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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #195 on: January 15, 2011, 06:29 PM »
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Some great yarns out there though !!  But eating humans ......... argh !!

Are you going to get to see much tennis?  I'm guessing your have Eurosport?  Do you have TIVO or something similar?
Watch it on Eurosport when I can and on Channelsurfing when not. Work does get in the way at times!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #196 on: January 15, 2011, 06:31 PM »
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Watch it on Eurosport when I can and on Channelsurfing when not. Work does get in the way at times!

Yes ... I was just thinking about that dirty four letter word ....  Frown the one starting with "W", that is ...
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #197 on: January 15, 2011, 09:11 PM »
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I like this one!!!...I've got histories of both UFO and ghosts...one of each...many years apart from each other! Don't think I'm a nutter please. I don't think the sightings of these two weird things are related subjects. I don't believe in "Spiritualists" who claim to speak for the "otherside." I think it is just a random experience. Right place--right time. I would like to be able to see these things all the time, it would give me a better chance to analyze the event. I am a scientist by nature, training and experience, so seeing things which are not supposed to exist kind of sets me off a "wondering" path!! Just as claiming some supernatural being snapped his fingers and created the earth 5000 years ago! Nice story, but what is it based on? And should I be killed for not believing it?
Yes, Buhweet. I liked that one too. I would have been really pleased to have had a nice gentle introduction to the world of spirits. I was not so lucky,but, though I was scared s**tless, I still don't regret the experience. It taught me a few things and I came to no harm in the end! I would be the last one to call you a 'nutter' and I don't hold with killing anyone just because their beliefs happen to differ from mine. God knows, their are enough people in this world doing just that.........I've had experience of UFOs too, but not as close up as yours. That's for another day though.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #198 on: January 15, 2011, 10:08 PM »
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Ok. Where was I? Oh yes. The racket stopped. It didn't fade...just ceased totally. We stood for a minute just catching our breaths and straining our ears. Blessed silence. When we felt safe to do so, we all flopped down on the settees and just looked at each other! What the hell!!! I went through the photos on my camera,but, nothing showed. Just to remind you, this was mid morning, around 10.30ish on a glorious sunny day. If I hadn't have been there, I would never have believed it. I can't say I hadn't been warned though. Time for me to get outta here! My sister would drive me to my mothers house[so I could spend some time with my brother] and my nephew was coming along to. My sister confided in me, he hated staying in the house alone! This was no 'wimpy' wee boy here! This was a healthy, strong confident young man! Anyway, just as we were going out the door, the phone rang. My nephew answered it. We realised from the tone of his voice, it was obviously a girl, so I got my bag and told him we'd wait in the car. After a minute or two, he appeared at the front door and told us not to wait. When his mother asked him, he assured her he'd be ok, so we drove off. I knew why she was anxious, as she'd told me the night before that her son was 'very' sensitive and had had some really scary experiences. I'll tell you some of those when I've finished my story. Actually, the middle one of her daughters was the same, although every member of the family had suffered. Still, they somehow accepted it and got on with their lives! Most of the time, it was just little things. I believe it really started, when they started work on the house. It was only 2 beds to start with, so they converted the attic and built the extension. Anyway. I was duly delivered to my mothers and my sister went home. We visited Mum, had dinner,a takeaway,[the best doner kebabs I've ever tasted], then, once more, we stayed up chatting till the wee sma' hours. Sorry, I've been invaded! have ti go!!!! to be cont...
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #199 on: January 16, 2011, 02:13 AM »
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It was in my Bohemian period. Like all good Viet Vets I had decided to withdraw as much from society, quit my first job as a design engineer and moved into the country north of Baton Rouge...ST. Francisville, to grow "herb" and plant an organic veggie garden!!
This is strange because I just saw, last night on the History Channel, a story about the near exact thing I saw!!! I told Geraldine, "Hey that's exactly what I saw!" The 1997 UFO fly over in Phoenix, Arizonia.
Anyway my 1st wife and I were toking on an organic spliff walking down this old counrty back road to our neighbor's house about dusk, when we saw these lights on the horizon coming toward us in a triangular pattern. Like it was three to five planes in formation. Not an unusual thing because the Air Force or Army used to practice flyovers with the "Tank Killers" in our area regularly and you know when they are coming as loud as they are! However, on this night as the lights approached they made absolutely no sound! We stopped walking and stood there watching this hugh trianular thing move over from west to east and just north of our house for a good ten minutes. Moving very slowing. The sun had just gone down so by the time it reached us we could not really see the craft, but it blocked obscured the stars behind it and the formation of lights never changed their orientation on the craft as it manouvered just over the tree tops at maybe 200 feet. When it got nearer we could see some smaller lights spaced between the larger brighter lights which were on the leading angular points. As it moved, the lights on the further side would be hidden by the craft. But as it moved away into the distance they reappeared. As one looks up at the sky you can see a full 180° of arc, when this thing was directly even with us it took up a full 120 to 140° of the sky. It was really hugh and made no sound!!! We watched it go over the hill top and tree line out of sight. That's my only encounter. Yes, I was stoned, but not any more than normal for the period!!!! I know what we saw. The whole period of time for it to pass us must have been 15 to 20 minutes. I have never seen any planes, jets or helicopters take that long to pass overhead from horizon to horizon without a sound. I flew in helicopters for three years and I could tell you, from the sound of the blades, how far away they were, how long it would take them to reach where I was standing and what kind of helicopter it was. This was not a helicopter or plane.
The Phoenix Lights - The formation doesn't look triangular but maybe that could be optical distortion.  Was that what you saw Buhweet?  It's pretty well documented on the internet and lights were again seen in 2005 and 2008.

