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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

September 24, 2010

Our Haunted Adobe

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Votes:44 Rating: Rating = 5.43 Ratings Breakdown
Juan Velarde - Taos, New Mexico - 1980-1981

My family moved to Taos, New Mexico to an old "Artistic House." This was a house that was 3000 square feet with ten rooms. It was a traditional, old New Mexican Adobe with three-foot thick walls and rock floors on the first floor. We had heard that it was haunted by a ghost who would knock on the walls late at night and rumor had it that if you followed the knocks to their origin you would find a coffee can with gold coins. This was meant for a person who was poor but had a good soul. I never heard the knocks but I awoke one night to pounding on the walls downstairs with several lights turned on inexplicably. Another night my sister and I were upstairs watching TV and we heard a door open rather violently downstairs in the kitchen and when we went to investigate, we found the back door (a heavy wooden door with a bolt lock) wide open and all four burners on the stove turned on (the kind that required you to push then turn). All of my family members and even cousins who came to stay experienced inexplicable encounters in different rooms. I remember another night I got up to use the restroom and saw a form of a person standing next to the TV and was so terrified I stayed in my room.

The house was creepy at times with cold spots and rooms where frost would appear on the inside of the windows due to the draftiness, and insects would congregate in one room on the windows. We always had cockroach problems due to the age of the house. Once the lights went out you could hear the roaches pitter patter on the wooden floor. When you turned on the lights they would scatter. To this day I am pretty neurotic about roaches. We finally sold the house and it was renovated and converted into a Bed and Breakfast. As an adult I visited the new owners who had heard of the stories of the hauntings and offered me a free night stay if I would document them all. I never did follow-up but that house definitely had some character to it.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
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