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Have you ever experienced the paranormal?

Updated on August 11, 2016

Mom & Dad in Signal Hill California

Mom & Dad in California
Mom & Dad in California | Source

Ghosts in California

Mom, was in the hospital and, because we did not know the whereabouts of our father my grandparents came and took us home with them, then when Mom got out of the hospital she left the three of us with our grandparents and, moved to South Bend, Indiana and had gotten a job at H.D. Lee Company to save enough money to come for me and my two brothers and, take us to live with her and her new husband.

Mammaw and Pampa is what we called our grandparents. Mammaw and Pampa now would have six of their grandchildren, because my Aunt Sue also left her three children with them.

Living on a farm is a lot of work, there were cows, pigs, chickens and horses to be fed and, all six of us sharing the chores and worked together. We all learned to chop wood, hoe cotton and corn. Then we would gather the corn, shuck and shell it to feed the livestock. We all picked cotton and, we would go to the gin in town. Pampa would have the cotton ginned, baled and weighed, and Pampa would get paid.

Finally, the day came when Mom came for us. I can still see the green Plymouth pulling up in front of the farmhouse.

Mom had married a man she met at work and they were there to take us to live with them. Dad (our stepfather) was a wonderful father to the three of us. I can still hear him telling stories to my brothers at bedtime, and they would always say, tell us one more story, just one more, please.

Moving from Indiana to California

We moved to South Bend, Indiana with Mom and our new dad in late summer and that fall we started school. The following June, on the last day of school we came home to a packed up car and, an empty house. The furniture had been sold and left South Bend for parts unknown.

Mom and Dad had both quit their jobs when we were leaving South Bend. We traveled all summer from coast to coast and when we arrived in California, the family was almost broke and did not have enough for housing; we pitched a tent on the beach and slept there at night and by day Dad looked for a job while we played on the beach during the day. After about a week Dad found a job, in Long Beach and, after his first paycheck we went apartment hunting.

Apartments were so expensive that when we found a house that rented for less than any apartment, we were so elated.

The house, a small three bedroom house was neat and freshly painted inside and out, with new hardwood floors. It was in a small community near Signal Hill with some oil wells that were still working and looked like giant grasshoppers.

At the time Signal Hill was a small town surrounded by Long Beach. Signal Hill is a beautiful park on a hill and, in every direction overlooks Long Beach/Los Angeles. It is said that if you park at the bottom the hill with the car in neutral it will roll uphill.

Dad and Mom the day after we moved into the house in California. You can see the oil wells where we found the pigeon.
Dad and Mom the day after we moved into the house in California. You can see the oil wells where we found the pigeon. | Source

Our new pet was a ball of fur

After a few days dad had decided to get us a new pet, so off we went to the local pet store. We walked into the pet store and a little ball of fur, seemed to come rolling across the floor towards us. It was love at first sight. Dad bought the little Cockapoo, (Cocker Spaniel and Poodle mix).

The next day we were trying to find a name for our cute ball of fur. The three of us were out scouting out the neighborhood. When we were passing an oil slick, we found a pigeon, so we picked it up and took it home to Mom. Mom put the pigeon in a pan of warm water and some Pine-sol, but the bird still could not fly and, I don’t remember how it happened but, the pigeon was riding on the dog’s back, and went into the doghouse with her. That is how the ball of fur got the name Pigeon.

For the next week or so, we enjoyed our new home. I had the small bedroom about an 8 foot by 8 foot; my brothers shared a little larger bedroom on the other side of the house; Mom and Dad the master bedroom in the back of the house.

Pigeon was not fully house broken and we put paper down for her just outside the door to my room. I would leave the door open just enough for Pigeon to go to the paper when she needed to go.

Things that go bump in the night

At first I was not sure if I heard something or not, I had been jarred out of my sleep, I strained to see in the dim glow of the night light. I could not see Pigeon; she had been sleeping on the foot of my bed, now she was not there. Suddenly the light came on and Mom was standing by my door and she had Pigeon in her arms and Pigeon was shaking. What happened? Mom asked, Pigeon was scratching on our door and whimpering..

I told Mom about the bump, and I was not sure if had dreamed it. Mom put Pigeon down on the foot of my bed and, immediately she jumped down and ran like something was chasing her and, the paper floated a few feet from where it had been placed.

By this time everyone was awake and up. I grabbed my pillow and blanket and spent the rest of the night in the living room on the couch with Pigeon on the foot of the bottom bunk of my brother.

