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_Little-Miss-Skinny_ in Harbinger Of Death
Dear Lady-glow,

Your question "Did the spirit of the murdered woman joined the resident ghosts of the haunted storeroom?" was in a way stated inadequately and wasn't actually elaborated enough, so I apologize if I misunderstood it.

And this is my answer to your "other" question. -No, there wasn't any reported sightings. But even if there were, it would be hard to distinguish nor identify if the ghost sighted was really of the murdered victim itself. Besides, we never saw her dead body and we also didn't know what she looked like.

You also asked, "have you done any research as to confirm if they are FACTS or only rumors?"

-Who would have such leisure time to play detective. If the rumors doesn't personally affect nor concern you, then you won't feel the need to prove whether it's true or not, right? Most people would chose not to meddle too much specially if it has anything to do with the paranormal. Something as mysterious and unfathomable as that is not to be trifled with.

You also stated that it's easy to find information nowadays. Well, hate to break it to you but acquiring an accurate and detailed information about death records and the history of some place isn't as easy as it seems. Even you yourself would find it troublesome and laborious to do so. Moreover, I don't have it in me to go an extra mile just to prove every little detail about my experience. Besides, it happened a long time ago.

Regarding your inquiries about the teacher. Well, all I could say is that she's a strict one. A very straightforward kind of person. I never really knew her that much so I don't want to assume whether or not she's a superstitious or a pragmatic type of person.

"Did you and/or your parents, or any of the neighbors hear the commotion?"

-Well, someone must've heard. The police wouldn't be there if no one noticed it.

"Was curiosity to go and check what had happened during the night, the reason why you "went very early to school that day"?"

My answer is: No, "curiosity to go and check" was never the reason. It was merely a coincidence. I've been arriving late to school for some consecutive days and my teacher told me off about it, saying that if I am ever late again then I would be marked absent for the day. That's why I went to school early that day.

I hope I answered your questions without any misunderstandings. Thank you for your feedback.
Wow! Very interesting and unnerving experiences.
Thanks for sharing.
lady-glow in Harbinger Of Death
Skinny.

"Umm... I think I might have to go back and ask the spirits before I could answer this question🀣."

It seems like I didn't explained myself well enough, or you didn't understand my question.

To begin with, a violent and untimely death took place at the school grounds, that would be enough a reason to leave an imprint of the events, a residual haunting, on the vicinity of the murder; or that the spirit of the woman didn't moved on given the tragic circumstances of her death and stayed, somehow attached, to the spot where she died.

My question is, in other words, if there was any reported new and/or additional paranormal activity in the store room or somewhere else after the murder took place.
After all, your narrative suggests that the school is haunted by numerous ghosts and that they have been witnessed by numerous people.

It puzzles me the way you constantly mention "rumors" as the source of the hauntings but, have you done any research as to confirm if they are FACTS or only rumors?

Nowadays it should be easy to find out the history and use of the land before the school was built; and probably any death (teacher's?) that might have taken place there, should be registered in the annals of the town.

"Our teacher told us that some bloody handprints of a person would just randomly appear on the walls"

Were there any more witnesses whom could corroborate this event? What was the character of this particular teacher? Were they the superstitious or the pragmatic kind?

"We lived in a rental house just right in front of the school"

Did you and/or your parents, or any of the neighbors hear the commotion? I'm sure the woman must have screamed bloody murder, no pun intended, while she was trying to escape and before dying.

Was curiosity to go and check what had happened during the night, the reason why you "went very early to school that day"?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Hi Skade

Hospitals tend to have more ghostly activity due to the passing on that happens daily, it can be both frightening and scary.

The alarm incident reminded me of something that my cousin had told me some time ago, he works in a security company control room and one night this particular house alarm went off and the censors in each room would go off simultaneously, so naturally he would send over a security guard to the house to check if everything is in order, however the guard said that there was nobody in the house and that the neighbors were out and will only be returning the next day.
Good to see moderates approving a story from India after a very long time
Hello Skade,

I can totally relate to your story, I've had many experiences in the health care/medical field that are so similar to yours! I suppose it shouldn't surprise most of us who work in hospitals and care facilities because when one is transitioning from the living state to cessation, during the death process there is a tranference of energy that can be felt within the room and beyond - and sometimes that energy can linger long after the body is gone, as you probably know.

Many years ago, when I first started training as a nursing assistant in the first acute care facility I ever worked in, I experienced what I believe was a prankster type spirit. I was training with another CNA during the night shift, in a newer facilty. During our first week of training, we noticed that a call light and emergency door alarm would activate all throughout the night in one particular room, yet nobody was occupying that room. Often in that same room, the bathroom light would be turned on for no reason, the light was motion sensor activated which meant there had to be some sort of activity in order for the light to stay on. Most of the staff believed that room was 'occupied' by a spirit that liked to play pranks. The RN who was supervising us told us to disregard the alarms and light issues because that room was never used for patients - she didn't gave a reason why, but my guess was because it had so many electrical issues. One of my most chilling experiences happened in home health care, at a clients home where the home's security system would constantly malfunction, the kitchen appliances would turn on by themselves, and the house was always felt cold even during the hot summer months. Something I never had gotten used to when I worked at that client's home, was the dense, physical pressure that I would feel when entering the client's bedroom - it felt like being under water. At that particular home, I never felt comfortable while working there. When I first started out in the nursing field, these types of experiences used to put me on edge, but now I've just accepted that these experiences happen from time to time.

It's comforting for me to know that I'm not the only one who's felt this way πŸ˜‰ Thank you for sharing your stories!
_Little-Miss-Skinny_ in Harbinger Of Death
Hello The_Lost_Voyage_11, I'm quite uncertain where to begin🀣 but I'll try my best to fully address every inquiries.

-I remembered that there was a rumor indicating that the school was built on top of a cemetery. Personally, I think that it's true, because some tombstones were discovered at the school. There were also other classrooms that was converted into a storage room and most of them are rumored to be haunted. So I guess being "haunted" might be the reason why classrooms were converted into storage rooms.

-Our teacher told us that some bloody handprints of a person would just randomly appear on the walls of that room, and a lot of students even said that they have heard noises as if someone was crying inside one of those rooms. There was also a rumor that a teacher died on one of the other classroom so it was converted into a storage room and was used to store wooden chairs and tables. That room was also rumored to be haunted, because a lot of times some chairs or tables would just fall or move on their own.

-I think the figure I saw was an omen of what's to come, because the direction it was heading to coincides with where the victims body was found. Also, the figure I saw wasn't transparent nor see-through so I think its in a solid form. Although all I saw was a figure in black, I was still able to identify it as a "lady" because in our culture only women (specifically older women) who goes to church wears a veil or head covering that partially covers their face. I didn't see the face because its head was covered by a black veil. Moreover, the reason why I didn't see its feet might be because it was nonexistent. I remembered that the hem of its dress was clearly a few inches above the ground.

-We lived in a rental house just right in front of the school at that time and according to the news that circulated in our neighborhood; the jealous husband was eventually caught, and the reason why he shot the womans lover was because he was chasing him but he couldn't catch up so he fired a shot at him. The jealous husband was afraid that the loud sound of firing a gun would attract more attention that's why he chose to kill the woman with a rock.
_Little-Miss-Skinny_ in Harbinger Of Death
Hello Lady-glow, I'll proceed to address your questions one by one

Question 1: Was there a chalk outline of the murder victim on the concrete?
-No, there wasn't. But there were a lot of hairs (others were even gathered into wet clumps). Moreover, a lot of adults back then believe that the police wasn't functioning properly due to corruption, so I guess they don't have enough personnel or materials (specially chalk πŸ˜‚) to use to conduct a thorough investigation.

Question 2: Did the police agree to teachers and students cleaning the crime scene so fast?
-I'm not really sure how to answer this question as I have not spoken to a police officer about it.

