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2011-10-11
 
Ghost Stories from SaraBeth

Friendly Blue Orb on 2011-10-18

This is one of my first physical experiences with the paranormal that can't really be explained. When I was 15, my sister and I shared a room at one corner of the house. We decided to open our windows to enjoy the summer weather and listen to the frogs that were down by the river. Looking out the wi...

Old Family Haunted House on 2011-10-11

I have told only a few people about the experiences in the old family house my grandparents owned. I wish I knew more of the history and the exact year it was made. I do know that it was standing in 1885 and perhaps before this. It started as a two room house with a detached summer kitchen, over the...

Last 20 posts from SaraBeth
Date: 2012-01-30
Oh wow! That is awesome and I much enjoyed reading that. I completely understand the feeling you described in your account and the desire to see one again. Hopefully we will both have answers some day. 😊
Date: 2012-01-02
goodness, I haven't been on here in ages. Life just got too busy. Now that the Holidays are over I can begin to function normally again. TID, thank you so much for your insight! I agree with everything you said and I think that I will go ahead and cleanse my room. I am renting and have roommates so yeah... I will just focus on my quarters.
Just gorgeous Jav. I am so sorry for your loss but how beautiful to know she was thinking of you and letting you know that she was going to be ok. That is such a lovely moment and I am glad you all received that closure. 😳
Date: 2011-10-28
Love this story! Curious as to the kitty but something we will never understand. It is awesome that you had a good and happy experience and it atleast taught you not to be afraid of the dark.
Date: 2011-10-28
My main problem, (other than the sales pitch) is that your grandfather is "thought" to have died in your room? Seriously? You don't know where your grandfather died? 😕
Date: 2011-10-28
Wow Lou! After you commenting on mine, I am of course reading all of your stories. This has such a beautiful ending to a tragic story. I have witnessed many an experience but never had the oppurtunity to be a help to them. How beautiful that you were able to.:) It also helps reading about your reactions to things because I find we react the same on many things.
Date: 2011-10-28
Fascinating story with a hue of sadness. I truly believe that some spirits will never be at rest and perhaps not all wish to be. Please thank your wife for sharing.:)
Date: 2011-10-25
I would agree with this. Experiences usually don't bother me. Out of place voices and things moving a bit are no big deal. But when they are coupled with a feeling of unwelcome or even malice, things aren't so comfy. My boyfriend wants to experience a ghost at some point in his life. I told him to stick with me and he would never have to worry about that.
Date: 2011-10-25
Do you mean that, once you are made aware of it, you start seeing the world differently? Because if so, yes. Both sides of my family are very "sensitive" to the paranormal. I wonder if that isn't a part of it. I mean, I grew up with Grandma's house that I mentioned before and then my Granny had a friendly ghost that flushed the toilets and played with her makeup all of the time. So I wasn't shut off to it. But there is something different between growing up with stories and mild happenings, and then something very direct happening to you. Or maybe you are just more accepting as a kid and therefore it is "normal"?
Date: 2011-10-25
Erg, I think I type too fast on this computer and the result is atrocious spelling and grammar. I have had many experiences with the unexplainable, but about half have been positive. This I would say, was a good experience. You couldn't have seen it without gasping from the beauty and the energy you felt. I am glad that my personal experiences (those when I was alone) started on this good note. It keeps me from freaking out just because something isn't possible to "debunk"
Date: 2011-10-25
It was like a perfect round ball. Definitely in 3D with swirling light on the inside. Like those fancy bowling balls almost. Only about the size of a large grapefruit. It just hovered in the air over me for the longest time (I believe, I kind of lost sense of time) and I was less than an three inches away from touching it when it zoomed away so fast. It didn't unnerve me because it just had the feeling of a curious kitten almost. Whatever it was, it didn't want to harm me in any way.
Date: 2011-10-21
Lou, thank you for your insight. The room that lies above the cistern is the newest add on. It used to be a covered porch but is now a laundry room. Out of all of the rooms in the house, it was my favorite. It was always full of light and had a happy feeling in that room. One reason it would be curious to me if that was the source of the negativity. Also, I never had any experience in that room and as far as I know, no one else has as well.
As far as my grandmother goes... After hearing that this has been there long before she was even married, it made me think that she decided to just 'get along' with it and even use it to her own advantage because for whatever reason she didn't get away from it. Not the right thing to do but it doesn't surprise me. I don't like speaking bad of the elderly but she is THE most selfish and self centered person I have ever met in my life.
Oh, and the only natural source of water around there was a run off creek down in the field.

