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a1Jim

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10-28-2011 05:08 PM

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Hey friends

I know you will think I’m crazy but I think my shop is haunted. I always hear unexplained noises in my shop I’m talking big booms and super loud clanks ,when I go out to see what made the noises nothings there and nothing has fallen down.
I also find things that have been moved to places I would never put them ,like coming out in the morning and finding things balanced in a pile or a router sitting on the floor with the cord neatly wrapped it. The topper was yesterday when I was routering a rather detailed part on a chair I’m making and I feel a tug on the back loop of my paints ,I stopped and looked to see if I’d backed in to something but nothing was there going back to routering I bend over and start routering again I feel a tug on the back of my paints one time. If it’s a spirit it seems to be a mischievous one. Again I know you think I’m crazy but these things are really happening. Do you think ghost know Halloween is just around the corner?
Is there anyone who has had anything strange going on in their shop?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture


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#1 posted 10-28-2011 05:20 PM

Jim, if this isn’t just a Halloween joke post, that’s pretty spooky. I’d have found a new shop by now if that stuff was happening to me. Then, if it was still happening, I’d find myself a good doctor. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 05:20 PM

WOW..that’s freaky Jim!! now your spooking me!! LOL.. you should have taken a picture of that router with the cord wrapped around it.. you’ve made the hairs on my arm stand up..LOL

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 05:21 PM

Ive never had any paranormal experiences but my wife swears that her college apartment was haunted. The “spirit” would not be pleased when her room was a mess … but when things were clean no issues. Personally im a believer. Sounds like whatever is in your shop has a thing for routers … good luck Jim.

Btw .. the only strange thing in my shop is me and i cant help it , i was born this way lol.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 05:25 PM

Any ectoplasm on the router? Might need to find a good containment unit. At my shop we have a vac hooked up two an air tight thirty gallon drum. I find that if I run the vac those ghosties get scared off or are sucked into the containment unit. The only weird thing is that I always find that whatever router work I do, it always ends up spelling red-rum…should I be concerned?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#5 posted 10-28-2011 05:26 PM

Well I don’t think your nuts! I have had the same thing over here in Maine.

I have had all this happen to me to. I saw this guy with a pumpkin head last week run by my shop window.
Then in the after noon he was in my field looking at me.. Sure hope he don’t show up today.

I told my wife about it :)- and she said keep sucking that saw dust in ya darn fool and you will see more then that..

-- Ralphie Maine

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#6 posted 10-28-2011 05:33 PM

Some funny stuff guys ,I know you think this is a Halloween spoof but that stuff really happen.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 10-28-2011 05:36 PM

True story about the wife above. I saw a presentation by “The Warrens” here in CT … scared the crap outta me.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#8 posted 10-28-2011 05:36 PM

Jim, Maybe something like this will give you some peace of mind. Good luck. -Jack

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#9 posted 10-28-2011 05:51 PM

Hey! Someone has been taking my stuff for years…

... and when they’re are tired of it, they return it! Thank God!

I guess they make their rounds, eh?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 10-28-2011 06:10 PM

Jim, I personally don’t believe in ghosts. I believe that when you die you go to one of two places and that’s that. You’re not allowed to just hang around here. However, I’ve heard some good ghost stories that seem pretty convincing. The best one was an old broom factory in the southeast. It was the shop of an acquaintance and he and his wife lived in the house across the street from the shop which had belonged to the former owner of both (the ghost). They mentioned all sorts of things happening that were similar to what you have described. They both claimed that they have actually seen the ghost on some occasions. They also say they occasionally smell cigar smoke but neither one of them smoke. Their bedroom was the former bedroom of the ghost. The wife claims that she has actually been taking a shower on a few occasions and upon hearing a noise opened the door to see the old ghost standing there looking at her with a cigar in his mouth and a big smile on his face. Then momentarily he just vanishes. Now, this is what they told me and when they were telling it they didn’t seem to be smoking pot or drinking or acting abnormally.

However, once again, I don’t believe in ghosts. However, I do believe in angels and demons although I’ve never seen any of them either. On some very trying times in both mine and my wife’s lives we have sensed the presence of angels watching over us and helping us through those times.

I can see how something like this could be a little disturbing and I sure do hope that you figure it out. It was certainly disturbing to the couple I mentioned above.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 10-28-2011 06:10 PM

My wife swears that the house is haunted. She hears someone going up and down the stairs. She said that it must be a good ghost. I personally think if it is a good ghost, it should clean up my shop it needs it right now since I have been getting ready for this show in 2 weeks.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 10-28-2011 06:17 PM

Jack unless harmful things start happening I’m cool with a visitor from beyond this realm of existence.

Joe maybe it’s Sam Malloof saying hi.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-28-2011 06:22 PM

Interesting, have you tried putting in a video camera and tape recorder – I believe that is what the paranormal investigators do. I am a skeptic myself….I don’t believe in “ghosts” but I do think there may be residual energy left if someone dies in some extraordinary way.

I would agree that as long as the energy remains innoculous it is just something you live with….if it turns to making things unsafe or dangerous….time to dispell or move on…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Jorge G.

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#14 posted 10-28-2011 06:24 PM

Jim, that is a nice explanation. The ghosts. I called it old age, lately I swear I have left a saw or a tool just right there on my bench only to find it across the shop on a totally unexpected place. I am luckier than you though. Rather than thinking I am getting old and loosing my memory (which we all know it is the second thing to go in a man’s body) I just blame it on the stupid dogs :)

Anyhow, I would not worry about it as long as it is noises and moved tools….now if you start hearing voices answering when you talk to yourself…....... :)

cheers

Jorge Gasteazoro

There, you now know my name… :)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 10-28-2011 06:36 PM

I never tried to record anything Reggie.

Hey Jorge Your probably right I’m pretty far over the hill :)) But a voice out of the blue said Jorge Gasteazoro is trying to reach you just before I looked at this post :)) HA HA HA I don’t have any dogs but I guess I could imagine some are around and blame it all on them too.
Cheers back at you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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