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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

March 19, 2010

Pop Pop's Goodbye Dream

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Kathy - Jacksonville, Florida - March 16, 1989

This is a true story. I am not adding or deleting any details. It is a happy story... but one that still gives me chills. I was married at the age of 19 to my now ex-husband, who was in the Navy. I knew that after our honeymoon in the Poconos we would have to move to Jacksonville, Florida. This was an extremely hard thing for me to do as I was very close to my parents, siblings, and friends. It was hardest for me to leave my Pop Pop, who was dying of cancer. I knew that when I said goodbye to him, it would be forever, that when we got back home to Philadelphia, Pa, my Pop Pop, would be gone.

Prior to moving to Florida, we went to the hospital to tell him that I loved him and I would miss him while I was in Florida. He did hear me, but was so weak he could not respond. He had tubes everywhere, and was on a ventilator, but was awake and alert.

My encounter took place in a dream. I dreamt that my Pop Pop was sitting up in bed at the hospital. He was smiling and had no pain. He told me that he felt great, and that nothing hurt anymore. He told me not to be sad, and to be happy for him, that he is with Nana now. He had no tubes in him, and looked healthy, not sick at all. When he was done talking, it was 3:20 AM. I was awoken by the telephone and my mother crying on the other end of the phone. She told me that my Pop had passed away that morning. I asked her what time did he die, she asked me why, kind of annoyed that I even cared about what time. When I pressed her for the time, she told me that the nurse told her that he died at exactly 3:19 AM. I know that this was my Pop's way of telling me that he loved me and since I was the only family member who was not home, he wanted to say goodbye to me. I told my mom this story, and she cried happy tears. She said to me that this was just like her dad… thinking of everyone else before himself. Although this was a beautiful thing for me to experience, it still gives me the chills every now and then, since my Pop was dead when he said goodbye to me. Every time I get sad about how I miss him, I just remember that I was the only one that he came to prior to meeting my Nana in heaven. I feel so loved!

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