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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 20, 2006

Gypsy Wild's Home

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Votes:60 Rating: Rating = 7.71 Ratings Breakdown
Michele, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, October 2005 to present

We came home to a message from our real estate agent that she had found the "perfect home" for us. A small town atmosphere, a tower, and the house was "haunted." We asked for and were given a tour of the home. I taped our interview with the homeowner and when we reviewed it at home we were startled to hear several voices in addition to our own! The house we were purchasing was one of the first built in the area in the early 1800s. It was owned by a writer with the pen name "Gypsy Wild." She was a feisty little lady who did things considered taboo for the times. Smoked, cussed, wore red, wrote "inappropriate" books, and had lovers. After the Battle of Gettysburg, she found and took home a rebel soldier from Virginia who she kept hidden in a "secret room" in her tower. She kept him there through the end of the war and they became lovers.

Gypsy would lock herself in her tower room for weeks on end writing, and her sister, kept a virtual prisoner in the basement, would bring meals to her. Gypsy settled down eventually and married an area doctor. At the end of her long life she had a premonition that she was going to die. She reportedly dressed in her favorite color, red, did her nails, hair, and makeup, then laid down on her bed, crossed her arms over her chest, and died.

Gypsy reportedly haunts the tower and the room where she died. A soldier haunts the room she died in, and her sister has been seen in the basement. Now, back to the interview with the owner. We heard three distinct voices: a young flirty woman's voice, and older ladies voice, and a man's gruff voice. In the tower, you hear me ask "Gypsy are you here?" A male voice sing-songs "Gypsy" and a flirty voice replies back, "Hi Tim (or Jim)." A few minutes later we were investigating into the small hidden space in the tower. My fiancée says as he knock on the floor of the space, "It seems solid," and a male gruff voice declares, "No it isn't." Later we were talking about how the sister would use a dumb waiter to get food to her sister in the tower, a ladies voice declares, "No sh**" Later, the older lady replies to an inquest on when someone would be at the house for repairs. She said, "He will be home for Christmas." In the bedroom where Gypsy died, I was counting off as I was measuring the room and trying to listen to the conversation between the owner and my fiancée. As I trailed off in my counting you hear a man and woman counting off as if they were helping a child learn how to count. The man corrected me when I said it was 12 by saying, "No 13."

We were also encountering a child spirit. My 7 year-old says he has a friend "Jacob" who plays with him. Twice we have heard the voice of Jacob. Once on July 13, 2006 in the night we heard a little, "Hi," and on July 14, 2006 a tiny voice said, "Hi Gramma Jo."

My boys who are visiting, as well as my fiancée have seen a "ghost cat" wander through our living room into our bedroom -- going through a door that was closed. Our cats act like they are playing with the unseen cat. My older son has a sixth sense ability and has seen a lady dressed in a gown on several occasions looking from the vestibule into the living room area. A deep sigh has been captured as EVP and a lady's voice told me to, "Paint the room pink" on July 15, 2006. Residents in the area have waved to a lady who appears on our back porch, thinking it was me. We were not home at the time. I think I may have captured an apparition of a lady in the window, but I am unsure how to go about blowing up the picture for study without it pixelizing. Other than the EVP and possible apparition picture, I have taken numerous "orb" (yawn) pictures, we have heard the usual footsteps, felt unexplained cold spots, and doors open and shut. We are not afraid of our spirit residents, and the children as well as myself have called out, "Gypsy I'm home," when we get home. Once I was fumbling with the key to unlock the door and our porch light came on by itself. No one was home at the time, at least no one I could see. Someone also likes to turn the answering machine on and off. I am a writer and I was trying to type up a story I was writing about Gypsy. The machine would turn off, a few minutes later turn on. This went on for about 15 minutes until I said, "Okay, stop it!" The machine was fine for the rest of the night! My fiancée has had fingers teasingly go up his back while doing repairs in the tower room. I have felt taps on my shoulders, and have been shook awake in the middle of the night. My tapes are available to any who would like to hear them. My home is open for investigation to the serious investigator, not thrill seeker as we respect our spirits. As for time of day hauntings occur? Any time. Day or night. More active, however, during the day. Afraid? No! We love our haunted house! 

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger 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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