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Ghost Stories from Lucy1

The Apartment After The Split on 2010-08-16

Since my last story (My Haunted Childhood) had great comments and ideas all from really nice people, I'm going to post an account of some of the paranormal events that took place in the brand new apartment my mother and I lived in from late 2001 to early 2009 in Surrey, UK. It was a beautiful pl...

My Haunted Childhood on 2010-08-02

This is my first story that I've written here. It's about the house I used to live in as an only child with my parents from the age of 2 - 13. During this time, I had a number of weird and wonderful experiences, a lot of which I still talk about today. My parents and I moved into a converted sta...

Last 20 posts from Lucy1
Date: 2011-02-09
This story brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing - I truly believe that was your father and it sounds like he'll be looking after you and your child for as long as he can.

A beautifully written account.

Lucy x
Date: 2010-09-09
Wow, this is a powerful account. Has your friend seen the man or just the bride?
Perhaps they need to be told to go to the light (don't mean to sound corny), especially the woman. Maybe he is keeping her there with him, maybe he feel the guilt, or maybe he really is just evil. It would help to know what kind of feelings or sights your friend has experienced as well.

Hope you're both okay.
Date: 2010-09-09
I have read much about that particular festival - it sounds steeped in Chinese history and extremely respectful to the dead. What you saw may have been a spirit or 'entity' whatever you want to call it. If it actually swirled around right in front of your eyes - that would be more paranormal to me too. Was there a wind at the time? I'm thinking not as you seemed to light candles and incense without much trouble.
I don't think the spirit had much to do with the police but you never know. Everyone makes bad decisions so just learn from it and know that perhaps it was a sign that you're 'being watched.' Perhaps by your elders or guardians.
You poor thing, I'm sorry it's happening to you. This does sound as if something paranormal is in your house to me.
Definitely increasing the positive energy around the house and trying to ignore it as much as possible would help as I'm sure you know it can feed off of the energy/fear.
You sound like a great parent so that fierce protectiveness may help to subdue things and let it know who's boss. Let us know how you get on!
Hi yellowbelle, I am sorry you are experiencing this sort of thing. It does sound like sleep paralysis to me - I have experienced something similar but not everything is completely down to this. Have there been any other events in your home that you would consider paranormal? If so, I think you wouldn't be wrong to consider something else was happening.
It's a horrible experience and I feel bad for you having to go through that. The voices are a symptom of S.P. Apparently but then again, who can say either way? Perhaps someone on here can give you advice on how to get rid of this. All I know is that, if it is S.P. It is a good idea to regulate your sleep pattern, no eating before bed - you know, the usual things you've probably heard before! Let us know how you get on.
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the responses!
That's a very interesting theory Daz, it could well be what was happening. I have spoken with others and read other stories about the 'banging' and there are many different interpretations of it - some even depending on culture. It's fascinating! As you say, Noelle, it's good that they weren't causing trouble.

Thanks for your responses, everyone!
That's a lovely story. I am sad for your loss too - it's beautiful that he came back to tell you all he was okay. Obviously he loved you all very much. At least the majority of humans can communicate their emotions before death, whereas animals cannot and I believe that makes it all the more upsetting. Your family's love for him obviously made him want to come back and tell you he was okay.
Hi PicklePants (what a cute username by the way!),
I am sorry you feel that you are upsetting the spirits. It can be a very frustrating but worrying time if you just don't know what you're doing to 'offend.' In my own experience, it has helped when I have just been firm with them. You're not a bad person, you're not doing anything wrong by just getting on with your life so it might help to let them know this candidly, rather than apologizing. However, that is just my recommendation that worked for me - in no way am I suggesting you shout at them or bring in negativity, and if you feel there is bad energy then maybe it's best to take someone else's advice. From what you've written, it seems like there are no 'bad' spirits around you and as you say, they need to get used to someone else living there. Perhaps also let them know that you appreciate that they are good and that you are happy for them to remain and you would never intentionally disturb them but that, just like them, you have to live somewhere too! That's if you haven't done all that already!
Date: 2010-08-11
Hi Sararanye

When you say your father participated in rooster slaughterings and believed in the saints - do you mean that he practiced his own/other religion but at the same time taught you Roman Catholicism? If so, perhaps he thought he had awakened something paranormal while practicing his religion and was trying to apologise for this? That's just my idea. I am sorry you've developed a fear of the dark - I can empathise with that. I am not religious myself but I have read many a time on this site and others that calling out to Jesus or your chosen higher power can help to curb these activities. Of course, that's only if you feel comfortable doing that.
I hope you get some more comments helping you out.
Date: 2010-08-10
Hey, thanks for lovely comments again! I do most definitely feel blessed. Although at some points, it was scary, I believe that he became an extension of our house and won't be forgotten, that's for sure!
Lucy x
Date: 2010-08-05
Thank you Sofia and Danny! Sofia, no, I'm afraid we didn't find any explanation for the growl. The house was very secure but it sounded like a lion. I had no toys that made this sound, nor did we have TVs or stereos upstairs at this point. It happened in the daytime when 4 adults were downstairs just having a chat - no music or anything. I remember it so clearly sounding like a big cat and I would have assumed it was in my head had the other two girls not snapped their heads up as soon as they heard it! So scary! Do you think he was trying to play or scare us? Seems a bit much for a couple of 10 year olds. Maybe it was that something else I mentioned...

Thanks Danny - would love to read your stories!

Date: 2010-08-04
Thank you guys and ladies for giving me some feedback - it's always good to hear other people's opinions on what happened - even when it's not seriously terrifying, I find it's still something to wonder about. And it's nice to talk to people that can do that with me too!
Date: 2010-08-03
Thank you so much, Jennifer! That was very sweet of you. I hope to post more as it happens, I have a few stories from my other apartment that I'd like to get feedback on. I'll have to check out your posts too!

Much love,

Date: 2010-07-16
I loved your last paragraph - it's nice to know that people are willing to accept the paranormal if it means someone that's passed away can gain some kind of happiness by looking after their loved ones. I know it's scary at times but now you know it's him, it's easier to accept.
I hope things are going well and that if anything feels weird or 'bad,' you'll get that checked out too.
I am somewhat comforted to hear that you experienced a spirit manifested in static - or what we would call tv static. In my old house, among many other things, I would wake up with the noise and vision of static in my head. Sometimes I would hear it very loudly for a second and then it would go away. I went to the doctors about this but nothing was wrong - I'll write my own story about it soon.
This is a great account - very interesting and I enjoyed reading it. I hope you don't encounter anything that scares you again.
Hi! I've got to say, this is fascinating. Although I don't know anything about the area, one thing that did spring to mind was a 'cult' of some sort. In no way am I suggesting that it IS in fact a 'cult' - for want of a better word - but some of the things you have described make me turn towards that way of thinking. Or perhaps just a gathering of very strange, very secluded people. However, did you say there was no one actually living at these places? There could be a couple of people living there but not making themselves known to the public. The fact that you were followed/watched is very odd, as if there was any concern over you being there in a normal residential environment of that caliber, I assume you would be asked to move on immediately or the police would be called - not random strangers following you and your friend around. It also makes me think it could be some sort of military living quarters or very high-security personnel living there.

Anyway, that's just what springs to mind first for me. But it seems if there WAS a logical explanation, one would have to try very hard to find it.

I am fascinated by the story you've told and the great detail you've recorded here. I also read the other one you posted - it's all very strange. I'd love to know what others make of this.