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lady-glow in Witch Hunt
Moonshine?... I prefer to call it moonglow! 🍹

Yikes... My bodysuit is almost ripping at the seams... After having all that delicious food you might have to call me lady-balloon!🎈
Melda in Witch Hunt
Fergie - You had me reeling with the witblits and I hadn't even had a shot yet, only smelled it. I see Puff in the hot tub swigging down shots of the stuff. Anybody else with a driver's license? Oh my word, I see a lady glowing in the distance, over and above her usual glow. Please don't let her drive 😁

Regards, Melda
valkricry in Witch Hunt
Jubeele - you've had me craving pot stickers SO badly, I actually ordered some delivered for lunch from a new place. I actually haven't had any in about 10 years. Why? You ask, knowing my weakness for them. Because where I live, well the Chinese/Oriental food served up is a lot like going to Taco Bell and expecting real Mexican food. Just not happening. But the ones I got today weren't too bad. YAY!
Guys, don't sweat the karma points. Unless you're collecting enough that your comment gets hidden, just ignore it. If you ARE getting that many negative 'votes', maybe you need to rethink what you said.
Rex-T in Witch Hunt

I suspect that your burning ears picked up on Big T-Rex thinking that he might go to your place and clean up any bad people.

However after last night, I've decided to keep T-Rex close to deal with any negative tooth fairies.

I'll still be cruising the site and you know how to contact Jubeele.

Big T-Rex is looking forward to some white lightening.

Rex and Jubeele
Assuming grandpa came to visit, there's hardly anything sinister, though understandable that you'd feel discomfort. These things happen, but, experiences on this site aside, they don't seem to be all that common. (Or are just something we don't notice?)

It's the night terrors that alarm me more. Not sure what the connection between the two events could be, but my gut tells me there is a connection. In which case, it was not grandpa visiting, but something masquerading.
Fergie in Witch Hunt
My ears are burning, did someone call my name?

Oh wow! Another party? It's a long time since I have been on troll patrol on the Miss Demeanor.
Jubeele, Rex T, Melda, good to see you here. Is that Val and Lady Glow I see over there? I thought I saw Roy and Babygoatpuller a moment ago. Is Puff in the drivers seat or the hot tub? That guy moves like greased lightening.
Speaking of lightening, I brought some "wit-blits" (white lightening) this time - similar to 'moonshine'. Who wants to be a dare-devil?
Its wonderful to have you back, Biblio! I'd missed the depth your comments add to our discussions. Glad to hear that all is well if a bit unusual. Glad too that Jim has someone to confide in and supportive parents - such an awakening would be terrifying to go through alone.

Welcome back!
I forgot to add something else- I didn't take the bed with me when I moved from there, my partner and I used his double bed in our new home. The bed went into my mother's basement storage room so I don't know if it would've fallen in our new place or not. To my knowledge it's still in her basement or she's sold it in a yard sale by now, I haven't asked her.
It was just a basic single bed, metal frame, and the way it came apart was the metal struts? I guess you call them that? Anyway, the 3 metal pieces that stretch horizontally under the box spring to support the mattress were moved. Not exactly moved, just kind of nudged out of true so the bed wouldn't collapse immediately, just after I was asleep and moving in my sleep caused them to slide further out of place.
My dad put the bed back together for me and was getting a bit miffed when it fell because he knows he assembled it correctly. He was going to drive screws into it to hold it together and I told him to just leave it, that I would sleep on the sofa- bolting the metal bars in like that would make it unnecessarily more difficult to take it apart. Remember, I was only living there temporarily until my partner and I found a more permanent place. Sleeping on the sofa wasn't a big deal so I abandoned that stupid bed.
Jubeele in Witch Hunt
That was a great party, Melda. Everyone who joined in helped make it a success. The good feelings generated for everyone made it all worthwhile. We've got a lot of good, decent people in our YGS community.❤ We also have a Big T-Rex on our side. We'll send him over to SA soon! 😁
Melda in Witch Hunt
Jubeele - I think I'll bring a surprise dish 😁 Koeksusters? Love them but they're not so easy to make. Perhaps Fergie can do them better than I do. Smoked snoek tart? Always a winner but it is so, so 1980s. These favourites need to be spiced up every now and then. Um... Maybe I can do that. Perhaps better than what it was at New Year?

T-Rex will have to come here to pick up a criminal to chow on. Since he's been gone, they have gained more momentum.

Regards, Melda
Melda in Witch Hunt
Rex-T - Thanks for your response. I know why I got minus points but so be it. If my opinion is trampled on, that's fine with me. I won't be so eager to offer it the next time round.

I think there are people who "patrol" the comments and decide to vote certain people down. I honestly don't know why.

Regards, Melda
Jubeele in Witch Hunt
Well Melda, let's get on the bus, have a drink and chat with the others. Rex-T has released Big T-Rex who's now out on patrol. I might ask lady-glow for some of her churros. I love to dip them in chocolate sauce. Did you bring any koeksusters and smoked snoek tart?
Rex-T in Witch Hunt
Thanks Melda for your support,

The timing and therefore the intent is fairly obvious. This is not about just not agreeing with a comment or comments.

As I've commented before, hand out a negative or positive karma point and let's discuss why. After all, most of us are adults and should be able to hold a robust discussion, while observing respect for others.

Let's do our best to keep this site great.

Melda in Witch Hunt
Jubeele - You were just voted down again and I removed the minus point. I replied a few minutes ago to tell you the same thing but probably didn't hit "publish", so am responding to you once again.

Regards, Melda
Melda in Witch Hunt
Jubeele - I have had a number of karma points deducted. I know why and from whom. It's okay. Next time I'm invited to offer an honest opinion I think I'll just shut up. Even when asked to be open and honest, you aren't allowed to be.

Regards, Melda
Jubeele in Witch Hunt
Hah! And so it begins. The Negative Troll Fairy has already struck in the last few minutes and down-pointed me! 😜 Every few weeks, someone (or maybe a whole pack of them), has been quietly removing points from me. This has been happening ever since I joined YGS. Tsk, tsk. Now, I really wish they would tell me what I said has upset them so.

This is bullying behaviour and most troll-like!
Jubeele in Witch Hunt
Val and lady-glow, oh wow. 😳 Thanks for the vote of confidence. We'll do our best. My troll hunter name is Fruity Tanglin.

