Let’s hear your ghost stories. Here’s mine:
Towards the back end of my mission in 1997 I was DL in the Austrian countryside. Part of my job was to advise the elders in Haag am Hausruck about their haunted apartment.
Minor weird stuff had started to happen to them. Important things (like contact lists) went missing. They heard weird noises. This went on over the course of a few weeks. Then things got weirder. Lying on his bed one P-day morning, Elder X reported that something was banging the bottom of his bed. He assumed it was his companion playing a prank until he heard his comp in the next room. The banging became violent and the bed began to rise. Terror!
So, was this a tall tale spun by bored elders in the Austrian boondocks, two investigators in their teaching pool and not a dinner appointment to be had? Was it the imaginings of two hyper-religious youth prone to hag dreams and interpreting every bump in the night as the supernatural? Or was it real?
I believed them at the time as a) it seemed reasonable to me that (evil) spirits would harass missionaries, and b) I knew them both to be sane, sober elders. The MP also believed them and they moved out.
Share your ghost stories.