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Wisconsinlady- hello and thank you for reading and for the input. I love your outlook and optimism on this matter and would love it to be the case, but unfortunately I don't think that it is. I really appreciate you and your positivity though and your kind thoughts πŸ€—
Twilight1011- hi and thank you for taking the time to read about my situation and sharing your input. It is greatly appreciated. This being something I have never dealt with nor do I have ANY knowledge about, it is a bit discerning. I feel almost helpless as I am not religious. I am willing to try anything that may help at this point. I know I need to do something and soon, as it knocked on my bedroom door three times the other night. I'm still not sure if it came from the outside of the door or from inside my room. That same night my room felt icy cold, more so then normal and even with it being so cold I still turned on the ceiling fan above my bed (to help with my hot flashes) I had my back towards the bedroom door and could feel the cold wind from the fan against my neck, but right around the time I heard the 3 knocks I felt hot air on my neck suddenly. Please, please, PLEASE... If you can point me in the right direction for that cleansing you mentioned, I would be so very grateful!
WisconsinLady in Something Demonic
I like Twilight1011's reply. The cleansing mentioned is in rookdygin's profile.

As for the number 3, I completely believe and respect you and your situation. But I thought this info might be helpful to keep you from being too frightened... One of my major BAD numbers with my diagnosed OCD is 3. Over my 30 years of OCD, I've discovered that A LOT of things happen in 3's. Which is exhausting. So, if you notice something happening in 3, it might very well be a negative entity, but it could just be a natural occurrence that happens in 3... Because, like I said, lots and lots of things happen in 3's. ❀

Stay safe and keep us updated! Thanks for sharing another story!
Twilight1011 in Something Demonic
You have mentioned a few very alarming things that you have already experienced in your home, that I don't blame you for feeling any kind of threat from. Granted nothing too big has happened yet, but from what I've read, that's generally how things in that nature starts, as little things here and there. So wanting to be safe than sorry is not bad, given what's happened so far. As far as any suggestions, I'm unaware of your religion, or if you have any at all, but if you do, I'd say finding someone to come bless your home and even property, wouldn't be a bad place to start. There's also a very respected member on this site, that has a cleansing ritual he has put on his page here, to help anyone that may need it. From my understanding, his ritual is not based on any religion, so it's something that can be used for whoever may need it. It's suppose to help rid your home from any negative energy that means you harm. There's people on this site that has used his cleansing ritual, and have had success from it. They generally have to keep doing it every so often, to help keep it in affect. I'll try to send you his link if I can remember how, if you'd like? But from what I've heard, many have found relief in using this cleansing, as it helps clear out the negative energy. Hopefully it can be helpful for you as well, if you choose to try it. If you want, I'd even go as far as doing both just for extra comfort and peace of mind, on getting a priest to bless the place, and doing the cleansing, if that's within your beliefs that is. I'd love if you can keep us updated on what you decide to do, and I wish you the very best in being able to rid your home of whatever this may be.
For what it is worth, churches are places where spiritual things happen. Church services can be very spiritual. Spiritual energy attracts spiritual beings, both good and bad and that is why there are so many sightings and experiences connected to churches and church yards.
Silverthane61- hello and thank you for taking the time to read my story and share your inputπŸ€— it really does sort of help to share my story, but it helps even more getting input. I am not sure as to what resides at that house, but I know it is very negative and I only hope that it has not affected any of the newer tenants. Thanks again 😊
Thank you to everyone who has responded to this post so far - I really appreciate your time and effort to help me.

So far, there have been a lot of responses focussing on a couple of aspects of my story; the fact I was asleep in the beginning and the fact I couldn't move back onto the bed.

To help clarify - let me give a few more details...

I'm a light sleeper. The physical lifting of my body woke me up. As stated, I could move my arms and also neck and head, but couldn't get myself to drop back down towards the bed. I wasn't paralysed - I was being held above the bed.

I don't think I was floating out of my body, (though it's a good suggestion). There was nothing beneath me and the bed but air when I looked back. When I was pushed back onto the bed, it was with force and hard. It hurt. And I switched the light on straight away.

I appreciate that people have probably heard similar stories many times, and there has been a rational explanation. I've been searching for one too. But I don't think, given the details, that sleep paralysis is the cause. Could I have been asleep? Anything is possible and i'm open minded. It's also easy to dismiss someone's story because it happened in the middle of the night.

I'd still love to hear more from people who may have (or know anyone who has) experienced something similar. Thank you everyone.
I have never been assigned to Louisiana as a soldier, but I have visited Fort Polk, and the weather and terrain was miserable when I was there. I have been told a lot of stories of "haunts" on military bases, but this event obviously occurred off-post. I must say that you have a lot of spine! I do not think I could have gone without staying up all night with all the lights on.
I hope that by sharing your story in writing it has had a cathartic effect for you. I first thought that the events in your home were caused by a poltergeist. Now I am not so sure, as they seemed to have quieted down when your Uncle moved in from the nursery home. In any case, my heart goes out to your suffering.
I have had a similar experience and I have written a story about it. It is the story about the glowing fire eyes I wrote:)
terranigma in Followed To My Room
Jwarren sorry for the latest of replies I was not aware of this comment until I posted a new story and checked my comments. I am not sure exactly what they are but I am sure that they can shape shift. I have seen shadows the size of a mouse, a cat, a dog, a child, an adult and a giant one. That was the only canine spirit thing that I've seen.
Eek! This story gives me the chills. When I was a little kid my mom said I used to talk to a man that I called "Pactus".
I don't know what kind of name that is for a person but I stopped talking to him when we moved to another house.
We also lived in Louisiana then. Metairie to be exact.
My father worked at the nuclear power plant and later transferred.

