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PostPosted: 27-04-2013 08:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd LOVE that! Laughing
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What, shitting yourself? Shocked
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Spudrick68 wrote:
What, shitting yourself? Shocked


Laughing
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We all need a hobby.
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PostPosted: 28-04-2013 12:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

True. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 28-04-2013 12:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just do not try it at work, especially if you are working in live television:

Horrid YouTube Clip, Not Suitable for Viewing Anywhere Confused
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PostPosted: 29-04-2013 08:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the comments below it:

"I want to follow her, and open my mouth and eat? her shit"!!!!!!!!! Sad
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PostPosted: 17-06-2013 22:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

AtomicBadger wrote:

Regarding road ghosts which may be timeslips, I can think of two stories I know I've read on this very messageboard- although of course I can't find them at the moment.


Took me two years, but I finally found one of them at least! Courtesy of Ken Meaux for Strange magazine, spring 1988:

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"L.C. and a business associate, Charlie, (fictitious name) had just finished lunch in the small Southwest Louisiana town of Abbeville. Still discussing their work, they began their drive north along Highway 167 towards the Oil Center city of Lafayette about 15 miles away. The date was October 20, 1969, and the time was about 1:30 in the afternoon. It was one of those picture-perfect days in Fall--clear blue skies and a nippy 60 degrees, just right conditions for cruising along with the car windows rolled down.

The highway had been practically traffic-free until they spotted some distance ahead what appeared to be an old turtle-back-type auto traveling very slowly. As they closed the distance between their vehicle and this relic from the past, their discussion turned from their insurance work to the old car ahead of them. While the style of the auto indicated it to be decades old, it appeared to be in show room condition, which evoked words of admiration from both L.C. and Charlie. Because the car was traveling so slowly, the two men decided to pass it, but before doing so, slowed to better appreciate the beauty and mint condition of the vehicle. As they did so, L.C. noticed a very large bright orange license plate with the year "1940" clearly printed on it. This was most unusual and probably illegal unless provisions had been made for the antique car to be used in ceremonial parades.

As they passed the car slowly to its left, L.C., who was in the passenger's seat, noticed the driver of the car was a young woman dressed in what appeared to be 1940 vintage clothing. This was 1969 and a young woman wearing a hat complete with a long colored feather and a fur coat was, to say the least, a bit unusual. A small child stood on the seat next to her, possibly a little girl. The gender of the child was hard to determine as it too wore a heavy coat and cap. The windows of her car were rolled up, a fact which puzzled L.C. because, though the temperature was nippy, it was quite pleasant and a light sweater was sufficient to keep you comfortable. As they pulled up next to the car, their study turned to alarm as their attention was riveted to the animated expressions of fear and panic on the woman's face. Driving alongside of her at a near crawl (no traffic in either direction allowed this maneuvering) they could see her frantically looking back and forth as if lost or in need of help. She appeared on the verge of tears.

Being on the passenger's side, L.C. called out to her and asked if she needed help. To this she nodded "yes," all the while looking down (old cars sat a little higher than the low profiles of today's cars) with a very puzzled look at their vehicle. L.C. motioned to her to pull over and park on the side of the road. He had to repeat the request several times with hand signs and mouthing the words because her window was rolled up and it seemed she had difficulty hearing them. They saw her begin to pull over so they continued to pass her so as to safely pull over also in front of her. As they came to a halt on the shoulder of the road, L.C. and Charlie turned to look at the old car behind them. However, to their astonishment, there was no sign of the car. Remember, this was on an open highway with no side roads nearby, no place to hide a car. It and its occupants had simply vanished.

L.C. and Charlie looked back at the empty highway. As they sat in the car, spellbound and bewildered, it was obvious to them that a search would prove futile. Meanwhile, the driver of a vehicle that had been behind the old car pulled over behind them. He ran to L.C. and Charlie and frantically demanded an explanation as to what had become of the car ahead of him. His account was as follows. He was driving North on Highway 167 when he saw, some distance away, a new car passing up a very old car at a slow pace, so slow that they appeared to be nearly stopped. He saw the new car pull onto the shoulder and the old car started to do the same. Momentarily, it obstructed the new car and then suddenly disappeared. All that remained ahead of him was the new car on the shoulder of the highway. Desperate to associate logic to this incredible sight, he immediately assumed an accident had occurred. Indeed, an accident had not occurred, but something more haunting, perhaps as tragic, and certainly more mysterious had.

After discussing what each had seen from his perspective, the three men walked the area for an hour. The third man, who was from out of state, insisted on reporting the incident to the police. He felt that it was a "missing person" situation and that they had been witnesses. L.C. and Charlie refused to do so as they had no idea where the woman and child along with the car had gone. They were missing alright, but no police on this plane of existence had the power to find them. The third man finally decided that without their cooperation he could not report this on his own for fear his sanity would be questioned. He did exchange addresses and phone numbers with L.C. and Charlie. For years he kept in touch with them, calling just to talk about his incident and to confirm again that he had seen what he had."


