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Hi Amena,
I'm late to your story, busy month, but wanted to let you know that I experienced similar things at the battlefield near my home in Georgia. The battlefield here at Kennesaw Mountain is quite large and encompasses ten miles of walking/running trails that have been preserved as a national park. I've heard disembodied voices there, recorded an EVP that said, "Them soldiers is dead." And one time while walking up the hill they call the Dead Angle (also known as Cheatham Hill), where northern units were decimated by the southern defenders who were heavily dug in and armed at the top -- I started getting SO winded, literally could NOT catch my breath and my anxiety was through the roof. I had to stop walking, bend over and try and calm myself, when I realized that there was NO WAY those feelings and emotions (even symptoms is a better word) were from me. I was a runner for many years and never experienced anything like that... The event ended after about 30 seconds. At the time I was worried that I had just gotten so old and heavy, but it still seemed creepy... Came on so fast and ended just as fast. And the next time I walked up the same hill, I barely felt it, breathing was completely normal. That's when I knew I had experienced some of what those soldiers felt as they charged up that hill to their deaths. Now I won't go there by myself. This is the one story I have that I'm reluctant to tell... It's even hard for me to believe it. But I do.
MrsRamsay in Her Squeak Toy
Just wanted to say how much I enjoy "out of the mirror's" posts.

It seems strange that he closed his account (or should I say they? His wife was his typist, right?)

Hope all is ok with them.
Hi MOOnchxld,

It sounds a lot like you are sensitive to the spiritual realm, which isn't a bad thing, especially around here! I realize that you haven't asked for help, but there are a few things I would like to share w/you. Unless you've already done so, something that you may want to seriously consider is researching how to create spiritual boundaries for the 'ghosts' (spirits) you encounter. Not only can it help protect you, but it can also make you feel less vulnerable and more empowered. Another thing you might want to do is keep a journal; journaling can help you see if there are any patterns to the spiritual activity in your life.

Lastly, I think you were very smart by trusting your own feelings and wanting to leave your friend's house right after you felt the negative energy there. Always follow your instincts, because they're usually never wrong.

Best Wishes!
Welcome, dlerium81 ~
I really enjoyed reading your story!

I have a feeling that someone heeded your cry for help that morning; it's possible that a spirit, divine or otherwise, intervened right when you really needed it the most.

Take Care πŸ˜‰
LFrog1386 in Haunted Ring
Those are some pretty scary experiences, to be sure. Was the ring brand new or used/antique? I can't imagine anything would be attached to a new ring but I am curious, nonetheless. I am glad she survived the haunting-it sounds like she may have been headed for a fatal accident at the hands of this spirit if it had gone on longer!
The_Morrighan in In Love With A Demon?
Jess, Vlad was given to the Turks as a hostage by his father. Through 'conditioning'he was taught to be vicious. What people don't realise is that his methods shortened wars and saved many more lives than he took. He never drank blood although his distant cousin, Elizabeth Bathory, decided that bathing in the blood of virgin peasants would extend her life and beauty. Be aware, please, of Victorian Gothicism, the original Creepy Pasta.
The_Morrighan in Elephant
A merry Christmas and a blessed Yuletide to everyone on this site xxx
Even though you already stated you knew his last name... I just wanted to get my first thought off of my chest! Your description of him sound just like Vlad the impaler. He was extremely evil with black hair and was technically a vampire only he didn't suck blood, he just supposedly drank it... I know it's crazy and far fetched that it could be him and you even said an entirely different name... But I just had to mention the similarities.
So, you hear this apparition only at night? Your story makes me feel as if this ghost is a child or at least something pretending to be a child.
Have you tried asking it to leave or saging your home?
BravelyKegger in Haunted Ring
that is very reassuring, I would hate for my mom to have to be tormented by the spirit again.
Bibliothecarius in The Knott Family
Greetings, Jess.

I don't know how I missed this narrative last month; it's very interesting.

Perhaps the family's last name could have been "Gnott."

Just a thought,
Biblio.
Bibliothecarius in Haunted Ring
Greetings, BravelyKegger, and welcome to YGS.

I wouldn't worry about the return of the spirit if I were you. Should someone else find the ring after it had been immersed in salt, the spirit would follow the new owner *if* it hasn't already been exorcized by the cleansing effect of the salt.

You have nothing to fear from these events.

Best,
Biblio.
Jessbcr25 in The Pool Incident
Thank you for enjoying my stories. I know I tend to ask why this? And why that? I'm just full of questions that can never be answered. But it's fun to hear everyone's thoughts on it as well. I appreciate all of the feedback and sorry it takes to long to respond. I have a couple experiences left that I plan on writing very soon!
Jessbcr25 in The Knott Family
Hey AugustaM! Yea if I were older than what I was I definitely would have tried to go over there more often too. She didn't invite people over though it's why I had to show up. She mentioned the grandma usually downstairs in the living room sitting in a chair, her older sister always seen a little girl in her room and sometimes in the bathtub... A teenage boy who I had seen was in her room, and the parents made many appearances to their whole family. She said they would be downstairs talking or watching tv and could hear someone pacing upstairs really heavy footed, lights turning on and off in the rooms they were in. And more than she told me I'm sure. I'm extremely jealous of how natural it was for her to just coexist with an entire ghost family... Definitely could be spelling the name wrong too... Could be Naught or knaught. I just remember she said that exact sound. And I'm not sure it they spoke to her. But just a lot of busy bodies as they were just still living there too... Once again. Very jealous!
RCRuskin in Strong Ghost
A week ago? Damn, I've been away too long. 😒

I've seen those soft close hinges and drawer guides, and other such things. I'm assuming your piano lacks such a thing, so it makes me wonder.:)

Merry Christmas, or other holiday of choice.
Sleeping-with-steve in When Evil Is Your Salvation
Good morning Valkricry,

It's 6:16am and I'm heading out with my little fox terrier for a walk.

Cappuccino at the beach after walkies.β˜•
There's a new strain of Covid19 that has surfaced and apparently it's deadlier.

