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Hi jubeele

Yeah, that is basically an exact description of the spirit I saw! Thanks for helping with this. And yes, it didn't make any threatening movement and was just watching. Thanks.
Hi Edp445,

A friend of mine dreamed that a girl he once knew came to see him after she had passed away, accompanied by a huge dark wolf with glowing blue eyes. The spirit wolf was intimidating and he felt it was of great power. When he woke, he still had the sensation of being watched. Being of Cherokee descent and the girl was part-Choctaw, he believed that she had come with one of their Great Spirits to see if he was worthy for the path ahead of him, and that the black wolf was a messenger with a warning, or to tell him a lesson in life was about to be revealed. He went on to join the military and served his country for many years.

I think the main thing was that the wolf did not make any threatening moves. It just watched you. Was is evaluating you, seeing what mettle you were made of? Tracking how you were doing in life?

Whether the wolf spirit was a dream, vision or visitation, perhaps it was giving you a message to:
- Not be afraid of the unknown
- Grab hold of opportunities that come your way
- Be strong and fearless as the wolf, facing up to whatever lies ahead.
Https://paranormal.lovetoknow.com/about-paranormal/wolf-spirit-animal-meaning

As the Bene Gesserit say: "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
― Frank Herbert, Dune
FarEndofSpectrum in The Woman On The Bow
Hello Sasanaa

Yes, it was an extremely puzzling experience for me. Experiences of the paranormal variety typically tends to be puzzling. And I prefer to thank the boatman in regard of his actions. I had offered him extra money after the tour, but he refused to accept. Some people, I guess.
boo_boo_whoo in Ghost In A Hotel
That was scary! Why didn't you keep your suitcase in your room? That seems inconvenient. 😊 ❤ ❤
i like your story take care of cat from malaysia I also have cat 🤔
My mum says the voice was similar to an urgent whisper and definitely a child/ young persons voice, I personally think she only heard it as my sisters voice because she believed that's who was standing there and so would've just assumed any childlike voice to be coming from my sister.
The stone tape theory does sound kind of similar to what happened- we always found it strange that it happened in the part of the house that only our family had ever lived in. My siblings basically described the lady as being all in blue, I've had one friend mention she thought there was a blue light moving around the room my siblings say they seen this blue lady in but we never took her too seriously (I don't know if we ever told her about the "blue lady" or not). My gran also thought the description matched her mother's appearance but to be honest it was just a generic old lady description. I've always felt uneasy about that room, I never liked being in it at night or alone,I'd leave it as soon as my friends went home or my siblings went upstairs. Sometimes there's a feeling about it that if I were to walk around the door and look into the room someone would be stood there- it's the most convincing thing that despite knowing nobody would be in the room I'd still only be half surprised if someone walked out of it.
Hi FarEndofSpectrum,

That must be a puzzling experience for you. May be it is something like a residual haunting. Thank God that the boatman saved you from going near that woman.
Thank You for sharing your experience.
Good luck to you ❤
sonel4ever_05 in The Poke
Hi, another Filipino here. Your story seems to fit the aswang folklore which is common in provinces, so I just wanted to ask: are you sure your grandmother asked you to use onion on your window or was it actually garlic? Following the aswang lore, I thought garlic would have been the more likely suggestion.

Also, it's been a year and I'm curious if you followed your grandmother's advice and if the hauntings have stopped. Your story was quite a nice read, though, and my father had a similar experience when he was sick.
Have you ever heard of the stone tape theory? To me the old woman telling the children (your siblings) to go to their room in the same way, while looking and acting exactly the same sounds like a residual or "recorded" haunting. As for the voice, did it sound to your mom like your sisters voice, or was the voice different/unfamiliar?
UPDATE:

Not sure if this means anything, but my parents said that they have seen me sleepwalking before. Apparently when we were at a hotel once in Florida, my dad heard the door opening and caught me sleepwalking out of our room in the hotel. He had to put a chair in front of the hallway so if I try's to walk out I couldn't. The scary thing is how I unlocked the door and opened it though. The night this story happened, my mom caught me sleepwalking down the stairs.
Hi lady-glow

Yes, this happed during the night from July 26-27. I have had this dream before, about 6-7 times counting this time since I was little, but I never really considered that it may be some sort of spirit. It was the last I time that I had this dream that I did the recording which was around 1-1 1/2 months ago. The last time the attic was checked was a couple months ago. There was nothing in it, but the guy that came put bait for mice just in case. I checked today and there was nothing in the trap.
[at] Melda

Hi,

I have tried to push through and work to test and find different solutions for a long time. Of course because of that, I am going to be exhausted from it all. I'm also dealing with a lot of other stuff in my personal life on top of this hot mess (Including my father's death). Therefore, I'm not giving up so easily. I feel like giving up right now because I have yet to find a solution. Though it may not seem like I've taken a lot of action towards this situation, trust me I have. I did list a few things I've tried, but keep in mind, those are not all of my attempts.

I realize that I'm probably going to sound like a negative Nancy sometimes but please just disregard it. I haven't been given a lot of reason for hope so I'm not going to be very optimistic. Though I'd like to be and I do try, it's very difficult to maintain a positive mindset. This situation has taken a serious toll on me.

Of course I don't! That's why I said that. If someone else was in my shoes and told me this story, I'd have a hard time believing them myself. That's what I'm worried about.

Like I said before, I will try Rook's method. I won't totally dismiss it and I truly hope it helps.

Thank you and I hope you have a good week.
msecrose - You want to live a normal life and yet you speak of giving up, so easily and so quickly, when you can in fact rid yourself of this controlling entity plus others who are making your life difficult.

Of course not everybody will believe your situation. Do you expect them to? You have been talking to people who have never had a supernatural experience and are, in fact, totally closed to the supernatural. Don't discuss these things with them.

I have a son who thinks that I have the most incredible imagination, have the weirdest dreams and I hate to think this but he probably also thinks that I make things up for his entertainment. He finds it all extremely amusing.

You can be an atheist and still use Rook's cleansing method. Many people on this site have used it successfully. I used it in my daughter's previous home. You can call on good spirits, guardian spirits, to assist you, everything positive. Just believe in what you are doing.

