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2008 Encounters:
Ghost in the Cheney Mansion Mirror - Jerseyville, Illinois
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Accidental Automatic Writing - Pickerington, Ohio

Ghosts in Our House - Clintonville, Wisconsin
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The Old Woman Who Passed Through a Car - Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Old Hag Syndrome - Little Rock, Arkansas

Phantom Footsteps at HMCS Acadia - Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Woman in a White Robe - Sheffield, Alabama

Strange Lights on Cuba Road - Barrington, Illinois

Wilderness Battlefield Apparition - Locust Grove, Virginia
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Lighting Candles - Rochester, Minnesota

Pulling My Son's Leg - Chester, Arkansas

Mom's Visit - Rockland, Massachusetts

Shadow People Following Me - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Girl Playing the Flute - Honolulu, Hawaii

A Haunted Desk? - Stoughton, Massachusetts

Being Watched - Moore, Oklahoma

A Haunting Melody - Nebraska

Two Black Wolves - Goldsboro, North Carolina

The White Glowing Entity - Danvers, Massachusetts

Haunted Person or Haunted Place? - British Columbia, Canada

Tormented - Warren, Pennsylvania

Ghostly Mist at a Pub - Carrollton, Texas
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It Crawled Into Bed With Me - Bono, Arkansas

Grandpa Joe's Coma Visit - Cincinnati, Ohio

Ghost Cat Presence - Novat, California

Psychic Impressions at a Victorian Home - Peoria, Illinois

A Disappearing Car - Duluth, Minnesota

Black Mass Filmed During Investigation - Northern California
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Mildred's Ghost - Licking, Missouri

Glowing Figure on the Porch - Niles, Ohio

Tag Aboard the Star of India - San Diego, California

Ghostly Image Caught at Gym - Overland Park, Kansas
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My Floating Sister - Leavenworth, Kansas

My Aunt's Spirit at Meling School - Bmlo, Hordaland, Norway

A Scary Sleepover - Billings, Montana

Socks Back From the Grave - Kellogg, Idaho

Meeting Great Great Gramma - Freeport, Florida

The Man in Mum's House - Castleford, West Yorkshire, England

Haunting at the Silver Queen Hotel - Virginia City, Nevada

My Haunted Childhood - Norfolk, England, UK

An Angry Little Girl - Valentine, Nebraska

The Girl With the Ring - York, England

Oatman Hotel Ghost - Laughlin, Nevada
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The Falling Lamp - Southampton, England

Laughter on the Spiral Staircase - Springville, New York

I Miss My Dad EVP - Northwest Ohio

The Toowong Experience - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

A Glowing Cigarette - Phoenix, Arizona

Black-Hooded Entities - Kentucky

A Civil War Soldier - Gladstone, Virginia

Ghost Boy and Girls - Chicago, Illinois

The Man in Blue - Rock Rapids, Iowa

My Son's Spirit - [location withheld]

A Misty Oval - Los Chavez, New Mexico

An Unruly Customer - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pirate Ghosts - Milton, Florida
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Shadow Person Passing By - Medford, Massachusetts

Haunted Chair? - Gainesville, Florida

The Shadow - Pluckley, Kent, England

Various Encounters - Anoka, Minnesota

The Scarecrow and Mr. Lincoln - New Bern, North Carolina

The Boy in the Mirror - Los Angeles, California

Red Flashes on Video - Milton, Florida
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Dad's Home Early - Pontiac, Michigan

Old Man in a Flannel Shirt - Millbrook, Alabama

The Old Lady With a Lantern - Tampa, Florida

The Thing From the Ouija Board - Upstate, New York

Civil War Soldier's Ghost - Gonzales, Louisiana

Scared and Annoyed - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Waverly Hills Sanatorium Sighting - Louisville, Kentucky
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Angel of Death in the Courthouse - Washington, DC

The Shadow Man and Nun Statue - Cortez, Colorado

The Figure in the Window - Amherst, Virginia

The Hovering Sadness - Alabama

The Girl That Wasn't There - Dunedin, New Zealand

Unseen Helping Hands - Albany, Oregon

The Crash in the Hallway - Lake Charles, Louisiana

Apparition in Williamsburg - Williamsburg, Virginia
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The Shadow Behind the Door - Martinez, California

A Hotel Guest's Final Goodbye - Derbyshire, UK

The Little Man in Our Room - Brazil, Indiana

Dark Figure in Chicago Museum - Chicago, Illinois

Thanksgiving Ghosts - Colorado

Three Knocks That Saved Me - Round Rock, Texas

The Man in My Closet - Arlington, Texas

The South Bridge Poltergeist - Edinburgh, Scotland

Shadows in the Closet - St. Theresa Point, Manitoba, Canada

Looking For the Bars - Williamsburg Hill, Illinois

The Man at the Top of the Stairs - Carthage, Missouri

My Fear of the Supernatural - Lebanon, Kentucky

My Friend in Time of Crisis - Waterbury, Connecticut

Old Jim on the Warehouse Floor - Rochester, New York
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My Spirit Contacts - Kentwood/Middleville, Michigan

