A Paranormal Experience You Have Had (Blogging Challenge)

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A Paranormal Experience You Have Had

I was really looking forward to writing this post. This is one from the dusty bookshelf, as it happened quite a long time ago.

I was young, maybe 11 or 12 years old? I went to bed, and when I was younger I always woke up at spooky o’clock – which is called ‘witching hour’. It would start from 12AM through to 5AM-ish. I would always find myself waking up at various times during this time, and it continued very much so until I was 18 years old. I would just have this feeling that I wasn’t alone. Maybe I was just a superstitious youngen!

When I was 11/12 years old (somewhere around there), I woke up during this time with the urge that someone had woken me up. It felt like someone had called my name. I woke up and looked at the foot of my bed, and there was a woman standing there.

It wasn’t stereotypical ‘ghost’ like. You know, the white sheet with holes cut out around the eyes. It wasn’t like that at all. The best way I can describe it, is that it was like just a regular woman, nothing abnormal about her. She wasn’t floating, she wasn’t trying to scare me, she was just standing there looking at me. There wasn’t any colour to her or to her clothes, she was dressed very and I repeat very old fashioned. I can’t describe how I saw her, she wasn’t ghost white or anything stereotypical, she just.. was?

As any child would do, I panicked. I threw my blanket over my head and I was shaking. I was absolutely petrified. I was so frozen that I couldn’t remove the blanket from my head.

When I was younger, I used to pray every night. I didn’t and don’t believe in ‘God’ so to speak, but I would pray to whoever was listening. I would always pray that my family would be happy, healthy and safe even from a young age. In that moment, I remember asking whoever was out there to please make them go away. Every night after that night for years, I found myself asking for the same thing. I would ask for no one to visit me. I wasn’t trying to be rude or disrespectful, I just couldn’t handle the situation and I still don’t think I would be able to.

The following morning after that incident, I asked my mum who it was. My mum is incredibly spiritual and she always ensured the house was protected up the wazoo from anything dangerous, so naturally she was curious and asked me to describe who I saw. When I described it, my mum said that it was her grandmother. I have never met the woman, and I had never seen photos or anything like that of her by this point so it was completely new to me. When mum showed me pictures of her, I was gobsmacked because that was exactly who visited me during the early hours of the morning.

As much as I knew there wasn’t any harm, I was just absolutely petrified of it happening again. I am incredibly spiritual, but there is no way that I would be able to handle having visitors during the early hours of the morning or anything/anyone trying to communicate with me from the other side. I don’t think mentally I would be able to handle it, it is far too intimidating for me. I admire those that do.

So that was the first and only time that I have ever seen someone from the other side. It was absolutely terrifying!

What is a paranormal experience that you have had?

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Speak soon readers and fellow bloggers!


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My name is Jessica. I'm a twenty something year old woman with a beautiful husband, a crazy cat and a bub. You can find me on Instagram/Twitter @daysixtyfive.

21 thoughts on “A Paranormal Experience You Have Had (Blogging Challenge)

      1. May I ask (and if it’s too personal, I understand) if she died in that house or if anything unusual happened when she died? I’m a real sucker for a ghost story, but I understand these things can be sensitive especially when relatives can be involved.

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      2. Good questions! Nothing like that had happened. My mum and her were close, so I presume she was just checking in and saying hi. Unfortunately that made me terrified though!

        The family home is next to a railway, and there is a beautiful graveyard on the opposite side of the railway a bit further up the road (you can’t see it from our window or anything, it isn’t that close). I always presumed it was just people visiting before they crossed over, I don’t know though! My mum always had strange paranormal experiences when I was growing up, I’m not sure if they have subsided now. She occasionally would be visited by an older man who even the family dog would bark at. Busy house. I think this is why mum would use sage regularly!

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      3. Wow, that’s fascinating. Thank you for sharing. I wonder if the cemetery, the house and the railroad have anything to do with anything. Like a buildup or meeting of energy with the trains coming and going, the cemetery where people are laid to rest and then a house where people live normally. Just thinking out loud here.
        I’ve read (mostly) the first two volumes of the real life stories behind the house that The Conjurjng movie was based off. The eldest daughter wrote three volumes on their time they lived there. The history with that house is amazing but also incredibly sad. It’s really humbling realizing how little we know sometimes about death, aside from our personal beliefs and faiths, of course.

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      4. That’s what I think! Just a bit of a ‘hot spot’ for all kinds of energy. It was never malicious by any means, it was just a bit of a busy house sometimes! 😀
        I have never read/watched The Conjuring – is it spooky? As much as I get spooked by the paranormal side of things – I still think it’s all absolutely fascinating!

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      5. I’m too chicken to watch the films (yet) and I also only like only certain kinds of horror. The books are really interesting, with stories from the family written in a unique style. I’m at once curious about these things while also wanting distance from it haha.

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  1. That is horrifying and I feel the same way you do. Which is curious that I love horror books, scary stories, and am fascinated with haunts so much. However, when it comes to the real thing, I’d really rather just let someone else handle it.

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    1. Yep, I noped out of the situation incredibly fast and just held myself hostage in my blankets haha – way too spooky for me! I become such a pansy with horror books/stories and what not. You’re brave to even read them! Teach me your ways!


  2. Thanks for sharing! When I was 9 my grandfather died. We were very close. The day and time he died on the east coast of the United States, I, on the west coast of the United States (visitation with my Dad) was inexplicably vomiting and sick- just for a brief time. I didn’t know he was dying. He died in a car accident suddenly. I wasn’t told until later that afternoon. When I went back home for his service I asked for more details about the time of his death and realized it was the same time I was ill.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I totally understand about not wanting to be disrespectful but, also, not being able to handle it. That’s truly amazing you got a visit from your grandmother though & so cool how vividly you remember it. I would have also been absolutely petrified, though!

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