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Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Personal "Ghost" Story


As far back as I can remember I have always been interested in ghosts... scary movies... the unexplained.... I think it may go back to the stories my dad used to tell me as a child... The neighborhood kids would gather up in our yard and my dad would spin tales that would scare the toughest of kids... We would scream... We would hide.. We would sleep with the lights on (I still do when the husband is not home... - Yes, My name is Kelly and I am a wimp).... Ghost stories were a huge part of my childhood... A very good memory...

Shortly after my dad's dad passed away (my grandpa) - my dad had one of his brothers out to visit us... Now this brother is a devout Catholic man... A man that does not tease about ghosts and such... Well - one night when my dad and my uncle were going through their dad's (grandpa's) belongings that were left at our home - my uncle glanced up into the kitchen and saw my grandpa looking at him and my dad... This vision startled my uncle... my dad did not see the apparitions but he believed my uncle... his brother... There are many tales in my family of relatives seeing those that had passed on... Maybe it's my Scottish/Irish bloodline... Whatever it may be - the Paranormal intrigues me...

One more tale that happened to me and my girls.. this is NOT fiction...

When my oldest was about three years old - She would tell us a tale about a elderly man that was standing in the doorway to her bedroom... She would call him the "mean man" - she thought elderly people looked mean ... She was not afraid of this man.... Every night she would add more information to this "mean man"... She would tell us he was sick... that he needed an operation on his leg and that he needed to go to the hospital.. Every night for months - she would tell my husband and I about this man... We started to get a little freaked... seriously.... So one night I was carrying my youngest up the stairs to her room... In the middle of going up the stairs - she pointed to my oldest daughter's room and asked "Whose that man?" (she was about 18 months old)... Okay - I'm getting a major case of goose bumps going up my arms... I asked her what man.... She points again and says "That man!"... This was enough to convince me something most definitely was going on... So I called a couple of my Christian friends.... What I was advised to do was to go into my daughter's room and tell this (whatever it was) to leave... In the Bible it states something about ghosts, demons, or whatever - has to leave because God is in control and if we believe God is in control the entities will not have a choice... they would have to leave...

So in the middle of the afternoon (no way was I going to do this in the dark)... I went into my daughter's room and spoke out loud and told this whatever to leave... I said out loud that God says you have to leave.. So Go.... Later that night my daughter did not speak of this "mean man"... She never spoke of him again.. Now that she is a teenager - I have told her the tale of her nightly visitor.... and now she is as intrigued as I am..

To add to our interest in the paranormal... This summer on our Mom and Daughters East Coast adventure - I have booked actual Ghost tours... Not the fake actors... But real documented tours... with Real Paranormal investigators... The tours will take place in Williamsburg, VA, Boston, MA, and Salem, MA.... I have done weeks of research into the best companies... Two of the tours are nationally rated... I think this will be fun... I bet the east coast with all that history will be a blast! I'm wondering if we'll sleep with the lights on.....

24 comments:

  1. ghosts have always been interesting to me to. When
    Kara and i hang out again, ill tell you a story of "my visitor"

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  2. My son lives in Charleston, and we have participated in several ghost tours there. They are always fun.

    I once saw a strange man in my room. When I described him to my sister, she said she'd seen the same guy. I guess I need to blog the whole story. :)

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh Kelly! Now I'm getting goosebumps too. I bet you'll have lots of fun on the ghost tours. I can't wait to read about them here.

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  4. I did one of these tours in Key West. Was the most fun I had in ages and loved the stories the guide told us. The only ghost exprience I had was several years ago right after my mother passed away. I saw someone on my front porch looking just like my mother from behind. I stared and stared knowing in my mind she was dead but my heart told me it was her. Turns out it was a neighbor watching fireworks from there. Now before you think that's stupid, my neighbor looks NOTHING like my mother from behind, not even the same hair style or color AND fireworks were one of my mother's favorite things to watch.

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  5. I bet you will sleep with the lights on!

