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2002 Encounters:
Slapped in the Face - Coalinga, California

Premonition and Returning Visits - Ventura, California

Contacting Family with a Ouija Board - Bridesburg, Pennsylvania

A Woman of Warning and Comfort - GVSU, Allendale, Michigan

USS Alabama Officer Remembered - Mobile, Alabama

Comforting Dark Figure - Minden, Nevada

Halloween Ghost - Auburn, Massachusetts

Driveway Mist - Hibbing, Minnesota

Cemetery Creature - Egypt Bottom, Ohio

Time Flies - Morehead State University, Kentucky

Oppressive Static - Harlingen, Texas

Crybaby Bridge - Columbus, Georgia

Mystery Mammal - Brooklyn, Connecticut

Birthday Wish from the Other Side - Ottawa, Canada

T.J. the Traveling Ghost - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Hallway Orbs - Chicago, Illinois

Woman in the Window - Lakeland, Florida

Father Ghost - Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

"There's Nothing Good to Say" - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Bedroom Wall Entity - Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Summer Camp Cabin Monster - Trenton, Ontario, Canada

A Dark Shadow in a Tennessee Creek - Lyles, Tennessee

Gettysburg's Haunted Farnsworth Inn - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Haunted U.S.S. Alabama - Mobile, Alabama

The Lost City - Rhodesia, Louisiana

Headstone Specter - Waverly Hall Cemetery, Georgia

Nightly Visitor to a Dying Friend - San Diego, California

"For My Kids" - Red Lock, Ohio

Grandma's Hand - River Pines, California

Children's Dancing Light - Harrogate, Tennessee

A Spirit Named "Fred" - Manchester, United Kingdom

Footsteps in the Bedroom - Matoaka City Limits, West Virginia

Haunted Graveyard - New Carlisle, Ohio

Beating the Angel of Death - Chicago, Illinois

Grandmother's Visiting Spirit - Ardmore, Oklahoma

Haunted Land - Ashland City, Tennessee

Haunted Half Cellar - North Greece, New York

Haunted Queenslander - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Native American Shadow Spirit - Orlando, Florida

Angry School Spirit - Chicago, Illinois

Faceless Nighttime Visitor - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cold Room Tapping - Hazlehurst, Georgia

Haunted Mirror - Ontario, Canada

Sixth Sense - Chesapeake, Virginia

Tormented Dreams - Douglasville, Georgia

Haunted Apartment - Uniontown, Ohio

Haunted Basement - Columbus, Ohio

Partying Spirit - Victoria, Australia

Unwelcome Visitor - Honolulu, Hawaii

Haunted Speakeasy - Mount Carroll, Illinois

Basement Visitor - Shelton, Connecticut

Haunted House - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Various Experiences - Connecticut

Battlefield Spirits - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Husband's Visiting Spirit - California

Tapping Headboards - Bristol, Connecticut

Living Room Orbs - Frazier Park, California

Whaley House - San Diego, California

Baby Lights - Cape Coral, Florida

Stairway Spirit - London, England

Mountain Mist - Australia

Visiting Cat Spirit - Avondale, Pennsylvania

Sliding Girl - Des Moines, Iowa

Added October 18, 2002

Hallway Orbs

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Michele, Chicago, Illinois, September 2000 to September 2001,

Chicago, Illinois ghost picture.

In September of 2000 my boyfriend (now husband), Brian, and I moved into a six-flat building built about 1920 on the North side of Chicago. He worked out of town so he was gone all week. I got the first inclination of something strange in the apartment the night we moved in. Brian left to return the moving truck and my friend and I were putting stuff away. She said she was going to go, and suddenly I just couldn't stand the thought of being there by myself -- I just had a real uneasy feeling.

Next sign: my cat began staring into a corner in the hallway regularly, and then "batting" at invisible things there. (I know cats are weird, but he has never done this before, or since we moved out.)

Next sign: a tapered candle on my bedroom dresser began consistently falling out of its holder in the small hours of the morning (the noise scared me and my cat half to death when it banged down while we were asleep). This hasn't happened before or since we've moved out -- same candle, same spot on dresser, same holder. For some stupid reason I just kept putting it back in the holder so it could happen again the next night -- denial, I guess.

Next sign: a glass vase on a wooden stand (as seen in the picture, but in different location and different vase) somehow ended up behind the stand intact and upright, and all six drawers in the stand were opened at exact intervals to each other (consecutively wider up to the top of stand in a stair-step formation) and weird things stuck in the drawer (which contained CDs) like pencils and a notepad. And if anyone knows rough, Mexican pine furniture, these drawers aren't easy to open.

Brian finally stopped calling me crazy after he saw an orb-like thing float out of the bathroom and disappear. There were other things that happened, but they were more "feelings" and "seeing things." We moved after our one-year lease was up.

The picture I took of the hallway was practice for some residential photography I had to do. I think the shapes are orbs... They didn't show up in any other picture. I used a Sony Mavica (one of the older digital cameras that use the floppy disk for storage -- I'm not sure of the model number) and the picture was taken on Nov. 18, 2000 at about 1:48 P.M. Everyone I show the picture to thinks I'm seeing things, but combined with my experience there, I think its proof!

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