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2017-04-29
Sri Lanka
 
I'm a simple kind of a
Man. I live a very simple life here in the capital city suburbs of Sri Lanka. It's a small sunny Island, situated in the Indian ocean. You can find it in a map if you look for a shape of a tear drop to the south from India (just below). It's a beautiful, (for the most part) a natural country. We are a friendly, easy going and welcoming bunch of people.
I Like the ocean, the beach, the sky (cosmology and the stuff), dogs and some people too.
I can't say I'm fine tuned to the paranormal stuff, but every now and then, I think I do experience them.

Hoping to tell you more about me and my country later on.
 
Ghost Stories from stargeezer

The House In The Swamp on 2018-01-24

Long time ago I used to live in a small town called Negombo. It's on the western coast of Sri Lanka. It was a simple cozy little town where almost everyone knew everyone or everyone knew someone who knew everyone. It's a fishing town where most people are are Roman Catholic and you could find many h...

Phantom Smell? on 2017-05-10

Greetings from the sunny Island! Hope you all are being haunted only by friendly ghosts, not the really bad ones! ☺ Please bear with me on my English, it's not my first language. Hope I'm still be able to get my story across to you clearly. Well... This story is not one of my personal experienc...

Last 20 posts from stargeezer
Date: 2018-02-17
Hi Pinka,
Sorry about you Mamma! Don't we all miss our grans. I'd lost all mine. Two of which I dearly loved, from my mothers side. My other grand mother who wasn't so close. And I was unlucky enough not to ever meet and know my paternal grandfather. Maybe even my old man feel somewhat the same because he hardly talks about him. He had lost him when he was really young. So for me my old man is also my paternal grandfather. Love and loads of respects to the man. He was the most courageous man who'd raised eight young siblings and 3 of us kids!
As you've said Pinka, we have to love and cherish them while we're/they're here. And make sure you spoil your grand kids to the fullest until their parents hate you!
Really liked the way you have described your childhood. I can very much relate. You have had a wonderful one thanks to Mamma. May her rest in peace!
Geezer
Date: 2018-02-03
Hi Piumi,
Thanks and glad you find it interesting. Also glad that you've avoided an accident (assuming it was a real woman who's not so good in the thinking department). Was it day time when this happened? Even then my guess is in 10 sec's a lot could happen. I'm not simply dismissing your idea it was something paranormal. Just my opinion. Also I think if it was a haunting it would have been known to many by now. It's a small place you see. And I have an old friend from around that area, I'll ask him weather there's a crazy woman roaming the area, if I find his phone number.

Also I've read your story couple of days ago. Good that it's all sorted out. Hope you're getting along with your mother in law.
Geezer
Date: 2017-06-09
Hi Tweed,
Sorry 4 the late. Thanks for the info!
maybe it's not a barn owl. But it definitely hoots and is an owl of some sort. May be a escaped pet owl as you suggest. By the way, do owls make good pets? They are super cute and all but their behavior? I'm thinking to have one or two.
Well this one had mostly a white face and grey bits around its face. The size of a large pigeon with a very large head.
By the way When I did a quick research back then Google told me that owls tend to follow big animals like us for sport!
Curiouser...curiouser. Ha ha
Geezer
Date: 2017-06-04
Owl from the cemetery!

Hi Guys,
Thought you might find this interesting! I find it fascinating!

