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Being absolutist about a faith or belief system isn't how I'm wired. That said, I believe there's likely many Gods and otherworldly entities. If we really look and read through history there are many constants to support religious thinking. A lot of which, I believe, hold merit and are relevant and beneficial to us.
However I politely decline the idea of external worship. Instead I meditate and look within myself to maintain a connection with that universal greater consciousness, divine energy, or 'god', whatever you call it, we're all connected to it.

I'm a firm believer in free will and choice. People who believe in predetermined fate shirk responsibility and fail to grasp the nature of karma. Consequently stunting their potential.

Lately I'm confounded by the impact ignorance has on people experiencing the paranormal. I'm quite angered by some of the scientific community's sheer denial and rejection of it. I find this potentially damaging to peoples lives and humanity as a whole.
To deny the paranormal, completely and resolutely, is to cut out ones tongue. It's also quite bratty.

My thoughts on reincarnation are that it sucks. Personally I don't want to be reincarnated. I feel it's our goal to love who we are now. Not glamorise or procrastinate into some next life. When people speak of their next lives, why that makes me a sad panda, to quote South Park. It feels like low self-esteem: 'I'm not good enough and need fixing'. Stuff that, get down with meditation and start doing that inner work. There's a limitless potential within us right now that's waiting to be tapped into. Future lives are for wimps!

Feel free to email me, I love to chat. Might take a few days to get back to you because I'm not the sort of person who's connected to a device 24/7. What... Nothing wrong with that!
Favorite Ghost Stories

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Ghost Stories from Tweed

Closest Thing To A Demon on 2017-07-28

This is not about demons or devils. This is about the man who is technically my grandfather. He died before I was born. No one mourned him, and I mean no one. He was a pedophile, alcoholic, violent, abusive individual. On first impression he was a charming man, handsome, polite, personable. But h...

Wee Ones At The Window on 2017-07-28

Sometime in either late July or early August 2015, husband and I woke in the middle of the night. Which is something neither of us normally do. What woke us, I guess, was an awareness. From my perspective I was cosy in bed fast asleep. Both of us facing the window. Then, very groggy, I awoke, ope...

Fireball on 2017-07-28

The first of these experiences happened to my Mum in approximately 1962, she was around 8 or 9 at the time. This had a profound emotional impact on her resulting in a keen interest in Extra Terrestrials and inter-dimensional beings. However, it failed to instill in her future IT skills, hence I'm su...

It's A Fox! on 2017-07-28

As if! This takes place Christmas (2015), the exact date I can't be sure. Somewhere around then, but not the actual 25th. Anywhoo, let's get cracking with the Christmas spirit! Turns out my Dad has become the biggest denier of anything paranormal. This has no doubt rubbed off from my Stepmum, ...

He Speaks on 2017-05-26

This is about the ghostie I think of as a guardian. I've written about him a few times before. He seems to be the only ghost I can communicate with in a reliable way. Meaning I can usually find sense in any communication eventually. Whereas with other ghosties I'm often left with a bunch of possibil...

Haunted House Haunts on 2017-04-21

My parents have been friends with this quirky, eccentric couple since the early 1970's. These events centre around their home. This couple's home is in a forest area. The house was built anywhere between late 1800's to 1920's. A couple of years ago I visited them with the intention of delving int...

Clunker And Scrambled Hours on 2017-04-21

Last year I became a godmother, or faerie godmother, as is my self-appointed title. Last month I was babysitting the godson, or 'the Child' as we like to say in an ominous tone. 'Oh it's the Child, bring me the child' and so on. We also call him 'Boyo' 'cause it's funny. He's a placid baby, no lengt...

Brisk Walker on 2017-04-21

This is a peculiar series of events that involve a man who simply walks home. I'm not sure this person is a ghost and don't really know what to think, actually. When I was 10 we moved to a house where I first encountered 'The Dancer'. We moved there in late 1991 and Mum moved out in 2007. During ...

Ode To Trees on 2017-03-21

My husband has American roots. In 2013 we were staying with some of his friends in Los Angeles. This was the first time I'd ever been to this family's home, but I'd known them socially since 2009. My husband had been to their place many times and hadn't experienced anything odd. Their house is a ...

Lawnmower And Hammering on 2016-11-30

Not sure if this really qualifies as a ghost encounter, but it's certainly odd. In around 2008 I began noticing the sound of a distant lawnmower in the middle of the night. It sounded way off in the distance. But because it's quiet in the middle of the night I could hear all the sounds you'd asso...