Lady-glow, like many others here, I'm glad of your piercing laser-bright eyes to catch the discrepancies. You keep us on our toes and the site is all the more better for it. 😘

Val - I've made extra pot stickers just for you.

Melda - you've spoilt Big T-Rex. You've been letting him stay up late watching the cricket! 😁

Em - I think MrRiggs made the Mint Juleps. RC made the choc chip cookies. Mojitos sound like a great idea. I've also brought the thermos of Bloody Marys, plus the toothbrushes. ❤
Rex-T in Witch Hunt
Melda and Val,

Big T-Rex here. Love looking after all of you. I've put on a bit of weight while in SA, looking after Aunty Melda. The bad people taste yummy.

Rex-T's secret name is Rastas Pittwater.

I can always go to Fergie's place.

You are all safe
T-Rex 🐲 Hunter, sorry!
Let me get this straight...
This is the general premise of your story:
An evil spirit just randomly decides to try and freeze you to death in a graveyard for no apparent reason, and you are saved by another completely random spirit that has absolutely no connection to you in any way, of whose grave you happened to be "allowed" to view before your imminent murder, and a grave that just happened to have a picture of the deceased so that you could conveniently recognise him when he decided to "save" you?

I'm no expert on evil spirits deciding to randomly kill people but surely trying to convince you to slowly contract hypothermia is possibly the most ridiculous and convoluted method imaginable.
Surely a quick shove from behind onto a rail way line or into traffic would be far more efficient / effective way?
Getting back to this apparent murder attempt: why wouldn't you just think "Gee I'm really cold" and get back in your car?
Many people falsely believe (thanks to Hollywood) that malevolent spirits can just "pop" into people's bodies and get them to do all sorts of crazy things under the vague notion of spiritual possession. I believe that under some circumstances when an individual is physically and mentally vulnerable due to mental illness or particularly drug use, negative entities can affect them to a degree. But this "affection" takes a long time and the individual is increasingly worn down. This was not the case with you in this story. You weren't possessed or had been under a prolonged psychos assault from a low level entity.

You would know if you were being targeted and haunted as the activity would increase as your fear grew and your health suffered, and particularly your loved ones and friends would know probably long before you did.

And just say, for the sake of argument, that this random good spirit decided to "save" you, he would not have allowed you to go to the cemetery in the first place.

This submission reminds me a lot of when someone thinks God saved them when they are the only survivor of a plane crash. If that's the case then God wouldn't let the plane crash in the first place, would He/She?

In my opinion your story is just that, a story. It reads like a sychrine Readers Digest "guardian Angel" type of fiction and has deeply flawed logic on many levels.

You will no doubt feel perhaps persecuted or offended by my bluntness but this site is for people to share their genuine spirit encounters and is not a platform for people to practice their fiction-writing skills.

You have welcomed others opinions and I have freely offered mine.

EmmalineTexas in Witch Hunt
Is it too late for Susie Chinquapin to join? Who was it that makes Mint Julips? Was that RC? I make a mean Mojito. I know you kill vampires with a stake, so maybe a sharpened tooth brush...hmm. Count me in.
Melda in Witch Hunt
Val and Rex-T - I'm Rexie Meyer. Oh my word, I'm getting cold feet. T-Rex, as fond as I have become of him through his regular visits, might consider me a threat 😨 Rex-T, please leave him at home.

Regards, Melda
valkricry in Witch Hunt
Somebody say pot stickers?
Jubeelee and Rex, you'll need your troll hunters' names.
You take your first pet's name and the street you were born.
For instance, I had a dog named Rebel, and I was born on Racine Ave. That makes me Rebel Racine.
AugustaM Your comment intrigues me, but I am unsure at this time what I have that I feel would give me inner strength.

KatelynC I think I have some control over them because if I tell them to be quiet, they will usually quiet down. It's rare I have to ask twice. I am curious if you have experience with this yourself though.

Rook - I always feel privileged when you read my story:)
I really like reading everyone's comments to this. I hadn't heard the voices in a while, but a couple of nights ago, they woke me up around 2 a.m. It's odd that I am woken, but a few times I have managed to be woken from them. This time it was a woman. Sounded like just one woman. She was very happy. She kept laughing. Then she'd talk (I couldn't hear her well enough to decipher what she was saying) and she'd laugh again. I am not really scared by these voices I guess because I've never found them to be threatening. There's really only once I got scared by one, but that's a different story I need to write. I almost got out of bed to go search the house and turn off the TV, but from my room I can tell there's no TV on. I pretty much just rolled over and went back to sleep. I thought of this conversation though when I heard her and for just a second, I kind of wanted to know what she was so happy about.
Rex-T in Witch Hunt
Thank you lady-glow.

I'm sure Jubeele and myself will be up for the 'rites of passage' challenge. Hmmm... Let me qualify that remark, as long as the challenge does not require any death defying feats (I've had a 'gut full' of them) or burning any unfortunates at the stake.

Now down to business!

I'm bringing tonic water with a twist of lime (time for a change from soda water) and Jubeele has whipped up another batch of pot stickers with her famous dipping sauce. This will mean that Big T-Rex with be lurking around the bus.

Don't worry Puff, he is very good at pushing buses that run out of gas, looking after 'good people' and dealing with 'bad people'.

Thanks again,
Jubeele, Rex-T and Big T-Rex 😁
Hi Mandee

Thanks for sharing. I was interested in the bed collapsing part of your experience.

Can you please elaborate on that aspect?

What kind of bed was it?
How was it assembled?
What part of it was disassembled in order for it to collapse?
Did it collapse when you were in it sleeping?



Thank you for sending me your personal story about messages from the grave.

I would like you know that as the father of a daughter, my youngest child, my heart sorrows at learning of your daughter's passing. There are no words known to me that can truly comfort such a loss. I suspect you have many friends here. Take heart that your loss is shared amongst caring souls.

In writing this story I was simply passing on my experience to other folks who have an interest in such things. I did not expect to have accounts such as yours sent in response. Those responses are clearly more significant than the information I presented initially. You and other contributors have gotten my full attention.