Please at least give it a try. The link to Rookdygin's profile page is attached. Just scroll down the page and you'll find it. I sincerely hope you are going to fight this negative entity and wish you the best. Https://www.yourghoststories.com/user-profile.php?user=8155

Regards, Melda
[at] RCRuskin

I thought I was prepared but I guess I wasn't. I think I was prepared for something else, but whatever this spirit is, I was defintely not prepared for it.

I don't have any trinkets that are connected to him so I think we are good there. Unfortunately, I doubt Rook's ritual will work. Though I think that might be helpful in other situations, this one is a little different. I'll still try it though.
The thing about that is, I don't have a religion nor have I for the past few years. I have never dealt with a problem like this before nor I have I ever seeked out guidance from such people for anything else. I don't know how to reach such religious figures, especially since we are still on lock down. Also, a worry of mine that I've had this entire time is, who would believe me and would they think I'm absolutely out of my mind? I'm lucky you guys even give me the time of day.

I'm starting to wonder if I should give up at this point. I'm so tired of there being no solutions or people not giving a crap that I'm going through this. (That doesn't include you guys by the way. You guys are literally the only ones who have tried to help me and I appreciate it.) I'm also just exhausted of just having to live my life like this for the past (almost) year. It's unreal that I have to pretend to everyone else that everything is okay and that I have to act like normal.
I told that I won't participate in the discussion but I would like to answer your quesions
lady-glow in Ghost In A Hotel
I have some questions about your experiences, but I guess there's no point to ask after knowing that you won't participate on the discussion.
Huh... I got confused.

Edp445.

Welcome to YGS.

I'm struggling to understand the time frame of your experience. To begin with, you say that "Last night was REALLY creepy"; I'm guessing that all this happened during the night from July 26 to 27, and you wrote and submitted the current narrative some time on July 27 before going to sleep, right?

Then, when did you "tried recording my sleep one night, but I never looked at the footage because on the chance that there was something there".

Do you mean this has been a recurrent dream since you were little?
Have the attic been checked to be sure that no animals like mice or bats have gotten into it?

After the above questions, I agree with Lealeigh's advice.
Hi Edp445 and welcome to YGS,

There are only two things that I can suggest to you:

1. Watch the recording that you made of yourself sleeping. If there was something there, you need to know. It will be worse for you to be unprepared.

2. Try to keep a dream journal. Just the act of writing down what you remember triggers something in your brain. If you have nightmares often, confronting them is the first step in overcoming them.

You are stronger than whatever this is; you can know this from the simple fact that you are only bothered at night, in your sleep, when you are vulnerable. I used a dream journal for many years and it has been a long time since I have had a nightmare.

- Maria
FarEndofSpectrum in The Woman On The Bow
Excuse me, dear readers. I have made a mistake (that I missed during the spell checking). The depth of the haor isn't twenty meters to more than a hundred. It's two feet to more than a hundred. The water lands are usually very shallow. Thank you.
My first encounter with a ghost occurred in orientation. Sitting in the middle of my Mom and girlfriend. I distinctly remember two quick tugging pulls on my ear lobe. To the effect that I asked my Mom on that side if she tugged my ear. She said no; it was apparent she was listening to the guide. I turned to my girlfriend on the other side and asked her if she reached around and pull my ear as a joke. She said "Why would I do that?". I was so perplexed that I turned to the lady behind me and asked her if she pulled my ear. She answered that she was not in the habit of pulling strangers ears. I was not yet sure of what had happened. Https://www.theartsofentertainment.com/my-first-encounter-with-a-ghost-occurred-in-orientation/
Hi Seekings,
I enjoyed reading your experience. It was really interesting. I think whoever that entity was he/she meant no harm.
Good luck to you. ❤
Hi DSSM1975,
Your experience really touched my heart. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.
May momma's soul be at peace!
All the best for you.
Hi Melda my mum lives with me, so it's just the two of us.
My mum does say that she has this regular reoccurring dream that creeps her out, but other than that, nothing.
I'm not sure what to think about that black shadow thing, I suppose it could be an animal spirit, but that's the first time I saw it
My dogs only bark and go crazy when someone or another animal lingers by the front gate or gets in the yard other than that they quite relaxed.
Rajine - I recall that you mentioned previously that you had moved away from the family property which appeared to be a rather active supernatural hot spot.

Are you living on your own now or do you share your home with family members or friends? If you do live with family or friends, have they experienced anything similar to what you have described?

It seems that something is trying to attract your attention. A clammy hand on your face by an unseen entity doesn't appear to have much of a logical explanation.

I had a cat which I had to have put down almost two years ago due to an incurable illness and a few months ago I saw what I am convinced was this cat, dashing through my sliding door, past two dogs. I won't go into detail about that but it's possible that the black furry ball you saw could have been the ghost of a cat or other animal.

I know only from my own experience that the dogs I've owned have barked at disturbances and howled when they were locked out of the house for some reason and were stressed or lonely. It only takes one dog to set the rest off, including other dogs in the neighbourhood. There could be more reasons for the howling but I would be inclined to look for logical explanations for that.

The crying baby? I have no idea. I have often read about this occurrence but have personally never experienced it.

Let's see what the others have to say!

Regards, Melda
Hi, Darkscapez...

Wow, not sure what to make of this, but it must have been so distressing and disorienting. What I try to do first for myself is rule out things. Like the possibility of a little girl outside your window, though at that hour of the night, it doesn't seem likely. Is your house very close to your next door neighbor's, or quite far apart?

With the intense crying, I'm wondering if you're picking up on some sad event from the past. Do you happen to know what was on the property before your house was built? Thanks for sharing this intriguing story. (And blow a kiss to Ireland for me. My dad was from Tipperary and a big chunk of my heart still beats for lovely Ireland).
FarEndofSpectrum in Child's Giggle In My Bedroom
Hello, darkscapez

Consult a doctor, please. What you just described closely resembles a dacrystic seizure, minus the giggling child, of course. I'd truly suggest going to a doctor as a dacrystic seizure can be a symptom for further health complications.

