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Meghan Street
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2014-06-24
United States
Alabama
 
I have always been interested in the supernatural and unexplainable and actually came across this site when I was trying to find answers for some very strange experiences I was having. I do believe there is more to our world than what we can simply see and hear.

I was raised in a charismatic Christian church and actually experienced fear related to the way the spiritual realm was explained. As an adult, I have learned (and am still learning) that things aren't as black and white as I may have been taught. I try to look for natural explanations first, but sometimes just accept things are beyond my understanding.

I'm also a mental health counselor for children and teens and have been with the same psychiatric hospital just over nine years. That has really changed my perspective and has allowed me to be open to more than my comfort zone.
 
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Ghost Stories from ms_st0308

Why Now? on 2015-01-08

Someone else's story actually sparked my interest and I decided to submit my own instead of taking up comment space. Anyway, I think I have been experiencing a very mild form of sleep paralysis over the last two to three months. I have never really experienced anything like this before, but because ...

Work Stories 2 on 2014-12-23

I'm killing time before going home and thought I'd share a couple more stories from the hospital I work at. You can read my previous story, "Work Stories," to get the history of the place. We all have heard the stories about the ghosts that are still here from way back when, and there are some odd t...

Work Stories on 2014-12-17

I haven't posted anything in a while, but I had some time today so just thought I'd share some stories about the hospital where I work. First, just to give some history of the hospital, it was originally "built" in 1918 as a TB sanatorium. I say "built" because it started as a camp with tents that t...

Family Connections 2 on 2014-07-14

This story is sort of a continuation of my previous story, Family Connections. I had talked about some very similar but separate experiences that my grandmother, her brother, and my mother had all had about 30-40 years ago. I am sort of remembering things from my childhood as I write these stories, ...

Family Connections on 2014-07-08

I've submitted a really nice, heartwarming story but this one is not so much. I said in my first story (He Watches Over Me), that I've never had a real live ghost encounter; but once I started thinking about it, I have had some strange experiences that I can't really explain. Maybe more about that l...

He Watches Over Me on 2014-06-24

This is my first ever story on this site, and I will admit I was a little hesitant to even sign up at first. I've read several of the ghost stories on here, which I think are really interesting. I've always been interested in "ghost" stories and really just enjoy the history of places and people...

Last 20 posts from ms_st0308
Just a thought, as I am in Alabama too. Hurricane Opal made landfall in October 1995 and produced a lot of tornadoes/straight line winds even into north and central Alabama.

I certainly do not have much knowledge into the life span and breeding of frogs, but with the overly wet conditions and with the small creeks in and around that area could it be possible for the existing frogs to have laid eggs that later hatched and grew into "adult" frogs?

I agree, the sheer number of frogs is bizarre but I have also had the unpleasant experience of driving over tiny little frogs during a period of heavy rain. Definitely not thousands, but probably close to 75-100? And this was in the Anniston/Oxford area where there are only small creeks and lakes scattered throughout.

Anyway, just a thought about the frogs. I have no idea about the cars.
Date: 2017-06-24
Hi Melda, I've been reading your stories this weekend, and this one stood out to me as I believe I have had visits in dreams from two friends who have passed away. I also have family who have had "visits" in the form of animals.

In my case, these two friends died very suddenly and unexpectedly. In both cases, I had several dreams about them but with each of them I had what I'd like to call a closing dream. It was as if they had come back to let me know they were okay and I didn't have to mourn any longer. And I have not had a dream about either one since.

Before my great grandmother died several years ago, she had always told my grandmother to watch for a cardinal after her death. In the months following her death my grandmother saw a cardinal at her window almost daily. My mother and I also had seen a cardinal in the same place in my mother's yard for a few months as well.

I believe very strongly that we do get these visits when they are needed most, and if we're willing to be open to their visits.
Date: 2016-04-15
Bev and Nancy, just my two cents here... But from reading your story I got the impression that you had a troubled relationship with your stepfather (which was confirmed by Nancy's comment a little later). With that being said, did that difficult relationship also cause some strain between the two of you and your mother?

My opinion is that with these stressful circumstances, maybe seeing the panthers was, in your child's mind, a protector of some sort. If either of you were/are religious in any way, that may explain why Nancy saw Jesus. It has been my experience that personal belief systems influence what we view as protectors or defenders in times of need.

There is a possibility something bad was going on the night or was about the happen and the two of you were protected from seeing/remembering all the details. It is common during something pretty traumatic or hard to handle, but no less frustrating years later when you're trying to understand.
Date: 2016-04-13
I have very mixed emotions about this one. I'm angry that the husband would mess around with his wife's sister, then after she died, her father gave permission for the husband to marry the sister? Grrr! You're right, some messed up family drama. It's also very sad that she felt so overwhelmed with her grief that she believed the only way out was her own suicide. 😭

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about reincarnation and past lives, but it seems like a strange coincidence that the sightings stopped as soon as a daughter was born to them. Makes you wonder.
Date: 2016-04-13
Hi Amber, if you don't mind me asking, what type of heart problems do you have? The only reason I ask is that I have mitral valve prolapse, a heart condition that flairs up from time to time causing a lot of anxiety, shortness of breath, and overall just not feeling good. I also take medicine for this, a low-dose blood pressure medicine when I feel my heart acting up.

