Profile for Faith1990

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Ghost Stories from Faith1990

Best Hug Ever on 2017-10-09

I never had the chance to meet my grandfather on my father's side of the family. He died when my father was 12. However, he was somewhat of a legend in my family, especially to me. My advanced apologies for the upcoming lengthy background on my grandfather, but I feel it's important to share it ...

The Voices That Saved My Life on 2017-08-01

Prior to the following experience, I wouldn't hesitate to blame some doofus move on my part on the "voices" I hear in my head. "The voices made me do it!" That was such a funny thing to say. Little did I know or understand back then that the voices you have "in your head" can actually be a real thin...

Last 20 posts from Faith1990
Date: 2017-10-30
Hi DestinyGirl--Thanks for sharing your lovely story with me! Family visits are my favorite kind of stories. I think there must be a special bond between grandfathers and granddaughters. Obviously I didn't have the chance to meet mine in person, but I love the bond we share anyway. I am happy for you that your grandfather provided comfort to you when you needed it. Does he still visit you? I know the story you told was from events a while ago, but perhaps he still pops in to say hello to you every now and then. 😊
Jubeele--Sorry I missed your earlier comment. I do not recall the name of the chant. I wish I did! I really enjoyed it. It didn't occur to me that it could have been a prayer for protection. That is a comforting thought. I really appreciate your thoughts and others that have connected the chant to the voices. At the time, I thought they were two separate things, but it is possible that all of the various elements that night are connected. So glad I shared this story with all of you! 😊
Hi Emmaline--thanks for reading this story! I have heard (within my family) that a few distant ancestors may have been part native american, but I don't know for certain. However, I like your theory! I was definitely deep into the rhythm of the chanting. I always find it deeply relaxing when I listen to it. So perhaps I did "tune in" to the land/spirits that directed me that night. It was one amazing experience! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 😊
Date: 2017-10-26
Hi Notjustme--I think it's wonderful that you feel such a strong connection to your mom. Although I felt the same kind of connection to my grandfather, there were times I wondered how it was possible because I never met him. Is it genetics or maybe their ability to influence us as they watch over us? Either way, I am thankful for the comfort he brings, as I am sure you feel the same way about your mom. We are blessed! Thank you for your lovely comments!
Date: 2017-10-24
Dreyk--Wow, your experiences are intense! I am so relieved you got the heck out of that place. A person can only take so much. I imagine you felt a bit terrified after your friends/former neighbors told you that they thought the sounds were coming from your apartment. That would have chilled me to the bone. I hope the home you moved into next was peaceful. Thanks for sharing! Love your stories.
Date: 2017-10-23
Emmaline, I just loved this story! I bet the spirit you ran into was grateful for the interaction. I imagine he might have been lonely waiting on his wife and daughter. Perhaps you gave him some much needed validation that spurred him on his way? And I think it is wonderful that you have this "other worldly" support that shows up in your life when you need it. You have to be open to it for it to happen and for that I commend you! ❤ I, too, had skin cancer removed from my face. It was in a spot that lies on the corner of the inner eye next to my nose. The scar ran the from my eyebrow down the side of my eye and nose. Freaked me out and I was concerned about the scarring. Thankfully it did lighten up. I now look at the scar with respect. So grateful a doctor inadvertently found the cancer (I went in for a different issue on another area of my face and he found the spot during the exam). So, not only did you kick cancer's backside, it led you to an affirmation of support from beyond. I hope it made you feel like a million bucks because you ARE beautiful! And, yes, please share more of your experiences! You have quite the fan club here. 😊
Date: 2017-10-23
Hawkseye-Thank you for your kind comments. I worry that I am a too verbose at times (which is typical for me!). I also hope this isn't the last hug from beyond! I certainly want a few more. 😊

Hi Jubeele-Thank you so much for the hug! It "felt" good! Sending hugs back to you! I am constantly surprised by the abilities of those who have passed on. After giving this more thought, I find it interesting that I felt my grandfather's hug now, as I imagine my he has likely done this more than once if he has been with me my whole life. Maybe I passed off previous attempts as hot flashes! LOL Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and for sending kindness my way. ❤

Emmaline-Hi neighbor! I am sorry you know this kind of pain, too. No one should have to go through it. It does make you stronger in some ways as you need to put one foot in front of the other and carry on, but keeping your heart open can be a challenge, as you have indicated. And I do feel that my grandfather is proud of me--thank you for bringing that up. In a reading a year or so ago, I was told that he was standing in front of a wall filled with my degrees, career triumphs and personal accomplishments (including my amazing son), saying "Look at all of these!" Ha! In some ways, these accomplishments are a bit of an "up yours" to my father. Not the most mature feeling, I know, but it feels kind of good to flip the bird his way sometimes. 😁 I so appreciate the support you sent my way, especially the HUG! Sending big hugs back to you! ❤ Thank you! PS: LOVE your stories! Please keep them coming!

