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aussiedaz in Lifted In My Sleep
Hi Beenie
If I had a dollar for everyone of these types of accounts over the last 40 years I'd be a millionaire so first of all don't let them worry you the worse thing you can do is start allowing yourself to believe something is wrong.

We are spiritual beings having a physical experience inside a universe that is basically dreaming up a macroscopic playground for us to all enjoy the separation of being the self or the I probably because knowing we are eternal beings might be a tad boring? Anyways,

The brain is the physical receiver or transponder unit that works in unison with our spiritual self who is basically transmitting it's energy to and from another dimension. There is a little gland in the back of our brains called the pineal gland and it's job is to take us in and out of dimensions via the process of what we know as sleeping... When we sleep we basically transcend ourselves into the quantum world where for the most part process junk the brain has collected throughout the day or run off and entertain ourselves for all sorts of reasons via the imagination.

However, on occasions our spiritual self takes the front seat and occasionally as we are waking up that little old pineal gland in it's process of bringing us back to physical reality has a slight melt down alas the whole ordeal with sleep paralysis and the type of experience you accounted for.

Are you really floating outside your body? Anything is probable with quantum calculations however I like to sum it up by this famous quote.

Mind don't belong to body, body belongs to mind physical life is just an illusion!

Regards Daz
I'm trying to think what you might mean by any "dark thoughts" after Scott died. Nothing that I can think of. It was lonely, but I just tried to move forward for my kids and lead a life that was honorable and tried to honor Scott's life too and live in such a way that would make him proud of us! I do believe I was much more selfish as a younger person, maybe not the nicest person, and not as purposeful or faithful regarding God or life in general. I've tried to be a better person. Not that I was bad, haha, just maybe more selfish. He made me a better person, is how I describe it. But I should also mention (as I was just thinking of this earlier today) that when I met my current husband, JOY was what we both felt. Joy is so fleeting and so rare. Now we laugh that we're just an old married couple, but we stay SO busy. The joy is still there, bubbling under the surface. We feel blessed every day I think. One or two quick things more: I saw in one of your posts about your visiting the graveyard of your ancestors and you noticing a likeness of one in the tombstone?! I have ALSO seen this! On one of my grandfathers' gravestone (I found a photo on Ancestry) I can see a likeness of him, yet no one else sees this! When I first noticed it, I couldn't believe it. I thought it must be that pareidolia (?) but it's just unmistakable to me. Can I ask how you know so much about all this stuff? Is there something I should be reading?
Beenie in The Ceiling
Thank you for the suggestion Silverthane61. Anything is definitely worth a try 👍
lady-glow in Lifted In My Sleep
Hello Beenie - would it be possible that you were having an spontaneous out of body experience and woke up before you could realize what was going on?

Perhaps you could keep a journal of these events and, if this happens again, try to see if your body is still in bed.

As a teenager, once I experienced something very similar to what you have described in your narrative, except that I could see my body floating from the head down while aware of another "me" laying on the bed.
I was able to move my arms and my body was swaying from side to side, all of a sudden the "floating me" landed back to the bed.

It was a cool experience that hasn't happened again. 😢

Enjoy your holidays.

Thanks for sharing.
Hi everyone,

Thank you for your comments and insight so far. I'm actually on holiday at the moment with limited access to internet. I submitted this story quite a while ago and it's only just been published.

I'm open-minded, and the first thing I was hoping when it happened was this might be something physiological. Will definitely research sleep paralysis to see it could possibly be that. What doesn't make sense to me at the moment is the angle I was held at, the fact I felt no tension or even strain (it was a light as air beneath me), the strong pushing back on the bed, and lastly the sensation I felt run through me into the mattress. Those parts don't make much sense to me. If anyone has experienced anything like this - i'd be really interested to hear your insight. Will be more online mid- next week. Thank you everybody, much appreciated ✌️
Oh, that's so strange about the light! 😳 It seems the older the building the more likely it's haunted. So sad that the lady who once lived there died in childbirth in the same room you slept in. Perhaps it was her comforting you when you were feeling ill after dinner. ❤ Wonderful story, thank you for sharing.
Cherubim in The Inn
Excellent story, you write so well. How long did you work at the Inn? It makes sense to me there would be portal in a structure built so long ago. How tragic for those who lost their lives there. You were so kind to help. I'm not always sure how we can protect ourselves from evil, I just pray. ❤ Thank you for sharing.
Cherubim in One Final Visit
I've heard it said that our soul will return to where we were happiest. God bless him and your mom. ❤ Great story and thank you for sharing it.
ladierokimberly in Water Dispenser
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Sleeping-with-steve in Lifted In My Sleep
Hello Beenie,

It doesn't look like your commenting or responding to comments here but regardless, just in case you do see these members trying to help you. I'd like to add my 2 cents worth.

Firstly, what a scary ordeal. I sympathise with you.

When you are in the middle of the haunting/ sleep paralysis, it's really hard to differentiate. I find it hard myself and post my experiences asking for help. I have had amazing help and support from members here on YGS.

You've come to the right place.

Keep us posted.

Best wishes,
😘 ❤ 😘
[at] Lealeigh.
Thanks for your comment. I feel so too everytime I think about it. Dad is right.
And am glad that this incident has convinced you to talk to your dad as well. Please do. I am happy for you.

