Hey guys, thanks to those of you who took the time to read my other post "Albert"!
I wanted to share some of my paranormal experiences in my childhood. It seems that now I've left puberty and my adolescent years, I haven't experienced anything for a couple of years, sadly. I do remember feeling lucky to have had these experiences, even though they can be pretty creepy. My post is a little long, here goes.
-Other than Albert, one of my first experiences I can remember is when I was visiting my Nan's grave with my Mum. I must have been very little, and it was a couple of years after she died. I heard a really happy, peaceful voice call my name. I was stood by some bushes and there were 2 ladies talking to each other behind these bushes, but it was mumbling and couldn't possibly have been them. It was clear as day crystal clear, like someone was right next to me (I don't really know how to explain it). My Mum looked up at me from tending to my Nan's grave and asked me what I was doing, and I said I heard a woman call my name and she didn't have a clue what I was on about. She was also 20 feet away from me and low on the ground, so she would have been almost shouting up to me to call my name. This voice was quiet and calm. I'm convinced it was my Nan from beyond the grave.
-At my Aunt's old house, I was sleeping in one of the spare rooms. It was the biggest room. One night I couldn't sleep, and I was very accustomed to sensing someone in a particular area of a room in general throughout my childhood. Usually, adults would pick up something in the same areas, and it was always where I sensed things. I was a human ghost hot spot, lol. Anyway, this night I sensed very strongly a ghost of a highwayman in the room with me. He was stood about 20-15ft away from me staring at me. He had on all black clothing, with a long black coat that went to his calves, almost ankles. He had on the typical tricorne hat that highwaymen wore and he was staring at me with his hands on his hips, his legs wide apart in a confronting manner and he had on black boots. I faced the wall shaking and eventually got to sleep with the duvet over my face.
Unsurprisingly, I never slept in that room again. I did see another ghost in the toilet opposite that room. One night, I was going to use the toilet when I saw the backs of someone's legs going into the toilet and them shutting the door. I heard the toilet flush, but nobody ever came out of the bathroom. The next day, I asked if anyone used the toilet and they all adamantly said "no". This figure had its back to me the whole time. My aunt told me that I saw a figure of an old lady walking down the hallway once and she's also seen her.
I have to be honest and say that I can't remember the old lady, but my Aunt is also gifted. She got mediums in from a spiritualist church and her hallway is a portal for ghosts to come through. A friend of my aunt's was at her house and went upstairs to use the toilet once and she's also seen a man up there and said hello to him thinking it's my Uncle and he never replied. He was going into the room that I saw the man in. She went downstairs to tell my aunt that she's seen my uncle and my aunt said there's nobody home except those two.
My aunt's also seen the man on multiple occasions, once when she got in from shopping, and she looked up the stairs to see him leaning on the banister of the top of the stairs staring at her, but when she looked up he backed off moving his head back from her as if he didn't want to be seen spying on her. She told him to go away. He did. There is a huge history of highwaymen in England.
-I lived with my Dad for a number of years, his house was so haunted. When we moved in, we were told that the house had a couple die in the Victorian times, and in those days, they'd lay your body out in the dining room/living room until the body was collected. It had a lot of activity there. My Stepmum and I have heard footsteps going up the stairs, like a heavy fat old man with boots on. Slow, creaking footsteps. My Dad is big, but he was at work that day. I've seen the ghost of a Victorian dressed woman gliding along the upstairs hallway past my room, very transparent, with a beautiful old-fashioned Victorian style dress traipsing behind her. She was staring straight ahead of her. I also saw a solid black figure in my room when I was in bed one night, but it didn't scare me at all. I actually felt quite safe around it. My Dad and Stepmum have seen figures there, my Dad's seen solid black figures in the kitchen when he got in late from work.
The most strangest experiences were when the whole family went to bed upstairs, the downstairs woke up. It was like the ghost family lived down there and recreated what we did but at night. Cupboards opening in the dining room (which was right underneath my room), people going up and down the stairs, walking around downstairs, banging noises and whispering/talking.
