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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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May 24, 2011

Comforting Presence

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Vicky - Sussex, England - July, 2008

My mother was in the hospital dying of cancer. Before she was admitted, she told me to make sure her bedroom curtains stayed open. This sounds strange but she hated having them drawn.

I had a dream a few weeks later. My mum said to me in the dream, "Shall I give you a gift?" When I woke up I thought, that wasn't my mum -- that was my grandmother.

When I went into mum's bedroom at the house, I found that her curtains were drawn and I knew that I had not done it! I then went to the hospital with my sister. Our mother said, "Where's my mum? She's been in and out all morning."

Later when I got home, I heard what sounded like a Geiger Counter and then I got this amazing feeling that the room was full of people! Some would say I was imagining it but I felt that it was my father and other friends and family who had passed on.

A few weeks later, we brought mum home to die as that was her wish. She was sleeping two hours before her actual death. I was taking a break with my sister when I saw a huge red orb -- just for a second. My sister also heard a clicking sound like a Geiger Counter.

I have since read that a red light is a death omen sometimes called a corpse light. I personally feel that it is an angel coming to take a soul away.

Soon after my mum's death, both me and my sister felt things like someone blowing on our necks. Sometimes, my sister felt someone playfully poking her in the ribs!

The only scary thing that happened was I started hearing scratching sounds in the walls. They seemed to go all the way around the room. This happened for about a week and it was something that I had never experienced before at that house.

I read somewhere that you can tell them to stop so I did that. I said, "Mum, if that's you, can you find another way of making your presence known as scratching noises just freaks me out!"

It stopped! I don't know if it was my mum's spirit or my mind making it happen as I was grieving. I have always experienced spirits, but to me this whole thing took away my fear of dying. I am positive that my deceased loved ones came to pick up mum's soul. I also think that they came to me that one time to comfort me.

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