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    Ghost Stories

    Okay, so I normally don't believe in ghosts, but recently I had something happen that I keep dreaming about and wondering about. My cousin, who was like a brother to my sister and me when we were growing up, dear friend to me as an adult and who lived out here for seven years within one mile of my past westside apartment, passed away at the tender age of 29 1/2 (I was 28 at the time). He died on April 13th but his body was not discoverd until April 15th. My family and I were devastated and to this day I have many of his items that I will never part with. Every year around the week leading up to the anniversary of his death, I am always a little depressed and forlorn. It's been nine years, but I still think of him often and miss him terribly.

    Well, this past April 13th, I was in a motel room with a friend sleeping on double beds the night before the Hemet Double Century. The friend is a man (sweetheart and fellow cyclist), and in the middle of the night, he walked over to the air conditioner and turned it down (I was so cold as we had turned that stupid thing up too high earlier in the evening, but too sleepy to get up and turn it down myself - I was actually shivering in my sleep!). My friend then walked over to me and pulled my bedspread (that I purposely rolled down to the end of the bed as you never know what is on those hotel bedspreads!) up to my shoulders gently and lightly patted me on the shoulder. I mumbled thank you and fell back to sleep.

    The next day while out riding, my friend commented that he had slept like a log the night before. I said, "Except when you got up to turn down the air conditioner - thank you," -to which he immediately replied, "I didn't get up from the bed once last night, that Benadryl I took knocked me out cold." (paraphrase) I was completely stunned and didn't mention the bedspread...which, by the way, was still up around my shoulders when I awoke in the morning.

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    Once in FOO there was a poster named MERTON. One of his last posts was about how to make a sound proof box out of plywood and sand to sit in to study. Late at night if you open FOO and crawl under your desk and open a book, you can hear the splintering of wood and a mournful wailing.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I was expecting a ghost story, and instead, all I got was a story about a guy who woke up in the middle of the night, turned off an air conditioner and didn't remember what he did the next morning. FALSE ADVERTISING!!!!!
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    i think the benadryl affected your friend's memory and cognition. quite possible he just didn't remember.

    i'm glad the memory of your cousin is alive and well, though. if you find comfort to believe it was him, there's nothing wrong with that.

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    Not many people know this, but I murdered jsharr a couple months ago. I have his body stuffed in a trunk in my living room, yet his spirit restlessly wanders the halls of Foo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    You've been abducted by aliens, merider. Many abductees remember being cold, due to the low temperatures in the alien lab. They require such low temperatures to survive. They are very caring towards humans, though, so they probably covered you up when they weren't running tests.

    Most of this has been erased from your memory, unfortunately, and the mind tends to make up stories when memories are missing like that.
    Whatever. They never want to cuddle or talk after probing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Once in FOO there was a poster named MERTON. One of his last posts was about how to make a sound proof box out of plywood and sand to sit in to study. Late at night if you open FOO and crawl under your desk and open a book, you can hear the splintering of wood and a mournful wailing.
    What happened to this MERTON guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by austropithicus
    What happened to this MERTON guy?
    No one really knows. His memory lives on in FOO. My story is just one theory explaining his disappearance. But try the book thing tonight. It is freaky.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    Whatever. They never want to cuddle or talk after probing me.
    Hey PUP, my alien suit is pretty convinciing then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Hey PUP, my alien suit is pretty convinciing then?
    Ixnay on the uitsay. Do you want to ruin the illusion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    Well, female humans, at least. They don't really understand or see a point to the male of the species.
    Speak for yourself. Whenever I've been probed, the aliens have been quite... well I don't know if 'sweet' is the right word for it, but you know, they've been nice enough. There was that one time he rushed it, and the alien's probe didn't work, and he was all flustered and kept apologizing saying things like, "I don't know what happened, my probe always works." I told him it was all right, and that it can happen to any alien. So we spent the night making crop circles. He never beamed me up again, though. *sigh*

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    Hey Merider - I actually started a thread with the same name a while back. I had a story from several years ago. I'll see if I can cut and paste it here. You might want to check out the thread though - there were some other stories and someone even had some kind of spooky pics...
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    Here's my old thread:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore
    Hey Merider - I actually started a thread with the same name a while back. I had a story from several years ago. I'll see if I can cut and paste it here. You might want to check out the thread though - there were some other stories and someone even had some kind of spooky pics...
    Thank you, darling, my bad. However, for the REST of you hooligans - if I WAS abducted and probed by aliens, I wouldn't be here now. I rather like the probing.

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    and here's my story from it:

    My story occured roughly in '92 - so its a while back. I had been dating this girl that moved to Waco, which is only about an hour to hour and a half from Austin. I'd drive up quite a bit to see her.

    She was staying in an old house on 18th St. The house was converted into a duplex - someone basically just built a wall right down the middle of it and put doors on each side, and rented it out. It was an interesting setup. She was staying with a couple - she had been friends with the girl for a long time. They had grown up together.

    Another "feature" of the house is of course that it didn't have centralized air or heat. This was around June or July, and Tx is smouldering hot around then. The bedroom, den, and kitchen all operated on window ac units, which normally worked well enough.

