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Ajay, thanks for reading my account and the information on "Pitru Paksha". Do the crows in the feast represent some sacred messengers for the souls of the departed? It's interesting how different cultures have various rituals to remember their loved ones.

How frightening for your friends to be woken up by slaps to the face. Wonder if they unintentionally offended someone/something? Glad you weren't affected. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Melda,

I like the idea of eating a hot Christmas Pudding with brandy custard (even on a stinking hot day) better than being one, two, three or four in the world.
You are such a bad influence on me. ๐Ÿ˜‰
I might email you the joke instead.

3 Fellow Tragics (although I suspect there's more),

Imagine the havoc to the opposition bowlers if you had Virender Sehwag, Jacques Kallis and Dave Warner all in the same side.

I'm hoping to have NBN very soon, so I might get to watch IND v SA yet (if I'm allowed to watch it).

Rex-T
majarlika012 in First Grade Experiences
I'm sorry but I can hardly believe the story. It seems that the teacher only used scary stories so the kids would stop being naughty. Though, that's not a good way to reprimand children. Nice story telling but yeah, only kids will believe in this;)
Jubeele:
Also, most Hindus also have this kind of a fortnight every year generally during august sept or oct month based on the lunar calendar called "Pitru Paksha". A small puja is conducted in rememberance of ancestors and lavish food is prepared and offered to CROWS first. So, that's the Hungry Ghost Month for us. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Jubeele: Wow that's a great narration. Thank you for sharing it with us. I checked out some images of houses on Cairnhill road and that kind of helped me to imagine the house you mentioned here. Your Grandma sounds lovely. Lots and love and respect for the woman of the house. Actually a similar thing happened in one of my friends house as well. This was back in the 90s when people visited there for night outs. A few of those were woken up rudely by slaps on their faces only to find no one around. I spent a few nights there myself studying with my pal but I never had such an experience. Or who knows I was such a deep sleeper then I could have slept through an earthquake. Mystery it shall beยก
Melda: I'm not a fanatic too. Though a do like checking the scores every now and then. And with ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ doing good currently, I don't mind watching sometimes when the national team is playing. I'm glad u enjoy your cricket as well. I can bet it was all due to Kallis. ๐Ÿ˜‰. Anyway thank you for humoring me. May the best team win. Till then take care
I feel a sort of camaraderie with you about your post because I, too, feel a pull to Scotland.

I am descended, on my Mother's side, from Adam de Dalrymple. He was Earl of Stair (in the 1200s, I believe) in the county of Ayr (Ayrshire now).

Momma's cousin did all the genealogy on the Dalrymple side of the family and even traveled to Scotland several times, but I still feel the pull. If it comes up in conversation, I just tell people that I am "semi-obsessed" with Scotland. It's the easiest explanation.

Various reasons keep me from actualizing my dream of going there but it remains my dream of a lifetime. I totally understand your "pull" to your home country because I have it, too.

I agree with all previous statements from commenters that it could very well be that the land of your people is calling you home.

When I first read your account, my first thought is that you were astral projecting but I don't think that would account for you seeing into the past, unless that has been documented before. I think that would qualify it as time travel...

Great post, welcome to YGS and if you get the chance--go to Scotland! Best wishes.
ajonverge - Do you know what? I often pretend that I don't watch the cricket but actually I do, sort of at odd intervals. We have two TV sets, one in the lounge and one in the master bedroom.

When international matches are on, my husband is glued to the TV in the lounge and I walk in at intervals to see what the results are. He doesn't know that I've got it going in the bedroom as well and check there occasionally. So yes, although I'm not a fanatic, I do like to know what is going on.

Bring it on India - let's go head to head ๐Ÿ˜ I just love it. You see, it's easy for me because I don't mind who wins.

As for Kallis? Whichever lucky lady has got him is welcome. In real life I would avoid celebrities at all costs. How do you spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e?

Regards, Melda
Rex-T: I would have said Kohli but I feel Rohit Sharma is true to his form too. I will definitely miss Virender Sehwag though. I still distinctly remember his triple ton against SA in 2009. He was one of the most explosive batter I have had the fortune to watch live.
Melda:
I would certainly pay to see that contest. Indian team is travelling to SA end of this month. It would be great to watch India playing outside India. And ABD rocks. Kallis was awesome too. I still remember the cover drives he hit almost sitting down. I'm sorry you missed your chance with Kallis. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜˜ โค
Thanks to all that have replied.

For those who ask that is my daughter in the photo. She is a twin
But doesn't look much like her sister.

Doodle (Mutt Thing, as I'm sure you can see why) was very special to us all but much more so with me than anyone in the family.
And yes, when I kissed her hello or spoke to her first when I walked into the room I was accused of loving her more than my own wife and kids. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well, what's a dad to do?
I loved her and miss her every day but I know someday when my time comes she will be waiting. Unruly hair, buck teeth, and all.

Thanks friends
Randy
ashalli24, while my experience was not as deep as yours I did have something happen with similarities. I include it to let you know that others also have a strange sense of belonging in another time and place and that it is OK.

Although I am Canadian and born of Dutch parents, all of my adult life, I have always had a strong draw to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. About 8 years ago I went there with a friend of mine.

The place is amazing and very engaging but one place in particular really got to me.

The Governor's mansion has a separate building for a kitchen, which was common in that period. When I walked into it I was overwhelmed with a powerful sense of coming home. I tried to shake it off but it just became stronger and stronger. I was trying to take in the building and listen to the costumed staff behind the counter but I was losing it and by this time had tears streaming down my face. I did not want to appear this way in front of other folks and certainly not in front of my buddy so I bolted out the back door into the terraced vegetable garden.

