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2006 Encounters:
Bobby Ray's Conference - South of Jonesboro, Arkansas

The Man in the Attic - Circleville, Ohio

The Sad Voice - Taormina, Italy

Ghost Hunting Dorks - Ft. Inn, South Carolina

Shall We Gather at the Fence? - Milton, Florida Ghost picture

Sharing Our Home With Spirits - Seattle Area, Washington

Nighttime Visitor - Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Someone Sat on the Bed - AuGres, Michigan

Handprints on the Wall - Nashville, Tennessee

Yellow Butterflies - Huntington, West Virginia

Building Owner's Last Visit - Long Beach, California

Stage Coach Tavern Shadow - Chepachet, Rhode Island
Ghost video ghost picture

Haunted Campsite - Mowery, Arizona

The Man - Bay City, Michigan

Ghosts of Gympie Library - Gympie, Queensland, Australia

Haunted Sleepover - York, Pennsylvania

Shadows and Cold Spots - Essex, Ontario, Canada

Bald Man at My Brother's Crib - Spooner, Wisconsin

Footsteps From the Red Room - Warwick, Rhode Island

Darting Shadows and My Haunted Home - Berri, South Australia

Spirits Followed Me Home From Carnton - Nashville, Tennessee

Downs Road Ghosts - Bethany, Connecticut

Kay's Goodbye - Sacramento, California

The Woman on the Bed - Melrose, Minnesota

Cemetery Apparition Video and EVP - Bardstown, Kentucky
Ghost video EVP

The Shadow Man - Richfield, Minnesota

The Flowered Lady - Stanford, Kentucky

Ghosts in Times of Trouble - Lancashire, England

A Sign on the Res - Crown Point, New Mexico

Get Out, Abe - Southern Wisconsin

Dead Man's Pass - Gawler, South Australia

Gayle's Thank-You - New York/California

Trying to Ignore the Haunting - Trumbull, Connecticut

The EVP That Follows Me - Oceano, California

Working the Permanent Shift - Tucson, Arizona

Gypsy Wild's Home - Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Ghosts Like Me - Oregon

The Dangerous Medicine Bag - Keswick, Ontario, Canada

More Spirits on the Land - Milton, Florida Ghost picture

Ghostly Cafe Help - Connecticut

Great Grandpa's Return - Mill Spring, Missouri

The Deadly Car Accident that Haunted My Brother's House - Hamilton, Illinois

A Thud in the Bedroom - Chester, South Carolina

Being Watched in the Sanitarium - Cherokee, Iowa

Grandma's Swinging Chair - Kalamazoo, Michigan

My Shaking Bed - Escanaba, Michigan

The Haunted Department Store - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Orb at Little Round Top - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Ghost picture

Old Woman on Route 10 - near El Paso, Texas

Finding Lost Family - Chicago, Illinois

The Haunting Returns - Middletown/Carlisle, Ohio

Our Haunted House - Waterbury, Connecticut

The Ghost of a Prankster Sailor - London, England

Ghostly Car - Palisade, Nebraska

Golf Course Joker - Ruidoso, New Mexico

Payton's Kiss - Denver, Colorado

The Spinning Ferris Wheel - Albany, New York

Visit From Mom's Patient - Little Rock, Arkansas

The Old Woman in the Hotel - Somewhere in the North Rockies

Grandma's Outline? - Boise, Idaho

Attack at Rolling Hills - Bethany, New York

Pinching Premonition - Auckland, New Zealand

Mammaw and Pappaw's Visit - Toledo, Ohio

Ghostly Gray Cat - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Demonic Presence in the Bedroom - Kyger Creek, Ohio

A Sign of the Cross - Long Beach, California Ghost picture

The Ghost of Flying Hawk - Albany, New York

Footsteps at Nashua Fresh Air Camp - Greenfield, New Hampshire

White Streamy Woman - Winterberg, Germany

The Man With the Tall Black Hat - Fall River, Massachusetts

Grandmother's House - Garden Grove, California

Woman in White at the Whaley House - San Diego, California

Spectral Attack While Sleeping - Durban, South Africa

Help Me, Help Me, Help Me - Fayette, Missouri

A Blessing and a Curse - Windsor, Virginia

Calling Mom Back from Rest - Cary, Kentucky

Shadows at Camp Cedar Crest - Orange, Connecticut

The Family Returns from Virginia - Salem, Virginia Ghost picture

The Ghost of Gibbs Bridge - Sylvania, Ohio

The Woman in the Wardrobe - Castleford, West Yorkshire, England

Shot By a Ghost - Chicago, Illinois

Mom's Visit and Presence - California

The Dollhouse Grave - Medina, Tennessee Ghost picture

The Slamming Door - Eugene, Oregon

Voices in the House - Ontario, Canada

Maddie in the Mirror - Fort Scott, Kansas

Something Grabbed My leg - Scott Depot, West Virginia

Grandpa's Flag - Kissimmee, Florida

Strange Happenings at the Jefferson Hotel - Jefferson, Texas

An Evil House - Elmira, New York

The Giggling Girl - South Gate, Kentucky

Sensing a Presence - Las Cruces, New Mexico

More Spirits on the Land - Milton, Florida Ghost picture

The Black Form at the Foot of My Bed - Mobile, Alabama

The Smell of the Devil? - Mission, Texas

The Hopping Couch - Trumbull, Connecticut

Portrait of a Funny Old Man - Hull, England

Little Dancing Girl - Baltimore, Maryland

The Haunted Mansion - Reading, Pennsylvania

Haunted Newport News - Newport News, Virginia

Tormented in Our Apartment - Brooklyn, New York

The White Dove and Heavenly Voice - Toms River, New Jersey

Lights Flashes in the Night - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The Ghostly Mom is Still Here - Everett, Washington