Best Wishes, Maria ❀
Lealeigh, the next experience with a black figure is similar, but that one was not child sized.

Sleepint-with-steve I think we had some children ghosts. If you read about the "friends" my daughter had, I believe it could have been one of them. This daughter is now a teen, and I wish I still had that house because I'd honestly like to be able to revisit that house and see what is there. However, I found out recently it was completely remodeled so who knows what stayed.
I like your idea about the Native American element. Who knows what purpose the land served in the long years before there was development in that area.
I was always hearing and seeing very strange things where I used to live in North Georgia.
When they started building the Wal-Mart Super Center at the end of my street they uncovered a burial mound when the cleared out the woods.
Thankfully, there were activists that showed up to defend the mound.
The end result was a fenced up mound in the corner of the parking lot next to the bank.
They made it look very tranquil.

Best Wishes, Maria ❀
Hi to you lealeigh/ maria and thank you for the wishes πŸ€— It was a very unfortunate event all those years ago, and I doubted we could make it past it then. However I have come to appreciate what happened, because it brought me to where I am today. In my personal experience ' family ' has always been this way which is why I keep my distance. Thank you so much for reading my story and for your heartfelt input and wishes. 😊
My Great Aunt's house in Dalton, Georgia feels like the way you describe the house in your story.
It was built by her first husband. He died about thirty years ago of a heart attack when I was a kid.
She remarried and her second husband built an addition. One of those rooms was a large family room.
I had to sleep on an uncomfortable couch in that room when we visited her. It was a Victorian reproduction. I was in my early twenties.
During the night, while I was lying awake trying to cope with the couch, I heard distinct footsteps walk down the hall to the entrance of the family room and stop.
That place used to be a door that led to the backyard.
I saw nothing there. I felt something was there but I didn't believe it could pass the doorway so I put my headphones on and rolled over.
It was upsetting but I didn't say anything and I ate an omelet for breakfast.
Also, I lived in Massachusetts during the entirety of George W. Bush's second term and I can testify to the abundance of creepy old houses up there. 😲

Best Wishes, Maria ❀
Sleeping-with-steve in The Child Not Really There
Hello Kest,

It was touching reading about this child spirit lost and lonely unable to move on to the next realm.

Perhaps the child was looking for comfort from a parent figure and found that in you.

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Best wishes,
😘 ❀ 😘
Greetings Dar77,
Your ex-husband's uncle sounds like some of the people in my family. 😠
Give you all the hope in the world for a chance to build your life back up to a place of stability and one day just change their mind. Maybe without even an explanation.
I also wanted to tell you that I've had you in my favorites since I registered on this site. I've read all your stories.

Best Wishes, Maria ❀
Hi Kest,
When you say that you had another experience just like it, do you mean exactly the same or just similar?
It makes me sad when I think of a little child spirit, maybe scared of the dark, who can't find her parents. 😟

Best Wishes, Maria ❀
Dar77 in Boot Steps
HawaiiFemme- who doesn't love Nevada city?! It is truly a unique and unforgettable place and I feel fortunate to have been born and raised there. It is certainly rich in the paranormal activities though. As far as that house goes, I also hope that it has been cleansed. Even if it has not, it undoubtedly is inhabited, knowing that county and the desire to live there. Thank you for reading and for your input.
RCRuskin - those are both very good questions and I wish that I knew the answer, but I do not! Whatever the case, whatever was/is there seemed to affect most of whom resided there including myself. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and give your input.
I really enjoyed this post. The cloudy column thing you saw is not something I have heard of. Are there photos of the property before construction of your home? I wonder if it could have been the ghost of a tree? Or if such a thing is possible?
Are you able, in general, to see or sense energy from trees or other living things? Can a tree have a specter of itself? In some systems of belief, the souls of trees remain near where the tree grew.
Thank you for sharing these curious memories. You were a braver kid than me.
Hi Taintedprincess, you're more than welcome to share my story:)
Fellow readers: Forgive this long winded story. It was hard to share. I have a lot of questions about what happened. I feel like I should clarify some background info.

1) my Mom is the daughter of a cop who takes zero nonsense. I have seen her throw down "spiritually" (or "magickly" depending on year preference.) I pity the fool who crosses her.

2) when I was small my parents worked as custodians in many different settings and the only times I was legit scared to be "just us" in the dark was at church.

3) As a grown up I have worked many jobs alone at night w no problems from "friendlies"." I am not *ahem* afraid of them or the dark. Mostly. Just aware.

4) because of extracurricular school activities and my parents being educators, in my whole life I have spent way way way more time roaming dimly lit, empty campuses all over the PNW than an average person. Like whole days and weeks at a time, for years, in all seasons at all hours. It is not an unusual or uncomfortable setting for me, at all.

Thank you for your patience with my giant post. Thank you to the editors and this forum, as well. I have only told my mom and my husband this event until now. I am stubborn and proud to the point of stupidity. It is very odd for me to admit being scared. Especially by nothing but "Feelings". Like Silverthane61 said, this incident actually keeps me up at night. I beg your patience and understanding. It was four years ago.

