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I'm sure I'm seeing ghosts.

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GreeenFingers Sat 13-Oct-12 17:27:03

I work late afternoons as a cleaner in a school. The building is not that old, perhaps built in the early eighties.
It isn't remotely creepy but when I started I was sure I coud see children in the place, long after they'd gone home. Just fleeting glimpses that would make me turn my head. Thre was no " aura" or chill in the air that you sometimes associate with ghostly activity.
I tried to ignore it, not because I was frightened because I wasn't, but because I thought it might be my anxiety at having to do this job ( I had to take any work following redundancy)
However, although I'm very settled there now I am seeing just as much activity.
I have not mentioned this to all my collegues as I dont want to freak them out.I told my supervisor who informed me she had seen things in the old part of the school, that is set apart from this annex.
Has anyone else had such an experience?

CrikeyOHare Sat 13-Oct-12 17:31:45

I have no idea what you're seeing, but it's not ghosts, since there's no such thing.

After my grandad died I used to see shadows in my house. Things in the corner of my eye. And I felt a presence.

I apologised to him one night for not telling him I was pregnant before he died (he was very poorly and didnt know who he was) and I never felt or saw him again.

It could be spirits of children. Is there any history to the building? Was it used as something other than a school?

GreeenFingers Sat 13-Oct-12 17:38:53

It has always been a school, well the new part has

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sat 13-Oct-12 17:41:19

I would suggest taking a tape recorder or camra and trying to get some proof.

But dont worry as children are sweet and will not hurt you just keep doing your job.

I think it would be really interesting to set up a camera while you are working.

But then if you saw something on it would you go back?

GreeenFingers Sat 13-Oct-12 17:45:30

The school has automatic lights. Sometimes they stay on for ages after I've left the room, the blinds are always closed so its not like they are being triggered by light activity.

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sat 13-Oct-12 20:19:58

The lights might be on a delaed timer, so set to go off 10 minutes after no motion sensed.

GreeenFingers Sat 13-Oct-12 20:39:03

No they stay on for a long time. I've not " felt" anything at all. Like I said just think I see someone passing doors, or sometimes in the corridor.

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sat 13-Oct-12 20:44:06

Can you explain more please?

Do you see a person or shadows or just light out of the corner of your eyes?

Do you hear noises?

Is it the same place each night or the same time?

GreeenFingers Sat 13-Oct-12 20:45:50

It's not shadows, I havent noted times places etc, perhaps I should. No noises. It's just fleeting images, not eerie, just feel I'm not alone.

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sat 13-Oct-12 21:45:32

Could you keep a journel for a week and write down:

what you saw
what you hared
What you smelt
How you feel

Possible reasons could be a low frquancy sound that is emited from electrial cables and if the structure of the building is stone it could make it travle to different parts of the building. It is know to cause headaches, dizzyness and even hulisations and a feeling of being watched or feeling like your not alone.

An efm meter is used to check and most paranormal groups will have one.

Also do you wear glasses as it could be the light reflecting and your mind playing tricks.

I would want to rule out all the normal possabilits first before believing a place to be haunted.

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sat 13-Oct-12 21:46:46

Emf meter sorry for spelling im dyslexic

GhostShip Sun 14-Oct-12 17:34:02

Crikey have you realised you're on the spirituality/religion board? Dont think here is the place for comments like yours.

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sun 14-Oct-12 18:40:42

Ghostship was that aimed at me?

Please can you explain your comment?

Why not here?

Ghost are mentioned in the bible - the Father the son and the holey sprite/ghost.

Spriatlise church passes messages on for those that have past over.

Spirits and Ghost are talked about in lots of relions.

Some people even consider sicence a religion. Is it wrong to use sience to gain more evidance and facts about the world we live in made by God?

GhostShip Sun 14-Oct-12 18:44:38

No.. I was talking to the user crikeyohare

CrikeyOHare Sun 14-Oct-12 19:27:09

Crikey have you realised you're on the spirituality/religion board? Dont think here is the place for comments like yours.

What, so only people who believe are allowed to comment? Don't be ridiculous.

No such things as ghosts.

Some people even consider sicence a religion. Such people are rather silly and need to look up the terms "science" & "religion" and see how diametrically opposed they are.

GreeenFingers Sun 14-Oct-12 19:32:35

Spirits are indeed mentioned in the Bible. This is a forum in which I'm free to speak openly about matters that concern me. If you are unhappy with the subject matter " switch off" Nobody has held a gun to your head to make you read this.

GhostShip Sun 14-Oct-12 19:33:23


No, but I think as you dont believe in any of what goes on in this section whats the point in your comments? Just because you don't believe doesn't mean they can't. Fair enough argue your case in chat (which you have done in the past) but why not leave the people here alone?

I agree with your last point by the way. I also don't think religion and science can go hand in hand as some would like to believe.

GreeenFingers Sun 14-Oct-12 19:40:35

I merely asked if anyone else had had a similar experience. I didn't ask that my credibility as a sane person be questioned.

My brother who has a doctorate ,for what it's worth, lived in a very haunted house. I never questioned his sanity.There are a lot of things in life ( and the after life) we cannot explain.

Stellarella123 Sun 14-Oct-12 19:44:18

I think your definitely seeing ghosts, spirits. Whatever u want to call it, I too have seen out the corner of my eye a person at work when iv been on my own, and I wasn't scared either (which is weird cos I'm a big scaredy cat who won't even watch a scary film!)
And there will always be people who think your mad etc, but believe what u like, smile

CrikeyOHare Sun 14-Oct-12 19:54:33

No, but I think as you dont believe in any of what goes on in this section whats the point in your comments? The same point as ANYONE'S comments on a public forum.

I haven't said anything about anyone's sanity, by the way, OP.

CrikeyOHare Sun 14-Oct-12 19:58:14

Oh and I am not in the least unhappy about the subject. I just thought that, for someone trying to decide whether they are seeing ghosts, it might be helpful to know that you can't possibly be since there are no such things.

Perhaps if you had provided alternatives your post would have been better received. Rather than a blunt "they arent real" because you say so.

GhostShip Sun 14-Oct-12 20:03:00

Crikey - I really don't think your comments have any place here. Its obvious people on this side of the forum believe in spirits, and aren't looking for a debate with you about whether or not they exist. Fair enough, if it was in Chat, go ahead. But these people come here to talk to like minded people. Not to get engaged in a debate.

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