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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

December 8, 2004

Grandmother's Shadow?

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Votes:48 Rating: Rating = 6.50 Ratings Breakdown
Jake, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 2003,

This is the one time that I actually saw a ghost. My grandmother was a medium and my family is always having things happen to them. I have had strange things happen, but I have never seen a ghost. Little did I know that was all about to change.

I live in a two bedroom apartment with my mom and brother. One room is mine and the other my mom's. My brother likes sleeping in the living room (I don't know why). One night he had to get up for work when I didn't so I said he could sleep in my room. I stayed up watching TV and tried to crash in the living room but I did not feel comfortable, so I went and crashed in my mom's bed. My mom is pretty small, so she doesn't take up a lot of room in the queen-size bed. I slowly fell asleep.

The position of the bad was this: entering the room, the head board is against the left-side. To get around to the door, my mom would have to walk around the bottom of the bed, on the right wall, then past me and out the door. Well, I was falling asleep and for some reason I started thinking about shadow people, and what it would be like to actually see one walking in front of me right then. I do not know why I was doing that! I started to doze off and I felt a cold feeling on my left knee -- seeing as I was laying on my right side I thought it was not covered by my blanket. So I felt it and it was under my blanket, but my knee itself was cold -- like the inside of my knee was cold. I thought of people feeling cold spots when in a haunted place. Well it went away, and I finally fell asleep. 

Later, I was poked in the back and turned to tell my mom to quit moving, but she was nowhere near me! I dozed off again and while in a semi-conscious dream, I was awakened, but in a very strange way. It felt like I was awakened by a vibration that slowly grew in intensity until I actually popped into reality. It felt like the bed was being shook, but at such a high rate that no persons hand could match this speed. I was awake but still crusty-eyed and a little in and out. I flipped to my back and in doing so noticed that my mom was sitting at the end of the bed, because I could feel the weight of her. She gets up to use the bathroom at night and I flopped onto my right side again, content with this reasoning. Just then, something in my head said, look and see if mom is still in bed. So I swung my head fast all the way left and saw my mom curled up, back facing me, hugging a pillow fast asleep! I thought If mom is right there, then who the hell is that! As I looked at the end of the bed, I was hoping it would be gone, but it wasn't. There, sitting on the end of the bed looking straight at me, was a woman. I couldn't see any face, just darkness outlined by white light. Not glowing, but defining white light. It was a white figure (I could make out hair and a female form) that I was actually seeing with my eyes! And I could tell she was seeing me with her's. The thought of this scared me to no end. Not that I could see it, but that this being was looking at me and had thoughts about what it sees. I was freaked! I always said if I saw a ghost I would play it cool, but I flipped. I started yelling like a 6 year-old girl! I grabbed my pillow, held it in front of me to block my view, and smacked my mom with my left arm saying, "Can you see her? Can you see her?" My poor mom, what a way to be woken up! Interestingly, while I was holding up the pillow I was moving, so the pillow was swaying around and I would still see the form while I was freaking out. That, I found to be quite substantial because at that point I was very much awake, and it was still there! plain as day. So I ended up hiding my face until my mom asked what I was talking about, I said, "Is it still there?" And she said, "No." I put the pillow down, took a huge breath, and sighed.

Then I started to explain what happened. Now that I reflect, she looked a lot like my Grandmother. My heart was beating so fast let me tell you!

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