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2012 Encounters:
Guardian Angel? -- Cork, Ireland

Haunted North Dakota -- North Dakota

Creepy Old Man at the Foot of the Bed -- Allendale, Michigan

Halloween Ouija Night -- Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

A Random Encounter -- Slough, United Kingdom

Dogface and Cloaked Figures -- Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

An Unwelcomed Attachment -- Ashburn, Virginia

In The Ipod's Reflection -- United Kingdom

The Grey Lady of Birmingham -- United Kingdom

Weird Things in Brighton -- United Kingdom

Haunted Daughter -- California

The Haunted Third Floor -- Wethersfield, Connecticut

A Blessed Rosary -- Phoenix, Arizona

The House of Many Experiences - Brandenton, Florida

Phantom Great Dane - Darlington

Adventures at the Sagamore Resort --Upstate New York

A Ghost Who Can Spell -- Bluffton, Indiana

Menancing Spirit -- Loves Park, Illinois

Visits from the Virgin Mary - Hollsopple, Pennsylvania

Get Out of My House - Lennox, South Dakota

Mrs. Mary Finch - Location Unknown

Apparition Caught at Rolling Hills Asylum - East Bethany, New York

My Daughter Reaches Out From The Beyond - United States

Doppelganger in the House - United States

Dark Entity - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Haunted Garage - Watauga, Texas

Phantom Rooftop Figure - Devon, United Kingdom

The Grandparent's Weird House - Fresno, California

Wolf Ghost - Waco, Kentucky

Rude Awakening - Winnsboro, Texas

Spooky Funeral Home - Tustin, California

Spectral Roommate - Boston, Massachusetts

Haunted Life - Tennessee

Astral Torment - Poland

Happy Ghost Cat - New River, Arizona

A Very Strange Turn of Events - United Kingdom

Tales from the Crystal Ball - Manchester, United Kingdom

Spectral Roommate - Boston, Massachusetts

Dancing Ghosts - Union, New Jersey

Visit From An Irish Grandmother - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Haunted Desert Home - Lancaster, California

Tall Shadow Figure - Saratoga Springs, New York

A Night In An Abandoned Asylum - Connecticut

Visit from the Beyond - Suffolk, England

Bubby's Visit - Pomeroy, Ohio

May 3, 2012

Apparition Caught at Rolling Hills Asylum

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Sharon Coyle -- Rolling Hills Asylum, East Bethany, New York -- April 3, 2012

ghost photo taken in Rolling Hills Asylum, East Bethany, New York I was using a Sony CyberShot H9 with night shot and an extra external IR Light made by one of my key volunteers and tech guru, Dave Smith of ParanormalSixx, the camera was set on nightshot.

The photos were taken Tuesday April 3, 2012 a little after midnight. I was on the 2nd floor East wing (Shadow People Hallway) of Rolling Hills Asylum with my friend Sandy MacLeod (member of New England Ghost and founder of Footsteps Paranormal) and two of my RHA key volunteers Scott and Amy Nash (Momentum Paranormal). I also had my Frank's Box #87 set up and running off and on throughout the evening. In addition, we had my Mel 8704R ATTD, several 1 inch mag lights, audio recorders, video recorder, and Scott had a full spectrum camera too (I am having all of them check for any additional evidence that may be relevant).

ghost photo taken in Rolling Hills Asylum, East Bethany, New YorkWe were set up on the far side of the Shadow Hallway, right outside the solarium (where "Jack" paces back and forth behind the closed doors, facing the West Wing ramp and infirmary (about 150 - 200 foot distance, I'm guessing). We had all been hearing noises... footsteps... sounds of furniture moving... distant voices, seeing shadows, all the usual activity, including hits on the mag lights and Mel Meter.

I used to be the type of person who would take 300 to 500 photos a night on investigations, but owning RHA, it's impossible to keep up with the evidence, let alone have a large enough hard drive to store all of it. So now I tend to enjoy and focus in on my personal experiences and use my camera and recorder judiciously. That being said, we kept seeing so many shadows passing back and forth across the Infirmary doorway and heading down the hallway toward us that when it became super dark I started clicking off a few photos, pretty confident that it was Roy Crouse, our 7-foot tall shadow man. Roy was born on March 4, 1890 and passed away from a heart attack on April 11, 1942 at the age of 52. I encountered Roy for the first time on my first visit to RHA on June 12, 2008 and he has been my favorite ever since. We seem to have a special connection. I often receive EVPs from him and also clear conversations from him via my Frank's Box #87.

I believe that Roy was showing himself that evening in response to the earlier activities in RHA. I think he was letting me know all was A-OK and all of RHA's spirits were feeling safe again.

I will check my audio from Tuesday night (as I said, I'm a bit behind) and will check with Amy, Scott and Sandy to see if they have anything to add.

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