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Encounters Archive:

2007 Encounters:
Marlene and My Daughter - San Leandro, California

Dad's Still Watching Over Us - Randolph and Milton, Massachusetts

Meeting Grandpa - Jerome, Idaho

The Woman Who Protects Me - Stuart, Florida

Glowing Eyes At Grandparents' House - Barto, Pennsylvania

The Presence in Room 3 - Nicosia, Cyprus

Grandpa Checking On the Kids - Hazel Park, Michigan

La Llorona on Channel Road - Sanger, California

Uncle George's Last Visit - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Hear the Storm - Sebago, Maine

Hearing Voices - Riverside, California

Smoky's Return - Invermere, British Columbia, Canada

My Brother's Abilities - Poulsbo, Washington

A Dissipating Girl - Northwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Haunted Staples Receipt? - Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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The Ghosts of Harrison House - Columbus, Ohio

Lights in the Woods - Mechanicsville, Virginia

The Shadow Monster - Bronx, New York

The Haunted Room at River's Edge Plantation - Fayetteville, Georgia

Ghost Lights By the Church - Southampton, England

The Phantom Stage Coach - North West Ireland

Glowing Red Eyes - Savannah, Georgia

A Warning of Earthquakes - Cleveland, Tennessee

Mists Around Jesus - Milton, Florida
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Our Haunted Car - Queensland, Australia

Our Haunted Apartment - Edison, New Jersey

Red Eyes Under the Table - Connecticut

A Face in the Water at Disney Land - Anaheim, California
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Bell Witch Cave Encounter - Adams, Tennessee

Our Little Girl Spirit - El Monte, California

Canyon Sprit - Antelope Canyon, Arizona
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Yellow Eyes - Wildomar, California

Challenging Our Ghost - Newell/Fonda, Iowa

A Spirit's Warning - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Boy at the Foot of My Bed - Northern England

Gliding Down the Steps - Barre, Massachusetts

Daddy's Still Hanging Around - Rosebud, Texas
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A Glimpse of Arthur - New York, New York

View from a Baptismal Pool - Mobile, Alabama

Grandma's Angel of Death - Orange, California

Hell Hound - Hazard, Kentucky

The Misty Old Man - South Australia

Footsteps and Door Slams - Corona, California

The Man in the TV - London, Ohio

The Magic Spot - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Our Haunted House - Suffolk, England

An Angel Took My Baby - Bloomington, Illinois

Civil War Soldier in My Bedroom - Waukesha, Wisconsin

Papa's Scent - Highland, Michigan

A Pinstriped Ghost - North Miami Beach, Florida

A Ouija Board Fright - Pippa Passes, Kentucky

Unhappy With Pig Boy - El Dorado, Arkansas

A Nasty Poltergeist - Northeastern Portland, Oregon

A Ghost-Inspired Song - Longmont, Colorado

Strange Demons at Waverly - Louisville, Kentucky

Trapped Spirit in Our House - Kokomo, Indiana

The Woman in My Room - Marble Falls, Texas

Hank's Last Breath - West Haven, Connecticut

An Infant's Cry - Cloudcroft, New Mexico

The Wisp in the Window - Oklahoma city, Oklahoma

Charlie's House - Pepperell, Massachusetts

Uncontrollable Crying - Houston, Texas

Dad Got Home Safe - Cicero, Illinois - Michigan

Dad Came to Visit His Granddaughter - Michigan

The Black Dog on Richmond Bridge - Tasmania, Australia

The Lady that Wasn't There - Wailoku, Fiji

"Gonna Teach You a Lesson" - South Holland, Illinois

Strange Tapping Sounds - San Diego, California

I Floated Down the Stairs - Ohio

Footsteps and Falling Boxes - Needles, California

Whispers in the Song - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Footsteps Behind Me - Livingston, California

The Little Girl at Disney World - Orlando, Florida

A Demon in My Bed - Puyallup, Washington

Our Haunted Funeral Home - Rochester, Pennsylvania

The Gesturing Girl - Springfield, Ohio

Stop! - Pomona, California

My Dad's Kitchen Visit - Mission Viejo, California

Playing Pool With Grandpa - Pacific, Missouri

The Voice on My Cell Phone - Cannonball, North Dakota

A Lively House at Ft. Sam Houston - San Antonio, Texas

Shadow People and Creatures - Torrington, Connecticut

Demons Around My Child - Northern Mississippi

Black-Hooded Figure - Cleveland, Texas

The Man in the Cabin - Near South Indian Lake, Manitoba, Canada

Daddy Donald - Carlotta, California

My Love Coming Home - Memphis, Tennessee

Three Signs From Mom - North Easton, Massachusetts

The Grandmother I Never Knew - Minto, North Dakota

Spirits and Statues on the Land - Milton, Florida
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Footsteps in the Snow - Arapaho National Park, Colorado

The White Lady in My Room - Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Sierra Vista Apparition - Sierra Vista, Arizona
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The Old Lady and Shaking Bed - Northern Ireland

The Victorian Lady - Liverpool, England

The Dark Monkeys - Ogden, Utah

Haunted Red Brick Building - Pflugerville, Texas

The Other in the Auditorium - Clarkston, Washington

Corrina's Butterfly - Norwich, Connecticut

The Lady in Black - Rosebud, Texas

Phelps Mansion Man - Stratford, Connecticut

Who's Been Sitting in My Chair? - Three Rivers, Texas

One Night At Lemp - St. Louis, Missouri

Shadow Figures on Sycamore Street - St. Paul, Minnesota

Boy from the 70s - Newark, Illinois

The Torso That Walked By - Mesquite, Texas

Haunted El Centro Bungalow - Hollywood, California

Disembodied Ghungroo Sounds - Kolkata, India

The Hooded Figure - Rockwood, Michigan

Grandmotherly Visitor - Cudahy, Wisconsin

Little Girl in My Aunt's House - Lawndale, California

Orbs in Haunted San Diego - San Diego, California
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Ghost in the Car - Newburyport, Massachusetts

