Episode #207: Ghost Tales Episode

Tomorrow is Halloween, so it’s time for some spooky ghost tales. Now we have gone by way of all of your submissions and listed here are a few of our favorites.

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Take heed to our previous Ghost Tales episodes:

Episode #58: Ghost Story Particular

Episode #59: Ghost Story Particular (Half 2)

Episode #118: Halloween Particular (Ghost Tales)

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Episode 207 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to the Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. Tomorrow is Halloween. So, it’s time for some spooky ghost tales. We’ve gone by way of all of your submissions, and listed here are a few of our high favorites. 

Elsie: That is certainly one of our favourite episodes of the yr. We love studying your ghost tales each single yr. So, thanks a lot to each single one who despatched us a ghost story. 

Emma: We learn all of them, even when they didn’t make it within the episode, they very a lot entertained us, so thanks. 

Elsie: It’s pure pleasure. I feel we should always work out tips on how to do extra episodes which have reader, sorry, listener submissions as a result of I feel it’s, it’s so enjoyable.

Emma: I really feel like one yr we did two episodes with ghost tales too, however we type of weren’t organized sufficient this yr. Like we type of like are working out of time earlier than.

Elsie: It’s as a result of I needed to do three Halloween motion pictures and I needed to.

Emma: It turns on the market’s just one episode each week and you recognize, as traditional, we’re nice planners. So right here we’re, we’re doing our greatest. However earlier than we get to the listener tales, I needed to ask you and I’ll share too. Since we’re each in new homes, I’ve been in mine for a yr now, just about precisely a yr, and also you’ve been in since June. So do you assume that your own home is haunted? Have you ever had any haunting issues occur?

Elsie: Dun, dun, dun, dun. So our home is from 1904. It’s very previous. Nonetheless, I’ll say, that our final home positively had some ghost experiences and it was constructed within the 90s. I’m not a kind of individuals who consider all the things previous is haunted or it needs to be previous to be haunted. I feel ghosts go the place they need, they do what they need. Not each ghost is a Victorian-era particular person. You recognize what I imply? However yeah, I’ll simply shortly say sure. I did have one expertise to date, and it was like, it was fairly quick. It wasn’t something loopy, nevertheless it positively occurred. I instantly advised Jeremy, only for just like the, you recognize, you gotta like have a witness, or it didn’t actually occur sort of vibe. Did I ever inform you this? I can’t bear in mind. 

Emma: I do bear in mind a few of your stuff out of your final home, your 90s home. 

Elsie: Our final home had the ghosts that got here in the future after we gave ghost tales. We recorded a podcast episode and we talked about ghosts all day after which that subsequent evening it began occurring and it occurred for one yr, after which it stopped. It was so bizarre. So anyway, this home, I requested the earlier house owners, like, I’ve no disgrace, and I knew I used to be going to and I needed to. I requested them if that they had any ghost experiences. If I ever meet any of the opposite earlier house owners, I’ll ask them too, each single time. I simply assume it’s attention-grabbing and like, if individuals aren’t too embarrassed to say, it’s simply enjoyable to know.

Emma: It’s a dialog starter. Strive it at your subsequent social gathering. 

Elsie: Yeah. So I requested them they usually mentioned, nope, nothing, nothing occurred, which I really feel like when somebody’s promoting you a home. 

Emma: Yeah. They may lie trigger they don’t need you to be scared or one thing.

Elsie: Yeah. And we had learn on our home itemizing it was like an previous itemizing that we may nonetheless see that there’s this type of little cool function. There’s like on the entrance door of the home on days when it’s tremendous humid. These letters seem from this previous signal. I feel it was as soon as like a vinyl signal or a painted signal on the door and now it solely exhibits up. It’s really solely occurred in all probability two or thrice when it’s tremendous, tremendous humid, which is raining. And it says one thing architect on it. And I really don’t even know if it was, I feel that the door might need come from a distinct location. And I don’t assume that that’s a ghost, by the way in which, however I simply assume it’s, it’s cool. 

Emma: No, that’s extra like a magic trick {that a} child would purchase at a magic retailer type of factor. It’s actually cool, nevertheless it’s probably not, to me, a really haunted factor. It’s similar to a cool parlor trick.

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so for my ghost expertise to date, nothing a lot, you recognize, I by no means get to see a ghost. It’s my future that I’ll by no means have a great one as a result of I would like it too badly. 

Emma: Yeah, they will scent your desperation. 

