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Dollars for the singing dead. [Apr. 8th, 2008|02:24 pm]
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One of the oldest accounts of ghosts is in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which shows dead people reappearing much as they did before death, including the style of dress.

I'm going to regret this... but have you ever has a visit from a ghost? I've had two, with the second recurring too often to count.


And this is awesome. You click and they give a DOLLAR per click for battered women! If you all clicked we would have over 800 dollars donated in one day, PLUS whatever your friends click if you pass it on.

And your video. :) Very obvious lipsynching. Cracked me up.

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[User Picture]From: nonplussed
2008-04-08 07:31 pm (UTC)
okay, now you MUST explain your ghostly encounters.

i've never had one (that i know of) and thank whoever for that because i would probably DIE of a massive heart attack. no joke. i'm a huuuuge baby when it comes to that type of thing. i'm seriously scared of ghosts or potential ghosts in a very bad way. i should probably seek therapy for it :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oh Lord. All right, I'll tell one of them now because if I tell them out I'll scare myself. lol. They were both really f'ng scary.

All the women in my family are really receptive to the spirit world. Some are glad for the "gift" others.. feel it's a curse. I'm in the latter category. lol. It freaks me out.

So your choice. Little girl ghost or dorm ghost?

Or if you want I can give you familial ghost encounters of my family that are even scarier then mine. The molesting ghost, or the knife ghost.

You get to pick from any of the above four. lol
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From: lennoxmacbeth
2008-04-08 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've had ghost encounters. I'm usually underwhelmed. XD I've been able to see ghosts since I was born (confirmed by my mom, who related my youngest encounters, that were before my permanent memories) so they're just like anything else in the world to me. ^_^;
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 07:39 pm (UTC)
What kind of ghosts do you usually see? The ones I've encountered are really distressed. I saw my first ghost at 4, and think I may have seen more as a child, but only one that was confirmed and my Mom saw it with me, we both remembered it clear as day.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-04-08 07:43 pm (UTC)
I have never had a ghostly encounter, though I have a friend who is a medium. or whatever the term is for someone who senses ghostly activity. she arranges a local ghost tour in providence and is a delightful lady.

There was this series of books (and games) called Girl Talk - do you remember them? they had one book that was the girls going on a lip-syncing game show, lol i always wanted to do one.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 07:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's cool! :) She enjoys her abilities, then?

-- And I had a Girl Talk game, I never knew there were books too! But that sounds really fun. lol. ;) I remember playing a girl talk game where you had to like admit to doing things that werent very good, and I would play with my friends I was in a show with and none of us wanted to say that we sang off key so we'd fight over who had to do that one. haha
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[User Picture]From: uber_squeaky
2008-04-08 07:58 pm (UTC)
I've never had a real ghost thingy, but a few months ago I started hearing this noise in my bedroom that sounded like a balloon popping randomly every few days/weeks/months, with no explainable reason. It wasn't anything electrical that I could find and there was never a balloon in my room, and every time it happened my dog would jump up and run out of the room. It was really strange. I haven't heard it in a long time, though, so maybe whatever it was gave up and left.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that's interesting. And a little freaky. It's really fascinating to watch how animals respond to supernatural things.
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[User Picture]From: kharma_creature
2008-04-08 07:59 pm (UTC)
I've seen spirits all of my life, only I pushed them and the thought away until I got older. I started reading the tarot online for random people and this man showed up and wouldn't go away. So I politely told the gentleman that I was speaking with that I had a spiritual encounter with someone he knows.. the man told me to keep on - so finally I saw glass shattered and a gun shot and I couldn't understand the correlation between them both. Turns out the man just lost his partner/sherrif in a stakeout and the man they were trying to get out of the house shoved his shotgun through a glass window and shot his partner. It was fucking surreal.

The second real time was I was reading tarot for this lady and this little boy showed up in the most brilliant shining golden light - and I had to tell her - asked if she lost a son or a little brother and she started bawling and I told her that it's okay that he's fine and doing great and there was nothing to worry about. It was a profound experience for sure!

There are times when less than disired spirits show up and I politely tell them that they are not welcome and I ask them to leave. People forget that we have the ultimate autority when it comes to stuff like that. It may give us the willies - but we are in control. We are still in the flesh. xo
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 08:05 pm (UTC)
First off, I love the hell out of your icon. So pretty!

Now on to what you had to say. hehe. ;)

And that's really interesting. You do this all online, then? Like you'd be able to read my tarot and tell me something about me?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 08:07 pm (UTC)
Isn't it a great site?

