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Mar 25, 2011 - 35 comments


























Let me start by asking everyone Please Do Not look at the picture until you have read the entire story which is very long.   I will remind you at the end to view it then.   This is my story of what paranormal experiences that have happened during my life that has convinced me that God does exists, and there is an Afterlife.  LOL Please know that I do not claim to be “The Ghost Whisperer” I do not get up in the morning surrounded by dozens of spirits that I can see and hear that are looking for assistance to cross over into the light.  I have, however, had several experiences where the spirits have come to me, and that has convinced me that when we die that is not the end.    

I had received a spiritual message for over a year now, and felt I had to go somewhere  before I could make my decision to post my story or not. I went to a group reading done by the Psychic John Edwards on March 18th. I had Never been to any type of psychic or fortuneteller etc in my life.   It was interesting, but I did not receive any new information or a reading that night, so I’m still questioning why I received the message to go in the 1st place.  Today is mine, and would have been my mother’s birthday. I thought what better day to tell my story than today.    

When I was growing up, life in my household was bad, due to alcoholism, daily fights, and physical abuse.  So I spent a lot of time in my room alone, out of the line of fire so to speak.  Both Mom and Dad's beliefs were there are No God, and No Afterlife.  Their thoughts were that Heaven and Hell are right here on Earth, and once you're dead, your dead, period.  Early on before my 1st actual encounter, I too questioned the afterlife and God's existence at times.   I thought if there were a God, he wouldn't let all this bad stuff happen.  But I also questioned exactly how all the people and beautiful things in the world came to be in existence in the first place if someone higher up had not created them.    

I don't know what all your personal thoughts are on God and the Afterlife, but I’m now a firm believer, and started that belief around 9 years old.  I’m glad to say that both mom and dad changed their thoughts on these things too, although much, much, later in their lives.  

When I was a child, and up until I got my pain pump in 2002, I would receive premonitions or visions in the form of dreams that Always came to pass just as I had saw in my dream that they would.  I even saved my ex's life by what I saw in one of them. They occurred almost nightly, and because of the large number of them, most of the ones I received back then have long been fulfilled and forgotten. I told my mom and dad about having these, when they were occurring, and they did not believe me.  I suspect I still receive them because I always did before, but I can no longer remember any of my dreams because of the meds I’m on.

In addition to the many, many visions or premonitions I received.  I also had 3 Spirit encounters when I was growing up.  I could always tell when a Spirit was around me because my heart started to race, and my breathing got very rapid. (It’s kind of hard to explain what happens, but it’s similar to what an anxiety attack feels like, yet not exactly the same).  When it happened the 1st time, I didn't understand what was going on, but quickly learned that when it happened something paranormal would soon follow.  I personally think it happens because of the energy the Spirits gives off, but can’t be certain about that.   The encounters are so strange regardless of who the spirit is.   I had/have a fear of the unknown, and every time the symptoms start I think to myself, “Oh crap what's going to happen this time”, and yes, it often makes me very uncomfortable and terrified at times.

The very first spirit I saw, as a child, was a full figure silhouette of a man wearing a top hat standing in the hallway.  He turned, looked at me, and continued on his way.  I now again live in my childhood home, and I have no idea who he is, but I still see him frequently as does my ex, who lives here too. The man is always seen in the same exact area, and performs the same exact thing over, and over again.    

The second one I encountered was a demonic face that just appeared out of the blue one night it turned and growled at me, then disappeared.   The 3rd encounter was when I felt an icy presences brush across my back.  It then went towards the backdoor/basement door area. When I leaned around to see if I could see what or who it was the glass on the back door, which was tightly closed, shattered.  Needless to say I about crapped down both legs.  The glass did not break from the outside in; it broke from the inside out.  The shattered glass was lying all over the back porch and driveway.  I've never saw or sensed the demonic face spirit, or whoever the icy presences that broke the glass was again, but continue to see the 1 man often. Of course, mom and dad again didn’t believe me when I told them about the things I had happen and had seen. Also because of the glass being broken from the inside out, I actually was the one they blamed for breaking it too.  

I moved from my childhood home when I was 18.  Other than the usual frequent premonitions/visions, everything remained relatively encounter free for many years until after mom’s death, then the encounters started again.  
Dec 27th  the night before Mom was to be buried. I was at my home (different home than my childhood home where the other encounters happened), and I could feel her arms around me, protecting me. Best I can describe my home that night, is it was like a portal of some sort had been opened up.  There were Spirits everywhere in my house that night. I have no clue exactly how many, but I know it was at least 10 or more, all at the same time.  I could sense them, just vaguely make out their features, I could feel their icy presences brushing against me, and I definitely knew they were there.  I could also hear them, but could not make out what they were saying.  It was distorted and muffled but sounded like a room filled with a 1000 people all whispering, talking, and laughing at the same time.  

My cat that is generally very calm, and lazy was hissing, squalling loudly, and jumping at them as they would come by.  Talk about someone being freaked out, both my cat and me were scared to death.  Mom's presence was the only one I could recognize, or that was familiar to me. Not all the Spirits there that night were friendly, but I continued to feel her arms around me protecting me from all the spirits that had come through this open portal door.  I called my sister on my cordless house phone.  She no sooner answered, and the power in the house went out, and along with that the phone went dead.

