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Originally posted by kennyb72
reply to post by Algebra
If you are interested in weird places with strange vibes Berry Pomeroy Castle should definitely be on your list of places to visit.
It is very old and also quite isolated and not particularly well known. I have visited lots of castles but non had the ambiance that this place.
Happy hunting. Oh, and Merry Christmas!
Originally posted by Ayana
Wow, okay. Thanks for that Algebra.
The NE talk I understand
But aye, ignoring that bad attempt at trolling...
Yeah, we only got past the planning stage accidently. We were in the region of somewhere supposedly haunted, so we just decided to go there and got hooked
It's good fun though, it's definetely something everyone should do once.
[edit on 24/12/2009 by Ayana]
Originally posted by unicorn1
I live in a row of old cottages (circa 1840).
I used to have problems with the kitchen tap going on and off. The water would start running by itself. I thought it might be the washer but it still did it when the tap was replaced. Then one day a friend coming to visit saw an old man standing by the sink. He actually saw him through the window and thought I had a visitor. He said he was wearing 'old fashioned clothes'. I was in the same room at the time and saw nothing. A few weeks later I was having work done upstairs and had gone out and left the men in the house. When I came back they were scared stiff and asked if the house was haunted. They had wedged the doors open upstairs as they said they were opening and closing by themselves.
The next thing was a few weeks later when someone fitting a new bathroom floor said he felt he was being watched. And shortly after that I felt something touch me on two occasions. I was alone in the shower at the time so it was a bit weird!
For the last couple of years there has been nothing. Except for a few weeks back. I got up in the night and there was the strongest smell of lavender. My neighbour has had this too.
But I don't feel threatened.
[edit on 24-12-2009 by unicorn1]
Originally posted by Ayana
Lol, is he still going? How sad.
Algebra: yeah we have thermometers and EMF and stuff, but that's mainly to keep an eye on stuff so we know we're not imagining it. You never know the amount of tricks your brain can play on you, especially with temperature!
Plus it counts towards evidence, doesn't it?
It's more like they theoretically have the ability to disrupt the atmosphere, just because of what they are, and probably in other cases because they want to, and people can sort of prove this. So if they can disrupt a field (EMF fields don't usually move or appear as far as I'm aware) or rapidly chage temperature or humidity just as we sense/see/feel/hear something, it counts more than just reporting it in peoples eyes.
Gone are the days of blind faith, I'm afraid. People have to have proof of everything in a world like this.
Well, they do on some subjects anyway... My mother for instance, point blank refuses to believe in ghosts (and global warming) unless you put the proof in front of her, but she'll still go out and buy anti-wrinkle cream with made up ingredients that really don't do anything, or a belt that vibrates and supposedly is the equivalent of doing 140 sit ups in half an hour.
Such is the modern world.
Plus, no, you're not boring me. I'm a scientist, I like theories and the scientific side of things
Unicorn1: Wow, that sounds amazing! Obviously, probably a bit freaky, but I don't think I'd mind as long as it didn't feel threatening to me! If you respect whatevers there, theres no reason to be scared, really.
I suppose if I was a ghost living somewhere I'd known, I'd get a bit reckless when things were being changed too, throw stuff around, have a bit of a tantrum. It must be weird for them, if they are a conscious physical 'them'. There are a lot of stories of things like that happening in old buildings when work is being done though.
And yeah, I like to think along the lines of Algebra too. It'd be pretty cool if they were testing if we were there at the same time as we are for them. Just like nothing had ever changed.
It'd also be nice to think they aren't all stuck here reliving trauma, like some stayed of their own accord, just coz they never wanted to leave. And just coz they loved a place.
Oh, and Happy Christmas all!
[edit on 25/12/2009 by Ayana]