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Offline Chris_H

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Re: Ghosts, Hauntings & Mysticism in the Romanov Family
« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2012, 08:39:37 AM »
Very interesting topic:
I always felt that three places must have some type of activity
1)The Winter palace
2) Tsarskoe Selo, Catherine palace and the Alexander
3) the Mikhailovsky castle

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Re: Ghosts, Hauntings & Mysticism in the Romanov Family
« Reply #76 on: January 30, 2012, 09:54:43 AM »
Very interesting topic:
I always felt that three places must have some type of activity
1)The Winter palace
2) Tsarskoe Selo, Catherine palace and the Alexander
3) the Mikhailovsky castle

Not to be a buzz kill but I always find it rather amusing that 95% of ghost stories are reported by people living in older homes, generally decades older than the current residents. How is it ghosts sightings are so prevalent in colonial or Victorian era homes, but if someone dies in a stylish modern flat in New York City you rarely hear anything? lol. Funny how ghosts seem to want to haunt homes that are naturally creaky, and drafty to begin with...

Also I find it interesting about the reports of what they're wearing. If you were buried in a suit or gown why is it that ghosts are usually wearing something else when seen? And, to that point, why are ghosts wearing clothes at all? When you die and, as we all probably hope for, your soul exits the body leaving your body behind to return to the earth. But the clothes you were dressed in don't also die...nor as lifeless inanimate objects do they possess a soul of their own to be taken with them into the afterlife.

I guess I feel like, for more (or perhaps any) of these stories to be true we should see a lot more hauntings in newer buildings and by naked ghosts, lol :-)
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Re: Ghosts, Hauntings & Mysticism in the Romanov Family
« Reply #77 on: January 30, 2012, 10:46:17 AM »
LOL :) Very interesting and amusing question, newer buildings and naked ghosts haha :) Well it can also be connected to the land and what has occured there, sometimes you can have a newer building that has hauntings if its sitting on that piece of property or some buildings and people don't even want to report if they see a ghost or they don't believe what they have seen or they don't advertise it.  I don't know, I much rather see a ghost in clothes than naked. 

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« Reply #78 on: January 30, 2012, 11:05:42 AM »
Well it can also be connected to the land and what has occured there, sometimes you can have a newer building that has hauntings if its sitting on that piece of property or some buildings and people don't even want to report if they see a ghost or they don't believe what they have seen or they don't advertise it.

Fair point!

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I don't know, I much rather see a ghost in clothes than naked.

Depends on "who" is the ghost in question...wouldn't you say? ;-)
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Re: Ghosts, Hauntings & Mysticism in the Romanov Family
« Reply #79 on: January 30, 2012, 03:52:05 PM »
lol oh yes, I think it would def depends on the person.  For example, a school that is in my home town is a newer building, however it is haunted by a ghost that doesn't even belong to that time period, the school was built on land that belonged to a state school which the state school sits across the street. Location, location.  Some buildings do give off a "feeling" or "vibe" that is the feeling I get when I look at pictures of the Mikhailovsky castle and I should add the Peter and Paul fortress

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« Reply #80 on: January 30, 2012, 05:24:54 PM »
You both have very valid points. I remember when my dad died in our living room of a heart attack, the little ones were worried about "ghosts" and "hauntings".

My very wise mother said, "He loved you in life, why would he haunt you in death?"  That took care of any fears right away.

But as to hauntings. It is thought that someone who had suffered a serious trauma might not want to cross over and might try to stay to correct any kind of problem that made life unbearable.  That is why battle sites and murder sites are often sources of stories of hauntings.

But new buildings do have their share of murders and heart attacks and in that line of thought should also have hauntings. And thinking along those lines then hospitals should be the "mother lode" of hauntings.

One other thing, it is not what the person is wearing when buried, but what they were wearing when the violent death occurred that people report seeing.  As if the soul and the "ectoplasm" left the body at the moment of death long before the burial took place.  But again that would mean that there should be a lot of ghosts in hospital "johnnies" roaming the halls of all major hospitals.


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Re: Ghosts, Hauntings & Mysticism in the Romanov Family
« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2012, 06:03:46 PM »
Very true! Your loved ones are never really gone, I do think they come back to say hi or visit.  I do agree, newer buildings do have their share of drama and trauma and that can definitely leave a haunting of some type and yes a haunting is usually attributed to someone who has suffered a violent death such as in battle and murder.  There are hauntings of people who were very unhappy in life (unfortunately) or depressed. Definitely, hospitals, institutions, etc tend to be the hot spots of hauntings.  Oh yes, it is the clothes that they died in that ghosts are usually seen with on, for example ghost soldiers of the Civil war in the United states