my experience with "ghosts"

Rosie - posted on 04/02/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )

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so ever since i moved into my house 4 years ago, i have felt the presence of something in my bedroom on occasion. i don't know how to explain this presence...sometimes i just feel like somebody's watching me, other times, i actually FEEL something in bed with me, or feel a little draft like somebody just ran past me. it's ALWAYS in my bedroom.
i'm not one to believe in the supernatural, it just doesn't seem to plausable, but man, i'm starting to wonder a bit. does anybody else have things like this happen to them?

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Tara - posted on 04/04/2011

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Sorry Kati to derail for a second.

Jen, you see things while taking prescription meds? And you see them while you drive?

I would talk to your doctor about using something else.

Have you tried eating marijuana for your pain?

You wouldn't get the freaky hallucinations you are having, that to me seem really dangerous. But you might get some relief for your pain. Chronic pain is one of the main conditions that Cannabis is prescribed for.

I'm just really shocked that you suffer these potentially dangerous side effects because of a prescribed medication and your doctor continues to prescribe it.

Sorry to derail, I'll post my own freaky shit in a second.

April - posted on 04/03/2011

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I felt something similar when i was younger, but this presence was... bad. We lived in a 3 story house and the weird "experiences" always came from the top floor. My youngest sister had the most experiences because both of our rooms were on that floor.

Whatever it was seemed to bully her always. She used to tell me that whenever she would go to the third floor she always had this feeling of dread. I only felt some weird feelings on that floor (like the landing being cold etc) but she always heard something.

One time we were both climbing the stairs together, we were on our way to bed. She must of forgot something downstairs so she told me she needed to go back down as she headed down, she suddenly fell but the way it happened it didn't seem as if she tripped or stumbled. Obviously i ran down to check if she was alright. She started crying and asking me why i pushed her. Of course i said i didn't know what she was talking about i wasn't anywhere near her. She kept crying and saying i pushed her.

Later when she calmed down (thanks to my mum) she told us that she felt someone push her really hard. I don't know what really happened but from what i saw it did look as if the fall wasn't an accident.

Weird stuff happening in that house. I don't know much about paranormal stuff but that was pretty freaky.

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Louise - posted on 04/05/2011

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Hi
We have several ghosts in our house, my family and friends have experienced them too so I know it isn't my imagination. All of the 4 previous houses that I have lived in were haunted too so I am used to it and it doesn't usually bother me, they were in the house before me and I am happy to share the space with them as long as we all get along. Anyway, the ghosts in this house kept disturbing us at night, particularly my children, so I contacted a local medium to ask her to come and have a chat with the ghosts. She came along with a local paranormal research group and spent the night in the house. (I don't how it works in the States but here in the UK the paranormal research groups are mostly volunteers and don't charge for help with this sort of thing). We didn't give her any details prior to the visit but she knew about all that we had experienced from her chat with our ghosts. Anyway, she set a few ground rules with the ghosts and we haven't had any problems since (my children have asked where everyone has gone!). I am still aware of the ghosts in the house but, as agreed, they do not disturb us at night.

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I don't know if I agree on the idea of if you believe in one, the other must follow. I use my mother as an example. She's Christian and absolutely does not believe that ghosts walk the earth as she feels that is utterly contrary to her take on the Bible.

Nadia - posted on 04/04/2011

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Point taken... i do agree that you shouldn't rule out any possible explanation, but with that in mind, you must also admit that if you're hallucinations aren't drug-induced or psychological then it's possible that what you're seeing are actually ghosts. I'm not trying to make you belive or anything... i respect how you think, it's just that i never rule anything out. I think its kind of like the whole God/Satin thing... if you believe in one, you have to believe in the other. Thus, you don't rule out natural explanations, but when the natural cannot explain, perhaps it is the supernatural? Anyway, good that you don't jump to conclusions right away... i always freak myself out... can't watch any scary movies!lol

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True, we are but why jump to a supernatural explanation without ruling out all natural explanations first?

Nadia - posted on 04/04/2011

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Jen, my point was that just because we can't explain something now doesn't mean its not real and that someday in the future there might be an explanation. Man is always discovering something new.

Pia - posted on 04/04/2011

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I occasionally feel my grandmothers presence. It can be the smell of her tweed perfume on my pillow, a sense of her sitting behind me, feeling like she's comforting me when I need her, once I even saw her silhouette walk past my house. I'm sure this could all be explained in a perfectly rational way... or it could be her, who knows?! I've never been a big ghost believer, but that's because I haven't had much proof that they do exist. But i am totally willing to believe in ghosts if there is proof.
I like to think it is my grandma because I find her presence comforting. If ghosts can do that, I hope they are real! I don't like the idea of menacing ghosts though. Hopefully they don't exist...lol.

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Tara, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your concern. Yes, several of my doctors know about this including the ones who prescribe the medication. There is no question that morphine is a powerful and dangerous medication. I didn't enter into it lightly but I have to choose. Do I take this medication with its side effects and live or do I have pain? So far this is the only medication that has adequately managed it in 3 years. Yes, I see things and yes I"m fatigued but I can work now. I almost lost my apartment because I missed so much work last year and I seriously would have been homeless. The morphine saved my life. I wish I didn't have to take it. I do things to try and reduce my daily intake (have to take at least 2 to keep the plateau but I try not to take the max whenever possible.)

