Shadows & Hands

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  1. gellatly68

    gellatly68 Deity upon a velocipede

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    I live in a Georgian mansion that's been converted (very badly) into flats - I have what would have been the old kitchens and the cellar. When I moved in a couple of years ago, I half-expected spooky shenanigans, but nothing: In fact, the whole flat feels very benign and cosy. Even the cellar lacks any atmosphere apart from a damp one (although I did experiment with being down there in total darkness - with quite interesting results). That is, until a couple of months ago, when I started seeing 'edge-of-the-eye' things. Not a lot: a hint of movement, perhaps, or a shadow. It particularly seems to happen when I'm in the kitchen - I get the sense someone's just moved past the doorway.
    A couple of days ago though, it was something more. Now, I'll just make the caveat that I've had Son No.1 staying with me over the Easter vacation, but even so....I was in the kitchen, I looked up to the hallway and saw a figure going into my son's bedroom - except it didn't look at all like him. I said 'what's that?' or something, and my son's answered 'what's what?' - FROM THE LIVING ROOM.
    I explained what had happened and he said, 'well, I did go in there', but I said 'no, right now' and he looked perplexed.
    The most logical thing I can think of is that I had some kind of brain freeze, saw him go into his room earlier but didn't register it consciously, then looked up again and mentally constructed a ghost!
     
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    What were you doing in the kitchen? Was it something that required significant focus?
     
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    not really - just general foody things.
     
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    Ulalume tart of darkness

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    Cold Edge Road absolutely needs to be the name of a thriller. With that picture of the house on the cover, too. I would buy it in a heartbeat! :D
     
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    Halifax - great place , spent many many happy days there in the 70's. Great memories. I've lived in a couple of old houses and did not experience any what you would call definitive ghostly events in either. They were really peaceful and quiet. In contrast I did rent a modern upmarket detached house in the early 90's and that place did not give me a single nights restful sleep. It didn't just creak a bit at night but summer and winter rain or shine it sounded at night if was going to collapse around me. Many times I ended up getting out of bed to see if people were breaking in, it was that bad. During the day it was totally silent. I didn't attach any supernatural explanation at the time but looking back I do now wonder whether something was going on. Weirdly there was a massive padlock securing the hatch to the roof void with no key...
     
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    Ibis Life is like a box of paints.

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    Ditto on preferring something other worldly!

    However, to be less self-indulgently romantic, it is fascinating how low frequency sounds can affect us; I often wonder how much human generated noise there is which we aren't conscious of, but which is influencing our subjective experiences.
     
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    she says that she's seen the "blurry" figure of a small black terrier type dog in the kitchen area about 8-9 times in the 3 years we've been here. Our dog and cat haven't reacted to any of this stuff in any way.

    The bit that is now the kitchen was originally the mistle, a peculiarity of houses in this area is that the barn/mistle is often attached to the living premises with a doorway leading into the living quarters.
     
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