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Aileen
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #660 on: August 16, 2013, 07:21 PM »
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I think they're in 'the real' world and it's we who are in another world......after all, our world is only temporary.......their's is forever!  w00t
Very true Caz.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #661 on: August 17, 2013, 02:38 PM »
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I do know that, but I reckon they probably don't even notice because they are, after all, in another 'world'. 
That's a valid point Aileen! I've never thought of it before, but day and night only exist for us because of the influence of the sun and moon on our planet, but I don't suppose they have a planet!  Think
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #662 on: September 09, 2013, 02:29 PM »
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Caz... I was thinking of you the other day because of ghosts and Stephen King, when I was reading a magazine at the doctors' waiting room. There was an article about the hauntings at The Banff Springs Hotel. I've always wanted to go to that place because it is breathtakingly beautiful. Here it is:

     

Amongst the ghost reports, there's also Room 873 which has been boarded up. I always thought Stephen King wrote 'The Shining' based on this, but apparently he didn't.

You know this isn't my thing, but I know it's yours, and thought you would enjoy reading these Smile

http://www.taximike.com/ghosts.html

http://www.paranormalsoup.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36944
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #663 on: September 09, 2013, 02:33 PM »
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Caz... I was thinking of you the other day because of ghosts and Stephen King, when I was reading a magazine at the doctors' waiting room. There was an article about the hauntings at The Banff Springs Hotel. I've always wanted to go to that place because it is breathtakingly beautiful. Here it is:

     

Amongst the ghost reports, there's also Room 873 which has been boarded up. I always thought Stephen King wrote 'The Shining' based on this, but apparently he didn't.

You know this isn't my thing, but I know it's yours, and thought you would enjoy reading these Smile

http://www.taximike.com/ghosts.html

http://www.paranormalsoup.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36944

I'm an avid King reader too Linda, thanks for these Smile.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #664 on: September 09, 2013, 03:08 PM »
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Caz... I was thinking of you the other day because of ghosts and Stephen King, when I was reading a magazine at the doctors' waiting room. There was an article about the hauntings at The Banff Springs Hotel. I've always wanted to go to that place because it is breathtakingly beautiful. Here it is:

     

Amongst the ghost reports, there's also Room 873 which has been boarded up. I always thought Stephen King wrote 'The Shining' based on this, but apparently he didn't.

You know this isn't my thing, but I know it's yours, and thought you would enjoy reading these Smile

http://www.taximike.com/ghosts.html

http://www.paranormalsoup.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36944
Just looked into this thread - it is indeed amazingly beautiful, both the town and the surrounding area. We didn't actually stay at the hotel you mention but one in the main street. Didn't know there were ghosts in the big one on the hill though!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #665 on: September 10, 2013, 09:40 AM »
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Thanks Linda......That's really nice of you, especially as I know 'it's not your thing'!  hug I haven't read the whole thing yet, but most old buildings where lots of people have passed through such as hotels...theatres...cinemas and hospitals [obviously] and even some old cruise liners are more often haunted than not! I'd always imagined King's 'The Shining' to have been made in a hotel such as this, so was surprised and quite delighted to find that it had mostly been made right here at Elstree Studios! As you know, I've had a few experiences myself and two 'communications' with spirits, neither of which were instigated by me by the way nervous so I'm very interested in this subject! I've written a few of my experiences on this thread and so have quite a few other members, but I keep hoping some of the newer members will have something to share!  Whistle Thanks again Linda!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #666 on: November 25, 2013, 06:36 PM »
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Caz... I was thinking of you the other day because of ghosts and Stephen King, when I was reading a magazine at the doctors' waiting room. There was an article about the hauntings at The Banff Springs Hotel. I've always wanted to go to that place because it is breathtakingly beautiful. Here it is:

     

Amongst the ghost reports, there's also Room 873 which has been boarded up. I always thought Stephen King wrote 'The Shining' based on this, but apparently he didn't.