The feeling slowly subsided and once I dried up I went back into the kitchen but left quickly as the feeling of being in my long lost home started up again.

I have not had this since, anywhere else, and I am not sure what to make of it but I do have theories (past life being one of them). To keep myself from obsessing, however, I don't ask too many questions of myself about what happened or what it meant. I believe that knowing the true answer is unreachable and would take up more mental and emotional energies than I am willing to spend on it.
Randy, I want to hug it, kiss it, snuggle with it, tickle it - I could go on forever. I'm sure Doodle smiled as well. Teeth pulled back from the gums, tail wagging? I know it so well. Memories that live forever.

Your wife in the picture? Very attractive lady.

Oh Randy I want to cry again because you've made me remember my beloved pets, specifically in this case my little fat Staffie, Cleo, (14 years old) who was literally screaming in pain due to cancer of the stomach and I had to have her put down. She was a "people dog". I didn't answer my phone for about two weeks after her death and only spoke to people around me when I had to.

Losing my other pets obviously was very painful as well but Cleo was the only one I had to make that decision for. I couldn't bear her suffering.

I understand your pain far too well. Guess what? If my Cleo is anything to go by, you'll witness her presence again, even if only by "feelings of presence". You shared your wife's experience with us.

For a few years after her passing I used to hear Cleo walking up the passage to my bedroom - she was overweight (always on diet, poor little girl) with her tummy close to the ground so she used to drag her paws when she walked. Mommy's girl. I don't hear her anymore. I wonder where animals go and what they do once they've passed?

Oh our beloved animals! And some people wonder why we love them more than humans?

Regards, Melda
Ooo, that's Doodle? Ah, tissue warning again... You'll have to leave a special spot for her food bowl at the Christmas table. Thanks for sharing this lovely photo. โค
Ohh, Saw the picture!
Is that Doodle in the picture? So so so adorable!
I need tissue paper now...

E.Lynx
Rex-T - Less about the number 2s (could that be interpreted once again as toilet humour?) and more about the proof of the pudding being in the eating ๐Ÿ˜

I think you need to talk to my husband - he never listens to me. Oh I know you have such a wonderful wife that she'll forgive anything you do - so let loose with the jokes!

By the way congrats! I just know that you guided every ball bowled and every 4 and 6 knocked over the fielders' heads. (Or might that have been T-Rex?)

Regards, Melda
Martin, Thank you for posting it! I was going to e-mail you to see if there was a problem.

Melda, You mean the red pimple mark? It's a pimple (?) that my close friend pop-ed a few days ago, not a fang but its cost by some finger tips lol Oh, BTW, its gone now along with the bruise.

Well, indeed, it was not that brutal that some people think it was so I did not bother too much. And yes I am thankful that nothing really serious happened to me, I do feel sorry for people is the opposite.

Well, I did have lots of questions to ask for this encounter but most of you readers had answered them, I am so thankful to have you guys and gals around to answer my simple questions. Oh and sorry for having a dirty back... I did a scrub spa and it is now getting better lol

E.Lynx
Ah Melda,

You've thrown down the gauntlet, like a good No. 2 World Ranked team should!

We all have our world class batsman, you have A.B. De Villiers, I've got Steve Smith and (no doubt) Ajay will have Virat Kohli. 3 great southern hemisphere teams = interesting times ahead.

Side Note: Now that Australia has won the Ashes, the English jokes have started. I won't recount any here as I do not seek to offend (no, there are all clean but very cutting) and my wife won't let me.

Regards
Rex-T
Jubeele - If I'd been a lot younger and single, still living in Cape Town, Jacques Kallis wouldn't have stood a chance if I got my claws into him ๐Ÿ˜

By the way he wasn't only acknowledged nationally but internationally as well! Jokes aside now - truly one of South Africa's golden boys and he deserves the title.

Just kidding Rex-T. SA doesn't participate in the Ashes (obviously) and although I like my country to win sporting events I don't lose any sleep over it if they don't win.

Regards, Melda
Melda - I remember big Jacques Kallis, SA's "once in a generation" all-rounder. ๐Ÿ˜˜
ajonverge and Rex-T - Blah, blah, blah ๐Ÿ˜† Sometime soon the SA team will kick all your behinds (being polite) to the curb ๐Ÿ™„

Regards, Melda
Cole - Now I find myself having to apologise to you ๐Ÿ˜ Katjana's comment was not directed at me and yet I replied to it. Rap me on the knuckles if you like but I just had to say something - sometimes I can't help myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards, Melda
Roylynx - Yes I see the bruise but it would seem that the entity wasn't too brutal.

There's a mark below that. Please don't tell me it was caused by a fang ๐Ÿ˜จ

And so all we normal people on this site carry on with our normal lives. Don't you feel just a little bit sorry for people who aren't normal?

Regards, Melda
Katjana - There is no way that anybody could know with absolute certainty how an entity observes us. We mostly pick it up by the attitude of the entity and the effect it has on us.

In my personal experience (as I stated in my previous post) the two entities I saw on numerous occasions didn't need eyes to let me know that I was the sole focus of their attention. I knew they were "staring" at me!

Perhaps you should open your mind just a little? No negative criticism intended towards you but if you have a question try not to pose it as if you don't believe the author. If you don't believe it, either say so and give a reason for your disbelief, or don't comment. Just a friendly word of advice.

Regards, Melda
Cole - I'm very pleased that you expanded on the information regarding the property in your comment. No surprises that there are a few souls still present in the house and probably even more on the grounds. What an overload of history!

The apparition that you saw is very similar to what I experienced as a child. I used to see these two greyish-white "blobs" but besides being blobs they nevertheless seemed to have human-like shapes. They always appeared together. No facial features either, definitely no eyes but I knew that their attention was focused on me.

