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Ghosts & other entities in my life

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posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 07:32 PM
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Ghosts have always been in my life.
I'm gonna do this chronologically, for continuum and other reasons, as will be explained below.

When I was a toddler, I would play with my imaginary friend. I named this friend ''Freddy''. Turns out this was my great grandfather on my mom's side. I realize this is easily explained by hearing the name from the adults.

As a child, I spent weekends and school vacations w/ my grandfather (I'll deal with my grandfather in another post for another day, lets just say he was an interesting man), at his farmhouse on the state line outside of Lake Village, Indiana. The property was a swampy area, and there was a village or pioneer settlement there at that time. Found on the property were many indian artifacts, many old foundations, etc. we even found an almost complete blacksmiths kit when digging out the hod pen to expand when I was 12 or 13 (we did it by hand)-several anvils of diff sizes, tongs, remains of a fire/charcoal pit, etc. I would literally not go a week without finding some type of man made artifact during childhood summers.

There is a protected area on the property we discovered, in 1978(?), about 15 burial mounds we found alonside a old creek/ditch line. Remained hidden until we burned off the brush there....so thick a small child couldnt enter it. I personally, before the state placed it off limits for anything but visiting, found many arrowheads, ax heads, a few beads, etc there (NO I didnt dig, I knew those were grave mounds, and I am/was respectful of them.

The house began as a log cabin pre civil war, then added onto over the years. It had the first in-ground swimming pool in the county (1925 I think?), and like many locations in the NW Indiana area, was rumored to be an Capone outpost/brothel/speakeasy. (By the turn of the century, the swamp had been drained by the Army corp of engineers). Only, there is truth to the rumors:
---the attic of the barn was lined with mirrors, on the slanted inner roof, and there were sections where there had clearly been partitions
---In a nailed over hutch/shelf I found a wrench that G'pa told me was part of the tool kit for a Model A
---When sanding and refinishing the the upstairs bedroom doors of many years of grime and layers of paint, we found several bullet hole of varied caliber, and 3 slugs which we were told were old 25 caliber bullets.
---in digging up the dirt floor basement for a potato cellar when I was a teen, we found buried several cases of moonshine wrapped in oil soaked canvas
---in the summer of my 15th year, the paving block front porch collapsed. it was about 30' wide, 10 foot deep (front to back), and 1 ft high. Underneath was a further 3' below ground hollow space. It held skeletal remains of a man, but only from the pelvis down. Rumor has it that a man was killed there for various reasons, including killing one of the prostitutes, stealing from Capone, etc...... No idea where the rest of him was.....I remember the sheriff telling us the remains were between 50 an 80 years old (in 1984). Also, there was a 2' x 2' trap door that when opened, the tunnel had collapsed/been filled, near the area of the moonshine find.

Experiences there:
Sitting at kitchen table during summers as a kid, the staircase was behind a normal door. We would hear steps coming down the stairs-nobody there.
Several times waking up to use the bathroom at night, I would walk thru the kitchen turning on the light as I went. It wasn't unusual to see an old man, in old time farmers clothes, sitting at our table. He would acknowledge someone else in the room, the disappear.

Twice I saw a hooded figure. Both times, same warm summer season. I would wake up, could see my breath, and smell something like sulfur, or that odd smell all elementary school kitchens in the area seemed to have back then.
First time, it turned to face me, but was gone before I saw its face.
2nd time it faced me, and pointed at me. *****There was nothing inside the hood or the sleeve*****. I'm ashamed to admit, but I was so scared, I wet myself......at age 15.
I told my grandfather the 2nd time, He said to ignore it, then he called his pastor, the went into the kitchen, and said loudly,''I can't make you go away, but the boy is off limits. Leave the boy alone''

In 1995, I had an aunt commit suicide. I believe she was part of the Prozac thing in the new around then.
Since then, whenever Im upset, a few times a year, I'll smell her scent (eucalyptus) and feel her pet my shoulder, which she did while alive.
I've seen a ww1 era soldier (smokey bear style hat). A friend saw me on the road, told me he saw the soldier in my passenger seat.
Besides my aunt, there is an old lady that I call Edith that likes to peek around corners. Just a glimpse, and she's gone. She also has a cat, judging by my 2 cats' reactions (Greeting the 'new' cat, hissing, etc) My wife and I have felt the cat jump on the bed.

