Saw a Ghost At the Berlin Wall

It was a cold January day in 1986 and I was a college student in an exchange program with many international students touring Berlin for the first time.  We were scheduled to cross into East Berlin and since I was the only American in the group I was separated from the fun and loving group of British and French girls I was with.  Americans had to cross into East Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie whereas other nationalities could cross at various points.

I went to use the bathroom and it was a huge room sort of like a library with bookshelves with a toilet.  Weird.  I looked out the window towards what was "The Wall" and I saw a young blonde woman wearing a flowing white dress riding bareback on a white horse.  She "seemed" to want me to see her.

I thought it was sooo symbolic.  And I thought is she even allowed to ride a horse there?  What about all the mean guards I had just read about at the museum at Checkpoint Charlie with the shoot to kill orders.


I looked away puzzled.  Looked at a book or two and then looked out the window again.  She was gone and I to this day wonder if I really saw what I saw.  I am one of those realistic scientific types that you would never be able to hypnotize, for instance.

LadyGagoo LadyGagoo 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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sometimes i wonder if what happened happened about my pockets dissapearing. my friend says to never question what we experience and not to go back on it...but i guess its normal for us scientific types to question it. the ghost that walked towards me however was completely and totally real.

how vividly can you rememebr this?

As my child and her friend pointed out in amazement "the it was a ghost horse!!" They only care about the horse part - they could care less about the enormous human suffering and oppression for now - was the horse oppressed?