And do you not believe people when they tell you about their own specific experiences? How do you explain them? I'm not attacking, I'm just really curious. :)
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[User Picture]From: romeokid
2008-04-08 08:10 pm (UTC)
I wanna hear the knife ghost story!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 08:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, all right. ;)

My Mom and her first husband had just moved into a new ( to them, it was built in about 1860) house they were renting. Like.. JUST moved in, the day before. My sister was a baby, about 8 months old, and my Mom and her husband hadn't unpacked their own bedroom yet. They had got everything in order for my sister first, and the kitchen and living room but everything else was still a bit of a mess, so they were sleeping on the pull out couch in the living room. My Mom woke up to the upstairs toilet being flushed.... they were she and her husband were the only adults in the house, and he was asleep beside her.

She sat up in bed, and froze as she saw a heeled boot making it's way down the stairs, along with the full 1800's style black skirt.. and she just watched as more and more of the body of this woman came down the stairs. One arm was down, the other raised, and she couldnt see what was in the hand until after she saw the womans face. She was in her fifties, grey/brown hair pulled back in a severe bun, and she had just an evil look on her face, and a glint in her eye. A smile on her lips that my Mom would tell me was the definition of Evil. And she walked toward my Mom, in slow, itty bitty steps. Finally my Mom was able to scream, and her husband woke up and saw her just as the woman was about 3 feet away getting ready to stab them. As soon as he woke up, she backed away, and climbed back up the stairs, slowly. My Mom ran after her as soon as she realized she was going up the stairs to my sister. My sisters door was open, and when my Mom got in there, the ghost was gone, but my sisters mobile was spinning out of control and my sister was crying.

They moved the next day.

My Mom must have told me the story a dozen times and not a single detail ever changed.
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From: docjeff
2008-04-08 08:11 pm (UTC)
My last experience with a ghost was the day my maternal grandmother died. I was just waking up and I saw her standing there clear as a crystal. I said "Hazel, you just died didn't you?" She nodded and disappeared. Mom got the call a few minutes later. Hazel and I were very close but I wish she'd visited mom instead. They never were quite right with each other.

I clicked to empower. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 08:26 pm (UTC)
Were you close to your Maternal Grandma? Maybe she figured she'd set things right for her once she was gone?

My Mom visited my Aunt after she died. I think she knew I'd freak out if she visited me, but it would have been nice all the same.

And yay empowering! :)
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[User Picture]From: queenofdebt
2008-04-08 08:17 pm (UTC)
I live in a house from 1835 and my mum reportedly has seen a lady in a grey 1860s gown standing over my brother's crib. I live in that room now and weird stuff has happened to me: the door openening and closing repeatedly, things going missing and reappearing elsewhere in the house, whispers, an inexplicable cold spot on the hottest days. That's not to say weird stuff doesn't happen elsewhere in my house: my dad was home alone and once felt someone slap him.
I've kind of made peace with my ghost because I don't really think she's harmful, she's just a pest.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 08:32 pm (UTC)
Oh wow!!! That sounds like the creepy lady with the knife my Mom ran into, excepet maybe her ghost was your ghosts angry cousin. lol. Slapping though?
I don't like it when ghosts cross over and you can feel any encounter by them. That's scary. I don't like that.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2008-04-08 08:27 pm (UTC)
I definitely believe in this kind of stuff, and have had encounters where spirits of some kind moved physical objects around me (heavy blinds being slammed against the sill, doors opening and shutting, doorknobs being turned, the sound of footprints on carpet, etc.), but I am so incredibly OUT of tune with the supernatural that that's the only way I'm even aware of their presence. My roommate can kind of sense stuff like that, but we've been in the same room with spirits before, and I had no idea they were even there.

I'll take it as a blessing, for sure. I think if I could sense this kind of stuff, I'd be scared of the dark. :)


PS: I'm curious about your second ghost. Story?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 08:41 pm (UTC)
ME TOO! Isn't it so scary when they move shit around you!? I freaked the hell out. lol.

I'm way to in- tune. I wish I wasn't quite as receptive to the spirit world.

And I am a little scared of the dark because of my encounters. lol.

And all right, second story is dorm story.

I was living in a dorm, where many many years previous there had apparently been a suicide. I didn't find that out until well after shit started going down. I had my own room, and I started having nightmares of a man being hung, and I'd wake up and have just these flashes of an image of a man hangng from my ceiling, not connected to anything, but like an invisible noose. Right over my bed. Like his feet where about 4 inches from my stomach. After a few weeks of this it was about 15 seconds before he'd dissapear, at the point where he'd show himself the longest. He was also a bit of a poltergeist and would move my stuff all the time, but when he'd get mad like if I left school and stayed at a friends house, or in a friends dorm room instead of coming back to my own room every night, he'd be pissed... so he'd show me it, and would flicker my Christmas lights that I had around my window, and he'd do stuff just to freak me out like picking up a paper from my desk and slowly lowering it to the ground, one after another until my stack of paper was in backwards order. I told the maintenance and housing people where I was going to school what was going on, but they pretty much just ignored me. Then one day I left my key on my bed just to run and chat with a friend who had just come back from a funeral.. and I turned to go back to my room after we were talking, and my door was closed.

