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This may be a bit boring for you but it's interesting anyway.

I was around 18 or 19 years old when this happened, I'm 36 now. I was living at my mom's house at the time. My mom, my sister and I were the only people who lived there. I was sleeping peacefully and suddenly was ripped from my sleep by a man's voice calling my name with what sounded like urgency. I thought I was dreaming it but it woke me up.

When I opened my eyes, the first thing I did was look at the alarm clock on the nightstand next to my bed. It was 2:30 A.M. I rolled over and started to go back to sleep when the man called my name again.

I turned around to see a man standing next to my bed, down toward my feet, looking at me. He was fully dressed in what I believe to be victorian era clothing. A red velvet smoking jacket, a white shirt with the ruffles down the front of it, and loose black pants. I even remember thinking he was nice looking with his black hair and blue eyes.

I lay there staring at him for a minute when he urgently tells me that I need to run down to the kitchen NOW. He started yelling at me to go downstairs to the kitchen before I registered that he was serious.

I got up, slowly started walking towards the door when I felt him pushing me. I went a little more quickly down the stairs to the kitchen, and when I got there, I saw that one of the burners on the stove had been left on and a towel next to it had caught fire.

I quickly put out the fire and turned off the burner, turned around and watched the man LITERALLY dematerialize before my eyes. I went back up to my bed and never heard from him again. When I woke up the next morning, I went downstairs to scrounge up some breakfast and my mom asked me why there was a burned towel in the sink.

I told her only that I woke up in the middle of the night and came down for a drink and told her about the small fire. I still to this day have not told her the whole story.

If you're still reading this, then it must have been at least slightly interesting. I will never forget that night and am glad that some spirits DO seem to look out for us. Thanks.

Ronda

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Eowyn074 (1 stories) (3 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-07)
Wow! Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback... To answer a few questions, I was adopted when I was born and the adopted mom still to this day wouldn't believe anything about that and would probably start spouting about "demons" and "devils." My biological mother knows about it and found it fascinating. My storytelling is better in verbal form than written though. πŸ˜• I have no idea how to look up any information on that house from before we moved into it. I know my grandmother died in that house, but this stuff happened before that. The guy that woke me? No Idea who he was. Possibly someone that lived there (or in the area) long past. It was definitely an interesting house and I to this day believe it was haunted by more than one spirit. I hope that one day I can again live in a fun house like that one. Love living in "spiritual" homes. Had a few but nothing really to write about. Thanks again for all the comments! 😁 ❀
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-06)
Very interesting account you have had Eowyn074, these type of experiences are always great to hear and no doubt even better to experience, but rare as hens teeth. Would be awesome to know who this person was and why he takes so much care of you and the family, for him to even materialise like that is a great effort on his behalf! Great story I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thanks for sharing.

Dan
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-06)
Wow Trix, that was beautiful. I like the way you put that. It makes such more sense the way you say it.
I'm so glad you knew about the gate. I would hate to think of what could have happened to your precious little dog.

Jav

~~PS...thank you for the email, it was so cute! I was checking my mail when the storm hit here and I had to turn off the computer~~
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-06)
We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience. That is how I see it when I read the part of the stove that was left on. That was so human. It happened to me too, even more than once. The fact that there is a spiritual word out there and we are part of it is amazing how we can actually communicate in a spiritual way by getting these warnings. Sometimes I will just get a thought and I can go on that. I'm sure it happened to many other people before. For example-my husband left the electrical gate open a view days back. He is very strict with the gate always makes sure everybody closes it, and always on our case although we never had a mistake to forget to close it. He came home and I just knew the gate was left open by him, I just knew it. If I didn't checked and trusted my feelings then my new dog would have been gone by now and never know who could have sneaked into our back yard. My point is that these thoughts is like warnings and they are in my eyes spiritual messages to keep us save. Take care. Trix. ❀
DragonStorm80 (1 stories) (440 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-05)
I really liked this story! 😊 You mention in one of your replies that you would hear foot steps and odd little things would happen prior to this spirits appearance to you on this night, I think he may have been watching over you and your family for some time while you were in the house and he certainly knew how to get your attention when there was immediate danger to you all!

