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RANDYM (1 stories) (247 posts)
10 months ago (2017-01-01)
Greeting Manofan,
I always enjoy your writings.

As for the toads, the only thing that came to mind when I read it was
The 3 toads saying "Bud-Wise-Er" in the old Super Bowl commercial.

I did want to mention though that it does seem that most occurrences with the paranormal happen when we least expect them and seem to be in that quite relaxed kind of zoned out state. It would of course make sense to be that way. When things are quite and not much background noise and happenings going on. I have heard my name several times in my life. That audio from inside your own head type of thing. I don't doubt for a minute that it has happened at other times but with all the background input we are receiving you just don't notice it.

Please do share more when you can and have a great day

Argette (guest)
10 months ago (2017-01-01)
Manafon, you do tell a good story. My first comment vanished with the slip of a finger, but now that you've responded to KikiGirl, all I will say is that you gave both given me much to think about.
Manafon1 (5 stories) (480 posts)
10 months ago (2017-01-01)
KikiGirl--Thanks for taking the time to write such a sensitive and extremely perceptive analysis of my account. You do indeed seem to have a high degree of "sensitivity to the invisible" and I hope you will share some of your experiences here on YGS at some point.

I agree that I have always been aware of and open to "paranormal" events that have happened around/to me. It is also true that my brother does not like to acknowledge these types of things around him. That said, he has become less reticent talking about possible paranormal incidents in his life than he once was. I would still say, though, that he prefers to neatly sidestep any in depth conversation about paranormal subjects. As you wrote, his ignoring, as much as possible, any interaction with the unseen world has not left him in a considered position to open himself up to such things when they actually transpire.

You have given me food for thought too about the possibility that the door opening was an apparition I couldn't see. I have always felt that that incident, and the drawer flying open, were linked to some type of psychokinetic outburst directly related to my state of mind and puberty. Of course it could have indeed been a spirit making itself known. The part of the island we lived on was once a part of a cotton plantation with slave labor during the antibellum period and we lived quite close to an Indian shell ring that dates back at least 4000 years. So there are other possibilities!

I also enjoyed your alternative thoughts on the breathing sound my brother experienced. All are reasonable but no one else in the house ever heard anything like my brother described. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. All the best to you too.
KikiGirl (8 stories) (207 posts)
10 months ago (2017-01-01)
Hi There, I read your story and I thought it cool and interesting because to some degree, you remind me a bit of myself. Not that I am a boy or I had the exact same paranormal experiences, just that throughout your life you had occurrences here and there and that you had some apparitions that felt like protectors or guides and some activity that you cannot classify in a box. Some things that happen, as unbelievable as it sounds, you will never find on Google or get answers about from people.

Before I comment, I would just like to note that I have a sensitivity to the invisible. I have not been trained into anything like this and I say sensitivity because I cannot say I am 100% medium, just that I have had confirmation in the form of experiences with keen intuition, premonition and gut-sense.

I just want to note something about you and your twin brother;
Clairvoyance and similar gifts are often hereditary and I've found that some family members will be aware of it, undeniably, by their experiences, whilst other family members will have no connectedness to extra sensory perception. And, some family members will simply not acknowledge it although every now and again, they will experience something explainable because they do possess the aptitude.

As folklore goes, as babies all human beings can see into the spiritual world but as we grow older, we lose it. We get told, "nothings there! Stop it, now" or we notice our imaginary friend can't be seen by friends and family and as we do more and more with them, our imaginary friend eventually become invisible to us too.

I feel with you and your brother that you were a person who had the energy/ability at such an accord, that was undeniable to you. You also mention that a lot of activity and seeing ghosts was during your formative years as a very young child. Eventually, you simply noted the door opening but could no longer see the apparition.
I feel that your brother had a sort of link to the unseen world but it was totally different to yours. Also, while he ignored every possibility of an invisible world, it doesn't mean it isn't there. Perhaps the night he experienced the breathing, he had a heightened para-sense but because he has never addressed this, how would he even know what it takes for him to open himself up to these things? You noted that when you were calm and distracted with reading, the para-acitivity found it easier to get your attention / to contact you, whereas he did not put his energy into pursuing what makes him tick (how his gift/s work). Another possibility is that the house had a higher fortitude for paranormal events. Maybe, in this case, the house or apparition had manifested enough energy to grab somebodies attention and did so, promptly.

There is the age-old question of "A haunted house or a haunted person"?

Lastly, on the more common reaction to the story of breathing houses is that some houses do, in fact, breathe. Some houses because of the material used to build them / or style of the house / or the way in which the wind moves through the house, creates a breathing sound. Also, people have found leaky pipes or bad plumbing many times the reason for a house sounding haunted.

I wish you all the best. I too, do not have answers but I still look for them, as well.

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