Now for the scary part:
Sometimes we fall asleep w/ closet door open. I see nothing, but there's a feeling....har to describe. Inner cold (make sense?), fear, foreboding,hatred directed toward me.....Doesnt happen a lot, but enough to make me nervous. These manifestation have not been a harbinger of anything.
I kinda believe that the demon/hooded figure/whatever I saw as a kid is following me. But why?

I welcome any comments and insights.....




posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 07:37 PM
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From my research I would maybe suggest looking into some type of protection/banishing magick. Lots of stuff on youtube. I have never seen spirits but believe they do exist.



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: Brywilson2

It sounds like you're suffering from a spirit attachment.

I believe they are non-human spirits pretending to be something they aren't to confuse you about life and life after death.

It's spiritual warfare.



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 08:49 PM
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originally posted by: Deetermined
a reply to: Brywilson2

It sounds like you're suffering from a spirit attachment.

I believe they are non-human spirits pretending to be something they aren't to confuse you about life and life after death.

It's spiritual warfare.



I asked a ''celebrity'' ghost hunter about the hooded figure, he seemed to think it was a demon or an elemental/earth spirit



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: Brywilson2

I agree with the demon analogy. Personally, I would pray in the name of Jesus to send it away and to protect you from it.



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 09:37 PM
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originally posted by: Deetermined
a reply to: Brywilson2

I agree with the demon analogy. Personally, I would pray in the name of Jesus to send it away and to protect you from it.


Exactly. OP, Jesus has power over all, and He grants His authorities to His believers. If you banish whatever it is, in the belief and name of Jesus, it will have to go.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 06:22 AM
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originally posted by: Deetermined
a reply to: Brywilson2

I agree with the demon analogy. Personally, I would pray in the name of Jesus to send it away and to protect you from it.


I have, I pray daily.......
I think may do a sage burn.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: Brywilson2

I'm not sure burning sage will work since the entity sounds like it's attached to you and not the current place you are living in.

It may take professional counseling from a Christian pastor who can pray for you and give you other recommended suggestions.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 11:41 PM
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a reply to: Brywilson2

First, sounds like a fascinating place your grandfather lived! Some very cool stories there, no doubt.

As for the experiences, while I haven't seen any full-bodied apparitions myself, I have family members who have done so. A place my other talked about was pretty wild, as far as ghosts go. Older home, where cousins of hers lived, when she was growing up. The story was, some guy supposedly killed his wife there, in the attic, during a storm, I'd guess to cover any noise. Mom told us that on stormy nights, if in the attic, objects would fly around the room, and the boarded-over windows would come open, and you could hear a woman screaming. Different ghosts were seen, including one person who thought they saw a deceased dog they'd had, and another who saw what appeared to be a Civil War-era soldier. So many things happened, the place was actually investigated at one point, though I think that was after they lived there, and no one was, as I recall, at the time. The investigators found nothing; no wires, no cameras, no signs of anyone staying there on the sly, nothing. After they exited, the place caught fire and burned to the ground. A cause for that wasn't found.

Cats see things we don't. While staying at a friend's place once, who was known to have a ghost issue, the cat just started staring at the wall, for several minutes. I looked, and didn't see anything. After the cat walked off, the picture on the wall flew off and hit the floor. Weird. Watch the cat.

And, seriously, close the closet! That's where the monsters come out. When I was younger, I couldn't sleep if the closet door was opened even a little. Days, didn't care, and would go into a closet, hide in one, etc. Night, and trying to sleep? No way.

That hooded figure.....chills! Seriously. Sounds alot like what I saw in a dream, and that was Death. Was young, staying overnight with the grandparents. Woke up screaming from this dream - was in their house, in the kitchen, and there was fog all over. I was there with my grandmother, and this hooded figure, in grey, came between us, and she was moving away from me. Didn't see a face.

She died when I was in the first grade. The dream could not have been much before that.



posted on Jul, 12 2018 @ 11:43 PM
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originally posted by: Brywilson2

originally posted by: Deetermined
a reply to: Brywilson2

It sounds like you're suffering from a spirit attachment.

I believe they are non-human spirits pretending to be something they aren't to confuse you about life and life after death.

It's spiritual warfare.




I asked a ''celebrity'' ghost hunter about the hooded figure, he seemed to think it was a demon or an elemental/earth spirit


Go with demon, and take precautions. DO NOT try and communicate, and assume it's evil. Order it out, too. Don't know where you stand spiritually, but that does matter.



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