Well it seems our cozy (and that's EXACTLY how I would describe this grand old Dame of a house) "Country Estate"
has become the center of a
rather interesting post here...
I am the ULTIMATE skeptic when it comes to the "paranormal" I personally subscribe to the "Occam's Razor" way of thinking...
However.. When my wife (the beautiful Grandma you all know as Valhall) told me of this I was certain of 2 things;
1. She was freaked out by it
2. The boys were freaked out by it
That, in and of itself, got my attention. What or who, if anything, is causing this ecitement doesn't really matter to me. I run on "gut feelings"
in busines and in personal affairs. Everytime I've gone against my gut (especially with people) I've paid a dear price for ignoring it.
My "gut" feeling on this house is PEACEFUL... I am totally at peace here, unlike ANY house I've ever had before and I have had quite a few...
Strange part is, as Valhall indicated, the whole lot of us (whole family) feel the same way! To suggest that there is mean or malevolent entity at
work here just doesn't hold water with me.
Refarding "taering" the house up, NOTHING could be further from the truth. We are ONLY fixing what ails her. We actually had plans when we first
bought it to pretty much tear it all up and re-do the whole place.
After spending about a month and a half in the place we both agreed to leave it exactly the way it is and simply re-do the finish out materials,
floors, wall covering, that sort of stuff, NO structural changes at all.
On apersonal note, "I aint afraid of no Ghost!" I mean that. I am weird that way but I have a FIRM conviction that a spirit can only hope to get my
soul and they can't have it unless I give it up. That pretty much wipes out the threat factor in my mind. Having said that, if there is in fact some
poor lost soul trapped here due to a life of sin or unfinished business I say "live and let die" really, it's their business, if they can't finish
dying who am I to judge? More to the point, I CERTAINLY am NOT going to fear it, him or her...
However this turns out I am sure "this old house" is EXACTLY where we are supposed to be right now and hopefully for a long time to come...
I REALLY appreciate all the GREAT information and support you all have given my Bride and I REALLY DIG ATS!!!!!