Ghost Stories!

vjrntsAugust 29, 2008

Well, school has started again, and it's cooling off a little (at least here in western New York). It's the season for ghost stories, and the online edition of Old House Journal has a few at http://www.oldhousejournal.com/magazine/1531. Have fun!

Anyone here have a ghost? We have a presence in one of our hallways, and a local psychic tells me she's a woman and the year 1934 is important for some reason, but other than that, nothing special. How about you?

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bill_vincent

We have a gentleman who's made himself known a few times. He bugs my wife more than me, though. He'll push on the corner of the bed when she's trying to take a nap, but he'll also open cabinets for her when she's in the kitchen. I've also seen quarter sized orbs come out of the ceiling and disappear behind my dresser. The house we're in is about 100 years old, and the original occupant died in a rocking chair in his sleep. We're pretty sure it's him. He doesn't scare either of us at all. We've sort of grown accustomed to him being around. If everything goes right and we end up buying the house next door, I'll be curious to see if we end up with any "residents" over there, as well!

In all the places I've lived, this has been my very first experience with this kind of thing, and watching haunted shows on tv, it's always seemed kind of creepy, albeit interesting, but it's really pretty neat.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 9:20PM
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vjrnts

I grew up in a house with a ghost, we think. At least, the people who bought the house from my parents called them up a year later to ask delicately if there was ever someone living that "that you couldn't see?" They were feeling the same things in the same places as we did.

Shakespeare said it best: "There is more in heaven and earth than is dreamed of your philosophy."

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 1:12PM
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