Category Archives: GHOSTS AND ALL WEIRD THINGS

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

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Cameras/Photographers

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Cameras/Photographers CFFC

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Any kind of camera or photographer

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Here are some of my cameras. I only use the blue one on the bottom right, any more. I don’t remember having a photo of me taking a picture with a camera, or anyone else, for that matter. The silver one (middle left) I guess is still working, but I got weird vibes from it. I think my house ghost didn’t like me using it, or something, because it would snatch all the energy from the batteries as soon as I put new ones in. I tried over and over with brand new batteries, and every time, they would be immediately be drained. The Minolta on the bottom left was my favorite, but it quit working, and I couldn’t find anyone who could repair it. Now, I mostly just use my phone camera. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Flower of the Day – Pretty While Waiting

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Flower of the Day – Pretty While Waiting

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Waiting rooms can be dull and boring, but at least there was a pretty flower arrangement to look at. 🙂

Oh, wow… just as I was typing this, a little pop up window came on my computer saying something like, ‘we’re excited to see you at your appointment at 11:30 today’ and it was from the place I took the flower photo! How weird is that?

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

Flower of the Day – April 11, 2018 -Tulips

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter I

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter I 2018 A to Z Challenge

A to Z Challenge for 2018.

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of the A to Z Blogging Challenge!

All through the month of April, the challenge asks us to blog every day (except Sundays), and to go through the alphabet A to Z, connecting our posts to the letter of each day.

My idea for this time, my 5th to participate, is to showcase a book or two each day, and provide a tiny bit of information about them. These will not be a full book review, but just saying what it is about, and if I liked the book or not.

These books are mostly books that I already have on my shelves, and have read, or are on my to be read stacks. There will be a very few of them that I don’t already own, or have read.

I will also post a quote each day that has something to say about books, or reading.

Hope you enjoy, and maybe see a book or a few that you might want to read, too.

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“In a Dark Place”, by Ray Garton, Al Snedeker, Carmen Snedeker, Ed Warren, and Lorraine Warren, is a true account of a haunting.

The Warrens, who are prominent demonologists, investigates the Snedekers claims of their house being haunted. What they found out was much worse.

Moving house is always stressful, but then the Snedeker’s teenage son came right out and said to his mother, “Mom, we have to leave this house. There’s something evil here.”

The family found out just how true that statement was. Over the next few months, they were subjected to emotional, mental, and physical attacks in that house.

The Warren’s have chronicled their story in this book.

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“The Intruders”, by Pat Montandon, is the author’s true story of the experiences she had in her San Francisco house. From the time she moved in, until the time she left, two years later, she was bombarded by unexplained fires, thefts, a persistent chill throughout the house, and more, including the death of a close friend. Finally, she had psychic investigators, and an exorcist to come help. They concluded there were supernatural forces at work in the house.

This is maybe the first book I ever read on this subject. I checked it out of the library, many years ago, and kept on checking it out to read again. I did finally find a copy of it to buy.

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Now, to something different.

“Into the Wild”, and “Into Thin Air”, are by the same author, Jon Krakauer.

“Into Thin Air” is the author’s own personal journey as he climbed Mt. Everest.

“Into the Wild”, is the story of Christopher McCandless, who walked out into the Alaskan wilderness to live alone.

Both of these books are so good. If you like stories of survival in the face of all odds, these will be remembered for a long time.

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Mystery Box Chickens

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Join the Mystery Box Chickens tomorrow for the opening of the book box. The letter of book titles will be J.

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Sunshine Blogger Award # 3

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Sunshine Blogger Award # 3

Sunshine on my shoulders……..

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I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, by Suze! Thank you so much!

Suze has a great blog, and she can be found at the above link. Go pay her a visit, and see for yourself how awesome she is!

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Now, I already have this award, but it’s been a long time, and these questions are different from the first and second ones, and so are the pretty badges. I’ll go ahead and answer these, because it’s fun.