I had no clue where a flashlight was at, and couldn't see much of anything in the darkness but could feel everything going on around me.  After finally locating my cell phone in the darkness, I called her back screaming to come help me get out of there. They were way out in the country at a friend's house, and she said it would take at least 30 mins to an hour to get there, and I wasn't about to wait that long.  I called my ex and asked him to come help me get my car out of the garage because the power was out, and the electric door on the garage wouldn't work, so he did.  Me and my cat went to his house for the night, then to mom’s funeral the next day, and never had any other encounters at that house after that.

After Mom's funeral, I went to her and dad's house, and told him about what had happened at my house the night before.  He kind of sarcastically giggled the word “Huh” and said, "Bull $hit, I’ve told you I don't believe in that crap, so stop telling me that crazy **** because I don't believe it for one minute. I've told you before once you’re dead your dead, and there ain't no coming back."  

About 3 months later, the best thing that could have happened to change his mind about that, did.  Mom paid Him a visit too LOL.   Dad came over the next day and said, "Brenda, I need to talk to you about something."  I said "Ok Dad, what do you need to talk about?” (Of course concerned that he was sick again or worse, by the seriousness in his voice when the told me he needed to talk to me).  He then proceeded to say, "The strangest damn thing happened to me last night, I know this is crazy sounding, but Joyce(my mom's name) came to see me last night."  I said, " Oh she did, did she? (Nodding my head yes, and about half way smirking and thinking I Told You So LOL)  I said, "No Dad, actually it doesn't sound crazy to me because that is what I've been trying to tell you for years now."  He said, "Yeah, I know you have, but I really didn't believe you, until it happened to me last night."    

Anyway, Mom coming to see him tickled him to death, he was ranting and raving about Mom talking to him, and touching him.  He said, " I use to think that God and all that Afterlife talk was just a bunch of bull, but I guess I was wrong, and there is something to it after all."  Trust me, for my Dad to admit he was wrong, or that God and the hereafter exists was unheard of because Dad was a very stubborn man, never apologized to anyone, and refused to admit he was wrong, ever. She had to have made one heck of an impact on him.  I thought to myself,  "Way To Go Mom!"  

My sister has had a couple of small paranormal experiences since mom died too.  She has heard mom call her name, and once felt mom’s hand on her face. She too was a non believer and often questioned God’s existence and the afterlife until these things happened to her.  

About a year after mom’s death, dad moved in with a friend.  Then Dad died too in 2009.  David and I moved into dad and mom’s house (my childhood home).  This house is still very active with Spirit activity, like it was when I was growing up, but it seems to be mostly mom now.  We still see the silhouetted man in the top hat that I saw as a child frequently.  For a couple of months after Dad died we sensed dad’s presences here, but we don't now.  Knowing him, he has found a big poker game(his favorite past time when alive) somewhere and is too busy doing his own thing to visit right now.

Mom on the other hand is always here.  I sense her presence frequently.  David or I can be sitting in the bathroom and there is a folded towel lying over the tub, more to the inside of the tub than outside (I deliberately do it that way to prevent it from falling in the floor should it fall off).  You can sit and watch it start to physically moved, and it will drop in the floor with no one even close to it (this has happened numerous times), and because of the way it is placed it actually should fall into the tub, not on the floor when it falls.  Also, I can be walking into the kitchen and the dishtowel that hangs over the cabinet door will fall to the floor, or the washrag hanging over the sink will all the sudden drop into the sink, or fall onto the floor.  All this has happened a lot.    I suspect this is just mom’s way of saying that she’s still here.  During the time when all this is going on my dogs will bark/growl, and the cat will meow/hiss while looking into the air, and follow things with their eyes that I cannot see, but often sense.  

The most Precious and Special Encounter with Mom (not that they all aren't precious and special to me) was on 10-10-10.  About 2 days prior to that date I was in bed and I sensed her presence in the room with me, and I thought I'm going to have a camera ready the next time this happens, and just start snapping.  On the above date I was lying in bed on my side facing the middle of the bed, but was kind of rolled towards my stomach, and felt her presences again.  Of course the heart racing, rapid breathing etc started again as usual.  This time I felt her forearms come down on my back, and she basically held me down.  This was not in a violent holding down way it was a more of a calm down, its just Mom, and I'm not going to hurt you.

Once I managed to get myself calmed down, I felt her arms lift off of my back, and felt her sit on the bed beside me (It was just like if you had sat down on the bed next to me, I felt it sink down as if her weight had been placed on it and everything.)  It was so Unbelievably Amazing and she started to rub my hair with her hand. When she finished rubbing my hair, I felt her get up off the bed, (I felt the indention in the bed rise etc.), and felt her spirit heading away from me.  I immediately jumped up and grabbed my camera that I had ready with new batteries so I could start snapping as planned.  I managed to snap 1 picture, heard a beep, read the message that said low battery, and the camera immediately turned off.  I’ve heard that Spirits can drain all the power out of batteries, and I suspect this is exactly what happened that night.   I turned on my light; put my other set of batteries in the camera and turned it on to see if those batteries worked, and if the picture I managed to take showed anything.  In the pic, I could see a spirit face which  I am 100% sure is my Mom.

I waited about a week to tell David about this experience (he sleeps in a different part of the house than I do) because it was such a special thing between mom and me that I wanted to keep it between us at least for a little while.  I finally decided to tell him about my experience and show him the picture I had taken.    I told him I was sure it was mom (he never met my mom), and he said it probably was.  