Normally I prefer to walk home after a stressful workday or the pub after dark. The by-road leads to my yard is quiet, peaceful and relaxing. And after around 11pm there'd be no traffic. It takes about half hour to reach home if I don't rush.
This happened to me tonight as it has had been occasionally in the past. From the main road I start my walk. After about 4minuets of waking I have to pass a small cemetery with its crematorium. And a children's play area on either side. (Sometimes I slow down here to see any ghosts etc. No such luck so far) This is from where the owl starts to follow me. (There are tall trees, less houses, ideal for birds and other critters) Well, it doesn't actually follow me, it sort of leads me to where I'm going! It flies ahead of me and waits for me perched on a wire/branch which are across the road. Sometimes very low, I can see it's eyes staring into mine as it waits for me. It's a cute white and grey owl (maybe a barn owl). As soon as I cross it, it flies to the next spot! As if it knows where I live and guides me there! It comes with me to my garden and hoots until dawn on our mango tree. Tonight it managed to scare away my neighbours African grey (parrot) which had found refuge in our mango tree ever since it escaped its cage few days ago! Even my dog hates it. And my aunt thinks it's evil! I think it's cute and they just do this when they're full.

Usually my dog Paddi gets exited and gets all ready to greet me when I get about three to four hundred metres closer to home. But on the nights when the owl is escorting me, she gets on her predatory mode hackles raised and growling. Then my aunt usually says, Oh he's bringing the owl again! And gets ready to shoo it away. (my kids enjoy seeing her worked up) I'd have to shush my dog from barking at the tree after I get in my yard.

Even though it's not scary, my Aunt thinks it brings bad luck or may be even death to the neighbourhood! This had being happening for almost an year now. Let's say once every two or three months. The later it gets at night, rarer the chances of me missing it.

Apart from the eerie feeling it brings by its hooting in the dead of the night, I think it won't bring us any bad luck! Has any of you had been followed by these night watchers? Also I would like to know about opinions of different cultures regarding owls.

Thanks,
Geezer
Date: 2017-06-01
Melda,
Oops! Sorry about the jumble. It's not that I've forgotten your point on submitting separate entries, I'm on my phone. So please bear with me this one time.
Thanks
Date: 2017-06-01
Hi Melda,
Thanks for the advise. I appreciate it. I agree about the fact that we need to talk. But the boys being, exactly what they are it's not easy. But they are close to my aunt and her beliefs. Which I think Is a good thing.
About the spiritual part, as I said before, I always had some presence of something before. A guardian of some sort? But I think I left it or vice versa when I left the country. Out of curiosity; is there any way I could know about this. I Guess it's impossible given that it's no longer there anymore.
Kids don't say much about this. But my aunt is praying about what ever she think is wrong.

Melda, Tweed,
Back to agriculture. Ha ha. I still think there's something weird about the soil (I plan to get it tested for ph levels?). Because all 5 houses and lands on our cul-de-sac are identical. Apart from few renovations (a housing scheme). My neighbour is really good with trees/plants etc. She has 2 avocados' full of fruit on season (which the seed for our tree was from)
So for my tree to find a mate for pollination could've been simple. We have visiting bees too! But it's just stood there for more than a decade giving only one bulb! So we chopped it off. Also considering our fruit crazy mutt. Just in case the curse get lifted ha ha.
And for the passion fruit, they just need the occasional watering and sun, which we have all year around. And they're considered as a pesky weed in some parts. Simply gives fruits the amount of its leaves! Very good to look at. But chillies doing not so bad at all and lime!

Wow! Do you have mynahs over there too. I thought they're native to Sri Lanka only. Wonder how they'd migrated? Or the other way around may be. Guess they simply exist on warm weather. It's not considered a pest over here though. But our farmers hate the parrots. Even in Australia if I'm not wrong. Once I saw a documentary about these gorgeous, colourful parrots destroying a city in Australia. Crops and even power lines! Lol

And yeah I think I could do the cleansing ritual you have mentioned. I also have inquired some more details from Mr. Rook and waiting on it.
Regards,
Geezer
Date: 2017-06-01
Hi BeautInside,
Thank you very much for commenting! And for willing to bother your dad to help me! Really appreciate it. How lucky you are being able to eat fresh fruit from the most trusted way possible. I'm sure your little man and your little doll loves rummaging through their granddads garden with their pockets full!

