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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 July 8, 2003

Angry Spirit with Black Eyes

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Votes:67 Rating: Rating = 7.39 Ratings Breakdown
Kelly, Columbus, Kansas, Summer of 1998,

I have always been open to paranormal activity but nothing like what happened to me the summer of 1998. I still don't know the history or who it was I encountered but it has changed me forever.

That summer I had moved into an apartment with a man who would later become my husband. I settled in with my infant son feeling comfortable with the arrangement. It wasn't long, though, that the atmosphere began to change. The room that I'd turned into my son's nursery became the center of paranormal activity. The electronic equipment would turn on by itself when no one was in there for starters. Soon, I kept having the feeling of being watched only to have it confirmed by my nine-month-old staring intently past me at something I couldn't see.

When I brought this up to my boyfriend he proceeded to tell me about his five year old daughter's encounter with an unseen little girl. He told me that they had been in that very room one day playing with dolls when his daughter stopped and asked if he'd seen the little girl walk through. He'd told her "No," but the daughter persisted and went in search. After looking throughout the apartment without finding the girl, my boyfriend asked his daughter what the girl had looked like. She promptly described a young girl with long, brown hair in a pink dress. My boyfriend was baffled as he wasn't a firm believer in such things. He just let it go.

After he'd told me that I didn't dispute it -- I just had the feeling that whatever I was experiencing wasn't a young girl but something else. I was right.

As the summer wore on the energy became stronger. I would awake in the middle of the night to find my baby crying and out of his crib. I knew there was no way he could've gotten out by himself as he couldn't even pull himself up to stand yet! That occurred a few more times so I kept him in our bedroom thereafter. To my delight he was undisturbed all night in our room.

Not long after, I was up late one night folding laundry when I spied a shadow in the kitchen doorway. I thought it was my boyfriend until my eyes adjusted to the darkness of the kitchen. To my horror there was a shirtless man with blackness where the eyes should have been "watching" me. I froze in fear at first then moments later I made a mad dash to the bedroom. I cried hysterically for five minutes before my boyfriend could get the story.

After that I refused to spend the evenings there alone. I would literally wait in my car until my boyfriend came home.

The fateful day occurred a month or so later when my boyfriend was going out of town for three days. I had decided that I would stay at my mother's while he was gone, but hang out in the apartment during the day. That morning I watched from the kitchen window as he drove away. I then said aloud, "Well, he's gone so I guess it's time for me to go too." Just then, a man's voice answered, "Good." I grabbed my things and dashed out. I didn't return the entire time my boyfriend was gone. It wasn't long after that I finally got my wish and we moved out.

I had encountered such a feeling of hate in that apartment that to this day I still refuse to go anywhere near it. I'm just glad it didn't follow us to our new house!

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