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Ghosts And Haunts In Aotearoa
Ghosts in New Zealand
Ghosts and Haunts in Aotearoa
Aotearoa which means (land of the long white cloud), is the most widely known and accepted Maori name for New Zealand. It is used by both Maori and non-Maori and is becoming increasingly widespread in the bilingual names of national organizations.
Ghosts By MoonLight
The night is dark, and the wind whispers softly, touching the trees and bushes outside the window, occasionally rattling on the window pane, I could not go to sleep, something was making me restless. Finally I drifted off to sleep, then in the early hours of the morning, I was snapped awake out of a deep sleep, a noise, someone was opening my bedroom door, too frighten to move as I heard the bedroom door opening further, slowing and gently, although there was no other noise I felt the presence of someone in the room, I could even hear the breathing, I was frozen, waiting for something to happen.
I realized my husband was still sleeping beside me, but he was not moving, I was terrified, but nothing happen, I knew the thing that had come into the room was still there, and all I could do was lay there and wait for whatever was going to happen to me.
In my nightmare, which I had been having for about three night's by this time, the same thing dreaming about every night, because my husband had brought back this unusual rock and sat in on the veranda ledge, I had looked at this rock with an unusual feeling, asking my husband where he had got it from, he said he had found it on the other side of the river, and liked it's shape, brought it back and sat it on the veranda.
For some reason, it had haunted me and I was not happy having it there, I asked him to take it back where he had got it from, on the other side of the river. He laughed at me and told me I was being silly, that's where it stay until three night's later when I woke up terrified someone had open the bedroom door and crept into our room, which woke me up, from my nightmare.
Was I still sleeping and only dreaming or was it ghosts appearing by moonlight?
Anyway, I lay there shaking unable to move, waiting for something to happen, I don't know when I went back to sleep, but nothing happen, and I must have drifted off to sleep, because I woke up the next morning, with what had happened during the night still in my mind.
That was that that very morning I got that stone that was on my veranda and took it back myself to the other side of the river where it had come from, would you believe it, I had no more dreams like that, and no one ever entered my bedroom again during the night.
I am sure that it was someone's spirit that was standing by my bed, and it was thankful that I returned that stone back to the other side of the river.
I told my husband about what had happened, he just laughed, it has not stopped him from bringing more unusual rocks and stones and putting them in my garden, I have stone all over the place in my garden.
I try to ignore them.
Probably the most unusual part about all this is, I live in papa rock country and we do not have stones or rocks here. Sometimes I wonder where he gets them from, as I do not see them, they seem to turn up from nowhere.
The main thing, I seem to be able to control my fear of those unusually shaped rocks now, since I returned that one rock that was troubling me back to the other side of the river.
This is a true story that really happened to me.
Unusual rocks in my garden
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