To wonder what happened in the house thread?

(105 Posts)
VIX1980 Thu 04-Apr-13 19:52:15

Its the 1st one i was reading that got deleted, i got up to page 7 and it wasnt going well then but what happened.

Sorry if this is a thread about a thread and im not meant to post it, i still dont know when im allowed to post and not??

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Thu 04-Apr-13 19:55:30

You should change your settings so you get everything on one page.

I'm not sure what happened, maybe the OP was bullshitting us?

fluffyraggies Thu 04-Apr-13 19:57:16

I was just wondering the same thing!

Can you tell us MNHQ?

OzmaofOz Thu 04-Apr-13 19:57:27

Aw man, the haunted house one ? I was lurking on that. It has disappeared from my watching list so I am guessing it was a wind up.

fluffyraggies Thu 04-Apr-13 19:57:58

I was up to date with the thread - till about 20 mins ago.

OzmaofOz Thu 04-Apr-13 19:58:37

Did you read the bit where the op came back and said the vicar didn't think he could deal with the ghost himself ?

VitoCorleone Thu 04-Apr-13 19:59:33

I was just reading that and only got to page 3. I want to know what happened as ive had some strange issues with my own house!

whatsleep Thu 04-Apr-13 19:59:57

OP wasn't really on the post much. Probably because it turned into a bit of a bun fight as to weather wooooo things exist or not!

whatsleep Thu 04-Apr-13 20:01:11

OP didn't come back after posting about the vicars reaction.

CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 20:02:08

I was getting a bit hmm to be honest what with the theatrical vicar. Could happen...but...just such a terribly unhappy coincidence to find the rare vicar who would pull a stunt like that given the circs.

Oh well. Still an interesting thread and I feel a lot happier thinking there isn't a terrifeid 7 year old out there being fed more fear by her now very tense parents.

VIX1980 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:04:16

I did feel it was a bit weird the vicar called and said he couldnt do anything...ah well never mind

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 04-Apr-13 20:04:18

The deletion message from MNHQ says it was deleted for hmm reasons.

It actually says that and I agree with them fwiw.

VitoCorleone Thu 04-Apr-13 20:04:47

It was deleted because the vicar couldnt deal with the ghost?

HungryClocksGoBackFourSeconds Thu 04-Apr-13 20:05:45

but does hmm mean they thought it was a wind up, or they thought the posters were being hmm?

OzmaofOz Thu 04-Apr-13 20:06:41

Yes it was getting a bit hmm.

OzmaofOz Thu 04-Apr-13 20:07:01

I think it was a wind up hmm

CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 20:07:13

Probably because it turned into a bit of a bun fight as to weather wooooo things exist or not!

If that hit the bun fight cieling for deletion then I'd expect 90% of AIBU to die an early death.

There were no deletions for personal attacks etc. Just people in the main vigerously arguing the toss with random strangers on the internet debating and making their points.

OzmaofOz Thu 04-Apr-13 20:09:30

Yes it was pretty tame as far as bunfights go.

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Thu 04-Apr-13 20:11:02

I commented right before it was deleted.

It was bullshit. Vicars don't behave like that.

Shouting at ghosts, freaking parishioners out, saying they 'can't take on the force', suggesting calling Catholics.

It was nonsense. Bad creative writing.

ckwkatie Thu 04-Apr-13 20:11:04

The minute she said the vicar started arguing with the ghost and would have to call on a Carholic Exorcist, I became defo hmm

ckwkatie Thu 04-Apr-13 20:11:44


MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 04-Apr-13 20:12:11

I don't know what it means, I wondered the same thing, but tbh it was blatantly bullshite from the start and they probably could see it was from someone who had form.

CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 20:18:50

I think though considering it didn't have masses of deletions and wasn't a huge train wreck it would have been nicer (from my "I haven't finished arguing yet" POV) to stick in a mumsnet alert of the "the OP was on a bit of wind up here folks" variety so people don't worry about the state of the OP's mind and her kid...and let the sub argements people were making carry on.

Or some people could end up all with no engrossing thread to play on before they were ready to let it go.

Which is a bit unfair when their DH is hogging the telly and they had got all invested in a thread.

Ahem MNHQ! May the ghost of the deleted thread haunt your communal gin bottle in revenge for leaving me at a loose end!!

