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Thread: Do you believe in ghosts?

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    For the skeptics - given the experiences many of us have over and over, what do you think of us? Are these hallucinations? How would you explain people seeing the same spirit over years in the same place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    For the skeptics - given the experiences many of us have over and over, what do you think of us? Are these hallucinations? How would you explain people seeing the same spirit over years in the same place?
    To be honest I guess I'd have to say I'm agnostic. Who really knows about these things, apparently even science is just making guesses. There may be dimensions we aren't even aware of. I think it would be really cool if there were such things as spirits but it's just never happened to me.

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    Admittedly I was skeptic until an employee of mine who I used to lunch with daily started ghost hunting and sharing her tape recordings and photos with me. There is just no other explanation for what I heard and saw. Gettysburg,PA is a big area for ghost hunting due to the Civil War battles.

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    I am beginning to believe. When I first moved into this house I was at home one afternoon and a crystal bowl flew off the top of a stero cabinet like it had been thrown. I thought I had a mouse or something in the house but have never found evidence of mice anywhere. I have been here 5 years and everytime I pass by that stereo cabinet I find the stereo on. We never turn that thing on. We have put all our music on the I Pod years ago and listen to that instead. Just my DH and I live here and he swears it was not him turning it on. So it must be the ghost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpluce
    Admittedly I was skeptic until an employee of mine who I used to lunch with daily started ghost hunting and sharing her tape recordings and photos with me. There is just no other explanation for what I heard and saw. Gettysburg,PA is a big area for ghost hunting due to the Civil War battles.
    The son of a friend of mine did some hunting and recording in General Waynes abode in your neiborhood. The recordings would make your hair stand on end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    I am beginning to believe. When I first moved into this house I was at home one afternoon and a crystal bowl flew off the top of a stero cabinet like it had been thrown. I thought I had a mouse or something in the house but have never found evidence of mice anywhere. I have been here 5 years and everytime I pass by that stereo cabinet I find the stereo on. We never turn that thing on. We have put all our music on the I Pod years ago and listen to that instead. Just my DH and I live here and he swears it was not him turning it on. So it must be the ghost.
    you must have a haunted stero.

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    My grandson had an Elmo doll with batteries that made it talk & my DD swore it was possessed. It would talk with the batteries turned around. She finally took it to the Goodwill as she was scared to death of it. I would unplug that stereo.

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    There are more things in Gods care that we do not understand and ghost, angels and or spirits are among them.

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    I believe.

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    Loved reading all the stories! Share more of them!

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    I believe in spirits good/bad

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    Yes, We had a young girl living in the closet in my bedroom when I was a teen. She moved to the house next door when we were on a 2 week vacation. They had younger children and heard her on the baby monitor one evening.

    Then I bought the house across the street. The husbands first wife had died and was in residence there when he was still living there. They have pictures with her in them. And there was an old man who lived there as well. He would go sit on the bed next to my 2 year old son and watch him sleeping. I had to tell him to go away and leave my son alone. He would wake him up and freak him out.

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    You might watch him for Demintia, the beginning stages of Alzheimers. My mom went through the same thing in the beginning of hers. she use to say a young boy came into her room and held her feet until she fell alseep then left. I don't know where that came from. But having the hine site now, I see the stages she went through. when needed read the 36 hours day. there is a world of information you might need. Best of luck, please read all you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta
    You might watch him for Demintia, the beginning stages of Alzheimers. My mom went through the same thing in the beginning of hers. she use to say a young boy came into her room and held her feet until she fell alseep then left. I don't know where that came from. But having the hine site now, I see the stages she went through. when needed read the 36 hours day. there is a world of information you might need. Best of luck, please read all you can.
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    I do believe she is talking about ghosts that haunted her homes, and not a living person(s).

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    Yes I do. Have smelled the distinct smell of my grandawhen I was going through a rough time. Also, as I sat with an elderly woman who was the mother of my neighbour who had collapsed and had been taken to hospital with her husband, a heavy front door opened and closed and I think it was my neighbour Eleanor come to say goodbye to her mum. Eleanor died about the time that night that the door opened.True story.

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    Amazing! interesting, very!!! I just have not witnessed anything like that, but I love to hear about other people's stories.
    :wink:

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    Yes I do believe in ghosts! My DMIL made a quilt for her bed when she retired teaching third grade at age 67. She had it on her bed one time when the family was all there for a holiday. Everyone loved it and told her so. She was worried there would be a fight over it when she died so she started at the top of the list of kids to make each one a quilt of their own. She had 9 kids, 8 boys and 1 girl. My DH is the youngest. She made the oldest one his and then asked me to help with the project. I cut blocks and serged the edges for her. She did the candlwicking design on each block. She then sewed them together and stitched 3 inch wide ivory lace over the seams and had them hand quilted. I helped by stitching lace on one quilt and I handquilted her only daughter's quilt. I did something with her for all of them but hers and the fist one for the oldest son. She had to go into a nursing home the last few month of her life. We went to see her just before she made the move and she asked me about my quilting. I told her what I was working on. Then I asked her about hers. She started to cry and said that she would not be able to finish ours, the last one, before she died. I asked her if she would like me to finish it for her. She cried harder and said "Would you?" She sent my DH into the room to get the blocks she had finished and the pattern books for the candwicking and the thread for it. We took it home. She moved to the nursing home and she took a turn for the worse so we spent as much time with her as we could. The quilt had to wait.