I have searched the internet using "telephone calls from the dead" and "phone calls from the dead" as the topic. I found loads of information that indicate to me that this phenomenon is more common and widespread than I expected. It has also been the topic of science fiction and paranormal writers. The American television series "Twilight Zone" aired at least one episode with telephone calls from the dead as the subject. The time frame for that program was the late 1950's-early 1960's.

The dead are apparently not as dead as most people generally believe. My view is that human bodies fail due to illness, accident or age. The occupant departs to another location. We process the body and mourn the loss, sometimes in despair and agony. In reality, the occupant has moved on rather than becoming truly deceased.

I have been out of my body a dozen times. When that happened I was still me. The only change was not carrying a load of bone and muscle around with me. I think at death the out of body experience become permanent as it relates to that particular body.

I do not believe the dead to be dead. I think they are as alive as we are. We are simply no longer co-located in the flesh. That they choose to communicate is no longer a surprise. After having multiple out of body experiences and an NDE, I believe graveside sorrow to be natural, but it need not be heart rending. Loved ones live and we will see them again.

All personal opinion, of course. All are welcome to disagree and/or share their views as we come together to share and learn.
babygoatpuller in Witch Hunt
But lady-glow, that's what I and I'm sure many, many others love so much about you! 😉 ❤

Your nikpikityness is the shining light on the discrepancies of these "stories". You go the extra mile and don't hesitate to call foul.

I feared you'd gone soft there for a bit but appreciate seeing that you haven't. 😊
lady-glow in Witch Hunt
babygoatpuller: your comment makes me blush!
Sometimes I wonder if I'm acting like a grumpy, nitpicky witch.

You made my day! 😘
lady-glow in Witch Hunt
Jubeele and Rex-T.
The first ride on the bus is a rite of passage for any YGS's new member... A graduation ceremony, and a welcome to the 'Troll Patrol Unit'.

Welcome my friends, let's find and fight 🐂💩!

All aboaaaard!🚌
Jubeele in Witch Hunt
Gh0stHunter, your stories have been well-written and quite entertaining, despite the irregular gaps in detail. However, Val has already put into words what I wanted to say. I do hope you're able to get more details from Aaron. Book title, author, name of the library. These details matter more than the preamble at McDonalds.

I would like to give you the benefit of the doubt and say that perhaps someone saw your group at the gravesite and thought it would be fun to frighten you. Or were you set-up? The whistle could be a signal from the pranksters. The snicker was someone laughing at the joke they were playing on you. These are distinct possibilities.

Rook - since you missed our "feel-good" After-New Year online party (see comments page from my account "Horsing Around"), I've brought you a platter of fried pot-stickers and my special dipping sauce. Can you please put on "Blue Moon" (Bobby Vinton's version), Van Morrison's "Moondance" and "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival?

I'm not ready to board the bus just yet. As I wait on the steps, can someone please mix me a Blue Moon cocktail? 🍹
I think that this is actually the most heartfelt of all your experiences so far. Whether or not there was anything to the shadow man, you and your sister obviously believed that you saw him.

But I agree that both of you, particularly at such a young age, should have been safely in bed well before that hour. So did you watch Spongebob on video or TV? I can never figure out why that cartoon is so popular with young children. Give me Astro Boy, Atom Ant or Yogi Bear anytime (this definitely dates me).

Do you or your parents still live in that house? Have you looked into the history of the place? Did anyone in your family or close to you pass away around that time? Finding some answers might help allay even the greatest fears. 🤔
MrRiggs, I have read all your submissions with interest. If I haven't commented before, it is because I didn't have anything intelligent to say, or anything to add. This time I do.

Shortly after our youngest daughter, Angel, passed away, her worldly goods were packed up and removed from her house, many of them to be put in storage at our house. Her cellphone was switched off and locked in our gun-safe, in our bedroom. A couple of nights later, we were awakened by the ringing of a phone - coming from the safe. My husband unlocked the safe in a 'panic' - the phone was still switched off.

Thank you for reminding me of this event. I somehow forgot to record it in my journal. I think this was the first of our "Messages from beyond the grave". 🤔
LauralouCornishgirl in My Cat Visiting
Thanks for the comments, my mother in law used to hear her deceased dogs foot steps walking with her on the track they used to walk and in the house, even indents in the couch like she was still there.
Its nice to know they are OK after they're suffering, but I haven't senced anything for quite a while now... Not pet related anyway.
Well, MaggyMay_Not, you are in for a treat. I'm about to write a story that will illustrate what happens when the nudge, push or shove is ignored.

The things I write about have happened to me personally. I do not hesitate to record my experiences for two reasons. First and foremost, I want people to know what is possible as we journey through life. I suspect that there are a great many people who may not be aware of what exists within the realm of reality. In truth, there is more to the human experience than the physical world visible to the naked eye.

The second reason is more selfish. I have wanted to put my encounters in print for years. Some experiences are decades old. It is wonderful to be getting this done. I feel as though the proverbial weight has been lifted. You see, in 2015 I had a dream in which I was told with clarity that I would pass between 2016 and 2019. It remains to be seen how accurate that dream will prove to be. On the mark or not, I just want this project done.

Your assessment of my personal traits is correct. From you I would expect nothing less. You have quite a gift.

I would be a pompous fool to take this opportunity to bore you with the details of my background. Just consider me an average geezer. Those who know me might describe me as somewhat less than average

What wasn't average was my father's behavior, as he seemed to work earnestly in an apparent attempt to beat me to death as a young child. My lot in life was hunger and poverty; my wardrobe the clothing I stood in. Johnny Cash's recording about "A Boy Named Sue" comes to mind. I learned to stand my ground.

Years later, my life had totally reversed itself. I lived and worked with substantial prestige and privilege.

How does one go from one station in life to the other? Yes, committed and stubborn to be sure. Hard work? Of course. Willing to brawl and stand my ground to the death? Yes, I have done both. But those things are modest personal accomplishments.

The real reason life has taken this course is the guiding hand that nudges, shoves, pokes and, when merited, punishes. Put another way, we are not the totally independent actors we think we are.

Having a bit of an independent and stubborn nature has evidently required shoves rather than subtlety. Perhaps it is my Scots-Irish ancestry. I do know that I continue to marvel at the mysteries, complexities and interconnected nature of the human experience.
Bee_Beans - Thanks very much for your comment, I appreciate it.

