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2006 Encounters:
Bobby Ray's Conference - South of Jonesboro, Arkansas

The Man in the Attic - Circleville, Ohio

The Sad Voice - Taormina, Italy

Ghost Hunting Dorks - Ft. Inn, South Carolina

Shall We Gather at the Fence? - Milton, Florida Ghost picture

Sharing Our Home With Spirits - Seattle Area, Washington

Nighttime Visitor - Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Someone Sat on the Bed - AuGres, Michigan

Handprints on the Wall - Nashville, Tennessee

Yellow Butterflies - Huntington, West Virginia

Building Owner's Last Visit - Long Beach, California

Stage Coach Tavern Shadow - Chepachet, Rhode Island
Ghost video ghost picture

Haunted Campsite - Mowery, Arizona

The Man - Bay City, Michigan

Ghosts of Gympie Library - Gympie, Queensland, Australia

Haunted Sleepover - York, Pennsylvania

Shadows and Cold Spots - Essex, Ontario, Canada

Bald Man at My Brother's Crib - Spooner, Wisconsin

Footsteps From the Red Room - Warwick, Rhode Island

Darting Shadows and My Haunted Home - Berri, South Australia

Spirits Followed Me Home From Carnton - Nashville, Tennessee

Downs Road Ghosts - Bethany, Connecticut

Kay's Goodbye - Sacramento, California

The Woman on the Bed - Melrose, Minnesota

Cemetery Apparition Video and EVP - Bardstown, Kentucky
Ghost video EVP

The Shadow Man - Richfield, Minnesota

The Flowered Lady - Stanford, Kentucky

Ghosts in Times of Trouble - Lancashire, England

A Sign on the Res - Crown Point, New Mexico

Get Out, Abe - Southern Wisconsin

Dead Man's Pass - Gawler, South Australia

Gayle's Thank-You - New York/California

Trying to Ignore the Haunting - Trumbull, Connecticut

The EVP That Follows Me - Oceano, California

Working the Permanent Shift - Tucson, Arizona

Gypsy Wild's Home - Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Ghosts Like Me - Oregon

The Dangerous Medicine Bag - Keswick, Ontario, Canada

More Spirits on the Land - Milton, Florida Ghost picture

Ghostly Cafe Help - Connecticut

Great Grandpa's Return - Mill Spring, Missouri

The Deadly Car Accident that Haunted My Brother's House - Hamilton, Illinois

A Thud in the Bedroom - Chester, South Carolina

Being Watched in the Sanitarium - Cherokee, Iowa

Grandma's Swinging Chair - Kalamazoo, Michigan

My Shaking Bed - Escanaba, Michigan

The Haunted Department Store - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Orb at Little Round Top - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Ghost picture

Old Woman on Route 10 - near El Paso, Texas

Finding Lost Family - Chicago, Illinois

The Haunting Returns - Middletown/Carlisle, Ohio

Our Haunted House - Waterbury, Connecticut

The Ghost of a Prankster Sailor - London, England

Ghostly Car - Palisade, Nebraska

Golf Course Joker - Ruidoso, New Mexico

Payton's Kiss - Denver, Colorado

The Spinning Ferris Wheel - Albany, New York

Visit From Mom's Patient - Little Rock, Arkansas

The Old Woman in the Hotel - Somewhere in the North Rockies

Grandma's Outline? - Boise, Idaho

Attack at Rolling Hills - Bethany, New York

Pinching Premonition - Auckland, New Zealand

Mammaw and Pappaw's Visit - Toledo, Ohio

Ghostly Gray Cat - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Demonic Presence in the Bedroom - Kyger Creek, Ohio