    Very cool, intriguing stories. I have one of my own. I may have to write about it one day. =)

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  6. Interesting! I blogged about this once in a totally different way: http://milkingtheissue.blogspot.com/2011/05/there-are-monsters-in-my-bed.html

    I had a friend pass away when I was in 4th grade. He had heart problems. I had a huge crush on him because he was so little and cute. He was also one of the only boy's that was super nice to me. My first crush passed away on the operating table. I swore after the funeral that I saw him a few times looking at me by my closet. I never knew if it was my imagination or not. Maybe it really was his ghost. His mom wore the mother's day pin he made to the funeral. Also an image that stayed in my mind.

    Thank you for stopping by Planet of the Apels!

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  7. Very interesting! Did you ever look into the history of the home, to see if anyone matching that description ever lived there?

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  8. Thank You, For the Kind Words You Left On My Blog CouponAnna. I Believe In The Paranormal Too!. As A Kid I Saw A Ghost Walking In The Kitchen ( I Was Really Scared). And When My Father Was Dying In The Hospital . He Told Us That He Was Hovering Above Us Near The Ceiling In The Hospital And For Us To Put him Back In The Hospital Bed. I Truly Believe Him. Their Is Life After Death.

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  9. My son, who is 10, plans on being a ghost hunter when he is older:-) He is more brave about it then I am lol. We went to Saint Augustine Lighthouse for their ghost hunting tour (twice) and we had some crazy things happen to us. We absolutely believe in the paranormal! Thank you for sharing your story, my son read it too:-)

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  10. I am always fascinated by those who are interested in different things, like ghosts. I used to be interested in flying saucers and the supernatural.

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  11. My dad told me that after my mom died he saw his grandmother and aunt but got scared and they faded away! I have always wished I could see one!

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  12. You just completely freaked me out. My daughter has done freaky things like that too, that I won't type out because it'll just freak me out more.

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  13. I saw a demon once. It was the scariest thing I've ever ever ever seen. I closed my eyes, held my baby close (It was in the middle of the night, when my first born was about 3 months old) and yelled"Jesus Christ! Help me help me Jesus!" Seriously, I was FREAKED! I opened my eyes and it was gone. I will never forget it though.

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  14. The first nanny who stayed in my cousin's house used to 'see' an old man walking past her room at night. The second nanny who replaced her described the same apparition though she had never met the first nanny. The third and the fourth nanny claimed to have seen the same thing. We never knew what really happend 'cos my cousin eventually decided to move out of the house!

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  15. How smart you were to go talk to the entity. I believe in those things....even though I don't understand it at all. Have a good trip!

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  16. I love ghost stories and the paranormal, but I've found something even scarier. Check out youtube's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6QNzH4x1rY - and look at what's really going on. Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm following you now too. Happy Friday!

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  17. You should come to Charleston , SC. Lots of ghost history here.

    I am always intrested in ghost. I bet you will have a great trip.

    www.couponsavingsinthesouth.com

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  18. It's okay, we all are here to protect you.

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  19. What a great story! I was thinking of taking Princess Belle on one of those tours, she loves stuff like that.

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  20. That sounds like such an interesting tour!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kristina

    (visiting from voiceBoks:)

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  21. Hey Kelly, great story! My oldest son is interested in anything paranormal. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you back now. Have a great day!
    http://ourhomeschool.blogspot.com

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  22. You gave me goosebumps, too! Wow! I have heard these kind of stories in my family all growing up and totally think some people see them, and others don't. Maybe it is some sort of gift, (one that I'm glad I don't have.) What a cool tour you're going on. I hope you report back on it all and I'm betting you sleep with the lights on!

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  23. That is freaky!

    My old house had what I'm positive was a child spirit living in it. It would bother my son at night, and I would hear it playing with his toys while he was at school. Finally, I asked it to stop and it did.

    However, after our divorce, my husband remarried. He called me one day and asked me about it. I guess this child spirit had been bothering his new granddaughter too.

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