I'm sorry for the late reply. I was holding it thinking maybe I can ask your dad some advice about growing grape fruit. (From the seeds-not from clippings) I know it sounds silly but I'd have to travel quite far to get grape vine clippings and I really like making it grow from the seed. I've done a bit of googling and managed to grow few plants. (I froze them in the fridge for a month and buried them) But they all withered and died after a moth or so.

No pressure, whenever you have time, Please tell him that it's a garden from the tropics. Here in Sri Lanka we don't really have a four season type climate. We have summer the whole year around and the monsoon season. Ha ha. How lucky we are! But believe me it's boring. Hope we'd have a winter like in Europe, every five years or so. Lol. So generally we have the mighty sun pretty much the whole year.
And yes I agree with you and not very pleased with myself for jumping Mack.
Regards,
Geezer
Date: 2017-06-01
Hi L_Melb,
Yeah it's terrible weather down here. It was much needed, months worth rain coming down hard within a day or two. Hope it'll go away soon. Luckily we are fine, thanks Mel!
I'll definitely consider the phases of the moon on my next batch. All this time I was only focusing on the sun, I think this could change things around on my garden! If the moon can lift the tide it surely can help a plant. Thank you for this info. Can't believe I missed this point all this time. Don't think I almost forgot to thank your comment, May be I was keeping the best ones for last.

Hi Myst,
Congrats on your new garden, the house too! Hope you'll have a massive harvest! And thaks for the info.

Regards,
Geezer
Date: 2017-05-31
Hi Miracles, Tweed,
About the age thing. I'm 38. I know I should have said late thirties on my profile. The thing is I kind of dread becoming 40yrs old, which I think represents middle age. But ygs thinks middle age starts at late thirties it seems. Guess I didn't grow up after late twenties/early thirties. My last 10yrs flew so very fast!

Tweed,
I said I'd like to know what the joke's about if it's not on me. Ha ha. Even then I'm capable of laughing at me without taking offence. Never mind that...
In general; The reason for wanting to know and learn jokes/offensives of other cultures is, as English being my second language, I could avoid a world of embarrassment and to avoid coming out offensive when I talk/write. I know you guys are understanding and patient about this, specially Melda! But pointing them out sometimes may help people like me Nah?
Thanks,
Geez
Date: 2017-05-31
Hi Macknorton,
Good that you're cool. Hope I didn't put you in a foul or fowl mood either.
Regards,

Hi Tweed,
Would like to know the funny bit I wrote without knowing. (Embarrassed look, my face) if it's a at me joke, I wouldn't want to know lo.
Regards,
Geezer
Date: 2017-05-31
Ladies,
Running away with gardening! What about the poor chap needs help. Lol
Just kidding!
I love planting things too (specially seeds) and watch them grow regardless of the harvest in my case A form of Stress killer to me.
Date: 2017-05-31
Macknorton,
Sorry mate! My sincere apologies. I have to admit I mistook your advice for sarcasm. Re-reading your comment and Meldas made me realise I was way out and you have actually tried to help. My bad and sorry!
As an excuse for my haste (I really shouldn't) I just had a argument with my aunt before reading your comment. (which proves your point even more. Oops!) And the reason I came here is to discus and get some support from people who have similar beliefs and experience without getting laughed at. Generally you'll get just that if you say stuff about paranormal to my mates or to my Christian relatives.
I admire your courage and being strong through hardship at a very young age. I try to make my kids the same in the future. And no I'm not going to kick them out lol.

