Do You Believe in Ghosts?
I don’t- well not yet.
I have always wanted to experience something beyond birth, life & death but despite the tales since childhood of ghostly tales from well meaning relatives and reality TV shows spending nights in old castles..I just don’t dig it
I am open minded, don’t get me wrong..always need to hear both sides of a story and make my own mind up. I think the world is full of quite a few psychic/religious charlatans who claim spiritual awareness and a connectivity with the afterlife..I need convincing.
Old welsh farmhouse with Original IngleNook Fireplace
My husband (he who is scarey and hairy) is a total sceptic. But despite this we did experience quite a few episodes of unusual activity in an old farmhouse we lived in many years ago before moving to Nova Scotia. Our old Welsh farmhouse dated back in its oldest parts to the reign of Charles II which made the original dwelling some 325 years old. In the oldest part of the house we had a huge Inglenook Fireplace..you could stand under the ingle beam and look up into a huge open chimney with old beams and hooks, where meat was smoked, dried and cooked and the tar coating was inches thick from hundreds of years of burning wood. I once put a ladder up into the chimney and found artifacts on a ledge…when we left we placed old shoes and pipes we had found in the garden back up into the chimney taking pleasure in the thought that someone else would find them..
We were never scared in our house but a lot of ‘odd’ things happened..or should I say surreal episodes..
Most of the activity occurred in our bedroom ( I know you are sniggering so please bog off). One night I was alarmed to find my husband looking quite scared. He was looking over my shoulder, above my head at something passing through the air through an old papered up doorway and through a false wall. He described it as being a formless grey smokey looking blob just floating through the air in a purposeful manner. I turned around too but didn’t see anything…I didn’t for one minute disbelieve him. He never talks of things like this……
Although I have never experienced anything ghostly, I did have a bizarre episode not fueled by homemade wine drinking I can assure you…in the same room 4 or 5 months later, I awoke with a start and rapidly jumped out of bed seeing the room was filled with dense smoke. As I jumped out of bed I waved my hands in front of me to try and waft the smoke away to try and see (which did clear a little and I remember the movement of the smoke) at the same time as screaming to my husband and kids to get out of bed. Automatically I thought I had left an old stew pot on the AGA and it had burnt dry or something so I rushed down stairs to see what was happening…the smoke cleared as I left the room and remember thinking it odd that the smoke did not smell….
A quick look in the kitchen a few seconds later, confirmed that everything was hunky dory.
Rushing back upstairs I found the kids still asleep, our bedroom free from smoke and a bewildered husband sat upright in bed. He made a cutting comment about me needing glasses and being nuts and fell back asleep to leave me wondering what the hell had just happened…
These weren’t the only strange episodes to happen in this house (every other house we have been in has been fine)
Perhaps the strangest was a visit by an elderly gentleman with a distinguished walking cane, who came over to the farm with his younger male companion to give a home to our Nubian Goats…
As I sat peeling potatoes at the farmhouse kitchen table he told me what my future would bring…..actually he phoned me afterwards to carry on the conversation. I guess he didn’t want to freak me out with a sharp knife in my hands! (luckily it wasn’t anything weird or horrible)
So far its accurate…
Aren’t people weird..in the nicest way of course!
So- for any blog readers out there…do you believe in ghosts?
PS Just noticed my son has uploaded a great blog this week on ‘Global Warming’ and the ‘runaway greenhouse effect’..if you’d like to read it CLICK HERE for Universal Thoughts by Joshua Ekins.