<immagines Olivia organising an emergency exorsim of MHNQ liquid life force>

RafflesWay Thu 04-Apr-13 20:24:15

I didn't even read the original thread but these posts are hilarious. I obviously missed a treat with the mad vicar!

VitoCorleone Thu 04-Apr-13 20:24:17

Damn why didnt i get as far as the vicar arguing with a ghost and telling her to call in the catholics?!

I must admit I was starting to suspect winduppery myself. Though there are vicars that irresponsible and deluded, of course. THe other thing I was beginning to wonder about was 'scam to get rehoused' which ISTR having heard of before.

eyestightshut Thu 04-Apr-13 20:29:26

Sally the ghost has eaten it

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ToysRLuv Thu 04-Apr-13 20:30:46

Oh, I was a bit suprised by the deletion. Made no sense. Just PM'd someone I remember from the thread about it, before noticing this one..

Just a bit annoyed, because I had made some factual points (not cited references, but I could have, if it had been requested) that might also be of use to others doing searches on MN later on, but well... hey ho. Who comes to MN for scientific advice, anyway? grin

Somebody said their house was haunted and there were posters here who didn't think that was made up total bollocks? hmm

babanouche Thu 04-Apr-13 20:32:52

I'm bummed I missed this thread. Just goes to show it doesn't pay to switch the internet off for a bit.

HootShoot Thu 04-Apr-13 20:34:59

I got to page 6, then annoyingly my little girl decided she didnt want to go to sleep. When I came back - poof! I did get to the bit with the vicar though so I'm glad I didn't miss too much. We have just had an offer accepted on a victorian house. I hope we don't have any unwanted types in the new house!

olivertheoctopus Thu 04-Apr-13 20:35:42

Gutted to have missed this one, sounded like a cracker!

CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 20:36:31

and there were posters here who didn't think that was made up total bollocks?

It was more a woman, having just moved, with a kid waking up the house screaming at night about an unfirendly ghost ...appearing to (with husband) start to let her judgement get a bit clouded and caught up in a fear feeds fear cycle.

It happens.

And then the theatrical vicar turned up and it got a bit hmm

ToysRLuv Thu 04-Apr-13 20:40:45

The fact that I didn't suspect the vicar was made up, might be due to my already rather low opinion of some churchy people grin

CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 20:44:16

might be due to my already rather low opinion of some churchy people

I have to say I think me giving the BOD from that point was in part influenced by the wednesday night exploitative mass exorcisims up the road. While I really like the other local priest the exorscit one makes my lip curl and I can't fully discount the suspition that his CofE equivilant must be lurking around somewhere.

Primafacie Thu 04-Apr-13 20:46:01

Isn't it hilarious that some posters are sceptical over the vicar, rather than the ghost grin ?

I think it was the specification that the eyerolling, handwaving, holy-water-chucking vicar was CofE that made it start sounding a bit dodgy. The CofE, being the state superstition, has commitees and middle management coming out of its arse, so the average CofE number would be 'Oh dear, let's say a prayer, all better now' and bugger off, not start ullulating about bringing in the left-footers.

AmberLeaf Thu 04-Apr-13 20:57:21

Actually, there are definitely CofE vicars that do the whole convoluted 'blessing' (exorcism?) Of places.

Really not just catholic and none of them make money from it either.

I was reading the thread though and thought it was a bit suss after the OPs 2nd post.

CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 20:58:59

Isn't it hilarious that some posters are sceptical over the vicar, rather than the ghost ?

I'm crap with names. I admit I'll have to smother a slightly strangled gurgle noise that is nothing like a restrained giggle at alll, if you've spotted a "realistically speaking" pro ghost;anti theatrical vicar poster.

KayHunt Thu 04-Apr-13 21:03:27

I wish I'd have seen the first thread, but this one is so funny!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SarahStratton Thu 04-Apr-13 21:07:15

Our local rector back home was hugely theatrical and High Church. He'd have adored a good old exorcism.

I'm gutted I missed a good woo bunfight. sad

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CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 21:12:57

I think a vicar would be very sensitive to a genuine plea from someone who thought their house had a Presence.

See that's what I thought. So I was "do what!" when she got one of the rare "The Am Dram baskets won't give me the lead, so I'll make my theatre where I find it" candidate.

But you horrible lot refuse to carry on as UK 1989 and keeping changing behind my back, so I'm never quite sure if my cultural benchmarks are accurate or not.

