"Paranormal Activity" and personal ghost stories

  • bijockmuscle

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    Oct 13, 2009 1:10 PM GMT
    Anyone see this? ANyone going to see this? Anyone want to share personal experiences with paranormal activity?

    I grew up in a house that I swear to this day was haunted. Doors used to open and close by themselves.

    I was cooking one day and the pot i was cooking in literally exploded throwing boiling water and pasts all over the kitchen. I was standing right next to the pot when this happened and i was not touched...like everything went around me.

    Our attack door was a trap door in my sister's closet. One day, we were cleaning it out and it slowly opened and hoovered open at a 45 degree angle.

    I got home from school one day and I heard someone running upstairs. I thought we had a burglar so I ran out of the house and got my adult neighbor. We inspected the house and nothing!

    I was in the bathroom and I heard someone breathing heavily right outside the door like they had just run upstairs. I quickly discovered that no one was home.
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
    I'm looking forward to seeing this, actually. I've heard nothing but rave reviews. As a jaded horror fan, I'm rather skeptical that it will live up to its fright hype, but I guess I won't know until I check it out.

    I grew up in a house with an old lady who just...never left. She would flush the toilet in the upstairs bathroom, close doors, and you'd occasionally hear her walking around upstairs, among other things.

    I paid no attention and thought I was just hearing things, but family members began to talk about what they experienced years after the fact. She was never violent or harmful, she just loved that house and refused to leave.

    I just think it's a kind of science we don't quite fully understand. We sold the place over a decade ago, but I'm sure she's still there!
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:23 PM GMT
    I can't really enjoy or get into movies like this, I've always had 100% disbelief in any sort of paranormal activity whatsoever.
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:33 PM GMT
    I'm looking forward to seeing this!
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    Oct 13, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    I have had many such experiences. I am currently managing an estate that was built in 1927...however, this home was rebuilt after the original was destroyed in a hurricane.

    I have told my boss that we are not alone in the house, and he laughs at me...but I am here often by myself, and on many occasions seen a person standing in various rooms as I pass by...shadowy, but there.

    Several years ago I was staying with a friend, and his family....I was going through a bad time, horribly depressed and was sleeping most of the time. One day in a state half awake/asleep someone was talking to me...he was a man wearing a long coat, and a hat of some kind. I mentioned it at dinner (not giving details...just said someone was talking to me), and no one payed much attention...however, when dinner was over my friend asked me if the person talking to me was wearing a long coat and a hat...the hair standing straight up on my arms gave him his answer, and he told me that both he and his sister had seen him as well.

    After that...when I would try to sleep during the day (again horribly depressed) I would close my eyes, and very clearly hear pages of a magazine on the floor turning. I would finally look, and there would be nothing...until I closed my eyes, then it would happen again.

    I am very open to these sorts of things. There are many things that we do not understand about physical/metaphysical phenomenon. I keep an open mind, and I think then you are more receptive to this type of energy. However, if you are so closed minded to think that it absolutely cannot exist, then the energy will avoid you altogether.
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    Oct 13, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    I've had a few friends who have personal ghost stories. One lived in an old rowhouse in historic Savannah. He had a friend housesitting for him and as he laid on the couch in the LR he heard some sounds coming from the stairway. He turned his head to see a ghostly shadow descending the stairs. He was petrified and ran out of there fast. My friend said he had several such encounters.

    Another friend lived in southern GA and had several weird encounters with ghosts. He had a dinner party and he and his guests heard a sound that they could only describe as a loud whistle...like a banshii wailing. They heard it in the stairway so all approached it together. Suddenly they heard the wail coming at them down the stairs like a whoosh...and it blew by them and threw the door open and went outside. That pretty much sent the guests out shaking. He had a lot of similar incidences that freaked me out.

    My pastor was in Colorado at an old house and saw a person floating outside above a snow covered field. He could even make out his features but could see through him too. When he went outside, there were no footprints. He asked the owners about it, described what the person looked like. They said the previous owner fit the description and had a picture of him. My pastor confirmed that it was him. He had died earlier that year which is why the new owners had the house now.

