Paranormal Housewife

I Will Not Watch The Ocean

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that you are able to spend today with your loved ones. Or if you are like me today, find something fun to do. Jeremy is getting ready to head to St. Louis later today for training so I will be alone tonight. But I have plans of my own. I already bought my ticket to see “Isn’t Romantic” and plan to grab Chinese food on the way home to eat with the cats. Jeremy and I will celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend when he is home but we do it the Japanese way.

Today’s post is about a ghost still waiting for her loved one to come back to her. This story takes place at the Hotel Galvez. The Hotel Galvez is the home to many spirits and I have a feeling we will be discussing some of its inhabitants again at a later date but one of their most famous spirits is that of Audra. Audra was a 25-year-old beautiful woman who used to frequent the hotel. She was engaged to a mariner who would set sail out of the Port of Galveston. Whenever he was out to sea, Audra would check into the Hotel Galvez. She would usually stay in room number 501.

When it came time for her fiance’s ship to return to port, Audra would go up to the eighth floor where she would then climb up a narrow ladder that led to a metal turret that was perched on the corner of the hotel. The walls of the turret gave her shelter from the weather and she was able to watch the ships as they came back into the Port of Galveston. Then one day, when she expected his ship to come back in, a huge storm came over the Port of Galveston. The storm lasted a few days. A worried Audra watched from her turret and wasn’t able to see her fiance’s ship. A few days after his ship was supposed to arrive, Audra heard that his ship went down during the storm. Audra was distraught. She waited a few more days for him but still, no word came that he survived. Finally overcome with grief for her fiance, Audra climbed the ladder one last time and hung herself from the west turret. Unfortunately, that isn’t the end to Audra’s tragic story. A few days after her death, Audra’s fiance came to the hotel looking for her. He was excited to finally be able to marry her and was eager to see her. I can’t imagine how heartbroken he must have been when he learned of her death.

Since Audra’s death, many people have witnessed her spirit and other odd occurrences in the hotel that they attribute to her. The staff calls her The Lovelorn Lady. They say that she will turn lights or televisions on and off occasionally. They will also experience unusual cold breezes in the hallway. Clerks at the front desk claim that when they try to program electronic keys for room 501 that the key usually malfunctions and has to be reprogrammed multiple times. Guests have reported seeing lights going up the turret but there are no lights installed in the turrets.

One of the things about Audra’s story that hits home to me is I know many military wives who are spending this Valentine’s Day away from their loved ones. A few of them may be watching the ocean for their spouse, lover, etc to come home. Audra’s story also reminded of a song by Dido called My Lover’s Gone. These are the lyrics to her song.

My lover’s gone
His boots no longer by my door
He left at dawn
And as I slept I felt him go
Returns no more
I will not watch the ocean
My lover’s gone
No earthly ships will ever bring him home again
Bring him home again
My lover’s gone
I know that kiss will be my last
No more his song
The tune upon his lips has passed
I sing alone
While I watch the ocean
My lover’s gone
No earthly ships will ever bring him home again
Bring him home again
My lover’s gone
His boots no longer by my door
He left at dawn
And as I slept I felt him go
Returns no more
I will not watch the ocean
My lover’s gone
No earthly ships will ever bring him home again
Bring him home again

 

Well, on that kind of depressing note I want to thank you, reader, for following my blog and reading my posts. I hope you know how much I love and appreciate you. As a Valentine’s present to you, I have a free Patreon post for you to check out. Head over there now and check it out. Trust me it is a post that you would like to read. This topic was one of the most requested topics since I wrote about people dating spirits.

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