Guest author: D. G. Kaye – The Lady…


Do you believe in spirits? Have you ever sensed a ghost in your home?

Many people are skeptical about ghosts until they actually encounter an experience they have no other explanation for. I always believed in spirits. I may have been skeptical when I was younger, but through the years, I have had encounters several times with my dear father who had passed more than twenty years ago. Those encounters were enough for me to banish any skepticism I had.

My sister is very different than me in many ways, especially her beliefs in ghosts. She never acquired ‘the gift’ of having a sixth sense and many times throughout our lives, she’d laugh at my stories and tell me I was crazy, except when I told her about my visit to heaven. She believed without a doubt I had visited our father.

Something changed her beliefs though, when she moved into her current house over thirty years ago. She began to experience weird occurrences with electronics in her home. Often, her kids would watch TV in the basement and hear strange noises from upstairs when nobody else was home. Even the dogs would hide. Their TV had shut off and turned on many times through the years on its own, and they witnessed the channels changing on the TV, landing on bizarre stations, usually pertaining to death, right in the middle of watching a video on TV.

Through the years, my sister and her family began to accept the fact that a spirit was living in their home, and my sister no longer denied her belief in spirits. She had occasionally noticed an odd shadow cast on her bedroom wall which had no bearing on whether-or-not the sunlight shone through the window. She said the shadow was in the shape of a woman, whom she felt was with child. My sister presumed the Lady was the ghost in her house, which justified all the strange occurrences that often went on.

Fast forwarding to last year, something very frightening, yet bizarre happened. While my sister and her boys were out at work, a fire started in her home. It was an unseasonably hot day and her air conditioner had also been broken for quite some time. My nephew had left the controller of one of his gaming devices on his dresser when he went to work. The dresser sat across from the southern exposed window where the sun beamed through all day with the curtains wide open. According to the firemen, these controllers have the propensity to explode in extreme heat. While the house was hot, the extreme heat for hours shone through my nephew’s window and apparently caused the controller to explode.

My sister and her boys came home from work and while she started dinner, my nephew went upstairs to take a shower. He opened his bedroom door and was overwhelmed by the blackness of a smoke-filled room and the ashes still floating through the air like nuclear fallout with soot covered walls. Nothing was left unblackened in his room. He saw that the controller had melted itself into an imprint, etched deep into the dresser where the fire began. Yet, somehow it didn’t continue to spread and by some miracle extinguished itself on its own.

Look at this picture:

It is The Lady.

The same shadow my sister had seen appear on her bedroom wall for years was now branded into my nephew’s dresser top.

Although the fire went out, my sister called the fire department. The firemen couldn’t fathom how a fire could start and burn with nobody home all day, and not burn the house down.

There was no logical explanation. But my sister knew instinctively that The Lady had saved her home and her two dogs. If you look closely at the picture, you may spot a skeleton-like skull near where the stomach would be. My sister is convinced that The Lady lived on her property years ago before the land was developed, and thinks that perhaps The Lady lost a child there, keeping her spirit around, thus protecting the home.

I can’t argue with this theory. Do you have any better explanations? Have you encountered spirits?

About the author

D.G. Kaye is a Canadian nonfiction/memoir author. She was born, raised, and resides in Toronto, Canada. Kaye writes about her life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues.

When she isn’t writing books, you can find her on her blog at where you’ll find an eclectic mix of life lessons, rants of injustice, writing tips, book reviews, and featured interviews of guest authors. She’s known to inject humor into her work whenever it’s warranted. D.G.’s motto is: Live Laugh Love . . . And Don’t Forget to Breathe!

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Books by D. G. Kaye

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Conflicted HeartsConflicted Hearts: A Daughter's Quest for Solace from Emotional Guilt by [Kaye, D.G.]

A Lifetime of guilt — What does it take to finally break free?

“Somehow I believed it was my obligation to try to do the right thing by her because she had given birth to me.”

