Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

My Time Living in a Haunted House

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Back in college I lived in an apartment for two years that was crazy haunted (it was right across the street from a large cemetery. I used to find piles of dimes and single earrings (that didn’t belong to me or my roommate) everywhere, but those were the least of the weird things. Appliances would turn on and off — once, when I was home alone watching “Unsolved Mysteries,” my hair dryer turned on in my bedroom upstairs. Sometimes the outgoing message on the answering machine — this was the 90s, remember — would just randomly play without anyone touching it. I used to find shaving cream lining the entire bottom of my bathtub in the mornings. Once, when I was putting some tator tots in the oven, I felt something down the back of my leg–I looked down and saw a dime drop on the floor and roll across the room. As I was watching that, I felt a tator tot hit me in the shoulder. These weren’t even the scariest things.

I lost my glasses once. I’m sure I put them on my nightstand as I always did before going to bed, but in the morning they were gone. I looked everywhere. Everywhere! I called my mom and told her I thought the ghost took them. She was the only person I could say that to and not get laughed at. “You need to ask for them back,” she told me. So I did. I said, “This isn’t funny! I need my glasses back! They were expensive and I can’t afford to buy a new pair and I need them!” Suddenly, something compelled me to look under my bed. I lifted the lid off a shoe box and there they were, my glasses. That wasn’t the scariest thing.

The scariest thing happened one weekend when my roommate was out of town. These things always happened when she was gone, and in fact, if you were to ask her even now, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’d tell you she’s convinced I made it all up. But I didn’t. These things all happened. And the scariest was that weekend she was gone and I woke up on a Sunday morning in my bedroom and the bedroom furniture had been rearranged during the night and right beside my bed, just inches from where I slept, was the rocking chair, facing me, like someone had been watching me sleep. I get chills even now just thinking about it.

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    kerrycontrary October 31, 2013, 12:06 pm

    Holy CRAP Wendy you gave me chills with that furniture re-arrangement story.

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      kerrycontrary October 31, 2013, 1:14 pm

      Oh Wendy I just found out from my good friend (who is more knowledgeable about spirits than me–they have ghost in their house) that ghosts love dimes. So that’s pretty standard. I wonder what currency they use in other countries? And her late brother always leaves 1$ bills around for them because he always kept a dollar he didn’t spend in his wallet.

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        va-in-ny October 31, 2013, 2:56 pm

        I often find dimes that I believe are from my grandparents – They usually appear during big events (job interviews, birthdays, etc.) and I feel like it’s like a reminder that they’re watching out for me.

        Once, I was at Michaels, and was trying to pay in exact change – I opened up the zippy part of my wallet to get out 6 cents, or whatever it was, and my whole pouch was filled with nothing but dimes. Later that day, there were other coins in there!

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    theattack October 31, 2013, 12:09 pm

    Holy crap, that furniture story is freeeeeeeeeaky! The fact that your glasses were IN a box and didn’t just fall off of your nightstand and under your bed is pretty solid evidence too. I’m sure some people would tell you the furniture was a prank or something, but no one can throw a tater tot at you and hide your glasses like that without you noticing.

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  • katie

    katie October 31, 2013, 12:10 pm

    CANT HANDLE IT LA LA LA I DIDNT READ THAT LA LA LA

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    bethany October 31, 2013, 12:12 pm

    Holy Hell. The rocking chair. Oh dear lord.

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  • Fabelle

    Fabelle October 31, 2013, 12:12 pm

    Oh jay-sus Wendy, you gave ME chills!! AHH

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    TECH October 31, 2013, 12:14 pm

    Yeah, all the scary stories people are telling today really freak me out. *la la la* I’m gonna pretend I didn’t hear any of it.
    Halloween has never been the best holiday for me. As a kid, I used to get really scared of things. I stopped trick or treating very young because I used to be scared going trick or treating — I know that sounds weird.
    When I was little I was always worried the teenagers in the neighborhood were going to smash our jack o’ lanterns. One year they did smash them all over our front lawn, and I thought that all the pumpkin seeds in the grass would eventually mean a pumpkin patch would sprout up all over the yard.
    Also, when I was little, my parents took us a on a haunted hayride at night and I just remember crying through the whole thing.
    Even as a young adult, I went to a haunted house with friends, and I ended up running out of the place completely freaked out.
    I also refuse to watch scary movies or horror movies. I’m a very jumpy person haha