Your Chickenly Friend, Bettina
Cherubim in Cross Necklace
Wow! 😳 I can see why that cross necklace would be so special to you. When you did witchcraft you may have opened a door that let "something" in. I got a crystal ball with directions how to use it and started having "happenings" as well. I see you believe in God and prayers, me too. Thank God your family was okay. Since you are so attached to the cross, I just wonder if it's some kind of entity that is playing around with your emotions. It's good you bought another one and can move on. Great story, thank you for sharing it. ❀
Silverthane61 Thank You for your nice comment. I agree that it would have been much less scary to actually see something. It is very horrible when I think what if the ghostly "kids" other people saw/heard were the manifestation of whatever awful thing (s?) I felt. I have been wondering if the reason I did not hear or see a "children" is because I don't like kids, so that is a useless disguise to manipulate me with.
stlthlvis in The Wendigo
Wow. Tuff room. I imagine something else close by distracted this thing or else we would have not heard this story. The whole point is that there are not many stories out there like this. I have not heard of many Big Foot sightings where the Big Foot Tracks humans effortlessly and is intent on eating them. I will say Windigo from all I have gathered. They probably come from the same place the criters at skinwalker ranch come from. There are portals out there where they just climb through. Who knows how many places like that there are and where? I just know people have actually witnessed them coming through these portals and just running off into the darkness. Freaks me out a little. πŸ€”
NightlyEclipse in Light Man
Oh my god you have no idea how relieved I am to find that someone else has experiences with these light people. I cried man, I cried.

A few years ago I posted a story on my profile about seeing 4 men made of blue light as a child. I only saw them once, and they were across my yard and only visible through the kitchen window. I didn't see details like you did, but I did see four men. At the time of posting I had believed they were deceased family members. A few months ago I talked to my mum about it and learned it was likely the Anders family who lived on our land years ago.

The details aren't super important but the fact you saw a guy that glowed and I saw multiple guys that glowed more or less shows that these folks are out there. The difference in colours is interesting, I wonder why it's like that!

Plus I'm really happy I'm not alone anymore. Thanks for posting!
so wanting to know what city in Utah... But best not to say. Not like I am going to go there to be subject to what you went thru. Sheesh... Skin crawling... Thanks for sharing 😭
lady-glow in The Banshee
Huh... What?!?!

Iman - though I'm glad that the woman wasn't a banshee, I find it shocking that you would submit this experience to a PARANORMAL site meant for REAL ghost experiences. πŸ€”

There's a difference between a scary event and a paranormal one, isn't it? πŸ™„
Many anecdotal stories are unable to transmit the raw feelings of terror that many people feel whenever they try to explain a particular event. Actually "seeing" something paranormal and feeling a little bit scared is preferable to not seeing something but "knowing" you are not alone and feeling a visceral, almost physical feeling of terror. The latter is what keeps you up at nights. Well written - I "felt" your fear.

Hi, Dar77.

Our present situation is very much determined by our past, so we need to be very careful what we do in our past.

But now that it is past, all we can do is to live the life we now have.

Now that I have been very blunt and not comforting, I'm wondering which thing came first. Did the unpleasant, malevolent?, spirits move in because of the rape of your aunt, or did they move in and somehow attract an unsavory element resulting in her rape?
[at] Lealeigh

Am so glad and happy to hear that you have talked to your dad. Well, am so proud of you and glad that you did this.

See, its not difficult after all:)

Cherubim - The room held many memories of the bride. Her wedding photos and gown were displayed in the Bride's Room. Perhaps something of her remained in the place? We were told that I wasn't the only one to experience something strange there. But she seemed to be a kindly spirit and no one was harmed. 😊

Miandra - It's comforting that not all spirits are unkind or mean. Some can be helpful. Perhaps something of what they were like in life lingers on after death. Thanks for reading and I'm glad you enjoyed my account. That bush poem is one of my favourites. πŸ˜„
JuggaloJohn (guest) in Living In A Haunted Convent
❀ love the story. My experience, things moving is a playful sign. Ghosts are like jokesters. They play with my ink pens and items near them in my bedroom almost every night. The nuns may be protecting your family. I would do research on the building via library, internet, etc. Maybe you can learn names of the nuns to tell them aloud what you want and thank them for the beautiful place you all share. Have you tried capturing the activity? Personally I think you're lucky, I'd have fun in a place like that.
I think that your intentions and strong will go a long way in fighting these feelings. Whether they are an attack from an outside force or sleep paralysis.
I also think that when you make a sincere prayer for help from a higher power, someone is listening.

I think you are right about experiencing more activity around you. Maybe you're becoming more receptive to the strangeness that is, perhaps, everywhere.

- Best Wishes, Maria ❀
Iman in The Banshee
RCRuskin The police found the lady hiding behind the trees and arrested her, one of the policemen called my dad and told him to come back here asap.
HawaiiFemme in Boot Steps
I love Nevada City and would adore living in that area someday! Hopefully, that house has been cleansed of that bad energy.
Cherubim in A Welcome From Ben
While your story is so bittersweet, it gives me hope that we shall see our loved ones again. ❀ Thank you for sharing.
I don't know what happened to you, but since I've found this website and started sharing my stories my haunting's or paranormal experiences have increased?! 😨 I've had your experience too, but it usually happens right away. You say it "pierced through your armor." Do you ever feel it's someone you knew since it came back? That's all I know to do as well, is just pray! ❀ God bless and thank you for sharing your story.
I talked to my dad. We didn't mention our falling out or the eight years where we didn't talk.
He was just happy to talk to me.
He's seventy years old and the thought that he isn't going to be around forever has been nagging at me for some time.
He heard from my sister that I'm in a precarious situation and he was worried.❀
Sleeping-with-steve in Comfort At The Comet Inn
Hello Jubeele,

I enjoyed reading your post tremendously.