In my child's mind I used to think they were mommy and daddy ghosts because one was taller than the other. Perhaps not such an odd deduction for a child to make but I must admit they scared the living daylights out of me ๐Ÿ˜จ In retrospect I realise that they were totally harmless.

Welcome to YGS and I hope we'll be hearing more from you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Regards, Melda
Note: some new photos provided by the author have been published ๐Ÿ“ท
Note: some new photos provided by the author have been published ๐Ÿ“ท
I know it's been sometime since this story was posted but, I grew up in Middletown. In the 80's I live just around the corner from this house on broad st. I use to see this same little girl you are referencing. Blonde girl about seven in a blue dress. My mom tells me I would point to nothing and tell her there is my friend Sara and then describe this same girl.
It had no eyes, or feet, and just stood there staring at me. - how can it "STARE" when it had no Eyes?
lady-glow in Alex The Trickster
DarkAngel: it's important to include in your narrative as much information as possible in order to make it easier to understand.
I loved that house too, lady-glow. As a girl, I always looked forward to Sundays. Grandma's great cooking and playing all afternoon in the garden. I think that that every child growing up should have a place like that to play in. The ghosts were part of the ambience, together with the weight of history. In some strange way, I think that house loved us back. โค

P.s. I've now started on Part 3...
Hi Ashalli,

Your experience got me right in the heart. RANDYM and Emma are right, I believe your ancestry is drawing you back to Scotland and then Ireland. Your so lucky that you had 10 years with your Grandma who told you so much.

I won't give you my last name, as it is obscure (I value my privacy), but I can tell you that the Stewart's adopted my clan as we were very good 'sheep lifters' (cattle rustlers) and fierce warriors.

I came about this information in the opposite way to you. I bumped into a 'dodgy' fellow in Sydney, who put my name into a computer and it came back with Scottish Highland Warrior. For an extra $10 he went back further to an Irish Warrior Priest. Fast-Forward to 2013 and I took my wife on a European vacation - first stop Scotland.

We went up into the highlands and I felt at home, but how can that be? I feel at home in Sydney and in the Scottish Highlands?

My advice to you Ashalli, if ever you get the chance go to Scotland in the late summer/start of autumn and you will soon know. Don't forget that you've always got "Sweet Home Alabama" waiting for you.

Regards
Rex-T
DarkAngelx91 in Alex The Trickster
lady-glow - Well all you have to do is talk and listen and sometimes you may just get an answer. Sometimes I don't even need to speak I may be given a name in my head but that usually creeps me out.
AugustaM - That's very interesting, I never knew that seems like you do a lot of research.
lady-glow - Nope that's not me. This is my first and only account on this site.
Melda - At the time this happened I was living on my own. I hardly ever get nervous and I don't mind being alone. I'm sorry you have to go through that, that's horrible that you're so nervous. I agree with you kidney stones are a very painful.
Jubeele - It was quite terrifying at the time. I've never seen the smokey since nor do I want to. I did do a cleansing at my house after I was feeling better. Thank you for the suggestion though ๐Ÿ˜Š
DarkAngelx91 in The White Woman
lady-glow -They didn't see her but they usually never do. Usually the activity is directed only to me but now and again it does effect other people as well. I'm not sure if I did or not... But I don't think I did.
DarkAngelx91 in Dark Presence In My Room
lady-glow - Trust me you shouldn't be jealous. I too enjoy watching horror movies and paranormal documentaries. I definitely won't be reading that article again and I don't want whatever that dark presence near me ever again.
DarkAngelx91 in The Creepy Farmhouse
AugustaM - I never did any research nor do I know any history on the place but from what I can remember it was very old. He was definitely from this time period. He was wearing dark brown trousers and a white shirt and he was also wearing slippers and had a walking stick. He was a tall and broad. He had a round face and his beard was a little bushy.
DarkAngelx91 in The Creepy Farmhouse
[at] lady-glow I'm not too sure if I still have them. I will check for them though.
Jubeele: I fell in love with your grandmother's house... In spite of the ghosts.
Your grandma was a strong woman. I wonder if some of the ghosties felt protected by her and, in return, kept a watchful eye on the strangers visiting the house.

Thanks for sharing. โค
Hi Ashalli24 - Well hello, relative. On my Mother's side I'm a Campbell and my husband is Campbell on both sides. It might sound trite to you but I believe you're receiving a call from blood to blood. This might even be tied into your DNA. What most believe is that DNA is a straight 50% from each parent. That's not exactly true. Genes may remain dormant for generations. When the combination is determined at conception you may in some cases receive a preponderance of DNA from an ancestor. Say your father is 50% Scot and 50% English for instance. You may receive any percentage in that spectrum. I hope that's not too confusing - and forgive me for going off on a tangent. I know that I personally had a great-great grandmother who was Norse (Sami) and I'm the only child for generations who is blonde and green eyed. Perhaps in the dice roll you came up very closely tied to the woman in your vision. It wouldn't strike me as odd if she had the same sensitivity or psychic ability that you have.
I hope that you continue to tap into that ancestral memory. And possibly past life memories.

Thanks,
Emma
Hey Emma and Randy. Thanks for your input because it is appreciated! This post will be all over the place but the family is the same.
Emma- That is a fantastic idea about me doing what you did about the location.

As I had said above that my Grandma who was 82 (and my fathers paternal grandmother) when I was born and actually my paternal great grandmother always told me stories of her maternal grandmother and her maiden name was Houston and that they were from Houston, Scotland. She also told me that her father's family were from Scotland as well. She explained to me the way that the surnames went as well and how Papa Collum's (her father) surname changed from MacCallum to Collum. As long as I can remember I have had a fascination for Scotland and Ireland. I have wondered about the reincarnation. Only because my tastes in things are so different than anyone in my family. The things that I love such as music, customs is SO different from my family. I am extremely traditional about certain things and as a young child I always loved listening to bagpipes. As a matter of fact I had one at my wedding!

