I love paranormal shows! I’m also a huge skeptic, even though I have experienced, well, some strange things. I’m the type of person that feels there has to be a rational explanation to things that have happened. I must admit though, that there are things I couldn’t explain, and they still puzzle me.
I’m not going to go through my whole life history, but I will tell of things that happened when I moved to Minnesota. I also will add, that I had been through some overwhelming personal, and emotional trauma. Resulting in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For you skeptics of that diagnosis, let me tell you, it does exist, and it’s very difficult to deal with. I only mention the P.T.S.D., because it is believed that paranormal activity feeds off negative energy and fear.
When I was renting a double-wide, modular home. Some experiences started there with my daughter. We were nest to a natural creek, which also has ties in P.A. I guess it’s with the water, and Minnesota is known for it’s Native American history. Anyhow, my daughter and her friend were experiencing strange things in my daughter’s room. The blinds from her window would move violently, like someone pushed them to the side, very hard. I sat in the room with my daughter and her friend in the darkness, and yes, it did happen. I just wasn’t convinced. I felt somehow her friend was moving those blinds, and I couldn’t figure out how. So I left, but I was getting upset, because I was renting, and I didn’t want to have to replace those blinds. They insisted that they weren’t doing it. I believed my daughter, but I believed her friend had her convinced something was happening.
The friend left, and my daughter came to me, because she said something was scratching her bed. Both myself and my husband did experience that. there was something scratching her bed, no tomfoolery going on. My husband worked the overnight shift, so my girls joined me in my master bedroom for peaceful sleep. Only one time, I was awoken by a loud bang on my metal bed frame. Being half asleep, I just was confused, and went back to sleep. End of story at this place, we moved.
Our next rental was an old farmhouse on 106 acres of land. The house was built in 1817, and I knew people had died in the house. My daughter once again had experiences, but she just dealt with them at this point. We have our faith in Christ. But, she did experience apparitions, things being thrown across her room, light bulbs bursting and such. When I stayed in that room, I again would experience a pound on my bed frame, this time a wooden bed frame. Again, this was when I was in a deep sleep, and I would be just confused, and fall back asleep. If there was activity, I was like FU, I have to work tonight! I need to sleep.
I will say, that I did hear footsteps upstairs, when no one was up the, but I just ignored it. And my husband had seen an apparition reflection in the living room window. I will say that after moving into that house, that’s when I started to become sick, and after living there for 8 yrs., I left legally disabled. I sometimes blame that house for doing that to me, but I’m away from there now. Trying my best to stay positive, and deal with Chronic Pain Syndrome, that is attributed to my ailments.
I don’t believe in ghosts, but I do believe in demons. My daughter who studies the bible religiously, and always, is my source for questions. I asked if there was a way that someone could get stuck between heaven and hell, and be lost…a ghost. She says NO. There is no mention of ghosts. You only have angels and demons. And if you think a loved one is visiting you, it is probably a demon, trying to trick you. I do believe the people who have experienced a haunting, but when they say that a loved one visits them, I start to wonder if they’re being tricked by the Devil.
Have you had an experience? Are you a skeptic, or in between skepticism or belief? I guess really, I’m in between. I’d love to hear your comments or experiences. Don’t be shy, I’m nice, really. 🙂