Hi Augusta-Big thanks to you for sharing your experiences and comments on this website! I have been a fan for some time (we seem to have a similar disposition) and did read your stories. Love them! I am so happy that you feel your grandparents near you, especially considering the issues with your father. I am sorry you went through that. I dare say WHAT A FLIPPING JERK! (and I assume that is an understatement) You are correct - the ability to procreate doesn't mean a person will be a good parent. My father spent years screaming about the injustice of my "alienation" and how he "didn't do anything to deserve this." Made me sick to my stomach. I am beginning to think that the guidance from my grandfather is one of the reasons I had and continue to have the strength to move forward. There have been so many times when I wondered how in the world I was able to keep going and push further ahead. Sometimes that "drive" didn't feel like my own, if that makes sense. Considering you have had similar experiences, have you ever felt this way? The amazing hug I received from my grandfather made his presence so real, which leads me to believe he has been lifting me up for years. I imagine your grandparents have been doing the same for you! Thank you for sharing your own personal experiences. I am inspired by them. ❤
I agree with Augusta on all points. You should trust your instincts on this. If you think and feel that it was your friend giving you a sign, then trust that it was. It sounds like his personality based on what you shared. Also, praying or talking to your friend is a healthy thing to do. It helps with the grieving process and provides some comfort as you deal with the loss. I talk to my departed loved ones on a daily basis and they sometimes respond in a way that is meaningful to me, just as your fun-spirited friend did for you. Thanks for sharing!
Hi All--Thank you so much for commenting!

Manafon--Funny you should bring up the point about whether the precaution/instructions were for the deer in addition to me. That thought did cross my mind after posting the story. I am with you that it was probably both! Also funny is how the Native American chant I was listening to always stands out when I think of this situation. I hadn't listened to anything like that before and I fell in love with the music after. Good for the soul! One of my favorite albums is Scott Fitzgerald's "All One Tribe." I bought it a year or so after the "voices" came into my life (and all I listened to back then was pop music). Something about the music just resonates with me. Thanks for giving me an additional perspective to consider!

DarkStar--Yes, repeated statements from disembodied voices is something difficult to ignore! I still look back on it with bewilderment. Even though I believe in the spirit world and all the fun and sometimes scary things that can happen, I am still amazed by it. Thanks for commenting!

Valkricry--The multiple voices in unison still baffles me. Makes me wonder if multiple voices only show up for me in very dangerous situations (or they need to yell at me like that because of my thick skull). It happened one other time in a serious situation. Outside of that, I am the crazy person that hears one disembodied voice at a time.:-)

DandK--Thank you so much for sharing your story. I know it was a long time ago, but I am so sorry about your grandmother. Loss is so difficult, especially when it is unexpected. I am happy to hear that your regret has turned into compassion. It is a shock to hear a disembodied voice in your head (or around you) for the first time. What do you have to compare it to, really? I listened to the voices because I was scared out of my mind, not because I thought I was in danger of hitting deer. I think as we get older, it becomes easier to follow our intuition and pay attention to the inner voices (whether they belong to us or not). We are so distracted when we are young! Thanks again for sharing!

Wish-Not--I totally understand the "fright" factor! I have to literally sit on myself when strange things happen. My first reaction is that I want to RUN like the wind or close my eyes and just wish it away. My heart ends up in my throat and beats faster than Alex Van Halen doing his amazing drum solo during a Van Halen concert (during the 80s... Totally dating myself here). It's just recently that I am more comfortable in finding my voice and talking back to those I don't see. I am having much more fun with it now, but I still freak out inside. I find that breathing helps! LOL Also, I wanted to point out that I live in Texas now. As this was my first story submission, I was a little confused on what to choose location-wise with the "location of the story" option when I submitted it. I may have misunderstood, but chose Missouri because that's where it took place. But, Kansas City is my hometown! Go ROYALS! Like you said, the deer are everywhere. I hate driving late at night there during the fall. It gets dangerous. BTW--Arkansas is such a cool place! I have a lot of friends who dig for crystals there.:-) Thank you so much for the warm welcome!

Tace--Thank you for your kind words. Yes, it is such a good thing to have guardian angels. I wonder what my life would have turned out to be without them keeping me out of trouble!

Many thanks again to all for the comments! I joined YGS last December when I was recovering from foot surgery. I had some time to read many of your stories and previous comments. Your contributions helped me feel a little more comfortable in my own skin (and provided some smart entertainment at times--there are some amazing personalities on here!). Thank you for sticking your necks out there. It helps the rest of us.:-)
Thanks so much Miracles! So true about the perplexity of hearing voices without seeing the people they are attached to. Major head-scratcher (and frightening when you are not used to such things)! Thankfully they patiently and emphatically got through to me. I am still impressed by the willful nature of my youth.:-)

I appreciate your comments. This unnerving experience turned out to be so meaningful in my life, even today.