Black Swan Of The Lake on 2016-05-09

Ringwood Lake is a popular park in the Melbourne suburb of (surprise surprise) Ringwood. If you ever spent time there in the 80's or 90's chances are you encountered the black swan. No one knew where it came from, my parents suspect someone dumped it there. But I doubt that. This swan was the only s...

Pathway To 21 on 2016-05-09

The year was 2007. The month of October. The location a suburban house in Australia. Awash with a sea of dark, horned, cloaked figures with blackened eyes and grimaced faces. The ground rumbled with low frequencies of demonic growls. The dark figures erupted in a reactive wave adorned with inverted ...

Green Room on 2016-05-09

In the early 80's, we lived across the road from some lovely people with whom my parents were great friends. My parents lived in this house from the 70's to 80's. I loved hanging around the adjacent neighbours and being in their home but there was one room I could not stand to be in, their lounge...

Nature Spirits (side B) on 2016-04-27

Carrying on from Tarot Mystery, this is about the ghosties around Mum's former rental home. To recap, there was a lot of complicated negative energy coming from the physical world all connected to her rental home being sold. When I arrived at her place in December, the energy was thick and heavy ...

Tarot Mystery (side A) on 2016-04-27

Divided this into two sides, as it deals with the same time frame. I began writing this around Christmas time. Between now and then there were some nasty developments. This account starts to feel less fluent around the halfway mark, due to heavy emotions at the time. In retrospect the tarot, a di...

Gnooooome on 2015-09-17

As children my best friend and I lived in each others homes. Her Mum quickly became friends with my Mum and our families were very close from 1987 until 1999 when her family moved. In adulthood my friend and I grew apart. We'd become very different people. We never fell out, we simply drifted apart....

Chalk Man on 2015-08-25

Decided to submit two stories back to back, as they happened in around the same year and at the same house. Chalk Man, is the third ghostly encounter I remember in this house. -- Must have been aged 4-5 when this happened. Occasionally I'd wake up in the middle of the night when Mum and Dad we...

Autonomous Toy Creatures on 2015-08-25

Decided to submit two stories back to back, as they happened in around the same year and at the same house. Autonomous Toy Creatures are the second entities I remember in this house. -- There's a story in my favourites list called "Puppet People". This person's experience echoed with striking ...

So That's What They Look Like on 2015-07-20

Really? Seriously? Wait, is this happening, really? Wha...? These were the thoughts running through my mind two weeks ago. At 5 to 9 PM on Tuesday July 7th I felt like someone was looking at me. I turned around, expecting to see my husband, but instead saw weird smokey darkness. I was in our l...

Followed By Knocking on 2015-05-11

Before joining this site I had started going through a 'bad haunting' I guess you'd call it. By the time I joined it had escalated. I delayed submitting this story because I didn't want to think about it. It's because of this 'haunting' I wound up finding this site, so every cloud. Started about ...

Bumping Into An Old Friend on 2015-04-20

This is about a ghost I think of as a guardian. Over the last 14 or so years I've learned ways to communicate with him and we have a good understanding of each other. Outside of intentional communications I've had many unexpected moments with him, many small, few major. These are the few major unexp...

The Dancer on 2015-01-26

When I was 10 my family moved to a house where we lived for 15 years. It was an old house, probably built in the 40's. I don't think the house history is very relevant to this story. However this 'dancing girl' seemed come with the house so to speak. I have always been obsessed with music and was...

Last 20 posts from Tweed
Date: 2017-10-17
Hi Jubeele, I've really enjoyed reading your narratives. You tell them so well. 😊

I've always been confused by the Blue Mountains in Australia because where I'm from, Melb, there's the Dandenong Ranges or 'the Nong' as it's often called lol, together with the Dandenong mountains, or 'Dandenongs'. Anyway locals often call the Dandenongs the Blue Mountains because of the low clouds producing a blue hue. I didn't find out the Blue Mountains were separate until I was in my 20's!

This Inn sounds awesome, and so trusting. I'd be suspicious of people racking the nicknacks if I ran that joint. I don't like that I'd be wary of folk that way, but I would! Maybe the presence in that room protects it.

The differing light you experienced made me wonder if you'd seen the shade of light from a bygone time. Perhaps the time of the ghost you felt comforted by.

