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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

May 18, 2010

A Ghost at My Birthday Party

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Votes:77 Rating: Rating = 5.58 Ratings Breakdown
Melanie - Walla Walla, Washington - Early May 2007

It was my third grade birthday. I was turning nine, and about seven girls were spending the night. I'll let you know this, I have always been hunting for ghost and excitement. Sometimes spiritual stuff actually happened. Well, at this party we were all really bored so we went out to this pasture out by my house. At the pasture was a hill with a billboard leaning against it. The neighborhood kids including myself put it there to use as a slide. At the pasture we took turns going down the slide. I was last to go down. As I prepared myself to gown down I felt myself being pushed forward. I started doing summersaults, tumbling down the slide. At the bottom of the slide I hit my head on a rock and almost broke my friend's glasses I was wearing. All my friends were asking why I was falling down the slide like that, and I said what I felt. On the way back to my house with everyone, I looked at my back and saw a red hand print. It quickly started to fade away before I could show anyone else.

Later that night my friend Emma and I were sitting in my closet (we were all bored again). After a few minutes for some reason both of our gazes were drawn next to Emma. Sitting next to her was a boy who looked about 14. He reminded me of Tom Sawyer. He was wearing a straw hat and overalls over a plaid shirt. He was even bare foot with a piece of straw in his mouth. My friend and I screamed, while I also tried to open the closet door. The door would not open. After a few more moments of panic my friends on the other side of the door got it to open. That last experience has always scared my friend but fascinated me. But about two years later I was telling a neighbor friend this whole story. He admitted that he was spying on me and my friends that day. He said that when I was about to go down the slide a tall, slim girl with blond hair (which was super long) hiding her face pushed me. He though it was just one of my friends. After I told him about that story (all of it) we investigated that time. We came to the conclusion it was a ghost! We believed it was a ghost because I realized nobody at my party looked like that! I believe in my closet was a ghost too because I always feel the eerie feeling of a presence in my room. The feeling of being watched still haunts me.

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