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lady-glow (9 stories) (1702 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-29)
Hi guys:
What a nice surprise to wake up to an invite for a ghost hunt.👻

I'm bringing my ACME glow-in-the-dark suit... Not sure about my pet cougar though, after having a couple of Jubeele's bloody Maries, I might start acting like a cougar.

Rex, a Tasmanian devil suit? Better check if ACME sells these: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E8OiM4_06As

Have any idea where to go? I wouldn't mind to visit certain mysterious house with 7' walls under a 5' ceiling.😕
Jubeele (9 stories) (471 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-29)
Melda dear, I've been cooking up a storm and made enough pot-stickers to go round. Rest assured, I've successfully kept Big T from getting T-Rex drool all over them. Do you want the recipe for my special dipping sauce? 🍲

Yes, this is an unashamed bribe so I can get a sneak peek at Vic's super-secret-squirrel treasure map.
Rex-T (3 stories) (108 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-29)
All, in respect to Jetson's account, I've followed Jubeele's instructions to Planet 25134. It looks remarkably like SA.

I'll go back soon to fix up T-Rex (he loves Nachos) and take delivery of my ACME Tassie Devil suit. Are you going to order one lady-glow?

I'm sorry about the spelling mistake Emma, put it down to my short sight getting worse.

Thanks for the invite Melda, one day (with the Specialists and body permitting) I'll make it to SA in the flesh.

Last but not least thanks Val, your last few postings have put a smile on my face.

Rex-T
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-27)
RANDYM - Great to hear from you again.

I don't know for a fact who Vic is but I have an idea who he might be. The suburb I live in, in Pretoria SA was established in 1967, so I think it is fair to judge that the house was built between then and 1970. It is a late 60's, early 70's style of house. We effected a number of changes however.

The house, when we bought it at the end of 1987, belonged to a woman who was a few years older than we were, my husband being 38 at the time and yours truly 37 (a veritable chicken). The lady had been widowed and the property was left to her in her husband's will.

She remarried and her husband had power of attorney to effect the sale of the property. They had moved to another city in SA and rented out the property for a number of years until they decided to sell. We then bought this property.

Now to cut a long story short, pardon me but I know it has already become long, I believe that Vic was the original owner of the property. I could of course be horribly wrong but that is what I THINK. There were two sets of renters and neither of those guys looked remotely like Vic. I know that because I met them.

I suppose I could delve into the whole history of the property and in fact I did do some research into Deeds Office records but that was a while ago. It was rather a waste of time because I didn't come up with anything noteworthy. By the way, that was before Vic left and before I knew his name.

I don't know what my husband did with our title deed to the property but I'm sure I can obtain a copy from the Deeds Office if I really want to. Being SA, I might not even be around anymore myself by the time they dig it up for me!

I don't think that Vic's mode of entry was via the closet. I think he came in via the kitchen door and left the same way. Well, he definitely exited my bedroom via the door.

I really hope that Vic will not be coming back. I want to believe that he is now where he truly belongs continuing his spiritual journey. He's not going to manage that by rummaging through my husband's closet 😊

Regards, Melda
RANDYM (2 stories) (266 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-27)
Melda

Hello and thank you for sharing your experiences with Vic
I'm of the opinion the closet is where there was something familiar to Vic or possibly where he entered your home from. Even though spirits don't need a particular place they can be creatures of habit just as we are on this side of death.
There was something about your house that made him happy and thus he kept returning there. Have you ever tried to find out who all had ownership or lived there before you? Sure would be cool if you found the name Victor as a occupant from the past.
Really glad you found out a name to put with the man who became your friend
Names help us define who we are. Maybe he did move on or has gone elsewhere for a while. Who knows. You may hear that closet make noise again sometime
There is no hurry on their part as time doesn't mean to them what it does to us.

Thanks again for sharing
Randy
Rex-T (3 stories) (108 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-26)
Ah Melda,

I suppose being awarded karma points is nice but for me, I get more of a kick out of reading real people's stories and commentary (particularly my favorite three). 😁

What I don't get is the negatives without a comment. A person cannot learn or improve themselves without feedback.

