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lady-glow in The Priest

How could Sean be sure that the 'sinner priest' was free of his punishment after his intervention? Did he go back to the church after that one time and didn't encounter the priest again?
Would it be possible that the priest is still repeating his actions over and over again, as a residual haunting?

I'm not denying nor questioning your story, but I think it's not conclusive that the priest crossed over/went to the light/was forgiven after your uncle's help.

Not being an expert in religion, but based of what I remember from Sunday school and catechism, a person's sins will go with their soul after death, or will be cleansed with the Last Rites.
Wouldn't this implied that the priest was denied the Last Rites?

Do you know if Father M knew the 'sinner priest' during his life? Did he say hoy much time had passed since his death? Was he posted in that church and he died there?

"he was punished by the local bishop... Was sentenced by repeating his penances until he was freed by someone who knew how to service the church."

To my understanding, any punishment given to a sinner should be served during their life on this earth... After that it's up to the Lord to decide what's next.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Thanks for sharing.
The_Lost_Voyage_11 in The Priest
Hello AussieRedDog, great story, thanks for sharing it!

It sounds like the story had a happy ending, the young priest was set free from his punishment by your uncle. It's nice to hear stories from time to time that don't always end in terror and horror or leave the writer somewhat traumatized by the experience, so this share is truly appreciated!
Hi CantunSEEit74--I really like your term "green keeper." It does seem that's exactly what it was. This incident has remained etched vividly in my memory, but I have no idea if any other renters ever experienced anything like it. As it was such an unusual occurrence, for years I only confided it to my wife. That said, I was friends with several of the other renters downstairs, and although most were aware that I was open to the paranormal, nobody ever told me they ever experienced anything like I describe in the above account.

Thanks for your comment--it's brought this experience vividly back to my mind.
CantunSEEit74 in The Face In The Tree
What an amazing visitation, I have read this 2 times now and I feel enlightened and wonder if any earlier renters were lucky enough to get a glimpse of this green keeper. Great story WOW
RCRuskin in Small Room
"super black" is a term used by some to describe demonic entities. Given how that kid seemed to delight in tormenting you, I do not think he was a very nice spiritual entity.
lady-glow in Small Room
Welcome to YGS.

It sounds like you had a frightening time in that room. Do you know the history of the house and the land where it is standing?

What do you mean by "a super black kid that was staring at me near the mannequin with little red eyes." By this do you mean their ethnicity, or that the kid was as dark as a shadow and, perhaps, without physical features other than their eyes?

What happened before and after you moved out of the room? Were there any disturbances when the room wasn't in use?
Was the activity limited only to that room? I know your grandmother experienced the washroom door opening on her but, other than that, did anyone witness any other disturbances?

Do your family still live in this house? Have they experienced any other activity?

In my opinion, it's hard to say if this presence was attached to the land or to some article stored in the room.

I know you are not asking for help but, if the activity still persists, it would be a good idea to bless or cleanse the house according to your family's beliefs.

Thanks for sharing.
Thank u, for correcting my mistakes. If I am going wrong, do correct.
[at] Amchi1986

I'd like to believe there is truth in your accounts. However, your pattern and poor arguments could really hurt your credibility. Unfortunately, as well, that your fellow countrymen seem to have a reputation for entries with questionable authenticity and are for the same reason prone to being dunked on from what I've observed.

I believe in the importance of intelligent discourse but in order to have that, you as the OP should provide more context and at least do a bit of background research so your exchanges will be more productive instead of becoming a full-blown circus like what seems to keep on happening.😬
I never hoax my dear friends and never lie. What experiences I have written are absolutely truthful. There may be some writing errors, but my stories are a truth.
Sleeping-with-steve (guest) in The Strange Events In My Aunt's House
Hello Amchi1986,
What a horrific time. I'd be scared too.

YGS would be dull and boring without humour so thanks for making me smile, Thanks for the education and giggle, and yes please, I love doughnuts.

I think music has helped my sister and I many times. Soothing music definitely helps bring positive energy.

Plenty of good feedback. Helpful to me too.

Thank you for the info. It's always good leaning something new.

Looks like C'Topaz, my sister has been busy having lots of chats. My sister doesn't mean any harm with her comments. She's just a bit of a clown at times in a totally innocent way.
Jon Santa says hello to all, good members of YGS.

Please don't be shy to speak your mind.
Don't let the crying troll silent your doubts.

Let's grab a corner of the big blanket and cover the pile of BS fantasy.

And sing together loud and clear "this site is meant for REAL ghosts stories!"

This first party of the season will be attended by the cat of Nabeshima and by the Mauthe Doog.

All aboard!
A big colourful double decker party bus comes rumbling down the hill this time blasting Led Zeppelin's 'Friends'. An enormous Rook painted on the roof soars with us. Your driver this morning is Barkers James. The music is LOUD the vibes are joyous and the purpose is clear:
Make this space honest, pure and inclusive.

This is a call to the YGS troll patrol. Take your first pet's name and the street where you grew up and report for duty.

All aboard the Miss Demeanour party bus to our peaceful loving picnic destination. Where you can eat as many carbs and DONUTS as you want with zero consequences. Lady Glow's got the BS blanket sparkling fresh and ready. Bring a plate, bring your dog, cat, budgie, have a blast!

