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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 October 4, 2002

Father Ghost

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Cheryl, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa, 2000

My friends and I went through a stage where we would hang out a lot at one girl's house. She, her mom, and older brother had lived there since before she was even born -- her father had bought the house, and had died a couple of month before my friend, Tracey, was born.

She was always telling us stories about the house being haunted by the ghost of her father, but I never really believed her. Of course, the house did freak me out a bit -- I didn't like being alone in any of the rooms, especially if it was nighttime.

One night I was sleeping over -- we were all in the TV room and it was late at night. I needed to go to the bathroom, which was through the kitchen, down the passage and at the far end of the house. All of the lights were off and the doors between the kitchen, passage, and lounge were closed, because her mother was sleeping. The light for the kitchen was at the door leading to the passage, so I had to walk through the dark kitchen to get to the light switch.

When I went into the passage, I closed the kitchen door and hurried down the pitch black passage (all the bedroom doors along it were closed), and went into the toilet.

When I came out, I was walking down the passage back to the kitchen, when I suddenly felt and "heard" something rush over my head and down the passage. I didn't really see it with my eyes, but it felt very black and kind of shapeless. Of course I freaked out and rushed into the kitchen and into the lounge. My friend said to me that it was probably her father saying hello.... some hello!

Other friends have also had weird experiences in that house -- hearing the kitchen chairs moving around when they know they're the only ones there and that kind of thing.

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