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      kerrycontrary October 31, 2013, 12:16 pm

      I have a love/hate relationship with getting scared. Like as a kid I would try to read Goosebumps or watch Who’s Afraid of the Dark and then I would get totally freaked out. And when my mom took me to see Hocus Pocus I started hysterically crying and she had to take me home. (I love hocus pocus now). I can’t handle really scared haunted houses, especially if there’s a lot of dark (but I still think they’re fun!). I might torture myself and watch The Conjuring tonight. When I saw the preview for it I yelled “Oh fuck no! No way!” in the movie theater and covered my eyes.

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        Banana October 31, 2013, 12:20 pm

        Kerry, I’m the same. I love getting scared and I hate it too. I asked my boyfriend if we could look up a haunted house this year, and he said, “Last year you almost cried and you walked through the whole thing shaking, with you head buried in my shoulder, trying to climb into my sweatshirt.” I was like, “Yeah…but I want to do it again!”

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        kerrycontrary October 31, 2013, 12:22 pm

        Ok I went to this one in VA beach (not Halloween time at all ) that’s a permanent fixture. It was so dark that I ran into a wall with my face. I don’t like being in pitch dark. And then they had a hallway that was painted in a spiral and had strobe lights and I almost threw up from instant motion sickness.

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        Banana October 31, 2013, 12:29 pm

        In the one I went to last year, there was one part that was pitch black and you had to find your way by feeling the walls, and people would jump out at you or follow you, moaning. By far my least favorite part. There was another part where you had to wear 3D glasses, and the paintings on the wall made it hard to tell what was real and what wasn’t. I refused to put the glasses on. Still got freaked out.

        That was on a roadtrip to St. Louis. Dude, people in the Midwest are SERIOUS about haunted houses.

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        TECH October 31, 2013, 12:33 pm

        Yeah, the haunted house I went to, the guy (dressed up as a demon) was following me around. I couldn’t handle it. And he chased after me as I ran out of the place! So freaky!

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        Milla October 31, 2013, 1:09 pm

        They’re serious about them in Utah, too— one is mostly outdoors, in a “haunted forest,” and takes about an hour to go through. Another has a coffin slide that brings you down to the chainsaw area, and another has serious animatronics in addition to live actors.

        The one I went to last night has an option where you pay $5 more, sign a waiver, and the actors can touch you, throw you around, pin you to the wall (you’re not allowed to touch the actors, obviously). It’s actually a ton of fun— I had a run in with Dracula, who pinned me to the “bed,” and my partner got carried from room to room (they always pick on the tiny redhead, not realizing she’s the bravest of us all).

        The best, though, was when a vampire was escorting two girls behind us, keeping up the vampire banter. Just as they were due to separate, he breaks character and gives them his name and what nights he works! It was hilarious.

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      bethany October 31, 2013, 12:28 pm

      I’m not scared of ghosts, but I’m scared of the devil/demons even though I don’t really believe in them. Does that make any sense?

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle October 31, 2013, 12:30 pm

        OH that reminds me— or should I put this on the ghost stories thread?— I’ve been having recurring nightmares about being possessed/people I know being possessed. Like, in the dream, I will feel suddenly funny, & when I look in the mirror, my eyes are all blacked out & shit. And I’ll try to chant spells to get the demon to leave my body. I’ve woken up pretty freaked out from those.

