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Fred The Poltergeist


Perhaps the ghost that I first encountered when my abilities were developing was a simple (but tetchy!) man named Fred. The specifics of how we met and became acquainted have sadly been lost in my memory.

Only very recently has Fred opened up and been willing to talk to me. His full name is Frederic Smith and he was a native of London, England. He had a younger sister named Margaret, but can't recall who his parents were or most of his childhood. He said that when he was about 18, he received "The Shilling." I didn't know what he meant, so I turned to Google. During King George's reign, young, unemployed men would be forced into joining the Royal Army. It was known as "Getting the King's Shilling." Fred said he didn't mind the service. It gave him something to do for a couple years, not to mention a steady paycheck.

He once mentioned he knew me in a past life through his sister. According to him, I was a prostitute named Rebecca. He claims he doesn't know any details about my life and gets very irritable when I ask.

Finally, Fred died in early autumn, probably around 1790. He was murdered in the back alley of a pub for his money (what little he had on him). He was about 35-40 years old.

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cookie123 (19 posts)
13 years ago (2011-06-14)
Wow. I agree that the information InvestigatorHAWK gave was a little TOO MUCH for my taste. Try toning it down a little and check your eras. That time range was completely different from the 1700's. Just think about what you put down before you actually put it down. By the way, NICE copy and pasting skill!
❤ cookie123 ❤
P.S. I'm not trying to criticize you but, did you even READ the story? It sounds to me like you just looked at his name and searched for him on Google. I could do WAY better than that. 😁
The-Red-Daisy (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-19)
Oh wow... Take it easy HAWK. As I said, Frederick Smith was born around 1750 and died around 1790. Your fellow is totally out of historical context for the information I gave. Try harder next time, m'kay? 😁
whitebuffalo (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-18)
Also... (nodding at DCinAZ) A King's Shilling: late 18th Century or early 19th... Hardly would support service in 1959.
Thank you
DCinAZ (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-18)
[InvestigaterHawk], Take it easy buddy, bringing up the service record of some name in a story you may have questions about is just a little too "pushy" for my taste. Besides, the information you slapped down onto this page can be debunked as easily by me as you seem to think you've done. The last name of SMITH? Wow! THAT must have been hard to find! It was probably more difficult to choose WHICH Fred Smith to use. Apparently you just couldn't resist using the one with the LONGEST military history attached. (yawn) Not impressed by people who try to get too smarmy with their cut and paste jobs. OVERKILL, ever heard of it? Maybe if you had found a Fred Smith that matched his year of death, country of origin, or even cause of death I'd say you might be on to something, but you didn't, so you're not. Don't get to thinking you're the only one who can pick up on the B.S., you're not, after all... I found you didn't I? (Nice badge. Again, OVERKILL) 😐
InvestigatorHAWK (9 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-17)
This is the REAL SMITH and where the "inspiration" for this story came from.

Frederic Harrison Smith, Jr. Was a United States Air Force four star general who served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe (CINCUSAFE) from 1959 to 1961; and Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force (VCSAF) from 1961 to 1962.

Smith was born at Fort Monroe, Virginia, in 1908. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated a second lieutenant of Field Artillery, June 13, 1929.

Smith's first assignment was that of student officer at the Air Corps Primary and Advanced Flying Schools at Brooks and Kelly Fields, Texas. After receiving his wings, he was transferred to the Army Air Corps in December 1930.

His first Air Corps assignment was at France Field, Panama Canal Zone, where he served with the 63rd Service Squadron and the 24th Pursuit Squadron until December 1932. Smith then returned to the U.S. For assignment to the 41st School Squadron at Kelly Field, Texas, in January 1933.

From 1936 to 1939, following three years as flying instructor at Kelly Field, Captain Smith served as senior aeronautical inspector for the Panama Canal, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone. He also acted as advisor on aviation matters to the Governor of the Panama Canal.

