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Thread: Do you believe in ghosts?

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    ABSOLUTELY!!!!!
    I don't call them ghosts, they are spirits. I have had many encounters with spirits of people I know. It is actually a very nice experience.
    Peace and blessings,

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    Yes.

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    Absolutely as well. As a child I would have visitors with messages. As an adult I have encountered several, especially in homes that I show (as a Realtor) as well as the fleeting ones in my gardens when I am working in the dirt. Had a visit from my grandfather that he had passed, told my parents (as it woke me up) and they didn't believe me...until the phone rang 30 seconds later and it was my grandmother relaying the news to my father.

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    Absolutly! I call them spirits and see them frequently at the hospital where I work. I seen them as a child and then for years I think I blocked it, Then became open again and see them frequently at work. I don't see them in my home And that may be because I smudge my house frequently. I also frequently see nature spirits.
    I am really enjoying this thread by the way :thumbup:

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    I do believe also...My grandmother always called me at 10:30 am
    on my birthday. She died the month before my BD. Well, on my BD the phone rang at 10:30 am and I said, "Hello".....out came a voice exactly like hers and then a few min. later a voice said Hello, is this...
    and it was the library to tell me that my book was in!

    When I had my second C-Section, the nurse kept telling the Dr that my BP was dropping more and more. I remember having this terrible pain in my head and then nothing.....Then all of a sudden I saw my DH and daughter looking down at me. Talk about weird....
    I asked the Dr about it and all she said was...all went well!

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    This is a picture of a ghost I took outside my house. I was taking pictures outdoors, when I got a feeling to download them right away. I did not see this when I snapped the picture. I was thinking of my Uncle George who had passed earlier that year.
    What do you all think?
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    In a word - yes

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    yes

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    Yes, spirits.

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    Absolutely. I have many stories. I too am a scientist by education/career. But, like many things in science, once they were a mystery too. :)

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    I am so glad to hear that alot of others believe in ghost/spirits. I have had them around me all my life. When I was a Realtor there were homes I couldn't go into because of the feelings I would get. I now have 2 children spirits in my yard. They tap on windows or I see them out there, and they really enjoy freaking out my son in law. I'm trying to do research on this property. I love hearing others stories.

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    I sure do. I had a dobie that hated my ex father-in-law. Just hated him awful. After he died and I was watching tv at night and my husband had already gone to bed that dog would stand at the empty recliner and growl. That went on until we had to have him put to sleep at the age of 13 because of cancer.

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    absolutely yes!!

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    Very much...
    My Grandmother passed away 35 years ago, only a couple of months after I got married. Gram always made date nut bread at the holidays for all the family... It was an old family recipe that she never gave out. Grandpa decided that I should have her cookbooks, since I was a new bride. In it was her recipe, in her handwriting for the bread.
    I decided to make it that 1st Christmas and was in my Mom's kitchen mixing it up. Suddenly, I feel her behind me, sitting at the table...and I hear in my head..."don't forget the vanilla"...I couldn't turn around, but out of the corner of my eye I could see her sitting there supervising.
    I am the only one in the family that can make her bread taste the way it should...Her daughter and other grands have all made it, but it doesn't turn out like her's...I think she might have something to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17
    I do. I've seen more than one but I don't call them ghosts. I call them "spirits".
    Exactly. I believe in life after death. Spirits are all around us and sometimes we're able to actually see or hear them.

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    Rather than put it as a Yes or No question, think of it as an ongoing dialogue to explore the purpose of the communication that is possible through contact with those who passed. Sometimes there can be deep meaning, if you are open to it. Talk to your father again, and ask him if his siblings spoke? Did he have a feeling that they were giving him a message? How does he feel about his encounters? Just sidestep the issue of whether or not you "believe."

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    All I can say for sure is my own experience. My grandfather died a very long, torturous death from complications of Parkinson's Disease. This former Sailor and carpenter had lost almost all function of his limbs and they became spastic and stiff. His mind was fully functioning, but he was unable to speak in more than a whispered mumble. In the last weeks of his death, much of the family came together to keep vigil over him 24/7. With so many people in the house, you just slept where you could find a free sofa or recliner.

