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(7 stories) (64 posts) (karma: 22 points)

2012-09-12
United States
Tennessee
 
SirenBelva's pictureLeft: me, my favorite tree on my family's farm, and my crazy puppies (including my "gargoyle puppy," Fern on the left). I live in East Tennessee in the heart of Appalachia. I'm sensitive to many things around me even though admittedly I am sometimes scared by paranormal experiences. I would certainly not say that I regularly seek them out. I love history and I enjoy old places and things. I love animals, hiking and frolicking in nature. I resonate very strongly with the '20s era for some reason.
 
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Ghost Stories from SirenBelva

Yellow Eyed Dog on 2013-10-14

My husband and I have a Labmaraner if you will, or half Labrador, half Weimaraner. Fern is extremely sweet but she can also be really creepy. We call her our gargoyle dog because she will stare into corners of our century-old rental house with her head lowered below her shoulders. If you get up late...

The Woman With Braids on 2013-10-14

I am from the oldest town in Tennessee. There are countless old stage roads and historical buildings that hold memories of days, people, and events long past. I have found many Native American artifacts--arrowheads and pottery on the family farm near a natural spring. My husband says there is a very...

The Murder Victim on 2013-10-14

In the early nineties there was a murder that occurred in the basement of the house across the road from my mother's house. The road that Mom lives on was very quiet and desolate at that time. For many years there were no neighbors for miles. I remember my mother being happy that they were build...

The Nighttime Apparition on 2012-10-09

In February of 2009 one of my best friends tragically committed suicide by hanging himself. I was one of the last people to see him alive before he died and his death was absolutely devastating to me. I used various strategies to cope with my grief. One of the most helpful of those strategies was to...

Florida Shampoo Ghost on 2012-09-24

Winter of 2009 was very bad in Eastern Tennessee. It was so cold that our water pipes burst and we had to carry water to our horses. My dad and I happily boarded a plane to St. Petersburg, FL where the highs were still reaching 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It was a very welcome, sunny change. It was also ...

The Woman Who Watches Over The Grocery on 2012-09-17

When I was in high school my then-boyfriend got me a job as a server in a local gourmet restaurant in a very rural town--Harmony, TN. Although this was the only restaurant in this tiny town, people came from far and wide to eat there because the food was very well-known and delicious. My boyfriend h...

Flowers From My Grandmother on 2012-09-12

My grandmother or "Memow" whom I was very close to passed in July 2010. She fought a long, hard 10-year battle with breast cancer. She was 86 years-old when she fell in her bedroom and broke her hip. Her bones had been weakened by chemo. She was very upset that she had to spend her final two months ...

Last 20 posts from SirenBelva
Bec, do you know the history of your house? Have any of your other family members experienced anything?
Date: 2013-10-29
BadJuuJuu's question is a relevant one about sleep paralysis (I'm guessing). I can not bear a house that is completely dark. I feel so vulnerable. I usually have a few lights on in other rooms that cast a soft, unobtrusive glow.

Relating to that, this happened yesterday. I was in a friend's house and the house has very weird energy. There are many unexplainable apparitions and orbs. My friend keeps his house super dark because he has vision and migraine problems. I started to walk down the long, dark hallway to use the restroom but couldn't make myself for some reason. I turned around and retraced my steps to switch on the hall light. Immediately upon turning around I saw an apparition of mist standing directly in front of me! It was in the shape of a large man. I walked right through it. Light makes me brave lol!
I am assuming that Harry didn't open that attic door. Can a ghost cat open an attic door? I have to say Udon555, if I were you I would be creeped out, too. The footsteps and attic door are hard to attribute to an animal ghost. It sounds like the activity was increasing. I think it's a good think you moved out of there.
Date: 2013-10-29
As suggested by nima it would be great to try to help Lillie cross over. It seems she is not just a residual haunting. I would do a house cleansing/blessing as well because it seems like the activity is starting to interfere negatively with your younger daughter. Your older daughter may attract that sort of energy. After all, Lillie was hanging out in your older daughter's bedroom.
Date: 2013-10-29
Like jerryhend I think that it was very risky for you to invite something to "use your energy". I also think you were very brave. I would never do that. I think you had to have been dealing with a non-threatening entity--otherwise you might still be dealing with the repercussions of that bold statement!
Date: 2013-10-29
Elfstone,

Yes I think the Natchez Trace is closer to Nashville (about 4 hours west of me). I am only about an 8 minute drive away from Tennessee's oldest town, Jonesborough, which would have been the only town for miles. The Wilderness Road is very nearby and they could have easily been on some offshoot of it. I found an interesting timeline about the area here http://historicjonesborough.com/history/historic-chronology-jonesborough-tn.php

