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    I have been decorating a cottage this week - empty, as it's to be let unfurnished. Heard a shriek, a crash and series of thuds (as if someone had fallen downstairs). As I was the only one in the house (an end terrace) at the time, I went next door to see if all OK, but that house was empty (owners on holiday). Talking to the neighbours opposite, I was informed that the house was haunted by the ghost of a woman who was killed in the nearby mill nearly 200 years ago. It seems that she is often 'heard' and occasionally 'seen', tramping around in a long apron. I said that if she appeared to me, I would set her on sanding down the woodwork, which shocked the neighbours. They expressed the view (in all seriousness), that I shouldn't joke about these things, as she might take her revenge.

    I know from my teaching days that lots of children and adolescents believe in ghosts, but I didn't think many adults still do.

    Do you believe that the dead have spirits and that they can be seen/heard/felt by the living?
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    So, who you gonna call?

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    I have a property where the ashes of a premature baby are buried in the garden. Previous tenants have heard a child crying (when there wasn't one in the house) and had all sorts of strange experiences. I hasten to add that they did not tell me this until well after they left (I still see them) and that they had no idea about the baby when they were there. I also once took a relative to see an amazing Medium who told her (and me) things she simply could not have known...I believe there is something out there for sure... "there are more things in heaven and earth Horatio"
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    When we moved home as children, we were viewing houses with our parents and my sister and I saw the ghost of a woman ( a maid) hanging from the kitchen ceiling.

    Years later later a retired local headmaster wrote books on town history, including the various ghost stories, and this was one of them.

    Later on at a firm that had a very old building I and a colleague were working late and he called and said to tiptoe up to his floor very quietly.

    There in the corner was the ghost of a woman cuddling her child.She walked out the door and down the stairs and turned into a solid wall which was part of the old House but which are now offices with seperate entrances.

    We didn't get reports of sightings next door but back then the elderly solicitor next door was permanently inebriated so he probably thought she was a client

    I don't believe, I know.

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    Strike me dead if some time in the next thousand years a rational explaination won't be found.

    Ooooo...... uuuurrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh...
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    Surely the rational explanation is the infinite suggestibility of the human imagination.
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    But how did my tenant who knew nothing of the baby hear one crying? None next door or outside at the time by the way!
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    Cats can produce strange cries, so do crows, and certainly foxes are often described as being able to produce something ranging from a baby crying to a woman screaming...

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    I think so. My husband kept seeing a ghost in our victorian flat at midnight, entering through one end of the solid wall in the lounge and exiting at the other solid end, my son said so as well. After some years we had moved in, we redecorated the flat and we found 2 blocked up doors: the points from where the ghost was supposed to appear an disappear, the second blocked door was oppened at the landing to upstairs floor. When something bad happens I have warning dreams before.
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