    Spooky stuff, eh?
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    Oct 13, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
    I don't really understand why do many people are so frightened of this movie.

    *possible spolier*

    It was all Mika's fault, and in my opinion, they brought it on themselves and deserved it. The husband is so unlikeable I couldn't wait until he died.



    The Strangers is better.
    strangers22.jpg
    This is what fear looks like
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    Oct 13, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    Miasma saidI don't really understand why do many people are so frightened of this movie.

    *possible spolier*

    It was all Mika's fault, and in my opinion, they brought it on themselves and deserved it. The husband is so unlikeable I couldn't wait until he died.



    The Strangers is better.
    strangers22.jpg
    This is what fear looks like


    The Strangers was *ok*. Decent. Again, I'm rather jaded, so I thought it could've been a lot more intense.

    The hype for this flick is similar to that of The Blair Witch Project, which I still consider to be one of the biggest pieces of crap I've ever paid money to see. I still don't know why so many people found it frightening. I suspect I may have the same reaction to P.A....
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    Oct 13, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    saw this last night... was VERY creepy!!
    Not so much "scary" but it was very, very disconcerting and creepy.

    I'd definitely recommend it, very Blair Witch style and effective.
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    Oct 13, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    i can't wait to catch this movie when it comes back. i don't like 'scary movies' for the simple fact that they don't ever scare me. (ok, maybe an occasional 'boo' will catch me off-guard, but other than that, not scared)

    this movie hits a little closer to home tho. when i was about 8, i had a very creepy experience with a tall, dark, hooded figure. i woke up one night to rustling at my computer desk, and i looked up and saw the figure. not usually the type to just assume i saw what i thought i saw, i called for my cousin and her friend who were babysitting at the time and got up to find them in the bathroom messing w/makeup. i asked them who was in the room just now looking through my desk and they both said they were in the bathroom the whole time. i went back to sleep but woke up a few mins later due to them screaming their heads off and running out of the house, swearing they saw a tall, dark, hooded figure.

    a couple years later i saw this figure again when i came home after soccer practice and no one was home. i walked in, turned on the light, there it was in the hallway, looking directly at me. it then turned slowly and walked out of sight, but i was too freaked to go looking to see what it was. i didn't run out, but i was creeped out enough to turn on every single light in the house and waited by the front door till my family got home.

    my two brothers and several cousins have seen this figure too. w/out anyone telling them of our past experiences.
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    Oct 13, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    specialfx saidI suspect I may have the same reaction to P.A....


    Prince Albert?
  • HorrorHound

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    Oct 13, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    *Raises hand* I'm seeing this THURSDAY NIGHT !! Its FINALLY "opening" here on Friday icon_cool.gif

    NOTHING , and I mean NOTHING (theatrical film wise) EVER scares me - but I have a feeling THIS movie will !!! icon_eek.gif

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    Oct 13, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    hmm i went to see it but i had to leave midway..it was just too much..Like i remember starting from the ages of 4 to 6 i use to have this older man come visit my house and play puzzles with me. Like he was always there until the age of 6. The he stopped showing up. I asked my mom who it was that would always come and visit me all those times and she had no idea who it was. I described him to her and she instantly knew it was her father and he had died before i was born. Like ghost spirits do exist...i think they are just left over energy from the body once it expires. Like another occurrence was when i became 13 and i went to a Kuminah festival with my grandmother. Being Jamaican it was a normal thing. I saw a lady crawl like a snake up a pole. That same night before the ceremony started they slaughtered a goat and the head was still baaing and crying. I am not telling you no lies..This really happen and its a strong following in my culture and the Caribbean so dont think im joking or goofing off Like from what i saw in the movie..its pretty easy to get rid of them..Ground up red brick at the entrance of your door way will keep them at bay. or throw salt over your shoulder. Heres a calmed down version of what i went to.
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  • sfboy987

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    Oct 13, 2009 8:52 PM GMT
    Miasma saidI don't really understand why do many people are so frightened of this movie.

    *possible spolier*

    It was all Mika's fault, and in my opinion, they brought it on themselves and deserved it. The husband is so unlikeable I couldn't wait until he died.



