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  1. Kelvin Cunnington

    Kelvin Cunnington Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen one or heard one.
    According to my Mother, we lived in a haunted house; I must have been in a coma for all those 10 years in that house.
    Has anyone ever seen, felt, heard or experienced anything at all?
    Also; can anyone explain to me why on "Ghost Hunters International", they always go to the places at night and turn off every light?
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    no such thing
     
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    We had one at one of our old places we rented.

    I saw him multiple times, many friends and family saw him and described him exactly as I saw him.

    Yet still, my scientific mind won't believe it, I have managed to put it down to possibly faulty wiring giving of an electromagnetic interference which is causing us to see things that are not really there.
     
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    I wonder if they all make you do pottery?
     
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    Ghosts arent real,

    santa is though.....
    i hope he brings me what ive asked for
     
  6. wylie

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    Absolutely believe there are things we cannot explain. I started to type about my friend whose family lived for nearly 30 years with a ghost, but those who don't believe won't believe, and those who do, will. They once had a friend (big boofy footballer plumber) who experienced their ghost (they'd not mentioned it) when he stayed there to mind their dogs. He left and took the dogs to his place.

    But people will say this is balderdash, and that's ok.
     
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    Maybe to save power and a low budget outlay..
    But yes i think there is something there,working on several homes over the years some where some-one has made up their mind just finish it ,while other have died in the same house who did not want spend their last few hours at hospital..A few in the inner south-side that are still family held several i worked on people hung themselves in the kitchen and sometimes one would hear a thud and a chair fall over when working below that section could be just the wind cat dog ..But when the same happens every time who ever that was in that room was not after me..
     
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  8. wylie

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    Actually, the people who bought our friends' house used the room below the kitchen as an AirBNB. I watched the reviews for a while, but it was soon removed from the AirBNB site. This is the bedroom the friend stayed and with nobody in the house but him, he could hear the cutlery drawer open and close and things fell off the benches. I do wonder if the AirBNB people may have been freaked out?

    I had been in our friends' house a number of times, and never felt anything. I once stood for quite a while in the bathroom where the ghost would hang around (bathroom, hallway, kitchen area) and felt nothing. But our friends' children, even as teenagers and then young adults refused to use that bathroom.

    And a local house used to be sold every year or two. It had a ghost and the little girls would ask their dad (my friend knew the family well) "Daddy, why is the lady sitting on the end of the bed?". This family lived with their ghost for quite a few years before selling because I believe they didn't want their kids talking openly about ghosts for fear of being bullied or ridiculed.

    But before this family stayed for a number of years, this particular house had been sold every year or two and if rented, would be empty every six months as tenants would not stay.
     
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    Yes - I haven't seen any myself but know enough intelligent people who have and I am very aware of two spirits who's presence comes to me on occasion.

    My father was killed in a freak accident that no one could've predicted. At the exact time he died my mother's two dogs went outside and howled relentless. They have never done this before or since but my mother somehow instinctively knew what had happened and rang a friend to come and sit with her before the police arrived,

    Junior asked me one morning (when around 5 years old) why Nan came to see her the night before - Nan died a few days earlier.

    Sister used to hear footsteps down the hallway in her house - where an old man had died. Her 3 year old son would ask her who the man was. She got a priest to cleanse the house and the "man" no longer visited.

    I could go on with many other unaccountable tales. I believe there are things we don't understand, that children are more receptive as they haven't closed their minds in fear and that each to their own.
     
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    I don't believe, but

    One evening I was in my apartment in the kitchen talking on the phone and out of the corner of my eye I seen someone walk from the bedroom to the bathroom. But no one was home. I said to the person on the phone that I just seen a ghost and didn't think anything further.

    Later I found out that a friend of mine had been murdered that morning
     
  11. Scott No Mates

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    Have been to a few over the years. The last one was a vacant commercial building in The Rocks. I rang the servants bell, it kept ringing for a few minutes. The building doesn't form part of the ghost tour.
     
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    I've been ghosted a few times.

    Back then, they just called it stood up.
     
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    In my last house without any open discussion several people suggested there was a ghost in one bedroom. It was the nicest bedroom facing north and overlooking terraced gardens. I had thought an older lady had died there but not told anyone. Then my young daughter asked me the same thing. When we rented the house out for a while my son told me he’d seen a ghost lady with a long nighty walk down the hall and the cat swiped at her long gown. (Ha-ha, she was a Cute but nasty cat). One of my sisters and nephews visiting from interstate both also suggested there were ghosts in the same bedroom. No-one else saw anything, just had a feeling. My husband never believed it.
     
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    More in the disbeliever camp, not firmly though, so still keep an open mind. I had an interest in the paranormal when I was a teenager.

    Still remember one overcast day back then catching the train out to Picton and trespassing on farm property to walk down Picton tunnel which is one of NSW's haunted hotspots. Journeyed down into the middle of the tunnel and said 'show yourself'. Nothing happened.

    Both my grandmothers said they had a ghostly experience after their husband's passed away.

    A chilling one was a crime show on the Anita Cobby murder presented by Steve Liebermann (I can't recall the name of the show). On the tragic night of her murder her father said he looked out the window and the way the clouds were positioned across the moon it looked like a malicious, frowning face of evil. Her friend was also interviewed and that night she had a vivid dream where she encountered Anita who told her she was dying.
     
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    The ghost on 17th Avenue Hoxton Park.

    They had to change the street name, it was so spooky.
     
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    Just looking up the date as it's friday the 13 th tomorrow ..
     
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  17. Kelvin Cunnington

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    Back to my post about our House of 10 years; it was originally my Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather's House. A 1901 Victorian weatherboard with the hallway from the front door to the back door. Up on the Riverina this was.
    My GGF died in the house before I was born, and my GGM died in the house when I was 12. The house sat vacant for about a year while the Will and belongings were sorted out - after that, my family moved into it as renters. I was 14.
    Before we moved in, my Uncle decided to go in ahead of us and do some running repairs for us to get it ship-shape. My Uncle was a pretty tough, rugged Country bloke. He was to be sleeping there on his own while he was doing the repairs.
    He lasted two nights apparently; kept hearing footsteps up and down the hall on the floorboards; scared the hell out of him, and he left.
    But; there's more! My younger brother had his bedroom set up in what was originally the walk-in larder near the kitchen. My brother was about 3 at the time we moved in. This room was apparently converted to my GGF's bedroom not long before he died when he was very sick, because it was right opposite the kitchen where the action was.
    According to my Mother; my 3 year old brother regularly woke up at night saying; "can someone come and get the man out of my room?"
     
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    I don't believe in anything paranormal, such as ghosts, extrinsic karma or gods.
    My mind plays tricks on me all the time too, but I'm happy to admit that my mind is not infallible, rather than blame a higher power for it.
     
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  19. Kelvin Cunnington

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    Me too - I often stand in front of a mirror and I swear I look exactly like George Clooney.
    Maybe it was that stuff in my glass?
     
  20. wylie

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    I think when a stranger has the same "tricks" of his mind to those who live in the house (but didn't know anything about any ghost, or owner after owner, and tenant after tenant in the same house all leave due to a presence, then you'd have to think there is something in it. It's not like these people knew why the house was sold, or why the old tenants didn't stay.

    There's too much that simply cannot be explained away as a "trick of the mind".
     

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