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2002 Encounters:
Slapped in the Face - Coalinga, California

Premonition and Returning Visits - Ventura, California

Contacting Family with a Ouija Board - Bridesburg, Pennsylvania

A Woman of Warning and Comfort - GVSU, Allendale, Michigan

USS Alabama Officer Remembered - Mobile, Alabama

Comforting Dark Figure - Minden, Nevada

Halloween Ghost - Auburn, Massachusetts

Driveway Mist - Hibbing, Minnesota

Cemetery Creature - Egypt Bottom, Ohio

Time Flies - Morehead State University, Kentucky

Oppressive Static - Harlingen, Texas

Crybaby Bridge - Columbus, Georgia

Mystery Mammal - Brooklyn, Connecticut

Birthday Wish from the Other Side - Ottawa, Canada

T.J. the Traveling Ghost - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Hallway Orbs - Chicago, Illinois

Woman in the Window - Lakeland, Florida

Father Ghost - Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

"There's Nothing Good to Say" - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Bedroom Wall Entity - Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Summer Camp Cabin Monster - Trenton, Ontario, Canada

A Dark Shadow in a Tennessee Creek - Lyles, Tennessee

Gettysburg's Haunted Farnsworth Inn - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Haunted U.S.S. Alabama - Mobile, Alabama

The Lost City - Rhodesia, Louisiana

Headstone Specter - Waverly Hall Cemetery, Georgia

Nightly Visitor to a Dying Friend - San Diego, California

"For My Kids" - Red Lock, Ohio

Grandma's Hand - River Pines, California

Children's Dancing Light - Harrogate, Tennessee

A Spirit Named "Fred" - Manchester, United Kingdom

Footsteps in the Bedroom - Matoaka City Limits, West Virginia

Haunted Graveyard - New Carlisle, Ohio

Beating the Angel of Death - Chicago, Illinois

Grandmother's Visiting Spirit - Ardmore, Oklahoma

Haunted Land - Ashland City, Tennessee

Haunted Half Cellar - North Greece, New York

Haunted Queenslander - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Native American Shadow Spirit - Orlando, Florida

Angry School Spirit - Chicago, Illinois

Faceless Nighttime Visitor - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cold Room Tapping - Hazlehurst, Georgia

Haunted Mirror - Ontario, Canada

Sixth Sense - Chesapeake, Virginia

Tormented Dreams - Douglasville, Georgia

Haunted Apartment - Uniontown, Ohio

Haunted Basement - Columbus, Ohio

Partying Spirit - Victoria, Australia

Unwelcome Visitor - Honolulu, Hawaii

Haunted Speakeasy - Mount Carroll, Illinois

Basement Visitor - Shelton, Connecticut

Haunted House - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Various Experiences - Connecticut

Battlefield Spirits - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Husband's Visiting Spirit - California

Tapping Headboards - Bristol, Connecticut

Living Room Orbs - Frazier Park, California

Whaley House - San Diego, California

Baby Lights - Cape Coral, Florida

Stairway Spirit - London, England

Mountain Mist - Australia

Visiting Cat Spirit - Avondale, Pennsylvania

Sliding Girl - Des Moines, Iowa

Added August 16, 2002

Grandma's Hand

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Votes:34 Rating: Rating = 6.62 Ratings Breakdown
Aurelia, River Pines, California, August 11, 1996

Let me tell you that my grandma was my idol as a child. A lot of bad things happened to me and I became a bitter and hateful little girl. My grandma was the only one of my family to love me, and show it, in spite of that. My grandma committed suicide when I was eight years old. I remember the day being September 24, 1990 because my life went from bad to utter hell. I was an unfeeling person.

I should tell you that I have seen spirits since I was an infant. I see them pretty much anywhere and all day long. I have always considered this to be a problem, but after my grandma died, my sole purpose was to see her again. Funny how the one thing you want most is the one thing you're least likely to get.

I fell in love with my best friend. He was a nice guy, and was the first person to break down the barrier. He was the first person I let inside my heart, since my grandma. It had been 10 years without emotions. I'm not sure if you understand how it is not to feel any emotions for 10 years. Well it was a huge shock to my emotional state. I tried to kill myself. I pushed a knife in right above the main artery, and was preparing to slice, when I felt a hand on my shoulder, and breath on my neck. I was so scared that I dropped the knife. I didn't know what to think when I turned around and saw no one. I decided to just get it over with when I felt arms surround me (definitely unnerving), a kiss on my cheek, and I smelt something I hadn't smelled in a long time. I smelled Wind Song perfume and Charlie bath powder. I knew at once who had touched me. I thought I would share this experience, because it is the only paranormal encounter that has ever meant something to me. Although, I haven't got to see her again I do hear her voice whispering me to sleep, and I do smell her powder when things start to go wrong, perhaps she is telling me not to make the same mistakes that she did.

This has a moral too, although I didn't realize it until just now. For all of you spirit hunters, the ones that go to séances, and meditate to open your mind, to those of you who venture out with cameras to catch a wandering orb, STOP. The things you want so badly happen when you least expect them. I wanted to see her for so long, and was so angry that I was seeing everyone but her. She saw fit to come when I needed her not wanted her. And that is that.

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