If you’d like to take a look at the questions on the first one, here’s the link.

https://wp.me/p3RE1e-26r

If you’d like to take a look at the questions on the second one, here’s the link:

https://wp.me/p3RE1e-1S7

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I don’t make specific nominations, because I enjoy everyone’s writing, and it’s too hard to pick and choose. So, if you want to grab the badge, and answer the questions, feel free to do so. These are the suggested guidelines to follow.

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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These are the questions Suze asked me to answer:

 

  1. How did you pick your blog’s name?
  2. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
  3. What’s your favorite TV/Radio show?
  4. What are three things you cannot live without?
  5. Who is your favorite fictional character?
  6. What is your most prized possession?
  7. Describe yourself in three words.
  8. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
  9. What single quality do you most appreciate in people?
  10. What’s your favorite post that you’ve written? (Link, please!)
  11. Does your blog have a focus, and if so, what is it?

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Here’s my answers:

  1. It took me awhile to come up with something, but I love the idea of time travel, and also the novel, “The Time Machine”, by H. G. Wells. There is a character in it named Weena, and our cat was named Weena (Rowena), so it all made sense to go with my blog name.
  2. Keep on writing, and someday you’ll have something published, and people all over the world will read what you’ve written. This has come true!
  3. Favorite radio music I like to listen to is the oldies stations. Favorite TV show is the reality show, “Big Brother”.
  4. 3 things..family, food, water, shelter (Yes, I know I mentioned 4)
  5. Ghost, from the novel, “Lost Souls”, by Poppy Z. Brite, and is the character I write about in my fan fiction story, “Two Souls: Into the Fire”.
  6. Prized possession? I’m guessing this is some material item? I have no idea. There’s lots of things I own that I like a lot, but none would be a matter of life or death if I didn’t have them. Well, I’ll go with all my writing notebooks. I’d hate to lose those. Oh, all my photo albums full of printed photos!
  7. The best quality in a person, to me, is having a sense of humor.
  8. Guiltiest pleasure? If I like doing something, I’m not feeling guilty for doing it.
  9. Myself in 3 words… peaceful, kind to others, animal lover, writer/poet (I know that’s 4, and I didn’t answer these ? in the right order anyway)
  10. My blog’s focus? No focus, which is just like myself. Scattered all over the place, jumping from one thing to another as the mood strikes.
  11. All of my posts are my favorite ones. Oh, you want something specific? Here’s one at random…a true ghost story.

https://wp.me/p3RE1e-vv

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My questions for you:

  1. Do you have any pets?
  2. Favorite type of food?
  3. Do you do any arts/crafts?
  4. Favorite store to shop in?
  5. How long have you been blogging? Why did you start blogging?
  6. What’s your favorite holiday? Why?
  7. What types of books do you like to read?
  8. If you had an extra $500 today, what would you spend it on?
  9. Do you like your given name? If yes, why? If no, why?
  10. 3 words to describe yourself.
  11. Make any statement you’d like us to know.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

One Word Photo Challenge – Mirror

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One Word Photo Challenge – Mirror

This Week’s Challenges: January 28 – February 3 (OWPC, WW & CYW)

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This is one of my favorite photos. That’s me, reflected in a mirror that was in an old Victorian house. The house is reputed to be haunted. I was outside, peeking in the window at a bedroom and dresser with mirror, while ghost hunting.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Prediction – Just Jot It January

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Prediction – Just Jot It January

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 25th, 2018

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Your prompt for January 25th, 2018, brought to you by my dear friend Dar, is “Prediction.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Dar at her blog, “Darswords” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link: https://darsword.wordpress.com/

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This is a post I wrote back in 2015. I don’t think many have seen it, so wanted to re-post it, as it fits the prompt word today, ‘prediction’.

