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Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #810 on: September 24, 2017, 09:15:12 AM »
Here's my deal.

We moved into a brand new house in 1972. I was 5. It was a ranch style house, and most of y'all will know how a typical ranch style house is laid out.

The first bedroom in the hallway had been furnished by my parents with the bedroom suite of a great aunt. The old lady always scared me in that way that old people usually frighten young kids. Couldn't put my finger on it, still can't. But the old lady gave me the creeps. And having the bedroom furniture from the room she died in moved into a bedroom in our new house scared the shit out of me. The room was always dark, always cold, and I'd run by the door every time I had to pass it.

Flash forward a few months, maybe a year. It's the middle off the night and its one of those hot, sticky North Carolina nights in the hottest past of the summer. A very vocal thunder storm has popped up and I'm awakened by a deafening crackle of thunder. For some odd and hard to explain reason I get the feeling for a split second that I'm not in my bed. In my head I have the feeling I'm in the spare bedroom in the bed where my creepy old great aunt died.

The power is out and I laid there for a second with my eyes open in the pitch dark and a ghostly, disembodied flame from a candle passes from left to right in front of my face. I let out a blood curdling scream and my parent came running into my room. And I am in fact in my own bed. But when my parents get there there are still several of these flames wafting through the air. Rolling off the bed and onto the floor. There were several.

In my memory there was no smoke. No sulfuric odor. No sizzling or popping. I thought it might be ball lightning but that seems to be fairly different from what I experienced.

Any thoughts?

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #811 on: September 24, 2017, 10:12:33 AM »
Here's my deal.

We moved into a brand new house in 1972. I was 5. It was a ranch style house, and most of y'all will know how a typical ranch style house is laid out.

The first bedroom in the hallway had been furnished by my parents with the bedroom suite of a great aunt. The old lady always scared me in that way that old people usually frighten young kids. Couldn't put my finger on it, still can't. But the old lady gave me the creeps. And having the bedroom furniture from the room she died in moved into a bedroom in our new house scared the shit out of me. The room was always dark, always cold, and I'd run by the door every time I had to pass it.

Flash forward a few months, maybe a year. It's the middle off the night and its one of those hot, sticky North Carolina nights in the hottest past of the summer. A very vocal thunder storm has popped up and I'm awakened by a deafening crackle of thunder. For some odd and hard to explain reason I get the feeling for a split second that I'm not in my bed. In my head I have the feeling I'm in the spare bedroom in the bed where my creepy old great aunt died.

The power is out and I laid there for a second with my eyes open in the pitch dark and a ghostly, disembodied flame from a candle passes from left to right in front of my face. I let out a blood curdling scream and my parent came running into my room. And I am in fact in my own bed. But when my parents get there there are still several of these flames wafting through the air. Rolling off the bed and onto the floor. There were several.

In my memory there was no smoke. No sulfuric odor. No sizzling or popping. I thought it might be ball lightning but that seems to be fairly different from what I experienced.

Any thoughts?

The floating candle is not terribly unusual Parris - certainly not in the American South.   Not at all sure about the
feeling of lying in the other bed. 

The floating candle flame goes back to an incident at a house on King Street in Charleston during the Revolutionary War.   The owner of the house was openly Loyalist but secretly sided with the  Colonials. He had stocked his cellar with kegs of gun powder which was fine until the maid went down into the cellarwith a candle.  He managed to avert disaster but his mind was broken in the process.  All anyone could get out of him was babbling about candle flames and death. The legend has it that he spends all eternity going from house to house trying to snuff out the candle flame before the explosion and fire.   Usually he succeeds and the home and family are saved - sometimes he fails and home is lost in the night.   It would seem that on that hot summer night in 1972 he was successful in his task and your home was saved! 

You can learn more about this in Norman & Scott's Haunted Heritage: A Definitive Collection of North American Ghost Stories - Look for The Candle in section on The South.

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #812 on: September 24, 2017, 01:31:14 PM »
The floating candle is not terribly unusual Parris - certainly not in the American South.   Not at all sure about the
feeling of lying in the other bed. 

The floating candle flame goes back to an incident at a house on King Street in Charleston during the Revolutionary War.   The owner of the house was openly Loyalist but secretly sided with the  Colonials. He had stocked his cellar with kegs of gun powder which was fine until the maid went down into the cellarwith a candle.  He managed to avert disaster but his mind was broken in the process.  All anyone could get out of him was babbling about candle flames and death. The legend has it that he spends all eternity going from house to house trying to snuff out the candle flame before the explosion and fire.   Usually he succeeds and the home and family are saved - sometimes he fails and home is lost in the night.   It would seem that on that hot summer night in 1972 he was successful in his task and your home was saved! 

