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PPEhero

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207 posts

39 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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Following on from the conspiracy thread....

Does anyone believe in ghosts?

I know Ill get slated for this but I used to work in an old pub, parts of the building dated back to the 15th century. Always found it abit spooky when I was there on my own late on an evening.

One night when the pub was closed I was sat at the bar with 2 friends the landlord and landlady, out the corner of my eye I thought I saw someone by the pool table, thinking we’d locked the doors with someone still in I had a look...nobody there.
About an hour later the landlord went flying backwards off the bar stool and smashed his head on the wall behind, was just as if someone had just shoved him in the chest. He was massively shook up and convinced someone had just pushed him off the chair. You could see the fear in his eyes.

We watched it back on the CCTV and you could clearly see his chest moving in as if he had been pushed. His feet were dangling free at the side of the chair so there was no way he could of jumped so far back in the way he did. He refused to ever watch it back.

The next day when we spoke he said he didn’t believe in any of that sort of that stuff but had always thought odd things had being happening leading upto it. Nothing has happened in the years since, he thinks it was some spirit or something and that was it’s last goodbye.

I never believed anything like that and still choose not too, although that can’t be explained in my eyes.

Anyone got any stories???

  • cue the xfiles music*


Edited by PPEhero on Wednesday 27th May 14:25

BlueJazz

290 posts

136 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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According to Professor Brian Cox, ghosts don't exist:

https://www.sciencealert.com/a-physicist-just-expl...

Although it certainly doesn't stop scientists wanting to believe!

DrSteveBrule

2,223 posts

95 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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Not a ghost as such but when I was about 12 (1987) I was on a train back home from a school trip to London. We'd changed from the London train to the smaller local train taking us to our station and it was made up of 2 or 3 carriages, the front of which had windows facing the rear-facing windows of the one in front. Me & my mate were sat at the front of one of the back carriages, looking into the carriage ahead.

Sat in the carriage in front, facing backwards and looking directly at us, were two male passengers. The one on the left was unremarkable but the man on the right was the spitting image of my dad. Same beard, hair, typical style of clothes he would have worn etc. I remember it vividly and was a little weirded out. I even said to my mate 'I think that's my dad'. He looked at me for a while, would look away, then raise his head and look again. I can't remember whether he got off at a stop before us or what. It would only have been a 30 minute journey anyway.

Thing is he'd been dead for 4 years at that point.

I'm not saying I believe in ghosts and I used to be hugely cynical about it but now days I'm more open minded to the idea that there's stuff we can't explain.

Racing rabbit

114 posts

102 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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Yep, seen one.
Used to live in Buckingham, fairly new houses. I was round at a neighbours one evening, they were smoking in the kitchen, I was standing by the door in to the living room.

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a young girl walk down the stairs into the living room. Thought nothing of it as they had a young daughter, looked further round the corner and noboby was thereconfused

Neighbours then said about lights being switched on while they were at work, neighbours hearing someone running up and down the stairs.

Can't explain it, no chance of lights swinging across room due to were house was etc. They'd never said anything so had no preconception of a ghost

Krupp88

368 posts

91 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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Dived on plenty of wrecks where there had been loss of life, no ghosts down there.

8Ace

2,569 posts

162 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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I don't get why it's just the recent ones we see - Victorian Spinsters, knights etc. If ghosts are a possibility there should be millions of them around, including ones frm the Bronze age / Black Death / Cro Magnon times

Quhet

1,951 posts

110 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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I love a good ghost story and am open minded but with no particular experience of any bar the odd spooky feeling etc.

There's been a few threads on ghosts and the supernatural here which i generally enjoy reading, but they do tend to get spoiled by those who come in to shout about being rational and how everyone who believes is an idiot.

conkerman

2,319 posts

99 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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I'm one in the 'does not exist' category.

Humans are just crap observers. And considering the number of cameras everywhere in todays society, there is still no verifiable evidence.

I have worked at a few sites that are supposed to be haunted, but nothing.

I think the desire for this to be real is so strong that 'I want to believe' becomes, 'It must be, because I believe it.'

There is so much amazing real stuff in the world, why invent new intangibles?

Muzzer79

4,549 posts

151 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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Non-believer

Ghost stories are invariably stories where something coincidental or extraordinary has happened and the person involved refuses to accept the coincidence or the fact that extraordinary things happen.

Either that or they're Billy Bulls****ers

shih tzu faced

694 posts

13 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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Quhet said:
I love a good ghost story and am open minded but with no particular experience of any bar the odd spooky feeling etc.

There's been a few threads on ghosts and the supernatural here which i generally enjoy reading, but they do tend to get spoiled by those who come in to shout about being rational and how everyone who believes is an idiot.
This. All of this, every word. Quite spooky in itself! Neither a believer or non-believer myself but do like a good ghost story.

There was a really good thread on here a while back about supernatural experiences etc (I was just a lurker at the time). Sadly it became an unreadable slanging match after a few pages.

GroundEffect

12,119 posts

120 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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Of course not.

conkerman

2,319 posts

99 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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I remember that thread.

It actually started out as people (including myself) asking questions to explore whether there was a (more mundane, but more credible) explanation of some of these experiences. These questions ran into the great wall of belief.