A Sign of the Cross - Long Beach, California Ghost picture

The Ghost of Flying Hawk - Albany, New York

Footsteps at Nashua Fresh Air Camp - Greenfield, New Hampshire

White Streamy Woman - Winterberg, Germany

The Man With the Tall Black Hat - Fall River, Massachusetts

Grandmother's House - Garden Grove, California

Woman in White at the Whaley House - San Diego, California

Spectral Attack While Sleeping - Durban, South Africa

Help Me, Help Me, Help Me - Fayette, Missouri

A Blessing and a Curse - Windsor, Virginia

Calling Mom Back from Rest - Cary, Kentucky

Shadows at Camp Cedar Crest - Orange, Connecticut

The Family Returns from Virginia - Salem, Virginia Ghost picture

The Ghost of Gibbs Bridge - Sylvania, Ohio

The Woman in the Wardrobe - Castleford, West Yorkshire, England

Shot By a Ghost - Chicago, Illinois

Mom's Visit and Presence - California

The Dollhouse Grave - Medina, Tennessee Ghost picture

The Slamming Door - Eugene, Oregon

Voices in the House - Ontario, Canada

Maddie in the Mirror - Fort Scott, Kansas

Something Grabbed My leg - Scott Depot, West Virginia

Grandpa's Flag - Kissimmee, Florida

Strange Happenings at the Jefferson Hotel - Jefferson, Texas

An Evil House - Elmira, New York

The Giggling Girl - South Gate, Kentucky

Sensing a Presence - Las Cruces, New Mexico

More Spirits on the Land - Milton, Florida Ghost picture

The Black Form at the Foot of My Bed - Mobile, Alabama

The Smell of the Devil? - Mission, Texas

The Hopping Couch - Trumbull, Connecticut

Portrait of a Funny Old Man - Hull, England

Little Dancing Girl - Baltimore, Maryland

The Haunted Mansion - Reading, Pennsylvania

Haunted Newport News - Newport News, Virginia

Tormented in Our Apartment - Brooklyn, New York

The White Dove and Heavenly Voice - Toms River, New Jersey

Lights Flashes in the Night - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The Ghostly Mom is Still Here - Everett, Washington

A Young Man's Spirit - Hudson, Michigan

Trying to Get Our Attention - England

The Moving Knocks - Rochester, New York

Hearing My Name Three Times - Walnut Creek, California

The Ghostly Skeleton - Coast Range, northern Oregon

Teaspoon and Grandpap - Bentleyville, Pennsylvania

Me and Great Uncle Mike - Los Angeles, California

Spirit Guides Around the Moon - Gretna, Louisiana Ghost picture

A Hand in the Dark - Southeastern Ohio

Spectral Gardener - Mississippi

Angry 1800s Portrait - Monnerville, West Virginia

I Floated Down the Stairs Too - Oxford, England

The Boy Under the Patio - Ridge, Maryland

Claw Marks on the Stairs - St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Voices in the Night - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Graveyard Shift at Hollywood Cemetery - Richmond, Virginia

Dark Shadows in My Burnt Out Apartment - Indianapolis, Indiana

The Man at Birdcage Theatre - Tombstone, Arizona Ghost picture

A House Too Good to Be True - Pueblo, Colorado

Three Strange Knocks - South Boston, Virginia

Great Grandmother's Mirror - Jackson, Mississippi

Our Red Balloon - Maiden Rock, Wisconsin

Grandfather's Image - Delhi, New York

Creature Beyond - Milton, Florida Ghost picture

Childhood Friends - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Floating Mass - Las Vegas, Nevada

Voices on New York Street - Long Beach, California

Catwoman's Bridge - Lancaster, South Carolina

Anya's Tom - Connecticut Ghost picture

Strange Events in Our Old House - Princeton, West Virginia

World Trade Center Ghosts and Events from 9/11 - New York, New York

Mom's Torment - White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

The Woman in the Basement Apartment - North Portland, Oregon

The Slave Family - Yazoo City, Mississippi

Strange Happenings at the Cheyenne Canon Inn - Colorado Springs, Colorado

My 3 Year-Old Sees His Grandpa - Boston, Massachusetts

September 4, 2006

A Thud in the Bedroom

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Votes:40 Rating: Rating = 6.41 Ratings Breakdown
Allen, Chester, South Carolina, early 2005

This is something weird that happened to me over a year ago but I still remember it distinctly. I can't say with any certainty that it was in fact a ghostly encounter, but lets just say I can't logically explain the things that happened that night. I hope this isn't too long, but you wanted details so here they are! 