The Man By the Window - Sunnyvale, California

Our Haunted Apartment - Dallas, Texas

The Boy Liked to Burn Things - Leesburg, Georgia

The Poltergeist Room - Clyman, Wisconsin

The Spirit Dogcatcher - Southwest side of Chicago, Illinois

Pole Dancing Ghost Video - Massachusetts
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Becoming a Believer - Essex, Connecticut

Calls from Jaron - Plaistow, New Hampshire

The Man on the Ceiling - Elgin, Illinois

Desks in a Pile - West Bend, Wisconsin

Nana's Warning - Melbourne, Australia

The Spirit of Louise de Lorraine - Chenonceau, Loire River Valley, France

A Flower at Rockton Cemetery - Rockton, Illinois

The Ghosts of Butler Hall - Morehead, Kentucky

Dark Figure in the Barn - San Antonio, Texas

Noises In the Attic - Chicago, Illinois

Late Night Intruder - Wayne, New Jersey

It Left the Seat Up - Deltona, Florida



January 19, 2007

Desks in a Pile

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Tom Ferguson, West Bend, Wisconsin, Fall of 1999

I was a custodian working for the University of Wisconsin, Washington County back in the fall of 1999 when I came face-to-face with the ghost, or at least one of the ghosts that haunt the place. 

There was always speculation that the place might have been haunted. One would hear noises such as bangs, as if something had fallen ,or noises as if one of the doors was being slammed shut. However upon investigating the noise, there was never anything there. After a while it got to be where you would wonder if it was worth your time to even check it out. It made you stop working for nothing, and you would start to think, now what if it's someone breaking in? I should check on it. But you also thought it could be a ghost. So every time you would think these things, but they were so common that you actually got used to them. Hearing one of these loud noises would not even startle or scare you after a while working there.

Another puzzling thing was at the time I worked there occasionally we would find a classroom totally trashed the next morning. It was thought that this might be caused by kids breaking into the building after hours. Yet, myself and a couple fellow custodians thought that this might be the work of a ghost. We would discuss this later during lunches. To stop this, security was stepped up to the point of security checks like the kind one would come to expect in the military. Every place there was to check in the building was double checked, bathroom stalls, library stacks, you name it. Every door was locked then checked twice more. Still there were occasionally rooms trashed. And doors that were supposed to be locked and were checked by three people, were being found open. We had stepped up security ten fold from what it had been and were being reprimanded by those at the school for something we knew we were doing everything to humanly prevent.

Now with this in mind we come to the night in which I came to face the spirit that haunts the school. I was cleaning my area which consisted of the union and gym part of the campus. I was working with a fellow custodian, Mike that night and a guy named Muckerheide was working in the administration section. Our boss, Ron was off that night so we had to clean his section too, which was the bookstore and library. The plan was to all do our own sections and when we were done we would do Ron's area.

Mike finished first and started in with Ron's area. I was just finishing up my area and told him that I should be done in a half an hour or so, but if he needed any help to just come and get me. Mike was gone no more 15 minutes and he was walking back to me. He told me to come with him, so I followed him back up toward the library. On the way he asks me if Howard mentioned if a light switch in a room might be broken or that he did something with it. I said, "No," and what Mike had just said made no sense to me at all. We get to the classroom and Mike tells me that he would shut the light off in the classroom to the left of the library doors as you face them, but every time he was doing something and would look back, they were back on.

Not thinking anything, I walked in and looked around the empty classroom. I'd check to see if there was anyone hiding in there, and I checked to see if perhaps sensors of some sort had been installed that turned lights on and off like they use in the computer lab. I was trying to figure out an explanation so I could tell myself and Mike there was nothing to worry about. I did not find anything new like that, and there was a lot of work to be done, so I was eager to get back to work so I would not be stuck working overtime to get done. So I found nothing. I checked out the switch and tried it a few times, and it worked, so I shut it off and Mike and I begin to leave. I was in the doorway just a few feet from the switch, and I hear it click on and the lights are back on. Mike and I look at each other and we are both white as snow. Then the switch started flipping up and down turning on and off. We watch the switch doing this for a couple seconds, but did not see anyone doing this. Whatever was doing this was completely invisible. Mike and I slowly turned around and started to walk away. We were speeding up until when we got to the end of the hall, we were almost running. As we turned the corner, we heard the noise of desks sliding across the floor and desks crashing as if they were being thrown. As we sped down that hall I remember yelling back, "Okay, we are going home, you can have the school to yourself the rest of the night!"

Mike called Muck on his walkie-talkie and told him we decided to go home. Now Muck was the kind of guy who was very afraid of the noises. So all we told him was that we were going home and we don't want to tell him why. He looked at us and we were still both white as snow and he kind of figured it out and told us to please not tell him what happened and he would leave too. It was about midnight, so we were leaving two hours early the next day. The next day we told our bosses what happened and they said, "Okay." I don't know if anyone believed Mike and I, but that's all there was to it. They had found the classroom where it happened with all the desks in a giant pile in the middle of the room the next morning.




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