Tubby legs - yes, that sounds about right 😊

Regards, Melda
Rex-T in Witch Hunt
Hi everyone,

I'm a neutral observer on this story. Why? I am not qualified to give views on a subject that I know nothing about (Witches in Texas).

I did go for a look on Google and found the sites that lady-glow and Rook posted recently.

I don't know why but I kept going and found another site that talked about Bittick Cemetery and a woman (who is named Elizabeth) that was hung for either being a witch, stealing a horse or being a Unionist. This all sounds familiar.

Anyway, the link to the site as follows,


I have never had an experience of my own, but this story gives me all the feels, both good and bad; bad only being that you and your baby had to go through this, but good knowing he had a mother with such love, courage, support and determination for the best. It's also awesome to have had the chance to experience such guidance ❤. It almost makes me a bit envious, however I wouldn't say I don't have my own group... The idea that there are others out there looking out for the people they love doesn't just give me warm feelings, it also asserts my beliefs within my inner intuition. Thank you so much for sharing such a person account of your life. ❤
babygoatpuller in Witch Hunt
I was wondering how long this was going to be allowed to go on. Thank you lady-glow for your always insightful and dogmatic insights and bringing to light the possibility that something is "off" with this OP.

For me, the skepticism started with the first story. I let it go, didn't comment and moved on. Shortly after, another story and it made less sense halfway into it and by the third one, I felt I was being more "entertained" than anything and stopped reading the stories and just read the comments. I am so happy to know that I'm not sitting on the bus by myself anymore and apparently haven't been! 😊

Rook- you're late! Let's get this thing going! 😜
I too lived in an older home for a time. They do have history, along with old electrical wiring.

It was interesting to learn of it being part of the underground railroad, and after looking up Missouri, I learned of a stronger involvement than I had known.

My Great, Great, Grandparents ran a Post and Stagecoach Hotel in a northern State during the time of the Civil War. They too took in runaways.

The large hotel cellar had a connected underground room with an exit near the stagecoach barn. There was where the rested horses were connected, and the baggage area might have gathered an extra, headed for Canada. How interesting to think, from that house to ours.

These buildings are long gone, and the field is planted with potatoes. As a child I often rode my horse by this area, she would walk sideways with her skin rippling. Animals are sensitive too. I am guessing she saw or heard something I could not.

All now history.
The other Children also saw things, My youngest said he saw a little girl running upstairs and was very sure of it. He saw here several times. My 17 year old said his covers were always being pulled off of him and my daughter claimed there was a lady that lived in the passages way to the attic. She talked to her all the time.
I also heard someone calling my names and I did think about the electric being old that would cause the light bulb blowing but honestly everything else truly happened. Until you have experienced the things I have then you will continue to be a skeptic.
I had the house checked for animals in the wall and they said there was no evidence of any at all, not even mice.
I second Jubeele here. My thoughts exactly. Most probably wasn't a soul which would cause harm but a lost one indeed. If what u feel is true, may be it moved on somehow. Peace be upon him.
msforgetmenott in Man In The Shower
I will not scold you for spending time with your four year old sister, but question the hour of entertainment.

As you said you did bump into things as you traveled to the restroom, why could you have not touched an item in your travels.
I can picture a swaying of a sort. Just a touch to get it into motion, creating an odd imaginary movement.

Perhaps it was brought on by lack of sleep, as well.
MrRiggs - As a person who gets nudges all the time, this actually made me laugh out loud. It's good to know that someone else is getting strong guidance. I've often thought I needed a firm hand because I was prone to seeing more paths than are good for me... But having read your stories and comments, I think in your case it's more like you get the strong nudge because you are just stubborn enough to go your own way and ignore the subtle...

Really I am still smiling.

rookdygin in Witch Hunt

Good ta see you blow off some steam.

I agree with your view on graveyards in general... A couple of exceptions would be something like and individual that was killed instantaneously, and has no idea that their physical body has died. So now they roam where it is buried reaching out to individuals trying to find out what happened to them...


The Family chose to bury an item with their dearly departed... An managed to pick an item the individual was attached to.

I have always found cemeteries quiet and comforting. Some do seem to have a protective spirit/entity of some sort but in my experience that particular spirit/entity has never 'felt' human in origin.


MaggieMay_Not in Choices Of Life And Death
AussieDaz - YES I am still interested. Thank you so much! I've been googling for information
Hey, guys, it's Mandee, wanted to let y'all know that Dusty's birthday is coming up in February so if he makes any kind of appearance to comfort anyone on his special day, I will post an update!
That's a very interesting observation that there may have been two separate entities. I never considered that but it does make sense, especially since she still has the same dolls, a larger collection now, in fact, but they have never been messed with in that fashion since we lived in that house.
The house itself is situated on a back road that winds behind our local high school so the screened in front porch has an excellent view of the baseball field, separated from the school property only by a chain link fence. My mother remembers that house being ancient when she herself was a high-school student there. I thought about maybe a connection of a school being in such close proximity may have some answers- but the house has been there much longer than the school itself.
If I can figure out how, I will upload a photo of the vase but for the most part my dog completely ignores it now, as he really has no reason to be in that area of the house. He won't go near it voluntarily and my dad would probably blow a gasket if he caught me messing with his precious yorkie and that hideous vase. And as I said before it's never bothered me, but why would my uncle- who neither cared about nor noticed the new addition to the vase collection belonging to his wife- suddenly get the creeps, as well as my toddler cousin being terrified of it?
AugustaM in Top Hat Man
Maybe the key word in the dorm regulations is 'required' - he didn't have to live in the dorms but elected to because home was inconveniently far away and perhaps rent in the dorms was what he could afford at the time?

And just because someone is deaf doesn't mean they are necessarily unable to speak. Some may only be partially hearing impaired or lost their hearing after learning to speak through some illness or injury. I was quite curious about the utter lack of lip reading though.

I liked Lorie's theory about alcohol making one more sensitive. Granted, some may hallucinate under the influence but I have a hunch that not all drunken visions are strictly fantasy.
Hi Melda

I really love reading your stories. They are all so well written and you can see everything playing out like a movie in front of you.

