Ghosts - research, evidence, and discussion.
Page not found |
Ghosts, Haunting, and Legends
404 Error - page not found
Our latest posts
0 239

In Episode 352 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike the trails...
0 552

In Episode 351 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the ruins...
1 710

In Episode 350 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the swanky...
0 936

In Episode 349 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore West Athens,...
0 1227

In Episode 348 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit a potentially...
0 1231

In Episode 347 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the history...
Newsletter Subscription:
Subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter:

Encounters Archive:

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
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
Ghost picture

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
Ghost picture

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
Ghost picture

Bell Witch Cave Encounter - Adams, Tennessee

Our Little Girl Spirit - El Monte, California

Canyon Sprit - Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Ghost picture

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
Ghost picture

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
Ghost picture

Footsteps in the Snow - Arapaho National Park, Colorado

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

Sierra Vista Apparition - Sierra Vista, Arizona
Ghost picture

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
Ghost picture

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
Ghost video

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 29, 2007

Becoming a Believer

Rate this encounter:
Votes:65 Rating: Rating = 6.18 Ratings Breakdown
Susan Kramss, Essex, Connecticut, 2002

Our family, from my mother on down, has always had a sensitivity for the paranormal. Now it was my son's turn, a confirmed non-believer.

He had taken a temporary job a few buildings down from the Essex Steam Train. It was his duty to work alone in the basement sorting boxed files and setting them up systematically in filing cabinets. It was going to be a long haul.

The first day, however, he noticed a ball of white light hovering in mid-air. Skeptic that he was, he called his dad the scientist. They discussed all possible things that could cause such a phenomena: light from a window or a reflection, but nothing explained it. It seemed to have a life of its own. Next thing was to ask Mom. "Wow! You've got yourself an orb which is the first stage of the manifestation of a spirit," I said. He was less than impressed and shrugged it off. The orb continued to show up daily for about a week at different times on and off when he least expected it in different parts of the room.

Then one day it didn't appear. Instead a black, shadowy figure came out of the wall in front of him and hovered in space. This sent him flying up the stairs to the receptionist. 

“What’s with you, you look like you’ve seen a ghost," she said. 

As he caught his breath he replied, "No, don’t mind me. I was just wondering how old this house is?” 

“Oh it dates back to the early 1900’s,” she answered. 

“Has anything strange ever happened around here," he pressed on. 

“Why, did you see or hear anything strange in the basement?” she inquired. 

"Maybe," he nervously replied. 

She went on to tell how according to historical records in town, back when the house was new, a couple owned the home. “Somehow or another, the man ended up either falling or being pushed down the stairs, resulting in his death. It's been reputed as being haunted ever since. We constantly have doors mysteriously opening and closing, things being moved, and our office machines turn on and off on their own. And as far as the basement is concerned, no one likes it down there. We've had so much trouble keeping temps. I hope were not going to lose you too," she told him. 

"No” he replied, "I don't believe in that stuff." He then went back downstairs, still a little bit unnerved by the whole experience.

He called me to help keep his mind off his new friend. I said, "Way cool! A shadowy apparition! You've got yourself a ghost!" He was less than thrilled. This thing kept coming back and was making him very nervous. I told him, "As long as you plan to stay with the job, you might as well get used to it and remember ghosts used to be people. Talk to him. He might not be able to talk back but I'm sure he'll appreciate the company." Soon Bryant stopped complaining about it. I wasn't sure if the ghost was gone, or if he had grown accustomed to him.

By chance I landed a temp position across the street. I offered to take my son to lunch. I walked over to meet him and they directed me downstairs. The office was extremely hot that day, but you could feel the temperature drop as soon as you hit the stairs. When I got to the bottom, Bryant took one look at me and blew his top. "What are you doing down here?" 

“I’m here to go to lunch with you.” But I admit I was curious about my impressions of the basement, which indeed I could feel a strong presence. 

With that Bryant chided me saying, "You're just trying to exploit him!" Maybe those two were getting too friendly.

A few days later he called me excitedly, “Mom, I just walked to the back of the building to get some boxes. I turned around and saw someone come down the stairs then begin walking toward me. It was an older man. I didn’t recognize him. He was dressed sort of strange. He then stopped, turned, and disappeared into the wall.” 

When I heard this I admit I was outright jealous. “Wow. A full-body apparition; now that's rare! You’re ghost must really like you.”

When he told his father about this it made a believer even out of him. So it looks like my mother's and my genes for sensitivity for the paranormal have been passed down to another yet another generation. Atheist and believer in ghosts. I just don’t get it.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014

Page not found |
Ghosts, Haunting, and Legends
404 Error - page not found
Our latest posts
0 239

In Episode 352 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike the trails...
0 552

In Episode 351 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the ruins...
1 710

In Episode 350 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the swanky...
0 936

In Episode 349 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore West Athens,...
0 1227

In Episode 348 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit a potentially...
0 1231

In Episode 347 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the history...