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I spoke to a cousin of mine recently.
I told him about my ghost stories thread here and that I had mentioned our common aunts poltergeist story.
Apparently his father (my uncle) and he were also haunted decades ago. But none of his 5 other siblings or his mother experienced anything at all.
He got very emotional and started shaking. But he refused to talk about his experiences.
He said he just wants to forget them.
Hopefully I can find out more in the future. Since it is immediate family, I'd like to see if there are any similarities in experiences.
The more time that passes, the less I remember the fear. And I'm just interested in what exactly it was. It stayed in the family but only effected certain individuals.
At least it seems to have all gone away by 1980.
 

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I also went to catholic school. Now THAT was frightening.
The "hauntings" seem to skip generations and not follow blood lines. (why I don't think it's a haunting. Aside from the fact I also don't believe in ghosts)
That story is the only documented story. Though I've never seen the article. It's likely that at least part of it may be different.
It's just one of several very odd happenings that have happened in our family.
I have some real odd family members, but it didn't have anything to do with ghosts.
 

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It's been over a year since @Destben posted on the TFO.
And she/he posted here last.
I do hope that they are doing well.
Sorry it’s been a rough one. Many new things have happened. Had a recent encounter though. An old rocking chair at a rehome store definitely had some powerful energy. Gave me the willies. I left it be so it wouldn’t come home with me. I feel bad for whoever buys it though.
 

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Sorry it’s been a rough one. Many new things have happened. Had a recent encounter though. An old rocking chair at a rehome store definitely had some powerful energy. Gave me the willies. I left it be so it wouldn’t come home with me. I feel bad for whoever buys it though.
It's interesting. I also felt that way just once:
Many years ago, (40 plus) I was doing some shooting in the woods with a friend of mine. We were both very familiar with these woods. But because of a slight variation in our travel, we arrived at a small cabin home that was obviously very abandoned and very old. No path in or out and completely obscured by brush and dead trees from just a few yards away.
My first instinct was COOL. Let's investigate! But as we walked up on the house, we both became overcome with a feeling of danger.
There was probably no one around for miles and we both had rifles. But we both decided to give it a pass. And I had that "hair standing up on the back of my neck" feeling for another few hours.
I don't think that that has ever happened any other time. It was a powerful feeling. And it was mutual.
We made a point to never try to find that spot again.
 

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It's interesting. I also felt that way just once:
Many years ago, (40 plus) I was doing some shooting in the woods with a friend of mine. We were both very familiar with these woods. But because of a slight variation in our travel, we arrived at a small cabin home that was obviously very abandoned and very old. No path in or out and completely obscured by brush and dead trees from just a few yards away.
My first instinct was COOL. Let's investigate! But as we walked up on the house, we both became overcome with a feeling of danger.
There was probably no one around for miles and we both had rifles. But we both decided to give it a pass. And I had that "hair standing up on the back of my neck" feeling for another few hours.
I don't think that that has ever happened any other time. It was a powerful feeling. And it was mutual.
We made a point to never try to find that spot again.
It was the same when I was on vacation abroad a few years ago. As I am a person who loves to walk in the woods, my brother and I decided that we were going sightseeing! The same, a hut in the middle of the forest, kind of neglected but maybe someone started to clean up (?) I wanted to go inside and when we crossed the door we heard some strange sounds ... I did not know that I could run as fast as at that moment.
 

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It was the same when I was on vacation abroad a few years ago. As I am a person who loves to walk in the woods, my brother and I decided that we were going sightseeing! The same, a hut in the middle of the forest, kind of neglected but maybe someone started to clean up (?) I wanted to go inside and when we crossed the door we heard some strange sounds ... I did not know that I could run as fast as at that moment.
When I was in grade school, I would be practicing the piano & out of the blue I would hear something hissing. It would scare me to death because in my small little mind it was a snake. No one else in the family ever heard it, but it was an old house. My mom eventually had to pay me to practice. I was deathly afraid of wherever that hiss was coming from.
 