Unfortunately I have nothing of consequence to offer. Just that your description of the child in your post and then in subsequent responses puts me in mind of the famous Cherubs. Those rosy-cheeked, gorgeous little toddlers with the baby legs (yes, I use that too except we call them tubby legs - lol).
To this day, Augusta, I still feel a pang when I think of that beautiful colonial "lady" being bulldozed away and replaced by another "plastic" hotel. Every time I return to Singapore, there are more new shopping centres or hotels, and less of the old world charm. All in the name of progress, of course. Such is life. 😢

As a matter of interest, I went to a girls' school near the Cairnhill area for 10 years. When I was 18, I briefly returned as a relief teacher for 6 months. I was class teacher for 45 very naughty 8-year-olds. Now that's a truly terrifying experience! 😨
Hi Rajine

Is it not possible that what you saw was a double reflection of sorts? Somehow two different reflections can reflect in the same piece of glass and become very distorted (I've seen it before and got a heck of a fright before figuring out what was going on). Maybe you were seeing her reflection and the reflection of another passenger at the same time? That could lead to a distorted and 'wrong' appearance. I could be completely wrong. It's just a thought.
"Journey of the Souls by Michael Newton". Finally found it for you Maggie if you're still interested in knowing more about soul groups you made find it a interesting read!

Regards Daz
Bee_Beans in Lifted Off His Feet
Hi Meldel

My husband spent most of his childhood/teen years in Uitenhage and he has SO many ghost stories to tell of the place. His brother also has tons of them. Personally I find Uitenhage incredibly creepy (particularly that area on a hill by the old reservoir - I think it is called Casper or Kaspar street). Those trees and houses really freak me out!

Thanks for your story. I'm pretty sure that there were at least 2 different entities there that night.
publicways in Man In The Shower
To play devil's advocate here, why couldn't this just have been a normal shadow? - perhaps from the door or some object hanging in the room? Your mind can play tricks on you - especially when you are young. What you saw may have been perfectly explainable - I wouldn't rush to say this was a paranormal event.
I have noticed that certain stories give me goosebumps. I've come to realise that only the stories with a movie-like quality have that effect on me. Certainly sitting on the fence with this one! Thanks for the story, though.
As far as I'm concerned, abusers should be given the death sentence. The pain and suffering they cause, lasts a lifetime and to me, it's worse than murder. Sorry, but that's how I feel.
A good counsellor can work wonders. Believe me when I say, "been there done that". My counsellor helped me turn my life around. Yes, as Maelstrom said, forgiveness is a big part of healing but what helped me was the realization of just how "sick" my abuser was. Sweetie, get help please. Your inner voice will never be still, unless you do. Blessings to you.
Maggie, I just read your story and could just not stop the tears. You are a true example of strength and courage to all. As far as your parents judgement of you... Well, you did what you needed to do and they will have to live with what they did to you. As the Bible says, "judge not least you be judged". I have nothing but the greatest respect for you because you put your son before yourself and your own heartache. Blessing to you.
Macknorton: congratulations, you made it to the end of the story!👏
I stopped reading on the part of the "fanciest McDonald's"... Where surely an English, white gloved Butler hands the McFancy burgers on golden trays studded with diamonds.

Hey, are you sure your name isn't McNorton? 😜
It's nice to see you again!
Hi Ghosthunter

Thanks for sharing yet another action packed paranormal encounter. You have an amazing hit rate. You must have an awesome ghost app!

Have you ever experienced any thing spiritual / ghostly in any of the McDonalds you guys hang out at? Maybe you could consider holding a McSceance?

I mean I imagine there could be people who are very unwell in there, pre-diabetic, maybe even dangerously close to death by stroke, heart disease, cancer etc.

I guess people who are nearly dead aren't quite as interesting as those who have actually died.


PLEASE, don't try your skills on African bees!😱

Shy: welcome to YGS.
Do you know the history of your house? Are you aware of any little girl dying there?

It's possible that both the girl and the cat are looking for each other. I have no idea what you could do other than telling them that they can be reunited in the light, where they loved ones are waiting for them.

Don't be afraid, they don't seem to mean any harm.
MaggieMay_Not in Man In The Shower
Did SpongeBob ever air that late/early? I thought Nick [at] Night took over from 8pm to 7am And was primarily old sitcoms and more adult viewing. I am presuming 14 years ago, which would be 2003/2004/2005. The way you state it, you say 'cartoons' and it seems to imply that you watched them regularly. Was Spongebob a one off thing? Maybe a special episode? Did you watch other cartoons? Spongebob is a Nickolodean production and not syndicated at that time. I can't find a single time where Spongebob was on at 1 in the morning - in any timezone. The latest/earliest I've found is 10pm. Maybe it just seemed later to you? 1 - 2 AM is awfully late for a 4 year old.

I tend to be a stickler for details. Anyway, thanks for sharing.
Macknorton in Witch Hunt
Hello GhostHunter

There's a general vibe with the comments that this story is possibly just that: a story. I can kind of understand that feeling, with all due respect.

I have never heard of babies being burned or executed as witches. To my knowledge, there was usually a "trial" which involved a forced "confession" by torture. I mean imaging torturing a baby? Even the Church had it's limits, surely? That's just taking things a bit far. I mean what on Earth could a baby be doing that casts suspicion on it? Sleeping through the night? Chewing on a toy cauldron? Wearing black nappies? Sucking on a black cats tail?
Scratching the wart on it's little button (hooked) nose?

My opinion on the witch tials (and subsequent murders) was a combination of good old fashioned religious righteous hysteria / mania combined with an unhealthy dose of general misogyny. Maybe a pinch of salt with that ugly recipe? And the eye of a newt?

And I have a problem with the old "creepy graveyard" as a place that spirits would choose to "hang out / haunt". That just seems like a worn out horror movie-type cliche. To be frank, I think it's kind of ignorant to believe that spirits feel the need to hang around their old decomposing bodies, of which they have ABSOLUTELY no further use for.

It makes much more sense that spirits (same people as they were before death but now people without physical bodies) would gravitate around their old loved homes or living loved ones.

I believe that the seemingly irrational fear that people have of graveyards is simply a projection of their irrational fear of Death. That projected fear then creates "ghosts" where there aren't any (noises, shadows, sounds etc).

Aahh, it's been a long time but gee it feels to good to have a good old rant!