** back to my experience- I believe that anything is possible ๐Ÿ˜‰
I started my ancestry search when I was 15. Luckily I was given 5 generations back by my grandma. So, I have always wanted to go to Scotland and Ireland but nothing like these past few months. I am afraid that when I do go that I will not want to come home.
*The place I was at originally was the hillside and it felt very familiar for sure but what is even more strange was the immediate change in location and me becoming the woman at the stones... I mean, in the beginning I was looking at her from behind and there was a forest to my left. There was a mist type fog in the forest but not anywhere else. Then she turned around and looked at me and when she looked at me it was so strange. I couldn't look away until I saw movement to my left in the woods I mentioned and I looked and it was a figure of a man but I couldn't see anything else about him. There wasn't any real expression on her face at first when we made eye contact but then it softened. Since my original post I did some research on tartans because she was wearing one and it very well could have been a cloak. After my research I found the tartan she was wearing. She was wearing Clan Campbell of Argyll (Argyle) tartan. So, I did some research on the Clan Campbell of Argyll. I was just curious so I went to my family tree and found out that Patrick Houston- my 17th grandfather was married to a woman named AGNES CAMPBELL! After researching into them I found this:
**"It is not know how Sir John met his death, but he lived to rule the Barony only six years and died in the part of which is preserved to this day and can be seen by visitors to the Houston-Kilallan parish church in Renfrewhire. Inside the church, near the front entrance, there rest two life size effigies in stone of Sir John Houstoun and his wife, Agnes Campbell. These reclining statues are what remain of a more elaborate monument. The historian George Crawford writes that Sir John died in 1456 and was buried in the parish church of Houstoun, under a canopy of freestone, with effigies of himself and his lady, as big as life. Around the verge of the tomb I find the inscription in Saxon capitals, "here lie's John de Houstoun, Lord of that ilk and Lady Agnes Campbell, his spouse".** MIND BLOWN!
Im sorry for your loss. Its fascinating that your grandpa was signalling the impending demise. But you should also feel thankful that you actually experienced the final goodbye even when you were physically not there. Grandma did say the final goodbye to her favorite one I guess.
ajonverge in Lady In White Saree
Meghana23: Probably the right question would be what would have happened had your grandpa given her a ride? Anyway he didnt, so it could be just a random nuisance from the spirit possibly. In most of experiences like this, I have observed that there are 2 reactions. One to be kind and other to ignore and flee. Theres no wrong there because you can't predict what will happen. I'm glad he was back to normal after the puja. May him rest in peace
ajonverge in "may I Step Out?"
Jubeele: One of my favorite cricketers is Steve Waugh. I was lucky to have been able to watch him on the field. Absolutely calm and composed. N I remember his farewell. So my steve smiths 200 predication came true. Should have put down some money on that ๐Ÿ˜‰. Neway peace.

Meghana23: You may ask questions here. I would be happy to answer with what I know about it. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Jubeele: Hi, hope alls good there. As mentioned in my previous comments, it may be any one of the reasons for the bridal dress. Take care.
Melda: I will most probably get the heck out of there as well in that scenario. It sure could be a consuming experience.

Rex-T:
How are you mate? Hope alls good. I did find an email. Yes. ๐Ÿ˜‰. Aus beat eng in the 2nd test. Steve Smith got a double. So a double blow for england. Hope they do better in the next games. Seems they have their work cut out for them. Anyway, nice hearing from you. Keep in touch
Rook: if it was a blessing I couldn't say because I was just a toddler at that point in time.
Rookdygin: It seems possible that the poor girl was killed by the train in an accident like Rex-T said. If that's true, its heartbreaking how a bride was travelling alone or with company in front of a cremation ground where she may have lost her life. In hindu weddings, the bride and the groom are applied turmeric paste a day or 2 before the wedding date. Its said that spirits are attracted to the turmeric and may cause harm to those people. Hence, The family generally wouldn't allow the bride/ groom to step out of the house until the actual wedding. In some sects in India, a woman whose husband is alive is also cremated in red bridal clothes. So, there could be that angle too. Will remain a mystery though.
Emma: Its not possible to confirm the reason of her death and the consequences that led to them. However, what you said here seems most logical. It does seem to be a residual haunting. I just hope whoever she was, is at peace now.
[at] Jubeele,

Thank you for your kind words.

It means a lot that he's still around... He would be... Always there to make fun of me if needed lol (in regards to the smack on the bum). I found it a little, not weird as such, that my boy would go rest his head on Mr Brightside, he never was that into dogs lol. But he was a kind man.

I've moved house now. We moved out at the beginning of May and into our own place. Then I've obviously moved again since he cheated and left... So no more Phyllis. I'm currently living with my very awesome friend in his house... He has at least one ghost here as well... Although, I'm starting to wonder if it's me that's haunted not the properties I move into... I was living in a place, shall we say, that isn't what most people consider to be a normal dwelling, and I'm pretty sure that no deaths have occurred there, and weird things kept happening there.

I'm not sure if I'm a bit of a beacon tbh, these things always seem to find me and I'm worried that it might invite something malevolent to me... I can pick up on presences quite easily, but as for figuring out who they are, I have no clue... I would like to see if I could develop this "talent" but, as I say, I'm worried about inviting something darker in...

[at] catleyablu

Thank you for your kind words also. I always play Mr Brightside (awesome song!) around his birthday and around the anniversary. He's always been there for me. Maybe even times when he shouldn't lol... Like about two months after we split up and he gave me a kick up the backside, which was just what I needed at the time!