You are very fortunate to have had his protection and to have had such a pleasant spirit in your home 😊

Thank you for this story it really was a good read and made me smile ❀
applerose (13 stories) (139 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Those of us that have "Spirits" looking out for us are indeed lucky (blessed). What I mean by this is I have looked back at the narrow escapes I have had in my life - and just mark it as "being in luck". My dad who died in 1987 - has had my back on several occasions and has gotten me out of some tough spots - but not only has my Dad been there for me - I firmly believe that we also have Angels that protect us.
Wanted to ask is there anyway you may have known the man - was he an ancestor of yours - or a spirit in the house and only chose that moment to make himself known? I realize that this happen years ago - but is there anyway you can find out?
Thank you for sharing your story - which was not at all boring - this is going into my faves list❀
TruthInDarkness (4 stories) (259 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-05)
*Yawn* Sorry. What was that? Just kidding! I enjoyed the story. If more people were like that, perhaps more spirits would be too.
redphx (4 stories) (827 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-05)
this is a great story. One that doesn't happen too often. I really enjoyed it and it was not boring at all.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Devious - it makes perfect sense, that's why I never included any of that in my Mary stories. 😊
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Miracles: Wow, I am so sorry to hear that. That is terrible. It is sometimes easy to get caught up in things and sometimes the little things slip through the cracks, and we don't realize they're BIG things until later on... But you know, if you think about it too, back in the old days things like that happened all of the time. One oil lamp, improperly filled or set in the wrong place, or tipped over on accident, caused a huge disaster. The what-ifs will always be there. But you know, you can't blame yourself! Just learn from it and move on. Thankfully nothing bad happened, and perhaps your Mary really was looking after your family.

Personally, I would rather err on the side of caution, and not place too much faith in entities unless I *feel* comfortable doing so. Does that make any sense?
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Devious - it is terrifying and a life lesson. Hard one at that. I'm very bad at the "what ifs." I replayed that over and over. And what got me, and still gets me, is I did it 3 freaking times. Not once, oh no. Three times. I never understood how I could go to bed without checking that stove every night after the first time it happened. This stove was an older one that came with the rental house. I really couldn't begin to tell you how old the stove was, but it didn't have any lights to indicate it was still on.

Some could blame it on Mary, say she turned the stove back on. But Mary loved our family and to my knowledge we didn't have anyone else living with us.

I now keep everything away from my stove. That was one lesson learned the hard way. BTW, just a personal note here. When I was 5, our home burned to the ground and I've been terrified of a house fire ever since. Kind of ironic, huh?
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Miracles: That IS scary! I mean, I can understand how it happens occasionally... Especially with you being a wife, mom, etc. It kind of scatters you all over the place. But I guess it depends on your stove too. If it's a gas stove, it's hard to miss a big flame shooting up towards the ceiling from the burner. If it's an electric stove, most of the newer ones have light-up surfaces so that you know it's on. I suppose the older ones probably don't though, so it's understandable... But I mean, I would never keep any towels or flammable materials hanging over or near the stove. That's just asking for trouble!
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Devious - I see your point and want to share something here that embarrasses and shames me, as well as scares the crap out of me when I think back on it.

When my kids and I lived in the house with our Ghost Named Mary, there were 3 times that I went to bed and left the electric stove on. All three times Jerrica was the one who got up and noticed it was on. All three times she told me I forgot to turn it off. I had never, ever done that. Never. Thing is, I had pot holders and dish towels next to my stove. I don't know why Jerrica woke each time. Maybe Mary woke her? Who knows. But my point is, it could have happened to our family.

