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Friday, July 15, 2005

Second Question

Have you ever seen a ghost or had something out of the ordinary happen to you?

45 Comments:

  • At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not really... And I'm glad!

     
  • At 12:20 PM, Blogger LeaLea said…

    nothing major..but i did once wake up in the middle of the night and thought a ghost dog was on my bed, as a child--the dog that a friend of mine owned, who had died.
    Now my son when he was little used to tell us he saw a white dog in the hallway at night if he didn't turn the light on lol. I don't know if it's real or just being a scared little kid in the dark.

     
  • At 12:22 PM, Blogger Sierra said…

    Not me... ghosts seem to avoid me for some reason..

    but we used to live in Scotland in an old 150 year house. My 2 yr old at the time kept talking to himself at night. and when we wife came in the room to tell him to go to sleep he'd always point to behind the door and say "man"...

    not too bad except that whenever I was away on business the talking turned to screaming in terror and refusing to stay in the room. Freaked my wife out horribly.

     
  • At 12:45 PM, Blogger sttropezbutler said…

    My entire life sometimes seems out of the ordinary, but I suspect that's just me ego talking! LOL!

    Love this new idea!

    STB

     
  • At 1:43 PM, Blogger Bent Fabric said…

    I have seen many ghosts, but I was hallucinating. No joke. Thank Goddess they have medication for that. :)

     
  • At 2:39 PM, Blogger that girl said…

    No ghosts- but sometimes I can see auras.

     
  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger Coble said…

    I've never seen anything, and I'm pretty happy about that. I've always heard bits of conversations (much like hearing a tv in another room that one can't understand) in between stages of sleep, or often when distracted by white noise such as a ceiling fan. Maybe that's the voices in my head talking, though!

    I did used to work at the Walgreen's on Lincolnway and Bendix, and I can honestly say that building was haunted. I never saw anyone, but never, ever felt 'alone.' My staff and I had items fall off the shelf every few feet as we'd walk down an aisle alone after close, the same would happen in the stockroom. Many of my staff refused to work in the stockroom alone because activity back there was so heavy. One morning, I had a box of damaged/expired merchandise next to me as I was preparing the truck log in the stockroom, and inside, one of the watches that spoke the time did so, over, and over and over, and then all at once, ALL of the toys, watches, alarm clocks, etc that made noise in that box started going off. I got out of there quick. :)

     
  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    me and a friend were sitting outside her apartment door on the stairs(inside the hallway). we were just talking about stuff and suddenly appeared this white object floating towards us. I freaked and ran inside and she was right behind me. Only happened that once but it is brought up quiet often.

     
  • At 4:17 PM, Blogger Lex Luthor said…

    I can't say that I, personally, have encountered anything. I embrace my scientific training and have yet to encounter to sway me into believing in the paranormal. My fiancee, on the other hand, says she's somewhat clairvoiant but I'm still skeptical.

     
  • At 4:18 PM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    I linked you to my blog so that I can share your blog with all my friends.

     
  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger Sublime said…

    Time for me to answer! Starting tomorrow, I'll try to answer each question everyday right after I post it. No fair for me to ask people to answer if I don't do it myself :)

    So, here it goes... Off and on throughout my life I had different strange things happen to me. But, nothing major really stands out. I wanted to post about something that happened to my Mother.

    My Mom is a nurse and very analytical. I remember that when I was growing up, she use to always say, "I've see lots of people die, and nothing magical happens. One minute they are there, the next minute, they're gone."

    I mention that she USE to say that, because about 8 years ago she moved to a townhouse rental in Delaware for her job. On her first night in the new place, she happened to be sleeping on the couch with her dog next to her. So, it's the middle of the night and she is awoken by what feels like hands pushing her head up off the couch (from underneath!). But, that's not it! She sits up to see the ghost of a old-fashioned looking woman wearing a winter coat and a muff (you know, one of those things women use to put their hands in to keep warm - no jokes, please :) Anyway, the woman also had a dog by her side on a leash. My Mom's dog was sleeping next to her and started FREAKING out growling, etc. Then the woman disappeared. My Mom never experienced it again until the night before she moved out. Same exact thing, middle of the night, same woman, same dog. Very weird...

