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I am telling a story that I did not experience, but that my husband has relayed to me. I have recently become very interested in ghost phenomenon, so I decided to post his story on this web site. It began in a small and not very old home (the home was probably build in the early 1980s) that was owned by my husband's late father. The home is located in northern Georgia at the foothills of the Appalachians. The home is located on a paved road, with a few other homes around, but the surrounding area consists of the Chattahoocee National Forest. My husband has relayed several strange happenings that he and others experienced when he was in his teens.

The first thing that my husband told me was that one night, about 15 years ago, he saw a woman dressed in Victorian period clothing walk across his back yard from the woods. He was outside at the time on the other end of the yard. The woman was a ghostly apparition, he is sure of it. She went to the back door then left the way she came.

He also told me of time when he had a friend to sleep over. While trying to go to sleep, his friend felt something touch his feet. This was pretty frightening for both of them. Both my husband and his friend have spoken of strange experiences in that same room, but have not went in to much detail.

One other thing that my husband shared with me was that of a mirror. He claims he saw strange things in the mirror. He came across to me like this was evil in nature and possibly some sort of gateway. My husband used to dabble (as a teen) in things that he should have left alone such as the occult or Satanism. I am not sure how heavily. I do know he is not involved anymore. I guess it was a teenage fad, as we are both Christians. Also my husband did not want to throw away the mirror, but we kept it for years, put away in an out building. I cannot remember what happened to it. I think it broke or got thrown away in one of our moves. In a way it just seems to have disappeared.

Another tidbit of information about this home is that after my father in law died in the home of ALS, we moved into the home. I never experienced anything strange, excepted maybe fear from what I have heard. But, my aunt came to visit us one day (she had not known about anything that I have just written) and she told my mother that she sensed something evil on the property. My aunt seems pretty reliable, she has always been into things like smudging her home, etc.

The reason why I write this story is just to get some opinion on it. I would like to know more about my husbands experiences. And although I don't want to go against my religion or experience anything evil, I would like to learn how to become more in tune with the other side and possibly have an experience.

Thank you for reading.

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The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by yourghoststories.com. Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, LSAM77, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will participate in the discussion and I need help with what I have experienced.

mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-26)
Hi LSAM77. I'm really not sure why your cousin came to you in your dream. I'm also not sure if the barn was symbolism or not. Did he live or work on a farm that you know of when he was alive. Maybe he is continuing as he was in life and that may also be why he looks like he was in his 30's. Would he be in his 30's right now? If he didn't live or work on a farm then maybe he always wanted to live and work on a farm. I know, who would want to live and work on a farm? There are some who find it peaceful and enjoyable. I would have to know more about your cousin to even try to guess why. I can say what I think about it though. I think that he didn't visit you before because maybe you were too young to take his visit seriously, as a message. Were you thinking about him and/or his death before or during his visit. If so, maybe he wanted to let you know that he is fine and happy where he is now. Maybe he just wanted to say hello, I'm happy and I get to visit other family members too. It's hard when you don't have all the answers. As for my daughter, she has told me that her Papa(my Dad), would sit on her bed and would talk to her saying, "I don't have much time..." Amber would start crying, asking if he would be able to come back, she said that he said he didn't know if he could come back. I would have to ask her anything else he might have said because I don't remember. She has seen him outside of dreams too. One time, when I was not home, she said she was dancing in the living room and as she was spinning around she caught a glimpse of him in the hall, leaning up against the wall like he would have when he was alive. She said that he looked like he did before he got sick with cancer and he was dressed like he used to before he got sick. He was smiling at her and then disappeared. You never can tell with dreams what they actually mean or why you dreamt it. You can just accept it as it is and you can only try to guess as to what it could possibly mean. I hope that this helps atleast a little. ~Shelby ❤
whitebuffalo (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-25)
I may be totally off base here, but I believe that once a person passes into the afterlife (wherever that may lead them) they become a perfect being. They have none of the earthly flaws that we have physically. Now, this CAN be argued and often is (Ghosts showing themselves with one arm, a hatchet in their head, etc) But if he was so sad in life, perhaps this is what would have made him happy. Maybe this is his perfect existence. You never questioned the fact that he passed when he was sixteen and appeared to you in your dream as in his thirties, and yet you still knew him. Isn't that amazing? It absolutely was him. As for visiting your grandparents, it is possible that he visits the whole family, the ones with us and the ones at rest.
Well, those are just my thoughts. I believe there is a difference between a Ghost (they do not know they have died) and a Spirit (they have reached the other side, but occasionally visit for various reasons.) I believe Brandon is a Spirit, therefore VERY happy.
LSAM77 (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-25)
Thanks Mustang. I definately look for the book, it sounds like an interesting read. Do you have any thoughts on what my cousin was doing in my dream (his working in a barn). I'm curious as to whether this was symbolism or not. I am also curious about his saying that he visited my grandparents recently. It was like a shock when he told me that since I new he was passed away. Another interesting fact was that he was 16 when he passed, but I thought of him as being in his 30s in the dream.

