Like my other post ( Old Wives Tales ), ghost stories and the paranormal are like a hobby to me. I try and gather as much on the subject as I can. And since I got into the Folklore course it keeps me busy most nights when I am bored.
I was wondering if anybody here on TTL believe in the paranormal? Or has any personal ghost stories to share?
I live in the oldest part of Dublin, Ireland. Called The Liberties. There is so much history here that I know I won't have any room to write it all down lol. Anyway there is hundreds if not thousands of ghost stories connected to the area and surrounding areas.
I don't know if I class myself as a believer as such, even though I have a few experiences.
The one that really freaked me out was the night when my granny died. She had cancer and there was nothing that the doctors could do. She was 87. She had 14 kids and numerous of grand kids and great grand kids. She worked for the govern, and lived a very full live. Her husband, my grandad died 40 years before her, and she never re married. She was a very devoted Catholic, even though when two of her kids died and she herself got sick, I think her faith went a bit. Anyway the night she died, some of the grand kids where up in the room with her, we wanted to spend as much time as possible with her. My auntie Catherine who is the youngest of her children came up with a drink of water for her. When she went over my granny went very quite. It was as if she was listening to someone. After a few seconds past my auntie asked her what was wrong and my granny said to her: " Go and get your fathers cap, hes waiting for me" My granny had my grandads cap on the hook in the hall ever since he died. My auntie didn't know what to make of it, but went down to get it anyway. When she came back up my granny told her to leave it at the end of the bed that she had to go with grandad now. That night my granny died.
Now it is widely believed in Ireland, and I'm sure in other culturals that someone comes to collect the person to bring them to the other side.
Well TTL that's my story how about you?