I can't upvote you because it says, 'please vote for someone else'.πŸ˜•

Chat again soon.
SWS 😘 ❀
Morning, SWSβ˜• or whatever time it is there πŸ€”
Very true, this virus is harsh on everyone, and not just those who catch it, either. It seems to have tainted everything... Scary is that it is global.
valkricry in Old And New
Congratulations, on the engagement, Triden!
I'm glad Gran and Charlie came with, but do worry a bit about Adam. Of course there is a chance that he's made friends with the new people.
Any chance that Gran is quieter because she's happier for you?
Sleeping-with-steve in When Evil Is Your Salvation
Hello Valkricry,
Thank you for your response. With everything that's going on it's probably the last thing on your mind. It just goes to show that you are polite, and care about people which is a beautiful characteristic.

I'm sorry to hear that you've been laid off until February. Covid19 is making it very hard for everyone worldwide. Now that vaccines are surfacing, perhaps things will improve.

Look after yourself and email me anytime if you need to chat. πŸ€—

Best wishes,
Miandra/SWS 😘 ❀
Rex, It didn't 'feel' like my older brother steadying the ladder. It did sound like the voice I've been hearing during the renos though. A bit of a Brit accent. Although R use to sometimes use one, he sounded more Aussie. πŸ€” I think this one belongs to the house though. I've heard him before, and even saw him once. At least I think was him. Seems to take a keen interest in the changes.
However, that charge I felt giving me the strength back to tell my Dad off - that well could have been my siblings' strength.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Morri - thank you so much for including me in your ritual. I really do appreciate it.
Miranda, not sure I consider myself brave, but I do consider myself hugged.😊 I was so sure I had laid the past with my dad to rest, and this came from left field as it were. Looking back on it, I do wonder if it had been intended as a kindness of sorts. It did set up my having help I needed in the very near future. Not just the emotional support, but physical/goods aid. It gets really rough when all the bills are suddenly doubled, then add this virus in... I just got word we're laid off until at least February. However, I still have it better than many others.
Triden! I have been wondering about you! Lovely to 'see' you. Wonderful news about your engagement.😊 *Flips her cape back* What, I'm no longer a superhero? 😲 lol
Hi there!

Though your senses are definitely on alert when in your family's home, I have to agree, they seem curious and not at all negative πŸ˜‰
Oh Val!
You have been a voice for sanity for me through so many of my crazy ordeals (well in my world they were/are) that I have completely created you as a superhero of sorts. One forgets that people you have connections with are still just people like me. Reasing the "bashing" and the metaphorical "kicking" your parental spirit gave you took me back to the ones I have experienced in my life as well. I got so angry at what he said to you - empaths huh. And your helper in the renovation advice, keeping you from falling, I felt like I would want to hug him, he reminds me of Charlie.

I have been quiet too long I would say. I missed you all.
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
AussieDaz,
Thank you for the Xmas wishes Darren.
I sent off a few Xmas emails and would have liked to have sent you, your wife and family my best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. So I'll do that here because I couldn't see an email on your profile page.πŸ€”
Eat, drink, be merry and don't forget to wear your mask.πŸŽ„

Miandra
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Val,

I'm wondering whether your older brother may have been drawn back to you to "steady the ladder", so to speak, particularly after the ear-full from your father and you asking for help.

One thing I do know is what sunlight, vitamin D and depression have in common. You'd now be in early winter, so please keep taking the vitamin D. Besides, it also helps the body retain Calcium as well.

Hang in there warrior, have a safe Christmas knowing that good hearts always shine through the cr*p that life throws up.

PS. A bit early I know, but I don't care. To all the YGS family have a happy and healthy Christmas/New Year and let's hope 2021 turns out better than this year.

Jubeele and Rex-T
Sleeping-with-steve in When Evil Is Your Salvation
The_Morrighan, Tweed, and Valkricry, I have to wait before I can continue to up-vote because I've used up my limit. I'll come back and vote in a couple of days.

(It would be nice if the up-voting could be increased from 5 per member to 10πŸ˜‰ and maybe the down-voting can stay at 5 per member) πŸ€” Small suggestion for Martin.

Best wishes,
SWS 😘
Sleeping-with-steve in When Evil Is Your Salvation
Hello Valkricry,

If I could, I would give you a big hug. You are very brave soldiering on with everything that you have been dealing with.

Your father had no right treating you like that. He said a lot of cruel things. Despite him trying to diminish your self worth and confidence, here you are fighting every step of the way.

I know I don't know you, but, I feel as though I would enjoy your company and be able to talk for hours over coffee about experiences that have made us who we are.

I'm so sorry your childhood was taken from you by your father who replaced it with fear, dread, and depression.

In time as you get stronger, you will not be hurt by those memories. Instead you will feel power knowing that you have got to where you are from proving him wrong.

Having read all the comments on this thread, I can see how loved and cared for you are by YGS community. You will always have support when you need it. Don't ever feel alone because as far away as we are, we really do care. You know my email and if ever you need to chat, please feel free to contact me.

Look after yourself lovely lady.
SWS/Miranda.
😘 ❀ πŸ€—
Val, For what it's worth Yule is on 21st of December and I'm going to be performing an empowerment ritual for a few friends, I'll include you in it. You don't have to believe and if nothing else you know I'm wishing you good vibes and sending strength.
Bright blessings.
Morri.
Morri,
You know, I think that's what bothered me most about this - not being able to point at an x factor. It's difficult to vent or circumvent the issue, when you have no clue yourself what the root is. "Punch drunk" is a good term for the after effect.
aussiedaz in Strong Ghost
Most of the Heavy metal musician I'm aware off end up smoking the plants they care for, however yes, it probably does.lol
valkricry in Strong Ghost
πŸ€” Plants and music... I wonder if it depends on how it effects those caring FOR the plants?
aussiedaz in Strong Ghost
Tweed,

Isn't it interesting the relationship between plants and music I think that's the lesson of the day anyway,

It probably depends on which experiment you pay attention too?...in the Scostman article, they found Black Sabbath music worked wonders with plants and exposure to Cliff Richard music killed every plant in the experiment... Lmfao, that is too funny.

Https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-news/plants-love-heavy-metal-says-bbc-gardens-expert-1578826

In this next article Classical vrs Rock Music they are suggesting it's classical.

