The time now is Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:51 pm | Log in to check your private messages
View unanswered posts  Ghost forum archive
World of Ghosts - Paranormal Forums Forum IndexWorld of Ghosts - Paranormal Forums Forum Index
World of Ghosts Worldofghosts 24 hour chat room
                          Register


Logical alternatives
Post new topic   Reply to topic    World of Ghosts - Paranormal Forums Forum Index » Suggestions room
View previous topic | View next topic  
Author Message
bitterbuck1
Moderator


Joined: 18 Nov 2006
Posts: 3958
Location: Arizona, USA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iain Lawrence wrote:
There was a telephone in Sheffield underground which used to call in the middle of the night. It was usual answered by a security guy who just told the old lady (who people thought was a bit off her head and kept getting the wrong number) that she'd got the wrong number and that it was ok. This went on for some years, the old lady kept ringing and the guards put up with her as part of there job, they didn't want to be offensive due to her age. Some years later the council decided to fill in the underground to produce a new social area. On his last shift a guard decided as that as he had been talking to the old lady for so long he should press 1471 on the old phone and tell her that the number would be gone from then on. When he picked up the phone he found it didn't work. He pulled off the wall board to try to re connect it. The phone wires were cut and rusty. It hadn't been connected for 3 years and had been disconnected from the network many years earlier. The phone had belonged to a shop owned by an old lady who had died in her shop. Her daughter was still also receiving calls from someone who didn't talk when the phone was answered. When a complaint was put in to the phone company, it turned out to be coming from a disabled line which was once connected to the city underground.People who now walk across the city center have reported hearing a phone ringing from beneath there feet. Shes still calling lol...great true story. It was never concluded.


Out of curiosity Iain, is there a year connected to this story?
LOL I got goose pimples when I read the story.

_________________
Every year you live, you pass the anniversary of your death.

Where the Heart is
Billie Letts
...
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Back to top
D B Sweeney



Joined: 27 Aug 2010
Posts: 2842
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That said, are we right to come to the simplest conclusion every time.

Yes Wink

DB

_________________
If you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras.
...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Back to top
thecactus



Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 3183
Location: Northern Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still a good story Iain Very Happy
_________________
It's good to have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out...
...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Back to top
Iain Lawrence



Joined: 16 Sep 2010
Posts: 419

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't clarify the age on the story, it was in one of the many ghost story books Ive read over the years. But its just one of those stories which make you think. Sad to think that should all the ghost trapped energy theories be true, how sad is it that an old lady is still in that place on her own.
...
View user's profile Send private message
Back to top
thecactus



Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 3183
Location: Northern Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too believe there is usually no smoke without fire - but if the old lady is still there, I don't think she will remain there indefinitely.
_________________
It's good to have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out...
...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Back to top
Iain Lawrence



Joined: 16 Sep 2010
Posts: 419

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the funny thing is energy doesn't disappear it dissipates. So even though she might not be able to interact or exist atomically, she would still be there at a lower range...forever lol. Bless her.
...
View user's profile Send private message
Back to top
bitterbuck1
Moderator


Joined: 18 Nov 2006
Posts: 3958
Location: Arizona, USA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iain Lawrence wrote:
There was a telephone in Sheffield underground which used to call in the middle of the night. It was usual answered by a security guy who just told the old lady (who people thought was a bit off her head and kept getting the wrong number) that she'd got the wrong number and that it was ok. This went on for some years, the old lady kept ringing and the guards put up with her as part of there job, they didn't want to be offensive due to her age. Some years later the council decided to fill in the underground to produce a new social area. On his last shift a guard decided as that as he had been talking to the old lady for so long he should press 1471 on the old phone and tell her that the number would be gone from then on. When he picked up the phone he found it didn't work. He pulled off the wall board to try to re connect it. The phone wires were cut and rusty. It hadn't been connected for 3 years and had been disconnected from the network many years earlier. The phone had belonged to a shop owned by an old lady who had died in her shop. Her daughter was still also receiving calls from someone who didn't talk when the phone was answered. When a complaint was put in to the phone company, it turned out to be coming from a disabled line which was once connected to the city underground.People who now walk across the city center have reported hearing a phone ringing from beneath there feet. Shes still calling lol...great true story. It was never concluded.


Would Hauntastic Events be interested in researching this? Very Happy

_________________
Every year you live, you pass the anniversary of your death.

Where the Heart is
Billie Letts
...
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Back to top
D B Sweeney



Joined: 27 Aug 2010
Posts: 2842
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though the story is anecdotal and has probably evolved in a Chinese Whispers style with every re-telling (moving further away from the truth each time) - if we make a huge leap of logic and assume it's true....
Where is the old lady's 'energy' - in the phone line?, underground where the phone used to be?, in limbo?, in heaven?, in whatever place dead people's energy goes?. Is she still knocking around Sheffield perhaps making crank calls to mobile phones that frequent the area mentioned?.

DB

_________________
If you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras.
...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Back to top
thecactus



Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 3183
Location: Northern Ireland

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I think this is her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAayG50zPMY

Laughing

_________________
It's good to have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out...
...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Back to top
laurared



Joined: 02 May 2011
Posts: 13
Location: northern ireland

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fatigue tripping.

A few months ago myself and 3 friends were on a "ghosthunt" at the busby stoop in north yorkshire. At 3 in the morning myself and my friend were sitting in the bar area when i saw a figure peep round the corner. I dint say anything as i believed myself to be so tired that i was fatigue tripping. A few days later i mentioned it to my friend who then reported to me that she had seen the same thing. She hadnt said anything either as she believed herself to be over tired aswell.

Can two people fatigue trip the same thing???

_________________
laura x
...
View user's profile Send private message
Back to top
thecactus



Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 3183
Location: Northern Ireland

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our resident sceptic DB will tell you yes, but I don't know - what did the figure look like?
_________________
It's good to have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out...
...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Back to top
laurared



Joined: 02 May 2011
Posts: 13
Location: northern ireland

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, the figure just looked like a man with dark hair. scared the shit out of me but as i say i just put it down to being tired x
_________________
laura x
...
View user's profile Send private message
Back to top
D B Sweeney



Joined: 27 Aug 2010
Posts: 2842
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laurared wrote:
lol, the figure just looked like a man with dark hair. scared the shit out of me but as i say i just put it down to being tired x


I'd go with the fact that you were tired.


DB

_________________
If you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras.
...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Back to top
thecactus



Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 3183
Location: Northern Ireland

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why were yous on a ghosthunt in that place to begin with - is it known for being haunted?
_________________
It's good to have an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out...
...
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Back to top
laurared



Joined: 02 May 2011
Posts: 13
Location: northern ireland

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes its well known in north yorkshire.
_________________
laura x
...
View user's profile Send private message
Back to top
Post new topic   Reply to topic    World of Ghosts - Paranormal Forums Forum Index » Suggestions room
Display posts from previous:   
 
 
All times are GMT
Jump to:  
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Page 2 of 3


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum