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Scary story, Brian. I've had a couple ghostly experiences myself but nothing on the level of yours.

My first experience was after my parents procured and remodelled a large golf course home that had been abandoned and left to foreclosure. To say that the house was eccentrically designed is an understatement. It was bizarre. One of the odd things that we noticed was that every bedroom (4 in all) was equipped with a double key bolt lock. One could either lock somebody into a room or lock others out. Who knows which was done. Like I said, though, the house was completely remodelled and turned out beautifully. My parents seperated within months after moving in. One of the clearest memories were the odd odors that would sometimes fill the house. Sometimes it was an overbearing cologne smell that would be so heavy, we would have to leave the house from the nearest door, choking for fresh air. That particuliar smell was Old Spice. I have never been able to abide the smell of it since then. Other times, it was a putrid smell of something rotting. The house, however, had been practically gutted so something stuck in a wall or under the house that had died was not a plausible explanation either. Not to mention that this putrid smell persisted for the 5 years that we lived there, off and on. At night, we'd hear footsteps on the ceilings of our rooms and favorite trinkets often disappeared and magically reappearing in somebody else's room. We often blamed each other for the incidents though to this day, I do not know how bits of my mother's jewelry found their way into my jewelry box. I didn't even like her taste, lol. It wasn't until a few years after we moved from that house that my sister, mother and I talked about some of the things that went on there. My mom admitting to strange things that we had never known about, one of them being that at one time, somebody had lived in the unfinished attic on a plain old mattress and using candles stuffed in bottles as a light. Very strange house. Interestingly enough, I drove past it a few years ago and was surprised to see numerous security lights all around the home. None of the other homes on the street had changed or added additional security.

My second experience was on the navajo reservation. Something liked knocking on the windows in that home in broad daylight. Nothing was ever at the windows and it occurred even when the curtains were wide open. Whatever it was, it liked to entertain my daughter, who would often giggle and laugh at something unseen hovering around the ceiling. When we moved from that home to temporarily stay with family, this thing followed us. Other family members reported seeing a shadowy thing in the house. After a couple months of it, a medicine man was brought to the home to perform a blessing ceremony and to clean the house of spirits. He said that it was an Anasazi spirit that had attached itself to us from our old home, which had been built on Anasazi burial ground.

Do I believe in ghosts? I don't know. I think that there are things out there that are willing to mess with people. Such things are pretty freely talked about on the reservation. There are just too many stories of unseen things that point to something existing, whatever that something is.

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Do You Believe In Ghosts? 670 Brian Patterson 17-May-04 17:32
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 229 ArmchairObserver 17-May-04 18:22
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 206 Brian Patterson 17-May-04 21:29
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 204 Historyfreak 17-May-04 21:55
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 206 Brian Patterson 17-May-04 22:28
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 174 SunSword 17-May-04 22:26
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 205 ArmchairObserver 17-May-04 22:41
Of course... 167 David L 17-May-04 22:54
Re: Of course... 240 Historyfreak 18-May-04 04:41
Re: Of course... 208 Brian Patterson 18-May-04 16:06
Re: Of course... 235 David L 18-May-04 21:30
Re: Of course... 233 SunSword 18-May-04 19:59
Re: Of course... 250 Historyfreak 18-May-04 20:59
Countless fields of expertise 213 Kees 18-May-04 22:07
Re: Countless fields of expertise 225 SunSword 18-May-04 22:46
Re: Of course... 187 Richard Fusniak 18-May-04 22:23
Re: Of course... 206 David L 18-May-04 21:25
Lables 241 Richard Fusniak 18-May-04 22:01
Re: Lables 209 Historyfreak 19-May-04 02:32
Re: Lables 207 SunSword 19-May-04 14:03
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 218 Mercury Rapids 19-May-04 08:53
It's peaceful down there ... ? 255 Thirdwave 19-May-04 10:23
Re: It's peaceful down there ... ? 197 Mercury Rapids 19-May-04 13:13
Placidus Gilletteus ?? 214 Thirdwave 19-May-04 23:18
Re: Placidus Gilletteus ?? 213 Mercury Rapids 20-May-04 09:33
Re: Placidus Gilletteus ?? 221 Kees 20-May-04 10:14
Re: Placidus Gilletteus ?? 206 Mercury Rapids 20-May-04 10:42
Re: BB's 224 Sharon West 23-May-04 04:43
Re: BB's 203 Brian Patterson 23-May-04 20:21
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 229 Delta 24-May-04 01:42
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 213 Brian Patterson 24-May-04 16:10
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 245 Sharon West 24-May-04 19:15
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 227 Delta 24-May-04 22:43
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 240 Citizen Attorney 30-May-04 05:30
Re: Do You Believe In Ghosts? 198 Delta 30-May-04 07:57
Not sure if I'd call this a ghost 222 Katherine 02-Jun-04 22:03
Re: Not sure if I'd call this a ghost 410 David L 03-Jun-04 00:00


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