Https://youhadmeatgardening.com/best-music-for-plants/

Anywho, I'm going to give my long term memory a B plus for something I browsed on over 30 years ago...however, in this last article... They claim extremely loud rock music can destroy the ecosystem?... It may have been something similar along the lines to what I read "Spinal Tap turned up to volume 11"...lol

Https://www.iheart.com/content/2018-07-13-rock-music-can-damage-ecosystems-study-finds/
Thank you for sharing your story. This is truly adorable, at least you have a friendly spirit that can keep you happy and entertained ❀-Moon/Day
Hey, Tweed. You're referring to his Grandmother, who raised him - so really close and one heck of a memory you have there!
Actually, except for the remodel on the kitchen, I'm doing all the work myself. BTW the remodel came as a big surprise to me. I was just going to paint the darn thing. Then my landlord asked me if I'd like a 'new' kitchen - would I!?! I was totally over the moon when he said they'd replace the floor as well. Unfortunately before they could do details like the splash board, disaster struck and funds had to be re-allotted. *sigh*. I tend to agree we need a roof more than I need a splash board. Still the kitchen is like 300% better than was.
You don't sound 'preachy' at all. More like concerned for my safety.😊
Val, I'm the same: life knocks me down and I (thus far) get back up, maybe a little punch drunk but still going.
Thank you, Morrighan. I've heard that saying, phrased differently before. Something like, "God brings you to it, He'll lead you through it." Maybe it's so, I don't know. All I really know is life is very fond of throwing curve balls at folks, and I'm one of the lucky ones. Hasn't struck me out yet.
Val, goodness, sorry you've been doing it so tough. I remember you mentioned months ago about hitting a bad patch. But that's one heck of a bad patch.
I remember you getting that roomie and having a sort of passing of the torch experience with the guy's mother (?) I think it was. Maybe that same spirit was, or is, trying to reach you. Or maybe you've got that covered lol.

You pose some big questions at the end and I don't know if anyone could, or should, answer them for you. Maybe they're more journey based answers. I admire your wisdom for getting to a bigger picture at the end of that year. You've chosen a positive perspective and that speaks to your strength.

Hate to sound preachy but hope you don't have too many tradesmen in right now. Crappy times and all.
Stay safe.

Oh and the YGS community is just a shout away if you ever need to vent. I'm sure people here won't mind at all. Don't feel like you have to face all that alone. Or maybe you're a lone wolf like me, and that's fine too!

Morrighan, the thing won't let me vote for you at the moment but I really love what you said about the gods giving their hardest tasks to their strongest warriors.
Tweed in Strong Ghost
Daz, I'd like to see the credentials on whoever was behind that plant and music experiment. There's recent tests showing the opposite is true. Pumpkin seeds for instance love anything heavy because it stimulates them to sprout. Larger pumpkins are always found in test groups exposed to heavy vs classical music.
During lockdown my husband's been playing a lot of Blind Melon, the Soup album and I got back into NIN, our indoor flora seem to really dig it. I don't know, metal killing plants seems like an archaic concept somehow. πŸ€”

It makes sense you'd find your way to music. We are naturally drawn toward what's good for our soul.
Rock n roll heaven sounds good to me. Foo Fighters have a rather poignant, rocking song about the very place.
I'm so sorry, first of all, for what you've had to go through but perhaps the gods only give their hardest tasks to their strongest warriors. I have to say that I'm rather jealous of your other realm 'family' lending a helping hand and moral support! I hope all goes well for you with your home and future.
Brightest blessings and stay safe.
Morri.
aussiedaz in Strong Ghost
Music is a form Spiritual language yes I like that analogy Tweed, there probably is a Rock'n roll heaven who knows? I believe we are more alive when we are dead because we don't limit our potential like we do here in the earth matrix otherwise if I'm wrong... It's going to be as boring as batshiat if all we do over there is keep a straight face in fear of cracking the make up and groan like Casper the ghost for attention.
aussiedaz in Strong Ghost
Tweed

Thank you for the feed back on what may validate my thoughts on your account.

Back yonder when Adam was a boy, I'd remember reading about this experiment where they filled two rooms up with flowers and plants and played classical music in one and heavy metal in the other turned up on Spinal Tap volume 11.

I can't remember the duration of this experiment whether it was 48 hours or longer however interestingly enough, the flowers and plants in the room with heavy metal all died and the ones in the room with classical thrived on... So yes, it even looks like nature has a liking to classical.

I was trying not brag about my own skills as a musician, however, I did start out in the school orchestra playing the flute and Chinese bassoon...Schubert's Unfinished Symphony is one of my favourites. Sometimes I'll sleep with classical music on in the background... There is something very soulful about the style.

I have written my own music where a radio station back in the 90's wanted to play it and Del Shannon's ex promoter wanted to pump it, anyway, all back in the day now.

Funny thing about my own musical journey it was me who found it, not the other way around... My parents never really did got behind me as a child although later in life my Dad was one of our groupies who stalked us around the circuit.

Anyway, I absolutely envy and enjoy anyone talented enough to play the piano, it is in my view, the most satisfying and fulfilling instrument one can play.

Regards Daz
The_Morrighan in Something In The Vicarage
I'm late to this account but wanted to thank you for submitting it: it was fascinating, beautifully written and very believable.
Bright blessings.
Morri.
AugustaM in Good Ghost
The entity seems to have behaved rather like a protector - perhaps you were only afraid because you registered an unknown intruder in your bedroom - the fear coming from strangeness rather than the entity's intent.

My great uncle went to a "boys home" like that back in the 1940s/50s - ran away as many times as he could, poor kid. It wasn't that the facility was all bad, he was just so homesick.

I worked with a fellow by your name when I worked for Colonial Williamsburg (so left in 2012 when I moved) - you wouldn't happen to have any relatives in Va, would you?
The_Morrighan in Knock Knock, Push Push
Hello and welcome,
Just my two pennies worth but I think your ghostie sounds friendly, a little mischievous and like it wants to part of the family.
Bright blessings.
The_Morrighan in Haunted Area?
Hi bewhatmay,
Welcome and thanks for that account!
You mention that 'because of the history of the area... It has stored up negative energy'. Firstly I believe that's entirely possible. My Mum always says "the land remembers" and there is a great deal of evidence floating around to support this. I'd love to know a little of the history of your area if you've time: it may prompt further insights into your experiences.
Bright blessings and stay safe.
Morri.
Great account, thank you so much for sharing it with us.
It could be worth digging into the history of this church a little. Perhaps check if it has a turbulent history in any way I.E. Murders, suicides, etc.
I look forward to reading more of your accounts, welcome to this marvellous site and keep safe.
Bright blessings.
Tweed in Strong Ghost
Biblio, thanks for reminding me. I'd forgotten about the 'small attention getting thing followed by the main event' concept. But yes, that definitely could apply here.