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FOREBODING FEELINGS

FOREBODE…FOREBODING… Foretell…Portend…to have an inward conviction of a coming ill or misfortune. Also, an omen, prediction, or presentiment esp. of coming evil…portent…something that foreshadows a coming event…prophetic indication or significance…to bode…to give an anticipatory sign of…

Have you ever had a gut feeling, a sort of intuition, a knowing that something bad was going to happen…a foreboding feeling?

I get them…sometimes. It’s a really odd feeling that will not leave you alone, until the incident happens. You may not even know what it is about until later. It is a creepy, apprehensive feeling in your mind that you want resolved, so you can stop thinking about it.

It’s like a stalker, you can’t see it, but it’s there. It disrupts everything, and you know it’s not good. Then, after the strangeness suddenly leaves you, and you feel normal again, you look back and say…that’s why I was feeling so weird.

Three times in the past that I remember it being especially strong. I’d had that dreaded feeling all day…couldn’t shake it. Then, that evening, we got a telegram delivered to our door. (we didn’t have a phone at that time). It just said to call home. (we were in another state). We found a pay phone to call from. My mom told us that my sister’s fiance had been killed that day. A train had hit his car, and he and two of his brothers had not survived. So awful and sad. After hearing this news, the strange foreboding feeling left me.

Another time was when I’d had that feeling all day. That afternoon, we got a phone call that my dad was in the hospital. He’d been injured on the job (a broken arm)…same foreboding feeling.

The most recent time was a few years ago. It concerned some prescribed medicine I was supposed to take…an antibiotic. I didn’t want to take it. I dreaded taking it, and had that awful feeling of foreboding.  I just could not make myself put the first pill in my mouth. I tried…several times…I held it up to my lips, glass of water in the other hand, and just could not do it. I knew this medicine would kill me! I called the Dr. and said there was no way I’d take it, and he prescribed another kind. I’m sure he thought I was a bit crazy, when I told him I’d die if I took the first one. The knowing…the feeling of foreboding was so strong… and I was not going to ignore my intuition about it. As soon as I got the other pills, the bad feelings went away, and I took the new ones with no trouble.

So, I really hate getting that foreboding feeling, but in a way, I guess it is helpful in some situations!

Can you remember a strange feeling about something so strong you couldn’t ignore it? It was that foreboding feeling…wasn’t it?

Just Jot It January – Justice

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Just Jot It January – Justice

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 15th, 2018

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Your prompt for January 15th, 2018, brought to you by the lovely Barb, is “Justice.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Barb at her blog, “Gallimaufry,” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://barbct.wordpress.com/

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We’re supposed to write about the word ‘justice’, if we want.

I’m going with something a little different, but with the same sounding word, ‘Justiss’.

Here’s the story, which may or may not have a bit of coincident or even a touch of synchronicity about it.

Quite a few years ago, here in town, my brother-in-law had a job as a Certified Nurses Aid (CNA). He’s had this type of job for years, in many different locations.

One of the duties he had on this one was to care for an elderly couple. Their last name was Justiss.

Later on, my BIL moved on to other jobs and other towns.

Quite a few years had passed, and evidently so had Mr. and Mrs. Justiss.

Now, here’s what’s odd or weird, or whatever you want to call it.

I love going to yard sales. So one day we go to one, and I buy some old scrapbooks. There were 12 of them, all one dollar each, and were huge, heavy books. Most were filled with Christmas cards someone had collected from friends and family, and also lots of seasonal newsletters, and one book had photos. These scrapbooks went as far back as the early 1940s!

It turns out that these books had belonged to the very same Mrs. Justiss, that my BIL had taken care of years before. The lady had written all kinds of things in her scrapbooks, along with her own address. It was the same one, same name…everything. I asked the yard sale lady where she’d gotten the books, and she told me from an estate sale.

I still have them all, and think it was probably my most favorite find at a yard sale.

What do you think?