Anyway, that same night he was in the other room sitting on the floor watching TV, and had some of the dogs with him on the floor.  He said all of the sudden the dogs start to bark and a picture of my Mom and Dad just starts falling on a table.  There was no one, nor any animal anywhere near it.  He said it was like it was falling in slow motion going BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, on and on.  He said it scared the hell out of him, and the dogs were going berserk.  I personally think it was mom’s way of verifying that it was in fact her the week before.      

A few nights later I'm in the hallway headed to the bathroom and I hear this real low voice say "Brenda", I stop and listen again thinking did I just hear that or did I imagine it.  I didn't say anything to Dave at all about what I'd heard, or thought I'd heard because I wasn't absolutely sure I had really heard it. About 2 days later he told me he heard someone call his name twice the other night.  He said he heard someone say  "David" and he got up, came into my part of the house to see if it was me calling for him, and I was sound asleep.  Later on that night he heard it again, and the 2nd time he could tell it wasn't coming from my part of the house, but was in the same area that he was at.

A couple weeks after that, one of my dogs and me were sitting on the side of the bed and I was typing on my laptop. All of the sudden, out of nowhere comes this Fast Moving, Freezing, Hard Blowing, Vortex Type, Wind.  It went WHOOOOSHHHHHH, and then was gone as quickly as it started.   My hair was flying all around and my dog's hair was flying all around, she was barking, and looking all around and at then back at me as if to say “What The Hell Was That?”  I started laughing, mainly because of the expression on my dogs face, and just shaking my head.   The air was so cold that I pulled the bedspread up around us both.  I told my little dog, "My Goodness Mollie, whoever that was, had somewhere to be quick, didn't they?"

I was watching my Grandson on 2-1-11, and I felt a lot of presences in the house that night.  Nothing physically happened to me personally other than the usual warning signs I get when a spirit is around me, but I absolutely knew I wasn't alone.  When I mentioned to David that the house seemed very “busy” last night he said, "Yeah more busy than you know.”  When I asked him what had happened, he said he had seen a misty white full body apparition of a woman in the dining room twice the night before.  I still have not personally seen her, and he hasn’t mentioned seeing her again, so maybe she’s moved on.

One night shortly after that I went down to the basement to do laundry I heard this really loud Growl right beside me.  It scared me and caught me off guard because I wasn’t expecting it, and I screamed out “ Stop It.”   So far so good on that, it stopped immediately, and hasn’t happened again.  

Last week I was sitting in my bedroom watching TV, and this time I heard a man’s voice say my name.  I answered, “What” thinking it was David outside my door.  I got up to check and he was lying on the couch watching TV.  I said, “It wasn’t you was it?”  He said, “What wasn’t me?”    I said, “Did you just come to my BR door and holler for me?”  He said, “No it wasn’t me.”  I said, “Well somebody just did.”  I just heard my name being called and with the TV going, really didn’t pay a lot of attention to who’s voice it was.   So all I can say is that it was definitely a man’s voice.  It could possibly have been dad, but I really can’t say for sure.  

Anyway, there you have it.  I think I have everything in it.  I’m sorry it ended up being so long .   All the stuff you just read is what has happened to me up until this point.  LOL you're probably thinking this gal is nuts, but I promise you I'm not. I know, what I know, I've seen, what I've seen, and the encounters I’ve had with mom I wouldn't trade them for a million bucks.  All this has changed my thoughts on a lot of things, and I know for a fact that when we die that is not the end.  

Please don’t forget to go back and look at the picture. The picture was taken in a completely dark room, with a digital camera aimed up towards the ceiling. It actually looks better on the camera itself, but you should be able to make out mom’s face in it.  I won’t know what it will look like on MH until after I post it.  I do have another copy that I darkened in Microsoft word, and you can make the features out as well in that one as the one on the camera, but I want to try to post the unedited one 1st unless it will let me post them both.

After posting the journal I checked the pic and determined that the picture if opened to full view is virtually impossible to make it out,  but if you use your computer magnifier (located under your start menu, accessories, accessibility) on magnification setting 2 and look at it that way you can see it really well. Feel free to let me know if you have trouble viewing the pic, and I will post the darker one or send it to you.  Have A Wonderful Day, and God Bless Brenda      

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by ginger899, Mar 25, 2011
Wow! Your story is absolutely amazing. You do have a gift. I've had some strange experiences too, I'll post back and tell you about them when I have more time maybe later. I am sure there is another "Dimension"...but how exactly things work there I'm not sure.
I tried to see the face on the pic but couldn't see it. But that's probably because I'm looking at my laptop screen with the sun shining outside. I'll have a look again later when it's dark.
Thank you for sharing these awesome things!

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 25, 2011
Thanks Ginger I'm glad you liked it.  I look forward to hearing your story too.  As far as the pic if it is enlarged too much you can not see the image, I don't know why?    If you want to use the magnifier that your computer has the directions for that are above in the journal.  If not Try doing this and maybe it will help.  Got up to the pic and Left click your mouse only once.  Selected Save image as from the drop down box and give it a name in your Pictures.  When you open it you should be able to see if fine but if not you should have a + and - on your zoom features where it is opened from.  Just start clicking the + to zoom it in a little and that should do it for you. Let me know if you still have trouble with it and I will email it to you.  

