Category Archives: GHOSTS AND ALL WEIRD THINGS

My true ghost stories, weird happenings, theories and speculation on all things strange and quirky!

A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter U – Union Station (Haunted?)

Standard

A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter U – Union Station (Haunted?)

***

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

***

It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Letter U …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter U

***

***

IMG_3176

Ceiling at Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

Large round chandelier

 

GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Ceiling at Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

Very long hallway and a U. S. Flag hanging from ceiling

***

UNION STATION, KANSAS CITY – IS IT HAUNTED?

Is the Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri haunted? As your footsteps echo on the highly polished floors, your eyes are drawn upward. The vast ceiling is awe inspiring. Beautiful and intricate artwork, and huge chandeliers make you catch your breath. Voices are hushed, as you feel the history emanating from the walls.

You think of all the souls that have passed through this train station throughout the years..soldiers travelling to their next duty stations during WWII, regular travelers, and even fugitives from the law.

Built in 1914, Union Station operated for many years, until a slow decline in business forced it to close in 1985. After a renovation, in 1996, it was opened as a museum. By 2002, it was again being used as a train station, when Amtrak began service. There are many attractions, besides train travel to be seen here now. There is the museum’s history and displays, kid friendly, hands on learning areas, restaurants, and gift shops. There is a wonderful model railroad city surrounded by train tracks with the model trains in motion.

Outside, you can go on an elevated walkway above the huge trains. You can feel the vibrations of the great engines, and look down at the tops of them. There are many photo opportunities in and around Crown Point, inside and out. The architecture is amazing.

We learned, too of the Union Station Massacre. It took place right outside, in 1933. The shooting took place, as FBI agents were transferring a fugitive back to Leavenworth prison. Gang members tried to free him from the agents, and a gun battle resulted in the fugitive being killed…his head blown off. You can still see bullet holes in the building’s exterior walls.

I’ve heard it said that the headless fugitive’s ghost roams around the station, now. Employees, during after hours, have seen and heard this, as well as other paranormal entities. There are reports of a lady, dressed in black, that walks up and down the stairs at night, and phantom travellers with suitcases roam around. Eerie train whistles can be heard, when no trains are there.

Union Station is a very interesting place to visit, even if you are not traveling. I would definitely urge you to go, if you are in the area. We really enjoyed our day spent here with family.

***

Union Station (Kansas City, Missouri)

img_4378

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2014 & 2021 BS

A to Z Blog Post 2021 – Letter O – Ouija Board

Standard

A to Z Blog Post 2021 – Letter O – Ouija Board

***

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

***

It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Letter O …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter O

***

***

OUIJA BOARD

Introduced in 1890, by Elijah Bond, as a harmless parlor game, the Ouija board has gained quite the negative reputation. It is a flat board, with numbers, letters, yes, no, sun, and moon, and good-bye, printed on it. A person/persons use a planchette to put their hands on, expecting the board to move the device around the board to spell out answers to the questions it’s been asked. Is this some sort of magic? Is it demonic? Is it just, as stated, a simple parlor game for kids?

I don’t know. Some people swear it is evil…that it opens a portal to the underworld and calls forth demons. Despite the warnings, the Ouija board game can still be purchased at toy stores today.

I had a Ouija board when I was a kid. Me and my friends played it all the time, with no ill effects. We’d ask silly questions…and it would move the planchette we had our hands on…and give us an answer. Most times it was right, and for a fact, we were not making it move. I don’t know how it works, but it does.

One question I asked it was, would I get a dog? It said yes. I asked when? It said January. (this was back in the fall). Sure enough, come January, I did get a puppy. I named him Dusty, and he was an awesome dog, who lived with us for many years.

Later on, my own kids were playing with a friend’s Ouija board, when they hollered, all excited, that they’d contacted a spirit called Seth. When I heard that, I made them stop, and told them the story I’d read about Seth.

It is written in a series of books, called “Seth Speaks”, by Jane Roberts. Her and her husband claimed they’d contacted the discarnate entity of Seth, and he was speaking through her. Her husband transcribed all she spoke, as Seth, and they wrote every dialog down in the book series. One of the main topics of the writings is, as Seth told them, that each individual creates their own reality.There is much, much more.

So, when the kids said they’d contacted Seth, I told them this and they put it away, never to play it again.

For more information on Ouija boards and the Seth books, go to…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Material

Thank you for reading!

A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter G – Ghost

Standard

A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter G – Ghost

***

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

***

It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Letter G …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter G

***

I AM THE GHOST BESIDE YOU

Why can’t you see me?

I never planned on being a Ghost…a Ghost of myself.

Flitting around you, I beg for attention…validation…

I am me…a Soul in transition…pain…

Why won’t you see me? I am here beside you.

