By Lana M
I have a good friend, Sam, who told me he is agnostic and has not a religious bone in his body.
Recently we were on his farm and I noticed an abandoned cottage and made a comment that it made a perfect haunted house.
“Oh yes”, he said, “that has been haunted for years.”
He told me that about 100 years ago a woman had lived there and her young child had left the house but never returned, and when she herself died, she never left the house, always waiting for the child to return.
He laughed and explained that his wife’s sister considers herself spiritual and when she heard the story she had wanted to come and meet the ghost, and help her “move to the other side.
His wife’s sister had entered the old cottage, stood in the middle of the room, and repeatedly ordered the back wall to “move to the light”!
After about 3 minutes of this, Sam pointed out that actually the ghost is standing directly behind her.
He told me he finds it amusing that many people who claim they are “spiritual” have never seen or spoken to a ghost — and he tries not to believe in the whole thing, but sees them easily.
He then relayed a story about the house he grew up in, which was an old farmhouse that had been built by his great grandparents. He detailed how as a child, he had always seen and heard the ghost of his grandmother, who on a cold night, would open the front door, audibly walk down the hall to the fire place, and he and his family would feel a cold draft between them and the fire as she warmed herself and then moved on to bed.
He told of the many times he would hear horses on cobblestones, outside his window, but they owned no horses. And he said there were several times where his grandmother took a disliking to a visitor who was staying in the house, and in the middle of the night the unfortunate visitor would find themselves being ushered out of their bed and down the hall (much to their surprise and confusion), to the front door.
Sam explained to me that he did not believe there was a God, but it was impossible not to recognize that there are ghosts, as he sees and hears them, without necessarily trying to.
I then told him a story about my own grandmother’s passing.
I had traveled to Australia to see her back in the mid 90’s, and she had been in a wheelchair after a series of strokes. We had a discussion at that time about how she had wanted me to stay in Australia, and not return to the US. I had reminded her that I worked in the US and needed to return. I told her that I understood she was frustrated with her body, which was no longer working (she could not walk, feed herself, dress herself) and that when she is ready, she should leave it and get another body.
She had smiled at me, and with a twinkle in the eye, she said she would come to America.
And she was true to her word, as a few months later, before I had received notice that she had passed away, I was at work and found myself with tears streaming down my face, and every hair on my body was standing on end. I felt a terribly sadness engulf me, and then it moved on and away, and the tears and sadness was gone, along with a sense of relief.
I stood there puzzled about what the hell happened, and then suddenly realized who had just visited. About one hour later I received the call from my mother that my grandmother had passed away.
This whole subject of ghosts is a fascinating one, and I have found that many people have had experiences and reality on ghosts. They are often quite willing to talk about what they have seen, when given an opportunity to talk about the spiritual side of life, and it is a great lead in to talk about Scientology.
And at my house, the whole topic of ghosts will always get a gathering into enthusiastic ARC, regardless of case level of those present.
I still remember the ghost stories I was told by other Scientologists back in the 80’s when I first got into Scientology, and they intrigued me and made me want to know more. Then over recent decades the subject of ghosts became somewhat of a taboo subject, or was discredited and discouraged by Corporate Scientology.
But not in my house. And now I am on SOLO NOTs, my own reality on the subject has increased 100 fold.
Ghosts stories are always welcome here!