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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



March 2, 2007

Disembodied Ghungroo Sounds

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Raaj Datta, Kolkata, India, August 1999 and April 2001

I have had paranormal experiences throughout my life but I have never been harmed in any way whatsoever. Maybe I never let it get into my head. This particular incident, though shook me a bit.

Now, getting to the point of what exactly happened. I was in the 11th grade, and I stayed alone in Kolkata at that time. It was a rented accommodation. I stayed in the ground floor and the owner and his family stayed upstairs, but mine was completely separate. My bedroom was just beside the corridor to the kitchen. But the house was in a bizarre fashion. I had to take a full turn through the front room to get to the kitchen after crossing the corridor.

As usual, I would study till 1 a.m. and then go to sleep and that night nothing was too unusual. After switching off the lights, I went to bed and was fast asleep. After around 45 minutes or so, I heard something and my sleep got disturbed. It was still dark, but I could clearly hear the sound of someone walking in the corridor. The person was wearing a payel/ghungroo (a musical instrument worn by women around the ankle to produce rhythm) which is very common in India. I could not believe my ears and I thought that it must be the house owner's granddaughter who was just 2 years then. But I had to dismiss that because the sound which was coming from the ghungroos gave the impression that it should be someone of around 20-25 years of age, and moreover it was almost 2 a.m. Strange enough, the person or the sound never moved beyond the corridor. This continued for another 15 minutes, then I decided to get up and switch on the lights. All of a sudden, the sound stopped. I checked the entire house, but I couldn't find anything unusual.

The next day I asked the owner if they were awake late at night. He confirmed that they went to sleep around 11 p.m. and no one got up that night. I still could not believe what I heard last night; I thought I must have cooked it up in my brain. That night too, when I went to sleep, after an hour or so, I began hearing the same sound. I got a bit disturbed because on the second day the sound was coming from the front room and from that room only. It was not from the corridor, it was the front room. The only difference being, the sound was very distinct. After 5 minutes, I got up and switched on the lights and the sound vanished. I looked here and there but found nothing. The rest of the night was peaceful.

The next and the third night it was all the same but I got real scared. The sound was in my room and kept moving around my bed. I started calling God's name but it made no difference. The next thing I knew, I jumped out of my bed and raced toward the switch board and just when I switched on the lights, the sound vanished. I was out of my wits as I have never come across something like this. But after that night nothing happened.

After the incident, I got in touch with a person who knew some sort of black magic. He gave me a talisman but he also mentioned that it was definitely not a spirit or ghost but something like a fairy. He warned me not to mess with it. One thing he clearly told me was that I shouldn't go outdoors if it again happened. Afterwards, I pursued many people who were into occult practices and got one common answer; I might have some sort of past life relation with this thing. But believe me, I simply disagree with this hypothesis.

Again, in April of 2001, after we shifted to our own house with my mom and dad, I again went through the same experience. This time the sound did not enter our house, rather it came from our garden. I quickly opened the backside door but could not find anything. The next night it again happened and this time I armed myself with a kitchen knife and the talisman. I went outside and suddenly the sound shifted to the roof of our house. I decided to climb to the roof -- we hadn't yet built the stairs -- so it was quite a risk, but I went ahead. I started climbing and just when I was a foot lower than the roof, a sudden thought crossed my mind; what if I see something ghastly? Then I looked down and understood if the thing had intentions of killing me, this was the time. I quickly got down and bolted the door from inside. I wondered what got into my mind that I got myself to climb to my potential death.

I told my mom the next morning, but she too was confused as to what exactly happened. But what happened had really happened and how could I dismiss it? What was it? I truly don't know.

I am not posting this stuff just to get myself published. It is my request to the Ghostvillage team if they can tell me, what are these things?

Maybe because I do meditation, I am still unhurt. It is an accepted fact that meditation closes in the link between the normal and the paranormal. People who practice meditation on holy names are less likely to be hypnotized.

All I can say is, I am not a fool or an uneducated person, but something is there and I do not have any explanation at all. My email id is dattaraaj@gmail.com. If anyone has any clue what it could be, please mail me.




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