Profile for Jawsh

(2 stories) (14 posts) (karma: 10 points)

United States
New Jersey
My name is Josh. I am 20 years old. I'm a big old nerd and I'm really into paranormal stories and visiting supposedly haunted places. I live in New Jersey so it's hard to find haunted places especially around where I live (which is private).

I've been to more abandoned places than "haunted" places but I always have a camcorder with me in the event that something does occur.

I won't say I've seen ghosts but I will say I've had some experiences that have made me question certain things that I cannot explain. I'm a firm believer in the paranormal. I of course don't like to jump to the conclusion that when something "off" happens that it's immediately a ghost or spirit or something. I usually try to think of a rational explanation before jumping the gun and just assuming things.

The things I post on here are either experiences I've had or experiences that family and friends have had.

I'm not looking to or trying to convince people my stories are real. You can believe what you want, I'm not going to force you to listen. I just want to get the opinions of this community whether they be negative or positive. I'm not looking for any sort of "attention" other than people reading my stories and/ or leaving a comment.

I'm really bad at writing about myself so sorry if my bio is a cluttered mess of meaningless info. I don't typically do this sort of thing so I apologize if its a mess or unorganized or whatever.
Favorite Ghost Stories

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Ghost Stories from Jawsh

Phantom Voice on 2015-07-07

I'm not sure if this falls under the paranormal category but I couldn't explain what it was that happened so I'm posting it here. About five or so years ago I was home alone because my family went to some gathering or something like that and I didn't really feel like going. They left around 7 PM ...

Static People on 2015-05-11

I honestly am not too sure on how to start this. I'm new to this sorta thing and I'm not the best at giving great detail. I just want to get this out there in hopes that someone else possibly had a similar experience. Anyways I'm rambling, sorry. This story takes place when I was just a little ki...

Last 20 posts from Jawsh
Date: 2015-07-11

That's a very cool story and thanks for sharing. It's always fascinating to me to hear people with similar experiences. Definitely makes me feel better about my own experience.

"There are just some things in this world that can't be easily explained. But it doesn't mean they don't exist!"

I agree with you completely on that statement. It's always hard, for me at least, to talk about my experiences because not all but definitely a lot of people aren't so quick to believe me. Which is expected because to them I'm just some stranger on the internet talking about paranormal experiences.

I'll always stick by my stories because I know they happened to me. But I don't expect people to believe me necessarily. Sorry if I'm rambling.

Thanks again for leaving a comment and thanks for sharing your own experience:)
Date: 2015-07-10

Thanks for helping me out there. It is very much appreciated. Glad to know people do actually moderate, unlike other sites which are completely out of control. Seriously thanks you're a real miracle worker. *bu dum tss*

Sorry couldn't help myself
Date: 2015-07-10

I don't have a problem with people replying, in fact I encourage people to do so. I do have a little bit of a problem when people post their own stories in my comments and even other peoples' comments. I did read the story and it was interesting, although there was a lot of spelling errors, but I would have rather you post the story on your own page and tell me you maybe had a similar experience, I would have gladly checked it out. So please do not post your own stories in the comments. I would greatly appreciate that.

I'm glad you gave my story a read and I appreciate you taking the time to comment I just didn't appreciate the comment you posted. Sorry.
Date: 2015-07-10

Hey thanks for summing that up for me I do appreciate it. And I like when people throw ideas around like how you did as opposed to a lot of people who will go, "Oh yeah that was totally a ghost." without providing any thoughts or explanation as to why its a ghost. However you did not do that, you actually gave reasoning behind your post which again I really appreciate.

This experience wasn't something I really worried about so I don't think it was a ghost. Maybe it was maybe it wasn't who am I to say. If I could go back and hear it again and was alert and expecting it, it probably would have sounded completely different and I probably wouldn't have even noticed. But your view being that if it was expected to hear something like that then it probably was nothing.

It's always good to get a fresh pair of eyes on situations like these where my memory may be a little clouded and it's always good for people to voice their opinions.

As for people actually replying, yeah I totally agree. It's always good to get a response and I don't care really even if it's a bad one, as long as it's valid of course. There's a number of reasons why people don't respond. Whether it be that they're intimidated or nervous of how people will react or if they post a fake story and can't respond to the questions people ask. I just don't understand why people post on a site, knowing that people will give their opinions, and just not reply.

I've been on other sites where someone will post a story and I leave a reply and they don't respond. Then I feel like I did something wrong or that they didn't like my response or whatever. But yeah I get what you're saying and now I apologize for my rant haha.

As always thanks for replying:)
Date: 2015-07-10

My house doesn't have any bad history, to my knowledge at least. The house is like 50 something years old and used to be used as a doctor place, I don't know what to call it. It wasn't a hospital but it was a place where you would go to see the doctor.

