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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

November 19, 2010

My New Haunted Home

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Votes:46 Rating: Rating = 5.50 Ratings Breakdown
Joy Luttrell - Elmer, Louisiana - 2009-2010

My stepfather passed away in late August 2008 during two hurricanes here in Louisiana. In the spring of 2009, my sister who inherited the bulk of his estate, enquired as to what I would prefer, money or something else. I told her that I wanted a place to live that I could call my own. So she decided to invest the money she put aside for me and my kids toward building a house on some land she purchased. This land is located on a dead end road in a very rural part of Louisiana. When I say dead end, I mean it, for the road actually ends at a cemetery.

The house construction was begun in May of 2009, with construction finishing in November of the same year. During construction, my brother-in-law and sister would sometimes hear people talking just out of earshot, and they would hear somebody approaching on foot. A house with no sides was easy enough to look toward the approaching person, and every time this happened, no one was there. They told me about their experiences and were confused, but not scared, jokingly saying the house is haunted even before it is built.

When I moved into this new home, I didn't feel any spooky feelings of any sort. I was just proud that my family built me a beautiful home for me and my child. So when I had my first experience I was somewhat surprised, but not scared. It was while I was in the shower that I heard the sudden intake of breath from the other side of the shower door. I was alone in the house at the time. The next experience I had was upon coming home one day after work I unlocked my door and heard what sounded like a conversation taking place in my bedroom. It quit as soon as I stepped inside the house. I don't own a radio, and the television was off at the time. Sometimes at night I hear what could be described as "throat clearing" just before I dose off to sleep. Nothing has been moved, and I haven't been "touched." I know there have been Indian artifacts like arrowheads found on the property. The oddest thing happened New Years eve 2009. A friend was over visiting for the holiday, and she asked me and my daughter to sit down by saying, "Everyone, sit down for a picture." The photo she took on her digital camera came out looking weird, kind of like creatures sitting on me and my daughter's laps. Note that there had been a funeral that day. The occurrences are random, and haven't harmed me or my daughter in any way.

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