Thursday, October 15, 2009

Paranormal?

They are currently doing a little survey on KSL to see if people believe in paranormal activity. I love how this stuff rolls around every October! My definite response is yes. I point first to the famous quote by Brigham Young in response to the question about where the Spirit World is. . .

Brigham Young answered this question simply when he said: "Where is the spirit world? It is right here."Prophets have told us that the spirit world is not far from us and if we could rend the veil of forgetfulness (see Mortality) we would see the spirits of righteous people who have gone on before us. They know our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Speaking of these spirits, President Joseph F. Smith said, "They are as deeply interested in our welfare today, if not with greater capacity, with far more interest behind the veil, than they were in the flesh."

When Ed and I bought our first house on 14 Spring Street in Calais, the first thing that stuck us was the happy, comforting "spirit' that struck us when we first walked into the home. Everyone who visited us felt the same way. . .

Then one day in March of 1992 or 1993 we decided that we needed to re-decorate the guest room. We moved all the furniture into the middle of the room and started removing the wall paper. We got it all down that first day and the room looked sad and empty. Late that afternoon our dogs went beserk and were standing at the door of that room looking in and barking. We thought there must be an animal in there, but they would not go into the room. Wierd, but no big deal. That night we were laying in bed when they started growling and suddenly the lights in the hallway went on. (I am getting the shivers just typing this.) Ed got up and turned the lights off, muttering about the wiring. A few minutes later, the lights went on again. Every morning we would get up to every single light in the house being on. Our neighbors teased us about leaving the lights on, but it wasn't us.

We completed the renovation in 2-3 weeks. When we finished making up the bed of the newly done room and putting the last touches on the decor, I said, "OK. We are done. Sorry about the disturbance, but we hope you like the new room."

We never had another incident with the lights or the dogs. Until we re-decorated the family room!

5 comments:

Andrea said...

I've got shivers all over just reading that!

Jenny S said...

NO WAY!!! I had not idea!! That is so cool! I loved that house! It really was a FUN house!

The Jensenites said...

I want to hear the family room story! I love having spirit(s) around and love the feeling of loved ones looking after us, however, if anything like that happened to me I would freak out.

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

Cheesy as it is, I like to watch "Ghost Whisperer." Medium is too gory and disturbing. I am drawn to stories about the paranormal.

Stores, I say, because I believe so much in the paranormal that I would FREAK OUT if I had that experience you had!

Joan said...

Of course there are spirits around us. Wouldn't you feel bad if there weren't? However, yours were either too attached to material things or didn't like your style. Wink!