I was born after my parents had bought the house and they aren't aware of anyone dying in the house. And when I said my house looks weird I meant more the layout of the house was hard to explain, not that it looks weird in the paranormal sort of way if that's what you were asking.

Anyway thanks for leaving a comment and hopefully I was able to answer your question.
Date: 2015-07-09

Yep that makes perfect sense. Thank you for clarifying. Also I apologize if my wording makes me sound sarcastic in any way, I assure you I am being sincere with my response.

I only say this because when I read it back it sounded sarcastic haha.

Thanks again for commenting:)
Date: 2015-07-09

What you said about it possibly being "Living Residual" is pretty interesting. I will definitely consider it and I'll look into that a little because I haven't really heard of that before. I'm not doubting your judgement, just want to catch myself up on the topic.

As for it being one "off event" I would say yes and no. Mainly because that type of event has only occurred once, but other things have happened in the house before. I won't go into too much detail because I'd rather write them out as their own separate stories so that there isn't too much confusion among people commenting and such. But yes other things have happened in the house and this certainly wasn't the first.

Thanks for leaving a comment, I really do appreciate it.
Date: 2015-07-09
Hey Tweed,

In the first paragraph:

"That is the idea that we hear/experience what we expect to. Maybe, in reality, the voice you heard didn't sound like your Mother. But because you are accustomed to hearing her you perceived it as her."

Hearing you say this definitely made me think a little more into it. And it's definitely a possibility and I certainly won't rule anything out. It's definitely a more rational thought on my experience and I really do appreciate that sort of look on my situation.

It could very well have been all in my head and maybe there was a sound that I interpreted as my mother speaking to me, It could have been a number of things. But at the same time I'm still really confused because I wasn't doing anything bad or unnatural so I don't know why I would have interpreted it as my mother yelling at me asking "What the hell was I doing". But who, knows.

Also when you asked: "But when you think back to it could it have been another similar voice, one which you would have otherwise easily have distinguished?"
What did you mean by this, I didn't fully understand the question, sorry.

Anyways thanks a bunch for commenting:)
Date: 2015-07-08
Very cool story. It was short and to the point. I really enjoyed it. I've actually had a similar experience, sort of. But not with a lady in black, I've only seen a lady in white.
Date: 2015-05-22

I don't think I created fake memories either but I didn't want to rule out any possibilities too soon. I wanted to take my more "rational" thoughts into account. As for it being residual energy, which I know very little about, it could totally be a possibility. And you're right I didn't completely forget about them, that was a bit exaggerated but they weren't on my priority list of things to worry about which is why I said I forgot about them. I didn't forget, I just buried the memory.

Anyways thanks for your input I really do appreciate it. I'll post more if I remember anything else or if I discover something new.
Date: 2015-05-22

Thanks for the comment. I've never heard of Charles Bonnet Syndrome until now. That's actually really interesting. I'm not sure if I would have it though because I don't see these figures anymore. I only saw them as a child but I don't know much about CBS to make the assumption that I don't have it. Anything is possible.

If I do end up finding more about these things I'll definitely update this story. Thanks for giving this a read and thanks again for commenting.
Date: 2015-05-22

To answer your questions, I was never fearful when seeing them. And I never felt threatened by them. They were just kind of there. They never did anything to make me feel threatened, hell they never did anything but stand there. There were never any hand motions or gestures (aside from in the dream). They stood still as statues.
Date: 2015-05-19
To Mace,

I'm glad that we can relate with similar experiences. It's definitely reassuring knowing that other people have similar stories. Thanks for the comment and thanks for sharing some of your experience with me. I look forward to reading your story if you do decide to post it.
Date: 2015-05-19
Hey Tweed,

Thanks for the feedback, it is very much appreciated. I'll definitely try the searching tips you mentioned. It's always good to find stories to relate to.

To answer your questions, I have not interacted with them and they were adult size from what I can remember.

As for the dreams. I had completely forgot about these things until about a week or two ago. Anyway, the dream was weird for me because typically my dreams are in third-person sorta. But the dream I had was in first-person which is uncommon for me. I assume it was me as a child because I was very short in my dream.
In the dream I came out of my bedroom into my living room where I was met by two of the figures and they just stood there. I wasn't scared in the dream I just didn't know what to do so I tried to walk away and then they motioned me to come toward them. One of them had an outward stretched arm as if they wanted me to take their hand and go with them somewhere. So I did and the second I grabbed their hand I woke up.

It wasn't a bad dream, just a strange one involving thoughts I had buried deep in my mind.

I could talk about dreams and other things that are kind of strange or things I couldn't explain that I have experienced, but they wouldn't fall under the "Ghost Story" category. Anyways, thanks for the comment and thanks for giving my story a read.