To ask if anyone has had any paranormal encounters/experienc
Or do we all need another ? I just find it all fascinating.
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.
You've had a few? Can I be nosey and ask what happened?
there's a lot I can speak about, I wouldn't know where to start. Are you seriously interested or just wanting a laugh
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 midnight....it 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!
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!
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.
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.
Mumbling I would have went to work with him! Did anything else happen while he was away?
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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?
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.
Boo - my P mocks me too, I suppose some people find it impossible to understand things they can't see or hear or even explain.
yes i was staying friends granny's house. went to bed late just falling asleep when suddenly i felt like someone was in the room. a man was standing at the end of my bed and i knew his name was george, and he was playing with his hands in an odd way not sure how i knew how but i did then i fell asleep.
told my friend and her granny the next day, i also recalled what he was wearing and the playing with his hands her granny nearly passed out it was her father, my friend may have mentioned him but not often as he died before she was born, but i never knew his name until he somehow he told me. before he died he duffered from dementia and would rub his hands together constantly
Yep - Many years ago i lived in a hostel for young parents, that was originally a car home for the elderly that had been converted. I was heavily pregnant, and could hear some one walking about outside at about 3.20am (was looking at the clock) and said (in my head) thinking it might be something spooky, just to pacify myself really - if there's anything out there, just show yourself- and a woman walked into my room, and went into the kitchen (which i could see from my bed) I was just about to ask who the hell she was, and what the hell she was doing in my room (didn't realize she was a ghostly thing) when she vanished. I was so scared i had to call my friend, who's husband came and got me.
Yes, Our smoke alarm keeps going off at random times. Middle of the night, during the day...and always at different times and for varying lengths of time, almost as if someone is pushing the button to be funny.
DF does not believe in ghosts...or at least he didn't til a few weeks ago. I was having a shower after the baby had gone to bed and vaugely heard DS begin to cry. I poked my head out of the shower and he had stopped. I assumed DF was with him.
I came down after my shower and DF was still playstation-ing. He asked me if I had gone in to DS, I said no, I had been in the shower. DF went a bit pale. Apparently he had heard someone shushing the baby and singing to him!!
The most profoud experience I have had though was just over a year ago. DF was in a car crash that should have killed him outright. He got one cut that needed stitches and a few bruises. On my way to the hospital, and I swear every word of this is true, my mother, step-dad and I all saw, standing right by the side of the dual carriageway, a pure white stag. It was massive and seemed to be lit up more than it should have been.
I have since worked out the dates for DS, I would have literally been about 3-5 days pregnant at that point...
I can post his car crash pics to my profile if anyone wants to see?
having lost mil today and dh in woods tonight you are really scaring me. I just to know she is not suffering. Dh believes she is in heaven. what / where does ghost stuff fit?
LadyFlump - do post the pics to your profile. That's quite profound. White stag perhaps guardian of some kind.
ladyflumpalot do not disbelieve you but interested to see pics.
kangers - I wouldn't be scared. I am sorry about your MIL.
For me, the things/people I see are either here for a reason, something unfinished or they are visiting places they were happy/people they love. IMHO heaven is real, no idea in what way and wouldn't even dare to imagine.
hope she is there
really sads that dh has no mum hee anymore
Sorry, I keep posting before I have finished yapping
Also believe that in some circumstances it isn't a "ghost" it is more of an imprint of a person or a situation.
thats amazing ladyflump, my nanna was left for dead after being knocked over, she had horrific injuries and was in a coma for a few weeks afterwards. After a few year she started to talk about her near death experience, then a few year after that she started to experience visions as if she lived in a previous life, maybe victorian.
That's easier to understand.
Someone told my dh that this life is the dream and that what comes next is 'real' but not in a matrix kind of way.
omg ladyflump those pics are awful, he must have had some guardian angels
Wow Flump those are some scary pictures.
devient that is also amazing.
I had a fiend who had terrible car accident and subsequent op to repair her. Her nde experience involved travelling in awell known area in her car, and then thinking, 'if I go down that road I will not return' she turned back and when came round the docs said she nearly died- heart sytopped and BP V low- but they managed to revive- she had lost a lot of blood.
I was just going to say - done! But I see you lot have already seen! There are three of them. DF will not be happy if I post the ones of him in hospital as he looks a right state.
Hover your mouse over my user name, it should turn to a hand. Go to "LadyFlumpalots photos" on my profile page.
Your DS is just ever so beautiful, Lady Flump.
I am amazed your DF survived that crash. That is truly extraordinary.
I have had many supernatural experiences, some of which i have detailed at times on MN under my various names. We currently live with the ghost of an old man. He smokes and wheezes and sits on the bed and is generally fine and benign. We have alot of guests in our place (family and occasionally we let it out during summer) and many people see him. I have not seen him for a bit though.
