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stephyw2001 (guest)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-13)
HAHA PIP, your comment makes me sound like a coffee addict! 😆 Actually I just started drinking coffee in the morning recently, like only the last couple of weeks. Normally, I love drinking tea! My friends started a tea company iloveono.com and their teas are fantastic! No I don't get any kickbacks for saying that, I just like their flavors. I haven't heard of Teavanna, but I'm sure they're great too!

I just say I need to lay off the caffeine because since I've been drinking coffee in the morning, I can't remember my dreams. 😕 Normally I dream really elaborately, but lately, I can't remember what I'm dreaming about. I sleep really heavily and my boyfriend says I've been snoring lately. I think its the coffee! That's the only thing that I can think of that's changed lately.

Oh and to answer your previous question, no I wasn't scared with the pokes when I was younger. I guess I'm strange in the fact that I've always loved ghost stories. I've been reading them for as long as I've been able to read. I've always wanted to see a ghost, and have always been interested in checking out places they might be. So whenever I felt like there may be a ghost around, I actually get excited and really hope to see one. I've been caught talking to "them" too. I try to negotiate with them so they'll come out. Something like "if there is anyone here, can you please show yourself? I promise I won't tell anyone, or draw people here to annoy you. Plllllleeeeassssse?" But darnit it never works. So when I was a kid and felt that poke, I actually got really excited, looking around at everything hoping to see the ghost of the lighthouse. But no, no such luck.
PrettyInPain (3 stories) (153 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
stephyw- I think anything that happens to you personally is something to be interested in.:) It's hard to lay off the caffine, but for me, drinking tea is helpful in weaning off it. I used to drink blueberry coffee every morning, but now I drink my teavanna every day and I love it! It's a lot healthier, too. But be careful in easing yourself off caffine- I'd hate for you to get sick. 😢 Meditating is lovely in so many ways. I find it helpful for my panic attacks and to just relax in general. And the best thing about it is it's free! I know other members use meditation for paranormal reasons, but I'm not knowledgeable in that area, otherwise I'd share. I will check out your stories on YPE soon! ❤
PrettyInPain (3 stories) (153 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
Isandhu- I am incredibly open to my situations, or anyone's situation, to be explained logically before even considering the paranormal. However, it is my personal opinion that the toy incident was paranormal; though that does not mean I do not respect your input. My mom put batteries in the pig in the kitchen, which was across the entire house from my room. When she turned it on, she left it in the kitchen and apologized that the battery attempt was futile. When the toy was on, it oinked as well as walked forward. I did not hear the oink until it was by my door and walking toward my room. With the distance between the last place it was left and my room, and the lack of noise, I have no logical explanation.

Thanks for reading 😁
stephyw2001 (guest)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-13)
PIP, yep its the same. The link to my profile at psychic-experiences is on my profile page here at YGS. I have 3 stories on that site. My stories aren't too interesting, but I post them anyway. I always hope that something new will happen that I can share, but so far, alls quiet. I'm going to try meditating more, and I really should lay off the caffiene. I notice with me, that when I drink caffiene, my psychic stuff really really backs off.
lsandhu (2 stories) (360 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
I'm no techie, but I think it likely the pig incident could have a non-paranormal explanation, although there aren't enough details given to be sure. Did your mom put the batteries in, switch it on and then leave it on the floor? It's possible it just took some time for the new juice to get through the old wires and the pig then started working and proceeded on his way. As for the Titanic incident, sounds like the genuine article to me, and I thank you for posting your story.
PrettyInPain (3 stories) (153 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
Spockie- That's so crazy! I am glad you shared that experience. Do you think the tingling and grab had anything to do with Annie? Or maybe someone else? I'm happy you were able to visit the exhibit, it's a good one! Thanks for sharing!

Stephyw- Those two experiences are really intriguing- I appreciate your reply! I have been to a couple museums that had similar layouts with the boat you can walk on and see what life was like onboard, so I can picture that very clearly. That must have been intense to feel like you were at sea but really not. I think water gives off positive energy because it releases negative ions, at least that's what I remember learning about it. Not that there has to be a reason to love water- the ocean is amazingly theraputic and wonderful. I love surfing, being away from everyone and out in the waves.::Sigh:: I look forward to reading more about your experiences on the psychic sister site. I have an account there because I had a strong urge to comment on a story that I read, but I haven't found yours yet. Is your username the same over there?

Lighthouses are so hauntingly beautiful. Were you scared to feel the phantom poke and smell the tobacco pipe at such a young age? I feel like kids can be a lot more open and brave when it comes to paranormal events. Of course, they can be just the opposite, but there are always two sides to everything. If you talk to your mom, let me know what lighthouse it was. It's nice when places don't hide their haunted roots on tours. Of course, it's not so nice when places try to snag customers by claiming their location is haunted. 😉
stephyw2001 (guest)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
Mine happened some time ago. At both locations I felt the phantom poke.
The Edmund Fitzgerald exhibit also gave me a couple weird feelings. Its called the shipwreck museum in Whitefish point and there was a boat you could walk through at the museum to see what life was like on board a ship. I got these weird feelings on the boat like it was moving at sea, but it was completely stationary. Also, looking at the objects, I felt sad (I'm empathetic) so I think I picked up on the tragity associated with the wreck. Sad and cold. Not scared though, ironically, you would think I would have picked up on that. Maybe because I have a strong love for anything related to water. Not sure really. I was in high school at that time.