In regards to the ex, yes, I whole heartedly believe Karma will pay him a visit in a big way too!

Kind regards guys, JenniLou
Meghana23 in "may I Step Out?"
Very interesting ๐Ÿ˜จ...

Would you please say more about it? I am very interested
Cosmica in Evil Vs Good
Rook

Thank you for your comment, I don't think I was in that state because I was not reading for too long, and I even remember I was reading Dante's Divine Comedy and I was really liking it. I remember I was not sleepy at all. But thank you for your insight.

And yes I do believe that maybe in that time I was giving out some kind of energy and atracting some spirits. Yes i've had previous experiences, almost since I was born.

I know I can sense some things, not everywhere, not always, but sometimes

My mom and dad don't believe in this kind of things, but my father was "witched" when he was younger and since then he really avoids talking and believing in the paranormal.

I don't follow any religion. The thought of a powerfull being that rulled and created everything always bugged me. But I do believe that there is more to this world, but not necessarily a god. And yes I know there is a diference because I am realky curious and I really like to study and know different religions:)
Cosmica in Evil Vs Good
Tweed

Thank you for your comment. Yes i've always been kind of sensitive, I don't use it, I tend to ignore it because it's not something I like to have. I don't think this experience was boring because it was really intense but maybe my writting wasn't the best. I'm really glad you liked it, and i'm glad it never happened again xD
rookdygin in Evil Vs Good
Wondering if you did not experience 'Hypnagogia'...Let me explain...

Hypnagogia: the experience of the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep. Mental phenomena that occur during this "threshold consciousness" phase include lucid thought, lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis.

The key here is that its a 'transitional state' which may have allowed you to 'sense' these two spirits/entities in the room.

It's possible that if you were in this state you were more sensitive to any 'spirits/entities' that were around you. You also stated you were 15 at the time, a time of transformation of your body both physically and mentally, and the 'energies' given off may have attracted in 'curious' spirits/entities and mayhap a passed relative OR your 'spirit guide' was there to help.

The 'physical touch' you felt was enough to break you from this state and you were able to bolt from the room.

Not saying that's what happened, just offering a possibility.

A few questions for you...

Did you have any 'experiences' before this happened?

Did you/ Do you consider yourself 'sensitive' to spirits?

Is anyone in your Family 'sensitive' to spirits?

Religious? If so are you Christian, Pagan or Wiccan? (and yes there is a difference)

Thanks for sharing...

Respectfully,

Rook
Ergh this pic is photoshopped.

So I've been perusing some old pics and this one near fooled me. But check the right corner of the mirror where the painting on the chimney breast meets it's frame. The painting's frame 'repeats'. So too the paisley pattern on the wallpaper aligned with the 'repeated' frame (directly above frame) doesn't match with the rest of the wallpaper. In that small section it looks like the house was wallpapered by a numpty and the painting hung over another painting.
Found some pics of this room online, dig it:

Https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/06/a7/fc/8c/ickworth-house.jpg

Https://www.artfund.org/assets/what-to-see/museums-and-galleries/h-j/ickworth-house-park-and-gardens/ickworth-g4.jpg

I call BS on this. Probably just as well the OP never commented.
Darn I got so excited about this photo for minute!
Tweed in Evil Vs Good
Hi Cosmica,

I enjoyed this, thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

One way of looking back on this is to be thankful for the cold air you felt because it confirmed in a very real way that you weren't alone in that room. I really love the positive presence you felt with you, not enough of that on here I fear lol. Really sounds like you have a knack for knowing what's around you, paranormal or not. That's a very powerful skill to have. Even if you don't use it often, or have much use for it, be glad of it.

You may think your experience was boring, but I'm adding it to my faves list. I found it pretty darn profound. Seems like you had a real bizarre good v evil match going on!
Nicole,

The fact that its very sad to hear this I do know from a entity lover, its common, for me, to see these things. If you look at my account read my story this will explain some of this. I am sorry for your loss by the way

barker
Emma, you're too right about Dragons! ๐Ÿ˜œ Our best combination for partnerships are: Dragon + Rat + Monkey. Now, we just need to recruit a clever Monkey to complete our trio, we can go off haunted-house-hunting! โค

Chicken curry, yummm...
RC - Thank you for sharing your Russian Christmas traditions. I love the idea of 3 extra places set. I've always honored my father's Christmas Eve birthday with a shot of his favorite bourbon. Now I'll add one for the Christ child, one for the unexpected guest and that extra place setting for he and my mother. They both passed a couple of days after Christmas.

Thank you,
Emma โค
RC, I've found that many cultures have their own way of honouring their ancestors and remembering loved ones gone before. When my father passed away, for a short period of time, my mother set up a little corner with his framed photo and a vase of white orchids. Mum would save a tiny portion from each meal to place before his photo. In the evening, she mixed for him a small cup of his favourite nightcap (hot, malty Horlicks + milk). The ritual helped comfort her so she could come to grips with her loss.

I like your Russian tradition of the Holy Supper. It gives a deeper, moving significance to the Christmas meal. I love Christmas too! ๐Ÿ˜†
Jubeele - Dragons are amazing people. And they play well with rats. ๐Ÿ˜ I hope that you were the favorite grandchild. Don't worry I was never ladylike eitherL. My family blamed it on being Leo/metal rat. I just told them I was smart.

Now I'm craving chicken curry.

Emma ๐Ÿ˜œ
Hi Bart, we were told about Lang's experience as a cautionary lesson to be respectful of things we did not understand. I'm glad he wasn't hurt.

