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    Of Ghosts and goblins??

    Of ghosts and goblins:
    Last week about 8pm laying on our bed reading..Some shape walked past on the veranda outside bedroom..Dismissed as too much Chang or lightning…an hour or so later same thing...Hmm erect hairs on back of neck..told Lek... same thing ...hairs up on neck!!
    Rubber cutters reported similar views of shapes near house...Same night!?


    Lek, telling me this pm..Daughter in Phuket getting visited by appearances of dead brother, defacto papa and cousin...Raining so appearances soaking wet…door of her room open after being locked?
    Frick???? what do we know??

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    Maybe of significance or not:?
    Brother died of cancer in early thirties.
    Defacto papa in forties died in our house apparently of snakebite while house sitting.
    Cousin in early twenties died in a truck crash with 18 wheeler.
    Sad frickin world?

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    Sad that bunch met their demise so early on. Seems dead relatives hanging out around the house would be a good thing, sort of like angels. Unless, of course, you had problems with them when they were alive and they are back to get even.


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    You need to see a witch doctor

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    There is always a rational explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    There is always a rational explanation.
    Yep, I am going with Chang.

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    maybe they want a new television in the spirit house

    even thai ghosts would need their fix of soap operas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    There is always a rational explanation.
    What about your "hungry ghosts" you were on about, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Sad that bunch met their demise so early on. Seems dead relatives hanging out around the house would be a good thing, sort of like angels. Unless, of course, you had problems with them when they were alive and they are back to get even.

    Guardian spirits are a common occurrence.
    Nothing to fret about.

    Even the malevolent variety are unlikely to cause harm - yet, there are occasions that...

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    Get an Exorcise Bike, recycle em.

    Have anyone noticed Thais never want to live next to Crematorioum always cheap land and quiet,in our mooban even the dogs steer clear.My wife takes 200m detour after dusk to dodge the ghoulies

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    And where there's ghouls you'll find demons.

    After all, it's always said that 'demons are a ghouls best friend.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Get an Exorcise Bike, recycle em.

    Have anyone noticed Thais never want to live next to Crematorioum always cheap land and quiet,in our mooban even the dogs steer clear.My wife takes 200m detour after dusk to dodge the ghoulies
    I've had the occasion [or two] to sleep, drunkardly, in a crematorium.

    Spirits don't care for pissed Farang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Get an Exorcise Bike, recycle em.

    Have anyone noticed Thais never want to live next to Crematorioum always cheap land and quiet,in our mooban even the dogs steer clear.My wife takes 200m detour after dusk to dodge the ghoulies
    I've had the occasion [or two] to sleep, drunkardly, in a crematorium.

    Spirits don't care for pissed Farang.
    Is this rural folklore shit or It may be just you,I've kipped in plenty of Graveyards in Paris Litchfield and Sydney after making a deposit with a very 'charming'
    host hunter

    I dunno believe in ghosts but I saw the famous ghost of Blake St Burslem in 1976,can still feel the chill in the room and my hair on end
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    I have slept in plenty of graveyards when i was backpacking around, bloody good spots for a safe nights kip, better than sleeping rough in a park or something.
    Used to tell others but 99% just would not do it,all scared of ghosts, what a pack of
    mummies boys i used to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddog
    Used to tell others but 99% just would not do it
    Did you ask 100 people?

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    ^^
    I only slept in a graveyard once when hiking around Europe. Had the option of sleeping in a small chapel but chose a spot between 2 mausoleums to rough it. Chapels and churches are just too creepy at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by reddog
    Used to tell others but 99% just would not do it
    Did you ask 100 people?
    YES, i always like a round number.

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    Call these guys:



    You'll all be singing the theme song the rest of today, I guarantee it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas View Post
    Defacto papa in forties died in our house apparently of snakebite while house sitting.
    I think I would be looking down not out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Get an Exorcise Bike, recycle em.

    Have anyone noticed Thais never want to live next to Crematorioum always cheap land and quiet,in our mooban even the dogs steer clear.My wife takes 200m detour after dusk to dodge the ghoulies
    I've had the occasion [or two] to sleep, drunkardly, in a crematorium.

    Spirits don't care for pissed Farang.
    I've slept among the tombs a few times too.

    The dead never did me any harm, only the living did.

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    I slept here once.



    In the little room at the top with a view over the jungle canopy.

    You are not allowed to stay in Tikal overnight but if you hide in the jungle till it closes you can sneak into one of the temples.

    Quite a spooky place at night with all the jungle noises.

    Only got bitten by mosquitoes though. No ghostly apparitions even though it was the site of countless bloody sacrifices to Quetzalcoatl when the Mayans were on top of their game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
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    There is always a rational explanation.
    What about your "hungry ghosts" you were on about, then?
    Your memory is conveniently poor, and your trolling is transparently stupid. I have explained it before, but as it is an interesting topic, I shall repeat it again for the elucidation of others here :



    In his book Thoughts Without a Thinker, Mark Epstein paints a picture connecting these two viewpoints:

    The Hungry Ghosts are probably the most vividly drawn metaphors in the Wheel of Life. Phantomlike creatures with withered limbs, grossly bloated bellies, and long thin necks, the Hungry Ghosts in many ways represent a fusion of rage and desire. Tormented by unfulfilled cravings and insatiably demanding of impossible satisfactions, the Hungry Ghosts are searching for gratification for old unfulfilled needs whose time has passed. They are beings who have uncovered a terrible emptiness within themselves, who cannot see the impossibility of correcting something that has already happened. Their ghostlike state represents their attachment to the past.[1]

    He goes on to illustrate with a modern example:

    A recent patient of mine, for example, an accomplished teacher of French literature named Tara, personified the predicament of a Hungry Ghost. Describing a long succession of relationships with other academics at the top of their fields, Tara repeatedly developed an impassioned relationship with one such man, while involved with another. Invariably, she kept the man she was actually living with at bay. She would quickly and critically uncover all of his faults, lose interest in him sexually, and essentially prevent him from touching her, either physically or emotionally. At the same time, she would begin to fantasize about the next luminary to enter her life...She remembered an unhappy and critical mother who had rarely touched her as a child...was searching insatiably for the kind of nourishment she had once needed, but that was now inappropriate to who she was as an adult woman.[2]

    To modern Buddhists, the Hungry Ghost is a graphic image of our insatiable cravings. She shows up in our addictions, our obsessions and our strongest desires. Buddhist meditation practitioner Gordon L. Smith, M.S.W., who manages the Web site of the Meditation Project (http://meditationproject.com/index.shtml), wrote about how he began to nourish his Hungry Ghost, not by feeding his addiction to alcohol and cigarettes, but by learning to meditate, by nourishing the Ghost with penetrating attention.

    In his section on Hungry Ghosts on the Wheel of Life, Epstein described the Hungry Ghosts as people who longed for the pain of their past to be magically released – for the “gratification of old unfulfilled needs whose time has passed.” Wrapping up one case in which a woman had experienced a painful distance from her mother as a child, Epstein explained:
    Even if she could have found someone to hold her as her mother never had, it is unlikely that this would have been satisfying for very long. Instead, such behaviors would have seemed suffocating, being no longer relevant to her adult needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    Last week about 8pm laying on our bed reading..Some shape walked past on the veranda outside bedroom..
    They're heeeeeeere...

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    At a guess, I'd say that the shape that walked past on your veranada was a local young man "casing" the joint prior to jumping in a window one night while you're out and stealing valuables.

    If seen and confronted that night you were home, he'd give some plausible excuse for being there.

    Happens often in Australia. Some teenager says they're just looking for a drink of water.

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    A thirsty ghost?

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