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Thread: Do you believe in ghosts?

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    Yes, my son said that his great-grandmother visited him a few years after she died.

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    I have not seen any and am not going to go looking for any but do believe there are ghosts/spirts. My brother in law as a child saw his grandmother have a conversation with his departed grandfather. His rocking chair started rocking and he could smell his cigar. The windows were closed and no one was in or near the chair.
    My ex's aunt had tvs come on in the middle of the night when everybody was sleeping and lights would be turned on and off.
    Two other people I know also saw some.

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    I grew up in a haunted house, and if they are around, they generally come out to play. When my ex and I first moved into a haunted house, he did not believe, and the ghost made it clear that they do exist.

    It would ring the phones in certain parts of the house and not others, and start the vacuum cleaner and move it (not self-propelled). My Great Dane would actually back out of the living room with his hackles up when ghost wanted the room. One other time, he tore an advertising sign off the wall and threw it down where I had been standing a minute earlier.

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    A friend of mine died right after we got out of HS. He and I went to the Muppet Movie together. We both had that child like quality. When he was hit and killed by a drunk driver he had the Muppet movie tape playing in his car. They played "Why are there so many songs about Rainbows" by Kermit the Frog at his service. When the service was over and we walked out of the chruch there was the biggest brightest most brilliant rainbow over the church that I have ever seen. To this day he will send me a rainbow on occasion just to say Hi.

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    Be careful what you entertain. There are angels and there are demons. I do not look for those folks who have departed and the reason for this is I know of too many greiving people who have been tortured by what they thought was the spirit or ghost of some one they loved and lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen1978
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    Whatever they are called, I do believe in them. I also believe there is life after life. When my sister died of cancer, we spent 24/7 with her. She was moved to a room at the hospital that did not get any sun light. She told me she sure wished she could see the sun shine again. The day she died, at the moment she stopped breathing, the sun came shining through that window. Both my older sister and I saw it. We studied that window to try to figure out how that sun came through and why at that moment. Still have not figured it out. I have also heard from her and others since they have died. It is usually in the form of a dream, but I feel their touch and hear their words. I do not care if it is real or not. It sure makes my life easier to know they are there.
    Amazing...didn't it make you feel good to know your sister was communicating with you? The same thing happened when my brother died of cancer. We were in the church for his funeral and it had been grey and raining all day. His friend got up to say a few things and all of a sudden a bright ray of sunshine came through a window way up high and shined right down on the urn. After the service, we went outside and it was still grey and raining...no explanation except that he was there. Kid you not...everyone saw it and talks about it still even though that was 13 years ago already!
    Thanks for sharing this. Sometimes I don't talk about it because those who do not believe say it's all in your head. Thanks again. It gave me goosebumps to read your post.

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    While in the hospital a few years ago, I saw a woman come through a wall into my room and then walk out the door with it being closed.

    After my Siamese died of old age in the fall, well the next spring I saw her three times in my house. I actually got up and followed her down the hall where she went into the bathroom, but by the time I got there she was gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie
    I don't believe in ghosts, but I do believe in the power of the mind to perceive things which are not there. I have experienced thoughts which felt like communication from a deceased loved one but I believe some part of my brain generated them from memories and grief. I still found them comforting. The person gave me the memories and the memories are still with me even though the person is not.
    I believe those "voices" we hear in our heads are from deceased love ones. Example: My family has always had horses for 3-4 generations. Well, I was going to put a old mare in the barn for the night, she seemed a little "poorly" that night. So on the way to the house a "voice" said to me 'Dana, what if Gay dies in the barn, how will you get her out?" Very good question??? Sure enough she died that night. But I listened to that voice and put her in the barn lot, so I didn't have to cut the barn to pieces . I have had many good suggestions from my family over the years.
    So, yes I believe!

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    Absolutely. I have had numerous experiences. I have a ghost living in the house I live in now. She is harmless.

