When we lose someone that is close to us, we wish that we could have spent more time with them. It's like we think that just one more day would make it easier to let them go. But, deep down we know that even ten more days wouldn't make it any easier.

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I find, that since my mom died, I look for her everywhere. In the yard, the clouds, the shadows, the breeze, and my dreams. I just want to feel her, hug her, smell her perfume and talk to her. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have wished she could tell me everything was going to be ok. She was a nurse and the person that the whole family turned to for advice, care, and support.

After I returned hie after her funeral, I heard a bird chirping loudly in the trees and I felt her. A few days later, I was lying in bed and As I rolled over on my side, there she was lying beside me. She didn't say anything to me, or touch me, she just looked at me, with her head on the pillow, and smiled at me.

As I looked at her beautiful face and gentle eyes, I felt an incredible sense of peace. I didn't want the moment to end.  Even if it was a dream, I wished it had lasted a little longer. But, I never saw her or had the dream again. When I came across this story about a friendly, ghostly shadow, I could totally relate.

The boy in the above photo, on the pier, is named Michael. His dad shared this very special photo and amazing story with me, last year, so I could share it with you. I thought I would write about it again to show you that not all ghosts are scary.

Here is how his Michaels dad describes what happened on the pier.

This (pic) is zoomed in.. this happened about a year ago. I took my son fishing in Michigan at my uncle's place.. I was taking pictures in admiration of my 5-year-old son’s dedication to fishing as we were about to head back home to Chicago.. I posted this pic on Facebook how proud I was of my son for his “never give up” attitude. My cousin pointed out the illumination around him.

 

No doubt it was the sun setting and the timing.. but there’s a little more. My son's best friend Jaxson has just passed away two weeks prior to this, and I showed him this picture and he said “oh yea dad, that’s just Jaxson, he was there fishing with me”... and to anybody who says photoshop, save it. I’m lucky enough I know how to text... I just want to know your thoughts. I don’t feel this is a haunting but more so a guardian angel type thing. His 8-year-old friend was the neighborhood protector against all the bullies before he passed away.

Just like this dad, you know you've heard your young child say some very strange things. When my granddaughter was around three years old, she told us she had two dads. Her other dad would visit her and keep her safe. She had no other dad or any other males around her other than her Papa. But, she described his other dad in great detail, and from what she described, he was like no one she knew at the time. And, get this, she said he was her dad BEFORE. Wow, I got chills just typing that. 

She's drive now and doen;t remember him at all. It's crazy to think about, another dada from her past. But, whatever it was, her imagination, a past life, just a guardian angel, it still blows my mind and yet fills me with peace. Weird. LOL. Maybe I WILL see mom again, when I need her, maybe she will be there to keep me safe. 

More ghost stories and sightings await.

Scariest Ghost Town In KY Has A Truly Terrifying Past And Can’t Be Found On A Map

The month of October fills me with even more passion for abandoned and haunted places and things. I love to research legends, folklore, and stories from all over the world, but especially right here in Kentucky. Some of the stories are pure legend with no real facts to back them up. But, I’m a sucker for a good ghost story.

One such legend involves a small town, a murdering teacher, and mysterious disappearances that went on for decades. This is what I learned about the legend of Elsewhere, KY.

A construction worker and journalist, by the name of Seamus Coffey, was volunteering at a Senior Citizen’s center and he met a man named, Earl. The gentleman was about 80 years old and told him a story of something that happened in Elsewhere. KY.

"When I was a boy, my pa’ and I went to the Elsewhere General Store to get some rock candy and chicken feed. I stood outside while pa’ talked to Mrs. Ellison the shopkeep. Pa’ loaded the feed into the truck and handed me the candy. Right about then, there was this loud scream from the schoolhouse. I don’t know right well what happened ’cause pa” told me to stay in the truck, but after that we never went back to Elsewhere."

"When I was a few years older, I went back there with some friends. We were just dumb kids foolin’ around. My friend Jason went inside the schoolhouse and I never saw him again. We spent the rest of the day looking for him and later the police did a search but found nothing. Shortly after that the county disconnected Elsewhere road from HWY 280. It’s been about 60 years and you’re the first person to mention the place in half a century, son."

After that, Seamus started searching for any information he could find about Elsewhere. He found an article in the Louisville Courier-Journal. The article covered a story about Elsewhere being abandoned for health and safety reasons. It was dated April 2nd, 1953. The article also gave him a piece of the puzzle that was missing, the exact location of Elsewhere. The town was located two miles north of New Concord (KY) just off of HWY 280. So, of course, he had to go there for himself.

This is the terrifying story of what he found in Elsewhere.

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IL Woman Shocked When Ghost Appears In Pics of Her Kids

As you are aware, I love everything paranormal. Lately, I have been drawn to stories and photos of spirits and ghosts more than ever before. I have even interviewed some paranormal ghost hunters and found it fascinating. I don't have all of the answers, but I love exploring the possibilities.

Seeing things in pictures, once you really look at them, is not uncommon. It really happens more than you think. It’s happened to me. Are there spirits who some see and some don’t? Are they real ghosts or just a smudge on the lease of the camera? Are the light beams and floating specs just traces of dust and perfectly lit angles?

The thing is, we don’t really know. Those who weren’t there might try to figure out what the image really is to disprove the fact that it might be a spirit. While others will share a similar experience. The seem and unseen merge together to form an opinion, a believable explanation. But the truth is, even though we might not be able to see angels, spirits, or ghosts, some of us have faith that they do exist, others do not, But, when they show up in a picture, unexpected, it’s pretty awesome no matter how you feel about it. You are either filled with excitement or trying your best to figure it out. Either way, pretty cool.

I came across these photos on the Haunted Illinois Facebook group. I was fascinated with them and reached out to the mother who took the photos and asked her if I could share them with you. Like I always say, you can decide for yourself whether or not you see a ghost in the photos. But, after hearing the mom’s story surrounding the photos, I believe a ghost of a child is exactly what we see.