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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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July 13, 2011

Insane Asylum Weirdness

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Cephaltoxin -- Ontario, Canada -- May 2011

My friends and I decided to explore an old abandoned asylum in Kingston, Ontario. It was built in the 1860's and housed insane people that were not wanted in other asylums because they were considered a threat to the population and needed to be locked up. The hospital practiced lobotomies and blood-letting to cure inmates.

So after three hours of driving we get there at around 3 a.m. (dead hour if I'm not mistaken...). We're exploring the place and it has a really creepy ambiance but everything is going well. At one point, we're walking in this big hallway in the cell area. One of my friends starts to whistle a creepy tune just to fool around...and then right when he stops we hear this loud "TOC TOC TOC TOC" coming from a cell nearby. The noise didn't stop, either!

We all paused and looked at each other to make sure it wasn't one of us just trying to scare the others. One of my friends looked in the cell but it was empty. There was no evidence of rats or mice. We could still hear the noise but now it was coming from the end of the hallway. My friend looked at us with a blank face and told us to get the hell out there fast, so we started to walk towards the exit.

Then the noise was coming from right beside us! We all got scared and started to run. As soon we touched the exit door the noise stopped. We got out and I swore that I would never go back. This was my second "exploration" of that place. Nothing happened the first time I visited.

I'm pretty sure the place was empty when we heard that noise. We were already in there for an hour before it started and the place seemed dead calm before that. We heard only the sound of our footsteps and we didn't talk much during the exploration.

We tried to come up with a logical explanation but couldn't. It could not have been someone fooling around because the noise never stopped. Plus, it came from different places - like one second from the cell, the other second from the hallway. Then the noise was right beside us -- then nothing.

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