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To ask if anyone has had any paranormal encounters/experiences

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HowlingBitch Fri 17-Jun-11 20:46:34

Or do we all need another wine? I just find it all fascinating.

devientenigma Fri 17-Jun-11 20:48:03

yes I have had a few and I have a most haunted clip on facebook. I really don't care what other people believe or wether they believe me.

HowlingBitch Fri 17-Jun-11 20:51:04

You've had a few? Can I be nosey and ask what happened? grin

devientenigma Fri 17-Jun-11 20:53:59

there's a lot I can speak about, I wouldn't know where to start. Are you seriously interested or just wanting a laugh hmm

MumblingRagDoll Fri 17-Jun-11 21:00:15

Yes...last week! Well it wasn't me it was DH and I posted here about it.

Our house isn't old or anything but it's built on land which used to be where the local workhouse was. My DD used to see things when she was a toddler which we put down to dreams....bu DH often wakes up seeing lights and a few times mist! in the bedroom.

LAst week he had had a sleep before he went on his nightshift at was about 11.00pm when his alarm went and he wke up. He sat up and the room was partly lit by the neighbours security light and light from our hall....he swears (and hes a very sensible down to earth man) he swears he saw a fiigure standng by our bedroomm window....he says it was kind of flat...and grey...short but he knew it was a man.

He says he could only see a vague outline...head, body. 2 legs and a line where trousers were. It seemed to be looking at him although DH could not see features.

DH says he was fully aware...and awake. He thought "Is that a....?" but he was staring at it trying to wrk out if it really WAS a ghost as it was so unbelievable. He looked at it for about 10 seconds and then it was simply gone.

He came down told me all about it and then buggered off to work! shock

I came on here looking for reassurance...I was TERRIFIED and since then I have been unable to look at the wndow when I go to bed...I crap myself nightly!

HowlingBitch Fri 17-Jun-11 21:01:54

I'm actually seriously interested. My mum and me had a conversation today about a haunting near where she used to live (well I say haunting but it was more of poltergeist situation) and the poor family were tormented so bad they had to leave their home. I've read books, watched films and researched a lot about the paranormal but I've yet to speak to someone who has actually had an experience.

devientenigma Fri 17-Jun-11 21:02:44

the nicest one was when my nanna was in hospital dying. Me and my sister were one side of the bed and my mam the other. Every so often my nanna would put her hand out as if to take someones hand. I looked up and my dead grandad was standing behind my mam. My sister shot out the door shitting herself. I told my mam and she said she could feel a hand on her shoulder but didn't like to say anything. He then came over by me, I was froze to the spot and told him to go back to my mam, which he did. My nanna died that night. She was supposed to have 24 hours left to live and as usual she pushed her luck.

devientenigma Fri 17-Jun-11 21:04:38

big hugs mumbling, are you still scared??

HowlingBitch Fri 17-Jun-11 21:04:44

Mumbling shock I would have went to work with him! Did anything else happen while he was away?

kangers Fri 17-Jun-11 21:08:28

My mum in law died today. At 4:10pm. Today is her youngest daughter's birthday- she had left her mum to go to the cinema having not left for the last week. It was as if she waited for her to go. She said a while ago that she would not want her youngest there when she dies, but her eldest (my hubby). People say this coincidence of birthdays often happens and I think its spooky.

issey6cats Fri 17-Jun-11 21:11:27

went to a haunted wales night at beuamaris jail which is creepy enough during the day, its a victorian jail and loads happened, i had a little boy following me all night, tickling my ear and pushing me, i saw a little dog go round a corner where there was no way a dog could be in the building, i knocked on some glass and someone knocked back and three of us heard that one, i was sat on my own in a corridor an heard footsteps and a lock being unlocked the corridor was empty and at 6am when the sun came up its like the jail went back to sleep the atmosphere was totally different, several of my departed cats have come back once to say goodbye in thier own way

BettySpaghettiOnAJetty Fri 17-Jun-11 21:12:02

Too many to mention. Lived in a succession of very old pubs for years and it became almost normal to experience people wandering around. Very fortunate that we never came across anything particularly malevolent though.

devientenigma Fri 17-Jun-11 21:13:57

another one, not long after my grandad died, my nanna wanted to go to town but no one , wanted to go and help her, she was severly disabled after a car accident. Anyway she went alone, someone working in her fave shop kept eyeing her up, she said if she does it anymore I'm going to have her. The woman then came over and proceeded to say, you don't normally do this on your own, your husbands with you. He is going to be with you a long time, he will keep giving you signs, such as a tap running.
Well me and her though ah yeah!! So we said grandad if your here show us a sign and the tap ran. I thought coincidence. So I said show us another way......the smoke alarm went off. For a while we used to say beep once for yes, twice for no, every time it worked.....we started to scare ourselves. So I took the batteries out!! It still went off, so we took it down and put it in the loft. Now and then it still went but sad though it seems I can't get rid of it.

