Skip to comments.Happy Halloween! Have any FReepers experienced paranormal phenomena?
Posted on 10/31/2002 4:15:12 PM PST by Momaw Nadon
Please tell us any scary, creepy, spooky encounters you have had with paranormal phenomena. Let's see which freeper has the freakiest story to tell on this Halloween night.
How much does it move the furniture?
My wife and daughter, and a friend of mine, have seen ghosts numerous times...well, my daughter once since she's only 2 1/2 yrs old. That incident involved a very bright white figure walking through the kitchen into the dining room and then disappearing. I was in the bedroom and missed it, but have plenty enough encounters, both evil and good, to fill these pages.
I did blurt it out that one day, somebody like him is going to pass me, go on down the road and plow into a deer. You can guess what happened next...
A 2nd time, I was coming home and driving up a grade, coming over the hill next to where I live, and also where the deer sometimes like to graze. It just happens that at that particular time of year and time of day, the sun is coaligned with the road leading up the hill, making it impossible to see straight. Of course, I am thinking that one of these days, there will be a deer there and I will hit it. Not surprising, when I got closer I noticed something slightly obscuring the sun, it was antlers...there was a group of deer crossing the road right then that I would've hit if I maintained my speed.
My dad's mom was in a nursing home when my dad passed away. She was totally unaware of anything due to her dementia. She had been "out of it" for years not recognizing my dad or any of us. At t the hour of his death she rose from her bed and began dressing herself and fixing her hair. When the aid inquired of her as to what she was doing she said that her son was there and she wanted to look pretty for him. She went on to lucidly tell this aid that he was going on a long trip and that he had come to tell her goodbye and to give her his love. She went on to exclaim how handsome he was and that his companion was "gloriously brilliant".
The aid didn't think anything of it but was really taken aback at her "moment of sanity". See my grandmother had not spoken anything coherant for a long time. Of course the aid thought that this was something that she was imagining and she let her have "her visit". The evening after, when we went to let her know my dad had passed the aid stopped us and called this to our attention to tell us about my grandmother's unusual burst of energy and activity. The aid's face was pale when she looked on her sheet from the previous night's shift and noted that the time this occured was the exact time when my daddy was breathing his last breaths in our presence.
My grandmother never uttered another intelligible word till she took her own last breaths in our presence. While she was dying she was calling my daddy's name and smiling.
LOL - too much!
Since the traffic was at a crawl, I was able to watch it our my open window, and when that orb got back into place, all three lights went out. Very weird!
Gee... that looks like a toy submarine with a modelling clay neck and head placed on it...
Hey- it's my seventh anniversary today!
I'm often amazed that there aren't more accidents when the sun is at certain levels. Maybe there are and they just don't tell us why the accidents occur. Blinding! I keep saying I'm going to order those sun visors that are tinted and attach to your visor so that you can extend the area covered and still see the road.
From me or maybe Michael Savage on the radio today...
Question the Practice of Halloween... Or the Christian Practice of Satanism
The Sir Francis Dashwood Journal | 10-31-02 | Sir Francis Dashwood
Posted on 10/22/2002 5:11 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood It never ceases to amaze me that most Christians would criticize me for being an atheist, yet they will "celebrate" a macabre pagan holiday. They inculcate their children into the practice of it and feed them the most unhealthful things you could give a child to eat.
Likewise, many atheists criticize me for being a "right-winger." Most atheists are so caught up in their polemics, they have become nothing more than anti-Christians - or what I call the Religious Left (a collaboration of the Marxist religion, neo-pagan animal/tree/earth worshipper eco-fascists and general technophobes).
Why do you "celebrate" on certain "holidays," what are you celebrating, do you really know? Or have you been so lost in the conformity of it all to really take a look at what you partake in?
As you ponder this, two noted Christian philosophers support my secular argument...
Søren Kierkegaard from The Sickness Unto Death:
The fantastic is, of course, most closely related to the imagination [Phantasien], but the imagination is related in its turn to feeling, understanding, and will, so that a persons feelings, understanding and will may be fantastic. Fantasy is, in general the medium of infinitization (emphasis mine)
The fantastic is generally speaking what carries a person into the infinite in such a way that it only leads him away from himself and thus prevents him from coming back to himself.
Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan:
Part IV. Of the Kingdom of Darkness
Chap. xlv. Of Demonology and other Relics of the Religion of the Gentiles.
 An image, in the most strict signification of the word, is the resemblance of something visible: in which sense the fantastical forms, apparitions, or seemings of visible bodies to the sight, are only images; such as are the show of a man or other thing in the water, by reflection or refraction; or of the sun or stars by direct vision in the air; which are nothing real in the things seen, nor in the place where they seem to be; nor are their magnitudes and figures the same with that of the object, but changeable, by the variation of the organs of sight, or by glasses; and are present oftentimes in our imagination, and in our dreams, when the object is absent; or changed into other colours, and shapes, as things that depend only upon the fancy. And these are the images which are originally and most properly called ideas and idols, and derived from the language of the Grecians, with whom the word eido signifieth to see. They are also called phantasms, which is in the same language, apparitions. And from these images it is that one of the faculties of man's nature is called the imagination. And from hence it is manifest that there neither is, nor can be, any image made of a thing invisible.
 It is also evident that there can be no image of a thing infinite: for all the images and phantasms that are made by the impression of things visible are figured. But figure is quantity every way determined, and therefore there can be no image of God, nor of the soul of man, nor of spirits; but only of bodies visible, that is, bodies that have light in themselves, or are by such enlightened.
 And whereas a man can fancy shapes he never saw, making up a figure out of the parts of divers creatures, as the poets make their centaurs, chimeras and other monsters never seen, so can he also give matter to those shapes, and make them in wood, clay or metal. And these are also called images, not for the resemblance of any corporeal thing, but for the resemblance of some phantastical inhabitants of the brain of the maker. But in these idols, as they are originally in the brain, and as they are painted, carved moulded or molten in matter, there is a similitude of one to the other, for which the material body made by art may be said to be the image of the fantastical idol made by nature.
As you think further, exactly what is Halloween?
Originally, All Hallows' Eve was one of the great fire festivals of Britain at the time of the Druids. In Scotland it was associated with the time when the spirits of the dead, the demons, witches, and sorcerers were usually active and propitious.
Paradoxically, All Hallows' Eve was also a night when young people performed magical rituals to determine their future marriage partners. The youth of the villages carried on with much merry-making and sensual revelry, but the older people took great care to safeguard their homes from the evil spirits, witches, and demons who had exceptional power that night...
Can you guess my source here???
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Other things to consider:
Set, Satan, and Shaitan are the same. "Satan" is a Hebrew word for the pagan Egyptian Set. Satan, Shaitan, Set or Seth ("Set-hn" as spoken in the ancient Hebrew) is a pagan entity, the "adversary" of Judaic theology. (A "pagan" is anyone not Judaic, Christian or Muslim.)
The Greeks called Set "Typhon," who was the war god assigned to Upper Egypt. This also represents another contravention to the "accepted" etymologies of words like "typhoon" in English, which is erroneously listed as the Cantonese "tai fung" in many dictionaries. English has more commonalties with Greek and Latin.
The Egyptian priest Manetho associated the Jews with the Hyksos and Moses with the Egyptian priest Osarsiph. It was at this time that the belief the Jews worshipped an ass an animal holy to the Egyptian god Set was established. Both the Jews and the pagan Egyptians used the labels (i.e., Satan, Set, Seth, or "Set-hn" as spoken in the ancient Hebrew) to defame each other. How fitting that amidst this epic struggle and bloody conflict, the entity known as Satan was born into the World. Such conflict continued through the Maccabean period (with Antiochus Epiphanes), and continues into modern times on several fronts.
There is a recurring theme that alludes to the hostility between the pagan Egyptians and the Judaic. Often it is claimed by the Neo-Pagans that Satan is only found in Christianity. How can this be if Satan is undeniably a Hebrew word adapted from the name of the pagan Egyptian god Set? The Jewish synod of rabbinical authority will deny that Satan even exists. This cannot be reconciled with the fact that it is a Hebrew word...
