Ghost..are they real?

@zandi458 (28124)
Malaysia
April 15, 2010 2:55am CST
Ghost stories that we see in movies are only stories but that can happen in our real world. At the mention of ghost or demons, a chill ran down my spine. And now I am being challenged with the real demonic activity that is haunting the place I am staying now. Before I begin discussing it, I'd like to relate something about this place. I have only been here for 3 years after the death of my father. It is quite a remote area and only the busy highway in front of the property gives life to this place. It is still surrounded by virgin jungles with a splattering of houses distantly apart. Within the property itself there are few houses which were rented out and I stay in a double storey 14 roomed shophouse where the ground floors housed my present pub and a few half dead businesses started by my father. Every tenant that lived in the rented houses have experienced some kind of eerie happenings in their homes involving furniture moving, strange noises like the crying of babies and sometimes adults and voices. There was this tenant who woke up early in the morning to find a pool of fresh blood in front of the main entrance. And in my pub sometimes the music can suddenly change to another music when no one is in the DJ room. There are so many other strange happenings that is beyond explanations. The locals here have told me that this place is haunted as it once used to be the Japanese base during the war. So I can understand, maybe they have left their dead buried somewhere in this place. Now, to be honest, I've never been the bravest person in the world. I'm not a coward in any way, but let's just say I'm the kind of woman who when given the choice between watching a funny movie and a scary one will pick the comedy everytime. I stayed up alone until the wee hours surfing the net and so far I have not met with any supernatural beings but of course I have my rosary around my neck to resit any kind of evil. But sometimes when I have to answer nature's call I can feel my hair stood on ends but have to brave my way to the toilet and run back immediately to my computer. I listened to all the stories related by my tenants but was extremely skeptical. I've always had a strong suspicious streak in me, especially when it comes to reports of "supernatural' occurrences. What would you do if you happen to live in a haunted place? Chicken out?
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 Apr 10
I love watching haunting horror and freaking thriller movies and i enjoy them.coming to the reality i never believed such things exist in this world---and neither would i until and unless i come accross such incidents(the ones you mentioned in your post)in my real life.I wouldn't comclude them to be paranormal straight away though---may be i would try to sort them out---we never know if there is one such person(of your tenants) who wants to get hold of your property by freaking you all in disguise of a invisible thing which do weird things around.As you said that your building is more of deserted---which makes his work much easier and he takes advantage of the forests as well.That was my opinion---No Offence meant.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 10
There have been high rate of tenants turnover due to these disturbances. They stay for few months and leave. I don't see the possibility of any of the tenants playing tricks. Though this place is a bit deserted compared to my townhouse but it is quite a nice place, cold and serene.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
16 Apr 10
Then why dont you try to fix cameras all over your place so you know some thing about the invisible human or ghost which is responsible for these freaky disturbances
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@zack786 (40)
• India
15 Apr 10
yaa ghost r real...we beleive god is real..then ghost also real...
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 10
Ghost are fallen angels.
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@savypat (20244)
• United States
15 Apr 10
I don't know. What I do know is that strong emotions just like strong odors can leave traces for a very long time. It sounds like there might have been a good bit of sorrow and other negative emotions in your location. I have lived in a haunted place but never evil. What settled that place down was my asking for it to leave. You can try that, just ask for protection from your guardian and then ask the evil to leave. If you can't believe in a guardian just think of it as a part of your mind. There are energy fields in Mother earth and there may be one that runs in your area, that often explains unknown movement and other wierd happenings. Even if you don't believe try to find someone local who has dealt with spritual or paranormal things. Good luck.
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@savypat (20244)
• United States
16 Apr 10
I do think a place can make you sick and we are all going to die. Best to get it cleared and sell it quick.
