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PostPosted: 17-02-2013 21:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poppa19 wrote:
Mythopoeika wrote:
Moooksta wrote:
Interesting Poppa uses the same expression used by others..."they just faded away"


Like the Cheshire Cat! Mr. Green


I thought it was the smile that faded last Myth Very Happy


http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv306/nyktimos/cheshire.gif

It's a curious tale you have there, Poppa! Thanks for sharing it with us. I don't know how to judge your feelings that you encountered Flauros specifically, but zoomorphic entities are common in both folklore and the experiences recounted by many people. The sense of dread you felt is also common to supernatural experiences involving entities. Whatever kind of encounter you had on these occasions, it seems likely it's one shared by folk going back to humanity's earliest times.
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PostPosted: 18-02-2013 07:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for responding Paul. I can't describe the feelings i felt at the time because words can not describe it.
Throughout my life i have been afraid of nothing apart from dying with cancer or being eaten by a carnivore. but i cant describe it, it was almost tangible if you get my drift.

Tony
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PostPosted: 21-02-2013 12:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

poppa, could i ask you what your religious believes are?
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PostPosted: 21-02-2013 12:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Titch . I'm Taoist. I was raised as a Christian until i saw through all the lies.
I have always been a free thinker, not bogged down by Dogma LOL.
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PostPosted: 21-02-2013 19:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

titch4 wrote:
poppa, could i ask you what your religious believes are?


Are the same individual as plain titch?
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PostPosted: 21-02-2013 23:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

poppa do you think you may have some christian beliefs still lingering that has effected how you think of what ever it was you seen?

its not that i disbelieve you, but maybe you seen something strange and the christian in you said "eeek demon!!"

And hello rover, yep its titch, i had a PC breakdown, lost all my passwords then the message board wouldnt let titch2 and titch3 post
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PostPosted: 21-02-2013 23:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi titch nice to see that you're sorted.
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PostPosted: 22-02-2013 06:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Titch4 No my parents were not religious, in fact my Dad was firmly anti-religion. When i say i had Christian beliefs when i was young, i meant that was what the schools taught.
Even then at a young age i spotted inconsistencies in the Bible, so from a young age i was starting (How can i put it) turn my back on religion, at least in the mainstream.
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PostPosted: 22-02-2013 19:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poppa19 wrote:
Even then at a young age i spotted inconsistencies in the Bible, so from a young age i was starting (How can i put it) turn my back on religion, at least in the mainstream.


Is Taoism a religion? It just seems like you've just swapped one set of beliefs for another.
Sorry, off-topic I know.
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PostPosted: 23-02-2013 08:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really, Taoism is the only way i can describe my beliefs.
I'm a great believer in nature, and all things natural.
I refuse to believe in a disembodied entity whatever form he comes in, by blind faith alone.
There is no evidence of him/her, yet nature is all around us.
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PostPosted: 17-03-2014 23:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgive the thread resurrection. This just seems like the most relevant place to put this experience. I'm new here so sorry if I've done it wrong posting this here.

Am not prone to 'ghosts' - like my other experience, this one was witnessed by someone else as well as myself.

It happened a few months back. We were driving along a road I have known all my life, and been driven on as a child by my dad or grandad and as an adult, by myself or others. It is one of those 'know it like the back of my hand' roads.

It's an old road coming out of York.

We often go out one night a week and drive home around midnight, or a bit later. We always drive on this road. I was about to say we have never had any particularly weird experiences on it but my husband did, not far from the same spot, a few years ago (in broad daylight).

This time we were driving at midnight and (this will make you cynical) in the fog. Visibility at a small distance was zero but close up in the headlights/foglights, clear. Because of the fog and because we'd had a good night out with friends and in no rush to get home and no other cars on this road (it's rare to be overtaken even once the whole way home after midnight, there) we were maybe 10 MPH even less, crawling along, as we hit the edge of some woods on a big bend in the road.

As we hit this point, I saw something odd. What appeared to be a shadow, slowly crossing the road. So slowly that we slowed the car even more (although at the time I didn't register the fact this meant my husband - the driver - had seen whatever it was, as well). And we watched it, this vaguely round shadow (not in the shape of anything in particular but the size of a cat), as it hit the grass verge. Where it materialised. As a cat. There had been no cat on the road (just this shadow moving at walking speed) but then on the grass verge, suddenly it was no longer a shadow but a cat.

I am certain it wasn't a cat or even the shape of a cat, on the tarmac. Just a vaguely round little kind of shadow. Which is what attracted our attention as you don't expect to see shadows at night and if you did, it would have something solid casting it.