    After she started living there she told me that the house was haunted. I didn't believe in ghost at all, so I kind of just blew it off. She was from nasty little far eastern country, and a rural part of it at that (she's seen many horrible horrible things, btw. She's got an interesting story thats for sure). Ghost and spirits are kind of a part of her culture, and I just figured that was it.

    She said things would move around by themselves. They would frequently find things stacked in odd rooms. Doors would open and close. Things would fly off of shelves. They would hear footsteps, ect... She said the spirit was in general "good natured" but seemed to like to make its presence know. What ever... I made several trips up there and never saw a thing.

    Then I drove up one weekend. I got there kind of late, and we decided to turn in not long after I got there. It just so happened that not only her roomates were gone but also the people that lived in the "duplex" next door were gone also. We had the place to ourselves.

    Unfortunately, if you'll pardon the pun, the window ac unit in the bedroom had given up the ghost earlier in the week, and it was wicked hot and humid. There was no way I could sleep in there. So we decided to throw some blankets down in the den down the hall. We laid down and were getting ready for bed, when I heard (and think I felt vibrations also) footsteps.

    I've lived in apartments all my life, so I'm desensitized to noises like this. You hear people around you in apartments all the time, so it took a few seconds before I remembered we were supposed to be all alone. At this point my eyes were wide open and the hair on the back of my neck stood up. The footsteps sounded like they were in the hall right outside the door that goes between the den and the bedroom. I looked down the hall and the footsteps stopped. I couldn't see anything or anyone there, so I quietly went down the hall to see if someone was in the bedroom.

    Now remember, there is no central ac in this place. The only points of cooled air were the window ac units. This hallway was about as far away from any of those that you could possibly get in that house.

    About halfway down the hall I walked through a cold spot.

    It was like standing in front of an ac unit, but without the wind movement. The air was cold - just not moving. I was still focused on finding the intruder and kind of ignored it at first. I actually remembered thinking something like "hmmm, that felt nice". (I know stupid thing to think at that moment, but did I mention it was crazy hot in that house?). I took a couple steps closer to the bedroom and then stood ram rod straight. I remembered "cold spots" described in some ghost stories. I turned around and felt where it was but it was gone. Looking back on things, I really think that cold pocket of air was whatever my gf had been talking about - the ghost or spirit or whatever.

    I did a sweep of the house but didn't find anything or anyone. And that is all there is to my story really. Disembodied footsteps and a cold spot of air. I never saw anything else. I broke up with the girl for unrelated reasons not too long after that - I don't think I spent another night in the house. Not that I was afraid - it just didn't happen.

    I was thinking about it after and I can see how people believe in ghosts. I don't know what that phenomenon was, but I can see how the stories get started. Whether or not they are the spirits of deceased people is another matter altogether. Also, it seems to me there was something there that could be measured - the temp difference. What was up with that? One thing I thought about regarding that, in the right atmosperic conditions a cold pocket of air would generate condensation of like mist or vapor, wouldn't it? Isn't that how ghost are described sometimes?

    Anyway, before I didn't believe in this kind of a thing - now I'm a bit curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    Thank you, darling, my bad. However, for the REST of you hooligans - if I WAS abducted and probed by aliens, I wouldn't be here now. I rather like the probing.
    I have an alien suit and a cattle prod wrapped in aluminum foil, but we gotta keep this on the downlow. Explody Pup is the jealous type.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore
    Anyway, before I didn't believe in this kind of a thing - now I'm a bit curious.
    I've heard other accounts similar to this. I've always been a skeptic, but regardless, I do NOT believe my friend woke up in a drowsy state, turned down the ac and pulled my bedspread up in the least. I DO believe that I may have turned down the ac and pulled my own covers up, but I doubt it - once I'm semi asleep, I'll risk wetting the bed before I'll get up out of it! So...??? Anyway, this thread can close since I didn't bother to see if there was another one like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    I have an alien suit and a cattle prod wrapped in aluminum foil, but we gotta keep this on the downlow. Explody Pup is the jealous type.
    You're not green enough and I'm not impressed with your prod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    You're not green enough and I'm not impressed with your prod.
    Oh, snap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    Thank you, darling, my bad. However, for the REST of you hooligans - if I WAS abducted and probed by aliens, I wouldn't be here now. I rather like the probing.
    No worries at all - just figured you might want to check out the material in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore
    No worries at all - just figured you might want to check out the material in it.
    I'm headed to that thread for sure. By the way, I like that pic of you in the How Hot are These Guys thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    I'm headed to that thread for sure. By the way, I like that pic of you in the How Hot are These Guys thread.
    Aw shucks - you're gonna make me blush. Which one, btw - my blonde phase? That was my sister's doing. She's a hair dresser and insisted I'd look good if I went Billy Idol, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore
    Aw shucks - you're gonna make me blush. Which one, btw - my blonde phase? That was my sister's doing. She's a hair dresser and insisted I'd look good if I went Billy Idol, lol.
    You'd look good any ol' way, darling. I've seen you incarnate, and it's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1
    You'd look good any ol' way, darling. I've seen you incarnate, and it's all good.
    Gawd - I gotta get back out to SoCal.
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    great.. I love reading about stuff like this right before I have to tour a dark and empty 40 story blding ..No, seriously I really find this stuff entertaining late night reading for real.


    btw, I did a search and found these other good ghost story threads from a little while back, good stuff.

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