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PostPosted: 25-01-2011 14:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

McAvennie_ wrote:

Always an explanation... Smile


Your fortean experiences sound very similar to mine. A brief moment of half glanced fortean activity....swiftly followed by a full explanation showing it to be a very normal occurrence. It's a pisser ain't it?
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PostPosted: 25-01-2011 20:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bigfoot73 wrote:
Reminds me of a story on a thread here somewhere - two boys playing in the local woods who got warned about some paedo, who turned out to be planning their abduction, by a big cartoon-ish tabby cat.
Cartoon characters again, like all those fairy sightings. Something on the other side playing guardian to children, keeping them safe yet making them behave?



Pretty much what i was thinking, like "it" wants to give you a bit of a scare and plucks the image out of your mind.
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PostPosted: 26-01-2011 11:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I could find that cat story - the entity did actually name the man, which implies some intelligence that isn't just tied to the specific location of the woods they were playing in.
Weirder and weirder.
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PostPosted: 16-01-2014 19:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was lying in bed in a half sleep one day and got this feeling that someone was going to come into my room. I had not properly awoke and thought it was my dad coming up to get me up for school, because of this my head was below the blankets hoping and praying I wouldn't have to leave my bed. I felt the presence of someone approach and stand over me and it was then that I realised that I was twenty five years old and lived on my own and I froze, I can't remember how long I lay there in fear probably only a few seconds until I felt the presence go. I did not look up, I regret that.

That was probably down to my sleep or lack of. The next one wasn't.

I was about twelve years old and staying at my grans, she had just put me to bed. I had sat up a while probably reading a comic. I got the fright of my life when the window beside me started rapping, a loud insistent knock. It was too high a window to reach from the ground without a large ladder and no one would have been outside my grans yard, no way the dog would have eaten them. It's hard to say how long the knocking went on for, perhaps twenty mins, but it put a fear in me. I kept telling myself it was a branch or something but there where no trees near the window. My mind was saying if I open this curtain there's going to be a vampire outside asking if they can come in.

That's it. Funny I had not thought about the latter story for a while, but it's my grans birthday today.
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PostPosted: 16-01-2014 21:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds of the bit in Salems Lot with the vamp outside the window.
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PostPosted: 16-01-2014 21:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have posted this somewhere on here ... coming downstairs to find haunted childs fisher price tv set turning itself on repeatedly one night !

and one i havent posted i dont believe ... after a "fake" ouija board session the spirit of a young girl walked through me and stole the breath from my body for about a minute !

the tv set one was scariest but the ouija spirit one was emotionally charged
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PostPosted: 16-01-2014 22:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

OneWingedBird wrote:
Reminds of the bit in Salems Lot with the vamp outside the window.


I always thought of lost boys. Pretty sure I hadn't seen it at that point but something must have made me think vampire.

Just thought it could have been fright night.
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DiabolicalMasterspy wrote:
I have a vague feeling that I've read a few similar stories over the years, usually in those second hand 'True Ghost Stories' that all Forteans buy at the jumble sale as kids. I don't have any to hand right now, but rest assured, that you aren't alone. Also, my sister once watched a huge luminous blob traverse her bedroom one night...


This reminds me of something that happened to me but it wasn't in any way scary - just unusual. I do shifts and as a consequence my body clock is a mess so I wake up at random times in the night. In the early hours of one morning when it was still dark, I woke up and immediately turned to my left where I saw a kind of small green-luminous swirl projected onto the wall, I watched it swirl slowly for a second and then it just closed in on itself and vanished!

I live in a ground floor flat and on my right is the bedroom window, the curtains of which I always keep closed, however I didn't have time to look to the right to see who or what was projecting the image! :-O
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Most frightening thing that happened to me I now think was a lot to do with 'mass hysteria', but it was terrifying at the time. (I'll try to keep this short as I can with the basic details).

I was fifteen and going to lessons with a Catholic nun (I thought at the time I might become a Catholic, but didn't). Anyhow, I had a large crucifix I wore, but also a Rosary that I used at times.

I had booked to go on a school trip to Wales - like an outward bound course, where you canoe, hike, abseil, do a bit of caving, and when I was packing took the crucifix off because doing all that activity I didn't want it catching on anything. My younger sis carefully placed my Rosary among my clothes in the case. I said I wouldn't need it, but she was insistent.

The trip was in March, and it was a cold one; we had snow, and there was ice on the canal where we canoed, but it was fun, if tiring. The group that went was drawn from all our year at school and I didn't know any-one that well; we moved in different friend-groups, but it was actually a very good bonding experience.

The girls slept in two dorms, one on one floor and one on the floor below; same with the boys, and the girls bathroom/showers/toilets were on the landing just below my dorm, next to the other girls dorm.
It was a big old house, as these places tend to be, and if there was any 'atmosphere' to be honest I was too knackered when we returned from our day's activities to notice it.

I think on the third night, some-one told me that the girls from the other dorm were doing a Ouija board, had been every night. At that time I didn't really know what that was except vaguely, and didn't take much notice. At about 8.p.m. and I decided to go and have a shower. The bathroom was empty for a time, before the door crashed open and some girls came in dragging another. I thought she was ill or having a fit. I'd never seen any-one look quite so white.

Through the babble of semi-hysterical explanations - given more to the male teacher outside the door than me - it transpired that they'd been doing this Ouija board trying to contact the dead mother of one of the boys -- whose father was remarrying.
The girl they brought in had started crying, and saying, 'Don't let it get me,' then the glass they were using flew across the room. The girl had got up, run to the door, couldn't open it - neither could any-one else for a while - and collapsed.

They asked me to hit her, to snap her out of her hysteria, so I did, and she fell down again. I rode horses then and had quite a good arm, but then she got up and started screaming 'Don't let it get me.' It didn't look as if she could see us at all.

