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2003 Encounters:
Haunted House and Failed Exorcism - La Plata, Maryland

Mt. Iron Apparition Caught on Videotape - Mt. Iron, Minnesota

Dissolving Figure at Fort Garry Hotel - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Dark Specter on Charles Island - Milford, Connecticut

Little Girl, Long, Red Hair - London, England

Poltergeists and Shadows - Iceland

Shaking Beds and Psychic Visions - Chino, California

Circling Chinese Bride - Shandong, China

A Name Called and a Bloody Nose - Princess Anne, Maryland

Unwanted Ghostly Roommates - Naples, Florida

Haunted House in Rochester - Rochester, New York

Ghostly Meow - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Breath of the Soul - Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Annoying Entity - Indiana

Spirits Magnet - Hopkins, Minnesota and Joshua, Texas

Ghostly Escape From Alcatraz - San Francisco, California

Basement Gravestone and Haunted Noises - Collinsville, Connecticut

"Help Me, Mommy!" - McCalla, Alabama

Spooked in Forest Park Cemetery - Brunswick, New York

A Protecting Shadow - San Antonio, Texas

Cat Haunting? - Battle Creek, Michigan

Warm Breeze From a Fallen Friend - Fillmore, California

A Ghostly Fight at St. Francis Hotel - San Francisco, California

Chicken Skin in the Mango Tree - Haleiwa, Hawaii

Tormented by Tall Shadow Man - Manchester, New Hampshire

Mom's Visit and the Smell of Gardenias - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Granville State Forest Orb - Granville, Massachusetts

Evil Voice Over Neil Sedaka - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cochem Castle Ghost - Cochem, Germany

Evil Stocky Specter - Iowa

Rage at a Malignant Presence - Noblesville, Indiana

The Haunted Farnsworth Inn - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Drawn to Psychic Energy - Herndon, Virginia

Ghost of Mars? - Hooe, England

A Sign from Pappaw - Texas

Ouija Boards and a Shaking Bed - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Misplaced Objects and Strange Events - New Hope, Pennsylvania

The Haunting That Follows - Norman, Oklahoma

Woman's Mocking Laugh - York, Pennsylvania

Evil Apartment - Phoenix, Arizona

Troubled House Spirits - Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Gabrielino Indian Family of Spirits - Pico Rivera, California

Capital Memorial Parks Cemetery Mausoleum Visits - Pflugerville, Texas

Spillway Light - Cave Run Lake, East Kentucky

Rafter Man at Summer Camp - Dahlonega, Georgia

Winnipeg's Haunted Fort Garry - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Swallow Hill Road Haunted House - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Slapped in the Face - New York, New York

Shadow Figure at a German Manor House - Outside of Hamburg, Germany

Visit From the Angel of Death - Tel-Aviv, Israel

Ouija Board Warning - Ontario, Canada

Psychic Energy Cloud - Los Angeles, California

Heavy Breathing and a Flying Penny - San Roman and Edinburg, Texas

Scratching Around the Room - Walnut Creek, California

Ghostly House Guests - Arizona

Family's Guardian Angels - Mesa, Arizona

Eerie Premonition - Paralowie, South Australia

Angry Spirit with Black Eyes - Columbus, Kansas

Ghost of the School Caretaker - Fermanagh, Ireland

Forest Park Cemetery Shadow - Troy, New York

One Last Visit From Daddy - Monticello, Arkansas

Vicious Hag - Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Phantom Tennis Court - North Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mural Orb - Palm Beach County, Florida

Civil War Soldier Ghosts - Marietta, Georgia

Supernatural Magnet Dog - Indianapolis, Indiana

Late-Night Footsteps - Bethel Island, California

Haunted Bathroom - Orchard Park, New York

China Hutch Orb - Chisholm, Minnesota

Creepy Childhood Home - Indianapolis, Indiana

Puppy Orb - Minersville, Pennsylvania

Family Spirits at a Birthday Party - Princeton, Illinois

Spectral Attack at Forest Park Cemetery - Troy, New York

Hong Kong Master, Protecting Spirit - Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Greyhound Orbs - Canastota, New York

"We'll Never Get Out of Here" - New Jersey

Louden Road Ouija Board - Fredericksburg, Texas

Midwestern Georgia Ghost Hunt - Georgia

Dreaming Man - Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Night Shadow Man - Ontario, Canada

Brooklyn Doorman - Brooklyn, New York

Nightly Horrors at 1:15 AM - Brisbane, Australia

Prankster Boy - Hopkinsville, Kentucky

The Hand in the Dresser - Livonia, Michigan

Childhood Orbs and Mist - Hibbing and Chisholm, Minnesota

Tagging Along and Playing Pranks - Central Illinois

Spirit Send Off - Lowell, Massachusetts

Attacking Old Hag - Bradbury, California

Back Porch Woman - Greensboro, North Carolina

Returning Grandfather - Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Ireland Ghost Bus Tour - Dublin, Ireland

Halloween Work-House - Penicuik, Scotland

Held Down Sleeping - Souderton, Pennsylvania

Visiting Christmas Mist - Fairborn, Ohio

Added July 21, 2003

Psychic Energy Cloud

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(name withheld), Los Angeles, California, 1997,

Six years ago I had moved to Los Angeles, and while there I had (so I thought) the fortune of working with a paranormal investigator pursuing a life-long passion. Shortly after working for him (whom I shall keep nameless) I became severely disenchanted with the paranormal since he seemed more focused on somehow connecting with the Hollywood scene and did not, in my opinion, care much for the scientific aspect of paranormal research. It is hard for me to say whether he EVER cared for it, or was, to put it bluntly, a con artist. It was probably one of the most interesting moments in my life however, and I both loved and loathed it. Regardless of the pseudo-parapsychologist (who among other things stiffed me $600 in back wages for performing administrative duties), the experiences I had on the job were genuine. One in particular comes to mind because I really have not read anything similar to that experience, at least with any frequency.

We were investigating an old Los Angeles hotel that had been converted into low-income housing -- a place that we had plans to bring tourists to at a later date. While we were on -- I believe the fourth floor by one of the suites, the team encountered a very peculiar phenomenon. Outside the suite there was a patch of space about waist-height where vision was distorted. We discovered the spot because someone was carrying a magnetometer and I remember first feeling a funny sensation, like static and the hairs of my arm began to pick up -- not dramatically, but enough to be noticeable. As we all formed a circle around this patch of air running our hands through it to feel the "charge" we were all thrilled to see optical effects. Faint blue auras trailed from our fingertips as we waved out hands through and soon there were after-images of our hands themselves in mid-air. I hate to use the word because of its drug connotation, but the best way to describe the phenomenon was like a psychedelic trip producing trailing images of one's own hand. Soon, the effect was so blurring I had to look away because it was making me dizzy.

I was thrilled! A bona fide unexplained phenomenon and here we were, at least five individuals experiencing it at the same time. I turned to the parapsychologist hungering for a theory about what it was we were experiencing, but he was backing away from it unnerved. I asked him what he thought it was and he merely shook his head said he didn't know and proceeded to back down the hallway. I think that was the point when I started to have my doubts about him. Honestly, it was not frightening, but rather fascinating. I had other experiences while working with the team but after a month I quit -- as I said, disenchanted and bitter. I have since moved back to Massachusetts and will still religiously watch "Haunted History" and other documentaries and (god help me for admitting this) "World's Scariest Places" on Halloween. I have not actively gone ghost hunting for a couple years (my last attempt was an abysmal failure ended by being harassed and followed by teen-age townies), but once in a while I'll walk into a building, get that shiver and say "Oh yeah, this place has got something going on!"

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