MaggieMay_Not in Witch Hunt
Ah I thought it was just the strange English that had me confused and doubtful. Uhm, I googled Witch Grave and Texas and found stories that seems to share points with this. Almost as if the writer had cobbled them together. I probably shouldn't make that kind of speculation and I apologize if I broke any rules. GhostHunter if I am wrong or unfair please forgive me.

Manafon1 in Man In The Shower
Oh man Mack your comment cracked me up. Welcome back by the way, your comments have been missed. Actually you are on to something with this story. An eight year old and his four year old sister up in the middle of the night watching Spongebob Squarepants were really setting themselves up for a perfect storm to "see" something in the darkened bathroom. What with the aquatic nature of Spongebob and his chums, it seems likely that if Ghosthunter had flicked on the light switch he and his little sis would have been so slap happy on lack of sleep and wacky underwater cartoon adventure that old Spongebob himself would have probably popped out of that shower! Lol.
MaggieMay_Not in Choices Of Life And Death
Overrated_7 - WELCOME! Talk about jumping in the deep end. Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoy reading, but also, if you have a story to share, then please do. I will read it and comment.

MaggieMay_Not in Choices Of Life And Death
AugustaM - Thank you for your kindness. I am feeling a little sheepish, because everyone has been so kind to me. I am at a loss because I guess I just got so used to my family's condemnation that I expected it from everyone. I am very happy to have been proven wrong.
Macknorton in Man In The Shower
Well, that's what you get for watching Spongebob Squarepants at 1 am.

I hope you learned your lesson.


lady-glow in Man In The Shower
It sounds like there wasn't much discipline at home, was it? 🤔
I just found this site and your story was the very first that I've read. Oh man, I had to take a breather after this one. I am so sorry for your hardship and loss. Thank you for sharing.
roylynx in Witch Hunt
Catleyablu, No, no, don't get us wrong we tried to follow him up but things is just not working right. So THIS is what would happen.

catleyablu in Witch Hunt
If I see that this poster is the one who submitted the story once I've clicked into it I just go ahead and click to go back. Not even going to pretend like I believe this person. Smh. 🙄 😕
rookdygin in Witch Hunt
A LARGE Double Decker Bus Turns the corner, its painted early 70's style (Think Muppets Electric Mayham) and the Sound system is Rocking...

"Dark in the city night is a wire
Steam in the subway earth is afire
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
Woman you want me give me a sign
And catch my breathing even closer behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo

In touch with the ground
I'm on the hunt down I'm after you
Smell like I sound I'm lost in a crowd
And I'm hungry like the wolf
Straddle the line in discord and rhyme
I'm on the hunt down I'm after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf

Stalked in the forest too close to hide
I'll be upon you by the moonlight side
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
High blood drumming on your skin it's so tight
You feel my heat I'm just a moment behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo"

(Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf)

I tried to 'say something' without 'saying' it when the story with the wolves howling was published... Should have know better... (Oh that would make a great second song... Whitsnake anyone?) I mean 'yes' the sound posted by the OP sounded kind of like a Wolf... But my very first thought when I heard it was a Bird... Something about its 'tone'. So I posted all the information concerning Wolves in Texas... Now this? This is just... Well UNLESS the O/P can provide the Name of the Book and the Author... And the book was not published as a work of Fiction, well then, there is a place for research to begin... But until such a time...

"All Aboard the Miss Demeanor!" The finest fiction finding, Troll busting, Party bus around.

Puff Bayram
LuciaJacinta in Farewell Old House
I know this was a year ago, but I wanted to comment because I lived in a house that seems like this one and my reaction to it was similar to yours when we left. A bit different because you said you were never scared there but I was always scared at mine. Despite being scared, I still loved my house and feel some attachments to it. Like you, I had someone in my life come to me and tell me to never go back to our house too. Except it took us 6 months to leave it after that warning. We were warned not to form any attachments or else it would follow us. I do feel this pull to my old home still. But I feel the attachments may not necessarily be good. It's been 1 year since we left our house and still I think of it. Do you still a draw to your home as well 1 year after writing this?
Would it be possible to get a copy posted on here of the article & police report your Uncle received from the previous owner? A very sad tale, indeed.

Biblio- first... A HUGE welcome back to you and Tweed. You've both been sorely missed around here!

I'm wondering when Jim decided to inform his parents about what was happening. Was it after he had decided to open up with you and how did it come about that his sister had told him that you believe in spirits?

This was a fascinating read, as usual from you, and I've got a gazillion other questions but my mind is scattered all over the place and I can't seem to form a coherent thought right now. But I am absolutely sure that now that this kid has your and his dad's guidance, he's in a much better place. Lucky kid. 😊
thanks Jubeele... I have to say that having this quality, that of being able to remain calm in crisis; that my friends have come to admire. I suppose I learned this from years of sailing and other advertures (horseback riding, climbing, etc.) with my father who challenged me to think in crisis.

As for the experiences renovating the Victorian house... When I have time I will try to capture the events and write it down. As there were so many events and details, many of which were not mine; it will take me time to collect these and my thoughts.

Thanks for providing the link to 'ghost buildings'... Reading it I was amazed to learn that the author had no sense of dread in his encounters... An emotion that engulfed me and my then wife while we navigated our way in and out of this mysterious hotel and town.

Yes... I have to admit that we both felt as if we were part of some sort of timeslip or 'wrinkle' in time as you say which allowed us to step back for a moment. My then wife always thought we were playing out an event that had happened to us in a previous life. As for me I am unsure of her interpretation as the experience seemed totally unwelcoming and not familiar (the surroundings of which were totally foreign to me).

And finally I will read "A Terribly Strange Bed" and let you know!
Hi there, _bxbyfaith...I hope this comment finds you well and in good mental health, considering what has happened in your life. I was wondering if your situation has gotten any better after taking some of the advice provided by others here? I truly hope you gathered up the courage to stay away from the spirit boards / contacting without the proper instructions. It definitely is very dangerous toying with something beyond our comprehension, especially if you don't have the proper guidance. I am typing this comment only to hope that all is well with you! Happy New Year to you all 😊 ❤

roylynx in Witch Hunt
Geez, I am finally hearing some "hop" upon this OP's stories...
Lady-glow, I was waiting for this bus for a month lol

One more GREAT incident guys and gals...
Witch-hunt in Texas in 1800's!? Hmm, that's new or did they wait for centuries to build just 2 graves for 1 "witch" and her baby? Totally odd...

