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Old 02-11-2013, 12:26 PM   #31
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No, not haunted.

I'm another one who doesn't believe in ghosts or the supernatural. In fact, if you invite me over and say your house is haunted, prepare for me to call out the "spirit". I've done it before in places that are supposedly haunted and not once has anything ever happened.
I doubt even a dog would come if you called it like that. . .what makes you think a spirit would respond?
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #32
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I forgot to mention another incident. Have you every heard that Jeff Foxworthy joke if you mow your lawn and find a car you might be a redneck? Well, I have never mowed my lawn and found a car but i did find a headstone one day. It was a granite headstone, not flat but it was raised about 4 inches or so I guess and the surface was parallel to the ground. The name on it was Buddy. I assumed it was for a dog or cat or something because there was no last name. Granted I did live across the street from a small cemetery so I guess it is possible somebody swiped a headstone from there and stuck it in my yard for a joke. Though that would be a pretty sick joke and people down south tend to be pretty respectful of the dead. Anyway, I had been living in the house for over a year when I found it and I looked for it several times after that day and never found it again. Strange.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:05 PM   #33
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Ask him to leave. Tell him it bothers you.

It not really something I talk about, but I had some incidents I believed to be a relative who died suddenly. I asked her stop when one thing really freaked me. It was actually a nice comforting thing, kind of like the deck of cards, but I was still scared. It never happened again like that. I kind of hope she still hangs around, just a little more subtle.
This reminds me of something that happened in my family. My nana died a few years ago, she lived in an apartment with my uncle. After she died he couldn't stand to walk past her bedroom and see all her things so he started keeping the door shut. Well, when she was alive my nana never closed her bedroom door, she liked it open because it would stick whenever it shut and would be really hard to open again. So he would close the door and go down the hall to the living room or leave the apartment or whatever he was doing and the next time he passed her room the door would always be wide open again. No one else lived there.

So one day the family came over to his house for dinner and me, my mom and my cousin went into my nana's bedroom and told her that if she was the one opening the door all the time it was really freaking my uncle out and asked her to stop and it never happened again.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #34
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My Mom insists that she has a ghost in her house. Actually her ghost sounds pretty similar to the OP's ghost.

She has a lamp beside her reading chair that will randomly turn itself off and on. And no, its not an electrical problem or short with the lamp...she has used multiple lamps by that chair (table, floor, touch, switch) and it always happens. She even had the outlet checked to make sure it was okay. There is no explanation for what goes on with that lamp.

Also, she had random items disappear from the house. These are every day items- a piece of clothing, a tool, a dish. Something that is used on a regular basis and it just vanishes. Then months later, it turns up in a very obvious spot (most of the times, the kitchen table).

Another odd thing that happened is when my parents were on vacation one year, my aunt was looking after the house and feeding my parents bird and cat. She said that she came into the house through the front door and she heard speaking in the basement. It freaked her out because the house was supposed to be empty. The neighbor was home so she asked him to come inside with her. They went downstairs and the tv was on. She called my parents to ask if they had left the tv on for some reason. They of course had not. The remote was sitting on top of a computer desk (which is too high for the cat to jump on due to her arthritis). They also checked the back door to make sure it was locked and it was. No evidence at all that anyone had been in the house. She turned off the tv, fed the animals and left. The next time she came back, the house was quiet and then as she was feeding the cat in the basement the tv suddenly turned intself on. Needless to say she hightailed it out of there. The tv hasn't done that since.

My Mom thinks that its my sister haunting the house (she died in 2008). But, we aren't quite sure why she went through so much trouble to scare the crap out of my aunt!