Thank you for including Dorothea MacKellar Bush poem. Every word is true. Our country has the best of both, Coast and Countryside.

I really enjoy reading your post. They flow from chapter to chapter describing all the details making me feel like I was there.

I'm so sorry to here you weren't well Jubeele. It sucks feeling ill on travel trips or holidays.

Thanks for sharing your experience. I enjoyed reading your post.

Best wishes,
😘 ❀ 😘
aussiedaz - Thanks very much, I appreciate it! The title sounds very familiar but I might have heard of it and not actually read it.
Mrs Ramsay might like to have a look at that one as well.

Regards, Melda
Hi Melda

FYI, here's a link to one of his other book on pdf ""destiny of the souls"" quite an interesting read also. Http://


Mrs Ramsay - The link which Aussiedaz has posted to the book Journey of Souls, is well worth downloading and reading.

He has posted the link on this site before and I actually printed it. A very interesting read. Thanks again Aussiedaz.

Regards, Melda
Hi MrsRamsey

Is there something you should be reading? Funny you ask me about that MrsRamsey because in my last post I was going to direct you to an author who has written a few books of which sold in 40 different countries.

Michael Newton was an accredited hypnosis practitioner via the medical association who had an healthy amount of scepticism in regards to the paranormal and for the most part kept his work grounded with in the boundaries of regressing his patients no further than their childhood for various psychological reasons.

Upon an accident he stumbled onto to research through his working with clients that grew to a base of 2000 who all claim there is a life between lives and this whole other duality going on evolving around spiritual growth.

Your story reminds me of one I read in his book where these two soul mates made an arrangement from the other side to meet up in their 50's...amazingly he regressed both of them separately where they gave an identical account of each others past life.

This guy is the real deal and I believe in his research...

The source of creation according to mr Newton gives birth to new souls in the 4th or 5th dimension where there is nothing but unconditional love and compassion, almost every new soul is keen to grow up and learn to evolve themselves with enlightenment and wisdom in such realities as the earth matrix to basically cross back over and stand among their soul companions that little bit more complete... As a spiritual being If all you ever knew were a room with white walls, white windows, white light and unconditional love you may develop a keenness to know what the opposite is especially when others are coming back in with smiles on their faces singing beatles songs.

I was asking if you had any dark thoughts because I was wondering in one of your other lives if you ever took your life due to a loss of a soul mate?...I'm glad to hear you have had none but often when we make poor choices in past lives we come back and confront them in future ones. He made you a better person? Hmmm yep that sounds right, we hunger to conquer our physical flaws as spiritual beings and kudos to you if that's an acknowledgement of errors of past we are always learning MrsRamsey.

Anyway,the book on pdf

Michael Newton on youtube

I have been around the block a few times MrsRamsey and have experienced just about everything relating to the paranormal as one can I guess on my own road of enlightenment I have this obsession to know the truth behind our existence. I have kept an opened mind on my own travels I don't rule out nothing out nor do I rule it in, I'm trying to dot the i's and cross the T's before the curtain falls... Your story in a sense helps me along the way confirm some of the information and theories I have collected in grasping the bigger picture of life itself.

Regards Daz
aussiedaz in Lifted In My Sleep
Hi Beenie
If I had a dollar for everyone of these types of accounts over the last 40 years I'd be a millionaire so first of all don't let them worry you the worse thing you can do is start allowing yourself to believe something is wrong.

We are spiritual beings having a physical experience inside a universe that is basically dreaming up a macroscopic playground for us to all enjoy the separation of being the self or the I probably because knowing we are eternal beings might be a tad boring? Anyways,

The brain is the physical receiver or transponder unit that works in unison with our spiritual self who is basically transmitting it's energy to and from another dimension. There is a little gland in the back of our brains called the pineal gland and it's job is to take us in and out of dimensions via the process of what we know as sleeping... When we sleep we basically transcend ourselves into the quantum world where for the most part process junk the brain has collected throughout the day or run off and entertain ourselves for all sorts of reasons via the imagination.

However, on occasions our spiritual self takes the front seat and occasionally as we are waking up that little old pineal gland in it's process of bringing us back to physical reality has a slight melt down alas the whole ordeal with sleep paralysis and the type of experience you accounted for.

Are you really floating outside your body? Anything is probable with quantum calculations however I like to sum it up by this famous quote.

Mind don't belong to body, body belongs to mind physical life is just an illusion!

Regards Daz
I'm trying to think what you might mean by any "dark thoughts" after Scott died. Nothing that I can think of. It was lonely, but I just tried to move forward for my kids and lead a life that was honorable and tried to honor Scott's life too and live in such a way that would make him proud of us! I do believe I was much more selfish as a younger person, maybe not the nicest person, and not as purposeful or faithful regarding God or life in general. I've tried to be a better person. Not that I was bad, haha, just maybe more selfish. He made me a better person, is how I describe it. But I should also mention (as I was just thinking of this earlier today) that when I met my current husband, JOY was what we both felt. Joy is so fleeting and so rare. Now we laugh that we're just an old married couple, but we stay SO busy. The joy is still there, bubbling under the surface. We feel blessed every day I think. One or two quick things more: I saw in one of your posts about your visiting the graveyard of your ancestors and you noticing a likeness of one in the tombstone?! I have ALSO seen this! On one of my grandfathers' gravestone (I found a photo on Ancestry) I can see a likeness of him, yet no one else sees this! When I first noticed it, I couldn't believe it. I thought it must be that pareidolia (?) but it's just unmistakable to me. Can I ask how you know so much about all this stuff? Is there something I should be reading?
Beenie in The Ceiling
Thank you for the suggestion Silverthane61. Anything is definitely worth a try πŸ‘
lady-glow in Lifted In My Sleep
Hello Beenie - would it be possible that you were having an spontaneous out of body experience and woke up before you could realize what was going on?

