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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #75 on: May 12, 2010, 04:27 PM »
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In fact, James, if you ever come to Dartmoor - be very afraid! The Hairy Hands find all disbelievers and a terrible fate awaits you - that is when the pixies have had a go - they are probably even worse come to think of it. It's a dangerous part of the world for unbelievers. Fingers and tongue. old flush devil whip ignore snakeman
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #76 on: May 12, 2010, 04:28 PM »
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It's like not being able to avert your eyes from a car crash.
Bit like talking to you really, isn't it!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #77 on: May 12, 2010, 04:34 PM »
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Bit like talking to you really, isn't it!

No, not really.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #78 on: May 12, 2010, 04:36 PM »
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You must be very bored to have ended up on this thread talking to me - are you supposed to be doing a dissertation or something?
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #79 on: May 13, 2010, 02:43 AM »
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In fact, James, if you ever come to Dartmoor - be very afraid! The Hairy Hands find all disbelievers and a terrible fate awaits you - that is when the pixies have had a go - they are probably even worse come to think of it. It's a dangerous part of the world for unbelievers. Fingers and tongue. old flush devil whip ignore snakeman
Oooo-eeeek!  Shivers running down my spine! ... loved that, Jan.  I don't think I could ever have visited Dartmoor knowing my susceptibility to atmosphere in buildings and places.  

I was 13 when I first visited Glencoe, where, if you can recall your history, on a snowy night in February 1692, members of the Clan Campbell massacred their enemies the Clan MacDonald after ingratiating their way into enjoying the latter's hospitality for two days.  Nearly all male members of the MacDonalds were murdered, including their Clan chieftain, and their women raped.  Some men, women and childen managed to escape into the mountains where most of them froze to death.  Only a handful survived to tell the tale.

I was on a bus trip from Oban with an aunt and we stopped there for lunch.  Admittedly I knew the story of the massacre but was totally unprepared for what happened.  It was a beautiful, hot sunny August day but the moment I got off that bus I felt really cold and filled with dread.  These feelings eased off for a little while when I was in the restaurant but came back again when I went outside and only stopped when I got back on the bus and we left the area.  Meanwhile my aunt had been concerned because I looked so pale.  I've been through Glencoe several times since in a car but it gives me the creeps and no way would I ever stop there.  How anyone can camp there for the night ...
  
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #80 on: May 13, 2010, 02:47 AM »
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There's also The Grey Man of Glencoe who appears to climbers who are caught in the swirling mist which can descend suddenly.  He seems to be leading them to safety but is actually leading them to their deaths over a precipice.  The story has been frequently told either by those who chose not to follow him or who survived the experience by pulling themselves back from the edge.

Then there's the particularly evil entity called The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui in the Cairngorms.  The first person who reported his experience of this was a university professor and eminent mountaineer ... would you argue with that account, James?  Probably yes

http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/stories/benmacdhui.html

Anyway the BGM has his counterpart in Wales, where he's called The Grey King or Monarch of the Mist and who's said to haunt Snowdon.

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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #81 on: May 13, 2010, 02:57 AM »
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Oooo-eeee!  Shivers running down my spine! ... loved that, Jan.  I don't think I could ever have visited Dartmoor knowing my susceptibility to atmosphere in buildings and places. 

I was 13 when I first visited Glencoe, where, if you can recall your history, on a snowy night in February 1692, members of the Clan Campbell massacred their enemies the Clan McDonald after ingratiating their way into enjoying the latter's hospitality for two days.  Nearly all male members of the McDonalds were murdered, including their Clan chieftain, and their women raped.  Some men, women and childen, managed to escape into the mountains where most of them froze to death.  Only a handful survived to tell the tale.

I was on a bus trip from Oban with an aunt and we stopped there for lunch.  Admittedly I knew the story of the massacre but was totally unprepared for what happened.  It was a beautiful, hot sunny August day but the moment I got off that bus I felt really cold and filled with dread.  These feelings eased off for a little while when I was in the restaurant but came back again when I went outside and only stopped when I got back on the bus and we left the area.  Meanwhile my aunt had been concerned because I looked so pale.  I've been through Glencoe several times since in a car but it gives me the creeps and no way would I ever stop there.  How anyone can camp there for the night ...
   

It was actually the "MacDonalds", of which I am one.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #82 on: May 13, 2010, 03:13 AM »
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I'd forgotten about your surname James.  Thank you for the correction, which I've made.

Incidentally have you been having trouble with MW going very slow round about 2.30ish, because I have.  Maybe the server is spooked?
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #83 on: May 13, 2010, 03:14 AM »
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I'd forgotten about your surname James.  Thank you for the correction.

Incidentally have you been having trouble with MW going very slow round about 2.30ish, because I have.  Maybe the server is spooked?

Yep, it's been pretty stop start for me.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #84 on: May 13, 2010, 03:21 AM »
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OK - same with me.  Thought for while the server was going to act up like it did the other night.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #85 on: May 13, 2010, 03:26 AM »
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No problems for me? Shrug
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #86 on: May 13, 2010, 03:34 AM »
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That's good.  Whatever it was it didn't last too long with me but I did lose MW server a couple of times.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #87 on: May 13, 2010, 12:26 PM »
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^ And now I sounded like I had a go at you.  I didn't  Very Happy

I didn't take it that way hug
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #88 on: May 13, 2010, 12:38 PM »
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Letterboxing Think Never heard of the before. You learn something new every day!

I've always been spooked by mist/fog ever since watching Stephen King's The Fog nervous  There's something very eery about it.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #89 on: May 14, 2010, 01:12 AM »
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I've always been spooked by mist/fog ever since watching Stephen King's The Fog nervous  There's something very eery about it.
King's "Pet Sematary" was enough for me! w00t

Mist/fog is eerie because it's disorientating and claustrophobic.  It distorts sounds, sights and can create images in certain conditions.  Have to confess that even I'm a little scepitcal about stories of Grey Men (we're not so gullible after all, James).  Mountains can be strange, forlorn places at the best of times, so if you add a cold, thick, swirling mist to lost bearings, then the atmosphere is ripe for feelings of panic, and imagination does the rest, even with the most steady-minded of people.

If anyone's interested, here's a link to a collection of stories based on personal experience - http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/yourghoststories.html   
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