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My Grandpa

So I will tell you now about the first time that I had a paranormal experience. It was a year after my grandpa passed away. I was his only granddaughter, so naturally he spoiled me rotten, we had such a close relationship and I still miss him to this day, I probably will forever. My grandma, missed him so much as well. But after a year she started to go out and do more of her hobbies that she neglected since he died. She is Italian and an artist, so she booked a trip to Italy with her art class, she asked me to stay at her house while she was gone to watch her dog. So I did, for about a week. I have spent the night at my grandparents house often but never when it was just me. I sleep with a fan, for background noise, it helps me sleep. I had asked my grandma if she had a fan and she said that she did so I thought no more of it. I should have been more specific because the fan that she said she had was the ceiling fan that made no noise and was located in her bedroom.

One, I didn’t plan on sleeping in my grandparents bed, there is no way that I would ever sleep in their bed, for the same reason that I would never sleep in my parents bed. She has a guest room that I planned on sleeping in. Two, when I mentioned the fan, I meant one that makes noise, so I could have that white noise in the background. The ceiling fan made absolutely no noise. I got to their house after work on a Tuesday since that was the day her plane left, I didn’t realize that there was no fan until I started getting ready for bed. By that time it was too late to do anything about it, I lived about a half hour away from her and I was not about to go home and come back just for a fan. I decided to put my big girl pants on and deal with it.

I couldn’t fall asleep, I stayed awake listening to the noises of the house. All the noises a house makes when it settles, it was awful. Also,I could swear that I heard noises outside, noises from the trees possibly. It sounded like a tree limb breaking. I tossed and turned for hours. Then just when I was about to fall asleep I heard the garage door open, not the big garage door, the door in the garage to come into the house. That door led to the kitchen, and I totally heard it open, then I heard a set of car keys being set down on the island that is in the kitchen. I froze and was terrified for a few seconds, then all of a sudden I felt this sense of calm come over me. I don’t how or why but I knew, I just knew, that it was my grandpa coming home to let me know that everything was OK. That is the last thing I remember thinking before waking up in the morning.¬†Call it what you want, but that was my grandpa coming back to say hello and to let me know that I was safe. Needless to say, I went back to my hosue after work on Wednesday to get my fan.

Thanks guys,

Carol

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Should I Go?

I have a group of friends that ghost hunt and they are always asking me to go with them. They know that I believe in the paranormal and would probably love it if I would actually do it but that the question, should I do it? I probably would enjoy myself but I know that¬† I would be terrified. I would be afraid of bringing something unwanted home with me and that is just not worth the risk. There is probably a good chance that I wouldn’t bring something home but what if I did? It would be in my home and then I would have no peace, besides I am more than sure that my husband would not appreciate me bring home some dark entity.

Only one of my friends had this happen to them. It was an awful time for him, it took him many months to finally get rid of it. It didn’t posses him or anything but it disrupted his home life and wrecked havoc on his home. He is not entirely sure what it was exactly but it was something dark and strong enough that he had to call in a medium to help him get it out. Even after he has had to deal with that he stills goes back out to hunt some more. Brave guy. And here I am totally afraid to go even once. Out of all my friends that hunt, for how often and for how long they have been doing this, only one of them has had this happen to them and only once.

Needless to say, I am still debating about it but it is looking like I am probably not going to. They go out a couple times a week, mostly to the places that are haunted around town and even will go on a road trip to find places that they have not been. They have given me until Halloween to decide what I want to do. They do not go out hunting on Halloween but instead throw a party. A costume party to be sure. Every year there is a different theme, this year we are doing a Doctor Who costume party and I am so excited. I love Doctor Who and who doesn’t. One of my friends and I are tasked with the decorations and it has proved to be a very difficult mission. We have been to many party decoration type stores and even have gone to party rental places looking for Doctor Who themed items. If you can believe it, we have found close to nothing. Looks like we are going to be hand making many things. Good thing it’s the beginning of October.

But back to ghost hunting, while writing this post I think I have come to the decision that I am not going to participate in a hunt. I would much rather watch their videos or just watch a show on TV about it. Or, I can only hope to have another experience myself so I can live it first hand.

Thanks guys for reading!

Carol

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Unidentified Noises

Could anything be worse than hearing a noise that you don’t know what it is? To me this can be the scariest thing around. Here you are just relaxing and you hear this noise and it’s a noise that you cannot clearly define in a moment so your heart starts beating faster as your mind tries to determine what it is that you are hearing exactly. Does this ever happen to any of you? You don’t have to be just relaxing either, you could be out ghost hunting and hear a noise that you cannot identify, this I feel is a little more worrisome that being in the safety of your own home. Being out somewhere that you are not sure of your surroundings and hearing a noise that you can’t readily tell what it is just makes your mind start going round and round trying to figure it out can be pretty unsettling.

Luckily for me I don’t get into situations where I don’t know my surroundings but when this happens to me I am somewhere that I feel comfortable and hearing noises that I can’t identify quickly, really freaks me out. Just the other night this happened to me, and of course I was by myself. My husband was working late so I was having a book night, where I sit on the couch in my pajamas with the book that I am currently reading, luckily I was not reading a scary book. I heard this noise that sounded mechanical and natural at the same time, if you could imagine that. When I first heard it, I froze while my brain was trying to figure out what it was. Usually, I can determine what things are pretty quick, but this time I got nothing. I was so freaked out but I do go to the dark side first before I finally come back to the light. Which means, that I think things are sinister before I realize that it is really nothing. Which turned out to be the truth in this situation.

It turned out we had a leaky water heater. Imagine how silly I felt when I finally opened up our utility closest. I will not mention the time frame it took to do this but I will say that it was later rather than sooner. We leave in a small, one story house with a crawl space and not a basement so our furnace, water heater and softener are in the actually house in a closet of sorts. So now that I have figured out the noise I heard was just the water heater leaking, I couldn’t believe it, it did not sound like water at all. It sounded nothing like how your faucets will drip water sometimes because I totally would have recognized that sound. I searched all over the house, slowly and stealthy to be sure, searching for the noise. Finally opening up the closest doors and realizing that I was not to be attacked by whatever creature was lurking in there but just seeing the puddle of water on the ground. I felt much better but really dumb for not realizing it earlier.

Thanks for reading!

Carol

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