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Cemetary Apparition

 

When I was fifteen, I went to a Catholic Cemetary outside of town with a group of friends. We planned on having a seance, and we had came prepared. We set a small fire on the rock path that went through the cemetary. We had dried chicken bones that we had found in an abandoned barn outside of town, visable from the cemetary. My friend had found a spell in Latin that we all chanted. He spoke Spanish so Latin is very similar so it wasn't hard for him to find online and that way we somewhat understood what we were chanting.

Everyone was chanting this incantation around the fire, I remember that I kept batting these bugs. They seemed to be coming from this tree that was about fifty feet away. I was having a hard time trying to ignore the bugs that seemed to come more and more. Everyone around me seemed to have stoped chanting and was looking at something. I quit swatting the bugs away and looked where they were looking. About a hundred feet or so there was this figure. The only way I can describe what I saw was a black angel looking apparition. It looked like those angel shaped tombstones except this looked as though it was made out of black smoke. The bugs became thicker and everyone started running back towards town.

What I find to be very odd is that those bugs were locust. When we began to do the ritual there was only a couple I noticed. As we went there was more. As we were running back into town it was as though this swarm of locust chased us.

I am not Christian, but I do know that locust were a plague in the bible, and we performed this on holy ground.

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JustCurious (2 stories) (434 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-08-02)
Well Juniper, all I was trying to say is that two languages will be different in regards to what the words mean. Even using something like a translator online can change the meaning (believe me, I've used translators and about half the time they never have an accurate translation for me).

So just be careful, and its always better to say something in the original language, not translated. If you say it in the original language you don't have to worry about saying a wrong word, etc.

Peace
JustCurious
Juniper (2 stories) (37 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-08-01)
yes, I understand the need to know what your saying ordeal, but like it was already said, portal does mean that... So your example really just proved my point... But anyways, I do understand.
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2011-07-31)
JC,
No offense taken hun. I just didn't get it, what you meant, I mean.

Jav 😆
JustCurious (2 stories) (434 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2011-07-31)
Javelina, I know, I was just meaning it in terms of yes it may relate to Door or Gate, but there is still the difference between the words Portal, Gate, and Door.

Thats all I'm saying. Not meaning to start and arguement, or offend anyone or anything.

Peace
JustCurious
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-31)
Wait a minute JC, the word portal does relate to a door or gate. Why do you say "in no way"? I don't want to split hairs here, but you're talking the difference between two Italian made cars, she's talking two similar sounding languages. Maybe the every day Italian might not know the difference between a Ford and a Chevy. To that person it's an American made car.
JustCurious (2 stories) (434 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-31)
Juniper-

My point from the post is Ferrarri and Lamborghini maybe the same that they are really expensive sports cars, but they are different engines, different car companies, different this, and different that relating that no matter what way you bend it, translating from one language to another is going to bring out different meanings. No matter which way you look at it, especially if its something that is found on the internet. Always take what you read online with a grain of salt, and don't go completely out to trust it right off the bat.

Just like naeee was saying, Door or Gate means Porta in Greek which becomes Portal in English, which is in no way the same meaning as Door and Gate. I am not trying to sound harsh or mean, I'm just saying you need to research, and make sure that what you'll say will bring about what you want. And take the steps to protect yourself.

Dont follow blindly or you won't have a good outcome.

Peace
JustCurious
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2011-07-30)
Juniper,
I am sorry that you received such an unwelcome response from so many posters. In the future it would probably be helpful to explain how it was such a long time ago and that might stop the critics from jumping so roughly on the story as a whole.
I hope this doesn't discourage any future participation in the forum. Sometimes people get on a roll and just don't know when to stop. I know that I'm guilty of it myself.

Jav
Juniper (2 stories) (37 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-30)
The losust followed us in a huge swarm out of the cemetary, they didn't just come to the fire... Also ferrari and lambourgini are the same thing to me:)

Also I was young, it was 9 years ago, and no I didn't learn my lesson, I would do it again in a heartbeat. Sorry everyone
naeee (12 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-09)
very correct JustCurious, for instance, the word "door" or "gate" in greek is porta which is portal in english, the english language is VERY watered down and most words like door or window have very little to no meaning so very good point JustCurious, shouldnt go about chanting something that's ment to be in one language and using another because it my mean and probably did mean something else!
robertar (223 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-07-08)
The Hebrews and Egyptians were not christian either. Those plagues were a number of things, and God protected those who asked.

Cool story though. Not sure chanting is a good idea.
redphx (4 stories) (827 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-08)
I am sorry but I don't believe this story was paranomral if it happened at all. Locusts are gross bugs and they will fly at you but they won't chase you. They were probably attracked to the fire. What was the purpose of your spell? What was your goal?

