Tastes, Sights And Sounds Of Summer

    For Me, The Taste Of Summer Is A Cool Refreshing Root Beer Float.

    Yet with the crackle of an open fire, I immediately think of s’mores … 

    Then comes the image of shadowy figures … perhaps a ghost … and then the hum of voices as the telling of ghost stories begins … and the screams of those who got the wits scared out of them … then the laughter …

    Summer is fun and perhaps a bit magical when shared with family and friends.

    I Have Fond Memories Of Having Root Beer Floats On My Grandmother’s Front Porch During The Summer.

    It was something I always looked forward to … but the real fun was when my brother and I were sent to bed and we’d sneak upstairs and sit on the window seat in one of the front bedrooms and with the window open could hear the ghost stories told by the adults on the front porch.

    I suppose they thought such stories inappropriate for children … and sometimes they were … but I’d never tell what we heard … until now …

    My father was talking about a summer evening on the ranch where he grew up … He remembered reading a book while he was doing the watering of the grapefruit grove … He heard something off in the distance and went to investigate, The dogs were barking and must have scared off whatever it was.

    That evening, he remembered his book. It must have fallen out of his pocket. Well it was dark outside and he debated whether to go out for his book or wait until morning … but he did want to continue reading before going to bed, so he ventured out in the dark with a lantern to light his way. He was hoping one of the dogs would join him, but they were busy either chewing on a bone or sleeping.

    My dad ventured out to the grove, trying to remember where he was when he heard the noise and must have dropped his book … There was a slight breeze that hummed through the trees … It was kind of spooky … but he was on a mission to find his book …

    He did see a man standing there … at first he thought it was his dad checking on the grove and whether my dad did his job of watering … but when he approached the figure … it floated away to another row of trees … 

    My dad called out, “Did you find my book? I must have dropped it when I was out here earlier.”

    There was no response. He knew it wasn’t his dad because he was smoking his pipe on the porch when he went out. He was talking with some neighbors who had stopped by.

    He believed he saw a ghost … and was determined to follow it … maybe it would lead him to his lost book. My dad had lots of paranormal experiences while growing up. 

    There was a shout, but my dad couldn’t quite make it out … he thought it was the ghost telling him he found the book … but my dad had ventured out farther than the grapefruit grove found an old abandoned well … He called down into it, “Anybody there?” and it echoed back at him giving him a cold chill down his back. He swore the echo said, “Come down and join us.”

    Forgetting all about his lost book he ran back to the house. He got into bed and tried to go to sleep … he remembered leaving his lantern near the old abandoned well. 

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Sharon

     

    EVPs In Haunted Places

    Hauntings, Apparitions And EVPs.

    I find EVPs to be quite fascinating. Especially when they’re engaging with the living.

    Mostly they are cries for help or screams which can run chills down one’s back. I’m especially disturbed my the EVPs of children. 

    The Video to the right has a nice variety of EVPs from various locations. Some are quite disturbing.

    EVPs That May Creep You Out:

     

    I’m All About Finding Evidence That Ghosts Do Exist.

    I believe they do try to communicate with us at times. Just like us, some are friendly … some may be a bit cranky … All to varying degrees . . 

    I believe in ghosts. I have seen them and heard them. I’ve heard others tell of their paranormal experiences that are Real Ghost Stories. There are times when we can’t explain what we’ve experienced, but we do know what we know to be true.

    I’ve been having some strange dreams lately … I woke up around three in the morning to what I believed to be pounding on my front door. My little Yorkshire Terrier didn’t hear it … she was still sleeping, not barking. So, it must have been part of my dream … I It did seem so very real to me.

    I do have a Spirit Box … I didn’t turn it on early this morning, but maybe I should have to see if any spirits were around. Basically I was a bit too disturbed by my dream to do any investigating … All right I’m a scaredy cat!! To be honest with you, it made me think of Amityville … and no one wants to go there at three in the morning!!

    I believe my experience was a dream … I keep telling myself that 🙂

    Some of those EVPs I found creepy … I never like to hear “Get Out!”

    I did enjoy the video … especially the history of the various haunted places.