Hope you accept my apologies.
Regards,
Geezer
Date: 2017-05-30
Hi Macknorton,
Thank you for your efforts. But with all due respect, I think you need to re-evaluate your psychic abilities about predicting things. And stick to being a logical skeptic.
I'm an older man who don't have the luxury of living under parents like you probably have. They left this place more than 10 years ago after my wife died, urging us to leave as well. But we stayed. I live with my 2 sons and one of my aunts. And we are not a bickering bunch. More on the stoic side to be honest. And definitely not on the sad side that goes on deciding things for the next man. We are a ok' family in our own way, holding it together.
I'm happy that the pastor's antics was able to make you laugh. He had said he can only see things as they are, not being able to do anything bout it was my bad luck. He was on the shift that day mind you and I'm still wondering how he managed to be accurate. Because I still haven't been able to find a useful psychic!
I'm taking your advice on not to worry and maybe go on more vacations with the boys. By the way some hands are good with plants, while some could kill them by the touch. I used to be good with the soil.
Anyways I'm not here to argue with anyone, would rather go feed my chickens, I'm here just to get some spiritual insight on things I don't really understand. Hope I am not at the wrong place.
Geezer
Date: 2017-05-30
meant to say 'hear' instead of 'here' at the end bit of first paragraph. Sorry
Date: 2017-05-30
Hi all,
Sorry it's not an update of my story. Since It's not a scary story I've decided to put it here. Please be kind enough to submit any suggestion. It's something to do with my house I live in. I would like to here your take on it.
I think the house we live in is cursed or dead (don't know how else to put it). It's become malignant over the years so to speak. Nobody's happy and everybody's kind of hostile to each other often (family counseling? We are happy and normal when out of the house, even on long vacations together).
I can't sense any spirits or ghosts present in here at all. Because I am able to and they had been present on almost all the places we used to live (I'd like to share them with you later on). So I'm beginning to think maybe that's the reason. The lack of spirits? Maybe they were good spirits after all even through somewhat scary at times?
I had been away (abroad) from my folks for about 5 years and they'd switched to this house during that time.
Also there's something weird about the soil in the garden. We have a garden around the house, somewhat big enough to plant a few big trees. The thing is, everything grows and blossoms but doesn't bear fruits. Even weird was, for instance, we had 3 plants (Avocado, mango, passion fruit) all of them grew up, blossomed but each gave only a fruit each! Gets weirder; My aunt had seen a pastor (who is psychic) once about our house and he had asked her why there's only one passion fruit on the whole vine? My Aunt hadn't visited us for years, came down to see the only fruit after so many years! And the pastor had not come up with any suggestions of what to do about the house.
It's a beautiful house on a quiet cul-de-sac with very good neighbours. I really want to keep it.
Do you think maybe I should somehow try to conjure back the spirits I had in my previous places? Is there any way of going at it? Please help.
Geezer
Date: 2017-05-28
Hi L_Melb,
Thanks Mel! I'm glad you think so. Thought I was being birdbrained asking that. Lo
On the up side, I'm on my tenth post here. Guess I'll be able to do some good karma from now onwards lol.
Geezer
Date: 2017-05-25
Hi Rookdygin,
First, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family! And my apology for jumping your comments thread in order to get some advice from you. I could have emailed you but I thought Melda and others may find your answer helpful. I have posted my question to you on the thread under my story, (www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=24550) hoping you would come across it. So I'm copy pasting the same including the reply to Melda.
Apart from the plan to cleanse the place in question in my story, I'm also planning to do the ritual in my home.
About the house; I don't know how to put it. Let's say... This house we currently live just doesn't feel right. It feels, dead. I'm not suggesting to the general stresses in life here. Or any evil haunts and the like. (Mind you, in almost all the houses we used to live before had some sort of spiritual x-factor to them. Sometimes spooky even. May be the lack of it is the problem here) My family even had few pastors come over and pray regularly. But still it's the same. So I thought of trying out your method of cleansing, for good luck and to make this house a home! Kindly be patient on my English as well as my rambling please.
Here's my question (the copy);
"Hi Melda,
Thanks for being a great help by asking Rook the same thing I've been wondering and meaning to ask myself. And thanks for doing it on this thread instead anywhere (for I would have missed it)
Hope the cleansing you're planing works out well!
Regards,
Geezer
Hi Rookdygin,
Hope you are seeing this. (Sorry, I'm new to this site and don't know how it works; whether you get an alert coming your way since I'm just mentioning your name here and not using a tag or anything)
First, thank you for the explanation given below to Melda, which I find most helpful.
I was hoping may be you can help me out on one more thing please. Does one needs to be physically, as well as mentally pure (at least to a certain level;since its almost impossible to be 100% there') in order for a meditative ritual to be effective?
I.e. I have been practicing simple meditation along with yoga workouts, which I find really helpful in finding inner peace. On and off of course. It's during these bouts that I've found out that staying sober (no smoking, alcohol or other substances) helps out a lot. (I'm trying to quit smoking, again) And these meditations I do are non religestic. Being not a fan' of indoctrination myself, even though I come from a Christian background.
Hope I'm not talking about two totally different things here."