Elsie: I’ll pay further for a home with ghosts, you recognize. So we reworked our third flooring, which was beforehand an attic and our home has a bizarre historical past that it burned down at one level nearly fully. And was rebuilt within the Twenties, however nobody died within the hearth, however a lot of individuals died within the residence. I’ve seen all that historical past, there are many deaths. I imply, it’s an previous residence. It’s regular. None of them had been unusual. They had been simply common regular deaths. 

Emma: I really feel like dying at residence looks as if really a very peaceable approach to go.

Elsie: Yeah. It’s very impolite to not need individuals to die of their properties as a result of then you definitely’re simply not letting them have one thing good on the finish of their lives. 

Emma: Yeah, it sounds peaceable versus being within the hospital, you recognize, or I don’t know. 

Elsie: And it doesn’t essentially make your own home haunted. Anyway, I had this in the future once we had contractors always in our residence. And I walked up the steps, I seemed across the room, I noticed a person within the nook, after which I stored going and seemed once more, after which I noticed there was nobody there.

Emma: Oh, such as you thought it was a contractor? 

Elsie: Yeah, I assumed it was a contractor, at the moment, that will have been regular. Yeah. And I similar to noticed an individual, after which I noticed that there wasn’t an individual. Like moments later. After which I took like one million photos. I attempted all the things I may to love see what occurred or what, you recognize, and it simply was a second and that was all it was, however to date that’s the one factor that has occurred within the residence. I don’t actually assume that that’s even essentially like something, nevertheless it’s just a little one thing. What about you? 

Emma: Probably not, and I’m a kind of individuals who like, I wouldn’t say I don’t consider in ghosts, however I additionally wouldn’t say I consider. I might simply say I don’t really feel the necessity to have a powerful opinion both means. It looks as if doable to me and it additionally appears doable that, you recognize, possibly it’s similar to an alternate dimension that folks can really feel at instances or, you recognize, I really feel like there might be plenty of explanations. I really feel extra certain there are aliens than I do ghosts, I assume is what I might say. And I don’t actually really feel certain about that.

Elsie: I imply, aliens for certain. However why ghosts? 

Emma: I don’t actually really feel like, no, that’s simply it’s. I simply don’t really feel the necessity to have a powerful. Typically there are plenty of issues in life that I actually, assume a really like Zen issues, however I simply assume when you don’t have to have an opinion on one thing, why?

Elsie: I like that. You’re simply staying open. 

Emma: Yeah, I’m similar to, why not simply keep open and be curious and like listening to individuals’s tales and like, I don’t know, however I’ll say our present home was in-built, I feel, I consider 1978 and the earlier residence that I used to be dwelling in was our, we known as it the vacation home and it was older. It was like 1920 or possibly even earlier than that. So you’ll assume that that home, the vacation home, can be very creaky and similar to an previous home. And if certainly one of them was haunted, possibly that one can be. However I really by no means felt like that one was very creaky or very spooky. It simply was very regular to me. I actually solely lived there for like just a little over a yr, I assume. However anyway, this present home that I’m dwelling in, that’s not tremendous previous, nevertheless it’s from 1978. It feels very creaky at evening, like there are many instances I get up within the evening and I’m like, is somebody in my attic? Is there like a raccoon within the attic? Or like, you recognize, similar to noises the place I’m like, oh, is somebody downstairs? However I do know that nobody’s downstairs like my husband’s out of city or he’s like already in mattress or one thing. So I’m like, no, no person’s downstairs, you recognize. There’s simply type of like plenty of creaks and noises and I feel that has to do extra with in all probability the constructing than the rest, however it’s creepy, however I don’t essentially really feel like, oh, there’s positively a ghost. I’m like, I don’t know, there might be. It’s type of loud at evening. One thing’s happening, nevertheless it may simply be our HVAC is previous. I don’t know. Beats me, however it’s a surprisingly creaky home in comparison with my final one due to how totally different the ages are. 

Elsie: Yeah. Our home is loopy loud at evening. However it was speedy and it’s very constant. So we all know that it’s similar to, it’s simply loopy loud evening. Similar to issues occurring. I don’t know, within the yard subsequent door, there’s a prepare observe close by. I don’t know what precisely is all of the banging and booming.