Burdened with constant worry for her father and the guilt caused by her mother’s narcissism, D.G. Kaye had a short childhood. When she moved away from home at age eighteen, she began to grow into herself, overcoming her lack of guidance and her insecurities. Her life experiences became her teachers, and she learned from the mistakes and choices she made along the way, plagued by the guilt she carried for her mother.

Conflicted Hearts is a heartfelt journey of self-discovery and acceptance, an exploration of the quest for solace from emotional guilt.

Read Stevie Turner’s review of Conflicted Hearts here.

MenoWhat? A MemoirMeno-What? A Memoir: Memorable Moments Of Menopause by [Kaye, D.G.]

“I often found myself drifting from a state of normal in a sudden twist of bitchiness.”

From PMS to menopause to what the hell?

D.G. adds a touch of humor to a tale about a not-so-humorous time. While bidding farewell to her dearly departing estrogen, D.G. struggles to tame her raging hormones of fire, relentless dryness, flooding and droughts and other unflattering symptoms.

Join D.G. on her meno-journey to slay the dragons of menopause as she tries to hold on to her sanity, memory, hair, and so much more!

Read Tina Frisco’s review of Meno-What? here.

Words We CarryWords We Carry: Essays of Obsession and Self-Esteem by [Kaye, D.G.]

I have been a great critic of myself for most of my life, and I was darned good at it, deflating my own ego without the help of anyone else.”

What do our shopping habits, high-heeled shoes, and big hair have to do with how we perceive ourselves? Do the slights we endured when we were young affect how we choose our relationships now?
D.G. takes us on a journey, unlocking the hurts of the past by identifying situations that hindered her own self-esteem. Her anecdotes and confessions demonstrate how the hurtful events in our lives linger and set the tone for how we value our own self-worth.
Words We Carry is a raw, personal accounting of how the author overcame the demons of low self-esteem with the determination to learn to love herself.

Read Judith Barrow’s review of Words We Carry here.

Have Bags, Will TravelHave Bags, Will Travel: Trips and Tales — Memoirs of an Over-Packer by [Kaye, D.G.]

D.G. Kaye is back, and as she reflects on some of her more memorable vacations and travel snags, she finds herself constantly struggling to keep one step ahead of the ever-changing guidelines of the airlines–with her overweight luggage in tow. Her stories alert us to some of the pitfalls of being an obsessive shopper, especially when it comes time for D.G. to bring her treasures home, and remind us of the simpler days when traveling was a breeze.
In her quest to keep from tipping the scales, D.G. strives to devise new tricks to fit everything in her suitcases on each trip. Why is she consistently a target for Canada customs on her return journeys?
D.G.’s witty tales take us from airports, to travel escapades with best friends, to reflections on how time can change the places we hold dear in our hearts. Her memories will entertain and have you reminiscing about some of your own most treasured journeys–and perhaps make you contemplate revamping your packing strategies.

Read Christoph Fischer’s review of Have Bags Will Travel here.

P.S. I Forgive YouP.S. I Forgive You: A Broken Legacy by [Kaye,D.G.]

“I hurt for her. She wasn’t much of a mother, but she was still my mother.”

Confronted with resurfacing feelings of guilt, D.G. Kaye is tormented by her decision to remain estranged from her dying emotionally abusive mother after resolving to banish her years ago, an event she has shared in her book Conflicted Hearts. In P.S. I Forgive You, Kaye takes us on a compelling heartfelt journey as she seeks to understand the roots of her mother’s narcissism, let go of past hurts, and find forgiveness for both her mother and herself.

After struggling for decades to break free, Kaye has severed the unhealthy ties that bound her to her dominating mother—but now Kaye battles new confliction, as the guilt she harbors over her decision only increases as the end of her mother’s life draws near. Kaye once again struggles with her conscience and her feelings of being obligated to return to a painful past she thought she left behind.

Read Deborah Jay’s review of P.S. I Forgive You here.

If you have had a strange experience or encounter that you would like to share, please get in touch with me at (or my usual email if you already have it) and we can discuss a guest post.