If it really isn't a health problem (which is verifiable only by a doctor), then I suggest you go to your room and announce that whatever else is residing there may go away. I do not think you should ask it's names or whereabouts. You do know that's not actually a little girl, right?
Hi, msecrose. This year has been full of suck, so can't blame you much for having a non-working brain. Mine sure doesn't seem to be working within acceptable tolerances right now... 😕

I have to agree with Biblio all the way. I had suspicions once I read the word Ouija. Those things are not always bad, but going in unprepared is just asking for difficulty.

My advice generally is what Biblio said: get rid of the things, follow Rook's ritual, and also seek out a priest, imam, rabbi, minister or other appropriate person who is local to you to deal with these things.
Lord help me, I guess I'm just not having a good day. I made another mistake.
*the major incident with my hair happened 3 years before I wrote the story. Not 3 years ago.

I swear school has fried my brain!
[at] bibliothecarius

I just reread my last story and I realized made a mistake in my first reply to you. Those tugs happened often but in phases for a few years. However, the major one that that happened (the one about a single strand of hair being broken off), went down 3 years ago. Never has my hair broke off like that again, however, the tugs that went through phases continued even after I wrote that story. That was really the only time the tugs ever got 'bad' though. Other than that, they didn't seem malicious and it was never to a point where it was super painful. They were usually very light and very brief.
I just wanted to clarify so there wasn't any confusion:)
[at] bibliothecarius

Hi Biblio, thank you for your reply.

Actually, when I posted that story, I never read the comments. I had kind of forgotten that I wrote something here and then a year later I read the comments when I remembered. I wasn't really concerned, I just thought it was an interesting story to share. When I wrote that, it had been 3 years since the incident occurred and I had never had an experience like that since. If it would have happened again or I had another weird experience, I most likely would have come back here at some point and tried Rook's method though.
The white light trick I was referring to was one where you imagine a white or golden protective light around you by the way (Sorry for not being more specific!). I'm not sure if Rook does something similar? I only read through maybe half of his method.

I sighed when I read your comment about my story sounding like a teen horror movie. I've said in the past that my life feels like some kind of wacked out horror movie myself. Life has dealt me with a lot of... Odd cards for lack of a better analogy. Odd cards I never knew could even exist.
I should have stated this in my story that the reason I wanted to try out the board wasn't only to contact something. I'm not a very religious or spiritual person and I'm not going to lie, I thought the board was kind of a joke. Out of pure curiosity, I just wanted to see if I could even get the panclette to move.
I tried to be as prepared as possible to protect myself, in case this was a way to contact the other side. Though I wasn't religious, I'm wasn't completely ignorant to the fact that things like this are possible. I did close every session on the board with a goodbye, as I remember that being a huge rule.
The main reason why this spirit was able to trick me so well is that weirdly, he knew what I was thinking. I didn't catch onto that at first, especially since I never saw anywhere saying that spirits can read your mind or something.
Before I knew it was all a trick, he would predict things to try and convince me he was something else. There was a few times he was spot on with something and it confused me so much. During this time, I was breaking out really bad and I couldn't figure out why. He told me it was a vitamin that I had been taking for a few months that was the problem. Just to see if he was right, I went off of it and sure enough my acne cleared up. It wasn't a necessary vitamin either so I had no issues stopping it. Then a second, more weird incident happened. All of a sudden I started developing really debilitating leg pains. So much that I could barely get out of bed. He told me that one of my medications was the cause of it (he told me the exact medication as well). I go to the doctor and they couldn't figure out why it was happening. The doctor then suggested the idea of taking me off the exact medication that 'James' had talked about, just to see if that was the issue. Of course, I didn't mention to the doctor about the whole 'James' thing though. Within a few days after stopping the medication, my leg pains went away. This was a medication I had been on for almost 2 years! I didn't think that it was the cause since the leg pains were so sudden but he was right. Had it not been for these incidents (A few more happened that weren't as extreme but still weird), I probably would have figured it out he was lying to me sooner. I still can't figure out to this day how he knew and it bugs me a lot.
Actually, I've been in counseling even before all of this happened (For about 2 years). I also did grief counseling and visited my psychiatrist of 4 years. Like I said before, using the board was out of pure curiosity. I didn't really intend for all of this to happen nor did I want it to blow up like it did. Some of the things that were happening I thought were kind of cool but for the most I part I was really scared and really confused. I've tried to reach out for help before MANY times (Even while I was being tricked I was reaching out for help) however, no one seemed to care or even respond.
Also, this entire time ALL of this has been going on, I've been trying to find ways that might help me get rid of him. I can't tell you how many times I have saged my apartment. I even did a ritual that involves putting black salt around the perimeter of the apartment, I even tried some Feng Shui, prayers such as Archangel Michael's prayer, even praying just in general, and meditation. Nothing has worked. I still hear him, in fact he laughs at the things I've done to rid him. I have told him straight up to leave but he thinks it's entertaining to harass me so he stays. He's very stubborn and has a very weird personality.

Thank you for reading. I'm sure this all sounds very strange but I appreciate that you would at least respond.

Have a good one
Greetings, msecrose.

First, my condolences on the death of your father.

Previously, you submitted a story to YGS about an unseen entity tugging your hair. I'm presuming that you followed the advice given at that time to use Rook's cleansing ritual; I further presume that you've tried to use it again as you refer to "that white light trick."

This narrative reads like the plot of a teen-horror movie, in that you seem to have taken every possible step to attract spiritual attention --even after discovering that the entity was lying to you-- and now you think it's a good idea to get help removing it. From an academically spiritual stance, you've done everything except tie a dinner bell around your neck. You are dealing with a spirit/voice that lies to you in order to gain your trust.

First, my strongest recommendation is that you seek psychological counseling; no-one with healthy ideation would seek out as much spiritual interaction as you do without guidance/help. You need to find a professional who will listen to you about your general stress level and your specific grief over your father's death.

Second, there are four steps in dealing with malicious/evil entities: 1. Manifestation 2. Infestation 3. Oppression 4. Possession. You've had the manifestation since the use of the ouija board; infestation is the step when you started hearing the voices, doing the automatic writing, etc. You may even be in the beginnings of the third step, oppression, given your natural emotional state after your father's passing.

