In my research, I've found that while most people hear from departed loved ones (even ones who died before they were born), people occasionally hear from someone who is not a relative.
If you've had contact from the "other side", please tell us who it was and, if it was someone you know, how you knew it was them. :)
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I'm new here. Have been lurking for a while. Started reading this forum because I've always been interested in the paranormal, and I guess I've also been looking for answers and explanations. And some day I'll write a fictional story about it. <G>
I'd like to respond to Angela's post and share my experience. When I tell people this, they look at me as if I'm crazy, but I can't think of any other explanation except that we were visited by a ghost.
Years ago we bought a fixer-upper that had been vacant for months. There's nothing unusual or remarkable in that. The reason I'm mentioning it is that it seemed the more we gutted and rehabbed the house, the more we were visited by one spirit. It began when my boys were small, around 3 and 4 years old. They shared the front bedroom of the house. The oldest said he had heard "a little boy" playing in their room. Didn't think much of it. Explained it away as hearing the next door neighbor's little boy. (We lived in a duplex.) Younger brother started saying the same things. Okay, he's just repeating what his older brother said. They told me one night they saw this "little boy" coming out of their closet one night. My explanation was that their closet adjoined their little sister's. You could walk through the closet to get to the other room. Maybe it was her they actually saw. But baby sister started talking about seeing a "little boy" in the rocking chair in her room at night.
There was one night I was alone downstairs watching television. I heard water running in the kitchen. Turned off the faucet, not thinking anything. A few minutes later the faucet was on. Not at a trickle, either. Okay, that spooked me a little bit. Candles would blow out when windows were closed. Other times doors would open on their own. I felt someone sit on the bed only to reach out and not see anyone. Another time I was in bed and I felt fingers along my neck. And I was alone in the room.
I spoke with one of our neighbors about the previous owner of our house. She said an Asian woman lived in the house, and she used to sit in front of the window in what was then the boys' room. She died of a heart attack in that chair in that room. When things would happen, I'd yell at Fumico (her name). For instance, I had just sat down in my favorite chair to crochet. The crochet needle was on the table right before I sat down. But it disappeared. I tore apart the chair cushions, even blamed the kids for taking my needle. Exasperated I shouted, Fumico, put it back! I appeared moments later where I had thought I put it originally. Keys would disappear. Money.
We put our house up for sale and moved before it was sold, so it was vacant. My neighbor called me saying the lights were on in the old house, that someone was moving around. Living 30 min. away, I couldn't get right there. I called the city police and asked them to check on the house. They called me back saying there were no lights on and the house and property were locked up (we had locked gates). There was no evidence anyone had been there. But night after night my old neighbor called to say yep, the lights are on again, and someone is moving around.
Okay, I don't know if this means we had a spirit in the house. I do have a lot of questions, though. Maybe I should save it for another post.
Thanks for reading...