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2011 Encounters:
Happy House of Spirits - Columbus, Ohio

Licorice Scented Saxophones - Tacoma, Washington

Spooky Deparment Store - Saginaw, Michigan

Grandpa's Visit - Jellico, Tennessee

Alexander Noble House - Door County, Wisconsin

Babysitting Alone - Livingston, Montana

Message From Grandma - Falls Church, Virginia

Tio Pete's Last Goodbye - Tolleson, Arizona

Strange Creatures - Beloit, Wisconsin

Tech Savvy Spirits - Covington, Georgia

Freaky Dreams - Morena Valley, California

Remembering Childhood Experiences - Annapolis, Maryland

Ringing Phantom Phone - Ellendale, Delaware

Scary Voices - Colington, North Carolina

Life Changing Experiences - Bradenton, Florida

Fright Night in Philly - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spooked in the United Kingdom - Birmingham, England

Enlightened Rosary - Phoenix, Arizona

Spooky Third Floor - Wethersfield, Connecticut

Haunted Cinema - Brighton, United Kingdom

The New House - Pheonix, Arizona

Haunted School Bathroom - Philippines

Signs from the Departed - Malibu, California

Haunted State Park - Ohio

Cool Personal Experience - Tokeland, Washington

Dorm Room Freakiness - Pippa Passes, Kentucky

Insane Asylum Weirdness - Ontario, Canada

Ghosts Are Real - Houston, Texas

Strange Events - Provo, Utah

Phantom Burglar - Holiday, Florida

Spirit Attachment - Walsall, United Kingdom

The Anguished Man Strikes Again - Cumbria, United Kingdom

Phantom Texts and Phone Calls -- Cincinnati, Ohio

Lady in Black - Los Angeles, California

Sports Loving Ghost - Surrey, United Kingdom

Lost Earthquake Ghost? - Houston, Texas

The House of Many Spirits - Escanaba, Michigan

Comforting Presence - Sussex, England

Mysterious Church Yard - Worthing, United Kingdom

Rocco the Ghost Cat - Constance Bay, Ontario, Canada

The Glowing Entity - New Port Richey, Florida

The Anguished Man Continues - Cumbria, United Kingdom

Battlefield Ghost - Chancellorsville Battlefield, Virginia

Be Careful in the Cemetery - Troy, New York

Red Eyes - San Bernardino, California

Angel or Ghost? - Silsbee, Texas

Weirded Out in San Francisco - San Francisco, California

Haunted Nightmares - Australia

Ghostly Railroad Greeting - Aiken, South Carolina

Calling the Spirits - Chester, West Virginia

Haunted Bedroom - Boston, Massachusetts

Home Alone - North Berwick, Maine

Spooky School Day - Edinburg, Texas

Mystery in Meerut - India

Phantom Girl in Vietnam-Vietnam

Living Room Orbs and Phantom Voices- Denver, Colorado

The Girl in My Room - Rainbow City, Alabama

Matthew's Returning Spirit - Grand Prairie, Texas

Ghostly Figure Near My Dad - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Opening All of the Cabinets - Arlington, Massachusetts

The Anguished Man - The United Kingdom
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April 1, 2011

Calling the Spirits

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Votes:17 Rating: Rating = 6.29 Ratings Breakdown
Christopher -- Chester, West Virginia -- Summer, 2010

I had an experience when I was about about 5 years old with the 'Ole Hag Syndrome. She appeared to me as a grotesque old witch. I found out years later that the house was haunted.

I'm 41 now, and I have just recently started really obsessing over the supernatural. I started watching Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters, etc., and I accidentally invited something in.

My bedroom is in the basement of a 100-year-old house. It was around 3 am, I guess, when I first started to have the feeling that I was in the presence of something not of this world or dimension. This was the first time I ever experienced this. I started to hear like lip smacking, then knocking. Then I started to hear breathing. I said out loud, "OK, I changed my mind! This is too much for me. You're scaring the crap outta me! Please, go away!"

Well, it did.

This all started after I visited a known haunted location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I also had an experience there, but that's another story. Months later, I bought an EMF detector and an infrared thermometer. I also purchased over three hundred bucks worth of good books about spirits and Wicca.

I read 'em all. For the first time in my life, I read books word for word, page for page.

I was lonely one night when I had a lot more experiences. I decided to try and conjure the entity that had visited me before. I went into deep thought, and said out loud, "I'm sorry I sent ya' off. And will you please come back and visit?"

About an hour passed, I was doing some research on the computer. I then felt chilled to the bone. It went from 72 degrees to 55 degrees in seconds. It lasted for about half a minute. I was like, Wow! Is this you? Are you back?

Then a little later after hearing and feeling nothing, I went to bed. I said a prayer for my family and after about 20 minutes, it happened. I heard a loud thud from upstairs. There was no one there. I've lived in this house for over 15 years and I know this was definitely paranormal.

I smiled, then closed my eyes, and said, "Welcome back."

The next morning, I went upstairs to make coffee, and I as I went to the bathroom, I felt a feeling of dread -- and a bit of hate -- for no apparent reason. I swear on everything that I stand for, there was a pinkish, brown gooey substance on the toilet seat. I didn't even think to get my EMF detector. I just freaking couldn't believe it. It was, without a doubt, some sort of ectoplasm from this entity.

The message I received from this being was negative. Be careful what you wish for. This entity is still with me all the time. It has completely changed my life in some really and ways, and some good ways. I'll go ahead some other time and write about the night of the nightmares.

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