[at] Silverthane61
So nice of you to stick around to your old mum. I think that's something many of us fail to realize. Am glad you are doing it. Am sure your mum is very happy that you are close to her.

[at] Tace.
Your message actually makes me think about an aspect I never thought about. You maybe right. Maybe the spirit felt my dad was being so considerate and helpful that it was basically seeking solace in him. And my dad maybe got a bit paranoid. Thanks for giving me this outlook to the incident as well.
And absolutely right. We never listen, do we? Life would have been much better if we do listen to advices sometimes. It doesn't hurt one bit.

[at] RCRuskin.
Hi there. Been really long. Hope you are doing good. Thanks for your lovely message. Absolutely right. Its all about what steps we take to come out of a pit when you fall in it. If you just stay there, you are probably doomed. I think that is exactly what happened to my dad as well. He never took a step to take assistance. Maybe, just Maybe, if he had taken it, who knows, he would have been right next to me now.

I don't think the commentators are reading this properly. How can "sleep paralysis" hold someone "at a 45 degree angle" as stated. And how after struggling as Beenie states "I wasn't let go of. I didn't fall back to my bed. I was pushed. With force. And as I hit the bed hard..." There is no way "sleep paralysis" can explain this.

I'm sorry Beenie, I cannot help you, but maybe someone can, IF they read your account properly.
WOW! 😨 I wouldn't return either. I KNOW these things can and do happen as I was also like your aunt in the way of feeling fatigued, and I'd cry a lot in a haunted house I lived in years ago. What a relief it was when we moved. I'm so sorry for all you have gone through. I wonder why only some of us are affected by such phenomenon? Nothing ever happened to my boyfriend in that haunted house, it was only me. Thank you for sharing your story.
Hope you have as stress free a move as possible, Nalchen.

"Do you want to be healed?" is something Jesus asked in one of the miracles reported in the Bible. We all have problems, but the real question is whether we want to overcome those problems, or are we going to keep using them, for pity, for something else? Not that I think your dad wanted to keep his problem, but perhaps he did not want 'that sort of help' specifically.

May his Memory be Eternal.
What a great story! ❤
It gives me the creeps to think of the people who would walk in and ask about the lack of cameras or how you were alone.
I think that you were very lucky that George was there to provide enough noise to scare them off.
Penguinducky--I visited Bachelor's Grove several times in the early to mid 1990s but besides my wife capturing a very compelling image of an orange orb, we had nothing strange to report. The forest preserve where the cemetery is located is pleasant, although the severe vandalism to the tombstones, and even some of the graves, is depressing.

I'm very sorry for all the bad luck and sad events you've experienced but everything you mentioned are just things that happen in life. Cat's hissing, head colds and tragic events like your misscarriage and mother's death can't be blamed on an abandoned cemetery.

Since my days visiting Bachelor's Grove, both my parents have died, along with my mother in law, two good friends, aunts, uncles and several pets. I also lost my sense of taste and smell after a bad case of the flu but none of these events have anything to do with that cemetery. Life is full of tragedies both big and small.

Try to focus on the positive things in your life instead of looking for something to blame it on. Best of luck to you and as you're a "young adult" you can count on many years to create happy memories to leven the sad events when they inevitably do come.
Lealeigh in Lifted In My Sleep
The thing that has helped me to deal with sleep paralysis has been keeping a dream diary. I know that seems like a lot of work for some people but over the years it has helped me to recognize patterns and be able to wake myself up when dreams turn to nightmares.
I started keeping a dream diary after one terrifying episode of sleep paralysis. I woke up in the dark, unable to move. There was a dark shape at the end of the bed that grabbed both of my ankles and pulled me off of my pillow.
When I was able to move again, I was alone and I was still on my pillow.
Keeping a dream diary, in my opinion has helped to train my mind to recognize this scenario and keep me from being afraid.
Like I said earlier, I'm not any kind of an expert but this practice has helped me.
So sorry for your loss. Maybe the girl spirit attached to your dad because of his kindness and he could see her... Maybe it was a gift he had to see spirits and didn't know he had the gift and the spirit was drawn to him because he could see her and was kind to her. Just my thoughts. As far as your mom not being able to help your dad... I think that when it's your time... It's your time. Your mom tried to pray for him and was distracted... She tried to find other ways but he didn't want to know or hear... We never listen to those who love us... Don't know why we are so pig headed, but that happens about so many things when love one want to help or give advice. Just know that your dad was a good man and tried to do good in his life... And sometimes the good leave us sooner then we want, but he is there with your mom and you will see them again. I truly do believe that.
Beenie - I read the two previous comments and I lean towards Lealeigh's opinion.

Sleep paralysis is just what the word "paralysis" means, being unable to move, speak, or to have any control over your body, although the brain is active. I have often experienced it, together with the hallucinations. What I eventually realised is that I tend to go into panic mode, which only makes things worse.

I've had some woppers during sleep paralysis but can honestly say that most of my fears were ungrounded. I don't agree with most people who write it off as having no supernatural cause whatsoever. I think that the two experiences, ie sleep paralysis and supernatural, can sometimes happen simultaneously. Emphasis on the word "sometimes".