Hello C Your story is so neat and interesting.  I did not see anything with my eyes that night either, and was amazed after changing the batteries and saw the face I had gotten. Thanks for sharing your pictures.  It is so strange, yet amazing everything that is around us that we aren't always aware of.  Tks again for sharing, and God Bless Brenda

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 25, 2011
LOL WTH happened there was an entire story with picture links here from ChitChat just a second ago when I was writing the above comment, and now it's disappeared LMAO.  LOL I guess I'll have to put out an APB or missing persons to see if our friend Chit can be found again. Anyone finding Chit please send them back please????????????????????????    

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by ChitChatNine, Mar 25, 2011

Last year, I had the opportunity to take a tour and visit the Whaley House in San Diego, CA.  Up until that day, I must admit I was a non-believer but that tour changed my thoughts forever.

Here are two links to Jim Whaley's orb.  He lived long ago in this house.

The first link shows his ghost above the chair - dressed in cloak from the 1800's

The second link is an oil painting (hanging in the house) and it certainly resembles the ghost in the other link.

I did not see this with my naked eye.  Wasn't until I was on the plane coming home that I saw it on my digital camera.  


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by ChitChatNine, Mar 25, 2011
No worries - I reversed the links in my first journal entry, so MedHelp was able to get them organized right for me!  Nothing supernatural in my disappearing journal comment LOL!!!  {{{ whew }}}

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 25, 2011
LOL Too funny, thanks Chit.

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by bluebird777, Mar 25, 2011
Brenda...thanks for sharing your story!  I believe as well that this life here as we no it is NOT the end. There is an afterlife and I hope someday for will be in heaven.  :)

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by margypops, Mar 25, 2011
Facinating Brenda really facinating, I have never seen a spirit or a ghost but am sure others like you have done so , I have had experiences of ESP, extra sensory perception, and I believe in telepathy..I think possibly one has to be a 'sensitive 'to see ghosts,your  story held me , My granma who I never met but heard stories about, went to seances,HG Wells was a frequent member at their meetings...part of the cafe` society, bohemians , I think he got most of his stories whilst hanging out there in Liverpool ,England .I think your life must be full of ghosties they seem very friendly It would unnerve me somewhat , well I guess one gets used to them though.I am now going to take a good look at the pics you put up ,

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by margypops, Mar 25, 2011
Hey Happy birthday to you and your Mom ...hope you have a terrific day ...hugs marg..

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 25, 2011
Theresa Tks hun, There's no doubt that your afterlife will be in Heaven because that's where all good people belong.

Thanks Marg for the B-day wishes.  Actually knowing they are around and sensing them etc still makes me very uncomfortable and scared at times.  The main reason I think it still bothers me is because until whatever is going to happen, does in fact happen, I have NO Idea who it is until then, and sometimes I still don't know who it is after.   I suspect it is something I will never get use to because it is so bizarre.Where you able to make out the picture alright? If not message me your email and I will send it to you.  

Hugs and God Bless You Both Brenda

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by AHP84, Mar 25, 2011
Very interesting story--thanks for sharing it! ☺
I am not really sure how I feel or where I stand on paranormal activity. I do not believe in ghosts but I do believe in angels and demons, and I wholeheartedly believe in ESP or premonitions, because I've had those plenty of times. The premonitions kinda creep me out when they actually happen, lol.
I am convinced I've encountered an angel when I was about 11 years old. I was on a flight alone to go visit my grandpa in CA from CO. I had to change flights in Phoenix to get to CA, and I was really scared because I didn't know where to go in the AZ airport to find the gate for my next flight. I had sat next to a man on the flight from CO to AZ who was dressed in a suit--I still remember exactly what he looked like. Average height and sturdy, muscular build and dark brown hair and dark brown eyes; handsome guy. He was so nice to me and I knew he knew I was scared, but I felt much better that he was with me for some reason. The crazy thing is that he literally disappeared when we were going to get off the plane to go into the AZ airport--I mean, I turned around to get something out of my seat, turned back to the aisle, and he was gone. I was confused because where could he have gone in a crowded airplane when *nobody* had gotten off the plane yet?
I made my way off the plane and felt anxiety as I walked up to the gate desk and asked the lady standing there if she could tell me where to find the gate for my next flight--she didn't know. She was about to pick up the phone and call someone to help me and the guy just appeared behind me, put his hand on my shoulder, and said, "I know where she needs to go. I'll get her to her gate."
Let me tell you, I was relieved and freaked out at the same time! I mean, what the heck?! Lol! As we walked along the airport to my next gate, he told me that he knew where to take me because my gate was right next to his next flight's gate to...get this...Los Angeles (city of the angels). Of course, at age 11, this didn't register with me right away, lol. I was just happy to see that I'd be getting on the right next flight. He got me to my gate and said I'd have to wait for an hour before boarding. He said he would be right over at the gate next to mine, but once again, I looked away for a moment after sitting down with my backpack and, when I looked back up, he was gone. He never was at the gate to go to Los Angeles--at least, not the Los Angeles as we know it, lol.
I told my mom about it when I called to let her know I'd arrived at my grandpa's house, and she gasped and got quiet for a second, then said, "Oh my gosh!"
I was like, "What? Are you okay? What's wrong?"
She said, "That man! He was the angel that I prayed God would send to guide you, because I knew you'd be scared and might lose your way in Phoenix!"

