Posted: 05/08/2015 at 22:24
Makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, reading these! So very interesting tho..
I have two stories to share, although one is my mums. When my parents had their eldest, they lived in an old cottage in Stock, Essex while dad was on contracted work nearby. Mum said the doors used to open on their own, but the doors all had those old fashioned lift up latches on them, which lifted on their own. They also head footsteps around, all over the house at all times of the day. They nicknamed the ghost 'fred' and used to make light of it. Then dads work came to an end and they were moving again, leaving the rented cottage behind. Mum said the strangeness got more frequent in the last week, and the morning of the move, she woke to find all the food, chairs, tables, kettle, everything in the kitchen was in the middle of the room and piled up to the ceiling. Mum told me that was when she felt like it was too much for her and was very pleased to leave that house!
My own experience was when I was a school kid, roughly 13 years old. 3 of us were mucking around in my mates house and we decided to try and hold a seance. Failed miserably of course, but I remember looking out the french windows into an old banger racing car in the back garden. It didn't register for a moment or two, but then I described the man I saw sitting in the drivers seat to my friends and the girl who's house it was got a photo of her father, who had died a few years previous and it was the same guy. He'd died as a result of all the spray paint he had inhaled doing up racing banger cars. I'd never seen a photo of him before, and she never talked about him, so I don't think I could've had ideas put in my head. That was the end of my school girl fascination of the occult!