During one of these flair-ups, I experienced "seeing" a man in my home. I was wide awake, actually cleaning or getting dressed... Something like that... In my bathroom and suddenly had this very strong sense that someone was in my home with me. I say "see" because I could not physically see this person with my eyes, but in my mind I knew where he was standing in my home, what he looked like, what he was wearing... I have also had a few episodes of sleep paralysis, which I believe were all a result of my MVP. (I know not all episodes of SP are caused by heart issues, just in my case that is what makes the most sense for me.)

As far as the items being thrown at you in your home, that is something very different that I don't believe could be explained by a heart condition or anything else that could be related to your or your family's physical health. Again, just my opinion, but hopefully something else to help you consider different scenarios.

I hope things clear up for you soon!
I enjoyed this story, because I also work in a psychiatric facility in Alabama.

I think I can answer the question about the photos. We do take photos of our patients upon admission, but only as a second means of identification and the photos are kept in the patient's chart on the unit. Once the patient has been discharged, all of that chart information is then transferred to our medical records department where the records/charts are locked up in a secure area. After about a year, our records are transferred to a secure storage facility. And after 10 years, the records are destroyed entirely if the patient hasn't been back.

So that could account for why there wasn't any way to research and find any record of the little girl being there previously or to back up anyone else who may or may not have remembered her being there. And if it was anything like us, we sometimes don't remember some of the "better" kids, if you know what I mean. The pretty trying ones are usually the most memorable!
Haha DanDK, "chili night" made me laugh! I can totally relate. And my husband looks at me like he's seen a ghost! 😆
Date: 2016-03-14
I don't have any personal experiences similar to this, but I have read several other posts on this site about people having guardians. A lot of them describe their guardians as somewhat scary-looking but still giving them that same sense of comfort and safety. From what I've read, they have also described how if others could see or feel them, they would feel frightened or worried that something like that was hanging around.

Maybe you could try reading some of the other posts about guardians and find answers there? I think you can just type in "guardian" in the search box and will pull up several accounts.
Date: 2016-02-13
This is one my favorites! Reminds me of a really good friend of mine who passed away in October 2013.
Date: 2016-02-08
This is very concerning to me. You may have already done so, but I would suggest seeking a counselor you trust, whether it be through a pastor or an established counseling service. You mentioned having intense feelings of anger and depression. Because I'm not familiar with your personal history or background, I can't make any assumptions about any situations or people who may have led to your feeling hurt or angry and subsequently depressed.

I also want to encourage you that even though our dreams seems scary or "crazy," there can sometimes be hidden meanings within them, especially when we are going through a difficult time physically, emotionally, or spiritually. I would encourage you to share these dreams with someone you trust, such as a counselor, who may have more insight into what may be the cause of some of these dreams. Sometimes our dreams are just plain weird and off the wall, but other times I believe they are our subconscious' way of telling us something.

It could be that because you are feeling so angry and depressed that you feel you are losing control (the old, dilapidated house; the old, scraggly "you"). Uncontrollable anger and feelings of depression can cause fear because our thoughts go in directions we would never think possible. This could be the cause of seeing the Shadow Man while awake and while dreaming because your thoughts have taken a darker turn than what you are used to.

Please, please, please seek the advice of a counselor who can help you work through this one on one. And please keep us updated on how things are going. I'm not trying to say that what you are experiencing is not paranormal, but our minds are very powerful and it is extremely surprising what we can create.
Date: 2016-02-01
I remember when I was a kid and I heard the whole "animals don't have souls so they can't go to heaven" spiel. It (understandably) upset me because in my little kid mind, my dogs and cats that had passed were supposed to be somewhere instead of just dead. I guess I thought of it more along the lines of, "If people go somewhere after they die, and God created animals too, shouldn't they go somewhere as well?"

Anyway, as I grew up and learned more about creating personal values/beliefs/etc., I firmly believe that animals have a place in what I think of as heaven. I am a Christian and believe in God, and my personal belief is that He wouldn't create something for us to love so unconditionally then rip it out from under us when death does come.

With that said, I had some experiences with my dog that passed in December 2013, that really confirmed my personal beliefs in a place for our beloved pets when they move on. I thought I had written a story about it, but haven't, so maybe I should?
Date: 2016-02-01
Thanks Rook! I'm sorry I'm just now seeing this, crazy stuff going on at work and haven't been as active as I'd like. That does make more sense to me, now that I've learned a little more about these kinds of things. I still have a hard time wrapping my head around a lot of it though. I know there is more out there than what meets the eye, but it's definitely hard to accept it sometimes. I hope that makes sense. I guess I look at it as I do believe, but in order to wholeheartedly believe I will have to completely open myself up to any possibilities. I think that's the "scary" part to me.
Date: 2016-01-22
I know I submitted this story a while back, so there may not be any takers on this comment. But just something I've been wondering about recently after reading through other stories the past couple of weeks.