Thomas Hobbes, having been fluent in both Greek and Latin by age 9, has this to support my assertions in Leviathan:
Part III. Of a Christian Commonwealth.
Chap. xxxviii. Of Eternal Life, Hell, Salvation, and Redemption.
 And first, for the tormentors, we have their nature and properties exactly and properly delivered by the names of the Enemy (or Satan), the Accuser (or Diabolus), the Destroyer (or Abaddon). Which significant names (Satan, Devil, Abaddon) set not forth to us any individual person, as proper names do, but only an office or quality, and are therefore appellatives, which ought not to have been left untranslated (as they are in the Latin and modern Bibles), because thereby they seem to be the proper names of demons, and men are the more easily seduced to believe the doctrine of devils, which at that time was the religion of the Gentiles, and contrary to that of Moses, and of Christ.
 And because by the Enemy, the Accuser, and Destroyer, is meant the enemy of them that shall be in the kingdom of God, therefore if the kingdom of God after the resurrection be upon the earth (as in the former Chapter I have shewn by Scripture it seems to be), the Enemy and his kingdom must be on earth also. For so also was it in the time before the Jews had deposed God. For God's kingdom was in Israel, and the nations round about were the kingdoms of the Enemy; and consequently, by Satan is meant any earthly enemy of the Church.
Another interesting quote:
(Source is unattributed)
Controversy over the origin of the word witch is valid when one considers the etymology of the term in other languages: venifica (Latin), hexe (German), streghe (Italian), etc. Only in it's English form has the word assumed a benign origin: wicca, purportedly meaning "wise."
Any debate must center on recent claims that advance a positive and socially acceptable meaning for a term that has in all ages and most languages meant "poisoner," "frightener," "enchanter," "spell-caster," or "evil woman."
Anthropologists have shown that even in primitive societies, notably the Azande, the definition of witch carries malevolent connotations. Therefore, are we to assume that the only "good" witches in the world were English witches? This, however, becomes difficult to accept when one considers the term wizard, which stems from the Middle English wysard = wise, versus the Old English wican = to bend, from whence witch is supposedly derived. All in all, it seems to be an unsuccessful attempt to legitimize a word that probably originated by onomatopoeia - the formation of a word that sounds like what it is intended to mean!
Anyone want to have a debate?
Yes, they loved each other tremendously! They were all each other had for many, many years. They both adored the other. My father took care of his mom after her 2nd husband died. He did all he could for her till his cancer made him to ill and weak to even visit her. He would go after work 40 miles one way every day just to sit with her and read to her and such. Then he had his laryngectomy and could no longer read to her but would sit with her just the same. She had no clue as to who he was most days. These moments are two distinct times that I fully believe that she knew daddy was there.
Oh, man! You owe me a new keyboard! Now I've got Snickers all over it!
Let's see - the weird things that hapened to me today: my son had five or six pieces of candy after we got home from trick-or-treating, and went to sleep by 9:30!! I thought I'd be peeling him off the ceiling at midnight!
I also turned a year older. :-)
For the past couple of years, there have been no trick-or-treaters coming by........I guess I'll have to eat all the 3 Muskateers and Kit Kat bars myself.
When I was a kid, the prime targets were apt. buildings......a high concentration of potential opportunities in a very confined space........
there's alot to be said for the good ol' days
My brother had a poloroid camera and took a few pictures of the ancient live oak trees out front. We watched this one picture develop before our eyes with a creature (?) that looked like that thing in your post #9, and it really creeped us out! My brother went back home to the city where he lives, and brought the picture to a photographer to have it enlarged. It was above the grass a few feet up and really looked like that picture. I know there are mistakes in photo processing and such, but it was just wierd. And seeing your photo reminded me of it.
Actually, not much. The bed shaking business is far more unsettling than a few bumps in the night. It will make some very loud banging noises though.
Don't take my word for it. Go and stay in room 14 at the Hotel Centro Del Sol in Cadiz Spain. (Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Europe). Sweet dreams.