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Originally posted by Kaleidoscopelives
I have had a very strange life..
(From what I've been told) I've had these "night terrors" since I was 2 years old.
I've woken up screaming, sometimes crying. Because of these terrible things. Well, it started (at least from my memory) with just this shadow man following me. Throughout my childhood it got worse, he would catch me and I would wake up, then when I was 11 years old, it changed, he'd catch me, and hurt me. I would wake up and physically have the wounds from my dream ( and they weren't wounds that could be self inflicted) since then, it's gotten even worse, I've woken up with him still sitting on my chest choking me, and it lasted like five minutes,It scared me a lot, still continues to scare me.
Also, I spent the last ten years in Alaska, and ill tell you, I've had ALOT of paranormal encounters up there; aliens, demonlike things, and spirits.
Originally posted by Deirdre
I've had several different kinds as well. A few I might give their own threads one day, since they're so long. But I've had some strange OBEs, beings, seen a UFO and had a couple of really freaky bizarre incidents of missing time and space involving not just myself but others at the same time.
Idk. Maybe these things really are a lot more common, but so many people just don't notice them or are in denial and brush them off, who knows?
Kooshdakhaa are mythical creatures found in the stories of the Tlingit and Tsimshian Indians of Southeastern Alaska. Loosely translated, Kooshdakhaa means, "land otter man".
They are similar to the Nat'ina of the Dan'aina Indians of South Central Alaska, and the Urayuli of the Eskimos in Northern Alaska. Physically, Kooshdakhaa are shape-shifters capable of assuming either human form or the form of an otter. In some accounts, a Kooshdakhaa is able to assume the form of any species of otter; in others, only one. Accounts of their behaviour seem to conflict with one another.
In some stories, Kooshdakhaa are cruel creatures who take delight in tricking poor Tlingit sailors to their deaths. In others, they are friendly and helpful, frequently saving the lost from death by freezing. In many stories, the Kooshdakhaa save the lost individual by distracting them with curiously otter-like illusions of their family and friends as they transform their subject into a fellow Kooshdakhaa, thus allowing him to survive in the cold. Naturally, this is counted a mixed blessing.
However, Kooshdakhaa legends are not always pleasant. In some legends it is said the Kooshdakhaa will imitate the cries of a baby or the screams of a woman to lure victims to the river. Once there, the Kooshdakhaa either kills the person and tears them to shreds or will turn them into another Kooshdakhaa. Legends have it Kooshdakhaa can be warded off through copper, urine, and in some stories fire.
Since the Kooshdakhaa mainly preys on small children, it has been thought by some that it was used by Tlingit mothers to keep their children from wandering close to the ocean by themselves. It is also said that the Kooshdakhaa emit a high pitched, three part whistle in the pattern of low-high-low.
Originally posted by sled735
I travel on a back country road every evening to work. I have been taking this route for the last 12.5 years. There are several routes I could take, but I love to look at the country scenery and sunsets every evening.
When I first started my job I noticed this nice, empty red-brick house sitting on the right side of the road. The grass was tall, almost reaching the windows; you could tell the place had been deserted for a long time.
The first time I saw it I got a very uneasy feeling. I knew immediately it was haunted.
Every night after that, I just couldn't wait to get past it! I could feel "something" staring out the dark windows at me as I drove by. I literately got the chills as I passed this place!
After a couple of years or so, someone moved in and cleaned the area up. It appeared they were planning on staying awhile. They moved some heavy machinery into the shed, and just a bunch of stuff that gave the impression they intended on making this place their home for a long time. They moved out in less than a month.
I mean, moving is a pain in the rear! Why would anyone only stay a few weeks after moving so much stuff in? Why not wait and find a place you were going to be for longer that a few weeks?
It sat empty again for several more months. Again, someone moved in... and again, they moved out shortly after.
This has happened so many times over the course of my 12.5 years driving past this house, I've lost count!
If there was a problem with the pipes, or roof leaks, etc., you would think the owner would fix the problem so he could keep his renters for longer than a few weeks, right?
But, I don't have to wonder if the house is need of repairs; I "know" what it's problem is... a ghost, or possibly a demon dwells inside.
I would like to find out who owns this house and see if my ghost-hunting friends could go in and investigate sometime, but I don't even know where to start to find the owner.
I'm certain this place would have all the ghostly evidence they could carry away! The presence of "something" lurking there is so strong, I can feel it all the way out at the road! That's what makes me think it could be evil.
Maybe some day I'll find out who owns it, and ask some questions why so many people move in and out, just to see what the owner's reaction is. Until then, I'll just keep my foot to the gas pedal and get past it as quickly as possible, as I've been doing over the years.edit on 7/11/2013 by sled735 because: add comments