I've always been interested in this topic and love watching that show, Haunted. I'm not sure I'd really want to see a ghost, though, and don't actively seek to disturb the dead.
I had a weird experience a few years ago when we went to Salem, MA. I went to use the ladies' room, which was in the upstairs portion of this bakery that was in an old, renovated home. While I was up there by myself, I felt this weird chill come over me and the hairs on my neck stood up. Don't know if it was psychological or what, but it was weird.
What's really strange is that a few months later, one of my friends went to Salem shortly after and had the same thing happen. And we'd never discussed it before, so it wasn't as if I put the idea in her head.
What are some of your experiences?
this is going to sound crazy.
but strange things happened when i was a little kid and we lived in this one house that was a murder house.
things like refrigerator doors opening verrry slowly in the middle of the night...we kids would be standing there and all of a sudden the door would open all by itself. then the dials on the stove would verrry slowly start to turn all by themselves, until all of the burners were on.
my sisters slept in this back room which was really a porch that had been converted into a bedroom. in it was a butcher's sink, you know, a really ugly boxy sink with all of the pipes exposed... that room would get ICE COLD on the hottest summer nights and these strange noises would suddenly manifest themselves when it got cold in there...it was like a herd of buffalo was running incircles around the walls of the room. this happened a couple of times and so my sisters took my brothers' room and my brothers had to sleep in the living room on the floor.
after a bit, the phone would start to ring...and not just like --rrrring- but -RRRINNNGG- really LOUD.
only we didn't have a phone.
this went on for a couple of weeks so my dad called the phone company and the technician literally cut holes in the wall to see if there was a phone in the walls...no phone was ever found, but still, that phone would ring, and always at the same time, 11:00 in the morning.
one night it was very late and no one was in the house but me and my dad, who was sound asleep. i was watching tv in the living room and i heard these verrry slow footsteps in the hallway, but they were weirdly amplified...up and down the hall they went, until i ran into the bedroom to wake my dad, who was in a deep sleep.
after that, my mom went to the neighbors to inquire about the house and the neighbor said 'oh, the man who lived in the house murdered his wife in the back room and chopped her up'...i kid you not. we were out of there in a week.
nothing else ever happened to me since then, and i used Occam's Razor to try to make sense of it, but never could.
are you joking?
please, dont make fun
I have these footsteps in my house....
My husband woke up one night, and yelled..keep those kids in bed!
only , I knew they hadnt been up, I had been hearing them the whoe time
I went to my oldest daughters room, she was lying there with the blanket up to her eyeballs, crying..she said "I never got out of bed. whats going on mommy?" It happens every year, about this time of year, when its a full moon in September, and usally October too...
Where is Mr. Voodooo? He should be here for this thread!!
oh yeah, wtf with your neighbor "Oh..no big deal..chopped her up is all.."
everything really happened. and i was fully awake and aware of my surroundings.
well it was a bad neighborhood
i assume that they were afraid of the house so they didn't come over to say hi when we moved in.
you know, my older sister and i went to the house one night before we moved in. it was a little house over by a car dealership. i don't remember why my mom sent two girls (my sister was 13 and i was 9) over to that house in the first place. anyway we were sititng there on the sofa and there were no lights because the electricity hadn't been turned on yet but even if it had there were no lamps in the place anyway - just that sofa. anyway i remember we both got a bad feeling right away. we had arrived there at twilight so we walked through the house and looked at it while there was still light outside, and all of the doors were locked. but almost immediate;y we both got this icky feeling...it was more than two young girls being alone in a strange house. it was just this really BAD feeling that pressed on you.
we sat there cuddled on the sofa, lookiing out the window at the oncoming night. i remember the blinds were all bent and dirty...
good info for a hub!!!
sooo creepy. I have had several "odd" experiences.
One, was...I had this apartment when I was pregnant with my first child. My (now ex) boyfreind, had rented it. I used to hear footsteps all the time in the abandoned upstairs part.(I assumed it was rats or pigeons) One day I was talking to the downstairs neighbor, and she told me about the previous tenant. he always used to be int hte upstairs part, like a workshed..and had died of a heart attack in the kitchen. She said she was certain he was still up there on the third floor..(creepy?) then, one day, I was doing some remodeling of what was to be the babie's room. I was home alone. I was measuring the wall, for wall paper, the phone rang, I set my tape measure down. I went into the other room, talked for a bit, then went back into the "babies room". Tape measure was gone. I was spposed to get it finished before boyfriend got home. I searched high and low for it, in tears I finaly said out loud.."OK Herbie. Its not funny anymore, I really need my tape measure back." Herbi was the ex-tentant..I still couldnt find it..I decided to eat something, I opened the silverware drawer, and there, on top of my forks, was the tape measure.
dude, that is a cool story! you were very brave. (p.s. i know you are not a dude
it gave me chills too, Naomi, when those things happened. i swear my hair felt like it was standing on end!
guys, this WOULD be a great hub! go for it, Naomi
DUUUUUUUDE. I have so many. I have been working on a hub for a while, I promised Mr V I would. This is one of my most fav. topics. So 100 percent unblievabely fascinated..can't get enough...I hate being made fun of tho, and have known people to make up stories, just to laugh when you say WOW..sorry about questioning you. But, Naomi, you should totally write a hub about it!! I woudl LOVE LOVE to read it!!
oh no problem. i wasn't offended. i just wanted you to know i woudn't present something as fact if it wasn't, because i think that is irresponsible.