     
  • At 8:51 PM, Blogger Femme said…

    Never seen a ghost with my eyes, but there are many other ways to see something. I'm Lex's fiance, and he is extremely skeptical, But that is what keeps this world on an equalibrium! the belief in things by some and the skepticism held by others. Wouldn't it be horrid if we all experienced everything? what would we talk about? Ciao

     
  • At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ghosts, no. Two likely attempted demon possessions? Yep. Folks don't know what goes on around them.
    "Think you that a blind man cannot see? What senses do we all lack that we do not see another world all around us?"
    And by the way, both attempts failed.

    - R.

     
  • At 9:38 PM, Anonymous NoUmind said…

    i see ghost. pasty white boy in my neighborhood....

     
  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger Grafs said…

    No ghosts here. But I know they're out there somewhere.

     
  • At 9:57 PM, Blogger David Fuchs (Greg Goble) said…

    I can honestly say that I have never seen a ghost or anything supernatural. This may be contributed from being an Atheist and not having any predisposition toward believing and so my mind doesn't get tricked into thinking these sorts of things happen. I prefer to make things up and put them into stories rather than believing mumbo jumbo.

     
  • At 10:05 PM, Blogger United We Lay said…

    Our house in VA was very haunted. It was not far from a civil war battlefield. I walked into the house one day and a glass slid off of a counter and crashed onto the floor. There were two rooms in that house the dog wouldn't go near, and my husband and I stayed out of them as well.

     
  • At 10:10 PM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    Nope. Never saw one, never want to. Have had a couple of weird dreams with specifics that ended up coming true though. Think that's a whole other topic though. :)

     
  • At 10:54 PM, Blogger KarmaAngel said…

    I was definitely visited at work (hospital) on second shift on a very quiet night when i was alone in the department ... I caught a glimpse out of the corner of my eye...nothing malevolent, just a quick shadow with a very real presence. Others who worked in the dept shared similar experiences.

     
  • At 11:08 PM, Blogger HappyKap said…

    I see things every once in a while. Mostly in dreams. But I have deja vu all the time and sometimes I know how things are gonna play out. Must stem from being a twin.

     
  • At 11:14 PM, Blogger ms. creek said…

    of course, i have seen a man with a black top hat in the house that i live in right now. i can sense houses that are haunted and what bad things have happened (in general...murder, rape, incest, etc) and i can sense when there are good spirits that inhabit a house. no, i'm not a spiritual freak or palm reader or anything like that. i'm a music teacher in montana, brought up in a very strict home, and am too intuitive, i suppose, for my own good.

     
  • At 1:58 AM, Blogger Kat said…

    I have never seen a ghost perse. When I was younger I used to hear voices in multiples, but not a word they said. It was like the sound of static but instead of the white noise it was like voices at a party, without being able to make one out. I worked hard to tune them out and I succeeded. Now that I have a more open-minded belief, I wonder if I lost something that was meant to be a gift? Well things happen for a reason, perhaps it was a gift not meant for me...

    Anywhoo, I practice Reiki. I don't see or hear ghosts. But I feel energy, and I feel and see the results of a positive life force that is over us all, and is us all work in healing, which I guess is as profound as a ghost in its own simple way?

    Don't know if it answered the question at all...
    Kat

     
  • At 3:06 PM, Blogger Kelly said…

    Nooo....but years ago we lived in a 150 year old house where the previous owner, an elderly widow, had died. For many years, if we left the house before dark, when we came home, the back porch light would be on. Sometimes the bathroom or hall light also. I always figured she was like a solicitious grandmother...making sure we got in safely...