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@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 10
Hi zandi, If you ask me, I did not believe in ghost but I believe in djin. For others it is the same thing. I think most of us especially in Asia believe in supernatural things. We can see a lot of ceremony being held to make those things run away from our place. I never see that thing before but never want to meet them anyway. There is no good for that. When I was at my secondary school at SMK Abdullah (Semporna), hysteria is something common there especially at girl's hostel and we believe it is a djin on work. We usually consult our ustaz about that. Since you are Cristian, why don't you ask your priest about that. Ask him if he could do something about it.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 10
You remind me of my days in YS-ITM. Some of the girls were always attacked by hysteria. At least once or twice a month. They were being possessed by unknown forces and I remember one lady who start screaming and putting a mighty force demanding white chicken blood in the middle of the night. It tool a long time to pacify the demon inside her to leave her body. Luckily our warden was specialized in negotiating with the evil spirit who possessed the lady. I have been thinking of calling the priest to exorcise the place and rid it of all the evil spirits. But just have not found the right timing.
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@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 10
I do not know if there is any scientific method can be use to get rid of this spirit. And traditional ways has been proven before. There is no harm to try it rather then just hope it would not happen again and do nothing. I hope you can have a clear mind after that whenever you have to stay back until wee hours and no need to be afraid that someone or something has following you whenever you walk from your computer.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 10
I was commenting to this post late last night and have to stop midway as I suddenly felt as though someone was behind me reading what I was typing (kembang bulu bah). I think they were angry for exposing them here as this morning when I woke up my mongolian dog was run down by a car and it was a horrifying sight to see all its intestine thrown out on the roadside. This dog is traffic savvy and would look left and right before crossing the road but last night seen the end of him. Very sad now.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
17 Apr 10
Yes. Very real, but get away from them, as they aren't what you think they are, but something pretending to be spirits of once-living beings. Flee, & cover your soul in prayer! Maggiepie HAVE A TOPIC THAT WON'T quiiiite FIT INTO JUST ONE CATEGORY? POST IT IN Open Mike!
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 10
Not seen them personally but only felt their presence. Yes, prayers are my weapons to make me brave.
@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 10
Thanks for your suggestion on this new interest 'Open Mike'. It is now gaining popularity. Both my posts under this interest hit the 'digest'.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Great! Thanks! I began that category to make a home for hard-to-pigeonhole topics! Maggiepie HAVE A TOPIC THAT WON'T quiiiite FIT INTO JUST ONE CATEGORY? POST IT IN Open Mike!
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@dawnald (84213)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Apr 10
Living in a haunted place wouldn't bother me, because i wouldn't believe it. But if I actually saw something, it would creep me out. I don't know what I would do.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
16 Apr 10
Catch you at Necropolis in the midnight then -----something awaits you which freaks you out
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@dawnald (84213)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Apr 10
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 10
I am actually living with them in this house. Sometimes I hear their footsteps along the corridors.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
15 Apr 10
This is quite interesting as a freind and I just discussed a situation such as this. I really don't know what I'd do. I think it would depend on the ghost and how it haunts! I am like you and too afraid of anything but if I have the chance I'd more than likely chicken out! Or I might meet it head on and try to determine the whys and wherfores of the ghost in question. I really don't know.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 10
Too much have been said of this place but personally I have yet to meet one though I have heard noises in the stillness of the night inside the unoccupied rooms. Quite scary but the noises only come occasionally. Having stayed here slightly over 3 years, I think these ghost must have recognized me well so they won't disturb me.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
16 Apr 10
I do think ghosts know who they are dealing with. I too think we can co habitate with all species be it ghosts or other people or even animals. Who can prove a ghost does not exist? I personally have seen one in my lifetime and that was my brother. Take care not to irritate the spirits and I think you'll be just fine.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
15 Apr 10
I don't believe in ghosts & have never had any experience w/anything like that. I hope i never do. Don't think i'd be comfortable living in a haunted house. To be honest i don't know what i'd do if something spooky happened like that.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 10
So far I have not seen their appearance but have heard their footsteps, knocking of the room doors. When this happen I say a short prayer and all fears are gone.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
16 Apr 10
I'm glad that prayer soothes your fear. I wouldn't like living where i heard things like that.