More recently though- last Xmas day, I was the first person up and went downstairs to start the turkey. The whole house smelled of violets. I walked around the house trying to find where the smell was coming from and could not. it was so strong. (It was DS's first Xmas, incidentally). It was odd, and i kept walking around. Then DH got up and the first thing he said was 'where did you get that perfume?' I told him I could not find it, and he insisted 'no, my mother's perfume, where did you get it?'. His mother died about 9-10 years ago. He insisted I had somehow bought her perfume, and wanted to know where I had gotten it from. That was pretty profound for us. We live in the middle of nowhere, and aside from me there were only men in the house, so it was not a scent that had been brought in by anyone, IFSWIM.
Oh thank you SpringFollows
We don't know still how he got out alive. His car was even taken to the police yard as they thought they would be investigating a fatality. The paramedic told me they thought they had a "magic hour" case and had him air-lifted.
Round these 'ere parts is very local so all the fire-fighters are retained. I know lots of them so have heard first hand from them what their impressions were. Not one of them expected DF to be alive. They all knew exactly whose car it was as well.
Kangers I'm sorry for your loss. (((Hugs)))
seen pic ladyflumpalot- incredible- as is your post baby figure- v impressed. The violets pefume is weid- this is quite a common thing isn't it- smelling someone. I wonder why?
sorry to hear about your mil kangers, i think often ghosts come to give messages or just to show they are there and some people are more inclined to see them than others.
LadyF how incredible that your dh survived agree he must have a guardian angel
ladyflumpalot and devientenigma thanks for tea and hugs- could do with DH being here instead of woods as feel a bit freaked out. Anyway- MN hellping as ever.
LadyFlump what is the secret to your post pregnancy figure? I have a 4 month old baby and still look 3 months preggers!
And ahem, now back to other paranormal experiences...
Oh, yes and thought the same LadyFlump (jealous alert. )
Anyone donea ouija board? My mum is dead scared of them as she has a scary story about one from childhood. And I mean its the ONLY thing she has told me not to do. We had a teacher who once did an assembly about them as there was a run of them at school and a lad hanged himself as he was 'possessed'.
Nothing has happened to me but I am literally frozen with fear at night. I just dont look...and I think my imagination makes me feel like I am being watched.
I've always been a skinny minnie anyway, but chronic heartburn killed my appetite for the last trimester of pregnancy, and I was too tired and busy to even consider eating anything worthwhile after I gave birth...Also BFeeding pulled everything back in really quickly (oh my god - the cramps!)
I'm enjoying having the BFeeding boobage though!
sorry- unintended pun considering thread and mil- 'dead scared'.
A few weeks before I had my ds my ornament of an owl started moving around the shelf, no one saw it moved we just saw it in a different position. Then the night before I went into labour, dh, dd and I were all in the bathroom when the mirror fell off the wall and smashed. My ds needed resuciated twice, was found to have a heart condition and subsequently down syndrome. As he was coming up to 7 I was really worried for him, however again all 4 of us went upstairs when unexpectedly another mirror smashed. The past 10 years have been a really long hard slog and the fight continues.
Oh yes Kangers, so sorry to be so shallow and flippant when you have just had a loss . But I hope in some small way we can keep you company whilst you are without your DH.
yes kangers I have done a few and been present as a child when my mam used to do them, obviously without her knowing.
Kangers - Please don't do a board. I got laughed at last time I said this on MN but they are dangerous on many levels.
If you believe they can let "hitchhikers" through. Even if you don't believe, they can get into your head...
devient that must just be coincidence- so sorry for your ongoing struggle, but not sure what role mirror played- not predicting or causing DS problems surely- what do you think?
Yes, the boards are very very very dangerous, no-one should do them. Really. Best avoided, even if you think it is all harmless fun. It really isn't.
TakeMeDrunkImHome - sorry just come back to this. I know exactly what you mean. It is a bit like opening a door I think. Most of the time I am so busy that the door stays closed, but if I sit quietly and think, or if I get into conversation with other people who understand/share the experience, the atmosphere changes and I can "feel" the presence of others. In fact I just felt it very strongly as I type this, so yes, I think they are very aware IYSWIM.
Kangers - DON'T, PLEASE, use a ouija board. They are really really dangerous. If you don't believe in anything at all then just consider it silly and juvenile and don't use one, if you do, then don't do it. The fucking ouija board is the reason behind my aforementioned "bad experience". DON'T, please.
had a few when i lived with my flat mate,very creepy,wasnt nice ghosts,and my friends houses is haunted and had alot of stuff going on lately,even my son saw it when staying there.
3littlefrogs - I have been quiet for a while as I had "listeners" and I didn't like it.
I agree don't do one as they are dangerous. Any spirit can come through though dead or alive, it just needs to be troubled.
Flumpalot- I agree.
Not planning on doing one- the only thing that I am very respectful of.
bootymum you're not being shallow or flippant or anyone else- all fine and great with you all. My daughter is playing music instead of watching TV (V weird) she saw dead grandma earlier and being a bit too nice for my liking.
devient realise 7 yrs idea but surely not involved in something as profound as what you describe with you DS.
sorry kangers I'm just a sarcastic person at times, in a joke sort of way.....not that I mean he's a joke either. Just thought maybe it was a warning in hindsight.
devient - might be silly question, but what happened to the owl ornament that moved? did you keep it?
tmhid yes I still have it but it's in a box, I don't have any ornaments around. Ds has challenging behaviour and is great at throwing. Why??
alot of the time its the person that it follows rather than the place.
