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Ghostly / Spiritual Impressions

Have you ever seen a ghost or a spirit? Can you share an experience with us now?


Cindy Beitinger

11th March 2013


I would LOVE to! Unfortunately, I never did. I sense spirits sometimes, I can sense their emotions towards their loved ones but very rarely. I cant SEE anything. I am very distracted and because I can absorb someones negative energy as a sponge, I cry for days if I meet someone who has lost a loved one and I absorbed their pain. Its a horrible experience. ITs like I lost my loved one which i didnt.


Asma Ahsan

12th March 2013


When I was a young child, about age 4, I used to fear going to my bed at night. Every night after my mother would tuck me in, she would turn on a nightlight beside my bed. When she would leave, my closet door would open and I would see an older woman watching me. She looked the same as my mother except that she had white hair and green eyes. My mother had dark hair and blue eyes. The lady wasn't menacing; her eyes were kind. She never said a word and she never left the closet but she scared me just the same. I would scream and my mother would have to come and soothe me.

One night, my mother had decided that she had had enough. She sent me out of my room. I could hear her in the room screaming at the ghost in the closet, telling her, "Leave my daughter alone; you're scaring her!" My mother threw things around the room and slammed the closet doors and then she told me that she had scared the lady away. I never saw the lady again after that episode.

Now, fast forward years later. I was in my mid-twenties. I was at work in an office building in the basement level of a large IBM building. I was supervisor of about 16 staff members. We handled all of the corporate travel arrangements for IBM in Toronto, Canada.

I was sitting at my desk resolving a hotel bill discrepancy for a client when all of a sudden, out my peripheral view, I could see a young man looking in my direction. From my point of view I could make out that he was about thirty years of age. He had blonde curly hair, blue eyes and a very pleasant face. He was smiling at me.

I couldn't reconcile in my mind why not one of my staff had stopped to ask this man if they could be of assistance to him. As I turned my head to speak to him and offer my assistance, he disappeared before my eyes. I was dumbfounded.

I asked every staff member if they had seen this man. Not one person had seen him but me! Wow! That was weird. So the staff is curious now. They ask me to describe him. One person has a theory. There was a very successful IBMer who had recently been married and recently promoted with the company. For no apparent reason, he jumped off the 401 Hwy overpass and was killed by passing cars. They believed I had seen this man's ghost.

Now lets flash forward to 2005. On January 9th, 2005 my son, Connor passed away. I won't go into all of the details but suffice to say, I had a revelation one day upon reflection. I believe the ghost I had seen at IBM that day was in fact, My son!

The man at IBM had blonde curly hair, and blue eyes and smiled a very sweet smile in my direction. He had been wearing jeans, a blue striped t-shirt, and white running shoes with blue stripes. So what, right?

We had taken Connor and Mercedes one day to the mall and on the spur of the moment, I decided to have pictures taken because Spiderman was a featured backdrop. Connor's favorite super hero. That day he was wearing blue jeans, A blue striped t-shirt and white running shoes with blue stripes.


Cindy Beitinger

11th March 2013


I have that image captured on a golden heart medallion which hangs from a chain. I never take it off. One day as I sat holding the heart, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I have only a sense of knowing that that was my son standing there that day.

Think what you will.


Cindy Beitinger

11th March 2013


I don't know if I have ever seen a spirit or a ghost. With my illness, I sometimes see and interact with people who aren't there. It's hard to know if they could be spirits or hallucinations.

One incident that happened to me that I have always wondered about is this. I was working at my job as a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service. I was delivering mail in inclement winter weather when I got stuck in the snow. I got out of my vehicle to shovel when a man in a truck stopped to help. This was very fortunate for me.