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@derek_a (10894)
15 Apr 10
I guess really ghosts are a figment of my own mind. Sometimes, I could swear I can see somebody out of the corner of my eye, but when I look there is nothing there. I have met people who say that ghosts have appeared to them and that they have even heard them speak, but this has never happened to me. I would like it to happen, but until it does, I can't believe that they exist, but will hold an open mind. _Derek
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 10
I think not many people are 'gifted' with an extra eyes to be able to see ghosts. One of my staff brought along her young daughter (about 6 years old) to work one night and I asked her to sleep in one of the rooms upstairs. She was alone in the room. Suddenly she came down and I asked her to go back as they were customers around but she refused to go back as the 'lady' asked her to go down and told me she brought her down the staircase. There wasn't anybody upstairs except her. I didn't say much more for fear that it will frighten the rest of the staff. This little girl know nothing about the history of this place and I believe she wasn't lying as she thought the lady was real human who was unhappy that she slept in the room. This mysterious lady has never reappeared since that incident.
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@derek_a (10894)
16 Apr 10
Yes, I have heard that there are some children who are able to see ghosts. Apparently it is because they have not anything said to them to cause doubt.. _Derek
@Dday50627 (359)
• United States
19 Apr 10
As always, a very interesting and thought provoking discussion from a darling lady... And how do I respond??? I Believe!!!!!!!! I often though wonder why we call them ghosts? What we see as "ghosts" we Know to be the "spirits" of a soul allowed for reasons we may not yet know, to wander amongst the living. I believe that some are souls that have not yet finished a task or walk in our world and must do so to cross over. Some are here to comfort or guide a loved one or someone in need. What ever the reason, be they good or bad... THEY DO EXIST! When My Sheila went to heaven, her presence remained here.I would feel the bed sink in and think it was one of my cats. When I would look to where the bed had moved a bit, I found no cat and then Knew it was my Sheila come to comfort me. I would smile and fall asleep talking to her. Sleep was near impossible when she went to heaven except the nights she visited me. After 4 years, it is only when I have a serious issue that is causing me sadness that she comes to me. AS one more to show you they exist... At her memorial, we chose a song that she had not asked for to be played. On the tape was the song we wanted and other songs thatshe and i had recorded of our kids singing. when four tiimes we tried to play the song we wanted, the tape would somehow skip back to one of her favorite songs that she loved to hear the kids sing. After the fourth attempt, I sttod in front of all the people and laughed and smiled. I said to them "Forget it, Sheila doesn't want the song played and she is Not going to allow it. Let us just move on." And we did without incident. Trust me, They are real.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
18 Apr 10
I have experienced what you might call ‘strange’ occurrences before but I have never lived in a haunted place. A friend of mine claimed she had a ghost in her house who used to spy on her and play tricks and, because she is generally quite a sane person I tend to believe something odd may have been going on although I am not sure if it was a ghost; she swore it was and organised a clairvoyant to come and ‘cleanse’ the place which apparently put an end to the problem. I don’t know but I am open minded and believe in an after life so I don’t completely dismiss the idea of spirits hanging around the earth plane for whatever reason. I can appreciate how nervous it makes you feel to be alone in what could be a haunted house! I wonder if you get some kind of expert to check it out...
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
20 Apr 10
The whole place is haunted paula and it is not only the houses. My customers have seen white shadows in the dark when they leave the pub. The worse thing is I am occupying a house which has so many empty rooms and sometimes I can hear noises coming out from these empty rooms. I just pretend that I didn't hear. I have not seek help from the experts since these invisible beings only make their presence felt once in a while. They do no harm but only create an eerie feeling.