I must state that you are *NOT* possessed, so don't panic. However, you are on a path that leads in a bad direction. Getting the therapy first will start to bring your view of the world into clearer focus; thus you'll be able to identify when "James" is deceiving your physical senses & mental wellbeing.

You have already removed the Ouija board from your home (Great!); I do hope you 'closed' any sessions you had opened per the instructions that came with it. You've eliminated your automatic writing journal, too; I presume to remove temptation from your immediate environment. That's also great.

I now strongly recommend Prayer in whatever Religious tradition you follow. I'm agnostic, so I don't have a specific recommendation, only that most people were raised in a religious tradition & it is often comfortable to rely upon the faith that seems most natural to you.

Do not allow "James" to keep talking inside your head. Banish him with "that white light trick" per Rook's cleansing ritual. You also need to remove from your residence *anything* that you purchased or picked up to help with spiritual communication; if "James" was part of the selection process for any such trinkets, he's got an anchor point to hold on to while you're trying to get rid of him/it.

I know (and hope) that some YGS members may have more in-depth advice for you, based upon their expertise; my real-world advice is the grief counseling and removal of negative paraphernalia.

Take care,
Biblio.
Pisces,

Because you were in bed, were you relaxed? Or had you just begun to lay down?

Why I'm asking... You could have been in a meditative state, and you somehow connected with this orb. It may have been trying to feel your energy as well.

Spirit
Fate,

I'm just now getting to your experience that you've written. I'm so sorry you have been so terrified that you would step away from your mediumship. There are ways to figure out if a spirit is preying on you or if it's truly trying to help you through your life with guidance.

Sage will help, if it's white sage or really any kind of sage you clear any negative and positive energy. So when you use that you must bring positivity back in. But there are many ways to protect yourself from spiritual attack.

Dido, That was amazing what you posted! Hopefully that helps a bunch.

If what was posted doesn't help, I would love to help in a few different ways. Let me know.

Sincerely,
Spiritwaiting
Fate_did_it_all in Demons Attacking My Family
Hi All,
My apologies for the delay in responding, my husband I miraculously got pregnant. It is a very high risk pregnancy with multiple complications but I believe we will all make it out OK.

I just wanted to give an update and answer some questions. Yes, we do feel afraid when we wake up, when I see the orbs it can become difficult to breathe, and the entire room becomes pitch black. The only thing that works for me is reciting the Lord's Prayer. I used to use crystals and sage, the sage was a band-aid for about a week, the crystals did nothing. I have become very strong in prayer and am much less susceptible to attacks than my husband. I still see the orb leeching on him every once in a while, and tonight he saw a full body apparition. (Which is what reminded me of this post)

I don't attend church, I don't know how or where I would find someone to come into our home and exorcise it. How common is this?
spiritwaiting in Grandpa's Camera
Vulcan,

Thank you for reading my experience.

My life is really quite busy and hectic. Always on the run doing something. I have 4 children and a huge extended family. So the Camera and it's film truly weren't my priority. It's great you would have made it priority, but my family comes first.

To let everyone know I have an update on the camera and film.
I still have to camera and it's film. I took it to a few different places to have the film looked at. At both places I was told the film was in poor condition and had been exposed. Sorry wish I had a better update for you all!

Spiritwaiting
spiritwaiting in Divine Intervention
Dear Vulcan,

I appreciate the time you took out of your day to read my experience. For that Thank you. And that's amazing you walk 6 miles each day and have started a good regimen for yourself.

Now onto the rest of your comment. We all have different beliefs. You have your beliefs about "guides" and we all have our own. Same goes for the angels etc. How would you know if a person passes on they would or could never become an angel? I honestly couldn't tell you. But I do have my beliefs about my guides etc.

Now I'm not saying everyone that "spews" off their own beliefs are completely sane, but it is wrong to assume everyone whom has beliefs in such are considered crazy or off the rails so to speak, because they've decided to speak on what it is that may have occurred. Their beliefs are theirs for a reason.

Now most people that I know were in search for someone else whom had similar experiences.
Whether it be with a spirit/being etc. Mainly why most of us are here.

I have been on quite the spiritual journey now for roughly 4 years. My experiences have amplified. But before I dedicated myself to this I was experiencing things I couldn't explain etc. Which is why I have written so many on here. I want others out there to know they aren't the only ones who go through something like that.

And I completely understand your side of it. Because yeah I see a lot of stuff out there, but when someone starts to talk about anything spiritual, remember it wasn't your experience, it was theirs. So you nor can anyone else say that it wasn't authentic, or it was Mumbo Jumbo.

Again thank you for your time in reading my experience and your comment.

Spiritwaiting
FarEndofSpectrum in The Dog Man On The Porch
Hi sleeping-with-steve

It was my first major run-in with the paranormal. It left a strong impact on me. It is the nature of the human mind to retain emotionally impactful events with great details.

The creature does remind one of a bear. However, the portion of Bangladesh I was staying at that point had no bear population. It is highly unlikely a bear would end up there on my porch.

The house wasn't in the middle of the swamp. The campus we lived in had swamp to the south, south east and southwest. It was a very safe and disciplined neighborhood.

Babysitters are unavailable in our country, and the party my father went to allowed no children. I had been left alone in that house even before. I could handle myself.

Whether or not my sister is comfortable to share that story is he own choice. I have a number of other major paranormal experiences to share. I will be sharing those first.
FarEndofSpectrum in The Dog Man On The Porch
Hello, MrsRamsay

I suppose I should've clarified this in the main submission. Bangladesh, as a third world country, is a little slow on technological uptake. Mobile phones were in market; however, they were incredibly expensive. Our family had one mobile phone, and that was always carried by my father as he contacted both my grandparents with it. For work he used a landline. As he was also the Mass manager (cadet college, being a residential institution, appointed all the positions of a hostel's managerial committee from within the lecturers) the landline was always active. I suppose as a panicked seven year old, it did not occure to me that I could have used that to at least call the guards. It is true that we often look back on such experiences with scrutiny of our own decisions.
Sleeping-with-steve in The Dog Man On The Porch
Hello FarEndofSpectrum,

You mentioned everything that happened back when you were seven with great detail.