I'll just mention something as a "by the way". I used to experience a lot of out of body experiences, not by design but totally involuntary. This eventually became a mite scary to me and I actively resisted them every since. I won't go into all the detail but I know that at least one of these experiences has led to sleep paralysis. Perhaps something similar happened to you? I don't know, just putting it out there.

Regards, Melda
Penguinducky ~ Welcome to the site!

I grew up in the Chicago area and my first "ghost hunts" took place in Bachelor's Grove in the late 1970's through the mid '80's. I left the area for good in 1987.

I don't mean to nay say you but I never found anything in the Grove that I could not explain. Back then we had no digital camera's nor voice recorders - EVP's were unheard of, or at least by me.

There were rumors of Satanic Rituals involving chickens; mist over the pond; and orbs dancing in the woods.

Yes I found a plethora of chicken bones, but I also found a number of Brown's (a fried chicken franchise in the area) boxes.

I saw a mist over the pond, but I think it was sea smoke, something that you will see over anybody of water under the rate conditions.

I saw dancing lights in the trees, but after pursuing them (which included a circumnavigation of the pond) I determined they were car headlights from the Midloathian Turnpike.

I'm sorry you had the experiences that you did. I hope you go back and find something.

Silverthane the cemetery has not been in use for a very long time, perhaps a century by now, when I was going I believe the freshest graves were about 50 years old. The cemetery is in a wood in the suburbs of Chicago and has been called one of Chicago's most haunted areas.
Very inspirational. My dad died when I was 17. My step-dad died 2 years ago. My Mom is now 90 years old. I have moved from my place in Georgia to Oklahoma to be near her. I really do empathize with you and your story.
It is hard to sometimes come to grips with the direction that some data will lead. It does seem like you do have a bad relationship with that cemetery. But why you, I wonder? It is a cemetery, so it is still in use. I wonder if other people have had their luck tested as you have.
silverthane61 in Lifted In My Sleep
If these experiences happen to you once or so a decade, then I am guessing you have had to live through maybe three incidents like this. If this one was the most violent, then I do not look forward to the next occurrence. It is hard to protect oneself from something that happens so rarely and unexpectedly. I'm reaching, but maybe you could go to sleep wearing an object blessed by a holy man.
It breaks my heart to read about your father. He was probably right that it's not right to seek to know the future.
I had a falling out with my own father eight years ago and haven't spoken to him since.
Your story is probably about to inspire me to call him. ❤
Lealeigh in Lifted In My Sleep
I'm not an expert but it sounds to me like sleep paralysis. When you're woken up suddenly during deep sleep your body is still asleep while your mind is awake. It can be terrifying. Many times hallucinations accompany this.
This happens to me from time to time.
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
Hello Jubeele,

I'm sorry to hear you have had surgery and are bed ridden. The more rest you get, you quicker you will heal.

Yes the curry was delicious with the Jasmine rice. I love all sorts of spicy dishes like Mexican, Thai, Malaysian, Indian, Greek, and Italian. I even put chilli in the Greek and Italian. Lol. 😉

Sefano was in Days of our lives and he had son with Vivian also called Sefano.

I watch all the soap's. Lol. Neighbours, Home and Away, Young and the Restless and Becker. Tonight is the Bachelor Finale'. I have my popcorn and chocolate ready. Hmmmmm, I can't wait. As you can see, yes I'm happy and positive.

I hope you and Rex-T get stronger every day.

My thoughts are with you.

Best wishes,
😘 ❤ 😘
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
Hello DarkAngel73,

It makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one who has experienced this.

It really did startle me. It felt so real, quick, and abrupt. My hand didn't just roll off my pillow like it can sometimes when you turn over in your sleep.

Thank you for your response.

Best wishes,
😘 ❤ 😘
Cherubim - Thanks for your response. I just loved the comments I received.

When I had supernatural experiences from early childhood, nobody in my family believed me. Eventually as the years progressed they realised that there was something a little bit different about me. How could I constantly be lying about everything?

My son Craig who was a toddler at that stage is now 44 years old and has had a few supernatural experiences throughout the years. He tells me about them but is otherwise silent on the subject.

Regards Melda
Hi Miandra,

Rex-T is doing well, busy doing the hunting and gathering for us. I'm off my feet after knee surgery. It's the ice pack and painkillers for me at the moment. That curry and jasmine rice sounds yum. 'Bold and the Beautiful'? That brings back memories. I confess to having a soft spot for Stephano - his character development deserved better.

Hope there's no more rude disturbances for your sleep. Keep being positive and happy! 😊
I'd say YES, it's all connected. 😊 There is a connection as "spirit" and the "after Life" are. Sounds like the warmth of family letting you know they are home. And I also agree that growing up in the woods is a blessing. That's amazing the clock was a kit bought at Sears. There seems to be a family attachment there for sure. ❤ I bet it will chime again with a significant happening in your family.
Hi Kelseyal,

I actually came down to the comments section to write but AugustaM basically already said what I came to say!

You writing style has a lot of details which I like.
Sleeping-with-steve in The Doctor's Dungeon
Hello Old_dude,

I've previously read your post however I didn't leave a comment because I didn't think you were still reading comments because the last comment at the time was a couple of years ago. Now that I've seen your reply to Caz I thought I'd like to re-read your post and comment. All I can say is WOW! What a scary ordeal.