Take it away Robert Plant

'Bright light almost blinding
Black night still there shining
I can't stop, keep on climbing
Looking for what I knew...'
Hahaha I love you Lady Glow.

There's some holes in this OPs narratives that bother me. First they say they don't believe in anything outside the imagination and that changed in 1997. Then this changes to never believing in anything until 2001.
Plus this pattern of naive innocence 'please explain it'...the community explains why we can't give definite answers... OP loses interest, ignores questions, abandons thread, submits new story. Rinse and repeat ad nauseam. All the hallmarks of a hoaxer.


And I have washed a big blanket, filled up a thermos with hot cafΓ© de olla, and made cinnamon donuts.
...I'm ready to have a picnic, preferably in good company... Alone it's not fun.
No, I read about this supernatural being in a book titled "world famous ghosts".it contained all real stories on various haunted places in the world and ghostly beings.
[at] amichi1986:

The Mauthe Doog or Moddey Dhoo is a creature of Manx, Isle of Man, folklore. The Isle of Man is an island between the UK and Ireland. I'm not sure how this creature of Celtic/Gaelic folklore ended up in India, except perhaps as a result of colonialism.

I'm sure there is a similar, but more local to you, creature.
Yes, u might be true. After two years, when they left that place, nothing evil ever took place in their life. I also read in a book on supernatural about a ghostly dog called mauthe. Please provide me more explaination on it.
Well this escalated...

I try to give the benefit of the doubt but ultimately lose interest if someone can't have a giggle. I agree with BiaAnina, seems like a flex. Partly why I haven't commented on this narrative, I felt gagged that I couldn't express how a particular sentence made me laugh. The other reason being I find the OP submitting a lot of encounters and showing little initiative or interest in doing much research. Regardless of forum members suggestions.

That's the beauty of this online community, sharing info, building a bigger picture. Even if the information isn't what you agree with all the time. It still broadens your view of the world and that can only be a good thing.

Here we have a member submitting a lot of encounters which are hard to extract much info from because of the third person aspect. Then we're sort of expected to solve it, and told/expected to read/comment all their other submissions. Maybe this level of expectation is a cultural thing I'm misinterpreting? I hope so, otherwise it's a big nope out. That kind of behaviour in a lot of European cultures is going to make members feel alienated and used.

I don't know, I'm kind of on the fence here reading a bus drivers manual listening to Friends by Led Zeppelin. πŸ˜‰
+1 [at] RCRuskin lol
Some people on this website are unfunny and they think it's a flex.

Anyhow, OP, [at] lady-glow has a point. There is very little context to go with since it's a story passed down. The only answers you might find here are opinions... And unfortunately, some do not have the same mindfulness as a lot of users in here. It does seem like the answers you're looking for are found in the actual places where the hauntings took place. The best the users can provide here are wild guesses, so I'm truly sorry if you won't be able to find what you're looking for here.

That said, there is a belief in my country where sightings of paranormal dogs indicate demonic presence in the place. My hunch would be that the place your folks lived in have a shady history, which may explain why it stopped when they moved out. New houses don't exactly mean immunity to paranormal activity. It's usually the land on which the house was built--it could have been a site for demonic rituals, or a curse was laid upon it, who knows for sure.

Either way, there is no definite answer, I'm afraid. Though I do like throwing out my opinions on the matter out there, so I don't mind your wording too much.

All the best x
Stop making sense, [at] Lady-Glow.😁

As regards the 'making fun of' or 'mocking', there is one user of this site whose comments I regularly downvote because they seem to be here only to troll and insult.

One thing to keep in mind about experiences as you pointed out, is the way the human experience actually works. Eyes are like cameras, yes, but they do not actually function like cameras. They just gather up visual clues and hints from the environment and your brain tries to form something sensible from these hints, sometimes getting things very wrong. An example of this is when I saw a Syracuse NY city bus when I was driving through Rome NY. Off to the side, where human vision is not so good, my eyes detected a blue colored thing and a bus shaped thing, and put it together as a Syracuse bus, instead of a Rome city bus and a blue pickup truck that it actually was.

Human memory is subject to so many causes of interference, it is amazing that our legal system is based on such an unreliable thing. Here, I like to use the example of a recall experiment. Participants were shown video of a two car crash, and then were asked how fast the cars traveled before the impact. The results depended on whether 'slammed' 'smashed' 'crashed' 'impacted' or other such words were used. 5 miles per hour, 70 miles per hour? Quite a range there.

And stuff that happened so long ago that memories of the events get tangled up with other memories. In 1977, there was a significant winter weather event in Buffalo New York, which is close to where I lived at the time. Being local, it received a lot of coverage in the evening news. More than 10 feet of snow fell on the first day of the storm. Also in 1977, I turned 10 years old, and Star Wars was released. The blizzard was in March, and my birthday and that low budget cult film came out in May, yet I recall falsely my birthday coming first that year. Because it was the most personally important event to me that year probably. So my point is, humans are not the most reliable narrators.

Especially for non-recent events.

As you put it: so many puzzle pieces that we do not have. They got swept under the rug, probably the dog ate them since dogs eat pretty much anything, lost during a move, or so many other things.

I hope people continue to share experiences but hopefully folks understand, we can't solve problems without data.

