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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 September 8, 2003

The Haunting That Follows

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Dianna L. T., Norman, Oklahoma, Spring 1999,

In the spring of 1999, me and two of my girlfriends went in together to rent a three bedroom apartment in a complex of condominiums. The rent seemed lower than usual for the area, but we thought nothing of it.

We felt very warm and invited to live there. Among the three of us were three to six cats, and a number of smaller pets like hamsters and lizards. Over the course of four months, our relationships would erode, an unusual number of the pets would die, and the three of us experienced and saw chilling things that prompted us to move out of the apartment.

One of my roommates, I'll call her Beth, got to the point where she was not able to sleep in her bedroom. She slept in the living room, and reported seeing colored orbs of light in the adjoining dining room. On several occasions, the other roommate, I'll call her Jolene, thought that someone was looking at her from her private bathroom. On the few occasions that I was home and listening to music on headphones in the living room, I felt a sharp chill go by me and felt as if someone were hovering over me.

Over the next few weeks to months we felt unusually hostile toward each other, but only while inside of the apartment. Hamsters and lizards began to die off one-by-one unexplainably, and then even stranger things began to happen. Upon suspecting that the cats had a flea infestation, Beth inspected the carpets under the living room furniture with a black light. What she discovered was chilling: footprints and spatters leading from one room to another as if lit by luminol.

The ghastly spatters and footprints led to my room which I had only slept in once, and the marks indicated a truly horrifying struggle. After the horrific discovery, our plumbing began to unexplainably give out. The plastic pipes fell out from under the sink one day, and the shared bathroom tub developed a leak that spewed water into the bathroom of the downstairs neighbors. We broke the lease and actively found another place to rent.

In the next house it was not easy escape from the paranormal. Although I didn't really live there, Beth and Jolene reported chilling evidence of hauntings. The television would spontaneously turn itself on and off, blue orbs were seen going up and down the stairwell, a ghostly set of footsteps and knocking were heard on the porch, and I personally heard a man's voice muttering in my room during one over-night there.

We again broke our lease and sublet the second property to three friends who had no knowledge of our grim observations. The next three residents quickly called us reporting hearing a man's voice, smelling cigarette smoke (which Jolene had also reported) and hearing objects and furniture moving around in another room upstairs. The second rental house was 150 feet away from a very old set of railroad tracks and we blamed the placement for the high incidence of haunted activity.

After the three of us parted ways, none of us have reported living in a haunted place since.

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