Very interesting and cool experience! Thanks for sharing. I feel like a bit of an idiot for saying this but I feel like welcoming you to the site. Well, a belated welcome at least!
Date: 2017-10-17
Hi Jubeele, thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed them.

I love the idea of wombats running around, they're one of my Dad's fave animals. 😊 But it's deffo foxes. They've both seen them trotting about at night. Apparently one scurries effortlessly across the top of the fence, regular wooden fence that is! That sounds supernatural in itself lol, really speaks to foxes adaptability. They're marvelous creatures.

As for my Dad and Stepmum's beliefs. It's so difficult explaining to people who've never met them, just how unique their mindset is. My Stepmum doesn't believe because she says she doesn't want there to be anything, no afterlife, no heaven, no spirit world, she wants there to be nothing. Go figure, I really don't get that. But I think you're onto something about her being a little timid at least about the subject. She's adamant she's never had a supernatural experience, but I think she's afraid of the concept of it, overall. Perhaps the idea of ghosts wandering about freaks her out and is too much for her.

My Dad I really can't work out. I think it's one of those things where he enjoys giving religious and/or spiritual people a hard time. He enjoys confrontation. No wonder politics and religion/spirituality are his most verbose topics. 😆

Thanks again for your input, I read your profile and I've always been amused by those gross out teddy bears. I think they're the ones you mean, like the living dead dolls?, anyway I dig them.

I'm going to read your experiences. I've been away from this site for way too long!
Date: 2017-10-05
Man, I didn't just type 'smile' at the end there haha. The emoticon thing didn't work. Must need a space in between. 🙄
Date: 2017-10-05
Hi Aisyah, thanks for the info. I've read about many of the entities you referenced on this site from various members here. It's very freaky stuff.

Whatever this knocking thing was I don't think it was sent by anyone or that black magic played any part. I have a feeling it's drawn to people who are attuned to paranormal phenomena. Why it picked on me and T specifically I don't think I'll ever understand. But I'm confident it was the same entity. The head thing was something of a surreal moment, simply because I didn't react at all LOL. It was so unexpected and bizarre that I don't think I could comprehend what the heck it was.

I'm glad you and your family are over your bad haunt too.[smile]
Date: 2017-10-04
Hi Cloudy, sorry for the late reply.

Yes the good old 'tomten', I'm used to that name simply because of a children's picture book from when I was a kid. I would've used tomte to describe this little fella had it not been for the short sentence we heard.
There is an update to this and thanks for reminding me! A couple of friends have mentioned the smell of 'pancakes' at our place. Always at night, so then we started smelling pancakes here and there. But never when any visitors have mentioned it, which is odd. Anyway just this weekend we smelled the faint smell of something like pancakes again. We went outside to test if it was coming from the street, but apparently not. So maybe this random smell is a late night offering from our little friend. We don't know, but it's kind of cool if it is! 😊
Date: 2017-10-04
Hi Dan, glad you enjoyed it. 😊 I don't think swans are all that common in Melb, plus they usually dwell in pairs. So it's baffling where that one originated from. It might have been a relic from a failed breeding attempt in Victoria from when the lake was originally made. It's a man made lake and gardens from as far back as the 1920's I think.

Magpies are awesome. They also hold an impressive title of one of the most intelligent animals on the planet. They're super fussy about who they trust, so as long as you keep on their good side you can ensure you won't get swooped come breeding season! 😆
Date: 2017-08-09
Some pillock has copy/pasted one of my narratives on bloody facebook. I don't have a facebook account and can only read 'login to continue' from the link I was sent. Can someone please let the genius know I'd like them to remove it.

Bollocks to this. Got to roll, will sort it tomorrow.

Thanks heaps Wish Not for wording me up!

General question about facebook and search results. Noticed search results never turn up facebook crap, why don't search engines show stuff from facebook? Bit counterproductive isn't it?
Date: 2017-08-09
Wish Not I just sent you an email to your gmail account. Check your spam folder lest it end up there. Hopefully it's worked. 😊
Date: 2017-08-09
Fergie, as usual I have next to nothing to add to your narrative, only to say I enjoyed it. There's something very special you and your family have there. ❤

Random tidbit, I have only today worked out that this ❤ is a heart. I thought it was a cool gothic bat ha!
Date: 2017-08-09
Wish Not, are you sure you sent the email to me? Nothing's showing up in my inbox or spam folder. Maybe try resending it?
Date: 2017-08-09
Hey Wish Not, probably just as well you told me as I'm in the habit of not checking emails every day lol. I'll check it out. Hope everything's okay.
Hi Mainlander, cool experience whatever it was!

