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sophiethunder (guest)
 
10 months ago (2020-06-10)
VeronicaMarie

I'm going to do that.

Alina5

Really? That's what I searched. Anyway it was owned by lots of different people and I'm going to check if it's haunted or not.
Alina5 (3 stories) (136 posts)
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10 months ago (2020-06-10)
Hello Sophie,

I'm glad you finally discovered the whereabouts of this "mysterious house", would you mind if I ask you about the information you've received regarding the house?

Was there any resourceful details of the house being haunted?

I searched the title provided by your previous post on the web "10 bedroom houses in Devon" but couldn't meet with any satisfactory results even after searching numerous sites.

I believe it to be a residual haunting but it depends on the information you have received.

Peace
VeronicaMarie (5 stories) (106 posts)
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10 months ago (2020-06-10)
Sophie, now that you've located the house, it would be interesting to do a search with 'haunted' and the address/name of the house (or the specific location) and see if anything comes up.
sophiethunder (guest)
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10 months ago (2020-06-09)
Hi Lady-glow
My dad couldn't find the paper, as I suspected he wouldn't. He's always losing things.

But we've had a breakthrough (Me and Carlos)
We wondered why the neighbour was so secretive, and Carlos remembers that his step-dad was like that when he had to move. It was something like a fear of someone bad mouthing the house...
Anyway so I searched 10 bedroom houses in Devon and the house was on the first site I visited. I don't know how long it's been for sale.

It's got the history of the place on the website. It's really old and has had loads of owners. I'm quite happy I've found it.
lady-glow (13 stories) (2790 posts)
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10 months ago (2020-06-09)
Sophie:

May I ask if all of you were riding in just one vehicle or more?
If the former, where all the passengers asleep during the trip? Otherwise I find it strange that nobody seems to have even the slightest idea of the house location. If the latter, should I understand that the additional driver/s followed the lead of your father without bothering to know the directions in case they got separated at some point?

After a quick google search, I understand that it's not easy to remember roads that go by names like "A30", "A388" and the likes but, perhaps at least one out of the nine travelers should remember the name of the town where they stopped for a pee brake or to fuel up the car/s.

Http://www.dolton.org.uk/subpages/page1a.html

What about the library where you went to find information? Did you go to the local library at the community closest to the house? If so, it shouldn't be that difficult to pinpoint the location of the place by only tracing your steps from the rental to the library.

Even if your father doesn't remember or can't find the paper with the information, there are enough leads for anyone to work a little and find that elusive house. Just my opinion.
sophiethunder (guest)
+3
10 months ago (2020-06-09)
valkricry
I have asked him and he is trying to find the sheet of paper.
I will get back to you if he does.
valkricry (47 stories) (3143 posts) mod
+5
10 months ago (2020-06-09)
Sophie, I think perhaps you're overlooking the obvious; "my dad would remember..." Why not just ask your dad about the address/name of the place?
sophiethunder (guest)
+1
10 months ago (2020-06-08)
Lady-glow
I didn't count myself. I'm sorry.
My neighbour heard me in the garden discussing it with my mum, who was also there.
I read the directions but I can't remember them. My dad would remember it because he looked at it a lot more than I did. He had the instructions, so why would we need a GPS?

I don't know why my neighbour is secretive. I would like to be told the name, I would like to do research myself, but he won't tell me.
Maybe his friend doesn't want me knowing... I don't know.
I did point out that the owners would get more money, but he wouldn't tell me.
lady-glow (13 stories) (2790 posts)
+5
10 months ago (2020-06-08)
Sophie.

"Why is my narrative iffy?":

To begin with "There was 8 of us"
1- Mom
2- Dad
3- Skylar (sister)
4- Carlos (boyfriend)
5- Casey (cousin)
6- Oceana (cousin)
7- Eddison (friend)
8- Maci (friend)
9- Sophie (you)

That makes 9, not 8, people. Typo?

Lealeigh has pointed out the confusing part about your party arriving to a house with a number, though on a nameless road/street, by following the directions given to you by your neighbour.

I find this part very hard to follow, so the neighbor "overheard me discussing the price of the original holiday home with my mum and later told me about a cheaper home that he knew of."

In my opinion, in order to do that, your neighbour would have had to know more information about your plans than only the price for your first choice of accommodation, such as your destination, the size of your party and the number of rooms required for your stay.
As an example, if I'm planning to visit Niagara Falls, I wouldn't change my destination to Detroit just because there's a cheaper hotel there.

Then, in order to justify not finding any information about the property in the internet, you go from:

"I don't know what to search for to find it. I don't think it's on the internet because I got told about it through word of mouth"

"They didn't put it on the internet. I believe they wanted to get reviews before they put it on the internet for fear of a bad reputation."

So, have you looked for information but came empty-handed or there's nothing there?

Furthermore, "With regards to the road, I'll have to ask my dad, as he was driving, and had the directions, which were handwritten by my neighbour."

Out of 9 adults, didn't anyone have access to GPS on their phone? Didn't you say that "My neighbour gave me directions on how to get there."? Do you mean he handed you the directions in a sealed envelope, or what?

I find the following part even more confusing:

"I have asked the neighbour and he was quite concerned why I wanted to know all this information.

I originally said that I was just interested. Then I said that my friend asked me where I went... But there's got to be a reason he's so secretive in the first place."