Daz, Sometimes when practicing I swear I hear whispers. Once, about five years ago, heard the whispers then heard a woman say, quite loudly too, 'Sshh, She's playing it!' Lol. So yeah, think I have an invisible posse sometimes.
To me music is a spiritual language. I can't think of any genre being spiritually better or superior to another because I play rock and classical and love them both equally. A lot of my favourite classical composers were considered crap in their day by the mainstream. I can only pray that what I consider crap (techno) is never studied in depth by future generations lol.
I would love to hear the rest of your stories. The longer, the better! I love a nice, long ghost story.
Sleeping-with-steve in I Caught More Spirits On Video!
Cole Harris,

Regardless of the colours, it's always good to catch paranormal on footage.πŸ‘»

Thanks for your reply.

Best wishes,
SWS 😊
While the filter does add some colors, it's only supposed to react to living things, and it's NEVER supposed to flash grey! I don't know why it flashed grey when it was pointed at me in the 5th video. The only explanation that I have is that whatever is going on in the house might be affecting more then I thought.
aussiedaz in Strong Ghost
Tweed

There are only a few things I believe we take with us when we cross over. Our memories, The love, our sense of humour and the music... Classical music especially, I have listened to your repertoire of which is very and impressive and yes, Beethoven would be the spiritual magnet.

I have listened to alleged captured recordings of music on the other side and classical music seems to be the universal flavour of choice that exist outside the space time critique.

I did six years of playing the Sydney club circuit where Chuck Berry's roll over Beethoven was the closet I came to the classical genre so they won't be giving me a gig up there among the clouds and stars unless there's another place they have in mind for me...lmao

Seriously, based on your music, I would not be surprised if what I said before was the premise of your account. You may have your own following of people who enjoy your music for free.

Regards.
The_Morrighan in Elephant
Jubeele,
Thank you for such a beautiful and comforting comment. I actually teared up a bit reading it, in a good way.
Bright blessings.
Bibliothecarius in Strong Ghost
Tweed:

While that is "info overload," it's *interesting* info: my favorite kind!

This doesn't explain the phenomenon of the lid's slow closing, but, I'm sure you recall from past thread conversations, paranormal phenomena sometimes begin with an initial attention-getting phenomenon (paranormal or otherwise) followed by a more full-blown one.

Just a thought.
Biblio.
The_Morrighan in No Eyes All Tongue
AugustaM,
I'm probably going to sound like I ought to be wearing a tin foil hat here but I've been reading the OP's accounts recently and noticed a few things that lead me to believe he's not being...Transparent. His 'wife' writing and editing some accounts seems to be inconsistent. The use of language suggests that English isn't his mother tongue although he implies he was born in the USA and his account is registered there. His desire to execute Le Grand Flounce at every opportunity suggests a desire for consistent positive affirmation rather than a desire for his narrations to be 'heard'. I just feel like he isn't the real deal. Only my opinion and I may be being harsh. I also agree that there are likely other factors at play.
Augusta, unfortunately I commented emotionally, spontaneously without first reading the comments on another one of the OP's narratives. When I was reading through some comments I was really taken by how quick to temper the OP was. I don't remember what was said but it was directed to what I thought was a helpful comment by Manafon. From there it just spiralled into attacking pretty much everyone.

I don't feel the OP is a liar either and I tried to keep an open mind. But on reflection it appears whatever this was isn't strictly paranormal.
Tweed in Strong Ghost
As I was saying on some pianos there's a thing called duplex scaling or the aliquot bar, same damn thing. What it does is add extra harmonics to the notes. How it works is by adding an extra speaking length to the string, the part that vibrates producing a note. So the long struck portion of string makes the note, then other sections of the string muted with felt then the other end threads through a silver monopoly hotel (what it looks like) and the section over the monopoly hotel, the aliquot bar, produces a harmonic. It adds depth to the overall sound.

The aliquot bar in my piano runs all the way down to the copper wound strings. This means as it's been brought up to pitch the aliquot section could theoretically sympathetically resonate with lower notes in its harmonic group, down the octaves. If those notes are at the same out of tuneness lol. So when it sorted itself out, it wasn't the long speaking length which was freshly tuned, but the small one. When I turn the pin, I hear the note change but the aliquot section is brought up to pitch at the same time. However this is steal at high tension and often notes take a minute or so to settle back to where they should be, the steal develops a kind of memory. So the static sound very well could've been the section of string over the monopoly hotels, which doesn't get muted, before it settled into its 'in tune steal memory'

Info overload nerd alert!
AugustaM in The Knott Family
Part of me thinks - WOW! I would have been over there every day after an experience like THAT! But, in reality, I likely would have reacted far more the way you did! Did your friend ever mention anything about the Knott family? Could the name have been spelled any other way or perhaps a misheard variant? Did the entities ever speak to her? Did she have any impressions about them?
Tweed in Strong Ghost
Aahhh Biblio harmonics is that what you mean? That bloody explains the static I think! The duplex scale. Equal temperament. Dang. I need to go eat, I'm starving. But I think you just nailed it! Will research, explain randomness in a bit.
AugustaM in No Eyes All Tongue
Ok I was confused when I read this account (and the others by the same contributor) and I am now absolutely bewildered having just finished reading the comments. I think there is more going on here than we can truly appreciate in this medium. No one has criticized the OP but merely asked questions germane to the details of the narrative and relevant information regarding its author. It is not the place of the author to determine which questions are relevant or to judge those who have innocently posed them. Nor is anyone asking these questions angling to have anyone "kicked off" the site. The anger that has been offered in response to civility in this situation is a bit shocking.

I'll be the first to say that I am a bit on the fence about this account - it simply strikes me as improbably over the top. I can see this having happened in a dream or even a waking dream but I just have trouble accepting it in any other context. Add to that difficulty the OP's reactions here in the comments and my doubts are only heightened. I am not necessarily calling anyone a liar - I simply think there might be things going on here that can't be explained by the paranormal.
Tweed in Strong Ghost
Thanks everyone! I'm glad this was easy to follow, I had a devil of a job typing it up.