There's been a few on here who describe something similar to you. You might enjoy reading these:

No idea what it might have been, but it seems you're not the only one to encounter something like this. 😊
Val, there's got to me an emoticon for this. I don't know which it would be, but there's got to be one!
I'm so baffled/amazed by this coffee pot caper. What would that be, telekinesis or something, I guess. My Mum banged all that stuff into me when I was younger, but I decided it probably wasn't real. Well, not in the extreme. But now I don't know what to think.

I'm glad your Aunt Sylvie's cool with you sharing stuff now. I think I saw a stove top kettle being set down once. But it was so weird I sort of think I must have imagined it. But if someone can do that at will without touching the damned thing, gawd blimey!
Date: 2017-08-08
Hi Miracles, erugh creepy stuff.

My thoughts echo Augusta and Elrond. This reminded me of something I read from Badjuju when I first joined:
(difficult read that one, feel I should warn)

Glad you haven't had the voice since.
Date: 2017-08-08
Hi Sonia,

Could this have resembled a moose? There's so many wacky, dumb, and stupidly relaxed American laws around the 'domestication of wild and/or exotic animals'. (Anyone remember the escaped big cat fiasco from a few years back?) I don't see why this couldn't have been a species not native to your area. I asked about moose because they can be bigger than Ben Hur.

Thanks for sharing, whatever it was it must have been trippy!
Date: 2017-08-04
Shelbyloree, I really appreciate your comment about the lights, that's some wacky stuff! I also agree with your observations of G's similarities to my Mum.

Years ago I saw a fictional film called 'Mysterious Skin' which got me thinking along the lines of past traumas vs wishful thinking with regard to UFO encounters.

I guess there's a tendency for some to constantly seek refuge from a perceived persisting threat and then cling to anything that resembles a solution. But UFO's aren't ever a solution for trauma, so the person persists seeking more and more UFO themed solutions. That's a real shame. Unfortunately, and this may apply to G as well, when someone thinks like this for a prolonged time it makes them extremely good at lying to themselves. This might explain why Mum didn't tell me about the light flash for approx ten years, until I came rushing in panicked. She probably feared I'd find a logical explanation/possibility and she didn't want to hear of it.
When we were sat watching the TV reflection I was reminded of that Mysterious Skin film, and it prompted me to tread gently around the topic, with Mum. This may be true for G also. Sometimes when people are stuck in their ways it's the best, or only, way they can cope. I'm not suggesting we should ignore underlying mental health concerns or indulge delusions. But I guess, at certain times, file under any other belief you may disagree with. It's a fine line that's for sure.
Date: 2017-08-02
Abbykay, hi! You're the one who had the fireball in the forest, I was looking for your encounter the other day but couldn't find it. So very happy you replied, cause now I've found it! 😊 It really sounds like you and my mother encountered the same kind of thing, whatever it is.
I used to see a white comet like shape zoom across every winter in our neighbourhood. It looked cool, but I think there must be a logical explanation. Like kids playing with illegal fireworks. But weird orange things that seem to know where they're going really makes you wonder!
Date: 2017-08-02
Biblio, I think for my Mum these events are a great source of comfort to her. They didn't have the most peaceful of upbringings, with an abusive father. Mum found solace in anything unusual. At the time she hoped the fireball had come to take her away from, well, from her father. I think she's carried this association ever since. Unfortunately, for paranormal research, it's difficult to sort, or extract, the facts from her emotional projections on an event.
For example, after I'd encountered the light weirdness I would ask loads of questions about it in the following days. All in the hope of finding a pattern of some sort. Perhaps I get a bit overbearing for her in my quest for knowledge. She hits an emotional barrier eventually and gets a bit defensive saying (about the light) 'They just want to say hello' and that's the end of the discussion.
Since she's told me about the light, how it's been happening for ages, it's become something she talks about regularly. However, one evening while I was with her she said the TV lit up. I couldn't tell that it did. After a few minutes she said it lit up again. The TV was off, and we were both staring at it, waiting. She said it did it again, but the only thing I saw were the reflection of headlights of a passing car. So I said just that, but she couldn't believe it. So we waited for another car to pass, same thing. It was clear we were both seeing the same thing, only interpreting it differently. Then a car passed in the opposite direction and you could see the red tail lights reflected. She reluctantly saw my point.
The light that I encountered I can imagine might light up an object, in the way that it lit up a room. But Mum can be quick to label something paranormal for deep seated emotional reasons. Getting to the crux requires a lot of tact. So, while I'm content the light thing is real, I'm sketchy as to if it can light objects in the way she believes and with such frequency.