I don't think I could live where you lived, in the middle of a mangrove forest/salty swamp.

Like Bibliothecarius, a huge bear came to mind when I was reading your description of the dogman. I don't know much about bears, however I have seen them stand as tall as 8ft.

You were so young to be left on your own. 😲

I'm interested in knowing about your other experience too. Maybe your sister might want to share that when she feels comfortable talking about what happened.

Thank you for sharing your encounter. I found it very interesting.

Best wishes,
SWS.
😘
Hi FarEnd,
What a great story, you did a great job with it and are obviously a super credible young man. The history of your home is so sad, and it's always interesting when a place holds such "energy" (as they call it...I'm a little at loss for the words). I had one question for you: could/did you call your parents? If my math is right, that would've been when people had cell phones. I ask because I have four kids and every time I go out, someone is calling me with some kind of "emergency" but NEVER anything scary like the experience you had. I just wonder if you thought to call your parents? And if not, why? I have speculated before (to myself, haha) that when something paranormal happens, even if we're spooked, we tend to accept it at the time and only later look back and think, "Why didn't I do..." whatever. My experiences feel sort of fuzzy, in any case.

Am looking forward to your next story. Thanks for sharing.
MrsRamsay in Momma Is With Us!
DSSM,
What a great story and it validates something I've thought since 2013 or earlier as well! (That's also the year my mom died).

I seem to get "visits" on special occasions too. Last Easter, got a photo of our entire, 20 person group having a celebration outside on the patio. I'd been thinking of my grandparents' patio and the photos from back in the 1960s, eating there on holidays. In my series of photos, there's a light streak (my son in law said it's lense flair, but it's definitely an anomaly, I'm a photographer) and in the light streak you can clearly see my grandpa's face!

At my daughter's wedding, after an incident where a champagne glass fell over once, then minutes later fell OFF a table (during makeup), my daughter's veil was lifted up during the outdoor ceremony (windless evening) and literally pulled off her head. In photos, I clearly see Mom's face in the veil and others above...

And just the other evening, on 4th of July, I was alone in my living room (while kids were outside lighting fireworks) and out of the corner of my eye when drinking my huge glass of water saw a mist. I breathed into the cup, thinking it might be just from the ice, but could not duplicate the mist. So I grabbed my phone and took a series of live shots. There is an orb, moving from the area to my left where I sensed the mist, and the orb moves up in the live shot photo when I hold my finger on it! That one is a first for me! But now I feel like I'm starting to sense when they're around! And, Mom LOVED holidays like July 4th. I'm SO glad you all were able to get this shot, and that your friend's Mom was able to pop in! Thank you for the great story. You affirm many of us, and now we don't feel quite so... Alone. (Not sure why, but my family, who sees these things when I show them, remains skeptics. I suppose it's just safer that way).
FarEndofSpectrum in House After House After House
Hello, LuciaJacinta.

I agree with the opinion that you should use stern commands to dissuade the spirit from contacting you again. Something else that works for me is carrying around some iron and something to create fire with. I do not know if it'll work for you, but for me, when something overtly paranormal is happening, lighting a fire while waving a pocket knife made of steel around mellows things, and allows me to escape the situation. If you do not trust your daughter with a lighter, you could give her something small and iron. Again, this is simply something that has let me get out of trouble. It's not a permanent solution, and I can give no guarantee it'll work for you too.
FarEndofSpectrum in The Dog Man On The Porch
Hello, LuciaJacinta

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far."

I think we all know who said that.
LuciaJacinta in The Dog Man On The Porch
Very scary. It's very interesting as well. I think there are things out there roaming the earth. Not sure of their purpose... But I'm really glad you bolted the door and it went away.
LuciaJacinta in Ghost In The Form Of Mom
I read your story and there many other stories on here that are similar... Not in a bad way I mean, but in the what in the heck is this so many people experience...? I am actually leaning on the idea of a projection of mental imagery that lady-glow was referring to. Perhaps it really is a form of checking up on loved ones? I don't know. But it's possible. I think we are all connected by our loved ones more than we know. It's a strange phenomenon.
I enjoyed reading your story. I used to believe that all ghost encounters were scary but after reading stories like yours I'm starting to think differently. 😆
boo_boo_whoo in Care Home Incident
That was scary 😱 I think it would have been scarier to see a ghost trying to open the door. Your brave.
Rajine in Haunted Schools
I believe that the lady you saw could just be your mum looking out for you, I can imagine that the other incidents were unnerving, do you think perhaps the malevolent spirits were always there and they could have been a cause for the deaths of those children?
Hi 😊 The Entity sounds kind of fun! Poking his head in at you! Maybe he's shy. Up for a game of hide and seek 😉
god save u no more board game 😕 😕 😕 I m 45 year old 11 37 pm good night
Hi Virulentpeach,

Valkricry has made an interesting point regarding the man apparently wearing the hat indoors, and has linked it to it being common practice for tradesmen to do so in the 1920s. In the UK, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Bowler (Derby) hat was often worn by the Foreman in charge of other workers, or by a skilled tradesman, to differentiate him from the rest of the workforce. If this was also the case in the US, I wonder if your man was once part of a team working in or on the building, perhaps in construction or repair, and met with an accidental death there, Health and Safety precautions being fairly lax at that time? Just a thought... Perhaps if he was involved with the build, and took pride in the work, he's very saddened to see it in its present state. Keep us updated if there are any further developments with your story, and if you see him again.

Seekings
Loved your story! One question; why did you switch rooms instead of staying in the same one when you renewed your lease?
FarEndofSpectrum in The Dog Man On The Porch
Hello, boo_boo_whoo.

The neighborhood we lived in was extremely safe and well surveillanced. Crime rates were zero percent. All the risk of leaving a seven year old home alone came from the seven year old itself.

But, regarding your statement that you are scared of being alone, I would say: I have come to believe throughout my life that, we are, perhaps, never alone.
boo_boo_whoo in The Dog Man On The Porch
That was very scary 😨
You were very brave staying home alone at that age. I don't like to be alone...
garry1984.