What did you daugther experience in her dreams? Do you care to elaborate more. I find this very interesting.
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-25)
Hi LSAM77. To answer your question, I do believe that your cousin made contact with you through your dream. Sometimes spirits come to you in your dreams because they find it is easier to pass through their dimension into ours while we are asleep. This is what I have read in a Hans Holzer book called "GHOSTS TRUE ENCOUNTERS WITH THE WORLD BEYOND". My daughter has seen my Dad outside of dreams but he seems to come to her to communicate while she is asleep. The message they bring is just as important as if you were to see, hear or feel them when you are awake. I hope this helps. ~Shelby ❤ 😊
LSAM77 (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-25)
I am thankful for everyone's advice and warnings. Don't worry, I would never try a ouija board or anything like that. I feel that it is probably a good thing that we don't have the mirror anymore. I am planning on just trying to be open to seeing or hearing anything and hope something comes to me. Other than that, I would like to share one other thing with everyone, (don't think this constitutes a story submission):

I had a cousin, Brandon, he died in a car accident when he was 16. I was really sad, and confused when he passed away. I was about 10 when this happend. One night about 4 or 5 years ago I dreamed about him. He was really happy, wearing a hooded sweat jacket and jeans. He was working in a barn shoveling hay. I had a conversation with him and he said he was really happy. We talked about our grandparents and he told me he had just visited them the other day. I felt that this dream was real and felt the need to tell his mother (the aunt mentioned in my story above). I just had the feeling that he was carrying on and was working and happy. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Could this have actually been contact from my cousin?

Thanks
LSAM77 ❤ ❤
whitebuffalo (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-24)
I have to agree with the be careful warning too. Sometimes when you walk into something innocently it turns into so much more. I have also heard of using a mirror as a type of Ouija board, another warning... Never use any object as a "calling port" to try to contact anything. There is no guarantee that what you contact is benign. I, myself, have covered mirrors for protection and on the event of a death in the home. I wouldn't know how to START to experience anything, being on the other side of that coin, so to speak. Just please be careful. Thanks for sharing your husband's story.
FRAWIN (guest)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-24)
Hi LSAM77, I liked your story very much as I have always had a fascination/fear of mirrors. There is a ritual in the "hills" that involves a mirror in fortelling the future but it comes with a dire warning. Shane is right, be careful what you wish for. A paranormal experience is like taking a hot shower, after awhile it`s not so hot anymore. 😐

Be Safe and God Bless
LSAM77 (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-23)
Thanks for all the comments. I am not sure what exactly happened with the mirror, I know that it was not an old mirror and did not have any marks in it. I kind of get the feeling that my husband treated it kind of like a ouija board in that it was a gateway type thing.

Also, my father in law did pass away in the home and most of the things I spoke about in my story happened before he past away. I cannot say for sure, but I don't think the mirror was in the home when he passed away. My husband lived in the home as a teen, moved out (probably took the mirror with him) and moved back in when he inherited the home.
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-23)
Hi LSAM77. After the mirror was taken out of the house did anything else happen? Did your father-in-law die in the house? I know Bellissima had mentioned the mirrors and death and I don't remember reading anything about your father-in-law dying in the house. I've heard about that with someone dying and covering the mirrors but had forgotten until now. Also, sometimes mirrors take on very strange looks after aging. It's almost like floor tiles and clouds, you can see what you want in them. I definitely believe objects can be haunted. When I was about five or six, I remember my parents taking me to this strangers house full of antiques. They bought a lot of antiques from there. They bought two sets of chairs, a beautiful dresser from WWI, mirror also dated from WWI and some other things. It seemed like that's when paranormal things gradually started in my life only to highten in my teens. Could have been coincidental. My mom still has a few of the antiques still and I still get a strange feeling from them but they have been around so long, it doesn't bother me. I wonder what happened to the mirror your husband was talking about. What kinds of things did he see in this mirror? Thanks for sharing your husband's story. ~Shelby ❤ 😊
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-23)
Hi LSAM77. I've heard of certain customs which involve covering mirrors after a death to prevent the soul from becoming trapped and carried away by ghosts, or from sick people having their spirit stolen away while they sleep (when they are in a weakened state). Possibly this is what happened with the mirror you had, it didn't get covered at the time of someone's death and the spirit is trapped. Was the mirror in the house when your father-in-law passed? I've heard a few stories about mirrors with unusual shadows in them or things happening that revolve around the location of the mirror. It's very interesting. I'd agree with Shane's advice on tuning in. Please don't use a ouija board. That might tune you in with terrible consequences. Thanks for sharing your story, good luck in your new home.
LSAM77 (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-23)
Shane,

Thank you for your advice. I am actually moving to a new home next week so I will give your advice a try. Do you or anyone else have an opinion about my husband's experience?
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
 
10 years ago (2007-11-23)
Careful what you wish for, because you just may get it. One way to become in tune with the other side is meditation. One must completely quiet the mind and be focused. Know the sounds your home makes on a daily basis, know what objects move of their own accord, i.e. Clock pendulums and things of that nature. Know your homes shadows and what causes them. This way if anything does occur you will know what it was or was not. Pick a time you are least likely to be disturbed and pratice this daily. I am sure others will offer their advise as well, choose the one you are most comfortable with and go from there. Thank you for sharing your husbands experience with us.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.

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