If you are just tuning in to this blog - this entry is a continuation of the posts - 'Not All Ghosts Are Out to Get You' and 'Phillip the Active Ghost' in that order. Please read them first so you can get the entire story of our family ghost.
Phillip was really amazing. Being psychic and a paranormal investigator/researcher - I've never come across a ghost like him. There wasn't a day or night that went by that Phillip didn't let us know he was with us. Phillip went way past the normal ghostly haunting actions of dimming lights, hearing footsteps, or seeing shadows. He interacted with us - all of us. He showed his feelings in several ways. He was protective and he definitely had a great sense of humor.
At this point, I knew Phillip was a male and that he was a young person - I didn't really know much more about him. I did know that he meant no harm and he just wanted to be loved and to have a family. Phillip played with the kids every day. They would tell me when Phillip was with them and I could see if for myself most of the time. When they were on the swings, one of the empty swings would swing by itself. Toys would move, game pieces would advance with no physical touch, balls would bounce, and you could hear extra footsteps when one of the kids would run.
While we are on the subject ghost play - there is a story I want to share with you that definitely showed Phillips sense of humor at my expense. My son had this toy - it was a 'Lost in Space' robot toy that had recorded messages that would play when you would push a button. One night - and I am a night owl so it was pretty late, I was going about my business and I checked on the kids. Everyone was sound asleep but when I went to my son's room, I peeped my head in the doorway and I was startled when that toy robot went off. "Warning Will Robinson! Warning Will Robinson! Intruder approaching, intruder approaching!" That was what it said! I jumped for a second but then figured that perhaps the batteries were getting low and from previous experience, I know that when batteries get ready to die, it could set off a toy. I laughed it off and went about my business. Later on, I did another round of checks - yes I'm a crazy mom who loves to check on the kids all the time but that stemmed from an issue my son had when he was first born. So everything was fine but when I peeked into my son's room again - the same thing happened. That robot went off saying the same thing. The robot has about 5 or 6 different sayings but it choose the same one. I remember thinking that I am going to have to change the batteries the next day.
Ok, so three times is the charm right? This was certainly the case here. Right before I went to bed, I did my last round of checks. Yes, you probably guessed it - when I went back to my son's room, the robot went off again saying the same line. I had to admit, after the second time it went off, I was very suspicious that Phillip was behind the mischievous act. The robot never went off any other time - only when I walked into the room. I decided to take the batteries out of the toy so it wouldn't keep going off. When I opened the toy, there were no batteries in it! I laughed and spoke out loud, "OK, I get it - good joke!" After I acknowledged that I knew it was him that was behind the joke, the robot never did that again. That was only one of many funny jokes that Phillip delivered to us.
One day, when the husband and kids were off to work and school, I was outside talking to my next door neighbor. I was facing her house and she was facing mine. After a few minutes of chatting, she kept looking at my house and then back at me, several times. I couldn't help but notice and I guess she saw that I was starting to become concerned with her behavior. Before I could ask her if there was anything wrong, she asked me if one of the kids stayed home from school in which I replied that they were all in school. She asked if I had a guest but I said no. Of course, at this time, I knew what she was looking at and it was hard not to chuckle.
She told me that she saw a person watching at us talking through my family room window but of course the second those words left her mouth, he was gone. At that point I couldn't help but give a little laugh and just said, "Oh, yea, that would be my ghost." The look on her face was priceless and I'm not really sure she knew what to make of it but it was certain that she saw him."
It wasn't long before word of our ghost spread around the neighborhood and with my kids friends. Most of them loved Phillip and some were a bit scared but they knew he was nice. They just didn't like it when he was a little too active.
People were afraid to come in. There were too many eye witnesses that spread the word. We kindly explained to Phillip that people just didn't understand him because to them, he is invisible and when he does things, it frightens them. We told him lovingly that he was a part of our family and that we loved it when he interacted with us but if he could just not let others know he was around, that would be appreciated. Phillip was super awesome because he complied without any rebellion. Still, he couldn't help himself - he still had that prankster part of him that he just needed to express.
I was sitting at my kitchen table with a friend one afternoon - just enjoying some tea and good conversation. My youngest daughter was on the floor playing with her toys. In my kitchen, the table sat against a half wall and you could see out into my living room so it was easy to see the living room wall. Out of nowhere, a gigantic black silhouette of an octopus went across my living room wall and left out the window of the living room door. I saw it and it really surprised me but I had to keep my composure. I sincerely do not know how my friend didn't see a thing but she was busy talking away and I was facing the direction where I had a full view of the wall. Still, one glance and my friend would have seen it all. My daughter must have seen it too because she crawled over to me as fast as her little self could go.
It was my anniversary so my husband and I made plans to spend the night out for a romantic evening. We got a babysitter although my oldest daughter was just about the right age to sit the kids, but we were going to be quite a distance away so we wanted an older sitter. The girl that was babysitting for us asked if she could bring her younger sister who was about 14. The girls were very sweet and I knew the girl and her family - she was a very responsible 18 year old girl, and her little sister was so sweet. They did ask about our ghost and we told them not to ask him to show himself. As long as they left him along, they would never know that we had a ghost. Phillip was great that way!
I guess curiosity got the better of them. At around 1 in the morning, I get a frantic phone call from our babysitter. She was very distraught and told us that we had to get home right away and that if we didn't get home soon, they were going to leave the kids there by themselves. I assured her that we would get home as fast as possible but we had over an hour drive home.
When we got home they were not as upset and the kids managed to calm them down. Our babysitter told us that she wanted proof that there was really a ghost in our home so she asked him to let them know he was there and he certainly took that invitation to jump on some action. He immediately started turning lights on and off. Things were moving and the thing that got them the most disturbed was when they saw the little sister's hair moving by itself. Phillip liked the girl and was playing with her hair. My kids asked him to calm down and he did but he was still lingering there. We paid her and her sister and they told us that they really liked us but to please never ask us to babysit again.
Stay tuned for the conclusion of this story about our awesome ghost Phillip.
I'm Cher, a psychic medium, paranormal investigator, extensive paranormal researcher, spiritual teacher, intuitive counselor, hypnotist of past life regression,writer, exorcist in training and founder of PsychicMyst Paranormal Network. I have over 37 years of total professional experience.