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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    "Go not to the Dead for counsel, for their concern is no longer of this world."
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,743 Senior Member
    My wife's best friend lived in VT.  The last time I talked to her was in 95, at my wife's funeral.  About 4 years , I felt an impulse to call her....just one of those things you think of, no strong psychic impulse.  Anyway, I called her up and her husband answered the phone.  I told him who I was and his voice changed to incredulity.  Lynn then got on the phone and said they'd just been talking about me.  Strange coincidence.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,952 Senior Member
    My wife and I spent the weekend once in the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Co.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this hotel, it's considered one of the most haunted buildings in the US.  Supposedly, it was a stay at this hotel that inspired Stephen King's "The Shining".  He supposedly had all sorts of supernatural experiences.  He also had full access to an open bar, so who knows what really happened?

    We never felt a supernatural presence or saw anything really unusual other than a bedspread that got mussed a bit when no one was around to touch it.  That was during a tour of the place.

    So, my experience has been zip, zilch, nada with the supernatural.  I won't rule it out, but I can't say that I've experienced it, either.
    Jerry

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #35
    My wife and I visit a lot of lighthouses and a lot of them have ghost stories attached to them...We had an acquaintance of ours lived in the White River Light in Whitehall MI for years, and swears she could hear the last keeper moving around the place at the time he would normally go up to check the light.
    On South Manitou Island there is a mass grave for some 20 victims of a cholera outbreak on a sailing vessel. Rather than taking the sick and dying to the mainland, the ship pulled into the bay on South Manitou to dispose By all reports, not all the folks who were placed in the grave were dead yet.
    Reports of hauntings on the island became common shortly thereafter...
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,811 Senior Member
    My wife and I rented a beach house in Florida for almost a year.  Several times she saw a man in our bedroom wearing “old puffy clothing, the kind you see in pirate films.”.

    This house was on the Matanzas Inlet in St Augustine, Florida.  We later found out the history of the massacre that occurred when we visited the nearby Fort Matanzas which neither of us knew anything about when we moved in.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    That fort is cool!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,811 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #38
    zorba said:
    That fort is cool!
    Yes it is.  It was literally about 300 yards as the bird flies from the house we were renting just on the other side of the inlet...  Crazy history in that area.

    The really scary part of the story is that when she first saw the guy I asked my wife if she thought the guy was a pirate.  She thought about it for a minute and she said, “No, and he won’t talk to me. For some reason I think he is French.”.  Which again we knew NOTHING about the history of that place at this time.  
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    Enjoyed the fort - have you been to the Civil War fort in Key West? Another good visit - just watch out for "Robert the doll"!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,811 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Enjoyed the fort - have you been to the Civil War fort in Key West? Another good visit - just watch out for "Robert the doll"!
    No sorry I haven’t.  I really haven’t been out to Key West too many times.  I’ll make sure next time we check it out.

    I love old military installations.  The Castle and Fort in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico are magnificent.  If you haven’t been, those by themselves are worth the trip.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,960 Senior Member
    There are 2 old forts in Key West, Fort Zachary Taylor and East Martello, also Fort Jefferson on the Dry Tortugas where Dr. Samuel Mudd was imprisoned.

    JAY
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,811 Senior Member
    Castillo (castle) SAN Felipe del Morro.  Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Baffles the mind that this was built without a crane or any power equipment.


    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,743 Senior Member
    jaywapti said:
    There are 2 old forts in Key West, Fort Zachary Taylor and East Martello, also Fort Jefferson on the Dry Tortugas where Dr. Samuel Mudd was imprisoned.

    JAY
    So was Jefferson Davis, I believe. Considering he was the President of the Confederacy, he got a fairly light sentence.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Castillo (castle) SAN Felipe del Morro.  Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Baffles the mind that this was built without a crane or any power equipment.


    No smartphones either! ;) That's a cool looking fort.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    Fort Michilimackinac is a Stockade Fort at the Northern tip if Michigan's Lower Peninsula that dates to the French & Indian War. 
    Fort Mackinac is off shore on Mackinac Island where they built a more defensible stone fort when the old fort became untenable....both worth taking a look at.
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