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Napo, I too think you have some lost soul in your bed room just wondering here and there, you better try to talk to Amy, you might be able to help her to be free and go.

Just try "Hi Klopo & Amy" same time and see her response.

Good Luck.
valkricry in Fairy Lights
Rex, I'm sure many experiences get shrugged off, probably as many as there are 'experiences' that could be explained by mundane causes. It's a two way door, after all. Some folks are too eager to believe, and some simply won't, no matter if they can't explain it. Then again simply because one can't explain something, doesn't mean someone else couldn't.All you can do is keep an open mind, and try to stay rational.
Athena_Star in An Evil Fay?
Thanks notjustme. That'll helps a lot. ❤ ❤ ❤
I will try to do it later then i'll update you here... Thanks again...
Ghostpost in Christmas Spirit
That story is amazing. Almost as if the paranormal powers that be, knew you were coming with his Christmas card. The man had died, but made an appearance in his living room for you both to see.
That's interesting for sure. I haven't stayed in any haunted places, but I lived in Savannah, GA from 99-07, that place is reported to have many haunted locations, such as hotels and restaurants. That's in the States though, I ain't never been to the UK.
Yo that's wild, definitely a malevolent spirit. I've never heard of one that could mimic familiar voices though, that's some scary stuff.
JRGurganus1998 in The Easter Bunny
Fascinating. There is a story of a humanoid rabbit creature, but I don't know if it's real or not. Considering people are still reporting sightings, there must be some credibility.
JRGurganus1998 in My Teddy And The Doors
This is interesting, I had a similar experience with a door opening by itself recently.
JRGurganus1998 in Old Lady In The Wash Room
Intriguing. I've only had one encounter like that. It was crazy.
That's crazy, I would have been scared too, especially at only 6. You two handled that like champs though.
Thecatlady8000 in My Teddy And The Doors
😉 I would love to live in that house it would be so funny 😁 I had a teddy when I was younger one night it was on the stairs everytime I looked at it it was closer to me until I looked again and it was on my bookshelf lying on its side
JRGurganus1998 in The Friendly Old Lady
It was nice that you were able to contact her. Seems like the old lady is just as sweet in death as she was in life.
I'm with Don-H, if, your experiences as you recounted here are real, and you do not "believe in priests", perhaps you might want to look for a pastor at your local church. I believe it won't take you long until you find someone who will help you out. A word of advice, do not communicate, reason, plead, interact, etc with whatever is bothering you as that would only encourage more encounters.
msforgetmenott in The Friendly Old Lady
Ghostpost...

There is an old saying, "If you have nothing nice to say--then do not say nothing!"

Morrigan, sorry for that unkind post, unfortunate as your event left some of us saying "could that have happened to me and I didn't know it?!"

I enjoy the casual way you write, well done indeed. Hope to hear more from you.

Jan
Haven in Fairy Lights
Hi, Val -

What a wonderful thing to experience. I'm sure these lights showed themselves to you for a reason. They wanted to make you feel special and showed themselves to you exactly when you needed it the most.

Thank you for sharing.
Hi, Morrighan

I believe you 100% because something similar happened to me. I didn't talk to the person but I saw him in front of me, clear as day. I did not know he had passed when I saw him, it was only after I told my mom of my encounter that she told me had been killed days before I saw him.

I've heard other stories like this as well. I have always wondered if they themselves know they have passed. It seems like these encounters and/or interactions occur soon after their deaths. They carry on and have normal conversations, no message is relayed, just random talk about nothing in particular. A lot of times it's not even a relative that they appear to, I find that odd. After a few days of their passing, you never hear of any sightings of them again. I wonder if it's because they finally realize they are dead or that "residual energy" they need to show themselves is gone.

Thanks for sharing your interesting encounter with Agnes.
Bibliothecarius in The Big One
Wish-not, I agree with Jan. Try calling it "The Big One, Part 2: A Decade Later."
That way, you'll be able to include the overlapping phenomena with her account of growing up there *and* her experiences with your childhood home into one neat, tidy, detailed package.
-Biblio.
Popinjay ~ a very interesting tale.

I've spent several nights in reputedly haunted B&B's here in the states and have nothing to share concerning them.

Have you visited the Inn? Is it still open for business?
Cuddlebear in The Friendly Old Lady
What a wonderful tale! Thanks for sharing Morrighan.

I do have a couple of questions if you don't mind. What time of day did this encounter occur? Was it day or night?

Also - to your knowledge has anyone else interacted with Agnes?

Again thanks for sharing.
Hi, Sherm 784

So, this kid was looking straight at you, he knew you could see him. I think he was showing himself to you. Do you have the ability to see and sense spirits? I see you have posted 17 stories here, I'm not sure if I've read any of them, I'll get to reading them later.
Hi, NitroFuel765 -

I get the feeling this was the spirit of a child. A child that probably just wanted to play with another child. Also, a child with manners because it stopped as soon as you told it to.

Thanks for sharing.
Hi, Mikachu -

Were you guys given any explanation as to why the purple stains on body parts and clothing?

