Random Friday post.
I believe there is a lot we don’t know in this world, and also believe that the mind has some powerful things and abilities that we’re not typically aware of.
We previously lived in house that was more rural than urban, with a backyard that had many more mature trees and abutted an undeveloped forest area. Often during the summer we would have friends over for campfires where we’d cook s’mores, drink a few beers, talk smart and play some campfire songs on guitar. Good times. After one such evening, we were shutting down shop, which meant hosing down the fire so remaining wood wouldn’t accidentally spread sparks or something and inadvertently start a tree or something on fire. So this particular evening, I hosed the coals down as usual, and since we were working our way through a huge pile of brush, I threw the remaining brush in the fire pit to get it out of the yard and prepare for the next fire. Then we went to bed.
The story goes that Holly woke up a while later and saw an older gentleman dressed in overalls like a farmer sitting on our bed. She wasn’t freaked out by him due to his gentle demeanor, and she took him for a previous owner of this land. His message was that something wasn’t right and she should look outside. Our bedroom window faced the backyard, and when she looked out, a bonfire was blazing in our fire pit. It had reignited from wind conditions which must have fanned some coals that weren’t out. When she looked back, the farmer-ghost wasn’t there, and she proceeded to wake me up.
She insists to this day it was a ghost that woke her up. Whether it was simply her subconscious mind doing it or a paranormal activity could be debated, but it makes an fun story. I believe there are things that occur in this world and in our lives that can’t be explained, so why not have fun with the idea that maybe Bigfoot does exist, the government is hiding extra terrestrials and ghosts help us out of trouble sometimes. Unless your a fanatic about it, it’s harmless and may make for interesting yarns to tell your kids and grandkids, about that time that unexplained thing happened.