Let's BUST on people.

catleyablu in Session With A Medium
Hi there! Were you ever able to get the recording uploaded to YouTube? I would love to listen to it, so interesting. Thank you for sharing 😊

AugustaM in Horror Sleep Over
The tragic story of the little boy reminded me of the tragedy in this account from last year:

Mankind can be hopelessly brutal and neither the passage of time nor all our collective culture has done much to mitigate it.

What a frightening sleepover indeed! I had several where we spooked ourselves but I count myself lucky that we experienced nothing like that! Good thing your parents were willing and able to come get you!
AugustaM in Christmas Guest
Whether you see him or not, I bet your dad is rarely ever more than a breath away. ❤

I have a similar situation with my maternal grandparents who passed when I was young. I only saw their spirits once the morning they passed since then its been feelings - a sense that they are there. Interestingly, my mother who does not believe in ghosts or the afterlife (not a religious thing though she was raised Catholic she was never a regular church goer and has mostly negative things to say about religion as a whole) has had nearly a dozen clear creditable paranormal experiences with them... Yet, if you ask her, ghosts are nothing but a bunch of hokum. Curious 😉
lady-glow in Witch Hunt
Rookdygin: I had trouble trusting GhostHunter's stories after his second submission, but he finally tripped on his own tongue.👅

Happily heading to the bus carrying a Thermos full of chocolate atole and a bag of churros!

We need to add the phone number of a certain 24/7 psychic service to our 'ghost hunting kit' 😆
Tweed in Witch Hunt
Rook, I've been 'just rolling' with a lot of things on here of late. The clincher with this one for me was the book. If I found something which documented an event I'd experienced I'd be all over it. But here it feels tacked on and elusive.
So yeah, I'm a-stepin' on the Miss Demeanour!
SuperPugLady in Wet Cross
Hi. I agree with Lady-glow. It's worth telling the other family, now living in the house so that they're prepared and can protect their children.
The activity sounds malevolent to me. Might be an idea to research the house's history. 😃
It is old news by this point but, I agree with Parallax's statement on abortion, at least - not the holding on bit. I have been raped and I have been faced with choices over abortion. So has my mother. So has my aunt. So has a dear friend. No matter what decisions we made, they were absolutely our own. The comparison with rape comes with the denial of consent and denial of ones right to sovereignty of their own body involved both in sexual assault and a parent's (spouse's, lover's or government's) refusal to allow a woman to make her own decision about abortion.

As for the comment as to your being wrong in having held on so long - rubbish. You made the decisions you had to at the time you needed to make them. In your heart you wanted what was best for your son no matter what and you listened to those instincts when the time came.

You are such a strong person and truly someone to be admired for that. ❤
rookdygin in Witch Hunt
Sorry for joining in late.


There are those who feel mirror gazing is done better in a small, enclosed space called a Psychomanteum...

Psychomanteum: a small, enclosed area set up with a comfortable chair, dim lighting, and a mirror angled so as not to reflect anything but darkness intended to communicate with spirits of the dead. Sometimes all 4 walls are covered in mirrors as the reflected image represents 'infinity' and some people believe this helps the spirits communicate or at least manifest in the mirrors.

As far as this 'experience' goes...
Witches in Texas? Not so sure about that one... I am a native Texan, I really enjoy my home states paranormal history and the closest I can find to a 'witch' being killed in the state is this 'blurb' from Weird Texas:

"The story of the 'Witches Grave' in the Hunt Cemetery of Liberty Hill, Texas dates back to the 1800's, when it is said that a young black girl (possibly a slave) was accused of witchcraft (and/or possibly horse thievery), and was hung in a tree in or next to a lonely graveyard. Legend has it that she was then buried in the same cemetery, and that her stone was marked with words to the effect of "whoever passes over this grave, shall die as I died." They also say that if you dare to go to the cemetery at night, you will see the girl's body hanging in the tree and hear her cries."


Please note it states this individual was HUNG and it may have actually been for stealing horses and no infants were involved.

One other thing the Liberty Hill Cemetery, where this grave is reported to be, is approx. 199 miles from... "cemetery that was down the street from the fort that we usually go to."

There are other 'reported' Witches Graves scattered across Texas... None of them seem to involve a burning at the stake and many of them are 'modern day' (let's say from the 1960's through today).




I have tried, and tried to just 'roll' with your submissions but aside from what I have mentioned above even at the height of the Witch Hunts in Europe I do not believe there are any reported cases of INFANTS being burned along with their mothers for fear they were a witch as well. This goes doubly for here in the U.S.

I hereby toss a LARGE BS Blankie on this submission. "All Aboard the Miss Demeanor!" Drinks on the upper deck and snacks down below!" This particular submission needs an old fashioned BS Blankie party.
I have no hate for you. Only love and sympathy. I know how it feels when the most important people in your world turn their back on you. The shame is theirs for having done so not yours for having listened to your heart. I am glad you are still with us and that the road seems to have gotten a bit less perilous. Seems as though not even death could conquer love.
AugustaM - Thank you for the response. I didn't know much about cleansing then. My perspective previous to that was entirely different. My father raised us to be respectful, courteous, and above all WARY of entities. His ways of protection are through natural grounding, talismans, and respectful avoidance. Later, I learned from others about shielding through other means, but that does NOT mean I don't have blessed and black salt around my home - if you ever visit me you may notice - lol - a few people have suggested better housekeeping/vacuuming my corners.

As for my husband - I... I have an odd feeling about asking him to more, like I shouldn't. Not because of HIS reaction but because of what I might find. The thought that comes to mind is - my hubby is a recovering alcoholic, and he tells stories of incidents of black out drunkenness. I wonder if he saw something during one of those periods - or saw something that caused him to drink to forget. My husband when drunk is a jovial, laughing, party drunk, loud and obnoxious, but I've never seen him violent when drunk. I could see him witnessing something, maybe forming a bond that way, and not realizing it. This is the same guy who, while bombed out of his mind, had a whole conversation with his dead Grandmother, called it a weird dream when he sobered up. Thing is, I was right there - it was NOT a dream. She scared the ever living heck out of me when she was alive. Being dead didn't change that. Probably the meanest nice person I've ever met.
I have actually just remembered one other frightening experience involving my son. I'm not sure if it is paranormal or just the over-active imagination of a sensitive child. I think that's why it didn't come to mind immediately.