@cream97 (29151)
• United States
16 Apr 10
Hi, zandi458. I have been around spirits. I have felt them and seen them. My husband would say that it is my imagination. But, I know what I have seen! I have lived in a trailer in 2008 that made me feel very uncomfortable. Besides the numerous sightings of rats, I have felt someone breathing heavily behind me. I could feel a presence of some sort near me. And, I have even seen white. There was also a dark figure clad in black standing outside of my kitchen window, looking right at me. I only had a curtain to this window and no blinds at all. I did not peep through the window at all. I know what you mean. I have been through so many encounters of the third kind in my neck of the woods. I was kind of glad that we was able to move out of this trailer. I believe that it was haunted. My husband acted really strange while we was in this trailer. He got mad at me one day. And he said some hurtful things to me. And while he was saying it, he was mean and nasty.. He looked very evil!!! I have been through this. If I was you, I would just consider moving. I know that you have an descent heritage because of your father's past property. But just move somewhere that is much closer in town that has many houses and buildings. Not any vacant buildings.. Pray and keep your faith in God. And ask that he send as many protective angels that he can to watch over you. I hope that you will be okay.. Take care.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 10
This place is peaceful and serene except for this ghostly disturbances. I know some people do not believe that there are supernatural beings in this world unless and until they experience their presence.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
16 Apr 10
I don't know about ghosts... but I believe in lost souls or spirits that are in transition... or in transit from earth to where they are supose to go but some how had lost it's way... a person that lost it's life in a violent situation, or accident and it was not his/her time to go yet... they may still roam the earth because their place is not ready to be fulfilled, and I believe those are the "ghost" that some people see... I have had some experience with things like this but I Am not going to go into details right now. am I going to chicken out of a haunted place? you bet I would.
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
I think so! we can't tell that they are not real but when you are going to watch some movies about Real stories, you will gonna believe on them..As I remember I watched a "Paranormal Activity" the movie..My baby hair stand..eewww! It so scary and very Real..
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 10
I wouldn't dare to watch horror movies.
@ridwan08 (1184)
• Indonesia
16 Apr 10
yes,i think ghost is real.but honestly i have never been meet with ghost.but i ever see from television there are people meet with ghost and i believe it.also my friend telling story ever meet with ghost.but i belive with exist of ghost in this world
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 10
Though we might not have come face to face with ghosts, but I too believe that they are here on earth and only some people have the ability to see them.
@arunmails (3011)
• India
16 Apr 10
[b]Some one say ghosts exists.. some say they are just a lie, and doesn't exists... The debate is, if ghosts really exists, let it comes and shows to everyone that I am a ghost... The same debate is perfectly fit to God too.. [/b]
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 10
The ghosts will only appear to those weak spiritually but I do believe that ghosts do exist.
@GardenGerty (130239)
• United States
16 Apr 10
I do not know for sure about supernatural things, except that the Lord is The Super Natural One and has power to defeat all others. I believe that some people allow these happenings to have power in their lives and so they are haunted, whether for real or by scary thoughts, I am not sure.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 10
People in this part of the world still believe in the world of supernatural forces that uses the power of spirits to cure diseases. I believe some of the spirits remain on earth as they have duties to their masters (witch doctors). Those who are gifted with extra visions are able to see these ghostly figures and can feel their presence. Actually, they do no harm to humans but they are scary.
@jazper26 (56)
• Philippines
15 Apr 10
For me it's real because i already seen a white lady in our house. So if I am looking around and it;s really dark it will really scares me. and all of us are really scared of ghost even you will find us very brave because we are all big and respected man in our place.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 10
so you have a strong belief that ghost do exist because you have experienced seeing one before?
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@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Apr 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I do not believe in the Ghost at all,which is not exasting in the world on earth. It is just said by people who just asy that they have seen it so clearly. But when it comes to its apperance and some character, it always can not be said so clearly. Further more, we are using the techology and science to tell us whether it really exasts. The answer is no. Absolutely no.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 10
When you don't believe than nothing will ever make you believe that there are ghost on earth. Maybe if you have seen personally than you will believe it.
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@mac_fish (723)
• China
15 Apr 10
Hi,zandi Well, I think the only difference between phatom/ghost and humanbeing is former could live u there regardless of rent for house,and we people like to add the word "haunted" to fasten on the reality that we have new friends here,just a little special. Natural is magic, u are fortunate to sense and feel it.I think the experience is really rare and not everyone could have it as watching moives,also in the future,but is must be take as a common thing like the rainbow,take it could happen reasonable but not frequent.
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