As for premonitions or ESP or whatever you call it (forgive me, I'm not really familiar with the proper terms, lol)--I had a vision of my little sister right after she was born, as a young child. So I knew exactly what she would look like when she became about the age of 5-7. I knew how long her hair would be, the texture (wavey) and color, the shade of blue her eyes would be. Sure enough, that's exactly what she looked like at that age. I mean, exactly!
I also had a vision of my son about four years before he was born, at about the age of 12. So I knew for a fact that my firstborn child would be a boy and I knew that my boyfriend at that time would be his father because the vision of my son resembled him so much (needless to say, I also know exactly what my son will look like when he's around 12 years old). My now-ex and son's father didn't believe me when I kept insisting that I was having a boy from the moment I found out I was pregnant. He didn't believe me until I had the ultrasound that showed my son was 100% boy, lol. After that, he believed me, and still does, when I tell him the description of our son when he'll be about 12 years old.
Shortly after I had the vision of my first son, I had a vision of a second son a few months later. Oddly, I was never able to put my finger on why my second son seemed to bear absolutely NO resemblence to my ex--who, at the time, I was certain I was going to marry (thank God I never did). My second son definitely resembled me, I could tell that--the vision was of him at about age 7-8--and he even resembles my oldest son a little bit. But until I married my husband and found out we were going to have a baby did it finally register with me that I was in fact having a second son, and the vision came back to me. Sure enough, I recall that image of my second son, and FOR CERTAIN you can tell that my husband is his daddy, lol! Right now, he's 14 months old and has wavey blonde hair and brown eyes, but when he's about 7-8, his hair is going to straighten out a little bit and it'll be darker.
If I could only draw pictures of my boys in the ways I saw them in those visions, but I'm not that good of an artist, lol.
I am pretty sure I'm going to have one more child, and I'm certain that it'll be a girl. This vision I had about a year after the first two of my boys, and she was about 12 months old. She looks a lot like my son does now at 14 months old. ☺ My husband thinks if we have another, that it'll be another boy. We'll see... ;-)

On a sadder note, I watched my paternal grandfather die from Parkinson's disease back in 2008. The day before he passed, I was asleep at home; it was sometime between 2-4 in the morning. I woke up because I felt like someone was gently nudging me, and I could barely hear my name in my grandpa's voice. He had not died yet, but he was very close...we all knew it wouldn't be long. I woke up and laid quiet for a second, not sure if I was dreaming. But I heard my name again, and I became very alert because then I knew I wasn't dreaming. His voice said, "It's all okay now. I am alright. Thank you for your prayers."
Those are the last words he said to me. He died the next night.
I had a similar experience with my pets years before. When I was 13, we had two border collies, Jack and Scamp. Jack was mine and Scamp was my mom's, and they were best friends. We also had just had a westie terrier pass at age 12, whom I'd had nearly all my life--his name was McGee. Anyway, Jack and Scamp tragically passed away in a freak accident (I don't want to go into details) while my mom and I were out one day, and we came home to find their bodies outside our house in the rain. They didn't deserve what happened to them--that's all I'll say. That night, I couldn't sleep for crying so hard. But somehow, I drifted into some sort of exhausted stupor. McGee was sitting under a tree in the front of our house. I raced to him and scooped him up in my arms, buried my face in his fur and sobbed so hard, telling him about Jack and Scamp. I remember feeling the warmth of his body in my arms, and his soft fur on my face--whereas in real dreams, I don't physically feel anything, if that makes sense. McGee let me sob for a moment, then he turned his head up to look at me, and he said to me, "Don't worry now. Everything is alright. Jack and Scamp are okay."
I "woke up," even though not really asleep, still sobbing and had my arms wrapped up like I was still holding McGee.

And one last thing--I know this is getting long. Some people say babies can see spirits or similar. I don't know if I believe that or not, I really don't. But my 14 month old is always looking at something behind me in the doorway of our kitchen whenever I feed him. It's weird. It's like he's focused on something and responding to something with smiles and coos, and points, but nothing is there. Yet he's looking at something, smiling and pointing. I don't know what he sees. My first son never did anything like this. And with this son, he only does it in this particular spot of the house, and only when I have him in his highchair facing the doorway while I'm feeding him with my back to the doorway. He doesn't do it if he's just sitting there by himself facing that direction and eating--it's ONLY when I'm sitting in front of him with my back to the doorway feeding him, or when when I'm sitting at the table next to him (he sits to my left) in my spot with my back to the doorway. It's kinda creepy, lol. Almost every time, I expect to turn around and find my oldest son or my husband trying to sneak up on me, but no. There's nothing behind me, there's nothing there. At least whatever it is he is responding to like that isn't scaring him! ☺

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 25, 2011
Hello AHP, Thank you so much for sharing your stories they are very fascinating.  I have heard other stories that have happened that are similar to your airport Angel, dreaming of your children before they were born,  and your grandfather making contact prior to his death.  From all that I have experienced I don't question anything like that for one minute.  I do believe that children and animals are in fact more receptive to seeing spirits than adults are.  I'm not sure why though, perhaps others can offer some insight into that.  Also, I know of several others who have had experiences, and they too lived in abusive homes as children. So I don't know if the spirits etc are sent in to help protect them or what but I also found that unusual.