Question 3: Didn't the school close for the day after such violent and gory event?
-In the Philippines, many accidents happen on the road leaving some of the victims body mangled beyond recognition. But after a brief stop, the flow of traffic would then continue. I think the principle is the same for what happened in the school. Furthermore, the school could not easily contact the parents as most of them don't have a cellphone. Dismissing the students is also not good as others would surely not go home immediately which increases the risk for accidents or unforeseen circumstances. So instead of telling the students that school is canceled for today, the school continued on as if nothing happened.

Bonus Question: Did the spirit of the murdered woman joined the resident ghosts of the haunted storeroom?
-Umm... I think I might have to go back and ask the spirits before I could answer this question🀣.
_Little-Miss-Skinny_ in Harbinger Of Death
Hello BaiAnina! It was not covered in television news, as TV news coverage was mostly about the happenings in Luzon (where the capital, Manila, was located), incidents in Mindanao can hardly reach the capital. But I'm not sure if the rural radio station have covered/broadcast it (we don't own a radio back then, so I don't know).
_Little-Miss-Skinny_ in Harbinger Of Death
Hello Rajine

Witnessing a tragic and bloody scene might be traumatic. But to some people, specially to those who seem to become accustomed to it, something like that happening is just a trivial matter for them.

Also, having to grow up in a very poor family and a not so good environment, children are bound to mature early. In my opinion, that might be the reason why the area wasn't blocked, why the school was still open and why the police have only taken the victims body and unperturbed about handling the blood.

I strongly believe that a crime must not be overlooked nor be dismissed without proper investigation. But back then, specially in some of the rural areas in the Philippines, catching a criminal and solving a crime is something more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack.
I haven't been logged in for years, so apologies for not replying.

To answer some old comments, I chose my username after Skadi, the norse goddess of winter, but yes "skada" means "to damage, hurt" in Swedish so it's almost the same as in Afrikaans. I however literally don't even harm flies so it's after the independent skiing goddess.

For those feeling sorry for the child:

I didn't add this before because it was definitely not a haunting, but a couple months after this experience I had a dream that I got a package. It had a note that said the osteology department where I used to study was spring cleaning, and had found a box of haunted bones that they thought I would be interested in taking care of. As you do. It was this old wooden box with the disarticulated bones of a child inside, and they could "speak" like a normal child. The dream itself was the usual vague nonsense if a bit unusually morbid, but I remember the bones and the voice were very vivid. This time I decided, mentally rolling up my sleeves, that yes, to heck with it, all children are important, and being a disembodied voice haunting bones was really just a special need when you thought about it. I was going to parent this one too and get him/her into kindergarten and school no matter the bureaucratic problems (because even in the dream I understood there would be such with a ghost adoption), and, I thought, my kids are brave and compassionate so they wouldn't mind this sibling.

After that, I've never dreamt of an extra child again. If there was indeed some outside influence affecting me, maybe it was satisfied.
It is said here that "will read the comments but won't participate in the discussion."

Hope you saw this, we can talk in my story. Are you seriously what you saw was a goat monster and not a kangaroo? LOL πŸ˜‚.
As for the witch thing, she is not a witch either, but what you saw was really a ghost. The one she's holding, shiny comb and antique like mirror, is her valuable possession and she's still using it even after she died as what I heard ghosts cary their valuable things to them even after their death

Hoping that you read my comment and we can talk in my story that I posted here.
JoJorocks in Witch's Cackle?
Konichiwa ScareTale

As stated by some commenters here, it could be some sort of a wild animal, since lots of animal species can mimic human sounds or have sounds that are mistaken for human.

Ok,for the arrowheads part, your place is probably a former battlefield, I concluded that the sound you heard, if it was truly paranormal, was that of a lost spirit who died a violent death.
Raz

In my opinion, if not some sort of a lost spirit, probably a howl of a random wild animal since animals sometimes can mimic human sounds.
Spookyone69

Have you ever try researching about the history of your place. Or if someone had died there. Maybe a lost soul or some sort of an entity.
Crimson T - Hahaha! Rex has been called a dinosaur quite a few times. He's been known to use rudey words on smart devices when they outsmart him.

Lady-glow - None of us were really prepared for her loss. She touched all our lives. But we've found that in helping Dean through this period, we're also helping ourselves come to terms with saying goodbye to Miriam.

Abuela Gloria is a wise healer, clever and well-loved. She also has many grown-up children and grandchildren to get up early and harvest her herbs, and even pick strawberries too. 😊
Hi there Lightnight, the only owners were the ones who had built it and he did not die in the war so I believe his wife sold it shortly after he passed. And thank you Rajine, it was quite a trip seeing him, I wasn't sure what worse he would do but luckily I think he was just very connected to that home and sometimes I wish I couldve connected to him more
Thanks for the compliment I haven't been on here in a long time but I'm back and I'm looking forward to finishing off a few memories and stories I have
Hi _Little_Miss_Skinny

That certainly is a tragic way to die, I've often heard about supposed omens appearances from spirits and signs just before someone dies in many different cultures, even experienced a few myself.

But I have to say that it's very irresponsible for the police to let teachers and students clean up the crime scene, weren't they supposed to block off that area? Why did they even allow school to be open until they finished with investigation and clean up.
BaiAnina in Harbinger Of Death
Hi, Little Miss Skinny! I have to admit, I too am intrigued. Was this ever covered in the news and do you happen to know what became of the suspect? That was a brutal way to go, if it were true... A crime of passion, indeed. Is it also alright to ask where your school was?

It must've been a frightening experience to see such a horrible omen in broad daylight, a time when we generally should feel safe. I can't imagine the emotional stress that brought, especially if your classmates saw it too. Even worse, a violent crime happening in such a place and is sure to leave spiritual traces πŸ˜•
Jubeele and RexT.

Dean is very fortunate for have such caring and close friends as both of you.

Jubeele.

I hope my counterpart in your teddy bear story doesn't have to get up at 5:00 every morning to pick strawberries before it gets too hot.
lady-glow in Harbinger Of Death
I have the same questions as TLV plus some of my own.

Was there a chalk outline of the murder victim on the concrete?
Did the police agree to teachers and students cleaning the crime scene so fast?
Didn't the school close for the day after such violent and gory event?

Did the spirit of the murdered woman joined the resident ghosts of the haunted storeroom?

Knowing the way blood sticks to surfaces after it has dried up, I imagine that all that washing was pointless.

Looking forward to your feedback.

Thanks for sharing.
Macknorton in Harbinger Of Death
Hi Little-Miss-Skinny,

How long ago did this occur? 13 years ago? You were just 10 - 11 years old? You have an amazing memory! It's like it just happened yesterday!😲

Thanks for sharing.

Regards

Mack
The_Lost_Voyage_11 in Harbinger Of Death
Hello _Litttle-Miss-Skinny_, thank you for sharing your story and welcome to YGS! I'm intrigued by this experience and wonder if you could share the details/stories regarding that storage room, You mentioned that the teacher at the time said no one reported shadows but did tell you and the other students the reported hauntings in that room. I wonder if that's part if not all of the reason the room was converted from a classroom to a storage room? Perhaps the figure you saw was an omen of what was to come, perhaps not, if the room already had a history of hauntings. Do you know much about the non-haunted history of the building you had that class in, the detached building? The figure you saw, was it solid, or more like a shadow, any more details? There's something about the story I can't put my finger on, some detail that ties it all together and I believe it has to do with the area if not the building. I have a feeling there's a lot of negative energy in that particular area and it may be no coincidence that the murder that followed your sighting occurred in almost that same spot. Many people have sightings of figures like "The Black Lady" in many cultures and it is said to proceed a death, usually of someone close, a family or friend. You didn't indicate that you personally knew the victim and what is even odder is the figure was seen in the general area of the murder itself. I have heard of these entities being seen in the area where a person dies, like a grim reaper kind of character but usually it's someone already close to death, like in a hospital or sent home to be with family? At least to the extent of my knowledge. That's what makes me question whether the entity really had anything to do with predicting what was to happen or just linked to the negative energy in that area, especially the way it made you feel. Please forgive the questions, they are not meant to discredit your account, I believe you, I am just thinking aloud if you will, trying to put the pieces together. I am hoping it may also give you another perspective on what you witnessed and what may have happened in connection with the sighting. Did you find out any more about the murder in the years since, was the jealous husband caught? I find it strange that he shot the woman's lover but killed her with a rock? I know you caught wind of the teachers conversations which at the time could have been more rumor and conjecture than reality, so I'm wondering if you able to corroborate the facts of the case? I appreciate your time and story and am looking forward to your answers on these questions, you've got me thinking!
KaushikBhandary in Maasthi In The Forest
Hi lady-glow.

