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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 November 4, 2003

Spirits Magnet

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Mary, Hopkins, Minnesota and Joshua, Texas, November 1994 - October 2003,

I was born a natural intuitive and empathic. In October 1994, my husband and I had moved into a two bedroom apartment in a suburb outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A month after we had moved in, I had my first encounter with a spirit.

I was vacuuming the apartment and had unplugged it with the intention of moving the vacuum to another outlet. The phone rang and I went to answer it, dropping the cord on the floor. Upon hanging up, I went to finish the vacuuming and the vacuum started up by itself! The cord was on the floor and the vacuum was brand new. I was so frightened that I ran and hid under the bed and would not come out. My husband had to coax me out.

That was just the beginning of my encounters with the spirit. My husband and I researched the property surrounding our apartment complex and learned that it had just been a swamp. A dear friend who is psychic confirmed my suspicions that in the storeroom next-door was a "Way Station" for spirits on the way to their final destination, wherever that may be.

Another experience I had happened one day after I had come home from work and found a dark brown sticky substance on the bedroom floor. Another time there appeared to be a blood stain in the same spot.

Two years ago, I had brought home a spirit with me from Ireland that was quite a flirt! He was actually helpful and did the dishes for me a time or two. He'd had silver hair and blue eyes. He also smelled of a wonderful cologne that I have yet to identify to this day. But the most annoying spirit was a red-headed boy prankster that delighted in hiding my keys. I'd be rushing to get to work on time and it took great joy in hiding my keys in the freezer and the sofa.

In June 2002, my husband had a job transfer and we moved back to my native state of Texas. Three days after moving into our house, I caught a dark gray shadow spirit in my peripheral vision. I didn't sense that it was unkind, just watchful.

My sense proved correct and it is rather fond of me. He keeps an eye on me and my pets and at first did not like my husband. My husband had been making a sandwich near the kitchen sink when the light bulb above the sink shattered, nearly hitting my husband. After telling the spirit in no uncertain terms, that behavior was un acceptable, it stopped. He still likes to tease my husband from time to time by throwing his business ties on the closet floor. My dear psychic friend told me that he was in his 40's when he took his own life. He had been an effeminate male who took his life in the 1940s by hanging himself because of the cruel way people had treated him. We call him "Jeffrey."

Since moving to Joshua, we have acquired another male spirit that had followed me home from church. He'd been a former deacon and really took a fancy to me. He's very gentle and enjoys feeding our cats. We've named him "Francis" or "Frank."

As long as these spirits remain kind, they are more than welcome to stay.

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