    I must admit hospitals do creep me out … abandoned or currently being operational assisting the sick and injured. They’re not a place I like to visit friends or loved ones. I usually see an apperition or two … And I make it very clear that they don’t follow me home …

    Now … cemeteries intrigue me … but I don’t want any ghosts following me home from there either … I don’t know if I’d hang out at a cemetery. I’d prefer to haunt my house … Just saying …

    Please leave me a comment about the video or any of your personal experiences.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Sharon

    I’m Basically A Scaredy Cat

    I Admire Those Urban Explorers Who Go Out To Capture Evidence Of The Paranormal.

    I’ve gone to haunted locations and have experienced some creepy stuff.

    I’m not one who enjoys getting the wits scared out of me … but I do enjoy good ghost stories — Real Ghost Stories from those who have had personal paranormal experiences.

    I have quite a bit of activity in my own home … I’m not sure why … It may have something to do with the antiques I’ve collected as well as the experiences that have occurred in this house and on the property. If I had any sense I’d probably move, but it doesn’t seem to be anything that scares me on a regular basis. Nothing grabs me while I sleep or sits on me or causes me to be afraid for my life.

    I know of many who have lived in haunted houses and have gone out screaming … never to return for their belongings …

    There are those who have gone to hotels/motels and had to leave because of sounds and lights turning on and off, water running and toilets flushing … knocks on the walls and doors … That sense of being watched … and being touched …

    That’s why I enjoy collecting Real Ghost Stories rather than going out exploring on my own.

    If you have a Real Ghost Story you’d like to share, send it to me at: admin@twocansonastring.com and if I use it on this website, you’ll receive credit for it. I do love to know about your personal paranormal experiences.

    Lately I’ve been busy with another website MysticalKey.com which I’ve mentioned before. I’m delving into Tarot Cards and Tarot Card Readings … I’m really excited about two Tarot decks I’ve recently purchased: Tarot of Haunted House and Ghost Tarot. These are great Tarot decks I’m enjoying as I’m learning … Yes, currently I’m a student of Tarot rather than an experienced Tarot reader … I’m not sure if I’ll ever master it … but I’m on a wonderful journey.

    The Ghost Tarot is quite a wonderful Tarot Deck with images of ghosts …  The illustrator did a wonderful job … makes me wonder what ghostly encounters he may have experienced. I’m also curious if while working on this Tarot deck if the author or illustrator experienced anything paranormal.

    I must admit I haven’t experienced anything out of the normal since I purchased these Tarot decks … but perhaps things will change once I begin using them regularly … I was thinking “one can only hope” then I remembered “be careful what you wish for” … I plan to be burning a lot of sage while I use my Tarot cards for practice while learning and when I’m doing readings for myself …

    There was a movie on Tarot cards I watched awhile ago … of course it was creepy. It had to do with using Tarot cards that were not her own … they had been buried with her grandmother … and she dug up her grandmother’s remains and took the Tarot cards. Well … it seems logical that she made a serious mistake … I purchase my own Tarot cards. I’m afraid to purchase used decks online or in thrift stores … One never knows what they may be buying …

    Well as I stated in the title … I’m basically a scaredly cat …

    I don’t believe Tarot Cards are anything like Ouija Boards … I would be interested to learn your views on the subject in the comments below,

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Sharon

    Maybe You Were Expecting A Ghost Story.

    I don’t want to disappoint you … I did find an interesting video you may enjoy.

    I find it interesting to watch paranormal activity at times … Re-enactments are quite interesting I do enjoy. I hope you will too,

    The video to the right comes from Canada. I found it quite informative,

    Things That Go Bump …

     

    My All Time Favorite Real Ghost Story

    This is one of my favorites that my family loves to hear me tell year after year.

    Two young women closed up the diner where they worked.

    One of the women rode her bicycle to work, the other took the bus . . . but that cold snowy and windy night, Louise missed her bus because she went back to get the last piece of lemon meringue pie. Emma was locking the diner as Louise rush passed her balancing the piece of lemon meringue pie on a plate as she tried in vain to stop the bus.

    “Oh what am I going to do?” Louise asked no one in particular.

    “Come home with me and I’ll take you home in my car. The weatherman said it wasn’t going to snow tonight, so I thought I’d save some money by riding my bike.”

    Louise agreed and was grateful. It was after midnight, cold and windy. And now it was snowing . . .