Shelly32 Thu 04-Apr-13 21:15:14

Sarahstratton Loong time! Hope Little Dog is good! You did miss a good un!!! I'm a little gutted I didn't get to read the last posts..I got up to the vicar being very dramatic. Reading it last night, esp with the squirrel/rat/mouse up in the loft being over active, didn't lead to a great sleep!

CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 21:15:19

I'm gutted I missed a good woo bunfight.

It wasn't actually all that bunfighty was it ?

No deleted posts and while there was some random non specific made up accusations of piss taking, slagging off the OP etc I don't remember any actual personal attacks.

I thought it was pretty civilized really.

Do I have low standards ?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RenterNomad Thu 04-Apr-13 21:21:59

I was sceptical of the vicar running back to the skirts of the Catholic Church, too!

There was a really Creative Writing-y ("little did I know") bit in there from a male poster, but I did recognise some regulars.

CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 21:23:09

I would have loved a Flamboyant Vicar to lighten the tone

It was a flamboyant vicar with ACTUAL DIALOGUE between vicar and ghost too.

With extra added furrowed brow and worried expression after, probably due to vicar's apparent belief that a shouting match with a ghost happens in another dimension and the (allegedly) terrified people the other side of the door all suffer from sudden and temporary supernatural deafness during ectoplasmic chit chat.

This was flamboyant with style.grin

Bugger. What thread can I jion in for an hour befor I finally get telly rights?

I'm all dandered up for the good tussle I was in, and my bone has been snatched from under my nose sad

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usualsuspect Thu 04-Apr-13 21:27:11

I didn't even click that thread <kicks self and Beer>

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Thu 04-Apr-13 21:29:11

I think the reason it didn't meet with more skepticism from the off was (aspiring trolls take note) the OP didn't initially ask 'Is it a ghost? Am I being a bit hysterical and silly? Please calm me down!' but rather went with 'I'm very upset, please comfort me'.

Psychologically, once you've given a poster a virtual hug, you are more inclined to trust them, to believe what they say, and to defend them from people saying 'well that's a bit farfetched, isn't it?'

CaptainNancy Thu 04-Apr-13 21:30:42

Ah- SGB, you don't see the word 'ullulating' enough really these days! smile

eyestightshut Thu 04-Apr-13 21:58:40

It was the Vicar staying to dinner after the failed exorcism that got me grin

CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 22:12:07

Was it all a bit Mary loves Dick?

Who is this sex crazed Mary of which you speak?

I don't watch porn films.

<tuts, hoists bosom>
<but not in provocative, come hither manner>

ckwkatie Thu 04-Apr-13 22:14:12

Haha eyes! I thought the same thing...he waits til AFTER dinner to tell her the exorcism failed...didn't want to miss a free meal, did he?!

thegreylady Thu 04-Apr-13 22:15:02

I was really into that before the vicar arrived and the thread [unlike the spook] became totally transparent.It is a shame that some posters were,I fear, distressed by the thread.

aquashiv Thu 04-Apr-13 22:22:09

Yes ofcourse it was bullshit .

I loved the way everyone piled in with a ghost story esp that bloke with the really long one perfectly written in a rising crescendo of terror without actually saying anything.

Still had to have a chat with my self last night though I even thought perhaps I will ring Father Mick to bless the house after all.

ckwkatie Thu 04-Apr-13 22:26:19

Oh my, this is getting too hilarious!!! Love that we were all sceptical yet still secretly, slightly creeped out.

totallystumped Thu 04-Apr-13 22:35:47

Dash it. I just called by for the next installment. I thought we might get a built on graveyard once we had the terrified vicar.

ckwkatie Thu 04-Apr-13 22:38:55

Or atleast a floating DD. Gutted.

YY aqua it was stifled terror wasn't it! And no one commented on his story, bet he spent ages on it too. grin

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daffsarecomingup Thu 04-Apr-13 22:55:22

i was lurking too, and came in for the next instalment.
Wonder what Sally-the-ghost eventually did with the bibles old Vic left? Perhaps they are slowly circling around the OP's lounge, or crazily stacked in the DD's bedroom.
<gets back to her stephen King novel. FAR more believeable...>

ckwkatie Thu 04-Apr-13 23:00:09

That's the one. The great climax of the story was that he nearly lost his two best friends because of his scary, haunted house. No, they weren't nearly killed or anything...they just both he was a nutter his house was too creepy. End of story.

ckwkatie Thu 04-Apr-13 23:00:58

both decided, I meant!

