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Old 19-12-2011, 7:56 PM
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First, let me say that I am quite level headed and sceptical but something my sister in law has told me made me feel quite spooky. I'd be interested in opinions...what do you think it was ? My brother and sil bought their house last January after they were told about it by sil's mum. Her mum used to clean the house for the old lady who owned it and when it started to get to be a bit too much for her she moved into a residential care home. Anyway, one night last week my brother was working late, my niece was at her friend's house across the road so my sil decided to have a nice relaxing bath. She heard footsteps coming up the stairs and assumed it was her daughter. She was so convinced that she shouted out to her but got no answer. Then she heard my niece's bedroom door shut so got out of the bath and went to the bedroom. There was nobody there, nobody on the stairs, in fact nobody in the whole house. So she got dressed and went over the road to find her daughter with her friend and parents half way through watching a dvd. My sil is very forthright, assertive, works for the police and is not given to fantasizing in any way which makes it worse as I really believe she didn't make it up. The following day her mum arrived and told her that the old lady they bought the house from had died......the night before at 7.30pm, the exact time of the footsteps. Is it coincidence or what ??
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Old 19-12-2011, 7:58 PM
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Could be, maybe she was just coming home one last time
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Old 19-12-2011, 8:01 PM
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oooh spoooky ... could have been or just wind

or your sister in law was so relaxed in the bath she slightly dozed off and dream
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Could be. I used to be a sceptic until I had 2 experiences of my own, so I wouldn't think you were mad if you thought it was a ghost.

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I used to live in Edwin Starr's house, and my office/chill out room was the room he died in. I'd often hear who I thought was my OH coming home early, I'd shout to him to put the kettle on, and it was never him - the stairs were creaky and I'd be totally convinced that it was him and it never was.

If it was Edwin, he was a very chilled out ghost. No aminosity from him. Bless his cottons....
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Old 19-12-2011, 8:27 PM
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I had something very similar happen as well in a house i used to live in, I thought someone was in the house but it was someone friendly, not scary. I was able to time it pretty exactly because I thought DH had made it back early from a meeting and had somehow come in without me realising. When he wasn't there I felt mildly puzzled but didn't really think about it. A couple of days later one of the neighbours told me that the lady who lived in the house one owner before me had passed away at that time. I hadn't known her well but had been in contact with her a little through mutual friends. I think she just came by for a little visit on her way to wherever she was going.
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Old 19-12-2011, 8:29 PM
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Of course it wasn't a ghost, don't be so ridiculous.
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Old 19-12-2011, 8:32 PM
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It wasn't a ghost, because ghosts don't exist.

Also, imagine for a second that they did, if you'd just died and found yourself in spectral form, would you go straight to your old house, upstairs, randomly shut a door and then b*gg*r off again? Why would you bother?
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Old 19-12-2011, 8:33 PM
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Ghosts don't exist, so the answer is no.
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There are no such things as ghosts, it's all a total load of tosh. What your sister probably heard was the natural creaking of boards and the door closing in a draught as doors are apt to do. Let's keep superstition where it belongs....back in the middle ages.
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No it wasn't a ghost
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There are no such things as ghosts, it's all a total load of tosh. What your sister probably heard was the natural creaking of boards and the door closing in a draught as doors are apt to do. Let's keep superstition where it belongs....back in the middle ages.
my aunt swears she saw her husband just after he died he came to her to tell her she was gonna be alright and that she shouldnt worry

then there was a knock on the door to tell her husband had died



im unsure if ghost exist or not
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Old 19-12-2011, 8:49 PM
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Those who dont believe in ghosts will insist that they dont exist - until they have an experience of their own.
Those with open minds will listen and look for other causes before ruling them out.
Those who KNOW ghosts exist - will believe you, and will probably ALSO look for other causes before ruling them out!
believers are NOT gullible fools! They have either heard, seen or felt 'things' which had no rational explanation!
So unless there is a rational explanation hun - then yes it MAY have been a ghost!
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Those who dont believe in ghosts will insist that they dont exist - until they have an experience of their own.
Those with open minds will listen and look for other causes before ruling them out.
Those who KNOW ghosts exist - will believe you, and will probably ALSO look for other causes before ruling them out!
believers are NOT gullible fools! They have either heard, seen or felt 'things' which had no rational explanation!
So unless there is a rational explanation hun - then yes it MAY have been a ghost!

A rational explanation like...a draught?

There isn't a single scrap of evidence to support the existence of ghosts.
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Thanks for all the replies. I don't have a strong argument either way but with an open mind, I couldn't say ghosts exist or they don't. There are more things in heaven and earth......
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I don't think so, something to do with the laws of physics
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A rational explanation like...a draught?

There isn't a single scrap of evidence to support the existence of ghosts.
It is pointless trying to reason with people who believe in something irrational (that's not meant to be an insult by the way).

If a tiny little thing like a creaking staircase is enough to convince them that ghosts exist then you are never going to convince them otherwise.

After all, you can't prove a negative. It is literally impossible to prove that ghosts don't exist.
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wow so man skeptics about, that is till they have an experience of their own. anyway op i can relate to that story kind of, when my dad died 9 years ago we was all at the hospital bar my oldest sister who couldnt come as she lived further away, my father had never been to her house due to not getting on with her husband and it was often a joke that my dad had never been to visit them in that house, anyway my dad died at 4.50 pm, when we rang to tell my sister that he had died and what time she said that strange things had happend in their house at the same time he died, first the front door open, a lamp started flashing even after taking out the batteries and a teaspoon flew off the worktop, and finally the back window slammed shut and it was over all with in about 20 mins after he had died, now it could be pure pure coincidence but i like to think that it was my dad visiting her as he had never been to her house and she wasnt there right at then end to say goodbye. i dont believe that once you die thats it because i think when you die you are infact more alive than ever in someways. i would have an open mind about it and think that the lady was coming to her home one last time before going off to wherever she was going x
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Hope your sil isn't frightened, my dad always used to say the dead can't hurt you, but the living can!
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wow so man skeptics about, that is till they have an experience of their own.


I've heard doors close plenty of times.
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