August 15, 2008

I Always Knew I Was A Little...Off...

I'm coming out of the closet. I believe in ghosts. You know, spirits, the afterlife, poltergeists, the whole nine yards. I'm forever looking for orbs in pictures, I watch every show I can get my hands on regarding paranormal things, I used to watch Sylvia Browne on Montel until I decided she's a whack job. The things she "sees" are very vague and very easy to construe as true for just about anyone. My current favorite shows are Paranormal State, Ghost Hunters, and although my husband protests heavily and calls it the "ohshit-ohcrap-ohf***-ohno show," I like Most Haunted.

Now, in the name of all us freakshows spiritually attuned people, I shall raise the freak flag and fly it proudly as I share my ghost stories.

Two of my stories are from when I was in high school. I was driving to Meadville one night and as I'm coming up route 18 into Harmonsburg I drove past a long stretch of corn field that tends to get kind of foggy in the spring and summer. It was one of those foggy nights and as I came to a clearing in the fog, a black transclucent shadow ran across the road and disappeared into the woods on the other side of the road.

The second story is the one that freaked me out the most of all my ghost stories and to this day, when I'm in my mom's house, leaves me a bit nervous in her upstairs bathroom. I forget how old I was, but I had gone to the bathroom in the middle of the night. The bathroom was at the back of the house and my room was at the opposite end of the hallway at the front of the house. It's probably all of six or seven steps from bathroom to bedroom but in the dark, at night, it seems like a mile.

So I padded from my dark bedroom, down the dark hallway, into the dark bathroom. I flipped on the light, blinding myself, did my thing and got up to go back to bed. I opened the door and right before I turned off the bathroom light, a short (shorter than me and I'm 5'4"), grayish-black translucent shadow walked past me into the bathroom. I high-tailed it back to my bed and did my damnedest to go back to sleep! I talked about it with my mom the next morning and although she denies to this day that she believes in ghosts, she says it could have been her mom since when she passed away, she was all of about 4'11". *shrug*

Needless to say, after that, you made sure you left a bedroom light on before you went to the bathroom!

Then I saw few to no ghosts for years. However, a couple of weeks ago, I was awake with the baby around 1 a.m. I was trying to rock him back to sleep and since we were sleeping downstairs (it was hot as hell and it's cooler in our living room), I was facing our balcony and my son was facing over my shoulder into the kitchen. Out of complete nowhere something tapped me on the back. Before I had time to process the abnormality and fear factor of that, my son - who was wide awake - started cooing and scrambling up my front side to go over my shoulder, as if he saw someone there that he wanted to have holding him. Very weird.

I'll save the really creepy stuff for a few years down the road when I'm more comfortable with you all. We just met - don't want to let all my cats out of the bag. *wink*


Denise said...

I will raise the freak flag and fly it proudly too! :) You know from my personal blog that I believe in this stuff too! I have had a lot of experiences as well and totally believe 110%.

YAY for stories! I'll have to share some of mine on IM or whenever one day! :)

diana said...

all i have to say is that the damn creepy doll in your mom's dining room still scares the poo out of me and i haven't been there in 5 years...

Super Blogger Girl! said...

As a scientist (not scieontologist!) I believe in energy, you can't destroy it, ever. We are all made of tons of energy, so when you die it goes somewhere, I mostly believe into the earth and then to grass, then to worms, then to birds etc... But it doesn't sound to unbelievable to me that energy can manifest itself in the form of an orb or even a form of a ghost, so don't feel to freaky, your more logical than you think! I could go all zombie Jesus with this but I won't, just saying that your so not crazy.

Heather said...

As one with several experiences also, I can say I also believe in "ghosts", unashamedly so. I don't think you're a freak for believing-- in fact I remember reading somewhere that quite a high percentage of people believe in ghosts, but don't always openly talk about it because they think others don't believe, etc.

Minxy Mimi said...

Ive seen a ghost too, altho it was of the canine variety!
I love Most Haunted, LOVE IT.
I wanna hear more please!!!

Tina said...

I'll raise my flag too. I love Ghost Hunters and Paranormal State. This is a topic that intrigues me!

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