Saturday, 27 December 2008

Ghosts - more manefestations?

Maureen was nervous. The anniversary of the ghost's appearance was imminent. Would she reappear?


Close to the time that the ghost had appeared the previous year, she and her daughters Kim & Karen took up station on the passageway of the last sighting. Time moved slowly. Was the house more quiet than usual? Was that a noticeable drop in temperature?


The time of the anniversary came & went but everyone was disappointed that the ghost hadn't reappeared. More normal Christmas celebrations resumed and the ghost was forgotten.


Around midnight, Karen settled in to bed, tired, overfed but content and happy. She was in that semi-conscious world between being awake and asleep, when she was rudely brought back to full consciousness by loud knocking caming from the ceiling above her. After a couple of minutes, the noises moved to the wall behind her bed and then down the wall, diminishing in volume during their descent until all was quiet. After a few moments , Karen's battle with exhaustion was lost and she went into a deep sleep.


Next day, Marie & I, accompanied by our children, arrived at her family's house. Dinner followed soon afterwards. During dinner, the conversation moved to last year's apparition. Maureen told us about the non-event of the ghost's anniversary appearance. This apparently jogged Karen's memory and she relayed her previous night's noisy experiences. Maureen then told us that she, too, had heard noises which, based on Karen's description, were identical to those which Karen had heard.


I asked both Maureen and Karen to tell me which walls were involved with these strange noises. With Karen, it was a cavity wall – thus leaving open explanations for the noises such as central heating pipes expanding /contracting (although Karen said that she was used to those noises and these were much different) or perhaps mice or something similar. But Maureen's bedroom doesn't have any cavity walls...


I'm not offering any suggestions about how these noises occurred, normal or paranormal. I'm just relaying the events and the reader can draw their own conclusions.


I thought that these revelations might increase Marie's anxiety while in her parents' hotel-sized house, but they had no effect. We stayed there for 2 days, and Marie's school satchel sized handbag never left her shoulder during the whole time. A sure sign of anxiety. Despite this she and everyone else there had a really great time.

10 comments:

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Interesting. I'm a non believer in ghosts, yet....
You might be interested to read the two blogs I did 21st October.

Sarah♥ said...

What does Marie keep in her bag for reassurance?

Robert said...

GOK - Liked the Ida story! I'm also a non-believer. Which means I have NO belief & I'm open to anything which one or more of my senses can detect.

Robert said...

Sarah - Always a full bottle of flavoured drink, her keys, wallet and mobile phone in her bag. And lots of junk. The bag MUST be heavy. Marie says that it makes her feel that she can't float away. Any help?

Sarah♥ said...

Hi. I don't know Robert. I guess you have with you what you feel will help you in 'those' situations, but in my experience, whatever i thought would help, hasn't. It didn't matter what i had in my bag because in the moment of panic, i wouldn't even be able to open my bag, i can't concentrate on anything, let alone searching for stuff.

Just a question, why doesn't Marie blog? It would be good to get a weekly update from her. We have your perspective, which is fabulous and you're an angel for blogging, but it would also be good to hear from the lady herself from time to time.

Just a thought :)

x

diver said...

I just linked back to your earlier (2007) post and read this ...

"... when she had a paranormal experience, feeling drawn to an end bedroom - later identified as the one supposedly occupied by the ghost..."

I thought that was very interesting. Might I ask if Marie has had any other vaguely 'psychic' experiences ? Or to put it another way, would you say she's 'acutely sensitive' to other people's thoughts or feelings ?

Robert said...

Hi Sarah. Marie's obsession with her shoulder-bag sized bag is probably more to do with OCD than agoraphobia.

Marie has done 2 blog posts. Once on this blog (when she had just driven about 10 miles all by herself) & once on another site. She has no interest in doing any more blogging, although she does read this one and makes me change things which she thinks are inaccurate. Marie prefers to communicate through Facebook or Messenger - both of which keep her occupied on her laptop quite a lot!

Robert said...

Hi diver - I asked Marie about this. She remembers feeling drawn to that end bedroom on one occasion - and it's never happened since, btw - but that's the only "psychic" episode in her life, as far as she knows.

As for "acutely sensitive" to others' thoughts or feelings, Marie is incredibly empathetic, and if you were having a bad time, there is no-one who would do more or better for you. However, I believe that this attribute is quite common in people whose quality of life is perhaps less than "average". They know what it's like to be at the bottom of the pile. She is totally useless at telepathy.

MY psychic powers indicate that you may find this reply not as interesting as you might have hoped...??

diver said...

No prob. I have a theory that agoraphobia in some people might be conditioned from their own super-sensitivity, the sort that 'picks up' on others thoughts and feelings and yet has difficulty distinguishing the phenomena from their own ... as though they were an unwilling or untrained 'psychic' sponge. I have no evidence for it (the theory) though.

Strangely, I've thought all year that Marie's anxiety might have this 'psychic' component to it. I don't why why, it's just been a nagging hunch.

Your explanation of Marie's empathy was a good one ... most down to earth. Cheers.

Ooh, happy birthday to you guys for the other day !

Robert said...

Thanks, diver, from Marie & myself for the birthday wishes!