Who's rattling your cage/tent?

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Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by Gary Bills » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:39 pm

I notice, having glanced at the Redmire Pool Forum, that the bivvy-beating phantom of the oaks has made its presence known once more....!

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Re: Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by Snape » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:42 pm

biting lip!
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Re: Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by Gary Bills » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:58 pm

Snape wrote:biting lip!
Sorry Snape, - can't resist! I love spooky stories!

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Re: Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by J.T » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:56 pm

I put it down to too much sauce. :wink:
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Re: Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:24 pm

I reckon the ghoul didn't like FB's cooking so made it's exit as soon as the door was open and is now back safe where it belongs. :wink:

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Re: Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by Gary Bills » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:28 pm

The Sweetcorn Kid wrote:I reckon the ghoul didn't like FB's cooking so made it's exit as soon as the door was open and is now back safe where it belongs. :wink:

(No offence FB!!)
None taken, SK - 'tis a well known fact that exorcists use Lea and Perrins.

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Re: Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by Tony1964 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:48 pm

I love all the ghostly tales too but I also love Snape's scientific explanations.

My scariest / strangest experiences happened in my own home and at my place of work. I definitely keep an open mind.

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Re: Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by StalkingLuke » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:34 pm

Spill the beans Tony.
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Re: Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by Tony1964 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:51 pm

Back in 1994 I moved into an old terraced house near the city. The property was over 100 years old and was a small, 2 up 2 down, in need of some renovation. I bought it as a bit of a project to do up and sell on. When I first moved in I had very little in the way of furniture as it would get in the way of work. One night I was lying on a blow up bed in the main bedroom which overlooked the street. It was fairly light in the room due to the street lights outside and the fact that I only had a makeshift curtain on the window. I had not been dosing long when all of a sudden I felt something pulling me down the bed. I was trying to grip hold of the sheets as I slid down the bed. I managed to stop myself as my feet and ankles were completely over the edge of the bed. I sat up in a sweat with my heart racing. There was nothing to be seen in the room at all. I had not been drinking (or indulging in any other substances) and had not experienced anything like it before.

I mentioned my little tale to a friend in the local pub the next night. One of the old locals overheard my conversation and said to me "Ah, you've met Mr Green then, he don't like new people in his house"

A load of nonsense? Probably, but I always keep an open mind!

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Re: Who's rattling your cage/tent?

Post by Gary Bills » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:25 am

Dear Tony, that's a really fascinating account: a truly scary experience, whatever it was!
I think the "banging on the bivvy" experiences in the Oaks are inexplicable, because so many have been reported. Tony Miles, in his "Carp Years" book, mentions the same thing, and much more - and he was talking about the 1980s. I know that a few Forum members have mentioned the "banging on the bivvy". Unless there is a rational explanation, the evidence points towards the supernatural, in my opinion.
Well, you've been brave so I'll give you my own creepy story. I'm a journalist and I used to work in a dank, dark old news office, alone. One gloomy morning, I clearly saw a grey kitten run between my legs and under the desk. I suppose my eyes were on it for three full seconds, and at no point did I think, "ghost". Instead I was on my hands and knees looking for the mog. I have two cats of my own, and I'm fond of them. I moved filing cabinets - I searched high and low, but no kitten was ever found. The door was shut. It was winter and the windows were closed. There was no way it could have got out. One minute the kitten was there - apparently flesh and blood...and the next...vanished into thin air..
I am not prone to hallucinations, by the way!

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