I saw several unusual things happen with other people when I was working as a nurse too.  Some of these I had put on the paranormal the blue lights before death, the sparrows at the windows, the golden auras seen around a person prior to their death, and I had a female patient who was unable to walk, talk, or move at all.  She had a major stroke years and years before that.  Her husband always cared for here and they roomed together at the nursing home.  Her husband had passed about 2 weeks before this happened.  Her kids said she had always called him Daddy when she was able to talk to him years ago. Right before her death, she sat herself upright in the bed, raise her arms towards the ceiling and said "I'm coming daddy" then laid back down and died.   Talk about Freaky.  That's all I can think of right now, if I remember any more I'll let you know.  Tks again for sharing your stories hun.   Have a wonderful night and God Bless Brenda  

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by chinesebones, Mar 25, 2011
Wow, that's quite a life you've lived.  You're braver than I- I grew up in a haunted house, and it never ceased to freak me out.  As a young adult I rented a room in an old house; one night I looked out my door and saw an old man standing on the stairs and glaring at me.  I moved out the next week!

In the next house I rented, I had a nightmare one night about an old lady chasing me and shouting.  When I woke my dog was standing on the bed, growling at- nothing.  That was weird enough, but when I saw my housemate later that day, before I said a word she told me about a bad dream she'd had- about the same lady!  She was even wearing the same clothes and had the same cane.

After living in several haunted houses, I started using smudge sticks to clear the air.  I smudge every room, every door and window.  I even do it when we rent beach houses!  I do it every 3-6 months unless someone dear to me has recently died- I don't want to drive them out before they're ready.

I had a similar experience to AHP84.  One of our cats died unexpectedly.  When our other cat died, we were sitting on the back porch getting ready to bury him when I distinctly felt the first cat running across the yard towards us.  I could feel him winding around my legs like he used to do.  When our dog died, both cat spirits came back.  I could almost see them as they ran towards us.  Then for weeks afterwards, I kept feeling my dog laying her head on my leg and following me from room to room like she used to do.  I would sit on the floor and lean against "her" chair and feel her sitting behind me.  For months all I would have to do is call her, and she would come back.  

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by ginger899, Mar 25, 2011
I've had a lot of strange experiences in my life. I won't mention them all or it might get boring, but this one was odd....
My dh and I used to run a book business in a town here. It was beautiful hot summer weather and we had a stall outside in a courtyard. Time came to pack up at the end of the day, most people had gone from the courtyard by this time,  and I was packing the books away, (as my dh had gone out for something) -when a strange man came up to me. He was very well dressed, medium height, quite good looking, about 40, and I had never seen him before, and never saw him again after that day. I asked him if he wanted to look at the books, but all he wanted to do was talk to me.
I could sense he was not "hitting on me"  however, this was just conversation.
The conversation got stranger and stranger, he wanted me to talk all about my life, all the different stages of it, what had I learned, and what I had got out of life. I didn't mind talking about this. Then he asked me was I happy to be living? Laughing at this, I replied yes, that I had done a lot of living already but hadn't had enough yet! He asked me was I sure. I said course I was sure. He smiled, seemed so kind-natured, then said goodbye, and just left.

On my way home only about a half hour later, I was driving my car, and turned  at a junction. As I was turning, a car swept out of nowhere and went smack into the side of my car throwing it into the air, and turning it over. As the car hit me, I saw a blinding white light.
....Long story short....I got out of a tiny gap, and took off running, thinking the car would explode, but although I was injured and bloody, there was nothing seriously wrong -just cuts and grazes.
I looked back at my car. It was absolutely a mangled wreck. People were shocked that I had got out of it and started running. The police said they simply did not know how anyone could have survived that crash.

After all the fuss had died down, I started wondering -who was that man I had met? There seemed to be some deeper purpose to his conversation, like he was asking me to sum up my life....almost like I was at an important crossroads.....and even at that point whether I wanted to live or die....

That could have been coincidence, but I always felt he was a messenger of some kind, and not quite of this world....

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by ginger899, Mar 25, 2011
...Another strange one....
A really good friend of mine died 27th February.
I was just going to visit him at the hospital, but had to take my dog for a walk first. I was on the short walk when I got a phone text from his sister saying he had taken a bit of a turn for the worse. I texted back saying I was going straight to the hospital as soon as I got back to my car.
(in my area the phone signals are sometimes bad. I noted that text had been sent at 9.30am. It was by then, 12 midday.
As I was walking back to the car I felt my friend's "presence" very very strongly indeed. I guessed he must be feeling quite bad, and was kind of "calling to me" to come to visit soon. There was no mistaking that "presence" It was him, the feeling of his character, through-and-through.

I was on the road, and the time was about 12 30, when another text came through. I pulled into a garage to read it. That text had also been delayed (because of phone signals). I noticed it had been sent at 11 am -ish.
It was from his sister, to tell me he had died at 10-30 am.

So -that "presence" from him that I felt (around midday to 12.30) -came TWO HOURS AFTER HE HAD DIED.
I never felt him again since. But it seemed he greeted me from beyond death....

