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Old pals from Belgium

from Haunted - Thursday, October 07, 2004
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I'd kinda like to get back in touch with any of my old pals from Belgium & Holland or France, Sabah & Leila, Sarah (three sisters), Michael & Anthony (brothers), Petra, Pheobe & Lisa (sisters) etc... Any info would be appreciated! Thanks! Write me though my contact info or post here.

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from cyborcosmic
Monday, April 14, 2008 - 09:00


I know Petra has long since left the Family, so has Pheobe and Christina.

Try them on facebook! Their last name is [removed by admin].

Lisa is back in and lives with her Mom in Iceland. I still talk to her but haven't seen her since she rejoined.

Haunted do you remember me? I also lived in the school in Belgium.

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from wind
Friday, April 21, 2006 - 00:20

I don't have contact with anyone youre looking for but I was at the school in belgium for 2 years. Did you go to "the school ?"
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From Tinaph80
Monday, April 14, 2008, 16:36


I know this is an old post, but man I hated the Belgium School. It was god awful there. I hated just about everyone in that place and there really were a few "crazies" in that home. On the flip side, unlike any other home, they were very focused on scholastics. That's not to say that they were comparable to a regular public school, but at least I learned my times tables....."Five times five is twenty-five, he keeps all our souls alive".(reply to this comment

From Jules
Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 16:55

Last year I visited Belgium for the first time since leaving the group. The Belgium (“Shangri-La”) "school" was one of the worst times in my life and I had a lot of traumatic memories which I had associated with this country.

Three of my sisters were there as well, all of whom had also spent time in the BS. They really wanted to see if they could find the place, which I did not want to do at all, but we did go to Ghent for a day. I spent three years in the BS and had never been to the town itself.

I am so glad I did. It was amazing. There is an entire section of the town that is the medieval centre. It has been beautifully conserved / restored. It really looks like a fairy tale come to life, and not in the Brothers Grimm type of way. We had an amazing day there and it was incredible.

At the end of the day I gave in and told my sisters that it was okay if we tried to find the BS. We were so close to where it was.

Of course none of us knew the address. I am the oldest child in my family and was 16 when I left the BS, but had no idea where exactly it was. We called our dad and asked him if he knew. He had driven there many times, but his sense of direction (which seems to be somewhat genetic) is not the best. He did however have some clues to where it was. I also remembered Eeklo as being near to where we were.

We drove for a bit trying to remember what it looked like and where it was. It was close to a highway and the gate opened on to a major road. It was close to a canal. There was a roundabout just up before it.

We finally drove down and past what was the BS. One of my sisters and I both immediately recognised it. It was very, very weird to actually see it again. I had never gone back to any place I had lived in the group before and there was an immediate psychosomatic reaction.

We turned around and went back to the property. It is now an office building with a number of businesses that operate out of there. They were closing up and someone came out to see who we were and what we were doing there. We spoke to the current owner and explained that we had lived there about 15 years ago in a “boarding school” and would like to just see the grounds and walk around. He didn’t say much, but it was apparent that he had heard of the unsavoury nature of the “school” that was there.

What I thought was so strange is that the house was so much smaller than I remembered. In my mind I think I was expecting it to be almost cartoonly menacing, with bats flying out of the eaves and lightning crashes above it. It is a beautiful house, with lovely grounds.

That’s not to say it didn’t completely freak me to see it. I could hardly breathe as we walked around the grounds. When we walked around to where David and Sarah’s caravan was, I just could not bring myself to walk over that area. We didn’t get to go inside, which personally was quite alright with me.

Anyway, the house has a website which is here: (reply to this comment
From Haunted
Thursday, April 17, 2008, 04:59


Wow - it was weird just to see it in the background of the website...

I've often wondered whether I would visit if I went back to Belgium, but yes, like you I almost expect it to be a big 'haunted mansion' with Phillip Greek's ghost creepily breathing on the back of my neck...

Strangely, I'd like to see the little closet off the main ballroom where I spent so much time in solitary and I wonder if they kept all the renovations we did to the servants' quarters...

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from Marc
Friday, October 08, 2004 - 14:49


Also, would anyone know how to contact Claire Noel/Daybreak (she is Belgian) or Eric (American/Belgian/Dutch)? They both used to live in Poland (at the Embassy) and would be around 27-29 years old now.
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From Haunted
Sunday, October 10, 2004, 13:44

Marc, Eric is in Boston now. (reply to this comment
From doc
Monday, January 24, 2005, 21:35


i heard Petra is still in TF. I would also love in get in contact with Petra, Pheobe & Lisa and leilah and sabah.

email me.(reply to this comment

From I would but...
Friday, October 08, 2004, 16:06

The Belgians made her so EVIL!! And they share a border with the Dutch!(reply to this comment
From Vicky
Friday, October 08, 2004, 15:15

To add to the above, she is actually American/French. Her parents are Paul (US), living in Norway, and Gentleness (Fr), last known to be living in Belgium. (reply to this comment

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