The way you explain your experiences is very detailed and thorough. It makes it extremely easy to visualise what you experienced step by step. When I clicked on your link and saw the image of the 'Sinners Den', I had goosebumps. I was in suspense reading your post all the way to the end.

You mentioned wanting to write a book. I really think you should. I don't know how many experiences you have to share besides the 16 posts you have here on YGS but there are a few publishers out there that you can send your material to. Just google publishers in your area. Alternatively you can self-publish a couple of 100/1000 copies and get a book distribution company to get them into book stores and online stores. It's a long process and cost money upfront but can be rewarding both financially and emotionally if the sales are high. Book distribution companies take a large percentage for their part. When you are an unsolicited author its hard to get a book distribution company to take your first book on. (All the best with that)

I loved reading your post. Thank you for sharing it.

Best wishes,

😘 ❤ 😘
I had a experience while working. I was sitting in a recliner next to a make shift table, when my arm was what describe as flung over towards the table. My patient was there when it happened, we were both dumb founded by what had happened. I have experienced other things that were really creepy. My patient had a cup he was holding get knocked out of his hand. So yeah I can relate to this story.
Well I have an update... I recently returned to the building that this all happened in so long ago. It is under new owners and management and I had a very brief talk with the new manager and only said one sentence to him about the basement. I said "wow this place is creepy!" He quickly opened up to me about all the problems they have with noises, and people that freak out down there. He said he wouldn't believe it if he didn't experience it for him self. The old party room is now storage rooms full of clutter and debris. No body goes down there unless they absolutely have too... I got out quickly without furthering the conversation. I am perfectly happy to be separated from that place.
thanks for reading my story and thanks for the compliments. I'm not much more than a blue collared trades person, but I do enjoy venting about my experiences. I thought about writing them into a book or something but I wouldn't know how to get it started. But I do like writing them on here and talking about them... It's strangely therapeutic. Lol
aussiedaz in Silent Playmates
Hi Cherubim

From my understanding a blue light is generally the colour of a spirit guide, they are always near by watching over us. The blue represents their enlightenment and wisdom most of the new souls have a white aura. It makes sense to me being as young as you were your spirit guide was keeping a close eye on your experience.

Regards Daz
Cherubim in Silent Playmates
Yes, the blue light was so strange. Actually I've seen a blue light out in the woods where we lived that has always been impossible to explain. The little girl and dog must have been residual since I saw it the same way twice. Thank you for reading my story. ❤
Yes! Thank you Jubeele, I appreciate your comment. ❤ I hope to see her again some day, she was/is the BEST.
rjsmith33122 in Light Man
Thank you Spockie. We hadn't considered this but you certainly have our attention!
Spockie- thank you for your comment. It made me giggle a bit because K herself could also be described as a lot of trouble and chaos, at that rebellious teenage time in her life. Like all of us, she made some choices that unfortunately and drastically affected others. Up to and including starting fires.
I appreciate your thoughts
silverthane61 in A Haunting
It has been my experience that most ministers/priests/rabbis, etc, when told about a haunting will almost always paint a preternatural bent to the occurrence. It does not surprise me that your minister saw demonic activity as the root cause. As for your sake, I do not know and feel unqualified to make a distinction as to whether this was an evil act or not. In any case, it seems everything came out okay for you which is always good to read.
I don't think it was a Banshee. From your description, it didn't look like or behave like a Banshee and was much too quiet. I don't think it was a human ghost, either. I think it was a non-human spiritual being which took that form for a time. It probably was wanting to get in but for some reason could not. Be thankful that it couldn't because it would have caused all kinds of trouble and chaos.
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
Hello Silverthane61,

Yes, I totally agree, it was strange. No it wasn't playful. It was flung quite abruptly. It didn't just drop off my pillow. It was flung.

I know this sounds unbelievable, but I swear it's what happened. I'm trying to convince myself it was a dream, but the more I reflect back, the more I feel convinced it really happened.

Thank you for reading my post and commenting.

Best wishes,
😘 ❤ 😉
Admittedly strange! Though I confess that I am not familiar with Rookdygins, if doing that calms the "spirits", then I say do it like you have been doing before. It is a bit aggressive for a spirit to toss your arm while you were asleep like that. Was it playful or mean-spirited I wonder?
silverthane61 in 1 Last Cut
I firmly believe that if someone was to truly return, it would be in the flesh and only with Divine Permission. I believe you. Why this happened is anyone's guess. However, I have read that those who do truly return are either not allowed to communicate with the living, or that they are constrained as to what they can say.
[at] silverthane61:

I came to realize the presence in that house fed off the energy of those around it. If you were afraid, it would do whatever it could to mess with your mind. If you stood your ground, it would back down.
silverthane61 in Silent Playmates
It seems to me that you plugged into a residual haunt. I am happy that, if this was a residual, then it was of one that was happy and positive. I cannot understand the presence of the blue light, though.
silverthane61 in Creepy Floaty Faced Thing
BettinaMarie, I come from the MacKenzie Clan of Scotland. Our banshees took the form of old women and would emit a piercing wail or moan before a family member died. The last sighting of a banshee in my immediate family occurred in South Texas in the 1930's. It appeared to my Aunt through her bedroom window the night that her Grandmother died. Sadly, that house has now been torn down. We have had other family deaths since, but no visit from any banshee since the incident in Texas.
Excellent story and very-well written! I enjoyed it thoroughly! It seems the presence has relaxed its heaviness - or maybe it respects your maturity after all the years past.
AugustaM in The Furnace Room
I know this story is ten years old but... I just had to second the suggestion for additional or possibly even baseline research on the home as you say it was not constructed until 1870 - slaves, to shovel coal or anything else, were a bit tough to come by in post-Civil War America.
AugustaM in A Haunting
I am with Melda - I don't get a "definitely demon" read from this experience either. It sounds more like even an elemental to me. It seemed to have offered neither menace nor harm but rather an almost childlike playfulness.
aussiedaz in My "two" Sons
Your account is actually not that uncommon I hear of these accounts quite often, String theorist believe there are multiple upon multiple universe's and we exist in many of these universe's living almost identical lives although the deeper they go the variables can change a wee bit and I'm inclined to believe the theory is close to the mark. However I feel there is a lot more going on than what the theory has to offer however my 2 cent worth is only based on speculation and some educated guessing.

Anyway, I do theorise from time to time these universe's kind of mesh together through the wave function of quantum law presenting these little glitches where we see ourselves or others in our family moving around in these other realities for short periods of time. Nothing to worry about of coarse it's not the evil twin like some folklore think it is,

thank you for sharing it.

Regards Daz!
Please do tell about your family's Banshees. I am sure they look nothing like the Darby O Gill and the Little People movie. It is fascinating to me that real banshees follow bloodlines.
My family are from Ben Lomond and Skye. We have no banshee stories, on this side of the water at least, that I have heard. I have read a lot about Banshees but have never heard a modern,in-person account. If you ever want to share on YGS please do.
This flying thing K and I saw did not look human but it had a hat and a face with a "Roman" nose, bulging eyes and thin lips. It was very small and scrawny, like an old or sick person might look. It was pale enough to see through, with it's arms and shoulders all narrowly scrunched.
The house and neighborhood was attached to a series of hot mineral springs which may have let a few elementals loose, also not far from the Boise River. I had never thought of that possible explanation. Thanks for your ideas.
My general rule is: once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, thrice is a definite pattern. The apartment, the grave and then the phone booth. With such a close bond between your aunt and yourself, it is very likely those incidents were not accidents, but signs from her.

I believe there are times when our loved ones do reach out to comfort and reassure us. Perhaps they become our guardian spirits looking out for us. The numerous 'lucky escapes' that occur from time to time. The insistent voice in your head telling you to take another route or not get on the bus. Or the feeling you must get home to avert a crisis.

Your aunt remains in your heart and she continues to watch over you. In ways that are more than mere coincidences. ❤
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
Hello Jubeele,

So nice to see you. How's Rex-T doing?

I was startled, but I'm strong enough these days not to be scared. I'm not going to let spirits stop me from being positive and happy.

It was cool which was unusual for the time of year.

I'm going to stick with Rookdygins cleansing. I slackened off for 3/4 weeks. Lol. 😊

Thank you for stopping by and my best to Rex-T and yourself.

Time to cook dinner (Curry and Jasmine rice) and watch 'Bold & the Beautiful'.

😘 ❤ 😘
Hi Miandra, it's good that you feel stronger and not as scared as before. I often sleep with my hand under the pillow. A few times, I must have shifted in the night, causing my hand to slip off the bed and waking me up. Maybe you moved in your sleep and ended up at the edge of the bed, dislodging your hand? Just suggesting that possibility.

The cold feeling in the room is strange though. There are cold snaps at the start of Spring, being change of season. But 26°C (79°F) is hardly cold. When you woke up, did you feel frightened or startled? Our 'survival instincts' usually tell us if we need to get away from a potential threat. If there wasn't any fear, it could just be you moving your hand in your sleep... Or someone was trying to get your attention.

Cleansing should help to clear away negative energies that might build up over time. Whatever is left should only be those that mean no harm. Do continue with Rook's cleansing if you find it helps you. Take care. Our best to you. 😊

Jubeele and Rex-T
Dar77 in My "two" Sons
I have no advice, but wanted to say how creepy your story was. Thanks for sharing
I really enjoyed your story! I think I would have moved out immediately after your first experience. The crosses in the wall suggest that it was evil and meant harm. I look forward to reading more about this apartment.
Jubeele in Hello Lovey
Cherubim, thanks for your lovely comment. 😊 Oddly enough, I had a dream about my MIL recently. I was standing at the top of a staircase and she was coming up the steps when she stopped, a surprised expression on her face. Maybe I wasn't expected to 'see' her? It was good to see that she looked healthy and happy. Curious coincidence: her birthday had been just a few days ago.
Jubeele in Bathing Princess
Hi Bart,

Over the years, my family has shared many strange happenings as cautionary tales for our safety. Perhaps such accounts are handed down in families, gradually evolving into folklore and are thus preserved for the benefit of later generations.

I've read that the orang bunian are supernatural creatures akin to elves, the "hidden" or "whistling" people. They are not like jinn and generally do not have ill intent. There are stories where they have helped people like bomohs or shamans on spiritual quests.