The lighthouse, I got the poke and phantom smells. It was said to be haunted by the lighthouse keeper, and I smelled pipe smoke. I honestly can't remember if he was said to smoke or not, I want to say he did smoke a pipe, but I can't verify that. It happened when I was younger, elementary school maybe. I'll have to consult my mom as to what lighthouse that was. You could walk through on a tour of the lighthouse, and it doesn't hide its "haunted" story. I felt like there was something (presence) in the lighthouse, but again, I never got my confirmation by ever seeing anything (ghost that is).
DragonStorm80 (1 stories) (440 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
PrettyInPain ~ Done and done! And that would be an excellent way to celebrate your birthday! Go for it I say! ❤
Spockie (7 stories) (157 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
Incidently, the name on my boarding card was of a missionary lady returning from India aboard the Titanic because her mother was very ill. She didn't make it off alive. Her name was Annie C. Funk.
Spockie (7 stories) (157 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
Strange you should mention this about the Titanic exhibit. My husband and I went to see it just last week and I had a similar experience, and let me state right off that when it happened, the thought of a paranormal encounter had not entered my mind. I was standing at the "iceberg" near the end of the exhibits (which is right next to the wall where the list of passengers who did and did not make it off are posted), when I felt something tickling my arm like a fly or bug, but when I looked down, nothing was there. Then, I felt something tickling the back of my neck...again, nothing was there. THEN, it felt like somebody grabbed my left arm. That really got my attention! I went home and looked on the web and saw that many people have had paranormal experiences at the Titanic exhibits.
PrettyInPain (3 stories) (153 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
stephyw- Happy early birthday to you, too! I'm proud to be a fellow Virgo! ❤
PrettyInPain (3 stories) (153 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
D.A. - Thank you so much for reading my story and for your kind words! I do feel very lucky to have gone to the exhibit, and I know it is/was pretty pricey; and I certainly don't take things for granted (monetary or otherwise). 😊 It was very overwhelming, and I do feel like it was due to the residual emotion of the objects, like you mentioned. I hope you do get to see something like the Titanic exhibit- I know you would enjoy and appreciate it! ❤
You know what gets me most about this? I went to the Bodies exhibit twice, and did not feel anything. I guess it's cliche, but I assumed being in front of preserved human remains would be a lot more overwhelming!

I thought the piggy incident was cute, too! I agree that whoever or whatever it was wanted to see me happy again. I don't know what happened to it, but I'm guessing my patents donated it or gave it away. It's a shame, because it was a special memory for me- and toys are never going to be as amazing as they were in the 80's!

Stephyw- Thank you so much! What did you experience at the former exhibit? I definitely recommend the Titanic exhibit. I really enjoyed it and I think a lot of people have. It is a very sad piece of history, a very overwhelming event. I wish the engineer would have been a little less cocky and a little more practical.
😢

I appreciate all your comments and kind words. You are very lovely ladies, each one of you!
stephyw2001 (guest)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
Happy early birthday PIP! Mine is next tuesday. Shout out to my fellow Virgos! 😁
PrettyInPain (3 stories) (153 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
DragonStorm80- Thanks for reading, sweetie! It was weird to me that I felt that tug in the hallway that led to the artifacts. I wonder if it was someone literally making an attempt to "tug" me away from the artifacts. In the comments section to the website, some people said they felt dizzy, sad, and even felt being touched! I totally want to go back to see if anything happens. My birthday is on Saturday, so that may be an option! 😁

I thought the pig incident was cute, too. I won't ever forget it. It's nice to know there was a sympathetic ghostie, because I'm pretty sure I've seen some scary things at that age.

You should check your comments on your story if you get a moment.
stephyw2001 (guest)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
PIP nice story! I had a similar experience while visiting the Edmund Fitzgerald exhibit in Whitefish Point, MI, and another at a "haunted" lighthouse, though for the life of me, now I can't remember which lighthouse that was. Up north Michigan somewhere. (Phantom pokes when no one is around).

These water-based tragadies are so very sad yet interesting! I haven't seen the Titanic exhibit, but I would sure love to after reading this!

I'm happy for your pig! That was very sweet! 😊
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-13)
PiP: Thank you for sharing this! That is so awesome that you got to see the Titanic exhibit. I would love to see something like that. There is so much history in all of that, and I can just imagine the residual emotion left on anything related to the accident. And the piggy... That is just too cute. I think someone (or something?) saw that you were so sad over your piggy and wanted it to work again, to see you happy. Do you still have it now?
DragonStorm80 (1 stories) (440 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-13)
PrettyInPain ~ How spooky, surrounded by all those old artifacts and then feeling that on the tour! I think it would be great for you to go to the exhibit again and see if anything happens again, it may happen to someone else?

And how cute about the piggy there must have been a very sympathetic ghostie wanting to see a big smile on your face that day 😊
PrettyInPain (3 stories) (153 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-13)
Indigo- Unfortunately I don't remember the name on the card (other than the fact that the person was a female) - but there was a part at the end of the exhibit where it said whether or not the person survived. I do remember that she survived, so I don't think the tug was from her. The tug was at the bottom of the back of my shirt, so I don't know if that's significant or means it could have been a child. I was pretty creeped out, though.

Thanks for the comment! ❤
Indigo (263 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-13)
PiP, what name did you get, and did you do research on that person to learn more?

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