In the dream the people are certainly headed west, away from Jonesborough (even though they are less than 5 miles outside of it). The road is an old, old stage road that eventually passes many historic buildings. I'm guessing that they would have passed through Jonesborough to resupply. I would love to be able to find out more. I would have no idea how to narrow down where they originated from, though.
Date: 2013-10-28
Sjaki, my husband is 1/8 Cherokee. We have cleansed and blessed the house. It is over 100 years old and I know there is some residual energy there, including an old Jewish lady who watches over the house. I, too, think it's good that he has not seen the dog recently. He used to be afraid of it, but now that he believes that the animal is his guide, he is no longer afraid. UnicornAnonymous, don't you just love creepy animals? 😉 Even though they make me aware of things I wouldn't otherwise worry about, they make me feel so much safer.
Date: 2013-10-28
Elfstone, the county is Washington, Tennessee and the town is Jonesborough. They had oxen, horses, and covered wagons. If I had to guess, they were speaking German (or one of Arwen's suggestions since I am by no means a linguist) though I cannot remember any distinct words they said. Arwen, I think that is a very valid theory. It could have very well been set up to look like an Indian raid if that is what happened. I know this area was full of a lot of highwaymen at that time (so I've heard) who came west to escape prosecution and make a fortune. Swimsinfire, I have often heard that Appalachia resembles Germany and that is also a very reasonable theory. Elfstone, I am looking up the Natchez Trace route and I will get back to you! Thanks everyone.
Date: 2013-10-28
Thanks everyone for your kind responses and comments. 😁 Miracles, the Puerto Rican family has not mentioned anything about the house since they first inquired about its history. I know that they are deeply religious and, also superstitious. I would not be surprised if they performed some sort of cleansing ritual there. I am happy to report that there is a sort of warmth that emanates from there now. Valkricry, I'm pretty sure that the parents did shift blame onto me. There were terribly negative, oppressive people anyway. I don't think they would ever admit that something was in their house that they could not exert control over. I don't even know how much the kids knew about the guy's death. These were the sort of people that you weren't allowed to say the word "butt" around, much less "drugs". Elfstone, the dog was definitely trying to tell me something! 😉
B4Freya I just went back and this time I saw the mist, and the eye stood out less to me. I must have weird eyes! 😭 😕
Not trying to discount your story at all, but was your TV on when you saw the shadows behind it? I ask this because after staring at a lit screen for awhile you can see tracers when you look away. Also the light from the TV could reflect off of other objects in the room and cause shadows and movement as the display on the TV changes. Also I find it compelling that you don't feel a presence. I normally get a feeling I'm being watched when there is paranormal energy.
Date: 2013-10-24
Put this story in my favorites! I hate that the lady is so afraid of her own home. It didn't sound like the spirit was trying to be scary. Maybe the spirit just wants someone to talk to! 😁 😉
Date: 2013-10-23
I wouldn't wait until you have to cleanse. I do it sooner than later in case whatever you let in is gathering energy.
That's so touching. Have you researched the history of the home? Probably some loving, nurturing lady lived there. ❤ This one went to my favorites.
Great story! One of my published stories, "Florida Shampoo Ghost" took place in a trailer. Like Miracles, I wonder if there is something about trailers (the materials used?) that attracts the activity. I hear a lot of creepy stories from people who live in trailers. And I agree with elfstone that skeptics bring a lot of it onto themselves by taunting the unexplainable.
Date: 2013-10-21
Just reread my previous comment B4Freya and I wanted to say that I am not trying to dismiss/devalue your experiences in any way in case it came across that way. The "take your power back" advice is something that a very cherished mentor told me and it has been very helpful and comforting to me when I face my own challenging situations.
Date: 2013-10-21
B4Freya, I want to start off by saying that I am so sorry for the hardships and loss that you have endured. As far as the shadow man, I believe you and I have myself experienced something similar. It is one of my stories published on this site. Whether the figure was real or a figment of your imagination, we will never know for sure. After reading your story and your method of processing by writing, I think that writing about what happened is a good thing. Free writing can be a good thing too. However, I think that you need to reclaim your power back from these experiences. You don't have to be a shadow at work anymore, and you don't have to be stuck there waiting for the other shoe to drop. Bad things happen to us all and unfortunately we have little control over outside forces--but we can control ourselves and our own minds. It is possible that the shadow man was there to warn you of impending negative events, but not necessarily. Take your power back and become a stronger person as a result of what you have endured. Rooting for you and good luck! 😁
Portals are so fascinating. I don't blame you for selling the house one bit.
Date: 2013-10-14
[at] elfstone810 interesting! According to Google the word has declined in popularity since 1850! Auto correct is bringing it back! 😜
Date: 2013-10-14
She said she touched the walls and was looking for the source of the fire--that the smoke did dissipate. Her house must've not been on fire, so it wouldn't have done any good to call the fire department. Since the lady and her kids are OK, it is kind of a funny story. I chuckled when I read the last sentence.