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When I was in grade school, I would be practicing the piano & out of the blue I would hear something hissing. It would scare me to death because in my small little mind it was a snake. No one else in the family ever heard it, but it was an old house. My mom eventually had to pay me to practice. I was deathly afraid of wherever that hiss was coming from.
Do you think it was some type of vibration type noise from the piano. Or some item close by?
That is odd
 

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This will be a little long. The scariest & why I believe in god. My ex wife & I were at the end of our marriage. I was sleeping on the couch she was in bed. My stepdaughters uncle committed suicide & my ex wife brought home some stuff from the funeral. All the sudden these crazy things started happening at 9pm on the dot. Started with an college fight song bottle opener & it would go off for no reason. Then it escalated to kids toys randomly going off. Then the dogs would growl. My stepdaughter was first. Screamed one night theres a blonde headed guy with a raincoat on in the bathroom. One night I was sleeping on the couch & the tv cut on full blast out of the blue. One night my ex started yelling at me for waking her up. Turns out a guy came in the room & said don't use the toilet the handle is messed up. When she got to the living room I was dead asleep. THEN we started sleeping in the same room again. Well one night the toys are going off I peep around the corner just watching. All the sudden knew toy says come play with me. As I'm walking to the bed it says I see you. We're both rattled like crazy at this point. The final straw was we all got woke up to a loud bang in the kitchen at 2:00am. I backflip out of bed with my gun. I see both kids in their room so I start toward the kitchen. Bam, bam, bam then i was i walk in gun drawn the last kitchen chair is hitting the floor. Theres absolutely nothing there then I notice the laundry door. Oh they have to be in there so I kick in the door. Nothing, check all windows/doors nothing, check all rooms/closets even the addict & basement. Absolutely nothing. So out of desperation we start looking at how to get rid of spirits. We read something about them attaching to objects & also saying "you're not welcome here, in the name of the lord leave this place". Honestly I never much believed in things I couldn't see. Well the next day I take all the items from the funeral & tossed them. Then walked around the house saying you're not welcome here. Nothing ever happened again there. We both moved months after just, because it freaked us out. We were fighting with the judge about who gets the house. She can have it, no no no he gets the house, no I don't want to uproot her she needs it🤣
 

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Do you think it was some type of vibration type noise from the piano. Or some item close by?
That is odd
I would hear the hiss playing & not playing. It was a really old house & the piano sat in a sun room not part of the original house, so there was no basement under it. Still gives me the willies when I think about it.
 

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I use to travel all over doing surveying & laser scanning. We were at Dupont in Richmond VA in an abandoned building that was literally falling down slowly. Its pitch black down these alleys between machines with just basically street lights on the main around. Huge beware of black windows stamps everywhere. I get setup waiting on my partner. I'm bent over leveling the tripod when I notice this grey reflection in my safety glasses. It was a guy sqenting looking at what I'm doing. He realizes im looking at his flection & his eyes get big. I'm thinking its someone screwing with me probably my partner. The grey starts pulling back as I'm turning. Then when I stand up the grey fades into the darkness. Fresked me out

I'm wigged out now telling these
 

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I use to travel all over doing surveying & laser scanning. We were at Dupont in Richmond VA in an abandoned building that was literally falling down slowly. Its pitch black down these alleys between machines with just basically street lights on the main around. Huge beware of black windows stamps everywhere. I get setup waiting on my partner. I'm bent over leveling the tripod when I notice this grey reflection in my safety glasses. It was a guy sqenting looking at what I'm doing. He realizes im looking at his flection & his eyes get big. I'm thinking its someone screwing with me probably my partner. The grey starts pulling back as I'm turning. Then when I stand up the grey fades into the darkness. Fresked me out

I'm wigged out now telling these
One summer I was working in local theater. We were rehearsing in this building that was a converted 2-story art festival building. It was once a funeral home. One night we stayed late, hung upstairs where the casket elevator came up to the 2nd story, telling ghost stories, scared ourselves to death, heard suspicious creaking & then we were outta there. My heart was a lot younger back then.
 

