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Broken Man


It's been awhile since I've posted here, mostly because life has gotten in the way. But it seems no matter how busy I get, I still find time to be haunted.

See, I used to be terrified of ghosts. And I'm not going to lie, they still frighten me. But recently I've found peace with the deceased, and instead of being terrified of them, I've learned how to coexistent with the paranormal.

For a long time now I've felt uneasy being in my laundry room, or in our garage. And I figured it was nothing, because most the time my imagination can run away with itself. And I was convinced that was actually what was going on, me just being paranoid, until something happened.

One night while I was doing some laundry I felt something weird, like someone was watching me. I ignored it, trying not to freak myself out. But while I was throwing some clothes in the dryer I dropped something, and when I turned to pick it up I saw something actually was behind me.

We have a small bathroom in a laundry room that has a sliding door. The door was open part way, and from within the darkness I saw a crouched, broken looking man, with twisted dark limps and bright silver eyes staring at me. Startled, I left the room, and tried to convince myself that I was just imagining things.

After that I've felt a presence from within the bathroom, and sometimes the laundry room. The laundry room door will open by itself, and if you're standing near the hall near the room something will stomp up behind you or tug on your clothing. To be honest I feel that this is not a nice entity.

I'll also hear noises coming from in there, and see a shadow creeping out from around the door at night when I'm alone. Once my mother got fed up with me complaining about it and stormed into the laundry room and demanded that whatever was in there leave. But all that happened was creepy occurrences happening in other places in the house. It holed up in my room for awhile before eventually returning the laundry room where it still resides.

This had been going on for a few months now, and I'm not worried about it harming anyone, because it's had plenty of chances and never acted on it. I don't know what it's goal is. Maybe it just liked my house and decided the out-of-order bathroom that it stays in is dark and empty enough to stay in.

That's not saying I wouldn't mind it leaving. I'm tired of getting up at night for a glass of water and being chased back into my room by a broken mangle of shadowy limps. So I guess if anyone has any practical ideas for how to get rid of something like that let me know. I'm not into the dramatics, like getting a priest of yelling verses from the bible. If there's a simple fix it'd be lovely to hear.

Thank You!

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umungu (guest)
11 years ago (2012-12-06)
ms shlain, do you know how to prepare a talisman? Would tying some rice in a bit of cloth help? How does salt work? Thanks,
Shlain (13 stories) (246 posts)
11 years ago (2012-12-06)
Ibex, when I was young and had issues with the paranormal my mother would pour salt into the corners of my room and across the threshold of my bedroom door. Its messy, but it worked for me 😉
squareface101 (1 stories) (14 posts)
11 years ago (2012-12-01)
Wow that sounds really frightening I for one woudnt want to be shased by ghosts umm I suggest ok this might sound slly you know try talkng to it 😕
Chrsw72 (22 posts)
11 years ago (2012-11-30)
You might want to talk to the entity. It sounds like a ghost who has not made it to the other side. We should always handle these types of situations with the utmost integrity. Tell "him" he is dead, and needs to go toward the light, to be embraced by his loved ones. If that doesn't work or activity get's more agressive, you can always make a batch of holy water. Place a bowl of water in the direct sun light for 3 hours... Move the bowl as the sun shifts to ensure it is in direct sun light. Sprinkle this around every part of the house inside and out... While gently asking the entity to leave. It des not seem like a dark entity so I wouldn't worry too much-but if it really scares you-you might want ot rry my suggestions!
samtillie (5 stories) (242 posts)
11 years ago (2012-11-30)
Your story freaked me out slightly, I hope you get it sorted, is there only you in your home that is experiencing this? X
ibex (24 posts)
11 years ago (2012-11-30)
dear shlain
Please share the methods you employ.
I read somewhere that salt is holy cause life originated in the oceans.
Do you know of any symbols or talismans that may help?
Yours truly
Shlain (13 stories) (246 posts)
11 years ago (2012-11-30)
I agree with ibex on the salt method. I've done it before although slightly different.

Try asking it what it wants. Sometimes they just want someone to be aware of them. Acknowledge it.

Thanks for sharing.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4458 posts)
11 years ago (2012-11-30)
Recipe for a Home Cleansing/Shielding... (allow for two or 3 days to complete)

Day one: Open all curtains window and doors with screens installed, let fresh air and sunshine into the home. Have all closets, cabinets and other 'dark spaces' open so that as much natural light as possible can enter those spaces. After 2-3 hours take a broom and 'sweep' out each room (this is symbolic and you do not have to really sweep) focus your thoughts on sweeping (pushing) out all negative energies / entities /thoughts. Close home up after completing each room of your home... Please do not forget your garage if you have one. (Optional) Light incense (sandalwood or Dragons-blood works well for me) and let aroma fill the home, and/or play a tape that contains your favorite Church/Positive, Upbeat (songs that give you good thoughts) songs before you begin sweeping.

Day two (or three): Once again open all curtains, windows and doors. Take a White candle (Optional) to the center most point of the home, sit on the floor and place candle in front of you. Light the candle (visualize a white ball of light) and then focus on the flame... Visualize the flame (white light) filled with positive thoughts, energy. (Say a prayer at this time if you so desire... Ask for cleansing positive energy to fill the candles flame/white light). Hold this 'image' in your mind and then visualize the flame (light) slowly expanding outward, visualize it filling the room your in, every corner and 'dark space'. Continue to visualize it's outer edges pushing away (burning away) any and all negative energies/entities out and away from each room in your home. Once you have visualized this flame (light) filling your entire home, picture it expanding to your property lines. Hold this image in your mind for a few moments then visualize 'anchoring' this flame (light) where you are sitting which is the center most point of your home. Once you have done this. Take a deep breath, relax a few moments and then blow out the candle. (If you didn't use a candle just let yourself relax a moment or two.) "

Now you can create a shield for yourself using the 'home shield' technique but instead of focusing on your home visualize the 'flame' simply surrounding you instead of your home... Best time to do this is after a nice shower using a rosemary scented soap (rosemary is good for purification and protection.)



***I do want to ask this***

Your a middle aged adult and you gave some descriptions... These descriptions...

"I saw a crouched, broken looking man, with twisted dark limps..."

"...being chased back into my room by a broken mangle of shadowy limps."

Do you mean limbs rather than 'limps'?

Asking from the fence,

ibex (24 posts)
11 years ago (2012-11-29)
mop your favorite room with salt water. Also have a bath with salt crystals dissolved in bath tub.
Now put on light coloured fresh clothes. Dab sandalwood or rose perfume on yourself.
Plop yourselve on yourfavorite couch after spraying it with perfumed water.
Now put on your favorite music. Tell yourselve stories albeit cool ones.
When you are relaxed take your attention to your heart. You will see a bright light there. This will expand to your body yours house and will eventually spread out to eternity.
The ugly thing will at this point will get burned up.
Avoid meat when doing this and dark clothes furniture to be removed.
Best wishes

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