Ghost Stories & Experiences

Milfoil

may not have been spirit either...looks like a smudge on yer camera lens...
from my experiences, spirits have some human form left, at least an outline, if not full body...
btw...sorry to burst any bubbles...

Not bursting any bubbles, there were photos immediately before and after, literally seconds apart which had no such 'smudge' on. The lense wasn't compromised. Sorry. This is either some kind of spirit manifestation or fault in the way that the CCD chip in the camera catches the image but again, since both the previous and subsequent pictures were clear, that theory isn't much good either.

From my experience, this may not be a human form. Even if it is, not all spirits show themselves on film as a human outline, some are orbs for example. It is what it is and seems strange to have happened just when we were doing the RV stuff.
 

newlillith

I forgot to put the coolest experience I had. My mom and I went went to Eureka Springs last fall and stayed in the Crescent Hotel--one of the most haunted hotels in America. We took the ghost tour the first night, which was a HUGE mistake because it totally freaked me out and I couldn't sleep after that. Anyway, the whole tour my mom and I were taking pictures. We had a tour stop right by where our room was which of course was explained to be one of the most haunted spots in the hotel. C'mon now!
Anyway, my mom took these pics by the room...I took the orb pic at the same time as her and didn't get anything on my phone. The first picture is one of me standing in a hallway, I think it looks so cool! The second one is right outside of our door. My mom got TONS of orb pics that night but that one was the coolest. I think I didn't get any because I felt so freaked out the whole night.
On our first stop of the night we were by a bannister of a staircase that went down five stories. I got the weirdest urge to throw myself over it, where I would have surely fallen to my death. It really freaked me out and I backed up against the wall as far as possible. I mean, it was a bodily urge, something very strong. The tour guide then told a store of how when it had been a girl's school one of the girls had fallen over the edge and died. Maybe her spirit was just saying "hi" but I didn't like it!
Our rooms were where they sent patients who were for sure dying. The second night as I lay awake I heard someone pacing my bed side and felt chills. Totally wigged me out! I went and slept with my mom for awhile after that.
Finally, we went down to what used to be the morgue where the guide was using some electrical thing to talk to people. A stud finder maybe? Anyway, she right in to where they kept the bodies when it had been a medical facility and got a spirit to talk to her. He blipped the light once for boy, then blipped it 14 times when she asked him to tell us how he was. He answered a few more questions, but then disappeared when someone from the group went in--a freaked out younger woman. I think her feelings scared him off.
It was an amazing ghost tour and I would highly recommend it to anyone in Eureka Springs (in Arkansas. The whole town is this cool artist/hippy enclave in the Ozarks). I think the ticket price is $20, but it's worth it. If you're staying there though, wait to take the ghost tour until the last night...unless you aren't as freaked out as I get!
 

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toj

I love Eureka Springs... Never stayed at that hotel though as my hometown is close enough to drive back home.
 

sedgeez

Not bursting any bubbles, there were photos immediately before and after, literally seconds apart which had no such 'smudge' on. The lense wasn't compromised. Sorry. This is either some kind of spirit manifestation or fault in the way that the CCD chip in the camera catches the image but again, since both the previous and subsequent pictures were clear, that theory isn't much good either.

From my experience, this may not be a human form. Even if it is, not all spirits show themselves on film as a human outline, some are orbs for example. It is what it is and seems strange to have happened just when we were doing the RV stuff.

we caught orbs before when we were at my boyfriends mums, strange stuff had happened (as mentioned previous), and we took some pictures at night. few orbs on them.
also one picture, on the duvet, when we zoomed in, there was a horrid face of an old lady on it :eek:
and what was stranger was the fact that james a few nights earlier was crossing the road with me and looked back at his mums house, he said he saw an old woman in the window and drew the face for me when we got in, it freaked him out so much. it was the same face.
if he hadnt of drew it i wouldnt of believed it but he drew the face for me and it was the same one.

so freaky :laugh:
 

gregory

Oh heavens - I forget the Edinburgh vaults. I've been there several times. And every single time....

The first time ever, I was with a group of people from here. There's a circle of stones in there, in a room that the local witches used to use, but they had moved out because of nasty things happening, and we were told that it was unwise to step into it, as the last person who had done so had been run over after he came up to the street. One of our number did so, after the tour had moved on. When we got up to the street - guess who was almost mowed down by a van ! (it was seriously scary and he was very shaken.)

Also - while we were down there - in total darkness, I was next to someone very sensitive from here, and she asked if she could hold my hand. Sure, of course. But then she let go. Fine, she felt better, I assumed. But later she said she'd let go to hold the iron railings behind her as iron is a protective.

There are - and were - no railings of any kind in that room. Which is the same room where everyone's mobile phones and cameras switched themselves off.

When I went with Lillie, out of that same room with the circle in, I was seeing a sort of bulky fog coming out into the passageway - twice, both times that we passed it. Neither she nor the guide could see it (she was VERY cross; the guide was scared - so why on EARTH she had that job...). But later in a bar, we both suddenly smelled this INCREDIBLY vile smell of dead body and had to leave because we couldn't bear it.