BootyMum Fri 17-Jun-11 21:45:52

Ooooh a spooky Friday night thread.

Marking my place.

I haven't a paranormal tale to tell... although you hear that very young children are sensitive to spirit energies. We live in a Victorian era home. My 2 year son has recently taken to staring intently at something and then pointing it out to us, but I can't see anything there. One day I asked him what he was pointing at and he said "She" and kept looking and pointing, getting quite animated and saying "She, she, she"...

Another thing that has happened is also in regard to him and I'm not sure what to make of it. About 3 times now this has happened. My son still sleeps in a cot with high guard rails. He has been asleep in his cot for an afternoon nap and I have been in the lounge. I hear a thump [as if he has climbed out of his cot] and then hear running footsteps which sound exactly like my son's footsteps. I have then waited in the lounge expecting to see his little cheeky face but nothing... and then when I go to check on him in his bedroom he is in his cot fast asleep! Does anyone know what this might be, someone has suggested to me it might be a form of astral projection confused

MixedClassBaby Fri 17-Jun-11 21:49:41

I got up this morning and last night's washing up had been done.

I think it was a friendly ghost but it only seems to visit once every three years.

devientenigma Fri 17-Jun-11 21:51:26

sorry not much help, however when I was about 6, my mam said she was having a night in and her brother was there. They both stopped the conversation to see to me as i appeared in the doorway, but when my mam got up I was gone. She recalls I was fast asleep when she got to the bedroom seconds after me.

TakeMeDrunkImHome Fri 17-Jun-11 21:55:50

I have a few, one that has stayed with me extremely vividly (sp?) was 11 years ago. I was going upstairs to bed, at the top of the stairs I saw my older brother just standing there, it was very strange I remember saying "your not X" and it just went away, it didn't disappear like POOF it sort of just faded. As far as I knew everything was perfectly fine, my brother was alive. I can't remember what I put it down to, I won't try and remember as it won't be accurate. About 3/4 hours later in the early hours my Dad rang to say my brother had died about an hour or 2 earlier. He was 35.

TakeMeDrunkImHome Fri 17-Jun-11 21:57:40

We had a ghost in our house when I was a child, I remember talking to the old lady that sat on the end of my bed. She used to talk to me, and I cannot remember what about, for a long time afterwards I thought it was just a childhood dream/false memory until my mum told me she had been aware of it and that "it" used to walk up and down the stairs and the cat would sit at the bottom following something going up, and down, fur bristling, hissing at nothing.

3littlefrogs Fri 17-Jun-11 21:59:04

I grew up in a house that had a ghost - I only met him once, but my mother saw him and a neighbour saw him. I have seen ghosts in other places over the years, and the house I currently live in had many ghosts - we all saw them, but there were a few problems with one of them, and I had to get some help to get them to leave.

My mother could always see ghosts , I can, and my children can. I just accept it as normal.

TakeMeDrunkImHome Fri 17-Jun-11 22:01:36

I don't see anymore, I can just feel it, I think if I wanted to I would be able to see again, but I don't. My mum can. Neither of my other sisters can see or feel.

BootyMum Fri 17-Jun-11 22:05:19

TMDIH - What do you feel? Is it something specific that happens? I am curious as I sometimes get a hairs raising on the back of my neck, feeling of being watched, but am not sure I am just freaking myself out, being over imaginative.

3littlefrogs Fri 17-Jun-11 22:06:37

TakeMeDrunkImHome - I think know what you mean. Sometimes life gets so busy and distracting I am just less aware IYSWIM. However, I don't want to lose the ability to see and hear. I have been told many times that I should develop my ability to communicate, but I think that will have to wait a few more years!

TakeMeDrunkImHome Fri 17-Jun-11 22:15:30

For me, I feel like I am being pushed down, from the shoulders. It is a physical feeling of hands on my shoulders. I think that is just the way that I feel it. It makes me aware if I feel that sensation when I walk in a place, that there is 'something' there. I had a bad experience a couple of years ago and I tend to shut off from it now, as in, I don't open my mind (coo ee I sound all hippy!) to it. Sometimes it is dull very heavy pain in the head and back of the neck, it is just the way that I feel that "they" are there. Cue spooky music grin

TakeMeDrunkImHome Fri 17-Jun-11 22:19:42

3littlefrogs - this might just be me but this is an interesting thread so I will ask you! Do you find that when you talk about this kind of thing, as we are now, that you (struggling to word this) are aware of being listened to?

Booandpops Fri 17-Jun-11 22:25:46

I have holidayed in 2 properties and lived in one where the atmosphere didn't feel right. The house I lived in was haunted but I didn't personally see anything but others had. It was a large shared house 1900 built and a ww1 soldier had been seen on several occasions. My dog only stayed in one part of the house.

The holiday house I stayed in I saw a man moving across the corridor in the night when I went to the loo. I thought it was dh but on returning to the bedroom he was fast asleep. I was terrified. He mocks me being a sceptic but I know it was there and did not like the feel of that place at all. Even before seeing what I did.

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