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Witco Thu 04-Apr-13 23:06:56

I posted a genuine story about I young a new house that turned out to be haunted. No joke, no BS. We had no experience of that kind of thing and haven't since. Maybe the OP was making it up but maybe she wasn't. Imagine that? Someone feeling intimidated by others' opinions?!!! Give me a break!

Witco Thu 04-Apr-13 23:07:44

I young = buying, apologies!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WItco: Your house wasn't haunted because ghosts don't exist. It would have been drains, subsidence, mice or someone trying to put the shits up you. HTH.

RenterNomad Thu 04-Apr-13 23:14:10

That was the post, aquashiv!

totallystumped Thu 04-Apr-13 23:16:09

My story about the mirror was true btw. But I can come up with some equally true unexplained bits if anyone is that bored.

Witco Thu 04-Apr-13 23:16:56

Gosh, thanks for that Solid, if only I had known! You must know exactly how it was. Uncanny!

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CarpeVinum Thu 04-Apr-13 23:22:44

Derek Acorah's finest hour

I think I've heard that name. Is he a ghost hunter on the telly ?

I live in Italy, SkyItalia is mean and doesn't buy all British programmes the gits.

I want British Sky so I don't feel left out.

Someone feeling intimidated by others' opinions?!!! Give me a break!

Reading what people actually wrote and arriving at the above conclusion is on par with seeing something perfectly explanable but insisting it's a fecking ghosts.

So at least you're consistent, I'll give you that grin

I really don't mind you or anybody else believing in ghosts etc love, I just don't. And had it been an OP who was a bit more chill about the whole possibility with no terrified 7 yo stuck at the sharp end I wouldn't have got shitty about all theiling in with ghost stories and fanning the flames of what was being presented as an over tired, over wrought woman really starting to lose her grip on her freaked outness.

Honest I wouldn't . I swear on my 300 year old house's resident ghost.

ToysRLuv Thu 04-Apr-13 23:25:40

Derek Acorah is a comedic genious. Look him up on youtube clips from Most Haunted. The resident sceptic set him up in the end and he was proved to be a fake.

DorcasDelIcatessen Thu 04-Apr-13 23:26:11

Carpe, I thought you spoke a lot of sense on that thread. Just wanted to let you know. I just couldn't post on that thread to say so.

DorcasDelIcatessen Thu 04-Apr-13 23:29:07

Oh and I say that as someone who has had very odd things happen that I'd rather chalk up as bizarre coincidences or such like. Not everyone is willing to believe in woo even when seemingly presented with the evidence grin

EllieArroway Thu 04-Apr-13 23:32:16

I wish I had taken the bloody piss now - it was a stupid story. Spooky girls staring out of windows and an imaginary friend who starts out young but turns into an old hag. Dearie me!

But I was trying to be nice - and STILL got told off for taking the piss. Which I wasn't. (I was just thinking it).

Loved the old woman in the window picture that thegreylady (I think) posted...almost had sceptical old me spooked wink

FarBetterNow Fri 05-Apr-13 06:31:16

Solid: my friend had a ghost in her new house, which was built on the site of a grand old house.
Shoes moved around the house and no, it wasn't the baby moving them.
A pair of shoes in the hall would be changed to a shoe and a slipper.
It wasn't caused by the pipes or subsidence.
It was caused by a spirit, probably the 8 year old child who had drowned 100 years previously in the lake.

It is quite amusing how adamant the non believers are that there is nothing after death, therefore there are no ghosts. Full stop.

fluffyraggies Fri 05-Apr-13 07:42:05

Arriving late to this but yes, i think the thread could have been left to run, with just a tip off from MNHQ about it being possibly a wind up.

The argument discussion, which took up 99% of the thread (as the OP only posted twice or 3 times was it?), was very interesting and perfectly within guidelines.

For what it's worth i was very on the fence about woo until a couple of years ago when something happened to me which i have found no sensible explanation for. It involved a sudden piling up of objects in an area where there was only me present .... and i didn't do it. This means either i am bonkers (obviously an option grin) or there is such thing as woo. Neither option is a comforting thought as far as i'm concerned, but that's all i have to choose from. ''It happened to me'' is all i can say in the face of scepticism.