I am not looking for sensationalism or fictional tales… but in light of the response to some recent posts, I think it would be both useful and reassuring to others to realise that none of us are alone in these strange encounters and experiences and perhaps we can open discussion on what they may be or may mean.

If you would like to share your story but prefer to remain anonymous, we can discuss that too. If you would like to share your beliefs and opinions on the nature of these experiences, I would be happy to talk about a guest post. Through sharing with respect we may learn to understand our world and each other a little better.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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114 Responses to Guest author: D. G. Kaye – The Lady…

  1. Lucy Brazier says:

    I keep an open mind when it comes to ghosts and spirits. Just this weekend I was visiting my grandparents. Speaking to my nan (who is very sensitive to strange goings-on) she told me that the other night she awoke to see a tall, dark shape standing in the doorway of her bedroom. She was startled but wasn’t afraid. She immediately thought of a gentleman she used to write to as a young girl of 18, they were pen pals. The gentleman visited her house once but her mother sent him away so they never met. She hadn’t given him a thought in decades (she is now 85). The next day, she received news that the chap in question had died. Bizarre coincidence or something more? As I say, I keep an open mind.

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  2. Wow, loved this! Got chills reading it! 🙂

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  3. AN amazing post Debby. I think that only did the lady saved things that day, she wanted you to know. xxx

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  4. This is a fascinating post, Debby and Sue.

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  5. Adele Marie says:

    wow, thank God, for the lady. That is an amazing story, thank goodness your sister, the boys and the dogs were all okay. xxx

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  6. Another fascinating story Debby. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

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  7. Reblogged this on Stevie Turner, Indie Author. and commented:
    Another fascinating supernatural true event from D.G Kaye.

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  8. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Another tale of the supernatural from Debby Gies.. but this is one that was personally experienced by her sister. Do you believe in ghosts.. if not you might well do after reading this post on Sue Vincent’s blog..#recommended

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  9. Mary Smith says:

    A fascinating story, Debby.

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  10. Darlene says:

    This is an incredible story. It appears the lady from the past was protecting the house. My latest book, Amanda in New Mexico – Ghosts in the Wind, broaches the subject of ghosts or spirits from a 12-year-old point of view.

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  11. Another fascinating story, Debby! Thank you both for sharing. 🙂

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  12. dgkaye says:

    Thanks once again Sue, for inviting me over to share another story for what has turned out to be such an intriguing series for all us. ❤ xx


  13. paulandruss says:

    This is a wonderful memoir Debby, it is both a chilling story and at the same time warm and comforting. It is lovely to think not all manifestations mean harm and what can be quite frightening for us might simply be someone trying to communicate… in this case one mother perhaps seeking the company of another?.

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  14. jjspina says:

    This is incredible, Debby! Quite creepy! Thank God your sister and her family were watched over. Thanks for sharing. 😘

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  15. Vashti Q says:

    Wow!😲What a great story, Debby. The image left behind on your nephew’s dresser is amazing. I immediately recognized what it was. I got chills. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Wonderful! I grew up in a house that was occupied by some spirits, so I’m a believer! I think they are around for all sorts of reasons, and more often than not, to take care of us in some way. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Another wonderful encounter. I love this. You have a family open to a whole other level of experience, Debby. Thanks for sharing, Sue. ❤

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  18. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    D.G. Kaye is the guest author for this post on Sue Vincent’s blog.

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  19. This gave me goosebumps, Debby! I only believe in some kind of spirit ghosts because I have also seen. But I understand the doubters. I love the message your sister’s “lady” gave to her family. ❤️
    By the way, my mom, who has dementia and hasn’t seen her sister in many years, out of the blue asked one of her friends who was visiting last week: “I wonder how Betty is?” As far as we knew she did not remember her sister at all . Last night I received a phone call that my Aunt Betty had just died unexpectedly. Coincidence?

