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2010 Encounters:
The Girl in My Wall - Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Bloody Mary's Haunting Us - Colorado

Sam's Angry Spirit - Ohio

Screaming for Help - Needles, California

Captain Eli's Lamp - Belleville, Illinois

Blue Apparition by the Tree - Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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My New Haunted Home - Elmer, Louisiana

Smelling Grandmother's Perfume - Greenwich, Connecticut's 1000th Encounter - Paris, France

Grandmother's Warning in the Cottage - St. Helens, Merseyside, UK

Gore Orphanage Remains - Vermillion, Ohio

The Man at the Foot of My Bed - Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

My Ghostly Handyman - Sarasota, Florida

The Ghost Cat - Belleville, Illinois

Tingling My Skin - Wayzata, Minnesota

My Grandfather's Voice in the Field - Bihar, India

A Vision of Lucifer - Rockford, Illinois

Meeting My Spirit Guide - Arlington, Texas

Our Haunted Adobe - Taos, New Mexico

Huaka'i Po/Night Marchers at Keawaula Beach - Yokohama Bay Makaha, Hawaii

The Demon In My Bedroom - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The Tall Dark Figure - Eagle Pass, Texas

Apparition in Brookdale Lodge - Brookdale, California
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The Entity in My Living Room - Aasiaat, Greenland

Dragging Sounds in the Hallway - Monticello, Florida

Blue Apparition in a Park - Henderson, Nevada
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Dark Figures Over the Bassinet - Queens, New York

Hitting a Ghost on Hwy 1942 - Crosby, Texas

The Haunted Reading Chair - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wedding Visitors and Joplin Spook Light - Joplin, Missouri

Dad's Doppelganger - Oslo, Norway

This is My Ghost Story - Milton, Florida
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Attacked in My Room - Malvern, Iowa

The Teddy Bear on the Floor - Milton, West Virginia

Ghosts Watching Me - Cascapedia St Jules, Quebec, Canada

The Crying Baby - Tampa, Florida

The Ghost of Nicole By the Bridge - Rochester, Illinois

The Spirit in My House - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Seneca Spook Light - Seneca, Missouri

The Presence in Our Home - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Civil War Soldier Visitor - Manassas Battlefield, Virginia
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A Ghost at My Birthday Party - Walla Walla, Washington

Visits From Freddie - Youngstown, Ohio

The Face in the Cellar Door - Groton, Vermont
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My Guardian Angel Uncle - Chiloquin, Oregon

The Lady in My House - Greensboro, North Carolina

Pop Pop's Goodbye Dream - Jacksonville, Florida

The Creature in My Lucid Dreams - Thessaloniki, Greece

My Brother's Protective Spirit - Ormond Beach, Florida

Encounters With My Grandfather - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Soldier by the Steam Pipe - West Haven, Connecticut
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The Thing on the Ceiling - Chemung, New York

Our Protective Spirits - McFarland, Kansas

Demon in the Hall Tree Chair - Houston, Texas

The Ghosts Set the Table - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The Dog We Tried to Save - Ashland, Kentucky

The Brown-Robed Figure - Yuba City, California

An Arm Across Our Windshield - Outside Helena, Montana

The Cold, Haunted Mansion - Brevard, North Carolina

Ginger's Nightly Visits - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

One More Snuggle With Critter - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bowl, Pestle, and Bad Luck - Springville, California

Dad's Spirit at Our Toast - Cincinnati, Ohio
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Blue Man Apparition - Milton, Florida
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Haunting Wearing Me Down - Willow Springs, Illinois

February 8, 2010

The Cold, Haunted Mansion

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Astana J. - Brevard, North Carolina - December 2009

I don't quite remember what day this happened in December, but it was early on in the month. I was with a guy named Juan who was showing me these houses that I might have been able to clean to make extra money. There were three houses, I'm not sure how to describe it, but they all went together. They were houses a little past Connestee Falls, and at the main house you can see all of Brevard from the front yard. There's also a great view at the back of the house.

This day we went to the houses twice. The first time we were at the houses we were walking through the main house and I got the vibe that something was up with the house. Me being a believer of the paranormal world I said to Juan, "I wonder if this house is haunted?" He turned to me and said, "As a matter of fact, the guy who owns the house told me the he thinks they are because the main room always stays cold and at night you can hear the doors opening or closing and the sounds of footsteps." That, of course, didn't make me feel any better, but I wasn't that scared at the same time. Later that day we went back to the house to see the view of all of Brevard while the sun was setting. Of course we went back into the house to sit down and chat a bit. Juan went on to tell me how he comes to the houses, with the permission of the owner, when the owner is not there to relax and do some thinking.

I started going through a photo album that was on the living room table and Juan said to me that he thought we should get going. I said to him, "No, I want to stay and besides I want to see if anything happens." In other words I was trying to come face to face with whatever was haunting the house. He kept insisting that we leave and I kept insisting that we stay. We started to chat a bit when all of a sudden as I was about to say something to him the radio came on. This particular radio was a good two feet away from us and it was old, so there was no control for anyone to turn it on with. We both looked at each other with amaze and I started to laugh. We tried to turn the radio off but couldn't figure out how to do so, so I just unplugged it. Juan said to me, "Well, do you see?" I was convinced, so I wanted to leave. It was already dark out and before we left Juan wanted me to see how lit up it was in all of Brevard. The view was wonderful and as we were standing in front of the window talking again there was a noise in the back of the house, it sounded like someone was moving around back there. He asked me again if I heard that and I said yes. We heard it again and that time I jumped and grabbed a hold of him. I guess me being so close to him turned him on a little because we ended up on the floor fooling around. We were both half naked when Juan sat up and started breathing real hard. I asked what was wrong and he kept saying he didn't know, he didn't know, he didn't know. So I sat there talking to him, trying to figure out what was wrong with him because he started shaking and he looked awful strange and worried. He finally spoke and still said that he didn't know what was wrong but that he was now cold all the way to his bones. We hurried to get our clothes on and the get out of the house. Leaving the house Juan was still shaking and freaked out. More freaked out than I was. I asked him why he was so shaky and he said that it was because what happened in the house had never happened to him before while he was there by himself. He also said while he was on top of me he felt something cold go through his body, he said it felt like someone or something jumped inside of him. I on the other hand didn't feel anything. I admit I was scared because of the radio coming on and the noises in the back of the house, but whatever was in the house messed with Juan bad. Let's just say I am not going be cleaning those houses after that night.

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