Thursday, October 23, 2008

Patty's ghost Part II

As days turned to weeks and time went by, Patty and her family reported more odd occuranced. Dark shadows in the form shape of what they thought was a man standing by their beds at night, or walking thru the upstairs hallway, pictures tilted here and there in the house, objects turning up missing. It was all odd, but nothing that really scared the family.

One evening Patty had a few other families over for a dinner and game night and the subject came up. Knowing how curious I was about these things, she kindly indulged my questions. I asked her if anything had changed in the house right before all of this started happening, or if they had done any remodeling. She said they hadn't done anything different except for one small thing. Her husband's brother had recently died and he had been a military veteran. They had to decided to make a family "memorial" wall and hung some pictures up of their deceased relatives with this brother's funeral flag over top of them all in a frame. It was really a lovely display and I didn't see why this should cause any disturbance.

I asked if my family and I could check the area out and she said sure so she went upstairs and sure enough, in front of the memorial wall, definate cold spots. I had no feelings of anything "evil" and did not feel malcontent, but their was obviously something going on. I walked through the rooms and they did feel heavy. Their cat was resting comfortably on one of the girl's bed's so nothing too crazy could be going on. Animals, especially felines, are very sensitive to paranormal activity.

Anyway, back downstairs we all sat around the table to get ready for another round of one game or another and were all enjoying ourselves. I had pushed the thoughts of the ghost out of my mind, not wanting to appear pre-occupied or to be an annoying guest when out of no-where, the straw from my soda glass "flew" out of my glass ON ITS OWN, hit me in the forehead and landed perfectly back in the glass without spilling a drop. Everyone at the table, approximately 16 to 18 other people saw all of it and no-one uttered a word for about 2 minutes, they just sat there staring at me in disbelief. Apparently, there was one visitor in the house that was trying to get my attention.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Patty's Ghost

A personal Ghost Experience...this might prove to be a long story so it will be in parts. People's names will be changed to protect their identity. Please feel free to comment or ask questions. Your imput is appreciated, and I look forward to your comments.

We have friends that live fairly nearby us. They are a family of four, Mom, Dad, and two older teenage daughters. Since everyone has fairly busy lives these days we don't get to see each other as often as we like but we talk on the phone and get together two to three times per year for a pot-luck dinner and board games afterward. Usually, other families come by so have more people to play and the talking and fun goes on till after midnight or so. One night, and I can't remember exactly how the talk got around to this, Patty started to tell us of a "funny" experience she and her daughter Jill had while Jill was doing her hair in the bathroom.

Apparently, Jill was brushing her hair and patty was putting some towels away when a stick of of deoderant flew out from the bottom shelf of their storage closet, from within a plastic crate (that did not have a top on it. Patty is a coupon shopper and had about six sticks lined up in the crate with extra toothpaste, shampoo, saving cream and the like. Patty, being Patty, laughed and said outloud, "Wow, I'd be impressed if that would happen again!" When, sure enough, a second stick of deoderant flew out across the bathroom floor and landed at Jill's feet. They looked at each other, laughed and thought nothing more of it.

Now, I realize that most people would be horrified at a supernatural display like this, but you'd have to know Patty and her family to understand why she wasn't. Part II coming tomorrow

Saturday, October 11, 2008

History of Halloween

Halloween as we know it today had its beginnings over 2000 years ago in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhein in the area that is now Ireland, The United Kingdom and Northern France. These ancient Celts, or Druids celebrated their New Year on November 1st because to them, it marked the harvest or the end of the summer and the coming of the winter and time that was marked with starvation and death.
The usual Samhein festivals were celebrated with large bonfires where animal sacrifices were made and crops were burned to honor the old gods. Costumes were often worn during these rites, most often the masks made of animal heads with animal skins being worn.
The people believed that this was the time of year when the veil between the worlds of life and death was at its thinnest point and the dead could cross back and forth between these worlds and communication with the other side was indeed possible

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