The next day, we decided that I had heard something in a dream but, that did not explain why Pigeon still refused to go in my bedroom. The next night I went to sleep in my bedroom and Pigeon slept on the foot of brother’s bed.

All was well for the next few nights, then in the middle of the night, I was Jolted out of my sleep, by a big bump, I lay there frozen, not knowing if I should get up and turn on the lights or what. Then like the first time I heard the bump, Mom switched on the light, then we were all standing in the living room, and we all heard the noise, the sound of something being dragged across the floor overhead, but there was no floor just the attic.

Mom laughed and said we must have rats in the attic. Everybody went back to bed and, when morning came we were in for a shock. From under the crown molding some kind of liquid was running down the walls in the living room, staining the walls in reddish brown streaks. Dad went to have a look in the attic and found the pull down steps had been nailed shut. He pulled the nails and climbed the steps, he was not gone for very long and when he came down, he put the nails back and told us that the only thing up there was dust, but that day we went looking for an apartment, and we slept in the new apartment that night on air mattresses on the floor. We heard that the house was torn down shortly after we moved.

I don’t know if I believe in ghosts, never having seen one but, something was definitely not right, some kind of paranormal energy was in that house and, I don’t think it was good.

© 2012 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 weeks ago from Texas

      My dear friend, please forgive the time it takes me to reply to your comments, I don't seem to be able to get back on track after Kevin's brutal murder.

      I do appreciate your comments and sharing on Face Book.

      It still hurts, that I can't talk to Kev just any time I want.

      Hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs always

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      C E Clark 6 weeks ago from North Texas

      Going to share this on FB again since this is Halloween weekend. With Trump in office it almost makes incidents like this one you write about seem ordinary! Just kidding -- sort of. But more people than you might think live in constant fear of nuclear war and having their SS taken away, and other horrible things since Trump. He's worse than a fright.

      Hope everything at your house is the best it can be. Blessings and hugs dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and for sharing of FB and AH.

      Well Kevin's ex is giving every thing that could have been his daughter's legacy to the lawyer to get a little for herself.

      Hope all is well with you.

      Blessings always.

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      C E Clark 2 months ago from North Texas

      This is definitely a scary story and I'm glad you didn't stay in that house. This makes for a good Halloween story and with Halloween just 17 days away, people who like scary stories should definitely read this one. The fact that it's a true story makes it all the scarier. There are a lot more strange unknowns in this world than a lot of people realize . . .

      Sharing this on FB and AH.

      Hope you and yours are all as well as possible. I'm sorry there are so many problems with the Kevin's ex. Sometimes it seems like some people live only to cause as much trouble as they can for the people around them. Hope everything turns out well in the end. Blessings to you both. Take care dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 6 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment. trump is a witch, actually he is a warlock (i.e. an oath breaker) and he can dish it out, but he can't take it. I think some of the people who voted for trump would protest anything that might jeopardize a Republican seat in the Congress or Senate.

      Hope all is well with you also, Many Blessings my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 6 months ago from North Texas

      Think we're all experiencing the 'paranormal' or at least something weird and scary since Trump got into office. Think he may be something loose from the underworld. Have to say, I don't remember people hating Richard Nixon as much as so many people hate the Trumpster. His supporters are loud and raucus and the noise makes it seem like there are more of them than their actually are.

      Wondering what "they" are doing that they don't want us to know about while they have all of us riveted on Trump and his endless bad deeds. He has and continues to do far worse things than I thought he would, and I knew it would be bad, just not this bad.

      Hope all is well with you and John and Chipper. Take care, dear friend . . .

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      Nadine May 15 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      You are the true story teller the way you write because it kept me reading your 'true story' to the end. Very good thanks for sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago from Texas

      Dear Beautiful Paula, I am glad you got to know me a little more. Pigeon was so cute, I have a picture but could not find it when I wrote this, I wish you could see it, Pigeon had turned a small garbage can over, found a dog food can almost as big as she was and she took it to the steps but could not climb them. Yes we have been lucky, my brothers and I and Dad to be close. Do you have siblings?

      Have you written about your spiritual experiences? I would love to read about them.

      Thank you for inviting me into your dream, strange that we talked a lot because I am not much of a talker, but I am a good listener. I don't look like that anymore, my hair is blond now (the grey does not show as much as it would with red (lol.) You can see what I looked like when about six in my hub "The Last Hoedown" and what I look like now in "Lost in Thoughts - 1st in the Good Thoughts Project," holding my great grandson. Yes my hubby is John.

