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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2 Sp00ky: A Little Early for Halloween

Hey all,

Halloween is next week.  I'm excited!  Are you?  How do you usually celebrate?  Me, I'm not into costume parties or trick-or-treating. I like popping a big bowl of popcorn, a bag of Mary Jane peanut candy (because it reminds me of childhood), a bunch of other not-so-good-for-you snacks and sit in front of the TV in my PJs and watch ghost shows.  Ghost Adventures is always a good one even though the guys can be too dramatic.  Dead Files is my favorite but they haven't had any new episodes recently (off topic).

Anyway, I like listening to spooky stories so if you have any, feel free to share (with the other five people who visits my website, lol).  I'll tell you some of mine below.

First story, this was kind of an unusual experience, not so much spooky.  The university I attended had many sightings of a ghost in white who committed suicide a long time ago when one of the school buildings used to be someone's home.  The school is said to have several spirits roaming but she's the main.  Now, back in my late teens/early twenties before I injured my spine, I started becoming more sensitive to the spirit world.  You can choose to believe or disbelieve that, won't hurt my feelings. I believe it, of course.  After my injuries, seems like my ability to pick up "signals" disappeared, like an antenna got broken.  Anyhow, I didn't see the lady in white but I felt someone else.  So, I was walking late afternoon to one of my classes across the Quad, and then, I suddenly sensed someone walking behind me.  I figured I was in their way so I moved aside.  No one advanced.  I thought I must be imagining things so I moved back to the middle of the path and again felt someone behind me.  I walked faster (I walk pretty fast in general) and oddly enough, when my pace increased, it felt like the person behind me was doing the same.  In fact, they were speeding up even faster than me until it felt like someone collided into me from behind while two arms wrapped around my shoulders.  It felt like a tall person, male aura, but when I turn back with fist raised, didn't see anyone.  The closest students were a ways off and unless one of them is secretly the Flash, there was no way any could have been responsible.  I literally jolted forward from the collision but also felt like someone wrapped their arms around me and pulled me back.  After that, I didn't feel anyone behind me again.  Ran to class, face pale as if I'd "seen" a ghost.

Second one, happened recently during my trip to Viet Nam.  More of an annoyance than spooky.  It was hot and muggy and I was stinky from the flight after landing.  Aunt told me to go change my clothes (was staying at her house) before we all went out to eat.  Put my phone in a green purse she gave me since she said hooligans in Ho Chi Minh City will jack anyone and everyone for their smartphone when it's in plain sight.  Put the phone down inside my black suitcase since I figured I won't even bother taking it with me.  Literally five minutes later, decided to take it anyway so I can snap photos, the purse is gone.  Turned every single piece of luggage inside out.  Nothing.  Family said to go eat and deal with it later.  Said fine.  Went back after dinner and spent the entire night churning through the luggage, calling the number from my Mom's phone, and checking that black suitcase again and again.  No idea.  Went to sleep, had a weird dream about someone handing me back my phone.  Woke up, went back to the black luggage and opened it, first dang thing at the top is the green purse and my phone.  Figures... and I had looked in there a hundred time and pulled everything out about ten times.

Last one, happened decades ago when I was a kid.  The house I lived in used to be the storage shed about the size of a closet of the house next door; that bigger house was haunted I later found out.  I used to see these creatures with red and green eyes.  The creatures have a semi-human face, like they're wearing masks and their bodies were... something else.  Just to clarify, when I say "see them," I mean I saw them in my mind's eyes and not physically, but the images were so vivid, they freaked me out, especially the ones with the green eyes.  I used to hate being alone in that house and I was deathly afraid of that particular color of green.

One time I was outside while my mom was talking to the neighbor, it was late, and I didn't want to go to sleep.  Next thing I know, I'm sitting on a hammock inside the house with my sister (hammocks inside are common in Vietnam) which practically took up most of the house.  My sister jumped off the swinging hammock and dared me to do the same.  I was a chicken, so she got annoyed and went outside. I figured I'll practice while she's away so I started swinging faster and faster, finally building up the courage to jump off.  However, I miscalculated when I jumped off and hit the wall, except I fell through the wall instead... into another world it seems, inside a dark fortress and behind a bush; scraped my right hand pretty badly.  On the other side of the bush these creatures were marching in 2x2, some red and some green eyes... just like the creatures I kept seeing inside my head.  I'm not the type to scream when scared, just go pale, and that's what happened. Couldn't breathe because I thought they might sense me.  The wall behind had closed up and I couldn't go back.  This world felt really old too... if that makes any sense.  As if I'd stepped into some forgotten ancient world.

Not long after, someone was right next to me.  I couldn't really see his face but it was a human(?) boy who sort of talked to me in some telepathic fashion.  His mouth never moved but I heard him inside my head.  He said "don't worry, I'll take you back."  So he sat with me for a long while until the creatures marched by.  Then, he pulled me from bush to bush until we reach another wall.  It was kind of like the scene from Spirited Away when Haku was sneaking around with Chihiro... which I've always claimed was a ripoff from my experience (though I know that's impossible).  Anyhow, I think he smiled and said "go through.  It'll take you home."  Along with that was a mental implication that he would seal up the portal so those creatures can't follow.  I wasn't much of a talker back then and I figured, okay... whatever, I just wanna go home.  After I walked through, woke up with my right hand burning from a scrape as it had in the dream when I fell through the wall.  Could have been that I fell unconscious while outside with my mom and scraped my hand before having the dream, don't know.  The most amazing thing though is that I never saw those creatures in my mind's eyes again and I didn't feel scared being in the house.  Could have all been nothing, who knows, but it's cool to think that I could have made it to another world and met a gatekeeper of sorts.  Wouldn't it be nice if that boy made it to this world and we could meet again?  Guess I wouldn't recognize him anyway since I couldn't see his face, plus that was more than twenty years ago.  Unless he starts talking to me telepathically, I'd have no idea.  Maybe I'll use this experience for an otome some day.  :)

So, now that I've given some of my personal accounts.  Please share some of your supernatural and/or spooky experiences.

Happy (early) Halloween!

~LP

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