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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

September 15, 2006

The Dangerous Medicine Bag

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Votes:72 Rating: Rating = 7.68 Ratings Breakdown
John, Keswick, Ontario, Canada, 2000

I am half-English and half-Cherokee Indian. Both my parents were born in England - I was adopted at birth. My birth mom is English, and dad, who I never met, is Cherokee.

Anyway... I used to sing in a hard rock band, and the guitar player is Ojibwa Indian, and the bass player was Ojibwa Indian also. 

Just as the band was in negotiations with a distributor, I became born again at that time and quit the band. My wife had also given me an ultimatum… the band or the family… I chose wisely! It didn't go over too good with the rest of the group, but I was living a heathen's life -- and no details!

It was years until any of them would speak to me, but eventually the guitar player, Dave, began to see where I was coming from, and we continued in our friendship.

Dave was born in Toronto, miles away from the nearest Indian reserve, but when he reached his twenties, he decided to get in touch with his ancestors, and the Indian lifestyle.

Dave moved to a reserve north of Toronto in Orillia, called Rama. He quickly got into Indian spiritualism and customs. The trouble was Dave fell in with a man who was the leader of an Indian cult, but as hard as I tried to warn Dave, he refused to listen. The leader wasn't even Indian! Dave explained that "Hendrick" was Indian in "spirit." This Hendrick fellow had some very weird ideas, and Dave questioned his ways to me several times, but refused to follow his own gut instincts.

Dave began to act more and more bizarre, and eventually, I began to seriously worry about his mental health.

One day I got a phone call from Dave and he sounded like a lunatic. He wasn't making any sense as he attempted to speak to me about some kind of serious trouble he was in. All I managed to get out of him that made any sense was that he was on his way to my house from Georgian Bay, which was about a three hours drive.

Dave showed up at my door with crazy eyes. They were as wide as pie plates. Dave told me he was under spiritual attack and that he was on the run trying to hide from some Indians who were after him. He asked me to hold onto this medicine bag he had and I reluctantly did so. He told me he would return for it when it was safe, and off he went.

It was pure madness, but I couldn't calm him down, so I took the bag. I placed it on my cabinet in the living room, and forgot about it.

That very night I was on my couch watching TV. It was about 1 AM, and I began to feel very disorientated. I felt as though I was drugged, and I began to sweat. I could barely move, and I recall sort of waking up, and falling asleep throughout the night. I woke up again and looked toward my kitchen. There, sitting at my table in the dark, was a figure of a man with a cowboy hat on -- the kind that Clint Eastwood used to wear in his early westerns, not the big turned-up brim type. The TV was off, and the room was almost pitch black, but I could make him out with little trouble.

He was dressed all in black. He looked like a figure out of a western the way he was dressed. He had a black shirt on, and a black vest, and black pants with black cowboy boots.

His face was dark gray and his eyes were also black. He was sitting facing the wall, which put him at a sideways position to where I was, but his head turned slowly toward where I was, and he grimaced at me menacingly.

I was terrified, and it was the absolute worst fear of my life. I was still very groggy, and I could barely move, but all at once I got seriously angry. I got angry because this thing had caused me such terror, and I didn't like it! All at once I gathered all my strength, and I sat up on the couch, and I screamed at this thing..

"Get out of my house you evil demon from hell! I am a child of the King, and you have no power over me, now get out!" I screamed very, very loud, and believe me, being a hard rock singer for so many years, I can scream. It evaporated in front of me, and was gone.

I was so weak that I instantly lay back down, and went to sleep.

I woke up early the next morning, and told my wife what I saw. She heard nothing, and neither did my kids. I couldn't believe it, because I really let out a holler.

That day I took the medicine bag outside and burned it. Dave phoned me a few days later sounding as right as rain.

I was angry with him for bringing that evil into my home, and told him so. I relayed the story to him, and he got very quiet. He told me the thing I saw had been squatting in his hall room closet for days before he ran away in fear. He realized afterward that it must have been that medicine bag that brought it all on. He had linked up with another Indian cult group through his contact with the group from Hendrick, and that second group was heavy into summoning up their ancient ancestors. When Dave got uncomfortable with that group and tried to leave them, they offered him the medicine bag as a show of "love" and told him he would not be safe without the protection of the group!

He has left all that stuff behind, and has been no further trouble.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
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