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2004 Encounters:
Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus in the Window - North Baker, Pennsylvania

The Little Girl in the Red Dress - San Jose, California

The Scream Orb - Indianapolis, Indiana

Tyler's Torment - Sterling Heights, Michigan

Ribhu's Last Visit - Siliguri, West Bengal, India

Grandmother's Shadow? - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Woman of Whiskey Row - Prescott, Arizona

Dad's Helping Hand - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Great Grandfather's House - Spartanburg, South Carolina

Family's Mysterious Mist - Glenville, West Virginia

Grandma's Goodbye Hug - Bellingham, Massachusetts

Jimmy and Jacob's War Games - Toledo, Ohio

Sachs Bridge Ghost Mist - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Man in the Overcoat - Chicago, Illinois

Witch Bertha's Flying Orb Video - Coleraine, Minnesota

Auditorium Shadow Video - Hibbing, Minnesta

The Apartment in the Former Morgue - Marlborough, Massachusetts

My Father's Visit - Spring, Texas

Knocks, Bumps, a Cemetery, and a Book - Banks, Oregon

The Chase Through Enchanted Forest - Pasadena, California

Ghostly Wisps of Blonde Hair - Ellicott City, Maryland

The Mist of Gunntown Cemetery - Naugatuck, Connecticut

The Cold Wind and Haunted House - Porterville, California

The Cloaked Figure in Nesbitt Elementary - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tormented in My Bedroom - Grand Prairie, Texas

The Little Girl of Grants Pass - Grants Pass, Oregon

Stephanie in the Window - Painesville, Ohio

Phantom Funeral Pyre - Nagaland, India

The Visiting Nun - Des Plaines, Illinois

The Nazi Belt - Georgia

Forest Park Cemetery Chase - Troy, New York

Sarah's Nightly Visits - Lawrence, Kansas

My Sixth Sense - Chicago, Illinois

The Old Prisoner - Indianapolis, Indiana

Fast Food Victorian Ghost - Guthrie, Oklahoma

Camarillo State Mental Hospital "Pipes" - Camarillo, California

The Insistent Spirit - Litchfeild, New Hampshire

Disembodied Voices Speak - Flubdun Township, Pennsylvania

Thomas Edison Museum Orb - Ft. Myers, Florida

The Old Hag Who Lifted Me - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Ghosts of Fort Pulaski - Savannah, Georgia

The Blithe Spirit - Portland, Maine

Paco from Chichen Itza - Atlanta, Georgia

Footsteps in the Forest - Hooks, Texas

The Phantom Maid of Melville - Melville Hotel, Saskatchewan, Canada

Grandfather's House Full of Family Spirits - Cheektowaga, New York

The Spirit of Anne - Norfolk, Virginia

The Shadow Man's Hand - Verden, Germany

Murderous Mirror Message - Jefferson, Texas

River Styx Cemetery Face - Wadsworth, Ohio

The Phantom Sentry - Israel

The Flash at Devil's Den - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Little Man of Bihar - Bihar, India

Chesterland Cemetery Mist - Chesterland, Ohio

The Thing in the Woods at Camp Morgan - White Mountains, New Hampshire

Mom's Cat and Pennies from Heaven - Lindenhurst, Illinois

The Haunted Apartment - Brooklyn, New York

A Friend's Goodbye - Chicago, Illinois

Temporary Possession - Believe It, Or Not - St. Augustine, Florida

The Douglas Arms' Ghostly Argument - Banchory, North East Scotland

Mystic Pizza Place - Saratoga, California

A Sleeper's Disembodied Hands - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Ebne Baviie Cemetery Orb - Tehran, Iran

Sean's Visit with My Daughter - Norman, Oklahoma

A Crying Mary Statue - Lyons, Illinois

Mischievous Boy Ghost in the Pub - Brighton, England

Dad's Answering Machine Message from Beyond - Knoxville, Iowa electronic voice phenomenon (evp)

Haunted High School - Slinger, Wisconsin

The Angry Man in Brown Flannel - Everett, Washington

The Boy on the Rock - Forests near Trichur, Kerala, India

Cemetery Orb - Las Vegas, Nevada

Amli Apartments Ghosts - Kennesaw, Georgia

Gawler's Tree Ghost - Gawler, South Australia

Granny's Bouncing Green Lights - Jemison, Alabama

The Ghost of Ceely Rose - Lucas, and Lima, Ohio

Ghostly Stalker - Nashville, Tennessee

Jerry's Visit to Say Goodbye - New Mexico

Grandmother's Premonition - Spring Green, Wisconsin

Grandpa's Message - Los Angeles, California

Seeing the Light - Perham, Minnesota

Amanda, The "Imaginary" Friend - San Jose, California

Swan Lake Cemetery Energy - Swan Lake Cemetery, Hibbing, Minnesota

Grampa's Painting - Greely, Ontario, Canada

Haunted Homes I Have Lived In - Washington D.C and Las Vegas, Nevada

The Rapping and Disembodied Voice - Troy, New York

Tall Man at My Door - Tampa, Florida

Grandmother in the Shed - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Orb in the Wardrobe - Hartlepool, England