Anyway, I'm already thinking about my next posting, as I hope you, Jubeele, Emma and many others are as well.
Mona777 (2 stories) (20 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-26)
Melda

You're Welcome and oh right lol

Also no need to thank me, I really enjoyed reading them so thanks for posting 😆 😆
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-26)
Rex-T - The system won't allow me to give you a karma point. Who am I to argue? I don't even work here 🙄

Regards, Melda
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-26)
Jubeele & Rex-T - I should have known that Vic was more than just a pretty face.

The bedroom closet will be dismantled this week and a whole lot of Asparagus Fern will be ripped out by the roots.

Thanks for your very logical and insightful contributions 😁

Our Paul Kruger was a very wily old bird. To this day nobody seems to know what happened to the Kruger millions.

Regards, Melda
Rex-T (3 stories) (108 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-26)
Melda & Jubeele,

The old treasure map in the closet trick!

Is that why your glasses went missing, as Vic needed to read the map?

The treasure could have been buried under an asparagus fern.

Rex-T 😁
Jubeele (9 stories) (471 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-26)
Melda, I have a theory as to what Vic was searching for in your closet - buried treasure! Maybe he had a secret stash of Krugerrands squirreled away and was intending to share it with you.

Or he had a map as to where he'd stashed his treasure, hidden in a secret compartment somewhere in the closet. So if you ever wish to install a walk-in wardrobe in place of that closet, don't forget to keep an eye out for that treasure map or gold coins! 😜
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-25)
Mona and Emmaline

Mona - Thanks for reading all my accounts, I'm honoured. No, Vic has not always been with me. Read my reply to Emmaline and you will understand why I say so.

Emmaline - My personal opinion is that Vic arrived after we did some major renovations to the house. We threw out all bathroom and kitchen fittings and replaced them with new modern ones, as well as re-tiling both bathrooms and the kitchen. We also enlarged the outside patio and replaced the roofing and did a lot of maintenance work to the swimming pool.

So if Vic had lived in that house sometime during his life, there were a few areas, plus outside area, he would have found very different when he decided to drop in for a visit.

The bedrooms are exactly as they were when we bought the house, with the exception that they have been painted a few times over the years. The closets in the bedrooms are also the original built-in ones. Also, we haven't brought in anything secondhand that he might have been attached to.

Seeing that Vic was so fixated on my husband's closet, I also believe that he was searching for something. I told him many times that there was nothing of his in there but to no avail.

Well, that's rather a long explanation as to my opinion for Vic's presence. I often wonder who he was and if and when he lived in that house. Unfortunately, he didn't want to share.

Thanks Mona and Emma for your comments 😊

Regards, Melda
EmmalineTexas (10 stories) (148 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-25)
Hi Melda,
What a great story! You mentioned that you did renovations to the house. I'm curious to know if you added that closet or modified it? I have this ridiculous mental picture of Vic going "Where did this closet come from?" If it's always been there, it brought to mind another thing - My father always put his cufflinks in his suit jacket pocket. He also had a habit of putting a few hundred dollars of emergency cash on the shelf and covering it up with his hats. He was very old school and didn't want to ever be a burden. I wonder if Vic was looking for his important things that didn't get to his family.

Thanks. Great story!
Emma
Mona777 (2 stories) (20 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-25)
Melda,

This is so sweet, after reading all of your accounts. I don't know why I feel like Vic has always been there with you, maybe it's just me 😆
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Val - Thanks for understanding that I miss Vic. There were a few early mornings when I actually got out of bed at about 04:00 because I didn't quite know what to do with myself. There was just something missing - a snoring husband on one side but no Vic to talk to, or even chastise, depending on how noisy he became 😊

I don't want another ghost in my house, except perhaps my mother or one of my sisters. However I know full well that that won't happen as they crossed over immediately after death - I think - who can be sure?

Regards, Melda
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Rex-T - I'm very pleased to hear that you're feeling better. Nobody told me anything to the contrary but I'm "psychic" you know 🙄. Jokes! As far as I know I'm not psychic.

Mentioning the SA wine (of course we're pretty well known for our wines as well) but I'd love to give the South Australian a try as I do enjoy good wine. We had a Minister belonging to one of the political parties, in fact the political party presently in control of the country. She was a heavy alcoholic and had to receive a new liver. She was placed on the top of the list because she was "very important" (sic). Within a year after receiving the new liver, it failed. Why? She drank herself to death.

Don't remove all the T-Rex accouterments - they'll come in handy at some stage. Besides, I don't think you'll eat people you take a liking to. A challenge for sure, but manageable.