My family believed that just because we can't see anything, it doesn't necessarily mean there's nothing there. That's why we were taught to always respect other people's beliefs. Just in case. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Grandma also made the best Nonya chicken curry and Hokkien hae mee (prawn noodle soup). I still think it was better than anything from the hawker centres or food courts. I miss her lots. Thanks for reading my account. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Oops, Emma, I meant her 19 grandchildren (you know what I mean). ๐Ÿ˜
Hi Emma! Yes, Grandma was a Dragon lady and a force of nature. She fiercely protected all of us. I'm proud to be born in the year of the Dragon like her (the only one of her 19 children also a Dragon). My Dad always said I should have been born a boy - must be my "unladylike" opinions. I'm not shy or demure the way a proper lady should be - hee-hee. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Strange timing about the Hungry Ghost Month, isn't it? Hope you'll be "allowed" to write your account soon. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Caz Thank you - I guess we really don't know the nature of what we "see" that doesn't make sense or is outside of what we think of as "real." Especially at night when you've been asleep and maybe out of it. But the question is what is real? Is it what you can see and touch? Is it just what you see, even if only just for a few seconds? Certainly what my daughter saw was not something I experienced with any of my 5 senses -but does what is real also have to be verifiable by another person? We dismiss people with psychosis as simply having hallucinations, and therefore what they see or hear that others don't is not considered "real." So why, for others, is seeing spirits or ghosts that others can't are labeled as being sensitive, or psychic, and not psychotic? My take is that there is more to the physical world than just the physical.
Tweed in Shadows Cast
Thanks for your input everyone. ๐Ÿ˜Š

BGP, Initially I assumed the height to be around 5'8-ish. Oddly enough the assumed height in the assumed location and the actual height in the actual location work out around the same. Perhaps had I been patient glancing around I'd have made out something, however slight. If it happens again I'll try following it in the room, rather than on the curtain, if I'm quick enough. Thing is to turn around and face it means to be turning directly next to me. I'm not *that* hardcore. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Jubeele, the account I was reading was Melda's Vic ghost. The show was something funny, it may have been a movie. I don't recall exactly what it was. But I know I was laughing. Whilst reading Melda's encounter I was quiet though. But something may have got the ghost's attention. Or maybe this is even a residual shadow. Think we'd have noticed it before now, surely. Or not, who knows I guess.

Melda, your less hospitable remark made me smile. Since this happened the second time I've been alert for it to happen again. But realistically I don't think it will be that obliging. I've thought for a long time that someone likes to read over my shoulder on occasion. Perhaps this is a way of confirming they do. That's a nice thought. Or maybe the ghost doesn't mean to cast a shadow. I wonder sometimes if some of what we experience is unintentional on the ghosts part.

On a completely different note, we think we've had a weekend of poltergeist activity. I'll write about that for YGS. All seems to be lulled and calmer now. But it's been a weird weekend. Our neighbour, we *think* must be losing the plot or having an emotional breakdown. He's a bit of a tradie, jack of all trades type. He must have hired this bit of kit for the weekend, it was a heavy duty high pressure water hose. (Very high pressure, sounds like a buzzsaw) He used it for seven hours straight today, and about five hours yesterday. That's weird in itself (his place is always spotless by the way) Today he spent hours hosing the same spot on the footpath outside. Water was going on the road, a couple of cars tooted him. He's unresponsive when you call out to him, we were afraid to approach because of the hose. I opted to call the police but another neighbour wanted to call his wife instead (his wife was out during both days)
A pretty sucky weekend for all unfortunately. If he starts acting weird again I'm calling the police. I think it's a situation that neighbours alone can't contain, and I think it was directly responsible for some (supernatural) touches and bangs we experienced today and yesterday. A cautionary tale of woe for YGS, me thinks. Christmas is a hard time for a lot of people. Think that's the core moral of this rant.
Dee-J in Bristol Bay
This is probably one of the very first (if not THE first) stories I read on this site a couple of years ago but this is my first time commenting on it. It's actually one of my favorite stories so I do keep coming back to read it periodically. It has been over 11 years since this story was posted so my apologies for bumping an old thread.

I agree that the experience had to take a huge toll on your nerves. The spirit definitely wanted to get your attention to let you know that it didn't want you in it's space. The slamming of the doors was frightening enough, but it's the part with the cups that really got me, as much as it did you. That had to happen at some time when you and your friend were gone or maybe asleep at some point, otherwise you both would've heard something going on. Just imagine how it would've been if you had actually WITNESSED the cups being carried from the cabinet in the kitchen into your bedroom at the time! WOW! I bet that would've been something to see!

The spirit seems like a former tenant that either lived there or had some sort of ties to the place and harbored some bad energy, especially since you mentioned you felt a sort of restless feeling upon first moving in. I'm all too familiar to that feeling as I've experienced it on many occasions in my home too. The spirit in your story... It definitely wasn't residual - that was strictly active and intelligent.

Since this incident, have you had any more thoughts on your experiences there? Have you even followed up on any information on this particular location since then?

Very interesting story and thanks for sharing! I hope that you are still around this site so that you can share more thoughts on this.
BART43 This must have been an isolated incident, since she has never recounted anything of this nature since. Just like my own "shadow" I saw (in my other story) it was just that once, and like you I guess a lot of people have single-episodic experiences. So no, it hasn't had any impact on her life that I am aware of. The only other "weird" story she related to me was a while back when she was at a friend's apartment, maybe about ten years ago, so she would have been in her early twenties. She told me her friend had mentioned to her things sometimes happened to him that he couldn't explain. So on this particular night she was visiting and someone knocked hard on the apartment door, but no one was there when her friend answered it. This happened a couple times more, and whoever was knocking was gone when the door was open; she told me the knocking was more like a pounding - so hard it rattled the door. They decided at that point to both stand next to the door in case it happened again so they could open the door immediately to see who was messing with them. So when the pounding repeated itself yet again, they were ready and flung the door open. No one was there. My daughter said there was no way anyone could have done that and got away without being seen. I believe her, as she isn't the kind of person to make up stuff like that. She has no explanation. She still doesn't really consider that it was paranormal, but figured there is some logical explanation, which she just hasn't figured out yet.
Cosmica in Evil Vs Good
BART43

