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2002 Encounters:
Slapped in the Face - Coalinga, California

Premonition and Returning Visits - Ventura, California

Contacting Family with a Ouija Board - Bridesburg, Pennsylvania

A Woman of Warning and Comfort - GVSU, Allendale, Michigan

USS Alabama Officer Remembered - Mobile, Alabama

Comforting Dark Figure - Minden, Nevada

Halloween Ghost - Auburn, Massachusetts

Driveway Mist - Hibbing, Minnesota

Cemetery Creature - Egypt Bottom, Ohio

Time Flies - Morehead State University, Kentucky

Oppressive Static - Harlingen, Texas

Crybaby Bridge - Columbus, Georgia

Mystery Mammal - Brooklyn, Connecticut

Birthday Wish from the Other Side - Ottawa, Canada

T.J. the Traveling Ghost - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Hallway Orbs - Chicago, Illinois

Woman in the Window - Lakeland, Florida

Father Ghost - Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

"There's Nothing Good to Say" - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Bedroom Wall Entity - Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Summer Camp Cabin Monster - Trenton, Ontario, Canada

A Dark Shadow in a Tennessee Creek - Lyles, Tennessee

Gettysburg's Haunted Farnsworth Inn - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Haunted U.S.S. Alabama - Mobile, Alabama

The Lost City - Rhodesia, Louisiana

Headstone Specter - Waverly Hall Cemetery, Georgia

Nightly Visitor to a Dying Friend - San Diego, California

"For My Kids" - Red Lock, Ohio

Grandma's Hand - River Pines, California

Children's Dancing Light - Harrogate, Tennessee

A Spirit Named "Fred" - Manchester, United Kingdom

Footsteps in the Bedroom - Matoaka City Limits, West Virginia

Haunted Graveyard - New Carlisle, Ohio

Beating the Angel of Death - Chicago, Illinois

Grandmother's Visiting Spirit - Ardmore, Oklahoma

Haunted Land - Ashland City, Tennessee

Haunted Half Cellar - North Greece, New York

Haunted Queenslander - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Native American Shadow Spirit - Orlando, Florida

Angry School Spirit - Chicago, Illinois

Faceless Nighttime Visitor - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cold Room Tapping - Hazlehurst, Georgia

Haunted Mirror - Ontario, Canada

Sixth Sense - Chesapeake, Virginia

Tormented Dreams - Douglasville, Georgia

Haunted Apartment - Uniontown, Ohio

Haunted Basement - Columbus, Ohio

Partying Spirit - Victoria, Australia

Unwelcome Visitor - Honolulu, Hawaii

Haunted Speakeasy - Mount Carroll, Illinois

Basement Visitor - Shelton, Connecticut

Haunted House - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Various Experiences - Connecticut

Battlefield Spirits - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Husband's Visiting Spirit - California

Tapping Headboards - Bristol, Connecticut

Living Room Orbs - Frazier Park, California

Whaley House - San Diego, California

Baby Lights - Cape Coral, Florida

Stairway Spirit - London, England

Mountain Mist - Australia

Visiting Cat Spirit - Avondale, Pennsylvania

Sliding Girl - Des Moines, Iowa

Added June 30, 2002

Haunted Mirror

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Teri from Lindsey, Ontario, Canada, mid- to late-1980s,

When I was about 10 or 11 I somehow inherited a large, antique oval mirror. It's meant to sit on a dresser or a vanity table, but one never came with it. My mother told me that it was my grandmother's (her mother) and had belonged to my great grandmother prior to that. For several years it sat on the floor leaning against my bedroom wall and served as a full length mirror (I'm a very short person, 4'11").

By the time I was 14 or 15 I started hanging around with the Goth kids at school, adopting much of the behavior and essentially, becoming a Goth, you know, black clothes, white make up, depressing music, dark writing, candles... the works. My entire room was filled with candles of all descriptions, and I used them for lighting instead of the overhead light or my table lamp.

One day, I was in my room, grounded for some silly teenage thing I had done, and the room was lit by the candles. I was seated in front of my antique mirror, toying with a particular eyeliner technique that my friend did that I thought was ultra-cool. I was so absorbed in this activity that I didn't notice at first that my room was suddenly very, very cold. I had goosebumps. Now, I'm the type of person that must have her room/space well heated, I get cold easy. So I got up and went out into the hallway to the thermostat. No one had turned it down. I shrugged and went back to my room, it was still very, very cold. And it felt like someone was, well....watching me. I was freaked, and felt like whatever it was came from that mirror. I flicked on the lights witch and blew out the candles. Then I moved the mirror to the spare room and left it there. I didn't explain to my mother as to why. I do still have that mirror, I have it on my dresser now, the frame has been painted to match. I just don't light candles near it or even in the same room as it anymore. To this day I have no idea what it was.

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