Stull Kansas Revisited
Posted 11 August 2004 - 05:33 PM
I seriously doubt that going to Stull was the cause of your problems on those days, but then again, I'm a skeptic, so what's my word mean?
For what it's worth, I have chunks of the church itself- from mortar and the bricks themselves- in my house, and I haven't had one episode of creepiness happen since I obtained them. Also, I keep a piece of the charred main beam of the roof of the church in my pocket as a good luck charm, and I've yet to see any repercussions from it- neither curses from the black depths of the evil miasma that flows beneath the sunny consciousness of everyday life, or Dark Gifts from Below.
In other words, it's probably all hokey.
I've been giving some thought to the nature of ghostly manifestations lately, and the more I ponder, the more I think that ghosts are not the spirits of the individuals who have shuffled off this mortal coil, but flashes of memory of the surroundings where intense emotion has been displayed- in other words, it's not your Aunt Sally, it's the memories of the rocks, trees and buildings that you're seeing.
Besides, I don't mean to sound like I'm flaming, but hasn't anyone else noticed that nine times out of ten, those who believe in and expound upon the supernatural are people with such dull lives that they have to enlist the aid of ephemera and arcanum to make themselves or their dull existances seem worth hearing about? I'm really not trying to offend, just pointing out something I've noticed. Kinda like how alien abductions only happen to inbred, isolated Kansas boys....oh, wait...
Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:24 PM
Alien abductions happen to people EVERYWHERE not just Kansas. Are you an isolated Kansas boy?
Posted 14 August 2004 - 07:26 PM
Posted 15 August 2004 - 10:19 AM
I know I have a bit of a brash and skeptic manner... if you read one of my first posts, I mentioned something about being a skeptic who wants to be proven wrong... Well, to elaborate on that, quite honestly, I feel cheated. Every time I hear about someone having an encounter and reporting fright, I feel like it's unfair- me, I'd talk to the ghost, try to make friends... at least hear what they're trying to say.. But no. I've been in some of the most haunted places in the country, including St. Augustine and of course Stull, ready and willing to experience...whatever, and I get dick. Grrrrrr. Maybe I have some sort of anti-ghost charm.
Sometime this week I'll go through my pictures of Stull and the other cemetary nearby (I call it the Rake cemetery)... where do I post them? Right here on the forums, or what? Let me know.
Posted 15 August 2004 - 12:32 PM
I was twelve. My last ghost sighting was about three years ago, give or take. Unless your a hard-core skeptic, give it time. That's all I can say because in most cases, you have to.
Posted 15 August 2004 - 01:44 PM
Dont feel cheated some people never see anything and others see things all the time. I will say this though, if you are looking for something you will never find it. When you least expect it is when it happens. If you have a mind set of finding and getting proof for yourself or others then you are going about it all wrong. Take your time and let things come together on their own.
Posted 21 August 2004 - 11:13 AM
But that's not the cool part... this is..
So, I'm going through the files up there in the second floor office, and I find one titled "ghosts". When open it up, the FIRST thing I see is MY ADDRESS, highlighted in yellow on a piece of paper that says:
1XX9 Ohio Street
July 13, 1994
Patron called to ask if we could determine the names of persons possibly murdered at 1XX9 Ohio. They understood that there had been a murder of a woman and a child and a suicide but do not know the names or the dates of the incident. Have asked the police and claim the police acknowledge such a happening but will not give specifics. Says that when they first called the police about the "ghosts" they have seen in the house, the police gave the address for the house and knew already which house they were referring to.
The residents of the house have been experienceing strange happenings. Some have seen a "ghost" of a little girl about 7 or 8 with a brown dress and page-boy hair style on the 2nd floor. A man has been seen in the basement and seemed malevolent. Lights have come on in the house in the middle of the night of their own accord, residents have awakened feeling a weight on them but not seen anyone. Sometimes the beds vibrate. Some have felt a presence of someone sitting on the bed. A feeling of electricity in the air has been experienced on other occasions. Patron stated that during the past week, guests were so frightened that they ran out of the house screaming and would not go back in. The leases are expiring at the end of the month and patron does not think anyone plans to stay as residents there.
Research at WCM (the history museum) did not reveal any information to shed light on this. The lot # for 1XX9 Ohio is UO 2XX1. Suggested patron check tax records to find the names of the four other owners between the years 1946 and 1961.
Now, given that that's the FIRST thing that was in the file, HOW COOL IS THAT???
For any of you who live in older buildings that are or might be haunted, and want to find out more about the location, go to the history museum in your area and ask to see the "site files"....then just look up the address.
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