Does anyone know the significance of seeing owls in your window?

Lately I’ve been having dreams that feature owls peeking in through my window. Now I know that this image is significant in abduction lore as many alien abuductees recall seeing owls outside their window prior to being taken but I wanted to see if this “image” had any significance outside of UFO lore.

"Ethel"

The following story was told to a friend by one of his co-workers.

This is their story:

Growing up, Damian and his best friend would always play basketball in the old, abandoned lot next to his house. The lot, which had once been the site of a large mansion, was now nothing more than a concrete foundation and an old basketball hoop that the neighborhood kids would use during their free time.

Those who grew up in the area used to tell stories about the house that had stood there. According to these stories, it had belonged to a wealthy family and had once been the largest house on the street. The house had burned down several years prior and there had been rumors that someone had actually perished in the fire.

As with other stories that kid’s tell, Damian and his friend had passed the stories off as nothing more than local urban legends.

One day, Damian’s friend came over to his house with a Ouija board in hand. The two began to play with it and after awhile started a conversation with the board.

They asked the board if it could identify who they were speaking to. The board spelled out "Ethel".

Naturally they wanted to know to know more about Ethel but all they could get was that she had died in a fire.

Damian later did some investigating of his own at the local library. While going through old newspaper articles, he found something that caught his eye. It was an article about the mansion that had burned to the ground on the lot next to his house. Apparently the fire had happened while the family was away on vacation. Sadly, the family’s maid had stayed behind and had thus perished in the fire.

The maid’s name was Ethel.

From that day forward, they would speak to Ethel through the board daily and she would tell them details about her life. Eventually, as kids are wont to do, they grew tired of the board and stopped playing.

One day, sometime after, Damian’s mom came to pick him up from school. On the ride home, she asked him if he happened to know a woman by the name of Ethel.

Curious, Damian replied, "No, why do you ask?"

His mom explained that a woman by the name of Ethel had called the house several times asking for Damian. He was a bit shocked and told his mom about the board and the maid. They both dismissed it as nothing more than a coincidence and forgot all about it.

Later one evening, Damian was home alone when the phone rang. He went to pick it up and noticed something strange about the caller id. The number on the caller id was listed as unknown but the name Ethel appeared on the screen.

A chill went down his spine.

Rather than answer it, he let the phone continue to ring.

From that day forward the phone would ring daily.  Each time the caller id would list Ethel as the caller. Eventually it became a running joke amongst the family. The phone would ring and someone would immediately say, "Ethel’s calling again!".

The family never answered any of Ethel’s calls and eventually they stopped.

To this day Damian wonders what Ethel might have said had he ever answered.

Then again, maybe it’s best he’ll never know.

What was the meaning behind the strange calls? Was it a prank? A coincidence? Or was it really Ethel calling from beyond the grave?

We will never know…

Meet Your Demons: Agares (2nd Spirit)

[This weekly series will highlight a new demon each week and was created for informative purposes only. Please do not attempt to contact any of the entities highlighted in this series!]

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Agares -

From the Ars Goetia by S.L.  MacGregor Mathers:

"The Second Spirit is a Duke called Agreas, or Agares. He is under the Power of the East, and cometh up in the form of an old fair Man, riding upon a Crocodile, carrying a Goshawk upon his fist, and yet mild in appearance. He maketh them to run that stand still, and bringeth back runaways. He teaches all Languages or Tongues presently. He hath power also to destroy Dignities both Spiritual and Temporal, and causeth Earthquakes. He was of the Order of Virtues. He hath under his government 31 Legions of Spirits. And this is his Seal or Character (see above) which thou shalt wear as a Lamen before thee.”

Meet Your Demons: Bael (1st Spirit)

[This weekly series will highlight a new demon each week and was created for informative purposes only. Please do not attempt to contact any of the entities highlighted in this series!]

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From the Ars Goetia by S.L.  MacGregor Mathers:

"The First Principle Spirit is a King ruling in the East, called Bael. He maketh thee to go Invisible. He ruleth over 66 legions of infernal spirits. He appeeareth in [sic]divers shapes, sometimes like a Cat, sometimes like a Toad, and sometimes like a Man, and sometimes all these forms at once. He speaketh hoarsely. This is his character (see above) which you must lay before him or he will not do thee homage […]”

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Meet Your Demons: Malphas (39th Spirit)

[This new weekly series will highlight a new demon each week and was created for informative purposes only. Please do not attempt to contact any of the entities highlighted in this series!]

