Profile for WintersAzazel

(2 stories) (27 posts) (karma: 8 points)

United States
I consider myself to be a very open minded individual. I believe that anything is possible and anything could happen. Faeries? Aliens? Ghost? Reincarnation? I believe in it all, because possibilities are endless. I am a very honest person, so if at times I seem to be a little frank or blunt, I truly mean no offense.

I have had very many experiences, though the most vividly recalled seem to begin from around my early teenage years (about 12-13). I don't yet know exactly what to call myself, though my closest guess would be a spirit medium (?) Please don't be afraid to correct me if I am wrong, as I am no expert on the supernatural or paranormal, and I hope that by joining this site I can learn more about the various strange entities out there that I have yet to see.

Thank you!
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Motel 6 And Anna on 2016-09-19

In my early teens, I began seeing spirits. Maybe I had been seeing them before, and simply brushing them off as figments of my overactive imagination, but all I know is my early teens is when I remember them really becoming noticeable. They started off as blurs barely distinguishable from the co...

Are You Still Awake? on 2016-05-30

So, after I posted my first story, I told my brother a little more about this site and its purpose. After hearing about the generally positive and encouraging comments on my other story, he requested I tell one of his many experiences. He's hoping that the members here can shine some light on an exp...

Last 20 posts from WintersAzazel
Date: 2016-11-06
Allicatt -

I thank you very much for your well wishes! And I'm glad that you were able to envision Anna with such clarity; I was certainly hoping to at least vaguely get her appearance and mannerisms across. I agree, what happened to her was a tragedy, and I really do hope that I managed to help her just the tiniest bit.

Macknorton -

Oh no, I'm not offended at all! In fact, I'm rather glad that you came to request clarification for things that confused you, and I will do my best to do so!

So, first I'd like to say that I did leave some details out of that particular situation, as I felt that it wasn't too pertinent and it was a bit personal. But! If it'll help you understand, I have no problem shedding some light on it for you, and I hope this helps!

The truth is, the job offer came at a time when we were in the process of selling our house to avoid losing it, and my mother and her mother were having some drama between the two that was rather unsavory. And my parents were definitely torn between going for it or staying in Florida. The thing is, when I said that the job would paid handsomely, I wasn't kidding! It was a LOT of money, and it seemed fairly stable. But the problem was, we knew that if we went for it, we wouldn't have much money left over when we arrived. My parents were banking on the fact that my dad would have an extremely high pay, and therefore, we wouldn't be too financially troubled. And due to bad experiences in the past, my mother didn't want to pre-purchase a house without first seeing it. But when we arrived, Washington was a lot more expensive than what we thought, and turned out to have a very limited pool of vacancies in decent areas. So despite my dads good pay, we were stuck in the hotel in a vicious cycle. The hotel was draining money, and any place we happened to take a look at wanted a ridiculously high deposit fee that we just didn't have, and couldn't save up for.

I hope that clears things up a bit! If I happened to miss anything, please tell me and I'll do my best to clarify that as well. 😊

TheSkeptic -

I actually think I've heard of that before! And it sounds plausible, especially living in a damp place like Washington. And for the cellphone thing, I don't really know how to respond to that? My first instinct when seeing something otherworldly or strange generally isn't to take a photo or scream to see if it'll disappear; especially as late in the night as I usually saw Anna. I don't know if that's how other people would react though, so maybe you're right? In the end, I can't quite say I agree with you, but I certainly see where you're coming from, and hope that I didn't offend you! 😊
Date: 2016-11-06
Biblio -

I am very sorry for this late response! The entire family's been out of commission for the past few days with some sort of nasty cold virus/sinus infection that we still haven't managed to completely shake off.

While the move was definitely rushed, I wouldn't say it was too bad. We managed to get all we needed moved in an appropriate amount of time, and that's all we needed! Though, due to problems it seems as if we might be moving again soon, and I am certainly not looking forward to all that PACKING! Also, I must express the awe I feel towards the thought of that many books! I myself love them to death, though I tend to read them digitally more often than not; more room and less expenses, which is always a plus.

