Ghosts and Haunted Places

Henry Fuseli - Hamlet and his father's Ghost (1780-1785, ink and pencil on cardboard, 38 × 49,5 cm)  Creative Commons: Public Domain
Henry Fuseli - Hamlet and his father's Ghost (1780-1785, ink and pencil on cardboard, 38 × 49,5 cm) Creative Commons: Public Domain | Source
Henry Fuseli & William Blake — Masters of Gothic Romanticism (specifically this link); the painting was published in:Selincourt, Basil De (1909) "Blake's Madness " in William Blake London: Duckworth and Co , pp. p. 59
Henry Fuseli & William Blake — Masters of Gothic Romanticism (specifically this link); the painting was published in:Selincourt, Basil De (1909) "Blake's Madness " in William Blake London: Duckworth and Co , pp. p. 59 | Source

Ghosts

I have never personally seen a ghost as far as I know. My sister has seen more than one ghost in her home. The land where her home is built was known to be a plantation at one time during the 1800's. She has a tree in her front yard that is at least ten feet in circumference. It is huge! But I digress...the ghost story!

Inspiration for the Little Ghost Girl. Not a real ghost.
Inspiration for the Little Ghost Girl. Not a real ghost. | Source

Little Ghost Girl

One morning as my sister was getting ready to leave for work she walked into her living room looking for the keys to her car. She stopped in the middle of the floor to stare at a beautiful little girl who looked to be about eight years old. The child looked very old fashioned with long dark brown hair and a cotton sleeveless nightgown that fell to her feet. Neither my sister or the child spoke for a very long moment. Then the girl dematerialized slowly right before her eyes.

My brother-in-law walked into his bedroom one evening and found the little ghost girl standing beside his bed. His experience was similar to that of his wife. Without speaking he and the little girl stared at each other for a long moment before the child dematerialized before his eyes.

The Nurse

This nurse is an example of the ghostly nurse who walks in Brazoria County Texas
This nurse is an example of the ghostly nurse who walks in Brazoria County Texas | Source

The Dutiful Nurse

Suffering from allergies that brought on a severe cough my sister went to bed early but the constant coughing kept her up and down throughout the night. She finally fell into a sound sleep but a severe coughing attack awakened her and as she tried to raise up to get her breath a woman who looked like a pioneer woman dressed in black with a long white apron and cap on her head came running toward the bed with a spoon and a bottle of medicine. This event happened very fast but when my sister screamed in surprise the nurse disappeared at the bed side.

Update: The dutiful nurse continues to make her rounds on the land where she lived so long ago. She is seen from time to time when family members are sick. Coughing seems to bring her to visit. She is also very curious. The land where my sister lives was all one property in the past. They built a house on the section next to where their previous house stood. The nurse comes to look from time to time. I think she has adopted the family who have now lived there for many years.

Haunted Houses

Norvell House, 3306 NW 71st St, Ballard, Seattle, Washington. The house has city landmark status. The last known Norvell to live in the house was Hazel Norvell, who bought the house in 1949 with her husband, James, and lived there until her death in
Norvell House, 3306 NW 71st St, Ballard, Seattle, Washington. The house has city landmark status. The last known Norvell to live in the house was Hazel Norvell, who bought the house in 1949 with her husband, James, and lived there until her death in | Source
Side of the Abraham Curry House, located at 406 N. Nevada Street in Carson City, Nevada, United States.     Built in 1871, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.     Historic American Buildings Survey—HABS image.
Side of the Abraham Curry House, located at 406 N. Nevada Street in Carson City, Nevada, United States. Built in 1871, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic American Buildings Survey—HABS image. | Source
THe Old Pink House in Savannah, Georgia believed to be haunted. CC license.
THe Old Pink House in Savannah, Georgia believed to be haunted. CC license. | Source
Ram Inn, Potters Pond, Wotton under Edge The old inn looks as if it has been abandoned. Not so. It has a long and interesting history dating back to the 13th or 14th century, or possibly earlier. The property is owned and occupied by a fascinating ol
Ram Inn, Potters Pond, Wotton under Edge The old inn looks as if it has been abandoned. Not so. It has a long and interesting history dating back to the 13th or 14th century, or possibly earlier. The property is owned and occupied by a fascinating ol | Source

Negative Entities

Negative Entities

I have had so many experiences with negative entities that it would not be possible to list them all. You might call me mad if I was the only person to have these experiences but my mother is very sensitive as well as numerous other members of my family. I have never known why this type of manifestation happens to members of my family. It is a puzzle to me.

