reply to post by chisisiCoptos
I wish I could master protection...it gets extremely difficult. My mother and her family have the same problem, although they probably bring it on
themselves trying to use the gift and practice...I don't do that, I don't want to attract any more attention to myself from the other side. I've
brought home so many things that have not only plagued me but everyone around me as well....there was a particular spirit/demon that attached itself
to me for almost a decade and did everything from throwing and breaking things in front of my and others' eyes to whispering and flitting around in
shadow form to the point that my ADULT friends were too scared to return to my home and suggested contacting a priest...and I'm not talking one or
two friends, I'm talking about nearly twenty in the span of over ten years. It didn't help that my mother keeps a skull in that house that's been
passed down through the family (it's very old and missing the jaw and most of its teeth, it's an unnatural thing to keep in a home but she keeps it
for her own occult-related reasons)...it's like all of her witchy s#*! amplified everything that every followed me or came in that house.
I'm the same way. My father's side of the family is predominantly English, Irish, Scottish, and northern Italian. My mother's side of the family is
mostly Romani, Irish Traveller, French, and Cherokee. It's a big, weird mix, LOL. We have genealogy books on both sides that trace back through
centuries of generations of our families...my mother also has Spanish and Russian on her side of the family, though not much.
I have only been in Sumter a few times. I lived in Aiken right across the Savannah River from Augusta GA (Murphy Village is between Aiken and Augusta,
it's the largest "gypsy" community in North America and many of my relatives live there), are you familiar with Aiken? The Savannah River Site
nuclear plant and testing facility is in Aiken, my mother worked there for a while and she said they do all kinds of crazy scientific experiments and
tests out there.
Haha, Old Spartanburg Road and Brushy Creek Road are the two streets that my subdivision was between, but if you weren't around here in the late
eighties when it was built then you probably wouldn't be familiar with it. That's so crazy, was the haunted house near Del Norte and Eastside High,
further up towards Haywood Road, or further down towards Greer? They just recently bulldozed an old brick house on Old Spartanburg that was empty for
many years and purported to be VERY haunted, I wonder if it was the same one that your friend lived in. I can't believe I've never heard of
tombstones throughout Sugar Creek, these are the kind of things that I wanna know about, LOL! I know there's a church right beside Sugar Creek with a
rather old looking cemetery but I don't know if the tombstones you're talking about are connected to that church and cemetery...you'd better
believe that the next time I go to Greenville (which will be in the next couple of weeks), I'm gonna go look for tombstones in Sugar Creek! LOL
You couldn't be more right, there's nothing in the world like a summer night in Charleston...warm breezes from the ocean blowing softly through the
Spanish moss on the huge old live oaks, fireflies lighting up all around you, the Carolina moon shining down on you and knowing you're in one of the
most beautiful places in the world, it's the best feeling in the world. My parents' home is a fully restored old Georgian style plantation on the
Wando, complete with the long oak-lined driveway and huge pillars and porch that you're talking about...all that feels like home to me.
walking along the Battery and just sitting under a tree and reading a book in the little square called White Point Gardens by the Battery overlooking
Fort Sumter. Rainbow Row is just gorgeous...I've been in quite a few of the houses on Rainbow Row and they're absolutely amazing inside, beautifully
decorated to the standards of the period they were built in. Oh, and you're absolutely correct, the Francis Marion Hotel has a very well known
resident ghost. I've yet to go check it out but it's on my list.