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2003 Encounters:
Haunted House and Failed Exorcism - La Plata, Maryland

Mt. Iron Apparition Caught on Videotape - Mt. Iron, Minnesota

Dissolving Figure at Fort Garry Hotel - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Dark Specter on Charles Island - Milford, Connecticut

Little Girl, Long, Red Hair - London, England

Poltergeists and Shadows - Iceland

Shaking Beds and Psychic Visions - Chino, California

Circling Chinese Bride - Shandong, China

A Name Called and a Bloody Nose - Princess Anne, Maryland

Unwanted Ghostly Roommates - Naples, Florida

Haunted House in Rochester - Rochester, New York

Ghostly Meow - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Breath of the Soul - Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Annoying Entity - Indiana

Spirits Magnet - Hopkins, Minnesota and Joshua, Texas

Ghostly Escape From Alcatraz - San Francisco, California

Basement Gravestone and Haunted Noises - Collinsville, Connecticut

"Help Me, Mommy!" - McCalla, Alabama

Spooked in Forest Park Cemetery - Brunswick, New York

A Protecting Shadow - San Antonio, Texas

Cat Haunting? - Battle Creek, Michigan

Warm Breeze From a Fallen Friend - Fillmore, California

A Ghostly Fight at St. Francis Hotel - San Francisco, California

Chicken Skin in the Mango Tree - Haleiwa, Hawaii

Tormented by Tall Shadow Man - Manchester, New Hampshire

Mom's Visit and the Smell of Gardenias - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Granville State Forest Orb - Granville, Massachusetts

Evil Voice Over Neil Sedaka - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cochem Castle Ghost - Cochem, Germany

Evil Stocky Specter - Iowa

Rage at a Malignant Presence - Noblesville, Indiana

The Haunted Farnsworth Inn - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Drawn to Psychic Energy - Herndon, Virginia

Ghost of Mars? - Hooe, England

A Sign from Pappaw - Texas

Ouija Boards and a Shaking Bed - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Misplaced Objects and Strange Events - New Hope, Pennsylvania

The Haunting That Follows - Norman, Oklahoma

Woman's Mocking Laugh - York, Pennsylvania

Evil Apartment - Phoenix, Arizona

Troubled House Spirits - Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Gabrielino Indian Family of Spirits - Pico Rivera, California

Capital Memorial Parks Cemetery Mausoleum Visits - Pflugerville, Texas

Spillway Light - Cave Run Lake, East Kentucky

Rafter Man at Summer Camp - Dahlonega, Georgia

Winnipeg's Haunted Fort Garry - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Swallow Hill Road Haunted House - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Slapped in the Face - New York, New York

Shadow Figure at a German Manor House - Outside of Hamburg, Germany

Visit From the Angel of Death - Tel-Aviv, Israel

Ouija Board Warning - Ontario, Canada

Psychic Energy Cloud - Los Angeles, California

Heavy Breathing and a Flying Penny - San Roman and Edinburg, Texas

Scratching Around the Room - Walnut Creek, California

Ghostly House Guests - Arizona

Family's Guardian Angels - Mesa, Arizona

Eerie Premonition - Paralowie, South Australia

Angry Spirit with Black Eyes - Columbus, Kansas

Ghost of the School Caretaker - Fermanagh, Ireland

Forest Park Cemetery Shadow - Troy, New York

One Last Visit From Daddy - Monticello, Arkansas

Vicious Hag - Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Phantom Tennis Court - North Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mural Orb - Palm Beach County, Florida

Civil War Soldier Ghosts - Marietta, Georgia

Supernatural Magnet Dog - Indianapolis, Indiana

Late-Night Footsteps - Bethel Island, California

Haunted Bathroom - Orchard Park, New York

China Hutch Orb - Chisholm, Minnesota

Creepy Childhood Home - Indianapolis, Indiana

Puppy Orb - Minersville, Pennsylvania

Family Spirits at a Birthday Party - Princeton, Illinois

Spectral Attack at Forest Park Cemetery - Troy, New York

Hong Kong Master, Protecting Spirit - Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Greyhound Orbs - Canastota, New York

