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    I was talking to my dad last nigh, he is generally very pragmatic, but he believes strongly that he has been visited by the ghosts of his siblings who have passed on. I view my self as very science oriented and practical, but I'm not sure if I believe in ghosts or not.

    Do you believe in ghosts?

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    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".

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    Absolutely!!! Had one when I lived in California play tricks on me. Took a ring of mine from the window sill from across the room and hid it behind the fridge. It took me days to find and I was frantic. So as a last ditch effort I pulled out the fridge and darned if it wasn't hiding in the corner. There was no way it could have fallen and gotten there. She also used to yell and wake me if I over slept. It was an old house and made into apartments and I think she had lots of fun there. Scared the bejeebers outta me at first but got used to her after awhile.....true story!

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    No, I do not believe in ghosts but angels, yes.

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    Oh yes! I have seen my share of spirit activity. Children and animals are more apt to see them than most adults. If you open your mind to them you will see signs all over! They are our guardian angels.

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    I have heard others talk about seeing them, but I never have. Not sure how I feel about them. I think seeing would be believing though. ;)

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    yes, i do believe in ghosts. i have seen them and heard them. with that said, if someone does not believe in them that is fine with me, and i am science oriented as well, with a degree in Applied Computer Science. thank goodness we are all different. makes the world go around. :-)

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    I do

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    Yes! I have seen spirits on numerous occasions. Both as a child and as an adult.

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    I have neither seen them, nor heard them, but I have felt and smelled them. I quite often feel a light touch on my hair, when I am sitting or lying in bed. And there are several areas in the house and yard where I get a particular smell (different one in each area). And things fall over a lot. And no, it is not an old house, but it is on a farm that has been settled for over 200 years.

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    I do believe in ghosts. I've not experienced any "human" ghosts, but we do have cat ghosts at our house of those that have left our family. I can feel them jump on my bed or lay against me at night and nothing will actually be there, or will feel them brush against me when I'm standing. I find it rather comforting.

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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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    wow, that made me start crying. lost my mom in december and feel her around me a lot.

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    I do, although I don't believe they're nearly as common as some others do. I'm very practical, and I will always look for a physical cause when things don't seem right. But there have been times I just couldn't come up with anything.

    For example, one time I was standing alone in the back of the balcony of the theatre where I worked, waiting for the audience to clear out after a show. This was an older building that people claimed was badly haunted, but I wasn't sure I believed them. But that night, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up and not a second later I very distinctly heard a voice whisper in my right ear. I couldn't make out any words; it was just whispering. But it was really, really spooky and my skin crawled in waves from the top of my head downward. Never liked being in that balcony after that...

    I have lots of second-hand stories, but that's the only thing that has happened to me.

    ETA: I don't count visits from family members as ghosts. That's more of a spiritual connection to individuals than "haunting," and I fully believe they can pass back and forth from this world to the other. I think of ghosts as spirits that are stuck, the ones who give us the creeps and disrupt our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    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.
    Your response gave me goosebumps....not because of "spookiness" but because of how similar it is to my experience with my father's passing. I believe in spirits - they take care of us and help us through.....

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    Yes I do!! We have a male figure that walks around our apartment. He opens and closes doors and moves things but he leaves us alone. My kids call him George. I also saw a black cat walk up the hall way rubbing his body on the wall. It got to my room then turned around and disappeared. So yes I am a believer. I also believe in Angels, seen a few of them too.

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    I think they are angels but they are here Ramona Bird said he called her his pet name a few days after my DH left after telling me the night before he died that he was talking to James and yes James had gone home to heaven a few years earlier and their were others there also for several days before he left I was awaken from a sound sleep of him kissing me on my neck behind ear which he always did and saying I Love You So yes they are here if we just take time to hear them

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    Yes I do........i too feel my moms presence when I am sewing. She tried many times to get me to sew with her but I never took the time. Now that I have time, she's always around in spirit. Maybe it's why I enjoy it so much........it makes me feel closer to her.

    My brother, whom was a night person passed in his house, to this day, the new owners swear to turning the lights off at bedtime, but about twice a month, they wake up to a light being on.........which they swear was not when they went to bed.

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    I believe in ghosts/spirits. I have a female entity who lives in my house. Once in a while I can sense her in the room and hear music being played (generally as I am in bed to go to sleep).

    I've talked to my mother many times since her death in 1999. I've talked to my paternal grandfather.

    I can do this because I believe that I can talk to my ancestors.

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    I don't believe in ghosts. However I do believe in angels and that our spirit lives on after we leave this life.

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    Yep, I believe our ghosts were the previous homeowners, Mr. & Mrs. Barker. I've got a story I could tell about Mr. Barker, but it makes my toes curl everytime I think about it. I've never even told DH that story. :shock: They're both gone now...WHEW!

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    Ghosts exist, so do Angels.

    So yes, I believe there are ghosts and Angels.

    Pay attention to your dreams, their messages and warnings are
    to be acknowledged.

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    I have seen them. And they're spirits. Yes, I do believe in them.

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    I didn't use to believe in ghosts. I can't say I do now, but I accept the possibility. I don't know that I see a difference between ghosts and spirits except in terms of how they behave, but I could be wrong.

    I didn't use to believe in spirits, but years ago I worked with a woman who did. She told me she'd prove it to me when she passed on. When she did, I was living in another state and of course working elsewhere, too. I am a little psychic and sometimes pick up on things, as when people I'm close to have died or are going to die. I started having a feeling that a woman had died, but couldn't get who it was, only that her name started with M. (Now I know that psychics aren't kidding when that's as far as they can get with the details.) My mother had a sister and a cousin whose names began with M, but when I'd think of them, I'd get this sense of frustration and wrongness. Understand, I thought these were my own thoughts, not a ghost or spirit trying to communicate with me. I also started thinking of that old job, but I didn't connect it with the feeling that someone had died. Finally, after about three weeks of this, I made the connection and thought of the right woman, and immediately got this huge feeling of relief. I finally realized the feelings weren't mine, they were hers! A week or two after that, a co-worker from that job called me and he told me she'd died, so that confirmed it.

    It really makes me wonder whether my "knowings" as I call them are ESP or a spirit telling me. I mean, sometimes they're very trivial things. Example: Once I drove by a store thinking I wanted to go in and get a certain thing, and had a thought, as if a voice had spoken in my head, not to bother, that they were out of the item. Of course then I had to go in to see if I (or the voice) was right, and it was.

    What makes you ask?????

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