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2012-09-03
 
Ghost Stories from Runswithlydia

Searching For Lydia on 2012-09-10

I am deployed in Afghanistan right now as a civilian environmentalist in western Afghanistan near Iran. This story is a lot longer, if you want to read it all, just ask me. It's not every day that one has the opportunity to see a ghost. Or rather feel it. No amount of literature, of which there i...

Last 20 posts from Runswithlydia
Date: 2012-11-08
Great story. Haven't been to too many haunted pubs, been to a few I wanted to leave quite quickly. Shame about the picture. Cheers.
Date: 2012-11-08
Great, well written story with the history and such. I really enjoyed reading this and if I am ever back in the USA, I will definitely make it to that creepy hotel!
Date: 2012-11-08
Hotels and hospitals have always been creepy places for me as well. I travel on business a lot as well so I know a little about creepy hotels. Good story.
Interesting story, a place like India has to be full of spirits because of the very nature of the spirituality there. Chilling account.
Date: 2012-11-08
I come here to this site every so often since I posted and I like the stories here. Many of the experiences here assist me in my research into the paranormal. Hospitals have always had a very high 'creepy' factor for me all my life so I can totally relate to year story. Great work.
Date: 2012-09-20
SS, I will not weigh in on a subject I have very little experience in, but I think I am with a lot of other people here in that I wish you all the best. I have to do more research on the subject. Good luck.
Date: 2012-09-20
troyarn
What a cool story, engaging and well written. I was strolling through this site and stumbled across this gem of a story. Thanks for sharing.
Date: 2012-09-19
I really enjoyed this story, the comedic aspect as well as the happy ending. I have had these peripheral visions before but didn't really have a reference point for the experience. And oh, you are not crazy, you are chosen.
Date: 2012-09-19
Kryodrache
Blithe Spirit? Now, I haven't heard that comparison, but I am flattered. One thing though, I don't use Lydia to talk to other spirits, just her. I was just using the comparison of other mediums who are much better than me to show the difference. If you read the whole story you will get a better idea, if nothing else a great view into my insanity! The link (I think) is in a comment below. Thanks for your beautiful words. I am off to comment on your wal mart story.
Date: 2012-09-19
Aussiedaz, thanks for the comment. I have tried the automatic writing, but unfortunately, trying to find a quiet privacy here is like attempting to find Sean Hannity at an Obama town hall rally.
We are all crammed in this place together in tents, on a small base. I will be on R&R in a couple of weeks, so I will find the privacy then. If you like, I will post if I was successful or not.
Rook, I like this story too as I was in Israel in 2007, so I remember Bethlehem clearly, but now there is a 9 meter wall around Bethlehem and the west bank towns. Oh well, the price of living there I suppose. Very creepy story. I am sorry about the baby, even tho it happened long ago, it's still a loss of a child, and no one should have to endure that.
Date: 2012-09-18
Interesting story, rookdygin. And interesting way to spell djinn as in the spectres that roam the deserts of the middle east. I liked the story here especially as a shared event. One wonders if the event is still there even after the new constructions at the park?
Date: 2012-09-18
Hey, that's a great story, to think that you are loved enough that someone has come back from the other side to visit you is the surest form of affection, I think, anyway...
Date: 2012-09-18
Rook, great question: "Question for you, do you keep a Dream Journal? (forgive me if that has already been asked) Dreams are generated by our subconscious and may provide some clues is this 'search' of yours."

Actually published a story about it. The link is on the coments from me. Download it, it is all my dreams and horrors. I am working on the next installment.
About Somewhere in Time... LOVED THAT STORY! I guess it is kind of like that, I will have to see it again. Love Jane Seymour!
Date: 2012-09-18
Oh, hey, granny! Thanks for the lovely comments. Yes the pull is exquisite, isn't it? I am lucky enough to be in a position to travel to find Lydia. It will land me in the poor house, but you know what? At least will KNOW, and like the saying that 'the mountain was there' I will climb it and be able to see the view.
Date: 2012-09-18
Searchseeker, <sigh> yes this has affected my marriage in more ways than one. My wife, god bless her, is a 'meat and potatoes' type of girl, not really good with the metaphysical thing. I cannot expect her to understand it, but she understands that this is an all-consuming, whole world shattering event, and as such she has stepped back from me, not exactly in horror (although the terror is there just under the surface of her) but perhaps because she can't fight Lydia. It would be different if Lydia was a corporeal woman with me in some sordid affair in a cheap motel downtown. Someone she could FIGHT, but this is something else entirely. But this isn't the case, this is a deep, solid, REAL event, and to deny it's existence is to go back to the time of witch burning. We are adults about this and we are amicable, she is stepping back, standing on the porch and waving me on, because she knows to deny me this, there would always be the question... Was she real? So the wife has become not so much as an accomplice, but a true lover in that she is letting me go, and if I come back from this, survive it whole, perhaps we will be stronger for it. Or I may be lost forever, but there is a steep price for this type of knowledge. Again a great question. I have written the experience as a fictional account because I am afraid to embrace it, but perhaps I should label it non-fiction and roll with it? I don't know, this is new territory and as such, I am playing this by ear as I go. Perhaps with your help I can realize the true nature of the experience and grow from it. Or die with it around my neck. One can't know the pull that is drawing me to her. I am thinking of going to Thailand next month, partly because it's a very spiritual place. Also, I have been to the solid land of her birth; now I need to go to the land of spirits, where spirits live in trees, and the belief is chief among a whole country of believers. Like I said to granny, there is a safety in numbers, and perhaps there are answers in numbers as well. Love the comments, you guys are incredible.
Date: 2012-09-18
SnudtoQueast, thanks for the comments. Glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 2012-09-18
Temilicious, find it, it's there, run to it as fast as you can. Face it head on and you will be rewarded ten fold. I found this site and you wonderful folks because I raced to face this thing. Do it!
Date: 2012-09-18
Aussiedaz, man, again, great feelings and great comments. I have thought of the past life thing, and I have to admit it hit me like a force ten thunderbolt. Yet, try as I might, I am just not seeing us in any other reality but hers and mine right now. Is there some way I can touch that past life? See it somehow? Thanks for the intriguing thoughts, daz.
Date: 2012-09-18
zzsgranny, thanks for the comments, and thanks for the solidarity of the fellow crazy people! There is a great safety in numbers. You asked:I'm wondering how you came to the "Scandinavian" connection/conclusion, since her hair is dark?...Do you think she was actually born there of Scandinavian parents, or perhaps had one parent of a different ethnicity?...
Fabulous question and this had plagued me before I went on vacation to Scandinavia this past August. As soon as I stepped onto Norwegian soil, it felt like home. An incredible feeling of 'solidness' is the only way to describe it. The same happened in Gothenborg Sweden as well. You know everyone thinks Scandinavia is all blondes and tow-headed kids running around. But really the opposite is true, there have been many huge migrations of different type of peoples in Scandinavian countries, the differing influences are striking to say the least. Yes, the blondes are there, but then the darker folks are there as well. I feel an especially strong pull to the north to the Laplander areas, if you see the pictures from the turn of the century reindeer/laplander migrations you will see many dark haired, lovely people staring back at you.
Yes, this very thought went through my mind before I hit the enter button for the flight confirmation to Oslo. But I HAD to go, Granny, the pull is total and all-consuming. The choice was to bend to it, or break in half. Again, a great question! I am starved for this type of interaction; the discussion making me think of other ways to hande what I call the 'Lydia Experience'...