A Paranormal Experience

Curious about the paranormal?
I am.
It’s no big secret, all things of the supernatural fascinate me. After all, it’s why I write in this genre. But what most people don't know is the little incidents from my past that have shaped my interest in this.
As a little girl, my grandfather lived on sugarcane plantation and  I loved going there.  I still remember the first time I saw this huge ball of orange rolling across the tops of the sugarcane. I was seven, I stood there fascinated. My grandfather said it was the ‘fire devil’. Maybe he was teasing, but I never forgot that sight. An orange flame, rolling so fast over the sugarcane crops. Curious, I asked him to tell us more and my fascination grew. Our best was ghost stories.
But other little things started happening, as I grew older. 
No, of course I didn't see ghosts, angels, or anything of the sort, but I dream them—agh, not the ghost, I'd be hiding under the bed then. But about events, little things and they would occur a few days later. It always left me with a sense of deja vu, afterwards. But so far it’s on a smaller scales and usually relates to myself, or those close to me...

 Now my sister on the other hand has angels and ghosts appearing, while she's asleep. Yes, seriously! But she brushes it off as normal. And she lives alone. Brave girl.
Several years ago, my cousin’s husband suffered a massive heart attack during the night, he was rushed to hospital. The families didn't know about this awful happening. My sister who lives across the country, was asleep, jerked awake in alarm, and was startled to find a figure hovering in her bedroom doorway. She said a sudden chill filled the room. Instantly she knew something had happened, and asked him what was wrong. And like a whisper in her mind, he answered, 'Help her, she needs you.'
She tried to keep him talking, but he said he could not stay. Immediately, my sister called my cousin, who burst into tears and told her what happened and that her husband had just passed away. He left behind a gorgeous little girl.

A lot more of these happenings occurred over the years.
One evening recently, my sister said she'd been restless, and for some reason kept checking the windows and doors were locked. Above the door to her apartment, she hung a rosary, which was given to her when she moved into the place. 
Uneasy, she fell asleep, only to awaken sometimes in the early parts of the morning, someone was shaking her. She felt as if she was swimming out from a current that wanted to suck her back in. Until a voice, which sounded so melodious that she couldn't help but listen, told her had to come back. It wasn't time for her. Like a drowning person, she gasped for air to find the coppery taste of blood in her mouth. She'd bitten her tongue in her sleep. The vision sat on the bed beside her, had its hand on her legs and warmth surrounded her. Dressed all in white, she couldn't see its face. Then it rose, extremely thin and tall. It didn't walk, but glided to her closet and disappeared through it.
Strangest thing was, one she could never understand, if it was an angel, then why did it avoid the door where the rosary hung? 
An alien, it wouldn’t care, right? 
I guess, it’s a question that will remain forever unanswered.
So, my fellow peeps come join me, if you have a paranormal happening in your life, I would love to hear it.

Have a super day!


  1. OOooo that's creeptastic. I love hearing things like this. Although, I have to admit I have no desire whatsoever to experience anything paranormal. I'm okay with not "knowing" in my life. Still love to watch it on tv and hear about it though. So, nothing paranormal going on over here..ever.

    1. Hi Melissa,
      thanks for stopping by.
      its okay not to want to know, my hubby is the same. He wouldn't even watch a horror movie at night :)

  2. So like where would you like me to start - I live in a haunted house. I live in an old country farmhouse - pushing 200 yrs and we have ghosts.
    I am a practical kind of person - never believed in ghosts until I moved here. Myself, my daughter and my husband have all seen at least one.
    The one who lives in my daughter's room doesn't like her closet door being shut - so it always remains open. Or else she (the ghost) slams it shut in annoyance.
    Or the old sailor in the window - my husband saw - who knocked on the window and motioned like he wanted in - when husband went to door - no one was there and it had just snowed and there were no tracks anywhere. If you knew my husband you'd understand why we call him Mr.Spock - he's "logical" - this really spooked him.
    I could go on - but I'll live the rest for another time.

    1. Hi Daryl,
      Wow, you live it! It'd amazing and very brave of you. It's so different from watching it on TV, compared to knowing someone who actually lives with ghosts.
      thanks for sharing :)

  3. Ooooh, this gave me goosebumps. I too have experienced my share of paranormal if you like. As a kid I had recurring dream of a man's hand chasing me until he grabs my shoulder. Putting it like this, it doesn't sound all that scary, but it's the feeling I had in the dream. The inability to move from the spot, the heavy feeling in my feet, the shortness of breath. Needless to say, I waive this all in my first book. Gave it a nice little touch.

    Zrinka Jelic, author of "Bonded by Crimson"

    1. Zrinka, thanks for stopping by. And sharing this moment with me. I guess the supernatural fascinates us all. But faced with real ghost, I wonder what I'd do then?

  4. Paranormal, huh? I would have never guessed you're into this... ;)
    Nah, seriously, I could share a thing about the angels here with you or two, but it would be too long to go into detail. But I might write my own blog about it sometime. Here I only want to say, I found out the universe has answers for you if you're willing to listen. The most recent happening? I visited my parents last weekend, and my mom asked me if I was game to go to the casino with her. (I really love casinos, but I hate loosing money...) So I sat there for a moment and sent out a question, or rather a petition to my angels. I asked them too please give me a definite sign if it's a good idea to go to the casino tonight. And with definite, I mean something I would understand immediately, and not start questioning my sanity. I didn't think about it for the rest of the afternoon but already had decided not to go. However, when I sat down on the sofa and switched to another channel on TV, there was just this guy talking to someone else, and wanna know what he said? "Go to the roulette table." Funny thing, huh? Duh, there it was, my unmistakable answer. I said thanks to my angels, but then told them not to be mad for me not heeding their advice tonight, but I was really tired and couldn't get bothered to go out again. Well, we will never know how much money I could have made that night, will we...?

    1. Piper, thank you for stopping by. Well duh, paranormal, me? Come on girl, we all love our angel's right? The bigger, the badder, the better!

      Intuition is a great thing to have. But I guess you missed out the millions, huh? :)

  5. This whole post gave me the chills!

    You have a very nice blog. I will be keeping an eye out for future posts from you. :)

  6. Hi Kindlemom, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my blog :)