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I use to travel all over doing surveying & laser scanning. We were at Dupont in Richmond VA in an abandoned building that was literally falling down slowly. Its pitch black down these alleys between machines with just basically street lights on the main around. Huge beware of black windows stamps everywhere. I get setup waiting on my partner. I'm bent over leveling the tripod when I notice this grey reflection in my safety glasses. It was a guy sqenting looking at what I'm doing. He realizes im looking at his flection & his eyes get big. I'm thinking its someone screwing with me probably my partner. The grey starts pulling back as I'm turning. Then when I stand up the grey fades into the darkness. Fresked me out

I'm wigged out now telling these
Yeah
I know the feeling
 

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I have a theory on ghosts: I believe that is is either
A) An organism capable of near- perfect mimicry that isn't exactly made of matter as we know it
B) A time distortion showing the past, perhaps like a mini wormhole? This one could also explain inanimate objects seeming to dissapear.
I don't know, I always thought this was interesting to think about.
 

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I have a theory on ghosts: I believe that is is either
A) An organism capable of near- perfect mimicry that isn't exactly made of matter as we know it
B) A time distortion showing the past, perhaps like a mini wormhole? This one could also explain inanimate objects seeming to dissapear.
I don't know, I always thought this was interesting to think about.
As for myself, someone who seeks logic in everything and that has had some very illogical things happen to me.
I wish I could place an explanation on them.
These are loose ends that I'd like to wrap up for my peace of mind. And they bother me a lot.
 

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I spoke to a cousin of mine recently.
I told him about my ghost stories thread here and that I had mentioned our common aunts poltergeist story.
Apparently his father (my uncle) and he were also haunted decades ago. But none of his 5 other siblings or his mother experienced anything at all.
He got very emotional and started shaking. But he refused to talk about his experiences.
He said he just wants to forget them.
Hopefully I can find out more in the future. Since it is immediate family, I'd like to see if there are any similarities in experiences.
The more time that passes, the less I remember the fear. And I'm just interested in what exactly it was. It stayed in the family but only effected certain individuals.
At least it seems to have all gone away by 1980.
That cousin has now revealed to me that his father. My uncle saw a man standing next to his bed several times that vanished when he would swing a pillow at him, etc.
And that the cousin saw that man also and on two occasions saw two heads without bodies floating around his bedroom at high speed as if one was chasing the other.
He said a lot of other stuff was going on too. But didn't elaborate.
I'll post again if he tells me more.
I was a little disappointed that those events showed no similarities to my own.
 

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That cousin has now revealed to me that his father. My uncle saw a man standing next to his bed several times that vanished when he would swing a pillow at him, etc.
And that the cousin saw that man also and on two occasions saw two heads without bodies floating around his bedroom at high speed as if one was chasing the other.
He said a lot of other stuff was going on too. But didn't elaborate.
I'll post again if he tells me more.
I was a little disappointed that those events showed no similarities to my own.
Something bad or very revealing happened to your cousin, IMHAO, or he would be more forthcoming. It could be something he or someone close to him did that has come back to literally haunt him.

Perhaps your cousin thinks you will judge him if he lays it out for you. Perhaps he's really haunted & is embarassed by it.

I had nightly nightmares as a kid so Star Trek (original) was my 1st Sci Fi show when I was in high school that I was allowed to watch. I've been fascinated ever since but I can't watch zombie movies which, in my mind, is as close to nasty ghosts as you can get. Slashers, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, creepy clowns--no problems. Zombies--I'm outta there.

I constantly evaluate my recollections. There are things I recollect where I question whether they happened or not. I guess it's part of the journey.
 

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Something bad or very revealing happened to your cousin, IMHAO, or he would be more forthcoming. It could be something he or someone close to him did that has come back to literally haunt him.

Perhaps your cousin thinks you will judge him if he lays it out for you. Perhaps he's really haunted & is embarassed by it.

I had nightly nightmares as a kid so Star Trek (original) was my 1st Sci Fi show when I was in high school that I was allowed to watch. I've been fascinated ever since but I can't watch zombie movies which, in my mind, is as close to nasty ghosts as you can get. Slashers, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, creepy clowns--no problems. Zombies--I'm outta there.

I constantly evaluate my recollections. There are things I recollect where I question whether they happened or not. I guess it's part of the journey.
He told me those stories after I mentioned me getting clubbed like a baby fur seal with my LARRY THE LION
 

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Today I went to lunch with my step brother and began to mention one of the stories Ive shared with you here.
And I promptly stopped after noticing his reaction.
So, no talk of religion, politics or ghosts?
 
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