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Initial post: 19 May 2012 18:57:51 BDT
As this is the history thread I thought I would ask you lot the question im sure many have asked.

Do you lot believe in ghosts and spirits that haunt houses, castles or where ever or not. I do even though I have yet to see anything

Posted on 19 May 2012 22:23:37 BDT
gille liath says:
No.

Posted on 20 May 2012 11:48:31 BDT
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Obelix says:
Nope. Every account of a ghost in a castle, keep etc. falls into either of the following categories:

1. There was another explanation the person who started it wasn't aware of;
2. It was made up from the start, usually to encourage tourism.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 15:19:54 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
I do believe in the ability of ghosts, spirits and hauntings to make a fast buck in tourist traps!

Posted on 20 May 2012 19:45:00 BDT
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gille liath says:
Actually, my local pub does have a ghost - supposedly of a girl who committed suicide after being jilted on her wedding day - and I know someone who knows someone who's seen it. Convinced yet, fellers?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 19:46:14 BDT
It's not a ghost in a pub, it's a spirit.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 19:48:14 BDT
gille liath says:
Can't be - they're not allowed after hours.
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 19:55:02 BDT
More likely to be a spirit than a ghost. Higher proof.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 20:10:27 BDT
gille liath says:
I don't think you realise the specific gravity of the subject...

Posted on 20 May 2012 22:17:50 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
...well I think we've scotched that rumour.

Posted on 7 Jul 2012 17:46:04 BDT
CHEEZE says:
Nobody is a ghost, & so is somebody. Anybody isn't though.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 19:31:23 BDT
gille liath says:
Nobody & Somebody can't both be?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 22:56:12 BDT
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CHEEZE says:
Some of somebody is!...................Laughs a Vincent Price laugh.

Posted on 8 Jul 2012 09:11:09 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
I think it's time they ceased to be. (Squawks like a Monty Python parrot .................... thinks, actually it didn't squawk did it).

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 00:44:59 BDT
How about some personal experiences and anecdotes here! It would make the thread much more interesting. So who's seen a ghost (or whatever)?
I have held in my hand the "Screaming skull of Bettiscombe"! Look up the fascinating story on the web.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012 21:39:42 BDT
gille liath says:
I think what's missing, to make this thread interesting, is some people who believe in spooks.

I do, I do, I do, I do believe in spooks...

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 22:07:24 BDT
TheFoe says:
I may get derided for saying this but hey ho, shortly after my Dad died in 2009, strange things happenned in my house. One morning my wife and myself woke to find the blinds downstairs had, had their safety pins removed and placed in different holes. Shortly after I walked upstairs and having reached the top instinctively looked back. On each stair was the kids hairclips, I may have missed seeing the odd one or two, but to miss a whole staircase full, no chance.

Other items in the house would move into unexplained places but weirdest of all was the occasional blast of icy cold air. I believe that it was my Dad remindig us that although dead, he is still about. It did badly freak my kids and wife out, but I wasn't too bothered because all the strangeness was never malicious or put anyone in danger. I expect people will try and rationalise what went on, but having gone through every possible explanation, we've drawn a blank.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012 22:56:51 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012 23:01:48 BDT
gille liath says:
Nobody's forcing you...

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012 23:26:10 BDT
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Posted on 27 Jul 2012 23:28:19 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012 23:31:11 BDT
gille liath says:
Er...talking to yourself again?

Yeah, that's what Foe's post made me think: of all the possibilities, the idea that after death we wander the earth as forlorn, restless shadows is maybe the most frightening.

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 23:32:51 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012 23:36:45 BDT
gille liath says:
That was pretty much the pagan idea of the afterlife wasn't it? Only a very few got to Elysium; the rest were gibbering half-sensate ghosts, existing in a grey underworld of dust and ashes, preying on the living if they got a chance.

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