Perhaps you could keep a journal of these events and, if this happens again, try to see if your body is still in bed.

As a teenager, once I experienced something very similar to what you have described in your narrative, except that I could see my body floating from the head down while aware of another "me" laying on the bed.
I was able to move my arms and my body was swaying from side to side, all of a sudden the "floating me" landed back to the bed.

It was a cool experience that hasn't happened again. 😒

Enjoy your holidays.

Thanks for sharing.
Hi everyone,

Thank you for your comments and insight so far. I'm actually on holiday at the moment with limited access to internet. I submitted this story quite a while ago and it's only just been published.

I'm open-minded, and the first thing I was hoping when it happened was this might be something physiological. Will definitely research sleep paralysis to see it could possibly be that. What doesn't make sense to me at the moment is the angle I was held at, the fact I felt no tension or even strain (it was a light as air beneath me), the strong pushing back on the bed, and lastly the sensation I felt run through me into the mattress. Those parts don't make much sense to me. If anyone has experienced anything like this - i'd be really interested to hear your insight. Will be more online mid- next week. Thank you everybody, much appreciated ✌️
Oh, that's so strange about the light! 😳 It seems the older the building the more likely it's haunted. So sad that the lady who once lived there died in childbirth in the same room you slept in. Perhaps it was her comforting you when you were feeling ill after dinner. ❀ Wonderful story, thank you for sharing.
Cherubim in The Inn
Excellent story, you write so well. How long did you work at the Inn? It makes sense to me there would be portal in a structure built so long ago. How tragic for those who lost their lives there. You were so kind to help. I'm not always sure how we can protect ourselves from evil, I just pray. ❀ Thank you for sharing.
Cherubim in One Final Visit
I've heard it said that our soul will return to where we were happiest. God bless him and your mom. ❀ Great story and thank you for sharing it.
ladierokimberly in Water Dispenser
Hi to the author! I am Kimberly Anne Ladiero from GMA News and Public Affairs. I hope you are still active and I can still get your contact details because we are interested to feature your story. Please do send me a message through email ladierokimberly [at] or reply to this comment thank you!
Sleeping-with-steve in Lifted In My Sleep
Hello Beenie,

It doesn't look like your commenting or responding to comments here but regardless, just in case you do see these members trying to help you. I'd like to add my 2 cents worth.

Firstly, what a scary ordeal. I sympathise with you.

When you are in the middle of the haunting/ sleep paralysis, it's really hard to differentiate. I find it hard myself and post my experiences asking for help. I have had amazing help and support from members here on YGS.

You've come to the right place.

Keep us posted.

Best wishes,
😘 ❀ 😘
[at] Lealeigh.
Thanks for your comment. I feel so too everytime I think about it. Dad is right.
And am glad that this incident has convinced you to talk to your dad as well. Please do. I am happy for you.

[at] Silverthane61
So nice of you to stick around to your old mum. I think that's something many of us fail to realize. Am glad you are doing it. Am sure your mum is very happy that you are close to her.

[at] Tace.
Your message actually makes me think about an aspect I never thought about. You maybe right. Maybe the spirit felt my dad was being so considerate and helpful that it was basically seeking solace in him. And my dad maybe got a bit paranoid. Thanks for giving me this outlook to the incident as well.
And absolutely right. We never listen, do we? Life would have been much better if we do listen to advices sometimes. It doesn't hurt one bit.

[at] RCRuskin.
Hi there. Been really long. Hope you are doing good. Thanks for your lovely message. Absolutely right. Its all about what steps we take to come out of a pit when you fall in it. If you just stay there, you are probably doomed. I think that is exactly what happened to my dad as well. He never took a step to take assistance. Maybe, just Maybe, if he had taken it, who knows, he would have been right next to me now.

I don't think the commentators are reading this properly. How can "sleep paralysis" hold someone "at a 45 degree angle" as stated. And how after struggling as Beenie states "I wasn't let go of. I didn't fall back to my bed. I was pushed. With force. And as I hit the bed hard..." There is no way "sleep paralysis" can explain this.

I'm sorry Beenie, I cannot help you, but maybe someone can, IF they read your account properly.
WOW! 😨 I wouldn't return either. I KNOW these things can and do happen as I was also like your aunt in the way of feeling fatigued, and I'd cry a lot in a haunted house I lived in years ago. What a relief it was when we moved. I'm so sorry for all you have gone through. I wonder why only some of us are affected by such phenomenon? Nothing ever happened to my boyfriend in that haunted house, it was only me. Thank you for sharing your story.
Hope you have as stress free a move as possible, Nalchen.

"Do you want to be healed?" is something Jesus asked in one of the miracles reported in the Bible. We all have problems, but the real question is whether we want to overcome those problems, or are we going to keep using them, for pity, for something else? Not that I think your dad wanted to keep his problem, but perhaps he did not want 'that sort of help' specifically.