Watch For the Lady in the Bird Cage - Tombstone, Arizona

Faces in the Camouflage - Taqqaddum, Iraq
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A Skeptic Near Pinewoods Cemetery - Troy, New York

Shoe Shopping From Beyond - Huntington Beach, California

The Man in My House - Welland, Ontario, Canada

A Haunting Near Channel Road - Sanger, California

Faces in the Mirror - Billings, Montana

Sharing My Bed With a Ghost - Mexico

The Slender Spirit - Pembroke Pines, Florida

Shadows in My House - Ocala, Florida

My Haunted Office - Las Vegas, Nevada

Shadow in the First Baptist Church - Boise, Idaho

The Little Girl's Shadow - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Knocks at 2 AM - Naples, New York

A Possessed Patient - Ashland, Kentucky

A Haunting in The Booter - St. Andrews, Scotland

Ghosts at Union Station Hotel - Nashville, Tennessee

My Family's Haunting - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Happy 2008 to the Spirits on the Land - Milton, Florida
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The Tall Man Gatekeeper - San Rafael, California

The Evil Force - Marin Headlands, California

Cold Wet Grandfather's Visit - Oostende, Belgium

Haunted Barracks - Dermott, Arkansas

Cell Phone Calls From Beyond - Simsbury, Connecticut

A Little Girl at Stone's Public House - Ashland, Massachusetts

Bones in the Basement - Kansas City, Missouri

A Woman's Voice - Richmond, Virginia

A Dark Mist - Barbers Point, Hawaii

The Hanging Soldier - Nyack, New York

Shadows in My Home - Tijuana, Mexico

May 9, 2008

A Hotel Guest's Final Goodbye

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[Name Withheld Upon Request], Derbyshire, UK, February 18, 2008

I have been a hotel manager for a number of years now, and during my career, I have heard stories and myself witnessed several encounters with so called spirits and ghosts in hotels that I have worked in. As anyone who has ever worked in hotels knows, the hours are long and most of the experiences I have I always attributed to being tired as I am in my mid-30s, level headed, and after all a senior manager in a hotel! Four weeks ago, a regular guest of the hotel that I currently work for passed on in the night -- peacefully and of natural causes I hasten to add. It was a traumatic experience for all my team that knew him as he was highly regarded and had a good-natured relationship with the team, given that we are a small hotel. As I mentioned, this was four weeks ago, and my experience relates to the anniversary evening in which he went to bed and never awoke -- two nights ago.

As I was staying in the hotel on this occasion I went to the bar following the fact that my Laptop, that I was working on in my room decided to crash and I lost about two hours worth of work. It was about 11:15 PM, the evenings Duty Manager, and Night Porter were at the bar, and I ordered a beer and stood talking to them about how the night was and my annoyance at the fact I had perhaps a further three hours work ahead. We were talking for about 30 minutes about various work issues, the lights were on their night settings throughout the hotel, as all guests had retired for the evening. As we were talking, we were all interrupted by a voice saying clearly, "Hello," and turned to see if a guest had entered who we had not heard and was waiting to check in. There was nobody there, and the Night Porter (who is in his mid-50s) assured me that the doors to the hotel were locked! At this point we put the lights on and the three of us did a search, inside and outside the building, to see if someone was about and fooling around, but nobody was.

On speaking with my Night Porter and Duty Manager they mentioned that four weeks prior, the guest that passed on ordered a drink from the bar, and shortly after went to his room! As you can imagine this spooked me and my colleagues and we all agreed that perhaps this event should not be made common knowledge! Perhaps he was trying to get our attention so he could get another glass of Merlot! After this, I took a whisky and went to bed. But my experience didn't stop at that unfortunately! As I was lying in bed and drifting off to sleep (with a light on I must add, and deciding not to continue working), I felt clearly the empty side of my bed sink as if someone had just sat on it, so I pulled the duvet up a little further and closed my eyes a little bit tighter! I must point out that the room I was in was not the room that our guest had passed away in, and what followed was a very restless night and a cold one at that! The following day, as I was leaving the hotel for the day, I clearly heard again, the same voice say "Goodbye," only this time I was the only one to hear it and my receptionist that I asked if he heard the voice, looked at me as if I had two heads! As I pointed out earlier, I have had similar experiences, some witnessed by others and myself and some alone. I have on several occasions awoke in the night and seen a friend of mine who was killed in an accident some 15 years ago, standing over me, but I always put it down to a dream. What normally followed however always seems to result in me being given bad news, like my mother's cancer eight years ago, and my grandfather passing away. I did always put it down to coincidence but now, perhaps, I am not so sure!

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