Also read your story above. It's quite fascinating actually. Going to read the rest of your stories.
Thanks and regards,
Geezer
Date: 2017-05-22
Hi Augusta,
So sorry to hear about your loss! I know I'm a bit late on this and hope I'm not bringing back sad memories of grief, just when you're getting over your loss. Being a dog lover myself, I know how hard it is to lose a loved one and hardest it is to be there when they pass over.
If it's any consolation, think about the happy memories you and Peanut had all those years! I'm sure you definitely would have taken excellent care of her during her stay in your home. I admired the fact that you snuck her out from her eventual death and gave her a happy home for her for 5 years. Even though I'm a dog person, I do like cats and had adopted a few throughout my life. I find their mysterious character interesting. And they do have that cute arrogant way about them!
I'm sure Peanut is in a good place. I believe all animals do because they are so pure and innocent.
They are fine tuned with nature. So they accept life to the fullest and death too. No pretence or ignorance bull sh... In between, like us human lot most often do!
Hope this'll cheer you up. (a quote from the web) If you put your dog and your significant other in your car boot for some time, when you open it up you'll find who loves you the most! Lol
Hope you're back on the five miles a day routine! Keep it up!
Regards,
Geezer
Date: 2017-05-22
Hi Melda,
Thanks for being a great help by asking Rook the same thing I've been wondering and meaning to ask myself. And thanks for doing it on this thread instead anywhere (for I would have missed it)
Hope the cleansing you're planing works out well!
Regards,
Geezer

Hi Rookdygin,
Hope you are seeing this. (Sorry, I'm new to this site and don't know how it works; whether you get an alert coming your way since I'm just mentioning your name here and not using a tag or anything)
First, thank you for the explanation given below to Melda, which I find most helpful.
I was hoping may be you can help me out on one more thing please. Does one needs to be physically, as well as mentally pure (at least to a certain level;since its almost impossible to be 100% there') in order for a meditative ritual to be effective?
I.e. I have been practicing simple meditation along with yoga workouts, which I find really helpful in finding inner peace. On and off of course. It's during these bouts that I've found out that staying sober (no smoking, alcohol or other substances) helps out a lot. (I'm trying to quit smoking, again) And these meditations I do are non religestic. Being not a fan' of indoctrination myself, even though I come from a Christian background.
Hope I'm not talking about two totally different things here.
Thanks,
Geezer
Date: 2017-05-18
Hi BeautInside,
Thanks for reading my rather long story. Appreciate your input.
I agree with you on suicidees, they are mostly introverts who blame themselves for things gone wrong. I think the loved ones who are around these unfortunate bunch should be very careful and be caring. Sadly most of the time these people don't have loved ones so to speak. They definitely should keep away the booze or any other substance.
And yeah in Mr K's case, suicide wasn't the plan. The rumour has it, he wasn't even intoxicated. He should have thought about his family before pulling a stunt like that. So having to 'go' when you're not planning or ready to go is terrible. The spirit of such a person may have a tough time deciding what's next!
Thanks for the compliment, but others helped in as well. I just got it started, that's all. Wish I was there few moments early.
Regards,
Geezer