Friday, August 6, 2010

Ghost Hunting?

What do you do when you are missing your husband?

Why, go ghost hunting of course!

See, the military base that I live at is supposedly haunted. Countless stories have been written about the ghost activity. I think we even had a ghost team come out a couple times. This base has been around since the 1800s so one can imagine that spirits could be lurking.

I went with my friend Amanda, her mother-in-law, and my niece. Amanda’s mother-in-law knows a lot about ghosts and even had some ghost apps on her iPhone. And yeah, I know people will argue about the validity of those things but I think they’re cool. I’ve always been curious about ghosts and watch many ghost programs on television—though I should probably stay away from those shows with Tom gone and all. He could usually settle me down if I had a freak out (“WHAT’S THAT IN THE CORNER, TOM?” “Um. Our dresser. Go to sleep.”)

First we started off in an area known as Fam Camp. This area is known for the screaming ghost. Sometimes the base cops will get calls about a scream heard in the area and of course they never find a thing.

I know.

Creepy.

I jumped out of Amanda’s van, prepared to...well, I’m not sure what I prepared to see. If a screaming ghost appeared in front of me I’d scream myself and dive back into the van. Then I’d rock back and forth muttering, “It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay.”

I had my camera and I took a few shots.



Nothing happened.





And nothing happened.

But then Amanda’s mother-in-law picked something up on her ghost app. I guess if a green dot appears it means something is there. And the green dot showed that it was COMING FOR US.



Yes, I backed the crap up.

We drove around to other parts of the base after that. We don’t want Casper in our faces, you see.

I took more photos and sometimes orbs would show up.



Now, I know people will argue that orbs are just dust particles. And this is probably true most of the time. But maybe, just MAYBE, there are instances when orbs mean…well, ghosts.

I got to talk to Tom on Skype later that night and told him about the ghost hunting.

“Now why did you go and do something like that?” he asked. He knows my overactive imagination well. (“What’s THAT then, Tom?” “That would be the laundry basket.”)

“It was cool and it distracted me from missing you,” I explained.

“You’re going to freak out when you go to bed,” Tom warned.

He was wrong.

I didn’t freak out at all.

Of course that was probably because I slept with the hall light on....

48 comments:

  1. My husband laughs at me all the time because I love all things spooky and scary, but totally freak myself out everytime. Good call on the hall light.

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  2. we used to look up all the urban legends in our neck of the woods and then go find/do them. like cry baby bridge and the lady with the latern. so fun and I totally freaked myself out.

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  3. Oh I would totally sleep with the hall light on too! Maybe the bedside lamp as well......

    Glad you got to talk with Tom!

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  4. Ooh creepy... I totally would have run back to the car screaming if someone saw a green dot on their ghost app. I'm not even kidding.

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  5. I would have slept with the bedroom light on!

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  6. Ewwwe - so creepy. A friend of mine took a picture of her friends at a party standing in front of a window - and on the other side of the window you could see a face - and she lives on like the 23rd floor - no balcony - so gross.

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  7. LOL!

    Scary.

    And orbs are totally ghosts.

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  8. Sounds like fun. Me and my friends used to go ghost hunting through some of the more "active" places around here. You have no idea how many places Marylin Monroe is supposed to be haunting-where on earth does she find the time?

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  9. I am in total agreement about the orbs! I think that a lot of the time, they really ARE just dust particles. But I took a photo of my son at my grandma's house, the day after she died - there's the hugest orb in it, and I know it's got to be her!

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  10. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to go ghost hunting.

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  11. I believe.
    My husband is the same way as yours. Could it be the name? My husband's name is Tom too.

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  12. A laundry basket? What would a laundry basket be doing in the middle of a field?

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  13. I'm cracking up at the thought of a ghost app!

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  14. I burst out laughing at the blue ghost you drew on your picture!

    I believe orbs in pictures sometimes mean a loved one who has passed over is near you.

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  15. Just stay off the booze... and the Nyquil....

    :)

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  16. I like watching those shows. I don't really believe, but it's fun. All the spooky stuff is fun. My son and his wife and her family are always going off to Gettysburg to hunt for ghosts. Lots of "orbs" and one picture he swears up and down you can see a Confederate officer in. I have looked at that picture every which way except for standing on my head and what I see is......NOTHING.

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  17. If you haven't yet, check out Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. It's unintentionally hilarious a lot of the time. Ghost hunting sounds fun!

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  18. they went ghost hunting on hollys world. :) The fact that I know that means I am not cool enough to comment on your blog! LOL

    I love all ghost hunting shows.. and I think we could be partners and crime..

    only we'd have really high electricity bills because I have to sleep with the light on too! lol!