Well, it only happened once, I don't know if it ever happened to anyone else but my father once said he heard things like really strong winds when there's not a breeze out there and things like that in that room. I don't know, but more stuff has happened there, and it was a brand new house, we were the first to live there and I don't remember seeing another house built there
Cosmica in Evil Vs Good
Hi RCRuskin

Thank you for your comment, yeah, weird stuff
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Well, Bart, Lang did ask for it... ๐Ÿ˜

Just finished reading up on Hungry Ghost Month (I โค public libraries!) and found some of the celebrations familiar even if I'd never celebrated it.

Christmas is one of those times when the veil between worlds is considered weakest, which is why ghost stories and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol are part of some folks celebrations of the holiday.

We have a tradition from Russia called Holy Supper: twelve specific dishes served in a specific order of events in history from creation. We also have three places set in addition to those set for guests. One for the Christ child, one of the unexpected guest since no one should be turned away, and one place for all those who shall never again share our table as they are dead.

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays.
RandyM - I love the points that you make.
Ashalli - Thanks for sharing your story. Because you're sensitive you may be feeling the pull to go 'home'. I went to England a couple of years ago and felt this huge pull to go to the southwest near Stonehenge. It was out of the blue, but so very strong. When I set foot in the place I was overwhelmed with a sense of belonging. Now, I had always been told that my family were Northern Irish from Ballymena but when I got home I started researching my family tree and found out that half of them were from Andover and Salisbury. Music can trigger senses much more than people give it credit for - perhaps the song was your call to go find your origins.

Thanks,
Emma
EmmalineTexas in Rural Workplace Haunting
Hi Thor220, It sure sounds like someone is trying to get your attention. Have there been any changes where you work? You didn't say exactly what you do, but is there anything that they would find interesting or want to have input on? Or have you had any other experiences like this? I'm thinking maybe whoever it may be is saying 'aha, they can pick up on me'. Doesn't sound like they mean any harm but in my experience any changes to a business or a home can trigger paranormal events.

It may even be something happening in your personal life. Are there any family anniversaries or births that would be important to you or the people you work with? They sometimes identify with changes we're going through at the time.

Just a thought.

Thanks,
Emma
This is quite fascinating. I am excited to hear more about her experiences. It would be interesting to know if she has any memories at her age now. My daughter had some "imaginary" friends that I don't think were so imaginary and she recalls bits of them. She is 15 now, but doesn't like to talk much about them.
Rookdygin, Ha! That's it!
We have not checked that! But why the last moment before the church close? Well anyhow that could be it! Why didn't I thought of it?

E.Lynx
Interesting story Jubeelee.
I have to say, I'm a bit sorry for that Lang person.
Then again, we were told by our elders a lot, always watch our mouth where ever we are. We might not know if we offended someone or something.
BART43 in Evil Vs Good
Good story cosmica.
It is good that nothing bad happen to you. Could you elaborate more on the story. Did it happen just once? Did it happen to anyone else in that house?
Ajonverge - Thank you for sharing your Dad's experience. Like Jubeele, I wonder if she was dressed in her wedding finery for the cremation ceremony. I also wanted to ask if where your father gave her a ride is close to where weddings are performed? Sometimes hauntings are a loop. She might start by trying to get to her wedding which never happened, then decide to go back over and over again.

Thanks,
Emma
I am unfamiliar with Indian customs... Is there a custom that individuals who help a spirit, knowingly or unknowingly, receive some sort of blessing?

If so did something good happen to your Father soon after this experience?

As far as the spirit disappearing when she reached the cremation ground... Perhaps that is where her spirit first exited her body and that has become her crossover point... Which would make the area or spot where your Father picked her up to be the likely place she passed away. Just my two cents... I may be way out in left field with these ideas.

Thank you for sharing your Fathers experience with us.

Respectfully,

Rook
roylynx,

One last thought...

Could the Priest been hearing a Confession? Both individuals would have been out of sight in the Confessional and perhaps what you heard was part of what was being said.

Respectfully,

Rook
Jubeele, I love your stories about encounters that have happened in your family. Was your grandmother born in a dragon year? She sounds very sharp and confident. I wonder how long it took her to reach that 'arrangement' with the spirits that were there. From the sound of it, I can picture her *with the memory of my grandmother very strong* like hah settled.

Poor Lang didn't stand a chance after speaking out. I have to laugh but do have to give him credit. He didn't come flying out the room and right down the drive.

Hungry Ghost Month is a time for reverence. Maybe writing your story earlier would have been a little cheeky. ๐Ÿ˜œ I know that I'm sitting on a story that will not be written right now.

I'd love to hear more about your grandmother's house and your parents house. It sounds like there were a lot of experiences but you were taught to treat it as normal or nothing. Your Grandmother was one smart woman.

Thanks,
Emma
Willow I don't know if your still out there. I happened upon this site and your story after googling it this morning. I had a profound experience last night. I dreamt that a demon was manifesting to me during sleep. It approached from the corner of the room and zoomed quickly to my right ear, where I heard a clicking noise, and then quickly to my left ear where I heard the same thing. It terrified me so much that it caused me to awaken quickly. I googled clicking noise, dream, and demon and found your story. The clicking seemed so random that I didn't think I'd actually find anything. I was terrified and had the feeling it was something very bad, not a ghost. I have recently been delving into binaural beat music, third eye awakening, and astral projection. I may have stumbled upon something not of this world by doing these things.
Melda, I only realised about the Hungry Ghost Month when I checked the calendar and made the connection. It was a bit spooky.๐Ÿ˜จ

I've got a black-and-white wedding photo of my grandparents taken in the foyer of the house with those geometric-patterned tiles. Grandma was just 15 at the time. (I'll scan it and email it to you). I think the house belonged to her side of the family and may have been part of her dowry. Not sure though. I'll make a note to ask the relatives in Singapore if they know more about it.