I didn't mean the disrespect anyone or anything. I shared what my grandfather narrated. On the other hand Maasthi are spirits of people who are attached to earthly desires and refuse to leave. Masthi doesn't have any gender, they metaphor into the opposite gender of the victim. I don't really know about other places but in india we have diverse cultures and in each culture it has different depictions for things. In my culture i.e tulunadu we believe and name these things such and have our ways to deal with it. Like I said there isn't gender typical guidelines for such things even if you are women, child, man whatever here people follow that. And such incidents happen in remote areas and not cities.
KaushikBhandary in Maasthi In The Forest
Hi Steve

I ll be posting many such stories mostly which are of my family and ancestoral house. By the way you can't out run a maasthi, they say Maasthi has the tendancy to make you run in a loop, you might be right inform of your house but still won't see it. Hence they say that you should run away from a maasthi
KaushikBhandary in Maasthi In The Forest
Hi rajine

There are a lot of such things which even I don't know, this specific thing about urinating and getting naked is known by most of the people in tulunadu. Maasthi is usually a spirit which likes to irritate and cause nuisance to people. In very rare instances they possess people.
Hello cantunSEEit,

I can resonate with your story, I had a similar experience around 5 years ago with my wife making the same noises however it wasn't an Orb, it was more like a small mist. It startled me that much I went into fight mode swinging away it with my pillow lmao... I shouldn't make light of it however, in the heat of the moment It just felt like the only thing I could do.

It slowly moved away from my wife across the wall of our room with me still swinging at it like a maniac. Post maniac injury assessment, I think I pulled out muscles I never knew I had up and down my back and legs to keep it away from her. My wife then woke up thinking it was me having the nightmare yelling out my name and asking me to wake up... Counting sheep some half an hour later something or someone flicked me in the back of the ear? So I guess what ever it was, it didn't enjoy the pillow fight,lmao. Geezus, what can you do but laugh right? Anyway,

Can orbs, mist etc enter into our dreams? They probably can if we are in the right phase of sleeping state however, if an energy of consciousness gets into our own space of consciousness we can transcribe the sensation physically and that feeling can feel quite uncomfortable. I have experienced that sensation in a waking state a few times and it's not a nice feeling.

Regards Daz!
Alenasiouxlee in Alone With A Poltergeist
Hello ScareTale,
I enjoyed reading your story; however, I'm unsure which was more frightening, the poltergeist activity or your mom getting upset by the experience. At any rate your experience should have been met with concern not anger. I'm sorry she treated you that way but from my experience evil spirits are attracted to emotions of the varying kind within homes.
CrimsonTopaz, I also wanted to apologize (briefly) because, for some reason, I thought you were male. ('Topaz' in my language is a masculine noun.) Sorry if I made confusing statements ❀
Sleeping-with-steve,

I am sorry, I will try to do better by the guidelines.
Sleeping-with-steve in I Miss My Father Dearly:
Hello GingerBug,

Thank you for sincere comments on our dad. (CrimsonTopaz is my sister).

On 'Your ghost stories.com', they like you to comment on the post you are replying to and try not to sway into other stories or talk on a thread that isn't related. (Please don't be offended. I'm just letting you know before you get pulled up on it.)

You can email members who have their email details on their profiles to discuss matters that may be personal or simply have a chat.

I've read your comments and I agree with my sister, you do write very well and have obviously got many memories to share.

Best wishes,
😘
CrimsonTopaz,

Thank you for your kind words. They are actually really appreciated.

My great grandpa actually totally spoiled me. I was not asked to help around with anything at all and if I wanted, I could spend all day long reading books in the 'orange-curtain room'.

While my aunt (aged 17 at the time) was chased out to do her weeding.

But I helped anyway.

The reason why I have such developed opinions on weird stuff is actually also related to the father issues.

My great grandfather was a really good role model but he was old and I guess there were some things I could not learn in that relationship. That it's different somehow.

And when I was about 6 - 7, I started sneak-watching 'The X-Files' and I sort of 'adopted' special agent Fox Mulder as my 'spiritual' father:)

I tried to be like him and I really admired him (as well as agent Scully) and I learned to combine intuition, knowledge in science and folklore / mythology with simply sound judgement and knowing the human character.

It stayed with me all through these years and I was quite entertained to read in last week's National Geographics that the US military has released an official report on UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon) which is the new term for UFOs. 143 cases out of 144 - unexplained muhahahahaha... 1 out of 144 = deflated air balloon 😁

Personally, I think those are not aliens but what we have been calling fairies.

There are ancient texts and pictures from over than 6000 years ago indicating that aliens might have visited us in spaceships.

If they were flying 'saucers' back then, I believe they must have advanced far beyond such technology, perhaps, having developed methods of teleportation etc.

Because that is more sustainable and resource-effective. Why would aliens keep using 'outdated' crafts that they had 6000 years ago?

I think those are terrestrial technologies observed by the military, just not human-made.

I came to these thoughts after reading 'Artemis Fowl' and massive amounts of different culture fairy stories.

And this is how I roll:D
LightMight in Man Of The House
Hello and Welcome Namara,

Perhaps the previous owner just wanted to let you know that he was still keeping watch over his property? Speaking of the previous owners, did you have any old photo's of the couple? I'm just wondering if this was in fact the spirit of the man who once built and owned this home, or if this was someone/something else lingering? The last World War was quite some time ago; do you know if anyone else had lived there prior to your family?

Very nice story you've shared here 😊
CrimsonTopaz in I Miss My Father Dearly:
Gingerbug,
Your great grandfather obviously did a great job raising you because you turned out to be the person you are today. I might not know you, however, I do sense a genuine, caring, kind, and not to mention a clever individual who writes really well.
Stay well and happy my friend.
It was very meaningful and touching to me.

To be honest, I never had a proper father (I had a really awesome greatgrandfather though and another cool grandpa who, unfortunately, lived quite far away).

And reading about such father figure and trying to 'trace' their motivations and realizing that they might be even after death trying to find new ways to be with their loved ones and to create safety for them - briefly speaking, it was a delightful morning I spent thinking of it:)

So thank you for sharing your experience.
CrimsonTopaz in I Miss My Father Dearly:
Gingerbug,
What a lovely reply and once again so detailed and full of interesting feedback. *Compliment*
I appreciate your thoughts and you have certainly opened my eyes to new things.
I don't know when I'll put another story together, I do have situations I'd like to share.
Thank you Gingerbug for your interest in reading my tale and being so kind.
Hi Namara
This is a really touching story, just by reading it I can feel the love between the old owners of your house, I suppose he took great pride and care in that house so much so that he is/was still around long after his passing.

I believe that he is still there, just that the more you don't pay attention, the less you will encounter him.
CrimsonTopaz,

After our peculiar first encounter:), I was curious to read your experiences.

I truly enjoyed the account of your father and such stories give me hope, truly, of really strong families with great values holding together in life and after this life.

