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2005 Encounters:
The Old Man in Our House - Edmonds, Washington

Grandmother's Angry Goodbye - Woodbury, Minnesota

The Fourth Kitty - Jasper, Tennessee

Dad's Kitten - San Diego, California

The Shadow and the Footsteps - Queens, New York

The Faucet Turned Itself On - West Virginia

The Dark Phantom at Paris Les Halles - Paris, France

The Haunted Family Home - Exeter, United Kingdom

Mysterious Footprints - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Precognitive Dream About my Sister's Passing - Orlando, Florida

Remembering G.G. - Long Beach, California

1700s Ghost Lady - Dublin, Ohio

Dad's Message - El Dorado, Arkansas

The Graveyard Woman - Indianapolis, Indiana

Apparition at Senator Bard's Mansion - Ventura, California Ghost picture

The Vanishing Soldier - Posovina Corridor, Bosnia

Belleview's Haunted Biltmore Hotel - Clearwater, Florida

In Memory of Uncle Fred - Shelby Twp., Michigan

Floating Down the Stairs - Omaha, Nebraska

Our Old-Time Visitor - Savannah, Georgia

The Footsteps and Opaque Mist - Fraser, Michigan

Graveyard Shift at the Water Plant - Dayton, Tennessee

University of West Florida Pirate Apparition - Pensacola, Florida Ghost picture

The White Lady of Easton - Easton, Connecticut Ghost picture

A Spirit Saved My Life - Austin, Texas

My Sign From Dad - Kansas City, Missouri

Gram's Warning - Philidelphia, Pennsylvania

Jordan's Vigilant Watch - Tehachapi, California

A Strange Light in Willer Hall, Quincy University - Quincy, Illinois

Dad's Spirit - Navasota, Texas Ghost picture

The Rotating Bed - Virginia

Poltergeists at the Desert Sands Inn - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Reclining Ghost - Gresham, Oregon

The Hand Grabbed Me - Salt Lake City, Utah

The Dark Figure - Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Grandpa's Late-Night Visit - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Second Sight After Surgery - San Diego, California

Mom's Goodbye Kiss - Virginia Ghost picture

Encounters At My Grandparent's House - Lumber City, Georgia

The Spirit Girl Who Lived With Us - Flagler Beach, Florida

My Cousin By the Pool - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

My Doppelganger - Perth, Western Australia

The Orb Brushed Beside Me - Blooming Grove, New York

The Old Beauchamp House - Grove, Oklahoma

Knocks, Shadows, and Apparitions - Alexandria, Minnesota

The Misty Working Girl - Chicopee, Massachusetts

The Shinto God at Tojinbo Cliffs - Tojinbo, Fukui Prefecture, Japan

My Car Crash Premonition Dream - Atlanta, Georgia

The Ghost Who Pinches Toes - Birmingham, England

A Voice In My Ear - Sitka, Alaska

The Entity From My House - Georgia

Talking to Grammy - Evanston, Illinois

The Ghost Followed Me Home - New Orleans, Louisiana and Santa Rosa, California

The Man in the Pool - Marietta, South Carolina

The Girl at the End of My Bed - Louisiana

Fog of Spirits on the Graveyard Shift - Springfield, Pennsylvania

Floyd and the Walking Horse Hotel - Wartrace, Tennessee

Rattling Cabinets From Mom - Pensacola, Florida

The Basement Girl - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Scarborough Beach Restaurant Apparition - Scarborough Beach, Western Australia

