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...Adults believe in ghosts?
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Originally Posted by Prog Rock Man View Post
I lived in a house which was haunted for a while. A guy had there died whilst it was being renovated for us. Both of us felt his presence until one day he walked past my wife and left out the kitchen door. After that nothing. We did not see him, but we could hear him walking about. There was no mistaking the noise, it was clearly the sound of someone walking, usually down the hall. It was freaky but not disturbing, as there was no malice to it.
You know there is a great chance that somebody has died in your current house, right? It means nothing.
post #48 of 54
To continue on with Uncle Erik's haunted hotels theme. My wife and I lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for about 8 years and if you're ever in Halifax you should check out the Waverley Inn. It's a very nice little hotel and the locals say it's haunted as well. Some say it's the ghost of Oscar Wilde who stayed there every time he came to Halifax. Others don't agree with that but people claim to have seen a man roaming the hallways and entering rooms. My wife and I stayed there on our wedding night but no ghost, nothing at all.

It's a nice Inn though, in a nice spot so I would recommend a stay if you are ever there. Who knows, maybe you'll see a reflection there too.
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You know there is a great chance that somebody has died in your current house, right? It means nothing.
I understand that and make no correlation between a death and a haunting. In our case there was a connection.
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...Adults believe in ghosts?
Actually, billions of adults believe in ghosts. Most adults in China and Asia, where there is a persistant and very strong belief in spirits, will tell you so without fear of embarassment. And here in the Western world, well, you always have the Holy Ghost.
post #51 of 54
And a couple more that I forgot:

The auditorium at my high school was supposedly haunted, too. It has catwalks way up in the attic around the ductwork. Back when it was built, a janitor fell off one of them, into a ventilation shaft and died. Members of the drama department insisted that the place was haunted and had stories about what went on late at night. My fellow band geeks and I also spent a lot of time in there, but never saw anything. I did, however, get a chance to thoroughly explore the building and got into all the "restricted" areas. The catwalks were terrifying, but still not enough to deter a pack of teenagers.

When I lived out in the middle of nowhere, the firm I was at had some files at another building, which was a defunct law firm in a late 19th century building. It hadn't been updated in decades and the upper floor was a dusty, creepy and ancient fileroom. Supposedly, it was haunted and late at night, you were supposed to hear footsteps pacing the hallway. One of the secretaries was completely freaked out by the place and refused to go there alone.

There was a key at the office, so some friends and I slipped in there at night a handful of times. Great fun after a few drinks. It was creepy, but none of us saw anything.

Which reminds me, I need to ask the owner of the bar I hang at if there are any ghost stories. The building was built in the late 1890s and I know that three people were killed inside. Back about 20 years ago, three people tried to hold it up and started collecting the patrons' wallets. Unfortunately for them, there were two off duty police officers inside. They opened fire. Two robbers died inside and the third staggered out and died on the sidewalk. The bar's owner decided to leave the bulletholes in the walls and you can see them today. I don't know if there are any ghost stories there, but maybe we'll start some.

Also, I've meant to take one of the ghost tours of the Queen Mary in Long Beach. They offer them periodically and they supposedly take you into the bowels of the ship.

Despite being a skeptic, I love the folklore and mythology of ghosts and other paranormal activity. Probably a bunch of nothing, but still a lot of fun. It also ties in with my love for old buildings and the various odd corners of the world.
post #52 of 54
Highly recommended as a tour is Mary Kings Close in Edinburgh.

Welcome | The Real Mary King’s Close

It is an alley that was built over when the City Chambers were constructed.
post #53 of 54
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Actually, billions of adults believe in ghosts. Most adults in China and Asia, where there is a persistant and very strong belief in spirits, will tell you so without fear of embarassment. And here in the Western world, well, you always have the Holy Ghost.
Actually asked my students today if they believe in ghosts, teach in Japan, only 3 out of the 8 say they believe, but have never seen one.

Also you make it sound as if Asia is a separate country from China
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Originally Posted by chadbang View Post
Actually, billions of adults believe in ghosts. Most adults in China and Asia, where there is a persistant and very strong belief in spirits, will tell you so without fear of embarassment. And here in the Western world, well, you always have the Holy Ghost.
Haha I'd be surprised if the Millennial generation still believe in superstition as strongly, there is much more available to ignite the mind these days. Those in the Western world as you mentioned are delusional and likely do believe in full-blown poltergeists more-so than the rest of us.

I'd be happy walking around naked in a haunted house humming the Ghostbusters tune...
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