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2010 Encounters:
The Girl in My Wall - Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Bloody Mary's Haunting Us - Colorado

Sam's Angry Spirit - Ohio

Screaming for Help - Needles, California

Captain Eli's Lamp - Belleville, Illinois

Blue Apparition by the Tree - Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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My New Haunted Home - Elmer, Louisiana

Smelling Grandmother's Perfume - Greenwich, Connecticut's 1000th Encounter - Paris, France

Grandmother's Warning in the Cottage - St. Helens, Merseyside, UK

Gore Orphanage Remains - Vermillion, Ohio

The Man at the Foot of My Bed - Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

My Ghostly Handyman - Sarasota, Florida

The Ghost Cat - Belleville, Illinois

Tingling My Skin - Wayzata, Minnesota

My Grandfather's Voice in the Field - Bihar, India

A Vision of Lucifer - Rockford, Illinois

Meeting My Spirit Guide - Arlington, Texas

Our Haunted Adobe - Taos, New Mexico

Huaka'i Po/Night Marchers at Keawaula Beach - Yokohama Bay Makaha, Hawaii

The Demon In My Bedroom - Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The Tall Dark Figure - Eagle Pass, Texas

Apparition in Brookdale Lodge - Brookdale, California
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The Entity in My Living Room - Aasiaat, Greenland

Dragging Sounds in the Hallway - Monticello, Florida

Blue Apparition in a Park - Henderson, Nevada
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Dark Figures Over the Bassinet - Queens, New York

Hitting a Ghost on Hwy 1942 - Crosby, Texas

The Haunted Reading Chair - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wedding Visitors and Joplin Spook Light - Joplin, Missouri

Dad's Doppelganger - Oslo, Norway

This is My Ghost Story - Milton, Florida
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Attacked in My Room - Malvern, Iowa

The Teddy Bear on the Floor - Milton, West Virginia

Ghosts Watching Me - Cascapedia St Jules, Quebec, Canada

The Crying Baby - Tampa, Florida

The Ghost of Nicole By the Bridge - Rochester, Illinois

The Spirit in My House - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Seneca Spook Light - Seneca, Missouri

The Presence in Our Home - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Civil War Soldier Visitor - Manassas Battlefield, Virginia
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A Ghost at My Birthday Party - Walla Walla, Washington

Visits From Freddie - Youngstown, Ohio

The Face in the Cellar Door - Groton, Vermont
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My Guardian Angel Uncle - Chiloquin, Oregon

The Lady in My House - Greensboro, North Carolina

Pop Pop's Goodbye Dream - Jacksonville, Florida

The Creature in My Lucid Dreams - Thessaloniki, Greece

My Brother's Protective Spirit - Ormond Beach, Florida

Encounters With My Grandfather - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Soldier by the Steam Pipe - West Haven, Connecticut
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The Thing on the Ceiling - Chemung, New York

Our Protective Spirits - McFarland, Kansas

Demon in the Hall Tree Chair - Houston, Texas

The Ghosts Set the Table - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The Dog We Tried to Save - Ashland, Kentucky

The Brown-Robed Figure - Yuba City, California

An Arm Across Our Windshield - Outside Helena, Montana

The Cold, Haunted Mansion - Brevard, North Carolina

Ginger's Nightly Visits - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

One More Snuggle With Critter - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bowl, Pestle, and Bad Luck - Springville, California

Dad's Spirit at Our Toast - Cincinnati, Ohio
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Blue Man Apparition - Milton, Florida
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Haunting Wearing Me Down - Willow Springs, Illinois

February 1, 2010

Ginger's Nightly Visits

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Heather Keso - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - 1978

My very first "encounter" that I had experienced was when I was about 8 or 9 years old. My parents had to make the agonizing decision to put our beloved family dog down to rest. Ginger was 16 years old at the time and was very ill. Her entire body was riddled with cancerous tumors. I was at school at the time when she was put down. When I got home and discovered she was gone it was devastating, of course. I was so sad because I didn't get to say goodbye and give her a kiss.

Ginger had a favorite blanket. She had had that blanket since she was a puppy. So I decided to put it in my closet in my bedroom so that I could have something of her close to me. But a day or two after that I was awoken in the middle of the night with scratching noises, panting, and whining from inside my closet. For a few minutes I laid there in my bed unable to move. When I finally worked up enough courage to go to the closet and open the door, Ginger was gone. I knew it was Ginger. I just knew it. Who else would it be? Ginger's nightly visits went on for about a week before I finally got an idea. I believed that if my dad burned Gingers blanket it would go up to heaven to her and she would be happy. I figured that she had really missed her blanket. She had laid on the blanket every day of her life on the same side of the couch. So I told my dad about my theory about Gingers blanket. He did burn her blanket in our wood burner. Ginger's nightly visits did stop but not for long.

One morning I was awoken to the feeling of my bed shaking. I laid there again for a few moments before I decided to look toward the foot of my bed. And there at the foot of my bed was Ginger's tail moving back and forth. I could also hear her panting and doing her famous little whine. Ginger was not a small dog so as she moved back and forth her body was rubbing against my bed and my dresser. That's why my bed was shaking. When I attempted to get a closer look Ginger vanished into thin air. The next night I had a dream. My parents and I were standing in a room that was all white. After we stood there for a while we began to notice that there was a light that was coming from the corner of the room. Then we noticed that there was something coming down this tunnel of light. As the object got closer and closer we could see that it was our Ginger. She came running to us all excited and happy. She jumped up on us and kissed us and all that. She was so happy and healthy again. It made me so happy! Then she headed back up the tunnel of light. We watched her until we couldn't see her anymore. The next morning when I woke up I told my parents about the dream. They told me that they had both had the same exact dream that night as well. I believe that Ginger was giving me the chance to say goodbye to her and to give her one last kiss. During the time when Ginger was there visiting me she had also visited my parents those nights. My mom felt her jump on to their bed and crawl in between my parents and go to sleep. She could feel Gingers body there and even feel her breath. My dad also felt her jump on the bed. She was telling us that she loved us and missed us just like we did her. I'm so happy that Ginger did come back to say her goodbyes. I knew then that she was happy and safe and healthy. She suffered no more from her sickness. It was complete peace of mind to know all of that.

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