Steph, being an excellent psychic medium, I'm sure had the knowledge and ability to send this poor child to the light. Did she do that? I hope she did, I believe this is exactly why you are granted this "gift".
Hi, GhOst Knight -

Did your friend ever tell you if this woman was a relative or if he knew anything about her identity? Other than the pink/purple top did you notice anything else about her clothing? Modern or old fashion?
msforgetmenott in The Big One
Wish-Not,

What are the odds, that that could happen. I do hope you will print this out as an event. We all can get caught up in the detail. You can't just tell only us!

Am I right Biblio?

I have to wonder if there is a cluster of activity in that spot or even a spread out area. Interesting.

Jan
cinnamonchillz in Kid In The Hall
Hi sherm784. I really enjoyed reading your story. From looking at our posts, it looks like you've had a lot of experiences. Thank you for sharing! I am actually starting a real-life ghost stories podcast, and I was wondering if you would mind if I shared one of your experiences one of my first podcasts? Please email me at ghostlychillspodcast [at] gmail.com if you're interested, and I can talk more with you about it!
cinnamonchillz in The Invisible Fiend
Hi NitroFuel765. I really liked your story. The fact that you go the courage to say, "stop" and it worked can be really valuable for others experiencing something similar. Thank you for sharing! I am actually starting a real-life ghost stories podcast, and I was wondering if you would mind if I shared your experience on one of my first podcasts? Please email me at ghostlychillspodcast [at] gmail.com if you're interested, and I can talk more with you about it!
Wish-Not in The Big One
Biblio, msforgetmenott- Sorry for the delay.

We recently had a coworker retire. We hired a young lady that was working for an "abstract office" a couple doors down from us.

As we were getting to know her better, we started telling her about the activity we have experienced here in our office. She was quite hesitant to talk much about it. She eventually opened up and told us of her house that she grew up in that was haunted.

She told of full apparitions that targeted mainly her. She ran the full gamete of a haunting.

We finally asked "where" this took place at... MELBOURNE ARKANSAS.

When I heard that I was at full attention. This story came from Melbourne. So with a little effort we found out...

STRAIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE HOUSE THIS STORY CAME FROM.

Moreover, she knew the house I lived in was haunted. She knew the family that lived there before I did. She was actually in many times. Explained the lay out in detail.

She said that the lady that lived there would not sleep in the bedroom that I used.

So to have VALIDATION 10 years later to this event is just PRICELESS.

What are the odds? Coincidence? Fate? That I would be working with someone 10 years later that could verify my experience?
You don't necessarily need a priest if there is trouble. I don't know exactly where your beliefs lie but unless you are an athiest, there is always a higher power (or powers) to ask for help (and perhaps athiests have ways of dealing with these things too...I'm just not familiar) - and the various permutations of Christianity are not the be all to end all - there are many paths to divinity and also more humanist philosophies to choose from. Maybe now would be a good time to put some thought into figuring out what you do and don't believe in - hit the library for more information. Along the way, you will likely find the guidance you need to help with the situation at hand.
Has anyone else in your family before your brother had that name? Is it a name that is at all common in your region? Could be that you two experienced some sort of spiritual echo if someone by that name had previously resided/existed there (whether in *that* house or a structure that stood there before or even a battle field or some such). Had that person met an untimely end, you may have heard the echos of the grief of someone who had been left behind until their time came.

Could be too that something fairly benign wanted your attention perhaps to warn you of something. Thinking back on that time in your life did anything particularly momentous happen to you or your brother in the weeks thereafter?
Very creepy! I enjoyed reading your experience! I think that you should keep an eye out on things. Keep us posted if you can:)
There's a video on youtube now called "Demon House" (with Zak Bagans). The supposed effects it had on anyone who went there reminds me of the issues with your house.

Should consider dousing it with Holy Water and exorcised salt. See what happens then.

A blessed Easter!
If I've got the location correct, there's a bit of a history just here:

Https://watfordvillage.weebly.com/the-ghosts-of-watford.html

It might be the little girl who was drowned with her mother. Her body was taken to the Henley Arms and examined by the coroner.
Nectarvore in The Friendly Old Lady
Hey Morrighan

I wonder if you could leave an offering for her, in the place or close by to her, of a gout remedy

I just looked up natural gout relievers, and tumeric is cheap, easy to find and common.
Celery seed is another.

Spirits sometimes manifest to the living before they cross over, and a small act of care or nurturance helps them cross cleanly

This practice is commonplace in much of the Eastern world and a lot of ancient cultures, would make offerings to the beloved dead, of things that brought them comfort in life

I suggest leaving her an offering of something to relieve her gout and maybe an egg, to eat, as she spoke of eggs.

A Vietnamese woman spoke to me years ago of their Spirit Food belief... Her brother, fallen in the war, came to her in her dreams and told her he was cold and hungry

She buried for him warm clothes, and cooked food, in the earth, outdoors, for him (this is significant - the food must be cooked in the earth...) and left the food as an offering above the buried clothing.

He came to her once more in her dreams, smiling, and thanked her.

Not my story - but - a reliable, credible source.

Great story and I believe you.