Since your grandpa tried to seal the well, what other things happened there in the past? It seems to me that your grandma was wise in her ways and "that's what happens when someone doesn't listen to her". Glad your father listened to her advice after that. A reminder to heed warnings regarding such matters and to be respectful with the spirits.

Thanks for sharing this experience with us. All the best to your family. 😊
Cherubim in Step By Step
Wow, spirits seem to be attracted to certain people for some reason. I lived in a haunted house for 3 years then moved. It's all started again! I had an investigation done and was told I have 3 spirits in the new house I moved in. I was told to "sage," maybe that will work for you. I was told to be firm and tell the spirit it's my house and they will have to leave. It seems to work for a while, but something is still here. Thank you for sharing your story. ❤
I believe there was a man playing with your son. I think spirit shows themselves to children because they are so innocent. I guess he knew if he bit your pants your son would laugh his head off! 😆 Maybe he lived there at one time. Thanks for sharing. ❤
Lealeigh in A Haunting
I liked your story.
My sister is the type that tends to name anything paranormal the work of a demon.
Her religious beliefs don't allow for anything else.
I don't believe things in the world are so cut and dried.❤
Lealeigh in A Haunting
I used to hear something like that in the master bathroom of the house I lived in when I was seventeen.
I also would hear the water going full blast in the sink in that bathroom.
When I would check it out, the faucet would be off but water would be everywhere.
I was on the phone once with a friend and someone at the end of the house mocked me when I answered the phone. It wasn't my voice and I was alone.
Nothing bad ever happened though. I thought they just wanted attention.
silverthane61 in Weird Incident
I think your sister and brother-in-law (Jijaji) might be a better judge to determine whether or not the baba was real or fake, since it was they who brought the priest into your home. In any case, it seems the whole set of events has had an overall positive effect on your life, and as such, maybe the baba was real after all.
silverthane61 in Creepy Floaty Faced Thing
My family has a history of banshees that go all the way back to Scotland. What you described does not resemble what our family recognizes as a banshee. Rather, what I would say is that it describes an elemental. Elementals are also described as the "wee folk" of Britain and have been described as elves, gnomes, fairies and sprites. Then again, who knows what you really saw? I would be thankful that there was someone else there to witness it with me.
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
Hello MichaelW,

I've taped myself sleeping before. A part from snoring not much happened and I gave up. Lol. 😊

I'm not the most patient person. I guess I need to persevere with that.

Thank you for your suggestion and for reading my post.

Best wishes,
😘 ❤ 😘
A ghost is possible. As far as movement happening when sleeping that happens more than we are aware of. You should put a video camera on yourself while sleeping and see what happens.
MichaelW in A Haunting
It sounds too playful to be a demonic entity, at least one of any strength. A trickster is usually either a poltergeist or a human spirit trying to get attention. This is assuming its actually paranormal. Strange things happen apart from the supernatural.
Melba-thanks for your kind comment.
Because of the "Darby O Gill" cinematic version I have been terrified of banshees since I was small. I had terrifying banshee dreams when I was a child but who knows if it was from the movie or actual banshees belonging to my Pict or Celt bloodlines, as Augusta suggests is possible. Which is to say a wee sleep tablet is understandable.

I do not think what we saw was a banshee, it just looked kind of like that movie version. Augusta has a good idea about it's size- but when I saw it my brain would not believe a "Ghost" could be so small. My brothers and I refer to this story as "K's Banshee at our Bannock house" but only because it sounds cooler than creepy floaty face thing.

I may have been more scared when this story happened if I wasn't trying to help K calm down. I wrapped her up in a sweater and gave her water, but when our buddy got there he saw her and went right back out for his kit. She wouldn't talk about it later.

Last I heard she still lives in Idaho. I think the hospital bought and demolished that whole block for parking.

With my regards
AugustaM-thank you for your comment. We were definitely a messy rowdy bunch. The prim and proper idea seems to fit real well with how it felt at the time, kind of like when your nana catches you in the company parlor on her nice sofa.
As I understand the houses and neighborhood had been very very posh in "Old West" times, brothel next door and all. I wish I had historical dates or photos.
Looks like two research projects have hatched for me. You have me curious what cultures have "little" ghoosties.
Bettina - Well a shared frightening experience will certainly get the conversation flowing during an awkward silence. Unfortunate that K had to be treated for shock. She must really have been terrified 😲

As Augusta says, banshees are not known for their silence. In fact when I hear the word "banshee" the first word that comes to mind is "shrieking". As far as I know they are female and precede the death of a family member.

Quite possibly the shrieks of a banshee would be drowned out by the response of its audience!

Personally, I prefer ordinary ghosts such as humans and animals (if I really have to endure a visitation from anything). Having to try and figure out what has visited me and why, is just too much for me. I need a sense of normality even when my teeth are chattering!

With my luck I'll be dreaming of banshees tonight 😟 Perhaps I'll go the sleeping tablet route.

Regards, Melda
From the way you described your ghost, I just get the feeling that she was the type to do things precisely in the way she found proper. Seems to me as though perhaps she found that to be the proper size for a proper ghost. And I think the reason for her appearance was that she found that her home was being used *im*properly;-)

By the by as immigrants bring their beliefs with them, the resemblance to a banshee may have been because that was what, in life, our little lady believed all spirits to be or... Mayhap it actually was one but, to my knowledge, banshees are rarely the silent type.
MohanIyer - I doubt whether your sole reason for joining this site could have been to trash ladyglow.