      I dream nightly also, I love to dream, I have such great adventures and I have learned to wake myself up if I do not like my dream and change it.

      You are welcome, maybe you can visit me in mine.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

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      Paula 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Shyron.....I enjoyed learning a little about your childhood with your grandparents & working on a farm. I can just imagine how cute your dog was and I love the story about how he got his name! :) You & your brothers were lucky to have so much family love, including a step-Dad who cared so much for all of you.

      I can't help but think that he must have been upset with what he saw or sensed in the attic. It was best you all went elsewhere.

      I've had a few experiences in my life that can be described as "spiritual" (or not of this world) but they were not at all frightening. In fact they were comforting. Other than those events, nothing of the paranormal type.

      I do need to tell you something you may find as interesting as I have. Just 2 nights ago YOU were in a dream I had! That part was very clear to me. I knew you were "Shyron" & of course you looked just like your profile pic because that's the only you I've ever seen! LOL.....Wherever we were, there were a lot of people (no faces, no names) & a lot of activity but I don't know what was going on. You & I talked almost non-stop, yet I have no idea what we talked about! By that, I mean, nothing I recalled when I awoke. Also, I was aware your husband was there, but he had no face (sorry! LOL) and I did call him by some name but you corrected me and told me his name was "John" (so at some point, I'm sure I read in one of your hubs that John is his name?) I think I referred to him as "David." ?? so anyway Shyron, thanks for visiting me in my dreams...even though I have no idea why or what we talked about !! LOL Who knows, maybe you'll stop by again. I dream nightly. I always have but don't know why I have such an active subconscious. It doesn't interfere with my sleep but if I have an upsetting or frightening dream, it weighs heavily on me throughout the next morning.

      I thought you might like to know where you & your husband were 2 nights ago!!! LOL!! Peace, Paula

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and for sharing.

      Glad you are almost caught up...

      Blessings and hugs

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      I have experienced some very strange things, and maybe someday I'll write about them. This one you have written about is very scary IMHO. I will say again that I'm so glad that you and your family got out of that house. Sharing this again.

      Almost caught up . . . hugs . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I am having a lot of stuff disappear also, I thought I replied to this comment. I really thank you and appreciate you, and thank you for the comment, up-votes and sharing.

      No we have been out, today is the shot day.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Well, it happened again. Submitted a comment and it's just gone into neverland. I see this one stayed here, but won't go into the feed. Anyway, glad you got safely out of this house.

      Hope you have been able to stay in where it's cool and that you're feeling much better today. 99 F. I dread going out in it. Blessings to you and John . . .

      Shared and vote up!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I looked in spam and found a comment from "Engretta" but when I looked for her on HP I could not find her.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Mary, thank you for the comments, up-votes and for sharing.

      I would love to read the stories from your mother, have you written about them?

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I don't know what happened either, but I see two comments that say comment has been deleted by the user. I did not delete the comments. How strange, I have never seen this before.

      Thanks for the heads up and the comment.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      I never had any experiences but my mother did when she was a child. I heard lots of stories too as we lived in a neighborhood more or less surrounded by cemeteries.

      Do I believe in the paranormal? "There are no secrets except the secrets that keep themselves." Make that answer a yes.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      For some reason my comments are disappearing after I submit them and not appearing in the feed. They were showing at first but not going into the feed, so I rebooted my computer in an effort to get them to appear. I know you don't have your setting on approval before they are to appear so I'm wondering what's happened. Did they end up in the Spam folder or just in never never land somewhere? Just so you know.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comments, pin and post and sharing this again.

      We are praying that things go well with you also.

      Blessings to you my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to share this one more time before Halloween which is only 3 days away! I think this is one scary story and this is a good time of year to read it if one wants to be scared. Pinned to AH, posted on FB, and sharing on HP.

      Hope all is going well with your recent project and that you and John are doing well also. Blessings . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comment, up-votes, pinning and sharing. Yes it is a true story and it was scary and i was so glad to get out of there. I do not like or celebrate halloween.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Only 26 days 'til Halloween. This is a great spooky story for that occasion. I know it's a true story and that should only make it seem scarier. It sure seems scary to me, and I'm glad you got out of that house!

      Voted up and interesting, etc. Pinned to AH, and shared. Hope you and John have a great week. Blessings!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Keeley Shea, thank you so much for stopping by, and thank you for your comment.