Emma: I really feel like mine is extra when my husband’s out of city, which is pretty usually, and I do know, which makes me assume that it’s simply me being just a little bit in my head of like, Oh, I’m just a little scared as a result of nobody’s right here however me and my son who’s two. However you recognize, I’m like, you actually hear noises or are they all the time there? You simply don’t discover them when your husband’s residence since you’re like, I don’t care. The assassin will get him first. You recognize, I don’t know what I feel. I don’t know. No actual ghost tales, however my home is creaky. 

Elsie: Okay, I’ll all the time be hoping for one, so we’ll test in once more subsequent yr. 

Emma: And I’m open, however don’t care. Both means, you recognize, what time period would you give that, both means? It’s not that I don’t care. It’s that I’m impartial. That sounds worse in a means. I don’t know. 

Elsie: Okay. So on this episode, we’re going to learn our listener-submitted ghost tales. These are just about all firsthand tales that occurred to certainly one of our listeners. I assumed they had been very entertaining. I hope you take pleasure in it. They’re not tremendous scary. I don’t assume there are any tales which can be tremendous, tremendous scary this yr. So don’t be scared. 

Emma: For those who already listened to the Rosemary’s Child episode, that is nothing.

Elsie: We’ll hyperlink to our previous ghost tales episodes within the present notes. And there have been some in there that acquired fairly scary. There’s this one that can keep in my mind eternally. Yeah, it was superior. Yeah, general, I feel that listening to all of the ghost tales yearly has made me consider that ghosts are, for probably the most half, like, enjoyable, attention-grabbing, and type of candy, they’re nearly all the time good, which I feel is a really comforting means to think about ghosts. For those who assume they’re in all probability actual, to assume that nothing unhealthy goes to occur, like no hurt goes to return to you, I’ve by no means seen a narrative the place anybody was harmed, it’s similar to little spooky shit that occurs, and it’s enjoyable.

Emma: Yeah, which if you concentrate on it, like, let’s say, we die and you probably did find yourself a ghost, you recognize, to premise. I don’t assume I might spend my time attempting to freak individuals out. I feel I might spend my time, like, attempting to do one thing good. Making an attempt to love, Oh, look out, you’re about to again your automotive into one thing, you recognize, I don’t know. 

Elsie: Or a loving message. Numerous them are loving messages.

Emma: And yeah, be like, I miss you. Want we may speak, however you may’t see me, or no matter, you recognize. Yeah, so it is sensible to me that it’s similar to, you recognize, good stuff. Anyway. Let’s do the tales. 

Elsie: All proper. Let’s do it. 

Emma: Okay. Our first one is from a listener named Emma. It was the yr 2008 and I used to be school roommates with my finest good friend, Fern. These are two issues that you have to know earlier than I inform the story. First, we had been members of a sorority, and we lived in an enormous dorm room with all of our sorority sisters. 

Elsie: Scream queens. 

Emma: Scream queens, yeah. The sorority that we had been in has a previous and well-known serial killer, and all present nationwide chapters of the sorority comply with a really strict no-boys-on-the-floor coverage. Huh. Is it associated to the serial killer, or is it simply normal? That’s attention-grabbing. It was each a measure of security and respect for our slain former sisters. Yikes! She answered my query, and in addition, Ooh, okay, wow, alright. I don’t even know tips on how to really feel about that. Okay. Second, our dorm constructing was allegedly haunted by one other former sorority sister named Suzanne. No relation to serial killer incidents. Nobody in my present chapter knew the story of her life or demise, solely that she handed away younger. We knew that she lived amongst us, and we knew which room had been hers. Now Fern and I had been all often called the category clowns of the home. Alright, they’re the enjoyable ones. We like to play sensible jokes, and our time was largely spent goofing off. I really feel like that’s type of what school is for. Okay. We had been by no means actually bothered by something, so when room assignments got here out and we had been in Suzanne’s room, we didn’t assume a lot of it. She wasn’t something that we had been afraid of and even believed in. Okay. The premise is All proper. We set a powerful basis for this story. It’s excellent storytelling, Emma. Okay. Not me, the listener, Emma. Seemed like I used to be speaking to myself. One evening, we determined, to screw the foundations, and we snuck a couple of male associates and a boyfriend. We frolicked had some drinks and reveled in being rule-breakers for the night. Nobody caught us and we rode the hive, pulling one over on our sisters into the evening. Class clowns and they’re mischievous. Yeah. The subsequent morning, I had an early class, and once I got here again to an empty dorm room, I used to be shocked once I noticed contemporary, moist blood on my pillow. Eww. I used to be completely shedding my thoughts, checking my hair and physique to see if I’d been minimize in my sleep, solely to seek out myself fully unhurt. The blood was nonetheless shiny crimson as if it had solely been there for minutes. Ugh. There have been no different indicators of blood on the ceiling, blankets, or something amiss in the whole room. Simply the one contemporary pool of blood immediately on my pillow, the place my head had been solely hours earlier than. Yikes. Fern got here again from class shortly after, and we had been in full disbelief. We requested round a couple of ladies, considering somebody had lastly gotten again at us for our pranks. However everybody thought we had been loopy and attempting to drag a prank on them. That’s the downside with doing pranks. Everybody doesn’t consider you. Alright, we went again to our room, much more confused, after which checked out one another and immediately knew it was Suzanne. We had dedicated the cardinal sorority sin in her room and she or he had one thing to say about it. We felt so unhealthy for hurting her emotions, we each apologized to her profusely, we by no means snuck one other boy in, and we by no means slept there alone once more as a result of we had been afraid of what would occur. After that incident, we went on to reside in concord along with her, and man, did we respect her, and the foundations, after that. Suzanne acquired them. 

