I’m not sure I 100% believe in ghosts, but at the same time I am not sure that I can 100% discount their existence either. There are things that happen, that just can’t be explained, things that have happened to me personally or that I have read about. Sometimes it’s even the change in atmosphere too, not just the seeing a being or something that looks like one.Last night on Facebook, I came across this article. To save you heading over to read it, the article is about sightings of a mysterious woman walking along a main road. Over the weekend police received several calls reporting a woman walking along the side of the road appearing disorientated. Police drove out to the road and couldn’t find her at first, the car sighted her after a second lap of the area but by the time the car had made a u-turn she was gone.
The police on the scene thought that she had disappeared into the bushland around and called in the dog squad to do a search of the area. The dog squad was unable to locate the mysterious woman. More reports were called in about the woman, but police were still unable to locate her. Many locals believe that the figure is a ghost. I’m still not sure if I believe in ghosts but this story definitely creeps me out.
Situated around 30km out of town is the building for Neerkol Orphanage. It is no longer in use as a place to house children who have been placed in state care but it has been used for school camps in recent years. Neerkol is well known for the horrifying abuse and deaths committed by the Nuns who ran it. People who have been in the building have talked about the drop in temperature felt in the children’s rooms. There has also been mention of hearing children’s voices in the dead of the night and the sound of a ball bouncing down an empty corridor. Can it be explained by ghosts? I’m not sure.
I believe, and many of my family members believe that there are ghosts in my Granny’s house. Every morning at 8:30 you can hear distinctive footsteps walking through the lounge and into the kitchen, but no body to accompany those steps. My Granny’s twin sister has talked about feeling like someone is choking her in her sleep. I’ve had personal experience of the body in the toilet, of stumbling to the toilet after waking to hear someone rustling the toilet paper and the seat creaking. However everyone is sitting at the kitchen table, and the toilet is empty.
The most terrifying experience for me was when I was staying there on my own. My Granny was in the next town with my Aunty who was preparing to have a baby. I was fast asleep when I woke with a start to every electrical appliance in the house on. The TV and the stereo was blaring and it was 5am. There was no one else in the house and all of the doors were still locked. Let’s just say that it was one of the few times I was wide awake at that hour as a teenager.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you have to agree that there are just some things that can’t be explained. I don’t think I will ever be completely sold on the idea of ghosts but I don’t think I will ever be completely against it either.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Have you ever had any experiences that you just couldn’t explain?
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