      Maybe you could write about you boyfriend's experience.

      You are Welcome.

      Blessings and Hugs

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      DealForALiving, this experience, was one I just soon not have. There were things like that happened when I was a little girl. Never an explanation.

      Thank you so much for your comment.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the pin to AH and for sharing this again. I do not care for Halloween, things like this are scary enough.

      Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying the cool days also.

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      Keeley Shea 3 years ago from Norwich, CT

      I have never had a paranormal experience myself but my boyfriend has. I definitely believe in it though. Too many people have stories for it not to be true. Thanks for sharing!

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      Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

      I haven't really had experiences with the paranormal. The closest thing is when I woke up in the middle of the night and saw a orb floating around my bedroom... I still can't explain what it was or how it happened...

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to pin this on AH and share it again. Halloween is just a few short weeks away. I know this is a true story, but it's just the sort of thing Halloweenies would like to read about and maybe share at their Halloween party.

      Hope you're enjoying this lovely cool day!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      dahoglund, thank you for the comments, up-votes and sharing. I do appreciate you.

      Maybe the sounds you heard did come from the other side of the ravine, Maybe not.

      Have a blessed evening.

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      Don A. Hoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      There have been couple of things that might be paranormal or not in my life. In our previous house there was a stairway leading up to a deck and our front door. Sometimes people would hear footsteps. A visitor asked if our house was haunted. Since there was a ravine in back of our house, I think sounds from the other side of the ravine might somehow have been heard by us. I just don't know. voted up and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Jaye, I can't wait to read whatever you write, a good fictional mystery sounds great.

      You have a great weekend also, wonderful Sunday. Blessing to you and your family and friends.

      Shyron

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      That's a good idea, Shyron, but I think if I wrote about the discomfort I experienced in that house--the strange feelings and fleeting sights that seemed just out of reach--I would probably use it as the basis for a fictional story. So, thanks for the suggestion. I have a short story contest deadline coming up soon, and a hint of the paranormal would be a good addition to my entry.

      Have a good weekend and stay cool. (Isn't A/C the most wonderful invention for hot summers?) Blessings to you and yours, my friend...Jaye

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Jaye, did you write about the house? It would make an interesting story, thank you for telling me about it. I was divorced also when my 2 sons were small. So I know what you are talking about.

      Thank you my dear friend for your comments, up votes ++

      Blessings always.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      This is a very interesting story, Shyron, but I'm disappointed that your stepdad never explained why he nailed the steps to the attic shut, what he saw there and why the family moved next day. The facts that the house was affordable in a high-rent area, plus its being torn down after your family moved, point to the possibility that others had experienced the same phenomenon, regardless of what caused it.

      While I am skeptical about a lot of things, I also realize that there are very many mysteries in this world for which humans do not know the answers. So I am open to hearing explanations and giving them thought.

      When I was 28, my then-husband and I bought a home about 13 miles from the small town where we'd first moved for his job and, for a few years, rented an old house.

      I didn't like living in the country, but the house was a nice brick structure that was like brand-new, and no one had ever lived in it. Not only that, the sales price was less than the appraisal for the house and land. (This was back in 1971.) It seemed like a terrific deal, but I really didn't want to live in the country.

      The realtor said the builder ran out of money and needed to sell the property quickly. The land around the house hadn't been cleared off, except for small front and back yards. The rest of the property--several acres--was thick with tall pines and hardwood trees.

      I liked the home's exterior and interior, plus there was one of those bright lights on a pole that kept the outside from being pitch-black at night. This helped me adjust somewhat to living in the country, though I still didn't like the (to me) oppressive silence broken only by the sounds of crickets and tree frogs. (The road was paved, but had a low volume of traffic. There were several other homes fairly close by.) Also, the interior was roomy and nice. I enjoyed having new appliances and AC/heat pump system.

      My youngest child had started to school, and my husband worked in the town 13 miles away. Since I wasn't working at a job or going to school then, I was at home most of the day alone except for weekends or when I occasionally played canasta with some friends.

      When I was home alone, it didn't take much time to finish my household chores, so I read a lot or played my piano. Here's where the 'strange' part begins. While I never heard any unexplained noises, something kept occurring that made me uneasy and for which I could find no reasonable explanation.