We shoveled together for only a short time when he voiced the opinion that he could push me out now. A gust of wind blew his cap off, and he quickly grabbed it out of the air. I thought that it was amazing that he was so dexterous and quick---especially for his size. I kept trying to convince him that we had to remove more of the snow before he could try pushing. He was very adamant that he could do it. I decided to let him try, even though I doubted if it was a good idea. I got into my CRV and prepared to try and get out of the snow. The man pushed me out with ease. I was very surprised, and thought that he must be incredibly strong. I thanked him and got into my vehicle and he into his truck. I continued on down the road with him behind me, or so I thought. I looked into the rear view mirror and there was no truck. I could not figure out where it had gone in the blizzard.


Jim Miller

11th March 2013


It only happens so often and I am not sure if it is just my paranoia of the unknown that manifests itself in these occurrences, but every so often I feel the presence of something not of this reality. Sometimes, I will notice a sudden drop and irrational change in temperature. Other times, it is as subtle as wind brushing against my face from an unknown force.

The problem here is that my encounters of the otherworldly are not pleasant. They do not give me solace and they are a constant reminder of how fragile I believe the confines of the universe is.

Sometimes I wonder wether or not there are things out there that defy the known spectrum of implications simply to prove to cerebral beings the vast possibilities that are existence. The other side of the equation eventually has to balance itself out, right? The norm must be combated by the irregular, for if there is to be reality - then surely there is fantasy? Or are they one and the same?

The thing is, I don't think we are alone. Postulates about the absurdity of certainty help to advance my point. Can we ever really be certain? Can we ever truly know? Are it these thoughts that enable the improbability-drive of nature its power? Do we see things not as they are, but as WE are?

Scribers, I ensure you that there is something to that which cannot be expressed. A fear and terror beyond the limits of human emotion exists. For if there is a fear, there has to be a greatest fear. By extension, this greatest fear knows us and it wants us to feel its presence.

Many people ask me why I right what I write.

It is to prepare us. For chance favors the prepared mind, no? Open your eyes and embrace the resting potential of horror. It is what keeps us alive. It is what keeps us sane, but also insane.

Ponder this as a humble conclusion.

Without sadness, we could not truly experience happiness -

and so I say to you -

without fear, we could not truly experience hope.


Taylor Lanson

11th March 2013


People, I too believe that this world is much different than most people understand it to be. But then I have been told that I have lived a life based upon an abnormal viewpoint. Reality will someday be experienced by all. For better or for worse.

Sorry to appear so dramatic, but I do think that this is true. I don't know how to express it in a light vein.


Jim Miller

11th March 2013


Cindy, your experience was incredible! I think your connection with your sons memory keeps you in touch with his spirit.

Jim, there is recorded evidence of this kind of encounter of an alien being who is super strong but I don't know what to call them. Again, a very strange and incredible encounter.

Unfortunately, except meet a couple of dead relatives in my dream, I have never encountered a spirit in real life. Or even heard one.


Asma Ahsan

12th March 2013


I've never really seen a ghost or a spirit. Sometimes I see a person dressed in white and I think it's my mom. She's protecting me but then I don't know if it'd be her because she knows super natural things like that scare me.
In the house I live in, there was a couple who passed away here. I've heard so many stories from people who visit about how they see people and random things move in the house but yet I never have seen anything. I believe my mom has somehow told these spirits (very kindly) to leave me alone because I will be terrified if I saw something weird. She knows me well and is always making situations comfortable for me. I stay home alone all the time and not once have I been scared.


Daniela Bustamante

15th March 2013


Wow! what a topic! Cindy, your must have a very high perception and you could also be partly psychic too. I believe you actually did see them. I read somewhere, that we only think with 5% of our brain, and that we actually have more than 100 senses, not the proven 5.

Asma, you are definitely intuitive. I can just imagine you sensing ones emotions. I like to think I can tell alot by looking into their eyes.

I like to think I'm intuitive too, but only in certain areas, that I feel strongly attached. My spirits and ghosts all come to me in my dreams. I have had precognition in my dreams, meaning I have predicted certain events. e.g. My mother's death one week before it happened. The 911 tragedy, the night before it happened. The drowning of 23 mariners in their submarine. Worldly disasters, tsunamis, draughts, etc.