Bright Blessings
oraclemache in The 'don't Wash' Ghost
Good story.
The metallic sound. Yes that's unnerving isn't it?
A couple thoughts on your experience comes to mind.
You said you were in your parents home? Did they live in a house, condo, duplex, apartment etc?
The reason I ask is maybe you heard a neighbor through the vents or something?
I doubt it though so I will say this much. I have had my heart stop and had an out of body experience. One thing I recall is how everything had a hallow metallic echo type sound to it. Much like your description of the voice. From that experience I have to say I do not share the opinion that after we die, we concern ourselves with the care of our cloths and follow it around.
In that place between here and there this isn't of any concern. All is known. No questions remain.
So what are ghosts then? Some are only recordings of the past. Not intelligent thinking beings, but their image of voice played over and over.
In this case I am leaning toward intelligent tho since what she said applied to the events currently going on.
Which I do think on occasion part of the essence of a certain part of their personality can imprint from strong emotion. It is confused and sometimes a twisted version of who they were. That's my theory based off of my own experience.
Rex-T in Fairy Lights
Val, Biblio and others that have been blessed with seeing this phenomenon, let me start by admitting that I have never personally experienced seeing orbs, fairy lights or, for that matter, even fireflies or lightning bugs.

I have seen green orbs and swirls of glowing green luminescence dancing in waves, before they break on the shore at night. The scientists will tell you that this is caused by the agitation of algae that contain phosphorous. I've seen images supplied by trusted sources where I could clearly see an orb with a faint "wake" trailing it, as it moved down some steps. The photographic experts would tell me that there was probably an issue with the exposure.

I wonder sometimes whether I have seen them but have somehow argued the experience off with some kind of scientific explanation and then forgotten. Hopefully, someone will record an episode on YGS that will unlock a long-hidden memory.

Thanks Val
Rex-T
oraclemache in The Easter Bunny
There are reports of a being with a mans body and rabbit head often seen wearing a tuxedo.
My oldest child saw it and so did his friend. So your not alone.
I believe that our thoughts shape our reality. If enuf raw emotion is put into an idea it can take on a life of it's own. In this case literally. A childs thoughts in theory could be more powerful because of their openness maybe.
It's a theory that I am tossing around.
No freaking way! You should put a video recorder or more. That house is any paranormal investigator dream!
So today we went back to the house to get a few more items out and one of my relatives goes "I swear there is a ghost upstairs, because every time we go up there it feels like items have been moved."
valkricry in Fairy Lights
Hi Caz, and Filmbuff,
Thank you both for reading and commenting. I have to admit, seeing those wee lights always made me feel a bit special - since no one else saw them (or at least admitted to), like a wonderful secret.

Jubeele, as I mentioned the thought that what I was seeing might be orbs, never entered my 6 year old mind. Took me nearly 6 decades to make that connection! Lol Not that I would have understood what orbs were back then. Just like I never connected the spirits I saw with dead people, until I was much older, (to a 6 year old, 12 is ancient) and that wasn't until my maternal grandmother showed up in my bedroom. I knew she had died, yet there she was. That was when I knew I had been seeing spirits.
Lightening bugs/fireflies, those were something I was quite familiar with, and those electric dandelion seeds, were definitely not them.
Bibliothecarius in The Friendly Old Lady
Greetings, Morrighan, and welcome to YGS.

Though born in Leicester, I've got a more southern accent (Received Pronunciation, with a touch of Surrey & Oxford). However, I've got a fondness for the Lanky accent which sounds as smooth as butter in the older generations. (I do hope that "Lanky" has not become a negative term since I left; it was usually used affectionately in the Midlands.)

This is the type of ghost encounter that I find most reassuring; nothing out of the ordinary, just someone familiar passing the time of day in polite conversation. She was probably just as happy to see you as you were to chat with her. I suspect that events like this can only happen when the living participant is oblivious to the other person's death; not because it would be creepy, but because anyone who knew she had passed on would remark on the *similarity* of the person to the deceased, but dismiss it as a coincidence.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Best,
Biblio.
Ghostpost - welcome to YGS.
Actually, there are many accounts in which people unknowingly interact with the spirit of a departed acquaintance/family member only to latter learn that the said person has passed away some time before.

I wouldn't discard the possibility of the OP mistaken Agnes for someone else, except for the fact that she seems to have known her well enough in life.
I don't believe this story. I think she made it up. Either that, or a severe case of mistaken identity.
notjustme in An Evil Fay?
Athena. Meditation is just simply focusing on your breathing. Many people think they are supposed to be thinking of something when actually, it is the opposite. Clear your mind and just focus on inhaling and exhaling, if your mind starts to wander off, bring it back to your breathing.

I find it easier to lay down and do a guided meditation on YouTube if you are just beginning. You will eventually feel like your sleeping but your conscious mind will be somewhere else. When you are finished, you should feel quite relaxed and energized. Good luck.
Donald_Trumpet in The Red Lily
Pennywise the clown did it again! 😁

A pretty girl is always distracting. 😁 😁
AugustaM in Spirited Workplace
Maybe the entities don't bother the residents - if they are the spirits of former residents themselves I can't imagine that they would want to. I have also found that the elderly often display a far more nonchalant attitude towards the paranormal (there are always exceptions). So it could be a case of banal acceptance on both sides. Perhaps, the only ones bothered by them are those young enough to have not yet come to grips with their own mortality. For some residents, the presence of certain spirits may provide a degree of comfort both as companionship and very clear indications that death is only another beginning.
I don't quite know why the concept of a satyr or fawn is being automatically conflated with a demon here - they really aren't necessarily the same thing. Its the difference between radical neutral/earth spirit and pure unadulterated evil. And whereas the experiences the OP has had with these entities have not been stricktly positive - they don't seem like your typical brush with pure evil. Add to that the dog's lack of reaction to almost reverence of these entities (until one started pitching a tantrum and, in my experience, dogs don't particularly like it when even the most otherwise benign humans start that up) and the case for earth spirits is even further bolstered in my mind.

