Saturday, April 26, 2008

First the country store

Well, I had my first experience in my new home with something, I'm not sure what exactly, this is what happened. First, it wasn't actually in my house, it was at the small country store where I work. This place is a small, quaint country store in the mountain community where I live, it has a small selection of foods, toiletries, cleaning supplies, beer, wine and cigarettes. There aren't very many people living out here, there are fewer than 200 full time residents, during the day when I am there, long stretches can go by with no one coming into the store. I have cleaned until there isn't one speck of dust anywhere, ok I exaggerate, there is always dust, but I tackle one thing at a time each time I work, which is only every other weekend, unless the owner needs me to work more.

esterday, I was sitting in the store, in front of the computer playing solitaire, yes, I was bored, it had been an hour or so since the last customer had come in. It's pretty quiet in there too, the main thing I hear is the compressors coming on in the freezers and refrigerators, and the occasional bird call from outside. As I was sitting on the chair in front of the computer, I felt something touch the back of my hair and scalp. Not a tugging, it felt like someone was just fiddling with a piece of my hair and touching my scalp. I ran my hand down the back of my head, I was expecting to find a moth or some other bug, I felt nothing, I rubbed that spot and went back to playing sol. It happened again, in the same spot, again I felt for an insect, there are lots of moths and other flying insects out here, I fully expected to feel one, but again, I felt nothing but hair. I rubbed the spot even harder, fluffing out my hair thinking if this was just a nerve gone crazy, I would give it something to go crazy about. I went back to playing sol, again this happened, this time I asked aloud in a neutral voice, "Why are you touching my hair?", I turned around in the chair and looked all around, I saw and felt nothing. After that, it didn't happen again, I suppose that by acknowledging it was there by speaking aloud to it, that was all it needed (?).

I have a suspicion, though I can't say for sure, the owner of the store lost her husband around Christmas time, he had been very sick for a long time. I never actually met him, but I did see him in the store once. I know that the store was a focal point for both of them.

Was it him? I don't know, does it scare me? No, I felt nothing negative about the whole thing. It hasn't happened again, today I spent more time sitting in front of that same computer and nothing happened.

When I first started working at this store, about a month ago, I did think about him while I was cleaning and dusting (and getting familiar with what they stock there), I hoped that if he was watching, he would be happy that I am there helping his wife to take care of the place.

What do you think?


Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Welcome dear readers, this is the place where I will document my past, present and future paranormal experiences. I have experienced a lot of unexplained things pretty much all of my life, at least as far back as I can remember. Mostly seeing people, animals, shapes, shadows, sometimes normal objects move, odors and sounds occur in places where they shouldn't be. Most of the time, these occurances are benign, neutral, meaning no harm, sometimes I have felt threatened, at least once I was assaulted..

I am not the only one in my family to experience the paranormal, my mother and father both have experienced their fair share, and other people in my family have also had experiences.

I consider myself pretty normal, I am a Christian, nondenominational, was raised in church, I believe that contributed quite a bit to my experiences, I grew up going to a Pentecostal church, very spiritual, healings and such, don't tend to go to church now, I don't think I have to go to a certain building to talk to God. I don't belong to any strange organizations, actually no organizations at all, I had been involved with psychic organizations in the past, but things didn't work out, I'll talk about that in another post. Wink I am not afraid of what I experience, it feels quite normal to me, I know of other people who experience these sorts of things who wish they didn't, they say that they would turn it off if they could, I would not, it is part of my life and I would feel very lost without it. I don't go "looking" for it, it just happens, most every day, I'm sure it probably happens every day, but I just don't make note of it.

I will start writing my experiences to the best of my memory, I will say that I have a hard time remembering dates and time, I will try my best to list the dates and times as accurately as possible.

I don't ask you to believe or not, that is completely up to you, it's not my place to try to prove anything to anyone, all I ask is that you keep an open but skeptical mind, ask questions, I will answer if I can. If you have any stories that you would like to post here, please feel free to send me an email, I will be developing a template for my readers to use.

Again, I thank you for coming here and taking your valuable time to read about my experiences.

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