Melda, wow thanks for the lovely comment! I also admire anyone crazy enough to dare make their passion their life. It's really not glamorous though. I enjoy solitude so the 'lonely' nature of practice hasn't deterred me after all these years. I can't speak for your sister but it's very common for people to leave music in favour of a more socially enriched path.
I think you've probably put dance and me together because of one of my other posts about being distracted by a presence while exercising. I keep a ballet exercise routine, I love dance, but I'm not a professional dancer. Being a pianist is like working in IT, you can quickly develop poor posture and a Kardashian butt. Trust me I can't rock one of those and get away with it!
I'll update anything interesting the tuner says. But if he goes into a full blown account I might have to point him in the direction of this site instead lol.

Val, I still can't figure it out. When I checked the dampers there was nothing there that I could tell. I lifted them up and down a few times to dislodge anything. Also the hammer felt looked as fluffy as the others, no harsh grooves. I looked around for a bit of paper lying around. Because sometimes sheets of paper can catch certain frequencies and vibrate, I've had this happen many times. I like practicing with the music rack off, and printed music sheets resting on the pinblock which is how a lot of people practice. Sometimes the paper acts like a bit of a speaker I guess and makes a staticky umm. It sounded like that but on one note, with no sheets of paper lying about anywhere.

Daz haha, actually I believe pot and certain other naughty substances can be used to gain access to the other side, if used wisely. Some cultures have been doing this for eons. Pity these substances just don't agree with me! But there's plenty people who have success with it.
Lol I want to just play the damn thing too! It's great to be as self sufficient as you can but blimey tuning is boring. Actually that's not fair sometimes I quite enjoy it. But the thought of doing it always sucks.
I never thought of the static being heard by only me. That's really given me something to think about. Thanks!

SWS, thank you, your comments are always so nice! I need to take a leaf out of your book sometimes I think.
What you said about learning reminded me of something I heard Tom Cruise of all people say. He was asked once what's the hardest thing you've ever done for a role. I think everyone was expecting home to say 'jump out of a building' or something like it. But he said it was when he learned some piano excerpts for the film Interview with a Vampire. He said he still can't believe people can actually play the piano lol. It reminded me of what it was like to learn, which is what your comment just did. For some reason remembering what it was like is oddly profound, so thank you!
Bibliothecarius in Strong Ghost
Greeting, Tweed!

The only thing that came to mind as a practical explanation was the strings' capacity for resonance. The three strings of the note would all vibrate at precisely the same pitch, in reaction to that note being created elsewhere. This would generate a faint humming, *not* the static you heard. This acoustic phenomenon also fails to account for your experience with the lid. Curiouser and curiouser.

Best,
Biblio.
Sleeping-with-steve in Strong Ghost
Hello Tweed,

Playing a piano is one thing, but being able to also tune it? Wow, I really admire that.
I'm not musically minded. Unfortunately a part from having 1 piano lesson when I was 10, that's the only bit of music I have experienced playing. It was mainly learning the keys that day, and I still have no idea which key is which. It's very hard, and that's why I admire anyone who can read music, write songs, and play an instrument.

I really enjoyed your post and a couple of others you have posted so I have saved them to my profile. You'd be surprised how much more you get from reading a post more than once if you enjoy the experience you are reading about.

AussieDaz,

Yet another funny comment from you. I'm picturing you play piano with 3 fingers with hand and one finger with other 🎹 🎢
(I can upπŸ”Ίvote again, woohoo)

Melda, you are just as talented and I'd love to hear all 3 of you play.

Best wishes,
Miandra/SWS
outofthemirror - That is a beautiful story.

Please consider reopening your account. I truly believe that you have much to offer.

Regards, Melda
aussiedaz in Strong Ghost
Hello Tweed,

Why am I not surprised with your submission of being a pianist,

I have this suspicion that most musicians are more opened to psychic phenomenon than the average Joe perhaps due to their ability to tune their own frequency toward the vibration of the greater universe or something like that if their not high on pot.

I'm a self taught pianist who use's three fingers on the left hand for the root, 3rd and 5th note as I pluck through the melody on the right hand with one finger' πŸ˜†

I won't be offering my services anywhere anytime soon however, I'm good enough to bluff the grandchildren into thinking I'm alright...lol

Yes, some ghost would be strong enough, the question is who and why?

My Guess? This ghost is a musician who enjoys your music wanting you play the damn thing instead of just tuning it... If I'm hanging around the earth matrix after I take my last breath, I'm probably going to go chill out listening to other musicians after I stop haunting my bank manager and a couple of others on my hit list.

The faint static noise you heard may be your own ability in picking up on our friends in the other realm, if it happens again maybe ask hubby if he can hear it just in case there is a science behind it?

Thank you for sharing

Regards Daz
valkricry in Strong Ghost
Static humming of the strings you can't reproduce? πŸ€” How deliciously weird! I assume you ruled out dampers, or anything small getting up under the string? But then with being a one off... Weird.
Sleeping-with-steve in Her Squeak Toy
Hello Seekings,

That's a lovely comment you've left.

Sadly, it looks like outofthemirror has deleted the account.πŸ™„ πŸ€”

Best wishes,
SWS.
Seekings in Her Squeak Toy
Hi outofthemirror,

How lovely that your beautiful Gem had a great life with you after your mother's passing. I can just imagine her carrying her Orca round with her and squeaking it; we had a rehomed GSD who came to us with a bright yellow very loud squeaky duck which he carried around and loved but which drove us mad... It " accidently " lost its squeak after a few weeks. He still loved it though until it actually fell apart.
My feeling is that some of Gem's energy or essence was still there with the home, the people and the things she loved in life; perhaps Yorkie sensed this energy around her Orca toy and that contributed to his excitement. It seems that in the house and safely on the shelf is where Gem wanted Orca to stay, I'm sure she's happy you still have it.
A Happy Christmas to you and yours,

Seekings
The_Morrighan in The Ghosts Of Gettysburg
Hi Amena,
I would definitely say that what happened to you was an empathic experience. I'm an empath myself and sometimes the sheer inundation of emotions can be quite startling to say the least. As Tweed has said you're not going nuts! There are a lot of us out there.
Melda in Strong Ghost
Tweed - I realised that your career was connected to music but I was never sure in which capacity. In fact I was under the impression that dance also played a part. Well you know, one makes a few guesses and assumptions about people you meet on the site and it's a bit hit and miss!