Why do they continue to seek contact with the OP? Well, fairies have never been known to take kindly to intrusions. They may have felt intruded upon at the OP's father's home. Or maybe they are trying to warn you of something. You mentioned a family history of heart failure - one way or another, every encounter you have had with these entities has effected your heart and circulation - maybe they sensed your heart slowing down too much in your sleep. Maybe schedule an appointment just to be safe.

After all that, in mentioning doctors, I do have to put it out there that I have a friend who has serious migraine troubles and a couple other things. The migraine medication she takes if it is not timed correctly or interacts with something else or isn't properly dosed can cause her to have very realistic and visual and auditory hallucinations.
Athena_Star in An Evil Fay?
Hello AugustaM,

Thanks for taking the time to read my story. When you commented on my story, I searched your story too as what you mentioned, and yeah, seems the same. Do you think it was my father? (Since his 40 days was not yet over, as Catholic beliefs), or could it be someone?

Also, I want to be 100% honest and transparent. How should I start meditating? I know what meditating means but I don't know how to start.

Thanks and have a great day! ❤ ❤ ❤
AugustaM in Christmas At Dad's
I really like Twiglight's fairy suggestion. I think it makes a good deal of logical sense. The Jiin from Middle Eastern philosophy are often regarded by the west as types of fairies as their aspects are quite similar. In their native tradition, the Jiin are believed to be able to inhabit unoccupied or abandoned buildings. Perhaps Western fairies are capable of the same or what you encountered was a jiin. Fairies are regarded as being radical neutrals so they don't play by our rules - our boundaries don't necessarily hold any sway with them. And their curiosity is legendary.

Christmas itself was given the date on which we celebrate it by the pagan calendar so the thought of pagan entities running amok in a deserted house they'd claimed for their own on their feast days sorta makes sense... We also should not forget that ancient Christianity made demons of the pagan earth spirits etc - but that didn't change their nature, just their human classification. Not to say that there aren't some "big bads" out there... I just don't get the feeling these are them.
If this story is true, I agree with lady-glow. Such a terrible crime begs for a police investigation. This little soul needs to move on!

I was also thinking about exposing kids to these kinds of rituals or ceremonies such as Ouija, pendulums and even Communion for that matter. Won't bore you with my thoughts. Have commented on previous stories. Suffice it to say, I'm against it.
valkricry in Fairy Lights
Biblio! I was hoping you would see this. 😊 There is something magical in the triggers of memories isn't there? How suddenly, *CLICK*, things make a bit more sense, or we see them differently than before.
Like yourself, I wondered how/why I had never seen an orb, especially since it seems fairly common.Then, somewhere along the way, I started thinking perhaps paranormal 'gifts',were abit like other senses, how if you loose one the others become stronger. I've seen more than my fair share of apparitions, which many orb sighters apparently did not, so perhaps a trade off of sorts? However, your description caused me to rethink my fairy lights. 😲
On the other hand, who's to say, that orbs are not the tiny magical lanterns borne by fairies? We'll never know for certain - well perhaps we will in the here after - but we do know what we saw were orbs.
Jubeele in Fairy Lights
Val, always good to read about your experiences. 😘 That's simply amazing. I've never seen any orbs that you and many others have described. People who have seen these lights or orbs, have told me that they think these could be souls or spirits manifesting as tiny balls of light energy.

Like Biblio, I have this urge to do something rather violent when I read how your father treated you. But you've captured the wonder of childhood, which has a special magic all of its own. And Mom made everything all better.

Since you were not near a coal mine, landfill or swamp, I think marsh gas or ignited methane can be ruled out. You clearly did not feel they looked like fireflies, otherwise known as lightning bugs. Then there remains "the possibility of fairy lights".

Oh, how cool! 😊

Https://www.thoughtco.com/fascinating-facts-about-fireflies-1968117
notjustme in Bringing Him Home
Thank you Athena! I appreciate your well wishing! I will for sure to take care. You as well my friend ❤
oraclemache in Spirited Workplace
My family had personal care homes. So I can relate to all you saw. Although I am not as brave as you. The nasty ones and dark figures would have frightened me. Have these experiences not ever frightened you?
msforgetmenott in The Big One
Hi Wish-Not and Biblio,

Wish-not, perhaps you should join Biblio and I, as we are eating rubarb and fried clams. While sitting on pins and needles. Having fun though.

Fate verses coincidentals, does sound like an interesting event!

Jan
Hi Bibliothecarius thank you for helping me understand the misconception.

I use "Mom" because I like how it sounds and have always pronounced it that way.

I and my brother told her this story eventually and that sometimes when I'm alone in that room I feel there's eyes watching me, My mom confessed she felt that way too and told me what she sensed that one night, apart from that we never had any problems for 20 years.