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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #200 on: January 16, 2011, 11:08 AM »
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The Phoenix Lights - The formation doesn't look triangular but maybe that could be optical distortion.  Was that what you saw Buhweet?  It's pretty well documented on the internet and lights were again seen in 2005 and 2008.


That's it!!! If you look closely it does do a triangular thing but the position of the viewer and the direction of the craft as it turns make the lights come and go. If you listen to the other witnesses, they all say it was a giant triangle, without any noise. Really weird.....see, I'm not a bananna short of a bunch!!!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #201 on: January 16, 2011, 11:42 AM »
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Just caught up on this thread - what super stories you have to tell! Looking forward to your further experiences Carol - I have never picked up anything psychic - I just don't seem to be receptive to things like that. Only once in a deep gully on DArtmoor - a place of legends too - did I feel as if I had to get out of there and I've never forgotten it.
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #202 on: January 16, 2011, 11:59 AM »
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Now for my ghost story:
I was just back from Vietnam and I moved into a large beach house with some guys I knew overseas who were stationed back at New River Air Station in Jacksonville, NC. We lived on the beach at Surf City in a four bedroom house on stilts. Between my bedroom and the living room was a bathroom. My bed backed up the wall adjacent to the wall where the shower would be. So when I was in my room it was quite easy to hear the shower running in the bath. With so many guys coming and going from the beach with their girl friends, I really didn't pay too much attention to people in the shower. However one day only myself and "Bo" were off of work and at home. I was reading a book and heard the shower go on. Well, it continued to run and you could hear the sounds of someone moving around taking a shower. On and on it went, until I'm thinking, "Hey, we gotta pay for all that hot water." So I bang on the wall and ask Bo how long he's going to be in there? with no answer. So I bang on the wall even louder and yell, Hey, how about saving me some hot water? Then I hear a knock on my door and it is Bo, asking me what the hell am I talking about, he thought I was in the shower!!
So we both had this lost look and I'm thinking, somebody came in to the house to take a shower? So Bo grabs his knife and starts down the hall. The whole time the shower is still going. He knocks on the door and the shower stops.
So we expect whoever is in there to answer the door, but all is quiet. Bo knocks again, no answer so he bursts into the bathroom. Nothing there!!! Shower was completely dry, not a drop of moisture in the room!!! Needless to say, we just stood there looking at each other.
Later on, not sure how long after that. The middle of the night, I was sleeping and Bo bursts into my room with this horrified look on his face, asking me if I saw it? "Saw what?" I say. "I don't know, it was in my room and took off down the hall, into the living room." Now I am a very light sleeper and after Vietnam I could hear a rat walking about, and did hear the sounds of footsteps quickly moving down the hallway, but again with so many people who pays attention?  The noise woke up the other two guys and in America, with four Marines in a house, there are always guns around, so Rick is holding his pistol and charges down into the living room. Nothing there!!!! We walk around outside the house, Nada!!! Then we all start to pay more attention. When we leave the house in the morning, all lights are off. When we come back various lights are on, noticably the front porch light was always on. Before, we all were accusing each other and bitching about the cost of electricity. So we made an agreement, last one out to make sure all light were off. But the same thing continued. We would get home from the base...lights were on, noticably, always the light at the top of the stairs.
Shower continued to sound but only if the door was closed, lights would go on in the living room when everyone was sleeping and the porch light and front stairway were constantly coming on by themselves, but never when anyone was looking or paying attention. It was like a joke someone was pulling on us!!! But NOT!
As we told this story to one of the locals, she asked us if we knew the history of the house. NO....!! Well, it turned out that five or six years before we moved in, a young man had commited suicide by putting a gun to his head in my bedroom...End of story, when we found this out I jokingly said in the living room to the "ghost" "Hey, you don't pay the bills, don't leave the lights on!" I don't know if, finding out about his death or my statment was the reason, but the lights were not left on again!!!! Although we continued to hear the shower now and again. Guess he figured he wasn't using any water.... so it was OK!!!  
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #203 on: January 16, 2011, 12:20 PM »
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Oooooheeeeeeeeeeeeh ...  love the way you write.  Maybe you should become a novelist in your spare time (what spare time, he says). 

