Old lady trouser-smell
- Feb 1, 2010
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... and like the farmyards is all held together by baler cord:Which just reinforces my opinion that 80% of North Devon is built of Lego.
That's farmyards everywhere though. Bailer twine and bungee cords.... and like the farmyards is all held together by baler cord:
'The upstair corridor's not very friendly' - strange how certain parts in certain buildings can feel like this - most of the place can feel fine, you turn corner - and suddenly - 'nah, I don't like this at all'. And it's so hard to pin down exactly why a certain place feels oppressive, or unfriendly or 'too remote' somehow.Nothing much to report except that my partner’s dad still swears blind he saw something but isn’t that bothered because he‘s a sceptic, yes one of those sceptics that wouldn’t believe anything he saw
The house definitely feels old and ’alive’ though. The upstairs corridor’s not very friendly. There’s a little sofa up there to sit and read and I did, but not really comfortable. (Not the sofa, the landing). But anyway, I was exploring round the back, some of which is gated off unless the whole property is booked and I could see out onto the field and ‘What’s that?’ Not a tumulus (I thought) as it looks too big, at least the ones I’ve seen in Wilts and Berks tend to be much more sunk into the ground. I went onto OS maps online and it’s a motte and bailey! So there have been buildings here a long time.
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Yes, very true! I can’t say anywhere else in the house felt ‘off’ apart from those back stairs and little landing, although it all felt ‘busy’, old, a bit liminal but also ‘right’ for the place. I would have been disturbed feeling it at home, but there it felt quite normal.The upstair corridor's not very friendly' - strange how certain parts in certain buildings can feel like this - most of the place can feel fine, you turn corner - and suddenly - 'nah, I don't like this at all'. And it's so hard to pin down exactly why a certain place feels oppressive, or unfriendly or 'too remote' somehow.
I thought at the time she seemed very matter of fact about it. When i said i thought i had seen Beryl in town after she died she said something like ‘of course you would’. I didn’t question her about it as I really wasn’t sure what to say.This seems curious! Do you have any idea why? Of course I want to believe that she also has experienced "sightings."
I used to work in a country house.
I once heard posh sounding voices from one of the bedrooms and burst in expecting to find visitors who'd went off piste.
No one there.
probably sound carrying from somewhere else.
I came across a story in a paper about the Bell Hotel in Thetford: the manager was in a bathroom when he heard voices. Although a sceptic of ghosts, he was a bit perturbed and then realised that he recognised the voices. They were two of his waiting staff who were some distance away in another part of the hotel.
It turns out that the voices were somehow being transmitted through the pipework.