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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 25, 2002

A Dark Shadow on a Tennessee Creek

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Votes:40 Rating: Rating = 5.76 Ratings Breakdown
Amber, Lyles, Tennessee, September 15, 2002

Well it started out as a joke, my boyfriend and I were going to hide at this house that was supposedly haunted -- I thought the stories were just told to scare little kids. My friend dropped us off and almost immediately I started feeling bad, like something was wrong.

We started to walk away from the house toward the creek when I looked back and saw a black image following us from behind about 30 yards back. I barely caught a glimpse when it darted off into the bushes. After reaching the creek I kept seeing a light up at this house -- it was like a very big light that was slowly flashing.

I've always been told that spirits can't cross water, but I don't believe that. I was standing along the creek in my boyfriend's arms when I saw something -- a dark image standing across the creek in the bushes -- it stood about 6'5". I tried not to look because it scared me, but I continued to stare at it -- I couldn't seem to take my eyes off of it. As I was watching, I saw something spread apart the bushes and walk toward me through the water, I couldn't see it but I could tell it was moving toward me -- it was partially invisible. I saw the footsteps in the water coming at me -- I was scared to death, but I couldn't say anything. It stopped in the water half-way to me and stayed there for a few minutes, then it turned around and walked back out of the water and up through the bushes. Finally, my friend showed up with the girls we were suppose to scare, so we started making our way back across the creek. When I looked across the creek the black image was no longer there. When I reached the car and got in I felt safe, but still not secure.

I truly believe in what I saw and I refuse to go there again. I was told that I have a wall of Angels around me and I believe that is the only thing that saved me that night from being harmed.

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