I think that your youth must have not been altogether that easy (responsibility over the family affairs and siblings and even respect for one's highly ethical parents can put some strain on a person that others might never get to... Enjoy) but that is the most meaningful hardship that, I see, is appreciated with maturity.

Your life has always been meaningful and that is more than many people can claim who stray about looking for their values and roles.

From the spiritual perspective, have you considered that the afterlife is also a place of transformation and changing 'rules'?

On one hand, it could be that your father is simply losing his physical attachments to this world and thereby, he is not capable of manifesting himself in the former manner.

From what I have read in varied literature, our afterlife presence can be related to our physical body and its gradual dissipation (which is why some cultures, such as ancient Egyptians, seek to preserve the bodies of those who are somehow important representatives to their values or embodiment of a whole race etc.).

Also, your father's presence might have diminished after your older brother passed over because that is another 'physical anchor' gone.

Yet your father seeks to keep himself around you in the ways still accessible to him.

Maybe, as you mature and you seem to contemplate more of your father's psychological and physical dispositions, you become tuned into his presence in ways that are rather more emotional or intellectual.

Just like, as little children, we early on rely on our parents' physical presence (e.g. Varied hugs, getting picked up and carried), later on we form more understanding of who our parents are as psychological and intellectual and spiritual beings (which is also a presence but it is manifested through other channels).

I don't know if you are the eldest of your father's children, presently, but maybe you are more similar to your father emotionally rather than physically and hereby, when your father was using your elder, deceased brother's physical medium, he is now using yours which has more to do with feelings. And that, once more, you have a meaningful role in alleviating your father's efforts to stay around as his physical attachment to our world is fading and it might take greater toll to manifest himself in it as sights and sounds etc.

The third thing that I wanted to suggest was that perhaps when we die, we still keep evolving.

So if your father worked very hard, it can happen that he did not have the time resource to establish these bonds of emotional affection.

And now that he has 'rested', maybe he is developing what he could not achieve in his earthly life with you.

I do not mean to say that he had no feeling or affection while here - I mean to say that maybe he had not the time and capacity (and belonged with a different generation) to become aware of what he felt for you.

And this change in his presence might, coincidentally, arise out of the fact that your father is becoming more aware of his love for you and your love for him.

And it probably helps that you are thinking about him and you are proud of him and you are talking about him - you are creating this new level of coexistence (which belongs with love and recollection and imagination that fuels our understanding of one another).

That you are creating this 'realm' where you can be together irrespective of your states of 'living' or 'dead'.

Taken that your father is an extremely caring patriarch, he might also be attempting to create this space for the sake of your mother who, in her consciousness, as far as I understand, is straying from the worldly matters.

Maybe he is creating a space interhabitat for her, as well. If her mind wanders, it can wander thereabouts more securely.

Those are my thoughts:)

Appreciated the story. You should write more. I wish unto you some benevolent, benign and cheery spirit that haunts you into another tale;) :P
Abhiharsh in Who Lit The Candle?
I came across this story as I googled Hunted ongc colony panevl mumbai. I had a strange encounter there back in the year 2006 or 2007 ---- My friend's friend father use to work in the ONGC. He was from Aasaam and I used to live in the Mira Road, They called me up for night stay as there was no one at their home plus my friends's friend whos name was Gupta got a extra flat house ---so I went there --- we had beers and other stuff and went to sleep in that flat which was near a canteen in ongc I don't remember the block ---- In the night three of us heard the voice of foot step and ringing payal sound ---- although all of three heard it but didn't disclose it to each other until next morning when all of us discuss the incident... So today after a long time I wanted to know if anyone else had any such experience and I found this story ----- ONGC colony at panvel is strange and full of paranormal activities
Gingerbug, thanks for your thoughtful comments. It's good to get a sort of unbiased point of view.

To clarify, my family makes fun of me in only the kindest of ways. They basically know I'm right, but they're not comfortable with the subject. I'd like to NOT have these experiences, but they just piled up over the years to the point I could not ignore them. Take care!
Ah, thank you for the explanation. My brain was seeing Can... As opposed to can't unsee (the apostrophe was missing for me, so I couldn't see it). Which could be an analogy for how/why some people can see things like your mouse and some cannot. Reminds me of those puzzles where you can see two different pictures...

I've read all of your stories and really enjoy them. Your wife is a sweetie for typing for you! Thanks so much for sharing with us all!

Also, quickly... Did the mouse look dead? Did it look similar to a living mouse or skanky? Just curious (should not have read Stephen King's "Dead Zone.")
MrsRamsay I called it a protective shield from seeing its nose was the point of the V and a 1/2 inch thick. The shield V was only there because a dead mouse was running. Was it the only way mouse could show itself? Was this dead mouse so smart it produced this V so I would see it? To let me see what I have done. I felt it was a protective shield. I really don't know anything. I CANTUNSEE that amazing V.I know my stories are just out there it would be easy to call me a liar or starved for attention. But many have been full on apparitions like this one and I have good attention to details. I told the wife when I was thinking up new name here, I just can't un see this stuff. I feel lucky to have seen this mouse. Many of my crossings seem to be learning lessons. And no my 1st encounter was couple in the cloud in the late 1960s. No ghost stuff for over 40 years. Then it started only noticed when adding mirrors. When myself and medium sent curly hair to the light I asked medium why would this start happening so many years later and she said it can start and also just stop at any time. So If this is my last sighting ever that would be ok with me I feel I have seen my share.
This was sort of exactly what I hoped to read after finding out about your interest in history:) Thank you!

I am a very compassionate person but I also have that slightly psychopathic side to myself where I find information curious and appealing even if it makes me sad and grieved.

I was happy to read that you were joined in your adventures by your boyfriend and that he even added his meaningful input.

I am certain your family means well even if they are teasing you (probably to keep you to themselves because the spiritual world has its strong appeal, it can 'steal you away').

But sometimes it can get lonely when you are involved in these often aggravating (and somewhat isolating) experiences all by your lonesome.

The wet tent bit was riveting as the information unfolded later after the incident.

You probably appreciate it as well, having been a journalist.

How the world keeps stitching the pieces of narrative up as you go until an entire story is revealed to you and then you must be clever to know whether you invented the patchwork if it is real.

I hope that the people who died in that battle are aware that they actually contributed to great changes and the world has been a better place because of that.

I do not even live in the USA but the Civil War has certainly affected my liberties.

Sometimes I think we should add to our memorial services some form of political and social reports where we explain to our deceased and their progeny why what they achieved was important (specifically and factually) :)

Generally, I feel like you are a person who bumps into 'left-behind' physical manifestations of spiritual experiences.

I think that the deceased often leave these things behind, unprocessed, and they linger.

For example, a soldier in battle frenzy or exhaustion won't really be aware of wet tent stench or muddy trails or how it feels inside of his own body to be running into the fight.

And as they leave, I happen to believe they 'abandon' these experiences behind along with their bodies for us to pick up.

Be it how it may, thank you for the story.
SilverMyst in Creature's Head
First time posting a comment on this site. Very interesting story. Can't help but compare this creatures head to that of the dragon in the movie The Neverending Story. Please Google it if you're not familiar with it. The movie was shown in the early 80's. It sounds like this creature was benevolent as it did not give off evil vibes. It could have been a manifestation of your spirit guide or protector. I've read other comments with similar feedback. I think you should revisit that memory and analyze it from every possible angle then analyze again...
Thank you for your comments and I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts. We often to think American people are not very thoughtful and some appear not to be, but there are many very thoughtful citizens among us.

Years ago my wife, Donna taught me to start my day with a time to be still and quiet. It has helped me so over the years as I struggled with administrative problems as well as personal ones and I have shared it with our children and grandchildren.

Thank you again and have a nice peaceful day. Ralph
Dear Mrs. Ramsay,

That is very interesting and it adds to my theory that you might be called upon as a very 'useful' individual.