South Australian wine sounds worth a try, being a wine lover myself. And no, I don't need a new liver related to fruit of the vine! Reminds me of a song but I won't sing it here 😆

Look after yourself Rex-T.

Regards, Melda
valkricry (39 stories) (2786 posts) mod
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2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Melda, I don't think missing Vic is strange at all. We grow accustomed to things, they become part of our lives, and when they stop we miss them. Case in point (non paranormal): When I first moved here the family downstairs had a large cuckoo clock, that drove me crazy. In the stillness of the night it sounded abnormally loud, and in the beginning, I'd jar awake at it's cuckooing. A few years down the line, they moved taking the loathsome thing with them, and I missed it! Took me a bit to figure it out, as I laid there in the dark wondering what was 'different'. So missing Vic seems quite normal to me.
Rex-T (3 stories) (108 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Melda,

Ok, I've done it! My head is now normal again (had to lose a few sharp teeth) and it is now easier and quicker writing comments. This has also been made easier because I can now sit down. Yep... I got rid of the long green tail as well.

Now I'm working on changing my word association. Every time I see 'SA' I think of South Australian wine. As I can't drink alcohol, I need to change this to South Africa.
roylynx (24 stories) (617 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Melda, Ah! A cat loving spirit! It was indeed a good ghost then! Veeeeeeeery important! Lol

E.Lynx
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Roylynx - Well Vic was certainly very energetic in the early morning hours! Perhaps he spent most of his days napping in one of the spare bedrooms, specifically so that he could keep me company later when I lay in bed staring at the ceiling 😊

Pity he wasn't into gardening, I could have done with some help there. I mean, the man brought me a weed instead of a flower? Doesn't say much for his gardening abilities!

I tried for a few years to get him to move on. Somehow it didn't seem right for me to make the decision for him. He didn't generate the feeling that he was unhappy or angry. I know I always say to others have your house blessed or cleansed.

When it was time for Vic to go, he took that decision. Perhaps I helped a little by talking to him but at the end of the day, I believe he knew it was the right time to leave.

I have learned a lot from Vic, one of the most important lessons being that it is possible to become fond of a spirit. To me he was almost as normal and predictable as the guy next door. Also, he liked my cat Toby - now that's important!

Regards, Melda
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Jubeele - We've been living in this house since December 1987. Vic wasn't here when we moved in. We did a lot of maintenance work and changes to the house shortly before Vic put in an appearance. Sometimes I think that was part of the reason for his arrival.

The early morning hours were when I was most aware of him. He definitely did at times visit earlier, like when I saw him at approximately 18:30 and the cats saw him round about 21:00 on a few occasions. I think I was so acutely aware of him at plus-minus 03:00 because I tend to be awake at that time. Perhaps he knew I was awake and wanted me to know he was there? That's something that didn't occur to me before.

Yes Vic had a very definite cupboard routine. Perhaps he was wondering what had happened to all his clothes and he didn't fancy the things my husband tends to wear! Having said that, on both occasions when I saw him he was wearing a blue striped T-shirt very similar to the one my husband owned a few years back.

It didn't ever occur to me to take photographs of the orbs. If I'd been a member of YGS at that stage, I would probably have done so. Also, in those days I couldn't really share my experiences as I can on this site and everybody (including my family) would probably have had a good giggle at the photo's.

Well, Vic has now taken his leave and I often think of him and wish him well. I hope that on some level he knows that. You can't live with somebody for 13 years and simply forget that they ever existed 😊

Regards, Melda
roylynx (24 stories) (617 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Very detailed and very very interesting indeed!
So Vic is gone now? You know, if combined some of my knowledge and reports I have in hand.

Vid's appearance during mid night is the time when there is the most energy for spirits. Spirits like us need to have energy to be able to do things. The spirit's energy will weaken as time goes, just like the living, we age as time goes and eventually will die even with no illness. Well, the spirit shares the same routine I believe.

You did a good thing Melda, telling the spirit to go where it have to. It deserve not to stay in the closet forever. I personally appreciate it.

