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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 July 4, 2002

Native American Shadow Spirit

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Leo McDemott, Hunter's Creek, Orlando, Florida, 2001,

I've had many experiences in my life which I can't explain. Some were surprising and some were as a result of an act like visiting "The Vampire's Grave" in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. This event just happens to be one of the most recent. Let me explain:

I lived at an apartment complex called Osprey Links off of Town Center Boulevard and John Young Parkway. In building 13905, apartment 123, I had experienced some strange happenings -- everywhere, from sounds coming from parts of the apartment I wasn't in at the time, to cold spots, to lights being on that I swore I turned off only to find them on again. I lived alone and I figured these to be figments of my imagination until one day when my friend verified a strange occurrence.

We were hanging out when we decided it was time to go out for some food. Now, this apartment has French Doors leading from the bedroom and dining room to a balcony. This is significant as when we returned the doors which we remember closing and the light which I asked her to turn off were now open and on. We were in one of those funny states of shock -- the "Oh my God, that's too weird" states. We didn't really get scared as these building were practically brand new and nothing funky could have possibly happened in such a short time of existence.

That was not the only unexplained experience. The worst one happened a few months later. It was late one night and I was watching TV. Nothing unusual there, my TV was in the bedroom and it was the only source of light while it was on. When I was ready for bed, I turned it off and the light from the TV was replaced by the glow from the street lights outside. This always gave the bedroom a creepy look. Shadows weren't a concern to me as I could always identify where they were coming from. This time was different.

The shadow I saw was in the form of a man and this isn't the first time I saw it. I saw this exact same form when I was 16 or 17 in the house we lived in at Coventry, Rhode Island. This time it was different though, I was older, more skeptical, and didn't think that anything scary could phase me.

This black shadow or form was definitely a human form -- I assume a man because of the way it moved. After seeing it initially in the closet, it seemed to watch me for a minute or two and then moved from the closet, across the bedroom, and into the dining room where I could no longer see it. It was at that precise moment -- when I could no longer see it -- that the streetlight which allowed me to first see it went out.

During this experience I was pretty much frozen. I tried to move and say something. When it moved I tried to scream, but I was unable to do even that. I eventually decided to just pass it off as an illusion and fell asleep. The next night when the street lights came on, that one light was still out.

While researching other sites on the subject of hauntings and other strange experiences I found the following quote:

"The exact location is actually around the area of John Young Pkwy and Town Center Blvd. Area of what used to be Indian lands and burial grounds. The construction work was halted upon the discovery of human remains and artifacts. There have been numerous sightings by the locals of apparitions and in many of the houses that were built before the construction was stopped have had "disturbances" experienced in them..."

Could it be that something is following me? Could it be that my Mother's ability to "see things" was passed onto me? Could it be that I'm just imagining all this? Let me know what you think. Feel free to e-mail me.

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