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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:14 PM
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Do you have a "real-life" ghost story to tell?
I'm open--I've known too many people who say they have seen a ghost to disbelieve in it. I think I have too. When I was very young, I looked up in the middle of the night to see my great grandmother smiling down at me. It was quite comforting. Think is I lived in California at the time and she lived in Wisconsin and died that night.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:18 PM
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1. two. this summer my dad, who is 77 and had near death
experiences years ago during stroke episodes, came around the house in tears and shaking. (He would never do it, being a sober minded and strong man) and said that he had seen my mom's brother, John, in the back yard as he raked leaves and John had spoken to him saying, among other things that he was all right and how much he loved my dad. My uncle John had been dead for about six years. I told my dad that it was a good thing to see him and that it was lucky and he was blessed. It terrified my dad for a while. I went around back but it was gone.

The night after my mom's mother died, mom awoke from sleep and saw her mom sitting on the side of the bed, holding her hand and telling her she was all right. Mom said she could smell her mom's carnation perfume. This happens a lot in my family.

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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:41 PM
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2. Sure...
It's hard to know, though, whether the appearance was the fulfillment of a deeply held wish in a moment of intense grief; or whether it was objectively genuine.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:53 PM
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5. In my case I didn't know she died until the next day
after I saw her.
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VTdem Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:47 PM
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3. My mom says that a week after her grandmother died
she(my mom) was alone in bed and she had a dream about her G-ma and woke up and felt something in the bed with her. When she lifted the covers there was nothing there.


:wtf:
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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:47 PM
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4. when i was around 3
i had hallucinations that tiny little ghosts where floating around me
Helped me go to sleep at least...
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:57 PM
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6. once i went to the movie theater near my house
and I walked in, and on a giant screen, right in front of me - Patrick Swaze and Demi Moore appeared.

It was freaky.

:scared:
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:58 PM
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7. There are several people with a strong sense of discernment about these
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 09:59 PM by Ilsa
things, including me.

I've had several episodes of envisioning someone very close to me but miles away in tears and pain and have been correct.

Also, when a friend died, his secretary forgot to call me so I could fly down for his funeral. For the next two weeks, I had a sense of a man in my room watching me at different times of the day, but not trying to scare me. When I found out that he had died, the visits stopped. It always tried to enter my plane of view from the left.

I also felt a comforting touch on top of my head (an angel or my mom) weeks after my mom died. Again, the sensation was that it was coming from my left side.

One of my brothers is also very spirit-aware.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:16 PM
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8. I sorta do.
When I was about ten and was playing across the street from my friend's house, I had a very strong emotionally overwhelming sense of peace accompanied by the knowledge that my uncle had died. He was young and I had no idea he was ill (he had aids and my family concealed that, some of them still insist that he had cancer)and I barely knew him as he lived quite a ways away. I only met him once that I recall, but know he visited once when I was an infant. When my friend and I got back to her house my Dad called her Mom and asked if I could stay over another night because his brother had just died he wanted a little time alone.

I knew when my maternal Grandmother and fraternal Grandfather had died as well, but those weren't surprises really, as both had been comatose for several days previous.

I've never really experienced a "ghost" or felt the presence of a lost family member, but I've known when they died.

I was wrong once, though. I woke up one day this summer with the horrible feeling that something was very deeply wrong with my ninety year old Grandmother. I tried calling her all day (she lives in another state) but couldn't reach her. I couldn't reach my aunt, who lives in the same city. When I finally did reach her I found out she's had a melamoma removed that day, and that she hadn't told anyone except one of my Aunts, because she didn't want anyone to worry about her.
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