    The Strangers is better.
    strangers22.jpg
    This is what fear looks like


    I agree the strangers was ok, but damn I remember this picture and it scared the hell outta me. And yea I have never experienced any "paranormal activity" which is the main reason I am a nonbeliever of that stuff. I have to see it to believe it.
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    Oct 13, 2009 9:24 PM GMT
    Sometimes ghosts have psychic commune with my fartbox. At least I think that's ectoplasm on my butt in the morning.
  • kinetic

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    Oct 13, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    My friends that saw it who don't believe in ghosts (most of them) thought it was lame, but laughed a lot. A few that do believe in ghosts were frightened.
    I'm pretty sure i will think it's lame too. Mos def gonna wait for DVD unless a friend buys a ticket!
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    Oct 13, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
    If there are ghosts, why don't they help out around the house? Wash some clothes, cook a meal, vacuum the floor or something? Why do they always have to do dumb shit like run up some stairs and disappear? Pick up a broom and get your ass to work. Stop playing in the house.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 13, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    I like movies like this
    It's done in the camera perspective like Blair Witch Project
    One of my favorite scary movies Cloverfield was done this way
    This looks like it might be a lot of fun

    I grew up in a haunted house
    where there was always bumps and thngs being moved around in the night
    we'd here talking outside a certain window almost every night
    and we had our dog that would see things we didn't and cry and growl and runaway icon_eek.gificon_wink.gif
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    Oct 13, 2009 10:34 PM GMT
    I am looking forward to this, and yes I have seen spirit activity twice in my life. One time it was at my job and the other time it was in my parents house.
  • RSportsguy

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    Oct 13, 2009 10:54 PM GMT
    I am looking forward to seeing this movie too. I hope the camera is better than the shaking camera used for Cloverfield!!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • islander24

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    Oct 14, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    I have accepted the possibility of ghosts/ spirits. I used to own and 1850s building in Ohio and spent months alone each evening working on its restoration. It had been built as a saloon. There was old time konky Tonk music? There were noises of things being moved and when it was completed
    everyone always got the feeling "someone" would watch you come or go from an upstairs window.

    I now work in a 120 year old house. I always joke I have Casper. Never felt afraid, but things get moved. House guests swear the rug is moved during the night and get really frightened So not all spirits are scary.

    I like a good thriller movie , gets the bloody flowing
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    Oct 14, 2009 3:20 AM GMT
    I may have experienced paranormal activity, but I am terrified to death of anything of that nature.

    Once I was in the kitchen on my laptop, and I got chills, and I felt something go threw my body. Like a wisp of cold air. It appeared to be a dark figure. I sat in the kitchen for an hour with my eyes basically covered.

    I need to stop watching creepy stuff I see on tv. Where the people get possessed, by demons and mutilate you.
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    Oct 14, 2009 5:29 AM GMT
    I'm not sure if this is paranormal activity or not, but it scared the hell out of me. I'm pretty much positive my house is not haunted, I bought it new as an investment property, but wound up moving into it myself. I'm the only one who's ever lived here.

    One night, I had a very vivid nightmare where I wasn't really "me" if that makes sense. I witnessed a fight that turned ugly and two people started shooting, I was hiding behind a car or something like that. Anyhow, I woke up, and swore I saw a male figure wearing a ballcap standing in my bathroom doorway. He was facing in the other direction, I was so convinced there was an intruder in my house that I sprung up to tackle him. Of course, I went right through him and wound up in the bathtub.

    I slept with the light on for several days after that.

    I did say a prayer for the guy who appeared in my doorway and reiterated that this was my house, nobody had any business in here. I haven't had a meltdown like that since haha. Whether any of it had any validity or not, I'll never know, but it felt real at the moment.
  • bijockmuscle

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    Oct 14, 2009 12:38 PM GMT
    Anyone ever watch Ghost ADventures on Travel Channel...that is some creepy shit! Especially the one where the guy got a brick thrown at him or the one in Bob MAckey's
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    Oct 14, 2009 1:09 PM GMT
    Saw this movie for the SECOND time last night, still scared me again! lol

    I even noticed small subtle details that I didn't pick up the first time