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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 26, 2003

Shaking Beds and Psychic Visions

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Serena, Chino, California, 1989-1995,

After hearing about "the shadow man," it made me recall an incidence that happened to me about 10 years ago.

When I was a teenager, a friend of mine and I were using a ouija board. I thought it would be fun to move the planchette when friends asked questions to the board. Well, to my dismay, every time a thought popped up in my head about their question, it would turn out to be accurate when I moved the planchette. After a while it would get too freaky to move the planchette myself because it was scaring me.

Eventually, I stopped moving the planchette -- that is when it would move by itself. That's also when the strange things started happening. My family would always be the ones to experience the strange occurrences -- lights turning on by themselves, cold spots, uneasy feelings, etc., and I thought they were crazy because it was after all, a game, right?

I wasn't experiencing anything, until I woke up one evening to find a transparent woman at my bedside. I was too scared to speak, although I struggled to get words out, I was frozen with fear. I pulled the covers over my head and prayed she would go away, and she did. But that was not the end of it.

My bed would violently shake in the middle of the night -- I know I wasn't sleeping because it would wake me up, and still shake even after witnesses would come in the room. It happened in the day time as well as night.

On time, I was babysitting in my house when all of a sudden I heard a growling voice tell me I'm a bitch and a liar, and to get out. I tried to tell myself that it was just my imagination, but as I turned to the child I was babysitting (who was 10), there was no denial of the fact that the incident occurred. The young boy had a look on his face of sheer terror. I tried to tell him it was just the "house settling," or maybe we had overactive imaginations, but he knew what he heard, and I couldn't convince him otherwise. To this day that voice gives me chills and fills me with extreme fear.

Except for one more instance and that involves the "Shadow Man," people have always said I have a very strong intuition, maybe even psychic to some extent. I always just "knew things." Sadly, it scares me too, and I try to ignore it since I became an adult.

I was sleeping one evening, until I was awakened in the middle of the night. Everyone was asleep in the house, and I looked up toward my open door and to my fright, I saw a very tall man, maybe six or seven feet tall. He was so tall he barely fit standing near my door frame. All I saw was a man in a black suit -- he was very thin, with what looked like a top hat on his head. I could only see a silhouette, so I never saw his face or even what color his skin was (his silhouette almost looked like Abraham Lincoln). It took me a moment to scream -- as once again I was frozen with fear -- but when I did scream something unusual happened. Both my younger sisters came running in the room and before they even got to my bed, we had a very strong earthquake (I live In California). Had they been in their beds, surely the porcelain dolls they both had displayed above their beds would have came crashing down on them.

I put these incidences in the back of my mind as I got older because we know how society looks upon these things. I assure you, I am not crazy. I am a respected member of my community and wasn't doing alcohol or drugs at anytime during these incidences.

Would anybody maybe have some insight into my situation? Did this phenomena go away from my life? Or do you guys thinks its dormant? Or even more specific, what did they want? It seems as though these occurrences have left me with more questions than answers. God Bless.


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