You're right, the master bedroom and house has a lot of clutter and instruments, I feel whenever it is cleaned once in a while it feels lighter. I'll try the non-religious ritual and see what happens. My family are not religious but I and my grandma are the spiritual ones in the family.
Idn man, you should try & see if Zac Bagans or some other paranormal investigators want to research the house before it gets demolished.
I keep thinking about all the vintage and antique items probably still in that house that a dealer would be more than happy to buy. Don't let it all just go to waste and be thrown out.
You might not need to worry - this could just be a severe case of sleep paralysis. As for the marks, you may have done that to yourself in your sleep. As for the paranoia, I had a case of SP once (thank goodness just once and I was paranoid for a while (even though I was 100% aware of the truth). I might be wrong though so just to be safe do get some proffesional help (could be a psychic or medium). I hope it all turns out okay and it does sound like a scary experience
Athena_Star in Bringing Him Home
Wow! CONGRATULATIONS Notjustme! An angel is on the way. ❤ ❤ ❤

I have nothing to say. I am just happy for you. Take care always especially that your angel is about to see the world!
Filmbuff1234 in Who Tickled Me?
One possibility was it was the ghost of a loved one letting you know they are watching over you. Or it could be a mischievous spirit who likes messing about.
Filmbuff1234 in Kid In The Hall
It may have been a wandering soul, or a spirit attached to someone, something or the grounds. Did you feel threatened by this spirit, or at peace? If you felt threatened, seek out a psychic or a medium to visit your office.
Filmbuff1234 in Fairy Lights
Interesting story. I'm not 100% sure about the existence of fairies (I've never experienced them) but I believe your story and it may have been fairies or something else.
Filmbuff1234 in The Friendly Old Lady
That is an interesting encounter - I wish all my experiences were that peaceful. Did Agnes seem like it was the last time she was going to see you or was she saying goodbye. A lot of spirits wish to see someone for one last time before they pass on. RIP Agnes!
Filmbuff1234 in The Easter Bunny
That would've freaked me out! It might seem silly but the Easter Bunny has freaked me out since I was little because I was looking at pictures of the Easter Bunny and I found this really disturbing one. Also, I'm new to this sight and I have so many stories. I see a lot of people have only published a couple and I don't want to publish too much or it might seem like I'm making stuff up (I'm not). I'm not sure what the reasonable amount of posts is.
Wish-Not in The Big One
It goes back to the question of fate? What are the odds? Would have not bet a penny on this.
This sounds like a very intense experience. It could be a dream or hallucination but if it is paranormal then it sounds like a demon for sure. Have you checked to see if any other people who was in that hotel room experienced anything similar. I haven't read your previous story but was the creature similar?
RCRuskin in Kid In The Hall
Hi, Sherm784.

May I ask what was in the place currently occupied by this office park before it became an office park?

Thanks.
The title of this story scared me! Very disturbing events here.

And just some thoughts, Lady Glow: Death, and what follows after, are very much a part of life. We should not, in my opinion, hide these things, though they should be presented in an age appropriate manner. In the church I attend there is an icon of the beheading of Saint Paul. Having spent some time in the county morgue once, I can vouch that it is an accurate presentation of what happens when someone is beheaded. This icon, btw, is tucked into a corner.
Wish-Not in The Big One
And,' I'm a J R Tolkien fan and every time I see your screen name I see BILBO. No offence intended. Actually a compliment.
Thecatlady8000 in The Easter Bunny
It must have been a entitie 😳 so scary if I spelled it right lol is it the first time you saw or did you see it a couple of times?
What an amazing, magical expererience that must have been Val! I wish I could see something like that. You're so lucky.
Thank you for sharing it with us! 😊
Wish-Not in The Big One
And those two stories are about that house. Handful And The Big One.
Validation is the word. Thinking about just writing a story about the word and the house/experience.
Wish-Not in The Big One
Biblio- It has has everything to do with that house TEN years later. When I left that house I didn't even want anything to do with it anymore. It scared me that much.

Low and behold, it's back. However
Hello Morrighan - this is a interesting encounter.

I'm sure "Agnes" was happy to see you. I think it is fascinating when people interact with someone that has already passed away without realizing that they are having a paranormal encounter. It's almost like a peaceful experience.

I only hope she gets rid of that gout!

Thanks for sharing.
Did Steph the psychic medium have no problem performing this "spirit of the glass" session in the presence of you children?!?!?!😨

I find this rather unusual and have trouble understanding that she would risk to expose a 7 and a 2 y/o kids to a spirit's possible anger... But then, I'm not a psychic medium.

Could you elaborate on the superstition of moving out of a house when a relative dies?
I imagine it would have been very inconvenient for your mother to go through all this after delivering a baby.

If your father has a strong third eye, how come he hadn't seen/made contact with the spirit of the boy?

Have you tried to investigate if such a horrific crime really took place at that location?
Bibliothecarius in The Big One
Greetings, Wish-Not.

You've got me in suspense, now! I re-read "Just A Handful Of Smaller Things" and "The Big One," but it's like a Netflix binge: I *need* part 3! Obviously, I'll have to wait until some of the others chime in, so I'll take a seat next to Jan and try not to fidget too much.

Best,
Biblio.
Bibliothecarius in Fairy Lights
Greetings, Val!

I usually read the latest published narratives in order (OCD) but I saw this title and thought "Yes! Val's lights!" Your description of them conjures up clear images of their movement and grouping.