Also, does anyone have advice on dealing with this personally? I have had many an experience and I have just begun to accept that this is something I am going to deal with every once in awhile. Any body else realize this, and if so, how did you deal with it?
Date: 2011-10-21
And thank you so much for helping me out here. I am in a situation that makes it very difficult to do anything about it and I may get in trouble with extended family even for writing the new owners but it isn't right to not warn them. I just wish that this wouldn't make me look like a crazy nutter but oh well.
Date: 2011-10-21
The cistern was dug to catch rain water and was used as a well. Right now it sits under the laundry room floor. Maybe it isn't connected?
Date: 2011-10-20
Jav, just now read that... Thanks a ton. I really don't want anyone else growing up in that home and being terrorized or worse. And as far as myself goes, I would love to be able to either come to grips with stuff like this or have it stop. Thanks again.
Date: 2011-10-20
Good point but how would I even go about finding something like that out? My family just believes that there are angels and demons and we spoke about what one would do with the land but they feel there would be no way to seal a portal to what they consider "hell" to be.
Dad thinks about it and talks about it with me from time to time. My mother however, just doesn't want to think about it period. She holds to the belief that if you don't think about it, it probably can't hurt you all that bad. Yesterday I cleaned an elderly lady's house and had some unpleasant happenings so I asked my sis to come help me finish my cleaning job and she experienced the same things as I did without me informing her of what was going on.
I thought back to you guys mentioning that there may be something still having a negative influence on my family. Honest to goodness opinions, may I just be more sensitive to such things and notice it more, or do you think I really need to find someone to "bless" me? I am not a religious person really so I don't know exactly where I would go for this without having to listen to a sermon about my soul as well.
Date: 2011-10-20
wow, it seems like that woud explain many things that happened in that house. The idea of a portal that is. I have heard of covens choosing sites over underground lakes due to the energy levels and such but never thought about an old cistern. Also, the idea of a portal would bring more sense to my recurring dream. I am just thankful that though I felt the presence and saw it in my mind's eye, I never saw it with my naked eye.
Date: 2011-10-20
I know! Well, we had to sign it over to the resthome when Papa went in and they in turn sold it. I don't know these people at all and have no way of contacting them. So, it would just be driving back to the old house and making a very awkward house call. But everyone in my family is worried about them because we are now all convinced that whatever this is, it is very old and not going anywhere anytime soon. I am surprised they are even messing with it because the structure is failing and it is built over a cistern so this just seems like a bad idea to me.
Date: 2011-10-20
Ok, don't know if this will interest you guys, but I no longer think that my Grandmother caused the problems there. Her mother had grown up in that house and then she did and I learned something just last night that I found creepy but interesting. I had went for one of my rare family visits (they are getting much better) and something happened yesterday that three of us experienced.
More than anything, it brought up memories about that old house. I have never told ANYONE about the dreams I had had in that house until I posted them on here. But as we were talking about it I asked if anyone else had had this dream and shared it. Looks were exchanged and shudders abounded. I was then told that when they were watching Grandma last week, she had broke down crying.
She had had a nightmare when she was napping and thought she was a little girl again being chased by the dark man in the attic. Then she told my mom and sisters that when she was a little girl, her room was the yellow room and there was a tall dark man that was all shiny at the same time but you never saw his face. Sometimes he would just watch her but sometimes he would chase her downstairs and she would shut the door and he would bang on it. So, she would hide behind her parent's bed.
Just thought it was interesting that she grew up there and had bad experiences as well. Admittedly, it creeped me out that so many of us saw or mentally saw the same being. Just thought you all might find it of interest. Oh, and the house was already sold and we just heard that they are remodeling the house and a family is moving in. I really don't know what to do about it but my parents feel that we shouldn't say anything to them.
Date: 2011-10-18
Yes, that child lived because she happened to be my mother.:) She had two children and then 15 years later had my mother and then 14months afterwards had another aunt. She told my great uncle Chuck that Mom was put here by Satan to try her. He didn't say anything at the time and then the when she got pregnant with Linda he asked if she was Satan's child as well. Grandma said she was as well. To which he replied that since she now has two children by Satan, she must be pretty friendly with him. Hahahahah... Oh dear. You gotta find the funny moments. She never locked any of her children up anywhere. Just mentally and physically abused them. And the reason the picture episode freaked us out is because my grandmother is in her 80s and can't even manage her jitter bug cell phone. Nevertheless, we did search the entire house for any devices.