In late 1939, Captain Smith returned to the States as operations officer of the 36th Pursuit Squadron. A few months later he became its commander at Langley Field, Virginia.

Within a year after Captain Smith assumed his first command, he was appointed commanding officer of the Eighth Pursuit Group, Seventh Pursuit Wing, at Mitchel Field, New York.

In January 1942, Lieutenant Colonel Smith took his Eighth Pursuit Group to the Southwest Pacific. Later in the year he left the pursuit group to become chief of staff of the advanced echelon of the newly activated Fifth Air Force.

Following two years of combat service in the Pacific, Brigadier General Smith was transferred to the European Theater of Operations, where he served as deputy senior Air Staff officer and chief of operations of the Allied Expeditionary Air Forces, based in England.

During the fall of 1944, Brigadier General Smith returned to the U.S to become deputy chief of Air Staff at Headquarters, Army Air Force, Washington, D.C. He returned to the Southwest Pacific in February 1945 to direct the Fifth Fighter Command.

At the end of the war Smith was ordered to Washington for duty in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans, at Army Air Force Headquarters. He served there in the Special Organizational Planning Group until March 1946.

In April 1946, he was appointed chief of staff of the Strategic Air Command at Andrews Field, Maryland, and in February 1947 became national commander of the Civil Air Patrol.

On October 10, 1947, following establishment of United States Air Force Headquarters, General Smith was appointed chief of the Requirements Division under the director of Training and Requirements Division in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.

Major General Smith was appointed assistant for programming in that office in February 1948, a position he held until August 14, 1950. He was then named commanding general of the Eastern Air Defense Force, Stewart Air Force Base, New York.

Smith became vice commander of the Air Defense Command, Ent Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado on March 1, 1952. He served there until June 20, 1956, when he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and again joined the Fifth Air Force, this time as its commander.

On July 1, 1957, concurrently with a reorganization of the United States Forces in the Pacific Area, General Smith, as commander of the Fifth Air Force, was also appointed commander of the United States Forces, Japan.

In September 1958, General Smith returned to the U.S. To assume command of the Air Training Command, with Headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He arrived in Germany in August 1959 to take command of the 4th Allied Tactical Air Force and the United States Air Forces in Europe.

On July 1, 1961 Smith assumed duties as vice chief of staff, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. He retired from the Air Force on September 1, 1962 and died on May 28, 1980.

His awards and decorations included the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Ribbon, Commander of British Empire, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with six oak leaf clusters, American Campaign Medal.
blue_raven80 (13 stories) (338 posts)
14 years ago (2010-11-21)
That is a great story. Looking forward to the next one. By the way, have you asked why he hasn't moved to the light yet?
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
14 years ago (2010-11-18)
Very interesting, I'm assuming things are going to go a bit haywire in your next submission?😕
The details you have received already is mind blowing that is great gift you have there The-Red-Daisy. Look forward to your next submission.

Thanks for sharing.

cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
14 years ago (2010-11-18)
Well maybe in time he will be able to tell you more about that time and his relationship with the person you were in that life. Please keep us posted. Thanks 😊
The-Red-Daisy (guest)
14 years ago (2010-11-18)
[at] snowhite

Yes, I hear his voice. It's accented and very rough and growly, like he smoked or drank a lot.

[at] cosmogal926
He doesn't know why he's in America at all, but I'm not sure if it's because of me or not. He doesn't like me asking about that life.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
14 years ago (2010-11-18)
I find this very interesting. Fred was a native of and died in London England. I know you said that you can't remember how and where you met Fred, but do you know how and why his spirit is in the US? Is it because of the connection to you?
jzinck (4 stories) (54 posts)
14 years ago (2010-11-18)
I Think it is amazing how you have that ability to communicate. I'm interested in how you communicate with this man as well. And if others come to you for help?
snowhite (203 posts)
14 years ago (2010-11-18)
How did you communicate with Fred? Can you hear his voice? From the way he talked, your previous life must be English too.

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