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  20. amreade says:

    Debby, stories like this one are the reason that I’m beginning to change my mind about the existence of spirits and the ability of some people to see them. I used to say it wasn’t possible, but now I’m beginning to come around, though in a way it makes me sad. I would love to have the sensitivity to see them, but apparently I don’t. Yet. 🙂

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  21. macjam47 says:

    Debby, thanks for sharing this amazing story. I do believe that spirits protect us. Except for reading the story of the hair-puller, I’ve never seen or heard of a malevolent specter.

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  22. Annika Perry says:

    Debby, that is so spooky – I’m so glad everyone was safe but wow, that image. I spotted what looks like an embryo even before you mentioned it…despite the heating going here, I’ve got the shivers! I’ve had a few events in my life, nothing quite this dramatic but definitely experienced ‘something’.

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  23. marianbeaman says:

    I’ve never sensed a ghost in our house, but I have been in houses where an evil spirit felt present. When October comes to Florida, I think about an autumn tablescape. My theatrical grandson pants for the day/hour when his dad gets Hallowe’en decorations off the attic. It happened Saturday and he’s happy, happy!

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    • dgkaye says:

      I’m surprised you haven’t encountered a spirit or two with all the ‘attic’ cleaning you’ve done in the recent past, 🙂 And nice to hear your grandson is already gearing up for the Halloween spirit. 🙂 x

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  24. blondieaka says:

    Very ..not spooky because it doesn’t scare me but I do believe many times we have a guide and a protector in our homes … I also know there are bad spirits or if someone doesn’t understand maybe they feel bad vibes because they are scared or don’t understand what they are seeing or sensing…I think it is a fine line but more and more are people are recognising that there are spirits sent to guide and protect us. Your sister was very lucky that her house didn’t burn down.. and she had a spirit to protect her and her family 🙂

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  25. That gives me chills. I do believe in Guardians, such as the Lady, just never saw such an example.

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  26. Great story! A gripping and unexpected ending too.

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  27. Very spooky. I got chills reading it. I think there is a lot in this world we don’t understand, and I think that includes spirits or energy beyond our senses. My BFF from high school has worked in a nursing home for-ev-er. She seems to know when residents will die, usually within two weeks. Her grandfather also visited her the night he passed away. He told her to take care of her grandmother. When she got up (wee hours of the morning), her mother was hanging up the phone and crying–she’d just gotten the news. She totally believes–she’s had too many experiences not to 🙂

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    • dgkaye says:

      Thanks for commenting and sharing your story Julie. It’s amazing how many just here, have had that same thing happen, where a loved one visits just before another loved one dies. This is not magic, it science and energy. 🙂

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  28. Jennie says:

    Debby, that is another fascinating story. Surely it was the lady who saved the house. Miraculous! Thank goodness, as it was really her house. Has the shadow of the lady appeared since then? Has your sister researched previous owners of the house? It’s an incredible story.

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    • dgkaye says:

      Thanks Jennie. Yes, the lady has been around plenty since. My sister said she finds her in the basement when she goes to do laundry down there. My sister is putting her house for sale now. She had cleaned out the extra spare bedroom in the basement and threw out an old bed. The day after she threw out the bed, there was a lot of electrical weird stuff going on in the house, the dogs wouldn’t stop barking and she felt the lady around her all the time. my sister sensed the lady was upset because her bed was gone. My sister made a makeshift bed with some pillows and blankets in the empty room and everything went back to normal. She was upset her bed was gone. I told my sister she has to help the lady cross over, so she’s been talking to her a lot and letting her know it’s safe to go. 🙂

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  29. Liesbet says:

    What an incredible story, Debby! Such an occurrence would convert any cynic. I am keeping an open mind as well, but love to receive some signs one day, to really believe in spirits or feel the presence of loved ones that have passed on. Maybe I am wanting it too much for it to happen? 🙂

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  30. Norah says:

    I’m really enjoying these stories of the spirit world, Sue. Eerie, but fascinating.


  31. Christy B says:

    WOW! This is an amazing story, Debby. I believe the woman saved the house and watched over your sister and her family. The outline is of The Lady – this is quite the story!!

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