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by Sherri90049, Mar 25, 2011
What a great topic! Thanks for posting! I enjoyed reading everyone's stories! I totally have a few of them myself. Two times seeing "ghosts" or whatever (whom I did not already know) when I was living in older apt buildings. I was asleep both times but then suddenly woke up and turned to look exactly where they were. (even though I had been in a deep sleep) Scared the crap out of me! And I have had several encounters with loved ones who have passed away. My favorites were with my dog (who was the love of my life and who had to be put to sleep in 11/2008). The first time I saw him after he died was the most vivid. As AHP described, I could feel everything: his soft white fur (he was a Maltese), his weight in my arms as I held him, his warmth, his smell, everything. And I hugged him as hard as I could without hurting him! :)

It was really short unfortunately. And just like AHP, I woke up with my arms in a position like I was still holding him. But I quickly realized my arms were empty (they sort of collapsed onto my chest) and I immediately burst out hysterically crying at realizing he was gone. Thankfully my now husband was there to console me. My heart aches every day for my little guy and I cherish all of the encounters that I have had with him. (I think there have been 3 or 4 now) I wish I could have one every night!

Oh and I did once communicate with my mother (who is still alive) while I was in that "dream" state. But she has no recollection of the conversation. She did, however, tell me by phone the next day (while I was awake) the same info that she told me in my "dream". Wild! :) Thanks again for posting!

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by telynn, Mar 25, 2011
Hi Brenda, I love your story. I don't tell many people but i feel sprits around me alot. The night my Aunt die I turn to my sister and said Aunt Jean was here I think she has gone and sure eought that was the case.
I think she came to say good bye to me. No one has ever talked to me but I see them around me alot.

People think iam crazy so I do not talk about it much.

Thanks for sharing T

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by mhv, Mar 25, 2011
Thanks for sharing your story! : )   I have had alot of "strange" things happen in places I have lived, but never actually seen a spirit... but, I do believe in them.  
BTW... how was the John Edwards experience?  I would Love to see him sometime!!

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by mhv, Mar 25, 2011
After darkening the picture, I could def. see the image!  Wow!!

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 25, 2011
Chinesebones, Thank you for sharing your stories hun, they are very interesting.  The encounters Do freak me out more often than not, that's for sure.  I've not ever smudged or cleansed my house because it is usually Mom and none are being mean or anything so I've not seen a need to do it.  I don't think Mom is stuck in limbo or needs help crossing over, or anything like that.  I personally think she is here by choice waiting for her children because she said before she died that if there is anyway she can come back and watch over us after she dies that she will.    I've never personally had an encounter that involved a deceased pet, but have heard of several people who has. Your little guys must have loved you very much.  I'm curious to know how different the encounter is with a pet verses a person.    

Ginger Thank you for sharing your stories hun.  You are probably right that the man was a messenger of some sort and was checking to see whether, or not you would walk away from such a severe wreck or not. I'm glad you got to stay here with us :-).  I think it's wonderful that your friend came to personally say good-bye to you after his death.  You must have meant a lot to him and he wanted one last encounter with you before moving on.  

Thanks Sherri for sharing your stories.  It can, in fact, share the crap out of you when it happens.  I personally think the conversation with your mom was actually a vision or premonition.  That is why what she said was just as it was in your dream, and your mom had no recollection of it because it had not happened to her Yet.  

Hello Terri,  Thank you for sharing.  There's no doubt in my mind it was your Aunt Jean coming to say good bye to her favorite niece.  There are a lot of non believers out there that will call people who see or sense spirits crazy.  Those are the ones I pray for it to happen to them, even if it is only once.  LOL That's why I was so glad  Mom visited Dad.  It turned him from a non believer to a believer very quickly.  I also think it makes some people who has never had an experience uncomfortable to talk about it too.  


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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 25, 2011
Hello MHV LOL you must have been typing your comment when I was writing my last post so I missed yours.  I'm glad you were able to see the image good.  That's why I asked everyone if they could see it or not because not many have mentioned it, and I don't want them to miss seeing what I can see crystal clear on my camera because it awesome.  

John Edwards was interesting and OK, not great but just OK. There were 750 people there.  It is very slow paced, not like on TV, he spent the first 45 mins going over how to interpret what he is saying, and the next 15 mins letting people ask questions about things they are curious about etc.  About 45min to an hour of the 2nd half is spent on readings, some takes 15- 20 mins a piece so he doesn't do a lot of them. He allows more questions, and then it's over. It's one of those things kind of like going to the Bahamas.  I've been there once, but I don't care anything about going back LOL.  Have a wonderful night and God Bless Brenda

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by ClassyRebelBabe, Mar 26, 2011
Hi Brenda, my name is Lisa. My son and I have these encounters all the time. Through my life I have seen things move as well. Recently I have had a triangle measuring tool used in construction slung at me and my son has claw marks that appeared on his back. I was standing right there when they appeared. If I had not seen it with my own eyes I would never have believed it even after everything else I have seen in my 43 years on earth. Things scared us at first but when things start happening we just talk to them as if  they were still on earth messing with us. The scars appearing on his back has raised some real concerns to the point I have been looking into finding a new home. The only thing is I will take pics of the new place of interest with my phone and when I put them on the computer there are orbs in the pics. I consulted a psychic here in town and she said's that my son and I both have strong abilities by ourselves but when we're together they're even stronger. Sounds crazy I know, and people think we're crazy and I have no idea were to turn. Would love to talk to you sometime. Take Care, Lisa

