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Old 07-24-2017, 03:02 AM   #1
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Ghost Stories and Weird Happenings

If you have a ghost story (Princess Fiona, please, I'm dying to hear yours!) or if something strange happened to you, please post your experiences here.


I have a couple of weird things that have happened to me, but this one is sort of cool:

I worked grave at a 7-11 and one night at about 3am, I was relaxing on the front counter reading a magazine. Everything was done, floors were clean, cooler stocked, groceries ordered, etc.

Now usually I always have thoughts that whirl around in my head but for some reason that night my "brain chatter" was quiet. But out of nowhere, in my head I clearly heard someone say, "I'm watching you."

I looked up, no one around. I figured it was just me imagining things, so I went back to reading. Then in my head again I heard as clear as day, "I'm still watching you."

Since our counter was right in front of the large front window and I was in full view of anyone outside, I was spooked enough to slam that magazine down and then make a full circle around the store and the parking lot. As I went around the front side of the parking lot, I saw a police car parked at the gas station across the street, which was closed.

I knew all of the cops in town because they always stopped in for coffee during their shifts. So I figured it was someone I knew and I waved at him and went back in the store.

I never did find out who was in the police car that night and if he (I'm positive it was a he) was the one "watching" me. If so, it must have given him a heck of a turn if he said or thought "I'm watching you" and I had an immediate reaction to it both times.
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:12 AM   #2
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In the last place I worked we had several of the ladies report a little boy hanging around and rummaging in their night stand drawers. Most of these ladies had early signs of dementia and none of them were in the facility at the same time. I did some research about the site the facility was on and could never find any children mentioned who lived on the grounds.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:07 AM   #3
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In the late 70's, I was a woman Marine stationed at Camp Smith, Hawaii. The base is on top of a mountain and is dubbed "Camp Cloud" as the clouds literally run through the base. I was a chef and was working the mid rats shift (a midnight meal for those working overnights). I was the only one in the dining facility until the meal as there were only 25 overnight workers and no big meals needed to be made. The doors were locked until the meal and the only person that could access was the OD (officer of the day) who might pop in to see what was cooking. I would often hear a man and a woman whispering...I could catch a word or two but never the whole conversation. I figured it was the OD and someone with him (or her) but no one was ever there.
The first night I ever did the shift...at the end of the night, I would shut all the lights and right before walking out and locking the doors, I would stop by the soda machine and get myself a soda for the road. That first night, after getting my soda, I heard a chair scraping the floor and banging against the table in a partitioned area reserved for NCOs (non commissioned officers). I was pissed as I nearly locked the person in and the meal had been over for an hour...they shouldn't have been there. I go to the partitioned area and no one is there. This happens EVERY night I work, right after I get my soda and am heading out the door and there is never anyone there. Now I am pregnant with my first child and I'm having visions of Rosemary's Baby, so I tell my husband (also a Marine who works days), and he comes with me one night. I go through my routine...we wait by the soda machine...and nothing happens. We start walking out the door and BOOM, we hear the chair banging against the table.
Although he lost a lot of sleep, my husband never left me alone in there again and after the baby was born I switched to days.
Now there were a lot of other creepy things that happened in that dining facility, but as I told my husband...that "chair banger" never scared me....in fact I felt protected by it's presence from the other creepy things and voices that were there. I wondered if it was the spirit of an NCO protecting me.
I'm told that before it became a Marine base, Camp Smith was a hospital and during Pearl Harbor, they had so many dead bodies that many were stored in the reefers (large walk in refrigerators) in the dining facility. Many people that worked there have had unusual experiences...and there were other scary strange things that happened on other areas of the base as well. I have no desire to ever go to Hawaii again...
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:48 AM   #4
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"Did you hear that!" "What was that"?!!

"Did you see that"???!

"I didn't, but you did"?

"Whatever it was, it was weird"!

"Wait"! "It's back" !

"WTH is that"???!!!

It's an upcoming reality show.

"Haunted North pole".
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:59 AM   #5
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We have several other people living with us. There is a little boy that plays with Jasper. Not so much anymore but use to all the time. I've seen him a couple times. My wife has seen him a bunch of times. Our bedroom is actually in what they use to call the "parlor" so its next to the dining room. I woke up to her yelling at Jasper to get to bed in the middle of the night. She get up to tuck him in and he was sound asleep. Now she just yells at him to get to bed and the little boy runs away.

When my teen age son was staying with us he was out late with friends. He is 18. When he came in around midnight he went up to go to bed. The upstairs door is next to our bedroom door. My wife woke up and swore she seen a girl with him. She went up to check and went out to see if another vehicle was here.

When my daughter was little like Jaspers age and younger she use to play with the woman in the closet. That was Jozelyns name for her not ours. We think it was my first wifes grandmother that passed away before she was born. One day she asked Brandi ( my first wife) when grandma died did you put her in the ground? She said yes. Jozelyn got mad and yelled no you didn't you burned her! Thats true because she was cremated. How a 2 year old knows anything about that is beyond me.