Also, yes, I did actually! He admits to not being totally sure if that's it, but says that it's definitely plausible. The voice never scared him, and it did wake him only moments before he saw the other entities, so it's certainly a valid suggestion. He's a little bummed that he'll never know, considering he hasn't seen any of them since then. But I know that he's also grateful for all the feedback and ideas shared. 😊
Date: 2016-11-01
Maelstrom -

That is indeed very interesting! I don't know if I'll be back in Georgia anytime soon, but that is certainly something I'd be willing to test out. Also, thank you very much for the helpful description of Dahlonega for anyone who doesn't happen to know it very well 😁
Date: 2016-11-01
Oh, my. It seems like I missed a bit while I was away, eh?

First off, thank you very much for your kind words Biblio! And thanks to everyone else that enjoyed the read 😁

I would like to apologize for my long absence, as it was due to personal reasons (one of which being a move). I seem to have forgotten if there were any other questions left unanswered in the comments, so if that is so, please feel free to ask them again, and I'll do my best to answer them! Thanks, and have a glorious day everyone!
Date: 2016-06-29
Biblio -

Thank YOU for that fast response. And let me just say that now, this is just getting downright strange! You stated that you feel the hit was to the back of her skull. That's not only exactly what my brother and I thought, but that was where the dream girl was hit. I didn't see her face, but I distinctly remember seeing her laying on the ground with her back to me and a large red bloody spot on the back of her head. Again, the dream could have nothing to do with it, but I figured a coincidence like that should be mentioned.

Certainly, my brother and I are going to have a talk soon. And you didn't sound like a lunatic at all! In fact, you helped me convince myself that I wasn't one! I have a nasty habit of brushing off my 'feelings' and second guessing myself, so anytime it gets confirmed I feel just the tiniest bit more confident. So again, thanks! I might be back again later to add on to this, as I am going to talk to my brother soon and there may be something he wants to add.
Date: 2016-06-29
Biblio -

First off, let me just say: Wow.

The sensations and feelings you're describing are so familiar to me, and seem almost exactly like the vibes and just general feeling Anna gave off. I don't remember if I've said this before, but my brother and I actually had a theory. Before I asked my mom anything, we conferred with each other and this is what we came up with.

Anna was definitely murdered. It was someone close to her, and before she died she was hidden away (maybe the house? Basement? Cellar?). No one knew about her besides select family members, and those that did kept their mouths shut. Complete isolation. It was dark, and she was so lonely. She was hungry too, and dirty. Occasionally she was let out (of where? I don't know), and she cherished it. She knew she had siblings, but she never got to spend any time with them. Maybe they didn't know about her? Fear, loneliness, and anger were three feelings we agreed she seemed full of. I don't think she came to me with the intention of getting her murderer caught, or even to let me know the circumstances of her death. Rather, I feel like she just wanted someone to REMEMBER her. To know that she DID live, that she DID exist, and that she WAS real. She just wants SOMEONE, I think, to care that she was there.

Whew. That went dark really quick, but it feels nice to get it out. I have no experience in honing the 'feelings' I sometimes get, and am nowhere near your level, so I could be wrong. As for her death, I feel you're right on the money. When I mentioned what my great-uncle had said, I meant to use it more as something to showcase the mentality of that part of Georgia, though I will admit to entertaining the idea that she was dumped there. I think you're correct or at least close, and I think it was a hit to the head. Awhile after Anna showed up, both my brother and I had a dream about a girl getting her head bashed in. The girl didn't look like Anna (light brown/red hair, taller, different clothing) so we didn't connect it to her at all, but now that I think about it, it could've been a sign. Or it could be me looking too deep into something with no meaning. Who knows? To clarify, we didn't have the same dream. Rather, he saw her get her head bashed open, and I saw her laying on the ground afterwords. Needless to say, we were both shocked when we compared.