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by ClassyRebelBabe, Mar 26, 2011
Hi Brenda, I can see your mother but I can also make out 3 other faces in the pic. I did have to use the magnifier on the computer. Later tonight I'm going to save it and look closer. I stumbled across your post looking for answers to my son's scars on his back......Take Care, Lisa

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by ginger899, Mar 26, 2011
I think I can see the's right where the light hits the ceiling? It looks like a woman's face, with nice bone structure and big eyes? -and hair that's either short-ish and framing her face....or worn up kind of loosely? I think it's fairly short, and wavy

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 26, 2011
Hi Lisa thanks for sharing your story, it was very intriguing.  I too would be concerned if my child was being injured, and things were flying at my head. Was the triangle that was slung at you done at home or somewhere else?  It is possible, as I'm sure you are already aware,  that a new house may not solve your problem and these spirits may follow with you or be attached to you or your son in some way.  You might want to try to get a preacher/priest/minster, or someone use to dealing in paranormal activity to cleanse your house before moving, and try and run them out first.  Feel free to send me a message anytime you want to talk hun.  You and your son are in my Prayers.  Good Luck and God Bless Brenda  

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 26, 2011
Hi Ginger, Yes she has short hair and big eyes etc.  On the camera I can see it so well that I can tell which side her hair is parted on etc. I took a pic of her when she was a live and compared with the pic on the camera, and although the camera pic is in a spirit form and has a misty appearance to it, it was eerie seeing just how much similar details could be seen between them.  Have a wonderful day.  Hugs and God Bless Brenda  

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by sharry1221, Mar 26, 2011
Now Im going to put a spanner in the works....Brenda, the man you see is not really an apparition as you state he does the same things over again, in my experience ( Ill come to that in a min ) this is residue an imprint of an event that is replayed....however, the growling is really not a good sign, sorry, this worries me a little. Things moving, smashing,etc is poltergeist activity..not your mom, she would use your senses ie smell touch...I strongly suggest you cleanse your house as soon as possible hun xx

Lisa, you need someone to cleanse your house as soon as possible, again sorry for the scary bits but claw marks denote a demonic prescence,  if you are both very gifted and Im guessing not aware then its feeding of your energy and it will continue to do so and get worse xxx

me? im a psychic medium of 35 yrs since i was 7..too many experiences to list, and I have worked with the police on a serial killers case ( we caught him ) and clear houses and deal with demonic regularly...a regular buffy me lol xxx

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by sharry1221, Mar 26, 2011
ps ginger that was an angelic encounter ;) x

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 26, 2011
Thank you Sharry for your information, it is very helpful.  You being a medium, and helping police solve cases ect., is fascinating to me.  I wish that I had the ability to communicate with spirits that way,  I think that would be so awesome.  Other than when they contact me in some way,  I have no other ability to make contact with them that I am aware of.   I do think everyone has some type of psychic abilities or ESP, but I've never learned exactly how to enhance those abilities.  

I have heard a little about residual energy, but haven't done a lot of researched on it.  I would like to check the history of the house I live in to see what it turns up about the man in the top hat though.  I'm not real sure how to go about doing it though.  If you or any others has any advice on how to go about finding the history of a house, I'd appreciate it.    My parents bought it in 1963 and it was built in 1950 I think.  I'd have to check with PVA to be sure on that.  I'm sure they'll be able to offer me some insight into who owned it etc before mom and dad bought it, but I don't know where to go after that to find out how and where those people died.  

I've not had any problems with things being moved, thrown,  or been injured by them in any way Thank God.   LOL I believe that would really freak me out for sure.  I've only had the problem with the growling twice.  Once when I was younger when the demonic face growled at me, then that night not too long ago in the basement. I will certainly take into consideration having the house cleansed because I certainly don't want things to get out of hand.

I'm keeping my grandson again tonight.  I'm wondering if the house is again going to be "Busy" like it was the  last time, and if the full apparition woman will return?   I'd love to see her, just to determine if it is or isn't my mom.      

Thank you for sharing your story, and offering such good information and advice.  Have a Wonderful Night,  and God Bless Brenda

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by chinesebones, Mar 27, 2011
Sorry, Brenda, I can't see it.  I tried darkening my monitor, but I don't know where to look?  

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 27, 2011
Hello.  It is within the lighted or bright area up above, and to the slight right of the ceiling fan.  Almost at the very top of the picture.  If you still can't see it message me your email and I will send it to you.  Have a wonderful day and God Bless Brenda

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by Fnzol, Mar 29, 2011
I saw Jesus, or maybe Vishnu, on a piece of toast once.  I ate it.

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by margypops, Mar 29, 2011
awwwww you ate Jesus ...

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by crackerjack4u2, Mar 29, 2011
LOL @Fnzol.  Ya gotta do,  what ya gotta do.  I hope you didn't get heart burn.  Have a Wonderful Night and GOD BLESS Brenda

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by Weffette, Jun 22, 2011
Hi Brenda,
I love your story about Mom and Dad.  I feel my Mom ALOT.
In the photo...what I could make out is in the lighter part, where the flash was bright. I can see a womans figure...head and torso...looks like she is holding something...a cat or small dog or something solid. Its quite small, but non threatening...I got a gentle feeling, a warmth.
This is cool you have gifts! I do too!  :)
Julie   XOXO

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