Is There Really A Ghost?

Have you ever heard about people who have seen a ghost somewhere in their homes? In old haunted houses like castles where tremendous and tragic things happened? Have you seen one? Do you believe them? Is there really a ghost? Do they really exist? Those are the questions we can not answer although there are lots of reports and books about those people who had experienced seeing them. Me in my part, still have doubts about their existence although I have experienced seeing one. It´s up to you if you believe me or not but I am telling the truth.

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How I saw the ghost?

Last year after we moved back to Germany from Ireland, we did not find a flat immediately to rent that was appropriate enough for our needs. Well, appropriate enough for our wallet and for our taste. We stayed at my friend´s furnished house for a few months as my friend and her family live in another country. We enjoyed our stay there as we had enough time to look for the right flat that suited us. We even celebrated our Christmas and New Year there. The very good thing was, my friend did not let us pay for the rent, for the electricity and water. She allowed us to stay at her lovely home as a good friend. "That´s what friends are for", she said. Well, every now and then her daughter visited us and we felt like we were a family. Her daughter slept in her room at the cellar whenever she visited us and her home. So we did not lock the door.

While we were waiting to move on to our new flat, I was busy working as a massage therapists at a Thai Massage salon as a part time jobber. I enjoyed doing my job and meeting other people and working with Thai women who have different mentality than the Germans. Again, I have to adjust to a different kind of mentality especially as my workmates spoke Thais most of the time and the appointment book was written in Thai. They sometimes wrote in German language so that I could understand. Well, I survived!

A few days before Christmas last year, I experienced the most paranormal thing that ever happened in my life. I saw a ghost! I was in the middle of my sleep when I heard Angus, our Cavalier King Charles spaniel dog, walking around the hallway in the house passing our bedroom back and forth. I was awaken by the noise of his collar which has a lot of tags from vaccinations and dog taxes. (We have to pay dog taxes in Germany.) Because of the noise, I looked at the door from the bed and saw a thin man in white hooded clothes with a lantern on his hand. He held the lantern up high to his forehead as if he was looking for something. His hooded clothes were like the one that monks wear. I saw him just for a second passing our room door which was open, for Angus bed was beside the door. Angus was very quiet then.

I was so scared. My husband was beside me sleeping. I could not wáke him up because I was scared that the burglar (that was what I thought at that moment) could hear me and might harm us. It was useless anyway because my hubby wears eyes cover and air plugs while sleeping. I was scared to death but did not give a sound. I thought, let the burglar steal what he wants. Material things can be bought but not my life. I was thinking for a moment that it was my last breath. I could not move. I was breathing fast and was sweating cold sweat. I could have kicked my hubby out of bed but my life is so precious. Our lives are precious. I have a bucket list to do and to accomplish. So, I did not do anything to attract the "burglar´s " attention.

It was only a second that I have seen the "burglar". A second that seemd like a whole life for me. I was listening what the "burglar" was doing but it was quiet. A very ghostly quietness! I could only hear my heart beating fast. The man beside me was sleeping like a baby. Soundless. I must have slept from fear after that.

The next morning I heard my husband making his tea in the kitchen. Then I remember what happened. I got up from bed and asked him if there were things gone from the house. Silber cutlery, antiques furniture and many others. I looked around the house and there was nothing gone. I had to explaine what bothered me. It was weird and funny at the same time. I told my hubby the story just the way I told you now. If it was not a burglar, who was it?

I told my friends´ daughter when she visited us what I have experienced. She said that something like that happened before with her mother and grandmother. They said, it´s the ghost who is looking after the house when they are not at home.

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The park nearby the house where I encountered the ghost.
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The Second Visit

I almost forgot about the appearance of the ghost when one night in February this year, I was again awaken by the noise of Angus collar. It was the same sounds that awoke me. But my face was not looking at the door. My face was directing to the wall when I slept at that time. I was alarmed by Angus sound. I could not move. My eyes were wide awake but I was not able to see the ghost. I could feel him though. He was staring at my back. My breathing was fast, there was a cold feeling that I felt. I could sense that the ghost was at the edge of the bed, near my hubby who was asleep. I didn´t know why I felt that it was a man ghost. I felt that the ghost was angry but I don´t know why. There was a chill on me.

I have no idea when I went back to sleep. I only knew that I could not sleep one more night there. I decided to sleep at our own new flat although the bed was not ready yet. Luckily, our bed was delivered on that day I decided to move to our new flat.

Thank you to my friend E. for allowing me to write this story.

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Fritz 5 years ago

As your friend's daughter - coincidentally she is also my daughter - told you, we have and we always had a ghost in our house. What's wrong with our ghost? You are right - it's a He, and he is no bother at all as he is extremely shy. Talk to him and he dissappears right away.

The house was built by a guy who was working in the construction sector as site manager and he enjoyed showing his workers that he could do everything much faster and more efficient than anybody else. Of course, he scheduled to build the whole house within 3 months, only him, his poor wife and a young illegal worker from Poland. With all this rush they encountered a terrible accident when they poured in the cement for the floor on the second floor. The boss was to pushy and the Polish helper fell down from the second floor and broke his neck. Since delays were unimaginable for Bossman he just inserted the corpse into the wet cement. 24 hours later the flooring was dry and the construction continued. No doubt the house was built in less than three months and the Bossman had shown again that he was the most efficient.