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    I'm very scientific based however, I have witnessed some strange unexplained things in old houses. I have also experiienced older patients who telll of these visitations only to pass on themselves within days or months after reposting these visitations. Without any concrete findings one way or the other I'm on the line of the the "could be something to this group." :D

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    My Aunt, died at age 94. The hospital phoned the family to have us come in, as it seemed to be time to say goodbye. When I and DH went into the room my Aunt was clearly not doing well. She woke up for a bit that night while we were still there, and got the most amazed, surprised and happy expression on her face as she looked around the room. I asked her what she saw, and she replied that all of her brothers and sisters were there and her mother and father. (she was the last surviving of 13) I asked if my mom was there (almost praying that she was) and my Aunt looked around and said no. Darn.

    But here's where it gets rather odd:

    She pulls me to her and quietly asks me, "Who's that guy?". I reply with, "Aunt Cornelia, I can't see them, I'm trying so hard, but I can't see any of them. Is it an old neighbor?". She says, "The man in the dark suit." Again I tell her that I don't know who he is. Then she says, .... get this............. "I don't know him, but he's new and he's scared."

    And that's all I have to say about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
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    I do. I've seen more than one but I don't call them ghosts. I call them "spirits".
    same here

    We have an old Native American woman's spirit living with us. A spirit of a cat and a yellow lab puppy too.

    Every once in awhile my Aunt's spirit visits because I smell cigarette smoke when she is around. And my Grampa who passed away when I was 6 weeks old stops by, I know when he has been here I smell cigar smoke.

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    I believe there is more to the spirit world than we at this day and age allow.
    My grandma died in 1970. Suddenly. About a month after her death, my dad and my sister and I were visiting my grandpa. He was telling some story that we had heard many times, and one that my grandma always corrected the facts on. While he was talking, my sister and I both heard her laugh. We turned together to face the sound. She looked at me and I her and said"you heard it too?" It was a distinct laugh that no one else in the family could imitate. There was a warmth next to us also for a few minutes. I bleieve there are spirits from our family to help us, that are sent to give us comfort and guilde us- if we are receptive to the thought.

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    They do communicate to us. For years after I was married at Thanksgiving I would call my mother and say, "hey Ma, how do you make stuffing?" It became a joke. After a while I knew but I still called. Well she died in 2001 in October. One month later no one to call to say, "Hey Ma" to. Well soon before Thanksgiving my phone rang and it was my brother. He says, "Hey Karen, how do you make stuffing?" I think I laughed for 5 mins before I could tell him why he actually called.

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    yes! the night my father in law passed, my 15 yr old son called me at the hospital within minutes of him dying and said that he had just walked in the door and told him good bye. Also when my mother in law passed i felt his presence.

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    No, but I do believe that people we have loved live on in our hearts and minds so strongly that their presence can be felt in an immediate and very real way. My dad died about eight years ago and my mother still "feels" his presence; even talks to him sometimes (and no, she's not senile by a long stretch). Maybe that's all ghosts are.

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    No I don't believe in ghost.

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    Yes, if you are open you knwo they are around you. They often come to protect, help and guide you. But sometimes they need our guidance to get to the other world too.

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    yes,and angels and everytime I hear a "hoot" owl I know someone near to me will die. My grown daughter tells me now not to tell her when I hear an owl hoot.

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    I believe. We lived in a "haunted house" in MA and have seen, heard and felt spirits in this house in ME. One actually patted my behind and I thought it was my dog since he used to do that. I had one scream in my ear, that wasn't at all fun.

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    Yes I believe...and have had encounters with them since I was three...just like so many others who have posted. I am not real sure why we are so surprised by spirits of the departed visiting us and communicating with us...after all, who in the world do you think Jesus was talking to up there on that mountain when Moses and Elijah appeared to him??? If it could happen to Him, why do we consider it so strange when it happens to us?? And while I don't think we should go looking to talk with spirits/ghosts, if you are allowed that experience, I would take your example of how to respond from Jesus...not a strange experience at all!! They may, like in His experience, have some very important information to tell you about, considering Moses and Elijah spoke to Him about what He was shortly going to face!

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    I do. When we got back from our trip to San Antonio, I had my pictures developed and in three of the photos that I had taken of the houses by Heritage Square..at the one house on the balcony.. there are distinct 'foggy' outlines of two figures. This was in broad daylight and as far as we can tell nothing reflecting, because it was a cloudy day.

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    No ghosts, but angels yes!

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    Yep! I sure do!

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    ....and the disciples thought Jesus was a spirit when they saw Him walking on the water!

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