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 Post subject: Re: Kruger voodoo and other bizarre occurrences
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:35 am 
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In Bruce Bryden's book, A Game ranger remembers, he dedicated an entire chapter to a similar topic.

I on the other hand need to see somthing first before I will believe.


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 Post subject: Re: Kruger voodoo and other bizarre occurrences
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:32 pm 
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I wonder about spirits.
I would rather call them spirits.
I tell my own story in my trip report, Meandering down a road less travelled.
It is a report about a hike with non other than Bruce Brydon.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger ghost stories, and other bizarre occurrences
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:16 pm 
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and, where does that take us :hmz:

The ghost of Kruger past :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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Rakesh, bad lighting, rather :wink:

On another note?

Ghosts in Kruger?
What do others think?

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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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I never thought about it before, and then I got hooked on Wild Dreamer's fictional ghost stories on the blog. Now, I am not so sure anymore :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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Hi Petra, I clean forgot about that in the event of things!
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Weird as it may seem about me forgetting, I've been reading the legends on this thread quite eagerly over the last few days simply because I like a good goosebumpy ghost story and man, did I get a hair raiser a couple of times!
I really enjoy these stories. Hope the people give us more and more...
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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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I would attribute the strange lighting on the June 2005 webcam shots to the beam of the spotlight from the Orpen camp sunset / night drive vehicle
Yes, I agree, I was about to post that I had also immediately thought it could be from someone's spotlight, either the night drive vehicle or even from the camp itself.
But it does look a rather weird effect, I must admit. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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There is nothing like a good ghost story, to destabilise one's mind. A walk with a torch that you would make without batting an eyelid, becomes eerie and creepy after the story.......

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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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Bush Baptist wrote:
The ghost stories get better the more brown liquid is consumed.... :roll:


Not only the ghost stories BB! :shock:

Years ago, when I was still rough and ready, I did a 2 month military camp up North.
That was during the time of Haley's comet.
One evening we watched the comet for hours while enjoying way too much liquid refreshments.
The next morning it became clear that we were not watching the comet but the red light on one of the radio towers! :slap: :slap: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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There might always a possibility :hmz: taking Kruger’s rich and diverse history into account from pioneers (the Voortrekkers) in wagons to crooks in the far north. I have never experienced anything out of the ordinary in Kruger in terms of the unknown but I still think that the entrance to Pretoriuskop Camp is a bit eerie :| . I guess some of us are fascinated by Kruger ghost stories around the evening fire especially if the story teller is good :).

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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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Okay, now I can't wait to drive the Voortrekker Rd for the first time in a couple of months' time :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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If there is one place in Kruger that has a spooky atmosphere, it is the Stevenson-Hamilton look-out point where his ashes were scattered. A few years ago I got there late one afternoon in mid-winter. It was a short while before gate closing time and the sun was sitting low and the bush totally silent. The atmosphere I got there that afternoon made me look over my shoulder a few times...

Don't know if it was old James wandering around there or perhaps a leopard eyeing me from behind one of those large boulders :shock: .

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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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Had the same feeling too a few years ago ... probably something watching .... never stayed long enough to find out

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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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Well I had a real ghost experience when I was 14 years old, it was the most spine chilling experience ever and luckily I knew I wasn't crazy cos it appeared to my mother and brother as well and honestly from that day on I never ever doubted the presence of them ever again.
If you'd like to know PM me as it didn't happen in Sanparks I don't want to post it here but PM me and I'll happily tell you.
Anyhow December 2011 we were staying in Berg n dal, now when it comes to that camp I've always had that sense that their is something watching me but I stopped allowing it to affect me for a long time and moved, anyhow I'm an adventurous lady and I love exploring every nook and cranny of a camp.
Well now on this day I was walking towards the camp gate and just before the gate I discovered a walking trail, it was a little overgrown and you could barely make out the road but I pushed forward nonetheless.
I got to a branch that was overlapping the trail I pushed the branch to pass but it was almost as if someone was holding it from the other side pushing it back towards me.
It was a thin twig and no twig is that hard to move, anyhow I pushed harder and got through, my youngest daughter then asked me 'who is that man mommy?'
I asked what man and looked and she said 'der mommy by the road' I looked again and saw nothing again. The next minute a mongoose came charging past us, I took one look at that poor guy and headed after him, grabbed my daughter and hightailed it out of there.
When I got to the road my daughter told me that the man didn't want us there and he told her we must go quickly as there's danger!
Well the fact of the matter is having seen the fear that the little mongoose had just proved my daughters statement and that ghost was protecting us from whatever was waiting in those bushes for us that's for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghosts of the Kruger National Park
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SL ..........I've got goosebumps!!!!........... :big_eyes:

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