I admit that your father's general attitude toward you was so hostile that I felt like giving him a good slap on the back of the head. On the plus side, your mother and at least one of the fairies were interested in how you were doing.

It's astonishing, isn't it, that years after the fact, just the right description, sound, or scent will jog loose a memory that we hadn't previously associated with other data, and it just pops into place like a missing jigsaw piece? About a year ago, I was lamenting that I would love to see an orb; now, I know I had seen *one* orb without knowing what it was. I think that this ability to review old events with new perspectives is what keeps our minds young, flexible, and -above all- curious.

Best,
Biblio.
Greetings, Gh0st_Knight, and welcome to YGS.

This was a most interesting phenomenon to read. I know you said your family doesn't believe the house to be haunted, but the fact that there's a lingering phenomenon experienced by your mother seems a little odd to me (more on this point later).

I hope you don't mind my focusing upon one of your observations that is based upon a common misconception: "The weird thing is my family home was relatively new. Only three generations of our family lived in it since it was built and we never thought of it to be haunted and we still don't." Haunting phenomena are not necessarily limited to the location in which a person has died. Ghosts may manifest in a location that was important to the deceased, or in the location of a relative or descendant --even if the deceased had not visited that location in his or her lifetime. Additionally, there are some entities that seem to have become aware of their status and decide to take the opportunity to wander around and see the world.

The point of concern for me would be that the entity knew your brother's name and used it repeatedly. It is in situations like that, especially if you don't recognize the voice, that I'd begin to suspect a malevolent entity. I realize that there's not much you can do about that voice now, but as your mother is experiencing a phenomenon that may or may not be linked to the voice you heard, then her home may indeed contain a negative entity.

Under what circumstances did your mother share this information with you? Also, I noticed you use the American "mom" instead of "mum" in your narrative; may I ask why? (Just curious.)

I'd recommend that you offer to help your parents in a general "spring cleaning" effort to remove accumulated knick-knacks and clutter from the house. (Three generations can lead to a lot of unnecessary items that don't really have the same significance as heirloom furniture, art work, or useful tools, for example.) Reorganizing and tidying up a room can lead to a fresh, positive perspective.

If your parents are religious, I'd recommend that they follow this clean-out by having a minister do a blessing on their home. If they aren't religious, there's a cleansing ritual that one of our greatly-esteemed members, Rook, has posted on his homepage. Go to www.yourghoststories.com/user-profile.php?user=8155 and start reading at the line "Rook's Cleansing and Shielding Method (as used by myself and many other members of this site)..." It is compatible with religious and non-religious belief systems, and opening the windows wouldn't raise any eyebrows if combined with the spring-cleaning suggestion.

I suspect that there is *something* amiss with this situation, but everyone involved has been shrugging it off as insignificant: a bit like a slowly-dripping tap. When there is a haunting, people tend to expect Hollywood pyrotechnics, levitating pets, etc., but don't often consider the cumulative effect of a patient entity that mildly unnerves people over a span of years.

Best,
Biblio.
You may want to start believing in priests. I'm not trying to attack your beliefs, it's just that if we're all seeing Ghosts and Demons, is it REALLY such a stretch to believe in a creator?
A priest may (or may not) be able to provide some kind of help or counseling. You need to start looking at your options, because bad news seldom gets better with time.
Wish-Not in The Big One
missforgetmenott- Well hoping some of the old crew would join in. Value theirs as much as I do yours. May have to tag a few of them with this post.

TAG

Oh yeah, not here. Well I had something really COOL that happened last week with this story.

10 YEARS LATER! And it has to with "the odds of things"
An update on this one- found out on facebook that the girl I had gone on a date with that night had been married to a man before, which is something that always makes things uneasy for me. Not sure what the husband's name was, but something tells me it's Chris. We never spoke again, physically or digitally.
JungleCat ~

Sorry for the delay, been somewhat out of sorts here about. Sadie Mae, our pooch, and I had an odd encounter earlier this year. I totally outlined it in a tale I called "A Man I Can Not Explain" which you can get to from this my profile page.

In short Sadie and I ran into something or someone on our morning pooh stroll. There were a couple of odd things about whomever, or whatever, we ran into, but they really didn't become apparent until after we passed him, or it, and exchanged greetings. Sadie essentially treated the stranger as she does most people she meets with me. Oddly when she's with the Cuddlewife she's much more protective and will get a tad aggressive with strangers.

It is also possible that Sadie may have come in contact with the spirit of a cat, Spaulding, we had. Sadie knew Spauldo and doesn't seem to take much notice when he returns if he returns. The Cuddlewife is sure he does, I'm a tad sceptical on this. This is partially addressed in my tale The Famous Cat Named Spaulding.
AugustaM in An Evil Fay?
I have had a spirit get in bed with me too and the experience was very similar to your own - I wrote of it in one of my stories, I am fairly sure. I don't get the feeling he was an incubus but very human and he made it very clear that he didn't mean to frighten me. It seems as though he just needed a little company to give him the courage to cross over. He has not returned since.

Maybe try meditating in your room to see if anything comes across.
AugustaM in The Easter Bunny
You saw Harvey! Jimmy Stewart would be so pleased!

