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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 September 6, 2002

Headstone Specter

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Susan McKinzie Smith, Waverly Hall Cemetery, Georgia, August 2002

The first time we went to Waverly Hall Cemetery we took some pictures and had captured a few shots of orbs. On our second visit we were taking pictures around 11:45 PM and I said, "This is the last picture I am going to take and then we are going to leave you all alone. So anyone that wants in this picture needs to get in it now." I counted one, two, three, and took the picture.

I didn't feel well right after the picture was taken and my daughter wanted to walk around some more and see if we could get a recording. I told her we needed to go as I was feeling sick. My mouth was watering like I was going to throw up, my stomached began getting the heaves, and my legs felt weak. I thought maybe I was just getting too warm (we live in Georgia) so we left.

It took me about a week to get the pictures developed and when I got them back I was looking for orbs, etc. I passed this picture up the first time and decided to go through the pictures again. When I did, this face just jumped out at me! (Right between the two heads of the people in the center of the picture.) My daughter then reminded me that after this picture was taken was when I got sick. This has really spooked me! I don't know what this is or even if it's real. I didn't see anything when I took this picture. Of course it was dark and that's why my kids are so blurry, because I had nothing to focus my camera on, I just hoped at the time it was focused.

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Paranormal photo - Waverly Hall Cemetery, Georgia.

Photo with no activity - Waverly Hall Cemetery, Georgia.

I took these photos with a Minolta 35mm camera and used Kodak 400 speed film. It was rather warm, probably in the mid 70's that night. I had found Waverly Hall through a Web site stating that this was a paranormal hotspot. I have since been in touch with several people via email who are trying to find pictures of the people that are buried in the tombstones that this apparition appeared on. So far they have found a picture of relatives houses but not pictures of them nor their home. I am really excited about this picture as I was not expecting this at all.

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