I was in the downtown historical district of Chester, South Carolina visiting one of my friends (I live only about 20 miles north of there) and we were just hanging out to play video games and do other such activities that two 17-year-olds might do. It was still pretty cold outside because of the season, cold enough to see my breath, and being an old house without central heat, there were a few kerosene heaters scattered about, one of which was in the middle of the hallway next to an entrance for the living room. After standing in the kitchen area to chat and warm up, I was following my friend down the hall toward the back room which was used as a computer/storage/bedroom at the time and I walked by the living room waving at his mom. For some reason I stepped to the left of the heater as I passed it, even though it was closer to the wall on that side. Almost instantly, my vision darkened to the point of not being able to see, I got light-headed, and it felt like all the energy had been taken out of me at once -- like the feeling you get when you stand up too quick, but I had been standing up for probably 10 minutes outside and in the kitchen. I froze right where I was and had the feeling I was about to collapse onto the floor. I think I even started to double over, then all of a sudden it all stopped and I caught my breath and kept walking... I stopped my friend and told him what just happened and half jokingly said something like, "I think *something* is in your house..." and he laughed at me, making some comment about me blaming it on ghosts (he doesn't believe they exist). I didn't know what it was, but it was soon forgotten and we carried on through the night.

When it came time for bed around maybe 2 AM, he went upstairs to his room (his mom had gone upstairs to her room a few hours earlier, and his dad was on night shift probably coming in around 5-6 AM), and I slept in the computer room that I mentioned earlier. Well, I didn't exactly sleep for a while. As I was in the bed attempting to sleep, I heard what sounded like heavy, but slow breathing that seemed to be coming from the living room down the hall, like the kind of breathing one would do when trying to calm down from something. There was no one in the room, this house was old and creaky and all the floors were wooden so you couldn't walk anywhere and keep it a secret, especially not down the two flights of stairs. I wasn't sure what to do, but I really didn't want to go find out what it was. So I laid there and listened, partly frightened and partly curious, and the breathing continued for a good 45 seconds to a minute, and then stopped. I rolled over and continued trying to go to sleep but within a few minutes the breathing sound started again, a little softer this time, but still sounding like it came from the living room. Again I was on my back listening intently. It lasted for maybe 25 seconds, and then quit. By this time I sort of expected it, and wanted to wait it out, so I laid still. Sure enough, I heard it again. This time it was again softer than before, and lasted for about 10 seconds and quit. I waited and listened... probably for 10 minutes or so until I was satisfied that it wasn't going to happen again, and then I rolled over again putting my back to the open door across the room. Another 10 minutes probably, I wasn't really keeping time... and I got a chill. Like someone lightly touched my back, just once, and I wiggled a little incase it was just a result of my emotion at the moment or the way the covers were touching me or something (I really don't know). Just a few seconds later there was a loud "thud" sound on the other side of the room. Not extremely loud, but loud enough that it got my attention (made me jump) and I knew it was in the same room as me. You know how you close those big dresser drawers and they don't always shut completely, like it leaves just an inch gap or so between the drawer face and the dresser? Well there was one on the other side of the room from me maybe 6 feet away, right next to the doorway, and it was as if someone had just gave the drawer one good, quick push to knock it all the way closed, that's exactly what the sound meant to me. After this nothing was going on and I finally got some sleep probably around 3 in the morning. 

When I woke up I began to tell both my friend and his mom what I had experienced, and of course my friend laughed at me because he thinks I'm weird for believing in ghosts. But when I had finished and so had he with his comments, his mom said something to the effect of, "I don't doubt it," and she told me that she herself had seen a ghost in the house before, a white transparent female figure hovering over the bed of my friend while he was asleep, and that it didn't worry her because she felt like the spirit was watching over him. Maybe it was the same spirit I heard and possibly felt that night... or maybe it was a different one that likes to play jokes? In any case, it never harmed me or made any sign of that intent. I've since spent the night over there and had no experiences to speak of, but I was sleeping on the couch in the living room since my friend started sleeping in the room I had used before. 

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