Ghosts - research, evidence, and discussion.
Newsletter Subscription:
Subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter:

Encounters Archive:

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

December 11, 2006

Sharing Our Home With Spirits

Rate this encounter:
Votes:50 Rating: Rating = 7.25 Ratings Breakdown
Jenn, Seattle Area, Washington, January 2006 to the present

I have had many, many experiences with the paranormal throughout my life, but I wouldn't have enough time to describe them all. I am a sensitive who can see and speak with the dead. It seems that everywhere I go, every house I live in, turns out to be haunted. I am currently living in a small house that is very haunted. My husband and I moved in approximately nine months ago with our daughter who was just over a year old at the time. For the first few weeks, the house was relatively quiet. We would hear the occasional footsteps and maybe a thud here and there, but nothing that is truly out of the ordinary for me. Then, one night the floodgates opened up. My daughter had just been moved into her own room after sharing a room with us for the first year of her life. She wasn't too happy about it at first. One evening I put my daughter into her crib, kissed her goodnight, and left to the sound of wailing cries. As I got to the end of the hallway she suddenly stopped crying, sniffled a little, and then I heard her little voice say, "Hi!" Then she started babbling away like someone was in her room with her. I tiptoed back to the room and quietly looked in through the semi opened door. What I saw shocked me. My little girl was standing up in her crib reaching toward the center of the room with a toy in her hand like she was trying to share it. She was also just talking away to someone I couldn't see. I didn't feel that this was anything malevolent and my daughter seemed to be happy, so I left them alone to get acquainted. After a time, my daughter drifted off to sleep and I headed in to get some rest as well. I awoke in the middle of the night to a small girl leaning on the edge of my bed just watching me sleep. I asked her what her name was and she replied Jessica. Then, she was gone. She couldn't have been more than 4 years old and was very slight and tiny. I felt that she was very sad, but very curious and just wanted to let us know she was there. From that night on, I heard my daughter talking to her little friend on almost a nightly basis. This little girl is very sweet and not in the least bit scary. I truly enjoy feeling her presence around us on a daily basis.

Not long after this had happened, I was walking down the hallway and got the distinct feeling of being watched. As I turned around, I caught a glimpse of a woman, and she did not look happy. I got chills up and down my spine just from her presence. She is an angry spirit and I think that she’s more than a little jealous of the little girl. Soon after that I started hearing whispering that was just barely audible. It sounded like chanting of some sort. I could never pin point the exact place that it was coming from. As I would move from room to room in the house, the voice was seemingly coming from everywhere all at once. On several occasions I was touched and pushed while lying in bed. On one occasion I was lying in bed and I heard a woman’s laughter coming from right behind me, next to the bed. It was absolutely not a friendly or happy laugh and I was too terrified to look back. I did throw off the covers and leave the room to go check my daughter in her room to ensure that she was okay. When I came back, there was nothing there. Shortly after that, my husband and I were watching a really bad movie on TV and we both unmistakably heard someone go running down the hall. We jumped up and ran to my daughter’s room because we were afraid that she had somehow managed to get out of her crib. But, she was sound asleep like nothing ever happened. I guess the ghosts didn’t like the video we had on. My sister and her boyfriend came to visit and they were sleeping in the living room on a futon mattress. I had put my daughter to bed and I was in my room. I was getting into bed and I heard a door close. I assumed my sister had gone into the bathroom. Next thing I knew, my sister is knocking on my door and asking me why I had gotten up and shut my daughter’s bedroom door. I never shut that door because it rubs on the door jam and makes noise which wakes my daughter up when I check on her during the night. I told her that I didn’t shut the door and to quit screwing around because it was late. Then, I looked at her boyfriend’s face and I knew immediately that they were not joking. I went and opened up my daughter’s bedroom door and checked on her. She was asleep and perfectly fine. This was the first, but not the last time the doors in the house would open and close on their own. I took a small bookshelf and started using that to block my daughter’s door open when she is in there at night. The next night my husband was off work for the night and we had all gone to bed. My husband and I were awake talking and my sister and her boyfriend were also awake. All of a sudden we all heard a very loud crash coming from the baby’s room. I jumped out of bed and ran into my daughter’s room because I was scared that she had fallen out of her crib and was hurt. My heart was racing, but I found my daughter sound asleep. However, there was a book that had previously been on the top shelf in her closet that was now in the middle of her floor. That was enough to scare me because it proved that these spirits had the ability and the desire to affect the physical world. I was afraid my daughter would get hurt. After my sister left for home, I sat down in my living room and told the spirits in the house that I respected them and that I wanted to live in peace with them. I had the distinct feeling that the woman did not want us in the house at all, but that the little girl really liked us. I told the woman that we would leave the house as soon as we were able, but that we had signed a lease with the landlord and could not immediately leave. I asked her to be patient and that we didn’t mind having her around as long as she was gentle.

We still hear a lot of footsteps and thumps and bumps throughout the house, but those don’t frighten us. And we also still have doors that open and close on their own. All of the frightening phenomena has now stopped. No one has been touched, there has been no scary chanting and no freaky laughter for several months now. I still feel the presence of the lady, but she has quit trying to scare us. The little girl still comes around to play with my daughter and she even interacts with me sometimes now. Just a couple nights ago I felt her take my hand in hers for just a second, and there was a cold air around that hand just before I felt her little hand in mine. She also tucked my daughter’s stuffed frog into bed with me while I slept a couple weeks ago. At least, I think it was her since my daughter was in her crib and cannot get out on her own yet. I don’t mind these spirits that we are currently sharing our home with and I just hope that the scary stuff doesn’t begin again.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014