This story is really just a long question. I am 50 years of age and grew up knowing ghosts were real. My mother often saw ghosts and did not believe that she should hide this from her children. However I have only seen ghosts a couple of times and it is always when I am caught off guard, as in turning to quickly or moving fast as in a car and catching something as I pass.
As a young child (7 or 8) I had an episode of sleep paralysis (which is inherited but I was adopted so it did not come from my mom who raised me), complete with evil hallucination standing by my bed. I worked around that from that night until forever by having insomnia. But since that night it is only by accident that I see ghosts. Is it possible to block out ghost encounters and can I unblock them?
The first time I saw a ghost by accident. I was 15 and sitting in the living room watch TV with my friends, behind me was the open doorway to my parents' bedroom. As I was sitting there, into my peripheral vision moves a white gown that was shaped like a person which then disappeared into the wall. Almost the instant she vanished my mom was behind me and said "What did you need?" I just shook my head and she said "I heard you yell mom" I shook my head again and she said "You saw the ghost didn't you?" I just nodded. Mom said "Yea I have seen her a few times too." and she went back to bed.
The second time I was at about 17 years of age and we were driving past a row of houses. As we passed one house I happened to look over into the backyard of a house and sitting in a chair with a small table covered in a doily was a woman in a long black dress that covered to her wrists and had a high neckline with sunbonnet to match. A thought flashed they must be taking old time photos but there was not a photographer. I asked mom, who was driving, if she saw that lady and she said no but asked me to describe the lady, which I did.
A few days later we had gone out to visit my grandma (mom's mom) and on her wall in a small frame no bigger than a 3x5 card was the lady I saw in the yard of the house. I told mom "That's the lady I saw." Turned out the picture was of my great grandmother.
I have not seen a ghost since, I have heard them but have not seen them. Is there a way to unblock?