Ducklings45 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:25:07

I think I remember you posting about that fluffy! If I am thinking of the right story, they were all perfectly balanced etc and no way they could have got there by chance. it spooked me at the time!

thegreylady Fri 05-Apr-13 08:37:10

Ellie that photo is much more convincing than many 'real' ghosts isn't it? Mrs next door wanted to move house especially as they bought the bungalow following the death of the old lady who was the only person to have lived there since it was built!

Ducklings45 Fri 05-Apr-13 08:44:08

I am intrigued by the photo you talk of greylady. What is it actually of if not a ghost? Is it on your profile? All your pics are showing up as a question mark in a box!

GrendelsMum Fri 05-Apr-13 08:48:22

Oh good, glad it got deleted.

I'd spotted it as a troll as soon as the 'vicar' appeared - never done that before - and was feeling bad for some of the posters who spent a long time writing sensible and well considered advice.

I think this person needs to meet more vicars if they want to pursue a career in creative writing!

GrendelsMum Fri 05-Apr-13 08:51:07

p.s. the doors in my 500 year old house frequently open in front of me, just as I'm about to go through them, usually carrying a heavy tray. It's extremely handy.

An old friend, who's also a vicar, did kindly offer to bless our house when we moved in, but given it's just a house it hardly seemed worth it. I didn't imagine that a blessing would consist of anything more than a prayer, though. If it had been like the failed exorcism described in the deleted thread, it would have been loads more fun. I can just see my very scholarly friend battling with unclean spirits in our bathroom.

whatsleep Fri 05-Apr-13 09:08:57

I have always thought I am maybe a little gullible, but the fact that even after the OP reeled of her story of the vicar who stayed for tea, it still didn't even cross my mind that it was made up blush. I even wrote 'I believe you op' . Oh the shame! Still a good healthy debate about all things wooooo and all things not.... Right, off to buy that leg of tuna dh has been asking for grin

LadyHarrietdeSpook Fri 05-Apr-13 09:27:51

Another one totally taken in here.

There were posters on there who should have been submitting invoices for their advice though, charging an hourly rate.

CarpeVinum Fri 05-Apr-13 10:33:52

Derek Acorah is a comedic genious

I think I may have had the rotten luck to click the clip most likely to induce a sense of humour failure.

I spent years involved in MIL's care which included managing bipolar I that didn't respond to treatment all that often.

To hear this fucker witter on that mental hospitals closed because they weren't needed cos "it's documented" (by who? your mum?) that most inmates weren't ill, but were open channels to t'other side.....

I could happily batter him right now.

Verbally of course.

OK you ghost believers. I need a favour. MIL died right before New Year. Could you get in touch with her and ask if she fancies slipping into her most florid psychotic state and haunting this piece of crap as pay back for casually and nonsensically minimising the pain and exhaustion of families left to deal with very ill loved ones curtesey of the "couldn't give a fuck in the community" policy.

If she fancies going a bit poltergeist on him to boot I wouldn't be raising any objections.

Oh all this 'It happened to ME' guff: it's still not ghosts. If it wasn't natural phenomena (large vehicle going past causing things to move/fall down) then either you moved the stuff yourself and forgot, then a pet or more a human being was having a bit of fun with your gullibility.

James Randi's million quid is still up for grabs, you know. Funny, that...

ToysRLuv Fri 05-Apr-13 11:21:03

Oh dear, Carpe. Sorry to have upset you! Derek Acorah is a stupid faker and that's how he's hilarious. He pretends to be possessed and just goes on a personal made up rampage.

I would be more surprised if he said something intelligent than something idiotic.

According to the stuff he's consistently wanted to do to women during his fake possessions, I would say that he could do with some counselling himself.

ToysRLuv Fri 05-Apr-13 11:29:09

FarBetterNow: Tell your friend to put a hidden video camera in place to catch whoever's moving the shoes. It will be the biggest news item EVER, if you manage to catch a genuine ghost.

CarpeVinum Fri 05-Apr-13 11:37:24

or more a human being was having a bit of fun with your gullibility.

I'm a bit hmm about the humans that "have a bit of fun" at other people's expense.

I was convinced that unknown forces were at play when I sealed my wage packet, went to sleep, woke to a wage packet TIGHTLY SEALED that had five quid less in when I opened it. (there was only 25 quid in it so no I did not miscount).

7, yes 7, years later after all that time being littered with references to my "spooky" wage stealing encounter with the spirit world, my (now ex) husband revealed that after I wnet to sleep he went for my wage packet (cos he'd lost on the gee gees and was down to 50p with three days to go tillpay day). I hadn't sealed the packet as well as I'd thought. So he managed to release the flap, extract a fiver and then reseal it properly.