At the time I submitted this, I was still pretty new to the ideas of ghosts being real or our experiences being real and not just a dream or something we simply thought was odd. So, when I was offered the information that it could possibly be residual, I just sort of took it without asking questions. The reason I'm asking about it now is because I wonder how my experience could be residual? I say this because my grandparents' house was the only house built on the land and they were the only ones to ever live in it (still do, by the way). Previous to building the house, the land and surrounding area was nothing but cornfields and woods.

Can anybody help answer my question? That specific experience with seeing people dressed in formal-wear and acting as if they were at a party sort of has me confused, especially now that I have learned a little more about what else is out there and based on what I know about the history of the house.
Date: 2016-01-21
This story reminds me so much of my grandparents. My grandfather is a little different from yours in that his mood was normally the "short-fuse" type. Even though he was like this, he was very knowledgeable about so many different areas of science, history, religion...Sadly, a lot of his memory has been affected due to radiation treatments several years ago, but he still carries that same attitude of wanting to learn and teach. I think that he provides a lot of positive energy for my grandmother who, as ladydarke described, very closely resembles a psychic vampire.

Don't get me wrong, I love my grandmother very much, but she has one of those personalities in which she needs to be the center of attention and almost seems to thrive off of others' attention to her. But, she also tends to be very negative about everything as well; almost like she can't form her own positive energy or can't draw positive energy from other places, just as described.

I think the advice and discussion given here was awesome! This is by far one of my favorite reads/discussion on this site!
Date: 2016-01-13
Definitely not trying to stir things up again, but a common factor I've seen is the cop, John. He suddenly shows up and is overly helpful, knowing when and where annonymous is at all times, even when she's left her home for a short period of time to be with friends. Then he welcomes her into his home and suddenly begins receiving ribbons himself after his father's accident/death? The fact that she mentions she wasn't awake during all the commotion leading to his death and the absence of any video of this makes me think it was set up.

Like I said, I may be waaay out there and stirring the pot when it doesn't need to be stirred. But it was a huge red flag for me when John entered the picture. I admit receiving the initial ribbon seemed innocent enough, but it got creepy really fast, and this guy seemed like a real creeper too.
Date: 2015-12-30
I'm not sure if you still need help with this or not, but this sounds similar to something I have dealt with for a few years. I have been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, which is a non-serious heart condition, but it causes a lot of really strange and annoying, sometimes scary, feelings. When my heart is "acting up," I have intense feelings of anxiety, my heart beats really fast like I've been running, I have trouble catching my breath, and I experience a lot of emotions that I don't feel are mine. Emotions such as intense sadness, fear, paranoia... I have even had intense dreams where I wake myself up crying or yelling out for someone and have even experienced feelings that someone is in the room with me when they are not.

I know you are a teenager, but I was diagnosed in my mid-20s and was told that this is commonly seen in young females (I apologize if you're a male, but note that my uncle also has this condition, so it can happen to anyone). I see a cardiologist now and have recently begun taking a very low dose of blood pressure medicine to help with those awful feelings.

Also know that there are many things that can affect this such as caffeine, consuming large amounts of sugar, stress. I noticed my symptoms got worse right after I had gotten married. I was and am happily married, but even great things can be stressful. I hope this helps or that you've found some answers to help you!
Way late to the game, but just a thought I had while reading Caz's last comment. Since our eyes are considered the windows to our souls, would it be that much more difficult for an apparition to manifest eyes? This would go along with the belief that our soul is elsewhere and our energy is all that remains, but just a thought.

Love both those movies by the way! But it's been a looong time since I've watched either.
Date: 2015-07-23
Just a couple of question to clarify some things for me. You stated that "after one of my sisters moved out she had a miscarriage. One time my sister came to visit." Is the sister that came to visit you the same sister that had miscarried?

And you mentioned a niece, Charlie, and her new baby sister. Are these two children connected the same sister that miscarried? And if so, was Charlie going to be the name of her baby that she lost, or was she pregnant again later with Charlie?

Sorry for all the questions, I just got a little confused with those last two paragraphs. Just trying to make the connections between what your mom experienced and your sister's loss.
Date: 2015-07-21
So the girl your son sees is getting scratch marks on her? Or are you talking about another girl that's staying with you?
Just going to throw my two cents in. I know a lot of people have offered a lot of different ideas and suggestions to help, but I have another one. 😁 You mentioned that you would be interested in finding a counselor who could help you work through some of the difficulties from your past but are concerned about your current financial situation. You don't have to tell me what your finances look like or what type of insurance, if any, you may have; but I would suggest looking into a county mental health center. Many of those offer low-cost and sometimes free counseling and care. Also, you could qualify for Medicaid which will pay for a lot of counseling at a mental health center. There may also be support groups in your area through a college, community center, or church. Many of these are free to the public.

I would suggest looking these up on the internet and making some phone calls to find the right fit for you. And as someone else has said, it's perfectly ok to "shop" around for a good counselor. There are a lot of different personalities out there and you have to find the one that clicks with you.