P.S. A friend recently passed. We're not sure if he died on April 2 or April 3, but his body was not discovered until April 4. I, and others of his friends, have had some odd experiences since his passing. Not enough to make a report on, but just enough to be weird.

But my friend was a bit odd so this may only be his saying he made it to the other side.
CrimsonTopaz in Haunted Stall
Bodi-Gundamma, I just happened to read this after reading Sant22's comment.
You may or may not still be around YGS reading comments, if you are, I hope everything is back to normal and that your business is thriving. Sounds like you've worked hard to keep on top of things. I'm sorry I haven't got any advice, but thank you for sharing this experience.
Take care.
lady-glow--Your comment is one of the most considered and solid that I've read on YGS in a good while. Wonderful stuff! And now back to regular programming... πŸ˜‰
I apologize beforehand for this comment that might be long and all over the place... It's up to the reader if you decide to look through my words or skip them.
Also, I have to make it clear that this is my point of view and may differ from everyone else's.

Moderators, please delete if inappropriate.


To answer the closing questions to this story:

"I have read somewhere, that sometimes negative energy develops in a place, where electric poles exist or even a cremation ground. There were a lot of electricity poles and lines. Is it the truth?"

Are you by any chance making reference to one of my comments on One of your previous stories?:

"Are you aware that some environmental factors, like electromagnetic radiation, pollution, etc., can affect people's mood? Would it be possible that, what you call "negative energy in the garden" is not necessarily paranormal, but the effect of exposure to something mundane?"


If so, I'm afraid you've misunderstood my words. By this I didn't mean that EMR is going to produce some sort of negative or paranormal activity. What it means is the presence of EMF can cause hallucinations.

As explained in the following link:


Although I believe that one shouldn't rule ones life by the opinion of others, I consider important to pay attention to what is said about oneself... We should keep in mind that, sometimes, one tends to turn a blind eye to ones own flaws.

After reading the comments to this and your previous submissions, most of them point to a lack of information in your narrative and to high expectations on your part asking to solve a puzzle with missing pieces.

Borrowing Val's words "Our own 'read' can alter something innocent into something mean"

On what you think is people making fun of you, I see some frustration facing the inability to understand your stories, much less to answer your questions.

Meaning no offense to the moderators, whose work I very much appreciate, but I consider necessary to mention one point of the submission guidelines of the forum:

"Although we allow stories from a very close relative, like your parents, or child, who shared it with you in intimacy, not to entertain, we cannot allow stories from "a friend of a friend" as it is not reliable."

My point is, some of the people in your stories have passed away long ago, thus unable to elaborate on the facts presented in your narrative. Furthermore, the events may have been altered, forgotten, embellished, mixed up, etc., over time and passing from generation to generation.

Also, it doesn't help when you stop answering valid questions and opt for a defensive approach, keep in mind that we are only attempting to get information in order to understand what you're trying to say.

My first reaction to a couple of your stories has been "Is he kidding?".
Let me use an analogy to explain my feelings, making clear that I'm not making fun of you but only trying to explain in my poor English the way I feel after reading your stories:

"I bought a salmon and cooked it. It tasted bad.
Please tell me why this happened."

Who could answer such a question? The only way would be to provide more information.
What if I followed a recipe for 'quail legs with tamarind glaze and fig chutney'? If such info isn't provided, how on earth is anyone to tell me what's wrong?
Whatever guess would be like trying to hit a piΓ±ata while blindfolded.

To anyone making it this far, thanks for your time.
[at] RC- well I can think of a few I'd like to delete from the planet. 😜

Communication misunderstandings are bound to happen on forums. 1) We can't hear tone, or read body language. 2) Our own 'read' can alter something innocent into something mean. 3) Words have so many meanings! Especially challenging when not your native tongue.
Dear India friends,
Educate me - what is the difference in a grand pooja and an ordinary pooja?
Val, Thank you. I thought it might have been a chain of sorts.
Amchi86, Ignore words you think are poking fun. In my case I only meant to be jovial and not hurtful. You should talk to someone about all these things that have happened to you. It's not not good to bottle them up. Maybe a friend, or relative can listen to your vows and help unburdened you. Take care and thank you for sharing all your experiences.
[at] valkricry, really would be nice to be able to ban some people from this website.
sant22 in Haunted Stall
Bodi Gundamma sounds a telugu name.

I felt the story was good and I heard these kind of stories from my grand parents. They are no more now.

I miss them and their stories ❀ ❀
Ok guys, many of you are not understanding 'ringing anklets'- it isn't anything evil. It's a language thing. So allow me:
"Flexible anklets, often called paayal, pajeb or jhanjhar in India, are made by tying links in a chain. Subsequently, sonorous bells can be attached to the chain, so that the wearer can make pleasing sounds while walking."- Uncle Google. So 'ringing anklet'.
The bells are often referred to as 'jingle bells' here in the US. And, believe it or not, having them for your pet IS a thing, much like a belled collar, but for the paw.
My dear, they left that house and please my dear friends, if u want to make fun of me, please leave me alone, since I have suffered pain, loneliness a lot in life, for no fault of mine. They went through lot of bad events in their life, while staying there.
Amchi86, I'm sorry you've had a hard life, I truly am. When I said, *I hope you live happily ever after*, it's because you said your aunty did. I thought it would make a light hearted situation out of a serious one. My sincere apologies. (I'm not sure who you were referring to about making fun of you) *I'm guessing me*
Hi Amchi1986

