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I had almost forgotten that I had this blog. I have not encountered any ghosts in the last 6 months so I had put the paranormal discussions on the back burner. I find it quite nice to not live in a haunted house anymore. Our last 2 residences had too much paranormal activity for my liking. Now I can choose to visit areas of paranormal activity at my leisure which is much more refreshing and interesting for me.

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This is one of the more famous “ghost photos” It is a group shot of a squadron of RAF (Royal Air Force). The insert photo shows a face of a man behind another man. The face belongs to Freddy Jackson an aircraft mechanic who was killed 2 days before this photo was taken.

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I spoke in an earlier post about protecting yourself form harm if you plan on doing any ghost hunting. Here is more on that subject. This time I will talk about amulets

An amulet, meaning “an object that protects a person from trouble”) or a talisman (from Arabic طلاسم tilasm, ultimately from Greek telesmaor from the Greek word “talein” which means “to initiate into the mysteries.”) consists of any object intended to bring good luck and/or protection to its owner. Potential amulets include: gems or simple stones, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants, animals, etc.;

All faiths both Christian, pagan and non-Christian practise some form of amulet nurturing. Take for example wedding rings. In the Catholic church they are blessed with holy water and prayer to ensure a happy marriage. In most Christian faiths the wearing of the cross is thought to protect the wearer from evil or harm. Pagans have their own set of symbols. American Indians have many different types of amulets for protection. Click on the amulet links to find out more about amulets their use and types.

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This ghostly happening occurred just after I got married and was in our little “starter” home. The house was built in the 1950’s and had several owners by the time we moved in. We bought it and moved in, in 1988. Our marriage did have a rocky start and there were quite a few arguments. One night it got so bad that we even argued after we were in bed and the lights were out. I needed some rest so I took my pillow and a blanket and went to sleep on the couch.

Normally either during or right after the argument my husband would encourage us to make-up. I was laying on the couch waiting for him to show up like he always did and nothing happened. I peeked down the hallway toward our bedroom and saw a bright cherry like glow heading my way. It was the type of glow you see on the end of a cigarette and it was coming toward me in the dark. The first thing I thought of was “why is my husband smoking in the house” (he did smoke at the time). I did not hear any footsteps! The glow faded as it passed me. That was my first indication that the house was haunted.

Other happenings started to occur in the house, but they will be covered in my next few “ghost stories”.

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This next story concerns not me but my daughter. She has also had a paranormal experience. She is only 13 years old. She also cannot watch anything on TV that concerns hauntings, ghosts or documentaries about them – it gives her nightmares, or she can’t sleep that night.

A few years ago when she was about 10 or 11, her school class had a field trip to Salem, Oregon to visit the capital and some of the local museums. She was thrilled since it also included her first ride on a real Amtrak train to get there. She told me the tour of the museums was very interesting. The one building that affected her the most was the old mill. This was an old textile mill that made cloth. When the her class was touring the building they stopped at the old elevator system they used to transport the large bolts of cloth from one floor to another. When the tour guide stopped in front of the elevator to speak, my daughter said all the hair on the back of her head stood up and she got chills (more…)

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This is part 4 of my never ending true ghost stories that I have to tell. This one takes place in Sunol, California in the late 1970’s.

A close friend of mine was looking at a run down piece of property with a house on it. His plan was to turn it into a horse ranch. The day he looked at the property an older teenage boy was riding hell bent all over the place on a dirt bike. He lived there with his family. My friend saw this young kid and made the remark “that kid is going to get himself killed”.  His words rang true when within an hour the kid was killed riding his dirt bike.

My friend ended up buying the place and cleaned it up. He also built another house and a very nice barn on the property. His niece was the resident horse trainer and she was just about 18 when she first saw the ghost (more…)

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One of the most commonly reported sighting of ghosts is when a person wakes up to find a strange shadow or figure standing near them. This is also one of the worse times to claim it was a real ghost. When a person first awakes they are between a conscious and sub-conscoius state. Your dreams and your eyes will play tricks on you. What was a person in your dream is now a shadow in your room. That is also one of the main reasons to get a witness to your experience. Another time that is very common to report a sighting is when you are tired. Your body maybe telling you to sleep and the sub-consciuos part of your brain might be trying to kick in.

I am not saying that all sightings that occur when falling asleep or waking up are not true sightings but you must also treat those incidents with a touch of skepticism.

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