A Young Man's Spirit - Hudson, Michigan

Trying to Get Our Attention - England

The Moving Knocks - Rochester, New York

Hearing My Name Three Times - Walnut Creek, California

The Ghostly Skeleton - Coast Range, northern Oregon

Teaspoon and Grandpap - Bentleyville, Pennsylvania

Me and Great Uncle Mike - Los Angeles, California

Spirit Guides Around the Moon - Gretna, Louisiana Ghost picture

A Hand in the Dark - Southeastern Ohio

Spectral Gardener - Mississippi

Angry 1800s Portrait - Monnerville, West Virginia

I Floated Down the Stairs Too - Oxford, England

The Boy Under the Patio - Ridge, Maryland

Claw Marks on the Stairs - St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Voices in the Night - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Graveyard Shift at Hollywood Cemetery - Richmond, Virginia

Dark Shadows in My Burnt Out Apartment - Indianapolis, Indiana

The Man at Birdcage Theatre - Tombstone, Arizona Ghost picture

A House Too Good to Be True - Pueblo, Colorado

Three Strange Knocks - South Boston, Virginia

Great Grandmother's Mirror - Jackson, Mississippi

Our Red Balloon - Maiden Rock, Wisconsin

Grandfather's Image - Delhi, New York

Creature Beyond - Milton, Florida Ghost picture

Childhood Friends - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Floating Mass - Las Vegas, Nevada

Voices on New York Street - Long Beach, California

Catwoman's Bridge - Lancaster, South Carolina

Anya's Tom - Connecticut Ghost picture

Strange Events in Our Old House - Princeton, West Virginia

World Trade Center Ghosts and Events from 9/11 - New York, New York

Mom's Torment - White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

The Woman in the Basement Apartment - North Portland, Oregon

The Slave Family - Yazoo City, Mississippi

Strange Happenings at the Cheyenne Canon Inn - Colorado Springs, Colorado

My 3 Year-Old Sees His Grandpa - Boston, Massachusetts

April 19, 2006

The Hopping Couch

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Votes:72 Rating: Rating = 6.74 Ratings Breakdown
Brittney, Trumbull, Connecticut, April 1998

I could tell a million haunted stories about the house I grew up in. The famous supernatural investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren even came to our house, and in their words, "Your house is loaded!" But I will brief you on a time when the entities in my house hated my boyfriend at the time. We experienced all the "normal" haunting things that happened often: banging, slamming, things disappearing, shadows swooshing by, faces in the windows, etc. But these ghosts had a real attachment to me. My boyfriend at the time, John, slept over every night. On this particular night his father needed him to sleep at his house because he was having car trouble and needed a ride early in the morning. John was a real sweetie pie, and was giving me a back rub in my bed to help me to fall asleep before he left. We kissed goodbye, as I lay in bed, he left, closing my bedroom door. My bed was set with the headboard against the same wall as the door. I was laying in bed facing away from the door. He was gone only a minute when my bedroom door opened. Earlier I had asked him to please stay over and leave early in the morning to get his father. I figured he decided to stay, I felt him getting into bed with me, the bed sinking, a warm body against me, he put an arm around me and his leg over my leg...  just like the way we always cuddled. Then he nestled his head in my neck and moaned like, "ooh... aahhhhh," but it wasn't his voice! I knew it wasn't him, and I froze. I didn't move for what seemed like a year. I was terrified. Eventually I slowly turned over and saw nothing. I bolted up once I got the nerve and ran upstairs to my sister's room screaming like a lunatic. 

I had told John about what happened and we spent that week sleeping at his place. The next week my Great Aunt passed away and my mother was leaving me to take care of my Great Aunt's house and the settle her estate in Florida. I didn't have my license yet, but she wanted me to hold onto her car keys so my sister wouldn't use it. I was instructed not to use it as well. The first night my mother was away, my sister had some friends upstairs in her bedroom and I was downstairs with John. We got the stupid idea to use my mothers old Ouija board. We sat on the pull-out bed in the living room and I spoke, "is there anyone here?" I repeated this a few times, knowing there was "someone" who wanted to speak. For some reason it wasn't speaking though. I said, "Okay, I will smoke a cigarette, and when I come back maybe you will be ready." When we both put our hands back on the board, I felt pure evil. Immediately we took our hands off of the board, I cleared it, held my cross to it, blessed it, and quickly put it away. The second I put it away, the floor below us, all the pipes in the basement and the ceiling above us -- everything was just slamming, banging, and clanking to the point we felt the pull-out bed shaking. There was no one in the basement and my sister was upstairs... but not in the room above us. No one could be in that room as it was under construction from a mysterious fire that completely destroyed only that one room in the house a few weeks earlier. As the house shook, we were terrified and ran upstairs to where my sister was with her friends. We told them what happened and were surprised to hear that they hadn't heard any banging. However, they were scared enough to leave us there, alone! John had a car, but his father who was still having car trouble needed his car and had dropped him off there for the night. I didn't want to break my mother's rules and use her car, so we decided we would stay. We went into a room on the other side of the house and tried to act like there was nothing wrong. I lit a candle and we put a movie on. About 2 minutes into the movie, the candle went out. We whispered about it to each other and said, "If we ignore it, it will go away." The couch literally lifted off the floor, not like a movie levitating, it jumped. I whispered, "One more thing and we are gonna take my mother's car and get the hell out of here!" The couch jumped again and we ran out of the house in a our pj's, took my mom's car, and got outta there. As we sped away, John told me that he didn't want to scare me while we were in the house but the whole time we were there "it" kept pulling his ears and tickling his neck.

That was the scariest week of my life!

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

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Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

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