Is it particularly special to you? If not, and if it was me, i'd smash it up and get rid. I feel a bit nutty saying this but seeing as we are on this thread () I will say it anyway, certain things, can attach themselves to objects. If you carry the object around, house to house, through your life, you carry "it" with you. Happened to me with one of those horrible real looking dolls that were fashionable in late 80's/early 90's.
Bootymum - if I was prepared to listen to them yes I would get an idea but I am not doing, am just aware of it, even now. (Nobody will ever speak to me on here again, they will run by shouting AVOID THAT CRAZY TAKEMEHOME LADY!)
funnily enough I loved the ornament but since associating it with his birth am not too keen.
Get rid. Just my opinion. But smash it.
Expat come back and tell tell tell!
FWIW, and again i'm no expert, I don't think that the mirror thing is anything to do with your traumatic experiences. Please don't think I am trying to belittle what you have been through, I am not, but the mirror thing is just a superstition, dating back to roman times, where they believed that a mirror could steal parts of your soul when reflected in a mirror. It has very little basis in modern day fact or even anything spiritual/supernatural. I would be more worried about the ornament and would get rid.
God I said mirror far too many times there!
i have had a few other experiences and often have that feeling someone else is in the room, or watching me. its like my senses have come really alive as soon as i have that feeling i shut myself down and think of something else, if i concentrate i am too scared i might see something if that makes sense
i have always believed in ghosts and i am very spiritual and beleive messages are given for us through people or in other ways jsut it really scares me
I've told many, many, over the years here.
ooh tell me about the scary doll please, please, please TMDIH..
do you not think it may hold some guardian type, looking after him
Me, no. I am not an expert I just have my own experiences and those of my witchy mother, hee hee, sorry mum.
junecarter - I will have to pop out for a cig before I can go through that bloody doll story. (Being a tad dramatic just need a smoke, back in a tick with blood curdling tales!)
I really want a cup of tea but I've creeped myself out and I don't want to go into the kitchen...
DF won't make me one either.
flumpalot- i feel same- have turned on all lights in house
<bites nails and holds breath> can't wait to hear more...am very interested in two comments here; firstly re spirits or whatever and objects; and secondly about the poster who described the feeling of being pushed down by the shoulders..
Here's a scary doll one I've told on here several times.
I have a mate who is Thai and an interior designer. She and I used to climb together a lot back when I was climbing a lot.
Anyhow, we were scheduled to go climbing one Saturday but she called me in the morning said she had to go to a client's house and take window measurements and as it was one of these new build mansions it would be a while.
So I offered to go along to speed things up. She came and collected me, told me the house was vacant, up for sale and she had the keys.
So we walk in and there's this massive glass case FULL of porcelein dolls.
Right away, she sort of goes on red alert. She's Buddhist and has this thing about dolls.
There was this particularly huge one right in the middle, staring at us. I'll admit, it kind of gave me the heebie jeebies but we break out the measuring tape and get to work.
As we go along, something or other just makes us both want to get this damn job sorted asap.
Finally, we're done. I went downstairs first and as I get to the door she says, 'Expat, let's get the fuck outta here now! Look at the doll!'
The fucking thing had its back to us. In the locked glass case with no one in the house!
Dude, we smoked a shaky ciggy in the car after driving away from there!
Turns out the owner's wife had loved the house, very attached to it, but had died of cancer a few weeks before at home.
The doll; (long), when I was little, probably between 7 - 10, my parents had friends who had 5 children, the two older girls were friends with my older brother and sister and the 3 young lads were friends with me and my little sister, we used to go around to theirs and they used to come over etc. The dad of the family was an antique collector (by that I mean he used to buy crap and pass it off as antiques ). He bought one of those dolls, with the china faces and curly hair and painted on cupid bows, he gave it to one of his elder daughters who of course was too grown up for it and gave it to me. I had it in my room and it used to move. I never saw it move, it would be on my shelf with other teddies/dolls, and the next morning would be on the bed, or on the floor, or under the pillow. Around that same time things started happening in the house. My mum is still reluctant now to tell me exactly what but I know the dog used to hide under in the understairs cupboard at a certain time every night when "it" came down, my mum saw shadows, had dreams, even my very sceptical dad saw it in the attic room in broad daylight. My brother had the attic room, he must have been late teens at the time, he found his pool cue broken in half and (people will think i am making this up) the freaking doll at the top of the ladder to the attic.
We moved about a month or so after all this started, it was an already planned move. The same things happened in the new house. Eventually my mum found out that the doll had come from a sort of salvage/clearance at what had been a childrens home that had burned down. Something IMO was attached to that doll. They burnt it and everything stopped.
I have had to scale that story down as I have goosebumps!
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