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    Do you believe?

    I'm bored and looking for some discussion. I just want to hear some opinions of some of the things you might believe in. For example, ghosts, extra terrestrial life, reincarnation, or any of that spooky stuff. Yeah, so....any volunteers on what you believe.
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    I'll answer my own post. I believe in ghosts and anything related to the ghost area. Granted I never had any first hand experience with any of it to make me a firm believer, but I just do. Now for monsters out there like Yeti, Big Foot, and that monsters who terrorizes the Latinos, I am not so sure I believe they exist. Aliens, yeah, I believe there's some intelligent life out there. So...I'll post more as this topic grows.
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    I never believed in ghosts until my Mother bought a house that was 115 years old in the historical district in my hometown. I heard stories of ghostly things, sightings etc..but check this out. One morning I was sitting on the the stairs on the top floor of her home with my dog and her dog beside me. All of a sudden the dogs took off down the stairs like bats out of hell and within the same second I felt cold air (but it wasnt blowing cold air) and I saw a face, neck and torso..I took off down those stairs falling jumping....now my dog was so scared she jumped on top of my Grandfather who was handicapped, which is something my dog HAD NEVER DONE, shacking. Now let me say I at the time was an officer on a K9 unit and my dog was a working dog and I had never seen fear in her like that before.They say animals react with sences we humans could never have so I think thats why they reacted before I did. After that little events became more common and you would see things..at times more then one person would be at the bottom of the stairs and see a being or figure...you would walk in the house and feel cold spots with no explanation. One other thing happen that I cannot explain and dont evenwant to try because there is no sane explanation.. As far as everything else like UFO's I'd really have to see somehting that convinced me although my Great Uncle said when he was in the Air Force he saw things all kinds of crazy things which made him believe there was something out there. We supposedly have the Mothman here in West Virginia and the Braxton County Monster, which resembles Bigfoot. The folks who say they have saw the Mothman are down to earth legit folks so I dont know what to make of that but the BC Monster seems more like folklore.....but I'll let you know if I see him while we are Trout fishing in the backwoods.


    Thanks for the very cool topic James
    It is never to late to be what you might have been. (George Eliot)


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    I wish I could have some kind of strange and unexplainable encounter. In my life, I have never had anything like that happen to me. Then again, I don't know anyone close to me who has died and our house is new, so there is no reason for me to be even having such encounters. The one place I want to visit is the idle prison that was used for the filming of The Shawshank Redemption. It's in Ohio, so I am in the same state with it. That place is supposed to have a bad creepy feeling to it and it would be my dream to just go and walk through it. Preferably alone.
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    James...come on down here to West Virginia to my Mothers old home and check it out after my Grandfather passed away she moved to Illinois and it's been empty ever since....
    It is never to late to be what you might have been. (George Eliot)


    Courage is as often the outcome of despair as hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other, all to gain (Diane De Poiters)

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    Maybe after I get out of college I'll check it out. That's about 5 years away, so don't expect me anytime soon. (actually it's just a clever guise to avoid having any run ins with the said grandfather) I'll stick to my wanting to meet dead prison inmates and that mysterious black shadowed figure who meets people on some highway here in Ohio.
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    Never mind about that Ohio Prison I wanted to visit. I just read it got demolished in 1998. But the good news is I found some places right here on the Ohio State campus that have some history to them.
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    K, get comfy, cause my reply might be lengthy:

    Ghost encounter #1- I've always had a fascination for the paranormal. Ever since I was a kid, I enjoyed reading about these things as well as trying to experience some for myself. I grew out of most of it, but I always have loved the unexplained. I've had 2 ghost encounters that are post worthy: one evening while i was a party at my friends house, his mum asked my friend graham and myself to go get some corn from across the street. So, we went across the road to the cornfield, got some corn and our way back, i saw something floating above me. I stopped in my tracks and just started at it. It was probably like 5-6 diagnolly above me. All i saw was a torso, no legs. The person, looked like man, was wearing old torn up Civil War era clothes, like a Northern style army outfit, but it was very very torn at the bottom. It looked like the guy had some sort of hat too. I started for probably about 10-15 seconds and I yelled, "Graham Graham!! look!!" and he shot his head up, but i had reacted too late, it was gone.