    About a week after he died, I had a vivid dream that began with me sleeping on the living room sofa as I often did during those last weeks. I awoke in my dream and walked into the kitchen. Grandpa was standing there with the biggest grin on his face. His grin was so big, and his back was so straight and he was so strong-looking. He was the Grandpa that took us swimming and pitched wiffle balls to us kids, not the Grandpa that had been in so much pain. I also noticed at that point that I shrunk, and was now looking up at him as he is grinning at me. He handed me a dish of vanilla ice-cream with chocolate chips in it. He didn't speak, he just kept smiling. I thank God that this image will be engraved in my mind forever.

    I've wondered many times what this experience was. Was it Grandpa's actual spirit conversing with me? Was it God giving me consolation during my grief? Was is just my imagination? I don't know and I'm not concerned about it. It was something good. And I'll accept it for what it was.

    There's another one concerning Grandpa, but I've already wrote so much already! I guess this has been a good outlet for me.

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    Yes I believe. I used to be able to predict happenings to the point where family made me stop telling them.
    This land that I live on has only had four owners since the beginning of time. Wm. Penn, his son and two farmers, now me. I don't know how many buildings have been on this property nor where they were. This house is now ten years old and I have been seeing 'whiffs' of something flying around since I first moved in.
    I am at peace with this but sometimes startled.
    Quilter 68 p.s. I have more incidents but thats for later.

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    I had a college professor a million yrs ago(I'm 61 yrs young) explain that your body is made up of electrical charges, when you die, those electrical charges are still in the air...so, yep, I do believe...there have been a few from the 'spirit' world of my relatives that I've enjoyed seeing again...Naomi
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    Oh,yes! As a child, I actually saw the same ghost over and over in our home and when I was older, my mama finally confirmed that she had seen it too!

    The most personal one is this. My mama LOVED wind chimes. When she passed, we put a garden hook at her gravesite with a small wind chime on it. My dad passed a little over a year later. At the end of his graveside service, when all the guests had left and it was just us 4 kids, the wind chime tinkled. Now you probably think it was the actual wind. No, there was no wind that day, not even a tiny breeze; it was perfectly still and quiet at their graveside. We all looked at each other and smiled. We totally believe that was my mama letting us know that daddy was with her now and everything would be ok!

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    I don't know - but there have been times when I would have sworn a cat was stomping around on the bed. And there were no live cats in the bedroom.

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    Most definatley. When my grandfather died, I was crushed. He had cancer for several years and was suffering, so I knew it was for the best, but I could not console myself to the fact that I had so much to say and never said it. He was a very special part of my life and I let him down, anyway, not long after he passed, I was sitting in my rocking chair crying, and he put his hand on my shoulder told me he loved me and he was in a better place. He also told me he would always be there. I have felt him many times and it brings me great comfort.

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    I have really enjoyed reading all the post on "ghosts or spirits" too.... I believe that when we die or pass on, that we are "gone' forever...

    I often will feel the presence of one of my past animals or family member.. I believe they are still with us. I hope so..

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    I am definitely open to the possibility. After my brother died, I was standing in a Sam's - near the checkouts. The store was not busy and there was no one standing near me. I felt a cool breeze on my face and a strong whiff of my brother's cologne (Devon). I turned around to see if someone walked by and there was no one. My husband "poo-poo'd" this. Then, a few months later he was walking through the living room and stopped short and said "do you smell that?" no, what? He said "I smell Barry's cologne". I didn't. This has happened to him a few more times over the years. So I think we are experiencing a connection to my brother. This gives me comfort.

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    Wow, this is such an interesting post!!!

    I feel, like a few have mentioned, that you have to be open to experiencing a presence. I strongly believe in guardian Angels and I have listened to people talk about seeing loved ones, so yes, I do believe.

    I recently fell off a ladder while doing some yard work. I should not have been doing it, I have had neck surgery and there is an titanium apparatus back there that holds my neck up and together. But....The last thing I remember is cutting the tree branch, seeing the ground come up to my face quickly and praying that my neck wouldn't snap on impact. Then the next thing I remember is sitting on a chair in my kitchen trying to call my DH because something was wrong with my arms. When he arrived home, he asked what had I been doing. I told him and he said the ladder is exactly where we keep it and there is no way you could have gotten up out of the corner without help. And yet, there I sat. The clippers were laying beside a crushed bush so he knew I had fallen. We went to the ER and my arm was dislocated and the other arm was badly strained. I have thought and thought about that incident and the only explanation is my Angels helped me up and into the house. No other person was around.

    I DEFINITELY do believe in Angels now!!!!

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