Not only was my door closed, but it was bolted shut. And the only way to use that particular deadbolt was from inside. I got maintenance.. they opened my door..a nd there was no one that could be seen in my room, and the windows were all closed, and I was up 3 floors anyway. No trees for anyone to climb or anything.

After THAT happened, I was allowed to move into a room that someone had vacated in the dorm.

It was much freakiness.
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[User Picture]From: travestine
2008-04-08 08:31 pm (UTC)
My two younger brothers have both passed on and I've had encounters with both of them - sometimes in dreams and sometimes when I'm awake. I don't always "see" them (although I have seen my youngest brother on occasion), but I feel them. I've also encountered people I don't know. I seem to be particularly sensitive to people who have died in car accidents - I see glimpses of them standing near where accidents have happened. I've also sensed "bad energies" and had to "clear" them from myself and my family, but I've had really good encounters as well. It's just something I've gotten used to.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 08:49 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your brothers. Were their visits helpful and healing?


And regarding bad energies.. that's something I run into a lot. Where I don't see the spirit, but I know it's dark and dangerous. How do I go about "clear"ing that sort of thing? I just don't know where to start but I know I have the ability to see spirits, so I would think I'd have the ability to influence them as well, right?

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[User Picture]From: badasher
2008-04-08 08:50 pm (UTC)
I can't say that I ran into a ghost for certain...but I did run into something when I was a child. Pardon me if it's a tad long, but I have included narrative I wrote about it some time back.

If you are so inclined, you can find it at: http://badasher.livejournal.com/50786.html


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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oooh, very scary experience!! You said in your entry that you've ran into him again, past this point? Does he haunt you in nightmares mostly, or do you see him in experiences like the one you described?
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[User Picture]From: voleta
2008-04-08 09:14 pm (UTC)
Anything related to spirits or ghosts fascinates me so much. When I was younger me and my friends used to hunt for ghosts around our old school building, but I've never had any experience of seeing one. I think I'm just too skeptical to see that sort of thing, though in a way I wish I could (the phrase 'careful what you wish for' comes to mind right now)

I'm amazed so many people have had encounters on this thread! Can you tell us any more of your experiences? The Knife story scared the heck out of me, have you had any positive encounters? I wonder if you have ever considered your experiences to be tricks of the mind? If I ever saw a ghost I would think I was hallucinating just because I'm too doubtful and disbelieving as a person.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 09:18 pm (UTC)
Well, the one with the little girl, I wasn't alone, and my Mom saw the same thing. -- The other one I had, which I posted about earlier with the dorm.. there was physical proof. I had left my keys in my room and the room was locked from inside, with my keys still inside, while I was talking to a friend. lol. My Aunt and my sister both have had positive ghost experiences. My Aunt actually saw my Mom after she died and she told her that everything was all right, and that she was happy, and my sister saw her Grandma after she died. The crazy thing is that they both saw them in the same room of the same house, but like 30 years apart..
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[User Picture]From: rombino
2008-04-08 09:29 pm (UTC)
thats a really awesome site, the clicking for battered women! Im glad to see that people make it convenient for others to take a role in making a difference.
Have you been to www.freerice.com ? Answer mildly easy vocabulary questions and each right answer will donate 20 grains of rice to the hungry. Its really easy, fun, and can do a lot of good.

and no, no ghost visits for me. Im open to the possibility of it, but i havent actually experienced it yet.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 09:34 pm (UTC)
Oh I sure have! It's a great site. :) This was one I'd never posted here before.

*nod* You can have my next ghost visit if you like. lol. ;)
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-04-08 09:36 pm (UTC)
As "materialist" as I am in my philosophy, I'm pretty sure I did see a ghost once. When I was 20 we lived in this rental house and I had the back room. It was always kind of cold and just uncomfortable in there. Then one night I woke up and there was this pulsing white light. It sort of coalesced into a old man who was standing at the foot of my bed and staring at me. I got the distinct impression he didn't like me and wanted me gone. I slapped myself, rubbed my eyes, squeezed them shut for a while and then re-opened...he was still there. I was so freaked I just closed my eyes and repeated "go away" and then when I opened them he was finally gone.

For years I figured I just dreamt the whole thing. Then several years later, my little brother (who got the room when I moved out) told me the exact same story. I hadn't ever talked about that to anyone, and his description of the old guy was dead on. How weird is that?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-08 09:39 pm (UTC)
That's REALLY scary. Was it in the same room? Very freaky. My main issue is I can't say anything when Im that scared. I can barely breathe and my voice just... seizes up.
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