I always love to hear of people who manage to make their passion in life their career. You obviously worked hard to achieve what you have, so I sincerely congratulate you on that.

I mention tongue in cheek that I come from a somewhat musical family. (Extended family as well on my mother's side) The one who always stood out was my older sister who was an excellent pianist and violinist. She was beautiful, talented, married at the age of 21 and had babies. (A huge tale to tell there but it doesn't belong here.)

My brother and I were the "untaught" singers and dancers. We just had the rythm and the beat. We were always the two party animals that got the music, singing and dancing going. Good yearsπŸ˜†

You're way out of my league when you talk about tuning a piano. Our piano was a definitive part of our home while I was growing up but all I ever looked at were the keys and that piano wouldn't be anywhere close to the quality of what you own.

Quite possibly you had an extra pair of eyes and hands which were trying to nudge you in the right direction. If that is what you felt, I wouldn't question it. I'd be very interested to know what the professional tuner has to say.

Thanks for sharing another good experience!

Regards, Melda
Thanks [at] Tweed for your lovely post. I appreciate it. I've always heard the term empaths but didn't know really what it entailed. I'm going to think about sharpening my skills. It's interesting I've always felt different in places with energy now I know why.:)
Thanks again for your comments. Stay safe and well.
Sleeping-with-steve in I Caught More Spirits On Video!
Hello Cole Harris,

Thanks for posting the videos of your sightings.

The images appear like auras, different colours. Is that because of the camera filter?

Anyway,Thank you.

Best wishes
SWS

😘
Hi Amena,

The short answer is yes! People can feel this way in locations like Gettysburg. If you take a look under your narrative you'll find a lot of other experiences from this location. So you're definitely not alone.

It sounds like you experienced what empaths go through. In paranormal circles an empath is someone who feels the energy and/or experiences of a location or object. They literally feel the loudest emotions, or echoes of a place or thing, usually the history. Many believe that everyone has this ability but may only experience it once or twice. If you've never experienced anything like this before chances are you won't be bombarded with it suddenly. That said, a person can also choose to sharpen these skills or even to shut them out if they feel them coming on.

Hope this helps. Don't worry you're not going nuts!
I do believe your prayers are being answered Sherm, most likely by your spirit guide without trying to offend your religion.

The variation in your vocal chord is probably a means of validation for you to know you are not alone and don't let these bigger life questions get you down in the dumps.

We are all spiritual beings having a physical experience on the road to greater enlightenment. What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger as if we really do die in the first place... You can't change the world however you can change yourself.

I can't help sense your spirit guide is working hard with you keeping you on your path.

Just my thoughts take them with a pinch of salt.

Regards Daz
Tweed, the videos actually came into play close to a month after the sighting

The sighting itself is partly what convinced me to try to make them in the first place.
Probably doughnuts and getting downvoted.

Fifty character minimum... Ruins comic timing.
Cole thanks for the uploads! I'm really bad at this kind of stuff, can't ever seem to find anything ghostly. Don't know what the filter was originally intended for but I think there may have been some shadow abnormalities in one of the first vids. But it might have just been the camera adjusting itself. How long from seeing the apparition to taking the videos? Not that it matters just curious if the same ghost may have still been around you.

Great to see a beautiful old grandfather clock. We have a pretty garish Louis XIV style grandfather clock, but it was made in the 1970's, still older than me lol.
Your cats seem pretty laid back about the whole affair, always a good sign.
jaddu_bhai - Your comment on a story which was published four years ago, with very few comments from readers, is rather surprising. The OP never replied.

From your comment I take it that you are a paranormal expert. May I ask you exactly what that is?

Regards, Melda
😭 😭 😭 what is this? Paranormal expert be like, what the f*** is this.
Merry xmas SWS, may you have a wonderful xmas and a happy new year!
I finally got the videos up! Don't mind the music, I had to block out the background noise from the original video (there were several in my Dad was talking about his work, and I didn't want to risk getting him in trouble.)

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttkvOYIFDko&list=PLhnW0GWUvbJeu3gKNfb6_n8xQUJuaKify&index=1
Add to my post: if this were my story, I would probably track down the living descendants (easy enough to do) and find out if they want the gravestone so it can be put back in its proper place. I've heard stories of people using stolen military headstones as pavers for their patios and whatnot.

For example: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/a-missouri-patio-paved-in-military-headstones-veterans-mad-va/article_d6e9e745-ab01-5627-992f-c80bd391e379.html
Hi LadyMonticello,

I did a quick search on Ancestry.com (free access through my local library) and found a lot of information about Theron Sylvester Wilbur, son of Clyde L. Wilbur and Jennie Root. He was born in Pulaski, Michigan on March 8, 1887 and died in Jackson, MI on January 2, 1945 (very close to the dates you wrote... Is it possible the text was worn and you misread?). He was married to Marie E. In Bay City, MI on July 28, 1915 before enlisting in the army on September 10, 1918. His service in the army ended on December 17, 1918, and on January 21, 1919, shortly after returning, he filed for divorce on the grounds of desertion. He married Hazel Shire Purchase in Lansing, MI on March 10, 1921 and they had two children, Clyde LaMar Wilbur (January 27, 1925) and Lilah Jean Wilbur (1933). He then worked for the City of Jackson police department, and filed for social security benefits in September 1941. He died on January 2, 1945, after which his headstone was ordered. The official military headstone application specifically requests a marble headstone to be placed in Concord Cemetery near Jackson, MI. There are several cemeteries with the name Concord near Jackson, and I was unable to find a record of him being at any of them, but perhaps that's due to his stone being used a step on a front porch! Hazel died on August 10, 1988. Their son Clyde (also Theron's father's name) died on October 22, 1989 in East Lansing, MI. Clyde served in the Marines in World War II and has a military gravestone at Maple Grove Cemetery in Jackson, along with his grandparents, Clyde and Jennie (Root) Wilbur.

