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I am being followed by a ghost who gives me weird visions of the future and No, I don’t think I’m going insane.

It all began when I was driving home from a ski vacation with a couple of friends.
A friend of mine was driving the car. He wasn’t drunk or anything but for some reason, I started to feel unsettled. So, I said that I had the feeling he was gonna have an accident later. I was happy when I was wrong and we all got home safely. Then, however, my friend drove his car straight into the garage. And by that, I mean into the wall of the garage.

Months later I randomly had the feeling that something bad was gonna happen.
I spoke to a couple of friends who calmed me down and convinced me I was just being crazy. I tried to get my mind off things and we ended up having a great time at the pre-party party until it started to rain. (In retrospect, you might call this a sign or some shit from the universe telling me to go home… However, I’m not the kind of person who believes that the universe gives a crap about me.) Anyway, we weathered the storm and went to our final party location. After a very uncomfortable encounter with my ex, I had a good time drinking and dancing. However, a couple of hours into the night, the guy who I was flirting with suddenly started kissing someone else. I was pissed and the night was over. When I went home, I realized that my ‘vision’ actually came true.

I know this sounds crazy but we’re just getting started.
My best friend once told me that the last person inhabiting her place before her was found dead in his bed (long story…). I jokingly said that her apartment might be haunted now. All fun and games aside, since I’ve said that, strange things keep happening at her place. One day, I wanted to heat up water in her microwave but when I turned it on, the microwave ignited randomly. I felt like a Sim starting a fire while preparing a salad.

A little later, my friend and I discovered Instagram story filters.
It was all fun and games until my phone glitched. When I switched on the camera, a black shadow moved along the screen, from right to left, first. Then, from left to right, repeating a couple of times. It seemed as if the camera ‘saw’ a ghost. I wish we would’ve filmed the situation but at that moment, we were too scared to think of that. We still cannot use Instagram filters no more.

After freaking out about too many coincidences piling up my friend realized that strange things only happen when I am at her place. And I realized that this stuff only happens inside her apartment – with the exception of my ‘visions’. So, I’ve come to the obvious and completely rational conclusion that I am being followed by a ghost who sometimes gives me ‘visions’ but can only make himself noticed at the place he died at.

On a scale from ‘weird cat lady’ to ‘actually believes the world is flat’, how crazy do I sound? And what should we do next? Believe in coincidences or believe in the paranormal? Should we lay a book on the floor and turn one page every day so the ghost can read something? Or should we try to communicate with him in a séance?

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Ben

Title photo (as far as I can retrace): Maddie the Ghost Dog

Compulsive nonconformist who left the 9-to-5 world after studying psychology and has since then devoted himself to design and writing on a freelance basis. Has at least four different kinds of chips at home at any given time.

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    14. August 2018
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    I actually think this is totally and completely REAL and that you’re not imagining things at all. Some of us are more intuitive than others, and sometimes, because of that intuition, the veil into the other side of whatever world is out there is very thin. I mean, I don’t see dead people, but I pick up on energy and feel things that many other people don’t. Quite frankly, I find all of it utterly fascinating! You should get your friend to hire some paranormal investigators just for shits and giggles to see what they find!

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    1. August 2018
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    I’d say – keep away from her apartment.
    Also, what is your relationship to the ghost? Did you know the apartment owner?

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    24. July 2018
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    Perhaps find a friend who lives in a different apartment/home? Just kidding. Sometimes we “wish” things to happen? Naked hugs!

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    21. July 2018
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    I’m not sure what I believe in. I travel a lot with my work which means nights away. I was once involved in renovating a house in the country, The other contractors left for lunch and I was alone there for about an hour or so. I had a walk around the gardens when I started to hear music. I decided it was a violin, but it sounded distant. I was walking around the outside of the house trying to tell where – from inside – it was coming from. I thought the builders had left a radio on – but couldn’t find it. I didn’t think any more of it until about a week later when I was talking to the owner. He told me a previous owner, who had died in the house, had been a musician. To say the hairs on the back of my neck stood up is an understatement!
    Maybe you and I are just nuts??
    JP

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