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        Banana October 31, 2013, 12:46 pm

        OMG Fabelle. I’ve had that too. And I don’t spend a lot of time thinking/reading about possessions, so it was really out of the blue. But about a year and a half ago, I had a recurring dream (three times in two weeks) that the one whose name I don’t like writing was in my room, and one wall was ripped down and there was fire and awful things, and he was taking me away. I felt possessed. It was just way too real. I told my mom about it and her theory was that I’d been through a lot of trauma that year that and my subconscious mind felt like I was being “possessed” (one of the things that had happened was finding a growth in my breast, which she said might have made me feel like my body didn’t belong to me anymore).

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        Fabelle October 31, 2013, 12:57 pm

        Ahh yeah, that was the interpretation I heard, too! (Funnily, also from my mom, haha. Although not off the top of her head; after I told her, she printed out all these dream interpretations from the internet. haha.)

        But yes, I wasn’t going through the same things you were, but my life felt a bit not-under-my-own-control. So I can see it being accurate. Still freaky, though!

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    • Fabelle

      Fabelle October 31, 2013, 12:28 pm

      Aw TECH!

      I do (still!) get anxiety about assholes smashing pumpkins, or egging/pulling other pranks on my car. I stayed at my boyfriend’s last night & was nervous (Mischief Night!) because I have to park on the street there. And tonight when I go out, I’m nervous about leaving my car (I’m parking it in my friend’s neighborhood, & the DD is gonna pick me up to drive to the place we’re going)

      Haunted Houses don’t usually scare me? because I was in one during my teen years, so it’s just like fun to see the actors. Of course I would never go to that crazy one, with all the floors, & it gives people prizes or some shit if you get through the whole thing? I don’t like being scared like that, haha

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  • GatorGirl

    GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 12:16 pm

    So, I don’t really believe in ghosts. I do however believe in sleep walking and doing seriously weird things in your sleep, like putting your glasses in a shoebox or re-arranging furniture. I had a week of sleep walking last spring and woke up 3 days in a row on the couch and one night GGuy found me standing in the bathroom trying to take my (already out) contacts out. Literally jamming my fingers in my eye.

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      bethany October 31, 2013, 12:23 pm

      Last year when we were on vacation, and staying in a hotel, I woke up to find my husband in the bathroom, attempting to “fix” the float in the toilet tank, while 100% asleep.

      I still believe in ghosts though 🙂

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      kerrycontrary October 31, 2013, 12:26 pm

      My boyfriend sleep walks and talks. Like will go outside in his underwear or turn all the lights on in the house or will talk to me about caulking a bathtub. But I still believe in paranormal stuff happening. Especially if wendy was finding random dimes and earrings.

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      Banana October 31, 2013, 12:27 pm

      Ha, yeah, my roommate sleepwalks too sometimes. If I come downstairs and a weird, random object is on the kitchen counter, I generally assume she was doing what she normally does when she sleepwalks — taking random items out of the fridge.

      What gets me is the furniture, though. Would you be able to move something, while sleepwalking, that you couldn’t be able to move on your own awake? Wouldn’t she at least feel sore? Anyway, I’m not looking to start an argument or try to convince you — I don’t mean it that way! 🙂 I just think even if it was sleepwalking, at the very least it’s SUPER eerie.

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        GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 12:35 pm

        Sleep walking is SUPER eerie. Obviously it would depend on the person but there are definitely accounts of people waking after doing all kinds of crazy things (driving, cooking, etc) with no memory and no physical symptoms. There was a news story about a lady last week who sleep walked off of a subway platform!

        Paranormal activity is something that I have little interest in actually debating, to each their own!

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        Banana October 31, 2013, 12:52 pm

        Yikes! Yeah, it scares me how many things people can do while sleepwalking. One of the reasons my roommate is reluctant to hang out on our deck much is that her room has the door to the deck (it used to be my bedroom, and when she moved in I switched) and she’s afraid that if she gains the muscle memory, she’ll sleepwalk out there and fall off our roof.

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        GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 1:07 pm

        I’ve fallen down flights of stairs before. As a child I did it frequently. It’s dropped off a lot as an adult, but I’ve heard it’s something that picks back up with pregnancy (fun stuff!).

