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DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?
Are Ghosts Real?
Member Name: mswhizz
Are Ghosts Real?
Date: 07/07/09, updated on 17/07/09 (53 review reads)
Advantages: GREAT FUN TO READ ABOUT
Disadvantages: BUT I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD OF IT!
DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?
I don't really believe in ghosts myself, but wonder how so many people claim to have seen one.
ALL ALONE IN THE MANSION HOUSE!!!!!! (MY HUSBAND JUST REMINDED ME THE HOUSE WAS AN OLD MONASTRY) SPOOKY, SPOOKY, AND DOUBLE SPOOKY!!
The closest I have been to experiencing anything 'strange' is when my family and I were invited to stay at a mansion on the Isle of Wight. The house was an activity centre for children in the summer months. I worked for the same company in Dorset.
It was the last day of season and there was a tea party, which I helped serve tea and cake. It was a lovely sunny day and everyone seemed jolly. The party came to an end around 4.30pm, and our host left to 'leave us to it'.
The house was very old fashioned and the lounge and hallways were covered with Spanish Armada wood. If you watch spooky movies then you can imagine this house would fit perfectly. Stained glass windows, old furniture, and creaky heavy old doors. The house had a fusty smell, damp rather like an old dishcloth. The bedrooms were large with several beds in each room, they looked shabby and the beds very uncomfortable and highly used, but we were happy to have a break from our usual routine.
Nighttime fell and we cooked ourselves some pasta in the huge catering kitchens. All seemed normal, and we were all tired from the day's activities. We watched TV and retired to bed about 10pm. The children had separate rooms to us.
I guess we all fell asleep pretty much straight away, but all of a sudden my husband and I sat bolt up right at the same time.
'What was that'? I whispered, heart racing.
'I have no idea' my husband replied.
One second later our children burst through the bedroom door and stressed how frightened they were. I said for them to come sleep in this room with us.
I bet most of you have woken up in the night and the first thing you want to do is go to the loo. Both my husband and I wanted the loo, but we honestly could not move, fear gripped us and we all lay there in silence, listening?
Several hours passed and not one of us had fallen back to sleep. We all mustered up the courage to go to the toilet (all of us walked to the bathroom together).
We made our way back down the hallway holding hands. I don't think you can imagine how we felt unless you were there, but believe me, a very strange thing happened next. We reached our bedroom, but our door would not open. We spent quite a long time fiddling with the door, but it would not budge. Finally we gave up and went into the bedroom next door. We settled into this room and left the light on. We all managed to fall back to sleep.
In the morning we woke and I said we would have to get someone to open the other bedroom door as all our clothes were in there.
On my way to the loo I tried the bedroom door, and it opened with ease. How strange is that?
I shouted to Pete: 'Come check this out'.
We were all confused and very 'spooked' by this.
The other strange thing of this stay was my son had a favourite teddy with him. I was worried that he wouldn't settle in the new bedroom without it. He said he was ok and would get it in the morning. It had disappeared. We searched everywhere in the first bedroom, but couldn't find it.
The teddy ended up in the second bedroom, on the window ledge. I have no idea how it got there. My son said no way was it there last night. (He may not have remembered picking it up) I know for certain myself that it was NOT on the window ledge.
I do not believe in ghosts so I honestly believe these were natural happenings. If these things happened at home, we would not have thought any more about it but they took place in a place we have all connected to 'horror' albeit in the papers or on TV. Each incident can be explained logically. The door slammed shut and then blew open in the morning. There may have been a clap of thunder that woke us all, at the same time. My son did take is teddy in the second bedroom, but had forgotten he had done so.
If you are believer just think the opposite to the above. The door was slammed shut by a spirit. A ghost who wanted us out of his/her bedroom waked us all up. The ghost moved the teddy.
Who really knows?
Thanks for reading my review. Why not tell us your 'spooky' story.
Summary: SO MANY STORYS TO BE TOLD BUT THERE IS ALWAYS A RATIONAL EXPLAINATION