Hi im actually a clairvoyant medium, iv seen spirit since i was eight years old. We lived in a haunted house and i must admit it frightened the life out of me although i think it was more to do with my age and the fact that it wasnt a friendly spirit.
To begin with id see the man with the black hat and cloak standing at the top of the staires and as time passed by his presence moved through the house. Everytone knew he was there, infact my mother chased him through the hall and into the livingroom lol.
As the years passed ho became stronger, that happens, when a spirit senses fear it makes them stronger, i was pushed down the staires, i awoke one morning with the blankets tied in a knot around my neck...this is only a few of the things that happened. The worst being,i began to change. I lay in bed for weeks on end detesting religion and everything connected with it and growing weaker, he was telling me he needed my body. Mum took me to a priest, and strangely enough when i entered his house the lights began to flicker. He referred me to a monk on ther isle of sky who specialised in excercisms but i wouldnt go. instead i vowed to fight back. the stronger i became the weaker he got unil in the end i overpowered him. We moved out of the house and 5 years later i started work as a clairvoyant medium.
Ovcourse this is just the short version lol, i could go on for hours.
I have seen a ghost fairly recently - that of a little boy with blonde, curly hair - he was probably about 8. I was rehearsing a play in a very old building in Coventry and this little boy just appeared in the middle of the rehearsal room floor one afternoon as we were doing a run through of the piece.Nobody else saw him. He wasn't scary though ...
I felt his presence again the next day but didn't see him. I think he was sat on the top of a stack of chairs as when I was tidying up at the end of the day the chairs rocked as if someone had just jumped off the top one and then a ball (that the actors would use in their warm-ups) bounced along the floor. I think he was just playing.
The play itself was steeped in mythology and the use of the number 7 - it was also partly about children who get left behind when parents die. I think we probably conjured him up somehow.
I don't think I want to. I do want to see a UFO thought. I think if I actually saw a ghost I would be frozen stiff!
I am not sure if I have ever seen one - I may have hallucinated a couple times from lack of sleep when I was in college...
I am pretty sure I heard one though - my boyfriend and I went to the cemetery with his mom and his young nephew. We walked around it and took pictures. After we were done, my boyfriend wanted to show me this statue that was in the middle of another cemetery.
His mom drove us there and sat in the car with the nephew as the two of us walked toward the middle of the cemetery. It was march and very cold, so no one else was around.
Suddenly the two of us heard a child crying out - as if they wanted us to stop. We both turned around, expecting to see the nephew behind us, but he was still in the closed-up car 200 yards away. My boyfriend's mom saw us turn and thought it was weird.
We both realized that we had heard something and looked around, but there was no one else there. (dun dun dunnnnn)
Don't know if I ever really saw one. I've seen some strange things in my 59 years here on this globe. Saw a UFO once back in the night sky of 1960. Saw a huge meteor come down in ball of flames and smoke in broad daylight in 1969. I am certain something is out there in the form of spirits, I've had a few experiences, but have never seen one that I know of. I am not afraid of such things.
It's a superstition that if a painting falls off the wall it means a death of someone you know. Many years ago our main painting just dropped off the wall on Boxing Day, my Dad died aged 46 the first week of January.
LOL! We had my moms house investigated by some paranormal people a few months ago and as we knew they would, they found proof. I moved out shortly after. The main reason we got it investigated is that I did see one, plain as day. I was pregnant at the time and they say that your more likely to see one. Anyways, I didn't describe the ghost at all, we only told them that there was one, and the phychic person they had with them described him perfectly while she was visiting.
I'm a big fan of Ghost Hunters. I love the fact that they try to debunk things.
I've never seen one, and I don't generally believe they show up (or even exist). Still, last Thanksgiving after others had left the room, my son and I were sitting at the dining room table. It happened to be the house where my mother died (years ago) the day before Thanksgiving. Also, my father died (even more years ago) on Thanksgiving Day.
There were 4 tea cups on a side table. They were stacked, 2 together, upside down. The four saucers were stacked next to them. Suddenly, one tea cup "jumped" (from being very firmly stacked on top of the other one) and ended up in the top saucer. My son and I were spooked (sort of), as we re-hashed what we'd just seen. We considered the shape of the cups and whether a vibration in the house (that we didn't happen to feel) may have made one "fall", but they were really nestled. They're the usual "dressy dishes" kind of bone-china tea cups, so they're kind of deep. I don't think it would even be possible to stack them upside down without the top one really being "in place". Naturally, we told everyone else - but for those who didn't see how it happened it didn't seem all that "impressive". I mean, it was as if someone invisible lifted up the cup and placed it perfectly on the saucer. (oooow-woooo-oooow )
I'm still my old "there's-always-a-scientific-explanation" self, but it did make us wonder.
i have heard that poltergeists like to play with things like plates and saucers and, well, teacups.
strange world, isn't it.