Last week I began experiencing symptoms of a previous heart problem that I no longer have. As the week passed the symptoms became so bad that I could not sleep or lie in bed without difficulty breathing. Eventually, I got out of bed and slept in the recliner hoping for a bit of relief. All through that night I kept having the same dream over and over. A gray haired man in a suit was standing in front of me and the breathing difficulty became worse. The second time I awakened I understood what was happening and immediately spoke out loud. I do not have heart disease. I am not in pain. I am not having difficulty breathing. I am not having palpitations. I bind you in the name of Jesus Christ and loose a spirit of health into this home. Immediately the pain and other symptoms were gone. I went back to bed and to sleep.

The following morning my mother came downstairs and said, "I had the strangest night last night. Something kept waking me every hour. I knew something was not right but I could not sleep. I wandered through the house all night long." My mother is very sensitive to the spirit world and was not surprised when I related to her what I had experienced. The real shocker was that my husband also found himself unable to sleep through the night. He does not usually know when the spirits are around. This one kept us all awake!

The truly unusual thing about these experiences is that we are devoted Christians and church doctrine does not generally allow for this type of incident. We are people of prayer who are devoted to God, but still have these incidents of this kind from time to time. My Mother has passed through the veil and is no longer with us but she understood these things.

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Seattle, WA, USA
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Norvell House

B markerCarson City, Nevada -
Carson City, NV, USA
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Abraham Curry House

C markerSavannah Georgia -
Savannah, GA, USA
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The Old Pink House

Haunted Castles and Hotels

Carscreugh Castle During the 17th century, Carscreugh Castle was the home of Janet Dalrymple, on whom Sir Walter Scott based his heroine Lucy, the Bride of Lammermoor. While Baldoon Castle is still reputed to be haunted by a "white lady" - Janet's gh
Carscreugh Castle During the 17th century, Carscreugh Castle was the home of Janet Dalrymple, on whom Sir Walter Scott based his heroine Lucy, the Bride of Lammermoor. While Baldoon Castle is still reputed to be haunted by a "white lady" - Janet's gh | Source
Levan Castle Former ruin which has been restored. Levan Castle sits near the banks of the River Clyde. It appears to be built in the typical 16th century Scottish L-plan, however, the present structure of Levan Castle started as a massive 15th centur
Levan Castle Former ruin which has been restored. Levan Castle sits near the banks of the River Clyde. It appears to be built in the typical 16th century Scottish L-plan, however, the present structure of Levan Castle started as a massive 15th centur | Source
Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly Charleville Estate is located on the edge of the town. One of Ireland’s most splendid Gothic buildings, Charleville Castle, stands in this beautiful parkland which contains the King Oak, one of the biggest and
Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly Charleville Estate is located on the edge of the town. One of Ireland’s most splendid Gothic buildings, Charleville Castle, stands in this beautiful parkland which contains the King Oak, one of the biggest and | Source

The Nervous Little Man

Familiar spirits are negative entities whose purpose is to attach itself to an individual and learn what the person is doing. They are not particularly powerful or strong. Their job is to listen and learn.

One of my teenage grandchildren came to spend the night with us in the house where we used to live last year. We eventually had to move out of that house because it had mold. At the time I did not know this but I had severe difficulty breathing and sometimes slept in the recliner. I was sleeping when I began to dream. I saw a man walk through my bedroom wall on the side of the room where my grandson was sleeping in the other room. This man walked directly to me and stood staring at me with a terrified look on his face. His eyes were darting about in terror. After a long moment he pulled himself together and gave me a grin of bravado and stared at me. I was shocked by this behavior because I knew what was facing me. Although I was sleeping I commanded him to leave my home in the name of Jesus Christ. I was sleeping when I began speaking but I was wide awake staring at the bed side clock when I finished the commandment. It was 2:17 a.m. in the morning.

This experience may have been a dream. If so, it was a lucid dream and a very strange experience. These experiences do not happen every day. They are not common place. I do not know why they happen to me. I do not know why they happen when I am sleeping. I do not normally have nightmares, but I do have unusual vivid dreams all the time.

At the time of this experience, I was shocked, surprised and amazed. I did not understand what had happened. I now believe that it was a real and somehow my mind was awake throughout the entire happening. Very strange. A little frightening. Definitely different.