Maybe we should have told you earlier but Stanislav is really not a worry.

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Fritz! There´s nothing wrong with your ghost except that he scared me. I did not know about your ghost until he showed up and scared me to death. I will talk to him next time when I´ll sleep in your house with a condition that your family will be there as well.

You must be joking! hahaha...You have not told me about Stanislav. I hope, Stanislav rest in peace now. Thanks for your comments Fritz. I´m sure you´re making this story. Your using your black humor again. Who said, Germans have no humor? Well, thanks again and regards to the family. Take care.

Fritz 5 years ago

Thelma, we should not make jokes about ghosts. You told your frightening story - which did not really scare you to death - and I tried to give some clarifications based on hearsay. I think you overreacted a bit to Stanislav; in contrast Angus staid pretty calm.

Your story is fascinating.

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Elizabethhub 5 years ago

Hello Thelma, a coincidence? really what Fritz had wrote above is something alike what i had in mind. True or just a "story" telling :-)

There are different reasons why a spirit will not rise up to the other realm. Mostly, if they had a sudden death that they still cannot believe that they are dead, even many years had past. They are looking and still attached with their physical body that they keep on appearing to the place it happened.Some, are so afflicted - attached with their material things they left on earth, mostly a house, a building or any precious things they adored- something very important for them which they own during their earthly existence. Some just want to stay on earth, so much attached with their last lower vibrations, still feeding their ego-emotionally, etc...

Most ghost are friendly, positive, yet there are also those who are funny, shy and those with some bad intent etc. etc. oh, how I wish I can tell you more about the "Astral World" it is the "emotional" dimension and there are higher and much more many higher dimensions. I avoid to elaborate more about it here in FB, cause some people do not believe about it and I do not want them to become crazily confuse about themselve, cause for me its normal and i don`t care what they say, just don`t what them to be scared :-)

Have you remember before I ask you if you like to experience "glass reading"? at 12 midnight, nahadlok manka, so we did not. Bitaw ever since my childhood, college days and until now, specially when I experienced 2x "near death experiences" gives me more interest to study, to search about The "spiritual wolrd" until now, I did :-)so far, for me about Ghost? normal na kaayo that they are existing.

While writing this message, Ive heared a lot of noise within the house i am now living, day and night if I let it, if not they will stop, hehehe, mostly it is the owner of this house, she died just a year now. Also from the other house before we lived in Nussdorf, the old woman who rented that house also appeared many times, quite not good vibes but this soul in the house we are now living is with positive vibes, so I let her and thank her so much because I like her house :-) You know na, Erwin is only with me at home during weekend lang. You see, I am not scared of ghost, being alone in a which the owner the house we are now living had just died a a year ago :-) really no ghost can harm you if you are full of positive vibrations, use the power of LOVE, it is a vibe - energy that a disturbing ghost will never come nearer to you. Do not be scared, or else you will attract those ghost with bad intent.

If you like will talk in details about it next year if you visit me here in Rimsting. hahaha, GHOST STORIES! :-)

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thebeast02 5 years ago from Louisiana

Awesome story, I'm pretty sure I would have reacted the same exact way. Although the second time, I would have had to look.

yvette 5 years ago

if i will see a ghost i will really scream as loud as i can..:-)

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Welcome back Fritz. No, I was not really scared to death. It´s just a saying. If I have known that Stanislav is "living" there I would have been prepared. Maybe I could have talk to him and asked him why he is coming back.

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Elizabethhub. You are telling me a scary and awesome story here in hubpages. It is good that you join HubPages as it is a writer platform where you can write your stories and experiences as long as it is not forbiden. Whatever you like. I think I will get nuts hearing noises where I am alone in a house. Thanks for for your comment and please do write your first hub. Can´t wait to read it, lol...

@ thebeast02: Thanks for reading my hub. The third time experience of ghost, I´ll try to to talk to him or her.

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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Fascinating story and very creepy. If you feel that a ghost is bugging you then just tell them or shout at them to 'go away'. It does work most of the time. If the ghost is angry for some reason, then he has no reason to, this is your life, he's had his turn. And again don't be afraid to tell him to 'get lost'!

Loved this hub - a fascinating paranormal account.

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Seeker7 for dropping by and giving a comment.Yes, I know now what to do next time. Thanks for your tips, I´ll do it. Have a good night.

writer20 5 years ago

Even though our house is only 7 years old, I wa standing at the bottom of my bed folding clothes when I felt something really cold against the back of my leg. This froze me I had been calling for my (dead)father to help my sick brother. I'll guess I'll never really no because I only felt and didn't see anything.

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Good morning writer20. This kind of thing is really weird. I´ve heard a lot from some of my friends whose experiences are a bit alike with yours and mine. I hope your brother is ok now. Thanks for dropping by.

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shafiqahmed 5 years ago

Very interesting topic! And very good contents. Nice hub.

