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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 September 2, 2003

Evil Apartment

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Vicky, Phoenix, Arizona, April 1994,

When I first moved into Canyon Tree Apartments it was in April in the beginning part of the month. It was a very nice place too. All so cozy and it truly felt like home when my friend showed me a different unit in the same complex -- it was single level in a medium-sized complex. It was there a very long time and I just loved it there. I moved in with my cat, Amber.

While I was moving into the apartment on West Myrtle Avenue, I had an encounter on the very first day I was moving in. There was a built-in dresser right across from the vanity in the bedroom so I placed my hands on top of the dresser and got violently ill. That was the first day. That night my cat was acting very strange about the bedroom closet. She kept scratching at the carpet. It was a very large walk in closet and had a folding door. I was never really comfortable that night. I was laying in bed awake with Amber and I tried to go to sleep but could not. I turned over, and that is when I saw it -- a dark shape coming toward the bed. So I watched it for several seconds and jumped up and ran out of the room, into the kitchen and living room -- but nothing happened in there.

I turned on all the lights in the house after that. Amber would not go back into the bedroom. So I put away everything in the kitchen and living room. Towards dawn I went to sleep in the bedroom.

All this happened before I found out about my apartment was being haunted by a very bad spirit. I found out from some of the maintenance personnel and a contractor that came to fix my window in the living room that was broken. About two weeks after I moved in the maintenance person told me that he felt something in there too. He wasn't sure what until he came back the next day and told me to be very careful. He also told me that this was a bad place. I said how could that be? Then we talked about the strange thing that happened the day I moved in and that night. He told me that he was here many years ago and he told me about some very bad people that used to live in the apartment. They used to fight all of the time and then someone got killed in there. I always felt the cold spots and things would get moved around a lot. Sometimes I would hear noises at night or around sunset in the hallway that lead to the bathroom and the bedroom. I never felt comfortable in that bedroom even during the day. Amber would growl at the closet door I kept closed. I would not go in there at night at all -- forget that.

After being there awhile I met my neighbors, after we became friends I told her about the strange things I was dealing with and how I never felt comfortable in the bedroom at all. Then four months went by and that is when things got really bad. One night I saw a face in the mirror of the dresser. That scared me really bad so I went to my neighbor and told her about what I saw and she went through the house with a Bible and started reading from it -- that is when we both heard the knocking on the walls, the moaning, and the voices saying something in a strange way that I've never heard before. I did not understand it. The voice sounded like gibberish to me but it was not, my friend knew right away and that is when I found out it was Satanic. She told me that she was preacher's daughter. She told me that devil worshipers were living in the apartment at one time. She could feel the evil in the place from the first time she entered the apartment. So every night there after she came over and read the Bible and blessed the house, and after a month of that the haunting stopped altogether.

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