The fireball I feel most confident about because of my Gran and Aunt. But the rest is like panning for gold lol.
Chmort, have you heard of poltergeist phenomena? It's sort of when negative energy accumulates and then kind of manifests itself as paranormal activity. I don't know if this would explain why you're hearing odds and ends of conversations and arguments, but it's the only other thing I can think of aside from time slips.

There's an interesting experience on here shared by one of the mods and her family who were in different locations. I don't know if you've both experienced the same thing, but you may find it interesting:

Also I'll copy paste a home cleansing a lot of us on here use. It's on member Rook's profile. If your family aren't into doing cleansings and what have you, (hey it's not for everyone!), you can do the cleansing on your room when you're staying there.

(Copy pasted from Rook's profile)
Rook's Cleansing and Shielding Method (as used by myself and many other members of this site)...

Recipe for a Home Cleansing/Shielding... (allow for two or 3 days to complete)

Day one: Open all curtains window and doors with screens installed, let fresh air and sunshine into the home. Have all closets, cabinets and other 'dark spaces' open so that as much natural light as possible can enter those spaces. After 2-3 hours take a broom and 'sweep' out each room (this is symbolic and you do not have to really sweep) focus your thoughts on sweeping (pushing) out all negative energies / entities /thoughts. Close home up after completing each room of your home... Please do not forget your garage if you have one. (Optional) Light incense (sandalwood or Dragons-blood works well for me) and let aroma fill the home, and/or play a tape that contains your favorite Church/Positive, Upbeat (songs that give you good thoughts) songs before you begin sweeping.

Day two (or three): Once again open all curtains, windows and doors. Take a White candle (Optional) to the center most point of the home, sit on the floor and place candle in front of you. Light the candle (visualize a white ball of light) and then focus on the flame... Visualize the flame (white light) filled with positive thoughts, energy. (Say a prayer at this time if you so desire... Ask for cleansing positive energy to fill the candles flame/white light). Hold this 'image' in your mind and then visualize the flame (light) slowly expanding outward, visualize it filling the room your in, every corner and 'dark space'. Continue to visualize it expanding...it's outer edges pushing away (burning away) any and all negative energies/entities out and away from each room in your home. Once you have visualized this flame (light) filling your entire home, picture it expanding to your property lines. Hold this image in your mind for a few moments then visualize 'anchoring' this flame (light) where you are sitting which is the center most point of your home. Once you have done this. Take a deep breath, relax a few moments and then blow out the candle. (If you didn't use a candle just let yourself relax a moment or two.) "

Now you can create a shield for yourself using the 'home shield' technique but instead of focusing on your home visualize the 'flame' simply surrounding you instead of your home... Best time to do this is after a nice shower using a rosemary scented soap (rosemary is good for purification and protection.)
Date: 2017-08-01
Biblio, I've tried to understand why she's so against supernatural anything. She's said that she can't imagine anything worse than being a ghost. This concept is somehow frightening to her. When asked why she says it's because you can watch those you care about, but they don't know you're there. She really hopes it's not real. This much I can understand and sympathise with. However, talking about ghosts nonstop without being prompted makes me think there might be more to it. I don't know. But like I've said before to her, it's like I don't like the band Coldplay or Ed Sheeran music, they annoy and bore me. So I don't think about them, problem solved. I can't understand why anyone would talk so frequently about a topic they find disagreeable.
She's also said that unless she has an experience of her own which she 100% can't explain, she'll be totally closed off to it.

Up until a few years ago the only topic to rival ghosts in her rants was lesbians. Because, according to her, being a lesbian is pointless. This drives everyone barking mad and, like the ghost topic, there's no reasoning with her. BUT she's OBSESSED with gay men, so much so that she asks any man she meets if he's gay. (I don't get it either) Maybe there's a connection between these two topics. She can't believe in ghosts because she can't relate, and she can't see a point in being a lesbian because she can't relate. Then, a few years ago, my cousin came out. She'd been out and proud for years, we never knew because of my bloody Stepmum's crazy lesbian rants!

Utter lunacy I tells ya!