"We'll Never Get Out of Here" - New Jersey

Louden Road Ouija Board - Fredericksburg, Texas

Midwestern Georgia Ghost Hunt - Georgia

Dreaming Man - Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Night Shadow Man - Ontario, Canada

Brooklyn Doorman - Brooklyn, New York

Nightly Horrors at 1:15 AM - Brisbane, Australia

Prankster Boy - Hopkinsville, Kentucky

The Hand in the Dresser - Livonia, Michigan

Childhood Orbs and Mist - Hibbing and Chisholm, Minnesota

Tagging Along and Playing Pranks - Central Illinois

Spirit Send Off - Lowell, Massachusetts

Attacking Old Hag - Bradbury, California

Back Porch Woman - Greensboro, North Carolina

Returning Grandfather - Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Ireland Ghost Bus Tour - Dublin, Ireland

Halloween Work-House - Penicuik, Scotland

Held Down Sleeping - Souderton, Pennsylvania

Visiting Christmas Mist - Fairborn, Ohio

Added January 13, 2003

Visiting Christmas Mist

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Tom Craemer, Fairborn, Ohio, December 25 & 27, 2002,

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Fairborn, Ohio ghost picture.

Fairborn, Ohio ghost picture.

We live in Fairborn, Ohio and I have lived in the house since 1991. There have never seemed to be any strange occurrences in the house that I can recall until I remarried after my wife Marlene passed away in 1999. Since I owned my house it was only natural for my new wife, Terrie and her daughter, Val to live with me. Ever since we got married, my new wife has had several major illnesses and my stepdaughter has heard voices. There have been other strange feelings in the house with cold spots and our two dogs and cat starring off at walls or into space. We decided to take some digital pictures just to see what we could find. The two pictures here are very recent. One, this Christmas 2002 and the other two days later in the family room. We've contacted a local ghost hunters organization and they have reviewed about 40 pictures we have taken containing orbs and what I call fog. They feel we have ghosts here and have agreed to do a study here in a couple of weeks.

The house was built in the 60's I believe. I know that there have been two deaths here in the house. One was the mother of a former owner. My understanding is that she passed in one of the back bedrooms around the age of 80-something. The other death was that of my former wife Marlene, who passed suddenly in the living room where our new recliner now sits.

Terrie and I believe we have two female ghosts but Val thinks there are three -- two female and one male. Here is an interesting story about one of the things that has happened here:

One day after school Val was messing around with a sewing machine that belonged to my former wife Marlene. Val was attempting to sew something and had broken two needles. She heard her name called and thought it was her mother coming home from work early. She answered but there was no response. She heard her name again and she answered but again no response. She continued to mess with the machine and she heard her name called out again. This time Val left her room and called out to her mother. She checked the house and no one was there. She called her mother at work to see if she had been home and Terrie told her she hadn't been home all day. Val quickly put the sewing machine away and didn't say anything to us for almost a week when she finally told us what had happened. That was about a year ago and I don't believe it was something she would have made up as she knows she would have gotten into trouble for having the machine out. She hasn't touched the sewing machine since.

Several incidences have happened to me where I have either come around the corner from another room or just happened to look up and there was a fog type area. I remember one night back in October when Terrie was in the hospital for a sleep study (she hasn't been sleeping well since March of last year and has been ill ever since we got married 18 months ago). Val was in bed down the hall and I was sitting in the recliner watching TV. Something caught my eye to the right. At first I thought it was Val out of bed and when I looked over next to me was this pillar of fog. It disappeared just as soon as I looked over at it. Scared the stuffing out of me, I must say.

Terrie believes that the two ghosts are that of the lady who died in the back room and Marlene. We don't feel any threat and actually feel it was Marlene who stopped Val from hurting herself on the sewing machine. Val believes that the male spirit is not very friendly but there has never been anything to substantiate that. We do get some lights flickering but that doesn't happen often and could be attributed to just bulbs getting ready to go out.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
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