    About 6 months after we lost her, I placed the blocks on the floor and she had 27 of the 42 embroideried, but one block was missing. I put them away because it was still too soon to work on it. As were were going through her house, we found the lace she had intended to use for our quilt and in her sewing basket was the last partially finished, missing block. I sewed them together and included the partially finished block. I decided not to embroidery the empty blocks but I did hand quilt in a design in each one instead. That way the embroidery was hers alone. On the partially finished block, I quilted a wreath around the embroidery she had done and quilted in the date I finished it for her. She embroideried the date she started on the first block and the date she finished on the last block of each quilt but she was not able to do that for ours.

    Getting back to the ghosts, the day I put the quilt on the frame and threaded my heedle and took the first stitches, I felt her in the room with me looking over my shoulder....watching me quilt. I felt her several times, just popping in to see the progress. It took me 14 months to hand quilt the quilt. It was king size and I worked full time so quilting time was a precious thing but I did finally finish it in time for my DH's birthday. I laid it on the floor and I could feel her there again. I had a warm feeling that now she could rest in peace, each of her "children" had a quilt. I named the quilt "A Promise Kept" for 2 reasons, one that she kept her promice to make a quilt for each of her kids and two, because I promised to finish it for her. It is a beautiful quilt, all ivory fabric, embroidery and lace. My DH tells everyone about it and has shown his brothers when they visited.

    I think she was there with me to finish this project. She was a wonderful woman and I loved her dearly.

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    I'm a trauma nurse myself and have had patients wake up and talk to people not in the room, arguing they didn't want to go, and I've had patients tell me its ok their family is waiting for them.

    I've seen my grandfather right before my dad passed away and then 2 weeks after my dad's passing I saw his sister who passed a few years before dad, I was in bed and someone grabbed my ankle really tight when I sat bolt upright in my bed she stepped to the side and I saw dad. Right before I had my stroke the entire air around me was filled with my grandmother's perfume. So my long answer is yes I truly believe there's others around us.
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    Yes, my dear Grandma has saved me a couple of times by her voiced comments. She died in 1968, right after my last son was born.

    On my DH's last day, in ER, he was in a coma and suddenly woke up and pointed to the side of the room. He counted, pointing, one, two, three, up to nine, then calmly told me that "They are all there waiting for me" then pointed to the right of the room and said that "The rest of them are over there", and then went out again. Nine added up to his parents and brothers who had gone before, and some of his most loved aunts.
    When I told the ER nurse, he wasn't surprised.
    I had worked with him before so he told me that he saw it often on the last day but no one wanted to hear it so he never said anything except when asked. He said for me to call in the family...he died later that evening.

    A couple of days later I was sitting alone in the house and heard him tell me Goodbye, using my pet name only he called me.

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    Maryb119: that was a beautiful story. So beautiful and touching. Now, I could feel what you were talking about.

    Sometimes when I am quilting, especially something new that I have never done before, I honestly think I feel my grandmothers, both of them, putting ideas in my head. The ideas are coming so fast that I can hardly write them down. Just wondering if the ideas are coming from my precious, precious grandmothers. Anyway, that is the thought that enters my mind immediately. Thank you for sharing that touching story. Good for you that you kept your promise. I know she is smiling down at you. :)

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    Yes, we lived in a HAUNTED house in a Colorado mining town. I never want to do that again. As far as your dad getting visited, I believe him. I have had many visits myself. Did you ask him what his relative said?

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    Yes. I believe in ghosts, demon and angels, apparitions,promonitions. etc. Too numerous to tell all of them but will share a few.

    My friend and I went for a late evening walk one night and we smelled smoke and fire we try to follow it but couldn't see anything later her mother and I could smell my grandfather's Captain Black cherry tobacco, The next day I found out my grandfather had died in his home by a fire.

    I had been staying with my sister and my daughter and granddaughter was staying too. My granddaughter would tell us she could see a green man in the closet but we could never see it. Then afew years later my nephew Dillon was staying in that room when he came down and said he just seen a green man in the closet. We were all amazed and now knew my granddaughter was not lying and then we all burst out laughing and told him about my granddaughter seeing the same thing.

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    I lived in a house that was Spirited. I put my 3 month old sleeping son in his crib I went in to take a bath when I got back Michael was laying in the middle of my bed still asleep No body lived with us -it was just us two-this happened on two other occassions Once I quit putting him in the crib he was never moved again.Apparently my spirit was a Mother who knew the crib had a problem because they were recalled a few months later--- So I'm A Believer in the unseen things being that are with us .. My Gramma would say "" The Lord works in mysterious ways""

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    I just read this whole thread so far and it has captivated me! I too believe in spirits, Angels etc....although I have never personally experienced anything, a lot of people I know have. My dad passed away in his sleep in 2002. He had just turned 55. We still don't know what happened to him because they wouldn't do an autopsy on him. I was very close to my dad, as was my 2 sisters and my brother, They all have experienced him being around them but I haven't yet. I am still waiting. I visit his grave all the time and ask him to give me a sign to let me know he is around me. It really breaks my heart that he hasn't been around me yet. Hopefully one day soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaineGirl76
    I just read this whole thread so far and it has captivated me! I too believe in spirits, Angels etc....although I have never personally experienced anything, a lot of people I know have. My dad passed away in his sleep in 2002. He had just turned 55. We still don't know what happened to him because they wouldn't do an autopsy on him. I was very close to my dad, as was my 2 sisters and my brother, They all have experienced him being around them but I haven't yet. I am still waiting. I visit his grave all the time and ask him to give me a sign to let me know he is around me. It really breaks my heart that he hasn't been around me yet. Hopefully one day soon!
    Maybe dad knows you are strong & OK & the others need watching over.

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    Yes, I believe. My mom and my son saved my life.

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