Elsie: That’s a spooky story with an excellent ethical ending. 

Emma: I additionally type of wish to know, did they only wash the pillowcase? Did they only throw that pillow away? As a result of like, whose blood was it? Do ghosts have blood? Ugh. 

Elsie: I imply, if it was a prank, then it was a great one. It was nicely performed. 

Emma: Possibly one of many sisters knew that that they had snuck in boys. 

Elsie: And if it was a ghost, it positively labored. Both means, it really works that, you recognize, possibly it was like their dorm mother, you recognize, and she or he did know that they had been sneaking round.

Emma: Is {that a} factor of sororities? 

Elsie: I don’t know, truthfully. I don’t know what a sorority is, barely.

Emma: Just for motion pictures, which in all probability doesn’t depend. 

Elsie: It’s an amazing story and I find it irresistible. Okay. This subsequent one is from Evelyn. Once I was a younger school pupil, I traveled with my dad and mom and older sister to Tombstone, Arizona. We had been staying one evening at a quaint mattress and breakfast, one which historical past says was as soon as a thriving brothel in the course of the Western growth of the 1800s. I lay down and closed my eyes. Now we have, like, very gifted writers this yr. 

Emma: I do know. I really feel like they’ve actually nailed the story. 

Elsie: Yeah. Thanks, everybody. I’m blown away. After a quiet second, the mattress all of the sudden lurched beneath me as if somebody had forcefully stubbed their toe towards the footpost upon coming into the room. I opened my eyes anticipating to see my sister however noticed nobody. I used to be alone, muzzled. I rose to test the hallway however discovered it equally empty. And but, the proof was earlier than me. The nook of the threadbare rug beneath the mattress lay folded, disturbed. Ugh, I contemplated the oddity of the second. I like that when there’s like a fizz, such as you hear one thing or really feel one thing and then you definitely really see one thing additionally.

Emma: And then you definitely’re like, no, I used to be simply dreaming. And then you definitely’re like, no, I wasn’t. I can see this proof right here.

Elsie: Yeah. That’s even creepier. I contemplated the oddity of the second solely briefly earlier than letting it move intrigued, but in addition unconcerned. The subsequent morning sitting on the breakfast desk was a visitor e-book. I started to flip by way of it, studying the various entries of years price of earlier visitors. After a couple of pages, a way of unease stole over me. Scattered amidst the everyday entries had been stories of visits that had been extra curious. There have been footsteps within the empty stairwell. I heard a piano enjoying faintly, however there was none in the home. Who was the soldier standing behind me within the toilet mirror? He disappeared once I flipped on the sunshine. There was a definite moaning coming from the uninhabited room subsequent to mine. I seemed up and located our hostess me with a realizing grin. I sat nonetheless incredulous however relayed my very own small but unusual incidence to her from the afternoon earlier than. She merely nodded, saying that the constructing was initially an previous brothel in any case. She confessed that she by no means places the guestbook out till her visitor’s ultimate morning in order to not forewarn them or predispose them to conjure up false expectations. I feel that’s good as a result of yeah, like the issue with a haunted lodge is that you simply’re anticipating it the entire time. I might means relatively have a shock haunted lodge, proper? 