     
  • At 3:45 PM, Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said…

    No, nothing out of the ordinary. How boring, I suppose!

     
  • At 8:17 PM, Blogger I n g e r said…

    Actually, I have; our old house was as haunted as the day is long--I heard and saw strange things many, many times. One time sticks out: there was a terrible winter storm and we lost power. In the middle of the night I heard a baby crying and crying. I got up and woke my mother, and we both went into the room the cry was coming from. Of course it stopped when we opened the door.

    We learned later that a child had died in that room. We think the ghost several of us saw in the halls and in the attic was that of the child's mother.

     
  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger ms √©nigme said…

    the new msn 7 messenger has a laughing old lady wink which i used to scare my friends with. i've recently started having nightmares with her terrorising me.

     
  • At 3:16 PM, Blogger Joe said…

    Ghosts as our culture portrays them do not exist. There are supernatural beings, demons, and the like, but when people die, they do not become ghosts. (Eccl 9:5,6,10 among others)
    So I cannot say I have seen a ghost (of a person that died) but i have had a brush with a demon or two in my life. Not fun.

     
  • At 5:03 PM, Blogger Jersey Boy. said…

    I had a chandelier just turn on one night without the switch being moved. When I got up to look, it turned back off. When I got up in the morning it was on again. I replaced the fixture.

     
  • At 6:12 PM, Blogger Rue said…

    Seen, no, felt, yes. I swear my Grandfather comes to me when I am troubled. It's weird but I can smell the pipe tobacco and the scotch mints he liked.
    As to out of the ordinary, I know when the phone's going to ring and who it is. I know alot of things before they happen and I have precogitive dreams. Unfortunately they are never about the lottery or anything really useful though ;(

     
  • At 11:10 PM, Blogger Chelynne said…

    I was 5 and a ghost went between me and the tv and my dad was sitting in the chair behind me. He jumped up and said "what the hell was that"? I remember it too..it was white and hazy and it blocked the tv. To this day we feel there is a ghost that has followed us to every house.

     
  • At 12:25 AM, Blogger Crystal said…

    Sheesh, I have had so many experiences that I would surely be considered the house "kook" if I shared them all. Mostly spiritual experiences and not paranormal ghost encounters.

     
  • At 5:11 PM, Blogger Julie Julie Bo Boolie said…

    I had a premonition that a friend on mine was going to get on the bus... as the bus started to pull away from the stop someone flagged it down.. sure enough it was him. Weird.

    Julie

     
  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger sdk said…

    You don't even want to get me started on this subject. It would take a whole new blog to document some of the crap I've seen in my lifetime.

    sdk

     
  • At 9:54 AM, Blogger Toady Joe said…

    Nope, sorry.

     
  • At 4:50 PM, Blogger Yer Daddy said…

    There was a symosium on the paranormal.

    The speaker asked the audience, "Has anyone here ever seen a ghost?" and a good number of the folks raised hands

    Then he asked, "Has anyone ever actually communicated with a ghost?" and some of the folks raised hands, but not as many.

    He asked, "Has anyone ever had sex with a ghost?" and only one guy rose his hand.

    The speaker found this very exciting and approached the man as he proclaimed, "That is amazing, sir. You are the first I have ever encountered. You actually had sex with a ghost!"

    "Oh," the man said sheepishly, "I thought you said 'goat'."

     
  • At 4:53 PM, Blogger Los said…

    I have never seen a ghost, but I have smelled one before. My brother died in 1993, and on a few occasions since then, I have smelled his scent. Weird stuff.

     
  • At 8:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great question where should i begin? well how about the old lady in my bathtub, or the depressed man who i beleive used to be a writter. the knocking in my walls, the tapping of a still night, seeing my graet grandfather at the foot of my bed, or my other grandpa playing with my son in the middle of the night when he was only 6 months old.my doggrowling and barking as though somebody was really playing tug a war, the lights dimming to a low and comming back bright.the shadows i would see as a child at night in my room. no i am not on medication i just have always had a sense with ghosts spirits whatever you like to call them and i dont get scared i think it is really a rush and i wish i could expeirience it more often:)

     
  • At 3:18 PM, Blogger NateNinja said…

    Ive seen jesus washing his hands

     
  • At 3:23 AM, Blogger Sith Snoopy said…

    I haven't seen anything. But I have heard things.

