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Hoping Abby won't bite my head off on this thread...

My late father always said he was very sceptical but then came out with some quite scary stories he believed were true.

One concerned his own father - my grandfather, who died in 1962 - who once dabbled with a ouija board with some relations of his. They asked when a female relation [absent] would be married, and the board kept spelling out the word M-O-U-L-D-Y, which didn't make much sense at the time. But later the female relation, who had got engaged, dropped dead before her wedding day.

My grandfather used to bet a lot on horses and greyhounds and apparently lost the money his future in-laws had given him towards his own nuptials! He did win quite a bit at other times, and was quite wealthy when he died.

My Dad used to tell me a story about a dream he had, advising him to bet on a certain horse which was due to run in the 5th race at 5 o'clock on 5th May. It came in 5th.

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:32 AM
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When I started work, it was in an old Methodist church my company had leased. I remember the words 'We Preach Christ Crucified' over an archway to the main stores.
The ghost stories were so much winding up of the new kid I thought. One woman told me she saw a driver who seemed curious about the building, wandering around. Long story short, he claimed to be a medium and said there the ghosts of an old woman and a little girl together.
Then there was Ferkins, a man who used to edge past a large puddle on the forecourt claiming it was alligator infested.
He once threw a brush at me as I was putting stock away. Not seeing anyone around I fled.
He should have known better. I owed the job to a cruel prank played on the previous stores kid.. Tied to the rails of the upstairs pulpit and left alone in the dark ' for a laugh'. He actually went into hysterics and had to be sent home. He left not long afterwards.
That was interesting in as much I had found going upstairs an unsettling feeling for some time before I heard about the previous lad. Never heard or saw anything. Just a very strong feeling that I didn't want to be up there.
As for the ghost stories. A manager remembered working over on his own in the office. He locked the entrance door and said he very clearly heard footsteps outside in the stores. He didn't think too much of it, assuming it was our driver Frank who had come back and had his own key.
After a while, not seeing Frank he grew curious, so went out into the stores. Nobody around. He checked the entrance door, still locked.
After a while Frank actually returned. He was asked if he had come back and gone out again. He said no.
We moved out and it became a tyre depot. A woman had a relative working there who said he could give a discount on tyres for her car.
Whilst settling the bill, she jokingly asked if anyone had seen the ghost yet. Her relative said a lad had come running out of the stores claiming to have seen a woman. He didn't seem to be joking.
Second hand stories, make of it what you will.
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Hoping Abby won't bite my head off on this thread...

My late father always said he was very sceptical but then came out with some quite scary stories he believed were true.

One concerned his own father - my grandfather, who died in 1962 - who once dabbled with a ouija board with some relations of his. They asked when a female relation [absent] would be married, and the board kept spelling out the word M-O-U-L-D-Y, which didn't make much sense at the time. But later the female relation, who had got engaged, dropped dead before her wedding day.

My grandfather used to bet a lot on horses and greyhounds and apparently lost the money his future in-laws had given him towards his own nuptials! He did win quite a bit at other times, and was quite wealthy when he died.

My Dad used to tell me a story about a dream he had, advising him to bet on a certain horse which was due to run in the 5th race at 5 o'clock on 5th May. It came in 5th.

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Hi caz. Thanks for sharing! Another bed/ dream story and another one about betting!!!??