I am asking these questions only because it is polite to do so. I really think this is story is a fib
JustCurious (2 stories) (434 posts)
+3
6 years ago (2011-07-08)
Similar or not. Two languages are COMPLETELY different. Sure they may translate into English but look at it this way. Which language came first? If English/Spanish came after Latin THEY ARE JUST SAYING WHAT WORDS THEY CAN PLACE THAT MEANS SIMILAR THINGS. You may translate it to english, but that's not exactly what that word may mean in Latin.

Just cause a Ferrari may be like (lets say) a Lamborghini. That doesn't make it exactly the same!

Peace
JustCurious
Juniper (2 stories) (37 posts)
-3
6 years ago (2011-07-08)
well the locust followed us out of the cemetary in a huge swarm. They didn't just go to the fire. And as for latin, no its pretty similar to spanish. And the pronunciation is the same as reading spanish. So that is not an issue. I know some words are different but its pretty easy to research what your saying. I just don't personally know/remember what it was in english. There are translators all over the internet that's trustworthy. And yes, we've all been to that cemetary during the day. There is no angel tombstone in that area.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-07-08)
I agree with everyone here about the spell in Latin, the locusts, and that you all just gave yourselves a good fright. I know the curiosity and thrill of it all is hard to resist, but if you don't know what you are doing or saying it can turn really bad really fast. Has the cemetery been known to have activity? Thanks for posting. 😊
AshyVikernes (1 stories) (32 posts)
+1
6 years ago (2011-07-08)
"Awww! Disturbing spirits in a cemetery? With a strange incantation? Those poor spirits, I'm sure all they wanted to do was chill and enjoy the afterlife. But no, you had to go and bug them, and in turn, they bugged you. Heehee! I'm punny. Seriously though, why would you do that? It's just asking for trouble. Though I'm surprised anything worked from something you pulled off the internet. May have been a cemetery guardian of some sorts. I've heard of those. I think. I find it odd that you saw anything at all. If you are a ghost, why would you want to hang around an old graveyard. I'd pick somewhere more exciting."

They or anyone should never do internet spells. They can be misleading and actually do something else other than it's stated intention or nothing at all. So it's risky and dangerous. But I do agree never to bug the spirits. I go to my cemetery everyday and I do see things. Like Jackals (In egyptian belief they protect the dead) I've seen some wolves as well and random spirits. It's very neat to see these things. I don't know why anyone would be afraid of them.:/
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
+4
6 years ago (2011-07-08)
Juniper - the thing about spells in different languages is, if you don't know the language, don't do the spell. Even though your friend knows Spanish, and you say Latin is similar, I'd bet there are words that are very different. Especially when casting a spell. And who the heck knows what you'll get when you get a spell off the net.

As Trix and BadJuuJuu said, insects are drawn to light sources of any kind so I won't go there. But, please, if you're going to conduct a seance, don't get a spell off the internet. Seriously. Not unless you've researched it thoroughly. And all of y'all saying something you don't know in a language you don't speak is not a good idea. Imagine going to a foreign country and think you're asking, in their native language, for a bottle of water. They hand you a live chicken. Mispronunciation can bring you something you don't want and didn't intend to get.
bacchaegrl (506 posts)
+2
6 years ago (2011-07-08)
Awww! Disturbing spirits in a cemetery? With a strange incantation? Those poor spirits, I'm sure all they wanted to do was chill and enjoy the afterlife. But no, you had to go and bug them, and in turn, they bugged you. Heehee! I'm punny. Seriously though, why would you do that? It's just asking for trouble. Though I'm surprised anything worked from something you pulled off the internet. May have been a cemetery guardian of some sorts. I've heard of those. I think. I find it odd that you saw anything at all. If you are a ghost, why would you want to hang around an old graveyard. I'd pick somewhere more exciting.
BadJuuJuu (guest)
+4
6 years ago (2011-07-08)
Light and warmth draws insects. A fire at night draws a lot of insects, so I don't think the locusts were at all significant. They just happened to be there, and you guys just happened to have a fire.
The black angel? Did any of you visit the cemetery during the daylight to see if there were any angel tombstones in that area, or anything that could have cast an angel shaped shadow?
I'm not sure there is anything truly paranormal in this account. I think yall just scared yourselves. Granted, I wasn't there, I can't say for sure what happened, but with the information provided I think you psyched yourselves out. Would love to be proven wrong though.
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
+4
6 years ago (2011-07-08)
Hi Juniper, I can't believe that you all was chanted a spell that your friend got online. That was so dangerous what you and your friends did there. I bet all of you just wanted to have fun, and the adrenalin rush. I hope that was a lesson learned for all of you. It could have invited bad energy into your lives by playing around with these types of things without even the knowledge or basic protection. Anyway I don't blame you because on that age everybody wants to explore the unknown at some stage. I really don't know what to say about the black angel you saw, but about the locust I can just say that you were at the wrong place and wrong time. Your fire and everything disturbed them. Locusts' are like that. They travel anywhere to where food is, and when finished with where they landed they continuous with their journey to the next place. Thanks for sharing. Trix. 😉

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