reply to post by lifemonkey
Okay... look, I have been at arms length from a ghost that was so real it was like a person. When it disappeared there were others in the room that
reacted to my reaction of what just happened. While I tried to pass it off as though nothing happened the look on my face prompted the owner to ask me
if I was alright . And then he says, "You look like you just seen a ghost".
I about fell out of my seat. He became very direct and pushed me for details. Having lived there for a number of years he and his family have had
experiences with "something" in their home but up until that night nobody has ever reported seeing it before. Actually seeing it. Like I just did.
All I wanted to do was get out of there. I felt sick and I had the sweats and chills like a flu. I was frightened out of my wits because although I
wanted to deny what just happened, I couldn't. So I got up and started down the stairs and out to my car and the whole time this man (who was a good
friend of mine) kept demanding I tell him what I saw.
He's telling me how he leaves to go to work and when he gets back the cabinets are open and the birds are let out of their cage. That lights and
tv's switch off and on and he can't get to the bottom of it, so please tell me what you saw. I stopped for one moment as I was getting into my car
and blurted out.
There was an old man sitting in the empty chair and he had a pure white beard that was long and came to a point, he was wearing a red vest with long
sleeves, and a white shirt with billowy white lace at the neck and cuffs. He had on dark pants, and weird shoes. His legs were crossed, he had a cane
that he balanced both hands on and atop his head was big black top hat. He was staring right at me with the weirdest "How do you like me now?" look
on his face.
The vision was so real, so intense I had to look away. When I looked back he was gone. This was no momentary thing, I looked at him for a good ten or
so seconds. Long enough to take in his attire and his expression.
That this man who owned the home was so adamant about insisting that he had a ghost but had never seen it and I had was the frosting on the cake. I
had to mark it down to real because others were involved in the experience. Not just me.
Your story is cool if that is what happened, but you are alone in your experience. If somebody else saw it too, or if you know you are not prone to
Thing is the guy I saw had on "period dress" (down to his shoes). And there is no way he could have entered the room and left it while we were all
sitting there. These things lend credence to me. And I know that if I started a thread on it on ATS, I would get my ass handed to me by the no
proofers and the It didn't happeners.
So I dumped it here for you to dwell on.
Keep your eyes open in the future. If you are prone to seeing these, then that is special. But you will not really know why they do that either. I
still don't know why this dude revealed himself to me and nobody else. It happened almost 40 years ago and I still remember it, but have no clue what
the message or lesson was.
Like two boats passing in the night.