Haunted Castles

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A markerLevan Castle -
Levan Castle, Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde PA19 1AH, UK
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B markerCharleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly -
Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
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Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly

C markerLammermoor -
Lammermoor, East Kilbride, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire G74 3SE, UK
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During the 17th century, Carscreugh Castle was the home of Janet Dalrymple, on whom Sir Walter Scott based his heroine Lucy, the Bride of Lammermoor

D markerPotters Pond, Wolton -
Potters Pond, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7HF, UK
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Ram Inn

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Smireles 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Philip,

I do not think what you experienced was a ghost. By that I mean a real human spirit who has not crossed over. Negative entities sometimes pretend to be human people who lived in a place. You were right to leave the house. Thank you for sharing your story.


Philip 3 years ago

There is a ghost that has made himself very vsiible to those who encounter him/it in Mexico City. When I arrived there, some of my family gathered around the living room telling us about this entity and not to be afraid. Very welcoming. Well, I dismissed it at the time and classified it as a town's folk story. Little did I know this shadow would personally attack me.My first night I stayed in the room downstains in this 7 bedroom home. My dog laid at the edge of the bed growling and I looked where she was looking and I saw the complete figure of a man approaching us. I screamed after I froze for a moment and the lights flickered in my room. The shadow dissapeared but the attack didn't stop there. The next morning I walked up the stairs to say goodmorning to everyone and I felt the breath of a heavy person behind me. I felt my hairs go up all over my body. I started running up the stairs and the breathing got heavier, it seemed as if someone was chasing me. When I got to the top my family sat there with wide eyes and my grandmother hugged me. They knew what was happening. Needless to say, I booked a room at a local hotel for the remainder of the stay.


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Smireles 4 years ago from Texas Author

It is true that many people do not have the courage to talk about their experiences. I do not usually share my experiences with everyone I meet but I believe there is a need for people to know that the unexplained is not necessarily something to be feared and does not make you crazy of otherwise off center when you have strange experiences. Thanks for reading.


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LightIsLove 5 years ago

As many replies on here. I also have had one experience. I wrote my only hub about it. Most people do not have the courage to talk about it.

Thank you of sharing.


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Smireles 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by, Minnetonka Twin. It is amazing how many people have sightings and other paranormal experiences. blessings!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Hi Smireles-Loved this hub. You had me so intrigued and glued to your stories. I watch the Ghost Hunters too and many other shows that relate to para-normal experiences. Medium is one of my favorite shows. If you havn't watched it, you should, you would probably love it. I have had many spirit sightings and experiences. Always glad to meet others who experience this too. Great hub.


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Smireles 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Ashley, thank you for reading and commenting. This is an interesting topic and some people do seem to attract these experiences. Good luck.


ashley 5 years ago

i have had numerous experiences all through my life i am 18 now and still continue to have experiences i have come to the conclusion that i am haunted because no matter where i move something always happens! i think i am like a spirit magnent or something! but i have had positive and negative experiences! i have gotten so use to it now that i just look at it or listen to it and then it just goes away but not for long!


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belliott 6 years ago

Some people definitely seem to be more receptive to these happenings. I find it an interesting subject.


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Ron! I do not know the name of the plantation their property came from but they live in Rosharon, Texas. Thanks for reading and commenting.


Ron 6 years ago

Wow, those are some amazing experiences. Thanks for relating them. I'd be really interested to know which plantation it was where your sister and brother-in-law saw the entities they saw. I have really been enjoying your hubs here. Keep up the good work!


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for sharing your experience. I believe this is more common than many people believe. I appreciate your comments.


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aguasilver 6 years ago from Malaga, Spain

I had this happen to me as well, had a spirit tell me it was my Grandfather, lived 'with' me for 30 years until I came to faith in Christ.

Then after coming to faith I had frequent visits for a while in the middle of the night, and like you got very proficient in saying "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to leave now" and had them dissipate instantly.

They eventually stopped bothering me.

Good hub on a rarely explored subject.


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Smireles 7 years ago from Texas Author

No I don't mind you telling your ghost stories. Your grandmother Barden was right in her advice. You never know what you are up against in the spirit world. It could be a ghost or a negative entity (as the ghost hunters say) and you should be prepared! Glad you stopped by!


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RNMSN 7 years ago from Tucson, Az

well well, there you go, I am not surprised tall...I was a teenager before it dawned on me that the majority of people never see or experience the spirit side, which is what my grandmother Barden called it. She taught my sister and me from an early age that if the spirit made us feel frightened to turn and look at the spirit and say, "In the name of my Lord, Jesus Christ, what do you want?" then to wait. Because if the spirit was 'up to no good" invoking the name of the Lord would send it away, and if the spirit really needed our help, then the Lord wuld show us the way to help! I haven't written any of the ghost stories I know or the few that have happened to me...I guess copycat here will have to get on that! hope you don't mind?


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RNMSN 7 years ago from Tucson, Az

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