You can learn more about this in Norman & Scott's Haunted Heritage: A Definitive Collection of North American Ghost Stories - Look for The Candle in section on The South.

But what was the floating candle?  And in your experience, is it the whole candle or just the flame moving around the room?

As for the feeling of being misplaced in the house, I think that just speaks at to how horrified I was of that room and the furniture in it. Worst nightmare would to be to have to spend the night in that place. It was like a haunted house inside our house. Even after we turned it into a den years later I was uneasy in there for a time.


Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #813 on: September 24, 2017, 05:37:01 PM »
But what was the floating candle?  And in your experience, is it the whole candle or just the flame moving around the room?

As for the feeling of being misplaced in the house, I think that just speaks at to how horrified I was of that room and the furniture in it. Worst nightmare would to be to have to spend the night in that place. It was like a haunted house inside our house. Even after we turned it into a den years later I was uneasy in there for a time.

In my [admittedly limited] experience with this type of apparition it is  a full candle with flame that will be seen.  That is what the literature indicates and that is what I saw in my one experience with this type of phenomena.  Perhaps you experienced something different and of course your mileage may vary with these sorts of things.

Oh, before I forget.  Was this a one shot deal or have you been plagued with other incidents over the years?

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #814 on: September 24, 2017, 09:54:53 PM »
In my [admittedly limited] experience with this type of apparition it is  a full candle with flame that will be seen.  That is what the literature indicates and that is what I saw in my one experience with this type of phenomena.  Perhaps you experienced something different and of course your mileage may vary with these sorts of things.

Oh, before I forget.  Was this a one shot deal or have you been plagued with other incidents over the years?

Episodes of the unexplained have been few and far between. Wouldn't be fair to call it "plagued". But I've seen stuff that I can't understand.

Lately I've had night terrors.

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #815 on: September 25, 2017, 08:50:45 PM »
Episodes of the unexplained have been few and far between. Wouldn't be fair to call it "plagued". But I've seen stuff that I can't understand.

Lately I've had night terrors.

Hoo boy.   Seems like you are in a 'in-between' place.  Not exactly footloose and fancy free but not in utter
torment and despair.  Big Chicken's advice would be to hold fast at this time as it seems like you are at least
holding your own.  If the night terrors increase in frequency you may have to get some outside assistance.

Unfortunately many of those that could have helped you have passed on - Lou Gentile, Ed Warren and Jack Chick
are deceased.   One remains.....   That is Pastor Butch Paugh.   The self-proclaimed "Hillbilly Preacher that walks
like a tank but talks like a machine gun"    He lives way up some holler in the mountains of West Virginia and
he has had great success with these types of issues.  You might be skeptical but check out the Succubus thread
right here on Bellgab.   A young man bit of more than he could chew so to speak.   I recommended Pastor
Butch and the young man was saved.


If you wish you could try to call into Pastor Butch's radio show - Call to Decision   He is on Saturday and Sunday nights from 6 to 8PM Central time - this is over on the
GCN Radio Network

Pastor Butch Paugh:

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #816 on: September 25, 2017, 08:58:11 PM »
Hoo boy.   Seems like you are in a 'in-between' place.  Not exactly footloose and fancy free but not in utter
torment and despair.  Big Chicken's advice would be to hold fast at this time as it seems like you are at least
holding your own.  If the night terrors increase in frequency you may have to get some outside assistance.

Unfortunately many of those that could have helped you have passed on - Lou Gentile, Ed Warren and Jack Chick
are deceased.   One remains.....   That is Pastor Butch Paugh.   The self-proclaimed "Hillbilly Preacher that walks
like a tank but talks like a machine gun"    He lives way up some holler in the mountains of West Virginia and
he has had great success with these types of issues.  You might be skeptical but check out the Succubus thread
right here on Bellgab.   A young man bit of more than he could chew so to speak.   I recommended Pastor
Butch and the young man was saved.


If you wish you could try to call into Pastor Butch's radio show - Call to Decision   He is on Saturday and Sunday nights from 6 to 8PM Central time - this is over on the
GCN Radio Network

Pastor Butch Paugh:


Thanks man. I'm not really being tormented. I just want to get a reading on what that was in my childhood that floated in front of my face.

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #817 on: September 25, 2017, 09:02:54 PM »
Thanks man. I'm not really being tormented. I just want to get a reading on what that was in my childhood that floated in front of my face.

Fair enough.   You have got the info if you need it.   



BTW - Pastor Butch has an awesome intro song to his show.  This is War by The Paynes


Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #818 on: September 25, 2017, 09:42:43 PM »
Here's another episode that happened though.

