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Old 09-19-11, 09:47 AM
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I am interested in ghosts and the paranormal. Please share if you have a true ghost story. Extra points if you have an exact location so the site can be visited.
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I've had a few instances with a ghost which I will tell about and a frightning monster which I will not talk of in the daylight (since the OP did not ask for monster stories). For one who does not believe in ghosts, I have seen my fair share of them.

Back in mmm, 1992 when I worked at the city animal shelter. I was a rookie ACO and worked the nightshift (firstwatch for those in the know). I worked alone mostly but sometimes I had a partner. The shelter was closed for business at this time and it was usually a slow shift.

My duties consisted of doing routine security rounds of the shelter, counting the animals in all the indoor and outdoor kennels-checking on their welfare, responding to injured animal/ priority calls and making the inter-office mail runs in the early dawn hours.

Since lights were out in the animal shelter building at night, this night I was in the radio/ dispatch building. The two buildings were seperated by a small breezeway, one end which led to a courtyard which was locked most of the time and the other end led to the public parking lot which was also locked during non-business hours. Nobody could get in less'n they had a key and the dogs always made a racket if someone even approached the building.

I was inside the radio room sorting out the calls to assign to the area officers in the morning. It was just myself, a small tv and Snow the shelter pet, a large white german sheperd that lived at the animal shelter.

I was standing sideways to the front door which had a large glass window facing into the breezeway and noted that the shelter pet, which was sleeping beside me, look up intently at the door, I look up in time to see a white robed figure with long white hair walk past the door window!

I stood there and didn't realize that I had dropped the call sheets I had in my hand. and ran to the door with Snow behind me. I stepped into the breezeway and checked the courtyard door and it was locked. So was the parking lot door. To this day, I swear I saw a ghost!

A few months later, I was working with the lieutenant and we were in the radio building. This was the best lit place on the property so that's where we stayed most of the night. Besides, walking around in the shelter part of the property caused the dogs to start barking and they made a racket.

I was sorting through the callsheets and the lieutenant (Zelma) was reading one of her romance novels when I saw the ghost walk by the front door window again! Before I could say anything, Zelma had looked up and said, "Yep, I saw it too" It's our resident ghost and always goes towards the creek which runs alongside the shelter."

I had continued to see the ghost a many occassions but it never brought any fear to me and many other employess knew of it and had seen it too.
Ernest

PS: The building was the old city animal shelter at 525 Shelter Place. Built in the 30's, it has been demolished 5 years ago to expand the NorthWest end of the Zoo parking lot. But if you park there, you get to walk over a pretty bridge that goes over the Indian's Creek (my name for it since I think the ghost may have been around for a long time).
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Gen. Custer still running for the creek bed or Texas pyote?
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my wife watches all those ghost hunting shows...I kinda can't stand them, to be honest. But she did describe some freaky experiences she had seeing stuff when she was younger
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I've had a few instances with a ghost which I will tell about and a frightning monster which I will not talk of in the daylight (since the OP did not ask for monster stories). For one who does not believe in ghosts, I have seen my fair share of them.

Back in mmm, 1992 when I worked at the city animal shelter. I was a rookie ACO and worked the nightshift (firstwatch for those in the know). I worked alone mostly but sometimes I had a partner. The shelter was closed for business at this time and it was usually a slow shift.

My duties consisted of doing routine security rounds of the shelter, counting the animals in all the indoor and outdoor kennels-checking on their welfare, responding to injured animal/ priority calls and making the inter-office mail runs in the early dawn hours.

Since lights were out in the animal shelter building at night, this night I was in the radio/ dispatch building. The two buildings were seperated by a small breezeway, one end which led to a courtyard which was locked most of the time and the other end led to the public parking lot which was also locked during non-business hours. Nobody could get in less'n they had a key and the dogs always made a racket if someone even approached the building.

I was inside the radio room sorting out the calls to assign to the area officers in the morning. It was just myself, a small tv and Snow the shelter pet, a large white german sheperd that lived at the animal shelter.

I was standing sideways to the front door which had a large glass window facing into the breezeway and noted that the shelter pet, which was sleeping beside me, look up intently at the door, I look up in time to see a white robed figure with long white hair walk past the door window!

I stood there and didn't realize that I had dropped the call sheets I had in my hand. and ran to the door with Snow behind me. I stepped into the breezeway and checked the courtyard door and it was locked. So was the parking lot door. To this day, I swear I saw a ghost!

A few months later, I was working with the lieutenant and we were in the radio building. This was the best lit place on the property so that's where we stayed most of the night. Besides, walking around in the shelter part of the property caused the dogs to start barking and they made a racket.

I was sorting through the callsheets and the lieutenant (Zelma) was reading one of her romance novels when I saw the ghost walk by the front door window again! Before I could say anything, Zelma had looked up and said, "Yep, I saw it too" It's our resident ghost and always goes towards the creek which runs alongside the shelter."

