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Blogtober 2020 – Ghostbusters

So here we are the last day of Blogtober 2020.  I am so happy that I have completed everyday of the challenge. I may have gone off topic a few times, like this week with the start of my Christmas gift guides, and my weekly life in a lockdown posts.

Today is day 31 the last day and halloween, so what better topic than Ghostbusters.

I am not going to talk about the Ghostbusters films, I am going to share a couple of experiences I have encountered.  Before I start all things like this scare the life out of me. I will not even watch horror films.

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On the 19th December 1991 my Granddad died just before 6pm. One year later on the 19th December 1992 I had not long been in from work.  I had changed out of my work clothes and was pottering about, and just preparing dinner, while listening to music. Obviously I thought about the year before, which is not unusual.

At just before 6pm, my alarm clock went off, this really spooked me out as it was the exact time to the minute my Granddad had passed the year before.  Also my alarm was set for 7.15am so there was no reason for it to have gone off. I went to the bedroom to turn it off, and sat drinking a coffee in shock and did not move until my husband came home.


We had moved in with our parents when C was 4 months old. This was the home they shared with my grandparents before they died. My Grandma died in 1998 in hospital my Grandad died in 2000 in this house.  I had put C down for her nap one afternoon, and went upstairs to check she was ok and I smelt my Grandma.  It was the perfume she wore plus the face powder and lipstick she used to wear.  It did not scare me, I felt that she had come to meet her great granddaughter and was watching over her.  I had the same experience a few times after.

Even though the first one did affect me, I never felt scared, it was just a shock.  I actually felt some sort of calm if that makes sense.

Have you ever had an experience like this?

Blogtober 2020 - Ghostbusters

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  • Jo
    31st October 2020 at 11:43 am

    I felt my dog with me long after she had died. Well done on Blogtober and thanks for reading and commenting on my posts too.

    • admin
      1st November 2020 at 10:40 am

      That must have been a comfort, well done to you as well on completing x

  • Kim Carberry
    31st October 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Congrats on completing Blogtober. I’ve gone off topic for a few days but I’ve linked up every day! Hooray!
    Eek! What spooky stories! That is lovely about your Grandma coming to visit you. x

    • admin
      1st November 2020 at 10:38 am

      I do feel proud this year to finally acheive it all the way through. I think we have all gone off topic some days. I swear it was her as I wasn’t even thinking about her, when I spoke to my Mum about it she said she had the same as well. It may be our imaginations but I like to think she came to meet C

  • Jupiter Hadley
    31st October 2020 at 6:18 pm

    I don’t think I have, but thank you for sharing.

    • admin
      1st November 2020 at 10:36 am

      I am positive these were real, but never felt scared


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