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Ghost encounters
Posted by: not a believer ()
Date: February 25, 2012 06:51PM

Does anyone believe in Ghosts or other? I never did until the new house I'm in started having some really strange shit happening like doors being opened when I'm the only one there. Or my dishes being placed randomly around the house. I've never seen anything but I've heard weird noises at night and always feel like someone is starring at me when I'm in the kitchen. Its freaky but I don't know what to make of it. A couple others have said they get a bad feeling while at my house or feel like they're being watched so either we are all crazy or some weird crap is going on. Ghost? Don't know really. It is an old house but I don't think old houses have the strength to put dishes in the bathroom cabients lol!

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: Yes ()
Date: February 25, 2012 06:54PM

I remember seeing some strange things and a cold touch. I think there's something maybe not ghosts but something.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: I believe ()
Date: February 25, 2012 07:22PM

I never did before until my dad died. But when he did and the days following, some really crazy shit happened.just didn't. The stuff that happened after, you just can not argue against. It was really wierd because coming into it, I was agnostic (so was he) and wanted to believe in life after death but I just didn't. I don't want to go into details because it was actually a publicized case for the paranormal and I don't want you animals saying shit about my dad.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: February 25, 2012 07:29PM

Almost everyone I know has experienced something unexplainable at one point in their lives, so yes, I believe in it. I've seen some things before that really defy "Normal" answers, although I've admittedly never seen the classic ghost.

I did have someone call me in the middle of the night who saw a ghost in her room, though, and she was in tears, absolutely freaking the hell out. A lot of other tenants in her apartment building had weird experiences too, with everything from randomly flickering lights, to water appearing in various dresser drawers nowhere near a pipe, and voices emanating from the closet (The voice was of a little girl, and it actually called out one tenant by name). I'm not sure what it all meant, but the land where the new building was had once been all swamp.

"And if any women or children get their legs torn off, or faces caved in, well, it's tough shit for them." -2LT. Bert Stiles, 505th, 339th (On Berlin Bombardier Mission, 1944).

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: Notghost ()
Date: February 25, 2012 07:54PM

Not ghosts in general but i do belive in spirit guides.

Mine guides me every day

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: February 25, 2012 08:10PM

It's funny how when many people experience something weird, they look first to the supernatural, rather than a perfectly normal explanation. This is because so many people want to believe in it and it certainly doesn't help that we live in the movie era in time.

For example (from the OP)
Statement- "really strange shit happening like doors being opened when I'm the only one there"

Answer - Friends fucking with you, one room warmer than the other can create enough air pressure to move a pretty large door (assuming it's not latched), it could have been a gust of wind (just because you didn't feel it, doesn't mean it never happened).

Statement - "my dishes being placed randomly around the house"

Answer - You were pissed the night before, friends fucking with you, you simply don't remember putting them there.

Statement - "I've never seen anything but I've heard weird noises at night"

Answer - You said yourself it was an old house. Houses settle and do not remain perfectly still. It could also be mice or other rodents in the walls or ceiling. Could be drafts in your old house.

Statement - "always feel like someone is starring at me when I'm in the kitchen"

Answer - You're obviously paranoid about all the other stuff, so it makes sense you feel like someone is watching you (or more likely fucking with you).
The more you worry about silly shit like that, the more frequent these things are gonna spook you. Relax dude, man up and enjoy your new home.

You're soaking in it

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/2012 08:11PM by Numbers.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Date: February 25, 2012 08:14PM

If you believe in ghosts, you see ghosts. I don't and I've never seen anything weird that couldn't be explained with a little more scrutiny.


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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: Close Encounters ()
Date: February 25, 2012 09:05PM

I believe in life after death...and "ghosts".

My brother didn't believe any of this stuff until he and his girlfriend moved into a home that they later swore was haunted (long time ago, before ghosts were "fashionable"). They did not want to talk about it, but it clearly scared the crap out of them. Since then, nothing...

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: I believe ()
Date: February 25, 2012 09:57PM

Just don't be dicks about it, OK? This is my dad and all. Here's what happened to me (from a magazine).....

