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#21 Tiny Tim

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:13 PM

I posted this story a few years ago, but here it is again -  a friend of mine was made redundant and got a job as a security officer at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. 

 

 

He worked the afternoon shift and one part of his job was that every so often he had to walk round a prescribed route around the house and grounds and 'clock in' to the time clocks.  He got to know most of the staff that works there and as he walked through the gardens, he would sometime see one of the old gardeners pottering about in the flower beds.  My mate would nod, the gardener would smile back.  One day one of the archivists/librarians asked my mate to give her a hand to  carry some old boxes of photos from an attic room to her office.  She was going through them to put on a kind of  'upstairs - downstairs' display.  As my mate looked through the photos he saw a group shot of gardeners, one of which was the old boy he nodded to.  He pointed to him and said 'He hasn't changed much'.  The librarian told him he must be mistaken as the photo was taken in the 1920's, and all the old gardeners on it would be dead by now.

He hasn't seen the old boy in the garden since.  Now my friend is not someone who believes in ghost, he still doesn't, but he swears blind what he saw, and says there must be an explanation - he just can't think what it is. 

 

 

 

To be honest Herts is well know for a long tradition of inbreeding so if your friend had claimed to see a three headed gardener it wouldn't have surprised many, simply seeing somebody who looked like his grandfather/uncle/Cousin etc is not really that shocking....


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#22 Gary Coyle

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:49 PM

As 12-13 year olds about 10 of us went through the disused Howley Rail tunnel, about 1/4 from the open arched end we saw some figures, there were about 10 of us so we carried on, as we got to about 100 mt away we could see 3 firures silhouetted in the backit entrance, we walked closer, as we got to 5o mts a few lads held back saying something wasn't right, 40 mts away we could clearly see they were veiled figures but still in silhouette due to the back light, a couple more lads backed off, we carried on, we were shittig ourselves, we got to about 30 mts away and our eyes had adjusted to the backlight and we all clearly saw 3 Nuns stood in the entrance of the tunnel with arms out stretched as if beckoning us to come closer, we actually screamed and ran for our lives back through the tunnel which was about 1 mile long and pitch black except for an air shaft halfway through, each and everyone of us came out battered and bruised due to falling, dragging each other back, some of us even knocked others to the floor as a means of self preservation just in case we were being followed back through the tunnel, thats about 40 years ago but i remember it as clear as if it were yesterday, occasionally i bump into a couple of the other kids but we tend not to mention it.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:44 PM

To be honest Herts is well know for a long tradition of inbreeding so if your friend had claimed to see a three headed gardener it wouldn't have surprised many, simply seeing somebody who looked like his grandfather/uncle/Cousin etc is not really that shocking....

As my friend is originally from Leeds I suppose you could be right about the inbreeding.  The thing is my  mate is not your average 'paranormal spotter', late 50's, ex squaddie, very down to earth, so for him to come out and tell a few of his friends what he saw and put himself on offer (and did we take the mickey - course not !!!) took a lot of doing.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:28 PM

I used to see this strange sort of slow moving smoke at the bottom of my bed and would have to turn the light on as it freaked me out.Then one night my mate had to stay the night as his Vespa had broken down (we were in a Scooter club), so I but a mattress down for him in my room and in the morning he said that he woke up in the middle of the night and there was smoke hovering over him.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:32 PM

I used to see this strange sort of slow moving smoke at the bottom of my bed and would have to turn the light on as it freaked me out.Then one night my mate had to stay the night as his Vespa had broken down (we were in a Scooter club), so I but a mattress down for him in my room and in the morning he said that he woke up in the middle of the night and there was smoke hovering over him.

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#27 scrape_goose

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:52 PM

Not so much paranormal as cryptozoological, about 2 years ago I was driving down Tan House Lane in Halifax (its the one that runs round the back of shibden Hall) it was about 9:30 pm and dark, as I passsed the last of the speed bumps and started to accelerate into the 40mph stretch of road, something large and dark ran across the road about 15 metres in front of me. I'm convinced it was a big cat, it was black and about the size of a large labador or medium sized rottie. It was not a dog, its gait was definitely feline.

 

apparently other people in the shibden valley  area claim to have seen a large black feline.