The Third Eye Opens - Orion, Bataan, Philippines

Aunt Flo's Saving Grace - Lackawanna, New York

Mom's Visit With Talk of Love - Alva, Oklahoma

Stuck Out of Body - Sunnyvale, California

A Confederate Solider Followed Me Home - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Walking Boy - Edina, Minnesota

Haunted Statue - Punchbowl, NSW, Australia

Missing Hot Sauce and Candied Hearts - Brooklyn, New York

Ghostly Girl from the Well - Milford, Massachusetts

Precognition of Dad's Death - Southington, Connecticut

Red Dot in a Fog - Granbury, Texas

More Pennies From Heaven - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mother's Kept Promise - Reynella, South Australia

Sensing a Previous Tenant - Los Angeles, California

Shaking Red Couch - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Discovered Room Unleashes Spirit - Toledo, Ohio

Graveyard Ectoplasm - Indianapolis, Indiana

Ghost Woman on Video - Chatham, New Jersey

Pennies from Heaven - Cincinnati, Ohio

Blurry Nap-Time Visitor - Boise, Idaho

Vanishing Girl - Davao City, Philippines

Black-Hooded Ghost - Hamilton, Ohio

Ka Huaka'i Po (The Night Marchers) - La'ie, O'ahu, Hawai'i

The Lady in the Blue Dress at Captain Tony's Bar - Key West, Florida

Haunted House in Princeton - Princeton, West Virginia

Added April 7, 2004

Grandmother in the Shed

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Votes:57 Rating: Rating = 6.33 Ratings Breakdown
Chantel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1998,

This happened in or around 1998 or so. My mom, my step-dad and I lived in an older character home, on a very quiet street in a nice neighborhood. The house was older, and it had a huge backyard with a really old brown shed/garage type thing. I was about 14 at the time. There were two separate incidents at this house.

Anyways, my bedroom was off to the side of the living room. My step-dad, working weird schedules, had a habit of falling asleep on the living room couch, and leaving the TV on low. So I didn’t think this was anything weird until the next morning.

I walked out of my room at about 1AM, and to get to the kitchen you have to walk through the living room. I saw the lights from the TV on in the living room, and I looked to see if my step-dad was on the couch, but he wasn’t. I figured he went to bed and left the TV on. I continued walking through the living room, and the TV went off, I thought maybe I stepped on the remote or something, I looked down, and there was a black scuff marked-looking thing on the floor (we had hardwood). I took my foot off of it, and the TV went back on. Stepped again, TV went off, etc. I thought nothing of it, thinking maybe I was half asleep and I was seeing things or I was stepping on something and I just couldn’t tell what it was. A little freaked out I went to my moms room to see if she could hear the TV, or to see if maybe the power went out. I got to their room and woke my mom up, asked her if she could hear the TV or what was going on, and she told me to go back to bed, and that I was probably dreaming. I asked where my step-dad was, and my mom said he was working nights that week. He left at about 7 PM that night, and didn’t return until 3 AM -- long after this incident happened. So I said fine, no big deal, I’ll go to bed. So I went back to my room only to find that my garbage can had moved, normally it’s under my desk, but when I got back to my room, it was moved to the middle of the doorway. I know I didn’t move it there, because why would I leave my room, then barricade it with my garbage can? Fine, whatever I thought, and went back to sleep.

The next morning, at breakfast, my mom asked what last night was all about, so I told her what happened, and at first she seemed like she didn’t believe me, and then she asked me if I remembered what was on TV, without hesitation I said Jenny Jones (of all the shows why would I say Jenny Jones if I was lying?). She remembered it was about 1 AM when I woke her up, and she looked in the TV guide, and sure enough, starting at 12:45 AM on channel 28 was Jenny Jones. I went to show her the scuff mark, but of course, it was gone. The remote was on top of the TV. I could tell by the goosebumps on her arms that she believed me. 

The other incident happened to my step-dad. We were outside barbequing one evening, and my mom was in the house preparing the table. I saw him looking up at the shed in the back yard (the thing was almost all windows, with the exception of the door), and his face went white, I'm talking whiter than white itself. He dropped his barbeque sauce on the ground as he was still looking at whatever it was he saw. He’s a big, tough guy and never gets creeped out. He ran inside the house, and told my mom he saw some kind of old woman in the window of the shed. My mom laughed at him until she saw that he was dead serious. He described her as short, short gray hair, wearing a light blue shirt or dress. He said she wasn’t scary looking, but just that she was looking through the window staring right at him. The description he gave was identical to what my grandmother looked like, who passed away 10 years before my mom even met my step-dad. So he couldn’t have known what she looked like, unless he’s seen the very few pictures we have of her, and even then, why would he play such a sick joke? 

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