Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Do You Believe ...

In ghosts?

I do.

Maybe not to the extent that I would have to call in the above guys (which btw is one of my favourite movies of all times hands down).

As for ghost. Hell, yeah. I believe in them and I've had my own encounters. Thankfully, I have never been "slimed". I'll leave that to Venkman, Spengler and Stantz.

I love watching Ghost Hunters (TAPS) big time, but I've never done a ghost hunt like they have and I don't think I could.

Here's why, because I've had too many encounters and I don't think I would last one night in a supposedly haunted place, especially if I had the sense something was in there. I have a sixth sense. No I don't see dead people or anything, but I can sense things.

Sometimes I hear things, but mostly I know when something is there and watching.

There are a few places I won't visit, the main one is Carleton Gaol in Ottawa. Just looking at that place gives me bad vibes, but I managed to do a night tour of Alcatraz and nothing happened. In fact, the people there thought I was pretty gutsy to be by myself on the tour (granted there were others around, but I wasn't with anyone) at night.

Meh. I got no vibes from Alcatraz ... and TAPS didn't either. :)

Another place you'll never see me go near, Rose Hall in Montego Bay Jamaica. No thank you. Something's not right there either.

My brother is a correctional officer and on nights at one of Canada's oldest jails, he's seen some stuff. Stuff that scared him and not much does given his job. So you probably won't see me at his job location.

My closest encounter was right here in London, Ontario at Elgin House, but it wasn't by any means malevolent. I think it was just trying to get my attention. I was standing next to a closet, which was closed and behind a velvet rope. My aunt, who has the same sense as me, was with me. The door opened on its own and SLAMMED shut on its own.

I said, "Hello?"

My aunt looked at me as if to say. "Yeah, whoa!"

And then we moved on. The prickly sensation of being watched disappeared.

So my question for you is, do you believe in ghosts? If so, have you had any experiences or would you go on a ghost hunt?


Sarah Gilman said...

Oh, yes, I definitely do! I live in Vermont. Ghosts and other things are everywhere.
I've been trying to get the courage to go to Glastenbury Mountain, where there's a ghost town. If there are monsters in the woods anywhere in the world, they live on Glastenbury.

Amy Ruttan said...

I would love to go to Glastonbury that's for sure!

Anonymous said...

Actually there is no town on Glastenbury anymore--all that is left are a few cellar holes no buildings. I did hear about a group from New York City called Crypto Paranormal Investigations they hiked the mounted with a film crew some time last fall. It was in the paper in Bennington. Can't wait to see their movie.