A very camp rottweiler perhaps, called Duncan.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:55 PM

As 12-13 year olds about 10 of us went through the disused Howley Rail tunnel, about 1/4 from the open arched end we saw some figures, there were about 10 of us so we carried on, as we got to about 100 mt away we could see 3 firures silhouetted in the backit entrance, we walked closer, as we got to 5o mts a few lads held back saying something wasn't right, 40 mts away we could clearly see they were veiled figures but still in silhouette due to the back light, a couple more lads backed off, we carried on, we were shittig ourselves, we got to about 30 mts away and our eyes had adjusted to the backlight and we all clearly saw 3 Nuns stood in the entrance of the tunnel with arms out stretched as if beckoning us to come closer, we actually screamed and ran for our lives back through the tunnel which was about 1 mile long and pitch black except for an air shaft halfway through, each and everyone of us came out battered and bruised due to falling, dragging each other back, some of us even knocked others to the floor as a means of self preservation just in case we were being followed back through the tunnel, thats about 40 years ago but i remember it as clear as if it were yesterday, occasionally i bump into a couple of the other kids but we tend not to mention it.

There is quite possibly 3 blokes in their 60's who when they meet recall the tale when "we ship them kids up down Howley Rail tunnel on our way back from that rugby club fancy dress party, how we laughed"



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

As 12-13 year olds about 10 of us went through the disused Howley Rail tunnel, about 1/4 from the open arched end we saw some figures, there were about 10 of us so we carried on, as we got to about 100 mt away we could see 3 firures silhouetted in the backit entrance, we walked closer, as we got to 5o mts a few lads held back saying something wasn't right, 40 mts away we could clearly see they were veiled figures but still in silhouette due to the back light, a couple more lads backed off, we carried on, we were shittig ourselves, we got to about 30 mts away and our eyes had adjusted to the backlight and we all clearly saw 3 Nuns stood in the entrance of the tunnel with arms out stretched as if beckoning us to come closer, we actually screamed and ran for our lives back through the tunnel which was about 1 mile long and pitch black except for an air shaft halfway through, each and everyone of us came out battered and bruised due to falling, dragging each other back, some of us even knocked others to the floor as a means of self preservation just in case we were being followed back through the tunnel, thats about 40 years ago but i remember it as clear as if it were yesterday, occasionally i bump into a couple of the other kids but we tend not to mention it.

Here is my story, from the other side as it were.

 

I'm from Baildon in Bradford, Baildon Moor backs onto Ilkley Moor, and one night it was reported in the T&A that witches or Satanists were practising thier dark arts on the moors. A pentacle had been found burnt into the 17th green of the golf course. Me and three mates decided to go and have a look at this pentacle one dark autumn night. As we reached the 17th green we could hear another group of kids coming up from the residential area towards the 17th green. We hid behind teh green and when they got near we emerged with our hoods up and walked slowly in their direction chnating "ooowwwuuummm oooowuuum", which I believe is a common satanist chant! The other kids turned and ran back to the saftely of the houses, shouting things such as "the witches are going to get us".

 

The next day at school rumours were rife with the witches on the moor and some kids were going to "go and get the witches" We also turned up at the meeting point for the anti dark side vigilantes that night, there must have been 20 kids armed with baseball bats, large twigs and an air rifle. naturally we joined in the posse and went on the with hunt. Suprisngly the coven weren't about that night and no witches were sighted. But I bet you some of those kids now to this day tell the story of when they were chased by witches.



#30 Phil

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

some closed minds on this thread methinks. there is actually a difference between explaining something and explaining it away.


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#31 JohnM

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:42 PM

see http://www.theguardi...sandford-review

 

well.......I'm totally open minded about the paranormal, and as a result, I can unequivocally state it is the domain of charlatans.



#32 808tone

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

Drugs are bad, m'kay.

Yes they are from what I have read that's why I have never took them.



#33 Just Browny

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:14 PM

I really don't like you…your a troll.

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:26 PM

What if what we percieve as being the real world is nothing more than some metaphysical manifestation and what we believe to be the supernatural world i.e ghosts etc is actually the real world transposed onto ours through sone kind of inter dimentional glitch....or maybe not

#35 JohnM

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:35 PM

Don't think so.Descartes: cogito ergo sum



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:15 AM

SBW  managed to see his own backside last weekend,



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:27 AM

Is 'Anything Paranormal' the latest film in the Paranormal Activity series? If so, I've not seen the first ones as horror films give me nightmares.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:27 AM

What if what we percieve as being the real world is nothing more than some metaphysical manifestation and what we believe to be the supernatural world i.e ghosts etc is actually the real world transposed onto ours through sone kind of inter dimentional glitch....or maybe not

 

 

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:48 PM

What if what we percieve as being the real world is nothing more than some metaphysical manifestation and what we believe to be the supernatural world i.e ghosts etc is actually the real world transposed onto ours through sone kind of inter dimentional glitch....or maybe not

Very deep.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

What if what we percieve as being the real world is nothing more than some metaphysical manifestation and what we believe to be the supernatural world i.e ghosts etc is actually the real world transposed onto ours through sone kind of inter dimentional glitch....or maybe not

I assume that there was a good crop of mushrooms this year? ;)

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