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1800's Child Ghost

 

This experience happened in 2015 when I was living in a unit on Logan St Beenleigh QLD with my best friend. Many other things happened in this unit to me as well however I will just write about the relevant one.

It was daytime and I was home alone standing in the kitchen washing dishes. I felt like someone was watching me from across the living room. I turned around and saw a young boy standing there staring straight ahead at me. I could clearly see the top half of him however can not remember if I saw anything below the waist. The moment I screamed he disappeared. I wasn't scared just startled.

I thought the boy was wearing a sailor looking suit. I googled the fashion from the 1800s to early 1900s for children and it looks very similar with a collared shirt and those particular hats. The boy was probably aged from 5-6 years old. I wish I could find out if this was my brain playing tricks on me or if this was a snippet of the past.

Needless to say after I saw this boy, I was terrified and never wanted to be alone in the house again. I spent most of the lease on this property not there or chain smoking outside. We ended up moving out after 3 months and ended our lease.

I have been thinking about this experience a lot lately which prompted me to write this story here. I went to the Beenleigh Historical Village on the weekend to see if any old photos I could find would look like the kid I saw but couldn't find anything which felt right. I thought that maybe I could find out if a boy lived/died near where the units now hundreds of years ago.

I hope you find this interesting. Happy to read your comments and reply.

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Mitzij88 (1 stories) (1 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-19)
Hi all,

My apologies for the delay in my response. The approval of my story confirmation email went to my junk mail and I have just noticed it. Thank you all for your comments and no offence was taken here you have sparked my thoughts. After some contemplation I think I was scared after the fact because I am an anxious person and work myself into states so would dwell on it at home alone. I didn't want it to happen again. I think perhaps at the time it happened that was just something that never crossed my mind of happening and was in a state of shock. I am not sure if that answers the question well.

I moved out of the house because my friend bought her own place. I still think about this experience quite often 😊
RANDYM (2 stories) (262 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-11)
Melda
Hey. It's all good. No problems here as I know you mean well. I probably typed it wrong the first time and just never noticed. He and I converse by email at times and we use our given names then

Apology accepted so don't give it a second thought
I'm a bit edgy the last few days so I'm sure I took it harder than you meant

I too enjoy reading your comments as I think you are kind and thoughtful. Let's let it go and get back to why we're here. Because we love the Paranormal!

Randy
Melda (9 stories) (717 posts)
 
5 months ago (2017-07-11)
RANDYM - I sincerely apologise. I honestly did not mean to be nasty or to hurt your feelings. It's something I noticed a few times but I realise that I should just quite simply have let it be 😒

Regards, Melda
RANDYM (2 stories) (262 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-10)
Lady glow
Don't you just know it
That's when bad activity is at its worst
Zack Bagans said so on TV

And there I sat without so much as a toothbrush
The most basic item needed to defend against those 3AM demon want to be's.
Tomorrow I'm getting me a Sonic Care and a
Water Pick.
lady-glow (8 stories) (1622 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-10)
RANDYM: 3:00 in the morning... The witching hour... Unexplained things happen. 😨
RANDYM (2 stories) (262 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-10)
Manafon1,

Thanks for not getting bent out of shape over a typo made by a 58 year old at about 3 AM who was reading without his glasses.
See, I should have been in bed then I wouldn't have a citation to deal with. πŸ˜†

Melda,

As noted above I was certain to check and double check this time.
I even added the 1 afterwards. No offense but it seems a pretty trivial thing to call someone out on.

Mitzij88
Sorry this got brought into your thread as I too really enjoyed
Reading the experience you shared. Hope you will share more if you have any.

Thanks
Randy
Melda (9 stories) (717 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-10)
Manafon - My full names are on my profile page for all to see. My user name is also pretty obvious and simple.

I know this has nothing to do with the OP's experience. During the time that I worked for attorneys in the city I used to answer telephone calls "Mrs Domoney". There was a specific client who called herself a masseuse, possibly she was, but she was also a very high class prostitute.

I might add that she was stunningly beautiful! Unfortunately she was as thick as a brick and somehow came to the conclusion that my name was Dominique. After trying to explain to her on a couple of occasions that my name is actually Denise, Domoney being my surname, I decided to just leave it there. After all, Dominique is rather a nice name.

