A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
(Blog integrity dictates the admission that this ghost experience
occurred in January during my trip to San Diego.)
I believe in good and evil spirits but not in ghosts. As I noted in Day 78 Scare House , I am a chicken when it comes
to scary movies.Therefore,I have
no idea why I decidedto check out the Whaley House, the “most
haunted house in the United States”, according to Travel Channel’s America's Most Haunted . I love history and this house had a lot of
history. It was built in 1856 and from 1868 to 1871 it served as the Whaley
residence, a commercial theater, a county courthouse and a General store.It's located in historic Old Town so even though I was more interested in the history, for this new challenge I
ventured to a supposedly “real haunted house.”
Image of man on left side of bed
Maybe it was because I was so skeptical and verbal about my disbelief that I got my paranormal picture! I freaked out when I reviewed my pictures that evening. To my surprise I saw a ghost like man on the left side of the bed in the children’s
room. He was complete with a hat and buttoned coat and looked like a guy from
the 1800’s. Who knows maybe he was Mr.
Whaley, or the man that was hung where the house was built, or just a supporter of my venture of new experiences, but there is something in my picture!
Children's Room at Whaley House
I laughed when my friend pointed out that ghosts are always from the “olden times”. He asked,"why are there no stories about a modern ghost or one from the 80's?"
I am not sure what popped into my picture. Maybe the image was just there for the purpose of challenging the idea that only concrete things are real. It's strange nonetheless and I hope that I don't see any more or I will be sleeping with the light on for a long time.
But when the Father sends the Counselor as my representative-and
by the Counselor I mean the Holy Spirit-he will teach you everything and will
remind you of everything I myself have told you. I am leaving you with a
gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the
world gives… (John 12:26-27).