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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 24, 2010

The Lady in My House

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Votes:88 Rating: Rating = 5.46 Ratings Breakdown
Brad - Greensboro, North Carolina - 1997

Up to this point I didn't really believe in ghosts. I had not been acquainted with the paranormal. On this day it was late afternoon and I was home alone studying for a high school exam. I had nothing turned on in the house but a lamp behind the recliner I was in with all my books and stuff. My studying went on for a while longer and it was dark when all of a sudden I heard a series of loud bangs above my head. Three or four in a row -- boom, boom, boom -- the space above my head was a loft that was my bedroom. I assumed something fell and started upstairs when similar sounds happened again, this time on the opposite end of my bedroom which stretched the length of the house. Seconds later the sound happened again but on the end it did the first time. It sounded like someone was throwing my dresser across the room. Gathering all the nerve I could I ran up the steps to see what was going on, but nothing at all had happened. Nothing had fallen. It didn't sound like it was on the roof, but actually in my room upstairs. I went back downstairs and my neighbors weren't even home.

We also had a cat while living there that we had prior to moving to that house. The poor cat was never the same, its diet changed, it gained massive weight and turned into a flake that no one could touch. The cat just hid all the time -- a totally different cat than before. On another occasion I was downstairs playing my guitar through a Marshall amp. If you know anything about amps, you know Marshall is a top brand name and really good quality. But on this day while just jammin along with the radio the amp burst into flames! Craziest thing! I've owned many amps and never had this happen. I had to unplug it and throw it out in the driveway -- the amp was completely ruined.

Also somehow the cat would end up in the spare bedroom that stayed closed off and we never went into. I would end up hearing it clawing to get out and wander how did you do that?

A while after all of this on a sunny mid-morning I started down stairs and when I got to the bottom of the steps to open the door leading to the rest of the house a very strong mildewy smell hit me so strongly in fact I stopped before opening the door and looked around on the stairs and walls to see where the moldy smell was coming from. I had never smelled this before and shaking my head I opened the door and I glanced across the living room -- I saw a full-bodied apparition sitting on the couch. It was a woman in old style clothes sitting with her hands in her lap. She wore a long dark dress. From my vantage point it was a side profile. She never moved and was about 20 feet away. She wasn't completely transparent, but looked almost black and white. I stared at her for a few seconds not moving an inch. It wasn't just a flash like there one second and gone the next, but instead happened over a few seconds maybe 5 or 10, then I blinked and she was gone.

The only other reports were from people who spent the night and experienced uneasiness and trouble sleeping. I don't know a lot about spirits but I do know living at this place made me feel that they are around us. If you know more and think you know what kind of haunting this was or what kind of ghost it may have been I would be interested in hearing your opinion.

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