I am very, very careful now. Thankfully my new electric stove has a light on it. It stays lit until the burners cool down.
sarahmariacecilia (3 stories) (105 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Wow what a great story, not boring in the LEAST. 😁
I wonder who the man was... Have you tried looking up the history of that home?
Thank you for the story!
*Sarah
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Wow! How the heck did a towel get onto the burner in the first place? As much as I want to believe this was a positive experience... Maybe his way of getting your attention and earning your trust.
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Hi eowyn074, this was absolutely NOT boring, it is wonderful. Imagine if that ghost-guardian-angel didn't warn you what could have happened. It is just amazing how he helped you in such a human way by the way he handled the situation. He is very intelligent. I really liked your story. Thanks for sharing. Trix. ❀
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
 
6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Eowyn074 - as some of my friends have already said, the people who think their stories are boring... Those end up being some of the best stories. Yours is definitely one of those.

I have to hand it to you. Even if you were half asleep and you may have wanted to ignore him and cover your head, the urgency that he displayed got through to you. Not only did he quite possibly save your home and family, but you did too.

I do have one question though. Why have you never told your mom what really happened?
scribbl3r (1 stories) (19 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Wow... That's awesome! Kudos to that guy, whomever he was! 😁
blue_raven80 (13 stories) (338 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-05)
I like the story. Yes, there are some spirits that help us especially in time of trouble.

❀
Rozalin (15 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2011-07-05)
Saved by a Ghost/Spirit...~

Yeah, I liked this one. ^ ^;

Lea.
kaza (9 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-05)
this is a amazing story, how can you call this borring, I have read a similer post on here before like exactly like this story,
penelapea (2 stories) (6 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2011-07-05)
that is very good that a spirit saved your family.
In one of my stroies the spirit that I think is in my house didn't wake me up in time to save my cat
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-04)
Ronda,
Slightly interesting? I'm dumbfounded that you put this experience so low on your scale! Are you kidding me? These are the most interesting type of experiences.
You were awakened by a spirit/angel/guardian, who basically saved the lives of all who lived there, and you think it might be seen as boring?!
This one goes straight to my favorites list. That's how un-boring this story is!

Jav 😊
jesuis88 (1 stories) (23 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-04)
Very interesting read for me. As with the others, it is really great to see "others" looking out for us. Definitely adding to my favorites, and thank you for sharing.
taz890 (12 stories) (1380 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-04)
hi there eowyn074 agree with bad was a good story and yes kept me interested 😊
Lucky for you and the family that a spirit was looking out for you all.
Carl
BadJuuJuu (guest)
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6 years ago (2011-07-04)
Random observation- the people who say their story might be boring always seem to be the people whose stories are the most interesting. Your story is no exception. Great account, very interesting and best of all, believable. Going straight to my favorites list. 😊
againsarahan (34 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-04)
I really enjoyed reading this story. Thank you! Your beneficent spirit warned you of fire; he wore a smoking jacket. I wonder if there is a connection there, or if it is just too convenient an idea that he may have fallen asleep with a cigar or something...
Eowyn074 (1 stories) (3 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-04)
If it helps, I come from an apparent long line of what my mother calls "special women." My cousin sees spirits, my grandmother saw them, I see and hear sometimes, usually just feel a presence.
Eowyn074 (1 stories) (3 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-04)
To JustCurious, I have long since moved from that house, but there were always "little things" that caused me to question, such as being home alone and hearing footsteps on the creaky floorboards outside my bedroom... Nothing like that ever before or after.

To Gizzy, The whole room was chilly but yes, actual hands on my back quite cold compared to the rest of the house. Felt quite real to me.
Gizzy (3 stories) (71 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-04)
Hi Eowyn074,

I always enjoy stories like this where spirits help the living. I do have a question though. You say you felt him pushing you, so did you feel his hands on your back or just a force? Was it cold where you felt pushed? Was it cold in the bedroom when you woke up? Sorry for all the questions but you rarely hear of spirits touching us and I am not sure what to make of it.
Suzie

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