Well I am new here and this place seems a good mix of sceptics and believers and thought I would share some experiences from where I used to live and get your opinions on them.
Just a bit about myself, I am a believer, but am generally sceptical about things lol. I have always been interested in the Paranormal but I need to see it to believe it. I do believe I saw a ghost on one occasion and I also had these experiences in my flat that have made me feel there is something more out there than what we see.
So I moved into this flat with my little boy when he was around 10 month old, after parting from his dad. It was a two story apartment over two shops. Originally it had been one huge shop with two story living space above that had been seperated in to three different stores with a small flat over one and mine over the other two.
The first thing that happened was on returning home from work one night I went around to the back of the store to the outside steps which led up to my door and one of my son's toys was laid there on the third step down from the top. I thought it was strange but assumed maybe my son had brought it out with him when I was carrying him down that morning and he had dropped it and I just hadn't noticed he was carrying it.
This happened again with exactly the same toy around a week later. Only this time it was as I left for work and on leaving the flat I noticed the toy on the step. My little boy had stayed at his dads the previous night so the only thing I could assume was that he had dropped it on his way out when his dad collected him.
A while after this I got up one morning and walked out of my bedroom door and looked along the hallway towards the living room (my bedroom was on the first floor with two more bedrooms on the top floor). The room door was ajar and I thought I saw something move past it. The hallway light was on but not the living room light. I couldn't make out any shape but from the bit I saw I would say your average human height as it wasn't higher than the door, but wasn't lower than the door handle. It was a white / grey colour and although I was a bit startled I didn't have any bad feelings so I walked over, pushed the door open and turned on the light and the light bulb exploded! It didn't just pop out like the bulb had gone, it exploded and showered glass all over the floor (luckily wood flooring so easy to clean). I almost jumped through the roof! So I thought that was very strange but I didn't have any concrete proof that it was anything Paranormal so I let it go.
A couple of days later I was washing up in the kitchen and was thinking about what had happened with the light bulb and about how strange it had been and I heard a smash. I walked out to the hallway to discover that the bulb in the hallway had exploded too. I wasn't there to see it happen but it was during the day when the lights were off. I thought it bizarre but in the back of my mind thought it could have been dodgy electrics. I was a little concerned that something like this might happen when my son was around and he could get hurt but then it occurred to me that both occassions had been when he was out with his dad.
The third thing and the one that freaked me out lol, also happened when my son was out. I had been in the living room and walked to the bathroom. The bathroom was on the same floor. In the hallway there was space under the steps which went up to the third floor. Under there I kept a shoe rack. I never noticed the shoe rack as I walked along to the bathroom but there wasn't anything strange about it so why would I?
I was in the flat on my own with the door locked. I never heard anything the whole time I was in the bathroom but when I came out of the bathroom I stopped in my tracks. Right in the middle of the hallways all the shoes that had been on the shoesrack were piled up in a neat little pile in the middle of the hallway. The shoe rack was still standing but every shoe was off it and in the middle of the hallway. I racked my brain thinking of what could have happen but could not think of an explanation, and still can't! I wondered if there had even been a mini earthquake or something! But I didn't feel anything and earthquakes are that are rare here even a small one would make the news and it didn't. Also, with how the shoes were piled up it just wouldn't have been possible that they could have landed like that and certainly not with the stand still standing upright.
I ended up moving out of there after about a year but never felt uneasy there, despite being there on my own with a baby. There were many other little things that happened like TV's turning themselves off, hearing bangs and thinking I saw something out of the corner of my eye but all were things that could be easily explained away as something else. But with regards to the above I was absolutely baffled and without a better explanation would but it down to maybe there was something Paranormal going on there.
I'd love to hear some people's thoughts on this, even though it was a few years back it still puzzles me to this day!
It just occurred to me that I can actually show you photos of this place. If you go to Google.co.uk and go to maps. Type in Middleton Park Circus LS10. Then once you get to the map use the "more" button to go to street view.
You have to use the arrows on the image to turn around from where it is facing but you will see some shops. If you see the blue shop sign with the two story living accomodation over the top that is where this stuff happened.
I have plenty of photos from inside, mainly of my little boy and can't say I ever noticed anything strange on the photos but never really looked for anything.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:25 PM
Well my dear, it sounds like you had a little friend in the home with you. I don't normally jump to paranormal first, but the shoe thing bugs me. There are plenty of places with spirits in them that really do NOT mean you harm. They sometimes just want you to know they're there. In those cases, I'd just ignore it. When they start rearranging shoes and blowing your light bulbs though, I'd recommend telling them to please stop or do something a little less destructive or annoying. This usually works.
In the last place I lived, we had a few spirits. One was of a little girl. She'd follow me around the house as I was cleaning and just kinda hang out though I wouldn't pay her any mind. My daughter was friends with her, though. Anyway, the first Christmas in the house, we'd put up the Christmas tree and had this ornament hooked up to the lights that you could touch to turn the lights off and on.
To give you a bit of a scenario, the living room was huge, tree in the corner. The wall that the tree was against, my bedroom was on the other side. We always slept with the door open so we could hear the kids if they called out. So, we're laying there, had turned the tree lights off of course, and all of a sudden the lights came back on. I told the ex to get up and go turn them off, thinking some sort of electrical glitch. He did, came back to bed, and about 5 minutes later it happened again. Again, he turned them off, and before he could even get back to the bedroom door they came on again. I can't really explain why, but I knew it was the little girl. So anyway, I told him just come back to bed and close the bedroom door.
This happened for about 3 nights and the ex started messing around, sitting in front of the tree and turning the lights off and asking whoever was in the house to turn them back on. On they would come. It was at that point he started getting afraid. I just sort of laughed at him, and said something like "Okay, please stop doing that, you're frightening the old man. The lights have to stay off at night or the house could burn down. Enjoy them before bed, but then leave them alone." Didn't happen again after that. It doesn't always take a strong hand to deal with them. Sorry... kinda went off there lmao.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:41 PM
I see a big blue eyed spirit with the face of a spiritual family man. Destined to be a leader, but soft spoken as he will lead by example.
He will have a big family and Mary a petite fiery woman that you don't mess with.
Make sure he watches out for sleep apnia, and a slight tendency to be over weight.
Sorry that just came out of me for some reason. He is adorable.
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