Please see where I say that "she went to see you on an ethereal form" and "or you saw some sort of a telepathic projection of her thoughts", though I forgot to mention the possibility of the image being a reflection of the OP's mother producing what is known as Pepper's ghost.

Was it any of the above? Was it a ghost? Or was it a hallucination? All of them are possibilities and my opinion is as hard to prove as yours.
It was only your hallucination not any ghost my friend. And lady glow see what's written his mother then came from back side while he was talking is it possible
FarEndofSpectrum in The Dog Man On The Porch
Hello bibliothecarius. The part of Bangladesh I'm referring to is almost three hundred miles or so away from the nearest sloth bear habitat. There are no bears in sundarbans.

And while the maw matches, I remember pointy, large ears in the creature I saw.

But I do believe that bear could've come there via humans, as bears are an intrinsic part of circuses and festivals here. I do not, however, know of any circus group visiting or any festivals happening nearby at that time. I should consult this with my family. Perhaps then it could be explained.
Bibliothecarius in The Dog Man On The Porch
Greetings, FarEndofSpectrum, and welcome to YGS.

In Bangladesh, the Sloth Bear can grow to 6 feet in length. It has a dog-lke muzzle, and the very dim lighting may have distorted your view of its size. You may see pictures of the Sloth Bear if you go to the folllowing website: http://bearprojectbd.weebly.com/bears-in-bangladesh.html (The Sloth Bear is the 3rd animal on this list).

I don't doubt that you saw something, but I'd like to know if the dog-like appearance of the Sloth Bear's head is at all similar to what you saw as a child.

Best,
Biblio.
Hi, VP 😊 Hope you don't mind me shortening your nic up like that?
Bowlers or Derby hats, were around from the late 1800s and stayed in fashion until about the 1920's here in the US. Interesting that it is being worn INSIDE a building though, because that would have been considered quite rude, being a lack of manners.
Given the time frame of the building, the back stairs would have been designated for deliveries and servant/repair people. Not saying residents didn't use them too, but commonly this was the way. Given you have seen the entity in a 2nd floor kitchen window and then at a 3rd floor landing window, makes me wonder if he was perhaps the iceman, or custodian of the place. Oddly enough, right around 1925 (?) or so, it became acceptable for deliverymen (ice, milkman) to keep their hats on while working, and tip their hats to the lady of the house as leaving. Side note, ice deliveries continued on through the late 40s, early 50s.
Perhaps, assuming that field was 'always' a kind of yard for the resident children, maybe the entity is actually watching over them, making sure they're safe. Or if he was the iceman, perhaps it is nothing more than a quick break to catch his breath, blocks of ice being 50 pounds, most commonly. Just a thought.
Yashu-07 in The Black Temple
Your stories are amazing as always. Looking forward to more!
DSSM1975 in Momma Is With Us!
Thank you for taking the time to read my life changing experience. I do still have the photo and am trying to get it up for the story. Please check back soon to view the picture.
Thanks again DSSM1975
Welcome to YGS.

Hello Sravya.

That's a very interesting experience. In my opinion, what you witnessed was neither a hallucination nor a ghost.

Perhaps your mother wanted to check if you had listened to her but, being bussy, she went to see you on an ethereal form.

Have you ever heard her talking about knowing events that happened when she wasn't around?
She might be unaware of having the gift of ubiquity (ability to be present on more than one place), or you saw some sort of a telepathic projection of her thoughts.

Great story, thanks for sharing.
FarEndofSpectrum in School's Hell
I believe that there may have been residual emotional impact left in the bathroom of the school. Shoving people's heads down toilets is, sadly, a very common way to bully children. I do not know, however, how it would explain the man without a head who wore green. Is there any particular history to the school or it's grounds? Or maybe does it include any kind of decorative antique?
Maybe any odd geometric shapes to the layout? I believe certain shapes can make places more active to the paranormal.
Hi Nylaca! I loved your story! Do you see the spirit in form when you are awake; or only in your dreams?

Mrs. Ramsey: I agree; this would make a fabulous movie!
Hello virulentpeach,

This is a really creepy story. It would be awesome if you could speak with any of the people who lived there before the fire. You mentioned that some families were displaced when the building was damaged by fire.

Since no one died in the fire, the entity in the building must have been there already. Do you know anything about the field where the children play? If the entity in the building is a residual haunt, it could be that there was a much different view from the windows in the old days.

- Maria
Bibliothecarius in Something In The Vicarage
Greetings, Seekings, and welcome.

I enjoyed reading this account; I laughed aloud at your childhood reaction, "really annoyed that they didn't believe me." I've been in that situation, too.

Best,
Biblio.
[at] VeronicaMarie

No, I don't recall having a sense of her presence after she died, (in a nursing home, aged 94) though I did once or twice think I heard her coming out of what had been her room in the next vicarage we lived in, a much newer house.

[at] LuciaJacinta

All I know of previous residents is the name of the vicar who preceded my father in the parish. As far as I'm aware he simply moved on to another parish. I did try to find out more about the house and its past but wasn't very successful. I don't think it was originally built as a vicarage and I don't know what the house was called before the Diocese acquired it. Also it's current use makes getting information about it a little sensitive.
lady-glow in Momma Is With Us!
Very touching experience. Like Lealeigh, I wonder if you could share the picture.

I see that you expect to get some help about your experience; personally, I think you were very lucky to witness a proof that a person's consciousness doesn't end with their passing and that there's a place for you at your friend's mother's hearth even if she isn't here in her physical body.

I'm a little reluctant to call "ghosts" to all the spirits of the departed, in my opinion, a ghost is more of a spirit with unfinished business that keep them stuck to this side of the veil.

I like to think that our loved ones have a chance to visit our plane out of love and by their own will and not because they are restless and haven't found peace after their passing.
But that's just my opinion.