I actually had a physical encounter with a female spirit. After the divorce and before I met my second wife in person we would often talk on the phone until we fell asleep. I was in bed with tv on and kinda in the twilight sleep but we were still talking. I felt hot air on my ear and a kiss on my cheek. It felt so wet. I saw a thin woman with long dark hair out of the corner of my eye. When I looked she was gone. Freaked me out. Jen on the phone had no idea what was going on.

There are shadow people all over this farm. When I'm working by myself I see them. Not so much anymore but it use to be really bad. I assume it was my bosses mother that past away before I got here. People said she use keep a close eye on the hired hands to make sure they went slacking. After Roland passed. (bosses dad) the sightings increased. So I started talking to them. I would be doing something and see a figure off maybe 15 feet away. I would just keep doing what I was doing without looking up so I still see them. I say hey Rollie how you doing today? One day I was having a bad day anyway and I seen him. I yelled out Rollie you don't have to follow me every where. They pretty much stopped now except for every once in a while.
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:33 AM   #6
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When I first got my nursing license I was working on the "End-of-Life" unit. I took care of a wonderful woman who was dying and her husband (JW) came in every day to sit with her. The night she died, he and I sat by her side and I held him as he cried when she breathed her last.

Over the next few years JW came in and out of the facility, this, that and the other happened to him and eventually he came for his last visit. The night he died, I was standing in his room, just looking at him (don't know why I felt compelled to do this) when I felt and saw out of the corner of my eye someone come in and stand next to me. I thought it was my nurses assistant, but when I looked no one was there.

I sat next to him and held his hand, I felt all my hair stand on end (in a good way) and a hand on my head as he took his last breath. I finally understood that his wife, my first patient to die, was there to greet him and take him from my care. They loved each other so much.

More stories later...I need some sleep.
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:24 AM   #7
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Oooh, I'm going to enjoy this thread. I love reading ghost stories. I don't believe in ghosts, but I'm addicted to ghost stories nonetheless. I think because for years I believed I had seen the ghost of my grandfather when I was a child, and my mother was convinced I had, too. Eventually I realized it was just a dream, but it is still a really great "memory" of him. Our minds are wonderfully complex machines; I can't help but wonder how it creates these experiences. Then again, maybe knowing ruins the fun!
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:27 AM   #8
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Over in the Mattapan part of Boston, used to be a mental hospital that has since been rehabbed to apartments for elderly. The building is now a storage building for the City government supplies. The elderly were spooked out when some of the former patients kept showing up. And they weren't the live ones.

What no one thought of telling the living residents is that there has never been a report of any live person being harmed by the ghostly visitors.

I have never heard of anyone being hurt by a ghostly friend. Ann Bolyn is often seen wandering headless and with her head, the halls of her former home. Yet there are no stories of anyone being harmed by her. There are stories galore of battle sites of the Civil War being haunted. And some of the old antebellum homes have nightly visitors. No harm done in those places also.

Just make a friend of them. Ask them to tell you their story.
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:39 AM   #9
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Enjoy knowing your grandfather did visit you in your dreams...it's one of the easiest ways for spirits to communicate because you are completely open to it. Usually the dreams will be more vivid than your regular dreams. I've only had one visitor, my Mom...but in the dream she referenced something that happened to my sister who lives a few towns over and my brother who lives in Arizona that very same day...I think it was her way of letting us know she was nearby. We were all amazed by it and were comforted by it. When my Dad died, my brother was still in Arizona. He called to say he had a dream of my Dad. In the dream they were sitting back to back on the bed, my Dad leaning on him for support. He had no way of knowing that right before my Dad died, in heart failure (he died at home as did Mom) he would get short of breath and need to sit up. Mom and I would take shifts sleeping in the bed as he was up several times a night and it would have been impossible for one person to deal with it. When he would get short of breath, he would sit at the edge of the bed and I would sit behind him back to back so he could lean on me and still be able to sit up. Sometimes it would be an hour or longer, so standing in front of him, holding him up would be exhausting so the back to back position was easier to deal with. I had never told anyone about it until my brother told me about the dream.
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:53 AM   #10
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When I first got my nursing license I was working on the "End-of-Life" unit. I took care of a wonderful woman who was dying and her husband (JW) came in every day to sit with her. The night she died, he and I sat by her side and I held him as he cried when she breathed her last.

Over the next few years JW came in and out of the facility, this, that and the other happened to him and eventually he came for his last visit. The night he died, I was standing in his room, just looking at him (don't know why I felt compelled to do this) when I felt and saw out of the corner of my eye someone come in and stand next to me. I thought it was my nurses assistant, but when I looked no one was there.

I sat next to him and held his hand, I felt all my hair stand on end (in a good way) and a hand on my head as he took his last breath. I finally understood that his wife, my first patient to die, was there to greet him and take him from my care. They loved each other so much.

More stories later...I need some sleep.
After all my creepy experiences in Hawaii, a friend who it turns out was very gifted but never told anyone, explained to me that you cannot look directly at an apparition. That is why most people see them out of the corner of their eye or in a mirror or as a reflection in glass. Once I knew that I was able to see apparitions in more detail...not sure I was glad I learned about it though...
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