Maybe your aunt should have spoken to a priest about what she experienced, the dog she encountered sounds more like the dogs I've read about, the ones that usually accompany certain deities.
hi amchi
May be they died in that house or that house built on tomb or grave yard

Evil activities will stop by grand pooja not an ordinary pooja
Dogs don't wear anklets they wear pawts πŸΎπŸ•
Have you tried asking uncle Google? πŸ€”
Please don't joke. If u want to laugh at me, please don't comment on my stories. Have had and suffered enough in life for no fault of mine. Please leave.
Amchi86, 'A dog in your Aunty's corridor with ringing anklets and an evil look in his eyes'? Eeek! Who puts ringing anklets on dogs without animal control removing the poor animal from such a hostile environment in this day and age. In some countries animals are chained by their ankles or have nose rings attached to chains which is beyond creul. This dog may have been trying to alert you to more animals illegally chained like him? Or maybe he was trying to escape and thought you'd prevent that?
As for the new house been on a burial ground, you need to look into that as you have the information of the actual location and we don't. I hope you resolve this and also live happily ever after. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings. Since I was not present to witness the pooja, or even to see the groundbreaking on the house, I doubt I would have any possible insight to answer your questions.

What is the history of the area that is known?
Maelstrom in Night Gown
...or, send the pertinent information to the email address on my profile and I will do the honors.
Maelstrom in Night Gown

You know, it would take nothing but a phone call to that county's sheriff's department and tell them what you found all those years ago. If the trees are still standing then they will find what you found. Please report it.
Maelstrom in What Lies Beneath

Yes, down here in LA. Between lower MS and Pensacola, there are plenty of haunts. And New Orleans isn't that far to do a tour. Out of the 2 forts guarding the bay, only one allows ghost tours/hunting. The other does not allow. Which doesn't mean that I cannot take pictures, carry a recorder in my pocket, or carry a small compass that I can hide in my hand. NAS Pens is closed to the public, due to the pandemic. The museum is opened to the public on rare occasions. My son and I were lucky enough to tour last year after a graduation held there. In my riding around, I see places and make mental notes on where I want to investigate. I did check out the USS Alabama, but nothing occurred.
Pelatiah in The Passerby Ghost
Yes, we saw "We Have A Ghost" a couple months back... With the guy from "Stranger Things."

I think moviemakers are seeing the popularity of the paranormal right now, you're right. Just good entertainment. I thought they wrapped that one up pretty nicely.
CrimsonTopaz in The Passerby Ghost
Amchi1986 & Pelatiah,
I just saw another movie called *We have a ghost* A bit funny, and a bit sad towards the end. Without spoiling it, the ghost vanishes on and off throughout the movie, and towards the end turns to flames and desolves into the atmosphere.
Your grandfather experienced something known to others out there. What it means, or why some ghost do that and not others? I have no idea.
These movie directors must be getting their content from research *people telling them about their experiences* So there must be answers somewhere for you. Here on YGS and maybe a Google search too.
Pelatiah, Yeah it was interesting watching ghost rider. Unusual, but interesting. Lol
Hi DreamBird

It's an amazing feeling, I've had a few of those and it usually happened around the time I was going through a rough phase, it's our deceased loved ones trying to let us know that they are still around no matter what
Hi Amchi1986

Here in South Africa many people believe that spirits (not necessarily the deceased) are afraid of fire, that is why whenever we have to travel back home or anywhere after dark we usually light a match and throw it behind us before we enter our house, some people who smoke light cigarettes, mainly... Cigarettes that is among other things πŸ˜†
Also looking at the word, Barbara Mandrell the country singer did that song, "Angel in Your Arms" on her album "Midnight Angel" in 1976. Might be reaching to think your angel listens to country, but might that have any significance to you? You probably saw that when you googled. I used Duck Duck Go to see if anything else would pop...
Pelatiah in The Passerby Ghost
Ha, I loved Ghost Rider. Great story, fun to watch. Not too weird by today's standards.
DreamBird --
Do you think the word might've been "mandorla"? Here's what I found in Encyc. Brittanica:

Mandorla, (Italian: "almond"), in religious art, almond-shaped aureole of light surrounding the entire figure of a holy person; it was used in Christian art usually for the figure of Christ and is also found in the art of Buddhism. Its origins are uncertain. The Western mandorla first appears in 5th-century mosaics decorating the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, where it surrounds certain Old Testament figures.

By the 6th century the mandorla had become a standard attribute of Christ in scenes of the Transfiguration (in which Christ shows himself to his Apostles transformed into his celestial appearance) and the Ascension (in which the resurrected Christ ascends to heaven) and, later, in other scenes involving the resurrected or celestial Christ, the death of the Virgin (in which, having descended from heaven, Christ stands by the deathbed of his mother), the descent into limbo, the Last Judgment, and the nonhistorical theme of Christ in majesty. In the late Middle Ages the mandorla also occasionally enclosed the Virgin in scenes of the Last Judgment and of her Assumption into heaven, reflecting her increased popularity.
Oh and side note for Pelatiah, I did google that name and came up with no direct matches. But there is a tool called a Mandrel used in jewellery making, among other things. Google thought I meant that. 😳
DreamBird, I'm probably way off here but maybe whatever/whoever you contacted was attempting to give you angel wings? Maybe it misinterpreted the request? It touched you between the shoulder blades, leaving a sizeable mark. πŸ€” That incantation followed by rhyming (automatic writing perhaps?) seems like you stumbled onto a kind of initiation spell and one that instantly worked! But really not great if you didn't intend it.

