Mama Diaries

Friday, January 25, 2013

Followed by Ghosts

Ghosts seem to like me this week.  I must have a sign on my back that says, "Haunt me."  What happened?  Well, let me tell you.

Last night, I was at Memorial Hall in downtown Cincinnati.  It was the night of the big recital.  I waited in the back room until it was time for me to go onstage to perform.  As I sat there, the security guard walked into the room and started talking.  "Did you know Memorial Hall is one of the most haunted places is Cincinnati?"

I shook my head.  "No, I did not."

"It is.  This was once the site of an insane asylum and an orphanage."

What a combination! I thought.  I wondered if they were in the same building.

"That's nice," I said.  "And you're saying there are ghosts from the asylum and the orphanage floating around here?"

"Yep," he said.  "I've witnessed them myself."

"Seriously?"

"Yes.  And there was a team of investigators here, and they witnessed paranormal activity."

Great.  "So what happened?"

"They asked the ghosts if they wanted to be left alone, and if they did, to give a sign."

"Did they get a sign?" I asked, intrigued.

"Yes.  The picture on the wall flipped."

Whoa. 

"They're here," the guard continued.  "You can feel them."

Just then, the lights dimmed.

I looked at the guard.  He looked at me. 

Okay, crazy ghost,  I thought.  Here's the deal:  You leave me alone, and I'll leave you alone!

I guess it worked, because there were no other incidents, and the performance went very well!



 

20 comments:

  1. Hmm. A ghost or ghosts in your house and now ghosts at the Memorial Hall. Interesting. Glad the ghosts didn't interrupt your performance. I'm sure they enjoyed it. : )

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  2. Are ghosts following you around this week? My apartment has an eerie feeling in, as it's in an old house I dread to think what went on here many years ago.

    Have a good week-end.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm not sure what's following me around this week! :) I hope you don't have any ghosts at your pad!

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  3. I'm just a bit envious . . . first a haunted house and now a haunted insane asylum? How did you get so lucky?! lol

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    1. The stars must be lined up just right. LOL!

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  4. I thought this was the opening scene for a really scary movie...

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    1. It would make a pretty good opening for a movie, wouldn't it?

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  5. Spooky! It reminds me of Ghost Adventures.

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    1. Yeah! Maybe I can write a book about it.

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  6. Sherry, I must say you have a very interesting and intriguing life.
    Animals, kids, husband and a now ghosts to contend with. :-)
    Congratulations on what I'm sure was a smashing concert.
    Again, I enjoyed all of your posts this week.
    Tracy

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    1. I do live an interesting life! Glad you enjoyed the posts.

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  7. Don't the lights dim before the performance begins to let everyone know they should put their butts in their seats? I'm very wary when someone tells me a story like the guard told you. And then on the other hand, maybe ghosts ARE following you. Please do not visit me until after the exorcism.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You're right about the lights dimming before a performance begins, but the performance was already going on. I think it was just a power surge when the heat came on in the building. It was still some pretty weird timing!

      Do you really think I need to see an exorcist? LOL!

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  8. Not that I don't believe there are ghosts, but lights dimming? Funny story.

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    1. It was a little weird - probably nothing more than a power surge, though.

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  9. Seems the ghost are stalking you, bet to avoid those insane ones haha

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    1. I'm not a big fan of insane ghosts. I'll do my best to stay away from them!

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  10. That is spooky. I think once ghosts know you don't want anything to do with them. They leave you alone. I lived in a haunted house. I didn't believe in ghosts before but had seen some so..

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    1. Whoa! I seriously have to hear some of your stories!

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