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        Cleopatra_30 October 31, 2013, 2:08 pm

        When i was younger, i was watching CSI and i noticed my brother walk passed the living room. I didn’t think much of it, until my parents came back after and said that he had been sleep walking. I got so freaked out after that! I don’t know why but just sleep walking is uber creepy!

        And my dad is the WORST for sleep walking. Not as much now, but he has a ton of stories from when my parents were first married about him bolting out of bed thinking he had a spider on him, or running to the window thinking there were aliens outside. I think he actually broke a toe once too when he was sleep walking cause he got out of bed so quickly he hurt himself. And then just him sleep talking. Apparently my mom decided to talk to my dad one night when he was sleep talking and she asked him who he was. And he responded “Evil Kanevil” lol best thing ever!! haha

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      othy October 31, 2013, 12:59 pm

      I will sleep walk on occasion. It’s odd because I actually have full memory of it the next day, but it’s almost like I’m half awake. I can go through the motions and it makes perfect sense to me why I’m doing X at the time, but the next morning, the logic behind my actions is simply gone.

      For instance, if I sleep naked, I will find myself fully dressed the next morning. In the middle of the night, I freak out that I’m completely naked, since a strange man (you know, my husband of 7 years) is sleeping next to me. So, I get up, put on a shirt and panties, and all is well. It doesn’t make sense at all. I’ve done it often enough that I have to sleep with at least something on, which seems to stop the sleep walking. Crazy, huh?

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        Northern Mermaid October 31, 2013, 3:04 pm

        I do the opposite! I always start out sleeping in clothing and then end up naked, regardless of how hot or cold it is in the room. I think it’s because I’m a really active sleeper and clothes get me all tangled in my sheets. I find that when I’m sharing a room on a work trip or something it’s best if I wear a pair of bike shorts and a cami tucked into the shorts so I don’t sleep strip.

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      kare November 1, 2013, 12:47 am

      My brother’s best friend is a twin. My brother has videos of his friend and twin brother sleep talking to each other. One will sit up and say something to the other, and they just have conversations, walk around, do favors for each other, etc. I think it’s fascinating. Sleepwalking terrifies me though. I’ve never done it, but my brother’s best friend has woken up about to walk outside a few times. One of my friends actually woke up in her neighbors’ bathroom totally naked. She had sleepwalked out of her apartment, into the neighbors’, and used the bathroom that with that layout, would have been hers. Terrifying.

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    mandalee October 31, 2013, 12:36 pm

    Yikes, Wendy, your story gave me the chills. I’m a “sensitive” person in that I can definitely feel weird things in the environment pretty easily, and I could not have handled living in your apartment. I barely lasted in my parent’s creepy old house with somewhat friendly and less active ghosts. How did you last two years? A great rental rate? I think I would have subleted it or found a way to move out ASAP.

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    rachel October 31, 2013, 12:40 pm

    Happy Halloween! I’m lame and don’t have any plans for the holiday. Or a costume. Boo. Maybe I’ll watch a horror movie tonight.

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      TECH October 31, 2013, 12:44 pm

      Do you have any trick or treaters where you are? I have no kids in my neighborhood, but I should probably be prepared with something in case some kids do come by. It’s either that, or I turn off the lights outside, so no one comes to the door. (I’m like the Grinch of Halloween)
      “It’s A Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” is on TV tonight at least! So I’ll watch that.

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        rachel October 31, 2013, 12:58 pm

        It’s my first Halloween here, but I kind of doubt it. I suppose I should buy some candy just in case, but there aren’t a lot of children in my neighborhood in general, and it’s also a big going-out neighborhood, so a lot of parents might not want to trick or treat near my place.

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      CatsMeow October 31, 2013, 12:48 pm

      I recently watched Maniac (the remake with Elijah Woods – on Netflix). It was just OK, but it seriously made me NEVER want to talk to strangers ever again.

