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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

August 14, 2009

A Hand in My Bed

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Stacy - Louisville, Kentucky - July 21, 2009

I live in a historical old beautiful building called Mayflower Apartment Building that was built in the 1920s. President Hoover used to occupy one of our rooms in this building on a regular basis for the Kentucky Derby and other functions. This building used to be a beautiful hotel and has now been remodeled into apartments. I have lived in my apartment for two years and approximately three months.

After moving in I started feeling like something was rubbing on my leg. Of course I would look to see what it was or blame it on the cat, but the cat would always come running in from the living room. To save you the long version of this story, this went on and on. It would get stronger and stronger, and it was massaging my leg and would literally move up my leg to my lower back and then stop. It almost felt like a static feeling. I can't explain it. I kept trying to convince myself it was nothing, but I knew it was. However never once did it scare me. And at one point I went for a couple of months with nothing happening when I moved my bed to a different side of the room.

The reason I'm writing is that things have changed, and I'm a bit frightened. Last night and for the last few, if I stay very still and act like I'm asleep, this "thing" will slowly act like it's walking on my covers toward, me but it's like it's a hand? Not a body. It makes no sense, I know, but it's poking in my covers, slowing walking up my legs. Two nights ago my covers lifted completely off of my legs. I stayed still to see what would happen and I felt this "thing" against my legs! I very slowly lifted my head to look down at the covers and I could see this "thing" crawling toward me! It scared me so bad I jumped and lifted the covers up and there was absolutely nothing there! That happened the night before last.

Last night I was laying there after saying my prayers and all of the sudden something growled very faintly in my ear, but very definite. I jumped out of my bed and called my mom. I was scared beyond belief! Never has this thing made a noise and scared me like that. After she calmed me down, I laid back down and questioned if I was really going crazy. Could I be imagining all of this? How is it possible for something that I can't see or touch to touch me? Where does it live? In the air? I have to be nuts! I laid there quietly trying to stop shaking and all of the sudden I feel that electrical tingling again on my side and those circular movements massaging me up and down my side, then down my leg. It almost felt like a bubble. Gosh this sounds crazier than a lunatic! I thought, no, it has to be my blanket moving with the ceiling fan, so I jerked my leg and it stopped. I laid still and again this thing is on my left side and it's as real as it gets because there is no blanket! I just couldn't believe it. Then it was playing with my hair and all of the sudden I guess I fell asleep because I don't remember anything else. What is this thing? Can someone please give me some advice or help me in some way? Has anyone felt this or experienced anything similar? Will this hurt me? I'm scared and I swear on my child's life I'm not making this up! I'm not on any kind of medications or anything. I'm not crazy. I'm a very normal, working single mother with a very important, great career. This is craziness! If anyone can help I just need responses, you don't need to post.

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