There was an incredibly horrible atmosphere in the bathroom; it was freezing, and I got the impression of things banging on my brain, as if they wanted to get in. That feeling was so strong I don't like thinking of it even now. I was absolutely certain that if those 'things' got into my head, I would be lost, that to outward appearances I would be irretrievably mad, and in a mental health facility for the rest of my life. I felt I was fighting to keep them out.

At bottom, I am quite pragmatic, and more likely to attribute creaky floors to settling wood than ghostly footsteps, but apart from the hysteria, something was not right. I thought then, 'Oh, Rosary.' I was really thinking of vampires and crosses, relict of many Hammer Horror films! but I ran out to get it from my case and put it on the girl, who grabbed it and fell down again, crying, then gradually calmed down.

The teacher in the meantime, understandably furious, had gone to break the glass and find his female colleague to deal with the girls.

It was not a good night, Every-one went around in 'clumps' which is funny to look back on, but no-one wanted to be alone. It was a wild night, too blizzards over the mountains, and no-one could sleep. Then at 12.00 all our alarm clocks went off (we all had one, as we had to be up for breakfast by 7. a.m.) That helped no-one.

The next day we went out in the vans and passed military vehicles, and saw soldiers walking back to them; they'd lost a young soldier in the mountains in the blizzard, and his body had been found. Very sad; that didn't improve the mood of doom either. It was probably a good thing that our daily activities were so physical that they wore us out, so that we could sleep the remaining nights and not turn into nervous wrecks. The use of Ouija boards as a recreational activity was obviously banned!

When we got back to school the story went round, and people started coming up to me and telling me I had banished a demon O_O. They thought it was really exciting. It wasn't. Mass hysteria or no, it was the most petrified I have ever been, because of the strangeness of the fear; there was nothing visible to cause it. It was like being attacked by invisible assailants. I've never felt like that before or since.

A week later the man who was getting remarried hung himself, and his son, who'd been on the trip, found him in the garage Sad. That, naturally, began rumours of a curse on those who meddled with such things as Ouijas.

Whatever happened, I still wouldn't touch them myself. Yes, mass hysteria and teenagers, but I do maintain something was extremely wrong for a while, and give those things a wide berth.
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PostPosted: 17-01-2014 11:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fanari_LLoyd you are the first I've seen on here who had that experience of something trying to get into your mind like I had.
I can't remember where I posted it but it was terrifying and I was trying to get rid of it but times tables didn't work. Nothing else did until I told it to get out in the name of Jesus Christ which I'd read somewhere was part of the exorcism ceremony.
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PostPosted: 17-01-2014 12:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a horrendous experience.

We have whole threads on Ouija boards and the consensus is that they're not a good thing whether people believe in them or not, especially where teenagers're involved.
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PostPosted: 17-01-2014 12:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh, I thought most people would poo-poo what I experienced. There was hysteria involved, but I was not hysterical, probably because I had not been involved with the actual Ouija. I was very worried about the girl, and I do realise she could have been acting, but I've seen people genuinely white since then, and I am not sure it's possible to act yourself that colour. So, I was concerned, (and genuinely bewildered at first) but not in hysterics.

Isis177 - You, too? I had a mental image of the bathroom where I was not existing and it was just me in some dark void with hideous things clamoring and laughing beating at my mind. I suppose that is real terror of the unknown, because I have since been made very afraid by people, but they were a known quantity, this was not. It was horribly, sickeningly alien.

I am pretty sure I was silently screaming 'God help me,' or something, but it was then I remembered the Rosary. By that point it was a case of 'This is like a horror film, so I will treat it like a horror film.' Lol, I am sure there was a part of me saying, 'This is completely insane.' It certainly felt it. Far outside the boundaries of anything I had experienced then, and I've never (thank goodness) experienced that since.

It's still taken me years to write it down, and I am in my 40's now. I would always mentally back away from it because I just didn't like remembering.

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We have whole threads on Ouija boards and the consensus is that they're not a good thing whether people believe in them or not, especially where teenagers're involved.


I have seen threads, here and elsewhere, Escargot, and to be honest they stir memories too much for me to read them. But yes, I would say 'Keep away from that stuff' if any-one asked me. Perhaps there are very experienced practitioners who are fine with them, but definitely not teens who do it for s__t and giggles.

I know teens like the 'thrill' factor, which may account for many tales of things 'going wrong', but there seems to be too many stories by adults to completely discount there is something dangerous about them.
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Fanari_Lloyd wrote:
I know teens like the 'thrill' factor, which may account for many tales of things 'going wrong', but there seems to be too many stories by adults to completely discount there is something dangerous about them.


My feeling has always been that the Ouija board allows its user access to the part of the human subconscious humans usually do not find. If I recall correctly, Carl Jung found this space once while dreaming and had to confront a worm (of the Lovecraftian variety). Yes, here we go: http://www.worlddreambank.org/M/MANEATER.HTM

In semi-Jungian terms, if human beings are temples of the divine, they are also temples of the demonic.

In our Western culture, we spent a lot of time looking at or for the divine, the Light; forgetting that light casts a shadow. The Ouija board, I think, turns its user towards the shadow, where the demons live.

That's really hard to take, especially if you realize that the shadow is as much a part of yourself and has a much "right" to exist as does the light. What you think of as demons trying to take over your mind are really always there. Of course, if they do take over, you will land in prison or the mental ward.

If the light takes over, I'm not sure what happens, but such an act would be as unbalanced as the shadow taking over.

We humans really do exist in a middle way. We perform a balancing act everyday.

Now, as to the practical business concerning why the Ouija board (which is technically a game) should have this effect on people is a good question, and should be investigated and compared to anything else we can find that has this effect.
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