I do believe in ghosts and I do believe that I'm visited by them. However, most of mine are in my sleep. I have had very vivid and real dreams about my sister and grandfather. These dreams are so much different that any normal dreams that I have and I really do feel like I'm "communicating" with them. Most recently I dreamed of my sister. I told her how much I loved her and missed her. She looked so beautiful (like she did before her illness took its toll on her). In this "dream" she hugged me and I know that I physically felt it. I actually woke up startled at that point and thought that my husband was trying to wake me up. There was no one in the room, but I know that someone was touching me. When I dream of her or my grandfather, they never actually speak to me (although I do speak to them) but I know through their presence what they are wanting to communicate. I wake from those dreams with so much peace and comfort. I know a lot of people will say that they are just dreams but I know in my heart that its so much more. You will never convince me otherwise.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:51 PM   #35
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I have a lamp that you touch the base to turn on, and a slight power surge - one so slight the lights barely flicker, will turn it on.

I can't speak for the other stuff, but I bet you anything, the lamp is being turned on by surges.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #36
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I am petrified of ghosts. When I was younger I used to feel like someone was watching me and I thought it was a ghost. Turns out it was my neighbor who was a window peeper, but I am still more afraid of ghosts than window peepers. You can arrest a window peeper, but how do you get a ghost to stop? I also used to feel like something was following me down the hall.

On Saturday we just picked up a beautiful dresser set from my MIL's co-worker' sister's condo. The sister died of cancer in the hospital. But now I'm afraid she attached her spirit to one of the dressers. The dressers are in our garage until we can move them to our room. I felt no spirits when I was in the condo, it was actually a very pleasant place. I felt nothing when touching the dressers. But now I'm terrified to bring the dressers indoors for fear she is there. But it is probably fine, right?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:15 PM   #37
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I do believe in ghosts, but I wouldn't put much stock into the touch lamp turning on. I used to have one. Static electricity in the house would cause it to come on. It was pretty unnerving when it happened in the middle of the night. It tended to do it more in the winter months when the house was very dry and there was a lot of static. It also came on during thunderstorms on occasion.
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You sould read Mary Ann Winkowski's book "When Ghosts Speak". She was the inspiration for Jennifer Love Hewitt's character on the Ghost Whisperer.
....James Van Praagh is also a consultant for the show....
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #39
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IWell, I have never mowed my lawn and found a car but i did find a headstone one day. It was a granite headstone, not flat but it was raised about 4 inches or so I guess and the surface was parallel to the ground. The name on it was Buddy. I assumed it was for a dog or cat or something because there was no last name. Granted I did live across the street from a small cemetery so I guess it is possible somebody swiped a headstone from there and stuck it in my yard for a joke. Though that would be a pretty sick joke and people down south tend to be pretty respectful of the dead. Anyway, I had been living in the house for over a year when I found it and I looked for it several times after that day and never found it again. Strange.
A place I used to rent had a very old chicken-coop or storage shed type structure in the back, which was falling apart and mostly just junk. With the owner's permission, I pulled it down to use as firewood. In the course of clearing out the various junk that had accumulated in that area, I found a headstone marked "Baby 1919-". Not exactly a haunting (which I don't believe in), but certainly more than a bit creepy.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:20 PM   #40
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I very kindly prefer to think that people who don't believe in ghosts have never lived in a haunted house.

I lived in one for a couple of years. It was about 200 years old, so the house had every right to have picked up a spirit or two! I watched as the pull cord on our blinds started dancing as though someone was pulling on them. Pulling and letting go. Pulling and letting go. Over and over and over again. No vents or anything near it, and a vent wouldn't explain how the thing stretched tight then let go. . .

Once I watched in amazement as a dryer door swung out of the way of my head then swung back into place once I was out of the way (we had a stackable washer dryer in our downstairs bathroom).

Our dogs were allowed into the house once when it started raining and we weren't home.

It only got a little creepy when I started taking showers and when I washed my hair I would hear a hard knock in the shower stall. I thought it was the taps, but it was a little creepy so I started varying my routine. The rap always, no matter what I did, occurred when my eyes were closed and I was washing the shampoo out of my hair. Not before. Not after. No washing hair, no rap. I could shampoo then wash off or I could wash off then shampoo. It was always when I was rinsing the shampoo off.