    I can sometimes tell what song is going to come
    on the radio before it comes on.

    But one occasion was totally trippy. It was slightly
    dark in my room. I was looking at my desk hutch.
    It looked almost like a face. I was scaring myself,
    staring at it, wanting to be able to move and turn
    on the light.

    I heard a voice in my head, that didn't scare me or
    anything. It was weird, but it was like it was both
    not me, and was me. It said "if I play '9 to 5', will
    you calm down and quit being afraid?" I said yes.
    9 to 5 came on about 20 seconds later.

    I got the cold shivers, sat upright in bed, and
    turned on the light.

    My Mom has seen a ghost, when staying with
    relatives. She was afraid, but was certain that
    her sister, who she regarded as a saint, would not
    come to harm. So she got out of bed and crawled
    into bed with her sister.

    And my Mom also had "feelings". She didn't listen
    to one, and felt guilty as she wasn't there to save
    her sister from death. I'm not 100% sure her
    feelings were for real, though. She has OCD (as
    do I), and it may have just been an anxiety that
    happened to happen at the "right time".

    My husband sometimes has dreams that come true.

    I tend to believe the "ghosts aren't really people
    who died" thing, as I don't know that God really
    lets people hang around to haunt. Although I
    do remember reading something in the Old
    Testament where some king consulted a medium,
    and had the medium contact one of the prophets,
    who complained about his rest being disturbed.
    [If I am remembering correctly.]

    I tend to think that ghosts are really demons, and
    maybe sometimes angels that are there to help us,
    i.e., angels who didn't fall. [I.E., I believe demons
    are fallen angels.]

     
  • At 10:43 PM, Blogger Gatsu said…

    Odd things but I am not sure if they were ghosts or just me. I admit I have quite an active imagination.

     
  • At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Phreddd said…

    Every good thing I've had in life I consider "out of the ordinary" compared to the dreariness we're so often encouraged to settle for.

     
  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger S. C. Rosenberg said…

    Yeah, esp. as a kid, but my daily life was so full of real world terrors that I wasn't really put out.

    Oh yeah, I walked in the kitchen at my grandmother's one day right after I turned 9 and told everyone that Elvis had died. He died the next day. Does that suck or what? My one big psychic moment and it has to be about Elvis!

     
  • At 10:59 AM, Blogger crappyjazz said…

    5 of us driving in a car one night over a bridge ... suddenly traffic just stopped and we saw something huge float up from under the bridge ... there were bright lights on the bottom of it so it made it hard to make out what it was, it went over the bridge and hovered there for about 2 seconds .. then it seemed to tilt and take off so fast towards the west that the lights became a streak ... people got out of their cars but eventually traffic moved again ... it was in the papers the next day ... "townspeople witness ufo" ... never found out what it was, the news never picked it up again ... one of my friends still mentions it from time to time

     
  • At 4:11 AM, Anonymous Jeff said…

    Several times... Two stick out best. Once when I was a young kid, my cousin slept over and we (as we do today) would spend the night just gabbing away. One night on St. Patrick's Day, we SWEAR we saw a leprechaun on my bedroom wall. It giggled and sped away... Like a shadow. Even our dog was upset by it to the point that he tried to claw at the wall. The marks from him are still on my old bedroom wall today.

    Second was when my grand dad passed. A corner on my bed sank as if he sat there to say goodbye.

     
  • At 10:58 PM, Blogger Jiminypink said…

    Yes, I saw myself in the mirror older, wearing clothes from the victorian age for a short momemt. I was not drunk.

     

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