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2011 Encounters:
Happy House of Spirits - Columbus, Ohio

Licorice Scented Saxophones - Tacoma, Washington

Spooky Deparment Store - Saginaw, Michigan

Grandpa's Visit - Jellico, Tennessee

Alexander Noble House - Door County, Wisconsin

Babysitting Alone - Livingston, Montana

Message From Grandma - Falls Church, Virginia

Tio Pete's Last Goodbye - Tolleson, Arizona

Strange Creatures - Beloit, Wisconsin

Tech Savvy Spirits - Covington, Georgia

Freaky Dreams - Morena Valley, California

Remembering Childhood Experiences - Annapolis, Maryland

Ringing Phantom Phone - Ellendale, Delaware

Scary Voices - Colington, North Carolina

Life Changing Experiences - Bradenton, Florida

Fright Night in Philly - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spooked in the United Kingdom - Birmingham, England

Enlightened Rosary - Phoenix, Arizona

Spooky Third Floor - Wethersfield, Connecticut

Haunted Cinema - Brighton, United Kingdom

The New House - Pheonix, Arizona

Haunted School Bathroom - Philippines

Signs from the Departed - Malibu, California

Haunted State Park - Ohio

Cool Personal Experience - Tokeland, Washington

Dorm Room Freakiness - Pippa Passes, Kentucky

Insane Asylum Weirdness - Ontario, Canada

Ghosts Are Real - Houston, Texas

Strange Events - Provo, Utah

Phantom Burglar - Holiday, Florida

Spirit Attachment - Walsall, United Kingdom

The Anguished Man Strikes Again - Cumbria, United Kingdom

Phantom Texts and Phone Calls -- Cincinnati, Ohio

Lady in Black - Los Angeles, California

Sports Loving Ghost - Surrey, United Kingdom

Lost Earthquake Ghost? - Houston, Texas

The House of Many Spirits - Escanaba, Michigan

Comforting Presence - Sussex, England

Mysterious Church Yard - Worthing, United Kingdom

Rocco the Ghost Cat - Constance Bay, Ontario, Canada

The Glowing Entity - New Port Richey, Florida

The Anguished Man Continues - Cumbria, United Kingdom

Battlefield Ghost - Chancellorsville Battlefield, Virginia

Be Careful in the Cemetery - Troy, New York

Red Eyes - San Bernardino, California

Angel or Ghost? - Silsbee, Texas

Weirded Out in San Francisco - San Francisco, California

Haunted Nightmares - Australia

Ghostly Railroad Greeting - Aiken, South Carolina

Calling the Spirits - Chester, West Virginia

Haunted Bedroom - Boston, Massachusetts

Home Alone - North Berwick, Maine

Spooky School Day - Edinburg, Texas

Mystery in Meerut - India

Phantom Girl in Vietnam-Vietnam

Living Room Orbs and Phantom Voices- Denver, Colorado

The Girl in My Room - Rainbow City, Alabama

Matthew's Returning Spirit - Grand Prairie, Texas

Ghostly Figure Near My Dad - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Opening All of the Cabinets - Arlington, Massachusetts

The Anguished Man - The United Kingdom
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January 17, 2011

Opening All of the Cabinets

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Cheryl - Arlington, Massachusetts - January 8, 2011

I live in Arlington, Massachusetts, in an apartment building a few blocks from the Mystic Lakes. My husband and I moved there on Halloween 2008. On January 8, 2011, my husband came home from work at around 11:30 PM. He decided to cook himself some pasta for a late dinner. I was in the bedroom. I could hear him moving around the kitchen. I went in the kitchen and he asked me where the colander was. I retrieved it from the bottom cabinet and gave it to him, he placed it in the sink and he poured the uncooked pasta into the boiling pot. I left the kitchen and went back to the bedroom. He came into the bedroom a minute or two later and sat down and talked to me for a few minutes. He later told me that our cat, Riley, had bolted out of her litter box in the kitchen as if she were "spooked" and ran into the other room before he had come into the bedroom to talk to me. He didn't think anything of it at the time, even though she had never done that before, because he was busy cooking. He then went back into the kitchen to check on his pasta.

He started to call to me from the kitchen, but I could not make out what he was saying except for the word "cabinets." After calling back and forth for a minute I got up and went into the kitchen. I said I couldn't hear what he was saying and asked what he wanted. He asked me, "Did you open the cabinets?" I asked him what he was talking about and he replied all the top cabinets in the kitchen (eight altogether) were open when he came back into the kitchen to check on his pasta. I told him that I could not have opened the cabinets as I was either in the bedroom or with him in the kitchen. That was when he told me about the cat's odd behavior. This is the first time I documented an occurrence in my home, but it is not the first time something odd has happened. That was just the most dramatic. The only other "concrete" happenings I can remember are my husband seeing a shadow under the door walking past our bedroom and the cat and I were both in the room with him. The other occurrence was when I was taking a shower a shadow had passed behind the shower curtain, even though the bathroom door was shut and it was nighttime. The shadow was very large and moved fairly quickly.

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