      There was a hall that led from the living room door past one of the bathrooms and three bedrooms. On numerous occasions, just as I would walk into that hall, I seemed to catch a glance--with my peripheral vision--a flash, it seemed, of someone disappearing around a door frame at the other end of the hallway. I always hurried to the room where the shadow/wraith/whatever seemed to go, but it was always empty. I began to feel more and more uneasy and avoided as much as possible that end of the ranch-style house while alone, leaving the living room door closed. For some reason, I developed the idea that the house didn't like me! I've always been somewhat intuitive, so I trusted my feeling, but hesitated to tell my husband because I knew he would laugh at me.

      I finally got so uncomfortable about the house that I did tell him, and--I was right--he did laugh at me. So I made up my mind to just live with it, though I never felt comfortable or 'at home' in that house.

      Within two years of the day we moved in, my husband had an affair that destroyed what was left of our marriage, so the children and I moved out soon after my 30th birthday. I've never had an experience like that again.

      I haven't thought about that house and how unpleasant it seemed to me in years. After moving away from it, I told myself it must have been something about a 'trick of the light' through the windows or shadows caused by the nearby trees that caused the sensation of movement around the door. I'll never know.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Helen for reading and commenting. I just read your story about your experience. There are lots of unexplained things in this world.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, this was scary, and I am glad we got away also.

      Thank you for the comments, FB post, HP sharing and AH pin.

      We both hope that you are well also.

      Blessing to you always

      No I don't have the approval option turned on, I have not felt the need.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, fb posting, HP sharing and AH pinning.

      The window came yesterday and was installed, It is so clear, I can take good pictures from inside my house and my subjects will not see me.

      Also, I did some stuff to help hubby with his latest project.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Helen, thank you for the comment, I will go and read you story. Thank you for stopping by.

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      just helen 3 years ago from Dartmoor UK

      Very interesting story, Shyron! I too have lived in a haunted house and it was not a nice experience! In fact I have a hub on it if you're interested!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This is a pretty scary story. There is evil in this world that many people don't seem to realize. So glad you got away from there. Posting on FB, sharing on HP, and pinning on AH.

      Hope all is well. You were pretty quiet yesterday. Blessings for you and John . . .

      Tried twice. For some reason this isn't showing up in the feed. Have you put comments on approval?

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Barbara, I am so glad you enjoyed this and came back to read it again. Please let me know if you write about the house you lived in.

      Thanks again for you comment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, my dear friend, thank you for you comments, votes, sharing and pinning.

      We only got enough rain to dampen our spirits, and our power was out for a bit. No PC, TV. So we did some shopping.

      Did you get a lot of rain? I saw on the news this morning that Oak Cliff got a lot of flooding. I will give you a call after you get home from work.

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      Barbara Badder 3 years ago from USA

      I've read this before, but I enjoyed it the second time too. We've lived in a house like that too.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thought I'd give this another look since I haven't checked it out lately. So glad you got well away from this place.

      Voting this up, AI, and sharing. Also pinning to AH.

      Hope we get a good soaking rain tomorrow as predicted and that you and John are well and won't have to be out in it . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you dwelburn, I had not before we moved in this house. Glad to say I haven't since. Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving a comment.

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      David 3 years ago from Chesterfield, UK

      Very interesting story. I have never experienced anything paranormal, but my mum and my girlfriend both claim they have. And I've known other reliable people make the same claim.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Hackslap for you visit and comment. I reall appreciate your compliment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Ruby, for your visit. You are right that was the best thing that could happen, the house was beautiful, but I don't think anyone could live there for long.

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I've certainly experienced things .. and have also been 'ghost-hunting' and on ghost tours ... they're just energies like us ...except they exist in a different plane ... great article!

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      Maree Michael Martin 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Old houses do tend to hold onto paranormal stuff it seems. Stories from old mansions that are haunted, I love to visit. Sounds like that is the best thing to happen to that house was being destroyed. As much as I love old houses, some of them hold some nasty energy that can't be cleansed by any means. It is a strange thing to be around for sure. Glad you all made it to a safer environment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you freefogging, for stopping by and sharing your experience with us, I know how it was to live out side the city, in the country.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Barbara Kay for sharing this with us and for leaving a comment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for recommending, Moonlake's hub, I just read Billrrrr's hub. I have heard of some very strange things.

      Also thank you for the upvotes and sharing this hub.

      The payout was a surprise, I had forgotten about it until we talked.