I have also resolved misgivings with the dead, which I had never been able to do in their life while still alive.

Taylor, evil is all around us, this world is a confusion. However, I still believe, that if one thinks along the lines of love and goodness, then that will go out into the universe and rebound back to you, the same as evil. So careful what you wish for. Many times I think of something, and it actually happens. Eerie at times too.

Daniela, the imagination can conjure up many illusions, especially when one desires to see something beyond our reach. It is like we conjure up people we NEED to see.

Jim...with your condition, I know that hallucinations can produce many an interesting topic for a story! I still believe, that with faith in a higher power, and of course the medical field, we can become amazing human beings. God helps those that help themselves!

Okay, I've had my bit to say.


Davide Castel

6th April 2013


Lucy, you are right. A lot of times I start to think about how awesome it would to just run into my "mom" at the store. When I was in high school, there was a week where my teacher was out sick. She requested for us to have the same substitute teacher for that week... Her name was Mrs. Villa.
Mrs. Villa looked just like my mother... They could have been sisters! I remember walking in the first day and stopping at the door and just starring at her; I was in shock. Everyday that I would leave the class, I would cry. When I "did my work", I would just sit there at stare at her. I wanted to give her a hug and just talk to her... I wanted to pretend she was my mom. I never did it though. Funny thing is that I found out she's one of my friends mom.

Also, if you looked into my eyes Lucy... You'd see so much. I call my moms bestfriend "mom" and she has basically taken a mother role towards me. One time while we were having dinner, she said to me "sometimes I worry about you, I ask how you're doing and you tell me you're doing fine but I know you're not. I can see every emotion in your eyes; they tell me everything." I hate having her look into my eyes now! But she's not the only who has said that. It's creepy!


Daniela Bustamante

5th April 2013


As it is said Daniela. 'The Eyes are the windows to the Soul' and if you look deep enough, you can see much about the person. Well I usually can.


Davide Castel

7th April 2013


You may not believe this but it happens sometimes. you miss someone so much that you see their projection in another person. i feel its not the person who is there who is important, but their connection to the one you lost or miss.

For example, once when i was engaged, i missed my fiance too much. his cousin came in and for a minute he looked just like my fiance! Then i realised that I was just seeing my fiance in him as they are cousins and resemble each other slightly.

Its us seeing our loved ones in others because we want them to have a physical form we can relate to.


Asma Ahsan

8th April 2013


I want to add a question here - with Cindys permission. :)

If you could meet one spirit in your dream, by choice, who would it be?

I want to meet my aunt in my dream. Her real soul. I want to ask how she has been and I want to hug her.


Asma Ahsan

8th April 2013


The mind is deceiving.

To answer Asma's question... Definitely my mother. Period.


Daniela Bustamante

7th April 2013


Daniela - I think if you saw her she will scold you. Just a hunch. have you been good lately?


Asma Ahsan

8th April 2013


I have! Geez Asma. I'm not that cynical. I always tell myself that if she were around, I'd be a complete different person. I'm nice to people.


Daniela Bustamante

7th April 2013


you are nice - :) Dont worry about it. :)


Asma Ahsan

8th April 2013


Glad that's settled.
I always try to be like her but she was really sweet and forgiving and welcoming. I come off as very serious.


Daniela Bustamante

7th April 2013


Dont be like her - be the one she can be proud of. Be yourself. :)


Asma Ahsan

8th April 2013


It would be my son but truthfully, it's already happened several times. I always try to go back to sleep when I dream of him to try and recapture those precious moments in the dream but once it comes, it does not return. A couple of times a year, Connor appears in one of my dreams.


Cindy Beitinger

7th April 2013


If there is one person that I would like to see, it would be my son, that was not born.
I've seen everyone else.
But I always try to imagine what he would have looked like, probably like my eldest daughter, however, her son looks like her, so I see my 'not born' son in my grandson.
I still remember the day he should have been born, on 15 September, so he would have been 34 now!
I might have to conjure him up in my dreams.
I've only ever seen him in my father's arms when he was a baby, that's all.
I will let you all know how it progresses! If it does.

