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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

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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

November 10, 2010

Smelling Grandmother's Perfume

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[Name Withheld Upon Request] - Greenwich, Connecticut - 1980s

My grandmother lived in Greenwich, Connecticut, in her house from 1905 until the mid-seventies, when she died. My grandmother had all her ten children at home. She did not travel very much, though she could afford it. She was very attached to her home from the beginning. In 1905, she and another woman wanted the house. She ended up with the home after a horse and buggy rode by and threw dust up toward the house. The other woman said she could not tolerate the dust so my grandmother was able to buy the house. Her life really "happened" in this three-story Victorian home.

After she died, an aunt and two cousins went to see the renovations the new owners had done. To their surprise, the new owner's had more to show them than the renovations. They had many stories of strange happenings in the home. One of the first strange encounters was seeing a 1905 map of Greenwich on their coffee table when they arrived home one day. Other stories involved missing objects, water running, and an actual vision of a woman -- who totally fit the description of my grandmother -- running up the stairs. (This is an image that makes sense to me because my grandmother always ran up the stairs even as she became an old woman.) While I have not been to the house, I know from other cousins who live in the area that there are many stories. But, on one of the visits I made to Greenwich to see other friends, I did experience what my cousins say was an encounter. My husband and I had just left a diner where we had had breakfast and were climbing into our old, Chevy truck... a truck that smelled like dogs, wood, manure -- the country where I am from -- when all of a sudden I was overwhelmed by the smell of "4711" -- a toilet water -- a toilet water that my grandmother used all the time. She carried a handkerchief in her purse that she had sprayed with "4711." My cousins feel this was her way of coming to say hi to me... I am not sure... I do know that the smell was strong and distinct in an area that already had other strong smells.

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