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Sun, Jul. 10th, 2005, 02:43 pm
tiff_seattle: Seattle hauntings?

First of all, I would like to say that I consider myself a skeptic about things like ghosts, religion, UFOs, Santa Claus, and the Easter Bunny. Having said that though, I am perfectly aware that science cannot explain everything... at least not yet here in the early part of the 21st century. There are things, like quantum mechanics for instance, which if you tried to explain their characteristics to a scientist of just 100 years ago, they would laugh at you and say you were talking about the supernatural.

With that out of the way, there a a few building in Seattle that just feel haunted to me. Surprisingly enough, one of them is listed at the url that doofybatzdoofybatz mentioned in an earlier post, The South Annex at SCCC. The only way I could describe it, when I was in that building in the early 90's (when SCCC had a computer lab there) was that I had a sense of dread walking down the stairs from the top floor. It was as if someone was watching me and following me, yet there was no one in the stairway with me at the time. Another building is The Pioneer Square Hotel. When I worked there, and would go down into the basement, I always felt like there was someone there with me, and they weren't particularly happy with me being there. When I mentioned it to people that I worked with, I found out that I wasn't the only person that felt the same way there. In fact, there were lots of stories about strange things happening, both from people who worked there and also from guests that stayed there. One couple even became so frightened that they checked out of the hotel because of their feelings about it being haunted. The building has an interesting history, and for many years before it was renovated it was pretty much just a flophouse. There were plenty of murders and suicides there throughout the years.

Another place that I worked which I felt the same way about was The Washington Athletic Club, which I got the same feeling, but only when I was in the grand ballroom on the main floor. Yet another place that seemed haunted was apartment #5 at The Dover Apartments downtown at 6th and Marion. I actually lived at about 5 different apartments in that building, but only felt that way in apartment #5. I find it interesting to note that one of the girls that lived in that unit after me died of a heroin overdose about a month after I moved out.

So... do you guys have any stories about buildings or places in Seattle that make you feel the same way. Not just rumors or stories, but actual experiences of your own.

Sat, Jul. 9th, 2005, 07:48 am
doofybatz: OK, more crap from me..

For some reason, the posts in this forum are messed up.

The settings haven't changed, so I'm at a loss to explain it.

We do, however, have a new icon.

Huzzah!

Otherwise, I was thinking perhaps we could use this thread to introduce ourselves. Being cowardly, I'll open the floor for someone else to go first. So, have at it!

Wed, Jun. 15th, 2005, 10:24 pm
rayce: (no subject)

So here is my first post. Someone posted this online and I've gone through it using pause nearly frame by frame. It obviously could be faked.

I just thought it was interesting. But very hard to believe because it is too easy to fake and very hard to see detail.

Tue, Jun. 14th, 2005, 11:14 am
doofybatz: And the kickoff!

Here's a little something to get us going.

http://www.geocities.com/childrenofgia/states/sea.html

It's a link to some reports of local hauntings, and a particularly frustrating one at that. A lot of the entries lack enough information to be useful for anything, but some are interesting.

So, there you are. 0_o

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