Ghosts: A White Lady

Readers, I really liked this tale and hope you will, too.  It’s from Quora, here: A White Lady

 

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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook.  For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage.  To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page
 
 
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Mob Haiku: Pursesued

Antoinette’s handbag:
so fine! Ferragamo, wow.
She’s so Prada it.
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Ghosts: Has a Ghost Moved in to Your Home?

A friend recently shared that she suddenly and without warning sensed the presence of  a ghost in her place, although there had not been one there before.  I wondered what I’d do if it happened chez moi …
1) Is the ghost a spirit of someone departed? Perhaps someone one knew, or a relative, or an ancestor? Or someone who used to live here?
2) Is the ghost perhaps a bit of one’s subconscious, tugging at one’s sleeve to get one’s attention (this is often the case with nightmares, by the way – your inner self has been screaming, to no avail).  
3) Or, is it something else?  If so, what might it be?
Sit with it, as they say at the sangha.  Next, think about:
1) How does the ghost make you feel? Are you frightened, uneasy, at ease, bemused, amused, what?
2) What, if anything, do you think it is trying to tell you? 
3) What was going on in your life at the time the ghost made its presence known?  Was there a trauma, transition or change of some kind? Had you changed?  Was the ghost the remnant of the old you? Or, something else entirely? Another way to say it is
4) Why now?
These are mere suggestions to get you to first base.  Your answers will reveal where you go from there, what to do, or if it is necessary to do anything at all. 
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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook.  For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage.  To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page
 
 
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Ghosts: When Something Comes Home With You

Readers, here’s an intriguing tale of visiting historical sites and then finding that something may have followed one home!  As one who loves old ships, air museums and the like, it certainly gave me pause:  what do you think?  Read more about this eerie experience on Quora, here: When Something Comes Home With You

 

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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook.  For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage.  To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page
 
 
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Mob Haiku: Oh, Shoot

Mikey lost a bet.
But he paid up, we had ways:
uzi what I mean?
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Ghosts: A Pleasant Ghost

Have you ever lived with a ghost?  What was it like? Was it pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral?  How did you sense it:  see, hear, feel, mental impression, dream?  Was it long or short term?  Did it follow you when you moved?  Has anyone in your family experienced a ghost?  

I’ll share about a quite pleasant ghost in a home in which I lived decades ago.  The house was in Sacramento, CA, a ‘fifties contemporary (“midcentury modern”) by a noted local architect.  Although it was not a large home or in a fancy neighbourhood, I loved the architecture and the feel of the place. Everyone who came over, in fact, remarked how “welcoming” it felt.  We (my ex and I) purchased the home for a relative song because it was in probate and because it had not been redone since the ’60’s: rust coloured shag carpeting (but over oak floors), ‘big daisy’ wallpaper, avocado green appliances, etc. The yard was lovely. We were sold!

We both noticed after moving in that it felt as if someone else was there. In the nicest most unobtrusive way. We felt welcome and wanted.  Our dogs liked it, too.  A few friends noticed this sense of someone else being present, too – it wasn’t just us.

Sometimes when you rehab homes, it brings out the worst in ghosts. Not here: we opened up the main house to the sunporch, finished it and made it a lounge and a dining area looking out into the garden, we painted, removed wallpaper, got rid of carpeting and refinished the floors, redid the bathrooms.  No problem!

Sometimes things were moved around a bit by some unearthly agency, but the main way this ghost made itself known was by good energy.  Would they were all so! I have other horrible haunt stories but I wanted you to know that genial ghosts do exist.

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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook.  For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage.  To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page
 
 
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Ghosts: A Twist on the Hitchhiker

Readers, here is an interesting variation on the hitchhiking ghost, about which you’ve read several examples here.  This one ends differently than most.  I invite you to check it out! From Quora, here: A Twist on the Hitchhiker

 

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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook.  For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage.  To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page
 
 
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Mob Haiku: Gunvincing

Momo collects more
vig, always gets it. How? He
glocks them into it.
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Ghosts: Precognitive Dreams

Readers, have you ever had precognitive dreams which later prove to be prescient to the smallest detail?  I have.  I wonder how it happens: do we tap into Jung’s universal unconscious? Are we simply astute enough to assess and figure out some things in advance? Or are ghosts visiting our dreams? So many possibilities … 

Here’s an example of the sort of dream I mean.  I had a series of dreams some time back in which I was given hints about people I knew (but in most cases, with whom I’d been out of touch).  In one of the most startling of the lot, I had a dream in which I looked down at the seashore (I lived on an island at the time) and saw a character from a novel who is nice on the outside but an evil character.  She was striding along the beach and I didn’t want her to see me.  Then I’m in a home I lived in as a child and I see my deceased aunt and uncle walk by and greet me.  Then I see my then-mother in law, also deceased.  She is pointing at a calendar on the wall which says Aquarius 2 (which as an astrology student then I immediately interpret as “February 2”).  I ask her about relatives and then she looks me in the eye and says “that’s not who you should be worried about.”  Then I look over a scene of the island Naval Hospital, not far from my residence, and I knew someone would be there.  I awakened and wrote this down, as I remembered it clearly and it was so strange.

I couldn’t figure it out, so I forgot about it. Until I flew back to the island from the States on Feb. 2 and was met by my spouse’s boss, who informed me that my spouse had just been hospitalised and was in the ICU after an apparent heart attack. It was the hospital in my dream of course.  My spouse was the last person I’d have thought of: he was a runner, a pilot, in excellent health, with no history of problems (and had frequent flight physicals which he always passed). He had just turned 36 years of age at the time.   

I had a series of dreams along these lines, all vivid and all accurately predicting events in the future, one was a near death of a high school friend I had not seen in years, and one a friend from college, ditto.  

My theory is that when we have these dreams we somehow tap into a mysterious place.  Was the mother in law figure in my dream a ghost, and my aunt and uncle? Maybe.  I can’t say.  

Another dream that comes to mind is one that just happened to be interpreted by the professor in the above-mentioned dream course.  The odds were slim and none – I was lucky. We discussed the dream (which I won’t outline here except to say that the professor asked how my health had been. I said “Fine, why?”  He suggested that I see a doc, just to be on the safe side and discussed clues from the dream. So, I did.  The upshot was that I was referred quickly to a specialist, diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer, which was fortunately caught in time and treated.  So – another mystery.  

Have you had mysteriously prescient dreams?  


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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook.  For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage.  To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page
 
 
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Ghosts: The Unseen Dishwasher

Well, here’s a different one (although I have to tell you, I remember someone telling me about a haunted house in which sounds exactly like these emanated from the kitchen)!  See what you think!  Read more here, at My Haunted Life Too: The Unseen Dishwasher

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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook.  For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage.  To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page
 
 
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