May his Memory be Eternal.
What a great story! ❀
It gives me the creeps to think of the people who would walk in and ask about the lack of cameras or how you were alone.
I think that you were very lucky that George was there to provide enough noise to scare them off.
Penguinducky--I visited Bachelor's Grove several times in the early to mid 1990s but besides my wife capturing a very compelling image of an orange orb, we had nothing strange to report. The forest preserve where the cemetery is located is pleasant, although the severe vandalism to the tombstones, and even some of the graves, is depressing.

I'm very sorry for all the bad luck and sad events you've experienced but everything you mentioned are just things that happen in life. Cat's hissing, head colds and tragic events like your misscarriage and mother's death can't be blamed on an abandoned cemetery.

Since my days visiting Bachelor's Grove, both my parents have died, along with my mother in law, two good friends, aunts, uncles and several pets. I also lost my sense of taste and smell after a bad case of the flu but none of these events have anything to do with that cemetery. Life is full of tragedies both big and small.

Try to focus on the positive things in your life instead of looking for something to blame it on. Best of luck to you and as you're a "young adult" you can count on many years to create happy memories to leven the sad events when they inevitably do come.
Lealeigh in Lifted In My Sleep
The thing that has helped me to deal with sleep paralysis has been keeping a dream diary. I know that seems like a lot of work for some people but over the years it has helped me to recognize patterns and be able to wake myself up when dreams turn to nightmares.
I started keeping a dream diary after one terrifying episode of sleep paralysis. I woke up in the dark, unable to move. There was a dark shape at the end of the bed that grabbed both of my ankles and pulled me off of my pillow.
When I was able to move again, I was alone and I was still on my pillow.
Keeping a dream diary, in my opinion has helped to train my mind to recognize this scenario and keep me from being afraid.
Like I said earlier, I'm not any kind of an expert but this practice has helped me.
So sorry for your loss. Maybe the girl spirit attached to your dad because of his kindness and he could see her... Maybe it was a gift he had to see spirits and didn't know he had the gift and the spirit was drawn to him because he could see her and was kind to her. Just my thoughts. As far as your mom not being able to help your dad... I think that when it's your time... It's your time. Your mom tried to pray for him and was distracted... She tried to find other ways but he didn't want to know or hear... We never listen to those who love us... Don't know why we are so pig headed, but that happens about so many things when love one want to help or give advice. Just know that your dad was a good man and tried to do good in his life... And sometimes the good leave us sooner then we want, but he is there with your mom and you will see them again. I truly do believe that.
Beenie - I read the two previous comments and I lean towards Lealeigh's opinion.

Sleep paralysis is just what the word "paralysis" means, being unable to move, speak, or to have any control over your body, although the brain is active. I have often experienced it, together with the hallucinations. What I eventually realised is that I tend to go into panic mode, which only makes things worse.

I've had some woppers during sleep paralysis but can honestly say that most of my fears were ungrounded. I don't agree with most people who write it off as having no supernatural cause whatsoever. I think that the two experiences, ie sleep paralysis and supernatural, can sometimes happen simultaneously. Emphasis on the word "sometimes".

I'll just mention something as a "by the way". I used to experience a lot of out of body experiences, not by design but totally involuntary. This eventually became a mite scary to me and I actively resisted them every since. I won't go into all the detail but I know that at least one of these experiences has led to sleep paralysis. Perhaps something similar happened to you? I don't know, just putting it out there.

Regards, Melda
Penguinducky ~ Welcome to the site!

I grew up in the Chicago area and my first "ghost hunts" took place in Bachelor's Grove in the late 1970's through the mid '80's. I left the area for good in 1987.

I don't mean to nay say you but I never found anything in the Grove that I could not explain. Back then we had no digital camera's nor voice recorders - EVP's were unheard of, or at least by me.

There were rumors of Satanic Rituals involving chickens; mist over the pond; and orbs dancing in the woods.

Yes I found a plethora of chicken bones, but I also found a number of Brown's (a fried chicken franchise in the area) boxes.

I saw a mist over the pond, but I think it was sea smoke, something that you will see over anybody of water under the rate conditions.

I saw dancing lights in the trees, but after pursuing them (which included a circumnavigation of the pond) I determined they were car headlights from the Midloathian Turnpike.

I'm sorry you had the experiences that you did. I hope you go back and find something.

Silverthane the cemetery has not been in use for a very long time, perhaps a century by now, when I was going I believe the freshest graves were about 50 years old. The cemetery is in a wood in the suburbs of Chicago and has been called one of Chicago's most haunted areas.
Very inspirational. My dad died when I was 17. My step-dad died 2 years ago. My Mom is now 90 years old. I have moved from my place in Georgia to Oklahoma to be near her. I really do empathize with you and your story.
It is hard to sometimes come to grips with the direction that some data will lead. It does seem like you do have a bad relationship with that cemetery. But why you, I wonder? It is a cemetery, so it is still in use. I wonder if other people have had their luck tested as you have.
silverthane61 in Lifted In My Sleep
If these experiences happen to you once or so a decade, then I am guessing you have had to live through maybe three incidents like this. If this one was the most violent, then I do not look forward to the next occurrence. It is hard to protect oneself from something that happens so rarely and unexpectedly. I'm reaching, but maybe you could go to sleep wearing an object blessed by a holy man.
It breaks my heart to read about your father. He was probably right that it's not right to seek to know the future.
I had a falling out with my own father eight years ago and haven't spoken to him since.
Your story is probably about to inspire me to call him. ❀
Lealeigh in Lifted In My Sleep
I'm not an expert but it sounds to me like sleep paralysis. When you're woken up suddenly during deep sleep your body is still asleep while your mind is awake. It can be terrifying. Many times hallucinations accompany this.
This happens to me from time to time.
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
Hello Jubeele,

I'm sorry to hear you have had surgery and are bed ridden. The more rest you get, you quicker you will heal.

