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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 November 25, 2002

USS Alabama Officer Remembered

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Geri Albea, USS Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, October or November of 1985 or 1986,

My experience happened in late October to early November of 1985 or 1986, and for years I have searched the Web and reading materials of WWII for information regarding the USS Alabama. I gave up for a while, but recently my interest was aroused again, and there is more information available now on this ship.

I toured the ship with my first husband and two other couples. No one else was on the ship except the six of us, and each couple choose a different route. I believe there were three painted lines: red, yellow, and blue at the beginning of the tour and each route ran through the entire ship but just not together. Each couple chose a different route and we did not run into each other again because the ship was so large. A few minutes into the tour, I had the feeling of not being alone, that other people were watching us and I kept turning around looking for someone but no one was ever there. This continued throughout the entire tour until my husband started questioning me on why I kept turning around. When I told him, he just scoffed at me. I never heard any voices or saw anyone/anything, but I just had the uncanny feeling of an unseen presence and some sadness. The only noises I remember was something being banged on metal which I attributed to "settling" of the ship. At the very end of the tour just before we were to get off the ship, we saw a sleeping compartment for some sort of lieutenant. I entered the compartment and sat on the bunk for just a second or two. As I was coming out of this compartment, something snatched a diamond earring out of my ear. Not much pain, but definitely a force and not just the earring falling out on its own. I was upset because I thought even if I was able to find the earring, I would have to go to a jewelry store to get another back for it because I knew I would never be able to find the tiny little back to it. When we found the earring, it was in a corner 10-12 feet from where I had been standing and the back was still on it. I took this to mean that there definitely had been someone/something else on that tour with us and because my husband kept scoffing at me, this was the "other person's" way of letting me know I had not been wrong.

This next part may just be my imagination or maybe there could have been pictures of some of the officers on the ship at the time I was there, I don't remember, but for years I have carried the image of a tall, thin faced, blond officer in my mind. No name; just his face. A few weeks ago when I began my search again for information on the ship, one Web site had pictures and biographies of some of the commanders; one is the face I have seen in my mind for years. Unless there were pictures on that ship back in '85 or '86, there is no other place I could have seen that face. None of books on WWII I have searched through had this man in them.

This is the only strange thing that has ever happened to me. I have been to the Winchester Mystery House in California, the Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana, Civil War battlefield parks, etc., (well documented "haunted" sites) and never ever has anything even remotely "different" happened to me.

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