I mean, mostly, we develop either our intuition or logical judgement but rarely we have the time and capacity for both.

When we can do that, I think, we can become very valuable because we can seek to affect both the spiritual and the practical existence.

What you wrote about the trees --- rang a bell --- because recently similar activities took place in my region.

Many trees were taken down unnecessarily and it caused enormous social anxiety but it was not directly - it did not involve protests respectively to those trees.

It was just a disturbance and I came to think that it involved maybe the physical effects of less oxygen and the noise pollution (chainsawing, heavy machinery) but also some spiritual aspects that were now wanting.

In my culture, trees are considered almost as people. In our folk songs, they are often called mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers etc.

They serve as channels - for example, many people were orphaned here and the orphans would find their families with the trees and the trees would send to them the blessings that normally must go through the family members (or accept their prayers).

Maybe the taking out of the trees shut off some channel which used to pass information to the spiritual side and now it is stuck and it is creating a certain 'buzz'.

When the trees are absent, the information stays around causing physical disturbance.

The trees would, hereby, offer the same relief as a priest would by 'taking our confessions' and thereby, sort of 'vanishing' our sins.

Moreso, if the trees were not taken down for just reasons, it might be that the chainsawing (which is the sound to our sin) is still lingering because the spiritual channels are not strong enough to process it (forgiveness).

Maybe it is the 'sinful' chainsawing you 'heard' and that send your ears ringing.

Because the 'sacrifice' was not performed by people who understood what they were doing, fully.

The rest of the things that you wrote are also extremely interesting.

You are a very interesting person and I am looking forward to reading more of your experiences.

I have not looked at the rest of your posts yet but I hope they involve Civil War stuff, too:)
Good morning! Saw the title and just KNEW it was you, for some reason. Sometime, explain to us your chosen avatar name, if possible? CanTUNseeit? Just curious.

The "protective V" you describe has me fascinated. Why would a ghost mouse need protection?:)
From your traps?
Just super interesting, this "ribbon" of black with the black mouse on the brown shiny floor. One of my first stories here was about seeing my late husband in the black ribbon of my VCR video tapes (that I could only see on my camera, not when playing them on the tv). I wonder if the black stuff is what helps them appear (which might also explain black shadow figures... Reminds me of a void of some kind, or light refractions maybe being different between here and where they are).
Is it possible the "shield" was just the black light refraction being left behind as the mouse moved quickly forward, almost like a wake on the water?
It seems like you see things that only my camera would see, does this go back to when you were a kid?
Wild. I don't like to kill things either, even mice. But sometimes you gotta do it!
Gingerbug, thank you for your observations. I'm a little bit in awe of your assumptions. I had not mentioned that I'm a former newspaper columnist in my area... Stopped writing a few years ago due to changes at the paper, but still very involved in my community. Your theory is super interesting on so many levels.

I do believe over the last few years I've become really attuned to where things happened and the spiritual connections they hold, which I think comes with putting intuition as well as factual knowledge together. For example, I've got mapped out in my head (and vaguely on my computer) of where various incidents have happened in my area related to the Civil War and then how the real estate development (I was also a R.E. Marketer for a home builder) occurred around the area. For example, certain neighborhoods seem less successful, not lining up with the actual product but more with the land upon which it's built. Homes that sell over and over vs. Homes that never do sell. Areas where reports of strange activity have occurred. It's like a hobby of mine, a mix of history and current stuff. For example, there's a bridge that Sherman's army marched over, 120, 000 troops, and then they destroyed it behind them. The homes around there are... Strange. Not sure how to put it any differently. And realtor friends back that up with anectdotal stories.

The intuition thing has been with me a long time, and now that I'm actively aware of the spiritual possibilities it makes more sense, though I am still not very educated on some of this stuff. I would seriously not want my family to tease me more than they already do!

Anyway, currently at the spot that the seatbelt activity happened (and where the young people died), just since I wrote the initial story here, a developer has torn down an old house and cleared every tree, a considerable amount. It only looks to be a few acres, clear cut (a shame), and the topography is NOT looking good for building homes, it's very low lying. There's a fence around it (very unusual for our area when a new development happens) and no one is quite sure what the plan is. I'm keeping my eye on it, but I do wonder... Why did the people who lived in the old house on the property sell SO QUICKLY after the accident? It all raises many questions.
Good morning RalphHyde, your story is just super. Many of us would love to have such an experience, one last conversation with our loved one!

I was just reading about a family in Miami whose grandparents are missing in the condo collapse last week. They have gotten 16 phone calls from their grandparents' landline, and when they either answer or listen to the message, they get only static. I am wondering if they amped up the sound a bit and listened very carefully if there is a message in the static for them. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Thanks for sharing this interesting experience. Your comments are thought provoking. The mind and the nature of human beings have been studied for a very long time, but not by medical science. Medical science can only study conditions and phenomena that can be observed and replicated.

It is well known that the human being is a complex organism; the nature of which has been studied for a very long time as mentioned above. Over the centuries and millennia much of the information learned has been lost; it is up to the individual to find this information and learn, if possible, the real nature of this organism.

You are correct; there is much more to life, and much more to our makeup than is readily apparent.

Matrix
Hi RalphHyde

Loved ones who have passed on are always around us even though we can't see them, they will always make their presence known through subtle signs.
Jubelee, it's an interesting idea that the ghost might have been trying to warn me off that house. At the same time, my presence protected my friend, if only for one night.

I'm very lucky that he didn't try and do something to me, truthfully.
Dear Mrs. Ramsay,

First of all, I really enjoyed reading about your busy mom's routines and how you manage to fit even so much awareness in your schedule.

I mean, when you're a busy mom, it would be perfectly possible to miss out on someone's death entirely and also to never notice seatbelts tightening or loosening as you're counting the minutes and hours in your head to manage all of your chores;)

Good job!

I am suspecting that because of the great job you're doing, your attention might become directed at these events.

Because you are a mature world-involved person but you are also 'open-eyed'.

I was thinking, too - if those two deaths of young people occurred within the same vicinity, there might be something about the place that needs 'fixing'.

It coincided with the things flying off the shelves. Maybe they are not hurled by spirits but maybe there is some energy disturbance that is also causing the accidents.

As far as I understand, you wrote that you knew someone had died when you saw the ambulance (as a premonition type of thing).

Do you think you also had a similar intuition when your seatbelt tightened? As if there was an accident about to happen which you were perhaps steered away from - through drawing your attention to the road etc.?

I have a feeling that it was not really about anything bad happening to you but that your state of commendable awareness was used to fixate into this 'energy field' a new experience - an experience of a driver who is present and who would not thereby cause accidents.

That your enticed attention would serve to 'clear up' some sort of 'fog' that apparently clouds the thinking of the drivers in that area.

That your open mind to things was called upon - to transform that place so that accidents did not happen in future.

And that maybe it was important that you were not young but a leader (a head to a family) because your awareness might dominate the area.

I also think that if you put those two incidents (the seatbelt and the ear-ringing) together, they might be related somehow.

Maybe the disturbance that causes the drivers to flip and that raises poltergeist-like activity - maybe it is expressed in from of a sound that people cannot hear but that affects them.

E.g., Macknorton mentioned he had the condition called tinnitus after drum-playing and maybe you have developed some physical condition after hearing the loud noise that does not belong with the physical world.

That you were affected by some form of noise pollution that people normally cannot hear (like some people can hear angels singing, for example:) ).

And that noise pollution is causing the disorder and accidents.

If you happen to agree with me, I suggest when you drive in that area - try to be even more attentive than usual in order to help clear things up and heal the place.

I think you have been invited to do that as a matron to your community:)

Thank you for bearing with my many words.