Yes the curry was delicious with the Jasmine rice. I love all sorts of spicy dishes like Mexican, Thai, Malaysian, Indian, Greek, and Italian. I even put chilli in the Greek and Italian. Lol. πŸ˜‰

Sefano was in Days of our lives and he had son with Vivian also called Sefano.

I watch all the soap's. Lol. Neighbours, Home and Away, Young and the Restless and Becker. Tonight is the Bachelor Finale'. I have my popcorn and chocolate ready. Hmmmmm, I can't wait. As you can see, yes I'm happy and positive.

I hope you and Rex-T get stronger every day.

My thoughts are with you.

Best wishes,
😘 ❀ 😘
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
Hello DarkAngel73,

It makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one who has experienced this.

It really did startle me. It felt so real, quick, and abrupt. My hand didn't just roll off my pillow like it can sometimes when you turn over in your sleep.

Thank you for your response.

Best wishes,
😘 ❀ 😘
Cherubim - Thanks for your response. I just loved the comments I received.

When I had supernatural experiences from early childhood, nobody in my family believed me. Eventually as the years progressed they realised that there was something a little bit different about me. How could I constantly be lying about everything?

My son Craig who was a toddler at that stage is now 44 years old and has had a few supernatural experiences throughout the years. He tells me about them but is otherwise silent on the subject.

Regards Melda
Hi Miandra,

Rex-T is doing well, busy doing the hunting and gathering for us. I'm off my feet after knee surgery. It's the ice pack and painkillers for me at the moment. That curry and jasmine rice sounds yum. 'Bold and the Beautiful'? That brings back memories. I confess to having a soft spot for Stephano - his character development deserved better.

Hope there's no more rude disturbances for your sleep. Keep being positive and happy! 😊
I'd say YES, it's all connected. 😊 There is a connection as "spirit" and the "after Life" are. Sounds like the warmth of family letting you know they are home. And I also agree that growing up in the woods is a blessing. That's amazing the clock was a kit bought at Sears. There seems to be a family attachment there for sure. ❀ I bet it will chime again with a significant happening in your family.
Hi Kelseyal,

I actually came down to the comments section to write but AugustaM basically already said what I came to say!

You writing style has a lot of details which I like.
Sleeping-with-steve in The Doctor's Dungeon
Hello Old_dude,

I've previously read your post however I didn't leave a comment because I didn't think you were still reading comments because the last comment at the time was a couple of years ago. Now that I've seen your reply to Caz I thought I'd like to re-read your post and comment. All I can say is WOW! What a scary ordeal.

The way you explain your experiences is very detailed and thorough. It makes it extremely easy to visualise what you experienced step by step. When I clicked on your link and saw the image of the 'Sinners Den', I had goosebumps. I was in suspense reading your post all the way to the end.

You mentioned wanting to write a book. I really think you should. I don't know how many experiences you have to share besides the 16 posts you have here on YGS but there are a few publishers out there that you can send your material to. Just google publishers in your area. Alternatively you can self-publish a couple of 100/1000 copies and get a book distribution company to get them into book stores and online stores. It's a long process and cost money upfront but can be rewarding both financially and emotionally if the sales are high. Book distribution companies take a large percentage for their part. When you are an unsolicited author its hard to get a book distribution company to take your first book on. (All the best with that)

I loved reading your post. Thank you for sharing it.

Best wishes,

😘 ❀ 😘
I had a experience while working. I was sitting in a recliner next to a make shift table, when my arm was what describe as flung over towards the table. My patient was there when it happened, we were both dumb founded by what had happened. I have experienced other things that were really creepy. My patient had a cup he was holding get knocked out of his hand. So yeah I can relate to this story.
Well I have an update... I recently returned to the building that this all happened in so long ago. It is under new owners and management and I had a very brief talk with the new manager and only said one sentence to him about the basement. I said "wow this place is creepy!" He quickly opened up to me about all the problems they have with noises, and people that freak out down there. He said he wouldn't believe it if he didn't experience it for him self. The old party room is now storage rooms full of clutter and debris. No body goes down there unless they absolutely have too... I got out quickly without furthering the conversation. I am perfectly happy to be separated from that place.
thanks for reading my story and thanks for the compliments. I'm not much more than a blue collared trades person, but I do enjoy venting about my experiences. I thought about writing them into a book or something but I wouldn't know how to get it started. But I do like writing them on here and talking about them... It's strangely therapeutic. Lol
aussiedaz in Silent Playmates
Hi Cherubim

From my understanding a blue light is generally the colour of a spirit guide, they are always near by watching over us. The blue represents their enlightenment and wisdom most of the new souls have a white aura. It makes sense to me being as young as you were your spirit guide was keeping a close eye on your experience.

