Category: ghosts

Haunted Store – Bair Drug & Hardware in Steila…

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The Former Owner
Doesn’t Want to Leave His Store

Some people are really attached to their work, some so
much that they can’t let go of it even in death.  This seems to be the
case for W.L. “Cub” Bair.

In 1895, Cub Bair built his modern pharmacy and hardware
in the port town of Steilacoom, WA. The building served multiple purposes
as was often the case back in those days. Inside the small shop was a pharmacy,
hardware store, soda fountain and post office. In fact, it was the only
commercial building in Steilacoom prior to 1900.

Now, many years after his death, it is thought that Cub
Bair remains at the pharmacy, making his presence known.  The building is
now a “living museum” maintained by the local historical society.  A
restaurant occupies part of the building and it appears that Cub isn’t always
happy about modern changes to his store.

The reports are that modern equipment has a very high
failure rate.  Repairmen have commented that wires seem to have been
“frayed from the inside”. Additionally, smaller things like the electric mixer
tend to migrate around the building on their own. When he is really upset,
syrup bottles for the soda fountain will be pushed off the shelf and onto the
floor.

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Haunted Store – Bair Drug & Hardware in Steila…

The Former Owner
Doesn’t Want to Leave His Store

Some people are really attached to their work, some so
much that they can’t let go of it even in death.  This seems to be the
case for W.L. “Cub” Bair.

In 1895, Cub Bair built his modern pharmacy and hardware
in the port town of Steilacoom, WA. The building served multiple purposes
as was often the case back in those days. Inside the small shop was a pharmacy,
hardware store, soda fountain and post office. In fact, it was the only
commercial building in Steilacoom prior to 1900.

Now, many years after his death, it is thought that Cub
Bair remains at the pharmacy, making his presence known.  The building is
now a “living museum” maintained by the local historical society.  A
restaurant occupies part of the building and it appears that Cub isn’t always
happy about modern changes to his store.

The reports are that modern equipment has a very high
failure rate.  Repairmen have commented that wires seem to have been
“frayed from the inside”. Additionally, smaller things like the electric mixer
tend to migrate around the building on their own. When he is really upset,
syrup bottles for the soda fountain will be pushed off the shelf and onto the
floor.

Continue reading at Pararational.

myhauntedsalem: Ghosts That Are Unaware They …

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Ghosts That Are Unaware They Are Deceased

Ghosts that are unaware that they are deceased, go about their business as if they are still living. They do not understand they have passed. A great example is the movie “The Others”. The ghosts portrayed in the movie believe the living are the ghosts. Sometimes, ghosts cant see the living but instead feel their presence. This can cause stress on the ghost as well as the living and happens often when people move into the house of a recently deceased person, usually an elderly person who lived and died alone in the final years. The ghost sees the new comers as invaders, but simply talking to the ghost about their death can help them cross over.

Ghosts With Unfinished Business

Ghosts with unfinished business can linger in this world for numerous reasons. Like a father making sure his children succeed in life despite his sudden death. There are many cases involving victims of foul play unable to cross over until justice has been served. Another example would be of a recently deceased lover making sure their partner finds happiness and moves on.

Ghosts that are trapped or lost

These types of ghosts usually know they are dead, but for one reason or another cannot cross over yet. Some may fear moving on because of the person they were in life, or they fear leaving what is familiar to them. Some ghosts may be trapped in fear and held captive by another ghost or evil spirit, like in a murder suicide haunting. Other ghosts may be trapped at a location because an evil spirit or ghost may have drove them to suicide. Dark entities feed off the fear energy of ghosts and the living. A common example of a lost ghost could be someone who died abroad and is now trying to find their way home.

Vengeful Ghosts

An example of a vengeful ghost would be if a women was murdered by a male and now as a ghost only torments or attacks males when they are present at the haunted location.

Why are ghosts frightening and not sad?

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When we think about ghosts in general we usually associate them with feelings of fear and perhaps a mystical enchantment over what mysteries they may unveil to the witness seeing one for the first time.  But why do we default to fear when the emotion most likely to arise from hearing their story in context would be one of sadness?  It’s strange how we associate things like ghosts with fear, but it may not actually be purely novel, but related to how we empathize with one another.

Empathy is one of the most tremendous emotions we can feel.  It is what connects us all together and scientists have linked empathy to feelings of life satisfaction and even generalized health.  Meanwhile, fear is an emotion that is very polarized and perhaps is one of the most active emotions physiologically.  And the way we look at ghosts is perhaps telling of our own culture and our species.  And if in the coming years we were to shift from a confrontational and isolated species to a more accepting and inclusive one that dealt less in focusing on differences, then perhaps at some point in the future we will see ghosts not as disturbing creatures that likely don’t cause us any harm, but rather are generally startling because of the mysteries behind life and death that they suggest.  The fear we feel around ghosts is often reflexive, and reflexive fears generally surround feelings of wellbeing and endangering that wellbeing.  But in only a few cases have we ever seen ghosts who actually can or have harmed the living.  More often than not it is a psychological harm and even that is rare when we take into account just how many ghost sightings happen around the world each year and how many seem to escalate into something truly horrific.

While there is no right or wrong way to feel about ghosts – just as there is no truly objective right or wrong way to feel about anything, we can say a truly empathic emotion would more likely be one of love and sympathy for the departed.  And this is also one of the things suggested by empathic psychics to better contact spirits from beyond.  And when exploring why ghosts so often sound distant and isolated in EVPs it may be because they are sensitive to the motives of those seeking them out.  Perhaps there is no generalized way of telling how a ghost will react, but it is possible the methods involved are more impacting a ghost’s perception of us than we realize.  And in fact there is even the possibility that the ghosts themselves are reacting more to the situation than the fact that we are living and they are dead.  The strangeness of paranormal investigating is that it must always be seen through the lens of a paranormal investigation.

Psychics do, however, propose that those attempting to communicate with spirits do so as respectfully as possible when looking to make contact.  Perhaps the term “ghost hunt” in itself is problematic because it gives the impression that those attempting to make contact should be running around armed with cameras and recording equipment.  But there is a very real possibility that they will be offended if their first contact with the living is more of a game than a relatively solemn affair.

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I personally believe that the fear comes more from being startled by something being where you didn’t expect it to be. Also, there’s the underlying fear of death that a spirit may represent. However, spirits could show us that our consciousness continues after our death, and that is a very uplifting sediment.

I’ve also come to find that as I learn more about the paranormal, my fear fades. That’s part of what brought me into this field in the first place.

~ KC

hauntspots: Our next episode of Haunt Spots w…

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Our next episode of Haunt Spots will feature Rue and this picturesque light house in Oregon. Tune in Saturday to hear the full story.

marylandparanormal: Maryland Paranormal Resea…

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Maryland Paranormal Research ®: Ghosts, Poltergeists and Hauntings

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Diving into a Dallas Ghost Story: Is White Roc…

Reader’s Digest
appears to think so, including the lake on a list alongside Loch Ness in
Scotland.

The legend has been passed down for decades.

Drive around White Rock Lake and you might see it for
yourself: A young woman in a drenched evening dress flags down your car,
explaining that she was just in a boating accident. She asks for a ride to a
home on Gaston Avenue and gets in the back seat. And then, just as mysteriously
as she appeared, she vanishes.

Read
the full article from WFAA.

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