Good luck!
CrimsonTopaz in A Figure On The Toilet
InTheNight,
I have just realised by re-reading my replies that part of my comment that I should have addressed to you, I addressed to Gingerbug. (I do have a small suggestion for you, please get a fan or windows put in. You can't keep sweltering in those hot conditions)... That part was meant for you.
Gingerbug,
No wonder you were assuming I was having a dig. I'm sorry, I got confused.
I should stop commenting and get sleep. That might help. 😟
CrimsonTopaz,

Thank you so much. I am quite fine. It was well worth it because I made life better for about 50 cows and 30 people:)

❀
CrimsonTopaz in Goodbye To A Princess
RexT and Jubele,
I've just realised I've been calling you a dinosaur RexT. Lol. Sorry, for some reason I keep reading your name as TRex and then spell check makes a bigger fool of me changing it after I correct it.
Being 'toe to toe' with Dean was something you both did and it's in the past. Don't feel guilty. He knows how valuable your friendship is and 'now' is what's important. You and your lovely wife are there for him and that's not only thoughtful and caring but it's selfless too.
Sitting at Miriams table isn't a coincidence in my opinion. Double whammy, the urn was placed on her usual chair. (She was there in spirit for sure) There was no way she was going to miss out on your get-together.
Firstly to all, thank you for your kind thoughts and condolences.

Crimson Topaz,

I've known Dean for about 15 years and I can assure you that we started our relationship "toe to toe", staring each other down. The best way I can explain our situation is like T-Rex meets Shrek. It took two remarkable ladies (Miriam & Jubeele) to knock the macho BS out of us and we realised that our ultimate goals were the same.

Since then... Well, Jubeele has already described things better than I ever could.

One observation I will make about Miriam is that she was very concerned about leaving Dean alone and was determined to not give up and see out her chemo treatment. She endured more than what us mere mortals could withstand and I am not surprised that Dean feels like she is still looking after him.

For me, this very same feeling played out in the cafΓ© when I put the package on the chair and Dean "teared up" and showed me a picture, from his mobile phone, of Miriam sitting in the very same chair.

I had no idea that this chair was Miriam's favourite spot in the cafΓ© nor that the package was her urn.

Rex-T
CrimsonTopaz in A Figure On The Toilet
Gingerbug,
That's a really sincere and lovely reply. You don't need to apologise. It's common for text to be misinterpreted. I prefer FaceTime myself.
I'm so sorry to hear you have been a victim of intimadation. That's sad. I don't like to see people in pain whether it be emotional or physical.
The fan and window comment was innocent on my behalf. I thought you would feel better. Now I understand your situation better, I wish there was something I could do to help. You are so far away and all I can do from here is offer you my friendship.
Dennishbox in Shades Of White
To write more professionally, learn this tip:

I was about to cook supper for my wife.
I was about to cook supper for her.
I was about to cook supper for me.

So: I was about to cook supper for my wife and me.

HOWEVER,

My wife was about to eat supper.
She was about to eat supper.
I was about to eat supper.

SO: My wife and I were about to eat supper.

πŸ˜‰
gingerbug in The Riverside Ghost
RCRuskin,

I know what you mean. There is so much to deal with on our minds. I think that if we are not careless to the point of endangering one another - it's sort of cute that we make these mistakes.

Also, provides more chance at banter:)
gingerbug in The Riverside Ghost
Rajine,

I don't know if I actually turned around or looked behind me but I checked if someone was there.

And there wasn't.

That particular stretch was quite straight (until the said spring) and overgrown with very low shrubs that could be seen through.

I felt someone not just standing nearby but following on the path right behind me - and I could overlook the path easily in that spot.
I'm sorry. I seem to have come off as being 'angry' at you, or anyone specifically, which is not what I meant. It is just a thing I observe and don't like that it happens, but then, well, we're bombarded with so much information and too much signage, it does not surprise me that we sometimes miss the sign that says 'pull' so we push on the door. You know what I mean?:)
Hi gingerbug

Did you not turn around to perhaps see what it could have been? You mentioned that you felt someone right behind you to the point that you can feel it, a normal reaction would be to turn around, in case it might have been a robber.
Hi cantunSEEit

This is just proof that every living thing on earth has a soul, interesting experience you had.
RCRuskin

Maybe it's already had a run in with YORKIE. 😜 Maybe shield was needed to show itself. I feel the title of this story was accurate.
CrimsonTopaz,

I am sorry as well. I totally misunderstood you.

I do not want to take up this space for my personal problems but I have been fighting huge environmental issues in my local community which I found were limiting our actual chances at survival.

For the last 2,5 years 9 out of 10 messages or comments that I get - have been aimed to put me down or to intimidate me.

I have become highly defensive.

I guess I am in a bad groove and sort of suffering from a PTSD:D

I apologize for my mistake once again.

Now I see that the thing about sweltering and putting fan in you meant to direct at InTheNight. I actually misinterpreted it as an insult (cultural reference). I thought you were trying to tell me to 'cool down'.

But I guess I can use the advice (metaphorically) to become less hotheaded:D

Thank you for the compliment then.

I am certain you have something to contribute because we are all different people and we notice different things and that is why this is an exciting place.

And even if you don't, I bet it would be nice for InTheNight to hear from many people who read his story and enjoyed it.
CrimsonTopaz in A Figure On The Toilet
Gingerbug,
Everything you have said is not what I meant to relate back to you in my comment.
I definitely wasn't being mean. I gave you a compliment by saying, (You put together a very detailed reply, more than I have coming to mind to help InTheNight). In other words, you thought of everything and I couldn't think of anything to help InTheNight.
The mention about seeing a deleted account was just that I thought I saw your name once before and it was deleted and now you have replies online. (That's all). My intention wasn't to make you feel uncomfortable. If you read it that way, I apologise. Sometimes texts can read abrupt when the person typing is really being kind and genuine.
I look forward to reading your storys.
gingerbug in The Riverside Ghost
RCRuskin,

I will try to keep it short because I have been indicated that I write too long.

Firstly, I cannot tell you what the person knows or does not know about their possible demise because that information does not come to me.

I wanted to share the incident (although I was slightly worried because it does not involve hearing, seeing, touching etc.) - precisely, because I felt that person was not noticed (in life or death) and I wanted for the readers to pay attention to that person's story. Maybe it helps them.

Otherwise, I would not have written such account without any physicality to it.

Secondly, I do not feel I deserve your anger so, please, do not kick your own butt, do not kick my butt and certainly kick no donkeys.

I was referring to two different circumstances.

First is social and psychological circumstance where the person does not die but they become sort of dead to the society which does not want to analyze their situation or get involved.

The second circumstance is actually rooted in religions and spiritual practices. It is when some part of our dies (we become less than we were) before we leave this world.

A popular example is losing one's soul which is a frequent theme in Christianity.

If we assume that soul is made of some spiritual 'matter' that can manifest itself and if we assume that we can lose it - that could serve as an illustration of what I meant.

Although my theory is somewhat different because I believe in several such 'bodies'.
Macknorton

This one kind of hurt my heart a bit. Mice have been in this home a long time but I may have killed this one. Shield was amazing. Every thing has a purpose and a right to live. This was a wake up call for me to let them live. Trap and release.
"That person was getting lost and nobody noticed it."

And later you talk about people becoming ghosts before they physically die.

So first off, it makes me so mad that people do this, but I also have done it sometimes and I kick myself in the butt over it.

But to this specific incident, I wonder if the person unknown knows they have died or were they so drunk, under the influence, or whatever, that they don't know? Perhaps they were calling to you, which is why you felt their presence, but gave up when you didn't answer.

Edit: so butt is okay but the other word for donkey gets flagged?
CrimsonTopaz,

I don't know what to say to you. I feel you're being quite mean but I will try to explain myself anyway even if it actually consumes so much of time unnecessarily and apparently adds to me 'trying to take the spotlight'.

First of all, the fact that I re-registered says nothing about my intentions or credibility and I am not going to justify it.

Secondly, I was very into this account. I thought it was interesting and I happen to really love Finland.