Case in point, I'd really like to tell you that you're 'feelings' are 'wrong' or 'incorrect', but I can't. You're describing the same feelings both me and my brother got. In fact, the dream mentioned in the story wasn't the only one my brother had about Anna. He had once dreamt (again, a short time after she manifested) about a house in the woods he had first seem her in. He said that there were a lot of ladies hanging around, and they each seemed to be from a different time period, but they also all seemed similar (related? Descended?). One of them was Anna. He said that he had also seen a man. I don't remember too much detail, and I'd have to ask again, but I remember he said that the man seemed tall and sinister. Again, it could have no connection, but my brother tends to dream about spirits a LOT. Generally, before either of us ever even actually see them. Food for thought, definitely.
Date: 2016-06-29
lady-glow -

Whoops! I missed one! As for whether or not the spirits had ever attempted communication, as far as I'm aware he did hear the two monkey-tail entities speaking, but it seemed to be with each other rather than him. And it wasn't for a long period of time. I'll ask him for further clarification/confirmation, and if he has anything to add/debunk I'll post it here. Thanks for your questions and interest!
Date: 2016-06-29
Hi all! I'm so sorry for this late response, as I didn't know I story was up yet. I'm guessing that the notification must have gotten lost in the mail...

First, let me answer what seems to be the most common question. OCGirl was correct. What I meant when I said, 'he has never seen the entity', was that he had never seen the entity that awoke him with the question,"Are you awake?". He did however, see many other entities afterward, ones which he says are not the same as the one that wakes him up. I'm sorry for any confusion that has caused, and please feel free to ask me any more questions that will help you in any way get a better handle on what I mean and what was happening. 😁

Biblio -

That is a very interesting theory. I have heard about gatekeeper/guardian spirits from other stories, but I must admit I don't know much about them. But it sounds fairly plausible, and the fact is that my brother has never once stated that the question-asking entity made him feel unsafe or scared, so it seems like a very good idea.

Lady-glow -

Hi! I'm so sorry for the confusion. If you have an questions you would like to ask to clear this up, I would be more than happy to answer them. As for my brother, unfortunately, he's a teenage boy, and getting him to actually sit down and make an account for a site like this (no offense intended, I simply mean a site where the main focus is on reading and replying to stories, as he is dyslexic and hates to read which is one of the reason's he had me write the story instead of him) will be like pulling teeth. On both ends. However, any questions you ask I will relay to him. I hope that's satisfactory.

As for if the spirits were harmful, I should have mentioned this in the story (I have no idea why I didn't, as it would have only helped) but my brother has stated on more than one occasion when asked that the spirits, 'wanted to kill him'. I have asked him many times before posting this story, but that is the answer he has stuck to steadfastly. As far as I know, the spirit's have never tried to grab my parents attention, and I am uncertain as to whether they have tried to grab mine. I want to say that I did see something, but at the same time the recollection is vague at best and certainly not clear enough to use as evidence. I hope that cleared some things up!
Date: 2016-05-04

Whoops, I mean gas stations! Also, your name reminds me of an elementary school buddy of mine. Just curiosity, have you ever been to Georgia? Don't have to answer if you feel it's to personal 😊
Date: 2016-05-04

Hi! I am so sorry for this late reply, I've been busy with college arrangements lately and have been putting off coming to the site for fear of getting sidetracked.

Thank you for the comment! Yes, the trip was very long, and in all totallity fairly boring, certainly not book worthy! It included a lot of sleeping and has stations, that much I can assure 😆
Date: 2016-04-28

Whoops, just realized I missed a question.

I do not know if my mother knew the detective while we still lived in Florida.
Date: 2016-04-28

Hi and you're welcome! And you're always welcome to ask questions.

I, myself, am not certain as to why Anna only chose then to reach out to me. Maybe I had been subconsciously blocking her out, and it was only when I had moved into that room full of spiritual activity that she was able to maintain contact? As I was very adept at ignoring my 'gifts' before then, and was the master of the phrase: "It was just my imagination."

As for why I felt the need for another opinion, as I've stated, I am not very used to actually using my 'gifts' and tend to second guess myself. A LOT. Anna terrified me at first, and it took time for me to become as comfortable with her as I eventually did. So, as I didn't trust my own intuition, I reached out for help.

As for the sketch reading, I too think it was amazing! I didn't know if it would count as a photo reading, though I have a theory that maybe they were picking up on my energy when I drew it? Like, when I drew it Anna was at the forefront of my mind, her image was crystal clear in my head, and maybe they picked up on THAT when they did the reading? 😊
Date: 2016-04-26

Hi! Your theory sounds interesting, as I believe I've heard that spirits can change their appearance for different people, and my brother did make it clear that she seemed to dislike him. When we spoke about it, we both concluded that her dislike wasn't as much directed at him, more like a general dislike for male's is the feeling we got. And seeing as how he was the only male in the room capable of seeing her, we're thinking he got the brunt of her aggression. That, and maybe she was a little jealous of how close we are, but I'm leaning more towards misdirected anger. I'm so interested in hearing what other theories people have!
Date: 2016-04-25

Trust me, I am not as brave as my experience with Anna would lead you to believe! I actually was genuinely scared when it first happened, but eventually got used to it, and in turn Anna stopped crawling as often and instead walked which helped. As for why she crawled, Anna appeared to me as a slightly older child, so maybe she was just having a little childish fun?