The Ghostly Ballroom - Delevan, Wisconsin

The Haunted Garden - Cornwall, England, UK

Gale Force Phantom Winds - Sussex, England, UK

Tomkins Square Park Apparition - New York, New York

The Girl in the Pilgrim Dress - Griffin, Georgia

A Late-Night Visitor - Loveland, Colorado

The Mohawk's Cry - Altamont, New York

Granny's Passing - Jonesboro, Arkansas

Anna Tried to Show Me - Rochester, New York

The Shadow in the Kitchen - Elgin, Illinois

Bessett House Orbs - Bannack, Montana

My First Haunting - Wareham, Massachusetts

Our Haunted Office - Ocala, Florida

James's Last Call - Austin, Texas

Great Grandmother's Ghost - Mendoza, Argentina

Channel Road Apparition - Sanger, California

Haunted Practice Space - Massillon, Ohio

Strange Sounds in Our House - Portland, Oregon

Paris Theatre Orbs - Paris, France

My "Daughter" Sarah - Somersworth, New Hampshire

My Creepy Apartment - Amherst, Massachusetts

Nan's Ghostly Girl at St. Mary's - Jersey Channel Islands, United Kingdom

Greatmother's Message - Pittsburg, Kansas

Bessett House Orbs - Bannack, Montana

The Disappearing Battery Pack - Honolulu, Hawaii

Paul's Goodbye - UCONN, Storrs, Connecticut

My Haunted Life - Orange County, California

My Ancestors' Spirit at Ruthin Castle - Ruthin, Wales

The Little Red Rocking Chair - Brooklyn, New York

My Uncle's Visits - Wiggins, Colorado

Strange Sounds at The Rock - San Francisco, California

A Visit From Ole Pete - Sharpsburg, Virginia

Shadow Figures - Sykesville, Maryland

Flagler Museum Energy Ribbon - Palm Beach, Florida

Phantom Perfume at the Whaley House - San Diego, California

Floating Red Eyes - Uvalde, Texas

Ivy's Watchful Vigil - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Mists and Streaks in the Philippines - Cebu, Liloan, Philippines

Six Days of Torment - Old Wethersfield, Connecticut

Scratching Torment - Palm Coast, Florida

Granny's Bouncing Lights - Jemison, Alabama

Visions From Lourdes - Lourdes, France

The Evil Eyes - Northern Ireland

Sleeping by Camp Letterman - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Living With Spirits - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cozy... Haunted, But Cozy - Warrensburg, Missouri

My Grandmother Walked By - Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Entities at a Prayer Meeting - Salem, Illinois

The Foreboding House - North Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK

Waverly Hall Cemetery Anomalies - Waverly Hall, Georgia

The Island Ghost That Follows - Wrentham, Massachusetts

The 4:05 AM Banshee - Suffolk, Virginia

My Cousin's Ghost - Bronx, New York

Do Orbs Mean a Haunting? - Newton, Iowa

A Guardian Angel and Haunted Home - Massachusetts

The Spirit of Mrs. Rogers - Wakefield, England

Conjoining Mist Spirits - Chesterland, Ohio

My Family's Clairvoyant Gifts - Region 1, the Philippines

The Queen of Hearts - Irwin, Pennsylvania

"Little Chicken" at Hotel Meade EVP - Bannack, Montana

My Two Haunted Houses - Bridgend, Wales, UK

The House Of Ludington Ghost Video - Escanaba, Michigan

Dad's Ice Cream-Eating Angel - Barboursville, West Virginia

A Phantom Leg Rub - Sheridan, Michigan

The Ghosts of Iversons Pits - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Spirits on the Land - Milton, Florida

The Ghost Who Doesn't Like Men - Neptune City, New Jersey

The Old Aunt's House - Indiana

The Ghost of Opus - Nashua, New Hampshire

Dad's Last Visit - Cliffside Park, New Jersey

The Glowing Window - Glendale, California

Grandmere's Gift - Louisiana

Blizzard's Ghost - Lynn, Massachusetts

Contacting Sam - Stinson Lake, New Hampshire

Grandma's Dusty Sign - Scituate, Massachusetts

The Face on the Floor - Southampton, England

The Ghostly Roommate - Channel Islands, UK

Captain Tony's Saloon's Haunted Bathroom - Key West, Florida

Grandma's Last Call? - Grapevine, Texas

The Front Porch Moaning - Managua, Nicaragua

The Crystal Curse - Chesapeake, Ohio

Bringing Evil Home - Denver, Colorado

Mr. Ruckman's Mansion - Runge, Texas

Brown Robed Figure - Fremont, California

The White lady of Old Burial Point - Salem, Massachusetts

September 19, 2005

Encounters At My Grandparent's House

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Rachel L. Mullis, Lumber City, Georgia, Summer 2005,

