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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

October 30, 2006

Darting Shadows and My Haunted Home

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Mark Weinert, Berri, South Australia, 1994

In February 1994, my ex-girlfriend and I moved from Adelaide, South Australia, to Berri (South Australia), some 230-odd kilometers away. We rented a little old unit that had been given a semi-restoration by the new owners who had bought it off the Housing Trust (government housing). 

For many months nothing abnormal happened, apart from the fact that the spare room was always icy cold and for some reason made you feel uneasy as you entered it. Especially alone!

That all changed about 3 months later when I was having a shower one morning. I had just grabbed the towel to dry myself and my ex-girlfriend let out this blood-curdling scream! I ran the 15 meters from the bathroom in double-quick time, arriving in the bedroom doorway whilst she was still screaming and for a split second I noticed that she was laying down flat, eyes like dinner plates, and the quilt-cover covering the left side of her body was tight around her! As I was trying to take in what I was seeing, she sat bolt upright and simultaneously leapt out of bed, ran over to me, and cowered in my arms. I asked her what happened and she said she was just contemplating getting out of bed, when an "invisible force" pinned her to the bed and she could not move, speak, or scream, for what she estimated was 4-5 seconds, before she was able to let out the scream that would've woken the dead! 

Whilst I was a semi-believer/semi-skeptic at the time, I told her that she must have been having a bad dream and basically just brushed it off. We separated shortly after and she moved out, while I stayed. All this time I was solely maintaining the house inside and out, even doing a bit of free painting and landscaping for the landlord.

About two months after my ex was pinned down in bed, my brother drove up to stay for the weekend and we had a great couple of days fishing in my boat and having a few drinks at night, reminiscing about our time when we lived at home with our parents. I did not tell him about the incident with my ex, as I did not seriously think it was that much of an issue. On the second night (Saturday), we'd had a few drinks and fished from the river bank until around 10:30 PM. We headed home and shortly afterwards around midnight, we went to bed -- me in my bedroom and my brother in the next room (lounge room) on the couch. 

I was just hovering between being awake and asleep, when my brother yelled out, "Mark, get in here now!" I leapt out of bed and turned the light switch on, which was attached to the outside of my bedroom door frame, and said, "What's wrong with you?!" He was all wide-eyed, sitting up on the couch and looking around the room. "I dunno what it is, man, but it isn't good!" he replied. I asked him what he meant and he said that there was something sinister about the room, or in the room. When quizzed further, he went on to explain that he was laying there looking at the street light out the front of the house through the stained glass window on the deadbolt door (the street light lit up a considerable portion of my lounge room at night), when suddenly the light outside slowly disappeared and turned into pitch black. He said he looked at the walls and floor and they were also jet black, and not only were they black, the room was closing in on him and the general atmosphere was cold and it felt sinister or evil. My brother is not afraid of much, and he has had far more direct paranormal experiences in his life than I, but one thing he isn't and that's an exaggerator or a liar. I could tell he was genuinely scared by his pale face, bulging eyes, and trembling hands on his coffee mug, as I tried to calm him down. We were both far from being drunk either! 

He lined up the cushions off the couch at the end of my bed and eventually went to sleep there around 3 AM. He drove back to Adelaide the next day and nothing more was said of the incident before he left.

I then linked the two incidents, and inquisitively, I started looking for signs of paranormal activity and the "entity" didn't disappoint! I would notice shadows darting past doorways out of the corner of my eye and I would hear muffled noises and tapping noises coming from the spare room at night (it was kept shut 24/7 unless I really had to go in there to get something). Objects would go missing -- often it was a kitchen utensil like an egg slide or a set of tongs -- and then turn up in weird spots like the laundry! But never once did I feel threatened as such. I honestly feel this entity meant me no harm. 

I stayed there for 6 months after my brother visited and apart from the odd noise and the odd item disappearing and re-appearing in unlikely places, no other paranormal experiences took place. I then moved out and boarded with a friend.

I believe the ghost was a former male resident of the property and the reason why he left me alone (to a certain degree) was the fact that I was maintaining and improving the place inside and out, because the only other people (my ex and my brother) that stayed there during my 12 months occupation of the house both were "attacked" in some way. 

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