I have always been fascinated by ghosts and the supernatural but I can't say that I have actually had a real supernatural experience.
When I was younger, about eight or nine years old, maybe younger, I can't remember, I sat in my room, it was quite dark and I had just been told off by my dad. It was quite a rare thing to be told off by my dad. He had a way of just making me feel bad about something I had done without actually acting angry, so it really upset me when he shouted at me. I was used to being shouted at by my step dad a lot, so I was no stranger to that, but my dad was different. So anyway, I sat in my room, all dark and calm and I remember a lady standing behind me and telling me everything will be ok. This stuck with me till this day, about 27 years later. It wasn't until a few years ago that I thought to myself, did this really happen? Did I make it all up in my head because I was so upset at the time? Over the years I have played it over and over in my head and made it real. But I don't know and I don't think I will ever really know.
I have had other things happen to me that I can't really explain but I can't really say for sure if they are real supernatural experiences.
When I was in my teens, I had done the usual things teenagers do, Ouija boards, studied the occult and even joined a group of witches doing all sorts of witchy things. One day I sat at home and I was all alone and I had this strange feeling that I was the only person left in the world. It was such a strong feeling that I will never be able to explain. I sat there, I felt so relaxed and strange. I don't know if this was some kind of supernatural experience, maybe I had been abducted by aliens or something like that. It only lasted for a few moments and then it was gone, it was a little bit like deja vu.
When I was in my 20s, my grandad passed away. It was very sad for all of my family; he had died of cancer before his time. A little while after he had died I sat in my room and had the strange feeling again. But this time I felt very emotional for no reason because at the time I wasn't really thinking about my grandad but then I felt like he was standing behind me, I felt like crying, but not from being sad about my grandad, I was sad but it wasn't like that. They say when people have these supernatural experiences they feel emotions, some people think it is the emotions of the person when they had died, but again, I can't say for sure how true this is. I know I had this feeling, and after it happened I did feel a bit scared and didn't want to sit in my room on my own for a while.
I know I am not the only person who has had these kind of experiences. I have been told stories by lots of people and when they tell me, I find it hard to believe but I don't disbelieve them because I have had my own experiences. I know that some of these experiences can get exaggerated with each telling of the story, not always on purpose. So what does it all really mean, are ghosts real or is it all in our minds? Have you had any experiences yourself that you can't explain? Think about it, how real was that experience and how much of it was made up in your head? Maybe something happened and your brain filled in the gaps.
During the summer of this year, I have a trip booked to go on a ghost tour of a famous haunted place. I have been told that this place is very haunted, so maybe I will see something that will give me some answers, but I will probably come away with more questions than answers.
I think it is one of those subjects that we will never really know the truth about, but then again maybe that is what makes it such a mystery, the fact that we just don't know.