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2009 Encounters:
The Banging Walls - Great Barrington, Massachusetts

The Grim Reaper at My Sister's Crib - Govan, Saskatchewan, Canada

Gliding White Specter - Singapore

Haunted by Bobby - Marinette, Wisconsin

The Entity in My Brother's Basement - Yardley, Pennsylvania

The Ouija Board's Warning - Langley in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A Family of Angels - Huntington, West Virginia

Evil-Looking Apparition - Eagle Lake, Texas
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Monster Holding Me Down - Houston, Texas

Laugarvatn Cave Anomaly - Laugarvatn Cave, Iceland
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The Ghost Who Didn't Like Men - Brook, Indiana

Dad Standing in St. Mary's Cemetery - Tiffin, Ohio

The Hand On My Shoulder - Clinton, Indiana

The Only Yankee - Nicholas County, West Virginia

The House that Disappeared - Winton, California

My Haunted Apartment - Brampton, Ontario, Canada

The Basement Crash - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A Screaming Ghost - Yorktown Heights, New York

The Crawling Shadow - Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

Deering Estate Apparition - Miami, Florida
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Cemetery Ghost at a Sleepover - Laingsburg, Michigan

Ghosts at the Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado

Apparition Caught on Game Camera - Wayland, New York
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Knocks in the Attic - Sterling, Virginia

I Had No Idea She Was a Ghost - Bethany, New York

Ghosts of Yonkers - Yonkers, New York

An Evil Shadow Figure - Scott City, Kansas

The Scream in the Night - Yorkshire, England

Being Watched at a Sleepover - Manistique, Michigan

My First Demon Encounter - Weirton, West Virginia

A Ghost in Our Hotel Bathroom - Las Vegas, Nevada

The Baby's Cry - Barnesville, Ohio

Lights On Our Landing - Akron, Ohio

The Ghost of Mr. Elwin - Elkland, Missouri

Deformed Face Near the Cemetery - Kerala, India

Shadows and Weepy Voices - Grand Prairie, Texas

Three Hags Over My Bed - Neiderwald, Texas

Dad and His Friends - Tulsa, Oklahoma

A Hand in My Bed - Louisville, Kentucky

Spirit of the Wendigo - Fort Kent, Alberta, Canada

Chasing a Ghost - Houston, Texas

Colfax Cemetery Apparition - Colfax County, Minnesota
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The Cemetery Keeper Disappeared - Southern England

Haunting on East Eldon - Saint James, Missouri

Short, Black-Hooded Figures - Troy, New York

Strange Happenings at the Whaley House - San Diego, California

My Shaking Room - Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada

A Blast from Dad - Austin, Texas and Lake Bluff, Illinois

Haunted Hotel Majestic - San Francisco, California

Ghost of Michael Jackson Caught on CNN Cameras? - Santa Barbara County, California
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Mad Spirits in the Woods - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Exploding Glasses - Grants Pass, Oregon

Toowong Cemetery Encounter - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Spirit of George Followed Me - Davidsville and Johnstown, Pennsylvania

The Kind Lady By the Cabinet - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Boy in Thornton House - Stone Mountain, Georgia

The Cloudy Figure - Seaford, East Sussex, England

Burning Our Ouija Board - Oakwood, Illinois

The Man in the Lab Coat - Giessen, Germany

Brown Palace Hotel Ghost - Denver, Colorado
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Broken Glass and Whispering Voices - Charlotte, Michigan

Shadow on the Wall - Ontario, Canada

Mom's Message From Beyond - Hartsville, South Carolina
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Premonition Dream and My Dead Pet - Avon, Indiana

Girl in Her Easter Dress - Milton, Florida
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Encounters on a Ghost Tour - New South Wales, Australia

Someone in the Attic - Temple, Texas

The Spirit In Black - Forest Park, Illinois - 1997

The Body in the Pool - Anaheim, California and Pleasant Grove, Utah

Bright Jack-O-Lanterns - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Strong Odor and Darting Shadows - Southfield, Massachusetts

The Black Mist in Our Home - Marysville, California

Ghost of a Runaway Slave in My Car - Interstate 10, Louisiana

Accident Premonition - Singapore

Attempted Possession - San Antonio, Texas

My Mischievous Faery - Rouses Point, New York

Ghostly Tricks - Marysville, California

My Cat's 9/11 Premonition - Baltimore, Maryland

The Drowning Girl - Gloucester, Massachusetts

A Civil War General - Carthage, Missouri

The Glowing Nun - Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova, Italy

Our Haunted Restaurant - Columbus, Georgia

The Voice Outside My Window - Niles, Ohio

My Protective Ghost Friend - Logansport, Indiana

The Friend in Our House - Simpsonville, South Carolina

The Witch on My Wall - Charleston, South Carolina

Contacting My Spirits - Colchester, Essex, England

Dark, Smoky Wisps - Troy, New York

Nana's Grip - England

Stock Room Ghost - Winter Haven, Florida

A Sign From Mum - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Evil Drawings in a Drawer - Valle Vista, California