It doesn't look like I can post images here, but all of this information is freely available if you can get access to Ancestry.com. Perhaps with the knowledge of where your son's home is located, you'll be able to follow the trail and solve the mystery of how the gravestone got there!
I don't know why but, for whatever reason, I'm getting the impression that the redheaded woman may have suffered from some form of mental disturbance. Rather aggressive spitting is a fairly common side effect of many forms of mental disorder - and doesn't necessarily mean that said individual is prone to any other sort of violence or even is regularly aggressive, just every now and then when circumstances disagree with their perceptions, the frustration manifests itself in somewhat unconventional ways. It could be that she rarely left that home in life due to her troubles.

Maybe she spit at you in a moment of pique because she saw in that scene while you stood brushing your hair, a time from her own life when she was young and everything was simple (age of onset for many mental disorders is 18-25).

I could be completely off in this thought and, believe me, I am not trying to cast aspersions on anyone managing mental illness. This is just the way the situation read to me.
AugustaM in Black Mass
You have DUCKS! ❀ I used to raise and release mallards! They are such precious creatures and so much smarter than I ever realized before getting so involved with them. I remember the hoops we used to jump through to keep them happy, healthy and safe (up to and including ordering night crawlers in bulk for them... Try opening up a box about the size of a mailbox to find the ENTIRE surface beneath one wriggling ball of worms...it's something straight out of a horror movie lol but they were worth it)! They were a lot of work but I absolutely adored them.

I am glad the cleansing seems to have helped. I might consider putting something protective over the dog/duck house - do a little googling and maybe go with something that strikes you as meaningful - anything from a crystal to a gargoyle to a crucifix etc; what ever resonates to you as being effective (and impossible for the babies to hurt themselves with). I'm just afraid that the entity has keyed into how much those ducks mean to you and animals, I feel, are a bit easier for a spirit to mess with. If it did damage to them, that would cause a lot of negative energy from you that might open up just the door it could be hoping for to get back in again.

Give those ducks some love from me!
My great grandfather was born in 1886, he served in WWI - by WWII, he was 53 and not really an ideal candidate for active duty. He passed in 1962. Still, he is a WWI veteran and was eligible for burial as such. The family may have wished for him to have been interred in a style similar to his fallen brothers.

Sadly, graves are often forgotten and neglected especially those placed on private property. It is still legal in rural areas of Michigan to bury folks on private land (ie the back yard). However, when families move away or pass away in that region, and the land passes from hand to hand to hand, these graves are often swallowed back up by the land or fall victim to erosion. When the wayward tombstones turn up, often folks have no emotional or genealogical attachment to the name engraved thereon and simply make use of the stone in some other way. It is more common than you might think, particularly in older areas. Just down the road from me in Portsmouth, I can think of at least one home that has tombstones in the stairs. Up and down the James River, it's not wildly uncommon to come across a human bone while beach combing - the police are called - and it's usually a bone that has washed out of a grave in an old forgotten family plot along the river... Sad but true.

Good on you, Lady Monticello for helping your kids with that house, I am sure they are VERY grateful - you sound like an awesome mother-in-law! And here's to an older home being rehabilitated, I love hearing that! ❀
Hi MrRiggs,

I don't think it's a trick of recent memory, not after all these months. The timing seems significant. In just over a week from today, it will be the anniversary of her passing. Perhaps she was indeed saying "hello", letting you know she was there.

But it doesn't seem as if your friend senses her presence though, which could be why she reached out to you. Sometimes, these happenings could be intended for us to pass on a message of comfort to loved ones, who might not be as receptive. You will know in your heart the right words to say, when the time is right.
On December 8, 2020 I called an old friend around 8:00PM. His wife answered with her usual cheery "Hello." About the time she hit the "o" in hello her husband answered on an extension.

My friends wife died on the 21st of December, 2019.

I asked who the woman was as I thought l heard a woman's voice. There were no women there, he said. He wasn't interested in another woman just yet.

I've known that couple for 49 years. We have shared thousands of telephone calls. His wife normally answered the phone. I know her voive as well as I know my own. She said one word - "Hello."

The dead are not nearly as dead as we think they are.
He'll AussieDaz,

When you say, 'I'm probably a little guilty of talking too much, however, it beats talking to mysel.' I'm guilty of both. Lol

Merry Christmas to you too, and your family.

I can't up vote you and few others at moment. I usually go helta skelta with the karma arrows and then have widthdrawls because the system says, 'please vote for someone else'.πŸ₯΄

Best wishes,
Miandra/SWS πŸ˜˜πŸŽ„
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
To all YGS members/friends,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Eat wisely, drink in moderation, and be safe.

Best wishes,
Miandra/SWS
πŸ»β€οΈπŸΉπŸŽ„
Sleeping-with-steve in I Caught More Spirits On Video!
Coke Harris,

It's always intriguing seeing images of paranormal activity.
Thanks for getting back to me.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Best wishes,
SWS. πŸŽ„
SWS

You can catch out a fake medium or psychic hypochondriac who claims they can channel the dead quite easily by asking them how it feels when they invite them into their vessel.

I have watched a real medium channel another being into her space interesting enough she started off with her own mantra by saying to spirit "I am not frightened"...

Only once in my life would I say I've had an full on account with a ghost jumping into my body with the intent of possession and that account was pretty tough to deal with in it's event... ''Make no mistake about the sensation of discomfort''... For the record it was the deceased boyfriend of my then girlfriend of whom I'd attempted to enter via her dream.

So it was either the Karma I deserved from her deceased boyfriend or perhaps he was trying to channel through me to get to her who knows? 6,1 or half a dozen the other.

Theory: We have 56 trillion cells that make up our physical being each of them have their own antenna's that relay between the self and higher self...soooo, when a ghostie decides to enter our macroscopic self the energy fields between two beings of light struggle for the control of the atoms hence causing the discomfort.

I would say the real deal mediums leave their body and allow the other to take control.

To the author, if your account didn't feel uncomfortable when this face went through you then more than likely it was S/P...I've had those types of accounts too there is a distinction.

What ever you do don't go down the road of believing in demons it won't be too long before they start believing in you,

anyway,

I'm probably a little guilty of talking too much,however, it beats talking to myself, wishing you all of the best.