The ouija board experience is interesting because we did had a lot of scary fun with it as kids and that dam thing would move when we all swore we werenít doing it on purpose.
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When I started work, it was in an old Methodist church my company had leased. I remember the words 'We Preach Christ Crucified' over an archway to the main stores.
The ghost stories were so much winding up of the new kid I thought. One woman told me she saw a driver who seemed curious about the building, wandering around. Long story short, he claimed to be a medium and said there the ghosts of an old woman and a little girl together.
Then there was Ferkins, a man who used to edge past a large puddle on the forecourt claiming it was alligator infested.
He once threw a brush at me as I was putting stock away. Not seeing anyone around I fled.
He should have known better. I owed the job to a cruel prank played on the previous stores kid.. Tied to the rails of the upstairs pulpit and left alone in the dark ' for a laugh'. He actually went into hysterics and had to be sent home. He left not long afterwards.
That was interesting in as much I had found going upstairs an unsettling feeling for some time before I heard about the previous lad. Never heard or saw anything. Just a very strong feeling that I didn't want to be up there.
As for the ghost stories. A manager remembered working over on his own in the office. He locked the entrance door and said he very clearly heard footsteps outside in the stores. He didn't think too much of it, assuming it was our driver Frank who had come back and had his own key.
After a while, not seeing Frank he grew curious, so went out into the stores. Nobody around. He checked the entrance door, still locked.
After a while Frank actually returned. He was asked if he had come back and gone out again. He said no.
We moved out and it became a tyre depot. A woman had a relative working there who said he could give a discount on tyres for her car.
Whilst settling the bill, she jokingly asked if anyone had seen the ghost yet. Her relative said a lad had come running out of the stores claiming to have seen a woman. He didn't seem to be joking.
Second hand stories, make of it what you will.
All the best.
Hi Martin. Creepy.
Like I said about the amity house. Call it what you will-haunted, bad vibes, bad luck? But some places seem to have it.
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When I started work, it was in an old Methodist church my company had leased. I remember the words 'We Preach Christ Crucified' over an archway to the main stores.
The ghost stories were so much winding up of the new kid I thought. One woman told me she saw a driver who seemed curious about the building, wandering around. Long story short, he claimed to be a medium and said there the ghosts of an old woman and a little girl together.
Then there was Ferkins, a man who used to edge past a large puddle on the forecourt claiming it was alligator infested.
He once threw a brush at me as I was putting stock away. Not seeing anyone around I fled.
He should have known better. I owed the job to a cruel prank played on the previous stores kid.. Tied to the rails of the upstairs pulpit and left alone in the dark ' for a laugh'. He actually went into hysterics and had to be sent home. He left not long afterwards.
That was interesting in as much I had found going upstairs an unsettling feeling for some time before I heard about the previous lad. Never heard or saw anything. Just a very strong feeling that I didn't want to be up there.
As for the ghost stories. A manager remembered working over on his own in the office. He locked the entrance door and said he very clearly heard footsteps outside in the stores. He didn't think too much of it, assuming it was our driver Frank who had come back and had his own key.
After a while, not seeing Frank he grew curious, so went out into the stores. Nobody around. He checked the entrance door, still locked.
After a while Frank actually returned. He was asked if he had come back and gone out again. He said no.
We moved out and it became a tyre depot. A woman had a relative working there who said he could give a discount on tyres for her car.
Whilst settling the bill, she jokingly asked if anyone had seen the ghost yet. Her relative said a lad had come running out of the stores claiming to have seen a woman. He didn't seem to be joking.
Second hand stories, make of it what you will.
All the best.
Hi Martin
I just noticed something odd about the building. The church saying we preach Christ crucified is a strange and really negative motto. Also strangely authoritarian. You would think it would be something more along the lines of we preach Christ reborn. It makes me wonder about the history of that church and what happened there before it ended.

Have you ever tried to look into itís history?
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Jeff, I used to hear the ding dong rhyme on a radio programme called Listen With Mother back in the 60s. The rhyme was set to music and it ended something like

"Who ne'er did any harm
But killed all the mice in the farmer's barn"
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Speaking of workplace ghosts, my best friend went to work as a teen at the small town library where her mother was a librarian. She recounted a story of once seeing a woman going into a small staff area, so she went in to see if the lady needed help. No one was there, and there was no second way out of the room. She said she saw this same woman a few other tImes around the library.

Later, she saw a photograph of the mysterious woman, and pointed her out. My friend said her mother gave her a strange look and identified the woman in the photo as the previous Head Librarian, who apparently had died in her office at the library!

My friend also said that after they moved into a newer library building, the deceased librarian was not seen again, so I guess the ghost either moved on, or stayed to haunt her former workplace.
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For those who believe in such experiences (and I have an open mind), they need to clarify what they mean by 'ghost' - e.g. there's a difference between 'tuning in' to some deceased person's 'vibrations' and actually seeing a spirit who is still alive in another dimension, or however they want to phrase it.
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Hi Abby.

I did a little bit of research. A member of a local ghost society informed me that the remains of a male child were discovered by road workmen just outside the building.
I also believe it may have been the location where stalls set up for the congregation collapsed, some people were injured but no deaths.
It was mostly left untouched with original features, I remember a driver offering the boss a substantial sum of money for the oak doors that led to the back of the building, but the boss said it was a condition of the lease that it was left as it was.
The back of the building was always cold, whatever the weather. A set of stairs led up to the pulpit area and were inset so that you could only see the first few steps.
The pulpit area had benches, I always assumed for a choir or something. Which is where we put the slow moving stock, so I didn't have to go up too often.
It should have been the ideal place to have five minutes with a cuppa, but it's impossible to describe the feeling unless you had experienced it yourself. Even in the brightest sunlight I didn't like it.
Come winter under not that great lighting, no chance. I got a rollicking for not filling a late order that required going up there.
It should be said that the previously mentioned Ferkins and Frank the driver were complete idiots, and whilst the creepy feeling was undeniable, my memories are of mostly being doubled up with laughter all the time.
All the best.
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Hi Martin
I just noticed something odd about the building. The church saying we preach Christ crucified is a strange and really negative motto. Also strangely authoritarian. You would think it would be something more along the lines of we preach Christ reborn. It makes me wonder about the history of that church and what happened there before it ended.

Have you ever tried to look into itís history?
Hi, Abby,

Actually, "Christ crucified" is a fairly common expression among some Protestant and Fundamentalist Christian groups. I have heard it before, and I think they are putting the emphasis on the death and sacrifice of Jesus. Catholics, and other mainstream churches, are more likely to emphasize the resurrection, perhaps.

Found this on the web:
http://www.ccf-nyc.com/
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