Regards Daz
Cherubim in Silent Playmates
Yes, the blue light was so strange. Actually I've seen a blue light out in the woods where we lived that has always been impossible to explain. The little girl and dog must have been residual since I saw it the same way twice. Thank you for reading my story. ❀
Yes! Thank you Jubeele, I appreciate your comment. ❀ I hope to see her again some day, she was/is the BEST.
rjsmith33122 in Light Man
Thank you Spockie. We hadn't considered this but you certainly have our attention!
Spockie- thank you for your comment. It made me giggle a bit because K herself could also be described as a lot of trouble and chaos, at that rebellious teenage time in her life. Like all of us, she made some choices that unfortunately and drastically affected others. Up to and including starting fires.
I appreciate your thoughts
silverthane61 in A Haunting
It has been my experience that most ministers/priests/rabbis, etc, when told about a haunting will almost always paint a preternatural bent to the occurrence. It does not surprise me that your minister saw demonic activity as the root cause. As for your sake, I do not know and feel unqualified to make a distinction as to whether this was an evil act or not. In any case, it seems everything came out okay for you which is always good to read.
I don't think it was a Banshee. From your description, it didn't look like or behave like a Banshee and was much too quiet. I don't think it was a human ghost, either. I think it was a non-human spiritual being which took that form for a time. It probably was wanting to get in but for some reason could not. Be thankful that it couldn't because it would have caused all kinds of trouble and chaos.
Sleeping-with-steve in Someone Or Something Moved My Hand
Hello Silverthane61,

Yes, I totally agree, it was strange. No it wasn't playful. It was flung quite abruptly. It didn't just drop off my pillow. It was flung.

I know this sounds unbelievable, but I swear it's what happened. I'm trying to convince myself it was a dream, but the more I reflect back, the more I feel convinced it really happened.

Thank you for reading my post and commenting.

Best wishes,
😘 ❀ πŸ˜‰
Admittedly strange! Though I confess that I am not familiar with Rookdygins, if doing that calms the "spirits", then I say do it like you have been doing before. It is a bit aggressive for a spirit to toss your arm while you were asleep like that. Was it playful or mean-spirited I wonder?
silverthane61 in 1 Last Cut
I firmly believe that if someone was to truly return, it would be in the flesh and only with Divine Permission. I believe you. Why this happened is anyone's guess. However, I have read that those who do truly return are either not allowed to communicate with the living, or that they are constrained as to what they can say.
[at] silverthane61:

I came to realize the presence in that house fed off the energy of those around it. If you were afraid, it would do whatever it could to mess with your mind. If you stood your ground, it would back down.
silverthane61 in Silent Playmates
It seems to me that you plugged into a residual haunt. I am happy that, if this was a residual, then it was of one that was happy and positive. I cannot understand the presence of the blue light, though.
silverthane61 in Creepy Floaty Faced Thing
BettinaMarie, I come from the MacKenzie Clan of Scotland. Our banshees took the form of old women and would emit a piercing wail or moan before a family member died. The last sighting of a banshee in my immediate family occurred in South Texas in the 1930's. It appeared to my Aunt through her bedroom window the night that her Grandmother died. Sadly, that house has now been torn down. We have had other family deaths since, but no visit from any banshee since the incident in Texas.
Excellent story and very-well written! I enjoyed it thoroughly! It seems the presence has relaxed its heaviness - or maybe it respects your maturity after all the years past.
AugustaM in The Furnace Room
I know this story is ten years old but... I just had to second the suggestion for additional or possibly even baseline research on the home as you say it was not constructed until 1870 - slaves, to shovel coal or anything else, were a bit tough to come by in post-Civil War America.
AugustaM in A Haunting
I am with Melda - I don't get a "definitely demon" read from this experience either. It sounds more like even an elemental to me. It seemed to have offered neither menace nor harm but rather an almost childlike playfulness.
aussiedaz in My "two" Sons
Your account is actually not that uncommon I hear of these accounts quite often, String theorist believe there are multiple upon multiple universe's and we exist in many of these universe's living almost identical lives although the deeper they go the variables can change a wee bit and I'm inclined to believe the theory is close to the mark. However I feel there is a lot more going on than what the theory has to offer however my 2 cent worth is only based on speculation and some educated guessing.

Anyway, I do theorise from time to time these universe's kind of mesh together through the wave function of quantum law presenting these little glitches where we see ourselves or others in our family moving around in these other realities for short periods of time. Nothing to worry about of coarse it's not the evil twin like some folklore think it is,

thank you for sharing it.

Regards Daz!
Please do tell about your family's Banshees. I am sure they look nothing like the Darby O Gill and the Little People movie. It is fascinating to me that real banshees follow bloodlines.
My family are from Ben Lomond and Skye. We have no banshee stories, on this side of the water at least, that I have heard. I have read a lot about Banshees but have never heard a modern,in-person account. If you ever want to share on YGS please do.
This flying thing K and I saw did not look human but it had a hat and a face with a "Roman" nose, bulging eyes and thin lips. It was very small and scrawny, like an old or sick person might look. It was pale enough to see through, with it's arms and shoulders all narrowly scrunched.
The house and neighborhood was attached to a series of hot mineral springs which may have let a few elementals loose, also not far from the Boise River. I had never thought of that possible explanation. Thanks for your ideas.
My general rule is: once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, thrice is a definite pattern. The apartment, the grave and then the phone booth. With such a close bond between your aunt and yourself, it is very likely those incidents were not accidents, but signs from her.

I believe there are times when our loved ones do reach out to comfort and reassure us. Perhaps they become our guardian spirits looking out for us. The numerous 'lucky escapes' that occur from time to time. The insistent voice in your head telling you to take another route or not get on the bus. Or the feeling you must get home to avert a crisis.

Your aunt remains in your heart and she continues to watch over you. In ways that are more than mere coincidences. ❀

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