Did anyone ever check the sand for additional footprints etc  ... I love these beach houses.  How long did you continue to live there and did the occurrences not bother you any more?  And ... how did you feel about your bedroom after finding out what happened?  Were you not tempted to sling a hammock on the porch?

I only have a couple of minor things - not ghost stories, more ESP stuff.  I'm definitely very sensitive to the atmosphere in houses - even empty houses, and will back out in a hurry if it is too severe.  But, I've led such a dull life, compared to you Buhweet !! Smile
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #204 on: January 16, 2011, 12:43 PM »
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Oooooheeeeeeeeeeeeh ...  love the way you write.  Maybe you should become a novelist in your spare time (what spare time, he says). 

Did anyone ever check the sand for additional footprints etc  ... I love these beach houses.  How long did you continue to live there and did the occurrences not bother you any more?  And ... how did you feel about your bedroom after finding out what happened?  Were you not tempted to sling a hammock on the porch?

I only have a couple of minor things - not ghost stories, more ESP stuff.  I'm definitely very sensitive to the atmosphere in houses - even empty houses, and will back out in a hurry if it is too severe.  But, I've led such a dull life, compared to you Buhweet !! Smile
Yes, looked for fresh footprints, but kinda hard to see prints at night on dry beach sand!! Besides, the door was locked from the inside. One thing we asked the landlord was if anyone had keys to the house that could be coming in and looking around. She told us she always changed the locks for new tenents. There was a hammock out there. (It WAS in the South!!!)
After we found out, it was like the pressure was off and he, the ghost, had come to an agreement with us, although scary when you don't know what's happening, once you know, it is no big deal. I continued to live there until my discharge, mid-June 1973. About 8 months total.
But the strangest thing was the way Bo described the thing. He said, he woke up and saw this smokey image looking down at him, kinda of like you see someone at night through the smoke of a cigarette, at the foot of his bed. When he rose and sat up, it moved back off his bed, then when he reached out and tried to touch it, it sped off out the door and down the hall. Although you couldn't smell smoke!!
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #205 on: January 16, 2011, 01:01 PM »
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Yes, looked for fresh footprints, but kinda hard to see prints at night on dry beach sand!! Besides, the door was locked from the inside. One thing we asked the landlord was if anyone had keys to the house that could be coming in and looking around. She told us she always changed the locks for new tenents. There was a hammock out there. (It WAS in the South!!!)
After we found out, it was like the pressure was off and he, the ghost, had come to an agreement with us, although scary when you don't know what's happening, once you know, it is no big deal. I continued to live there until my discharge, mid-June 1973. About 8 months total.
But the strangest thing was the way Bo described the thing. He said, he woke up and saw this smokey image looking down at him, kinda of like you see someone at night through the smoke of a cigarette, at the foot of his bed. When he rose and sat up, it moved back off his bed, then when he reached out and tried to touch it, it sped off out the door and down the hall. Although you couldn't smell smoke!!

