I stopped by today to read some stories and felt compelled to share a couple small moments of significance that, were I to share with my husband, would just get laughed at. It's not that he doesn't believe me, but I think he just doesn't want "ghost guy stuff" as he calls it to gain too much of a presence in our lives (pun intended).
On July fourth this year, I was enjoying a quiet, post-cookout evening in my cozy family room. Husband and son were downstairs watching baseball or something in the basement. I should say, July 4th was always a great holiday with my parents, at their home growing up and then for years after they moved to a nearby lake. It was at a July 4th celebration that my now-husband and I sort of fell in love, out on a boat with hundreds of other boats, watching a spectacular fireworks display right after he returned from the war in Iraq. We were so grateful he'd made it home, and feeling patriotic and in love. So July 4th is special. But we did it low key this year, and were early in, in front of our two televisions.
So that night, I'm watching something un-memorable on the holiday, it's about 10 pm. The lights are on, and I reach for my 32 oz metal/cooler style glass of water on the coffee table. Taking a sip, out of the corner of my eye to my left, some kind of misty thing appears very briefly. At first I thought the water was so cold there was some kind of condensation coming off my glass or that I had breathed out into the cold water causing some cold steam (I don't know what that's even called). But at the same time, I got a little goosebumps feeling, enough that I was a little startled... So set my water down and took a couple photos with my phone that was right at hand. I was laughing to myself, thinking the moment had passed in any case and I was just being weird. Both photos looked completely normal, just the corner of the room and the corner of my messy coffee table. Then I realized I had the i-phone Live turned on, and when you hold your finger down it gives you a little video of about two seconds.
In the VIDEO, there is at least one very obvious orb shooting up from the coffee table area and there is also an EVP voice heard just before the television voice that was speaking. It sounds like a young man's voice saying, "Mom." I was looking back through my photos yesterday and discovered this, which is why I'm writing only now. I had seen the orb in July, but didn't get the EVP until just this morning. And I can't really confirm that the voice wasn't part of the tv program. So yet another reason to be uncertain...
I do seem to get holiday visits from loved ones (I've got my grandpa's face in a family photo from one Easter brunch) and I swear I got a phone call from my mom on my birthday the first year after she died. I'm not sure who this visit would be though. We do live on a property that was a farm on the road that Sherman marched to Atlanta upon during the Civil War. The nearby old farmhouse is said to be haunted with Civil War soldiers, and I believe our backyard (we're in the subdivision that used to be the farm) is sometimes "occupied" by something (my dogs often won't go out, or go out and turn tail back in to under the bed). Our pool heater also caught fire the first week it was installed, an event I'm told has NEVER happened with this pool company (but who really knows) and the pool equipment, sort of back up in the yard where I've always felt...something, is constantly breaking. Maybe we have some lingering Union soldiers or something. In any case, thought you guys might be interested. That i-phone Live thing is pretty good for "ghost guy stuff."