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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

April 21, 2009

The Black Mist in Our Home

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Votes:31 Rating: Rating = 5.87 Ratings Breakdown
David - Marysville, California - October 2006 - December 2007

We bought and moved into a house in Marysville, California, in September-October of '06. The house was built in 1976 and had four bedrooms and an add-on, making it five in total. We know nothing about who lived in it before us other then what we learned by word of mouth from people who knew them or lived next to us. Within the first few weeks, odd stuff started happening. Nothing too big but the lights would go on by themselves. I can recall one night when we came home around 11 PM and all of the lights were on in the entire house. And I mean all lights.

We have four kids and we figured one was playing around. But they all said that they had not left lights on when we left. A few weeks later my youngest daughter came crying into our bedroom and was visibly upset. She said that her closet door had come open by itself and she had seen a dark cloud/mist up near the corner of her room. Both me and my wife thought at the time it was your basic, normal night-terrors. So we got her a night light and I put a box in front of the closet door and we went to bed. The next morning my wife went into her room and the box had been moved and the nightlight bulb burnt out.

Around two month later, I was in the kitchen and was washing dishes when I noticed an odd stain on the door. It was sort of outlined with goo. Sort of like jelly -- which I think it was, but still am not sure. I cleaned it off and moved on. The next day it was back and had made a puddle on the floor. We cleaned it again and it came back. We did this for about a week until we had the door replaced, which resolved the issue.

Our bedroom had a dresser that held our large, flat screen TV. The TV would come on or go off by itself. Both me and my wife saw this happen alone and when we were together. We were making love one time and right in the middle the TV turned on with the volume on high. It scared us good. Thinking that it was an interference from some other remote or signal I unplugged the TV from the wall outlet. The TV came on again by itself and then died out. A few weeks later we found both kitchen sinks filled to the rim with water -- though no one was there to have done it. Both the sinks were filled with scalding hot water right to the point of spilling over.

Other times we would find dead birds in the yard, both front and back. My older daughter saw a mist or dark cloud in her room. My youngest son never seemed to be bothered by anything. My oldest son had his door slammed in his face when no one was home. I went to the bathroom one night and was sitting on the toilet when I noticed the shower door was moving open real slow. I opened it to see for only a split second a lady standing there. It scared me real bad. I ran back into the bedroom and woke up my wife. I never saw that again. Nothing harmful ever happened while we lived there, though some things moved around a bit and lights came on, and odd things happened. We never felt threatened by whatever was there, and I am sure that we mixed reality and a bit of imagination into the mix. But something was going on.

We did find out that the couple who had lived there before us had moved out due to the family who lived behind us. They had gotten into an argument and the husband had gotten a hold of a rifle and shot the wife and himself. (Word of mouth and not confirmed by us.) But the women who lived where we lived was the best friend of the wife, and so the two families were close. I don't know too much else other then the fact that strange stuff went on there. We moved due to foreclosure and not the activity. But that is our story. Other stuff happened there but never stuff that hurt anyone.

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