Joking aside, the episode you described could have been taken from my WORST childhood nightmares! I WAS afraid of the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus - the respective carrots and cookies were bribes in my book to keep them away from me! I still remember being taken from the mall on my mother's hip a mess of hysterical tears after failed attempts to get me to pose for a picture with one or the other. On one occasion, the oaf in the bunny costume was under the misapprehension that FOLLOWING us to the door of the mall would somehow HELP matters - I just about wet myself - I still remember trying to hiccup the words "run, mom" through my tears!

Maybe the reason for my fears was some repressed memory of an experience similar to your own - I certainly never had one lick of trouble envisoning it! And those set ups in the malls give me the heebeejeebies to this day!
AugustaM in Pizza Hut Ghost
I agree with Twighlight - I think the hauntings are tied to something that predated the building. Spirits have also even been known to migrate a bit - say from a house where something terrible occurred to the house next door, from a cemetery to the building across the street, or spirits from a fatal car accident haunting the areas immediately adjacent etc - so it may also be something like that. Maybe do a little local sleuthing and see what you can dig up!
AugustaM in He Doesn't Like Me
If you are able to get access to the building at will, maybe contact the paranormal group in your area with the best credentials and see what they recommend. Some have demonologist contacts that may be able to get the better of that nasty and set the rest of them free.

Either way, I would definitely practice my shielding techniques every minute I was away from that place to insure I was at my best when there. I would also, as ladyglow suggested, keep some sort of talisman or sacred item on your person - even a pocket full of salt - something that you can put faith in.
Maybe they were spirits of the land. Many legends feature a large stag as an earth spirit/guardian of the forest and some also connect them with the spirits of Native Americans. It might be interesting to look even further back in history and see what you can turn up.
8-bitDemigod in Harassed By Spirit?
It sounds like an entity known as a succubus or incubus. They feed on life energy generated through sexual stimulation. Most of the other experiences I've read on here about them typically state the same thing of an electric/tingling feeling when/where ever the being touches them.

There's a poster on here that goes by Rookdygin that has a method for home cleansing and self cleansing to try and clear out any negative energy/entities. I can't find a link to their profil but I found where someone has posted the steps:
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Recipe for a Home Cleansing/Shielding... (allow for two or 3 days to complete)

Day one: Open all curtains window and doors with screens installed, let fresh air and sunshine into the home. Have all closets, cabinets and other 'dark spaces' open so that as much natural light as possible can enter those spaces. After 2-3 hours take a broom and 'sweep' out each room (this is symbolic and you do not have to really sweep) focus your thoughts on sweeping (pushing) out all negative energies / entities /thoughts. Close home up after completing each room of your home... Please do not forget your garage if you have one. (Optional) Light incense (sandalwood or Dragons-blood works well for me) and let aroma fill the home, and/or play a tape that contains your favorite Church/Positive, Upbeat (songs that give you good thoughts) songs before you begin sweeping.
Day two (or three): Once again open all curtains, windows and doors. Take a White candle (Optional) to the center most point of the home, sit on the floor and place candle in front of you. Light the candle (visualize a white ball of light) and then focus on the flame... Visualize the flame (white light) filled with positive thoughts, energy. (Say a prayer at this time if you so desire... Ask for cleansing positive energy to fill the candles flame/white light). Hold this 'image' in your mind and then visualize the flame (light) slowly expanding outward, visualize it filling the room your in, every corner and 'dark space'. Continue to visualize it expanding...it's outer edges pushing away (burning away) any and all negative energies/entities out and away from each room in your home. Once you have visualized this flame (light) filling your entire home, picture it expanding to your property lines. Hold this image in your mind for a few moments then visualize 'anchoring' this flame (light) where you are sitting which is the center most point of your home. Once you have done this. Take a deep breath, relax a few moments and then blow out the candle. (If you didn't use a candle just let yourself relax a moment or two.)
Now you can create a shield for yourself using the 'home shield' technique but instead of focusing on your home visualize the 'flame' simply surrounding you instead of your home... Best time to do this is after a nice shower using a rosemary scented soap (rosemary is good for purification and protection.)
[at] RSAChick:

The descendants of her sister, as well as one of her brothers live in various towns in the same county as me. I have reached out to one of them and have not heard back yet, but he is elderly and may not check his messages often. Otherwise, we are in contact with one of the relatives in the sense that she sends Christmas cards and whatnot. In both of their families are people who can pass as white and people who still show African features... So clearly the truth of our family history is known and accepted as sad as it was for me to learn about it. There is one cousin who is in my generation who looks identical to the photo I found of my great grandmother's sister, who I believe is the spirit haunting the house... It's really fascinating considering she looks almost unrelated to both of her parents and no one else has her features.

As for why I did not think she was an intruder, it was because the image I saw in the window was clearly not dressed in modern clothes and just had a look I was familiar with from family photos. I could just sense she was an ancestor.

I am very sad to see the home go, and I hope any ancestors who are trapped there for whatever reason are finally able to make their way to the other side and make peace with the injustices they faced. It truly was a sad time to live for anyone who faced discrimination of any kind.
Hi virulentpeach, your story frightened me and had me on edge while reading.

Your great-grandmother's sister's history is very sad. It would be interesting to find out about her descendents. Does your family have any contact with them?

It puzzles me that your first thought was not an intruder when you saw the figure in the attic window? And then you also had the luck of having to search the attic, alone, where you had just seen someone who was not supposed to be there. You are braver than I could ever be!

