-

Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

My house has a reall eerie feel to it sometimes.


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
49 replies to this topic

#1 of 50 StephenA

StephenA

    Screenwriter

  • 1,512 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 30 2001

Posted May 11 2004 - 10:59 AM

Sometimes it feels evil and weird. I swear that it's haunted half the time, even though it's hard to believe in ghosts, spirits, and the similar stuff. At least 2 people, my great grandparents have died here.

My house was the most scary when I was little. It used to look like a cross between the Addams Family and Munsters houses before it was redone inside. There was even an organ in the corner of the living room, and you could just imagine the Phantom of the Opera come in the room and play it. The house inside is totally different now, but I still get a weird chilling feeling in it a lot.

My cellar is still the same as it has been since the house was built over a hundred years ago. It's very eerie down there. I hate going down there at night.

The house has been in my family since 1926 when my grandmother and her parents moved here when she was 8. I don't know the history of it before then.

#2 of 50 Jack Briggs

Jack Briggs

    Executive Producer

  • 16,725 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 03 1999

Posted May 11 2004 - 11:20 AM

"Some houses are born bad."

"...and whatever walks there walks alone."

"My ... god, what was holding my hand?"

What movie?

#3 of 50 Jeff Gatie

Jeff Gatie

    Lead Actor

  • 6,529 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 19 2002

Posted May 11 2004 - 01:17 PM

The story was by Shirley Jackson and was called the Haunting of Hill House. The movie was called the Legend of Hill House aka The Haunting.

#4 of 50 Garrett Lundy

Garrett Lundy

    Producer

  • 3,764 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 05 2002

Posted May 11 2004 - 02:28 PM

Posted Image You moved the headstones but you didn't move the bodies! Posted Image













Yes! Got the best quote in before anyone else Posted Image
"Did you know that more people are murdered at 92 degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easy-going, over 92 and it's too hot to move, but just 92, people get irritable."

#5 of 50 Christ Reynolds

Christ Reynolds

    Producer

  • 3,597 posts
  • Join Date: May 06 2002

Posted May 11 2004 - 02:32 PM

the house we live in is about 170 years old, and we have another house that is about 260 years old, only one other house seperates them on the street. thankfully, nobody has heard or seen anything yet, i hope it stays that way. always cool to hear about hauntings in other people's houses though Posted Image

CJ
And then when I feel so stuffed I can't eat anymore, I just use the restroom! And then I CAN eat more!

#6 of 50 Jason_Els

Jason_Els

    Screenwriter

  • 1,096 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 22 2001

Posted May 11 2004 - 02:33 PM

A lot of things can inspire hauntings. If you have never seen or felt a presence then it's likely just the atmosphere. Some hauntings are caused by very low frequency vibrations which trigger something in people causing them to feel edgy, paranoid, and even hallucinate.

As for big scary haunted houses I wouldn't worry. Even if it is something supernatural then it knows you are there. Go with the flow. My grandparents' house used to scare me. It's big, very old, and full of sinister family portraits from the era where it was considered bad form to appear without a stick up your ass. It came to me that the house has been in the family for just shy of 200 years so whomever is haunting the house is probably a relation and so of no malice. Now I can wander the halls at night with no light or venture to the basement or attic whenever I feel like it. I am part of any haunting. I have nothing to fear because I am one of the things going bump in the night.
For beauty is only a step removed from a burning terror we barely sustain, and we worship it for the graceful sublimity with which it disdains to consume us. - Rainer Maria Rilke

My DVD Collection

#7 of 50 StephenA

StephenA

    Screenwriter

  • 1,512 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 30 2001

Posted May 11 2004 - 02:51 PM

It really doesn't bother me for the most part now. I've gotten used to the way the house is over the years. I have lived here most of my life. It's just that sometimes you get a shiver down your spine here like something's not right and that someone's watching you. My pets even seem to get an uneasy feeling sometimes.

It's also a very weird having the same rocking chair in my house that my great grandmother died in. Sometimes it looks to be moving on it's own, but I know that it's my mind playing tricks on me due to the history of the chair and house.

#8 of 50 Chu Gai

Chu Gai

    Lead Actor

  • 7,270 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 29 2001

Posted May 11 2004 - 05:59 PM

Sell it?

