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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 12, 2010

The Brown-Robed Figure

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Kenny I. - Yuba City, California - 1978

I was about sixteen-years-old when this happened and I remember it like it was yesterday. One evening I was lying on the sofabed watching TV. It was around 11pm-12am, when I heard the backdoor to the house started shaking violently. I sat up on the bed, leaned over, looked through the kitchen (there was an unobstructed view to the door) to see if someone was trying to break in. Then the cupboard doors started to open and slam shut. Then the foot of the bed started to fly up and down. I said out loud, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to leave." Everything stopped. I ran to tell my parents what had just happened. They just got mad and said that I was just imagining things and to go to sleep.

Of course I tried to convince them otherwise, but to no avail. At about 7am I felt as if someone was watching me. I opened my eyes to see a brown hooded figure at the foot of the bed. We have all seen drawings of Death, well this is what it looked like, but without the sickle. It was a brown hooded figure, not black with a black void where a face should be and no discernible hands. I looked at it for a few seconds while it stood there looking at me. Then I reached over to the end table where my Bible was. I grabbed it, picked it up and that is when this figure "glided away" toward the backdoor where everything had started the night before.

I related my story to only a very few friends; some believed me and some did not. After this incident I was having what I believe were frequent visits. I would be lying in bed when I could feel like was footsteps walking up onto the bed (I could actually feel the mattress being pushed down). I wasn't scared, but I felt like I was being seized where I was paralyzed and couldn't move. The I would feel like a great amount of weight was on my chest, like something was sitting on me. I would try and fight this feeling and then it would leave. I don't know how often this would happen but this went on until about 1995 when this quit happening to me. I haven't had an "attack" since and it is now 2010. Has this happened to anyone else?

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