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    lemongrass October 31, 2013, 12:48 pm

    That is creepy. I used to listen to the podcast mysterious universe and love it but I had to stop once I was pregnant. All those hormones turned me into a chicken shit.
    There have been lots of car break-ins in my town lately and last week my street was hit. Luckily my house if back off the road, I have a long driveway and you can’t see our house from the road so I guess they didn’t bother coming all the way down. My neighbours all got hit though. Mr. Grass is working till midnight now and I get so paranoid trying to fall asleep on my own. Last night I turned the lights on and looked out the window, freaked out that I heard someone walking around my house. It had started raining and I was hearing raindrops on my skylight. I’m such a wuss.

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      Nookie October 31, 2013, 12:53 pm

      !!! I love Mysterious Universe! But yeah, those ghosty stories they tell at the end scare me. I could not handle anything Wendy just said in that story, I would move the heck out at the first sign of trouble. I’m still scared of my cupboard after seeing The Conjuring about three weeks ago. I am a chicken shit, without hormones.

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    • GatorGirl

      GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 1:09 pm

      I’m a total wuss. When GGuy was in Chicago for a month I slept with my big red polka dot butcher knife on my nightstand.

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    othy October 31, 2013, 1:02 pm

    I have creepy day-after-Halloween plans. We have ‘bounce back’ tickets for the haunted house we went to last week. For a discount, you can go after Halloween, and go through the haunted house again. Except this time, it’s pitch black. You get a flash light, and nothing else. So, creepy but awesome. However, right before we’re meeting up to go through, I am going to a viewing for a dead guy I’ve never met (a coworker’s husband passed away after suffering from Alzheimer’s for years. I’ve never met him, but I want to go for her sake). That will set the right mood, right? *shudder*

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    EricaSwagger October 31, 2013, 1:31 pm

    HOLY SHIT WENDY

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  • kmtthat

    kmentothat October 31, 2013, 1:43 pm

    I think the true ghost stories thread got deleted as I was posting on it 🙁

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    • peppers87

      peppers87 October 31, 2013, 1:44 pm

      Ah bummer!! I can’t see it either 🙁

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      rachel October 31, 2013, 2:05 pm

      OoOOooOohhh…the thread disappeared!

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      • Fabelle

        Fabelle October 31, 2013, 2:09 pm

        Oh shit, it really did.

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        bethany October 31, 2013, 2:09 pm

        Ummm.. THat’s creepy as FUCK.

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      • kmtthat

        kmentothat October 31, 2013, 2:17 pm

        I’m glad I’m not the only one that was like “well SHIT…maybe we pissed the ghosts off by talking about them!”

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        Banana October 31, 2013, 3:30 pm

        Um. I also tried posting on this thread three times and my comments got eaten, at the same time the original ghost story thread disappeared. Now I’m really freaked out.

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      Wendy October 31, 2013, 2:21 pm

      DAH FUCK? Somehow, the thread was moved to the spam folder. I DID NOT DO THIS!! It moved itself on its own! I have moved it back. TAKE THAT, GHOSTS!

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        Banana October 31, 2013, 2:33 pm

        Vote me scared.

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        bethany October 31, 2013, 2:46 pm

        Seriously? Has that EVER happened before?! Even when posts get spammed that doesn’t happen, right?

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      • Dear Wendy

        Wendy October 31, 2013, 2:52 pm

        It’s never happened before…

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      • kmtthat

        kmentothat October 31, 2013, 3:02 pm

        WHOA.

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        Banana October 31, 2013, 3:31 pm

        Wendy, I tried commenting on this post to tell you the ghost story thread had disappeared, and twice my comments disappeared. I’m well and truly freaked out now. Though I think single comments being eaten up seems to be a more common occurrence than an entire thread disappearing. I don’t know, you’re the webmaster! But I did just insist that Banano sleep over with me tonight.

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    bunnycsp October 31, 2013, 2:06 pm

    So things around my house move all the time. But I am a known sleepwalker so I always blame it on myself. If there is a ghost, it would be really annoyed about how unimpressed I am with things moving in my house.