    My second ghostworthy encounter occured at a video store i worked at in columbus. We had always heard noises and weird stuff like stuff falling over by itself wasn't uncommon at night and to this day, one of my co-workers believes he saw something with "yellow" eyes in the storage room; i believe him, cause he was very pale and kinda shaken when he told me. Anyway, I was the closing manager that night. My help had done their work early, so i let them leave at midnight and i went to the cash office to count the deposit and stuff. I had done the usual cash procedure, had locked the safe and was heading to do the paperwork at the PC at the front of the store and as i was walking up front, I saw something. Now, i was walking between the new release DVD wall and a regular stack of shelves, so, there was like 8 feet between (trying to give you a visual idea). I was walking on the side closet to the new release wall and i glanced to my left and i saw this guy walking on the other side of the shelves. He was walking towards me his head facing slightly downward. I stopped and kinda stood there, but he kept walking. He looked at me briefly and i saw it was an old man, and bust this: he politely smiled and he tipped his hat to me. It looked like an outfit worn from the 1920's to the 30's. Like the sort of style casual suit they wore back then. I stood there, shocked and as quickly as it happened, he was gone. I walked quickly up to the computer and started doing the paperwork, but i was shaking. As i was doing it, my manager pulled up and unlocked the doors and grabbed his briefcase he had forgotten. He noticed i was looking rather shocked, as well as shaking and asked if i was alright. I told him i had seen something very very odd tonight.

    I just got a mean case of the chills while typing that. The first story was several years ago while the second story was probably just around a year, so i can still see the gentleman, tipping his hat to me.

    As for UFO's, where i live in OH (when not in school) is relatively in the country. On a clear night, we have beautiful starry skies and my neighbor always claimed he would see "funny lights" and strange stuff. So, myself and my friend dave said we'd "watch the sky" one late night. so, we head bcak onto my porch about 2 am and my neighbor, Tom met us. We chatted and we could see, flashing lights, zigging around the sky. After watching the sky, weather permitting, we were getting better at distinguishing planes from non-planes, but one night, something very odd happened. It was really cold and my friend dave and i had snuck out of his house to walk to my neighbors. We were watching the sky and suddenly, this HUGE triangular shaped appeared above us, all these blinking lights. I'm not good at juding feet from the ground, but it was close. It hovered for a minute and then sped off. Within about 20 seconds, 2 fighter jets sped overhead. The three of us stood there, freaked. Dave and I said "goodnight, tom" and he said, "yeah, i hear that" and we ran back to Dave's. Last time we ever watched the sky.

    Sorry for the long response, just something i'm a firm believer in.
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    Well, I've done the research about my university. There's not much happening here, except for the first university president is said to haunt the tower he used to read in. The bad thing is that the building is under repairs, including the said tower. Most of the other stories involved similar things about people haunting certain buildings. One story did catch my eye, it was the story of a professor who committed suicide on campus many years ago. Now a building called Pomerene Hall is built over the location of where his body was found. Story goes the professor's wife ended up blaming Ohio State for her husband killing himself, so she ends up dying years later. Supposedly her ghost is supposed to haunt Mirror Lake, and the ghost of her husband is supposed to haunt Pomerene Hall. Both of these locations are next to each other and they are about 5 minutes from my residence hall here. I think I know how I am spending my Halloween evening tomorrow night.
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    Hey Jmg I didnt see any legs with my umm spirit/ghost either...did you feel cold air also????
    It is never to late to be what you might have been. (George Eliot)


    Courage is as often the outcome of despair as hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other, all to gain (Diane De Poiters)

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