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Newtown Wandering Ghost on 2017-07-24

I've lived in an old worker's semi-detached cottage in Newtown since 1993. The house is over a 100 years old, and in a historic inner-city suburb. I bought the house because it had such good and positive energy and there have never been any paranormal issues while living here. In late 2003, when...

Weird Experience In Hotel Room on 2017-07-24

I've had paranormal experiences since I was a child, having a special gift of precognition and very accurate intuition. When I was younger I found these experiences frightening, but the older I get the more laid back I am about things and just find them interesting. I also have a very healthy scepti...

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Date: 2017-07-28
As per what others have said the OB is NOT a toy and most definitely should not be used for entertainment purposes. You have to close the board down per RedWolf's instructions and you also have to ask the spirits to leave at the end of the session. There are specific ways to dispose of boards and planchettes (you have to separate them).

Anyone who engages in any type of spirit work goes through rigorous grounding, protection and cleansing rituals before and after engaging with those in spirit. It is a very time consuming process and extremely necessary, and takes years of training and practice. Basically using a OB is like conducting a type of séance where you are summoning spirits. They may not be human spirits. It is a very unsafe occult practice. You can be plagued with back luck, depression and other mental illnesses, anger, or feelings of being out of control, as well as being subjected to frightening paranormal experiences.

If you haven't done so already, you should seek professional assistance. Expect to be told off.
Jetson - very interesting story. The Spanish Armada were in the English Channel and tried to unsuccessfully anchor in the Solent near Southampton / The Isle of Wight, before moving to Calais. The English fireship attack scattered the Armada, with a subsequent battle at Gravelines, from which the Armada withdrew north, where most of the remaining fleet was destroyed.

I can't help thinking this was some sort of warning, as this was a resounding defeat for Spain.
justmenoname what an interesting story and kind of funny too - a ghost hoard. It sounds like you have some sort of spiritual activity on the site. You could try white sage smudging and blessing the house yourself - it is relatively easy to do. If you know of any mediums you might be able to find out who it is and why they are there, and they might be able to persuade them to move on to somewhere more favourable.

In future when things go missing ask aloud (and politely), if you can have whatever is missing back.

My grandmother told me that things used to go missing and reappear in a cottage her family lived in when she was a child. They just accepted they had a tricky spirit.

My younger son has been talking about seeing faces and people in his room since he could first talk.
Date: 2017-07-28
Unexplained - it was quite theatrical. This would be one of the few times I've seen a spirit manifest visually. The first time the clothing was like a man would wear in the 1940's or 1950's - long coat to the knees and a hat. The second and final time was the grim reaper hooded cloak (sans the scythe of course). Just to put this in context - during the 1980's when AIDs first emerged there was a very famous public health television ad which featured the grim reaper. It was a very powerful ad and became part of Australian popular culture. It was a deliberate attempt to scare both of us. I thought it was hokey and clichéd and probably rolled my eyes, so not the reaction hoped for. Yes the murder happened in 1997, with the body not being discovered until 2002.
Date: 2017-07-28
BeautInside - my son was terrified. He was a bit of a lost soul himself at the time (puberty etc.) so must have been exuding that emotional state. I do wonder about those rocks. At the time I thought it was maybe someone with criminal intent trying to see if there were people at home, but it wouldn't happen repeatedly over the course of a year. My neighbour mentioned it on several occasions - he couldn't work it out and was quite uneasy about it. In a little postscript to this story, the person of interest in the inquest got off because there was not enough evidence to prove that he was involved in the murder (though the body was disposed on his daughter's industrial property). In 2010 his home was torched by persons unknown. It really brought home to me that this activity was happening due to a highly distressed spirit. Rather than being fearful the emotion should be one of compassion.
Date: 2017-07-26
DandK - fear does tend to escalate things I find. I would be very unnerved as well. Quite an interesting account. I had an interesting conversation with someone who investigates paranormal activity, and she talked about emotional states and energy. I find it quite fascinating.
This is a particularly funny Thai ad featuring a pantheon of traditional Thai ghosts:

DandK - you never know what's happened in a hotel room do you?
Manafon 1 - now seeing the lights switched on WOULD have freaked me out. I rented a house in the same suburb I live in now before buying our home, and I had a very sticky drawer in a chest of drawers violently pulled out one night. It woke me up and I just pulled the doona over my head and hid! Next morning that drawer was open so I didn't imagine it. The lights at the back of the house used to turn on of their own accord on occasion there as well.
L_Melb - I've thought about it abit and it seemed like my concern about security got played on the first night. I've only experienced that feeling three times, and in each case it was a deceased relative in spirit. My son was unaware of what happened the first night, and like I said I just put it down to some quirky electrical thing. There is no way I would share something like that with a child, especially when you are navigating your way in a completely different culture
lady-glow My son was a chronic bed wetter (young adult before he outgrew that habit!), and was an incredibly deep sleeper. It could take up to 20 minutes to half an hour to wake him up to prompt him to go to the toilet once he was asleep. As much as I would have loved him to get up and go in the middle of the night it never happened. We were really jet lagged so were totally out to the world.

Even hotels have spirit houses - they are much bigger than residential ones. I really quite like the idea of luring them away from the house.
Date: 2017-07-26
[at] Argette - my thoughts as well re: my son being close to the age of the young man. It was such a sad sad case, and in retrospect I could have been more compassionate to him. I did try to encourage him to move back to spirit, and it seemed to work. The only people that this boy could rely on in lived in the area, which is also why I think he was wandering around. Don't know if this is related but my next door neighbour and the people next to him had issues with stones being thrown on their roofs in the middle of the night. After writing this story and posting it I worked out that this was happening after the murder. The police were involved and everything and no-one could work out where the stones were coming from. It happened for about a year. My neighbour was really spooked by it. It was typical poltergeist activity. The woman next to him blew her stack one night and started screaming and shouting. It stopped after that.