Monday, August 20, 2012

Luke, The Ghost Whisperer

My son Luke will be turning three next month and as his verbal skills are improving daily, he's been saying some really WEIRD stuff...stuff that makes me think he might actually be experiencing some paranormal activity in our home.

These "sightings" started happening months ago when Luke told us that there was something in our laundry room.  Our laundry room, which is located right off from the kitchen, has a long history of weird things happening in it.  We've often seen movement coming from there, looking like shadowy human forms.  During a 2006 investigation of my home, we did catch some interesting video that looked like a piece of clothing pick up and fall down, followed by a ball of light which came out of the laundry room, into the kitchen, and was then accompanied by a horrific sound as if some old man was clearing his throat.

Anyway, it started with Luke going in the laundry room and saying there was an animal in there...he called it an "anmal," lol.  I thought he had seen a mouse or something so I was concerned, lol.  These sightings of an animal continued, but they morphed into what he was calling a monster.  It even became a game...he would knock on the side of the dryer and then run away from the "monster" that lived in there.

I thought it was a simple game, until he started saying that there was a man and a little boy in there.  He didn't give us any details, but luckily doesn't seem afraid or bothered by these things.

The next sightings were of a man sitting in our family room, but again, he wasn't interested in giving us any details other than the fact that he was a "mean man."  In another incident, he saw a man in a nearby hallway and we were able to get a few more details out of him.  Luke described THIS man as being tall, thin, and with dark hair.  Things really culminated just recently when in two separate incidents he again saw a man in our living room.

Our living room does have some interesting history attached to it, lol.  Several independent visitors to our house who have claimed to have had psychic abilities believe that there is a "vortex" of sorts on the wall behind our couch, and over the years of living here, we have had quite a few sightings in that room.  Just recently, however, we bought a new set of furniture.  We got the couch, love seat, a chair, a table, and several pillows from my boyfriend's uncle who had gotten them for a mere $200 from a nursing home in Kanawha City.  The reason he was given for this excellent price was that the set was in the nursing home's TV room, and since no one ever went in there, he didnt' need the set any longer.

Of course, I immediately started teasing my mom that someone had probably died on the chair (which was her favorite piece) and that was the reason why no one would go into the TV room at the facility.  Lo and behold, within days of making that statement, we all started seeing the misty apparition of an old man sitting in the chair, getting up.  The way he was positioned, we couldn't make out his face, but that he was a bald man who was laboriously getting up out of the chair.

Then, several days ago, I was sitting in the "haunted chair" while Luke played with his cars on the ottoman.  He stopped what he was doing, looked up and over my right shoulder and pointed.  He said "man."  He kept pointing and saying man.  He then patted his own head and started saying "boo-boo."  I was concerned that he had a boo-boo, but when I asked him about it he was adamant that it was the MAN who had the boo-boo on his head, and that it was red.

Luke has also recently shown possible photo-scrying abilities.  He was looking at an old photo that I had in my Whipple Company Store file, and he was busy pointing out the things he saw in the photo, including cars, some trees....and a ghost, lol.  Right between the building and the railroad tracks, where many of the ghost sightings and verifiable deaths have occurred, Luke pointed with his tiny little finger and said "ghost there!"

I always wondered if I would have to deal with something like this when Luke got older, as he comes from rather ghostly beginnings anyway.  He was conceived at the haunted Lowe Hotel, and was born in the Haunted Thomas Memorial hospital, where I had plenty of interesting things happen all throughout my pregnancy.  A ghost may have also been responsible for his being born premature...but that's another story, lol.

Luke comes from a long line of women in my family who have exhibited a greater than average sense of intuition, and everyone who meets him says despite his aspects of immaturity, it feels like he's an old soul.  He truly is empathic to those he's around, and I've often wondered, even if albeit facetiously, if he could read my mind, as he always knows exactly what I'm thinking, where I'm at, or what I'm about to do.  I guess we'll see where things go from here...but I've got Chip Coffey on speed dial just in case!

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