I'll post it as a story shortly.
Hi KikiGirl

Thank you for your comment.

I have explained a little more of my family's backstory in my responses to AugustaM and RCRuskin that may shed some light on the 'why'.

As I said to AugustaM, we have had other experiences involving my son but none of them have been negative or frightening. Thank goodness!
Hi AugustaM

Thank you for your comment.

I have revealed a little more of my family's backstory in my reply to RCRuskin:

"Unfortunately I did not get any sense of why. My one clue is that my husband, in his teen years, dabbled in Satanism. Not the modern Satanism but the underground, hardcore Satanism. He got out of it shortly before I met him but I suspect that something (not particularly a demon or anything like that) may have gotten a 'feel' for him back then and came for his son. I have no idea if that is possible or even likely but it really is my only clue at this stage.

My son is about to turn 6 now and is DEFINITELY 'gifted'. He is an incredibly sensitive soul and is highly receptive to energies amongst people and in places. Perhaps that is also what attracted whatever those things were?"

I'm pretty much convinced that one of these must be the reason they came after him. I am just happy that it has never happened again!

My son has had 'friends' before. He told us when he was about 4 years old that he wanted Mommy and Daddy to go to sleep so that his friends from the cupboard could come and play with him. I did chat to him in-depth (as far as possible with a 4-year-old) and I got the sense that his 'friends' were not harmful. He is almost 6 now and we haven't had any frightening experiences. Only positive or neutral ones.
Hi RCRuskin

You are spot on. No decent mother would sit back and allow anything to hurt her child/ren.

Unfortunately I did not get any sense of why. My one clue is that my husband, in his teen years, dabbled in Satanism. Not the modern Satanism but the underground, hardcore Satanism. He got out of it shortly before I met him but I suspect that something (not particularly a demon or anything like that) may have gotten a 'feel' for him back then and came for his son. I have no idea if that is possible or even likely but it really is my only clue at this stage.

My son is about to turn 6 now and is DEFINITELY 'gifted'. He is an incredibly sensitive soul and is highly receptive to energies amongst people and in places. Perhaps that is also what attracted whatever those things were?
Tweed in Witch Hunt
Val, mirror gazing is amazing. I used to do it as a teen, but I didn't know back then it was a thing, thought I'd stumbled on something unique lol. Probably got the idea from the story of Snow White, whose origins likely lay in historical witch documentation. Zing!
Hi Nalchen

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. It is a very painful thing to go through.

Some points in your story really threw up a red flag for me. I am by no means a medical professional (I only have a Psychology Degree and am VERY far from being a registered Psychologist) but I do have a history of mental illness in my family and it is a topic I find VERY interesting.

It seems to me that she may have been suffering from Schizophrenia (perhaps comorbid BPD). Her age was about right (usually symptoms start occurring between 16 and 30). She also began with anxiety and paranoia. She started to withdraw from the people closest to her and from activities she enjoyed (you mentioned she stopped going for volleyball practice). The self-harm is also a symptom as are hallucinations (visual and auditory). She sounds like she may have experienced long periods of psychosis too.

You mentioned in one of your comments how you cannot understand why the hospital would release her if she was still capable of self-harm etc. Unfortunately the nature of many mental illnesses is sporadic. The patient may respond very well to medication and seem to have the illness under control only to rapidly spiral and even get worse later on. The symptoms come and go.

Unfortunately in the 90's, mental health treatment and medication regimes were not exactly up to scratch. We were only starting to accept and understand mental disorders at the time and a lot of the medication was given on a trial and error basis (sad, but true).

The stigma surrounding mental illness (especially 'serious' ones like Schizophrenia and BPD) was quite severe in the 90's. That could be why her parents were so secretive and may even have given Dementia as a diagnosis to avoid the judgement that Schizophrenia as a diagnosis would bring.

Again, this is just my opinion and in no way constitutes a medical (or spiritual) diagnosis.

Whatever happened, I hope you can heal soon.
valkricry in Witch Hunt
True enough. People were accused of witchcraft over all kinds of things. However, in answer to your question, " what about the witches who were never found out? Surely they must haunt the land occasionally, and surely they'd be helpful ghosts." The reason we don't hear about them is they still haven't been found out! Lol
You've heard of Bloody Mary right? Look into a mirror in a dark room with only a candle, say her name and she gets you! EEEK! You're doomed if you don't have your trusty toothbrush at the ready!
However there is also a thing called mirror gazing (quite a bit like scrying), which is also used to see the dead. Dim light preferred (candle) and while gazing into the mirror you concentrate on the person you wish to contact. Some say to call that person's name, others say silence is better. Now, I'm willing to bet, most have not heard of this art, for lack of a better term. Why? It just isn't as sensational as the mirror with Bloody Mary. And so it is when it comes to tales of a witch. Just look at who is remembered most from literature/movies - Glenda, the good witch, or Wicked Witch of the West.
Excellent research! I love that rush when a you dig up the answer to a research question that has been niggling at you! What a strangely portentous naming for such a complex place - an anonymous lovely hill cultivated by a man who gave it his name only to be twisted and jaded by future generations but the spirits of the land -there before any man- remain long after the first man has gone and linger still as succeeding generations bring both atrocity and innocence. Fascinating! The more I hear of this place the more the idea of a book seems so irresistible!
I had the same reactions and curiosities as Rook about this fascinating account. In addition, this is certainly the first time I have ever heard tell of folks acquiring conversational language skills from a spirit.

Do you know the address of the house your mother grew up in - ie information that would allow you to do research on it and the possible Nazi (assuming by here by the Hitler remark) connection? Granted, there may be nothing to find as if the residents in question were German immigrants and Nazi sympathizers during WWII, they likely would have kept quite quiet about it.

Also, I looked up Mayekawa Illinois to see if perhaps it was anywhere near where my in laws live in Brookport as there is a significant history of German immigration to that area, however I could not find a town in Illinois by that name only a manufacturing company.

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