Emma: Plus, like, if nothing occurs to you, I really feel like I shall be on edge the entire time being scared one thing’s going to occur when it’s doable nothing would possibly occur to me. So when you simply don’t inform me, generally ignorance is bliss. So possibly that’s what I’m attempting to say. Okay, that is from listener Marilyn. My companion and I had been working nights patrolling the Pacific Coast Freeway. PCH in California. I don’t know if anybody calls it that. I’m simply being a dork. One evening round 2:00 AM there was a report of a doable accident at Satan’s Slide, a street set above the coastal cliffs the place many accidents occurred. We drove to the world and commenced looking out within the darkness utilizing our automotive highlight. Wow. I’m already type of nervous now. I hate automotive accidents. Okay. As I drove across the nook, I noticed three distinct clouds drifting throughout the street every manufactured from white wispy smoke in a spiral form, every the peak of an individual. My eyes grew huge, breath caught in my throat, however I shortly determined to not say something to my companion. Hmm, attention-grabbing alternative. After some extra time, we had been unable to find any accident down on the cliffs within the darkness, so we determined to show round and head again to our patrol route. I shortly mentioned to my companion, let’s take a distinct street again, and he mentioned, do you see them too? Do you imply the ghost? So he did see them. My companion mentioned the tallest ghost had the face of a person. Ooh, we completed our shift, the subsequent shift in the course of the daylight officers positioned the crash. Three individuals had died within the car, together with a person.

Elsie: I like that one. I like for ghosts to be little, like, tornado-looking clouds is superb. 

Emma: Yeah. Additionally, I assume, like, contemporary ghost, you recognize? Presumably, she’s saying it’s the individuals who had simply died on this automotive crash that they had been in search of however couldn’t discover at the hours of darkness.

Elsie: In order that they’re wandering round. 

Emma: Yeah, or simply rising from the crash or no matter I don’t actually know however which could be very tragic too as a result of I really feel like ghosts it’s all the time tragic as a result of it’s presumably somebody who has died. I assume it might be when you consider in angels or demons or no matter, I assume However I feel most time individuals consider ghosts as somebody who’s died. However one thing about somebody who very lately died in a tragic means sounds even worse. Like someway I’m like, Oh, I really feel so unhealthy for these ghosts. They in all probability had plans for the subsequent day. You recognize? Anyway, good story. 

Elsie: It’s a great story. The subsequent one is from Elizabeth. Once I was a child, my mother labored at a present store decor retailer downtown. Someday we had been all down there whereas we had been switching out stock. They had been shifting plenty of huge issues between the showroom and the cellar, which had a kind of typical cellar doorways that opens out of the ground, leaving a giant gap that drops down into the basement. I wasn’t paying consideration and was working round enjoying, and ran proper over the open gap within the flooring.

Emma: Okay, that’s horrible. 

Elsie: A mom’s worst concern. My mother was upstairs, and she or he noticed what had occurred and shouted to my dad who was within the basement. However she knew that he wasn’t shut sufficient to catch me, nonetheless, they each raced over there to the place I used to be to say that I used to be hovering in mid-air like somebody was simply holding me simply lengthy sufficient for my dad to have the ability to catch me earlier than I hit the concrete flooring. Possibly it was an angel. Possibly it was a ghost, nevertheless it sounds fairly spooky to me. Whoa. Love that one. That’s bizarre.

Emma: See, that’s the type of stuff I wish to do if I used to be a ghost. That’s like one of the best. You’d be bragging to all of your ghost associates instantly. She’d be like, guess what I did right now? It’d be like so significant to your afterlife expertise. That’s wild although, too. I’m wondering what it felt like for her. I assume she was a child, so possibly it’s onerous to recollect now. However it’s attention-grabbing to consider being floating within the air. Would it not really feel like water? 

Elsie: I consider this story one hundred pc although. As a result of I feel that like, in case your child randomly fell, you wouldn’t be capable of catch them it doesn’t matter what. It’s simply unlikely. So I consider the floating factor for certain. It’s actually attention-grabbing. 