I remember all the new age and angel stuff of the nineties. I think a lot of that stuff was published by folks who had no idea what they were doing unfortunately. Not to throw shade on the good publications, there were many of them too.

The popping sounds seem to go with a presence, lots of encounters on YGS with popping sounds. I've wondered if it's a change in air pressure too.

Thanks for sharing another thought provoking encounter.
Hi DreamBird, I'm reading through your experiences at the moment and this one hits home. Realise this one is connected with your most recent submission to the site but I'm just reading it now.

Years ago I saw a shadow person and all but made a joke about it on YGS. However months later one of my music teachers/mentors passed away. The weird part was there was a moment in the encounter with the shadow person where I 'saw' my teacher's face briefly. I thought I was imagining it. This man was alive at the time of the encounter, but his health was ailing. Although I wasn't afraid during my encounter, I've come to believe these kinds of beings are something of a harbinger of hard times, especially grief, though they're not necessarily evil in nature. It would be great to do a survey of all the people who have submitted shadow being related experiences to the site.

Thank you for having the strength and courage to write about hard times. I hope writing these experiences has been/is healing/calming in some way.

One last thing your shadow guy was outside of your home. Mine was inside the home. I don't know if there's a distinction or meaning there. I didn't have a dog either, maybe that's it lol.

Thanks for sharing and take care.
CrimsonTopaz in The Passerby Ghost
Amchi1986, I don't know if you're familiar with a movie called *ghost rider*? It stars Nicholas
Cage, its fiction of course but sounds a bit like what your describing in your story. Here's a link if your curious.
It's hard to say if ghost can or can't turn into fire, but who knows what they're capable of doing. We still don't know everything there's to know of the *unknown*. Thanks for sharing.
AH! You had me in tears! I remember reading your initial story and being deeply touched at the time, and now you're updating us, which I so very much appreciate!

First, your dream of the "missing dresser." I GET THAT. I think you are absolutely correct, the symbolism seems unmistakable. I have similar dreams and find myself usually with a level of concern that I will miss something if I don't go over them (usually while I'm swimming my laps) to try and recognize messages. If you try too hard, by the way, it doesn't seem to work.

But then your experience with the journal... Wow, I have experienced similar after the death of my first husband Scott 30 years ago now! And similarly, I know he is proud of me too. I think it's a theme and so comforting. Blessings to you! Thanks for sharing.
Pelatiah in What Lies Beneath
Oh shoot, you meant Mobile, AL?!
Sorry, it didn't register with me.

Lots of history in Mobile as well as Pensacola down the road. I toured the officers quarters on the Naval Air Station for a Christmas tour, but much of the talk on the tour was of how the quarters were haunted. Back then, 1988, I wasn't too into paranormal anything. Wish I had paid more attention! Family members literally told members of the tour about the ghosts in their homes. I was more interested in the time with their Christmas decor. Silly me.
Pelatiah in What Lies Beneath
My daughter blew out her knee last October so has not been playing spring soccer, which means I haven't been back to the park since just before my initial post here. I just realized today the timing of this was almost as if I was supposed to "discover" this, but then not have a reason to go back!

So you are no longer in the area?
Dreambird, I remember commenting on an earlier post of yours,
I know firsthand time doesn't make it any easier. You are dealing with a lot. I'm sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to you.
May your husband RIP.
Thanks everyone, for your responses. Hard to believe its been almost a year. I don't understand people who don't believe in the afterlife. There are signs.

I miss him but I trust he is still with me, checking in on things from time to time. It's a comforting thought.
Maelstrom in What Lies Beneath
I visited the cemetery after reading about Civil War soldier's spirits being seen there. I wondered around the suspected area and then across the street around near the church where the remains of the trenches are. I will have to look through the pictures again, but nothing really occurred. I found out about the plane crash later on and read the history. I didn't see where they mentioned that the plane's remains were buried nearby. If I had known, I would have stopped and walked the area. A missed opportunity for sure. I moved to Mobile 16 months ago, so no chance of checking the soccer field area out.
I'm deeply sorry for your loss, but glad you've had (are having?) such a beautiful confirmation that he has not truly left you. Thank you for sharing this.
valkricry in The Passerby Ghost
I've never heard of any spirit being afraid of fire. I've heard of a few setting them. And I suppose there might be one or two spirits, that if they had a very strong phobia of fire (pyrophobia) in life, or if they died in a fire, it might carry over into their deaths, but over-all I don't think fire is a ghostly deterrent.
Who was that ghost? Well according to your narrative he had 'twisted legs', if by that you meant his feet were backwards, legend says it wasn't a regular ghost but a jinn. Jinns aren't usually afraid of fire either. You might try for local legends and see if others have seen it too.
lady-glow in The Passerby Ghost
I remember reading a story about ghosts being afraid of fire... It was from India, from a poster called DeceivingUser.