My dad, XXXXXX, died last month and since then we have had
numerous and very powerful contacts. Some of the experiences
can be dismissed by a skeptic but others have no
explanation. A month ago, I believed that when you died,
that’s it. That’s what my dad believed as well so I’m sure
he’s thrilled to know that there is more
than just life.
The first contact was the night he died.
My mom and I left the hospital and were
up late drinking some wine and talking. At
exactly 3:30 a.m., the TV just turned off
on its own as if to say, “Cut the crap,
you’ve got a long day tomorrow.” This
could be a normal resetting of the TV, who
A few days later, we were out to dinner
and my mom was writing a bunch of
meaningless letters on a coaster. We asked
if she was okay, and she said she was fine,
but she was kind of in her own world. She
seemed sad and we just figured what she
was doing was meaningful to her. Later
that night, I received a call from my mom
at 3:30 a.m. saying that my car alarm was going off at her
house (I could hear it in the background of the phone). I had
left my car there and was borrowing my dad’s car since my
registration had expired. I only live five minutes away and
was going to come over to turn it off (she didn’t have any
keys) but it went off on its own so we got off the phone.
Ten minutes later, the same thing happened. She asked me
what I did when this happened and I told her that it had
never happened before. I was exhausted so when it stopped,
I was relieved but told her to call me if it happened again.
Ten minutes later, she called, so I got in the car and drove
over. By the time I got there, it had stopped. I started the
car and drove it ten feet just to reset the locks and all. The
weird thing is that the car was not even locked so the alarm
should never have been disabled. It’s also important to say
that she lives on a very quiet, crime-free cul-de-sac in the
I went home and had left her with the clicker to turn the
alarm off just in case it happened again. Sure enough, right
when I got back in bed (4:30 a.m.?), she calls again and says
that the clicker was not helping. She also said the lights
turned on by themselves. I was incredibly annoyed and
frustrated figuring that after the horrible last few days, now
I have a malfunctioning car that is going to annoy every
neighbor. She then said it stopped.
Once again, it goes off and she calls. My wife offered to
go over and switch out cars. She drove my dad’s car there
and was going to take my car back so that if it happened in
my neighborhood, we could then take it to a shopping center
so it would stop bothering people and we could just let it go
off as much as it wanted and deal with it the next day. She
returned and the car alarm never went off again.
The next morning at breakfast, my mom asked me to tell
the story to family who were in town. I told it as far as I
knew, to the point above. My mom then stated that after my
wife left, the alarm then started happening with my dad’s
car! It happened a couple hours after the
first alarm and also in the morning. Numerous
neighbors came out in the morning
wondering if it was their car and even more
stated they heard the alarms when we saw
them at the wake, so we didn’t imagine it.
Perhaps equally as shocking was the fact
that my mom informed us that the night
before at dinner, she was writing the letters
“hinysmpcm” on the napkin. They were
the first letters in the phrase, “Honey, I
need you so much, please contact me.”
I find it important to state that I am
normal in most every way. I was raised in
a healthy household with loving parents.
I’m married and have two children of my
own. I’ve had the same job for eight years
and have a master’s degree in psychology.
Additionally, I am a Certified Brain Injury Specialist so I
know all about brain and cognitive functions and how the
brain can interpret information incorrectly. I also have no
drug or mental health issues. Before this occurred, I was a
complete skeptic. I wanted to believe and in my dad’s final
moments, I spoke to him about death and eternal life but to
be honest, I was just trying to comfort him. I really didn’t
think anything happened after we died. After all, I’m a
psychologist and this can’t be explained scientifically. My
mom is perhaps even more normal than I am with a master’s
degree in teaching and a life most typical in every way.
Before this happened, I would even dismiss a story like
the one I have just shared. I’d figure that there is something
that the person did not account for. They must have
overlooked some detail. Additionally, since I know a lot
about the brain, I know it is capable of believing what it
wants to believe. But even with the Scientific Method of
Doubt, I can’t figure out this one. I live in Virginia; no
earthquakes. Maybe it was a burglar or kid playing in the
neighborhood; but he would have had to have been invisible
and very persistent (doing this from 3:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.).
They are two different types and makes of car so there was
no common malfunction. Maybe both cars need work but
neither have done it again.
Since then, we’ve had a ton of other contacts. There were
fire alarms on both floors of the house the morning of the
funeral. The kids were screaming and the dog was trying to
go through the wooden blinds. (This is definitely not a dog
who will be written up for alerting its owner that the house
is on fire: he will be the first one out the door.)
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Mom asked him not to do any more things that were loud
and scary. After this the lights flickered everywhere in the
house for a few days. The phone alarms would go off at
significant times and specific days that were important. The
phone alarms were never set. We have had some other more
psychological stuff like compulsions to look in odd places
for something that only he knew where it was and sure
enough, it would be there. I can’t figure any of this stuff out
and have simply stopped questioning it.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: February 25, 2012 11:46PM

Did you ever consider a short in the alarm system or that a bird, opossum or other critter smelled something in the car and was trying to get at it. Every time the alarm sounded, it ran away.

