Friday, October 31, 2008

I See Dead People


I have been ghosted by Lisa at Laughing Orca Ranch so I have to tell a ghost story. I could tell of the time I heard someone open the back door and walk around the kitchen but when I went to look....no one was there! I'm not.
Because I see dead people. Lest you think I'm crazy, hear me out. I don't get it either.

It all started when Hubby and I moved into a small house in the quaint town of Steilacoom. I would go to sleep and I would wake up in the middle of the night with someone standing by my bed. I'd wake up and see them and scream like crazy. Poor Hubby would wake, ready to fight off whomever, only to see no one. But he could tell I felt like I really did see someone. And frankly......I do really see someone. I have seen women, men, old and young and even dogs once. They aren't trying to hurt me, just looking at me. I thought the house in Steilacoom was haunted but I see dead people at all the houses we have lived in, and even at the Westin in L.A.

This went on for 25 years. Me waking, seeing someone looking at me, me screaming, Hubby waking ready to fight, me going back to sleep, Hubby with the adrenaline flowing unable to get back to sleep. For 25 years.
One day I was talking to my very religious sister when I told her about my dead people sightings. I told her I really do see someone. She wasn't a bit surprised. She told me the devil was trying to scare me and I was to do the "devil get thee behind me" thing. Now that really scared me!

So that night, when I went to bed, I said my prayers and said the "devil get thee behind me" thing.

I have never seen them again.

7 comments:

FoxMeadowsFarmgirl said...

How VERY fitting for Halloween!! GREAT blog! My roommate recently suggested that our apt may be haunted- we get weird mystery smells sometimes (I think its ancient venting issues in the building)and she swears that mysterious weird smells are a common complaint among those having issues with hauntings. So, I just say "Hi, Ghost!" whenever the mystery smell is around. That seems to work out ok. =)

FoxMeadowsFarmgirl said...

BTW- ever seen anyone (animal or otherwise) you recognized?

ga.farmwoman said...

What a good story!
You must have put a punch in that line "devil get thee behind me" thing.
Don't you sorta miss them though??

goatgirl said...

foxmeadowfarmgirl, I have never recognized any of them.
And that mystery smell would freak me out!
ga.farmwoman, NO I DON'T MISS THEM. Did I say that loud enough?

Clare said...

very interesting,Wendy! Supports the power of intention and stating what you'll allow in your life.

Happy All Hallow's Eve, just the same!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Freaky!
I'm glad your ability to see dead people has went away. I'd be terrified to go to sleep lest I wake up and see someone dead staring at me, too! gah!

What I'm most impressed about though is how your hubby is right there ready to protect you, even from a 'dead' sleep.

My husband would have just mumbled something like, 'not again'....and fell back to sleep.

He sleeps like the dead. lol!

~Lisa

Marigold said...

Honestly it makes me a little sad that you don't see these people anymore. They probably were just trying to tell you where the Peanuts were.