Unfortunately I can't provide the link to it because the story was removed after confirming that they had plagiarized it from a forum publishing not necessarily true stories.

I hope did not take such fictional work as a reference.
Oh my goodness, Dreambird I'm so sorry for you loss.

I agree with Lady Glow, our loved ones are always near us in some way. So happy he was able to speak to you in such a clear way. Love knows no boundaries.

Thanks for sharing such a heartfelt and personal experience.
Amchi, I too have never heard of paranormal entities who are afraid of fire. Fire is used to enhance spirit communication in my culture.

You'll have to research the paranormal fire fear locally. I suspect it's a regional thing.
RCRuskin in The Passerby Ghost
Well, logically, from this experience we can conclude that there exists at least one specific paranormal entity that is afraid of fire.
Hello DreamBird.

I'm sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

One could never be ready for such tragic and painful event regardless of all the premonitions one could get.

You are a strong person, I'm glad you have been able to get some closure and healing after the passing of his physical body, his love for you is always at your side.

Thanks for sharing.
lady-glow in The Passerby Ghost
"ghosts and other paranormal things are scared of fire."

I guess the answer depends on who you ask that question... In Japan:

"Onibi (鬼火, "Demon Fire") is a type of atmospheric ghost light in legends of Japan. According to folklore, they are the spirits born from the corpses of humans and animals. They are also said to be resentful people that have become fire and appeared."

Also, throughout history, different civilizations have worshiped the fire as gods and goddesses.


And it's a common practice to use candles during seances, I'm not sure if as a form of protection or to welcome spirits... But surely they wouldn't be used if it would scare them away, would it?

As for "who was the ghost, who knew everything about my grandfather", not wanting to sound repetitive with my feedback BUT, I think there's not enough information in your narrative as to say who he was.

Did your grandfather ever say if someone else have a encounter with this entity?
freakedoutfreddy in A Scary Night In Lonavala
No offense buddy, but it's hard to believe that this story is true if you keep on changing the facts as often as your socks 😜
Hi ravenn

It's always good to find a logical reason for any experience, much like you I've been through a few things that you mentioned and there's no amount of logical reasoning to explain why certain things happen, but from what I read it seems that your husband's grandmother has an attachment to her house.
Hi Kowalkoj

I suppose that your brother is just trying to say HI and let you know that he is around, as for the radio, I do believe that objects can be haunted, perhaps the person it belonged to previously has an attachment to it.
Thank you all for commenting. I really feel better now, knowing that there are some people who share my opinion, that the spirit we have in our home is my husband's grandma. I'm really glad you liked reading about my experience. ❀
Pelatiah in Stick Indians?
You have led a very interesting life, for sure!

I didn't know they had crawdads up north!
CantunSEEit74 in Stick Indians?
Pelatiah Around 8 years give or take. I do feel I do well with animals. I cherish that eagle moment. I walked into a heard of elk behind my property before I built my home. I was checking out this area had a gun and in front of me laying down was a beautiful elk with no horns and I look to my right there is another and I slowly back up looking for a tree, so I don't get trampled, and I had walked up on the outer edge of a big heard. There were at least 50 of them and they all slowly started standing and from walking to trotting to running and the hair stood up on the back of my neck and all the branches up over 8 ft were all missing on the trees so I could see a long way down this hill, and I realized I am not a hunter and that was pretty stupid move not looking down for animals but how many hunters have been next to 2 elk laying down another very cool experience. For over a year I would stop on the reservation at a aluminum pipe about 2 inches round it is about 3 ft above the ditch the other end is up this bank maybe 11 ft stuck in a freshwater spring hole to fill up my 2 green 7? Gallon gas cans with my bath and toilet water.
I had septic installed so my bath tub and toilet were working just pour water in toilet tank and did this daily, one day barely a trickle coming out so I climb this almost strait uphill I pull bent pipe out and I am ramming the only long stick I can find up here into the end to unclog it and pull stick out to find largest crawdad I have ever seen clamped on the end of my stick I pulled it off and let it be and flow was going again. Sometimes I had to go down to the river in the winter to get water 1 of my cans only put almost 1 inch of water in my tub, and every day I bathed in cold water and sometimes I would have salmon eggs and baby crawdads in my water. I would wash my hair at work in the sink every work day. It took me over 3 years to get carpet, but I did it on my own.
CrimsonTopaz in In Spirit
Ginger Read, what a sad experience for your family. My condolences and may your great grandmother's father RIP. That's heart warming that he came to her. I believe our departed always stay close. Thanks for sharing.
Pelatiah in Stick Indians?
Did you own the place a long time?

Thinking about the hovering bird today... You have an affinity for animals and they behave strangely around you sometimes, right? I started thinking the bird might've been trying to communicate with you too! The native lands can be pretty spiritual.

Also, the way you wrote the story... With the beaver and the fish... They were like a portent of your future strange experience. Symbolism that's similar to the way the Indians see the world.
Pelatiah in In Spirit
Ginger, this is a wonderful story! I'm reading it on Easter, which seems so appropriate (for me anyway).

It reminds me... Easter 2019 I had a big Easter gathering, with all kinds of great food inside and tables set up just a few yards away on this glorious spring day in Atlanta. As my four kids arrived with their families & friends I kept thinking about my grandparents' house on holidays, with picnic tables set up outside. I was close to my grandfather and thought about him especially, dead almost 30 years...