I chuckled aloud at your comment with the cockroaches, as I am the oldest of five children and therefore often find myself as the 'official bugsquasher'. My siblings are all EXTREMELY squeamish when it comes to bugs aside from my brother, while on the contrary they've never bothered me too much. As you can guess, my childhood was full of me tormenting my siblings with bugs I would find around the house 😆

As for my brothers opinion on Anna, that is actually something that I had hoped for a little help on. I didn't mention this in the story, as it wasn't something that directly effected any of the events that happened, but I've been meaning to ask.

So, when my brother told me about seeing Anna in his dreams, he said that she was glaring and angry, and even chased him across the woodscape of his dreams. I of course was confused and asked him if maybe the girl he was seeing was another spirit, but he descibed Anna to a 'T'. The muddied, disheveled appearance, the long tangled hair, and even the dirty nightgown. He explained that she feels angry to him, and he was afraid that I was being tricked by a malevolent sprite disguising itself as a young girl. I took his words into consideration, but ultimately discarded them due to how gentle Anna seemed to me, and we dropped it. However, after my brother saw her crawling to my cot for the first time, he again brought up his doubts. We spoke at length, when a strange detail was realized. Whereas I saw Anna as a young girl shorter than myself (I am 5'3), my brother claimed that to him she appeared as a rather tall girl of about fourteen or fifteen years of age. All of his other details were spot on aside from that.

Anyone can comment on this with their own thoughts or theories, as I found this fairly curious and would like to see what anyone else thinks happened.

First off, please don't apologize for the length of you story! The longer the better in my opinion. And I also really have to agree with Tweed, you have such a clear understandable narrative, and it made your story very easy to read and understand 😊

Wow, it sounds like things have been rough, especially in the bathroom. I know that you think that these experiences don't sound as scary as they probably were to you, but I can undestand you fear EXTREMELY well. It's when we're alone that these things are the scariest, no matter how 'small' or 'inconsequential' it may seem later. I think that you are doing pretty well so far! You're most certainly braver than I am, that I can assure you! Your experiences in that bathroom especially bring to mind my brother.

Since my family and I have moved into our new house, my parents had a new bathroom added downstairs. Unlike with your story however, my brothers problem is with the upstairs bathroom, as opposed to the new downstairs bathroom. He constantly complains that he feels watched when using it, and that a mischievous spirit likes to knock down shampoo bottles and his towel at random. He hasn't said that it feels malicious, just annoying. Do you think your pesky spirit is the same? Well, aside from the voice that seems to be your grandfather.

Like Tweed said, it could be a poltergeist, but I myself don't know much about them, as like you I am no expert on the paranormal. My advice is to stay brave, and maybe try to see how the spirit and it's intentions feel to you.

Hope that helps! ❤
Date: 2016-04-25

Will do! Haha, I will indeed admit that seeing her crawl to my cot at four am was not the funnest experience for sure. It freaked out my brother as well when he finally saw it, and the next morning when he told me he saw what looked like the girl from The Exorcist crawl towards my cot, you can guess his surprise when I told him it was just Anna! And thank you for the compliment! Try not to keep yourself up too late however, take it from someone who's been there, done that, and got the t-shirt to prove it.
Date: 2016-04-25

Hi! Yes, it was rough but we are doing much better now, and have in fact bought a nice home that fits us all nicely.

Your comment really struck me, especially where you said that you relate to my family dynamics. In my family, only my mother, brother, and myself have shown a strong sensitivity to spirits and the like, and only my brother and I actually SEE them. My father occasionally has experiences, though they are varied over long periods of time and are not at the level of my brother and I. As you can guess, it can quickly become stressful and overwhelming at times, especially when you have spirits that like to harass you continuously and no one understands. Thus, we often have casual discussions on what we've seen or experienced recently, and I think it really helps us unwind. The thought of the paranormal scares our other siblings, so we really only have each other to talk about it with, which is one reason I suppose that we're so close.