Thanks for sharing your experience and welcome to YGS.
Enjoyed the story. Very nicely written. Any past stories of previous occupants perhaps that might have died there? Could be a prior resident.
Virulentpeach, yeah, the bowler hat and the fact that the house was built in 1900 (which I think was a period of time when those hats were very popular?), and also that entry into the building seems virtually impossible is what makes me think there might be something paranormal going on here. This story has me fascinated!
VeronicaMarie in Something In The Vicarage
Aww, I love that "Little Sunbeam" nickname. Sounds like you were extra-special to her. After she passed away, did you ever strongly sense her presence or anything like that?
[at] VeronicaMarie: I have walked past the building once and I saw a curtain rustling in one of the closed windows, but no shadow. Whatever entity is in there seems to be aware that I am aware of its presence and is choosing not to make itself known anymore. The building was built in 1900, had 3 stacked apartments (meaning it is a 3 floor building with a separate family on each) and from looking at floor plans and photos of the property, the windows that I see the shadow in are all in the kitchen or the window at the upper landing of a back staircase. The fire appears to have been started by a frayed computer or phone cord from one of the tenants based on speculation but has not been proven.

[at] Alina5: I was not able to take any photos of the entity, I tried to do so but either forgot to save the photo or by some paranormal event, the photo got erased from my phone.

[at] LuciaJacinta: I did consider it was a homeless person who was inhabiting the burnt out building, but it was peculiarly dressed for that to be the case given the bowler derby hat, and I also feel they would have done more to make their presences discreet. Also, the house has no power, no electricity, and is completely in ruins. I could have the building searched, but the entire ground level is entirely blocked off, all windows and doors are boarded up and I do not see how entry would be possible. I have closely examined the outside of the building and cannot imagine how anyone could have entered, and even if they entered the lower level, the inside has so much wreckage that getting upstairs would be impossible. I know because when the fire first happened, I saw the burnt out inside before it was boarded up as I walked past.

[at] MrsRamsay: The mother of the children is always supervising the kids as they are playing, so the likelihood of a stranger accosting them in plain sight is almost none, but I might actually tell her the next time I see her that, at the very least I have seen movement inside the building as I walk past, I have told the kids to be careful, and that she might want to monitor it or report it. Just in case it is not a spirit.
VeronicaMarie thank you for your comment, that is a possibility I hadn't really thought of and certainly something to consider. Thinking back, I would say I did have a pretty close bond with Nanna as she lived with us most of the time. She was always good for a game of Snap or Snakes and Ladders, and told me lots of stories about when she was young which I was fascinated by. I was her youngest grandchild and her " little sunbeam "! Not sure my parents would have described me as that! 😁
Glad you enjoyed my story.
Lealeigh in Momma Is With Us!
Hello DSSM1975,

Your experience is very touching. Actually, it's sweet enough to make a person cry. Do you still have this photo? - You could hide or crop out your face maybe.

- Maria
VeronicaMarie in Something In The Vicarage
Hi, Seekings...

Ah, these stories of people glimpsing a family member where they shouldn't be fascinate me. I feel convinced that it was your grandma looking in on you, but *how* that could happen is the question. I wonder if you were strongly in her mind at that moment you saw her, that she was sitting in that cosy room wishing you were there too, and you somehow picked up on that by actually seeing her fleetingly. Did you and your grandma have a very close bond?

Thank you for sharing that lovely and intriguing story.
valkricry in The New Bride
good-ghosts, you know I wondered about that - if perhaps white was a burial color, related to either shrouds or clothing. Woefully ignorant of Indian customs here and unsure how it differs from culture (Pakistani, Muslim, Hindu, etc.) to culture. Not sure I worded that quite right, and hope no offense is taken by anyone.
When it comes to ghosts, America is rather 'new', as compared to the other nations, whose cultures and histories date far further back. Typically we're more apt to see say an old West gunslinger, than a Roman soldier. However there is a common thread I've found, and that is the wearing of burial/death clothes, in nearly 98% of paranormal sightings, the deceased appears wearing their funeral or what they were last seen wearing attire. This seems to be global. So you could be onto something.
Well, I am, of course, concerned about the kids. And the possibility that this is a real guy, in which case, he'd be in there without permission.

How can you be sure he isn't? And if he were to lure the kids in somehow? I can't think of it. However, is there any way for you to be certain? Can you holler at the guy, or tell the kids' parents you think you've seen someone, just so they can talk to their kids? In any case, it's not a real good situation. Your story was really intriguing, but I would err on the side of caution, in case he's NOT a spirit.
Nataliciousss in Doppelganger Or Time Gap?
Hey Fenrispro!

Fortunately that was a summer job so we only stayed there for a little while. My boyfriend though, went back for work this summer but he doesn't live in that house. We haven't seen anything weird ever since! This winter, we will move into my parents house where strange things have also happened when I was a teenager. I will let you know if there's any activity.
Nelson_but_not_Mandela in Historic Seaside Town Haunted House
[at] Lea Leigh.
You have to be kidding! Do people that old still can do it? Eww!🤢
boo_boo_whoo in The Man In The Bird Hide
Oh your so brave going back inside after seen that man! Your lucky he wasn't a flasher. 😉
boo_boo_whoo in My Cat Is Acting Strange
Your kitty is very cute, she looks like my Miss Whiskers. I hope nothing wants to hurt her.❤️
Maybe the woman above has a bulldog?
They snore really loud.
Ohh creepy. I'd first assume maybe it's a real person that is looking for a spot to crawl into. Maybe I'd call the police and see if they could go a search of the house. Otherwise, try going back at different times of day and bring your camera. If it is a spirit, it could very well have been attached to the people who lived there and now they are gone it's looking for a new host to latch onto.
Ok so it may be time to do some research on the land and house - NY state has a long and storied history, you may be able to find out some rather eye opening bits of info about the land and greater area where you live. You may also want to try means of communication with said entities - outside of a Ouija board, that is - things like an EVP or pendulum session are typically viewed as a bit safer. Having done your research before such a session will help you guide your questions to get better to the point.