I'm including a bit more history on the house in the next instalment. And about the garden... โค
Hi Randy, Grandma was an awesome lady. Wise, capable and fiercely protective of the family. I think she had an "understanding" with the resident spirits. They could stay as long as they didn't cause too much trouble for the family.

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed my account. More to come... ๐Ÿ˜ณ
CoveredByTheBlood in Can It Be An Incubus?
Hi sweet girl, I am praying for you in the name of Jesus. This is very dangerous & the spirit attached to you is evil. He wants possession of your life. Do you have any Christian friends who can pray for you? If not, would you mind me calling you and praying with you. The name of Jesus is powerful and able to save!
Hi RC, I felt so sorry for Lang. Young man, first time living away from home and wanting to appear all "grownup". It was even funnier the way Aunt Maggie told it to us in Hokkien and Singlish. She's now in her late 80s and I intend to see her for more family tales when I go back to Singapore next year.

I've almost finished Part 2 - will publish it in a few days. Thanks for taking the time to read this. ๐Ÿ˜Š
ajonverge - Good grief, what a hair-raising experience!

I've read a number of accounts on YGS where really nasty things have happened to cyclists when they have either given lifts to ghosts or simply found them riding pillion behind them.

One thing for sure, I would turn grey overnight.

Regards, Melda
Jubeele - Above all, beware of the hungry ghost month ๐Ÿ˜จ

I'm very pleased that Grandma didn't stymie your attempt to finally reveal all concerning the house at Cairnhill. The house itself sounds amazing and I would love to know some of the history surrounding it, such as how it came to be in your grandmother's possession and so on.

It seems that Grandma ran the household with a rod or iron including all who dwelt within, human or otherwise. The ghost who didn't want the electrician in the ceiling didn't stand a chance!

Poor Lang - after his macho stance he could hardly make himself look like a gibbering idiot and the best thing for him to do under the circumstances was just to pretend that nothing had happened, declare that the accommodation didn't suit him after all and take his leave ๐Ÿ˜†

Well written account Jubeele and I'm left with my glass half empty - please fill it with more of the ghostly activity which took place at the house ๐Ÿ˜Š

Regards, Melda
Hmm... Does posting a picture take that long? Or is there something wrong?

Eden14, Thanks for the warning, but I am still OK.

Jubeele, Darn! I just bought a new tooth brush! "Extra soft to do better protection" it says. I think I will be OK lol

E.Lynx
Rookdygin, Yep, I googled it and had thought over and over for these days, "better son"? Hmm... In my perspective guess that could be someone saying, "good boy" lol

No, I don't know, it makes no sense to me at all

E.Lynx
Jubeele,

Thanks for sharing about your Grandma's house. I really enjoyed it. I always feel that it is these types of experiences that are the best and truest form of paranormal experience. Sounds like your Grandma had a great handle on those living on both sides of the veil. ๐Ÿ˜

Please share more
Randy
RCRuskin in Evil Vs Good
Hi, Cosmica. Welcome to YGS.

A good entity on one side of your bed, an evil entity on the other side of your bed, and you caught in the crossfire of their spat? I would bolt from the room too.
I've had trouble writing some things down until I asked permission. This was usually asking living people, but spirits, whether they be the ghosts of our loved ones or some other sort of spirits, can stymie my writing until the right time, or I ask permission.

And it is probably wrong for me to say this, but I found Lang's experience to be funny. "Modern men don't believe in ghosts. They dare not cause trouble for me!" At which point, in the movies, you know *exactly* what is going to happen to our hapless hero...

Please share more stories of your grandmom's house as soon as you can.
Ajay,

Like Jubeele, I've got the impression that her life tragically ended crossing the tracks, rather than just making her ghostly way home.

I'm thinking this way because your father apparently only saw her and gave her a lift once. Almost as if she needed to tell her story to somebody kind and decent before moving on.

I've also used my sharply honed intuitive senses to detect an email in your YGS Email inbox.

Weather will now play a part in Australia winning the Ashes.
Rex-T
Ashalli
Welcome to YGS and thank you for sharing.
I could be way off and this is just my opinion
How do you feel about reincarnation?
Although it can be more typical for younger children to experience past life memories it almost seems that is what you were experiencing. The strong feelings of needing to get there are very typical of a person being drawn to a past life. You may need to ask yourself some questions. Did it feel strongly familiar to you? Did you feel like you belonged there? Have you held a keen interest in that geographical part of the world.
If you find yourself answering yes to a lot of those questions it may be worth some consideration and further investigation

Please share more as you see fit. It's very interesting
Randy
Ajay, I wonder if that young girl met a tragic end crossing the tracks to get home. Does the bridal red saree mean she died on her wedding day or was she buried in her best clothes?

Your Dad was obviously a good and caring gentleman. I liked how he waited to make sure the girl got safely home. I think that's why her spirit approached him for a lift - she sensed that he was a kind person.

Thank you for sharing this experience from your father. โค
Rough translation to English is 'better; son so it sounds as if the message may have been meant for you... Or someone took advantage of hearing your sister say her shoulder had been touched and hid while calling that out.

Odd thing to say though...better; son? Mean anything to you?

Respectfully,

Rook

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