as the ghost was called by my niece, was coming to say goodbye. Thank goodness!

I have no idea if The Whistler and the little boy were connected, but that was certainly the most haunted house I've ever had the pleasure to be in!

That was my last day in the house. A few years later, my sister and her kids moved.

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I have lots of other stories, but these two are probably the scariest.
post #20 of 22
Well speaking of shadowy figures. This is not anything I experienced though. My husband's boss (I'll call him HB) and his sister saw this...and they weren't kids at all...this happened just a few years ago. Their mom was in the hospital on her death bed...she hadn't spoken a word in days at all. The husband and another son hadn't gotten there yet and HB & his sis were afraid she would pass before seeing the two of them. HB and his siter were sitting in the room when they saw a shadowy figure enter the room and go to her bedside. Their mom opened her eyes, pointed at the figure and said 'No'. The figure left the room. HB and his sis just looked at each other and said 'did you just see that?' They were amazed. A few minutes later, the husband and brother arrived and when she turned to see them...she passed away.

HB has told this story to several people and they are always amazed by it...he still is amazed by it himself.

Hilda >^..^<
post #21 of 22
I do somewhat believe, and my mom's ex's son had a couple of experiences with them in a house that we used to live in up north. So yeah, I kinda believe, but haven't experienced any for myself.
post #22 of 22
I kinda beleive, but haven't seen anything too convincing really.

In the house where I grew up, some weird things would happen: My sister have a fish in a regular fish bowl, and one day we went upstairs, and the fish had been completely torn apart..it looked as though it was attacked by something, but there was nothing else in the tank with it.

Also, in that same room, one time it sounded as though there was someone typing on a typewriter, it was very loud and an obvious sound. We even called the neighbour (it was an attached townhome) and asked her if she was typing in her room..and she wasn't.

Again, when I was small, I slept in the next room to that one, and one night I woke up to the sound of small animals, maybe puppies or somethine similar running around the upstairs hallway..the sound of pitter pattering paws running around. But we had no pets at the time.

Anyway, nothing really concrete, but just creepy stuff to me.

One time my sister saw a shadow man, he was leaning over her bed telling her to come with him. I guess she said some prayer out loud and he vanished. That freaked me out because I know my sister wouldn't lie to me.
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