Further to my previous story, Moonlight Encounter, I had mentioned that I had one other experience with my friends' older sister (Diane). I was 12 by this stage, it was 1980. While the details leading up to the event are fuzzy now, I found myself participating in a séance at Diane's' house with around 8 other people. It was a strange collection of people, some were my friends and others were her friends. While I know that Diane had had numerous séances previously, I can't speak for her friends, but I know my friends and I had not had a séance before.
We all sat at a large table with a candle in the center and were told to put our hands spread flat on the table in front of us with our thumbs touching and also touching the persons hand to each side so we were all linked together, we had to make sure that link wasn't broken, then focus our energies on the candle. Once we were all settled and focused, over and over Diane was asking for someone to communicate with us (I can't remember the exact words she used). To keep a long story short, eventually we could feel a change in the air, not exactly heavier but thicker, if that makes any sense. We all felt it; everyone was exchanging glances but remaining focused. Then, it was as though something was trying to work out who was the easiest target because watching around the table you could see one person after another just shift slightly in their seats and get an almost blank, dazed look in their eyes until it passed to the next person. For whatever reason, it got to me and stopped.
I remember it as though there was a door inside my soul that was blown open by a strong gust of wind. (Note: I am currently trembling while typing this, just recalling the experience in detail, it's been awhile!) It made me catch my breath and then begin to shake a lot. My last memory was Diane yelling to the people next to me to "keep the link!" Then it went dark.
I woke up very slowly and had been completely drained of energy to the point I could barely hold my head up but I looked around and saw everyone standing around me, some were crying and others were visibly shaken. I could see them talking to me but my hearing for some reason wasn't what it normally is, I had the taste of blood in my mouth and my hands were so itchy! I looked to Diane who was nursing me and she had an absolute look of panic in her face. It was then I realized that I had rosary beads around my neck.
When I regained normal functions, they all took turns in telling me that when I started shaking, the people next to me managed to cross over my hands, "keeping the link" while I "went into a trance". Apparently Diane had called my name and asked if I was ok, only to be answered by the voice of an old lady, saying "My name is Ruth (it's not!) And they haven't found me yet". Diane had asked numerous questions and, to cut a long story short, she (Ruth) had told them that she had been murdered and dismembered and her body had still not been found. Diane had put the rosary beads around me to try to get me to wake up as when I was trying to tell them her surname I was biting my tongue (hence the blood in my mouth!).
Diane had apparently tried looking into it to try to find some connection but as far as I know she never got anywhere with it. I didn't really hang around with Diane after that and neither I nor my friends who witnessed it will EVER be part of séance again.
Sorry for the length of the story, thanks for reading.