The smell of camp-fire smoke fills the air… the torch is passed to the next person with a scary tale to tell…
“A young couple was driving late at night… The fog had rolled in and it was difficult to see… A hitch hiker by the side of the road jumps out in front of the car but they don’t have time to stop… They drive right through him… but there is no thud!
The young couple gasps in shock – but keep on driving. A few seconds later the lady screams as she sees the hitch hikers’ hand in the corner of her eye, reaching from the back seat towards her boyfriend!”
Stories about Seeing Ghosts
We all have memories of ghost tales that scared us as children. Sure, most are simply made up to enliven the imaginations of eager minds, but there are many grown adults who swear by their previous experiences that make them true believers.
I’m not talking about ‘seeing ghosts‘… like Grandpa Joe under the sheet at Halloween… or dodgy ghost photos on the internet. I’m talking about the workers at old hospitals, convents, hotels… who frequently hear unexplained noises, and deal with peculiar smells… Or unrelated people seeing the same apparitions in the same place years apart… Or people who live in houses where the lights and TV go on and off by themselves and objects get moved around.
So… Ghosts… Are they real? Is seeing ghosts something that is possible?
Now Casper was a favorite cartoon of mine – but I’ve not yet seen a floating white cloud with big eyes and a smile.
My Ghost Story
My ghost story is simple.
I was living in a beautiful beach-side suburb in Sydney. Once a week I would jog about 10 minutes down a perfect stretch of golden sand with the waves crashing to my right. At the end of the beach was a rocky headland that jutted into the ocean.
It was a favorite haunt for fisherman… and I use that phrasing with good reason.
My intent was to climb over the fallen boulders and away from the sight of the other 6 million inhabitants. (Whenever I have lived in a big city – on occasion I need to escape). Rounding this remote headland was my way of becoming invisible. I could sit with my back pressed hard against a rock with nothing but the Pacific Ocean in front of me.
But on this hot day as I approached the boulders I looked over my shoulder to check if I would be disturbed while in meditation. Nothing. Great 🙂 But for some reason I looked again and was surprised to see a fisherman carrying several fishing rods and a bucket. I quickly averted my gaze as it took me by surprise… but wait… something wasn’t right. He was wearing a full raincoat and dressed for inclement weather. I turned back again to double-check but he was gone.
I stopped on my spot. That was not possible! He couldn’t have appeared and disappeared so quickly.
I ran back to where I had seen the fisherman – to triple check he hadn’t ducked out of sight – but there was nowhere for him to hide. He was gone. He had vanished.
Had I just seen a ghost?
It actually made my head spin – so I headed for the only shade I could see against the cliff face. I sat back to think about what I had just witnessed and the back of my head pressed against something smooth. It was a memorial plaque for a fisherman who had been washed from the rocks in bad weather 44 years previous… to the day.
I had no doubt… I had just seen my first ghost.
Have I popped out from under a blanket at midnight at my local cemetery hoping to see another one? No. (I’m really skeptical of ghost photographs on the internet as I’ve seen what a good graphic designer can do), but real information about people seeing ghosts has always grabbed my interest.
When Karen Ellyard wrote a short piece on the topic, I just had to share. Please check her “Manifestations of Spirit” article by clicking the link.
But if you have a ghost story / experience of your own, please it share in the comments section below.
Till next time, have a spooktacular day!
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