And in another part of the underground areas, I repeatedly saw a thin man in a top hat just behind me.
 

newlillith

Gregory that sounds positively terrifying and terribly interesting! I'll have to put those on my must-visit list.
 

gregory

You need to do both Mary King's Close (the man) and Auld Reekie's tours - tatty but MUCH more REAL... })
 

celticnoodle

Winterchild, I LOVE this thread! I've so far only read the first page, and will soon read the other two, but had to comment, that on the first page, I was laughing, and saying, "OH MY! :eek:, and "WOW! VERY COOL!"

I love stories like this and will share a few of my own. I've always lived in homes with lots of spirit activities, (my mom was a medium, and my grandmother was too), so I grew up with spirits. :p now, off to read more before I share one or a million, ;)
 

Trogon

I've had a few encounters with ghosts over the years. Only a couple of them have really scared me.

On one submarine that I was on, you could hear a sound like a scrub-brush being used. This was in the lower level, aft end of the missile compartment. You would only hear it intermittently, it was not constant and several of the people that were on board when I was had heard it. Allegedly it was a sailor who had been cleaning down there when I fire broke out & he was killed. I know that we were in dry-dock while I was on board and the hull in that area was inspected (just to once again make sure the sound wasn't from something we'd snagged somewhere) - there was nothing there.

When I started working at the university police department (which I'm still working for, btw), I started as a security guard. This was back in the mid '80's. We would walk around campus at night and check all the buildings to make sure doors were locked, windows closed & lights off. There was one very old 2-story house towards north campus that used to be the residence of the university president in the early 1900's. I saw lights on upstairs this one night - so I walked up to the back door, opened it, took one step and felt a hand push me right in the middle of the chest. There was a VERY strong and quite negative presence that did not want me in the building. I said (out loud), "okay, you don't want me in there ... fine with me". I turned around, closed the door and locked it and never stepped foot in there again. Later that night, the shift Sgt. asked why I hadn't turned the lights off ... so I told him. He looked at me a moment then said; "yeah, I won't go in there either." :D

After I became a dispatcher, I spent many years almost exclusively on "graveyard" shift (wish I still was). Our old building had at least 3 ghosts that I would hear, feel or see from time to time. One would hang out in the hall way just down from the dispatch room and whisper and jingle keys, but would stop as soon as you approached.

Another would hang out in the P.D. lobby and admin office area and we would see him (or her, was never quite sure) quite often - usually a blurry mist that would move through the lobby then into the admin area.

Then there was one that would come in to dispatch and brush against you or otherwise try to physically interact. One night one of our officer (a Native American) and I were discussing things of a spiritual nature and the topic naturally turned to ghosts. And we were talking about the ones in the station ... suddenly we both felt, at the same time, a presence enter the dispatch room, it walked through both of us, then went back out the door. It was like a cold breeze wafting through the room. We could hear whispering as it happened, but I couldn't make out the words. And no, no outside doors were open at the time as you could see two of them from dispatch and hear the only other one open as it was quite noisy.

I did try getting EVP's or photographs but nothing ever did turn up. I had the distinct feeling that the one with the keys was a custodian who had died some years prior. Although he had died in another building ... the custodial office was in our building at the time. The others, I don't know. Though my Navajo friend who was speaking with me when we felt the spirit come into the room, told me the whispering sounded like Navajo, but he couldn't understand the words. So the spirit might be attached to the land there. Fortunately, none of these spirits ever gave off any kind of negative feelings.

Our building was torn down about 3 1/2 years ago. Before we moved out, I went through with a small singing bowl and tried to release the spirits there or at least explain what was happening so they would not be confused as the building was torn down. (They wouldn't let me use sage due to the smoke alarms.) I did also invite all of them to come to our new building. I'm not sure if they came with us or not, though there's been a couple of weird things here, so some might have. I have gone back to the new building that was built over the spot where the old one was and have not felt anything there. So hopefully they have gone on to their rest now.

I have only felt malevolence from spirits a few times. I have not yet been injured by any spirits or other entities yet. The meanest one I have yet to encounter so far was that one at the old president's house - I suspect that if I'd forced my way in, I might have had a nasty fall down the stairs or something fall on me or be thrown at me. That entity is still in that area although the house was torn down many years ago now ... I can still feel it if I go back to that spot. That one doesn't like me ... may not like anyone for that matter. I keep wanting to try to get an EVP there, but it's so hard to get a quiet night. Hmmm ... maybe this Christmas break ...
 

gregory

My mother Does Not Believe In Ghosts. Or in ANY kind of afterlife.

After my father died, she kept hearing knocking around the house, and in the end, she told me, she said "A.... if that's you stop it - I don't like it." And it stopped, never to be heard again. She then told me that because it/he stopped this meant that it wasn't a ghost or him at all. I don't follow that one.

My late mother-in-law gave me an earful on the way to her funeral, when one of her daughters was being silly; I swear she told me to make her stop it ! (it was upsetting someone else in the car.) My aunt-in-law did a great job, though, so I didn't have to :D