Have you ever seen a ghost or do you know someone that is not a fruitcake that has? Would you want to see a ghost, if they exist?
I was watching a DVD of “Ghost hunters” and while I was entertained by it, I couldn’t help but think, if these guys go all over the place examining haunted places why don’t we ever see the ghosts? They had an episode where there is an alleged ghost on the top of a lighthouse on film but its blurry and dark. Yeah, I can see something moving, and it looked like it could be person, but the picture is terrible! Why don’t you use a better camera? Wouldn’t you want the clearest, tightest picture possible? These guys seem well enough funded.
People I know that claim to have seen ghosts:
My aunt in all seriousness told me she saw the ghost of my great grandfather in his old house. I was only around 17 at the time so it kind of rattled me a bit. She was completely serious and told me she wasn’t scared because she knew he only stopped in to see how his family was doing.
Another aunt had her daughter (my cousin) wire me some money out of the blue. Why? I was having hard times and didn’t have any food. But I didn’t tell them that. I was in Boston and they were in New Jersey. My cousin said my aunt was upstairs and suddenly came downstairs saying my* dead *grandmother had appeared to her and asked to send some money for food because I was too proud to ask for help. That actually spooked both my cousin and me.
I worked with a lady once who told she lived in a haunted house and she told me stories of how her cats would always be locked in the bathroom when she came home. Neither she or her roommate put them in there and locking the door from the inside is something the cats couldn’t possibly do. she then told me they asked the landlady who explained that the place was haunted by some turn of the 19th/20th century woman. My freind then told she witnessed this woman in period clothing walking down the hallway and into the bathroom one night while she was watching TV. Brrr…her description of the event gave me the chills.
A navy bud of mine told me a poltergiest story he claims happened to his family. Of course they way he told the story mad it hilarious, but he swore it really happened. His family had moved into a house where things moved on their own, they heard footsteps upstairs when no one was up there, loud bangs, etc. He said it scared his mother and sister so badly they moved into an apartment together. his dad refused to move until the lease was up, so he stayed with his dad because he didn’t want him to be alone there. The part that made the story kind of funny is that he said one night he and his father were watching TV when the loud footsteps and noises started upstairs. His father yelled out ***“Dammit, KNOCK THIS SHIT OFF! I’M WATCHING TV!” ***and the sounds suddenly stopped for the night. He did admit that neither he or his dad would go upstairs at night, though.
I think I was once followed by an invisible something in a graveyard one night, but i’m willing to admit it could have been some natural occurrence. I don’t actually think it was, but hey, I can’t be totally sure…and then theres the ouija board mess I got into when I was a young guy. But as much as it frightened me, it could have been an overactive imagination on my part.
Would you want to see a ghost?
I’ll admit, I kind have always wanted to ghost hunt. The problem is I’m really too easily startled. If you told me that if we go to X cemetery I can see the ghost of the woman that walks to a headstone and vanishes I might be up for that. (not alone, I have to add) If you tell me we can go to the Quiggley Mansion and see the headless bloody man that jumps out and screams, well, Funk dat. You’d have to invite several people before I’d consider it, and I’d probably completely lose it if something like that scared me. I hate to admit it, but yeah, that would scare the poop outta me.
Would you live in a haunted house?
Hell no. As I said, too easily startled. I’d never be able to sleep and my blood pressure is already high. The thought of random scares at abny given time would be too much for me to handle. I’d visit a haunted house depending on who I was with and the nature of the occurrences, but live in one? It’d have to be a cheesy movie situation where I’d inherit some ridiculous amount of money for stayiong there a certain amount of time. I sure as hell no my wife wouldn’t. she’s already told me before that if a ghost/ Bigfoot/ Aliens/ Vampire/ Zombies/ Pick a monster grabbed me she’d run away without even trying to help. Sure I acted incredulous, but to be honest…if a monster or ghost grabbed her I’d be miles away before she got to the “L” in “Help”.