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Ghosts in Charlie Bain's house

Identifier

004626

Type of Spiritual Experience

Inter composer communication
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

May 1st

I was asked to Charlie Bain’s to tea this afternoon.  I can’t say he’s got any thinner since I used to sit next to him at Miss Enid’s…………Charlie has a book of ghost stories.  He asked me if I believe in ghosts and I said yes.

Then he wanted to know if I'd ever seen one, and I said, lots.

" Honour bright?" said he.

" Honour bright," said I.

" Well I never," said he “Weren't you afraid?"

" Not when they're nice ghosts," said I, " but I don't like nasty ones."

" The servants say this house is haunted," said he, " but pater says it's all rubbish, and flies into a rage when we talk about it. The slavies make out they can hear somebody going up the stairs, but they can't see the thing."

" I reckon they're quite right," said I, " I saw it myself. It’s a young woman. She has a dress which sticks out all round, and sort of makes a noise; but you mustn't tell anyone, because I may get into a row."

" I say !" said Charlie, "' do you really mean that, or are you fooling?"

" Honour bright," said I.

" Upon my Sam, you make me feel all funny," said he.

" Go on," said I, " she won't hurt you. She's quite a respectable kind of ghost, and means no harm."

After that it was time for me to go home.

The source of the experience

The Boy who saw True

Concepts, symbols and science items

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Activities and commonsteps

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