Asma, I think you are right.
we can project our loved ones in the faces of other people.

Cindy, when you think strongly enough about a person, they do seem to visit you in your dreams, perhaps to comfort you?

When my mother appears to me, she usually has a message to relay, then I find something during the day that shows me she is with me. At times it is freaky.

Like the time the white rose bush flourished with the best bunch of roses ever, from the way my mother had pruned it before she died. She'd told me that I won't regret her having pruned it so much!
Another time, I had a red rose bush that had never born a rose, then after dreaming of my mother, soon after her death, I went out to the backyard, and there was a perfect sweet smelling red rose bud!
As my mother was a green thumb gardener and her love of roses was well known, I just knew that it was a sign from her.


Davide Castel

8th April 2013


The last dream I had of my mother... She was angry. Many times I have dreams where she just holds me and I cry. I miss her hugs so much so those are my moments to embrace it.


Daniela Bustamante

8th April 2013


Cindy - my heart goes out to your loss.

Daniela - why was your mother angry - maybe she thinks you are too negative these days - I have noticed your remarks as being rather depressed.

Lucy - You and I should talk about this concept. I am able to project anyone I am missing in anyone near me. how can I do that? I just have to think of them and wonder what they are doing and suddenly, on a TV channel or in the mall I see a projection of them and I can pretty much figure out where they are at the moment. Like the other say, my sister and I were in the mall when she was visiting and we were talking about what a great guy her brother in law is. HE is younger than me and I like him very much. He has a mentor who is a very cool person and I know him too. I was thinking about him and suddenly I saw a guy who looked a lot like him, talking to a guy who was a lot like his mentor! I asked my sister where he was that day in reality and she said he was visiting his mentor in another country that very day - it was so strange!

I often see stuff like that but I dont understand it. I am just able to do it - thats all. Do you think I am over imaginative or crazy? I dont give it much thought. I forget it as soon as I see it - disregarding it as a coincidence. Stuff like this scares me. I was born with this ability.


Asma Ahsan

8th April 2013


I see myself slowly slipping back into depression but I'm trying my hardest not to let that happen. I looking into going back to counseling soon.
In the dream, she just kept repeating "What have you done for me?!" It was very weird.


Daniela Bustamante

8th April 2013


Hmm - Try to remember what she liked you to do. Dont fall in depression. You are alive. LIVE your life happily. She wants you to live your life like she always tried to show you. Shape up your life for her now - then she will be happy for you.


Asma Ahsan

9th April 2013


Daniela...One needs that positive attitude to help them through life. Remember only the good memories, once they are gone and they will help you in times of depression.

Asma, it is called mental telepathy, thought progression etc. I understand you, for when I think of a person strongly enough, I get to see them, or hear from them, so I know what you mean.
Many times I wake up with a tune in my head and when I turn on the radio, that tune is being played!
I think when you send messages out into the universe, it has a way of answering you.
That's why it is always good to send out good messages, rather than negative ones.
But we won't go there, for I have proved to myself that it does happen and at times, it is scary!


Davide Castel

9th April 2013


I'm trying to be positive ladies :)


Daniela Bustamante

9th April 2013


Daniela. I have not lost my mother but I have lost a son. Grief has a way of sneaking up on us at the most inconvenient times. Sometimes it is best to allow yourself to feel the grief and to record your feelings. It can be your greatest moments of discovering who you really are and what is most important to you. Don't suppress those feelings because it needs to come out but if you can re-direct it in a positive way, you can do yourself a world of good. We are all here for you if you should ever need to vent.


Cindy Beitinger

9th April 2013


Cindy, that is what's happening with me. I just feel the sadness coming over me slowly. I come home and I just throw my stuff, lay down and cry. But I guess it's better that I do it than holding it in. Thank you for your support.


Daniela Bustamante

9th April 2013


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