E.Lynx
Jubeele (9 stories) (471 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Melda, you lucky lady. Vic was as charming as he was handsome. But as Asparagus Fern is considered a noxious weed here, I'm afraid I wouldn't have been too thrilled with his token. A spray of night flowering jasmine from my courtyard (aka "Queen of the Night") would have been a better choice? 😜

I wonder if you had thought of setting up a camera, would those orbs have showed in the photos? Was there anything in the history of your house/land as to how he may have been "attached" to you? Perhaps he followed you with the closet or something in it. He sure liked rummaging in there. (Maybe Vic was looking for his favourite belt among your husband's collection!

It seems to me that Vic generally kept to a certain routine. He manifested at a specific time and did things in a particular way. I thought of how a person develops a pattern of behaviour. For instance, when a man comes home at night (or early morning), doesn't he take off his shirt or pants? If he was a tidy individual, he would hang up his belt in the closet, along with the rest of the belts. He may have performed his whole thing in sequence every time, but hid most of the activity as sternly commanded. Apart from that one slip-up, that is.

I believe that Vic was just working his way towards moving on. He just needed the comfort of his past routine and a loving household until he was ready. I'd have stayed around just a little longer for your company too!

I loved your account of Vic - may he be at peace. ❤
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Rex-T - I've just realised that I didn't reply to all your questions.

It is possible that Vic was around for longer and I wasn't aware of him because he was such a benign soul. However I don't think he was around for a long period of time before that because I normally sense spiritual beings. My cat Dixie, however, brought him to my attention in short shrift! Unless something supernatural goes out of its way to attract my attention, it could possibly take some time before I become aware of it.

The orbs? I can't even begin to explain those. They appeared for a while when Vic visited but eventually stopped altogether. As I said, no light shining in the courtyard to have caused them. Perhaps somebody can explain that to me.

Vic did not enter via the orbs, he walked into my bedroom straight to my husband's closet, via a rather long passage. My bedroom is at the end of the passage. Lounge, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms on the way to my bedroom. He also left via my bedroom door.

The huge question in my mind is did he live here prior to his death and was my husband's closet at some stage his? If so, what did he keep in there that was so important to him?

You might find this difficult to believe but I actually liked Vic. Perhaps if we had met in life we might have had a few things in common.

I also have to admit though, at times he irritated all kinds of hell out of me - hence my rather aggressive attitude to him at times when he overplayed his welcome 😆

Regards, Melda
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-23)
Rex-T - Firstly, lose the size of your head. Just because I thought you were a dinosaur doesn't mean you are one 😆 There are, of course, other reasons for big heads but you don't belong in any of those categories.

Vic is somebody, okay a ghost, I will never forget. I wish I knew where he came from, why he was there, what he was searching for. Possibly he lived in my house before and my husband's closet was his during his lifetime? I would give my eyeteeth to know what he hid there!

Yes I had a few run-ins with him when he became noisy or hid things, placed weeds on my bedside table - but who knows, if we had met in this life he and I might have been very good friends.

Unfortunately, no answers to many questions. We are left to wonder.

Regards, Melda
Melda (9 stories) (796 posts)
 
2 months ago (2017-11-23)
lady-glow - Thanks for your very positive response.

Vic was certainly good looking, obedient and respectful (including a little mischievous) but I don't know whether I can take any credit for his passing over. I did nag him about it a few times, even before I knew his name, but I think he actually took that step on his own. I would like to think that I assisted in some small way but I will never know.

Strange thing? I actually miss him 😊

Regards, Melda
Rex-T (3 stories) (108 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-22)
Melda, incredible experience and a detailed account over many years. It must have been challenging to recall and put into words. In all probability I'd still be writing it all down (then again my head keeps bumping the PC).

Just a few questions.

Do you think Vic may have been around longer and your two kittens may have alerted you to his presence? I know Dixie's look, when I was living at my mum's place, our cat (Whiskey) would be playing in the lounge room and all of a sudden look up at the wall, then at me. I'd look at the spot on the wall, saw nothing but did get a chill running down my spine.

The orbs of light in the bathroom sound like where he was entering your place.

I also got the impression that he understood your sense of humor and may have played a few tricks just to see you laugh.

I hope Vic has gone to a better place as I think he was a lovable rogue.😁

Rex-T
lady-glow (9 stories) (1702 posts)
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2 months ago (2017-11-22)
Melda, thanks for sharing this interesting story. I just love it!💓

I'm glad to know Vic was not only good looking, but obedient and respectful! 😘

You did a great job helping him to cross over.

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