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  19. How fun! I would love to go ghost hunting, but my husband would have me committed if I did. Maybe I should ship him off to Korea for a year! LOL

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  20. HAHAHAHAHA this sounds like a blast!

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  21. I have a blog about my personal experiences with the supernatural and those on the other side. Have you seen it?

    http://encounterswithspirits.blogspot.com/

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  22. OMG, there is a ghost app?!?! I'm sooo searching for that...

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  23. "Who you gonna call?" Oh, sooo not me. Nuh uh. Just take me right off your speed dial if you need help ghost hunting. I'll be at home under the laundry basket. ;)

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  24. I totally freak myself out all the time to - why do we do this to ourselves.

    When Hubby's away (like last weekend) I leave strategic lights on and lock myself in the bedroom. Also, discovered - I don't care to take a shower in an empty house....it's a good thing he's never gone for an extended period of time....

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  25. Ohhh I love ghosts and all the ghost shows. I would love to go ghost hunting sometime, but would probably chicken out.

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  26. I always sleep with lights on when my hubs isnt home! I dont even have to look for ghosts to be a scaredy cat.

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  27. I work at Hill AFB, once while TDY at FE Warren AFB staying in billeting I came back to my room to find all my stove burners were all red hot. I didn't turn them on before I left and they hadn't been on the full 8 hours I was gone because they stovetop would've been damaged. The next night the bedroom lights turned on in the middle of the night. I asked to be moved off base and now I always stay off base.

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  28. truth be told, i have always been fascinated with ghosts and loved doing ghost hunts... until i learned my faith (the Catholic church) teaches that there are no ghosts-just angels or demons. Um, that would mean i was demon hunting. I gave it up after that LOL

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  29. I wanna hang out with you...you're cool. Plus I would pee my pants if I saw a ghost and that would be sooooo much fun! Now I want to go down to the old fort where there might be some little ghosties with the mosties lurking about! Thanks for the idea!

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  30. tell him you sleep with the lights on ANYHOW...

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  31. Every now and then I like to watch one of the ghost hunter shows, but that's as close as I want to get. Sleep? I don't think so. I'd have the bedroom light and the TV on all night!

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  32. I visited Freemantle Prison in Australia a few years ago. I almost dislocated my friend's arm when something jumped out at me. It was an actor. My friend's arm has since recovered. Oh, and my roomates have politely requested that I stop watching crime dramas since I was convinced that there was a serial killer on the terrace. It was a delivery man... Being a wimp is just embarrassing.

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  33. Ooh ghost hunting. That sounds fun. I love all things haunted and ghosty but I'm also a total scaredy cat-I would probably pee my pants if I saw a real ghost.

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  34. OMG! You aren't going to be afraid of anything by the time he gets home! So brave!!!

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  35. Wow, how neat! I love Ghost Hunters. I prefer Jay, Grant, Steve, and Dave, but I love the settings the International crew gets to explore.

    Sounds like fun to me. Ghosts don't creep me out. Now real people entering my home scares me. My poor husband has explicit directions to never enter our home when he's supposed to be away. Because I have an arsenal next to my bedside, LOL. I wouldn't want to have to explain to the police that yes, my husband set off the alarm, no I was not aware it was him, so I set off the truck alarm too, pelted him with rocks, and bond him with a hammer. Is that too much?

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  36. Stupid ghosts. They're always so elusive.

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  37. ITS DUST!! lmao

    but seriously that is cool.

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  38. I'll admit it, I'm addicted to those ghost shows as well. But, I think I would be too chicken to go hunting for some after my recent experience - post.

    I totally sleep with the bedroom light on when my boyfriend is gone, screw the hall light.

    Sleeping in the Wet Spot

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  39. Brave brave lady! My husband goes out of town often and I sleep with the light on! I'd never be able to brave enough to ghost hunt!

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  40. Ghost app? What will they think of next? Good for you, getting out there. Also good for you, sleeping with the light on...no point freaking out at night.

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  41. The USS Hornet Air Craft Carrier is here in Alameda and is a museum now. It is haunted. Alex always wants to go to events on it, but I never will. I mean, Jeeze, it's haunted! Why would I go there?

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  42. Oooh, I think that is cool! I believe that sometimes the orbs really could be spirits/ghosts.

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  43. I like ghost stories and stuff, as long as I can snuggle up to my husband when I go to bed at night. You are playing with fire young lady with Tom being gone. Boo!

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  44. You are braver than me...I couldnt do it with my hubs gone!

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  45. Oh this is SO me! (looking on itunes store for ghost app)

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  46. How neat! Please find out the names of the iPhone apps for me! :)

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  47. I can't watch movies, or hear stories about ghosts or aliens...b/c in my mind those are the two most likely things to take over and kill me :o)

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