    Emma lived about a mile and a half down a couple of long desolate country roads. With the wind and snow . . . and Louise balancing her plate of lemon meringue pie . . . they walked down the long dark country road huddled together for warmth. Emma had one hand guiding her bike and Louise had one hand balancing her plate . . . of lemon meringue pie.

    Ahead of them, they saw an old van slowly turn off the row in the woods.

    They watched as the man got out of the van, he stopped and starred right at them . . . then proceeded to the back of the van and to the other side. They could hear his footsteps as he walked a little way into the woods.

    Without a word, the young women started walking a little bit faster. They were approaching a curve in the road. Emma motioned to Louise that they were going to turn . . . That was when the man came out of the woods, ran across the road chasing after them.

    Louise ran ahead . . . holding onto her plate of lemon meringue pie . . . zig zagging down the dark deserted road.

    Emma was having difficulty with her bicycle . . . she decided to pick it up, propped it on her shoulder and ran as fast as she could trying to catch up with Emma and keeping a distance from the man chasing them.

    The man reached out to grab Emma’s hair . . . she turned around so quickly and knocked him down with her bike.

    As Emma caught up with Louise, they ran across the road and walked in the shadows, trying to catch their breath.

    They heard the roar of a motor . . . It was the van!!

    The guy must have gone back to get it.

    At the end of the road was an old oak tree which divided the road in a weird configuration — a road went to the left and another turned to the right and if you wanted to continue going straight ahead, you had to jog to the left and then to the right. It was dangerous during daylight hours. At night, even if you knew the road, you had to slow down . . . and the man in the van wasn’t slowing down . . .

    Just a few feet in front of the old oak tree was a man dressed oddly for the time of year . . . and oddly for this century . . . he seemed dazed and was crying out for help . . .

    The young women had already turned to the left and were a few feet from Emma’s front door when they heard the screeching of tires and a loud sickening thump and then a bang . . .

    Inside, Emma ran for the telephone and called the police to report . . . a strange man crying for help . . . a man chasing them . . . what sounded like an accident . . .

    Whatever Emma said, she got it all out and the police were on their way . . .

    On the table, Louise set down her plate with the single piece of lemon meringue pie . . . it had been bounced around a bit, but it was still intact . . . 

    Emma made coffee while she and Louise discussed what had happened . . .

    “Did you see that man in the road?” Louise asked. “I think he was a ghost.”

    Emma nodded on both counts — yes she saw the man and she, too, believed it was a ghost. “I think he saved our lives.”

    When the police arrived, they learned about the man in the van — he was abducting women throughout the county.  A police officer confirmed their belief of seeing a ghost. Back in the early 1900’s there was an accident on the road — he and his family were badly injured. The man went to get help in the nearest town, but died from his injuries before arriving.

    There had been reports of other sightings of a man walking on the road calling out for help.

    As for the piece of lemon meringue pie . . . it was delicious!

    I hope you enjoyed this Real Ghost Story and will tell it when family and friends gather— be sure to have a lemon meringue pie handy to share with your guests.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Sharon

    Haunted Dolls

    Dolls Creep Out A Lot Of People.

    I’m sure many of you have Haunted Dolls … or know someone who does … Or have had some experiences where you know a doll moved or blinked its eyes or turned its head … 

    Well … over at Heather’s Hauntings, she caught a doll moving on tape with witnesses!! There was no hanky panky going on … the doll did indeed move … Check it out for yourself!!

    Heather’s Hauntings Haunted Dolls:

     

    This Was Quite An Experience!!

    I enjoy Heather’s Videos and those of The G Team Paranormal Investigations … They were so thrilled they caught the doll movement on tape!!

    It is rare to capture such images without going through hours and hours of video … This was truly a special treat!!

    Of course there will be scoffers … scoff away … There could be a logical explanation … or a paranormal one … It seemed to go along with the EVP of that particular doll wanting attention …

    Crazy stuff happens around us all the time … Do we notice it? Do we miss it? I know I’ve missed a lot … but then I notice when something has been moved … but not actually seeing it move … 

    I hope you liked this video from Heather’s Hauntings … Leave me a comment below about your haunted doll stories.

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Sharon