7 fucking years of me swearing black's blue that there was no plausable explanation and I was being targeted by tealeaf ghost who left me short as some kind of cosmic tax.

He was very lucky he didn't join the spirit world himself when he finally confessed, cos while I would drag out the cosmic tax story in a pretty light hearted way when ghostie encounters were shared I lugged around a real sense of disquiet all that time. It was like I couldn't fully trust my surroundings.

7 fucking YEARS.

The git. all cos it was more important for me not to be angry with him about gambling again when we were so skint than it was for me not to feel I could trust the physical world around me.

I left him over twenty years ago, and that one still gets my dander up even now. Oh how he laughed AT me when he finally told me. His glee at revealling my gullability was a bit more chilling than thinking a ghost was nicking off me.

I sometimes wonder what proportion of people finding things being moved/rearraged inexplicably are undergoing some wierd control based form of gaslighting.

I think some people may be getting a kick out of being able to distort their loved one's/relative's relationship with reality at will.

CarpeVinum Fri 05-Apr-13 11:42:52

According to the stuff he's consistently wanted to do to women during his fake possessions

By "spooky" coincidence, the secnd vid I've just watched has him being incredibly sexually aggressive to this blonge woman trying to talk to "the spirit in him" in the dark.

When the minders dragged him off her I was rather hoping they would give him a sneaky knee in the nuts.

I got chills, not from the posession, but from the unintended revelation about his attitude towards females. Becuase while the possession itself just reeked of synthetic, the sexual aggression towards her didn't hit my "it's being put on" nerve at all. Quite the opposite.

If he had been an all rpund good actor I could leave room for it being a production peice, but seems a bit odd that he is hammy and unbelievable when just being possessed, and then goes all Oscar Winner when he tries to sexually intimidate her and grab at her.

thegreylady Fri 05-Apr-13 19:40:53

Ducklings my photos should be available-they are public-on my profile.Several people have viewed them are you on a phone perhaps? It is a picture of a ghostly woman looking through a window smile

Ducklings45 Fri 05-Apr-13 20:29:15

Ita working now, thank you! Did you take the pic? Was it proved either way? ( apologies for not knowing background story blush)

Carpe: I agree with you that it's not a nice way to behave (moving stuff around to convince someone that their home is haunted). Just that a spiteful person is a more likely explanation than, well, a ghost.

CarpeVinum Fri 05-Apr-13 23:45:15

Just that a spiteful person is a more likely explanation than, well, a ghost.


I think that it is just too unpalatable to consider that somebody you know/love/live with might be caperble of playing with your perception of reality. Assuming ghost is a lot easier. Ghosts are unexplainable and don't require a rhard going e-examination of emotional ties, joint finances and legal unions.

I still feel a right tit for not even having seriously considered that the living, breathing presence in the room finding his way through the glue of a sealed wage packet was ever so slightly more of a realistic explanation though.

I cringe when I think how many people humoured me during my retelling of my "well how do you explain that then?" ghost story, while thinking "it was your dickhead husband sweetie, but I'm too polite to tell you and you wouldn't listen to me even if I did, so I will smile and make "ohhh how spookie" noises in the right places".

The hmm face wasn't at you BTW. It was at the people who pull these kinds of stunts. It may or may not have been focused on one member of the ilk in particular.

<demonstates well developed capasity to bear a grudge for decades>

CarpeVinum Fri 05-Apr-13 23:47:56


Wow, your grand daughter is stunning!

I can't see a lady in the other picture. I can see a vase on something. But in my defense it is very small and I can't remember where my glasses walked off to.

Buzzardbird Sat 06-Apr-13 00:07:37

I began to wonder whether I too was a spirit after commenting several times on that thread with reasonable plausible possibilities for the op's problems, only to be completely ignored.
perhaps I should get the vicar in to tell me if he "sees dead people"?

CarpeVinum Sat 06-Apr-13 01:06:13



<splashes holy water around BuzzardBird's post>

Kytti Sat 06-Apr-13 04:08:40

Damn - missed the really crazy stuff! And I was thinking about it the other day 'cos we're moving soon and I was freaking! lol

Buzzardbird Sat 06-Apr-13 08:40:51

You'll need stronger stuff than that to get rid of this entity carpe grin

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