Car alarms are generally problematic and serve more to annoy people than to protect your car. My neighbors unit goes off all the time and bugs the hell out of other people, but he doesn't blame it on ghosts trying to communicate through it.

As for the napkin, that's what you wanted it to say. It could have just as easily said, "Hiding in New York,send me popcorn, candy and money". Get a Parker Brothers ouiji board if you really believe this silliness.

Cmon man, what kind of brain surgeon/psychologist are you? Even the most booksmart person in the world can convince themselves of supernatural forces when it suits a situation or offers some sort of comfort or closure.

Be realistic, you'd just lost a loved one and were susceptible to these sort of things. Once everything calms down and you re-adjust to everyday life, they go away. Cognitive dissonance is a powerful force, especially when under duress. You should know this.

You're soaking in it

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: I believe ()
Date: February 26, 2012 12:02AM

Dude, 2 different cars (new models), alarms that have never gone off before or after and it's not like my mom was in a trance; she was specifically asking my dad to contact her the night before this happened. I don't think you read the story very well.

In my scientific background, even I would have attributed all this to triple halucinations by my mom, me and my wife more likely than a dead person contacting me but my mom's neighbors also heard it all. A bird? setting off car alarms of 2 cars 6 times? really? I mean if there's a real explanation, give it up. But not that.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: contact ()
Date: February 26, 2012 01:06AM

After my dad died, I had two types of contact at 3 am in the morning. I was visited on one occasion by three slow and loud knocks on the door. Not only could I hear the knocking on the door, I could hear that the door was hitting against door jamb from the force of the knocking. The second started up about three months later and continued every night until I had the phone disconnected. Every night, the bedroom phone would click at the same time. When I picked it up, I could hear a person talking on the other side in a very faint voice with other voices in the background. At first, I thought it might have been crosstalk but none of the other extensions had the same problem.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: I believe ()
Date: February 26, 2012 01:36AM

The people who did the story on my dad's encounter say that they don't understand how it is that some spirits can contact and some can't. They recognize that everyone would want to and do so if they could but only few are successful at it but it almost always involves electronic versions of communication as if that's the only thing spirits can manipulate in their whatever form. Idk. It's weird. I didn't believe before this and now I do. Can't explain it in any other means although it's bizarre.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: Les ()
Date: February 26, 2012 09:14AM

I went to a parapsychology class a long time ago while I was experimenting with out-of-body experiences. If you accept that the mind/soul has psychokinetic and supernatural abilities, there's no way to prove that these kinds of incidents are real spiritual contact. They may even be strong enough to be detected by other people.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: I Believe ()
Date: February 26, 2012 09:33AM

Les Wrote:
> I went to a parapsychology class a long time ago
> while I was experimenting with out-of-body
> experiences. If you accept that the mind/soul has
> psychokinetic and supernatural abilities, there's
> no way to prove that these kinds of incidents are
> real spiritual contact. They may even be strong
> enough to be detected by other people.

I suppose that makes as much sense as my spirit ad setting off car alarms. There is some sort of connection to the 3 o clock hour, the witching hour they call it. My whole life, that's when weird shit always happens (which before this car alarm story included lots of electronic equipment malfunctioning, things falling, etc). Like I wrote for the magazine, I've kind of lost the ability to explain it anymore so I've stopped tryng to.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: February 26, 2012 09:59AM

I highly recommend this book for anyone who believes in ghosts and/or psychokinetic and supernatural abilities. It explains everything you're going through in a clear and concise way.

The human brain is a fascinating thing and everything can or will be explained in time.

You're soaking in it

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: February 26, 2012 10:34AM

I got chased through the woods by a 'sqatch once. At least that's what I tell people. It's a good story.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2012 11:41AM by tomahawk.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: Cole Sear ()
Date: February 26, 2012 10:47AM

I see orbs. They don't know they're flying insects or airborne dust particles. But there's people, walking around like regular people, who think they're spririts.

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Re: Ghost encounters
Posted by: Tsunami dead ()
Date: February 29, 2012 03:34PM

ISHINOMAKI, Japan — A year after whole neighbourhoods full of people were killed by the Japanese tsunami, rumours of ghosts swirl in Ishinomaki as the city struggles to come to terms with the awful tragedy.

One taxi driver, who did not want to give his name, told AFP of his unwillingness to stop in parts of the city that were all but wiped out by the enormous waves of last March, because he worries that his customer will be a spirit.

A woman who lives in the city said she had heard stories of queues of people who can be seen rushing towards the hills as they try again and again to escape the waves, an endless replay of their last, fruitless minutes.

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