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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



December 21, 2007

Marlene and My Daughter

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Votes:206 Rating: Rating = 5.46 Ratings Breakdown
Victoria, San Leandro, California, 1994

Let me start off by giving you a bit of history, I've never met my biological mother, just my biological father whom is still alive. My biological mother died as a direct result of a seizure. She died when my now 17 year-old daughter was one (actually a few days before her first birthday). Because my daughter could never meet her grandmother, I never talked about her before. I did not have any pictures of her either. I've only seen 1 picture of her, and she had my weight and my sisters looks. My sister actually had the picture I believe.

My now ex-husband was working for a blind company at nights (graveyard shift) which left my five year-old daughter and I alone at night. No problem, we went to bed as usual, then all of a sudden she woke up screaming, so I went and got her out of her room thinking that maybe she had a bad dream for the first time. She then settled down in my bed and I had the music on low to help her go back to sleep, when all of a sudden, she sat straight up in bed and yelled, "Mommie, Mommie make her leave, tell her to get out of here," and she was pointing to the hallway (I had my door open at the time). I looked, but didn't see anyone or anything, so I told her, "Nobody's there, look, there is nobody in the hallway."

But she insisted that there was, so I said, "Okay, tell me what she looks like, is she real tall, short, in-between, what?" She said, "Your height, Mommie." Then I asked her what color was her hair, she said "She looks like aunt Patty, but with your weight Mommie." I just about freaked as she had just described my biological mother that I've never seen. Well, stupid me, I quickly closed the door and locked it (like that will really keep out a ghost). I then proceeded to turn on the lamp for the night -- I was now scared. We finally started to fall asleep when we heard the electric can opener go off, and I just knew that I had unplugged it. I got up to check and told my daughter to stay there. I went to the kitchen and it stopped! I looked anyways, and yep, it was not plugged in, nothing was plugged in. So I went back to bed thinking that I was just hearing things. About the time I got back and covered up, the can opener went off again! This time I'm thinking that someone has pried either the front or back door to our third-story apartment open. So I got my longest knitting needles (about 2 feet long, and aluminum) - I was holding one in each hand ready to attack whomever had broken in the house. I went through the whole house starting with the rooms closest to mine so they cannot backtrack to my room. I found both doors still locked, and the deadbolts were still locked, as well and the chains still locked. About the time I got into the kitchen, the sound disappeared again. I got so freaked, I knew that it was my dead mother's ghost playing tricks on us. I ran to the room, closed and locked the door, pushed with all my strength my huge dresser against the door, put the overhead bedroom light on, and the radio up loud. I stayed awake until my ex-husband got home that morning around 8 AM or so. I told him what happened and he didn't believe me.

One day when my daughter was 5 years old, it was summer time and she was in her room playing tea party and I was assuming that she had her bears set up around the play table and all like she usually did. I went to go check a bit later and was amazed to find that not only did her bears have their own place but she also had an empty seat and the plastic tea cup was afloat mid-air as if someone unseen was holding it! I asked my daughter, who is that? She said very calmly, "Marleene." I said okay, and that was that.

My daughter and I got used to this ghost, we even got her to "prove" her existence to my husband. We had a dartboard on the living room wall, and we kept the darts in the dartboard when not in use. They were in so tight that they could not come out without help. One day in front of my husband I asked Marlene, our ghost, to please pull out the middle dart and put on floor to the left. It took her about 10 minutes or so, but she finally did, and he couldn't believe his eyes. So then I told him to watch the picture of a celebrity that I had on a shelf. I asked her to take that picture down, about 5 minutes later she did, she made it float to my ex-husbands feet! He freaked out, then he became a believer.

My daughter became friends with my dead mother. They would play all the time. I remember one time my daughter got mad at my mother and started kicking the air where a leg might be, and my daughter went storming off. I asked her what was wrong, and my daughter told me that Marlene was being mean, teasing her, and she asked her to stop and wouldn't, so she quit being friends with my dead mother. They made up later, though.




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