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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 February 7, 2003

Attacking Old Hag

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James, Bradbury, California, Since 1984,

Okay, my story is really complicated, but I really need some help or suggestions on my problem. I am 24 years old now, but ever since I was little, I have always been able to feel, sense, or even see things/entities, etc. I have always been weak physically and mentally -- I can never sleep in the dark -- a night light won't even do. I have moved four times since I can remember seeing things, and as I grew into a young adult things tend to get worse on and off.

Since three years ago, things got pretty tragic, strange, and crazy -- things like a tree falling down in front of my car on the way home on a private road near my home, walking into a 7-11 store and finding a man dead behind the cashier, in broad daylight a traffic light wobbling back and forth right above me and falling on the spot I was seconds after I quickly moved away! These are just some of the things I went through but then I started to see things like a red entity late at night when I was coming home, or sometimes I would see it in the back of my car! I also feel a cold hand touching the back of my neck or on my leg, and now even as I type I feel something collapsing on my lungs grasping me!

I know this may sound fake to some but I speak the truth and I really need some help. The main reason I ended up here on is when I decided to look up the word (Old Hag) which has been troubling me for some time now. I first got it a few years ago but it has been going on for some time now. I remember one month it went on for a month straight! Recently it got pretty bad, I would feel something draining my energy and wake up with cotton mouth -- like something just sucked up all the nutrients from my body that I gained for the past week.

I first thought it only happened when I sleep face up, but now it gets me when I sleep on my sides or even face down. I feel like it's coming from under my bed! I can feel hands grabbing me -- coming from inside of the mattress.

In the last month I started to see something in my sleep-- it's pretty scary. Recently I saw its face -- it is a she, with red hair and a skull or decaying face and it calls my name. After that, I had to wake up -- I couldn't stay and let it take my life as I know that was its intentions. Usually I stay and don't struggle so I can see what it wants but this time I was freaked out!

After that time I was convinced it wasn't just sleep paralysis, it was a spirit or demon of some sort. Just today as I woke up around 12 PM in the afternoon it happened again! For the second time I saw a figure, but white this time and calling my name and asking for help. It said with a strange computerized type of voice or some type of echo as it spoke, "James... help me! James... help me!" It said this twice right before I struggled again and woke up. After today I'm probably going to move out of my parents' guest house. I think it's not the room as some might think, but I figure it's following me because I had the old hag syndrome in other rooms in the house as well. Could it be the area I live in? I live in Bradbury, California, where Ray Bradbury is from and also the late Mickey Thompson -- he was murdered up the street from where I live. Or could it be just following me? I need urgent help from somebody, please give me some input.

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