We all know Casper - he is such a friendly guy. The world has more than its fair share of ghosts literally everywhere. People have been dying for centuries and not everyone seems to be resting in peace.
I've heard so many stories and have also experienced so many paranormal occurrences to know that not all ghosts want to scare you out of town or kill you in your sleep.
It is very scary though when you get up in the middle of the night because your stereo starts blasting out in your living room and everyone is sound asleep. It is even more scary when you see a see-through figure standing in your bedroom doorway without a face. Would you think that these two true examples indicate an evil or nasty haunting? While it could be - more than likely it would not be.
The chances of coming across a truly evil or malevolent haunting is pretty rare. Most ghosts just want your attention and some find it funny to scare you but only because they are pranksters and not harmful. At least they don't see it as harmful.
If you jumped out at a friend as they turned the corner in a room and said BOO - they might jump and say you scared the heck out of them but what if a ghost was there when you turned the corned just floating there, staring at you. That would be enough to make you run screaming for your life. The ghost would be like - what? Do I have something stuck in my teeth? The ghost doesn't feel like they did anything different than just stand there looking at you because you turned the corner but you may swear that they were out to get you. It really does seem to make a huge difference whether you are alive or dead to provide a judgement if you are deadly or friendly.
I want to share my story about a friendly ghost with you that took place in one of the houses that I used to live in years ago with my 3 children - when they were smaller, and my ex-deceased husband. We also shared our family home with a ghost named Phillip. When we first met Phillip, I only had 2 of my 3 children at that point in time and my youngest was just an infant. My oldest was about 6 - almost 7 years old.
Phillip made his presence known to us starting with me. I met him late at night - probably about 2 or 3 in the morning. I've always been a night owl so I would sit up reading a lot of times at my kitchen table while everyone else was sound asleep in bed. I was very much into my book, the house was quiet as everyone was sound asleep. I heard someone call me mom and I just assumed it was my daughter. I check on her but she was sound asleep and my son was just an infant so I just chalked it up to my imagination. It wasn't long before I heard it again - this time louder. "Mom!" I looked up and went to check on everyone again yet they were all sleeping. I went back to the kitchen and that is when I realized, the voice sounded like a boy, but my son didn't speak understandable words just yet. I sat back down to read and then suddenly, my small, round kitchen table started to shake quite a bit. My first reaction was to look under the table but I knew - I knew I had a visitor of the invisible kind. Of course there was no one under the table and it did stop shaking as soon as I acknowledged that I knew he was there. This boy ghost wanted to make sure that I noticed him and he certainly pulled that one off splendidly.
Since that night, Phillip started to do more and more things to let us know he was with us and to make sure we knew he knew he could see, hear, and interact with us. Over time, it became very apparent that he wanted more than just attention from us.
Phillip continued to call me mom during different times of the day and night. I would say out loud, "Are you looking for your mom?" It was hard to tell how old he was just from his voice but I knew he was not a very small boy. My husband didn't believe me when I told him about the ghost boy and what happened with the kitchen table. He never really believed in ghosts but that soon changed as well.
One morning after I sent my daughter off to school, I put my son down for a nap and was going to get some housecleaning done but I was so tired I decided to take a quick power nap. I heard my cat hissing and growling which really bothered me considering she never acted like that. When I looked down the hallway - I saw her hunch-backed on my kitchen counter top looking into my living room, (which I could not see from where I was) and she looked like she was going to pounce on something but she was frightened or freaked out. I came down the hall to see what was going on but I already knew. Naturally when I got to the kitchen and to my cat - I could see into the living room and there was absolutely no one visible there. I could feel his presence though.
Later on that evening when we all settled down into bed, I heard my closet doors making noise. I had doors that slid along a track but the bottom track was broken so when it moved, it made a noise from it gently bouncing into the other door. I looked up from my bed and saw the door still gently moving so I thought perhaps it was my cat but then I realized she was laying in bed with me. Everyone else was still sound asleep. Who was moving the door then and was he still there - watching us sleep?
To be continued next time...
I'm Cher, a psychic, paranormal investigator, extensive paranormal researcher, spiritual teacher, intuitive counselor, hypnotist of past life regression,writer, exorcist in training and founder of PsychicMyst Paranormal. I have over 35 years of total professional experience.