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Experiences with the Paranormal, Belive it or Not?
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DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Jan-14-2012 18:55

My first experience with the paranormal was age twelve. One night while my sister and I were sleeping, we were awaken by footsteps, pacing back and forth through dried leaves outside our window. Thinking we had a peeping tom, I slipped to my parent’s room and told them. My brother who was in the adjacent room, went to check it out, but returned saying nobody was there, nor was there a leaf in sight. He further stated laughing, it was just our imaginations running wild. With Dad’s assurance we went to bed; however, I was too frightened to sleep. As I lay there in the darkness my sister gave out a terrifying scream. I just knew we were fixing to be murdered. Everybody in the house bolted to our room in their underwear. Now picture this, we had company spending the night, and there they stood too. Nobody seemed to notice as Dad flipped on the light. My sister had this look of horror on her pale face. She lay there in a trance, as Dad shook her back to her senses. Finally she cried out hysterically that a huge man in a cloaked hooded garment had floated across the room and started choking her. Just before she couldn’t breathe, she managed to scream and he vanished. After Dad assured her it was just a nightmare, she calmed down and everybody returned to bed. The next morning, the people that were spending the night with us, said that they got up around 3:00A.M., and discovered the front door standing wide open. Now the eerie thing about this was everyone had checked and rechecked that door before and after each incident. Was the open door a sign of the departure of the paranormal? I don’t know, but I do know it wasn’t my last experience.


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Lady Jas
Lady Jas
The Chosen One

Jan-14-2012 19:50

I've had, as well as my family, too many paranormal activity encounters to count.

Ima Vagabond
Ima Vagabond
Safety Officer

Jan-15-2012 08:12

Creepy!

DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Jan-16-2012 20:43

Yes, Ima, it was creepy. Here is something that happened to my spouse and me, which was spooky. Has anyone ever snapped a photo and captured a ghostly image or an unknown object that should not be there or you cannot explain it away. Several years ago, my husband and I traveled to Oklahoma, to spend a few days with my parents. We decided to take a route not traveled much. Along the way, our Yorkshire Terrie became restless because he needed to use the bathroom. The road had heavy forest on both sides of the road, so we searched for an open area to stop. Finally, we came to sign that said “Rest Area, “and turned in. The little road went winding back in some trees, where we approached a small picnic table and stopped. It was a perfect place to let our little dog do his business and have a picnic. Once we finished eating and loading the car, I decided to take a few Polaroid pictures for memories. I put new film in the camera and took my first picture of my husband sitting on the picnic table holding our little dog, Woodrow. Once the photo came in to focus, I could not believe my eyes. There beside my spouse sat this beautiful woman all snuggled up close to his left side, with her head leaning towards his shoulder. I could tell her hair was long because it was done up, and she was wearing a gown that looked to be that of the Victorian era. Talk about goose bumps. We tried to explain it away, but could not. After all, the film was brand new, and nobody we knew looked like her. Could this have been an angel? Was it a ghostly image? Perhaps this woman had been murdered and dumped in those densely woods behind the picnic area. Was she trying to communicate with us? If it was a ghost, or angel, we did not wait around to find out. Through the years, I have often wished I had captured more of her; however, I am a firm believer that a person should not open doors that you wish you could close. It is best to leave the unknown alone.

DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Jan-17-2012 19:08

Ah, come on folks, don't tell me I'm the only one whose not afraid to admit I've had encounters....LOL! Now, if this is freaking some of ya'll out, I promise I'll quit posting stuff. Just thought it would be something good to read when you're bored. Love everybody and hope you still love me.

Thomas Veil
Thomas Veil
Nomad

Jan-18-2012 07:23

I try to avoid this subject every time I meet it...it's not that I don't believe in these events,it's because what people might think of you when u start this type of conversations.

There is a risk of being labeled as "crazy".If it counts by anything,I do believe in the paranormal...and there are a lot of reality shows to back this up.

Of course,for a person who didn't had any experience of so,it is almost impossible to understand.This is something you have to see to believe !!.

yoyofoshow
yoyofoshow
Old Shoe

Jan-18-2012 09:28

I've got no experiences with this sort of thing, so until something happens I'm a non-believer.

DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Jan-18-2012 21:06

Thanks guys for responding. At least you didn’t leave me hanging. Yes, I thought long and hard about not posting this thread Thomas, because of what people would think. I promise I’m not crazy, and I have nothing to prove. Perhaps the first occurrence about my sister and I was just our imaginations, and she had a nightmare. As far as the door being open, perhaps we were all so shook up that we thought we locked it, LOL! It’s possible that the woman in the photo was caused by double exposure; but, his was brand new film right out of the package. What stirred this up was I recently watched a television show about the discovery of Ghost and places that are haunted. Some of the stories were similar to my experiences, that it got me to thinking about it again; anyway, it makes good reading material. *Lots of Love to you all*

Oh, and yoyofoshow, I understand where you're coming from. Like many of the celebrities and people on television that have had experiences with ghost or the unknown, many of them were non-believers. I still have unanswered questions. *Farewell*





Thomas Veil
Thomas Veil
Nomad

Jan-19-2012 10:56

@yoyofoshow : There are a lot of haunted places in europe and U.S...perhaps the best proof would to be to visit one which is known nation wide (this is to avoid any hoax).Also,some organisations are specialised in this field and have high tech equipment.

@Daru : I wasn't referring to you directly...when I say crazy or other words I am speaking in a general mood.Since I am not native american,I may make some grammar mistakes from time to time.

I have to agree this is a very fascinating subject...the paranormal field is on the very limits of our understanding of the universe.Perhaps within the next decades or so,there will be a bigger database regarding these events.

As history has proved it,things once thought impossible suddenly become real...therefore science fiction today = science fact tomorrow.

DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Jan-19-2012 16:51

Hey there Thomas, don’t worry my friend. I didn’t take offense. I just wanted to make sure everybody knows I’m sane, LOL! I do feel that the majority of the world is believers in the paranormal in various degrees. Like you said, there are educated experts who are trained to separate fact from fiction. Even they have admitted being non-believers until they witnessed it first hand, and backed it up by their state of the art devices. Now, like I mentioned earlier, I don‘t want to open doors that I wish I could close, however, I can’t help but being curious. There’s a city known for places that are haunted, as well as it’s paranormal activity, and that’s New Orleans, Louisiana, which isn’t too far from where I currently reside. Throughout the ages it‘s known for the practice of Voodoo and witchcraft, and there’s no wonder there’s a lot of paranormal activity.

PS: I just remembered this. When my spouse and I lived in San Antonio, TX, we visited a haunted railroad, close to our home. Once we arrived and crossed the tracks we drove up the road a bit and parked our car, at which time we turned off the engine, put the gear in neutral, and waited. In a few minutes we felt our car moving and continued to gain speed until it went over the track to safety. We investigated the road to see if it was level or not, and even placed a basket ball on the road to see if it would roll downhill, but didn’t. Scores of residents and people from all over the world have visited this place, and it happens over and over again. They say if you sprinkle baby powder on the rear end of your vehicle, that small hand prints will be everywhere after you‘ve crossed over. The reason for it being haunted is that a school bus loaded with children was hit by a train where they all met their demise. So, apparently these children linger to prevent another tragedy. If you want to check it out, here’s the website, as follows, to-wit: www.ghosthaunts.com/san_antonio_ghosts.html


DaRu
DaRu
Well-Connected

Jan-22-2012 17:55

LOL, and FYI, my spouse just told me, “Those folks are going to think you’re one weird duck.” Well I have one last tale to tell:-S *Wink, Wink*

Throughout my life my Dad told this story to his family and friends, about his encounter with a ghost as a young man. Because he was a religious person and didn’t put up with nonsense, I never doubted him.

One weekend, him and his buddy decided to go fishing and spend the night in a cabin that was known to be haunted. They arrived late that night and checked in with the owner, who advised them they could stay for free if they were brave enough. So being nonbelievers and tough guys, they accepted.

With lanterns in hand they reached the cabin, and after quick inspection, chose a bed in the living room, where they retired for their early morning fishing spree. Once asleep, Dad was awakened by footsteps plodding across the floor, which sounded like cowboy boots with spurs. Rising up on his elbows, he peered into the darkness, but couldn’t see anything. Then to his dismay he heard someone undoing their belt, as if disrobing. Thinking this person was fixing to get in bed with them, he nudges his buddy and whispers frantically in his ear “Wakeup, we have an intruder.” Quickly they lit their lanterns to investigate, but nobody was there and nothing out of the norm. Dad tried to convince his friend it really happened, but he just smirked, “Eph you had a nightmare man.”

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