One night I woke up at 3am to hear people upstairs and the voices sounded exactly like my Dad's, stepmum's and stepbrothers. I was a little upset that they didn't wake me and were up so early at 3am not talking to me and also confused. I heard the bathroom door creaking and what I thought was them walking along the hallway, talking matter of fact with each other. We were going on holiday that day to Spain, so I thought perhaps that's why they somehow got up extra early. This was summer 2010. It did suddenly go silent after what felt like forever... That morning, I asked them all if they'd been up early and they all said no with a face as if to say, "Why would we be up at 3am without you?" It was very odd. The ghosts took on their exact voices, it sounded exactly like them. They were adamant that they were all asleep.
Many strange occurrences happened in that house. The conservatory always felt like people were sitting in the chairs watching you at night, only at night. I've seen a huge Rottweiler who's strong and was aggressive to other dogs run into the conservatory and bolt back out from something. Breathing has been heard from outside the bathroom door when you're in the bathroom. Orbs have been seen floating around, very strange activity.
-When I moved back to live with my Mum, we moved into a little flat in the town centre. Her room was awful, and I felt it had a very short man in it who felt nasty that was at the end of her bed. She used to have nightmares that someone stood over her in her dreams and she'd wake up screaming.
I had a dream once that there was a ginger haired man in my bedroom doorway smiling at me watching me protectively. He had on one of those knitted Y top things that old men wear over a shirt. It was really sunny in my dream and the sun shine in all around him. I woke up straight away, and it was sunny in my room away, the time was 10am. It was like I was seeing him but in a dream state, but at that exact time he must have been there as the room was the same shade and light the minute I woke up. I didn't feel frightened from this man at all.
-I moved in with my ex-boyfriend and that flat was very haunted and 24/7 you felt like someone was watching you. I never saw the ghost although my ex did.
The first day we moved in, I woke up at 6am and my ex was fast asleep beside me. I heard a very clear cough in the next room as though to get someone's attention. I had a look and nobody there. I asked the ghost never to show itself to me as my ex moved out eventually, and I was alone there. It was awful being watched all the time, he didn't treat me well and the ghost used to appear standing over him whilst I was sleeping. I feel perhaps it was protecting me? My ex-boyfriend saw him, he had on a cowboy sorta hat and overalls. I did do some research and in the 1800's, the land that the flat was on used to be farmland with crops growing.
-If you've ever been to England, you'll know that we have many pubs. Old and beautiful, they usually come with a ghost story. The first experience I've had in a pub is I sensed a man in a dark trench coat who would be a local there that likes to sit in a specific corner and watch the comings and goings of the pub. He kept himself to himself, and was harmless. I asked the manager of the pub if the pub was haunted as I love my ghost stories. She said that people have remarked of the old local who would sit in the exact corner of the pub watching people come and go. He had his specific spot there.
Another incident I had 3 months later in a pub was I was going to my brother's birthday party at a pub for lunch. Now I was only 16 and I don't drink on both of these occasions, by the way. Both of these were when I literally walked into the pub, instant almost. I was stood with my brother and my sister-in-law's family talking to them, and this pub had benches indoors that you sat at. There was an old man reading the newspaper with his dog. But suddenly the man disappeared and there were two ladies there in the big puffy Elizabethan/Victorian dresses and hats with a cup and saucer of tea in their hands with old fashioned gloves on, a cupcake stand, and really old fashioned newspapers they were reading. I was shocked, not so shocked as when we went to sit at the tables for lunch and the place mats on the tables were pictures of the pub in the Victorian times with ladies in identical dressing outside of it!
I've had more experiences, but this post is long enough and I don't want to bore you. Since I've left my teens and childhood, my abilities seemed to cease quite rapidly, unfortunately. During my adolescent years was when it heightened. I hope you enjoyed reading and try not to be scared when you see a spirit. Try to feel lucky that you've got see something that's so unexplained, is my take on the paranormal. I know it's easier said than done, lol!
Just because a restaurant decides to decorate with old photos doesn't mean that they are necessarily representative of the history of the spot. Many restaurants opt for a nostalgic theme for various reasons. Photos of fancy-dressed ladies are attractive and appealing so a natural choice.
IF the photos you saw really were taken at said location in days gone by there may be some significance there. Maybe the reasoning behind the presence of women in the pub was significant enough to have written their presence into the ether there. Or perhaps it was a different style of business at that time. Or maybe it was simply one of history's many exceptions.
Have you done any research on the spot? You may be able to discover a few clarifications if you do.
And about that "Y-shaped thing"?