Emma: Plus, we type of have three witnesses, so if all of them three say this occurred, which we’re solely listening to from Elizabeth, however I assume her dad and mom would agree, then I’m like, nicely, that’s three individuals who say this occurred, so it’s fairly good. Okay, this subsequent one is from a listener named Lucy. We simply moved away from a cute little home in the midst of the historic downtown metropolis of Winchester, Virginia. The home was constructed within the late 1800s. The house owners have achieved a lot of renovations to modernize it, nevertheless it nonetheless has the unique wall on the staircase with the logs cemented collectively. The cellar is the unique cellar with a dust flooring, vines rising by way of the partitions, and folks in all probability buried within the flooring. Wow! That’s an attention-grabbing guess. You recognize, that kind of factor. I by no means assume there are individuals buried in a cellar. That’s attention-grabbing. Ah, okay. Wow. Okay. After we moved in, we fairly instantly started having issues with ghosts. We didn’t really feel like they had been tremendous offended or something, simply there. They’d knock issues off cabinets and most significantly make tons and many noise at evening, so we couldn’t sleep. Wow. 

Elsie: All the time with the sleep disruptions. 

Emma: I do know, I’m like, pay attention Ghost, I do know you don’t should sleep, however a few of us are nonetheless alive and we now have to sleep. There’s a wood door on the very previous staircase that shuts off the underside flooring from the steps. From our bed room, you’ll hear it all of the sudden bang open and slowly creak again shut. Oh, that’s terrifying. We’d additionally hear many individuals strolling round on the primary flooring. It was so loud that we even purchased the sound machine you really helpful. We’ll hyperlink it within the present notes. Simply kidding. Do you may have issues with ghosts? You want this sound machine. No, I’m simply kidding. Okay. They are saying we find it irresistible, however the sound remains to be too loud to be drowned out, so the ghosts are nonetheless too loud above the sound machine. My son was one on the time, and we might usually stroll into his room to seek out him child speak chatting on the wall. That’s not irregular one-year-old conduct, actually, nevertheless it was just a little regarding mixed with all the opposite stuff. Yeah, I agree. We tried plenty of various things to attempt to deal with the ghost and nothing actually labored. 

Elsie: Questioned. 

Emma: Yeah. What else did you attempt? Yeah, yeah, I do, positively wish to know what else they tried. Sure. We introduced a priest out. Lastly, I did a sage cleanse. My husband thought I used to be loopy whereas I used to be doing it, however that appeared to work. Issues had been quiet after that and we may lastly sleep and no extra child speaking to the nook. Sage cleanse. 

Elsie: Yeah. My children love doing the sage. Like, they find it irresistible. However I’ve by no means achieved it to do away with a ghost, so I’m that that labored for somebody. I normally do it like, type of like after the final day after contractors go away or simply one thing, you recognize, similar to, to me it’s like clearing the vitality.

Emma: It’s a really dusty scent proper after renovating.

Elsie: No, no, I imply just like the vitality of individuals.

Emma: Oh, yeah, it does scent good although, proper? I’ve by no means achieved one. 

Elsie: It’s it’s type of like weed. It smells type of unhealthy truthfully. 

Emma: I like weed, however I don’t love the scent of it. 

Elsie: Yeah, you’ve by no means smelled burning sage?

Emma: No, I’ve by no means achieved it and I don’t assume so. I don’t assume I’ve ever been with somebody whereas they had been doing it. 

Elsie: I’d say It’s a potpourri scent for me. 

Emma: I imply, I do know its sage smells like I’ve cooked with it earlier than.

Elsie: We additionally do the Palo Santo It’s like just a little tiny piece of wooden, and it smells just a little bit higher than the sage, however nonetheless not like an air freshener. 

Emma: Do you assume it counts when you make Thanksgiving stuffing with plenty of sage and possibly simply stroll round the home with the stuff after it’s cooked as a result of it’s a reasonably sturdy scent?

Elsie: Damned if I do know I like how would I do know I don’t even know if I’m doing it proper, however I similar to like attempting issues. I feel the primary time I did it was once we first acquired the pink home, I do know there have been all of the tales about allegedly the lifeless cat and all this. 

Emma: Oh, yeah. It had like a spooky image within the basement, too. 

Elsie: That had been happening in there earlier than it was reworked, so I simply thought it possibly wanted just a little sage. It’s a really loud home. Jeremy’s had some like, doubtlessly ghost experiences there. 

Emma: On the pink home? They all the time like Jeremy. 

Elsie: They love Jeremy. Ghosts love him, and I’m so jealous about it. I’ll by no means forgive him. 

Emma: No purpose to not do Sage, I assume, as a result of I assume it’s like, you recognize, you’re a mother, too, like if it’s conserving you up at evening, it’s like so loud that it’s over the sound machine, and it’s like conserving your child up. I might attempt something to make the noises go away. Yeah, so I’d be like, we’ve gotta sleep, my child’s gotta sleep, I might do something. So I’m like, yeah, I’d get the sage out, I’d get something out. I might name the Ghostbusters, I might name a priest, I’m not catholic, however I’d be like, get in right here man, my child must sleep, I gotta do one thing.