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Susci 5 years ago from Arlington, Virginia, USA

Ghost? I don't really think they exist. =)

I've heard a lot of stories about them but I never seen any of them. I can't force myself to believe to things that I haven't experienced nor seen.

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you shafiqahmed for your stopping by and giving a comment. Have a lovely weekend.

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Susci! That`s what I thought before I encounter this ghost. You don`t have to believe as what I did before. I thought people who believe on this kind of things are nuts but now I change my mind. Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

What a very interesting article. You have my vote. I love paranormal stories and encounters. I have had quite a few that made me a believer real quick. Glad you shared this with us. It is my belief that they won't bother you unless they are evil. Written nicely. Take care.

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you thelyricwriter. This is my first and I hope my last paranormal encounter of a kind. I know now how to react next time and I am prepared for it in case of another encounter of a ghost. Thanks for dropping by and giving a comment.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

So very interesting , I really enjoyed this one and here's to many more to share on here.

Take care and have a great day.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Eiddwen! Thanks for dropping by and giving a comment. Have a nice day.

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september girl 5 years ago

It is frightening to see something that can't be explained away. I saw one of my great-grandfather when I was a girl. The scary part of it is, my little sister saw him too. We didn't want to enter that part of the house again, in my grandparents old house. It haunts us to this day. Found your hub interesting and voted up! : )

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi september girl! Yes, it is very frightening. My sister and my other relatives experienced the present of my mother when they held the novenas at home for the death of my mother. My mother was already buried but she was still roaming around the house at night time a few days after her death. Of course they were frightened but they just covered themselves with the blanket until the weird sounds of my mother was gone. I was not there so I did not believe. Now I would love to see my mother if this is the only way of seeing her. Thanks for your comment.

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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

New discoveries in science hypothesize about a parallel world or a world within a world. Are ghosts "real"? Maybe in their ethereal world, ghosts ask if humans are "real" :)

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hello SilentReed. Thanks for stopping by and giving a comment. You are right. Maybe the ghosts in their world ask if we human are real. Have a nice weekend.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, I would imagine you would be scared, it seems that fritz its so used to the ghost that he isn't frightened, but that doesn't mean that you were'nt, I would be suprised if you were not afraid, sometimes something like that can really spook you out, scary story!

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Nell! Yes, it was a scary story. It was an awesome experience I will always remember. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your thanksgiving holiday.

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stephaniedas 5 years ago from Miami, US

This hub kept me interested the entire time. You did a good job telling your story. I believe that the man who died in the cement remained in the house as a ghost, but how does that explain the hood and lantern that you saw? That sounds like a ghost from a much different time period that the one your friend told you about, or else some other type of spirit. I'm no expert on the supernatural, though! And I don't think you overreacted, I would've been scared speechless as well.

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks stephaniedas for your comment and for your follow. Yes, you are right with that ghost with the hood and lantern. It did not come into my mind until now. Maybe it was the ghost in medieval times. Who knows! I think I have to research about that place and what was on that ground before the house was built ages ago.

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L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

I've never been either a believer or disbeliever in the existence of "ghosts," but have had a few experiences of my own that I cannot explain in any other context.

Thanks for sharing your own experience. Voted up and SHARED.

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany Author

Hi L.L. Woodard!

I appreciate your coming back to read my hubs and SHARING them to others. Thanks;-)Yes, these experiences that we have are hard to explain. Is there really a ghost? That is always my question. Base on my experience I can say now,"yes, there is".

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Kerry43 4 years ago

How interesting, thank you for sharing. I have had spirits with me for as long as I can remember. I used to be afraid, and like you I would freeze with fear, however, I was once told that if I was scared, that I should speak to them and to let them know they are welcome to stay around but "please don't scare me."

We purchased a 120yr old home 7 years ago, and I know I am not alone here. Quite often there are at least two, and what sounds like three or four sets of feet walking the hallway upstairs. One that has always been with me I have seen, many times. A pretty, dark haired woman who looks to be around 30 who occasionally peers around the doorway as if she was about to pop in and ask me if I need something, or just to look in and see if I am OK. She will linger for several seconds, then just fade or withdraw from the doorway. It's very cool to not feel alone, when in the physical sense, nobody else but me is in the house. Oddly enough, this same spirit lady was with me in my home in Australia for a very long time, so I am inclined to think she is trying to take care of me in some way.

Have a wonderful weekend:)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Oh, Kerry! That´s a scary story. I don´t know how will I react when I feel that there´s always somebody with me in the house watching what I am doing. I might befriend with that ghost who would "take care" of me or I might sell the house to have peace in mind. I will never know. Thanks for telling me your story. I enjoyed reading it. Have a great weekend, too.

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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very interesting encounter Thelma. I would not want to encounter a ghost.

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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, indeed. I don´t want to as well, if I can avoid it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week rajan.

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AliciaC 14 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is very interesting, Thelma! Thank you for sharing your experience. I enjoy reading about paranormal events.

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Thelma Alberts 14 months ago from Germany Author

You are very welcome. I´m glad you like reading paranormal things. It was indeed a scary experience for me. Thank you for your visit AliciaC.

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