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(2 stories) (5 posts) (karma: 2 points)

2015-02-02
 
Ghost Stories from Sake

House May Be Occupied By Something Other Than The Living on 2015-06-15

It has been several months since I posted a story about our shed. At the time I wasn't exactly what you would call a believer of the paranormal, but we were rattled to say the least and I was willing to try anything. I performed the cleansing rituals that were suggested for our home and shed. I hope...

My Shed on 2015-02-02

I have never seen a ghost nor do I wish to see one. I am very sceptical about anything to do with the paranormal. I like mundane explanations because they are answers I can understand and get my head around. However, recent events have led me to searching the internet for not so mundane answers and ...

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babygoatpuller - Thank you for reading and I'm glad you enjoyed my stories.

I am in denial as it is much easier than trying to process something that I cannot understand. As they say ignorance is bliss!

However, I think you may be right and it's time I stopped being such a baby about these things!
Miracles51031 - Thank you for reading my story and commenting. The comment about being rational stems from the fact that these occurrences scare me and to me a fear of something I cannot touch or feel (and perhaps run away from) seems irrational.

I never thought to think of these things as helpful, and I struggle with the idea. To me the paranormal still has negative connotations. Most likely caused by media and social conditioning. In the stories they are seldom helpful, but I guess a helpful ghost just isn't as scary (or profitable).

However, I will try to remember this should I experience anything else unusual. Although I'm torn between fear and not wanting to experience anything else and curiosity and wondering whether there really is more than I've always been told.
Date: 2015-02-10
Hi Tweed, Thanks for your comment. I must say I have received quite a mixed response to my situation. I agree with your point about the right perspective. It is easy to get caught up in all this and think the worst, but we also need to remember to remain somewhat grounded.

My lawns are quite long now, so I will need to head out there this weekend to do some work. This is when I intend to have a wee conversation with my shed. I'm a little nervous, but I'll give it a try.

Claire has agreed to carry out the cleansing of the house. I will do the shed. She was a little offended when I first suggested this as she assumed I was having a dig at her housekeeping!

Anyway, I will post an update after the weekend and let you all know how it goes.

Sake
Date: 2015-02-09
Hi Rookdygin, Talking to it sounds like a very simple idea! I will definitely try it. Getting assistance from the Tribal Elders may be a little more difficult as we are not of Maori decent and normally would have no affiliation with them. I will approach them if it escalates.
Thanks for the advice.
Sake
Date: 2015-02-09
Thank you everyone for the helpful comments and well wishes!

I have conducted a little online research on the property and surrounding area, but unfortunately have not found out much about our specific address. I may have to go down to the local council to do a bit more digging around.

The couple who previously owned the property are going through a nasty divorce (hence why they sold the place), so I would prefer to leave them alone to sort out their business.

I did manage speak to the gentleman that lives next door. He is quite an elderly man and I thought perhaps he would know something about the property or the previous owners. He didn't really get to know the last owners as they mostly kept to themselves. The owners before that were a nice Maori family with two young boys. They made the move to the city so that the boys could go to University. They were a good Christian family with nothing out of the ordinary to speak of. He did mention that our house was one of the first houses to be built in the area, but knew very little about the shed.

Notjustme - Claire isn't entirely sure how she got the bruise. When I initially asked her she said it was when she was in the shed getting out equipment. She remembers a sharp pain on her arm like a really hard pinch, but hadn't bumped or jammed it in anything. She didn't notice the bruise until I pointed it out later.

Not sure how I would go about "making peace" with my shed, but will definitely try the incense burning. It will probably help with the smell too.

I am trying to be a little more open minded about this whole thing so if there is anything there I hope they take notice!

I love sake too! It's particularly nice when gently heated over a fire (not microwave).

Miracles51031 - It could possibly have been a very small one room home for someone at some stage. There is a creek in the adjacent property which could have been a water supply.

Wish-Not - I agree it is very much in my face, but we moved here to create our new home and start a family so we're in it for the long haul!

Jemiance - The supermarket only has pre-packaged dried sage. Will this work or does it need to be fresh sage?

WiniPu4 - I checked Google. By far the most frightening response I've read so far. Not sure what to make of it, except that I hope you're wrong.

Spockie - After the Google search suggested by WiniPu4, this advice is sounding quite sensible!

Radish54 - Thanks for the advice. Claire and I would prefer not to get the church involved, but if things don't get better it may have to come to that.

Carrielover617 - We have most of tools out of the shed now so have little need to go to the shed any more. I would still like to have this issue dealt with as we plan on having kids one day and it's not the sort of thing we want our kids around.

Vonboeckmann - Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I've got a lot of scrubbing and cleansing to do. Not sure where I'm going to get all these ingredients from. I hope Claire knows! I lived in Melbourne, Australia for several years prior to meeting Claire, it's a lovely place!

LostInTranslation77 - Would a bucket of sea water be suitable or even more potent? We are close to the beach so this is quite convenient. I have considered speaking to a Maori Elder, but would prefer to make this a last resort at this stage.

Sam222 - I have certainly entertained the idea of burning the shed down. It is old and I could quite easily build a new one. Claire certainly agrees with you.

Once again, thank you all for your comments and advice. This whole experience has certainly opened my eyes to an entirely whole new world.