13 June 2012

More Ghostly Happenings!

A few months ago I wrote a blog called 'A Festive Spirit' which was about some ghostly happenings that occurred to me over the Christmas period. These extraordinary experiences happened during a visit up north to see the outlaws, ahem I mean the in-laws.

During the Easter period No Worries (aka the wife) and I decided to take the gals and drive up the north coast to see her family.  We were both a little apprehensive.  Would I experience any more ghostly events? Would I sing my favourite songs during the long drive north? Or would Justin Bieber quit the music scene?

The drive up to Ballina was generally a pleasant journey.  However, driving 10 hours with a couple of toilet breaks is not a great deal of fun.  Especially when there are kids involved.  We drove through a number of towns - both large and small.  Most had the traditional Australian food essentials available - KFC, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Domino's and Red Rooster.  No Worries, being the Desi (Indian) she is, had packed enough food to look after a small tribe of Amazons!  So food was aplenty for the family.

We arrived in Ballina during the early evening.  Once we had parked the car I was on full alert.  My first thought was would I have to call Jay and Grant from Ghost Hunters, Or the Klinge Brothers from Ghost Lab to do some exploratory research.  However, I quickly shook that thought from my warped mind as I smelt the waft of some great Indian food on offer. Like most guys, I am guided by my stomach, and not my head!

During our 6 day stay up north, I only really had one semi-experience.  I needed to go to the bathroom and twisted the door handle to open it.  However, it wouldn't budge.  Despite putting more force on the door it just wouldn't move. Then all of the sudden it opened with me virtually falling into the bathroom.  Was it a paranormal occurrence? I don't know, but as they say on Ghost Hunters - "it was a neat personal experience!"

The only other issue to note was on a drive back from Byron Bay to Ballina my Bro' in Law pointed out to me a building that looked like a scout hut.  He advised me that a number of people had seen a ghostly hippie (only in Byron!) looking to hitch a ride.  I asked the obvious question, had my Bro' in Law seen the ghostly figure?  No was the response.

The next night he was driving a chef from Byron Bay to Ballina when he saw a translucent hippie looking figure thumbing for a lift.  At that time he didn't say anything to the chef that was sitting next to him in the car.  About 5 minutes later the chef spoke and asked my Bro' in Law if he believed in ghosts.  When the chef was asked why he wanted to know, the chef replied - well I have just seen a hippie across the other side of the road and he looked very ghostly!

Aside from that all was quiet during our brief holiday.  Maybe the spectre from Christmas was on vacation, or busy writing blogs for other people  - as a ghost writer!  I'll let you be the judge of that!

1 comment:

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