I've always remembered this story for some reason; something about it just seems more-than-usually creepy to me, and it's definitely not your run-of-the-mill ghost or timeslip tale, since it seems the woman they saw was able to see them as well, and was, if anything, even more disturbed about this than the three men were. Brrr! Smile

Slightly more on topic, I absolutely love high strangeness reports like this, and I would love to find more of them, preferably ones which are still obscure and haven't yet made the rounds of constant mention in the relevant literature. Any recommendations?
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PostPosted: 19-06-2013 19:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic account and puts me very much in mind of the haunted tesco car park in prestwich manchester account which was in the magazine ihtm a couple years back ... what links it is the expression on the ( again ) womans face immediately prior to disappearing i will dig out a link if its on here somewhere
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PostPosted: 19-06-2013 20:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually more than a few years ago ... may 2006 !
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PostPosted: 26-06-2013 13:01    Post subject: Haunted Workplace Reply with quote

In the mid 90s I worked for a short period in retail, the company specialised in Motor car accessories & parts. This was in the N.E. of England & at the time their was approx 5 - 6 shops in the area. I was only young & as I could drive & used my own car I was asked to cover some shops at short notice. One shop I was asked to cover had a bit of a reputation & although it was situated near other shops on that stretch, sometimes it was deathly (no pun intended) quiet. Myself & a colleague over a period of a few weeks felt & noticed certain things that un-nerved us a bit & luckily for me this was my last spell with the company before I started work somewhere else (they where crap at everything & even worse at retaining staff) any how back to the events. The back area of the shop (office / safe / store room) was bare & no decoration or attention was particulary paid to it. In the far left corner was the safe, (a hole in the floor with a small hatch which was opened with a key) this area we noticed gave us goose bumps & the hairs on the back of your neck stood on end. From this area which was deliberatley concealed & unlit there was some stairs which led to the first floor above the shop & was vacant (more of this later). The first instances in the shop where taps & knocks, bangs, the feeling of being watched & CotEM (Corner of the Eye Movement) which happened quite a few times. Once my colleague & I where stood in the shop talking to a customer when a `baby seat` which had been placed on the top shelf (& had been on this shelf for a few months) decided to leap (not fall) from the shelf & land in the middle of the shop whilst we where all stood there. As it was a quiet day we decided to `re enact` this event by putting the seat back in its origonal position & tapping the seat a little until it slid off the shelf......each time it fell to the bottom of the shelves & not the 7-8 foot it had travelled to on its own. Another time my colleague & I stood open mouthed as footsteps went from one side of the room upstairs, across to the other.....slow & delibrate.......once they stopped a game of `you go first, No you` ensued........until we both locked the front of the shop & both of us went up........we checked all over the place.......nothing. The strangest incident I suppose was when I was working `out the back` probably looking at stock etc & my colleague was in the front of the shop cleaning shelves & had a bucket of water & various cleaning cloths etc....he had looked up to see a guy standing at one of the shelves, my colleagues hands where wet, so shouted me, I replied & a few seconds later walked out `what`.....my colleague tilted his head round the shelf & nodded in the direction of where this person was only to be shocked that he wasnt.....I walked to the door & looked out, no one he described (tall man wearing brown & wearing a cloth cap). There was a bloke there a second ago !!!!!! Oh right.......& back to work it was. I left a few weeks later for pastures new, & havent seen the shop in years however a few years back I drove past it & noticed it was `tanning shop`.........not sure if they have experienced anything or not, but it was difficult to keep an open mind.
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At the posh modern sheltered housing where my mother lives, there are some bedbound residents who have to be turned a couple of times in the night. (To stop bedsores, and to attend to continence issues.)
Last night, our Ma was sitting around in the communal lounge chatting until the early hours as she often does when a couple of the carers burst in and told everyone that they'd just seen a ghost! Furthermore, it was caught on CCTV!

They'd both seen what looked like a woman in a long white dress standing on an inside balcony. When they went up to check, in case it was an elderly confused resident, they lost sight of her as she seemed to drift away. Puzzled, they looked round for her but couldn't find her, so they went to the office to look at the CCTV.

All they saw was a sort of wispy white shape floating around, with the two of them approaching from behind it. As they got close, it did indeed move away and disappear, just as they'd seen it do.

What I'd GIVE to see that CCTV, or to get my hands on it.

Rest assured, I will be popping over to Ma's soon and having a look out for Mrs Ghost. Cool
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PostPosted: 13-08-2013 22:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exciting! Smile
Try to get them to post the video on Youtube.
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PostPosted: 13-08-2013 22:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
At the posh modern sheltered housing where my mother lives...
Last night, our Ma was sitting around in the communal lounge chatting until the early hours as she often does when a couple of the carers burst in and told everyone that they'd just seen a ghost! Furthermore, it was caught on CCTV!
...
What I'd GIVE to see that CCTV, or to get my hands on it.
...
Rest assured, I will be popping over to Ma's soon and having a look out for Mrs Ghost. Cool

Well, that is posh - no CCTV where I live! There could be dozens of ghosts, and we'd never know! (Or have evidence of them...)

As for me, I'm planning to move to the eleventy first dimension...
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escargot1 wrote:
At the posh modern sheltered housing where my mother lives, there are some bedbound residents who have to be turned a couple of times in the night. (To stop bedsores, and to attend to continence issues.)
Last night, our Ma was sitting around in the communal lounge chatting until the early hours as she often does when a couple of the carers burst in and told everyone that they'd just seen a ghost! Furthermore, it was caught on CCTV!

They'd both seen what looked like a woman in a long white dress standing on an inside balcony. When they went up to check, in case it was an elderly confused resident, they lost sight of her as she seemed to drift away. Puzzled, they looked round for her but couldn't find her, so they went to the office to look at the CCTV.

All they saw was a sort of wispy white shape floating around, with the two of them approaching from behind it. As they got close, it did indeed move away and disappear, just as they'd seen it do.

Would that be off Badger Avenue?

What I'd GIVE to see that CCTV, or to get my hands on it.

Rest assured, I will be popping over to Ma's soon and having a look out for Mrs Ghost. Cool
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