#9 of 50 Jeff Pryor

Jeff Pryor

    Supporting Actor

  • 654 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 05 2002

Posted May 11 2004 - 06:18 PM

In Belgium, I once rented a house from a landlord that was a nice place, maybe built around 1940 but kept up really good. Sometimes I could see a dark shape at the edge of my vision. Other times, my stereo would turn itself down, you could just sit there and watch the light on the volume knob going down. I would get chills for no reason, and the hair would stand up on my neck like something passed through me. I really didn't let these things bother me much, though. I was always drinking too much european beer.
Heads I win, tails you lose.

#10 of 50 Justin Lane

Justin Lane

    Screenwriter

  • 2,149 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 18 2000

Posted May 11 2004 - 06:19 PM

Pictures?

J

#11 of 50 Ricardo C

Ricardo C

    Producer

  • 5,060 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 14 2002

Posted May 11 2004 - 09:43 PM

What Justin said Posted Image
Man, an hour wasted on this sig! Thanks, Toshiba! :P

#12 of 50 Shawn Shultzaberger

Shawn Shultzaberger

    Supporting Actor

  • 708 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 02 2000

Posted May 11 2004 - 10:46 PM

My grandmothers house was about 150 years old and it ALWAYS spooked me to no end. I remember going there during the summer when I was young. It had this extremely narrow staircase that lead upstairs to the second floor (2 story home with dirt floor basement and large attic). The house was not airconditioned but that stair case was always cold no matter what time of the year it was and it was on the side of the house where the sun hit the most. You could always hear the wood floors creaking at night while everyone was asleep. And the second floor had these really weird warm and cold spots that you would walk through. Man I hated that house. Posted Image
"A human being is part of the whole called by us the Universe. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest --a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection...

#13 of 50 Steve Christou

Steve Christou

    Executive Producer

  • 14,210 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 25 2000
  • Real Name:Steve Christou
  • LocationLondon, England

Posted May 11 2004 - 11:01 PM

GET......OUT!











....and that was my Amityville Horror contribution...[shuffles off]

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


Lord of the Hubs


#14 of 50 Garrett Lundy

Garrett Lundy

    Producer

  • 3,764 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 05 2002

Posted May 12 2004 - 12:37 AM

Quote:
Some hauntings are caused by very low frequency vibrations which trigger something in people causing them to feel edgy, paranoid, and even hallucinate.


That explains everything. One of the houses former owners left an SVS PCi16-46 running in the basement. Now take the illuminating power of this Zippo-lighter and check out the root cellar for me.
:wink:
"Did you know that more people are murdered at 92 degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easy-going, over 92 and it's too hot to move, but just 92, people get irritable."

#15 of 50 DonRoeber

DonRoeber

    Screenwriter

  • 1,851 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 11 2001

Posted May 12 2004 - 01:03 AM

You need to read The House of Leaves. It's a blast.
Luckily, right at that moment, an unconscious Argentinean fell through my roof.

He was quickly joined by a dwarf dressed as a nun.

#16 of 50 Mike Lenthol

Mike Lenthol

    Second Unit

  • 322 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 28 2000

Posted May 12 2004 - 02:37 AM

Carry a cross, and a camera in in your pocket.
That should take care of vampires and ghosts.

#17 of 50 StephenA

StephenA

    Screenwriter

  • 1,512 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 30 2001

Posted May 12 2004 - 03:18 AM

I have pictures of the way the house used to look, but nothing of ghosts and such. I don't ever think to take pictures or anything of strange things that happen. It just happens too fast.

Another weird thing that happened to me when I was little, around 3 4 of age: I told my mom and dad I saw my grandfather pushing a wheelbarrow in the back yard near the swamp. I described what he wore and everything. The weird part is, is he died before I was born, and he actually did push a wheelbarrow in the back yard near the swamp and wore similar clothes when alive. I have a huge yard and there's really no need to go down there.

#18 of 50 JasonDNJ

JasonDNJ

    Extra

  • 22 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 27 2004

Posted May 12 2004 - 04:54 AM

House of Leaves is a brilliant book and is a must for those that are into strangeness/houses.
"In my mind's eye,...one little boy one little man,... funny how...time flies."

#19 of 50 Mary M S

Mary M S

    Screenwriter

  • 1,546 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 12 2002

Posted May 12 2004 - 05:55 AM

"While passing on the stairs one day.
I met a man who was not there.

He was not there again today.
Oh I wish, I wish, he'd go away!"

You've been dreaming. Dreaming of Sea Captain who haunted this house.

#20 of 50 KatieL

KatieL

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 56 posts
  • Join Date: May 06 2004

Posted May 12 2004 - 08:57 AM

Mary I love that poem.
"Give me all your money, bitch!"