My Grandmother's house has been a hotspot for some extremely odd occurrences over the years. In all of them, my Grandmother and/or I were present in the house. Her house, which was built 14 years ago, has had no negative history at all. No one died in its construction, which is why I'm not sure why things have happened in the house. I do know that Native Americans walked the land there because various family members have found artifacts on the grounds in years past. 

Since there have been several unexplained incidences, I will talk about only the ones that have happened most recently, starting with the three that affected me personally the most.

It was a warm summer night and I was sitting around bored. I got to noticing that there was lightning up in the clouds, but no rain, and I immediately recognized that it was an electrical storm. So, without hesitation, I found the Coleman lantern my grandparents kept in a closet and headed outside to watch the lightning. Tagging along with me was my Jack Russell Terrier, Buck. I went out to the dock and sat down and turned the lantern off. I settled back and I guess it was about thirty minutes later that I noticed something across the pond from me. When I directed my full attention to it, I realized that it was an orb floating along the tops of the 9 foot pines. As I watched, it floated at that same height for several feet until it disappeared behind two willow trees. Well, I was weirded out because I knew that it couldn't be a bug or anything reflecting from inside the house. Thinking it was just a fluke, I turned my attention back to the lightning. Then, my dog stood up, hackles raised, and he was growling deep in his throat. I followed his gaze to the corner of the pond and saw that the orb was still floating at the same height, only it was steadily moving around the corner to the dam -- which then would have led to me. I freaked out and ran inside. I have yet to see it again. 

The second encounter which I experienced scared me beyond anything I've ever known. Everyone was gone that day -- my grandfather had been hospitalized in Savannah and my grandmother was there with him. My mom and I had gone to the house to check on everything, then Mom left to take Grandma some clothes leaving me with the 3 dogs we own. That was a Saturday. Late that afternoon, a massively severe thunderstorm blew through. I was sitting in the large living room at the dining table, writing a story. The power only flickered once and never went out. After an hour of the storm, it moved on and everything grew quiet. (All the yard people who had been working had left during the storm.) As I sat there working, a very loud masculine scream came from the area of my grandparents' room. All three of my dogs were up from their sleep in a flash. Their ears were perked up and two of them were growling. I myself had jumped up out of my chair. I ran outside the house to see if it had been one of the yard workers, but came to realize that they had gone home. So, I went back in the house and stood anxiously in the middle of the living room, facing the room the scream had issued from. I told whatever had done it to either show itself or go away and leave me in peace. I sat back down and heard nothing after that, though the dogs remained on alert until my mom came back. 

The final encounter that I had was the coolest ever. I was visiting my grandparents during a long weekend and I was in desperate need of doing laundry -- especially when I discovered all my sleeping clothes were dirty. So, after getting a midnight shower, I dressed in regular clothes and took all my sleeping wear downstairs to the laundry room. I didn't want to wake up anyone, so I moved as quietly as I could. I got all my clothes in the washer and got it going and headed back upstairs. After a couple of hours, I went downstairs to transfer the clothes to the dryer. Again, not wanting to wake up anyone accidentally, I left all the lights off because I knew the layout of the room by heart. I got to the laundry room and turned on that light and saw that the lid of the washer was standing open....and the tub was filled with water. (I asked my Grandma the next morning if she had done that and she said no.) So, I closed the lid and it went into the spin cycle. Slightly annoyed, but also quite ecstatic, I turned to leave the laundry room and saw that there was a lamp that had been turned on while I had been preoccupied with the laundry. I definitely knew it couldn't have been a person who did it because I would have heard them turn it on. I walked through the room, turned off the lamp and went upstairs and wound up sleeping in the day clothes I was wearing.

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