I had continued to see the ghost a many occassions but it never brought any fear to me and many other employess knew of it and had seen it too.
Ernest

PS: The building was the old city animal shelter at 525 Shelter Place. Built in the 30's, it has been demolished 5 years ago to expand the NorthWest end of the Zoo parking lot. But if you park there, you get to walk over a pretty bridge that goes over the Indian's Creek (my name for it since I think the ghost may have been around for a long time).
Do you think the ghost is a man or a woman?
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Old 09-20-11, 05:11 PM
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my wife watches all those ghost hunting shows...I kinda can't stand them, to be honest. But she did describe some freaky experiences she had seeing stuff when she was younger
Some of those properties you're looking at are effen scary.
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Old 09-20-11, 05:13 PM
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Do you think the ghost is a man or a woman?
Is sex with a ghost considered cheating?
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Do you think the ghost is a man or a woman?
I saw a male ghost. Co-workers also referred to it as he. Only another fellow employee and myself thought of him being an indian.
I guess we tried to place a personality on him since he didn't inspire fear or a feeling of any kind. He would just pass through and all of us took it as a matter of fact.
Our building was downhill of a notorious crackhouse apts (remember this is the area of Marsalis Ave and Clarendon Rd). That could've been anybody's ghost.
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Some reported "Ghost Sightings" have been attributed to locations where infrasound has caused peoples' eyeballs to vibrate at their resonant frequency, thus making flashes of light "appear" in their field of view.
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I used to believe that ghosts existed, but I grew out of it around the same time I stopped believing in santa claus, the tooth fairy, the boogie man, and god almighty... and for the same reason.

There are lots of objective, scientifically valid studies of all sorts of paranormal phenomena. The inescapable conclusion is that 'ghosts' are a figment of overactive imaginations and don't really exist. Believe what you want, but it doesn't change the fact that you're just kidding yourself.
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I know where some ghost peppers are. You are guaranteed an out of the body experience if you ingest one of these.



The Wiki on them...
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I'm not a believer, but Louisville has Waverly Hills. It has quite the reputation.
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My old roommates were really into that Ghost Adventure show which I thought was probably the silliest show. They thought it was the most realistic one which everything they did could totally be staged. Once there was a candle lit in one of the bedrooms. It was flickering so they decided to try to ask it questions. They said flicker for yes, stop for no. It was really weird because it went with the question but I honestly think it was the vent. I think its all in one's head.
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I know where some ghost peppers are. You are guaranteed an out of the body experience if you ingest one of these.



The Wiki on them...
That looks like a habenero to me. Bhut Jolokia were more wrinkly, I thought.
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I'm not a believer, but Louisville has Waverly Hills. It has quite the reputation.
My wife was from that area and with all that "shine" available down there,God knows what people see on weekends.
Tiny pink elephants,elves,underwear/sock nomes,ghosts........................
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My old roommates were really into that Ghost Adventure show which I thought was probably the silliest show. They thought it was the most realistic one which everything they did could totally be staged. Once there was a candle lit in one of the bedrooms. It was flickering so they decided to try to ask it questions. They said flicker for yes, stop for no. It was really weird because it went with the question but I honestly think it was the vent. I think its all in one's head.
Is that the one with the buff guy? yeah, he's really over the top, but at least that one makes me laugh at times.
The British one with all the censor bleeps drives me right out of the room. And the one with the bald plumber puts me to sleep.

One thing i absolutely hate about those shows is they keep putting eerie atmospheric background sound effects in when they are walking through the haunted areas...first of all, everyone knows complete silence is much creepier than stupid cheesy sound effects. But worse, you can't listen for 'ghost' noises with all that aural crap going on.
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I've always wanted to go on the ghost tour of the Stanley Hotel...
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Is sex with a ghost considered cheating?
Never mind, I thought you said goat.
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Never mind, I thought you said goat.
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There is a ghost in my house. He is a ghost of a very old man. When we first got the house I saw him several times, basically out of the side of my eye, a glimpse. He was bent over and seen walking in the hallway area. I saw him a couple times back then. I said out loud that he was welcome if he did not cause any problems. After a while I stopped seeing him. About a year or two ago I saw him again. Not since. He's still welcome and causes no other problems.


A friend of mine had a son who saw one. It was a little spookier. His grandfather had died before he was born. He was about 2-3 years old and had been talking for a while at the time. He was at his grandmothers house and started talking to an empty chair, saying things like yes, uh huh and nodding his head as if he was being questioned or being told something. His mom and grand-mom started watching him and then asked him who he was talking to? The kid said he was talking to a "bone-man." They asked what did he look like and he pointed to a picture of his grandfather. They asked what was he saying, and he said that the bone-man said that he liked him, and that everything was alright.

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There is a ghost in my house. He is a ghost of a very old man. When we first got the house I saw him several times, basically out of the side of my eye, a glimpse. He was bent over and seen walking in the hallway area. I saw him a couple times back then. I said out loud that he was welcome if he did not cause any problems. After a while I stopped seeing him. About a year or two ago I saw him again. Not since. He's still welcome and causes no other problems.


A friend of mine had a son who saw one. It was a little spookier. His grandfather had died before he was born. He was about 2-3 years old and had been talking for a while at the time. He was at his grandmothers house and started talking to an empty chair, saying things like yes, uh huh and nodding his head as if he was being questioned or being told something. His mom and grand-mom started watching him and then asked him who he was talking to? The kid said he was talking to a "bone-man." They asked what did he look like and he pointed to a picture of his grandfather. They asked what was he saying, and he said that the bone-man said that he liked him, and that everything was alright.
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Some reported "Ghost Sightings" have been attributed to locations where infrasound has caused peoples' eyeballs to vibrate at their resonant frequency, thus making flashes of light "appear" in their field of view.
I've read a little about infrasound and it is truly fascinating. I'm guessing it could explain a lot of ghost-like sightings. Granted, a good, creepy ghost story can still be a lot of fun. I had several experiences when I was younger that at the time I attributed to possibly being ghosts. I never was a 100% believer though. Years later, looking back on those experiences it's surprisingly easy for me to figure out rational explanations for each incident.
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one neat thing about the plumber show is that they do try to use science to explain what people experience - for instance, air vents or even spider webs that might cause tactile stimuli in certain places, or the presence of EMFs, which could also have an effect on one's physical and psychological state.
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