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    bostonpupgal October 31, 2013, 2:14 pm

    I actually had a very similiar experience Wendy! I lived in this ancient old house my last year of college that had been partitioned into apartments, and my room was all the way at the end of the hall with a huge black marble fireplace in it. One night I was rolling over in my sleep and got a very weird feeling, and opened my eyes. Sitting right in front of the fireplace on a wooden chair was a man, not young or old, with dark hair and a very sad face, just staring at me while I slept. I did not have a chair in my room. I instantly though I was still half asleep, so I shook my head several times and sat up in bed, and the man was still there. I panicked and started to scream, realizing that there was a very real creeper man in my room. He shifted in the chair, looked sadly at me, and was gone.

    This sounds kind of crazy, but I also have regular “contact” with people who have crossed over. I’ve had vivid dreams about dead loved ones since I was about 6, and a few years ago I started having them about strangers as well. Mostly good, but not always. A good friends’ dead wife asked me to pass on a message to him, one that I really did not understand, but I told him anyway, thinking he would be angry or think I was pulling his leg. He started crying and told me that the message was about something they used to do together as newlyweds, and it was certainly not ever something they talked to me about or that I would have known. I’ve also had dreams where dead loved ones have held light blue cloth over parts of my body that were hurting, or where I’d had a recent injury, and woken up with no more pain. I’ve had them tell me things about the future, like the time a dead relative told me my sibling would sell his house, and the next day they got an offer. One also told me the Pittsburgh Pirates would lose the last game of their playoff series, which they did lol. It’s just something I’ve come to accept about myself and something I very much believe is real. It’s actually given me a lot of peace in thinking about what comes ‘after’. It’s something I’ve only shared with a small handful of people, mostly just my family and people I have messages for. But, I also accept that some people think it’s totally bogus, which is fine too. To each their own.

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    • Moneypenny

      Moneypenny October 31, 2013, 3:25 pm

      Omigosh!! This is so scary!!! (your experience in your apartment). I’d be freaked out but also intrigued to find out who the guy was in real life.

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    HmC October 31, 2013, 2:20 pm

    Wait is this one of those ghost stories that just works better when you actually tell it or did this actually ACTUALLY happen?! ack

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray October 31, 2013, 3:37 pm

    Happy Halloween, everyone! Except for going to MG’s Halloween Party last Friday (without costume), I’ve doing nothing for Halloween this year. Next year though – next year! I’m going to plan in advance and get CatsMeow to help me. Guyz, I feel like my head is going to explode on account of I did not sleep last night. I may sneak out and go see a movie. Anyone see any really boring movies lately? If you promise it will put me to sleep I’d like to see it. I love you guys. Try not to bond too much without me.

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      jlyfsh October 31, 2013, 4:05 pm

      Go see a movie! 🙂 No suggestions though. Are you going to smuggle in a mini bottle of wine? That might help with the sleeping 😉

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  • theattack

    theattack October 31, 2013, 4:04 pm

    There’s no good place to say this, but I hate when it’s 4:00 Eastern time and everyone realizes they have work to get done, but I’m just getting lunch and no one else is commenting. boohoohoo

    I just hope that Cats gets really drunk tonight with her awesome Halloween costume and drunk DWs. She seems most likely to have a great Halloween. But anyone who has a great Halloween should tell us about it, because I need to live vicariously through whoever is doing something besides eating tons of candy on their couch tonight.

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    • GatorGirl

      GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 4:11 pm

      wait what time is it there? Like 1?

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      • theattack

        theattack October 31, 2013, 4:12 pm

        Nope, I’m in Central. It’s 3:11 right now for me. Are you Eastern?

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 4:16 pm

        Yes ma’am. I’m about to get done work for the day, go get my CSA, and then head to job #2! wooooo. Today was a light commenting day I feel.

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      • katie

        katie October 31, 2013, 4:36 pm

        well maybe if everyone wasnt talking about scary stuff i would have been more willing to open the forums.

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 4:42 pm

        Haha, I just ignored those threads! Or are you talking about the 10 things one too 😉

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      • theattack

        theattack October 31, 2013, 4:57 pm

        is it still scary when you don’t believe in it?