Robbo 27

2,790 posts

63 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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When this type of topic has been raised before people have gone crazy, big, big arguements.

I have never seen a ghost but two people that I know have personal experience.

One owned a Victorian house in central Knutsford. One room in the house was always cold even with the central heating radiator being so hot that the owner could hardly touch it. She owned a dog which refused to go into the room. She did some research and the house was owned by Knutsford jail who used the house for visitors in the 1870s, she thought that one spirit still occupied the house.

My sister in law and her husband went to a pub in Yorkshire. She went upstairs for a pee and as she was washing her hands a girl of about 8 said hello and they started talking. The girl was dressed in a brown floor length dress and was wearing a bonnet. My SiL asked her where her father was and she said that he was the landlord. My SiL went downstairs and said to the landlord that she had just been speaking to his daughter, his response was that she would have had a job because she is in Edinburgh. My SiL described the girl and straight away he said 'You have seen Mary'. Mary was the landlords daughter from 250 years ago and my SiL said she wasn't ghostlike at all, as real as any child.


Radec

1,005 posts

11 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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When I was younger I heard about a little girl who got sucked into her TV and lots of other crazy things that happened in the house like furniture moving around by itself and a ghost walking down the stairs.
The called some little old lady to banish the spirits and bring back the girl from the other side.
Then the whole house just curled up into a ball and vanished into thin air.
Apparently the house was built on a ancient Indian burial ground.

Proper scary st

Douglas Quaid

1,225 posts

49 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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Not seen anything as far as I can remember but I did have an experience a few years ago. I was in bed at a house I shared with my brother. He was out at his girlfriends place. It was morning, not sure what time, I was awake but just lying in bed lazing about. Suddenly the door to the bedroom was flung violently open. The carpet was a bit crap there and used to get rucked up under the door so I only ever opened the door a few inches and used to go in sideways. This morning it was suddenly opened all the way as if someone had barged it and the carpet was all lifted up. I jumped out of bed of course to see who the hell had just booted the door open. Empty house. All doors and windows locked.
That house did have lights turning on and off by themselves and whatnot but I never worried too much about those. This happening did st me up though I confess and I didn’t sleep too well that night.

robemcdonald

5,597 posts

160 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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I don’t believe in ghosts, but as others have said enjoy a good ghost story.

Usually a few questions can get to the truth of it and a lot of the time alcoholic beverages seem to be intrinsic to the experience.

Still it’s only a bit of fun..

Morris12s3

85 posts

17 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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Never believed in ghosts as such, but had a strange experience in my first house; bought as a project it was semi derelict and had been owned by the local church (nothing as fancy as a vicarage just a Victorian semi) for one of the church luminaries to live in.
It had a large, open front garden. The doorbell used to ring of it's own accord, no pattern to it and sometimes in the middle of the night and once when I was talking to a neighbour in the doorway. I asked the neighbour about it and he was as confused as I was. It got so annoying that I disconnected the bell. Despite this it continued! This went on for about 2 or 3 months until I removed the bell and binned it and nothing since.
Must admit it did freak me out a bit.

Edited by Morris12s3 on Wednesday 27th May 15:47

paulguitar

10,970 posts

77 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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DrSteveBrule said:
Not a ghost as such but when I was about 12 (1987) I was on a train back home from a school trip to London. We'd changed from the London train to the smaller local train taking us to our station and it was made up of 2 or 3 carriages, the front of which had windows facing the rear-facing windows of the one in front. Me & my mate were sat at the front of one of the back carriages, looking into the carriage ahead.

Sat in the carriage in front, facing backwards and looking directly at us, were two male passengers. The one on the left was unremarkable but the man on the right was the spitting image of my dad. Same beard, hair, typical style of clothes he would have worn etc. I remember it vividly and was a little weirded out. I even said to my mate 'I think that's my dad'. He looked at me for a while, would look away, then raise his head and look again. I can't remember whether he got off at a stop before us or what. It would only have been a 30 minute journey anyway.

Thing is he'd been dead for 4 years at that point.

I'm not saying I believe in ghosts and I used to be hugely cynical about it but now days I'm more open minded to the idea that there's stuff we can't explain.
When I was 10 I thought I saw my dad on a ski slope in Austria. I was so convinced I actually started to head towards him.

My dad was alive and well at the time, back in the UK. What I'd seen was a guy who looked just like my dad. That's all.





ApOrbital

8,315 posts

82 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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I had a semi in a church once.

Roofless Toothless

3,348 posts

96 months

Wednesday 27th May 2020
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conkerman said:
I'm one in the 'does not exist' category.

Humans are just crap observers. And considering the number of cameras everywhere in todays society, there is still no verifiable evidence.

I have worked at a few sites that are supposed to be haunted, but nothing.

I think the desire for this to be real is so strong that 'I want to believe' becomes, 'It must be, because I believe it.'

There is so much amazing real stuff in the world, why invent new intangibles?
Yet the very first story on here describes photographic evidence.

I also remember the previous thread on here about ghosts, and how it was spoiled by vituperative posts by non believers, and how they would refuse to give any credence at all to the testimony of others.