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      freefogging 3 years ago from Florida

      I grew up in a house that was haunted. It was built on an old indian graveyard. I guess the Indians were stuck between worlds or something. They never tried to harm me or my family. Just showed up dressed in full Indian attire, usually in the upstairs of the house, where the bedrooms were. I spent my childhood sleeping with my parents because I was so scared! They would usually show themselves at night...very scary!!

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      Barbara Badder 3 years ago from USA

      When we were first married, we lived in a house where strange things happened and two of us even heard a woman's voice. She was friendly, but it was odd how things turned themselves off and on. No one would babysit for me for more than an hour or two, because of it.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      As you know, I've recently read about some strange things here on hubpages, by Moonlake (The Strange Light of Watersmeet) and Billrrrr (What's In Your Swamp), and I thought I would revisit this article because it is about something really strange too. Our world has some very odd, unexplainable, downright scary things in it. I've experienced some of them myself and maybe someday I'll write about them too.

      Voting this up and awesone/interesting again, and sharing with my followers. Also, want to congratulate you again on your first payout from Hubpages!!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for your comments, up votes and sharing my story. I just saw something that was similar a few nights ago, it gave me chills.

      Thanks again.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Because Halloween is just 11 days away, I'm going to share this with my followers so they can read about a true, and truly scary story!

      Also voted up and interesting.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      This is really interesting, Tom, I have listened to your mom many times on the recording on your hub. I have heard a lot of stories but never saw a ghost. Only the strange things that went on in the house in California.

      I had a friend, Stacy who said she would come back to see me and that I should not be afraid, (this was about 2 weeks before she died) but I have not seen her. My mom died in 2008, September 18, she had ESP and saved my grandparents house from burning down, while we were out in the cotton fields working. She had a premonition the the house caught fire and was burning, She called a neighbor to go and see about the house and when the neightor got to the farm house the fire had just started in the kitchen and he put the fire out, before to much damage was done.

      I will listen to your recording again, but not tonight, we worked outside all day and I am wiped out.

      Thank you again Tom telling about all this. I really appreciate you.

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      Thomas Byers 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I do know some of the ghosts I see Shyron. In the house where I live now a woman who owned the house died by falling out the back door at the one end of the house. It was said she was probably going out that way to get help. She died of a heart attack. She sewed for a living making quilts and she had a old pedal sewing machine here in the house. Her son sold the sewing machine and many years later I bought the house and remodeled it after her son died. But she sews on the sewing machine many nights especially when it is raining. You can hear her and I've seen her in my bedroom many times. I built my master suite on where the door she fell out is at. I and others have also seen the son here on the property.

      I also see my Mom's ghost here, on my friends property and at her old house. My mom is one of the most active ghosts I have ever seen. Do a search here for Virginia Walker and you can hear her tell a ghost story she told all her life. An amazing ghost story I recorded I think in 2008. She passed away in 2010 on January 6th.

      I've been doing ghost hunting now for almost 50 years and the first ghost I ever saw was when I was 4 years old. I'm now 63 so that was a long time ago. I could always see them as could my mom and my neices. I know other people who can see them to. Other people for what ever reason can not.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Tom, for your complements, comments and sharing my story, so glad you enjoyed it.

      Do you know who the ghosts are, when you see them? Do you recognize them?

      Thanks again Tom.

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      Thomas Byers 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Voted up and shared. A great piece of writing Shyron. You did a great job with this one. I really enjoyed your story. There was a lot of feeling in it. Great work.

      Ghosts are very real. I see them quite often. Some people can see ghosts and some people can't. I just had one walk thru here a few minutes ago.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Kamalesho50, appreciate your up-votes and glad you enjoyed my true story.

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      I do believe in ghosts. Though I haven't seen any but felt their presence quite a few times!

      Enjoyed your story and voted it Up, Beautiful & Interesting.

      Have a good day! Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for your comments Hackslap.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for your continued support, but most of all for being my friend, I really appreciate you. Thank you also for the sharing.

      I am glad we got out of there also.

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      Harry 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      There's always something that exists beyond our physical selves .. just because we can't rationalize it doesn't mean it doesn;t exist

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I have indeed experienced some weird things that I never want to experience again. This article describes some really horrible scary things too. Thought I would share it again and voted it up and awesome too. I'm so glad you got out of that place!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      vwriter, thank you for your comments. I have had other experiences but nothing like the one in california.

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      vwriter 4 years ago from US

      Interesting article. I'm glad you are out of the house. I've had experiences, but of a little different nature. When someone has passed, they have let me know things were okay.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Rajan for your comment, I do know that feeling.