A Disappearing Kitten - Suburbs of Dallas, Texas

A Crying Baby and Evil House - Salt Lake City, Utah

My Daughter's Energy - Sylacauga, Alabama
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The Kissing Ghost - Fresno, California

A Seven-Foot Shadow Figure - Trenton, New Jersey

The Grey-White Man - British Columbia, Canada

The Tall Man in Robes - Huntly, New Zealand

The Spirits of Edisto Presbyterian Church - Edisto Island, South Carolina

A Pre-Death Visit - Merrick, New York

Six Knocks - Brisbane, Australia

The Rocking Chair - Bushnell, Illinois

Hiding From a Ghost - Strongsville, Ohio

A Relentless Ghost - Littleton, Colorado

February 9, 2009

Evil Drawings in a Drawer

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Shauna - Valle Vista, California - February 1979 - April 1980

I moved to California on a whim. At the time (February 1979) I was in the process of getting a divorce, so I was single and had two small children. I was hoping to do a little better for them and myself. I rented a place that was great the first couple of months I was living there. It was a two-bedroom with a large living room, a great back yard that was fenced in, and across the street from me was a liquor store. A block up the street was a convenience store. Life was good. I met many new friends.

About two months after I moved into the house, I noticed that many times when I came home from work something would be misplaced, such as my keys. I would have trouble finding paper work I needed because it never was where I left it. Things moved around, however, I never witnessed anything moving. I knew that my girls were not the culprits, as they were only two and three at the time. They could not have gotten up and put things on top of the kitchen cabinets, or put things in the freezer, or put things in the kitchen cabinets. It just seemed like too much was happening.

One night after I had put the kids to bed, I was just getting into my bed and noticed that I could hear one of three balls rolling around in their bedroom. It was a small, multicolored foam ball that had a jingle bell in the center. I could hear the jingle bell tinkle tinkle tinkling. I was thinking that my older child had gotten up and was playing in the dark. I turned on the bedroom light, and she was sound asleep in her bed, and her sister was sound asleep in her crib. The ball was in the middle of the floor. I just picked it up and threw it in the toy box. I no sooner got into my bed, and again, the ball was rolling across the floor. Now I am thinking that it must have rolled off of the top of the toys in the toy box, so I picked up the ball from the middle of the room and this time I stuffed it down inside of the toy box to make sure it did not roll off the top of the toys. Well, guess what? I no more than hit my bed and it was rolling around again. As soon as I turned the light on it quit again. I was very frustrated and thought that this ghost was trying to make me lose my mind. I had many sleepless nights in that house, as things bumped and banged in the night, but never could see anything. Many times I felt like I was being watched or that someone was next to me, but I never saw anything. The hair would stand up on the back of my neck and arms. I finally got used to it and just would address the ghost when something was missing asking it to please put it back. I was never afraid of this entity, as it never hurt me or my girls. It was noisy at night, though.

My girlfriend brought over a medium thinking she could help me. I did not know this person but she would not come into my house. She told me that my house was evil and left abruptly. I was shocked. I did not feel that it was evil at all. April of 1980 I had decided that I was going to move back to Wisconsin. I announced that information to my girlfriend when she was over one evening. We were sitting in the living room watching TV and drinking beer. (I had put the girls to bed already.) My girlfriend was going to run up the street to the convenience store to get us another six pack of beer as we were out. I stayed at the house waiting for her to return. I had a very large sofa that was very heavy. As soon as she shut the door to leave, that couch flew out from the wall with such force it threw me forward and then it flew backward and hit the wall. I was absolutely stunned. I was so scared I could not get off of the couch. It was a very violent incident. When my girlfriend came back, she looked at me and said, "What's wrong with you? You look like you saw a ghost," and laughed as she walked into the kitchen to put the beer into the cooler. I told her what had happened and she again told me that she couldn't understand how I could live in this house. Well, I was planning on moving back to Wisconsin the last week of April. Guess what, I moved back the first week of April. I was going through belongings getting them ready to pack when I opened a drawer that was in a hutch that was built into the dining room. I had never pulled the drawers out completely before, but I was dumping the drawer contents into boxes for moving. I came across some drawings that were underneath the drawer when I pulled it out. They all fell out. I was shocked. It was drawings of devils and demons. Lots of symbols and signs were on these drawings. I never finished looking at them. I promptly burned everyone of them in the fireplace. I was only in that house for another four days. I did not bring any belongings back other than my children, clothes, and the girls' toys. I left absolutely everything in the house. That was the first week of April 1980. In July of 1988 I went back to Valle Vista to see if that house was still standing. It was not. Someone had bulldozed it down and there was nothing left but a lot. I am glad that house is gone.

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