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HENUT-TEPY



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: MY GREAT UNCLES' HOME? Reply with quote

My husband, son and I live in an unremarkable late 1930s sem-detached. Neither we, nor our neighbours, have experienced anything 'out of the ordinary'.

My great-uncle, by contrast, lives in a large 17th century (or 18th century?) house in a Derbyshire village. Set behind a high wall and tall trees, it's very gloomy and atmospheric. Despite that, it's not a place I feel uncomfortable visiting. As it has 'character'.

He lives there with his daughter and son-in-law, and their Labrador puppy, Jasper (about 2 or 3; he's really cute). When Jasper's not dozing in his basket in the kitchen, he's very adventurous, and likes exploring Smile

After the death of his wife in the mid-90s, my great-uncle locked the bedroom up. And moved to another one. It's the only door that Jasper will whine, paw, or scratch at. Or else run off.

Like the other rooms, it's sparsely furnished, with a bare wood floor. There's a four-poster bed, with a chest at the end, a dressing table, and wardrobe. It has only one door in/out [off the landing]. And overlooks the gardens. No family member has entered the room, since my great-aunt died, out of respect. So I've not been able to 'investigate' it.
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thecactus



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Break in! lol only joking Laughing

Apart from the dog acting odd around the door to that room, has there been anything else strange?
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe the dog just wants to explore in there and frustrated cos it cant get in Wink
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D B Sweeney



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogs often want to get into places they're denied entry to. Jasper can probably smell a multitude of interesting smells from under that door that he's not had a chance to identify.

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HENUT-TEPY



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Break in! lol only joking. Apart from the dog acting odd around the door to that room, has there been anything else strange?"

I'm glad you are 'only joking', Cactus. Wink I only make visits to the house, and have never stayed over. So I am going on what I have seen Jasper do. And what my great-uncle, cousin and her husband have reported observing to me. They probably wouldn't thank me for posting about it, that's for sure. Because they are a very 'private' family... .

So I doubt my great-uncle would say if anything really 'out of the ordinary' was noticed in his home. He's Old School, and didn't even speak about his time in the War. Jasper's behaviour was stated in a very matter-of-fact fashion. I don't know anything about the house's history. And there's nothing on the Web concerning it - I've checked... .


"maybe the dog just wants to explore in there and frustrated cos it cant get in"

I bet he is. Jasper is an inquisitive little chap. A bit like my son. Always wanting to know why he can't go somewhere or do something. And being more determined if he can't Exclamation Smile Mind you, I'm curious too. I wonder where great-uncle keeps the key. Let alone if he's still got it....
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Agentscott



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting story....

Ask you uncle for the key as you wan't to pay respects to her and think she should desrve a visit.

Sneak in a camera and then get as many angles as poss!
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HENUT-TEPY



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agentscott wrote:
Interesting story....
Ask you uncle for the key as you want to pay respects to her, and think she should deserve a visit. Sneak in a camera, and then get as many angles as poss!


Thank you. Interesting plan, Agentscott. One problem, my great-aunt was buried in the local churchyard. I could pay my respects to her there.

As for the room, I'd be photographing just her bed. Which, last time I saw it, is against a wall. Unless she's moved it, of course! But, you never know, I might catch her bouncing on it... Wink Are you a private detective, btw? Cool Maybe you should check out Cactus, as he advised me to ''break in" Question
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thecactus



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there could be a possibility that the dog senses something from that room; you will never know if you cannot get in.
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HENUT-TEPY



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thecactus wrote:
I think there could be a possibility that the dog senses something from that room; you will never know if you cannot get in.


I suspect Jasper's curious is to why that door is closed. While most in the house remain open... . As I said, he loves exploring. But cats and dogs are very sensitive to things. But if he could go in, would he? Or run away? Which he does sometimes even though it's closed.

I couldn't really tell my great-uncle really why I want to go in there. I think he would reckon I was nuts. Confused He was in the Navy in the War, and is very down-to-earth and no-nonsense. His daughter is just as 'sensible' and 'direct'.
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thecactus



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was in the Navy in the War, and is very down-to-earth and no-nonsense. His daughter is just as 'sensible' and 'direct'.

But so are a lot of people who end up having a paranormal experience, then their outlook changes a little.
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Agentscott



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he would run in and jump straigt on the bed as many animals seem too.

Private detective?, no, i'm just a person who's lucky enough to witness several UFO's and one of which was quite close. Some other stuff too but compared to my 3 100% sightings were nothing.
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SHADOWDANCER



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see Big Sis Sarah has been writing about Jasper and the Case of the Locked Room Exclamation Rolling Eyes Of course the Dog's curious. He's a Puppy. And, like me, always hungry Wink So there might be Something of Interest behind that Door. Like a big juice Bone. Or Pedigree Chum... . He could just dig his way in... .

UFOS!? Oh dear. Sarah's mentioned that one too, has she??
Rolling Eyes
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thecactus



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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would think that if the door has ALWAYS been closed, the dog by now would have no interest in it!? Confused

I would be curious to get in there Very Happy

SHADOWDANCER, have you got a balaclava? Laughing
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SHADOWDANCER



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cactus - SHADOWDANCERhave you got a balaclava?

Would you like to borrow it? I've plenty of black gear as well. Smile Hold on. I'm not publically Aiding and Abetting a Felony! Rolling Eyes Tut, tut, Cactus. I might as well lend you my Spiderman Costume. So you can scale the wall. And go Intruder window. But you'd have to do Risk Assessment first with Health and Safety. Wink Laughing


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ALEX LOCKWOOD



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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My grandfather died when I was young. When he became terminally ill with cancer, he and gran slept in separate bedrooms. After his death the room wasn't locked up. Mainly out of practicality, as the house had only got three.

When my sister [3 years younger] and I stayed over, before he passed away, I would sleep in that room. After his death I don't recall ever experiencing anything 'out of the ordinary' in it. My sister said she didn't either.

After gran sold the house, she moved into sheltered housing. And couldn't fit in the furniture she owned. So the bed came to our house [the 'family home']. Which had four bedrooms - my parents', mine, my sister's, and a guest room. The bed ended up in the last of these. I slept in it a few times, as it was bigger than mine. All I can say about the bed is that it was very comfy indeed. And definitely not 'spooked'.

Nowadays: following Mum's death late last year, my dad has his own flat. My sister lives with her husband and their 3 kids.Their 10th anniversary is next year. And I live with my boyfriend.
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