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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

October 26, 2007

The Phantom Stage Coach

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[Name Withheld Upon Request], North West Ireland, Summer 2004

It was a typical summer holiday day to me. I was down staying in my granmother's house with my first cousin. My granmother's house is very isolated in the countryside -- the only neighbors being the owners of the castle roughly half a mile away. The castle and the grounds around are called the planting. This area is rich in history due to clashes between Catholics and Protestants. There are seven oak trees planted merely 400 meters away from my Gran's house due to seven Irish freedom fighters who were shot dead by the black and tans in the early 1900s (English brigade). Also there are rooms in the castle which haven't been opened in over hundreds of years.

It was almost midnight and me and my cousin were sitting up watching TV. My granny and granda were in bed sleeping. The night before me and my cousin had a few beers. I asked him did we have any left from last night and he said he had two. We continued watching TV and I asked if we could drink the last two beers. Me being 15 (cousin 18) at the time, we always drank outside in the garden or walked down the road.

Now roughly 2 AM in the morning we walked out to the road. We made our way down the road and went into this field directly across from the planting (to a tree log we would always drink on). We finished our one beer each and crossed the road into the planting grounds. We walked up the field just beside the road on our way home. As we neared the top of the field, we were greeted by newly planted trees only 5 feet tall or so. The lights went on behind us up at the castle so we thought we would hurry along.

As we began to run through the trees (only about 20 meters away from my Gran's garden) I heard something breathing straight in front of me like hur hur… it sounded so evil. It shot straight past my right shoulder. If I had a been a little more to my right it would have ran straight into me (perish the thought). My cousin heard it too. We didn't look behind us to see what it was, it was pitch dark anyway. This field has never had any livestock in it so it definitely was no animal.

Immediately I thought it was a person just up to no good. I ran up to the house and reached for a lump of wood (youthful stupidity). We then went back down to the bottom of the garden and sat on a wall beside were that thing had ran past me and right beside the road.

We whispered quietly fearing to be heard. We spoke of who was that that ran past us. We thought it was somebody up trying to break into the house.

Suddenly we heard a noise coming from the bottom of the road (20 meters less elevation from where the house is and about 200 meters down the road) down beside where we had been ten minutes ago. It was a squeaking noise like a pram (pushchair) being moved back and forth. It became louder and sounded like a horse and cart. It grew fiercely louder into a full gallop coming up the road toward us. We made a dash for the house and I jumped in the bedroom window in front of my cousin. We were inside the house now and the noise now was deafening -- like storm force winds and an airplane at once with a full-on shuddering gallop. I begged my cousin to look out the window with me but he wouldn't. I wasn't going to look out on my own.

When it reached the house, the noise fell dead just as if it had never happened. It fell completely silent. By this stage we were shocked beyond belief. (We had a few stiff whiskeys belonging to my Granda) We wondered what had happened.

The following week there was an opening day in the planting. My cousin and I hadn't breathed a word to anyone incase they thought we were crazy. As we walked about the planting with our grandparents we came across a big rock which had a carving in it (it is rumored along this road that a horse and carriage is heard at night occasionally). We looked at one another in disbelief. The hairs stood up on the back of my neck and I got a strange chill all over.

We had often been told stories from my grandparents one being that their house is built on a grave yard -- possibly from famine times. People have seen ghosts in the house. Maybe the carriage was taking a body to the grave yard from years ago. Maybe not. What happened, though, was supernatural without a doubt. That night was calm and still until the horse and carriage scared us to death.

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
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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

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