Hey everyone, thought I'd share this 'paranormal' experience whilst I'm taking a break from the 'conspiracy' side of things
Last year, my girlfriend's great grandmother (currently 94 years of age
) moved to a care home. She had lived in the oldest house in town
throughout her entire life and it had served as the family home for over 200 years. The house is full of history. Back during WW2, a German bomb had
blown up part of the building. There is a tale that tells of how American soldiers stationed in the area had helped clean up the debris. As a thank
you, my girlfriend's great, great grandmother had offered them tea and biscuits but they had to decline the offer get back to the barracks. On
returning, they were all killed as another German bombing raid hit the town. Had they accepted the tea and biscuits, they may well have survived...
I had visited the house a few times, it was an amazing place. On the outside, the section hit by the German bomb all those years ago still remains in
ruins, although now overgrown with weeds. It is incredible to think that the German airforce was once flying overhead and American soldiers had been
there to give a helping hand. Rumour also has it that my girlfriend's great grandmother had slept with an American soldier before giving birth to her
only daughter. That daughter went on to have 5 children herself, one of those giving birth to my current girlfriend
Whether one of those
American soldiers had been part of the party who was killed before even getting to the fighting fields of Europe we'll never know.
On the inside, it was obviously very old and had dust everywhere, the ceilings were quite low and the floor was all uneven. The family had been quite
wealthy in the past and had worked quite high up in the church, the place was full of hundreds of old books and family bibles etc. An antiques dealer
would have been very pleased to get his hands on the old grandfather clock or the first edition of Alice in Wonderland that was amongst hundreds of
other books collecting dust in an old box. One of the rooms even had a huge display of stuffed animals which was made even more creepy given the
animals had sat there, staring out from behind the glass into a room that hadn't seen vistors for many years.
When the time came to move all the great grandmother's belongings, my girlfriend came across an old victorian looking doll. I just did a quick search
to find one similar and this looks pretty close-
It was just 'there', sitting on the stairs. Whether it had fallen from one of the boxes we don't know but it was strange the way it had 'fallen' so
neatly to be sitting upright.
The great grandmother recognised it instantly, it had been her sister's toy doll which was lost when they were kids. She recollected how they had
searched for it for days but could never find it. With this in mind, it was quite strange to have found it, covered in dust and dirt, sitting on the
That night my girlfriend had took it home and placed it in one of her draws. The great grandmother's sister had been very close to my girlfriend's
nan. On growing up, the great grandmother had been outcast from the family as she was not married yet had a child (to the American soldier). The
great auntie went against this though and remained close to them, looking after them and my girlfriend's nan when she was growing up in the post war
That night, my girlfriend had an incrediblly realistic dream about her nan who had sadly passed away a few years previously. The dream was centered
around my girlfriend's nan's funeral. Her nan was there watching it and told my girlfriend that she should move on and she was happy and proud of
her. We thought the dream was just due to being at the old house and stirring up memories
Upon opening her draw though, remarkably, next to the doll were pictures of her nan and other personal items. It was, and still is, unexplainable.
There was an old picture of my girlfriend's nan as a child with her auntie (the one who had lost the doll all those years ago). My girlfriend had
never seen the picture before. Along with that picture, was a picture of my girlfriend as a child with her nan. There was also a copy of the
funeral's Order of Service, which had prayers, hymns and a picture of her nan on. Given the dream, it was remarkable.
Ever since, my girlfriend has seemingly been at peace over her nan's death. The experience has brought her comfort.
To this day, I cannot understand how it happened. Perhaps the doll was able to be used to communicate with this side and her nan used the connection
she had with her auntie to be able to put my girlfriend at ease and comfort over her passing?
I know you may have been after a scary tale given the 'old doll' theme but this happened and it's something we have both accepted yet tried to pretend
it never kind of thing
Whatever happened, it brought my girlfriend peace over the death of someone very close to her yet highlights there is so
much we do not understand in this world.
Thanks for reading.
edit on 4-11-2012 by Wonderer2012 because: (no reason given)