Marijuana has not come up and I'm not sure I could manage it. The scent of pot has always made my throw up. Even the thought of it now makes me gag.

My pain management doctor puts it this way, "Sometimes its' the devil or the deep blue sea." I choose.

Email me privately if you want to hear more. I don't want to derail any more than I have. I apologize for what I did so so far.

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The thing to remember though is that a flashlight and cell phone have mundane human-created reasons and did not exist previously. The comparable item would have been a torch and a moveable light source is hardly a supernatural item. But I am a wet blanket in these discussions. ;)

Nadia - posted on 04/04/2011

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i totally believe in the "supernatural". Just because it can't e explained or it seems impossible doesn't mean it can't be real. If you showed someone 500 years ago a flashlight or TV or cell phone you wound have been labelled a witch. Electricity was an impossible thing back then, yet now its the lifesource of our every day. As long as you don' feel threatened by the presence of "ghosts" i wouldn't worry. Who knows, maybe it's your "guardian angel" or something. I think everyone has seen or felt a ghost at one point in their lives... it's just how they interpret it. I know i've seen things and felt things and heard things... most of them were nothing to be frightened of, but there were a few times where i was genuinely afraid. This is also why i never brush it aside when my daughter says there's a monster i her room! for all i know, there very well could be!

Tara - posted on 04/04/2011

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When I was 4 my parents bought a very old house in a very old part of Newmarket Ontario.
My room was the only room with two windows. When I was trying to go to sleep at night the room would get really cold and I would see this weird blue light going from one window to the other one and the sounds "swwwwiiiiisssshhhhh" would accompany it.
I then started waking in the night and wandering the house, my mom would find me and I would say "I'm just playing with the kids that live here too." And then I started waking up screaming in bed, my mom would rush in a I would be sitting up in bed and my eyes were wide open and the room was always really cold, even in the summer.

This went on until I moved at about 6ish when they split. After a year or so my dad rented the room to a friend from work who was just moving out of his parents house for the first time. After he moved in he started telling my dad he heard kids talking in the night time, whispering is what he said. Then he started having nightmares only he couldn't remember what they were. He also bought a space heater for his room. (which my dad complained about because of the cost of hydro, but the guy claimed he was cold, even in the summer).
Then about a year after moving in, he went to his family cottage and shot himself in the head. He left a letter and in it he said that he was going insane and it was better that he just leave the world and his family behind before he did something awful to some kid somewhere. No one understood the reference to "some kid somewhere" but it was really freaky.
That's it. Nothing really since then except once at my grandmothers house after her death. I felt her hand on my shoulder and smelled her vodka laden breath. Or at least I thought I did. But it was more likely me wanting to and my brain creating that experience for me.

Nikki - posted on 04/04/2011

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I shouldn't have read this post right before I went to bed!



there's no such thing as ghosts

there's no such thing as ghosts

there's no such thing as ghosts



That's what I tell myself anyway ;P

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No, I don't think it's plausible. If you look at it from various religious perspectives, it isn't plausible. If you look at it from the atheistic perspective, it isnt' plausible.

But it is compelling. Let me share what I deal with every day. I was switched from percocet to Morphine 3 months ago to better handle my chronic (and life-altering) pain. Since the morphine, I see things. I call them 'shadow-people'. It looks like people walking in the shadows just outside my peripheral vision. On occasion, they're flying as I'm driving the car. There's also the odd vivid face in when I close my eyes that I have a hard time shaking off. Now, these experiences are pretty darn scary but I accept them for what they are which is narcotic hallucinations. Can you imagine how I would react if I had a belief in the supernatural? I probably would have committed suicide at this point.

I *see* them. That makes them real but they are not real in the way that you are I are real. Seeing them does not mean that I'm a liar or that I'm making things up. I do indeed see them but they're not anything other than a hallucination.

Now you didn't say you were on any mind-altering drugs and I sincerely hope you're not because they're not fun but for the fact that they relieve my pain. But there are many things that we think could be one thing but it's not. We must always rule out the mundane before jumping to the extraordinary.

Stifler's - posted on 04/03/2011

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Not in my house, but at work when I was in the dementia unit I always felt a presence. Not in any of the other units, just the dementia unit. Once I was folding the washing on night shift and someone's drawers and cupboards were being opened and I checked on every room and all the residents were asleep and the other carer and nurse were elsewhere in the facility. I also swear I saw one of the residents walk past the hallway end so I went down to check on everyone and they were all fast asleep. Then another time I was in someone's room and all their windows were closed and the door just slowly closed it was scary.

Laureen - posted on 04/03/2011

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My mum always says, whoevers with you wont hurt you. I think she means it will be a family member watching over you and your little one.
The only time ive ever felt like anything was in my house with me was when one time i went to bed with the laptop, and i heard a noise! then silence again then all of a sudden i heard voices, my Tv had switched its self on !! Spooky stuff x

Desiree - posted on 04/03/2011

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Yes all the time. There is nothing to be afraid of unless you feel that it has a menacing presence. They can't harm you unless you let them.

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