Friday, January 23, 2009

JollyPollyPickins Has An Experience


In her shop announcement, JollyPollyPickens says of herself"I’m a 31 year old geek by trade, with mad love for vintage, photography and good design. I currently live with my spunky Jack Russell pup in my 80 year old on-going renovation project of a house, affectingly known as “The death of me manor”. My boyfriend of a few years is my next door neighbour.
We live in what we call the “ghettohood” a pretty colourful area of the city that is not for the faint of heart or for anyone that doesn’t see potential comedic value in living in a bad episode of “Cops.”

She has some lovely things in her shop.Some are in the video but you will want to go to her shop to catch more
http://JollyPollyPickins.etsy.com

She has had several experiences and lived in several haunted houses.Here is the latest story in her own words

"I live in a house where I know for sure 4 people have died in it. My ex's grandmother lives across the road from me and has been there for 61 years and she is sharp as a tack. She tells me stories all the time about my house which was built in 1929 and all the occupants that she knows of.

I have seen 2 different people in this house at various times, one time so clearly I actually thought it was a person standing down the hall. They don't really acknowledge me in the sense of looking right at me, or try to contact me or anything.

I often hear unusual sounds and I find loose change (lots of pennies) in piles around the house. I know it's not mine (I live alone) because I never leave loose change lying around. My dog also will run around the rooms playing like crazy, jumping up and down as if someone was teasing her with a toy.

All of this freaked me out the first year I lived here but I'm in my fourth year now and sorta used to it. i have never ever felt threatened or scared in my house, and some days when I come home and walk through the door it's actually like I am being comforted by something. Hard to explain.

I actually talked to a friend or a friend who is really into the occult because I almost felt guilty that these people are attached to the house and maybe I should do something to help them. It sounds ridiculous to say, but I thought maybe I should release their spirits.
The friend said that basically some people just stay where they were happy after they pass and it's not a haunting per say, they are just content to be there.

Still when I see them now or feel like someone is nearby I always tell them that they can go and I promise to look after their home."