The really creepy moment came when I got out of bed one frosty morning, pulled on my robe and went downstairs. I let the dogs out to do their morning necessities, then I went to do my morning necessities. As I sat down on the throne, my robe fell open and I looked to see two very dark handprints on my calves, positioned with the fingers pointing towards my torso. Fascinated, I put my hands against the handprints. They did not fit. The palms and the fingers were about my size but variant (I believe the palms were larger and the fingers smaller.) My DH's hands are much larger than mine, and we were the only living humans in the house.

A few other smaller things happened, but those are the big ones that convinced me that something was happening in the house. What, I do not know. I call it a haunting because that is the easiest way to describe it. All I know is what happened.
ITA ...the thing is skeptics have not had anything happen. I too was a skeptic but sooo many things happened in my house not to mention the footsteps in the attic and my son now 21 not forgetting the " lady " with the gray hair who used to come to him in the night when he was 2. For those who don't believe, they just need to experience it. For those who have had experiences (I have had MANY ) you know it is true. YOu cannot convince people because they all come from the "show me state" which IMHO is a good thing. What is frustrating is when things happen and you try to explain it people think you are a nut. I wish I could remember the thread we had going a few years ago which had tons of my experiences as well as others on the boards. I also think some people are more open to these experiences. I have had many psychic experiences which THANKFULLY I shared with others BEFORE they happened.
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I am petrified of ghosts. When I was younger I used to feel like someone was watching me and I thought it was a ghost. Turns out it was my neighbor who was a window peeper, but I am still more afraid of ghosts than window peepers. You can arrest a window peeper, but how do you get a ghost to stop? I also used to feel like something was following me down the hall.

On Saturday we just picked up a beautiful dresser set from my MIL's co-worker' sister's condo. The sister died of cancer in the hospital. But now I'm afraid she attached her spirit to one of the dressers. The dressers are in our garage until we can move them to our room. I felt no spirits when I was in the condo, it was actually a very pleasant place. I felt nothing when touching the dressers. But now I'm terrified to bring the dressers indoors for fear she is there. But it is probably fine, right?
Was she a nice person? Then why would you be afraid of her? How would you feel if you were a spirit and she was afraid of you. Do not be afraid of a loving family memeber...if they are around hopefully it is because they are watching over you ....not earth bound.
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I believe in ghosts, and I also believe in God. I don't understand why God would allow any soul to be trapped here.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:27 PM   #43
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Anyone that doesn't believe in paranormal activity has just never witnessed it. I think its really funny to hear people say they don't believe Wellllllllll you are certainly welcome to come to my house and see what you think after about 24 or 48 hours.

I am fortunate enough to have had many witnesses, all of which were like whoa yeah that's real.

As for your situation, I would ask, any noises? Knocking? Any just weird unexplained sounds? I would say your case is at best inconclusive for the time being. I would think you would have more evidence, just a few odd things appearing here and there, although odd and possibly paranormal, isn't enough to make that conclusion.

I would advise to really start paying attention to various noises and any other thing out of the ordinary for a while. If they really start to add up then you may end up with more evidence down the road, but just the few things you mentioned I don't think that is enough to make any conclusions as of yet. And as long as nothing bad has happened there isn't anything to worry about at present IMO.
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A place I used to rent had a very old chicken-coop or storage shed type structure in the back, which was falling apart and mostly just junk. With the owner's permission, I pulled it down to use as firewood. In the course of clearing out the various junk that had accumulated in that area, I found a headstone marked "Baby 1919-". Not exactly a haunting (which I don't believe in), but certainly more than a bit creepy.
The creepiest thing about finding the headstone was I only saw it that one day despite repeated attempts to find it again. It was just so weird.
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Was she a nice person? Then why would you be afraid of her? How would you feel if you were a spirit and she was afraid of you. Do not be afraid of a loving family memeber...if they are around hopefully it is because they are watching over you ....not earth bound.
From what I can tell from what her sister told me she was nice. And I'm trying to convince myself if her spirit is on earth, then she is watching over her loved ones, not some stranger who was given her dressers by her sister.

I know it's ridiculous. I'm just that afraid of ghosts. I wish I was afraid of spiders or snakes or something you can touch and feel instead of something so abstract.
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