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From the Ars Goetia by S.L.  MacGregor Mathers:

"The Thirty-ninth Spirit is Malphas. He appeareth at first like a Crow, but after he will put on Human Shape at the request of the Exorcist, and speak with a hoarse Voice. He is a Mighty President and Powerful. He can build Houses and High Towers, and can bring to thy Knowledge Enemies’ Desires and Thoughts, and that which they have done. He giveth Good Familiars. If thou makest a Sacrifice unto him he will receive it kindly and willingly, but he will deceive him- that doth it. He governeth 40 Legions of Spirits […]"

Drive-Thru Terror

Have you ever had a strange experience in broad daylight in the middle of a public place?

A few years ago I did.

I was in the drive-thru of a local KFC during lunch time on a Saturday. I had just pulled up to the speaker window and was waiting for the drive-thru worker to ask for my order when I happened to look into my side mirror. I immediately noticed a man dressed in all black stumbling along near the entrance to the drive-thru. He appeared to be wearing a suit and was holding a bouquet of roses down to his side.

For some reason something about him unsettled me right away. I instinctively moved to lock my car doors when suddenly he looked up and made eye contact with me in my mirror. His gaze was enough to make me flinch but what happened next made my heart skip a beat.

He smiled.

Not a friendly smile either. It was a smile full of malice.

I immediately went to roll up the window, to put as much between me and him as I could. As I did so, I looked in my rear view mirror. It was then that I noticed that he was sprinting towards me.

(All of this happened within a span of a few seconds.)

As he made his way towards me, I made a last second attempt to put distance between us by pulling forward. While doing so I looked up and realized that he was gone.

Looking around there was no place for him to have gone and yet he was nowhere to be seen.

Where did he go? Who was he? And most important of all: what would have happened had he caught up with me?

Let’s hope I never have to find out.

"An Encounter with la Lechuza"

A good friend relates a teenage encounter with the legendary lechuza. Here is the encounter in his own words:

An Introdruction to “The House on Creekbend Road”

A Note From the Author…

For those of you who have followed this blog from the start (or who have skimmed through my previous entries), you may remember a series of stories that began in April entitled “The House on Creekbend Road”. The series was never completed and many of you contacted me wanting to know if there were going to be more posts regarding the house. As I mentioned in a reply not too long ago, I have been struggling for some time with how best to continue the story. In the end, I finally decided to just tell the main story as it happened and let it speak for itself as I have done with many of my other posts. No colorful words or drawn out dramatics. Just the simple, basic facts.

A word of caution before you proceed:

While I cannot promise intense scares or restless nights, this story does include some darker elements that may unsettle some readers. If you are one of them, I apologize.

That being said, here is the complete story of…

THE HOUSE ON CREEKBEND ROAD


COMING SOON: THE HOUSE ON CREEKBEND ROAD

You’ve waited patiently. Now the time has come to hear the full story…

GHOSTLY VIDEOS: The Whitstable Video

This (now viral) CCTV footage appears to capture paranormal activity in a Whitstable (UK) shop. Real ghost or hoax? You decide.

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cactuscradle asked:

Hi, will there be another post about 'The house on Creekbend Road'.. I want to know more!! :)

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Hi! That’s a very good question that I have been meaning to address for a few weeks. So to answer your question:

Yes, there WILL be more posts about the “House on Creekbend Road” within the next few weeks. The delay has been a result of two factors:

1) I have been struggling to find a way to effectively tell the story in a clear, straight-forward way. There were a lot of odd things going on at the time and I am trying to sort through what had relevance to the main events and what didn’t. I honestly don’t want the story to become too “over done” or complex so I’m working to make it simple and effective.

2) I am having to “alter” the account a bit as I go along to ensure that I don’t give away any information that would reveal the people involved or the location of the house. This need to respect their privacy will become more evident as the story goes on as the story addresses some very personal stuff. However, I will say this: The house in the picture IS the actual house.

What I may end up doing is making one giant post telling the whole story so that it didn’t become too drawn out. Keep your eyes open, it will be coming soon!!!

- Pleasant nightmares!