I'm quite sure if you have some interesting experiences to share we would all be very happy to read them and provide you with our opinions. Please bear in mind that you probably will be asked for clarification if one or two aspects of your submission aren't clear. In my humble opinion it is preferable to participate in a discussion.

Regards, Melda
Cherubim - Although I know children have very vivid imaginations, I never discount what they tell me. This is due to the fact that I had some very scary supernatural experiences as a child plus my son had a "friend" when he was a toddler. (If you're interested, I posted that story "The man bites mommy's pants") There were some very interesting comments from other posters which you might like to read.

I'm not trying to promote my own submissions but in lieu of your experience you might like to take a look at it.

By the way, the little girl and the dog sound quite charming 😊

Regards, Melda
Melda in 1 Last Cut
KingHillQueen - I know you're convinced that it was the same man but is there perhaps just the slightest chance that the man who passed looked very much like Larry and had the same first name?

Did Larry have his hair cut at your salon on a regular basis?

I apologise if I come across as being a bit sceptical. Some weird and wonderful, not to mention inexplicable, things happen. I've had some experiences which even my family don't believe. So I don't doubt for a moment that you believe it was the same person but there could be other explanations. Anything further that you could add?

Regards, Melda
Melda in A Haunting
Surferwoman - Unfortunately far too many people are super quick to label anything supernatural as a demon.

Firstly, if that had been a demon it would have been a whole lot more scary. In my opinion you were being visited by either an attention seeking mischievous spirit or one which was trying to attract your attention for a totally different reason, eg it might have been unable to find the path to its ultimate destination. In other words, it needed help crossing over.

Blessing the house, according to your religious beliefs, might have done the trick. There are also cleansing methods to help a lost spirit or send an offending one on its way. Look at Rookdygin's page for a very good method. I have used his method myself, as have many others members on this forum.

No, that was no demon.

Regards, Melda
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
Hello Cherubim,

Thanks for your comment and reading my post.

Yes, I know the history of this unit. Apparently a very old angry man died when he fell and hit his head on the corner of the tiles in the bathroom which runs off my bedroom. This was before I moved in. I've been here for 2 & 1/2 years now. Also the man next door died a couple of months ago. He was angry and drunk most of the time too. The 2 blocks that are on either side of mine have also had deaths.

Cleansing has to be done regularly here to keep on top of the unwanted spiritual visitors.

Best wishes,
😘 ❤ 😘
Cherubim in Talking Black Cat
It's good he didn't go with the cat! 😲 I would think it might have been demonic if it told me to follow him and run away too. Really scary, thanks for sharing.
Cherubim in Black Hand
Wow, that IS creepy! I've never heard of such a thing happening before. I think there are just mean entities out there that like to pick on good hearted souls. I say this because you spoke of God and maybe that's partly why it happened, although it happened when you were a child as well. 😳 Do you ever "sage?" That's what I do, along with prayer. I'm more spiritual than religious too like you and believe there is something in the universe that cares about us and will protect us if we ask or pray. ❤ Thank you for sharing your story.
Hmmm, I wonder if you can find out who lived there before you or any history about the place? I've had "happenings" since I was a child and used to be very fearful too, not as much anymore. That would definitely make me get out of bed if I felt my hand being flung from under my face as you did! 😲 Yes, it sounds like a cleansing is due. Thank you for sharing your story.
Cherubim in A Haunting
That is strange and scary! 😳 I would have sold that house too. I lived in a haunted house here in Oregon for 3 years. I was glad when we moved. Thanks for sharing your story.
Sleeping-with-steve in A Haunting
Hello Sufergirl,

I used to be scared too. As time goes by I've become stronger.

Do you think a deceased relative or friend was trying to communicate with you?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Best wishes,

😘 ❤ 😘
Oh my goodness, I LOVE your story and believe you were meant to save this woman. Your story proves to me that God truly does work in mysterious ways. ❤
Thank you everyone for all your feedback and comments and i'll try to answer some of your questions here,
1. Why are the nuns are more active during or after people leave? We honestly don't really know! They just seem to like us and not many other people. I wish I knew. Sorry!
2. The creepy frightening experiences. I'm still not going to go into great detail because it's something that happened to my sister and she said she'd prefer if I didn't recount it. But it was something that was in the garden, circling the house with an unpleasant energy. Sometimes "things" just visit for a while and then leave.
3. How we ended up living in the house? My father got a job in a nearby town and we came across the convent, we're renting.
4. The painting in the guest room. No my aunt did not witness the activity and knew nothing of it until we told her.
5. History. It only stopped being a convent in the last 5 or years. And the actual history of the place is unclear, what I do know is that at one point there lived 22 nuns in the house!

So I hope this answered some of your questions and excuse me if I didn't. I'll update on anything new I learn regarding the house and it's history.
aussiedaz in Odd Energy
Hi Karla

You may well be in the early stages of creating a poltergeist with in your own home and the source of that creation may be coming from you? Seeming it follows you to work. Our entire reality at the fundamental building blocks of nature or at the plank scale of the universe is energy and it flows on through a river of consciousness and presents itself with the illusion of physicality through the power of observation as like the double slit experiment has proven over again and again.