Elsie: Yeah. I like to recommend letting your children sage each nook of each room as a result of it’ll preserve them busy and it’s a enjoyable exercise. Okay, this subsequent one is from Sandy. Years in the past, when shopping for our first residence, I used to be completely taken with a corridor tree that was within the entryway once we first toured the house. Okay, so I googled this, and like, a corridor tree can imply, it’s like a coat hanger, principally. Like, you recognize, just a little coat hanger with a mirror with the hooks.

Emma: Form of like a butler pantry. 

Elsie: Sure. As a result of once I first learn the story, I assumed, I used to be considering of a tree. Some homes have a built-in planter, however I feel that is really like a bit of furnishings. Okay. My bestie and I had been at a large flea market in Texas, jealous to seek out one. Early in our search, we got here throughout a reasonably, primitive, tall, whimsical, mirrored umbrella stand. That sounds superb. With a small open shelf and coat hooks. It was barely warped and means over my worth level, so we determined to maintain trying. All one of the best ones are. I really feel like if the flea market tag doesn’t make you cry, then such as you’re not going to be interested by it later. You recognize what I imply? Like these are those you all the time, they stick. Due to the fee, I made a decision towards it. Really talked about to her that my funds was lower than half of the fee, so it was actually out of the query. We headed towards the loos and on our means out, turned the nook and there it was, Sunday evening particular at 75 % off. It was mine. 

Emma: To this point I’m loving the story despite the fact that there’s no ghost and it’s only a story of getting a deal on the flea market and I’m like, sure, triumph! You might be like, the top, and I’d be like, nice story. 

Elsie: Sure. I do know the place that is in all probability going, however I like the story already. Okay. I used to be nonetheless new to our 30-year-old home. Okay, so a 30-year-old home, that’s not previous in any respect. And simply starting to get used to our new properties, quirks, and sounds. Okay, we’re cheap. We’re setting the stage. We’re cheap. We’re not freaking out. We’re not seeing males in our toilet the place there are not any males. Our first indicators that one thing was amiss had been delicate. Lights flickering, shadows passing. Okay, that’s vital. There was a pair of double doorways on the facet of the entryway that might be locked from the lounge, they usually had been constantly locked, irritating anybody who walked into the room as a result of they needed to all the time go all the way in which again round. Everybody denied locking them, and it drove us all nuts. We finally eliminated the locks. Quickly, photos had been falling from the partitions and we may hear muffled voices. Okay! That is getting escalated and I’m into it. I’ve by no means had an image fall from a wall in my life. 

Emma: I’ve, nevertheless it’s as a result of I take advantage of command strips once I shouldn’t have. 

Elsie: Okay, I’ve on the primary day I hung it, however not like months later. I really feel like that’s the distinction. 

Emma: Our nice grandfather’s portrait fell the opposite day and it had been up for almost a yr.

Elsie: Oh, wow. 

Emma: And I really had forgotten that I’d used command strips. After which I used to be like, why did I take advantage of command strip? I don’t know. 

Elsie: However right here’s the factor. Command strips are usually not good for hanging heavy artwork in any respect. I don’t perceive why everybody else in our DIY group is so into command strips. Additionally they can rip up your wallpaper. 

Emma: I’m not with Elsie on any of this. I nonetheless love command strips, however I simply shouldn’t have used them on this specific factor. I don’t know why I did. Nothing to do with the sandy story. I’m inserting myself. I’m sorry, Sandy. 

Elsie: I simply needed to disavow them for no purpose.

Emma: Okay, I stand by them. 

Elsie: We got here to consider that the home we moved into was haunted. We had been unnerved, however we weren’t able to promote it till I transferred to a different metropolis. A story as previous as time, proper? 

Emma: Financial horror, my favourite. That’s all the time the haunted homes. 

Elsie: Sure, it’s all the time like we spent our final penny shopping for this lovely previous residence renovating and we are able to’t transfer. I’m so sorry, Sandy. I’m actually not doing you justice on this. 

Emma: We’re simply idiots. Don’t fear about us. 

