Do Ghosts Really Exist?

Posted on February 7, 2012

During August 1981 my wife and I were driving back to the UK through France after I had completed a work assignment in Spain. On the journey between Alencon and Rouen, the precise location of which I do not know other than it was closer to Rouen than Alencon. We were travelling along a very straight stretch of road that was lined with tall planes on either side; I had the feeling that something was telling me that I should take a break from driving. I pulled off onto the grass at the side of the road. We had a bite to eat and a drink, after which I got out of the car to stretch my legs, the road had little traffic and the area was totally quiet. I walked around to the back of the car and stood looking back along the road from whence we had come and thinking to myself how peaceful and quiet it was.

I had been stood there only a few seconds when I had the distinct and eerie feeling that I was not alone. Sure, my wife was in the car, but this was outside. It was as if there were several others there with me, as if I was in the middle of a small group, I looked around me � not a soul in sight! The feeling would not go away – the group would not leave me, I felt that I was surrounded, nothing aggressive, just calm and peaceful. I shivered slightly as if there were a chill in the air, yet it was quite a sunny warm day.

It was nothing that I could touch, just a presence. Feeling a bit foolish and self-conscious I shuffled back to my door opened it and sat down. �They�, only went away as I shut the door. Not wishing to sound foolish or invite ridicule, I did not mention anything to my wife, other than how peaceful and quiet the area was and we continued on our way to Boulougne. The incident has niggled away in the back of my mind for many years.

Research shows that in WW1 there was a major military hospital in the area and there is a vast military cemetery also.
Was the presence I felt at that time indeed spirits from those times; if so, then I salute their memory and their sacrifice, one serviceman to another.

Or, was it that I was already subconsciously aware that the area and ground upon which I stood had been heavily fought over in the recent WW2 fighting and many lives had been lost? Was I more receptive due to my allegiance to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom?

I do not know, other than it felt real enough at the time, it was and still is, a little disconcerting. I have never believed in ghosts or the like, but I could not then and cannot now explain that feeling away.

After all the intervening years I can still only say that there definitely was some kind of presence around me that day.

More intriguingly, did �They� suggest that I stop?

Sent in by Reg Simpson, Copyright 2012

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Comments

6 Responses to “Do Ghosts Really Exist?”
  1. khush says:

    hello sir iwould like to tel u dat wen eva any one is on d battle field or in a plane dat has seen destruction d energies of dat may last for a long long time n if der r bones of d ppl who fought in side s soil nomatter wat is d depth d fumes frm dat bones comes to d surface wit negetive or positive energies n interact wit our aura it may be also able to do wat eva it wish we may not cl it a ghost or so but its jst an energy energies of good n bad or both

    in ur case i wud wish to tel u dat u wer not experiencing any thing paranormal or such ghostly prescence it was just ur aura surrounded by energies of past

  2. aNnA iS BacK says:

    i think you got your awnser in your story but maybe deep down inside you dont really want to admit to it.i think something happed and it probably was so spirts watching you.for what i dont know but they were there,thats foresure.thanks for the story.

  3. Ama Nazra says:

    Hello Reg,

    My name is Ama Nazra and I am a spirit rescuer .. which is a nicer term than ‘ghostbuster’, but it means much the same. We find people who have died and are trapped on this plane with us, and we cross them over.

    You had a lovely experience. The view must be wonderful. Not all ghosts are friendly, and some of them are simply frightened, and cause people to feel that fear .. and then there are spirits, who are people who have crossed over and come back to places, and people, that they love, to visit for a moment or two.

    You were probably visited by ghosts who love the site too, or they might have been looking for help that you couldn’t give them at the time. That’s fine. There will be other people passing through that location who can.

    What drew them, as you said, your sympathy for the fallen could be one key. It does make a common bond. Hopefully you might have even helped one or two of them cross over without realising it. Did you feel tired afterwards?

    Love & Peace
    Ama
    http://www.sacred-gates.com

  4. eric says:

    Your story is really intriguing maybye your respect for those Lost souls made you more aware of their historical presence,idon’t know.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sir:
    My self and your self being service members and you and your wife being in an area that witnessed heave fighting during both wars and you felt a need to pull over, well I think, them being solders just wanted a smoke and a bit of a chat as solders will do, even today.

  6. Stephie says:

    I feel as they were reaching out to you for help as well. Thanks for sharing and God Bless!

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