At some point we all stood up on this higher level to do a group photo and when I looked later at them I IMMEDIATELY noticed this streak of light on the picture... With Grandpa's face/spirit absolutely visible in the streak. I've had quite a few things happen to me that seem paranormal, but this photo is the thing that truly caused me to believe I am NOT imagining any of it! It's real. But similar to your story, was he on my mind because he was there, or was he there because he was on my mind? It's all good!
CantunSEEit74 in Stick Indians?
Pelatiah Hope you are well. No I had a neighbor over a hill and down river from me but it was something I never discussed with anyone. Believe me this was crazy loud and an almost sickening air vibration my home and property were totally engulfed in this madness. Wow never thought about a Geological event.
Pelatiah in Stick Indians?
Nice to read another of your stories! Thanks for typing, Mrs. C.

I cannot even imagine... We used to have a lake house in the N. Ga. Mountains and I would stay alone with my two kids. I rarely walked outside after dark alone, just too much wildlife and I'm a chicken. But to hear something like you describe... It's almost like there was a geological event, except we know you're very sensitive. I wonder if anyone else would've heard it or if only you heard it.

Stick Indians... Sounds ghostly to me.
Mrs. Ramsay
Cantunseeit, this is EXACTLY why I tell people to cleanse and shield their home LOL! I rarely say it to people to ward off demons etc, it's the pervert ghosts who may or may not be around a home who need to get on their bike and leave. Most people don't think about this kind of thing but err yeah, think it's worth a thought or two lol.
Aww, great share Ravenn and welcome!

It certainly seems like his grandmother is still making her presence felt around the home. I'm glad you're both accomodating. Having seen a curtain move on it's own I know how bizarre it is lol. The flower pot must have been super weird, great catch for the flowers!

Thanks for sharing, always a joy to read of a nicely haunted house. 😊
Tweed Before we get intimate, I always try and remember to clear the room and say out loud all spirits must leave now this is our time together you shouldn't be watching us. Almost 2 months ago we were naked and about to lock horns and her foot is half off the bed and she says did you just throw something at me and my right hand is busy at this time and I can't throw with my left and I said no, and she said something just like flicked the end of my toe like a finger flick. I didn't clear the room on this morning, Your never alone.
Oh yes I remember that! How very weird I've been thinking about that experience lately. Because I do that, think of experiences I read on here. πŸ™„
Hi Kowalkoj,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope the activity has been a helpful comfort to you and your bother also during this time.

About the radio having an attachment, you could start writing down the times you notice the doors opened. There may be a pattern to it, same time of day/month/year, for example. If you're not bothered by it then it's likely not negative in nature.
The birds getting spooked by it might have more to do with the magnetic field from the radio. Birds can see magnetic fields and speakers have magnets, so they may be appearing spooked due to confusion while passing by the radio.

Thanks for sharing your experiences.
Tweed Yes and you commented on this curly haired hippy as a possible biker spirit. HE CAME OUT OF THE MIRROR. And I will never have a mirror in my bedroom ever again.
lol Cantunseeit, I have been known to scan a room for a few days after seeing an apparition, it's true.
Is your full body apparition on the site?
CrimsonTopaz in The Friendly One
Raven, Nice name by the way. Sounds like grandma wants to let you know she's still the monarch and that you should keep things like she would want. I really enjoyed reading about your experiences. Thanks for sharing.
CrimsonTopaz in A Few Experiances
kowalkoj, Birds are sensitive to paranormal activity apparently. That in it self would spook me. I meant to ask what type of birds in my previous comment and forgot.
You have some really clever cookies here who have a lot of experience with these sorts of situations, like LadyGlow, Bibliography, Val, Tweed, AuzzieDaz, TheLostVogage, Ragine, the list is just endless, but these members are my go-to members. I tend to fall back on their words of wisdom and always come up trumps. I can't offer you much more than what Ladyglow has mentioned other than music, soft calming music. I've read that works.
The_Lost_Voyage_11 in The Friendly One
Great story ravenn, thanks for sharing and welcome to YGS!

It is refreshing to read a story of a helpful spirit dwelling within the walls of a haunted home, playful, and reassuring. So few stories contain this, so it's a genuine delight to read!

I do believe it is the grandmother, still looking out for everyone and ensuring her home remains a peaceful and organized place!

Appreciate the share ravenn!
kowalkoj in A Few Experiances
Hi Lady glow
The second part of the story has been happening mostly sense I bought the house. My neighbor has said that no one had died in the house, so it is weird. The radio from 1928 I bought right after I moved in which is why I wonder if it has anything to do with it? The occurrences don't scare me but do fall in the wtf category.

Thanks, Jason
kowalkoj in A Few Experiances
I appreciate the feedback!
I forgot to mention I have had a few instances when I am in the basement around midnight I hear what sounds like foot steps in the living room. I will go up to look at no one is there. This is confirmed by my brother. When he was living with me he would text me asking why I am moving around so much and loudly. At the time I was on thirds and most of the time I wouldn't be home.

