Rebecca - posted on 09/13/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
I'm a skeptic, and I always have been. I've never believed in ghosts. I did, however, experience something years ago that I can only describe as unexplainable. Here goes:
Sleeping over at a friend's house on her couch, I was lying there for about 10 minutes not even asleep yet and heard the front door handle jiggle. Not like the wind or anything, but the sound like someone trying the knob and finding it locked. I looked up and saw no shadow of a person through the front window, which was completely lit up from the front porch light. Also, the front porch is enclosed (about 5 X 5 feet) and the screen door is very creaky. So, I'm freaking out, thinking someone is trying to break in, and realize that the screen door did not open, and of course when I looked, there was no critter on the front porch (I thought maybe an animal was trapped on the porch). So she walks in the kitchen to get a drink of water literally 30 seconds or so after this happened, and I told her about it. She said, "Oh, that's just my husband's ex wife." She had died of cancer in that house, and my friend said she goes around opening the kids doors to check on them and making sure the exterior doors are locked to protect the family. She even said she saw her in the kitchen, and spoke to her, telling the ghost she wasn't trying to replace her as "mommy", but would take care of her kids for her. The ghost smiled at her knowingly and disappeared.
I tell you this story for a reason. I am not opposed to thinking that this "friend" of mine (who was really more of an acquaintance and whom I haven't spoken to since) was either completely crazy or messing with me. But how do I explain what I heard at the door? And her concise explanation of it? And what does the Bible say about ghosts? What happens to someone's soul between dying, going to heaven, being called into judgement, etc.? Even some Christians seem to think that someone's "energy" can hang around while their soul goes to heaven, but I don't think I buy that. I still fall on the side of not believing in ghosts, but my husband and dad also had an incident that was questionable and seemed humanly impossible, so that gets me curious about the "possibility" of ghosts. What do you think?