You know this isn't my thing, but I know it's yours, and thought you would enjoy reading these Smile

http://www.taximike.com/ghosts.html

http://www.paranormalsoup.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36944
I had a friend at the university who, later, got married there!!! Believe it or not!!! Why would they pick that place? I guess they liked the movie. They paid for my best friend's flight there (from New Orleans) so he could be the best man at the wedding. Must have cost some big time change, but then, they could afford it. I never heard about them again after I moved to California, but my best friend Dennis died not long after under mysterious circumstances at 34 years old. As I remember Dennis (amateur film maker who went to school with Steven Soderberg) told me the inside shots in the movie were at some other location (a place in Wyoming I think) and they filmed only the outside shots and the location there. The hedge maze was another location as well. Anybody know about that? It's been a long time since I've thought about that place.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #667 on: December 05, 2013, 07:29 PM »
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Here's a story I'd like to share on here - sit tight as it's rather lengthy.

My daughter has a history of 'seeing' things.  As a child she would often talk about 'the man' who sat on her bed and talked to her.  I never really encouraged or discouraged her stories - just listened and made little comment, I suppose.

Anyway, she's now all grown up and has chosen a career in nursing and is currently working in a local palliative care unit and cares for terminally ill patients.  Second day on the job she was nursing one particular patient and through conversation they both realised that this patient, let's call her Jane, knew our family through a connection via my sister.  Jane was delighted to share with my daughter stories of the past about our family and my daughter felt at ease because of the connection which made her feel good in this new job.  Long story short, 'Jane' passed away the following day on my daughter's shift.  Although it was expected, the passing was still earlier than anyone anticipated.  My girlie was tasked with washing down the body and, as you can imagine, it was a hard task and very emotional for her.  Afterwards, she stepped back into the room that Jane had passed in - just to take a moment and reflect.  She was looking out of the window and turned back to carry on with her duties, and this is what she told me.

Mum - I saw Jane standing by the door, but a much younger Jane, in full health and she was smiling and waving.  She was dressed in Navy blue trousers and a stripey top and there was a younger woman with her who was also smiling and waving.

It turns out that the clothing described was what 'Jane' used to wear when at work (my sister worked with her and confirmed this).  Also 'Jane' had a handicapped daughter who died in her 20s - my daughter knew nothing of this.  Could that have been the younger woman with her?

Upshot?  I have no idea.  I know my daughter was in a tiz about it all.  She felt like she was a weirdo, and that nobody would believe her.  However, the one thing she did get from all of this, that she felt reassured that she was doing what she's supposed to be doing, and that it had totally affirmed her belief in that. 

I don't think she's weird, I just think she's blessed with an ability that's beyond our ken.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #668 on: December 06, 2013, 04:24 AM »
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^ What a lovely story Elly, and thanks for sharing it.

I agree with you that that your daughter isn't in the least weird but has a very special gift that not many of us are blessed with.

I'm so glad that your daughter found it reassuring, because I believe that that's what Jane's intention was.  She was coming to say 'goodbye' to her and to thank her for making her last hours on this earth happy ones and for taking care of her too both in life and in death.  In fact she thought so highly of your daughter that she wanted to bring her own daughter to meet her and show her that they were now together in a much happier and brighter place and also to let her see the Jane she once had been, not the terminally ill Jane lying in a hospital bed.

I know that when my Dad came through to me a couple of days after he died he was standing in a warm sunlit garden full of roses, smiling and looking at least thirty years younger, as if to say 'This is where I am now, and how I am, and how I want you to remember me' - something I found very comforting.  It certainly made me aware that there is indeed an afterlife, and not one to be afraid of either. 
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #669 on: December 06, 2013, 04:34 PM »
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Wow.....great story Elly and nice to see you around......it's been awhile!  Very Happy My view mirrors Aileen's exactly and I couldn't have put it any better, so I've nothing to add there! Your daughter clearly has an exceptional gift, but was that her first experience of full bodied apparitions?
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #670 on: December 06, 2013, 05:38 PM »
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^ Thanks for the responses, Aileen and Caz.  You know, I just feel it pays to keep an open mind about this stuff.  It's easy for others who have no 'experience' to poo poo it, and that's hard for a person who does experience these things, as they know they'll be met with ridicule from some quarters.

Aileen - that must have been such a comfort to you when your Dad came through - you had the similar experience of seeing him much younger as well.  Surely, we can't all be wrong and given to flights of fancy?