I'll post a link to a page I have found helpful - they have a great deal of fairly well researched folk methods to try in managing these situations etc. Https://www.ghostlyactivities.com/herbs-protect-evil-spirits/?amp
Just make sure that any items you bring into the house are kitty safe:-)

Also, all of the changes may be causing a bit of emotional distress for kitty - maybe try some CBD products (do your research, not all are created equal), calming treats (you can get them cheaper on Amazon than the big box pet supply stores), a Feliway plug-in and/or spray, or talk to your vet about a temporary scrip for nerves (generally very inexpensive and you can use GOODRX to find the best price near you - provided kitty's liver and kidneys are healthy enough to handle medications).
good-ghosts in The New Bride
I meant Women whose husbands are alive are dressed in bridal clothes
good-ghosts in The New Bride
Hello LFrog1386,

That sounds convincing but then I am a Hindu and we too cover the dead in white sheets. As per our rituals, the deceased is bathed and new clothes (women whose are alive are dressed up like a bride) are put on them before cremation.
So those are the last clothes they wear. I think they should show up in those then.
I am not negating any thoughts here. I am just curious about it. My sincere apologies if any one is hurt.🙏🏻
Hello virulentpeach,

Quite a thought-provoking incident indeed. Places having certain certified history of tragedies does possess a necessarily large amount of spiritual energy no matter negative or positive. And it is no surprise to find any paranormal instances in such sites. However, we can't be sure of the fact whether is it malevolent or subjectively harmful in its approach. I've to admit the amount of details has been put to emphasize the entire situation is indeed praiseworthy. In that burnt down building we have no idea whether there's this single entity or are there more hiding in the shadows of the ever-lasting darkness. Lol trying to be a bit poetic.

An investigation on this topic would be quite interesting considering the details of the location along with its intriguing history.

By the way, were you able to take any pictures of this entity?
S.W.S,
Thank you for the ego boost I probably do need one right now, two of my work college's said "I'm not right in the head"" and another whispered ""he's a sandwich short of a picnic basket"" 😆

Cheers mate, perhaps in the after life, once I'm finish haunting my bank manager and a few others on my bucket list we can hang out little and talk about the old days yapping on YGS, haha

Limey, apologies for this response on your wall, compliments are as rare as a blue moon these days... When you're over 50, you take anything on offer run with it and not look back,lol!
Hi, virulentpeach...

This is amazing, and very eerie! Have you gone back to check the building since this was posted? It's strange, but I get the feeling of melancholy in this man. Don't know where that feeling comes from, because I don't have any psychic gifts whatsoever, but for some reason that is what I'm feeling. Like a wistfulness for life.

Have you happened to do a search about that fire, or about the building itself? Please keep us posted about this!
Sleeping-with-steve in A Picture From The Future
Hello Limey,

This doesn't relate to your post, however, I thought I'd ask how you and your family and friends are. It was just on the news that the total of Covid19 cases in the UK has exceeded over 45,000. That's terrible. Thoughts go out to you and your loved ones.

AussieDaz,

You are one intelligent, interesting, and humourous guy. I can't help but love all your post and comments. I could read your material for hours, days and weeks. I learn so much from your words.

A case of beer eh?
🍻🥂 Well if I win a million my dear fellow Australian, I would definitely share.

😘
LuciaJacinta in A Knock On The Door
This was a wonderful story. It seems almost movie worthy. Very well told.
LFrog1386 in The New Bride
Good-ghosts- regarding always seeing the dead in white, it tends to be an Asian custom in some parts of the continent. Sometimes the people attending the funeral wear white and sometimes the deceased is wearing white. White signals purity and rebirth so those who believe in reincarnation will often surround themselves with white clothing when a loved one dies in order to help them move on to their next life.

That being said, I am not sure how it would fit into a Wandering spirit that clearly has not passed on and been reincarnated. If anyone has anything more to offer, feel free to enlighten me!
[at] LuciaJacinta
Thank you for the comment! No, she did not seem bothered by this "entity", as far as being in fear goes. She had more of an annoyed or angered tone as she did not want to "leave" yet, she was the type to not fear much. I have many stories passed down through my family of the things that happened to my grandmother and all her children, I will be posting a lot more.
Jubeele in The Spirit House
Hi Fenrispro, this all happened many years ago and much has changed in the Cairnhill area. A modern building complex stands in the spot where the property used to be. The Primary and Secondary Schools have moved to another locality, and Grandma's house has long been replaced by a condominium.

But there could very well be spirit houses in parts of Singapore. I've seen Buddhist shrines at the back of some Chinese restaurants and shops, like in old Chinatown. Have you seen those red altars with gold trim and a small roof sheltering the joss sticks, and bowl of food? I think they could be considered spirit houses in their own right.

Sorry to hear about your cousin falling so ill. Have no idea if any supernatural forces were responsible for that. But as far as I know, Thailand doesn't follow Voodoo or Vodou, which originally came from West Africa and is practised in places like the Caribbean, Latin America etc. I've heard cautionary tales of Siamese black magic, as something to be avoided. But the spirit house was of the Monkey God, who is considered by many Buddhists to be a protective deity.

Looking back on that period, I don't think I was in any real danger. It felt more like I had been pranked. Maybe by something or someone being mischievous, just being funny? 🤔
It sure does sound like the spirits liked you and your wife- you even got sexually harassed by one! You lucked out when one considers what your neighbors went through.

Disembodied voices? Someone sitting inches from your head while you're trying to go to sleep? No thanks! And its not like you can just up and move, can you?

I can't imagine going to your superiors and telling them you want a new apartment because yours is haunted. That would go over well!
I was coming back to this one to also say it might be santa muerte, but valkricry beat me to it. This saint in Mexican culture is not a scary figure but rather, holy. It would not be something to be feared. I would think perhaps in your relative's mind she may have seen her statutes or images and was thinking of her. Besides, your grandma didn't seem bothered by her, did she?
LuciaJacinta in Hospital Overnight
I'm only now getting back to re-reading comments, been busy at work. I was wondering if this hospital is well known for being a hot bed if activity? There was one hospital in our town that had a reputation for scary creepy stuff, the rest were just hospitals. But, this one particular hospital was the one where you didn't want to go to!
Loved these tradition bound true stories from your life. Thankyou for sharing...
have you ever considered that this woman may have a real person over that, s doing the snoring? Have you ever asked this woman?
Hello, Greenwitchx3, I found your story fascinating and insightful. My late niece in law commented to me that I was a natural born witch. She was a Wiccan.

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