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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #90 on: May 14, 2010, 04:50 AM »
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My story happened to somebody else and is about premonition rather than ghostly goings-on:

I friend of mine, a very level-headed person, was living in N. Ireland during the early part of the Troubles.

One Sunday she, her husband and their young son went out on a trip by car round the countryside.  Come lunchtime they were all feeling peckish so, spotting a decent-looking pub, they decided to stop for something to eat.

They had just walked a few feet from the car when my friend, as she later put it, felt as though she'd come up against a brick wall.  She was unable to move forward and had a strong feeling of uneasiness.  Her husband argued with her and told her not to be so silly, but she remained adamant that they should leave immediately.  He was exasperated, but finally gave in to her wishes.

They had travelled only about 200 yards along the road when they heard a loud explosion.  The pub had been blown up by the IRA, killing everyone in it.

What I'd like to know, though, is why some people get these premonitions of disaster while others don't.  It's all very strange.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #91 on: May 14, 2010, 06:06 AM »
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We all have guardian angels.  I've been stopped by an unseen hand on two occasions when trying to cross roads and which prevented me from being killed or seriously injured, yet on another occasion I was lucky to escape with my life when using a pedestrian crossing showing the green man, as a car in the wrong lane jumped the lights, cut in front of stationary traffic and came round a corner at speed.  Another couple of feet and I wouldn't be typing this now, but I suppose these angels have to get some rest sometimes!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #92 on: May 14, 2010, 10:07 AM »
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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   
  Have you girls watched the Dead Zone series. Based on a Stephen King Novel, about a guy who has a bad accident which lands him in a coma for several years and when he awakes he can see forward flashes into the future. His fiancee was pregnant before the accident and has married another guy but they seem to get along. He spends his life using the flash forwards to prevent the disasters they portray. It has been showing on Sky on one of the movie channels (I don't pay for the movies so anyone with Sky can also get this series)
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #93 on: May 14, 2010, 10:12 AM »
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What I'd like to know, though, is why some people get these premonitions of disaster while others don't.  It's all very strange.
A very revealing story Flyfifer and I doubt if I would get such a premonition as I seem to be one of those people who are totally insensible to any kind of extra sensual feeling unfortunately but I am convinced they happen. Are you a newcomer to MW? If so, welcome!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #94 on: May 14, 2010, 10:15 AM »
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  Have you girls watched the Dead Zone series. Based on a Stephen King Novel, about a guy who has a bad accident which lands him in a coma for several years and when he awakes he can see forward flashes into the future. His fiancee was pregnant before the accident and has married another guy but they seem to get along. He spends his life using the flash forwards to prevent the disasters they portray. It has been showing on Sky on one of the movie channels (I don't pay for the movies so anyone with Sky can also get this series)

Oooof Jan - don't watch spooky Stephen King stuff .... I'm much too skittish!!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #95 on: May 14, 2010, 11:32 AM »
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Some more terrific accounts.

I normally don't watch Stephen King stuff, though I have watched Salems Lot and read the book, both of which scared me sh*tless!

I must look out the article about UFO's in Conisbrough in the 60's-I have a friend that saw them. She was about 16 at the time.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #96 on: May 14, 2010, 11:36 AM »
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Speaking of Stephen King, has anyone watched Dreamcatcher?  That is one messed up film!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #97 on: May 14, 2010, 11:38 AM »
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I was once sitting in my living room, and I heard a really strange, mystic noise. Rattling, that seemed to fluctuate in volume. I was in the house alone, and I was absolutely terrified.

Turns out it was just the wind hitting the Venetian blinds.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #98 on: May 14, 2010, 11:45 AM »
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I sometimes get scared about that but its rare but usually when I'm on my own and worried its a burgular or rapist or something ....
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #99 on: May 14, 2010, 11:47 AM »
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Speaking of Stephen King, has anyone watched Dreamcatcher?  That is one messed up film!

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I remember when I was about 7 and I woke up in the night and seeing what I thought was a large snake on the bedroom floor. I hid under the covers so it wouldn't get me and woke again in the morning to find a black belt on the bedroom floor Very Happy

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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #100 on: May 14, 2010, 11:58 AM »
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Sorry but my editing on a phone is not working grr
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #101 on: May 14, 2010, 02:34 PM »
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Speaking of Stephen King, has anyone watched Dreamcatcher?  That is one messed up film!

Try reading (not seen the film) Pet Sematary - very disturbing! nervous
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #102 on: May 14, 2010, 02:36 PM »
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Oh god, I don't think I'm brave enough to read any of his books.  I'm sure I'd be haunted for life.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #103 on: May 14, 2010, 07:13 PM »
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Oooof Jan - don't watch spooky Stephen King stuff .... I'm much too skittish!!
Stephen King can be frightening certainly, but he is an intriguing writer and films of his books can be clever rather than frightening and Dead Zone is one of them. Loved the film about the car too (think it was called Christine). Like Aileen I loved Dennis Wheatley many years ago and I'm sure his stories would intrigue me still if there were any newones to read. The real horror such as Rosemary's Baby and vampire stuff I find a bit unnerving.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #104 on: May 14, 2010, 07:15 PM »
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Speaking of Stephen King, has anyone watched Dreamcatcher?  That is one messed up film!
Don't think I've seen that one - what's it all about - I'll look out for it.
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