I read it very carefully because I enjoyed the experience and I enjoyed thinking about the Finnish environment where it took place.

(BTW, sorry, toivo should be toivon - I am trying to learn the Finnish language.)

Accordingly, because I was hooked both on the account and its place of origin - I had lots to say.

I never thought it would irritate anybody. I am sorry. I thought it was relevant and might offer some insight. I also really wanted to communicate the whimsy and, more importantly, the care I sensed in the story on behalf of the 'visitor' because everybody needs to know someone cares for them and might be benevolent towards them, especially, these days.

Nobody is forced to read it.

If you see my comments some other time and you think they are too long, it is okay if you skip them entirely. I won't mind at all.
Well, no more known mice anyway. 😁

I wonder what the shield was to protect the mouse from.

Macknorton, the church I belong to teaches every living thing has a soul, but a human soul has an extra piece to it. This is metaphysics I'm not to clear on.

I think, however, we would need a ghostly/spiritual microscope to see a ghost germ.:)
CrimsonTopaz in A Figure On The Toilet
InTheNight,
It's not unknown to see a figure lurking, then when you turn back and do a double take, it's gone.
Gingerbug,
I thought I saw a deleted account not long ago with that name? I must be losing my marbles. You put together a very detailed reply, more than I have coming to mind to help InTheNight. I do have a small suggestion for you gingerbug, please get a fan or windows put in. You can't keep sweltering in those hot conditions.
CrimsonTopaz in Goodbye To A Princess
Jubele and TRex,
I'm sending my deepest condolences to you both and Dean.
Reading this was hard. I felt so saddened by what poor Miriam went through.
RIP Miriam. Hugs and well wishes to you and your husband. You are both very caring people.
Cantunseeit,

I gotta admit, the title of your story was like, the freshest click-bait ever! I was thinking; "Wow! I HAVE to read this one!"

You may be the first person EVER to ever see a phantom / ghostly mouse! 🐭

I wonder: how small can something be to produce a spirit? Could we feasibly see phantom fleas? Ticks? Ants? Ghostly microbes?

If something is "alive" and has a consciousness, does it automatically mean it exists in spirit once it's physical body dies? It's a very interesting idea.

Thanks for sharing, your post has got me thinking again...πŸ€”

Regards

Mack
Hei hei, InTheNight!

Greetings from Latvia!

I really enjoyed your story and also the dream you related. It was also peculiar because I had never read or heard about ghosts using the facilities:)

I am no ghost expert but I wanted to offer a few thoughts I had while reading your account if that is okay with you.

They will probably not contribute to explanation but they might be useful, who knows, for you to understand better what you are dealing with.

Firstly, if you think about, ghost or no ghost, using the WC is a specific activity.

If it is not some 'record' of a past event when someone who previously lived there was using he loo and somehow you happened to tap into that moment in the history of the house without there being any spirit at all... If it is not the case, then you should consider that the spirit apparently feels at home... In your home. Or they are claiming their territory.

I mean, for example, many people feel shy using the facilities when they are simply visiting. There are individuals who would rather prefer 'holding it' until they got to their own place.

Using the facilities (assuming that ghosts do not suffer bladder issues and do not drink too much to 'hold it in') can be a particular statement.

It could even mean, as I said, a certain claim to territory because I do not really see any other reason why a spirit might want to perform one of the 'p's.

That said, from your account I do not feel any malevolent antagonism.

What I sense is actually playing around, imitating perhaps your routines.

That is especially true with the sound of the guitar being played which also tells me that the spirit is aware of your presence and is 'getting to know' either your family and your lifestyle of the general lifestyle of humans these days.

Because it can be that the spirit has been awakened for some reason and time has elapsed since its last experience with the humankind and its chattels.

Accordingly, the spirit might be tempted to try out the modern instruments and facilities.

When you mentioned the sauna being in poor state and the WW2 and the horseshoes, it made me assume it could be an old enough property for the previous owners (if any) to have had their WC outside - without lights and proper seats to enjoy.

You can also try to think if the process of visiting the WC is... A ceremony in itself in your family that might attract the spirit's fancies as a homely and comforting thing to do.

It sounds weird but many people have magazines in the WC and they can spend more time than necessary in there reading or thinking about something and it becomes a sort of those cosy places much like the kitchen.

If the spirit is too shy to hang out and try your living room things, the WC might appeal as the more private place.

When you were writing about your dream, it appeared to me that it was sent to you to offer some relief even.

I might be misreading it all, of course, but you wrote it was sweltering and you were dreaming of winter afterwards.

I was confused though because the way you described the figure in the WC (as not resembling your father or brothers who are of the male gender) - did not correlate with the girl you saw in the dream.

Of course, they might not be related experiences. It just left me wondering.

When reading about the girl and the dream as such, I felt as if someone was concerned about you. About your current physical discomfort (the heat and the exhaustion and the lack of appetite) but maybe also about some larger issues.

For some reason, when you wrote she said, 'come outside, it's warm in there', it seemed to me as if the invitation held both a threat and actual caring.

As if she wanted for you to go to her world where it was cooler (more comfortable) and where you could enjoy the childhood activities and lack of care... But also that she knew you should refuse because her world is the world of the winter (and death) and therefore she was trying to make you scared so that you did not follow.

I feel like she wanted to state that it was nice where she was and maybe even easier than where you are - but she also applied the typical scary dreamstuff (inability to move and the slow gliding towards you) for you to stay where you are.

For some reason, I feel like she was as afraid of you as you were of her and that she allowed you to visit the world she used to inhabit as a child. And that she used the fear that lies between the worlds of the dead and the living so that the living were afraid to die thus keeping themselves alive.

Those are my impressions.

Toivo etta ne ovat hyodyllisia (I hope they are useful).
Hi Miandra,

Dean's doing his best. He's taken to counting the days since she's been gone. Told me that he hopes to feel more 'normal' after a few thousand days or more... We've got a few other neighbours doing what they can for him too. Everyone's checking on him regularly and keeping him involved with the community. It's good to look out for each other.

Our best to you and Faye too.
Hi Melda,

We do miss Miriam very much. She made things better just by being around. Dean threw a birthday lunch on her behalf soon after the funeral, while his son and daughter-in-law were still in town. He had a portrait-sized photo of Miriam at one end of the long table at the bistro. It was as if she was there and we were toasting her. At one point, I felt a gentle warmth, like someone had given me a quick hug. I only had a sip of champagne at the time, so it wasn't just an alcohol glow. Curious, but comforting.

Great to have you back on YGS. I hope you've got everything sorted out in your new place. Our best wishes to you and the family.
ScareTale in A Dark Entity
Hey InTheNight
That's an interesting story.
Also you mentioned the EtiΓ€inen. Is it safe to assume you're from Finland? If so that's awesome. Finland is one of my favorite countries. A lot of the music I listen to is from there. Nightwish and Poets Of The Fall are two of favorite bands. Sorry, I know that's not paranormal related.

Macknorton
Yes, almost all of my experiences have happened in my parents home.

Lady-glow and Rajine.
I don't why she chose to stay in the house. It was late and my grandparents were the type to go to bed at 8:30pm. I don't know if she feared making them mad by waking them or what. She's also very stubborn, so that could have played a part πŸ˜†
Hey lady-glow

My mom didn't see anything. She did ask, "what was that about?" right before my brother said something. Her only response to what my bro said was, "As long as it leaves me alone, I'm good". Which has kind of turned into her catch phrase when I talk about things I've seen. πŸ˜†
After that night my sister and I saw it, we've never seen it again. My brother's since moved back out, but the family's sorta distanced ourselves from him because of things he's doing. So I haven't bothered asking him about it.
But as you, Rajine and JoJorocks said, I'm of the opinion it's attached to him.
ScareTale in Numerous Happenings
LFrog1386
That may be. My mother grew up experiencing things. My big sister for some reason seems to draw things to her. I myself am strongly intuitive.
Yeah, the Hat Man thing is creepy to think about. When I first heard of it, I got chills when people described exactly what my family had described.