Elsie: After we offered our home, all the furnishings went into long-term storage. After we moved into our little furnished residence for a short while, whereas we constructed our new home. We held our breath, hoping that the ghost didn’t comply with us. It didn’t, and we put all of it behind us. As an attention-grabbing, unnerving story of the previous. I used to be working overseas when our home was full, and my husband and sons moved into the home whereas I used to be gone. Though we had an amazing entryway, once I got here residence, the corridor tree was in our bed room, angled close to the wall and the door. My hats and scarves had been hanging from it, and it made me tremendous joyful. The actions from our earlier home picked up shortly. Shadows, flashing lights, voices. The TV would activate. My sister-in-law visited, got here into the bed room the subsequent day, and broke it to me, Sandy, you’ve acquired a ghost. And it sat on my mattress this morning and she or he really felt the mattress transfer. Love this story. Sooner or later, it turned an open reality. It appeared like once we spoke it, we gave it energy, so we determined to not communicate it. I noticed it as soon as within the type of a male in a white t-shirt passing by way of the corridor. And it hesitated for a beat after which disappeared. At this level, my home was available on the market and we had been prepared for one more transfer. Oh my gosh. Just like the shifting is, that is like how a lot I transfer. I employed a good friend’s school pupil son to assist me. Once I advised him my plight of the ghost and the 2 gadgets that I felt had narrowed down, we talked about burning them to that once we acquired the thought to promote them. However solely after telling the customer my considerations. So she thought she ought to disclose the ghost factor. The plant stand, which turned out to be a wig headstand, was shortly snapped up by our next-door neighbor they usually had been delighted by the prospect of proudly owning a haunted wig headstand. That appears like me. So good for you. You bought what you got. Later, I went inside to point out a headboard, leaving my helper to man the sale. He ended up going to the lavatory and leaving one other neighbor who had stopped by answerable for it. And once we returned, the haul tree had been offered with out our plan or discover. It wasn’t till later that it occurred to me that the haul tree had chosen its new unsuspecting proprietor, simply as years earlier than it had chosen me. Love the story. And it positively, for certain, was the corridor tree. Yeah. I imply, don’t you assume? 

Emma: Nicely, she says, facet be aware, I’ve been in two properties since, and my resident ghosts and joyful to report that they had been each ghost-free. So I feel it was. He’s moved on. He was part of the corridor tree. I really feel like this could be a great Goosebumps e-book. The haunted, you recognize, merchandise. And I like the concept that like she’s prefer it had chosen so like she wasn’t even attempting to promote it similar to this school child who she left in cost or no matter she says helper I assume we don’t actually know however somebody was left answerable for the storage sale they usually didn’t notice they went to the lavatory or one thing after which they didn’t notice that this factor wasn’t on the market and it acquired. So it’s nearly just like the corridor tree was like making issues occur. After which on the flea market, she advised us it was too costly, however then she circled and noticed an indication and it’s like, what if the corridor tree made the signal as a result of it needed to go residence along with her, you recognize? 

Elsie: I like that it might be the one factor in your own home that you simply simply love, you recognize as a result of she cherished this one merchandise. And so it’s like, you’re going to maneuver a lot of issues with you to your subsequent residence, and the way would you be capable of slender it down? I’m stunned that she even was capable of slender it down.

Emma: It doesn’t sound like she was. She wasn’t attempting to promote the corridor tree. It simply acquired by accident offered, and she or he was like, oh, nicely, however then she realized the ghosts had been gone, and she or he was like, wait, it was that factor. Additionally, she did some nice storytelling, as a result of she type of units up the corridor tree, after which she retains going along with her story, so we type of neglect about it, after which it comes again, you recognize? It’s like, actually good. Fascinating. You nailed it, Sandy. We find it irresistible. 

Elsie: Everybody who despatched tales this yr was a ten out of 10. So, thanks a lot for the tales. I hope that we get a ghost go to this yr. That’s my want for the brand new yr. 

Emma: Now we’re prepared for a joke, or a reality, or possibly a meditation with Nova. 

Elsie: Hey Nova, what do you may have for us this week? 

Nova: A joke. 

Elsie: A joke? Is it a ghost joke? 

Nova: Sure. 

Elsie: Okay. 

Nova: What did ghosts use to scrub their hair with?

Elsie: What? 

Nova: Sham… Boo! 

Elsie: That’s good. Thanks a lot for listening. When you have any questions or podcast concepts, electronic mail them to us at [email protected] or name our voicemail at 417-893-0011. We shall be again subsequent week with a deep dive into conserving our home clear and our e-book report on All Good Folks Right here by Ashley Flowers.