It's terrible, but sometimes inevitable, that old buildings have to perish for whatever reason. The fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral is fresh in my mind and another example of this.

May whatever items that you salvaged from the home bring you only light and joy.
Hi Poppinjay30, I enjoyed reading your story.

I came across an interesting website on Watford which even has a section on the Ghosts of Watford! I was disappointed not to find anything about Patches or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's investigation in there.
The Henley Arms is mentioned, but in connection with an inquest held there after a mother and child drowned in the nearby Grand Union Canal in 1899.
The website makes for some interesting reading: https://watfordvillage.weebly.com/the-ghosts-of-watford.html.

Nevertheless, thanks for sharing your story. It's one of those that you'll be telling for many years to come at family get-togethers, I'm sure!
Wish-Not in The Big One
msforgetmenott- Gosh, thanks Jan. No, not confused. And all is well.

It does give one thought in my particular situation which does involve this story AFTER ten years.

I'm going to wait and allow others to chime in before I share certain goodies that have my mind spinning.

As always, thanks for commenting. Looking forward to sharing some pretty CRAZY SH*T.
msforgetmenott in The Big One
Hello Wish-Not,

Very nice to hear from you and hope all is well with you.

It is interesting you are bringing up the words Fate and Coincidence. I am in a position to have been dwelling on those words, myself.

From the internet--Fate or Destiny-may have relations to a past life.

Coincidence, on the other hand, has no direct or indirect relationship with a series of events and can not be explained in simple terms.

😉 Have I confused you further? We have missed you!
Jan
msforgetmenott in Haunting Of Lakeside
Hello Plyuprmr,

This is why we have a pool.

Where we live there are 3 nearby lakes. The towns set up rules and dates for swimming, fishing and skating. There is a shore that the towns have a trained lifegard and tests are done to make sure the water is safe. Each beach is cleaned by the towns, and clean sand is replaced in the spring, out in the water as far as the tallest can stand, neck high. Beyond that, there is weeds.

It was a very hot day on a weekend, several years ago, when I was convinced to go. When standing above waist high, one could not see as this sand was all mucked up by the crowds of people. I felt a touch at my foot, I was jumpy, and stepped a bit away. Then another touch at my leg and then again. That was enough for me, Heading for my towel, on shore.

Later we learned of a five year old drowning, as the Mother had fallen asleep on her blanket. I had to wonder about what I had felt.

Jan
Wish-Not in The Big One
Good morning YGS folks. I realize it's been awhile since I've commented on anything, however I've been around. Just observing from a distance.

I'm commenting on this particular STORY because I'm curious IF anyone only believes in coincidences? Or is everything fate?
When my mother was a kid, she went swimming in a local reservoir/man-made lake with her three siblings and a friend. Towards the end of the day, as they all walked back across the fairly shallow lake, they suddenly looked back and noticed their friend was no longer with them. They looked everywhere in and around the lake and couldn't find him. They rushed home to tell their parents, they searched, the police searched - nothing. In the morning, they dredged the lake... If you have ever seen the big hooks they dredge with, you'll understand why my mother even after all the decades has never forgotten the sight of her little friend's body as he was pulled from the water by the dredgers. He had been sucked under by a sinkhole common in such lakes. Maybe that's what got you.

I also once had a dream that just such a hand dragged me under water and it wound up being an omen forewarning a near drowning incident that would happen the following day.

Sinkhole, seaweed (although, that slimy stuff, in my experience feels nothing like skin) or other debris... Or a combination of all of the above or a spirit? Well, we don't know much about the drowning story - what type of woman was she in life? What were the circumstances of the drowning? Maybe she *would* be the vengeful type. Or maybe she isn't motivated by vengeance but distorted loneliness. Maybe she isn't a drowned spirit at all but some sort of radical neutral water spirit.

Jury is out but I think it's possible that this could have been paranormal.
Well I'm going to go against the majority and say that the reason it was Greensleeves was because it is a song that means something to you. One that you can recognize. It's playing for some sort of message to you not because of a lullaby maybe?

I've also never heard of clothes buried in walls. That's strange. I'd like to know more about this. Maybe it's worth knocking a few holes in the walls to peek?
majarlika012 in The Red Lily
I thought the story was about the pale hands holding the child but it seems that you are pertaining more on the lady who helped you.

Do you happen to know any story that might link to the pale hands? Maybe someone who got drowned before then haunts the place now?

Or, I am also thinking what if the pale hands were actually from a live person? Hands were pale due to long time in the water?

Good job in relaying this story. Your English isn't bad:)
Hi
I have lost a lot of people in my family during their stay at a particular house. It was due to what we call, a MUL PURUSH. If he is ashant, he takes lives of the men of the house which is why VASTU SHANTI is performed as it is essential to appease him.
In this case since the owner of the house was a man he was under threat majorly but the rage of VASTU PURUSH ended up killing others as well. Now that there is a girl who owns the house, there is no rival vastu purush at home. It may restart if a man takes ownership of that property.
The only other explanation could be some sort of black magic.
itsdan4u in Long Trip
Hey.
I have similar concerns as the rest of them. I don't think anyone anyone, who has actually gone through such nightmare (no matter how questionable) would not describe things in such a casual, passing manner.
Also, do not do substance abuse and drive. Otherwise too.

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