We have two girls. And at this point, they were visiting my parents out of state. So me and my wife had another couple over and her hung out to kinda late. Playing cards. No alcohol involved. Just two married couples sharing company.

They left kinda late and we went to bed. At about 3 in the morning we awoke to the smoke alarms going off. My eyes shot open and the house was filled with smoke. Total panic by me and the wife. I rushed through the downstairs to the stairway. The only thought in my mind was to get upstairs and get the girls and get out of the house. The whole house was full of smoke. I started up the stairs when it dawned on me that the kids were away. I was about halfway up the steps and I just stopped in my tracks. And at that same time the alarms quit going off. The smoke that had been there seconds earlier..........gone. I turned to my wife and asked, "did I just hear the smoke alarm going off"? She confirmed she'd heard it too. "And smoke....... I saw smoke. Was the whole downstairs filled with smoke"? Again, she confirmed.

Its hard to lay down and go back to sleep after being woke up by that. 

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #819 on: September 29, 2017, 03:36:44 PM »
Two chicks at one time during my sophomore year of college is about as Supersexual as I ever got.

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #820 on: September 29, 2017, 08:45:21 PM »
Two chicks at one time during my sophomore year of college is about as Supersexual as I ever got.

Sex with poultry............ always hot..........

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #821 on: October 07, 2017, 03:32:04 PM »
Episodes of the unexplained have been few and far between. Wouldn't be fair to call it "plagued". But I've seen stuff that I can't understand.

Lately I've had night terrors.
Closed eyelids let in a significant amount of light.  So, sleeping with a light, party light, or even mini-flickering lit decoration can help reduce the vividity of visual sleep trauma.  Flickering, multi-colored things are best, like those battery-operated window decorations or toys.  Eyes needs darkness to rest, so these little pastel lights are better than sleeping with a big light or tv on.  Also, you can push a little toy away as you sleep, or pull it toward you (tie a ribbon on it for a handle).  Thats better for your sleep hygiene that having to lean over to turn out a lamp or get up to turn a switch off.

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #822 on: October 07, 2017, 03:38:38 PM »
Here's my deal.

We moved into a brand new house in 1972. I was 5. It was a ranch style house, and most of y'all will know how a typical ranch style house is laid out.

The first bedroom in the hallway had been furnished by my parents with the bedroom suite of a great aunt. The old lady always scared me in that way that old people usually frighten young kids. Couldn't put my finger on it, still can't. But the old lady gave me the creeps. And having the bedroom furniture from the room she died in moved into a bedroom in our new house scared the shit out of me. The room was always dark, always cold, and I'd run by the door every time I had to pass it.

Flash forward a few months, maybe a year. It's the middle off the night and its one of those hot, sticky North Carolina nights in the hottest past of the summer. A very vocal thunder storm has popped up and I'm awakened by a deafening crackle of thunder. For some odd and hard to explain reason I get the feeling for a split second that I'm not in my bed. In my head I have the feeling I'm in the spare bedroom in the bed where my creepy old great aunt died.

The power is out and I laid there for a second with my eyes open in the pitch dark and a ghostly, disembodied flame from a candle passes from left to right in front of my face. I let out a blood curdling scream and my parent came running into my room. And I am in fact in my own bed. But when my parents get there there are still several of these flames wafting through the air. Rolling off the bed and onto the floor. There were several.

In my memory there was no smoke. No sulfuric odor. No sizzling or popping. I thought it might be ball lightning but that seems to be fairly different from what I experienced.

Any thoughts?

I think it is rare in children, but maybe you had a retina problem.  That would still be mysterious, in someone so young.  Ive seen retina peels in the shape of a flame but they were white.

Re: Your Supernatural Experiences
« Reply #823 on: October 07, 2017, 03:42:11 PM »
For whatever reason, over the last few weeks I recalled two specific Star Trek TNG episodes.  I remembered I had only ever seen them once each, and thought it would be cool to seem them again sometime.  I have no idea why they popped into my head, esp. since I haven't watched reruns of that show in many years.

Well for some other unknown reason, at two random times and *only* those two times recently, I noticed the show was on and felt like checking it out.  *Both times* I realized about halfway in that I was watching one of those two exact shows I'd remembered.  I was curious what the odds were of this happening, namely picking a specific pair out of the 178 total epi's, and the answer is 1 out of 15753.
Pretty impressive.  Ive merely been trying to swim, bathe, or take a dip in my dreams for over 5 years.  To no avail, usually.  Lots of water in dreams, never a problem there.  But all sorts of interference if i try to enjoy it.