I don't think I'd have felt comfortable staying in the house after all of that!  But, most probably, after the horrors of Vietnam, a friendly ghost was nothing  Smile
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #206 on: January 16, 2011, 05:58 PM »
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Love all this stuff.  Keep them coming!  Smile
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #207 on: January 17, 2011, 06:14 AM »
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Daisy mentioning footprints prompted another spooky tale, but not nearly as scary as Buhweet's.

It was Christmas Eve 1962.  I had just come home from London, where I was working, the day before and I and my parents were sitting in the livingroom watching TV.  It was extremely cold outside, so the central heating was on full blast.  After a while we realised that the room had got noticeably colder. Wondering what the cause might be, my father went to check the boiler and found it had been switched off, and my mother accused ME of doing this!  As if!

Christmas Day evening we went to a local hotel for dinner.  When we came out about 2 hours later it had started snowing, small flakes but it was lying.  We got back to the house and when we opened the front door it was like walking into a refrigerator, yet the heating had once again been on full when we left.

That wasn't all.  We had an artificial tree about 1 ft tall which had a few very small coloured balls on it and which was always placed in the middle of a table, about 15" x 18" in size, situated inside the entrance hall.  This was now lying against the skirting board opposite, which was 3 ft from the table, and a few of the little balls were broken, as if the tree had been thrown there.  Given the measurements I've stated, how could such a tiny tree have fallen off the table and rolled with such force towards the wall that its decorations were smashed?  "Probably been the draft as we came in" said my Dad.  Oh, right - except it wasn't windy outside.  And the coldness?  Once again the boiler had been switched off.  Creepy!  There was no logical reason for this either, but at least I didn't get the blame again!

By morning there was 2 inches of snow, and my Dad, who'd been looking out of the livingroom window at the large lawn at the back of the house, said "Come and see this!"  "This" turned out to be what appeared to be one set of footprints going from one corner of the lawn to the centre of it ... and there they stopped.  I went to have a look and the prints seemed to have been made by a woman wearing heeled boots walking towards the centre of the lawn, and then apparently vanishing into thin air.

Oh boy, was I glad that I was returning to London later that day, although that was the end of our unwanted Christmas visitor. 
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #208 on: January 17, 2011, 07:30 AM »
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Wow! Aileen, That was a good one! Do you know if anything else ever happened in that house?
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Re: Spooks, spectres and the supernatural « Reply #209 on: January 17, 2011, 07:36 AM »
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Daisy mentioning footprints prompted another spooky tale, but not nearly as scary as Buhweet's.

It was Christmas Eve 1962.  I had just come home from London, where I was working, the day before and I and my parents were sitting in the livingroom watching TV.  It was extremely cold outside, so the central heating was on full blast.  After a while we realised that the room had got noticeably colder. Wondering what the cause might be, my father went to check the boiler and found it had been switched off, and my mother accused ME of doing this!  As if!

Christmas Day evening we went to a local hotel for dinner.  When we came out about 2 hours later it had started snowing, small flakes but it was lying.  We got back to the house and when we opened the front door it was like walking into a refrigerator, yet the heating had once again been on full when we left.

That wasn't all.  We had an artificial tree about 1 ft tall which had a few very small coloured balls on it and which was always placed in the middle of a table, about 15" x 18" in size, situated inside the entrance hall.  This was now lying against the skirting board opposite, which was 3 ft from the table, and a few of the little balls were broken, as if the tree had been thrown there.  Given the measurements I've stated, how could such a tiny tree have fallen off the table and rolled with such force towards the wall that its decorations were smashed?  "Probably been the draft as we came in" said my Dad.  Oh, right - except it wasn't windy outside.  And the coldness?  Once again the boiler had been switched off.  Creepy!  There was no logical reason for this either, but at least I didn't get the blame again!

By morning there was 2 inches of snow, and my Dad, who'd been looking out of the livingroom window at the large lawn at the back of the house, said "Come and see this!"  "This" turned out to be what appeared to be one set of footprints going from one corner of the lawn to the centre of it ... and there they stopped.  I went to have a look and the prints seemed to have been made by a woman wearing heeled boots walking towards the centre of the lawn, and then apparently vanishing into thin air.

Oh boy, was I glad that I was returning to London later that day, although that was the end of our unwanted Christmas visitor. 

Just as creepy as mine...could have been an intruder lurking in the basement....Polterguist!!!!
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