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Wartime Experience In A Haunted House on 2017-07-03

Greetings. As English is not my native language, I would like to beg your forgiveness for my dull writing. I'm willing to discuss it later in the comments, so feel free to ask. This experience happened not with me but with my grandfather, back in 1944 or 1945. At these days, he were serving Germa...

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Date: 2017-08-02
Greetings. It is an interesting story, as it remember me of similar circunstances I have experienced.
Would you by any chance still have the project in your possession? And if so, would you be willing to share it with us?
Date: 2017-08-02
Can't understand a thing. Please, attend english classes.
Let me see if I understand: The dog were the Aswang, as, as far as I know, big animals or black animals can all be Aswang in Phillipine folklore. It appeared, stared at you, you freaked out, and it started opening the door. Not sure what open lights mean, but you went upstairs, checked your family, they were sound asleep. Right. Then, you prayed, the Aswang went away. Ok. Next morning someone told you they spotted the Aswang on your roof doing something I haven't understood yet. Does it check?
You'll like it, I'm sure. As for me, I'm an anthropologist. And my area of study (Islam) has nothing to do with it. But, I'm fascinated with vanguard art movements, as english literature from Wilde to the interwar guys. Anyway, if you wish, we could discuss it via-facebook or something.
You should read Counterattack and other poems, from him. Sassoon were an anti-jingoist and anti-nationalist back at the WWI trenches. He writes marvellously. And I'm glad you liked. He's the product of a generation of intellectuals that were somewhat forgotten because of WWII. But the vanguard movements of the interwar periods have much to offer beyond the visual arts.
Yes. I perfectly understand the feeling. My grandfather would rarely speak about those years. Even being a member of hungarian military nobility. My father said that he would sometimes say that if he could passe a sponge on his memories and erase his warring years, he would gladly do it. Fighting in Leningrad would break anyone, I belive. As Sassoon once wrote, "You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye/ who cheer when soldier lads march by,/sneak home and pray you'll never know/the hell where youth and laughter go"
I am brazilian-hungarian. After all my family blood spilt for the magyar country, I am not ready to give away my identity. Diaspora may have taken the tongue, but not the pride.
You should come, man. It is a beautiful country and the food is great. Hot as hell, but still, good food. I'm from Rio, so, feel free to ask if you come here. I would be very much obliged in showing the historical part of the city. Or the alcoholic one, of course.:)

Good comment, Unexplained. I feel happy for so many vet descendants from both sides coming around with their stories. Sadly, I do not know the city, and grandpa's been dead for some years. The only clue I got is that it were countryside, and old abandoned noble estates from before the war.
perfecionist* damned keyborad. And quite the troll, too. Haha ­čść
Thank you for your kind words, my friends. I am quite the percecionist, and can get quite frustrated at grammatical errors, like the few I commited at the text. In fact, I do not speak one word of German as well as my mother tongue, Hungarian. Grandpa served the Hungarian forces, fought at Leningrad and, back in 1944, my family got executed by Soviet soldiers. A daughter survived, just to be killed back in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. In 44, Grandpa joined the 25th SS Division "Hunyadi" and surrendered to american soldiers. So, Grandpa migrated to Brazil and here we Horváth-Stansiths have been since then. He never visited Hungary again, nor have seen his daughter.

About the hangar story, I have heard similar ones and always find them quite curious. What could have happened there for such a haunting? Did he told anything more? Maybe an accident or an enemy air raid?

Jetson, man, I can't even answer to this properly. It is beyond anything that I have ever heard. It is simply creepy. A whole spanish galleon submerged and sailing? Maybe some remnant of the Grande Armada that tried to invade England back in the XVI century? You MUST write this down! It is an amazing story!
Hello again, my friend.
Mere curiosity: Weren't the drink named caium, instead? It is a typical mandioca-made drink from certain indigenous people from Brazil, or so it was what my professor in indian ethnology told me.
Now, about the tribe, could you tell me a bit more about it? I'm curious about its practices, and the region town where you went. Also, do you know if some anthropologist work with them? It would be interesting to learn about their practices.
Date: 2017-06-26
I'm here to help, and quite curious about it, anyway. If there ARE indeed remains inside the statuette, or even if it is a Tang Dynasty object you've got an archeological find in your hands. Would you be so kind and photograph this statuette of yours for us to see it? I'm interested in it. Also, USP really has some japanese and chinese specialists. Or you could ask someone in Liberdade.
Date: 2017-06-25
Greetings, roylynx. At first, I would like to point a great many misconceptions about Japan, including its religious practices. Shintoism and Zen Buddhism have suffered syncretism over centuries of co-existence, to the point that one religion does NOT annul the other, very much like our brazilian Candombl├ę or Umbanda and Catholicism, where one religion "completes" the other, without entering some kind of cultural shock. So, there was a time, before the Meiji Restoration in the XIX Century where some Shinto shrines were even mantained by Buddhist temples. This kind of religious division which ocurred, to some degree, were a consequence of Meiji politics of dividing Shinto, which were a native japanese religion and Buddhism, which came to Japan in the V or VI century from Chine, although I am not certain about the correct time. It is a serious misconception speaking like that about the clappings, and so on. Also, what do you call "shamanism" in Japan? That is a too generic term and I do not understand what exactly do you intend there.
It is also wrong to identify Buddhist practices of Japan with the ones in Thailand, Chine, India, Tibet, and so on. The Kuman Thong is a folk practice of Thailand which were incorporated into Buddhism, just as the brazilian practice of putting Santo Antonio's image upside down in a cup of water as punishment as a mean of acquiring a boyfriend or so. Tell this to a catholic priest in Italy or France, for example, and they will tell that this is not a native catholic practice, and so on. Do not fall into the generalization that a religion in a country is the same religion in every other country. Religion adapts itself to the culture in which it is present, and not the other way around.
Another problem is Okinawa. There never were Shintoism in Okinawa, as it were anexed into Japan only in the XVII century. They've had their own religious practices and many japanese do not even consider Okinawans as japanese. If the statuette came from Okinawa, it can be Buddhist indeed, but not a Kuman Thong. Maybe some other kind of household deity?
Las but not least is mr RCRuskin's acceptable misconception about taking the statuette to the Anthropology department of your city (talvez o da USP?). As a fellow undergraduate anthropologist of UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense), I would like to explain that the work with ethnographic objects in anthropology is something that we have abandoned DECADES ago, since the time of Franz Boas, in the 30's, perhaps. You would, of course, probably have a briefing about the statuettes origins from a scholar versed in japanese studies, but I doubt it would go far from it. Anthropology doest not work with isolated objects. It has lost its ethnographic significance as it were cut from its cultural ambient. Even I could make a simple research about it even though Japan is not my area of expertise.
I hope I have been able to help you in some way. I wait an answer abot the statuette.
It's a JINN, not a ghost. It cannot be a previous owner, as it were never human. An explanation would be, as said, that the jinn used the place to pray and were disturbed. As beings of fire, jinns can get really pissed at people screwing their business.