You look right through me…like I’m not real.

It’s so hard…so hard…I want to be heard.

I need to know you still think of me…still love me.

I am transformed…not gone, not forgotten, not dismissed or diminished as

A strange sound, a confusing coincident of you know-not-what.

I don’t mean to scare you. Please feel no fear. I need your warmth…your love.

I ache to be near you.

Am I the cold chill you feel when I reach out to touch you?

Yes, it’s me.

Am I the wisp of mist you think you see, from the corner of your eye?

Yes, it’s me

Am I the moaning sound you think is the wind through the cracks?

Yes, it’s me.

I’m screaming out to you. I have been here all along.

I have not forgotten you. I give you signs…

Give me a sign that you still care…that you recognize that sudden small flash of memory.

Yes, it’s me, recognizing you in that moment.

I had to leave this life, this mortal realm.

It wasn’t my choice, you see. Please believe me…believe in me,

As I am still here with you…as I am.

I live in your heart, in your thoughts…I am still me, loving you, with all my Soul.

Am I the silence, when you sense that you’re being watched…yes, it’s me…I am near.

Yes, it’s me…still loving you with all my Soul…I am me…

I am the Ghost beside you…

***

My painting of the word Ghost on sky blue background with silvery shiny overlay. It changes how it looks in different angles.

~DSC00088

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2015 BS

© 2021 BS

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Slip/Time

Standard

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Slip/Time Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Winter badge 2021

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 346 SLIP and Time.

***

SLIP and Time

***

img_4301

Dark foggy night – full moon – tree branch

***

The black void of space

A slip in the universe

Time is out of place

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

oooooooo weird

Standard

oooooooo weird Click to view

So, this just happened a little bit ago.

Our electricity blinked out for a few seconds. That’s not too unusual, as it does from time to time. They are working at the end of the street on putting in a new traffic light, and I guess some wires get messed up maybe?

What is strange is just as it did go out, we were talking about lights and light bulbs. Our kitchen overhead light went out a couple of days ago, so we need to get another one of those round florescent bulbs to replace it. Also, I was asking what ever happened to our other kitchen/dining room light. It is now the same florescent kind, but we used to have a chandelier type light. I don’t know what we ever did with it – maybe sold it at a yard sale?

Anyway, it was weird that just as we were talking about lights that the lights went out!  Then we had to reset the clocks, tv, and computer. haha I love it when strange things happen.  Co-incident ? or not! 🙂

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

October Squares – Kinda Spooky

Standard

October Squares – Kinda Spooky Squares Logo

Kinda Spooky

***

This is the final post for the October Squares (Kind) challenge. Thanks so much for hosting, Becky! 🙂

***

Spooky night with full moon.

My spooky painted rock (orange with black letters)

“SPOOKY’

Spooky noises

Screeching voices,

Werewolves start to howl…

Candles lit,

Don’t get bit,

By vampires on the prowl.

***

“Spooky”, by the Classics IV

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

31 Days of Halloween – Spider

Standard

31 Days of Halloween – Spider

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Spider

***

My painted rock spider (yellow rock/black spider)

img_4219

A large spider that was in the house.

***

“SPOOKY SPECTERS”

Flowing shroud

Moaning loud

Misty fog

Swampy bog

Haunting night

Lantern light

Scary scene

Halloween

Spooky specters roam around

Corpses rise from underground

Spiders crawl to fuel your fears

Rest in peace for years and years

Come Halloween, ghosts converge

Fantasy and real will surely merge

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2016 (2020) BS

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Bewitched

Standard

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Bewitched

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Bewitched” October 26, 2020

***

My painted rock of a Witch

***

WITCHY FUN

~

From Oz to Salem, to suburban mayhem,

The witches entertained us all.

The witch of the west, was creepy at best,

And Glinda was belle of the ball.

Samantha twitched her nose,

Whenever she chose, and

Sabrina’s cat talks to her, it is true.

Elphaba was wicked,

Endora was vivid…

They all were an interesting crew.

The Sanderson sisters were funny and camp,

The witches of Eastwick were duped…

They all used their craft, and a bit of their vamp,

But Morticia’s my all favorite champ.

~

Shows referenced = Bewitched, The Wizard of Oz, The Addams Family, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hocus Pocus, The Witches of Eastwick, and Wicked (broadway play)

~

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2014 (2020) BS

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Ghostly

Standard

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Ghostly

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – “Ghostly” – October 19, 2020 👻

***

Click to view

GHOST (#1)

Ghost

Tortured soul

Crying, whispering, sighing

Trapped between two worlds

Apparition

 

GHOST (#2)

Ghost

Disembodied being

Searches, haunts, manifests

Lonely, cold, and alone

Spirit

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2014 (2020) BS