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 5:01 pm

        I do get spooked easily. GGuy and I had a conversation about this today…my not totally formalized thoughts are along the lines of I believe in possessions/zombies/sprits but not like Casper the Friendly Ghost swooping in a taking a carton of milk out of the fridge. If that makes any sense. I don’t believe that a ghost thing can swoop down and do XYZ, but rather more that a person could get possessed? Yeah? IDK I haven’t thought that much about it.

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      • theattack

        theattack October 31, 2013, 5:05 pm

        Gotcha. I’m more hesitant to label things in the Casper kind of way too, but that’s because I think it’s often something else instead, not because I don’t believe in ghosts. How would you explain something happening in plain sight with no one else around though? Like if you were in the kitchen, and you looked up and saw milk coming out of your refrigerator and across the room, but you didn’t see anybody, that couldn’t be a possession, right? Or do you think it’s telekinesis or something? If you think about it more, you should come back and report. I love talking about this! haha

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      • GatorGirl

        GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 5:47 pm

        Yeah, IDK what I would think…I’ve never witnessed something like that. So right now I don’t have a thought? haha.

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      • katie

        katie October 31, 2013, 5:06 pm

        yes. i cant do scary stuff. i dont think its about the fact that you believe in it that makes it scary, i think it being scary makes it scary, haha.

        also, this is super weird, but i have an issue with getting scary images in my head and thinking about them all day/all the time. this is why i cant do scary movies- something will get in my head and i cant get it out (god, i sound possessed, huh?). so like thinking about waking up with a chair by my bed a la wendy’s story is now in my head. i think its my main issue, because i can do movies that are just suspenseful…

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      • theattack

        theattack October 31, 2013, 5:11 pm

        Oh okay. I understand that completely. I can’t watch scary movies or do anything scary either. Real life stories about supernatural events just aren’t scary to me for some reason. Supernatural movies are terrifying, but real life isn’t, because that makes complete sense. haha

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        GatorGirl October 31, 2013, 5:45 pm

        oh goodness GGuy is like that too. We’ll see an add for a scary movie and it will be locked in his focus for dayyyyyyys. To the point where he can’t sleep sometimes. It’s rough.

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      Fabelle October 31, 2013, 4:13 pm

      Is that what happens at 4 o’clock? Because yeah, I noticed it gets dead here around then, too! 4 o’clock is my, “Oh shit, it’s not 5 yet? I need to DW EVEN HARDER” but then no one is around, haha

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        Banana October 31, 2013, 4:19 pm

        Yeah, 4pm is normally when I start powering down from work. But I’m an obsessive multi-tasker, so oddly DW helps? Like, I get more done if I alternate between a DW thread and a task, then the DW thread, then the next task…it gets me through all the little things.

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    Lets_be_honest October 31, 2013, 5:39 pm

    My house got TP’d last night because of gate night…my MOM confessed this morning.

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    Rachel October 31, 2013, 7:58 pm

    That is TERRIFYING Wendy! How long did you live there!? Did you try to move out or did you just think the events (and the ghosts) were kind of harmless?
    I would’ve been packing my bags at the first sign of piles of coins I knew didn’t belong to me but then, I am a massive wuss.

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  • katie

    katie October 31, 2013, 8:59 pm

    so am i the only one who knows its a thing to trick or treat at the mall?

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      rachel October 31, 2013, 11:59 pm

      A lot of towns do it, it’s like a “safe” place to take your kids. Because being a child is becoming lamer and lamer as the years go on.

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    • kare

      kare November 1, 2013, 12:56 am

      One of my friends is a store manager and intentionally closes on Halloween so he can hand out candy.

      But I can kind of understand taking the kids to the mall…where I live it’s like really bad neighborhood->decent mall->bad neighborhood>average neighborhood->fancy mall. I live in the heart of the city, so no kids. Just people hitting up a guy a few floors above me for weed. Haha.

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