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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

October 16, 2006

The Flowered Lady

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Votes:46 Rating: Rating = 6.93 Ratings Breakdown
Lynn Thompson, Stanford, Kentucky, June '91-present day

From the outside, this is an unassuming Cape Cod-style home with lovely dormers, cute black shutters, and charming little lamp posts at the end of the front walk. Inside this charming little Cape Cod I have spent many a scary moment.

I still remember the first time we walked in. The house was a bit creepy and my sister said it had a bad aura about it. As we continued through the house and into the basement there was a large "Hitler's" cross spray-painted on the wall, not very comforting.

We moved in with little incident and all was fine except that my sister refused to sleep in her room. She said that it was way too creepy and that she felt like she was being watched. That room has since had many a visitor refuse to sleep in it. The room itself is rather unremarkable except that it has no closets, only little doors that lead to the dormers. In the stairs there is a narrow window that leads from one of those dormers to the stairs and there is an old fashioned deadbolt that locks from the outside. The reasons for these, at the time, were unknown.

Ghostly Occurrences
There have been many over the past fourteen years, but the most common of which are the footsteps, the voice, and the "Flowered Lady," as she has come to be known.

The footsteps occur at any given time of day as do the voices. The steps are always heard on the floor above (whether you are on the first or second floors). The house is mostly done with hardwood and thus after many years, the floors creak. The steps are always heard in the front right corner of the house and are generally soft as though one was wearing house shoes. While on the bottom floor, they can be heard in my parents' room and while in their room they can be heard in my sister's room on the third floor. Other than being a bit strange, that is far as they go.

The voice is consistently that of an older woman. She usually just calls someone's name but occasionally will whisper in your ear. The most amusing occurrence associated with the voice involved my mother's maid. She was cleaning under my parents' bed and felt someone tap her on the shoulder. She was a tad spooked but continued cleaning, assuming she had bumped herself just right on the bottom of the bed. She had moved on to the formal living room and was in the process of vacuuming one of the few carpets in the house when the woman told her, quite loudly, that she had missed a spot! She promptly dropped the vacuum and quit, refusing to set foot back in the house.

The Flowered Lady is the strangest occurrence in the house. She does not show herself often, and only at night but her's are the most commonly regaled stories. She was first seen in the formal dining room, standing in front of the French doors. My mother was walking through to get a drink in the middle of the night and she almost walked right through her. She says that they just stood there looking at each other for a few moments until my mother slowly reached out to touch her. She says that when she got close enough to feel a slight chill in the air that The Flowered Lady just disappeared.

Another occurrence was witnessed by my sister (different one, but she also refuses to sleep in that room). She was visiting and had stepped out (also in the middle of the night) to use the restroom. Upon stepping out into the upstairs foyer, she saw her standing in the doorway to my sister's room trying to open the already open door. She says she just stood there as though trying to open the door, turning a knob my sister couldn't see and banging on a door that wasn't there. When the woman looked at her and said simply, "Help," my sister let out a scream that could have straightened my hair, and then she was gone. 

The Flowered Lady
We now know that the Flowered Lady is the mother-in-law of the architect that designed and lived in the house. She had Alzheimer's Disease and was kept locked in the room that became my sister's until she died there. He wasn't a cruel man, it was just the only alternative to a mental hospital in those days (before they knew what the disease was). The small window in the stairwell was put in so that she could look out into it to see who was at the door, because she was often afraid when it was opened. The lock is obvious. 

This email was sent by my mother (October 26, 2005):
Our ghost is back! I got up this morning, fixed my breakfast, and came out in the sun porch where it's warm. I ate, took my morning meds, flipped the TV on to catch the news, nothing on, so turned it off. Came to the computer to check the Lex. obits for the shop, nothing there would make us have to call anymore employees in, so went to my recliner to kick back. 

At this point, I must admit that I had told a friend of mine on Monday, that our former Doctor's wife would not be flying over us on a broom this Halloween. She has gained so much weight it would take every broom in town for her to get out off the ground and then it would only be a couple of feet
or so.

About the time I got a cigarette lighted, I heard a terrible crash in the house. I jumped up and took off through the house to see what had fallen. Went through the living room, hall, bedroom, and bath. Saw nothing there, so went in the kitchen. There in the middle of the kitchen floor was my broom. Nearly scared me into another heart attack!

I am now holed up on the sun porch, needing to go to the bathroom, but am afraid to go back in there. And after all that, I desperately need to go. I think I will call your father to come home, so I won't float down Herndon.

Please call me and Bless my heart. The never ending saga of our ghost seems to haunt me. 

*At this point I find it necessary to explain why this would be so interesting. My mothers broom closet has a door and the kitchen door stands open in front of it, so there is no way that it could have just fallen out. Also, the closet is nowhere near the middle of the kitchen.

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