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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

October 19, 2009

A Screaming Ghost

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John - Yorktown Heights, New York - 1984

I was sleeping at my former girlfriend's parents house. Her father worked for the US postal service in New York City -- he would get up very early in the morning usually before the sun rises. I was only allowed to sleep by myself with her father being strict -- he had rules about not sleeping in the same room. So I was sleeping on the couch in the living room, though on this night I was at least trying to.

I kept tossing and turning and was unusually awake for these late/early morning hours. Her father was not only a postal worker but also a weekend auxiliary cop. I knew from my girlfriend that he kept two handguns in his nightstand. And if he found me with her in bed I think he might blow me away. (That gets important later in my story.) Now her mother was a sweet lady, she would get up very early to make her husband breakfast before his long drive to the city for work. I could see their bedroom door from the couch I was sleeping on. And it was closed. But the light came on as her father was getting dressed. I thought I saw her mother get up to make him breakfast, and I assumed she was wearing a soft white nightgown -- because that's all I could barely make out as I looked at it with the minimal light that was bleeding through the bottom of the door. But I kept trying to focus my eyes on her mother standing in front of the door.

I then realized it was a ghost -- what is called a full blown apparition. I kept rubbing my eyes as I was having a hard time figuring out what was where. I didn't want to believe it was a ghost. But as it became apparent to me it was quite indeed a ghost, I got full of fear. This ghost was only about 22 feet from where I was laying on the couch. The ghost was looking through their bedroom door with its back to me. But when it sensed my presence, it turned around to look at me. It was a man with a long beard and he had a funny shaped hat -- almost like a bishops hat, but it looked like it was made of fur or leather. He was floating about two feet off the ground. And his head was by the ceiling. He started to yell at me but there was no sound. It was like he was in another dimension and he was not allowed to be seen and he was freaked about me seeing him. I was so scarred a chill ran down my spine and I threw the sheet over my head. But as I lay there I grew fearful as if he was going to do something to me so I jumped up and ran into my girlfriend's room. I told her what was going on. She was surprised but didn't write me off. She believed me to the point of letting me stay in her room. I was more scared of the ghost than I was of being shot by her father.

Now her mother came out and made breakfast. Than her father came out and all of a sudden I hear him yelling. "What is he doing in her bedroom?" I told Debbie to go in there (the kitchen) and tell him what happened. Her father called me into the kitchen and I thought to myself; here I go... it's how my life ends. But he asked me, "Is it true you saw a ghost at my bedroom door?" And I said yes. He said, "I believe you because for years I would see something out of the corner of my eye while I am getting dressed in front of the mirror in my bedroom. I turn around and nothing is standing there. So you saw it, huh?" I said clear as day. I went on to describe what it looks like to him and lucky for me he believed me and didn't shoot me!

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