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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 26, 2010

The Thing on the Ceiling

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Votes:44 Rating: Rating = 5.61 Ratings Breakdown
Lisa Cheresnowsky - Chemung, New York - August 1979

This not the first encounter I have had with the paranormal but is one that stands out in my mind often. When I was 11 years old my younger cousin and I were spending the night at my grandmother's. She was not your everyday loving grandma, but she was loving. She just like to scare the bajeebies out of you. Anyway, grandma played the Ouija board and had done so for years.

One night, my cousin and me went to bed in her guest bedroom. I was a big chicken and slept next to the wall and made my younger cousin sleep on the outside near the door. I had to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. I was walking down the hall and over my head on the ceiling (this is a trailer, so no attic) something was following me all the way down the hall and stopped just before I entered the bathroom. Needless to say I was freaking out! I hurried and started back to the room at the end of the corridor and the rumbling again followed me back to the bedroom. I jumped over my cousin into bed and she asked what was going on. I was telling her and she said it happened to her before but didn't want to say anything. It took awhile but we both eventually calmed down and fell back to sleep.

It wasn't long after this when I turned over and my forehead was against the wall. All of a sudden right where my head was resting something hit the wall. Nothing could have been on the other side of the wall. The stove, refrigerator, and cupboards were there. It felt like someone smacked me in the head. Thank goodness it was morning. I woke my cousin and we never dressed so quickly in our lives. We both begged to go home... like now. Grandma asked what was wrong and I explained what happened and she said, "Well at least he didn't try to freeze you to death. He sleeps between me and my covers every night."

I still went to visit my grandma now and again but I never stayed the night. When she went to the store and left me at the trailer I would go outside and stay in the yard and look back at the windows periodically. It always felt like someone or something inside was watching me.

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