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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 30, 2008

The Shadow Man and Nun Statue

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Votes:65 Rating: Rating = 6.77 Ratings Breakdown
Robin, Cortez, Colorado, 1979

My first encounter was when I was 11 years old, in the year 1979. I grew up in a very small town in Colorado, I even remember moving in to this house I am about to tell you about. I was very small but this house always scared me from day one. I remember it so clear like it happened yesterday. I have always been afraid of the dark, so my parents would leave the bathroom light on for me, which was directly across from our room. This night my parents had some friends over to play cards, they brought their kids so we could play and not get in the way. It was getting late and we could hear our parents laughing and having a great time, then my mom came back to our room and told us to let the other kids sleep in our beds and my youngest sister and I to sleep on the floor in our sleeping bags. After we were all set we all laid down, my mom turned off the light, and turned on the bathroom light for me. I never was a deep sleeper and I was always very terrified of my closet, seems natural for a kid, right? Well as I was drifting off, but not, I got this feeling I was being watched so I sat up and as I did there he was!

I saw this solid, black shadow man standing at the foot of my sleeping bag. I could see him because of the light in the bathroom, I could see him from head-to-toe. I was afraid, but then I said, "Dad, is that you?" He didn't reply. That's when I became very scared. When I was about to say it again, the hall light came on. I was so terrified I couldn't speak, but as I was about to, my dad walked down the hall past my room, and into his room which was caddy corner to mine. I wanted to scream but was afraid of what this shadow man would do, so I shrunk down in my sleeping bag, and covered my head for a few minutes. I decided to peek and see if he was still there, and he was! I could feel his presence wasn't good. At that moment my youngest sister sat straight up and looked at me and then just laid back down and went back to sleep, that really scared me... it was like it wasn't even her! I finally just covered my head and tried to sleep hoping this man or whatever he was would just go away.

The second encounter came when I was 12. My mom was born and raised in England and had taken us there to visit my grandmother and relatives for a few months. I actually spent my 12th birthday there. When we returned from England late in the summer, my mother was diagnosed with cancer, so the rest of the year my youngest sister and I spent a lot of time with relatives and family friends while my dad took her to her doctor appointments in Denver. I don't know what this means, but we one time we were staying with some friends of my parents, whom were very religious (they had religious statues and pictures all over their house) -- I noticed right off the bat this nun statue that sat kind of behind their front door. She was kneeling in prayer and stood about three feet high, very beautiful. As it began to get dark, we set up our sleeping bags and got ready for bed. I couldn't get over the nun statue for some reason, she just really stuck out to me. I laid down, my youngest sister again next to me, and we drifted off. I remember waking up with that same feeling of someone watching me. I opened my eyes and that praying nun was right beside me praying over me! It terrified me but then it didn't. I covered my head for a few minutes and when I looked again, she was back in her place. I don't understand what these encounters means, it's like one day I encounter what I feel was not a human spirit, it felt evil, and that encounter lasted longer than other encounters I have read about. That shadow man was so solid and so defined, his head, his shoulders, his arms, and legs, and the nun encounter came at a time when my mother was diagnosed with cancer, which by the way she lived with for six years and then passed. I have had other encounters in my house, but nothing like the shadow man. Since then I've mostly experienced my name being whispered in my ear, or noises, banging, just feeling I was never alone when I was.

The most horrible thing that happened to me after this was I became very depressed in that house but when I wasn't there I was fine. So any chance I got to leave it, I did! I guess what I am hoping is that someone can explain what this means. They happened so close together and I can't help but think this shadow demon or man had something to do with my mother becoming ill. She was very superstitious and a believer herself, and one thing I do remember is that she had burned a Quija board not long after we returned home from England. She got it in a box of things she bought at a yard sale. If anyone can give me ideas that, would be so great because these things really do haunt me still today.

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