Rajine
We've smudged the house a few times, but never kept up with it. My sister and I want to do it again, but my dad had throat surgery a while back due to cancer. He now has a tracheostomy tube to breath and smoke bothers him.
Is there another method you would recommend?
Sleeping-with-steve in Goodbye To A Princess
Hello Jubeele and Rex,

I hope you're both doing ok as can be expected.

I can't bare to see people in pain especially people like Mirium who fell and ended up in a coma as a result.

I feel for Dean, who must be at a loss without his beloved.

You are both very thoughtful, caring people looking Dean.

Best wishes,
😘
Jubeele - What a beautiful and touching story.

Of course Miriam made her presence known, just to let you know that although she wasn't physically present, she was certainly with you in spirit. Not many of us are fortunate enough to have a "Miriam' as a friend and I'm sure you miss her terribly.

I'm happy that you and Rex are there for Dean.

Regards, Melda
Sleeping-with-Steve - Oh no, I didn't mean to make you cry. Miriam wouldn't have wanted a fuss. She did her best to prepare Dean and all of us for when she was gone; that was the sort of person she was. In all those months, as she grew weaker and the pain got worse, she kept smiling and I never heard her complain. She taught us what it meant to be strong.

There are times, I can imagine Miriam smiling brightly and telling us: "All the hard work's been done, we're almost there."

RCRuskin - It was odd. I can still remember the image of that woman. But I didn't connect any dots until I looked at the wedding photos again. When Miriam was going through chemo, she lost so much weight and became very fragile. Like she was made of glass, almost 'transparent'. Just like that seeing that woman in the carpark. It might be I had a glimpse into the future of how she would appear.

Rajine - Some days, I still find myself thinking: "I must check on Miriam and see how she's doing today." Then, I remind myself that she's gone. But it might be that she's not really gone after all. It's comforting to think that somewhere, somehow, she still brightens the place with her beautiful smile.

Thank you everyone for all your kind words.
lady-glow - Miriam was such a beautiful person. She had this special glow about her that came from the heart. We were blessed to have known her.

(Btw, you're the inspiration for a wisewoman in my latest teddy bear adventure story: Abuela Gloria 😘)

Manafon - Being a sensitive is a double-edged sword. That grief was really overwhelming and a bit scary. The last time I felt such heart-pain was when my father passed away. But I knew it was someone else's anguish. Rex was quite alarmed to see me suddenly so upset.

I think it's because we've known her for all these years, that it could have formed a connection between us. But not something I expected at all.

Valkricry - I was inclined to explain the incidents away as they happened. But months later, when I sat down and reviewed my journal, and thought about all of them, they were hard to ignore. Which proves the importance of keeping a journal...

You could be right about Miriam wanting us to keep an eye on Dean. Last week, it was past 11pm when we were woken up by a call from him. Dean had fallen on the floor and couldn't get up on his own. There were other neighbours nearby, but we were the ones he felt comfortable enough to ask for help. Fortunately, he was alright and apart from a bruised pride, nothing else was hurt. We're currently setting up a network of neighbours to be on hand for him.
I wonder why ghosts/ spirits or other entities like to stay in the corners? Whoever it was may she/he finds peace... Thanks for sharing.
Hi InTheNight

I think maybe you should find out more about the history of the house, is this the first time you experiencing this or were there any other incidents over the years?

Also ask your family if they have also experienced anything out of the ordinary.
Hi kaushik

I've noticed that spirits like hanging out in dark wooded areas, I've never heard about the urinating part but I know fire keeps away unwanted spirits from attaching itself to someone.
Hi Jubeele

Condolences on the loss of your friend, I'm certain that she will always be around the people she cared about and will let them know in some subtle way that she's around.
Hi Rosama45

That's a very peculiar and interesting incident you experienced, I have to agree with the others and say that perhaps what you experienced was astral projection.
gingerbug (guest) in The House On The Corner
Dear Rosama45,

I agree with lady-glow that it could be an astral projection or perhaps some other type of apparition which perhaps resembled your neighbour (the way many people who fit into the same age/social group might resemble each other because they are prone to wearing the same type of clothes etc.).

I want to, however, offer another theory.

In my experience, I have come to believe that we possess more than one body.

This is backed up, I think, by some religious beliefs and practices which even offer the count to our bodies.

So at some point I started wondering if some of our bodies could die before the others.

That would mean that your neighbour can be quite alive but dead also.

She would be alive physically but some part of her would have deceased.

So she would be resting at home while the part of her which has passed on (maybe still attached to the physical body) keeps with its routines - because it does not realize it is dead or simply passes its time until the rest of the individual joins it someday (hopefully, in many many many years).

Maybe there is even some system where that body can re-enter the living state (that this type of death is not necessarily final or permanent).

I was led to these thoughts because I have met some people who change profoundly over time and it appears as if a part to their identity is lost.

They have suffered no neural damage or trauma but they function quite differently as if some part of the information they once had - has been lost.

As if they cannot remember it because it belongs with some other type of processing. And then they are suddenly recovered.

But that's a theory.
Sleeping-with-steve in Maasthi In The Forest
Hello KaushikBhandary,

I really enjoy hearing about different types of encounters, this one was especially intriguing. I've never heard of a Maasthi, 'wandering spirit'. I googled it and all that came up was a movie entitled, 'Maasthi Gudi'. πŸ˜•

Regardless, you covered what it was and that it followed your grandfather. He must have been really scared. I wouldn't take my clothes of though, I'd just run.

I would enjoy reading more of your families experiences. Please submit more when you have time.

Thank you for sharing this post with us.

LadyGlow, I have used up my votes for you and can't vote for you until I vote for a few other members. 😟

Best wishes,
😘
May Miriam's Memory be Eternal.

And now that you mention it, it probably was her ghost in the carpark that you saw. I do not believe that ghosts, the spirits of our deceased family, friends, even pets and animals, are not bound by the limits of time and space.
Sleeping-with-steve in Goodbye To A Princess
Hello Jubeele,

Oh my goodness. I sobbed through the first half of your post and when I finally settled down and continued reading, I couldn't stop.

I'm so sorry that you and Rex have lost such a dear friend.

My thoughts are with you at this time.

Best wishes,
😘
Im sorry for your mother there were lots of same cases here in our country, can't see the deceased love one bec of covid issues, truly very sad. May her soul rest in Gods care now. Amazing story about the necklace. Thank you.
I recall you telling me of this when it happened. You're right separately nothing too odd; but together in sequence?
In my mind, I think Miriam wanted to be sure you'd be there for Dean.
Welcome to YGS.

Hi Rosama45.

This is a very interesting experience. In my opinion, what you saw could have been the astral projection of your neighbor; her ethereal form doing something that she wasn't able to do in her physical body at that moment.
Who knows, perhaps she was taking a nap and dreaming that she was watering her yard.

Did the vision resemble the neighbor lady?

Thanks for sharing this intriguing and fascinating experience.
Hi Jubeele--Once again you present a compelling and sensitively written account. So many of the incidents you describe are straight out of "paranormal 101" that it seems almost certain that's exactly what they were.

I was particularly interested in the overwhelming sense of grief that overcame you which caused you to cry uncontrollably. I had a similar sense of emotion assail me when what I believe to have been the spirit of my departed mother paid me a visit. Whether you were somehow sensing Dean's grief or picking up a telepathic message from Miriam, your sensitivity provided a beacon that allowed the intense emotion to be conveyed.
Hello Jubeele.

Thanks for sharing this sad, yet sweet experience of friendship and love. I'm certain that Miriam was thinking about you at the moment of her passing and went to see you one more time.

I'm sorry for the loss of such a nice friend.

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