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Overactive Imagination Or A Paranormal Experience?


I would say this is more of a few experiences I've had and things that are still happening than a 'ghost story' as some would put it.

The first thing I think is worth noting is when I was younger, I would talk to people I thought were there but who nobody else could see or hear. I think my mum humoured me and thought 'Oh, it's just an imaginary friend thing, she'll grow out of it' which is understandable; kids do that kind of thing all the time, but I could actually have a conversation with these people; I would speak to them and they would speak back, I could hear them clearly. Most of them were children around my age but not necessarily from the same time period I was born in; for example I once saw a little girl who was dressed in clothes from maybe the 40s or 50s thinking about it now. Maybe I did just have an overactive imagination and I expect most people will think that, but because I never saw the same person twice and most of them wore clothes from different eras I'm beginning to wonder if it was something more than just a few imaginary friends.

This happened until I was about six I suppose, and I remember that winter (1999) I went out for a drive with my parents. We were driving through some countryside, I can't remember exactly where it was now but I remember there were woods on either side of the road we were driving on. I was looking out of the window through the trees and when I saw a blonde girl who must have been around twelve or thirteen, she was quite pale but not the way people look when they're sick, had bright blue eyes and her hair was stuck together in sections like your hair does when it gets wet, as if she'd been out in the rain. She was wearing jeans, a pair of dirty white trainers and a white coat with a red jumper showing a bit lower than where her coat stopped. I wouldn't have thought this was unusual had she not been on her own, completely still even in the wind and the location wasn't so weird for someone to be walking; there were no houses for absolutely miles and we hadn't even seen another car for about forty minutes, let alone houses where she could have lived. After I saw her (she was looking right back at me by the way; she looked a little bit scary somehow but not abnormal) I've only really had this kind of experience.

Since her I've only been able to see or speak to people I've seen or heard; I can't merge the two, I either see them or hear them. I see people more than I hear them but it's usually when I try to talk to them that they go. I have no idea why; I don't mean them any harm, I just want to know why they're here really. The other thing I get is that sometimes I randomly feel presences of people but don't hear or see them; this is usually only upstairs or in my kitchen but none of these are really worth noting down, specifically.

This is an experience of my dad's: Just before I was born he was house-hunting with my mum, and when they were looking around our old house they went down into the basement. I know it's probably going to sound stupid now that I've said it was the basement because it's usually known as the creepy part of a house but my dad is a total cynic on stuff like this, anyway he swears he heard a man's voice tell him to 'Get out' of the basement. He said just after he moved into the house we live in now, he kept having a really strange dream that he was washing up and as he was leaving the stuff to drain he looked up at the window and kept seeing an old man's face looking in the window at him.

I was just wondering, can anyone explain what might be going on here? I think some of these are a bit more than coincidence and was wondering if anyone knew anymore than I do. If you do please tell me what you think; I'd be really grateful.

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aussiedaz (19 stories) (1565 posts)
14 years ago (2009-12-11)
Imagine this our conscious state of mind that is the one we use day to day, Can only see black and white. Our spiritual conscious which is most active at night, Which creates visual dreams can only see grey. You have the ability to see black white and grey from your conscious state of mind you won't loose this gift, When your asleep try to look at the back
Of your hands and let me know what happens. Good luck
RachH (1 stories) (2 posts)
14 years ago (2009-12-09)
It doesn't scare me at all; I actually feel pretty calm and collected whenever I sense a presence or pick up on something.
I was after some advice on whether I should maybe see a psychic or medium about what happened to see what they say? I've seen a couple of psychics in the past who've said I was a 'spiritual person'. I was with my mum who actually wanted the readings; I was just there because I wanted to see what kind of things they could tell you and they seemed to tell me more than they did my mum! Any ideas if there's a connection? If so any ideas on what I should do? I don't want to lose these abilities if I do have them.
Let me know!
Tonith (1136 posts)
14 years ago (2009-12-07)
I think children do see what adults can't. Everyone always chalks it up to imaginary friends but is it? Not sure. They say people who are sensitive can lose it as they get older if told it's imagination enough times. I guess that decision is up to you if you want to hone it or ignore it.
aussiedaz (19 stories) (1565 posts)
14 years ago (2009-12-07)
when we pass over we rely on our spiritual tools to exist our physical tools do come to an end you are experiencing both some people don't know how to control it others make a living from it don't be frighten
alexx (1 posts)
14 years ago (2009-12-07)
seeing images and hearing unusual sound seems crazy... And scary...
Emma2008 (4 stories) (110 posts)
14 years ago (2009-12-04)
About the girl that you saw in the trees, what if she was an apparition of a girl who was dead and buried nearby? What if she was showing herself to you so you could help locate her remains? Perhaps you can use your "gift" to the benefit of others. Interesting story.

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