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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

December 9, 2009

The Entity in My Brother's Basement

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P.O. - Yardley, Pennsylvania - October 1, 2005

My brother stayed at our parents' house while he went through a divorce. He saved enough money to buy a ranch home of his own. A week after closing, I received a phone call from our mother. She asked me to go over to my brother's house and spend a few nights. I was told my brother was acting strange and sleeping back at my parents' house. He would go to his new home to do some renovations during the day, then come back to my parents' house to sleep at night. When asked, he simply told our parents he didn't want to talk about it.

I called my bro and insisted on spending the weekend there at his house and help him finish the work he started in the kitchen. Upon arriving at the house, the first thing I noticed was the bars on the tiny windows that were in the basement. I thought this was a little odd, and even more odd that my brother had obviously installed a new deadbolt on the door leading down into the basement.

We got to work in the kitchen. My brother cut away at the grout as I removed the old tiles from the kitchen floor, stacking them in the basement. When we finished, I decided to head over to a local pub for some beer, while my brother was to make the 20 minute drive to our parents to fetch some tools and leftover food for dinner. I returned with our beer about 15 minutes later and headed for the basement to put it in a small fridge we had set up down there. What I saw almost caused me to drop the beer on the stairs. The tile I had stacked down there was laid out on the basement floor, almost identical to the pattern it had been in the kitchen. I thought my brother really lost it, coming back here and doing this for some reason. But how could he have accomplished this in the 15 minutes I was gone? And where was he now?

I called our parents' house. My mom said he was there, and just left. I then raced around the house, thinking someone broke in. I checked every window, every door, to find everything locked. I looked under every bed and in every closet. Nothing. When my brother returned, I showed him the tile in the basement. His face went pale, and he started telling me about the footsteps he heard at night coming up and down the basement steps. I was not a believer in hauntings, and figured someone was playing games at my brother's expense. He assured me it was some kind of haunting. We called it quits for the day, drank our beer, and watched some college football.

After calling it a night, I went into the guest room, and my brother went to his room. Only about two minutes after lying down I heard loud footsteps coming up the basement stairs. No way someone got into that basement! The footsteps went up and down the stairs several times, then came up again and went right through the basement door and into the living room. The footsteps then went into the kitchen and started down the hallway, past my brother's room, and stopped in front of my closed door. It then turned around and headed back down the hall. I then heard a loud groan, and the footsteps went back through the basement door and down the steps. At hearing this, I jumped out of bed and opened the bedroom door. I saw my brother peeking out his door, wide eyed. It didn't register that this thing was able to pass through the basement door, so I'm still thinking that this is a person messing with my brother. I ran into the kitchen, got a hammer and flashlight out of my tool box, and headed for the basement door. My brother bounced out of his room, putting sweat pants on, saying, "What are you doing? Let's go!" I popped the deadbolt and opened the basement door. Shining my flashlight down the steps, the batteries were very week, and the only thing I could see was some dust that was kicked up on the stairs. Just then I heard a very loud thud come from the bottom step. I shut the door, hit the deadbolt, and ran out behind my brother through the back door. We ran a couple blocks to a convenient store and called our father to come pick us up.

There I was, late at night in October, standing by a pay phone in just my boxer shorts and T-shirt. My dad showed up about a half hour later, visibly annoyed. I told him a wild animal got in the house, and clearly he didn't believe us. The next morning, while my brother was in the shower, I told our parents everything that happened. Mom looked worried, and Dad remained skeptical. The three of us drove over to the house to get out the tools and some other belongings. I showed Dad the tile. He still remains a skeptic. My brother put the house back on the market and lives in an apartment. He refuses to buy a house. He hasn't been the same since this experience.

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