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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

December 29, 2008

Accidental Automatic Writing

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K. Roy - Pickerington, Ohio - 2000

I had an encounter several years ago that I have thought about endlessly while falling asleep at night. The unknown of this incident tears me apart. When I was 20, I met a slightly older, divorced woman who had an adorable little girl and a house left from her failed marriage. The house was from the late 1800s but it was hard to tell that from the outside due to various renovations. It's a quaint, two-story house just east of Pickerington on Refugee Road. The entire second floor was the master bedroom. The first floor was a simple layout: kitchen in the back, and living room in the front with two bedrooms to the side. There was also a basement. In addition I believe there is an old settler-era cemetery close by.

The woman and I only dated for a couple of weeks in the winter so I didn't go exploring. We weren't destined to be life-long lovers, but did enjoy our time together. The last night at the house made me leave and never want to go back, even though I would not be against seeing her or her daughter again. The four-year-old girl never knew her dad (loser), and really bonded with me in a short time. It was heartbreaking to know I was leaving her life without saying goodbye.

I had always been a curious skeptic when it comes to the paranormal. The woman I was seeing had a bubbly personality and it seemed to attract the wrong type of people. She would randomly have people knock on her door telling her about strange things that have happened in her immediate area. One person told her that she needed to move immediately and never come back due to the evil presence. One time when she was alone a cop pounded on her door swearing that a man was trying to climb in a window, with all the windows closed at the time. This happened shortly before we met. She told me of various things happening in the house. She, and I through investigation, believe there are two entities in the house -- a man and a woman who were night and day. Over the couple of weeks I spent the night there a few times. We didn't drink or anything so our sobriety and sanity were in good order. As soon as I entered the house for the first time I got a feeling of doom. Apparently the male presence did not like me at all. The first time there, I placed a used glass on the counter next to the sink. After walking into the living room the glass shattered on the floor. Randomly pictures would be moved and things would be knocked over. On the last evening, many things happened. I was asked to carry something to the basement. I opened the door and looked down (I need to mention that I had never been down there before), and the light switch did not work at the top of the stairs either. As I looked the basement was dark, except for a flickering light as if from a fireplace in the far corner. I'm not a religious person but I do go with my gut. I felt pure evil. I shut the door and said "F that," and went and told my girlfriend. She was not surprised. Nothing in the house surprised her anymore. There was no fireplace or any light source at all past the one light that did not turn on.

Later, she put her daughter to bed and her roommate was gone for the night. We heard a noise, like a piece of furniture moving, from upstairs. So I got elected to go check it out. There was a door to the stairway. I opened the door and looked up and saw an apparition. It was a short, petite woman in a Victorian-era full length dress. It was not a fancy dress, more like an everyday one. She was young, maybe about 30. Her appearance was hazy and I could not see her face. I had the feeling that she was trying to tell me, or warn me, about something. I turned to my girlfriend and then looked back, and she was gone. At this point it was late, we had some light music on and were talking. She fell asleep on the couch. I was sitting on the floor with my back to her and I decided to do some of my coursework. After maybe 15 minutes I decided to change subjects and do a writing assignment. I had a pen in my hand with a legal pad in my lap. I had the feeling that the womanly ghost was now present. As I started to write I felt as if I was falling asleep. It was as if the pen was guided by another hand. I thought I had fallen asleep but soon awoke to nearly a full page of text in my handwriting. I read it. For the life of me I cannot remember most of what was on the paper. It was a letter addressed to the young daughter and it stated I was to give the letter to her when she turned 18. The apparition identified herself as Sara Jane. The letter did not say anything about the author, but it did warn that there was a bad man that she kept in check with her kindness. She feared that she could not keep him from doing more bad deeds. At this point I left the letter on the coffee table and left without saying a word, never to return. I did, however, pass by the house several months later and noticed a for sale sign. I had heard through a friend that she had met this great guy shortly after meeting me and got married again. I hope it's for the best.

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