      And when the dog would not enter the room something is not right.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Something was certainly not well about the house or maybe your bedroom. I once lived in a house where there was something weird about the room that was on the terrace. And even the stairs leading to the terrace gave an eerie feeling.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you yankeeintexas, for reading and commenting on my hub, and thank you for the following.

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      yankeeintexas 4 years ago from Lubbock, Texas

      I moved my family into a house in the country once. As soon as we moved in my wife, and children kept saying that they were seeing people in the house who should not not be there! I did many room to room searches during the time we lived there. So, finally one day I challenged the entity to show it self to me (I will never do that again)! That night I kept seeing a person in the window, and the dog kept freaking out. Like Queen Hypatia I believe in demons, and immediately moved my family! I do believe that my faith in God protected my family from any violence that could have come from it!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you moonlake for the comment and up vote. Yes it was spooky and we never knew what was in the attic.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for your comment, pin and sharing.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Enjoyed your story but I know it must have been spooky for your family to go through that. Voted up.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I have experienced strange happenings, but now I just created a new board called, "The Paranormal," so that I can pin this strange, scary article on it. Going to share also.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for your comments. I don't think I wanted to know what was in the attic.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Such curious things in our world. Too bad your dad never told you what he found in the attic. Nowadays you could call the local cops to check it out, or the FBI. Interesting that Pigeon would never go back into your bedroom. That would suggest that whatever was in the house was in your bedroom.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait. It was very scary and now days maybe they do DNA testing to find out what it was.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I've had some bad experiences of this nature, but never one quite so close to evil as I believe you were to have that gunk oozing through the ceiling. I'm so glad you escaped to tell this story!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait. I am glad we got out also.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I have experienced the paranormal and I think most people do to some extent even if they don't realize it, because the 'paranormal' encompasses a lot of different things. Very good story and interesting to know these things really do happen to people. I have heard of things and read things similar to this before, but never actually knew the person recounting it, but I do know you, so I know that this really happened. I'm really so glad you got out of that house.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for your comment. I have heard som hair raising experiences. Glad we go out.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      The answer is yes, I have experienced 'the paranormal' as you call it, and in a lot of different ways. Glad you didn't stay long in that house!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      You are right, thank you for reading my hub and for your comment

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This is a true hair raising story. Glad you moved because there's no telling what might have happened if you had stayed.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you prasetio30 for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      You can easily find paranormal in my country, Indonesia. I have experience with paranormal. He said that he can solves many problems, like: business, healing illness, career, etc . Mostly paranormal dealing with genie. ~prasetio

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      R2-D2-2 Thank you for stopping by and for your comment.

      No, Dad never spoke of what was in the attic. I just know it was scary.

      I don't know if dad believed in ghosts, I don't even know if I believe in ghosts. I had a friend Stacy, and when she was dying told me if I should see her after she passed not to be afraid, that no one would come back to see someone they don't care about.

      Thanks again R2-D2-2.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you artblack01 for stopping by and for leaving a comment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      artblack01, Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. I would not know a ghost if I saw one. I do know that what ever was going on in that house was strange and scary, a negative energy.

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      R2-D2-2 4 years ago from USA

      This sounds weird and scary to me. Glad you moved. Robbie makes a good point. Did your dad ever say what was in the attic?

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      artblack01 4 years ago from New Mexico

      Sometimes when something you don't understand happens, we tend to want to jump to ghosts, the problem with that is we don't take the time to investigate the origins or reasons that this strange occurrence happens. For example, ghosts in pictures, many times there are things that appear in pictures that we don't understand how they got there, this will happen less and less in the digital age because with film camera malfunctions can cause double exposures making it appear that a person that wasn't in the picture can appear and if you can't identify it then you might jump to that ghost conclusion.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Aunt Jimi, for your comments and for stopping by.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, always appreciate you comments.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Queen Hypatia, for stopping by and your comments.

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      Aunt Jimi 4 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      Interesting. I've heard of people going through things like this before. I'm glad I haven't had any experiences like you describe. 'Normal life,' is scary enough for me! Voted up, interesting, awesome that you survived it, and sharing.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      As it happens, I have experienced strange things, and in more than one location. The house I grew up in had strange things happen all through the years I lived there, but thankfully nothing oozing from the ceiling.

      I agree with Queen Hypatia about ghosts and I think it was a good thing you moved.

      Voted up and AI. Will share.