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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 June 2, 2003

Late-Night Footsteps

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Michael A. Wethington, Bethel Island, California, 1986,

When I was younger, I used to live in a small trailer, behind my uncle's business. There was a friend of mine that had a house next to my uncle's business -- the house was on a levy. If you aren't familiar with a levy, it is a raised bank of a river and usually there is a road upon the levy, hence "Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry". Well it's suppose to be dry cause it is the raised bank of a river.

Anyway, my friend, Roger's house was on the levy, the top floor was even with the levy and the bottom floor was on the land side -- it was really built into the levy so to speak.

There was a porch that went from the front, to the left-side of the house, and the left-side of the porch was on stilts to keep it even with the front-side of the porch. When you walked on the porch you would have to go around to the left side, because there was a door in the front and a door on the left side of the house. They only used the side entrance to go in and out. When you walked on the left-side it was wood so you could hear the foot steps as you walked.

One night I heard footsteps in the middle of the night, woke up and looked up at the house, but I couldn't see anything so I went back to sleep.

The next night the same thing happened at about the same time -- footsteps going from the left of the house, out the gate, and gone. The third night I woke up again, and there was the same footsteps going from the left-side of the house, to the front, out the gate, and gone.

The next morning I saw Roger and I asked him, "Why are you guys having parties every night? Man, I cant sleep with all that noise and people walking around your house that late!"

That's when told me what had been going on -- that he and his wife were going to bed at 10:30 every night, and around 2:00 or 2:30 the first night they heard someone open the gate, walk to the side entrance of the house, then knock real lightly on the door. He said he got up and went to the door but no one was there. The second night around the same time, the same thing happened, and no one was there. The third night he stayed up in the kitchen by that door with the lights out. He heard the gate open, and the footsteps on the porch -- he was looking to see if anyone was there, but he couldn't see anyone on the porch. He listened and followed the footsteps right to the door (it had a window in the door), he looked out the door window -- right at the place you would be if you were coming to knock on the door, but he saw nothing. At that moment something he couldn't see knocked on the door -- he opened it a split second later, because he was right at the door, but there was nothing there.

Roger then told me he heard the foot steps go along the porch and, go to the front porch ,and out the gate. He said he was freaking out because he could hear the steps but not see the person. He also told me that he was having his wife search the house to see if there was anything in it they may have missed when they moved in and she said only that suit case with the clothes in it. They threw that suitcase outside for the garbage man and never heard those footsteps again.

The house Roger lived in was pretty old, and there were a lot of old houses along that levy that were built between 1910 - 1920.

I wasn't woken up in the middle of the night anymore after that.

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