Why would he be concerned and secretive about giving you the same information (address and directions to the Airbnb) that he had previously given you?

"and he might've been a bit upset if I told him I was putting it on a ghost site."

Actually, I don't think anyone is expecting you to share that information, this is more for you to have a point of reference to start researching the history of that house.

Lastly, it seems like your neighbour is not even an acquaintance with the owners of the house but a friend of the owners' friend:

"My neighbour knew about it through his friend, and knew directions through his friend."

Why would he care so much about withholding information that could prevent his friend's friend from making some cash?

I don't exkpect you to agree with me, but the above points are, in my opinion, confusing, vague and even contradictory, making your story hard to follow.
Alina5 (3 stories) (136 posts)
+3
10 months ago (2020-06-08)
Hello Sophiethunder,

I apologise but without learning any history or the name of the house being rented for a family situated in an isolated area in the countryside, without having any proper information regarding the location of travel or adhering to any safety means on a vacation of a specifically large number of people seems to be an immature decision.

You agreed on this place only on the words of your neighbour? Seems extremely illegitimate.

Your neighbour do seems to be knowledgeable on the context of the place but that doesn't mean it is a safer option to rely on their words without any proper research.

What if your mother's instinct of a potential burgalry were true?

I'm wondering why you encounter the paranormal in all dubious situations.

Since your neighbours sounds familiar with the place have they ever stayed in the house? Or had similar experiences to yours?

I believe you need to have a talk with your neighbours after this.

Peace
sophiethunder (guest)
+2
10 months ago (2020-06-07)
Hi Ladyglow
They didn't put it on the internet. I believe they wanted to get reviews before they put it on the internet for fear of a bad reputation.

I don't know how good Eddison is. I too thought the same as you, but didn't want to interrogate him.

I have asked the neighbour and he was quite concerned why I wanted to know all this information.

I originally said that I was just interested. Then I said that my friend asked me where I went. I would've just told him the truth, but there's got to be a reason he's so secretive in the first place, and he might've been a bit upset if I told him I was putting it on a ghost site.
Anyway, but he just told me to tell my friend to come to him if they wanted the address.
He is so secretive, it's suspicious.

With regards to the road, I'll have to ask my dad, as he was driving, and had the directions, which were handwritten by my neighbour.

Also, Why is my narrative iffy? I genuinely just want to make sure you understand my experience.
lady-glow (13 stories) (2790 posts)
+3
10 months ago (2020-06-07)
Sophie, once again, the additional information provided to your already iffy narrative makes it even more questionable.

"I don't know what to search for to find it. I don't think it's on the internet because I got told about it through word of mouth."

This is not the 18th Century, if the owners have decided to list the house as an Airbnb they need to promote it through the modern world means, the INTERNET.

Even if the property seats on an unnamed street, the road leading to it has to have some sort of number or way of identification. Have you checked on Google maps?

If Eddison is such an accomplished dancer, it makes no sense that he would "demanded to know who had pushed him in the middle of his seven-spin pirouette."
Surely he would have been spotting while spinning and would have noticed if someone else had been in the room with him.

Perhaps you could ask your neighbor to ask his friend to ask the owners for more information about the house.
sophiethunder (guest)
 
10 months ago (2020-06-07)
Hi Lealeigh
I discovered the house when my neighbour told me about it.
He overheard me discussing the price of the original holiday home with my mum and later told me about a cheaper home that he knew of.
It does have a number, but no street name. It was in the countryside, so no street, just a number.
My neighbour gave me directions on how to get there.
I don't know what to search for to find it. I don't think it's on the internet because I got told about it through word of mouth.

Silverthane61:
Nothing has followed us and we had a big discussion about the holiday when we got together round mum's. Oceana reckons she heard a dog one night, barking it's head off, but couldn't find it when she looked out of the window. She thinks it's paranormal, I think it was a passing dog.

VeronicaMarie:
Unfortunately, I didn't. I have tried phoning them since, but all they're interested in is my custom. As soon as I say I'm not looking to go on holiday, they hang up. Recently, they don't pick up at all, so I deleted it from my phone. My neighbour knew about it through his friend, and knew directions through his friend. I'm not sure it's find-able or bookable, unless you are told about it.
VeronicaMarie (5 stories) (106 posts)
+3
10 months ago (2020-06-07)
Very odd goings-on, Sophie. (But can't think of a more beautiful place to have a holiday than gorgeous Devon.)
When you talked to the owners on the phone, did you ask them for the address of the house so you could research it more? Or maybe whoever made the reservation for the house has those details, because it would be interesting to know the history of the house or of the area itself.
silverthane61 (4 stories) (344 posts)
+4
10 months ago (2020-06-07)
Welcome back, Sophiethunder! I must say that you have a knack for getting into situations that include paranormal incidents. But I must admit that I enjoy reading about your encounters. Hopefully, nothing followed your party home. Did you discuss your encounters with any of your family in the time after you got home?
Lealeigh (5 stories) (504 posts)
+3
10 months ago (2020-06-07)
Hello Sophie,

I am confused. You all made plans to spend time in the house and went there - but later in your story, you said that the house didn't have a name or number. I am assuming that you meant it didn't have a street number. How did you find this place? How did you know that it was available to stay in?

Since then, have you been able to find anything online about its history? I am pleased to see that Oceana and Eddison are still within your circle.

- Maria

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