Originally posted by Paulos
Is there such a thing as seeing a ghost of someone who is actually alive?
Something very strange and weird has just happened to me in the last 30 mins. I am currently at work and just got up to go to the toilet. Our office
is quite large, split in two with a a corridor leading from both sides of the office towards the toilets. I was walking down the corridor,
approaching from one end, and a guy who works in the other side of the office was approaching from the other end. So we were walking towards each
other. As we got close to each other I nod my head to acknowledge him
He goes into the toilet before me and the door closes, I enter literally 2 or 3 seconds later. Theres no one in the toilet!!! .. Theres only one way
in and out. Our works toilets are quiet small, so theres nowhere to hide. When I leave the toilet, hes at his desk, where he has been for ages
apparently. Its kind off freaked me out. Have I just been hallucinating or could I have actually seen him or something going into the toilet before
edit on 20-1-2011 by Paulos because: (no reason given)
A similar thing happened to me a couple of times. If you believe in "ghosts", then in my opinion it's not that you are seeing the same person who is
alive and well, it's that you are seeing a "ghost" or apparition imitating somebody you know. Like I said, I've had at least three instances of this
happening, and each time it freaked me the $%&* out. If these didn't feel 100% real I'd chalk this up to hallucination, but even at this point in time
I have no idea what to think.
The first time this happened I was a teenager, maybe 15 years old. I had just gotten out of the shower on a Saturday morning, and I walked into a room
I shared with my younger sister. She was kneeling in front of the TV and I was standing behind her, brushing my hair. I asked "What are you watching?"
but she wouldn't acknowledge me at all. I asked again "What are you watching??" but she didn't reply. Instead she stood up, turned toward a small
hallway in our room, and walked into the closet. I thought this was really bizarre so I laughed and followed after her. I opened the closet expecting
to find her in there, but she was not there! I was baffled. I turned around, walked to the opposite side of the room and watched her appear in the
hallway, coming into our room from the kitchen. I couldn't believe it! I told her what had just happened, and she told me she's been in the kitchen
the whole time! Not only was I fully awake, I had just gotten out of a shower and it was daytime. I then realized I never saw the girl's face, I only
saw the back of her. She had the same hair as my sister, similar outfit, but it wasn't her.
The second time this happened it was in the same room, but this time I saw someone else being replicated. It was night time and I was getting ready to
go to sleep. I put on my headphones and listened to music. I wasn't sleepy yet, but I closed my eyes. My sister and I shared a bunk bed. She was above
me, already asleep. I suddenly heard what sounded like a lion roar. It wasn't like the animal, but as if my sister tried to imitate a lion. I laughed,
took off my headphones and asked what the hell that was all about. I got no response, so I got out of bed and looked at her. She was asleep. I got
back into bed, put my headphones on, closed my eyes again when suddenly I feel the end of my bed sink, as if someone was sitting there. I opened my
eyes and I saw a friend of mine sitting at the end. I said "Hi Martin". He didn't reply. I wasn't surprised that he was there, because his parents
often came to visit in the evening hours, sometimes later than was appropriate. Martin didn't reply. "Aren't you going to say hi?" I asked him. At
that point this thing lunged at me, changed shape, and all I could see was a head a foot away from mine, screaming at me. I got so scared, I got out
of bed and ran out of there like it was on fire. I told my parents what happened, but they didn't believe me of course. They checked under the bed
like parents do. I couldn't sleep with the lights off for a week or two after that, and while falling asleep I couldn't look in the same direction as
long as we lived there. It was one of the scariest things I've ever experienced.
The third time it happened I was an adult. I thought I had seen my ex come into the living room from the corner of my eye. I couldn't see his face,
but the body shape was pretty similar. I even started talking to him but got no response. When I checked the room out, he wasn't in it. In a few
minutes he came in from a completely different room. Very strange stuff.
So, in conclusion.... in my opinion it's possible you saw something that was imitating a person you know.
edit on 20-1-2011 by 2manyquestions
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