I also really resonated with what you said about different experiences. As I've said, I mostly see women or child spirits, while my brother happens to have more experience with menacing and unkind spirits. It's always interesting to hear us compare stories though!

As for the man in the fedora, I didn't get the vibe that they were related. They most certainly could be however, as I'm no expert in the paranormal and am far from being psychically adept 😊

I didn't mention this in the story, as I was trying to not get too erratic with the spirits, but I had actually had a name for him. I got the feeling that his name was David, but he preferred to be called Danny, and he was previously part of a gang or something of the sort? And he was killed by a gunshot? Once again, I am not very experienced in my gifts, and could most certainly be wrong, but I figured I'd drop in that little food for thought 😁
Date: 2016-04-24

I just might try that! I remember at some point before my great grandmother passed, the historical society expressed interest in the land, especially the old grocery store. Mostly because apparently, my great great grandfather was the first man in the area to sell liquor with a license. I'll have to see if they ever did get anywhere with that. And as for Anna's nightgown, I'm sad to say that I don't remember all the details. All I can really recall is that it had a kind of high neck, and buttons in the front, I think. It was also long sleeved. I don't want to say too much just in case I'm remembering wrong, but I think the leaves in her hair looked kind of dead and brittle, same for the twigs.

I'm so glad to see so many people interested in this story enough to ask questions. Hopefully they'll all be answered someday! 😊
Date: 2016-04-24

Hi again! Yes actually, we have delved fairly deep into the history of not only the land, but our family tree. My mom has always been REALLY interested in our ancestry, as I suppose you could say that we're kind of a mixed bag when it comes to genetics. I believe that so far she has traced back to my 5x greats, and it was a very interesting tale to hear. As for the certificates, the only ones I know of that she has is a death certificate from my great great grandfather, and I believe a marriage certificate for my indian 3x great grandmother and white 3x great grandfather, though I'm not totally sure.

As for the land, I am not totally sure, but I believe we've had it in the family for a pretty lengthy period of time. Also, the detective and my mother actually have a theory, if anyone is interested in hearing it.

And thanks! I'm that one person that can't let a text or email go unread without immediately feeling guilty. My family are always surprised by how quickly I reply to their texts 😆


Hello! As I told Tweed, we actually have delved fairly deep into the history, but maybe I'll go ahead and give it a try myself? My mom is the research savvy one in the family, but I'm not too shabby myself!

As for your joke, I think I got it? Sorry about that, I can be a bit slow on the uptake. My family occasionally call me Clueless Smurf 😆


First off, let me just say that I really like your username. I don't know what it is about it, but it just seems very pretty/pleasing to me.

Thank you for the compliment! Would you believe I rewrote it over three times to try and get the clear narrative? As I've said, the room was VERY spiritually active, and there were many spirits I encountered and wanted to relay, but I decided for the most part to try and keep the focus on Anna because most of the other experiences weren't as well...eyepopping? I remember most of them, but I didn't want to relay a story that just jumped all over the place, which is what happened when I tried to include the other spirits. Oh well, taking into account all of the positive feedback, I see a few more stories in my future 😊 Here's to hoping one of them is about the other Motel 6 spirits!

As for your questions, I am not sure if the detective refers to her as Anna as well. So far, everyone who has weighed in seems to think her name is either Anna or Hannah, but no one has been certain yet. I do not think the detective knows any last names, or where Anna lived for certain, though her and my mother have both come up with a theory for the time being. As for her age, to me Anna appeared to be under the age of thirteen, though I will be the first to say that I'm not the best when it comes to judging ages. And I agree with you with wanting more solid answers. When I first told my mom about Anna, I just about drove her batty with all my questions! I was just so very curious about Anna. Looks like she has that effect on people, huh?
Date: 2016-04-24

Whoops, forgot to mention: I actually found the sketch and attached it to my submission confirmation email a day or two afterwards, but I don't know when exactly it will be put in the story. Fair warning, I'm not even close to a pefessional artist, but I tried to get key features across. Here's to hoping it'll be soon! 😁