Our homes are full of the same atoms that make up the universe and when we interact with our homes through the power of our mind and consciousness we can unlock certain channels of energies with in it's foundation that present themselves to us as a separate entity.


Do you suffer from depression?
Has anyone in the home suffered depression?
Is anyone in the home a victim of a crime they can't get over?
Have their been any problems with relationships with in your immediate family?
Is there something else related to these accounts that are too embarrassing to admit?
Are there any strange marks on yourself you can't explain?.
Have you ever suffered from sleep paralysis?
Have you ever had bouts of lost time?
Does the energy tingle above your belly button?
Has your mother or father had similar accounts of any sorts?
Have you ever felt a snip or sharp pain in your left calf muscle?
Have you ever seen any colourful lights in your home?

There may be more questions depending on how you answer these.

Regards Daz!
AugustaM in Odd Energy
Also in checking in on this thread for any activity, I had another thought regarding the tingling. If anyone in the household has recently stopped or even started smoking (products with nicotine, specifically), that could've caused the tingling as well.
One last thing about the eggs:
The small egg never went with the other ones when they were at her house. It looked like she spent more time engraving details in it and I think she was probably more proud of that one. ❤
I thought of moving the other eggs to join it just to see what would happen but the biggest one will block part of the tv. So, I won't know if they will move by themselves because a living person will probably move it away.
Like: "Hey...down in front!" 😆
They say people that have passed on like things the way they were and don't like change. Maybe working on his house stirred up his spirit and he came "home" to check it out. If I were your grandfather I would have went hone too! Great story, thanks for sharing.
Cherubim in Hello Lovey
Very "lovely" story!" ❤ It's wonderful to have our loved ones check in on us letting us know they aren't really gone.
That's terrifying. I know this story is seven years old and there isn't much of a chance that the OP will see my comment.
It makes my blood run cold to imagine being adrift in a small boat even without the music and the whispering. 😨
To be honest I'd rather that the story not be shared anywhere else, I'm not so sure that the hotel would like this story to begin circlating around. The whole reason I chose this site was that I know it's largely US based and wouldn't draw negative attention to the hotel.

I'm glad you enjoyed reading though Tainted Princess ~ ❤❤❤
Taintedprincess in Evil In The Store Room
Hello fellow South African. Thank you for sharing. You were so young and must have been so terrified! That thing sounds like it is so evil! My mother experienced something very similar to that whens he was a little girl, and it haunts her until this day! I have started my own paranormal podcast and would love to share your story? If that would be OK with you?
Regards Taintedprincess ❤
Taintedprincess in A Haunting In Drakensberg
Hi there! What a great story, I have heard plenty of stories from that area. I am from South Africa as well, I have just started my new paranormal podcast and was wondering if I could share your story?
Regards taintedprincess
Taintedprincess in The Friendly Cemetary Ghost
Hello my fellow South African. My name is Taintedprincess and I have just started my paranormal podcast. I enjoyed your story and would love to share it as content for my podcast! Thats if it would be ok with you? Please let me know ❤
Hahaha! That is wild! I have things disappear and reappear all the time over here. I used to get upset over it but don't anymore. When I hear things like you've mentioned it reminds me that the veil between worlds is lifting. Maybe it's just your aunt's way of saying HELLO!
This story brings me back to 25 years ago when my cousin was staying with us in my Grandmother's house.
She said that she saw a face reflected in the glass of the window at night. So did I, but I had learned by that time not to look at the windows at night and just go to sleep.
My Grandmother wouldn't allow us to close the curtains because she said it made her house look sloppy from the outside.
It was the faint reflection of a man reflected from the inside of the room and it wasn't always there. Nothing in the room could account for it.
I was thirteen and she was eleven. It was as if he was sitting on the floor because I could only see him from the shoulders up.
The other day I inherited a trove of my aunt's trinkets from her house in Dahlonega.
Many of them are wildly eccentric "objets d'art". Some books, pictures, vases that she made and painted and three eggs that were made of polished stone. She made those with rock shaping equipment.
I set them on the tv stand from smallest to largest.
Yesterday morning the smallest one was sitting alone on the opposite side of the stand. I moved it back.
The small egg repeated that action five times during the day yesterday so I'm just going to leave it there. It was just me in the house. It's obvious that I'm not going to have the final word here even though I want it to sit with the others.
It is awkward looking in the place where it keeps ending up and it galls me when I look at the tv stand but I don't want to bother it anymore.
I thought you might like that. 😁
Cherubim in August Rush
Maybe you saw this apparition because you were so young and innocent. Perhaps it was another child wanting to play? I was very young as well when I saw my first one. Like you, I was very frightened. No one believed me, they all told me it was just a dream. Maybe some of us have "abilities" we are unaware of. Great story, thank you for sharing. ❤
Cherubim in August Ritual 2011
How wonderful to know your mother is watching over you! Our first reaction to the unknown is fear. As time goes on we can realize it's only the caring presence of a loved one. I have a mixed bag of spirits at my house, one is not so nice. Loved your story. ❤

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