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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

Macrh 1, 2010

The Soldier by the Steam Pipe

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Jason - West Haven, Connecticut - January 6, 2010, 3:00 PM

Editor's note: believes we have debunked this photo. Please click here for the explanation.

ghost photo taken in West Haven, Connecticut

I work as a steam/pipefitter in Connecticut. Our current location is the steam tunnels under the West Haven Veteran's Administration Hospital in West Haven. These photos were taken by my co-worker, on his iPhone.

It was about 3pm, and we were starting to clean up to leave. I was above at the time when he came crawling out of the hole out of breath and looking pretty pale. It took him awhile to regain his composure and tell me what it was that had happened, and he pretty much just showed me the pictures on his phone. He said he got an "odd feeling" like he was being watched over, and just started taking pictures around the tunnel. The previous and after shots didn't seem to have anything in them. This one was amazing, though. It looks like an early American soldier in a uniform with a rifle. You can see that hat and the hands, what looks like a bag around the hips, and obviously the rifle. The pipe next to the apparition reaches about 5'5" from the top to the floor, putting our soldier at a shorter stature than most men nowadays. Other people who have seen this picture keep telling us they see a young girl or boy and an older man in the picture as well, but we just don't see it ourselves, any feedback would be great. We still work in these tunnels every day, and it's definitely made us more aware of our surroundings! This hospital has a long history and an interesting connection to another well known paranormal "hot spot," the Winchester Mystery House. The hospital was originally named after William Wirt Winchester, husband of Sarah Winchester, the builder of the house.

I'm emailing photos of the original hospital with some info on them, a picture of the modern day hospital with the location of the encounter, and obviously the pictures of the apparition. The original, a zoomed and cropped version, and an outlined version.

ghost photo taken in West Haven, Connecticut

Editor's Note:
The iPhone has an application (possibly several now) that will automatically insert a semi-translucent "ghost" into any photo taken with the iPhone. Steve Duncan, an alert Ghostvillage reader believed the "ghost" in this photo looked familiar. He took the photo below using his iPhone with the "Ghost Capture" application. The similarities are obvious. You can learn more about this application and see the other "ghosts," this app can imprint on iPhone picture here. has decided to leave this photo up as an example of how we can be duped.

Ghost Capture iPhone example

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