My husband and I stayed at a ranch in Colorado once that was a little creepy. My daughter, who was a year and a half at the time, would scream inconsolably when we put her to bed at night which was totally not like her - even when staying at strange places. I heard what sounded like whispers coming from the living room which made the hair on my neck raise! There were shovels stacked against the ranch outside that would disappear and then reappear - this was on a 200 acre piece of private land in the mountains! No one was around. We saw a strange, single light outside periodically (not like a flashlight). At the time, we came up with a logical reason for everything. The whispers were probably just wind, my daughter screaming was probably fear of a new place, we probably imagined the shovels, the light was a reflection from a road a mile away. When we got back to town, to my sister in law's house, we found out that other people had similar stories when staying at that ranch and thought it was haunted. The same shovel and light stories - yikes! We never went back. By the way, my daughter slept great at my sister in law's house and had never been there before.
Well. One day I was walking down the passage in our house towards the dining room. You can see from the passage through the kitchen to the dining room. As I briefly looked up I saw a women sitting at the dining room table. Of course I stopped and stared, but then she / it disappeared. I was the only one at home. Needless to say I wasn't at home for much longer. I went for a drive. She looked quite ordinary and "normal" - no chains
No jokes. I was stone sober, middle of the day, didn't have ghosts or spirits on my mind so, who knows....
The most significant one was when I was 15..I used to stop to talk to a elderly italian couple who lived next door to my best friend.
One day I stopped at my fav corner store to buy something. I was talking to the own when we noticed a soldier standing besides me, we didn't hear the bell on the door chime but we didn't think nothing of it and said hello to him.
I started talking to him and he told me his name and said that he wanted to talk to me because I was a good friend to his parents and he wanted to thank me. He told me to tell his parents that he loved them. I asked why he didn't tell that himself..he said he couldn't but that I could and would I do it. I said for sure and so I said who are your parents?
Then the door chimmed and a customer walked in..so I looked to see who it was then I turned around to talk to Louis-ji and he was gone!
I said to the owner..did you see him leave? He said no, maybe he left by the back..so we went to see but the door was locked with the bolt.
We found it very strange but then I went home instead of going to my bestfriend. A few days later I did go to my best friend and the elderly couple were outside as usual.
I stopped to talk to them ..in italin which they appreciated as they knew no english.
Then all of the sudden she said to me..please come in and have a glass of milk. I said okay..
So I entered and we chatted and she told me that she had bad news, that her son a few days ago had been killed in action.
I said do you have a picture of him?
She showed me the picture on the mantle..and what a shock. It was louis-ji!!
I said..That is louis-ji! She said..how do you know, you never saw him and I never told you before we had a son in the army.
I said a few days ago I saw louis-ji in the corner store, he was dressed in his army clothes and thanked me for stopping to talk to you both and told me to tell you that he loved you very much and then he disappeared and I thought he had gone home to his parents..only I didn't know it was you his mother!
She started to cry and asked me questions and no doubt it was him!
The first house my husband and I bought was on "murder land". A man, his wife, and their son had been murdered; and the house he owned had lots of land with it. The people who built the development had bought the land, and the houses were nice. The "murder house" was right nearby but not within view.
There was always something "lonely-feeling" at that house, though, and it wasn't as if I was thinking about the murdered family ever. I couldn't place what the odd feeling was. It was the house where we brought our first two children, and we had lots to be happy about. It was a nice new house with light walls and big windows. I didn't even really notice the "mood" until we lived in other places where, all of a sudden, there wasn't any "mood". It wasn't really a mood, though, it was more like a cloud that I didn't realize was there. Maybe it was just that the location wasn't as sunny as others, or that the street was quiet (but I've lived on other quiet streets). Who knows....
I've actually written hubs about my experiences if you want to read those and see what happened to me. And yes i have seen two ghosts and felt others(my Nana and Tata)
It's true about poltergeists. They mess with saucers and plates and stuff. I had an experience with that. I was home alone when I was a teenager and I was doing dishes cause my brother in law was coming over. I heard a crack and looked over at our very thick mixing bowls, it had a small one in the bigger one on the counter top. All of a sudden, the big bowl burst and I went running. When I came back, I noticed that all of the broken glass pieces were all where I had been standing. It should of went in all directions but it was only directed at me. There was a lot of stuff that had happened in that house but we had noticed that it all started when we were building our pool in the backyard but stopped once the construction was complete.
Thanks for sharing these fascinating stories! I think I will do some kind of hub on ghosts ... but some of your stories have made me want to sleep with the lights on!
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