Regards!
Sleeping-With-Steve. Ya, I was planning on having them up by now, but life has gotten a little crazy. XD

I'll have them posted by the end of the week.
AussieDaz,

I'm in stitches here about the visitors scaring us, resulting in us having to wash our undies twice a day. Lmao

I'd disappoint my visitors, if they frightened me into telling them where the lollies are. I don't have any to hand over, but I do have home made banana cake. πŸ˜‰

Once again you have made me laugh with your sense of humour. (Thanks)

I can't imagine having that floating OBE directly above a person. That's clever. If only you had enough time to merge into your girlfriend's dream. That would have been a post on it's own.

Once again your comment has provided insight and a good laugh. I hope CaitlinMirren appreciates the effort everyone is making to help.
Best wishes
SWS 😘
Jubeele in Elephant
Hi Morrighan,

This was really moving. Elephant sounded like such a lovely, gentle soul. There are special people who touch our lives and brighten our days, and we feel sadly diminished when they are gone.

I think that Elephant knew of your grief and came back to comfort you. He gave you the thumbs up to reassure you that all is well with him. As long as he remains in your memory, he isn't lost to you. He's just gone ahead. For now. 😘

"Carry on my wayward son,
There'll be peace when you are done.
Lay your weary head to rest,
Don't you cry no more." - Kansas
Hi Tweed, Thanks for asking (I always enjoy your comments).

Yes, the plate in question is an antique majolica plate that I inherited from my mom when she died in 2013. She loved those plates. Now that you mention it, the event could have been Mom trying to let me know that she's around for the kitchen re-do. Since husband was in Afghanistan when we moved in here 8 years ago, Mom and I spent a good amount of time together that year decorating, furnishing, etc., something we both really love to do. And some of our budget for our kitchen re-do comes from my mom... I think she would be/is VERY excited about it as she really loved my home and felt comfortable and good here and knew 8 years ago we wanted to re-do the kitchen one day. AND... She felt the same way about my sibling's homes and my sister in law tells of things that have happened at her home also since Mom died. One occasion, she had painters do her large, two story foyer and when my sister in law came home it first smelled of paint, but as she walked through she smelled Mom's perfume so strongly she said the paint smell wasn't even discernable. Just Mom's perfume! Mom had always told me she wanted them to paint and had planned to gift them some $ for that purpose the year she died. I know in my heart she knew and was thrilled and wanted to let us know! They also got Mom's two favorite chairs (that she and her late husband had sat in to watch tv). My sister in law had them recovered to match her living room and her dogs are frequently seen sitting there by the chairs, almost as if Mom was sitting there. Once, during a phone conversation with my brother and sister in law, I could hear some exclaimation in the background. When I asked about the commotion I was told that an old birthday balloon that had been stuck on his ceiling had started to come down during our conversation. He and his kids had been watching it slowly make its way out of the family room, through the foyer and... When they started pointing it out because of the unusual way it was moving... It floated into their living room and poised itself on one of the chairs. How about that weirdness?! Long distance for me, but they were freaking out (he's in law enforcement and used to be very skeptical, but now is a believer in the spiritual things). Sorry for the length of this reply. You don't really think you have that much to "report" on this stuff, but when you start thinking of it all, it's quite a bit!
Hi Wabisabi,
Your story is so interesting and one thing struck me most: the fact that your mother only sometimes remembered when things happened. Of all the things I would consider "strange" that have happened to or around me, I would say many of them are fuzzy. Some I forgot about for years but then would be talking with someone who was there and remember. My theory is that we are not supposed to be able to see or hear from the other "side" and when we do... We might only sometimes remember or note them. Thanks for sharing your story. Best to you!
Hello SWS,

It's a good question you raise about hearing something static I was hoping the author would respond to what she felt when this face went through her. From experience the feeling is not a comfortable one. The static noise may well be the effort of someone in the spiritual realm trying to get through?

I'll share this here in hope of shedding some light for the author to think about and I'm sure I wrote about this account on one of my stories without going back and finding which one it is.

A long time ago when I was around 21 I was sleeping with my then girlfriend when suddenly I found myself on the ceiling looking down at the both of us.

I had this crazy idea of trying to enter my girlfriends dream as I knew I was out of body and was wondering how to validate my account and how cool it would be if possible.

So I descended from the ceiling down toward my girlfriend basically face to face as our faces met and bodies were aligned and me thinking the next part would be entering her dream state she basically blurted out a dis-comfortable groan that actually woke me up from the physical to listen to the last few seconds of her discomfort laying next to her.

I believe this account at the expense of invading my girlfriends space validated my OBE however it's not the right the thing to do if you are out of body/ ghost even though the intent is not to harm the individual you are engaging with.

I've had visitors come into my home and walk straight through me and on the this one occasion walk through my wife as she slept next to me and she too made this noise of discomfort.

Here's the deal, just like my intent was not to hurt my girl friend when I descended from the ceiling (out of body) their intent to interact with us is not always about them doing us harm or trying to frighten us in to showing them where we hide our lollies.

The fight or flight instinct we feel is quite normal, I have chased them away from my wife a couple of times as she slept because it's human nature not wanting to see a person in discomfort and on the last occasion something decided to get into my space I felt like I was having a heart attack.

I told it to fark off on this last occasion Enough is enough right? I'm getting too old for this shiat, lmao
I know there trying to communicate with me of which I do understand however, it's a little like that movie the six sense... They don't fully understand or realise the person they are reaching to is frightened and will probably start wash their underpants twice a day and go on and develop sleep paralysis.



Regards Daz
The_Morrighan in No Eyes All Tongue
Outofthemirror - I really feel that you're being paranoid now. Not one member of YGS has been insulting towards you yet you seem determined to act the martyr. I think perhaps you need to read back over the comments and adjust your attitude.
Spockie in Good Ghost
The campus was a reformatory school and spirits seem to be attracted to places like this; places where there is a lot of inner turmoil and strong emotion, both good or bad. This is also why a lot of spirits are attracted to churches. What this spirit was, I cannot say. It might have actually been protecting your family from attack by evil spirits.
Leighlea
I've over voted you and can't give you up votes at this time.

AussieDaz, it's so good to see you posting again. I've missed your intellect and sense of humour.

Rookdygin, do you know anything about static followed by a suffocating feeling and how CaitlinMirren can overcome that?

Sorry I can't help further CaitlinMirren. I hope things work out for you.

Best wishes,
SWS 😘

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