I did have a priest bless the house when I first moved in because of really bad nightmares. It did help the nightmares.
Tweed After that encounter I always look to his sidewalk hoping to see that cloud again. I had no other visitations at the cabin, just that brain numbing one timer. It would be over 13 years later until remodeling my home back in the city and adding double door closet mirrors across from each other to see my first full body apparition.
Tweed with all your visitations do you quickly study a room before you walk through it. I do
Amchi86, I will read your experiences, hopefully after Easter. I love reading what people share and the archives have so many more it's hard to know where to start. Lol
CantunSEEit74 in Stick Indians?
HI everyone hope you all are well. The second sentence should read I was making monthly payments on the property.
I will answer all of you now. This was the only experience I had at this property, sold it in 1996 I believe. L Glow believe me it was all consuming and a vibration not made buy a musical instrument. Manafon its amazing when the outer limits crack open and throws us a curve ball, tire screeching that would really be annoying.
I have seen Elk, cougar, bobcat, eagle, turkey buzzard, and a lynx carrying a baby in its mouth down this road. Very few deer here natives hunt year-round.
My favorite encounter I was walking along the river its summer and the river is low and I am looking for fish, the trees are 150 ft away but as I am stumbling along this rocky river all of a sudden I am in the shade, confused I look up and a big eagle is less than 20 ft above me just hovering and I can see individual feathers like fingers dropping down and picking back up to hold it in place what a sight and after a few seconds it floated away. I usually never seen another person as I explored the river. I also have seen seals that follow fish upriver from the bay that is around 2 miles downriver, they make quite a ruckus running in 1 ft of water as I thought it was a small bear at first. When I finally got up to it out in the river it seemed happy to see me and they are friendly and beautiful sea dwellers. Dogs of the sea.
RCRuskin in A Few Experiances
That thing about the XBox plugging itself back in after you unplugged it intrigues me most of all this stuff. Of course, light switches don't flip themselves either.

I'm not sure which is scarier: living with a ghost in the house, or living with an unknown squatter.
Thank u crimson. Whatever I have shared here is hundred percent truth. There is a world different to ours and there are things not known to human eye, but they do exist. Such as birth takes place, we all die. Beyond death also exists some thing. Please comment on the other stories too. Waiting for your comments on them, too. Thank u. Take care
Amchi86, You've been very busy with all your entries to this site. Thank you for sharing all your experiences. Most appreciated.
CrimsonTopaz in A Few Experiances
Kowalkoj, I'm so sorry for your loss and may your brother RIP. What a kind, and helpful comment from Lovely Ladyglow who has mentioned a cleansing. I don't need to repeat that suggestion to you, but I will say the cleansing process really helps. (My sister continues to cleanse her home) to ward off negative spirits.
The book's name is world famous ghosts and it is printed by pustak mahal (new delhi). Just search for it on the internet. You can even purchase it. It's author name is ashok kumar sharma. It contains all true ghost stories and events.
"I had read in some book based on the paranormal that the cat of nabeshima and cat of Oklahoma, are a frightening truth."

Would you be able to provide the name of this book? Was it written in English?

(Un) fortunately nowadays there's Google to find all sorts of information, a little search for "ghost cat Oklahoma" took me to a series of articles about ghost cats... But none about real "ghost cats".

The more interesting is the following, in which the term "ghost cats" is used to describe the elusive puma or mountain lion.


If the book you've mention was written in English, I wonder if you misunderstood the word "ghost" for spirit, instead of the intended meaning.

I entered "sportman sullivan irish fires ghost cat oklahoma" and this is what I got:

It looks like there aren't many great matches for your search
Try using words that might appear on the page you're looking for. For example, "cake recipes" instead of "how to make a cake.

Do I believe on the existence of ghost cats? Yes, as a mater of fact, my deceased pet cats have come to visit from time to time. Nevertheless, I have my doubts about the cats you've mentioned specially the Japanese one, if you had the time to read the article linked on my previous comment, you'd realize that it is well documented like part of the folklore of Japan... Bun not of its history.
lady-glow in A Few Experiances
I'm sorry for your loss. May your brother's memory be eternal.

Hi kowalkoj.

This is a set of very interesting experiences and, yes, I think all the activity you have described was caused by your brother. Perhaps he took his time leaving this plane in order to spend a little longer with you and this was a way to let you know that he is still around, even after his passing.

"Death" is not the end of love.

Although you have decided not to participate in the discussion, I'm going to ask few questions, not expecting and answer but, perhaps, these might help you to figure out what is going on in your place.

Was the activity you report on the second part of your story already happening before your brother's death?
If the answer is yes, perhaps you could start for asking your brother to stop doing this.

If not, and you suspect the presence of a stranger in your place, it would be a good idea to perform a cleansing/blessing of the house according to your personal beliefs, or ask for the help of a religious leader.

Good luck and thanks for sharing.
I do not know, but I had read in some book based on the paranormal that the cat of nabeshima and cat of Oklahoma, are a frightening truth. The cat of Oklahoma, was indeed a ghost which had created a lot of mischief in the area, where it stayed. It was also mentioned, that a famous Irish sports man named Sullivan had fired on this cat, but it disappeared. Do check the internet for more activities on these ghostly animals and do update me. My current age is thirty six. Waiting for your reply.
Dude, Are you for real?! 😳
Do you think the cat fable is true? How old are you? πŸ€”

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