 

photos of part of a page and the cover of one of the scrapbooks…

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

 

 

 

Invasion # 3 -Baby Frogs

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Invasion # 3 – Baby Frogs

I’d forgotten I’d never posted my 3rd invasion story, so here it is! 🙂

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One summer the girls were taking baton twirling lessons at the city’s Garden & Arts Center here in town. We got there, and all over the grass and sidewalks there were these tiny hopping things. There must have been millions of them. At first we thought they were bugs or something, but looking closer we saw that they were teeny tiny little frogs!

When we left, after the lessons at the center, we found a paper cup in the car, and scooped up a bunch of the little frogs to take home. They were let go in Grand-ma’s garden out back, and I guess the frogs liked it there, because they grew up into big frogs. We’d see them out there sometimes, just as happy as could be. 🙂

I don’t know if you’d call it an actual invasion, but I’d never seen so many frogs at one time before.

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Photo found on Pixabay

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© 2017 BS

 

31 Days of Halloween – Costume

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31 Days of Halloween – Costume

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Yesterday was the final day of the Halloween Challenge for this year. I’ve had fun painting all the rocks, and hope you enjoyed seeing them.

The last prompt to use was ‘costume’. I was busy with Halloween things, so never got this last one posted, but here it is. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

My True Ghost Story for Halloween

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My True Ghost Story for Halloween  

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This is a true ghost story. It happened in the house we live in now.

THE LEVITATING MIRROR

Levitate, levitation, levitating…to rise or float in the air esp. in seeming defiance of gravitation; the act or process of levitating – esp. the rising or lifting of a person or thing by means held to be supernatural.

Our bedroom mirror levitated…by itself!

We’ve lived here in this house for quite a few years, now, and we are only the second family to have lived here. We met the previous owners, and they are not weird, and no horrible thing ever occurred in this house, that we were made aware of. It’s just that the paranormal seems to follow me around, no matter which house I’m in.

The mirror in question, was a used one…one of those kind of tall ones that fit onto a dresser. It wasn’t bolted on, though, just propped up against the wall, and dresser top. The dresser was covered with all kinds of junk that accumulates, such as papers, bills, a glass lazy-susan that held coins, pens, watches, and miscellaneous items. There was a box of papers, a piggy bank, a belt, some cards…well, the whole top was covered in stuff.

I was sitting in the dining room, doing some scrap booking. The bedroom where the mirror was, was one wall away and in front of me. We have four cats, but they were all sleeping in the far back bedroom. It was quiet in the house…no TV on, no music playing. Suddenly, I hear a terrible crash coming from the bedroom. I went to see what it was. I found that the mirror had fallen onto the carpeted floor, and shattered.

What was so strange was that absolutely nothing in the bedroom or on top of the dresser had been disturbed at all! Not one thing had fallen off to the floor. There was no way the mirror could have just fallen frontwards in the first place, because of all the stuff on the top of the dresser. It couldn’t have slipped from the bottom, either, as it would have knocked off the stuff.

All I can believe, is that somehow, the only way…the only way this happened, was that the mirror levitated itself, going up and over the things, silently, then turned itself sideways to the dresser, then crashed down onto the floor. That’s when I heard the crash! I ran in, and saw it laying on the floor, sideways to the dresser, mirror glass side down…on carpet. The sound of breaking glass had been loud, though!

What is also surprising, is that it did not scare me at all. I was just like, well, gotta clean up the glass shards. I’ve gotten so used to objects flying around the houses I’ve been in, that it has become the normal thing. I had a bit of a time, trying to get that mirror up off the floor, as it was pretty heavy. I couldn’t just lift it up and take it out. I had to drag it all the way through the house and out to the garage. It stayed out there for a long, long time; we just recently got rid of it. Nothing else ever happened with it.

That incident was only one of several, here in this house. I’ll tell more in another post, and also things that happened in other houses I’ve lived in.

Hope your household goods stay put, because mine sure don’t!

© 2014 BS

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Happy Halloween! 🙂

Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{