Caz - it's funny, my daughter is the first to question herself and try to rationalise these things, but sometimes there just are no rational explanations.  No, it's not the first time she's seen full bodied apparitions - I used to be bewildered when she was little and told me all about 'the man' who came and spoke to her in her bed, but this was the first time it was so 'personal'.   

Another thing she's told me recently is that a lot of the time, when she's out walking by herself, she often finds herself holding out her right hand, like as if ready to take someone else's who is walking beside her.  Now, that could be because she's a twin, and used to having another person by her side - who can say?  For me, I always like to think that as human beings, there's so much we really don't know about 'stuff' that can't be analysed and pigeon holed.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #671 on: December 06, 2013, 06:32 PM »
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Thanks Elly! That's good, because the only reason I asked, was I suddenly realised that in her profession, it might not be the last and I was concerned she'd be scared. I believe that spirits of humans who have passed on are good....for the most part, but my God.....it'd take some getting used to wouldn't it?  
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #672 on: December 06, 2013, 11:27 PM »
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Thanks from me too Elly.  I'm sure that, in time, your daughter will come to accept these experiences as being perfectly normal occurrences.

I say this because I often watch a programme called Great British Ghosts, where various  reputedly haunted houses, pubs, etc, are visited.  Of course a lot of them are old, especially the pubs, so there's no shortage of spirits around (as well as the bottled variety!) - manifesting either in the form of apparitions, noises such as knocking or creaking, or items being moved around or falling off shelves - yet the people who live and work in these places talk about them quite matter of factly.  Also quite a few of these people were very sceptical about the paranormal before, but are no longer so, and some paranormal activity has even been picked up by CCTV cameras where the film has been examined by photographic experts and found to be completely untampered with.

These spirits though are earthbound, perhaps because of some tragic event in their lives, or maybe they've simply become so attached to the place that they don't want to leave, whereas the spirits of people like Jane will probably be happy to pass on.

It's very interesting what you say about your daughter holding out her right hand.  I'm not a particularly religious person but one phrase from the Bible comes to mind - 'extending the right hand of fellowship', which to Christians means welcoming people into the service of God, e.g. when they become a new member of a church.  With your daughter I see this in a different way.  She's obviously a very loving and caring person, so could it be that she is actually helping someone on the spiritual, i.e. supernatural, level without actually being aware of it because it's at such an extremely subtle level?  Maybe some troubled spirit or one who has lost his/her way and who has sought her out because of these qualities?  I realise this is just my own theory and that what she is doing could be interpreted in a completely different way, perhaps because she is a twin, even although she isn't an identical one, but if that were the case why just her right hand?  And also why don't other twins do the same?  Fascinating!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #673 on: December 07, 2013, 03:46 PM »
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^ Gee Whiz, Aileen - what an interesting post.  You really are so knowledgeable about so many things.  The thing about the right hand and the Bible is not something I knew anything about.  I'm not 'religious' per se, and neither are my kids, in fact they were never Christened - not because I was against it, but I preferred to let them make up their own minds as regards what they believed in, and not have it imposed upon them, so to speak.  I do think my daughter struggles a lot with 'fitting in' - she always has.  She's very aware that she's different from her peers, and from what I can glean she most often wishes she wasn't that way.  I think for her, she feels misunderstood and isolated a lot of the time.  All I can do is listen and try to give her understanding and guidance.

It's documented somewhere that there are people among us who are here to raise the consciousness of mankind to a new and higher level.  I don't claim to understand it all, but like you I find this stuff fascinating.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #674 on: December 08, 2013, 06:02 PM »
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^ Thanks for the compliment Elly. Smile  I guess I probably have picked up quite a bit of knowledge in my three score and ten years on this earth!

I know how your daughter must feel, so she's fortunate in that she has an understanding Mum who has a sympathetic ear.

I definitely believe that there are, and always have been, people among us who have reached a higher level of consciousness than most of us - 'old souls' in fact, i.e. someone who has been reincarnated many times, and so has gained advanced spiritual wisdom.  Some of them have become high profile figures who have contributed to raising the consciousness of mankind with regard to certain things, e.g. William Wilberforce, who, in the 19th century, was instrumental in abolishing the slave trade in many countries which were part of the then British Empire; and, much more recently, Nelson Mandela.
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