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HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Haunting YouTube Playlist
« on: October 31, 2015, 15:10:48 »
In the spirit of things, here's a paranormal playlist of creepy hauntings, photos, unsolved mysteries and more.

 :raven: Have a happy and safe Halloween :BCat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf1qho9Kjtk&list=PLILx2Aoj5eRIBs9owZ8pxGBck44uydYEe&sns=em
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Re: HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Haunting YouTube Playlist
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015, 15:34:32 »
Great link. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Halloween and stay safe.   :pumpkin:
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Re: HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Haunting YouTube Playlist
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 18:10:12 »
It’s that time of year again! :pumpkin:

Here’s a video mostly highlighting Canadian supposedly haunted locations. I’ve heard a lot about the Jailhouse-turned-hostel in Ottawa and used to drive past it regularly, so that was fun to see! The channel hosting this countdown has quite a variety of creepy watches perfectly suited for Halloween. Hope you enjoy! :BCat:

5 Creepiest & Most Haunted Locations in the World | Canada...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LNpENOYqykg
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Re: HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Haunting YouTube Playlist
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 19:32:28 »
Would stories of personal experience be appropriate to share in this thread? I'd been debating making a video of myself telling the story. :)

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Re: HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Haunting YouTube Playlist
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 19:25:03 »
From the Daily Mail: Bone-chilling images of the world's most haunted places

All the images are taken from the book Haunted Places by Robert Grenville.


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Re: HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Haunting YouTube Playlist
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 02:31:53 »
Still in the process of confirming a few details (a bit difficult, given that the principal actor in the story, my grandfather, has been dead for nearly a year), but I can at least share the basic outline of the tale. For obvious reasons, I'm planning on a few embellishments and alterations to make the narrative more interesting in order to make it a proper short story.

Basically, Papa was a pastor who was only ordained to conduct funerals, as well as to serve as what is in essence, a Protestant exorcist. My personal connection to the story is simply that we have his notes from those years, in addition to what he'd told us. I'm a generally skeptical person, but there's a certain reality of human emotion and experience which leaves no doubt that the person describing the events cannot be convinced they did not happen. The ending of the film Contact amply demonstrates this. I am still unconvinced, however, given the possibility that my grandfather was an extremely capable actor spinning an entirely fictitious yarn for the purpose of unsettling his grandsons.

One particular case appears to have haunted him - not because of some supernatural spookiness, but because of a very real human evil. You see, after being brought in to help relieve the suffering of a family and their elderly aunt, they found that the victim was inexplicably speaking in a deep voice with a German accent, claiming to be a certain historical figure. The "deliverance," as he called it (having been raised Seventh Day Adventist) went rather smoothly, whether through some psychosomatic action or genuine D&D-type Clerical work, and the family's immediate issue appeared to be resolved. The day and a soul were saved as it were.

Of course, a few years passed, and Papa gave up this particular practice (for reasons I've always suspected to be his own innate skepticism). Walking to work one day, he passed a young woman in her mid twenties, who reached out and grabbed his shoulder, speaking in a deep, accented voice, "Well, we had some fun all those years ago, didn't we?"

The reason why this particular case haunted him so much was because his degree, before he attended a divinity school in Nova Scotia, was in history, and he had listened to recordings of the individual that this thing, whatever it was, claimed to be. There was no discernible difference to his ears. That's what unsettled him so deeply.

Now, without any sort of proof or evidence, I'm forced to take this story as a "ghost story," but I still cannot be certain, given that my grandfather's reactions in telling this tale are profoundly difficult to fake. All I know is that this particular tale, with a fair amount of work, could be a very interesting horror short story. Whether it actually happened or not is impossible to say - I do not believe it did.

Granted, if I ever hear a deep voice with a German accent coming from a person from whom couldn't possibly naturally achieve it asking after my grandfather.... well, I'll get back to you on that.

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Re: HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Haunting YouTube Playlist
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 16:13:21 »
Ah!  I liked that one.  Constantine style follow up  :BCat:
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Re: HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Haunting YouTube Playlist
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 19:00:42 »
Ah!  I liked that one.  Constantine style follow up  :BCat:

Glad you enjoyed it. I have another, this one I know to be factual.

When my grandfather was at the end of his life, lying in the hospital bed, my father and my aunt made sure that someone was always at his side. In his sleep, he would say and do some peculiar things, so when he woke up one morning, my father asked if he was holding my grandmother's hand. My grandfather simply smiled and nodded. Perfectly ordinary thing to happen at the end of one's life, seeing those one dearly misses whom have gone on ahead - even if you have no sort of belief in an afterlife.

Of course, when a person who is not dying hears the voice of someone who has gone on to whatever's next whispering to the dying family member that it's time to move on, that's when things get a little freaky. My aunt passed away a year, a week, and a day before my grandmother (Oct 13, 2016), and there were four of us - including my late aunt's husband - who distinctly heard something uncannily like her voice telling my grandmother that she was waiting. Mass audio hallucination or a terrible practical joke, I have utterly no idea. It was a nice reminder that whatever troubles may have happened between my aunt and my grandparents, everything was forgiven by the end.

Personally, given that I do have a solid religious belief, I'm more than willing to accept the experience as genuine.... but that doesn't meant that I still don't want a practical, empirical explanation.