My boss used to hide away from her and she was simply dumped on me, so I had to deal with all her little episodes. No need to go into detail about that. Dominique and the lady of the night eventually became a huge joke in the firm πŸ˜†

MitziJ88 - I apologise for posting this on your story thread - I hope I haven't annoyed or offended you 😊

Regards, Melda
Manafon1 (5 stories) (505 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-10)
Melda--Thanks for your concern over my user name 😁. I stopped correcting people about it some time ago after others had a bit of trouble with it. I figure as it's just a name pulled from the air that a mispelling is okay. Now if it was my REAL name I would probably be more proactive.

Randy, the user name police have just given you a YGS citation πŸ˜†.
Melda (9 stories) (717 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-10)
RANDYM - I always love your comments and I think you're a great guy. In fact you're on my favourite posters' list. Can you please try to get Manafon's name right? πŸ˜†

I know it's his prerogative to correct you but seeing that he never does, I'm asking you to do so 😊

Regards, Melda
RANDYM (2 stories) (262 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-10)
Mitziz88
Welcome and thanks for sharing

As Manofan and Melda have stated you need not fear

This is my opinion but try and think of it this way.
What is a ghost? A ghost is what's left of a person after their body has died. The person doesn't die. Only the body they used. When their body died they didn't change into some evil thing lurking around wanting to harm someone. They are the same person only more enlightened and if we knew for certain they are probably less likely to hurt you now. Most people won't hurt someone when they were alive. Them dying doesn't change that
I really think the living being scared of ghosts is a learned behavior helped along by Hollywood and scary books.

Just a different way of thinking in case you're lucky enough to have another encounter with someone who has crossed over

Randy
Melda (9 stories) (717 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-10)
Manafon - Thanks for your response. We were both curious about that one aspect and although I had read your comment, it somehow came out in mine as well! At least you haven't called me a copycat 😊

I'm glad you liked my encounter with my little boy - it affected me profoundly and I still think of him often.

Regards, Melda
L_Melb (202 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-09)
I can't say what was the reasoning behind the OP's fear, however, I must admit that in the same situation I also would be walking on egg shells...
Not being at all used to such "visits" I would be constantly on edge 😜
(Goodness, that wasn't the best use of language 😁)
Manafon1 (5 stories) (505 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-09)
Melda--Great minds think alikeπŸ˜‰! I hope the OP can fill us in on why she felt terrified after the fact. I remember your account. That was a fascinating encounter. Like you, I want more time with apparitions, not less!
Melda (9 stories) (717 posts)
 
5 months ago (2017-07-09)
Manafon - I apologise. I see that I have echoed some of your thoughts. That was not intentional - I think we were somehow in the same thinking mode!

Regards, Melda
Melda (9 stories) (717 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-09)
Mitzij88 - I enjoyed reading your encounter with the little boy.

Did you move out because of this child, or was it a combination of seeing him, together with other experiences? Personally, I think that you were fortunate to have seen him.

I have only once had a child spirit visit me, together with a dog, and as far as I'm concerned he could visit me every day. In fact I posted that experience a few months ago.

I understand that you were startled but there was no need to be terrified. It's improbable that he would have harmed you in any way.


Regards, Melda
Manafon1 (5 stories) (505 posts)
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5 months ago (2017-07-09)
Mitzij88--Your account sounds very much like a "typical" (even if such a word seems inappropriate) apparitional encounter. There are hundreds of reports similar to yours that have been collected over the years. It is also commonly reported that the person witnessing an apparition can't recall seeing a complete body. In other words you saw a partial apparition.

You stated that you weren't scared but were startled when you saw the little ghost boy. I wonder why you then state, "Needless to say after I saw this boy, I was terrified and never wanted to be alone in the house again. I spent most of the lease on this property not there or chain smoking outside."

I can understand being startled but there was no reason to be terrified. You had a rare interaction with a spirit. You didn't bring up feeling any malice from the apparition. It sounds like it was just curious about you. Don't blame the fleeting ghost of a little boy for your chain smoking 😜.

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