No eyes lit up in the headlights, and we got close enough to it to see it really clearly in our lights, despite the fog.

When it reached the grass verge, it materialised but was transparent. And you could see the plants through it and the other side of it. It slipped into the edge of the woods and appeared to vanish. All this probably took a few seconds.

A few yards further on and one of us said to the other: "Did you just see what I saw?" And I refused to say anything til my husband described what he'd seen - which was precisely what I'd seen. It wasn't scary. Just ridiculous. Why on earth see a cat?

There are no houses nearby, and in the decades I have known this road I have never once, before or since, seen a cat of any description.

My husband remarked that the vegetation he could see behind it simply wasn't there. It was just grass in actuality. Not little shrubby things.

In the daylight when we went to look not only was it just grass (so a timeslip? As the background, as well as the cat, weren't there....) but, stranger still, a small mesh fence to keep game in the woods, without a single break in it, right at the point it 'disappeared'. No cat, not even a tiny one, could get through that fence. It was walking - and vanished. Didn't jump to the top of a fence, just... disappeared. (I'd assumed into the woods). I could see right through it and had absolutely no doubt what I was seeing was not a flesh and blood cat. It also didn't stare down or look towards our car, not once. Acted as if there wasn't a tonne of metal metres away. We were moving incredibly slowly, as I say. Due to the fog and also because we like to look for owls and deer.

I have looked and looked online for any paranormal stories for this area or the nearest villages - nothing. Nada. No-one else seems to have ever seen anything odd.

The strange thing my husband saw previously was in the field next to this wood. He saw a woman in very formal 1940s or early 50s clothing, stood in a field (again middle of nowhere, no car, no pavements to get there from, not in the village) looking at something on the field's edge, looking distraught - as if she was crying her heart out - to the point he nearly stopped the car but something told him to drive on. This was one afternoon with good light, after leaving work. He says he'd have thought it odd even if she wasn't in period clothing - because she was so obviously visibly upset and looking at something a few metres from the road, in the field.
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PostPosted: 18-03-2014 11:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Ghosts that is one interesting story, and i believe you.
The Ghost cat would not have reflective eyes mainly dark holes or normal eyes.
The woman in the 40's or 50's dress was probably killed in that area.

Thank you for an interesting story.
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PostPosted: 18-03-2014 13:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solved! Cool
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PostPosted: 18-03-2014 13:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poppa19 wrote:
Well Ghosts that is one interesting story, and i believe you.
The Ghost cat would not have reflective eyes mainly dark holes or normal eyes.
The woman in the 40's or 50's dress was probably killed in that area.

Thank you for an interesting story.


Probably making up his own narrative but my husband thought the woman was visiting the site of a WW2 aircraft crash, where she'd lost a loved one, maybe (this area was covered with WW2 airfields, because it's flat). I have looked online today and just found out it was close by a long gone mental hospital, and apparently a temporary military hospital housed in huts was built nearby - but I can't find mention of any specific plane coming down. I know there were numerous though in the villages roundabout. I know my uncle took a propellor from one crashed plane in his fields, in the next village along and in another nearby village, a plane crashed in the field behind the church. In this village one came down in a field, too. Yet another story (I don't think it's apocryphal) is of an allied plane still upside down in the river, near here. So many limped home and crashed when nearly at the airfield... I suppose it's too big a task for someone to have mapped all the known WW2 crash sites? But anyway, that's what he thought as he is a bit of a costume historian and thought her clothing was either late 40s or early 50s... (As I say, the mental hospital was nearby til the 1980s so she might have just been an escapee... Laughing )

What interests me now a bit of time has passed and I think about this, is that familiarity breeds contempt but... it's a section of road I have known since I was a kid. So very boring and ordinary to me. And not a road I am hyper-alert on, or ready for 'supernatural' events as I have been driven or driven myself down it, on and off, my entire life without any incident.

Despite thinking she was finding where a plane had crashed, my husband is still fully open to the possibility the woman he saw was just some vintage clothes enthusiast in a particularly good outfit. In which case it was only spooky at all as she was so visibly upset and also as there was no sign of a car anywhere so to be at that point she'd have had to walk, some way, on a lane with no pavement, in very formal clothes. And was alone.
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PostPosted: 18-03-2014 19:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poppa19 wrote:
Well Ghosts that is one interesting story, and i believe you.
The Ghost cat would not have reflective eyes mainly dark holes or normal eyes.
The woman in the 40's or 50's dress was probably killed in that area.

Thank you for an interesting story.


Why would a ghost cat not have reflective eyes?
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